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SAMSUNG LE46C530 £399.00@RicherSounds

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They can't be serious!!!
A full HD 1080p Samsung LCD for £399.
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#1
Good deal, £424.94 at Amazon
#2
HOT
#3
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony
1 Like #4
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony

Go for quality and get a panny
1 Like #5
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony


You do know you have consumer rights?

If it was a known fault as you claim them you would have little problem getting it fixed under consumer law.
2 Likes #6
Sorry to hear about the Samsung failing. Did you contact your local trading standards to ask them about 6 year use?

Out of interest what was the model and what failed?

If you need a new set check out the panel used in the set as this is one of the factors for picture quality. The other is the source you have. The on-board recivers (FreeView HD, FreeSAT, etc) seem to be quite poor in my experience. If your budget and space allow a separate tuner (e.g. for FreeSAT the Humax HDR) and just HDMI to the panel. IPS-Alpha is the best LCD option at the moment. Check the TV uses such a panel. Worth viewing the screen as well if you can arrange a demo. I went to a Richer Sounds store the other day in Croydon was blown away as every TV had been set up and calibrated well it makes such a difference.

Good site for comparisons:
http://www.digitalversus.com/duels.php?ty=10&ma1=16&mo1=194&p1=3411&ma2=60&ph=8

I am amazed at the deals on offer with this and the 50" LG Plasma for £450 from Tesco in-store if you can find stock.
#7
pimpMe
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony

You do know you have consumer rights?

If it was a known fault as you claim them you would have little problem getting it fixed under consumer law.
Managed to get £250 back from Dixons where I bought it but Samsung would do no nothing. All Electrical goods are covered by a 5 year european waranty. Had paid £600 for the tv but managed to get a Sony Bravia 40" for £399 so the £250went towards that. Was an excellent buy
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gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony


Which? Magazine April 2011. Pages 50 - 53

Best TV Brands for overall performance
1. Samsung. Score 66%
2. Panasonic. Score 65%
3. Sony. Score 62%
4. LG. Score 61%

Best TV Brands for overall reliability
1. Sony. Score 97%
2=. Panasonic & LG. Score 96%
4. Samsung. Score 95%

There is so little difference in reliability between the 4 big brands, that there is no reason to choose a model other than for it's performance for the price.
1 Like #9
Review here (32" screen)...

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-le32c530-le40c530-20100813815.htm 'Highly Recommended'

http://www.avforums.com/reviews/index.php?parent=114&search_special=1 'Excellent'

C530 thread here http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1451411-samsung-c530-owners-thread-part-3-a.html may be useful to purchasers.

Note that this TV is subject to the Panel & Processor 'Lottery'. It has an MStar or Trident processor. It has an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. The 46" is almost certain to have an A-MVA Panel rather than S-PVA.
#10
gerry73

Managed to get £250 back from Dixons where I bought it but Samsung would do no nothing. All Electrical goods are covered by a 5 year european waranty. Had paid £600 for the tv but managed to get a Sony Bravia 40" for £399 so the £250went towards that. Was an excellent buy



LOL PMSL !!!!!

Samsung are NOT liable and there is not a 5 year European warranty PMSL again
#11
still running my clampet 720p 6 year old samsung, hot deal
#12
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony

Sorry to hear that, but to balance your experiance, my nearly 5 year old Samsung 40" LCD TV has never missed a beat...I'd buy another Samsung in an instant
#13
Can I buy this online or do I need to call?
#14
Got 4 Sammys.....1 i've had since the xbox360 release day. No issues whatsoever.
#15
My PS50C680 Samsung 3D plasma TV died 1 month ago and has come back from warranty repair last week. It died after 6 month of use.
Would avoid Samsung. I have no hope with mine (Burned £950 - I have no hope that it will last for more than 1 year).
#16
pimpMe
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony


You do know you have consumer rights?

If it was a known fault as you claim them you would have little problem getting it fixed under consumer law.


Little problem?

After 6 months you need to get a professional engineers report on the fault, at your own cost, then and only then can you *try* to persue a replacement.

Personally, I'm not a fan of samsung TV's, I've had 2 fail little after a year, as has a friends 50" he bought last christmas. Samsung simply do not want to know. They are not an ethical company and leave a bad taste in your mouth.
banned 2 Likes #17
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony


Where did it go? You should have chopped its legs off or put a gps on that mofo. Maybe it didnt like your cooking?
#18
Personally I have an older Samsung and a quite new Sony (which was considerably more expensive), and although both are good, I prefer the Samsung.
I wouldnt pay the premium for a Sony again, would happily just buy the cheaper Samsung equivalent!
#19
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half

My old samsung which I sold to my neighbour is more than 5 years old and theres no problem with it and the 50 inch samsung plasma i now have, which is 3 years old, ive never had an issue with, i would'nt hesitate to buy another sammy
#20
I love the 5-6 year warranty c##p... Really if this was true everyone would be highlighting the fact that they come with it!!
1 Like #21
It is very interesting to read how little people know about warranties. European warranties do not apply in England and Wales as the Sales of Good Act is superior what that gives you is the right to a cause of action against the retailer or manufacturer for goods sold not of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose both of which you have to prove at your own cost with an independant report. The law also provides a six year limitation period in which to make this claim. It is not a six year warranty.
1 Like #22
What is also worth pointing out is that Richer Sounds do a five year guarantee for 10% of the machine cost which is clearly worth investing in. Speaking for my own experience with this retailer. Heat added for this is a very good deal.
#23
lufc1986
What is also worth pointing out is that Richer Sounds do a five year guarantee for 10% of the machine cost which is clearly worth investing in. Speaking for my own experience with this retailer. Heat added for this is a very good deal.


