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* 50" Widescreen
Plasma
TV
* 1365x768 Pixel
resolution
* 1300cd/m2 brightness
* 15,000:1 contrast ration
* Integrated Freeview
* HD Ready
* SRS TruSurround XT
* Sound output(RMS): 10W x 2
* Integrated speaker
* 2 HDMI
connections
* 2 SCART
sockets
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#1
Pls dont add images to OP as this cant be viewed via Front page :)

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#2
edi
Pls dont add images to OP as this cant be viewed via Front page :)

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sorry edi.... never knew :thumbsup:
#3
I nearly bought that today..
#4
2% quidco as well I believe
#5
smashed
I nearly bought that today..

what stopped you mate?
#6
why do people vote cold with no comment? pathetic
#7
This is an older model. I think EmpireDirect are just clearing stock of the 'C' models before they put the 'Q' range (which they do have in-store) on the website.

I've voting cold. The main reason is because I am getting tired of people simply posting the best price on LCD/Plasma TVs (these will always drop over time!). That is what the many price comparison sites are for. This site should be for hot deals only.
#8
Hessian...
The C model is a cleaner version of the Q. It doesnt have all the extra of the Q, such as a programmable remote and Ultra Filterbright. However, the Ultra Filterbright has caused problems with image quality, leading a lot of people to prefer the C series.
That you can get it for £950, with 3 YEAR WARRANTY.. is what makes it a bargain.

Yep, go pay more elsewhere for 1 year warranty. Admittedly its not for you, but , there are a lot of people holding out for a sub 1k 50" Plasma (its a mental barrier) and they usually want (but fail) to get John Lewis to match it because they want security of a decent warranty. Therefore, this deal cuts the JL undersales hassle, and bags the cheap price too.

Bellamy, I didnt buy because I just bought another PWD6 from AVF. The 42" will do for now as its a cracking set for SD materia (which most of my stuff is, with the rest watched on the HD PJ) , and then I can wait for this to get even cheaper before I take the plunge. Its a good stop gap for me, but if that hadnt come up.. I reckon I would have bought this today.

Also.. it shows how many sheep are on this forum. Somebody makes a neg comment, so every1 follows. Same with hot. People cant actually make their own opinions on things :(
#9
hessian
This is an older model. I think EmpireDirect are just clearing stock of the 'C' models before they put the 'Q' range (which they do have in-store) on the website.

I've voting cold. The main reason is because I am getting tired of people simply posting the best price on LCD/Plasma TVs (these will always drop over time!). That is what the many price comparison sites are for. This site should be for hot deals only.

This is a new model... try getting your facts right.
#10
http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/plasma/samsung_ps50c96hdx.htm

review here

Note

The Samsung PS50C96HDX is virtually identical to its stable mate the Samsung PS50Q97HDX.
The differences include 1 less HDMI (side), 2 x 10w rather than 2 x 15w speakers and 'FilterBright' rather than 'Ultra FilterBright' technology.

Design

Apart from the absence of an HDMI input along the side of the panel, the Samsung PS50C96HDX is identical to its stable mate, the Samsung PS50Q97HDX.
#11
PWD6 from AVF whats this
#12
roadie
PWD6 from AVF whats this

panasonic 42" is a PWD6, avf is avforums... I think?
#13
thanks i know what avf is !

the panny model is it 1080p?
#14
Hi roadie,

The PWD6 is an old SD model (standard definition). However, it handles SD signals better than the HD models that a lot of people shell out £900 for.

It also downscales HD material and still makes it look great.

Why have a TV with 768 lines when 90% of viewing is done on a signal with 480lines? It makes a lot more sense to have a TV with 480 lines.. Otherwise its making lines up, which (unless you have a very expensive scalar) tends to make the picture worse, or blocky like LCD's on SKY.

