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Which Dlp To Buy Sagem Or Samsung

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by jonwilde, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. jonwilde

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    I currently have the 44" LG DLP TV, which is a great telly but as I was sold the tv under the pretences that it could accept a hd signal, Currys are as an actof goodwill going to replace the set with one that will take a hd signal.
    I bought the LG in June 2004 so fair play to Currys for doing this.

    The 2 sets I am looking at are the 45" Sagem HD45 and the 46" Samsung SP46L3HX, anyone comment on these at all, as I think they both have different types of hd connections. I have seen the Sagem running a hd demo disk in Comet from a hard drive and the pictuere was unbelievalbe.


    Comments please chaps.

    Jon
     
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    Go for a Tiny Plasma... :eek: :devil:

    Sorry John I still havent seen both in the flesh so I wouldnt like to say. All I can say is look at the issuses with these sets and demo with them in mind. Look at the sticky for DLP problems or workarounds there isnt loads in there but it is a start.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199154

    From what I have heard there isnt that many issues with the 46' samsung and it has a newer HD3 chip. The sagem is ment to suffer with a frosted screen which can effect the displayed pic. This is only what I have read so demo, demo, demo.... and stay away from Tiny plasmas. :D
     
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    Jonwilde,

    I have the Sagem 45 and after some frustrating faults (now rectified via a new set) I am very pleased with my tv. It looks the dogs in the lounge has a vast array of inputs and is future HD ready! The only other set I was considering is the Samsung 50 available for approx £2300, from all accounts a very nice TV but a bit expensive, and I am still undecided about the asthetics, dont really like the central column stand. In short I am sure you will enjoy the SAGEM.
     
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    Go for the Sam - but then I've got one so I'm bound to say that ;) however I've looked at various other models before opting for this one and it has not let me down. Bear in mind that Samsung sells much more DLPs than any other manufacturer and have been on the DLP bandwagon since day one.
     
  5. indie24

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    i would go with samsung as well as they have more experience with dlps. again i would say that as i got the samsung sp 50 :)
     
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    Sammy all the way...50" has great PQ
     
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    Thanks guys is the 50" model the same technology as the 46" model, went to look at both again today and I have to say the Samsung is taking favour at present.
    Jon
     
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    The SP46 uses the newer (and softer) HD3 DMD whilst the SP50 uses the older (and sharper) HD2+. Which one is the better for you is something you will have to decide. I've seen them side by side and there were neglible differences but some seem to prefer one from the other.

    Also as far as I know, the SP46 uses a 7 segment colour wheel whilst the SP50 uses a 6 segment one. This should also theoritically reduce rainbows (the 7 segment one i.e.) and increase more detail in blacks but again I think this is somewhat subjective. The SP46 is also equipped with Carl Zeiss lenses which some people say are used to compensate for the reduced sharpness of the HD3 chip.

    I would say if you want to COOL look (and have got the money) then go for the SP50 otherwise, the SP46 is a good option. Do have a look at them (and others) though because the more I read about people's thoughts the more I appreciate how subjective this can all be.
     
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    Hi JZEE - The SP50 has a 7 segment wheel too and I also thought it shared the same lenses - hence its award winning picture quality :smashin:
     
  10. indie24

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    like kableman says, the sp50 uses a 7 segment wheel and carl zeiss lens too.
     
  11. Shooter1

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    Sorry to Hijack this thread, but I am thinking about going the sammy route.

    Will both the 46" & 50" be able to receive Sky's HD service?

    Thx.
     
  12. Razor

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    Yep :smashin:

    They have HDCP so you will be fine with sky HD.
     
  13. JZEE

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    Indie and Kableman,

    You're definitely right about the colour wheel although during the first production models did in fact have 6 segment wheels. The SP50L7HX maps the the HL-P5085W US model which had 6 segment wheels and HD2+ however they now have 7 segment as well.

    As for the Zeiss lenses, I'm surprised Samsung does not market the SP50 as having such lenses and then markets the SP46 as having them.
     
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    yes, the carl zeis lens are very very good, i got one in my sony v1 camera :) also i read it in my manual on the sp50 somewhere i think as well
     
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    I think they are used on the infocus 7205 DLP :D
     
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    can i have your working lg coz mine is bust!!!!
     
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    i dont know what Currys will do with my old set as there is nothing up with it, they may put in the shop as a managers special, its been a cracking set as far as i am concerned though.
     

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