Samsung LE40C650 - 40" Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz Motion Plus Allshare Internet LCD TV With Freeview HD & 5 Year Guarantee - £599 *Instore* @ Costco - HotUKDeals
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Amazon price £578 so you pay an extra £20 for a 5 year guarantee

This is not on offer at costco but it is a good deal.

The Samsung LCD 650 delivers a totally immersive experience. It's hard not to get into the action with our HyperReal engine which enriches the sharpness and clarity of whatever you're watching. Not settling for less than awe-inspiring, Samsung combines Wide Colour Enhancer and Ultra Clear Panel to create truly breathtaking images. And that's not limited to movies and programs; [email protected] communicates with your PC and phone to let you access the web and mobile phone content on the big screen.

The new [email protected] platform provides viewers with a gateway to a multitude of entertainment ranging from Video, Music, Social Networking, News and Games amongst others. Samsung's [email protected] offers users a diverse range of content to bring something for everyone in the family. Simply connect your new Samsung device to the internet via Ethernet cable or Samsung wireless dongle to access great services such as LOVEFiLM, BBC iPlayer, Twitter, YouTube and many others

All Share keeps you connected
LCD TV Series 6 takes the struggle out of sharing your talent with the world, or at least with your family. Transfer your videos, music and photos from your PC or mobile device, wirelessly and effortlessly. It even connects with multiple PCs. Who said you need connections to get on TV?

Transfer your videos, music and photos from your PC or mobile device wirelessly and effortlessly
Transfer your videos, music and photos from your PC or mobile device wirelessly and effortlessly

Connect Share Movie

There’s no excuse anymore for leaving all those great digital pictures and videos in your cameras. All you need with the Samsung HDTV is a USB connection cord. Just plug it in then instantly play. It even works for your music collection, so now anytime is showtime.
Ultra Clear Panel

Utilising enhanced black expression with low haze by optimising the light’s phase and increasing the transparency ratio in ultra clear panel, the new Samsung full HD TVs can reduce reflection of out light and increase contrast.
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#1
Cold.

John Lewis have it delivered for £10 more, and you don't have to be a member of Costco!
#2
AVF review

A further discussion on it here

HDTV Test review

Nice TV, but I opted for the C580 is it seems to be a better allrounder, however it does lack internet.
#3
I have an LE40C580. Much as I respect the C650, I would try to get a deal like this one http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-tx-p42g20-559-20-inc-5yr-warranty-free-delivery-marks-spencers/881407

The Panasonic TXP-42G20 is a Which? 'Best Buy' TV. Reviews at http://www.avforums.com/review/Panasonic-TX-P42G20-Plasma-HDTV-Review.html & http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-txp42gt20-txp42gt20b-20101025880.htm

The C650 is excellent, but the G20 is outstanding. Your choice.
#4
that second link is for a GT20, is there any difference between that and the G20

Edited By: kpmatthews on Mar 22, 2011 20:13
#5
The C580 isn't a better all rounder at all, it's simply cheaper. Most importantly, it lacks 100Hz. It all depends on your needs...
#6
bluespace77
The C580 isn't a better all rounder at all, it's simply cheaper. Most importantly, it lacks 100Hz. It all depends on your needs...

Are you saying that the C650 is a better allrounder then? If so I'd be interested in your source.
#7
kpmatthews
that second link is for a GT20, is there any difference between that and the G20


Apologies ... should have been http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-txp42g20-txp42g20b-20100308169.htm
#8
LeeIW
Are you saying that the C650 is a better allrounder then? If so I'd be interested in your source.


Like I said, it all depends on your needs. But yes, the 6 series is far better in my opinion than any 5 series. It's been like that since the M87 which was the start of Samsung becoming the dominant player in LCD HDTV's. In my opinion 100hz is important and is worth the extra cost. You might have a 1080p TV, but that's only when the picture is static. In motion, it will be around 300 lines of resolution. With 100Hz, the 6 series can get 800 lines while the 240hz sets can get the full 1080 lines. To me without 100hz, it's like watching a slideshow, that and the judder disturbs my viewing.

Sure, the 5 series TV are decent for the price. But The 5 series isn't a great all rounder, it's Samsung's entry level 1080 tv for those on a budget. If you can afford it, go for a 100hz set.



