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Settings for HD over HDMI have been posted on www.hdtvtest

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/2007/04/22/...m86bd-settings/

Great site, I'll be donating as well in the hope they put the SD configuration up as well.

I also called JB in chatswood today, and they said they've been told 'Early May' as well. Guess we'll just have to hold out for a release in the next week or two (hmmm, doesn't that sound familiar) :blink:

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Wasn't the official Samsung site supposed to be updated a week ago?

Someone said that Samsung said late last week or this week it would be updated....

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Given the price that some have been quoted for the 40 inch is around $3,500 it looks like the new model is not going to be that much more expensive that the previous model.

I saw the old model for $3,200 and got a best price of $3,000 but couldn't end up getting one because of the stock. However, I also saw plenty of places at $3,400 +

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Went to my local JB last night and was informed the new Samsung panels will be in mid-end of the week (wed-fri).

No news about price but most of the guys there told me it will be worth the wait as I was looking at the Bravia panels.

I would be interested to be a part of a group buy for Melbourne.

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Went to my local JB last night and was informed the new Samsung panels will be in mid-end of the week (wed-fri).

No news about price but most of the guys there told me it will be worth the wait as I was looking at the Bravia panels.

I would be interested to be a part of a group buy for Melbourne.

Mid-end next week I assume?

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that link says the TV is 8000:1 contrast ratio ( dyanamic )

but ive been reading the new model was 15,000?

Nice find - it looks like we'll be getting the m87 then. No word of the m86 or n series for that matter.

As for the contrast ratio - the m87 definately has 15000:1, so I would hope that it's an error...

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I rang Samsung- the girl there advised that her spec sheet is 15000:1- that the website must be wrong- when I said it might be a good idea to have it updated she said would pass it on- I offered her the location to make it easy, but she said they would know where it was- didn't sound like she was going to pass it on though..

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I rang Samsung- the girl there advised that her spec sheet is 15000:1- that the website must be wrong- when I said it might be a good idea to have it updated she said would pass it on- I offered her the location to make it easy, but she said they would know where it was- didn't sound like she was going to pass it on though..

Yeah, I let my friend within Samung know too. I wish he could tell me more about release dates, but not with AV

On another note, here's a new review - 91%

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/samsung_le40m87bdx.htm

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Yeah, I let my friend within Samung know too. I wish he could tell me more about release dates, but not with AV

On another note, here's a new review - 91%

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/samsung_le40m87bdx.htm

Cool, another good review ... and this is from reviewers that would certainly be more nitpicky than 95% of the population. Can't wait!

RELEASE THE FREAKING TV ALREADY, SAMSUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blink:

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I was really looking forward to seeing this screen but the review isn't that promising even though they gave it 91%.

"The one big criticism of the screen's picture is the colour reproduction. Even with considerable tweaking, colours often appeared over saturated and skin tones sometimes less than realistic."

"Fast paced sporting action or movie scenes do suffer from the bugbear of LCD TVs 'Motion Smear' but the effect is negligible and the LE40M87BDX is at least a match for most its competitors in this area." I find this to be a very bad thing with ALL LCD panels i have seen! I thought with the new Gen panels they may have improved a little.

"Audio performance on the LE40M87BDX can only be described as adequate. This is a result of 2 10w speakers being hidden in the bottom panel of the screen with a design which pushes the sound down and backwards only."

I guess the only real way to judge is to see it for myself i guess.

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Don't think you're going to avoid motion smear on an LCD unless you get a 100MHz screen ... he said it was negligible, and I've seen LCDs that handle it well, so I'm sure it's not that bad.

Too bad none of us can comment from an actual viewing yet :blink:

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Settings for HD over HDMI have been posted on www.hdtvtest

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/2007/04/22/...m86bd-settings/

Great site, I'll be donating as well in the hope they put the SD configuration up as well.

I love that site. The fact that you can ask questions after the reviews/articles and they answer them for you and you can participate in a poll to choose the next HDTVs to be reviewd is something i haven't seen before.

I'll be sending them $30 to help with the cost of the Panels as soon as i find the donate button again.

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Mid-end next week I assume?

Yeah sorry...next week (1st week of May). Another interesting thing he told me was that the prices of the other panels will go down a little bit as well. So there are plenty of options available!

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Yeah sorry...next week (1st week of May). Another interesting thing he told me was that the prices of the other panels will go down a little bit as well. So there are plenty of options available!

Yeah, well that's a given ... but you'd be a sucker not to pay a little bit more and get the M series, anyway, which has nuuuuuumerous improvements over its predecessor.

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Yeah, well that's a given ... but you'd be a sucker not to pay a little bit more and get the M series, anyway, which has nuuuuuumerous improvements over its predecessor.

Not sure that I'd say you'd be a sucker. It's all about making choices. If I got a really good deal lke under $2,000 for the LA40R71B I would have to really consider it.

That raises an interesting question though -while the LA40F71 can't be found anymore what happens to the old models? Does Samsung get them back or do the stores have to sell the stock cheap?

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Not sure that I'd say you'd be a sucker. It's all about making choices. If I got a really good deal lke under $2,000 for the LA40R71B I would have to really consider it.

Yeah, just my opinion ... and I'm talking about the 1080p F series, where the difference will be hundreds of dollars, not the 720p R series.

