SAMSUNG LE40A559P (Series 5) 40" HD Ready 1080p digital LCD TV 0 £592 Delivered dixons - HotUKDeals
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USE CODE AA8 AT CHECKOUT TO GET £15 off

*Mine did say 14 days for delivery though....

Replacing the M8 Series, the new Samsung Series 5, delivers full HD 1080p with a contrast ratio of 30:000:1 and 3 x HDMI. It consistently delivers supreme imagery, which looks great on any backdrop.

* Picture Enhancement - DINe Plus
* Contrast - 30,000 : 1
* Sound type - SRS Trusurround
* Inputs - 3xHDMI, 2xSCART, 1x Component
* Visible Screen Size - 40"

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#1
no 24p support.
#2
sharp910sh
no 24p support.


Always have to find something you lot don't you, if it's not 1080p your moaning about it's 24p :roll:
#3
sharp910sh
no 24p support.


....and it doesnt make tea either.
#4
Sounds like a great deal - great for HD.

Just be aware that freeview will look *awful* on this though...
#5
Good price, although not quite the cheapest this TV has been (was £599.99 at several places a few weeks ago, with various vouchers available to bring the price as low as £555-ish).
#6
24p is actually quite nice to have, assuming you have a Bluray player that can output it. We're all so accustomed to the judder of 24 frames displayed at 50/60hz, but when you see 24 in 24/48/72 it's quite a step forward.
#7
cleudo
Sounds like a great deal - great for HD.

Just be aware that freeview will look *awful* on this though...


Why? I have a 37" Samsung and freeview on it is superb.
#8
arfster
24p is actually quite nice to have, assuming you have a Bluray player that can output it. We're all so accustomed to the judder of 24 frames displayed at 50/60hz, but when you see 24 in 24/48/72 it's quite a step forward.


My 1080p Sony Bravia V3000 outputs 24p, and its noticeably different - but also a little annoying, I find as it is so noticeable. Wish I'd always watched films at 24p!
#9
#10
Yes, I believe it does have 24p. I think originally the 24p was jerky on this, which is why Samsung recently brought out a firmware update to sort out the problem...maybe someone else can confirm this (not being an expert on HD myself!)
#11
However, this is slightly cheaper at Crampton & Moore, and they give a 3 yr warranty....£590.98. No Quidco at C&M though is the only downside...but I'd rather have an extra 2 yr warranty than about £18 quidco!

http://www.cramptonandmoore.co.uk/LE40A558-copy-i606079.html
#12
Panasonic TH42PX80 from John Lewis/S&V/RS is twice the TV at £599
#13
Uridium
Panasonic TH42PX80 from John Lewis/S&V/RS is twice the TV at £599


Panasonic TH42PX80 is not even HDTV, let alone 1080p. It's also a Plasma TV, not LCD. I hope you were joking, otherwise I can only describe you as a cretin.
#14
Uridium
Panasonic TH42PX80 from John Lewis/S&V/RS is twice the TV at £599


How did you quantify "twice the TV"? Yes, plasma screens generally do provide better picture quality as they produce better quality blacks (pixels are turned off with plasma TVs when displaying black whereas LCD TVs produce blacks by blocking out backlighting - but can result in some light seepage) but this is NOT twice the TV. The Panasonic TV you mentioned does handle upscaling of SD content better as it has a better processor for ani-alisaing, deinterlacing and block noise improvement during pre-processing of the SD feed. For HD content it is not a match for the Samsung model.
#15
There is always so much mis-information when tv deals come up on here.

1) freeview looks superb on this set, I have one and it is miles better then my 480p panasonic plasma PWD7 (and thrust me that is a good screen).
2) The TH42PX80 is HD, it has a resolution of 1024 x 768, anything over 720 vertical pixels is HD period.
3) it does support 24p but not very well, it has noticable judder when displaying it.

:thumbsup:
#16
Chief Dog
There is always so much mis-information when tv deals come up on here.

1) freeview looks superb on this set, I have one and it is miles better then my 480p panasonic plasma PWD7 (and thrust me that is a good screen).
2) The TH42PX80 is HD, it has a resolution of 1024 x 768, anything over 720 vertical pixels is HD period.
3) it does support 24p but not very well, it has noticable judder when displaying it.

