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AFAIK, the NTSC PS3's have hardware compatibility with PS2 games, whereas PAL's uses software to cut costs....

This is correct!!

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Did anyone else go to the Harvery Norman Expo in Melbourne last Sat?

They were handing out Harvey Norman Dollars to get a discount depending on how much you spent.

I got $450 off.

Picked up LA40M81BDx and a Topfield TF7000HDPVRt for $3620

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LA46F71BX $3499

www.theelectricdiscounter.com.au

Available in 2 weeks (not on the website yet)

Pickup in perth, melbourne, brisbane or delivered...

Lol, just as i type this i see T.E.D has put a banner up on this site.

Go fetch =)

That is the older model though.

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Thanks Christopher :D I wonder if there's a surround sound home theatre system out there that upscales an SD analogue source to 1080p with HDMI outputs! :P Denon AVR-3806 seems to do just that but is a tad bit expensive :blink: *correction* it doesn't upscale to 1080p

I havent been having those issues on the PS3 at all...... I've kept my PS3 firmware up to date.

AFAIK, the NTSC PS3's have hardware compatibility with PS2 games, whereas PAL's uses software to cut costs....

I believe AVR-2807 will do the trick, but I'm not entirely sure if it's 1080p upscaling or just switching. I'm waiting for the AVR-3806 to be updated this year. Hopefully it will have 1080p switching and upscaling like it's AVR-4806 big brother (although AVR-4806 only upscales to 1080i).

More on price for an A/V Amp, if you're trying to construct a good home theatre and so far you've spent a fair bit of dosh on a good display device, you should be spending roughly the same on your amp, especially if you're expecting 1080p upscaling. Your image is only as good as its sources.

With the AVR-3806 at RRP$2699 and AVR-2807 at $2199 (don't forget you'll be able haggle a decent amount off this) you'd still be paying heaps less than what you paid for your screen.

Beware when some amps say they upscale because often this is just multiplying the number of lines to make up 1080p. Whereas the AVR-4306 uses a Faroudja upscaler which calculates what should be appearing between the lines rather than just multiplying them, hence the hefty price.

As with everything, you get what you pay for.

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I have a clouding issue with my 46". Anyone got any tips to get rid of them. I've tried setting backlight to 3 (any lower and the image gets too dark for my tastes) and its still there. Also played with the brightness and contrast settings. Any other settings I can try?

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Got a better idea for you, why don't you stick some cardboard to your existing TV to the dimensions of the 46". That way you get to have a good visual of it's impact in your own enviroment which is the really important thing. If it feels too big, reapply the cardboard to the size of the 40" and check, but for what it's worth I went from a 32" TV to the 46" and I have already gotten used to it's size(only 10 days).

Christopher

But I want to see more photos of the sexy Sammy :blink:

Nah, I'd thought of that, but haven't got around to getting some cardboard ... might get off my butt and do it this week.

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Shonkey*, messed up the model number sorry.

"I can supply the new LA46M81BDX for a special cash or credit price of $3499.00 "

www.Theelectricdiscounter.com.au

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But I want to see more photos of the sexy Sammy :blink:

Nah, I'd thought of that, but haven't got around to getting some cardboard ... might get off my butt and do it this week.

You get used to having a big screen in your home very quickly, so I don’t think the cardboard mock up is really going to tell you much.

Once you live with it for a week of so it just looks normal and you will want a bigger one. :D

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You get used to having a big screen in your home very quickly, so I don’t think the cardboard mock up is really going to tell you much.

Once you live with it for a week of so it just looks normal and you will want a bigger one. :blink:

What should he buy?

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As big as budget and physical constraints (or WAF :blink:) allow, would be my recommendation.

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Shonkey*, messed up the model number sorry.

"I can supply the new LA46M81BDX for a special cash or credit price of $3499.00 "

www.Theelectricdiscounter.com.au

Gazzz, Is there a pick up location in Melbourne for that price?

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Pickup addy in melbourne is

"4 Meaden St, Southbank 3006 however there is a holding handling fee of $25.00 FOR PICKUP"

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me too.... refund on my 42" inch,.... another 4 inches, still have $200 left over towards Ps3!

Who wouldnt?

