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Samsung LE40B650 , £699.00 instore @ RicherSounds

£699.00 @ Richer Sounds
amazing tv for this price. went instore to pick my UT42MX70 up but this tv attracted me. 1080p 24p 100 hz 4 hdmi and amazing picture qualuty 40'' LCD TV - equalityforall
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banned7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
amazing tv for this price.
went instore to pick my UT42MX70 up but this tv attracted me.

1080p
24p
100 hz
4 hdmi
and amazing picture qualuty

40'' LCD TV
- equalityforall
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#1
£759 online and out of stock. Was it a specific store discount?

Seems to be the A656(A686) replacement with the internet feature built in, as well as being able to play MKV files etc.
banned#2
thesilverfox
£759 online and out of stock. Was it a specific store discount?

Seems to be the A656(A686) panel with the internet feature built in, as well as being able to play MKV files etc.


i dono if this is store specific. Cardiff Richer Sounds had this price
banned#3
The picture quality doesn't come close to that of the new Samsung LED TVs

Thiswill soon be old technology

Voted Cold :whistling:
#4
Well, it's reviewed very highly. Expect this to be hard as hen's teeth to get hold of for the next 6 months! People are still hankering for the 656/686 (same panel) and that retails at this price (it cost that in Feb when I got my LE40A686).

While the MKV playback is apparently pretty good (with some flaws), the blacks are even better than the 656/686, which are allegedly only bettered by the Kuro range.

As a result, while I appreciate it is a good deal, this is going to get cold votes from people who a) don't know about the panel and just how good it is and b) can't find one in stock!
#5
Tara Pinkerton
The picture quality doesn't come close to that of the new Samsung LED TVs

Thiswill soon be old technology

Voted Cold :whistling:


The price doesn't come close either - Samsung's LED backlit screens are nowhere near as cheap as this yet and won't be for a while.
banned#6
thesilverfox
The price doesn't come close either - Samsung's LED backlit screens are nowhere near as cheap as this yet and won't be for a while.


well, if that';s your mentality you might as well by a black and white portable cos they're even cheaper :whistling:
#7
Tara Pinkerton
well, if that';s your mentality you might as well by a black and white portable cos they're even cheaper :whistling:


The LED TV retails at roughly $2000 at the moment, which converts directly to £1379 at 1.45 exchange rate.

Consider the fact that the purchasing power of the dollar is much greater, and this TV (the UE40B7xxx for example) will hit UK shores at £1500 and thereabouts.

Then factor in the dangerously average reviews it's received for the price tag, and yeah, it suddenly feels overpriced :)

edit: it seems that prices range from £1200-£1600 depending on which spec LED panel you go for.
#8
Heat added, nice TV.

LED is double the price for same size ... this site is mainly about getting bargains
#9
I'm with you.... if you need a TV now, get the best for your buck now.

If you go with the "Well, I'm going to wait until the XYZnewfangled model will eventually get cheaper in 24 months" then you'll never buy one.

Because by the time the LED is sensible money, true LED will be available (let us not forget that the Samsung LED is actually not an LED TV but a regular LCD TV with LED bulbs)
banned#10
thesilverfox
The LED TV retails at roughly $2000 at the moment, which converts directly to £1379 at 1.45 exchange rate.

Consider the fact that the purchasing power of the dollar is much greater, and this TV (the UE40B7xxx for example) will hit UK shores at £1500 and thereabouts.

Then factor in the dangerously average reviews it's received for the price tag, and yeah, it suddenly feels overpriced :)



I'm saying that if you bought this now you'll be sick as a parrot when the LEDs drop price by the end of the year - LEDs have a superior picture to the dinosaur-technology LCDs :whistling:
banned#11
newsgroupmonkey
I'm with you.... if you need a TV now, get the best for your buck now.

If you go with the "Well, I'm going to wait until the XYZnewfangled model will eventually get cheaper in 24 months" then you'll never buy one.

Because by the time the LED is sensible money, true LED will be available (let us not forget that the Samsung LED is actually not an LED TV but a regular LCD TV with LED bulbs)


I'm waiting fot true-LED :-D:-D:-D
#12
Tara Pinkerton
I'm saying that if you bought this now you'll be sick as a parrot when the LEDs drop price by the end of the year - LEDs have a superior picture to the dinosaur-technology LCDs :whistling:


Right ... as per the posts above, you could argue that about anything, only that the first wave of LED panels are not as impressive as initially hoped. Input lag, poor viewing angles and other quirks have marred their arrival.