:thumbsup:


Quite right but just to gild the lily if I may, HD can also apply to a resolution that is higher than Standard Definition, not necessarily 720 vertical pixels. HD Ready, however, applies to a minimum of 720p (with HDCP decoding via DVI/HDMI too).
#17
So if you have a hd dvd/blu ray player you will get judder. so what is the point of 1080p, if it can't play 1080p properly. The th37px80 s***s on this tv, go to a shop where the tvs are properly calibrated and you will understand what I'm on about, 1080p is just a marketing gimmick.
#18
Chief Dog
There is always so much mis-information when tv deals come up on here.

2) The TH42PX80 is HD, it has a resolution of 1024 x 768, anything over 720 vertical pixels is HD period.



You don't need to prove your own point.

720p is the minimum resolution that a TV set must have in order to be called 'HD Ready' in the UK.

720p assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, a vertical resolution of 720 pixels and a horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels for a total of 921,600 pixels.

It may have the vertical pixels, but it doesn't have them horizontally.

It is NOT HD Ready according to the UK standard.
#19
wild_quinine
You don't need to prove your own point.

720p is the minimum resolution that a TV set must have in order to be called 'HD Ready' in the UK.

720p assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, a vertical resolution of 720 pixels and a horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels for a total of 921,600 pixels.

It may have the vertical pixels, but it doesn't have them horizontally.

It is NOT HD Ready according to the UK standard.



You may want to correct the above! There isn't a UK specification as the nomenclature "HD Ready" was defined by a European body called EICTA. The TV is HD Ready as it meets the specifications (minimum 720p and HDCP through DVI or HDMI).
1 Like #20
ElliottC
You may want to correct the above! There isn't a UK specification as the nomenclature "HD Ready" was defined by a European body called EICTA. The TV is HD Ready as it meets the specifications (minimum 720p and HDCP through DVI or HDMI).


I've got to hand it to you, and eat some of my words, the EICTA doc makes no reference to horizontal resolution, only that there be a widescreen aspect.

In theory a panel at 1x720 could be 'HD Ready', as long as that single column of pixels was wide enough.

The Panny TH42PX80 cannot display content at 1280 x 720.

So to revise my original statement, it can officially be called HD Ready - but it cannot display any broadcast HD resolutions. Sounds like a winner.
#21
wild_quinine

So to revise my original statement, it can officially be called HD Ready - but it cannot display any broadcast HD resolutions. Sounds like a winner.


The resoulution is quite a way down the list when it comes to what makes a good picture.
People assume the higher the res the better the TV....what a mistake.....
#22
Good find, Heat added :)
#23
wild_quinine
Panasonic TH42PX80 is not even HDTV, let alone 1080p. It's also a Plasma TV, not LCD. I hope you were joking, otherwise I can only describe you as a cretin.


I think you'll find YOU are the cretin, the Panasonic may have a lower resolution, but it will still beat this Samsung for picture quality
#24
So the debate goes on...and on and on and on...yawwwwnn

I think everyone knows the Panny is a good TV and at £599 is also a good price, however this deal is for a Samsung LCD and it is also a good price so should be voted hot unless you can beat the price! or am I missing the point? :whistling:
#25
colesi
or am I missing the point? :whistling:


Yeah, the Panasonics a better TV!!!!

ok, just kidding.

If LCD's suit your needs, then this sounds like a great deal, if plasmas would suit your needs better, then the PX range at the current price is also a great deal.

It really comes down to which you need, as one isn't 'better' than the other, both technologies have good and bad points.
#26
colesi
So the debate goes on...and on and on and on...yawwwwnn

I think everyone knows the Panny is a good TV and at £599 is also a good price, however this deal is for a Samsung LCD and it is also a good price so should be voted hot unless you can beat the price! or am I missing the point? :whistling:


I haven't voted on the deal, if this is the cheapest price, then yes, on the rules of the site, it is a hot deal, However when there is a better product for a similar price, is it really so good?
banned#27
i brought this Set off amazon weds and recevied thursday so far so good and samsung claim there is a new firmware for the Set which will allow 24p without judded havent tried myself took this long get a good picture worth the money

2nd note i wont vote this hot are dixons/currys are complete and utter T**ts buy elsewhere in my opinon

tv Good
dixons/currys BAD
#28
Plasma tv,s have had the edge over lcd,s due to the fact that they produce darker blacks.That gap has narrowed somewhat with a few of the Sony KLD series lcd,s.These head the balls that claim 1080p does not matter need to watch a hd dvd @ 1080p.
#29
theyiddo;2614578
However, this is slightly cheaper at Crampton & Moore, and they give a 3 yr warranty....£590.98. No Quidco at C&M though is the only downside...but I'd rather have an extra 2 yr warranty than about £18 quidco!

http://www.cramptonandmoore.co.uk/LE40A558-copy-i606079.html



...as I said, the tv is cheaper here, and has a 3yr warranty thrown in!
#30
theyiddo
...as I said, the tv is cheaper here, and has a 3yr warranty thrown in!