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Pickup addy in melbourne is

"4 Meaden St, Southbank 3006 however there is a holding handling fee of $25.00 FOR PICKUP"

Wow and whats the price on the LA40M81BDX ?

I live just around the corner so makes it very tempting.

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Cheaper.

=)

Press the banner above, and skype rob or email paul.

Didn't ask about the 40"... on 42" now, would never go backwards :blink:

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I got my 46" today and just finished hooking it all up. I have noticed a few things though:

On the top left and bottom right of the TV are some rather large'ish white clouds.

When I go into PC mode for the Xbox 360, my TV turns off (and the red power light flashes). I turn the 360 off and go out of PC mode to another source, then go back to PC mode (with the 360 off) and it does the same thing again >.<

The digitial tuner worked fine for me, but I am kinda worried about the PC mode. My 360 worked fine on VGA mode on my dad's Soniq LCD tv, so it can't be the cable. Could be just something simple I haven't figured out yet :blink:

BTW...what's the green patch or night vision error some people get with the PS3? I haven't had a chance to really check it out yet.

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Sounds like a faulty unit Ex, although I have heard some bad things about the PC connection....

Red flashing light, if it could speak, is probly saying "IM BUGGERED!!! RETURN ME!!!"

Cloudy backlight is means for return anyway. Becuase of clouding AGAIN (sony x series, schaub lorenz series, now the top of the line samsungs...(all using samsung panels)) I won't be buying samsung.

LG 47" for me thx.

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Gees, just looking at the general posts sounds like the older F71 series has had much less problems than this M81 series.

I hate it when the latest isn't always the greatest, but it makes early adopters like me feel a bit better and like I'm not missing out on much. :blink:

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On the top left and bottom right of the TV are some rather large'ish white clouds.

When I go into PC mode for the Xbox 360, my TV turns off (and the red power light flashes). I turn the 360 off and go out of PC mode to another source, then go back to PC mode (with the 360 off) and it does the same thing again >.<

RE Clouds, have you checked the backlight & brightness settings? Backlight by default is at 10 (max) which is way too bright. I get some clouding, but it's only really visible on pure black screens, and usually in low light. Set your backlight to below 4 and things should be better.

RE PC Connection, I had that for a bit with my shonky old PC I have hooked up, usually it means it's in autodetect mode or isn't picking up a signal (as teh PC went into idle) - hasn't happened for a while.

Has anyone done a good calibration on the set yet? I've used the HDTV.co.uk settings and they aren't bad, but I think it's not quite there, esp. for TV.

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I dropped the Backlight to 5 and one of them is still somewhat noticable. How do I turn auto detect off in regards to the PC cable? When the 360 was running you could see all the menu's and what not, yet it still shut down.

I rang JB Hifi and they're trying to tell me that I have to pay the delivery guys to pick up my TV and take it back. I don't think so Tim :blink:

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I dropped the Backlight to 5 and one of them is still somewhat noticable. How do I turn auto detect off in regards to the PC cable? When the 360 was running you could see all the menu's and what not, yet it still shut down.

I rang JB Hifi and they're trying to tell me that I have to pay the delivery guys to pick up my TV and take it back. I don't think so Tim :blink:

Are you viewing the set dead on? I've noticed the backlights tend to be more visible from an angle. Mine are set at 2, and I can still see them in the dark (again only on a black screen, in the dark)

I don't think you need to turn off autodetect (not even sure you can). Mine just seemed to settle in.

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Yeah..watching the TV from dead on and about 3.2m away from the screen.

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Existance, JB are kidding themselves!

Regarding the PC / 360 connection, set your PC res to 1024 x 768, connect it to the panel and then up the resolution from there.

The M81 series has problems doing hi res after being given an other signal other than 1024x768

Let me know how you go, both with the res and JB.

PS, I put my deposit down on the LG 47lb2de this afternoon.. pickup saturday. Not going through the same backlight bull!@#$ with samsung. They better get both panel and firmware right first... amazing really.

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I connected the 360 to the TV and had it set to 1024x768. Then I changed it 1980x1080res. That's when it shut down. I'll try and see if I can changed it back, but I doubt it. Usually it only lasts like 10 seconds before the TV turns off :blink:

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