I can't see LED panels dropping from circa ~£1500 to ~£700 this side of 2010, and probably not until the end of next year at the very best.
banned#13
£700 is too much money for a 40" LCD

If you insist on buying an LCD I would buy the Sony 200MHz motion-flow
#14
Tara Pinkerton
I'm waiting fot true-LED :-D:-D:-D


Then you're going to be waiting a very long time, assuming you are wanting one in the £700 price range.
#15
Tara Pinkerton
£700 is too much money for a 40" LCD

If you insist on buying an LCD I would buy the Sony 200MHz motion-flow


Well, that's probably down to a matter of opinion. If you compare say, the A656 or the B650 here with the equivalent size a few notches down in the range, you would see just how stark the differences can be.

It's widely accepted that the £650-£750 price point represents the best value for money in premium panels at present. If you want to know more, I suggest perusing the AVForums a bit more, because you would learn a lot.

edit: and why the 200Hz motion flow? Solely based on 200Hz capability?
banned#16
thesilverfox
Well, that's probably down to a matter of opinion. If you compare say, the A656 or the B650 here with the equivalent size a few notches down in the range, you would see just how stark the differences can be.

It's widely accepted that the £650-£750 price point represents the best value for money in premium panels at present. If you want to know more, I suggest perusing the AVForums a bit more, because you would learn a lot.

edit: and why the 200Hz motion flow? Solely based on 200Hz capability?


Read the reviews ! - 'nuf said !
#17
Tara Pinkerton
Read the reviews ! - 'nuf said !


Well, yes, I have. And I quote:

"...any resultant improvement in motion clarity isn’t really leaps and bounds ahead of what 100Hz LCD televisions currently offer when it comes to real-life viewing."

While also quoting:

"...pound-for-pound we think that the Sony KDL40W4500 (equipped with 100Hz Motionflow) represents better value-for-money."

This panel (the B650) is favoured over the 200Hz motionflow, for better black reproduction. The KDL40Z4500 (200Hz) is priced at Amazon, a good benchmark, at £1304 ... while the better value for money Sony KDL40W4500 is still ~£900.

Therefore, to reiterate, you should base your decision on more than just marketing tricks like 200Hz right now, until there is a more substantial benefit from it. Most broadcasts are damn near perfect on 'good' 100Hz panels as it is, and Blu Ray only 'needs' 24p for those awkward films.
banned#18
thesilverfox
Well, yes, I have. And I quote:

"...any resultant improvement in motion clarity isn’t really leaps and bounds ahead of what 100Hz LCD televisions currently offer when it comes to real-life viewing."

While also quoting:

"...pound-for-pound we think that the Sony KDL40W4500 (equipped with 100Hz Motionflow) represents better value-for-money."

This panel (the B650) is favoured over the 200Hz motionflow, for better black reproduction. The KDL40Z4500 (200Hz) is priced at Amazon, a good benchmark, at £1304 ... while the better value for money Sony KDL40W4500 is still ~£900.

Therefore, to reiterate, you should base your decision on more than just marketing tricks like 200Hz right now, until there is a more substantial benefit from it. Most broadcasts are damn near perfect on 'good' 100Hz panels as it is, and Blu Ray only 'needs' 24p for those awkward films.


let's not get off the real point here, which is you'd have to be pretty stupid to spend £700 on soon-to-be-old-technology which will probably be thrown away on a skip in 12-24 months time
#19
Tara Pinkerton
let's not get off the real point here, which is you'd have to be pretty stupid to spend £700 on soon-to-be-old-technology which will probably be thrown away on a skip in 12-24 months time


Of course!

You'd be equally as stupid to quash this tv, say "£700 is too much to spend on an LCD" one, suggest buying a £1500 LED (not proper LED mind you) instead, then change your mind and say that you are waiting for 'proper' LED panels, further change your mind and say that the 200Hz one is best to get at £1300, even though the reviews that you advised I read and did read, and that should sing its' praise, actually say a tv £400 cheaper is better, and then retreat to saying £700 is a waste of money all over again.

So, let's not get off the real point here - while suggesting people are idiots, pot's shouldn't call kettles black, eh? Your antics in this thread are nothing short of hilarious and contradictory.

And one of these ':whistling:' for added effect - that's how it's done, isn't it? But I digress. I must be an idiot to argue with one. I have been thoroughly beaten by your vast experiences it seems!
#20
Tara Pinkerton
let's not get off the real point here, which is you'd have to be pretty stupid to spend £700 on soon-to-be-old-technology which will probably be thrown away on a skip in 12-24 months time


Think i will be watching my local skips if someones going throw away a £700 telly after 2 years then:thumbsup:
#21
They are throwing away £5000 telly's now!
All the village idiots who rushed out and bought the early versions of LCD, circa the £5000 price range as they were, are now gutted that a better telly is on offer for £700 now, 3 years after the LCD explosion.