3yr warranty is appealing, but it doesnt mention builtin freeview at Crampton & Moore.
#31
It has freeview....all the Samsung 5 Series tvs are the same...the only difference being very minor cosmetic changes for the DSG group (and hence the different numbers)....most likely to prevent them from having to pricematch, as they can claim the tvs are different models.

Just to confirm though, LE40A556, LE40A557, LE40A558, LE40A559 and LE40A552 are all basically the same.
#32
great tv. bought it 2 months ago.

FYI - freeview does look good on it. which is rare on these types of tvs... only thing is that surfing through the channels is pretty slow.

and i recommend getting a good quality hdmi cable, as my 3 pound crapy thing off ebay makes the picture all noisy when playing my bluerays.

enjoy.
#33
A company I would recommend for HDMI cables is UKHDMI (http://ukhdmi.com/). They do cables in just about any length you want (including half metres) and with prices varying with quality - I had to buy a couple of 5.5m cables last week - and the ones I got from them are very good quality. I think that at the moment if you spend over £14 or £15 with them, you get free delivery (via Royal Mail) - although in my case, I needed them guaranteed the next day so had to pay for the courier.
#34
theyiddo
It has freeview....all the Samsung 5 Series tvs are the same...

Thanks for that. :thumbsup:
#35
I have had this TV for a while. It cost me a lot more than this in April :(

It does have Freeview, and the picture quality is superb. if you check on [url]www.avforum.com[/url] there are lots of advice at getting your settings right.
#36
wild_quinine
Panasonic TH42PX80 is not even HDTV, let alone 1080p. It's also a Plasma TV, not LCD. I hope you were joking, otherwise I can only describe you as a cretin.


No I can just appreciate a good quality image despite how many pixels it can display and not be forced into buying a TV just because it has a 1080p sticker on it and the guy in currys 'says' it's better.

The PX80 series are HDTV's whether you like it or not I'm afraid and the old 1024x768 argument not being HD doesn't cut it any more. it all depends of the quality of the scaler and the scaler in the PX80 series is second to only some high end Kuro's

Read the reviews of the TH42PX80. It's irrelevant that it's a Plasma not an LCD it is a far better panel than this one for the money.
#37
Uridium
The PX80 series are HDTV's whether you like it or not I'm afraid and the old 1024x768 argument not being HD doesn't cut it any more.


Can the TH42PX80 display an image at 720p, 1280x720? No. It can't. FACT.

It may look better in some respects, but it doesn't matter how good it is at scaling, not scaling is always better. All else being equal, you would choose native resolution, not scaled.

All else may not be equal in this case, because the panny may simply produce better IQ for other reasons - nonetheless, the low resolution is a point against.

Uridium
It's irrelevant that it's a Plasma not an LCD it is a far better panel than this one for the money.


No, it's not. It's relevant, because I am not interested in Plasma panels. The disadvantages of plasma are significant to me. You simply cannot tell me that this is irrelevant, when it is my buying preference. And I think it's misleading to throw an apple into a pile of oranges and call it 'better'.
#38
I'm with wild_quinine on this. People often do this when it comes to HD tvs...its not really fair to criticise a deal on lcds comparing it to plasmas, and vice versa.

Yes they are both tvs, but they are quite different - each has its advantages and disadvantages. Therefore people should really only comment on this in comparison to the quality and price of other lcd tvs.

Myself, I recently bought the LE40A656 for £799 and couldn't be happier. If I couldn't have afforded that one, then I'd definitely have gone for this, as its a very reasonable price considering the size, quality and features of this tv.

My only regret is I didn't have the money to buy the LE40A656 from Comet when it was briefly £640 a few weeks ago! Now that was a bargain.
#39
Free delivery on this item! http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/229114/free-delivery-on-tvs-at-dixons (post edited to include voucher)

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