That raises an interesting question though -while the LA40F71 can't be found anymore what happens to the old models? Does Samsung get them back or do the stores have to sell the stock cheap?

There's a point where Samsung stop making the old models, then it's up to the stores to sell them off before then new models come out and push the prices of the old models down too much.

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Looks like a DLP-based rear-projection TV that uses LED's.

Cheers. I'm not quite up with the terminology yet ...

On the same site they mention that Samsung are releasing TVs with built-in MPEG4 decoding tuners. Does this mean that some stations in some countries transmit H.264 encoded HDTV signals? Do the Aus digital broadcast standards allow for that?

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im not sure about this motion blur thing on LCD

every time I see a blu ray movie on either a Sammy or Sony 1080p LCD it looks stupendous - movies that ive seen : Into The Blue ,X men, Fantastic Four; KOH- plenty of fast paced action all well reproduced. Sharp ,smooth mesmerising detail.

SD on LCD doesnt look as well handled I presume becuase of either the crappy internal scaler or the low bandwidth artifact ridden signal.

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Yeah, just my opinion ... and I'm talking about the 1080p F series, where the difference will be hundreds of dollars, not the 720p R series.

Fair enough - I couldn't find a 1080p F series when I was looking for one to save the $s.

V - Frustrating after doing a lot of research to find out what I wanted and needed - being in a position to make a (mostly) informed decision and then have the model disappear. Store-after-store,

Me - "Have you got stock?"

Them - "Yeah!"

Me - "Really??"

Them - "Yeah.."

Me "Bet you don't"

Them - slightly unsure "I... better check." checks "Un that model is discontinued.."

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im not sure about this motion blur thing on LCD

every time I see a blu ray movie on either a Sammy or Sony 1080p LCD it looks stupendous - movies that ive seen : Into The Blue ,X men, Fantastic Four; KOH- plenty of fast paced action all well reproduced. Sharp ,smooth mesmerising detail.

With the motion blur (which is in relation to the response time) on LCD, I generally say that it's something that you may notice and you may not. It's just like the moire pattern on DLP projectors or how some people can see a TV's scan lines.

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Without going into a lengthy discussion, the SXRD suffers from a little SSE (Silk Screen Effect) and the Plasma is let down by very ordinary black level.

I can live with a little SSE but no way I could tolerate the poor blacks of the Plasma.

The extra 5” of the SXRD was also a significant advantage.

On that day I decided to buy the SXRD.

Let me guess... The $10,000 or so difference didn't make ANY difference in your decision? :blink:

Any Brisbane buyers keen for bulk buy?

I'm in the Toowoomba area but don't mind travelling to Brisbane for a good price. I'm looking at getting the 40".

Hells yeah! These things sound great! 46" for similar to the Sony X series 40"... :D

I'm going to Africa till the end of May though...

Is there anyway to get duty free or stamp duty free, or WHATEVER free TVs from going overseas? Besides taking them with you?

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Let me guess... The $10,000 or so difference didn't make ANY difference in your decision? :blink:

Absolutely not, if the pricing was reversed I would not buy the Plasma because it does not provide the type of performance that I want.

Before we learned that Sony Australia was going to get the SXRD’s I was looking at importing the original 70” model from the US for around $17,000 landed, so the price of the 65” Panasonic was not a problem. Hell the annual depreciation on my car would buy the 65” Panasonic. I was actually surprised how cheap it was for a flat panel and it is certainly the only flat panel that I have even considered. If it where not for its poor black level I would have one.

I had also looked at the 65” Sharp LCD, and would not take one as a gift, a real shocker.

Price is no guaranty of performance.

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Absolutely not, if the pricing was reversed I would not buy the Plasma because it does not provide the type of performance that I want.

Before we learned that Sony Australia was going to get the SXRD’s I was looking at importing the original 70” model from the US for around $17,000 landed, so the price of the 65” Panasonic was not a problem. Hell the annual depreciation on my car would buy the 65” Panasonic. I was actually surprised how cheap it was for a flat panel and it is certainly the only flat panel that I have even considered. If it where not for its poor black level I would have one.

I had also looked at the 65” Sharp LCD, and would not take one as a gift, a real shocker.

Price is no guaranty of performance.

Must be cool to be rich.

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Hi all,

I have read all 12 pages of this thread - but am confused as to the model numbers of the new Samsung 1080's.

I am after a 40" 1080 - but want one from the new samsung range. What model numbers do I need to look for?

Ive seen references to F7, R series, and M8. What is the difference for all these?

Thanks

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Must be cool to be rich.

:blink:

I'm sure you considered it advantageous regardless...

Otherwise, you won't be 'rich' for very long!

I'm also quite incredulous that you'd buy a TV sight unseen for $17,000!

Were you just going to trust the reviews???

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Hi all,

I have read all 12 pages of this thread - but am confused as to the model numbers of the new Samsung 1080's.

I am after a 40" 1080 - but want one from the new samsung range. What model numbers do I need to look for?

Ive seen references to F7, R series, and M8. What is the difference for all these?

Thanks

The F7 is the old model which is now being discontinued.

The R series doesn't do 1080p.

M8 is the one you should be looking at, It does the 1080p that you are looking for but it hasn't been released yet in Australia. People saying it's going to be around end of June beginning of May.

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