SAMSUNG LE40R88BD 40" LCD TV £739 or less from Dixons - HotUKDeals
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Mine arrived yesterday. Beautiful item and stunning picture.
Was £765 over the weekend bt got the usual discounts from Quidco and Egg (making thsi less than £700 now!)
Brand New Range From Samsung

Superb picture quality and amazing sound, with a unique design to complement your home! This TV also has an integrated Digital TV receiver so you can access up to 41 Digital TV channels!


Wide Colour Enhancer - This exclusive technology delivers more brilliant colours, even in bright areas of the picture where blues and greens are washed out on conventional screens.

Movie Plus - Samsung's exclusive Movie Plus completely eliminates judder, presenting smooth action, no matter how fast it is going.

3 HDMI - Three High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections make your TV a multimedia centrepiece. Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, satellite dish boxes into the 2 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders and laptops. HDMI is the best performing interface for displaying an HD source on a HDTV

Game Mode - Samsung LCD TVs offer unparalleled picture quality that can be optimised for gaming at the touch of a button. It allows for H-sharpness and a faster response time in the games.
In addition, its powerful surround sound effects produce a magical environment of wonder that is filled with excitement and joy.
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#1
http://www.dixons.co.uk/images/605728_01_huge.jpg
#2
cold.. only because there is another one selling for £599 40 inch samsung already
#3
damanisjon
cold.. only because there is another one selling for £599 40 inch samsung already


Is that the same model? Does it have the same specs? Why not post the link so people can compare the one you have found to the OPs model?

EDIT: Found your post for the other model. Different Samsung model range, older specs and features but good for people to compare.

damanisjon's other post HERE for those that want to compare.
#4
The one at £599 is two generations old. This one is by far the better deal
#5
Thanks Buelligan,

Quick question, how do you use both the quidco and egg discounts? I thought you had to use the link to Dixons they supply?

Great if you can use both as I am buying a big tv in the next month or so :)
#6
How good or bad is this tv as i have been looking for a while now for a decent 40" tv at a reasonable price?
#7
Any idea what res this is and what display mode it kicks out, 1080 i or 1080p thx
Looks like a good deal to me
#8
smitda01
Thanks Buelligan,

Quick question, how do you use both the quidco and egg discounts? I thought you had to use the link to Dixons they supply?

Great if you can use both as I am buying a big tv in the next month or so :)


You cant :-( just spoke to egg and to use the cashback you have to go through the link on thier site
#9
Thanks Ruzzy.

I read it as quidco AND egg. Didn't think you could - but worth a go if possible :)
#10
Must admit not seen the credit in my Quidco account yet.. but then it's only been 6 days since placing the order. Went via the Quidco site to Dixons then just typed in the part number. Paid using my Egg card and assumed the rest would follow. Just checked my Egg card and I've got a £37.75 on there from Dixons.
BTW, anyone that has purchased on at last weeks price ie. £765 phone 0870 3331222 and they will refund the difference.

Whirlers, only watched it for about 4 hours hours so far but gobsmacked compared to my 28" Toshiba CRT. Very bright, very clear and strangly 3-D looking almost in its clarity. Very, very chuffed for the price. Looks dead sexy too, gloss black.

Oh, it doesn't do 1080P or i but hey it's 700 quid for a quality Samsung.
#11
Anyone know where i can read some reviews for this tv?

buelligan comments taken on board.:)

Also is this price available in store or just online?
#12
Ruzzy
You cant :-( just spoke to egg and to use the cashback you have to go through the link on thier site


You dont have to go through the link, just go through quidco and use egg card, egg cashback is instant discount.
#13
whirlers
Any idea what res this is and what display mode it kicks out, 1080 i or 1080p thx
Looks like a good deal to me


720P
#14
Are you sure Jeff as it mentions somewhere about 1080i (Can't seem to find where i seen it) i will keep looking.
#15
Yeah it does 1080i also.

Bought the 37" version of this a few weeks back and have to say I'm blown away by the picture on these new Sammy's. A big improvement over their last range, much more realistic skin tones, better sound etc. Does everything very well indeed, 3 HDMI is a real boon as is 1:1 for the PC over vga or HDMI.

This is a good price for the 40" (just to big for my needs)... considering I paid just over £700 for the 37".

