What 32" LCD? My Samsung LE32R41BDX vs Sharp LC32GA6E experience

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  1. doughy1882

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    Hi

    I have just started looking for a 32" LCD. I spent loads of time researching 42" plasmas but then realised that my room is probably too small.

    I sit approx 7 feet from the screen so hoepfully a 32" will be large enough for my PC desktop and gaming. I also use it for Sky and DVD.

    I have seen the spec of the Samsung LE32R41BDX and I like the £850 price too. Is there any better LCDs out there that I should consider for this sort of price?

    Must have:

    Good PQ
    Scart
    Component
    VGA/DVI
    HDMI (prefered as I will be buying a PS3)

    Stand

    Very grateful for any suggestions.

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
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    This would be soo much easier if every time I searched the internet I didn't come up with totally different results.

    The above Samsung according to Comet doesn't have VGA, HDMI or Component.

    And according to Amazon it has HDMI and VGA but no Component.
     
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    Well, I received my LE32R41BD yesterday and I can confirm that it has all of those connections you mention;

    • VGA
    • Componenet
    • and, HDMI

    It also has 2 SCART sockets, 1 of which is RGB enabled.
     
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    Great! Thanks very much. It's nice to have the right info. I am going to take a look at one in Comet this afternoon and see what its like. How are you finding yours? Have you used it on the PC yet and whats the PQ like? Does it make much noise? Cheers, Ryan
     
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    I'm getting mine on Saturday!!! Not the R41 though, the R51, which is the same apart from the front bit which is a little bit different.
     
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    I own this TV and still maintain it's the best all rounder sub £1000 - it possibly doesn't handle crap freeview feeds as well as others but apart from that I can't fault it.

    I think it will come into it's own once 360 is launched - Microsoft aren't demoing the 360 round the world on this set because it's crap are they !!! :clap: :clap:
     
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    Wow. Didn't know they were.

    Well I shortlisted down to these:

    Samsung LE32R41
    Video 7 V7LTV32H (can't find a UK dealer tho)
    LG RZ-32LZ50 (no HDMI)
    JVC LT-32C50 (no HDMI and quite expensive)

    So after all that I still think the Samsung is the best deal.
     
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    think about toshiba and sharp, i am... its a nightmare :)
     
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    Here's the fella in all it's Microsoft demo'ing glory
     
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    Anyone know the response time of the Samsung R41?
     
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    I've herd plenty of arguments over whether the response time is 8 or 12ms for the samsung.
    Most seem to think it's 8 although i've seen a specification with it saying <12ms !?

    So...... :confused: :confused:
     
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    Hey mparter: have you done much gaming on it (regardless of what signal etc)? have you noticed any problems with 'ghosting' on fast paced games? this is my biggest worry!

    p.s sorry im quite new to all this and only know it as ghosting, where a trail of the fast moving part of the image follows it around.

    cheers
     
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    I think you'll find you mean 'motion blur' or 'smearing'
     
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    Hmmmm - Microsoft as one of the biggest organisations on the planet are releasing a killer product (360)....do they a) chose any random LCD that probably has ghosting, pixelation, endless other issues to make their new product look crap or b) spend 10's of thosands of hours testing their product and games on LCD screens until they find one that shows their new baby in all it's wonderfull glory

    Not sure myself - maybe they are just hoping ghosting and all the other inherent problems with the samsung don't happen or MAYBE THEY KNOW BETTER !!!!
     
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    That's the 26" Sammy and not the 32"?
     
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    How about c) go for the company that pays them the most to use their screens on the demo pods, any HD screen wil look good and its gonna get battered to death instore so the cheaper the better ;)

    I think people read to much into MS using the Sammy screen, there are better screens period. Just not at the same price point. When i looked at the Sammy it was great on HD feeds, terrible on Sky+ and probably the worse RGB i have ever seen. On component + hdmi with anything 480p + it looked good. I could see smearing, someone with me couldnt.

    At the end of the day there is no substitute for going into a shop and comparing it with others with multiple inputs ranging from Sky - HD content. All the owners of the screen will love it, all the people who knocked it back for the Bravia, Sharp, Tosh or Panny will tell you why they didnt like it - Have a look for yourself its the only way !
     
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    Just to add to your confusion:
    I got a reply to that question from Samsung UK this afternoon, telling me the refresh rate is 16ms! I'm pretty sure that's wrong.

    Some Samsung european websites list it as 8ms. Samsung UKs website doesn't give a figure (or didn't last time I checked) but others have said either it used to say 12, or they've had mails from Samsung saying it's 12.

    So ... ?????
     
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    16ms 12ms or 8ms????

    To be honest, I couldn't tell the difference if I tried...honestly I couldn't!

    Same as speaker cable.

    £1.00 a metre or £20.00 a metre???????

    My hearing is going a bit nowadays, and I definitely have to wear glasses.

    I suppose if I could hear or see a noticeable difference, a future in Hi-Fi developement beckons even at my age! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Rob
     
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    I thought they come with the 23".
     
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    The response time of the Samsung models has been discussed in another thread.

    Conclusion:
    The 26R41 and the 32R41 are both 12ms and the new 26R51 and the 32R51 are both 8ms.

    Anything below about 15ms is ok for gaming in my personal experience. I have a AG Naevo 19" monitor at home that I use for PC gaming and that is 8ms. I've never ever seen any kind of ghosting or smearing. My mate also has a similar monitor which is 12ms and you really can't tell the difference between the two.

    If a new model of the Samsung (R51) is available, why not just get that though? Better safe than sorry! ;)
     
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    We should stop meeting like this Dan!! :rotfl:

    Hope the Pic and the Bike are fine :)
     
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    I had a previous mail from Samsung telling me confirming the only difference between the 41B and the 51B was cosmetic? You sure?
     
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    Going to order mine from waratah.co.uk Monday morning unless something comes along between now and then which I don't think it going to happen.

    Is it worth buying a DVI to HDMI for my PC connection or should I save the HDMi slot for my PS3?

    Thanks for all the advice. I will try and post as much information about my screen when I have fully tested out all the modes and features.
     
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    From old post:

    I also believe that the 51 comes with updated firmware, but there's so much mis-information out there it's difficult to be certain.
     
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    I was so close to buying the Samsung LE32R41B from Waratah but the Sharp LC-32GA6E also catches my eye.

    Is it better than the Samsung LE32R41BDX and if so, why?
     
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    Similar spec. The brightness is 450 on the Sharp and 500 on the Sammy. Not sure how much this will effect things.

    I believe Comet sell them both so I am going to check it out tomorrow. The trouble with my Comet is that all the machines are displaying a signal through an RF lead which is ****.

    Originally I was put off by the size of the speaker under the screen.
     
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    Personally, would opt for the Sharp. Had a GD1 for a few weeks - superb. Now got R41 for a few - couple of days in, I can see the Sharp was the better unit - and it should be a 2 times the price. But even so, I believe the new GA6 will carry some of the strengths of the GD1 whereas the 41 is unchanged from last year, IIRC.
    Not a bad set - don't get me wrong. Could live with it, but in doing so, I'd be secretly yearning for the Sharp.
     

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