For £350 2nd hand, I couldnt go wrong :)
#15
oh ok whats the specs like on that tv?
#16
It also downscales HD material and still makes it look great.??

whgat does that mean?
ps did u say u have a projector? is there any cheap ones available i want one for my xbox 360!
#17
HD material (720 lines or more) should ideally be viewed on a TV with the 720 or more lines)..ie an HD ready TV. However, because this only has 480, it has to downscale it by removing some information. Therefore, the TV is compromising the quality. But viewing HD stuff on it still looks excellent.
If I watched 90% HD stuff, I would buy an HD TV, but as its 90% SD, it makes sense not to just yet.

Yes, I have a Sanyo PLV-Z3 HD projector. I use it for my 360, and it beams onto a 119" screen that I made. The screen cost me £30 out of parts. However, the projector cost me £700 from Germany a couple of years ago. You can now buy 2nd hand HD projectors for around £350, which to me represents excellent value.
Unfortunately, bulbs only last 2000-3000 hours, and when they go it will cost around £200 to replace it. Therefore, its expensive if you try and run it instead of a TV. I use mine a couple of times a week (when mates are over or when watching a new DVD). Therefore, if you used it for 2hrs a day, 5 days a week, a bulb would last you 4years. A TV would depreciate 90% of its value in that time tho, so its not that expensive.
#18
smashed


Bellamy, I didnt buy because I just bought another PWD6 from AVF. The 42" will do for now as its a cracking set for SD materia (which most of my stuff is, with the rest watched on the HD PJ) , and then I can wait for this to get even cheaper before I take the plunge. Its a good stop gap for me, but if that hadnt come up.. I reckon I would have bought this today.

Also.. it shows how many sheep are on this forum. Somebody makes a neg comment, so every1 follows. Same with hot. People cant actually make their own opinions on things :(

can't believe people are voting this cold, It's a great price for a new model.
#19
The TVs listed in the drop down box at

http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/television/plasma/index.asp

appear to be in descending order of quality.

Note the C96 is at the bottom of the list

The Q range was only released on May 11...
http://www.samsung.com/uk/presscenter/pressrelease/pressrelease_20070511_0000345222.asp
#20
hessian
The TVs listed in the drop down box at

http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/television/plasma/index.asp

appear to be in descending order of quality.

Note the C96 is at the bottom of the list

The Q range was only released on May 11...
http://www.samsung.com/uk/presscenter/pressrelease/pressrelease_20070511_0000345222.asp

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/plasma/samsung_ps50c96hdx.htm

Reviewed: 10 May 2007

[QUOTE]The Samsung PS50C96HDX is virtually identical to its stable mate the Samsung PS50Q97HDX. The differences include 1 less HDMI (side), 2 x 10w rather than 2 x 15w speakers and 'FilterBright' rather than 'Ultra FilterBright' technology.

Design

Apart from the absence of an HDMI input along the side of the panel, the Samsung PS50C96HDX is identical to its stable mate, the Samsung PS50Q97HDX.[
/QUOTE]
#21
smashed-gud info there mate will be adding rep 4u ps projectors do they not depreciate in value?>!
#22
The Samsung PS50C96HDX is virtually identical to its stable mate the Samsung PS50Q97HDX. The differences include 1 less HDMI (side), 2 x 10w rather than 2 x 15w speakers and 'FilterBright' rather than 'Ultra FilterBright' technology.

Design

Apart from the absence of an HDMI input along the side of the panel, the Samsung PS50C96HDX is identical to its stable mate, the Samsung PS50Q97HDX.[
/QUOTE]


you forgot the beginning of the quote:

With a slightly lower spec than its stable mate the PS50Q97HDX, Samsung's PS50C96HDX is an equally impressive performer

That reiterates the point I was trying to make. I'm not bagging your TV, just bringing to your attention that the more recent and improved Q97 is available for a few £ more. Therefore the C96 is not a hot deal, just a standard price for what you get.
#23
hessian
you forgot the beginning of the quote:

With a slightly lower spec than its stable mate the PS50Q97HDX, Samsung's PS50C96HDX is an equally impressive performer