Really can't fault 'em! (and that's something coming from me (fussy sod!)) :)
#16
Is this the best deal on a 40" tv or is there better out there for similar money? I am seriously thinking of getting one of these but are slightly put off by the fact that it is online only and can't go and buy from a store.
#17
you wont find a better 40" for the price IMHO, not at the moment anyway....next week? probably cheaper yes. Sure there's cheaper 40"s around but none as 'new' (range wise) as this.

All a matter of personal choice of course, everything is subjective when viewing a picutre, I might love it you might hate it.

If you were to buy this from a Currys store (same company of course) they will charge you neck end of a grand for the privilage. Buy online and if you hate it you have 7 days under distance selling to simply return it for a full refund - no questions asked.
#18
ajm007
Is this the best deal on a 40" tv or is there better out there for similar money? I am seriously thinking of getting one of these but are slightly put off by the fact that it is online only and can't go and buy from a store.


Dixons also have this very similar spec'ed 42 inch plasma here if you need that extra 2 inches (oh err!). You might be able to squeeze another 10 or 20 quid off the price elsewhere but not when you take off the egg discount.

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0878983503.1180717829@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccjaddldhgfhilcflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&sku=306725&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&tabIndex=1

gets good reviews where i have seen it.
#19
Also found the 40" Samsung cheaper (£719 delivered) via this link....

http://www.stockchecker.co.uk/PriceComparer.aspx?productId=20970
#20
Thanks guys for the info.

[QUOTE][Buy online and if you hate it you have 7 days under distance selling to simply return it for a full refund - no questions asked./QUOTE] Yes but how much would it cost to send something like this back?

@Bags

Don't want to go the plasma route,would rather have LCD.

@titty

Nice find but after delivery is added it come to more than in dixons with the £10 off code.
#21
ajm007
Is this the best deal on a 40" tv or is there better out there for similar money? I am seriously thinking of getting one of these but are slightly put off by the fact that it is online only and can't go and buy from a store.


Go and look at one at your local Currys then! That's what I did, then sped home and placed the order.

Swear the kids are having as much fun with the box as I am with the TV (it's huge)

One problem I've fund so far (although it maybe a config. issues) is the TV does not automatically swap from 4:3 to 16:9 depending on the broadcast. Has anyone else found this with Samsungs or LCDs in general?
#22
Samsung are really going for world domination with their great new tv ranges!

So this is £739 at Dixons,
minus £10 voucher code gets it down to £729.

Going via Quidco gets you another 4% cashback which equates to cashback of £29 - therefore we can get this tv say for £700.

Not bad :):)

Just to add that the same model is available at Pixmania for £722 and there is a £20 discount code awin070603which drops its to £702.
But they only offer 2% cashback (£14)and charge £16.90 delivery.
Which brings the total out to be £705 ish.

So this does seem like a great deal from Dixons! Are there any better vouchers or discounts to be had?

Thanks.

Lee

PS - can you use an Egg Card AND Quidco together?
#23
djleekee
PS - can you use an Egg Card AND Quidco together?


In a word, NO.

Taken from the Quidco website.

Second, if you use other means of cashback please check if the transaction was tracked with them. Merchants will only pay out once and if the transaction has been attributed to another site or organisation we will not receive commission for this transaction.
#24
£700 really is my limit on a new 40" HDTV and I wondered whetherr anyone can beat this price?

I have seen another one at 247 Electrical for £640.

The specifications dont seem to differ that much - therefore is it worth paying the extra for the newer model?

HD Ready
iDTV (freeview)
DNIe™ Technology
1366 x 768 resolution
500 cd/m² brightness
5000:1 dynamic contrast
8ms response time
178 viewing angle
EU Multi colour system
2x 10W stereo output
A2/NiCAM, SRS TruSurround XT
1000 Page teletext
Picture in Picture mode
2x scart
1x HDMI
Finish: Black
247electrical recommends

Thanks
#25
duplicate post
#26
With quidco and the £10 discount code the ops tele is only £700.I think I might take the plunge.:thumbsup:
#27
Thanks for the pointer buelligan.Just bought one to be delivered on Friday.:-D

I never save money on money saving forums.:giggle:
#28
yep does 1080i as well but not 1080p ;)

Doesnt say on the site, but if you download the manual here it says it on page 7 http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/television/tftlcd/le26r88bdxxeu.asp?page=Specifications






;)
#29
Hi Buelligan, I am looking to buy 40"/42" LCD next week and was set on a 1080p set but you have given me second thoughts!