Edited By: bluespace77 on Mar 22, 2011 23:40: .
#9
bluespace77
Like I said, it all depends on your needs. But yes, the 6 series is far better in my opinion than any 5 series. It's been like that since the M87 which was the start of Samsung becoming the dominant player in LCD HDTV's. In my opinion 100hz is important and is worth the extra cost. You might have a 1080p TV, but that's only when the picture is static. In motion, it will be around 300 lines of resolution. With 100Hz, the 6 series can get 800 lines while the 240hz sets can get the full 1080 lines. To me without 100hz, it's like watching a slideshow, that and the judder disturbs my viewing.

Sure, the 5 series TV are decent for the price. But The 5 series isn't a great all rounder, it's Samsung's entry level 1080 tv for those on a budget. If you can afford it, go for a 100hz set.



ok, that's your opinion and mine is that the C580 is a better allrounder i.e. that it does everything well. The C650 simply doesn't an example of that being gaming.

"Console Gaming
The biggest thorn in the Samsung LE40C650’s side is the high amount of input lag that it suffers from. With Game Mode enabled, the video signal being input to the LCD HDTV lagged by about 45ms, which is enough to make games requiring fast reflexes feel quite sluggish on the TV. For example, aiming in first person shooters was considerably more difficult than on a display lagging by half this amount. It’s possible that enough time spent playing games on a laggy display will allow the user to compensate to some extent, but they will still be at a disadvantage in online games.

Game Mode on the Samsung LE40C650 naturally disables some extra processing in an attempt to speed up video display, so 10-point White Balance correction and of course, Motion Plus, are disabled in this mode (although the colour management system is still active). Without Game Mode enabled, the amount of input lag was around 95ms, which is very high indeed. These figures are actually a step backwards from previous Samsung LCD TVs."

"Summary
Ultimately, the Samsung LEC650 is a very solid perfomer. With one of the best black level and contrast performances, in the LCD market, it's sure to bring plenty of pleasure to all but the most demanding of videophiles and those that don't play video games. It's a well built television that both looks and feels the part with a well presented menu system to match.

With truly excellent video processing and scaling engines, the C650 copes admirably with most material you throw at it. Unfortunately there's a baby elephant in the room and that's the fact that the LEC650's processing sees fit to take out very fine details from material, which can be problematic with HD images. It's probably fair to say that most wouldn't notice and the resultant image can portray an illusion of clarity, which - if I were guessing as to why they've seen fit to include such a feature - may give it some advantage on the shop floor.

The included calibration controls are pretty much a pleasure to use but we'd like to see Samsung include individual luminance controls, of at least the primary colours, to make it a truly 3D colour management system. The ability of the panel to fully saturate red would also be an advantage, we hear there's a lot people whose chosen teams play in that colour and they might just notice!

This isn't a television I could easily recommend to gamers. All but those in near zombie like states are going to notice that they could just about stick the kettle on whilst waiting for the screen to respond to the input from their controller. Add in the fact that they inexplicably hide the, just about, useable Game mode in an obscure location, and the default image you get from it is non-too-pleasing and I'd almost certainly be sending the discerning gamer in another direction.

If you're not a gamer and/or a film fanatic with a very keen eye for detail, then I'd have no hesitation in recommending the Samsung LEC650 to you. If you like a broad range of viewing material with the ocassional Blu-ray, you could certainly do worse."

I had the opportunity to purchase the LE32C650 earlier this week for £359.98 or the C580 for £318.59, which let's face itsn't that much more. I put my money where my mouth is based on what I have read and opted for the C580, not because it was cheaper, but simply it does everything well.


Edited By: LeeIW on Mar 23, 2011 09:13: edit
#10
Great TV set purchased mine 6 months ago. Paid £400 for mine.
#11
macst808
Great TV set purchased mine 6 months ago. Paid £400 for mine.


You bought an LE40C650 for £400?
#12
Its a real shame about the gaming performance. I was comparing the C580 and C650 in Tesco on a HD feed and the picture quality on the C650 was on another planet compared with the C580, and it was at least as good as any plasma or LED display they had in there- and they had panasonics!

For me, this is worth the £200 premium over the C580 but only because I don't game THAT often. But then I've seen the C750 for £600....

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