That reiterates the point I was trying to make. I'm not bagging your TV, just bringing to your attention that the more recent and improved Q97 is available for a few £ more. Therefore the C96 is not a hot deal, just a standard price for what you get.

the cheapest 97 with a long warranty is £200 more from crampton and moore, to say the 97 is more recent is ultra pedantic, It's not a replacement or upgrade. samsung offer 3 levels on every size plasma and lcd iirc.
#24
hessian
you forgot the beginning of the quote:

With a slightly lower spec than its stable mate the PS50Q97HDX, Samsung's PS50C96HDX is an equally impressive performer


wrong again.. that's 3 times in a row :thumbsup:
Samsung PS50C96HDX Review

Samsung PS50C96HDX


50in Plasma TV
Picture
Sound
Features
Usability
Value
With Superb HD picture performance and fast motion handling capabilities the PS50C96HDX makes a compelling package.
89%
Target Price: £1100
1366 x 768 pixels
HD Ready


Reviewed: 10 May 2007

Note

The Samsung PS50C96HDX is virtually identical to its stable mate the Samsung PS50Q97HDX. The differences include 1 less HDMI (side), 2 x 10w rather than 2 x 15w speakers and 'FilterBright' rather than 'Ultra FilterBright' technology.

Design

Apart from the absence of an HDMI input along the side of the panel, the Samsung PS50C96HDX is identical to its stable mate, the Samsung PS50Q97HDX.


Taking a leaf out of Panasonic's design book, Samsung have decided that less is more and have given the PS50C96HDX a minimalist look and feel which nevertheless adds a touch of style to any living space.

Features

As mentioned, the PS50C96HDX has lost an HDMI input taking its count down to 2 which are complemented with 2 Scarts, component video and PC input. The Samsung PS50C96HDX also has a built-in digital Freeview tuner with 7-day Electronic programming Guide (EPG).


Details
Screen size & shape: 50in 16:9
Tuner: Digital
Sound system: Stereo
Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
HD Ready: Yes
Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1
Brightness: 1500cd/m2
OTHER FEATURES: DNIe picture processing, Natural True Colour, Real Motion Studio.
SOCKETS: 2 HDMI , 2 SCART, Component Video, PC input.




With the C96 series, Samsung have focused much of their technical expertise on improving fast motion response.

Their 'Real Motion Studio' is a suite of technologies for achieving this aim. Movie Mode has been designed to eliminate 'Motion Judder' and 'Silhouette Editor' is aimed at retaining the sharpness and detail of a fast moving image.

Samsung have used another proprietary technology 'Natural True Colour' which complements their 'Real Motion Studio' suite to achieve balanced realistic colour, especially on fast moving sequences.

A new 18-bit processor has increased while increasing the responsiveness of all the technological components on this screen, has also been designed to increase the range and depth of colours.

Samsungs trusty Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe) forms the picture processing heart of the PS50C96HDX. The technology focuses on improving black levels, improving colour saturations and tone and sharpness and tone.

DNIe has four main feature areas, Motion Optimizer, Contrast Enhancer, Detail enhancer and Colour Optimizer, and has a track record of producing impressive results on previous Samsung screens.

With the PS50C96HDX Samsung have addressed a long-standing problem with plasma screens in their problems with displaying pictures in daylight conditions. Samsung's 'FilterBright' actually reduces contrast ratio down to 1000:1 in brighter conditions and can bump it back up to 15,000:1 when the viewing environment becomes darker.

Samsung are obviously thinking seriously about the longevity of the PS50C96HDX with 'anti-burn-in' technology which is used to combat the bug bear of plasma screen, screen-burn.

Two 10-Watt speakers form the audio capability of the PS50C96HDX with SRS TruSurround XT technology promising simulated 3D effect enhanced dialog and powerful bass.

Performance

The first thing we notice about the Samsung PS50C96HDX is the truly stunning black level performance, which is way ahead of anything that Samsung have produced in a Plasma unit before now, and at least matches the best that Panasonic and other class leading manufacturers are currently offering.