What is the SD picture like? - my set will get a lot of kids SD viewing (via Virgin Cable). Have you tried a PS3 or 360 on it? I'm not sure that it's worth paying £200 extra for 1080p - sitting 9ft away I probably couldn't tell the difference between 1080p and 720p....

Decisions, decisions.....
#30
seems like the price has been raised to £749 now :(
#31
russ
yep does 1080i as well but not 1080p ;)

Doesnt say on the site, but if you download the manual here it says it on page 7 http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/television/tftlcd/le26r88bdxxeu.asp?page=Specifications

;)


This is NOT a true 1080i or 1080p TV.

That much is obvious from the specifications:

1366*768

A 1080-capable TV would have 1080 or more lines in place of the number 768.

A 720i/p TV should be 1280 x 720. Some TV manufacturers do produce this size, because it is a one-to-one pixel mapping to a 720p signal, which is desirable.

However, most mass-market LCD panels are 1366x768 (as this is a standard res easy for them to produce), which means they have to stretch the picture slightly to fill the space.

As regards 1080i or 1080p, there physically are not enough dots - a 1080i/1080p panel needs to be 1920 x 1080 (or better).

A true 1080 panel (as opposed to this, which like pretty much all sub-£1000 TVs can HANDLE a 1080i signal, but cannot actually display it without removing some of the data)) would cost more than this, and for a 1080p source, you would ideally want a 46" TV, or larger, as it's hard to tell the difference with smaller screens.
#32
Dude, you've made several interesting points, some of which I have read/heard before.. which is why I didn't pay a lot more for an i/p TV.

At the end of the day it's a "quality" £700 TV which is sub 46". Who gives a fig If it doesn't show ALL of the picture... it's sub 46" btw so are you going to really know the difference? Dude, do you know ow much data are you going to loose If it's is not i/p? 1%, 2%, 5%?

All I know is I watched Natural World and YellowStone on Beeb2 last night and was stunned at the image quality.

:p
#33
This is the site to get the info and opinions you need on AV stuff: http://www.avforums.com/

Particular thread for this TV (it's massive though!): http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=513376
#34
buelligan
Dude, you've made several interesting points, some of which I have read/heard before.. which is why I didn't pay a lot more for an i/p TV.

At the end of the day it's a "quality" £700 TV which is sub 46". Who gives a fig If it doesn't show ALL of the picture... it's sub 46" btw so are you going to really know the difference? Dude, do you know ow much data are you going to loose If it's is not i/p? 1%, 2%, 5%?

All I know is I watched Natural World and YellowStone on Beeb2 last night and was stunned at the image quality.

:p



It's still i/p - that refers to interlaced (using two passes) or progressive scan (using one pass - so easier on the eye, less flickery), it's just 720 rather than 1080.

You are losing nearly 60% of the information (although that won't be perceptible as a further 60% reduction would be):

1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 dots
1280 x 720 = 921,600 dots

So clearly a 1920 x 1080 panel is a LOT better, but the question is whether the source material is in 1080p (which obviously takes double the bandwidth to transmit), and if HDTV is all transmitted in 1080p, then by that time the current £2k 1080p TVs will be old technology, and worth very little.
#35
I saw a lot of these Samsung's at comet/dixons today, and compared to the others on offer, the SD picture on these was really blocky (pixelated) and generally very ugly compared to the SD picture on the others they had!

The colour was good, everything else seemed nice, and i'm sure the HD output looks great. But the SD picture left a lot to be desired. :)
#36
YAY!

Dixons have reduced this again to £739.

Gonna buy it now!

Lee
#37
Ive got this set and its a cracker. I dont think the photo is right though, mine looks different to this and its definately the same model number.

1080i max aswell although its a 40" set so 1080p would not make a lot of difference anyway.
#38
Cant wait for this to arrive now!

I applied for a brand new Egg card and got paid £45 for the priviledge! Got 5% off because I used the Egg card and also the £10 discount code aswell!

All in all - real cost to me was somewhere in the region of £650! BARGAIN! :):)
#39
Did you order the black and chrome table? The TV looks stunning on it.
#40
I've have bought severals things from here via the quidco link using my egg card and cash back is instant from any purchases from Dixons online. So you can use both - well I can anyway !

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