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Is this TV the one to choose?

Good morning folks....

I am in the market for a 40-42 inch. TV below 1000 CHF, with internet possibilities and most of the bells and whistles available.

It will not be used in a high tech home cinema/audio setup but only to be used in a holiday apartment.

It seems that TV is a good candidate.

Any comments and/or suggestions are very welcome.

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Old 13.01.2012, 10:38
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

They are great and in MHO nothing gets close to them for the money, you need to tweak the settings a bit; turn that damn sharpness way down but they rock, got one in the bedroom...
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Old 13.01.2012, 10:43
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

We've got one of those and we're very happy with it. Good value for money IMO.
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Old 13.01.2012, 10:48
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

My parents got a samsung too and i was very impressed! Go for it, It's the best company at the moment.
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

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Good morning folks....

I am in the market for a 40-42 inch. TV below 1000 CHF, with internet possibilities and most of the bells and whistles available.

It will not be used in a high tech home cinema/audio setup but only to be used in a holiday apartment.

It seems that TV is a good candidate.

Any comments and/or suggestions are very welcome.

Thanks.
search for the model number on avforums.com and you will get honest opinions some from normal users and some fom AV experts etc. The people on there wont give you rubbish info!
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

I was in Conforama last week (near Glatt centre) and they had some great prices in the sale including Samsung products. Could be less than your price.
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Old 13.01.2012, 11:13
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

All the Samsung TVs are great

I the 6530 has all the Internet stuff and 3D

If you don't want 3D or SmartTV then the smaller models like the 5000 series are cheaper
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Old 13.01.2012, 11:16
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

I'm kind of surprised to see the newer TV's coming with not just a cable tuner, but a Satellite tuner as well:

DVB-T, DVB-C, DVB-S/-S2

(-T)=Terrestrial (ie: antenna)
(-C)= Cable
(-S)= Satellite
(-S2)= HD Satellite

I don't see "PVR" listed in the Digitec description, you might want to check if it has a possibility to attach a USB hard-drive and record to it. Because if it has that included, then you don't need any external box.

I assume it has the possibility to stream media from your PC or NAS devices as well. I don't see that listed, but that's pretty standard on high-end TV's in the last year or so.
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I'm kind of surprised to see the newer TV's coming with not just a cable tuner, but a Satellite tuner as well:
With twin tuners? I want to be able to record one channel while watching another.
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Old 13.01.2012, 11:36
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

Is the LCD vs. Plasma debate still going? When I bought my last tv at Digitec 2+ years ago (Samsung PS50B650) I went for plasma. At the time, I still preferred the pic/color quality of plasma. Another thing to research at www.avforums.com

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Old 13.01.2012, 12:19
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

Thank you for the inputs. I have just ordered one and will pick it up this PM.

I forgot to mention that we for the time being mostly will use it for playing DVD/BluRay's and movies via USB connected media as the holiday apartment is located at the end of nowhere so cable-TV is not an option and I don't want the hazzle with a sat dish/box.

Anyway.....for 879 CHF I cannot be that bad a deal.

I will be happy with it I am sure.

Have a great weekend everyone
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

Good Choice :

You might wanna try this set up as a start point and then tweak it to your likes; the adjustments are for each input type i.e you can set on HDMI 1 differently to Tuner or another input so you have to be on each source as you enter the menu set up :

From CNET:

http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_10...;forum-threads

--Picture menu
Mode: Movie
Backlight: 12
Contrast: 92
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 0
Color: 48
Tint: G50/R50

Screen adjustment submenu:
Picture Size: Screen Fit
Position: [no change]

Eco Solution submenu:
Energy Saving: Off
Eco Sensor: Off
No Signal Power Off: Off

Auto Adjustment and Screen submenus: [Grayed out]

Advanced settings submenu
Black tone: Off
Dynamic contrast: Off
Shadow Detail: +2
Gamma: +1
Expert Pattern: Off
RGB Only Mode: Off
Color space: Custom
White Balance: [see below]
10p White Balance: On
Flesh tone: 0
Edge enhancement: Off
Motion Lighting: Off
xvYCC: Off
LED Motion Plus: On

Color Space submenu:
Red: Red 59, Green 5, Blue 0
Green: Red 20, Green 55, Blue 3
Blue: Red 0, Green 5, Blue 100
Yellow: Red 57, Green 50, Blue 0
Cyan: Red 14, Green 51, Blue 55
Magenta: Red 50, Green 5, Blue 59

White balance submenu:
R-Offset: 24
G-Offset: 25
B-Offset: 26
R-Gain: 31
G-Gain: 25
B-Gain: 25

10p White Balance submenu:
Interval 1: Red 5, Green 4, Blue 4
Interval 2: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 0
Interval 3: Red 1, Green 1, Blue 2
Interval 4: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 0
Interval 5: Red 2, Green 2, Blue 1
Interval 6: Red 0, Green 1, Blue 0
Interval 7: Red 1, Green 1, Blue 1
Interval 8: Red 2, Green 2, Blue 3
Interval 9: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 1
Interval 10: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 3

Picture options submenu
Color tone: Warm2
Digital Noise Filter: Off
MPEG Noise Filter: Off
HDMI black level: Normal [grayed out]
Film mode: Off [grayed out]
Auto motion plus: Custom
-- Custom settings:
Blur reduction: 10
Judder reduction: 0
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With twin tuners? I want to be able to record one channel while watching another.
The TV's a couple of years ago had only one Cable tuner. I was surprised to see this year it's coming with Cable and SAT tuners. Probably not "twin tuners" as in 2x cable and 2x SAT. However since cable and SAT tuners are indenpendant of each other, if you had cable and SAT reception, you should be able to record a SAT channel while watching a different channel on cable. Maybe in a couple of years TV's will have twin SAT and cable tuners, who knows, things are moving fast.
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The TV's a couple of years ago had only one Cable tuner. I was surprised to see this year it's coming with Cable and SAT tuners. Probably not "twin tuners" as in 2x cable and 2x SAT. However since cable and SAT tuners are indenpendant of each other, if you had cable and SAT reception, you should be able to record a SAT channel while watching a different channel on cable. Maybe in a couple of years TV's will have twin SAT and cable tuners, who knows, things are moving fast.
You can buy the individual tuners, so I wonder if it is possible to swap out the C tuner for an S2 tuner, for example. Would kill the warranty though.
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

I have the same-ish one in white, looks great whether it's on or off, very happy with it, paid 899 in September.
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

Someone mentioned hooking up a hard drive for DVR capabilities. If you need that just be careful. It might not let you record things if the source is HDMI.
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Re: Is this TV the one to choose?

Go with LG, I recently got one
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Go with LG, I recently got one

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what a useful post
Some might say as useful as yours (and mine for that matter)
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Old 26.01.2012, 15:06
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Well.....be nice.
However since I already wrote that I bought myself a Samsung I really can't see how the LG advice can be of much help.
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