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SAMSUNG LE40C530 40" Full HD LCD TV £449.00 @ Dixons + 3% further off via Quidco

£449.00 @ Dixons
£449.99 on Amazon was also a good price and cheapest I could find before the Dixons deal with further 3% off quidco Includes a USB port for media playing/viewing (via memory stick or HDD) compati… Read More
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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
£449.99 on Amazon was also a good price and cheapest I could find before the Dixons deal with further 3% off quidco

Includes a USB port for media playing/viewing (via memory stick or HDD) compatible with JPEG, MP3, DivX, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 formats. The USB socket can also be used for software updates.

Includes only Freeview not Freeview HD like some slightly more expensive Samsung models

review for the 32" version of the same TV here: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/index.php?s=le40c530


Here is another review from Which:

This Best Buy Samsung LE40C530 40-inch LCD TV keeps things simple with fewer features and functions than competing sets, but what it does, it does well. It's easy to use, picture quality is good and the sound is decent for a flat-screen TV.

Samsung claims its 'unique 3D colour stretching technology saturates each pixel until it achieves the true colour and luminescence intended by nature. So every colour on the RGB spectrum is brought to life.'

That's an awful lot of hype, but it is true that the Samsung gives a sharp and pleasing picture. Resolution is good with fine detail. Colour balance is also good but there is some noticeable colour shift as well as a minor issue of over-enhanced colour.

HD viewing is also impressive with nice smooth movement - though you will have to contend with a minor yellow tint. And like many LCD and LED rivals, the picture can fade badly when watched from an angle.

We normally find sound quality a bit disappointing on flat-panel TVs. They're just too slim to fit decent speakers - and the sound here is just average and a bit harsh and tizzy. One of our experts called it 'a bit showy and unbalanced, but OK'. The set is easy to set up and install, and finding the best picture quality setting is also easy enough via the aptly named Picture menu. A slight niggle is that the sub menus are a different style to the main menus. This set is suitable for wall mounting but you will need to buy the brackets separately.

Overall, it's fairly easy to use. The remote control has decent-sized and well-located buttons that are grouped sensibly. One slight criticism is that some of the buttons have three labels making things a bit confusing. The EPG is nicely presented with good prompts and the Now & Next is versatile. Finding future programmes is a doddle.

The set is a little basic on the features front. There are the standard connections, but few extras. There is a single Freeview tuner only (no Freeview HD or Freesat HD) and only a single Scart socket for connecting standard-definition kit - though it does support the high-quality RGB signal. You can connect the TV to a hi-fi or surround-sound system using the digital optical output. Both S-Video and HDMI inputs are located conveniently for the connection of a camcorder and games console. But the headphone socket is inconveniently located at the rear of the set. There are three HDMI inputs, one of which supports a PC.

The Anynet+ system allows you to use one remote to control such compatible equipment connected via the HDMI sockets, though owners of Sky HD boxes may encounter problems with widescreen switching.

There is a USB socket for media playing/viewing (via memory stick or HDD) compatible with JPEG, MP3, DivX, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 formats. The USB socket can also be used for software updates.

This set uses 98 Watts of power. You can however make significant energy savings with both the eco and light sensor modes. And blanking the screen when listening to radio also saves significant energy, using about a quarter of the power compared to when the set is fully on.

Pros: Good picture quality, decent sound quality, easy to use

Cons: No widescreen switching system on HDMI, low on features, only one Scart

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#1
So you save just over £13?

Doesn't seem like a massive deal to me...
#3
that is not the same TV Bully, this is the C530 which is a different TV and has USB connectivity etc - misinformation by the Iraq Information Minister ;)

Bonk - The Amazon price was also quite cheap; the Dixons price was the cheapest I could find it
#4
Our TV is better, there are no LE40C530's in Baghdad lol

The model i posted also has usb, dont they just change the model number slightly to avoid pricematching?
#5
:) I'm sure the channels there are more entertaining especially the live news feeds!

They probably do lark about with model numbers to shaft us but note that in relation to the LE40b530 in that previous thread (see further into thread) - that model has USB but it only for system updates not for media playing/viewing (via memory stick or HDD) compatible with JPEG, MP3, DivX, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 formats
#6
londonuk
:) I'm sure the channels there are more entertaining especially the live news feeds!

They probably do lark about with model numbers to shaft us but note that in relation to the LE40b530 in that previous thread (see further into thread) - that model has USB but it only for system updates not for media playing/viewing (via memory stick or HDD) compatible with JPEG, MP3, DivX, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG4 formats


Good point regarding USB, that could be quite a big plus for some people, well spotted
#7
This is newer model C530 replaces the B530 series.
#8
The quesion is, is the C530 the same as the C580? The 530 is standard def freeview and lacks a hdmi port but that may be it. Id get the 530 if its as good as the 580.
#9
The 580 is Freeview HD and available for £475-£500. A better buy in my opinion and more future proof.

Oh, and the B series is nothing like the C series and no, they don't change the product codes to avoid dual pricing.
#10
Any idea do this online shops pricematch each other ? is amazon price match any of the TV of other stores like COMET ?
#11
Why are you putting this same comment on so many posts??? Many shops will try and pricematch you have to check each ones terms and conditions

patra009
Any idea do this online shops pricematch each other ? is amazon price match any of the TV of other stores like COMET ?
#12
So can you watch videos from the USB port on this tv?
#13
Hi Manj - yes you can watch videos from the USB on this one and access and view photos and listen to music

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