Samsung 40" LE40R74BDX Freeview HD Ready Widescreen LCD TV - £699.99 delivered ! - HotUKDeals
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Samsung 40" LE40R74BDX Freeview HD Ready Widescreen LCD TV is now £699.99 inc Free delivered @ Play.com!

Go via Quidco for 2% cashback (tracked 4% few days ago). £790 delivered @ Amazon

Technical Details : 40" Screen Size | Wide S-PVA XGA Panel | High Definition Ready | Integrated Freeview Digital Tuner | 5000:1 Contrast Ratio | 500 cd/m2 Panel Luminance | Table-Top Stand Supplied | 8ms Moving Picture Response Time | 178 Degree Viewing Angle | SRS TruSurround XT | Picture In Picture (1 Tuner) | Component Video Input | HDMI Socket | PC Input | 2 Scart Sockets

Description : Samsung's new generation of high specification LCD TV's deliver extremely high picture quality and connectivity matched with a high gloss black finish which makes this product stand head and shoulders above the competition. Enjoy 40 inch True widescreen pictures on a product which is High Definition ready featuring a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 coupled with HDMI connectivity for true replication of the HD signal. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 5000:1 the Samsung Bordeaux II range delivers unrivalled performance. Additional features such as IDTV, 1000 Page Megatext, PC connectivity, Auto Volume leveller and Composite connections are provided as standard within this range.
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#1
Nice find, but £689 at PRC direct..... don't know about quidco though !

http://www.prcdirect.co.uk/basket.php?cda=showbasket&SID=413a624165006c4b8eb44371eed9b9dd

Jav
#2
Blimey , I considered buying this before Xmas at £1200 , glad I didn't now .
#3
#4
Thanks for those links guys :)

Price ic Quidco from Play.com will beat all the above prices. Also, its worth buying from a reputed seller to get good pre/post sale service, IMO.
#5
ok but i can beat that even.

£690 at [url]www.laskys.com[/url] with 2.5% quidco :-D
#6
Vimes220
ok but i can beat that even.

£690 at www.laskys.com with 2.5% quidco :-D


fair enough :thumbsup:
#7
I got the version without a digital tuner last Nov for £785 - its fantastic for playing movies from the computer, the PS3 and the X360. Highly recommended :thumbsup:, any questions about it please ask.
#8
Nice one edi, good point about aftersales, I have heard of people having to pay return shipping costs on these things when fautly. Ouch!
#9
Jonsend
I got the version without a digital tuner last Nov for £785 - its fantastic for playing movies from the computer, the PS3 and the X360. Highly recommended :thumbsup:, any questions about it please ask.


few questions, How does it handle standard Sky TV, freeview and normal dvds played through a normal dvd player ? can it match CRT quality ? only ask as the only HD thing I have is a 360 which I dont play alot.

DO you get any shadowing/ ghosting when playing Games ?

General question, would there be a big difference between this 720p set and a 1080p set at the same size ?
#10
jg213
few questions, How does it handle standard Sky TV, freeview and normal dvds played through a normal dvd player ? can it match CRT quality ? only ask as the only HD thing I have is a 360 which I dont play alot.

DO you get any shadowing/ ghosting when playing Games ?

General question, would there be a big difference between this 720p set and a 1080p set at the same size ?


Is there an idiot's guide/beginners tutorial for someone about to buy a HDTV and who hasn't got a clue?

My nephew wants to buy one and he asked my advice - I couldn't help him because I know nothing :oops:

These tvs ain't cheap and it's an expensive mistake if you buy the wrong sort!
1 Like #11
Chuckles1066
Is there an idiot's guide/beginners tutorial for someone about to buy a HDTV and who hasn't got a clue?

These tvs ain't cheap and it's an expensive mistake if you buy the wrong sort!


http://direct.tesco.com/buyersguide/lcd%20versus%20plasma%20tv.aspx
#12
Don't forget that the Quidco cashback tracks at 4%, so there's £28 cashback, making this £671.99, so great value.

Great find mate, voted hot. :)
#13
jg213
few questions, How does it handle standard Sky TV, freeview and normal dvds played through a normal dvd player ? can it match CRT quality ? only ask as the only HD thing I have is a 360 which I dont play alot.

DO you get any shadowing/ ghosting when playing Games ?

General question, would there be a big difference between this 720p set and a 1080p set at the same size ?


Hey

I have the 32" LCD so should be the same.

The built in freeview is excellent on a bog standard normal indoor aerial.

Have connected to my laptop also and gaming and watching films on it is awesome.

Playing the wii via component cable is top stuff, no ghosting.

Hope this helps
#14
#15
Deal4Me
Hey

I have the 32" LCD so should be the same.

