Samsung LE40C530 - 40" Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV With Freeview - £344.99 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Terrific TV for the money,further reduced from last week makes it even more of a bargain,great value at under £350,free delivery too.

Technical Details
Samsung Full HD 1080P LCD TV
Connect your movies, photos and music easily to your TV via USB
Anynet+ lets you one-touch control any compatible Samsung device connected via HDMI
3 HDMI slots let you connect more devices in HD quality
Wide Colour Enhancer brings the true colour of your picture to life
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#2
also at richersounds and you can save even more, all of 4p


Edited By: barginbri on Mar 27, 2011 22:20
#3
Been looking at getting this TV from Richer sounds, but don't know what the difference is with this C model and the B model.
#4
I had the B model of this over a year ago (£429 from John Lewis), ended up buying a Sony a week later (another deal from here) compared them side to side and the Sony blew the Samsung out the water.

I don't usually like Sony but in this case I think this is a cheaply made Samsung (it was cheap over a year ago and technology and prices have changed dramatically)
#5
Richer Sounds deal at £295 with a 5 year guarantee puts all others in the shade.
#6
Richer Sounds deal at £295 with a 5 year guarantee puts all others in the shade.
#7
Oops! The Richer Sounds deal is for the 32", innit? Silly me - back in my box.
#8
Was reading that the C580 was worth the extra £50 due to picture quality and features, so you guys might want to compare between them.....
2 Likes #9
With the 530 you can unlock some features that should only be on the 580 model by going into the factory settings menu.

This plays films from an external HDD like a charm however there is a 2gb limit with AVI's. I haven't checked any other file format to see if it also applies to MKVs and the like.

Some slight ghosting when playing on the 360 when playing dark games but all in all very pleased with it. Paid £400 back in Jan for mine.
#10
My mother has recently got this tv as an insurance replacement for a samsung she bought years ago which has just packed in. This is a terrible screen! Don't buy it if image quality means a lot to you. I thought the old screen she had was bad which was getting on a bit anyway but this is worse!
#11
My mother has recently got this tv as an insurance replacement for a samsung she bought years ago which has just packed in. This is a terrible screen! Don't buy it if image quality means a lot to you. I thought the old screen she had was bad which was getting on a bit anyway but this is worse!
#12
Double post land in here !

I bought the 37 " version of this for the back room and its fantastic, a lot better picture than the LG in the front room, dont take my word for it though look up the reviews on google, you wont be dissapointed. Fantastic response time makes this a decent cheap monitor for a bit of gaming :)

Review Here
#13
burgo1
This is a terrible screen!


What utter rubbish.
#14
reserves
I don't usually like Sony but in this case I think this is a cheaply made Samsung (it was cheap over a year ago and technology and prices have changed dramatically)


Might I ask which model Sony? I too got a deal for that off of here and I was previously not too impressed as I wanted a Sammy - but if its worse that'll help justify my purchase :)
#15
There's a panel lottery on these, just like there is on the 580. Could be why some people like them more than others.

A few years ago with the LE32A456, early models were shipping with CMU/ AUO/ S-PVA panels. When picking the contrast ratio out of the hat, they had to quote the worst of those panels. In the last few months of it's lifespan they started shipping it with S-PVA panels only, at the same time they tripled the quoted the contrast ratio on the box and TV sticker. Just looking at them, the S-PVA blew the CMO out of the water and there was also a noticeable improvement over the AUO.

Edited By: bluespace77 on Mar 28, 2011 02:02
#16
bluespace77
There's a panel lottery on these, just like there is on the 580.


There's no panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580. It has the Valencia processor & S-PVA panel... no subscribers to the C580 thread on Avforums have reported getting anything but the S-PVA panel so far this year.
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pimpMe
burgo1
This is a terrible screen!


What utter rubbish.


How is someone posting their opinion, based on using the damn thing, rubbish?

Sure they might not have calibrated it correctly, but lets assume they have, and compared to a superior screen, maybe it is poor.
#18
dooper
bluespace77
There's a panel lottery on these, just like there is on the 580.

There's no panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580. It has the Valencia processor & S-PVA panel... no subscribers to the C580 thread on Avforums have reported getting anything but the S-PVA panel so far this year.

Think I read that tha panel lottery was not in the UK on the 580 model just the 530.

Edited By: twe on Mar 28, 2011 10:19
#19
burgo1
This is a terrible screen! Don't buy it if image quality means a lot to you. I thought the old screen she had was bad which was getting on a bit anyway but this is worse!


Review here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-le32c530-le40c530-20100813815.htm . Also a Which? 'Best Buy'. Clearly an excellent TV at a bargain price.

I believe the C530 has the Trident or MStar processor lottery. Also a panel lottery, so picture quality will doubtless vary according to the particular specification of individual TVs.

