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http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la26r71bd.asp

http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la32r71bd.asp

http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la40r71bd.asp

Brand new R series which has some impressive specs:

-Built-in High Definition Digital Tuner

-Electronic Program Guide

-Stunning design

-5000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

-12.8 billion colours

-8ms refresh rate

-500cd/m2

-176° viewing angle delivers a perfect picture from almost anywhere

-HDMI™ input

-Game Mode for optimised HD gaming

I was about to say why dont they include 2 hdmi's then i realised that it had inbuilt hd tuner!

It has a hell of a lot of colours for an lcd and i like the design much more than previous models.

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Hmm.. I kinda like the older design better of the M61 model. Not a big fan of the triangular lower frame.

Any idea if it's going 1080 or still 1366x768?

I went into JB Hi Fi today and they said they had no M models left and he showed me an email that said they were doscontinued and about to be replaced with this new range. Should be in stores within a week or so I guess if they're not already.

In built tuner is a bummer if you were going to go down the PVR path.. Just extra cost that won't get used.

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Any idea if it's going 1080 or still 1366x768?

Most likely 1366x768 since the rrp isnt a ridiculous price and probably wont get full 1920 x 1080 any time soon

In built tuner is a bummer if you were going to go down the PVR path.. Just extra cost that won't get used.

Ah true

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Has Digital Audio out

1366x768 resolution

I have been waiting for this set for awhile. Its the same as the UK version but with the HD tuner included.

Will wait to see it in-store to see if the picture is good then ill be purchasing one for sure.

Game mode will be great as the current version has a little lag due to the digital processing of the image. This version will be much better for HD gaming.

How long until this hits stores?

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RRP isnt important. The current model has a RRP of $2799 but can be had for $1999 online. Id guess the new 32" model will sell for $2299 online, $2499 in stores.

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Has Digital Audio out

Does that mean the tv speakers get a digital input (which would be cool because youll be getting digital quality rather than a crappy sound from stb to tv speakers via crappy rca) or is that just a spdif output for a reciever?

Game mode will be great as the current version has a little lag due to the digital processing of the image. This version will be much better for HD gaming.

What does this game mode do? does it reduce the pq processing to get a faster picture?

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It has an inbuilt HD STB - so yes they get digital sound.

Game mode turns off picture processing features such as DNIe to ensure that the tv responds instantly to the signal, instead of processing it first.

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It has an inbuilt HD STB - so yes they get digital sound.

Game mode turns off picture processing features such as DNIe to ensure that the tv responds instantly to the signal, instead of processing it first.

I think the current run out model is a top buy at the moment. A great picture for the price and sexy.

Now that the new model is just around the corner I think I will wait for this new LCD :D . The warranty is better than most also.

A built in tuner is a plus for me as I'm sick of all the boxes (STB,DVD,VCR,FOX,AMP) IN MY HOME THEATER SET UP. Also I'm not ready to fork out big bucks for a HD PVR just yet!

I like the new look, but agree with Cameron_S regarding the M61 model. It is a great looking tv.

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From the reviews that ive read on this panel so far:

Pros:

Stunning design; impressive features for the price; commendable picture performance

Cons:

Poor sound performance

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From the reviews that ive read on this panel so far:

Pros:

Stunning design; impressive features for the price; commendable picture performance

Cons:

Poor sound performance

DO YOU HAVE A REVIEW LINK FOR US?

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Cons:

Poor sound performance

meh, you could say that for most flat panels these days since they all sound tinny. But who cares when youve got a stb hooked up to home theatre.

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exactly - i couldnt care less about what the unit sounds like. im glad that is slim with crappy speakers. i hate the units with big speakers on the sides or underneath.

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http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la26r71bd.asp

http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la32r71bd.asp

http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la40r71bd.asp

Brand new R series which has some impressive specs:

-Built-in High Definition Digital Tuner

-Electronic Program Guide

-Stunning design

-5000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

-12.8 billion colours

-8ms refresh rate

-500cd/m2

-176° viewing angle delivers a perfect picture from almost anywhere

-HDMI™ input

-Game Mode for optimised HD gaming

I was about to say why dont they include 2 hdmi's then i realised that it had inbuilt hd tuner!

It has a hell of a lot of colours for an lcd and i like the design much more than previous models.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/televisions/0,39...49276715,00.htm :blink:

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i thought bing lee were cheap? i guess we shouldnt expect retail chains to offer good prices on a brand new model considering they probably have heaps of stock of the old model.

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The 66cm might just be the perfect bedroom tv. In-built HD tuner. Swivel stand. I'll be checking these out. Hopefully the audio quality won't be too bad.

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Any idea if it's going 1080 or still 1366x768?

I have had a quick glance at the manual and note the following;

Page 5 from a table under "supported modes for DVI or HMDI",the maximum (50Hz, 60Hz & component) is 1080i.

Under the table on page 5 there is a comment;

"-Do not attempt to connect the HDMI/DVI connector to a PC or Laptop Graphics Card.

(This will result in a blank screen being displayed)"

The specs on page 36 lack detail, to such an extent that there is no reference to the native resolution of the displays. Max PC resolution (by VGA I assume) is 1360x768@60hz.

It is therefore likely that these units are 1360x768 native resolution displays and the best PC connection available is VGA.

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Correct drsmith. Remeber though, these are TV monitors, not PC monitors.

However, this model does have an option so that you can adjust the picture to fit the screen properly.

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sure did mate. if i were you i'd hang out for some good prices on this model. the inbuilt tuner, game mode and a few other extra features are worth the wait.

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Thanks again XLuke

a few silly questions , in bunbury wa we will only have sdtv not dhtv, and analogue, I assume that sd can be shown by a hd tuner as well as the analogue stations.

Price.... I know rrp is 2999 but thinking .... $1800 - $2000 will be available by christmas then i'm in... will issue this challange to HN, retravision, and Betta electrical, see who wants my CR card the most:)

If you do get one, let us all know price and wht you think of it.

thanks.

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Thanks, should we expect to see M prices drop below $2000 for the 32" & Below $3000 for the 40" ?

I have noticed Bravia V prices have been discounted recentlt also, quite a few sites selling the 32" for $2800.

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I saw the LA32R71BD at Bing Lees for $2.5k yesterday...very impressed.. and with an inbuilt HD tuner.. my dreams are coming true :blink: Does it support Mac? or just Windows XP,,, wife would be happy with one less box in the lounge room and HDMI for PS3... the fellow at bing Lee reckons the price will drop further.... said he could do a better deal if I paid ca$h.......

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I saw the LA32R71BD at Bing Lees for $2.5k yesterday...very impressed.. and with an inbuilt HD tuner.. my dreams are coming true :blink: Does it support Mac? or just Windows XP,,, wife would be happy with one less box in the lounge room and HDMI for PS3... the fellow at bing Lee reckons the price will drop further.... said he could do a better deal if I paid ca$h.......

http://www.samsung.com/uk/r7/index.htm

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In that Uk link, it mentions a 37", anyone know if this will be available here ?.

It also mentions white models, can anyone confirm if we're likely to see these here soon, not a big fan of black ?

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Called in to Retravision at Rosny Park in Hobart to get a price on the LA40R71 model. They haven't received any in yet but gave a cash price of $3950 and $3550 for the M61. This could be a little on the high side but their cash pricing is usually fairly competitive.

May be able to do a bit better than this with some haggling but I am not ready to buy for a couple of weeks. $400 is quite a large difference in price between models as there is only $200 between the Recommended Retail Prices for these TVs.

Will check out Harvey Norman and Clive Peeters for price also when I am ready to buy.

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