The built in freeview is excellent on a bog standard normal indoor aerial.

Have connected to my laptop also and gaming and watching films on it is awesome.

Playing the wii via component cable is top stuff, no ghosting.

Hope this helps


Does the component cable make a big difference for the Wii on the samsung LCD compared to a standard AV cable that comes with it?
#16
Toybhoy
Does the component cable make a big difference for the Wii on the samsung LCD compared to a standard AV cable that comes with it?

Not sure about on an LCD, but component on my Panasonic CRT made THE WORLD of difference!
#17
720p the difference is like night and day 1080p is the highest of the high thats y there new samsung is double the price i already own a 32inch panasonic hdtv a 1080i that 16 months ago cost me £1500 and have looked at 50inch plasmas but keep thinking twice the 50inch are £500 less than i paid for a 32inch i have decided to wait till the 1080p drop abit till i get a 50inch thats y these lcds are now dirt cheap the 1080p will be the standard the same as the states the only thing that can do 1080p is the ps3 i dont know about the hd dvd if you must have 1 now its a good price so long as you know that it will keep getting cheaper and cheaper the best advice is to wait 6 months till the 1080p are at that sort of price
#18
Toybhoy
Does the component cable make a big difference for the Wii on the samsung LCD compared to a standard AV cable that comes with it?


Definitely, with the official component cable. Can't speak for third party, I always go for official
#19
Questions, does this support PAP? Also anyone selling this in the marked price region(s) that do buy now pay later, interest free?
#20
realfriendlyman
Don't forget that the Quidco cashback tracks at 4%, so there's £28 cashback, making this £671.99, so great value.

Great find mate, voted hot. :)


£688.00 @ AJ Electronics + 2.5% cashback via QUIDCO = £670.80
I've just purchased one as it seems a great deal to miss.
#21
@ jg213 - I have this TV and whilst it's awesome for 360 etc on HD the picture does suffer over 32 CRT when it comes to using the inbuilt tuner. It loses some sharpness and when watching fast moving pictures blockiness is detectable along with artifacts.

It's something I was prepared for so it wasn't a great disappointment. DVD's and streamed stuff is fine but the digital TV side is a victim of the standard definition being played back on a 40" LCD I'm afraid.

Standard digital TV just isn't up to bringing out the best in a TV of this size and quality, it's perfectly watchable and after time you barely see the imprefections, when you play HD sources or DVD etc it comes into it's own.
#22
thanks for some of the feedback you guys have been able to provide.
#23


This is the worst comparison guide I've ever seen. In fact they should take that off straight away because it's very misleading. Probably because they want to sell as many tvs as possible.

Basically, while LCD and Plasma tvs are capable of displaying more pixels than a CRT tv they only do if they are being fed a Hi-Definition (HD) signal. Now in order to get a HD signal you either have to have a HD box from Sky or Telewest or an Xbox360 (with the HD add on) or a PS3. Plus you could theoritically do it would a powerful computer. It is the future but things are limited at the moment. I know some of you will say that lcd and plasmas upscale the pal signal but they only do it because they can't display that resolution (940x540). The picture isn't really being improved. It's like watching 1080i instead of 720p. You're better off watching 720p if you can.

So in reality a CRT tv displays the same amount of pixels as LCD or Plasma because they are being fed the same pal signal which is 960x540 lines. But in tvs that are 32" of less you will probably still see a better picture from a crt tv.

So if you only want a new 32" tv or less and still have room for a crt tv and would prefer to save money rather than future proof yourself then go for the crt. If you want bigger then its probably impractical to get a crt. I have a 42" Panasonic Viera TH42PX60 on my wall and it's awesome. Similarly my friend has a 32" Sharp on his wall and he would probably prefer his old crt tv back.

But if you want any of the below then go for an lcd or plasma:

Bigger than 32"
Save Room
Future Proof
A HD box

One last thing. 1080p will only be noticable on tvs bigger than 42" so don't worry about the Samsung not being 1080p capable. 720p will look just the same on that size of tv.
#24
carleast
Now in order to get a HD signal you either have to have a HD box from Sky or Telewest or an Xbox360 (with the HD add on) or a PS3.


Actually, the 360 (like the ps3) throws its games about in HD, so you do get an HD signal (and hence use your TV's extra def) WITHOUT the HD add on (which is, in fact, an "HD-DVD" add on).
#25
For the gurus from a novice !

I simply want to watch Freeview TV and watch DVDs played on a standard DVD player. Am I going to get a better set than this in terms of overall quality / reliability and value ??
#26
cant belive how quickly this is dropping only looking at it last week for £799

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