I'm pretty sure you can get your 10% back after the 5 years if you didn't use your warranty as well.
#24
lpoolm
I love the 5-6 year warranty c##p... Really if this was true everyone would be highlighting the fact that they come with it!!


Actually, they are not allowed to advertise something that you have every right to claim for as a 'Special offer', so if this was a legislated consumer right, they wouldn't be allowed to highlight it.

Its weird I know!
#25
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony


SOGA 1979
intranix
pimpMe
gerry73
Would not buy a Samsung TV. Bought one 3 years ago and it went after a year and a half, After reading reviews, it was a common fault.Samsung didnt want to know. Pay the extra money and buy Sony


You do know you have consumer rights?

If it was a known fault as you claim them you would have little problem getting it fixed under consumer law.


Little problem?

After 6 months you need to get a professional engineers report on the fault, at your own cost, then and only then can you *try* to persue a replacement.

Personally, I'm not a fan of samsung TV's, I've had 2 fail little after a year, as has a friends 50" he bought last christmas. Samsung simply do not want to know. They are not an ethical company and leave a bad taste in your mouth.


Absolute total and utter **** have you been drinking at the font of DSG by any chance???
#26
please elaborate instead of talking like a fanboy :)
#27
I bought this TV from Richersounds last week and I'm really impressed with it overall. The wife wanted it originally but I was very dubious given the price/size and It does take a bit of fiddling with to get the colours and brightness etc.. sorted but once done it's really nice.

I was most impressed with the blacks which was my one lingering worry about getting an LCD over plasma which I am used to.

I don't particularly like the stand, it feels a bit flimsy to me but does the job and that really is my only gripe.

USB works nicely for all the video formats I have tried so far (I dont currently have MKV's to test so I dont know if they work.. probably not).

I decided to get the 5 year warranty, I dont know what richersounds are like for honouring them especially if the tv needs replacing but I wont argue for £40.. yet.
#28
wont the 5 year warranty just be a resold statutory consumer warranty under the skin? If it makes it easier to claim what you're already entitled to, I can see it might be worth going for
#29
intranix
wont the 5 year warranty just be a resold statutory consumer warranty under the skin? If it makes it easier to claim what you're already entitled to, I can see it might be worth going for


No, they have their own in-house repairing service.
#30
dooper
It has an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. The 46" is almost certain to have an A-MVA Panel rather than S-PVA.
There is nothing wrong with an A-MVA panel, and in some areas it is superior to Samsung's S-PVA.

Edited By: bluespace77 on Jun 24, 2011 02:42
#31
For the facts on warranties & your consumer rights before & after they expire, see http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/cheap-free-warranties
#32
bluespace77
dooper
It has an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. The 46" is almost certain to have an A-MVA Panel rather than S-PVA.
There is nothing wrong with an A-MVA panel, and in some areas it is superior to Samsung's S-PVA.


Agreed. The near certainty of getting an A-MVA panel in an LE46C530 is a good thing, as it gives the buyer more confidence about avoiding the panel 'lottery'.
#33
Everyone seems to know a lot about TVs here

Can anyone recommend 32 or 37 incher that produces a quality picture on a standard freeview signal, or from the standard signal outputted by my Humax HD Fox recorder? Its easy to find TVs that look good on HD signals but they often look poor on SD signals.
#34
Good deal, and for £40 you can have a 5 year warranty.

~Cyrix
#35
I presume from the model number this is a 46" screen? The title / description doesn't say.
#36
Ive had a samsung LCD for 2 years with no problems at all and its been a quality TV being used for gaming alot and has no problems. The RicherSounds gaurantee is a good one as they will come to your house and pick it up for you if the TV is above 32".
#37
HotHotHot, how anybody can disagree is beyond me, although I doubt the box would fit in the back of my diddy Fiesta :|
#38
qwerta369
I presume from the model number this is a 46" screen? The title / description doesn't say.


It is 46"
#39
NeelixWasANiceMan
Everyone seems to know a lot about TVs here

Can anyone recommend 32 or 37 incher that produces a quality picture on a standard freeview signal, or from the standard signal outputted by my Humax HD Fox recorder? Its easy to find TVs that look good on HD signals but they often look poor on SD signals.


Consider this http://www.avforums.com/review/Samsung-C650-LE32C650-32C650-37C650-40C650-LCD-TV-Review.html

Available here... http://www.ravsappliances.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=458&zenid=d1f397e55dc264bd0eb8aaf5be612a6e
#40
koppar
lufc1986
What is also worth pointing out is that Richer Sounds do a five year guarantee for 10% of the machine cost which is clearly worth investing in. Speaking for my own experience with this retailer. Heat added for this is a very good deal.

I'm pretty sure you can get your 10% back after the 5 years if you didn't use your warranty as well.

Indeed you can, in fact on any of their warranties. But they rely on you forgetting, so you need to remind yourself. Bought a Samsung there about 15 months ago.

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