Technology moves on, it's a fact. Not long ago Mitsubushi were muting a laser television which basically blows away all the LED's currently on the market or soon will be. Laser TV sets are not that far away so do we save our pennies for when they come out?

Buy what you can afford now. Live for now as tomorrow might not arrive!

This is a good deal, enough said.
banned#22
clondikemike
Think i will be watching my local skips if someones going throw away a £700 telly after 2 years then:thumbsup:


you might like inferior technology .. but I'm holding out or true-LED :-D:-D:-D
#23
Hooray for common sense, humour and Moore's law! :)
#24
Tara Pinkerton
you might like inferior technology .. but I'm holding out or true-LED


Emoticons removed for others' sanity.

Are you sure? Are you really sure? I mean are you really sure that is what you are holding out for? Because, I mean, you are clearly quite the expert and like, everyone, will like, totally follow your advice, right? :whistling:
banned#25
thesilverfox
Emoticons removed for others' sanity.

Are you sure? Are you really sure? I mean are you really sure that is what you are holding out for? Because, I mean, you are clearly quite the expert and like, everyone, will like, totally follow your advice, right? :whistling:



At long last you finally bow to my superior knowledge :-D:-D:-D
#26
Tara Pinkerton
At long last you finally bow to my inferior knowledge :-D:-D:-D


I most certainly do.
#27
Tara Pinkerton
At long last you finally bow to my superior knowledge :-D:-D:-D


good TV - good price - the real point of this site is to find the best price / deal for a particular item / model - despite your mass exhalation of hot air you have so far failed to do this :whistling:
banned#28
dmm1000
good TV - good price - the real point of this site is to find the best price / deal for a particular item / model - despite your mass exhalation of hot air you have so far failed to do this :whistling:


I was purely pointing out that if you bought this TV you might later regret it when LED TVs become more advanced and widely available - I didn't realise that helping people could be deemed as offensive
banned#29
dmm1000
good TV - good price - the real point of this site is to find the best price / deal for a particular item / model - despite your mass exhalation of hot air you have so far failed to do this :whistling:


If Mothea Teresa were alive today, you would probably chastise her for her charity work :whistling:
#30
Tara Pinkerton
I was purely pointing out that if you bought this TV you might later regret it when LED TVs become more advanced and widely available - I didn't realise that helping people could be deemed as offensive


Well helping people is certainly not offensive, you are quite right.

But then, you are doing everything BUT helping people.

I might regret eating chips tonight if they are cheaper in 10 years. I might not regret it too. Regardless of your comments, this TV at this price point, is unbeatable. I challenge you to find another TV at the same price that can out perform it both in quality and features.

Buying in to first-wave 'new' technology is risky, especially paying the premium to be the 'first'. LED backlit screens are NOT the next gen. OLED on the other hand, is more likely to be, albeit not set in concrete.
#31
hehe - not offended at all - nor do i hope i cause any - its just sometimes these threads veer off topic into discussions about emerging / competing tecnologies - and i think you voted it cold based on the technology - not the price - i think votes should be based on price / value with the item in question (bundled items and / or accessories considered) being the main focus of the deal and the vote - :)
#32
Tara Pinkerton
If Mothea Teresa were alive today, you would probably chastise her for her charity work :whistling:


If she were alive today, she would likely have some stern questions for 'God' about quality control down here.
#33
Tara Pinkerton
£700 is too much money for a 40" LCD

If you insist on buying an LCD I would buy the Sony 200MHz motion-flow


With integrated MKV playback and onboard NIC. I think not.

Fool :roll:
#34
just to get back to the deal, where is the tv this price? at richer sounds around the country? if not, how can we get it at that price?

thanks
#35
Tara Pinkerton
Read the reviews ! - 'nuf said !


Out of interest what TV do you have now then?
#36
http://www.bradschwede.com/images/old_tv.jpg

everytime i go to upgrade my tv, their is always something new coming out in 2 years time.... so i keep on waiting
#37
im not buying any more tvs until holographic tvs come out / in about 300 yrs but i shall wait :roll:
#38
Uridium
With integrated MKV playback and onboard NIC. I think not.

Fool :roll:


Let me introduce you to a couple of my friends - nail-head and hammer :thumbsup:

This Tara character is merely trolling as far as I can see.
#39
this is a fanatastic deal. this tvs' performance is as good as it gets for under £900
#40
cmf
this is a fanatastic deal. this tvs' performance is as good as it gets for under £900


Yeah I can't agree more. If the MKV playback gets some good support in the future, this panel has such great potential to be a giant killer. Smart move by Samsung.

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