The safe bet is to buy an LE40C580 to guarantee processor & panel specification.
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I bought this about six weeks ago - first one amazon delivered looked terrible, could just about see horizontal shaded lines behind the picture, just noticeable, and the SD quality was pretty bad. I sent it back as faulty (well, amazon returns were great, shipped me another same day, then 30 days to print the bar code, arrange DHL pickup - payed for by amazon) The replacement is fantastic, we must have just had a bad one, but I wonder how many have had faulty ones and didn't bother getting them replaced? I had to go into tesco/currys etc to check VERY carefully that they did not show the same issue. If you go to the service menu, you can check a HD built in photo on the TV, if that still looks crap, send it back. I am VERY pleased with the replacement, SD looks much better than I had been led to believe it would and HD fantastic. Also FWIW the sound quality on these is definately above average, a lot of LCD's have terrible speakers, but these definately sound good. As someone else said, look at the amazon reviews, there are lots of them and generally this TV is voted VERY GOOD for the money. IMHO
#21
I have this TV and i am picky over image quality but I can definatly say FOR THE MONEY its a cracking set.
#22
Id still pay the extra £50 and get the C580, just for the freeview HD
#23
What about the LG 42 inch for a tenner more at amazon?
#24
pimpMe
burgo1
This is a terrible screen!


What utter rubbish.

Alright calm down gimpMe! I'm talking from my experience with this model and it's a bad 1, I do know a little about tv's and tech. I am aware of the panel lottery and I think we got a dud as serial numbers can differ from whats on the box to what is actually on the panel, I suspect we have a CMO panel but it's to late to send it back. Image quality is quite important to me as I'm a Professional photographer and I also have a great screen myself to compare it to.
#25
The LG 450 is better than this, I have owned both.
#26
I'd pay the extra £10 for the LG 450 plus it's slightly bigger at 42".
#27
went to richer sounds this afternnon to buy this. changed mind after looking at horrible picture quality. and RS guy also advised not to buy. c580 was not in stock. would have bought it.
#28
SamuraisShadow
What about the LG 42 inch for a tenner more at amazon?


Both reviewed by same person at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/ . C530 'Highly Recommended'. LD450 'Qualified Recommendation'.

The C530 has a strong following, with it's own thread at http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1384605-samsung-c530-owners-thread-part-2-a.html . The LD450 appears to have no such support, so you're on your own re picture calibration, etc.
#29
dooper
SamuraisShadow
What about the LG 42 inch for a tenner more at amazon?


Both reviewed by same person at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/ . C530 'Highly Recommended'. LD450 'Qualified Recommendation'.

The C530 has a strong following, with it's own thread at http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1384605-samsung-c530-owners-thread-part-2-a.html . The LD450 appears to have no such support, so you're on your own re picture calibration, etc.


If hdtvtest.co.uk told you to jump off a cliff would you?
#30
is this the one with freeview hd built in and a ethernet port on the back?? or am i mistaken?
#31
pc_tech86
DEALofaLifetime
is this the one with freeview hd built in and a ethernet port on the back?? or am i mistaken?

It has neither

ok just checked on amazon and I think this is the one I was referring to.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LE40C580-Widescreen-Allshare-Freeview/dp/B003DNSJ5Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1301335331&sr=1-1

Edited By: DEALofaLifetime on Mar 28, 2011 19:09
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Ive had this screen since launch. I do alot of digital art work on it in addition to Xblock and PC. I cant fault it and I've had it for ages. For £350 I don't think any potential buyers would be disappointed. And that shaded line thing that people reported did happen to me and it was fixed by changing my leads.
#33
pc_tech86
If hdtvtest.co.uk told you to jump off a cliff would you?


Calm down, it's only a TV not life or death. I hope you won't mind, but I do prefer their detailed reviews to your unsupported assertions. Sorry about that.
#34
If you buy the C530, you may get an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. You may get an MStar processor or a Trident processor. I don't know which permutation of the above is the most common in the LE40C530.

Also note that the standard picture settings do not do the C530 justice. You should visit http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1384605-samsung-c530-owners-thread-part-2-a.html to obtain the optimum settings to get the best out of the set.
#35
dooper
pc_tech86
If hdtvtest.co.uk told you to jump off a cliff would you?


Calm down, it's only a TV not life or death. I hope you won't mind, but I do prefer their detailed reviews to your unsupported assertions. Sorry about that.


Take a joke :)
#36
No warranty? John lewis is400 plus 5 yr warranty
#37
no warranty?actually has a one year warranty,none in stock at john lewis either.
zakdeals1
No warranty? John lewis is400 plus 5 yr warranty
#38
Hi I have this TV and Im having some issues. Basically when I watch a HD programs, and the camera is still, the tv picture is perfect, but as soon as it moves, it goes all out of focus and blurry until it goes still again. Really hurts my eyes to watch. Is this a fault or something settings can change?
#39
Tumello
Hi I have this TV and Im having some issues. Basically when I watch a HD programs, and the camera is still, the tv picture is perfect, but as soon as it moves, it goes all out of focus and blurry until it goes still again. Really hurts my eyes to watch. Is this a fault or something settings can change?


You will have a better chance of a solution if you post your query here http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1384605-samsung-c530-owners-thread-part-2-a-29.html
#40
dooper
Tumello
Hi I have this TV and Im having some issues. Basically when I watch a HD programs, and the camera is still, the tv picture is perfect, but as soon as it moves, it goes all out of focus and blurry until it goes still again. Really hurts my eyes to watch. Is this a fault or something settings can change?


You will have a better chance of a solution if you post your query here http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1384605-samsung-c530-owners-thread-part-2-a-29.html


Will do, Thanks :)

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