We have to say that we didn't notice a great deal of difference from the FilterBright technology, but things like this can be very subjective depending on your surroundings and perceptions.

The Samsung PS50C96HDX is notable for its huge array of available manual adjustments. We judged this screen on factory presets, but from a little foray into the screens manual adjustments we are pretty confident that you would be able to tweak the PS50C96HDX to suit most circumstances - you can even switch DNIe off completely.

It looks like Samsung have sorted out their niggling colour problems with the PS50C96HDX. On previous Samsung Plasma screens, skin tones have looked decidedly green around the gills with a colour imbalance in this direction. Not so the PS50C96HDX which shows a colour composure that is hard to match for a 50in plasma. The depth and richness of colours is impressive, and skin tones now look natural in all situations.

High Definition (HD) sources are where this screen comes into its own. The depth clarity and detail displayed is truly astounding. The proprietary motion compensating technology is doing its job with fast motion sequences will bring gasps of delight from onlookers.

Many consumers will buy this unit for its HD performance, but will be more than pleasantly surprised with its Standard Definition (SD) capabilities. On close inspection there is some digital noise and a slight trace of motion blurring, but with Sky TV (1080i) as the source this doesn't detract too much from the overall experience.

As with most large panels however, hook up terrestrial Freeview and things start to deteriorate, and a 50in screen highlights that deterioration with the main culprit being a ghosting effect.

As you would expect the picture deteriorates slightly with Freeview as opposed to Sky, but this is still the most composed plasma we have come across.

Finally, with 2 x 10w speakers, the acoustic abilities of the PS50C96HDX don't really rise to the 50in panel occasion. The output is just not powerful enough to do the screen justice. Many consumers will be planning to feature the PS50C96HDX as part of a home cinema system and will upgrade the sound system, but for those who don't, the lack of bass will detract from the overall experience of this panel.

Conclusion

The Samsung PS50C96HDX is one of the most accomplished 50in Plasmas we have come across for the price. Not only is it a superb HD performer, the SD performance is surprisingly good.
#25
hessian
Therefore the C96 is not a hot deal, just a standard price for what you get.


Well having checked AV Forums I came to the conclusion that the Samsung C96 or the Panasonic PX70 are 2 frontrunners in the 'good quality but cheap' range [Fujitsu being the best but very expensive and Pioneer being more expensive for not much more quality]. At this price I think the Samsung is a hot deal. Maybe you can find me a better 42" plasma at £630 as I am thinking of getting one for my dad on Monday.
#26
roadie, PJs can and do depreciate like TV's. But, if you can pick up a 2nd hand Z3 for example for around £350, its not going to depreciate much more.

Best to get researching over at AVForums.
#27
Searcher2
Well having checked AV Forums I came to the conclusion that the Samsung C96 or the Panasonic PX70 are 2 frontrunners in the 'good quality but cheap' range [Fujitsu being the best but very expensive and Pioneer being more expensive for not much more quality]. At this price I think the Samsung is a hot deal. Maybe you can find me a better 42" plasma at £630 as I am thinking of getting one for my dad on Monday.


You may want to consider the Q96 (extra HDMI socket + few other minor enhancements) from Currys using vouchers + quidco + egg for £628
#28
hessian
You may want to consider the Q96 (extra HDMI socket + few other minor enhancements) from Currys using vouchers + quidco + egg for £628


Do you mean this tv? :SAMSUNG PS42Q96HD 42" HD Ready Digital

Can you tell me which voucher(s) to use on this tv?

Thanks in advance :)
#29
SneakyD
Do you mean this tv? :SAMSUNG PS42Q96HD 42" HD Ready Digital

Can you tell me which voucher(s) to use on this tv?

Thanks in advance :)


NHS2007 = 5%

go via Quidco for 4.5%, use Egg card for another 1%
#30
hessian
NHS2007 = 5%

go via Quidco for 4.5%, use Egg card for another 1%


Thanks for the info.

I assume the NHS2007 is only for NHS employees?

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