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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

I just spoke to Paul at The Electric Discounter. $3499 is for the 40" M8, not the 46". He wasn't sure how this price got quoted.

He also said that they didn't have a price for the 46", but expected it to be around the $4500 mark.

Bummer! :blink:

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interesting, as i queried the 46" model number, price came back for the 40" model number, and when queried he said that it was in fact the 46" and had mis quoted the model number :blink::D:P

Thought it was a good price...

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i was excited about the panel till i saw it in person too :blink:

now hearing all the problems about it, are you still excited?

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i was excited about the panel till i saw it in person too :blink:

now hearing all the problems about it, are you still excited?

Given the LG firmware issues in March, I'm not overly concerned as these things do get fixed.

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Ordered mine today, will be about a 2 week wait till delivery :D

So are we flying solo or you still need a wingman?

Saw the 40 and 46 side by side in bing lee tonight so tempting lol.

Hopefully someone coming to buy my old telly tomorrow but its 2 girls and they got no guys to help em :blink: might have to buy some lunches for guys at work...

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Hi Folks,

Just wondering how you feel about running you pcs on La m8 40s?

What vgas are you using?

Not having any luck looking for vgas with hdmi outputs, please, some pointers.

I'm interested in what theatre set ups your using too, i'm impressed with the Bose, but not so keen on the price and cables! Watched 300 last night, stnd dvd, upscaled through hr-735 on progressive. WOW! God bless Frank!

Thanks for your thoughts.

I have a crappy old PC hooked up to it at the moment to play my MP3's and to run our wedding photos as a screensaver (keeps the wife happy :blink: ) and it runs just fine.

As for Home Theatre, see my earlier post. Buy it up in bits, skip integrated systems (though i'm sure the Bose one is very good). Shop around for parts and don't be afraid to go 2nd hand. My setup is probably very crude by enthusiast standards, but it sounds great! Ignore the snobbery, there's a lot of it about.

Hahahah. If you two really think Bose is high quality and worth the money then I've got some monster cable and some snake oil to sell you.

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So are we flying solo or you still need a wingman?

Saw the 40 and 46 side by side in bing lee tonight so tempting lol.

Hopefully someone coming to buy my old telly tomorrow but its 2 girls and they got no guys to help em :blink: might have to buy some lunches for guys at work...

Solo, could only get $10 extra of the price....... figured it would cost me more than I was saving to come into town to grab it $3100 is still a pretty awesome price

Was going to get a heaps better deal from HN (closer to the figure you were told for 2) but they wanted full payment there and then!!

My price is at the Good Guys, no deposit down just have to go and pay in full when the unit arrives in a few weeks. So I guess I can still shop around and if I get a better price can just call them and cancel over the phone :D

Does your other tele have wheels on the unit???? They can push it home....

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I finally got the people at Jb's to match the 46" price at $4,100. They have a centeral database, and know exactly how low someone else has gone before in another JB's store around Aus. So anyone should be able to get that price, Prob less if you really are a good hagler, but I'm too lazy to run around town these days.

Thanks for all your posts about the prices everyone got for me you saved me a few quid. I can spend the extra cash on a HD-DVD drive for the 360. I'll be getting it in a few days.

I'm a little worried about the firmware issues, can anyone confirm if the 360 with the new dashboard update is now working on VGA over 1080P?

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I got the 46inch @ JB Chermside QLD for $4100.

I spose i can take a pic and post if anyone requires.

I just use the component cables for 1080p looks great.

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I'm a little worried about the firmware issues, can anyone confirm if the 360 with the new dashboard update is now working on VGA over 1080P?

Same. Looking at getting one in 2 weeks and am going out of my mind trying to find a consistent source on whether or not this model does VGA at 1080p. From what I've read on UK forums, the problem is intermittent at best and the dashboard update has done nothing. Also more guys with 40" models are having trouble than 46" owners.

One of the main reasons I'm looking at this TV because I want the upscaling of DVD's from the 360 to work.

Edited by Kaotahn

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I got the call yesterday. My 46 M8 will be in on Tuesday next week :D but I probably won't be able to get there and pick it up until Thursday :blink: .

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One of the main reasons I'm looking at this TV because I want the upscaling of DVD's from the 360 to work.

I know that the PS3 will not upscale dvd's and I assumed that the Xbox 360 would be the same. Am I wrong on my assumption?

Christopher

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Your TV will also upscale DVD’s and everything else to its native resolution.

I don’t know why people assume a PS3, Xbox or cheap upscaling DVD player will do a better job.

If the displays internal scaler is half decent, scaling externally is a waste of time unless the external device is exceptional.

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Your TV will also upscale DVD’s and everything else to its native resolution.

I don’t know why people assume a PS3, Xbox or cheap upscaling DVD player will do a better job.

If the displays internal scaler is half decent, scaling externally is a waste of time unless the external device is exceptional.

Yes I do agree with you, except I have noticed on some dvd's that are played in my Mac(upscaling the picture) to the TV is better then playing the same dvd in my player and letting the TV do the work. So I don't know if that make the internal scaler crap or not, or if it just depends on the source material. Either way I can understand if people want to make their lives simpler by geting a good external scaler and running everything through that.

Christopher

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Problem is a good external scaler costs a lot more then a PS3.

From what I have heard, Xbox DVD playback quality is not good.

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Problem is a good external scaler costs a lot more then a PS3.

From what I have heard, Xbox DVD playback quality is not good.

I was assuming it was the same as the PS3, but I am happy to be told I am wrong.

Christopher

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Just bought a 46" unit @ HN Moore Park for $4000 (4200 with 5 year warranty).

Can't wait for it to arrive.

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Yeah took a look into that. Not too sold on buying from locations without a storefront and just a pobox. Not even sure how they can sell it for so low..

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Several of those places allow pickup so it may still be worth considering. Otherwise MWave & Stonebridge are selling them maybe $100 more than the cheapest guys & they've been around for a while. For what its worth I've purchased computer gear from both companies before.

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Your TV will also upscale DVD’s and everything else to its native resolution...

...If the displays internal scaler is half decent, scaling externally is a waste of time unless the external device is exceptional.

Howdy Owen, can I tap your brain?

I'm thinking of going down the upscaling HTPC route as i'm finding the Samsung LA40 is struggling with some of my poorer quality old DVD's (notably an oldish - early to mid 90's SF show - B5) - the source itself isn't that great, American broadcast quality & not the highest budget. Am I barking up the wrong tree? I assume GIGO still applies, but can a decent upscaling HTPC help? On more recent DVD's (e.g Monsters Inc, Casino Royale) the quality has been fantastic - very occasional artifacts - but the older stuff is a bit "ucky" - motion blur, detail dropping in and out as if the screen loses focus on detailed areas.

Appreciate your (or any other plucky volunteers) thoughts,

IMD

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Not too sold on buying from locations without a storefront and just a pobox. Not even sure how they can sell it for so low..

You seem to know the answer already...!

Out of general curiosity, is there a foundation for the low level of trust for online shopping here in Oz? Coming from the UK, where I would never bother going into a shop to buy electrics and would have had no qualms about getting this screen on the net, it seems a bit strange!

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