Samsung WS32Z428D8 - 32" Widescreen Slimfit CRT TV - With Freeview £224.98 delivered - HotUKDeals
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This must be the most unfashionable TV deal around.

Freeview and a good picture though...



* Slimfit space saving design which will reduce wasted floorspace
* built in Freeview tuner capable of delivering the best in free to air digital TV
* 32'' visible diagonal PUREFLAT screen
* 2 x 10 watts Nicam Stereo output
* 750 page teletext
* Plug and play setup
* Broadcasting systems include PAL , NTSC , SECAM , MHEG
* Full 100Hz Natural scanning system
* Scart x 2
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#1
Good price for a CRT TV, thanks Bertt :)

Better to spend another £125 and get a TFT, IMO.
#2
Not sure about that edi, I'd rather have CRT TV than LCD. If it is OK sizewise or course.
#3
Amusing to see this voted cold - perhaps an 'uncool' button is needed to placate those whose sensibilities are offended by yesterday's technology. This has to be a good price for what you get - if you want it.
#4
Sorry edi, I'm with Kommunist on this. If your not bothered about the bulk or HD why spend more on a LCD when you are probably going to have to spend 3 times as much for comparable pictue quality
#5
barneydog
Sorry edi, I'm with Kommunist on this. If your not bothered about the bulk or HD why spend more on a LCD when you are probably going to have to spend 3 times as much for comparable pictue quality


I did say this is a good deal for those who look for CRT. Thanks again Bertt :thumbsup:

LCD option is my opinion. We are still using 26" Philips CRT but want to replace soon due to space contraints.
#6
I like the way they've angled the shot so it looks like a flatscreen!
#7
I have one of these and they are a great tv - I have had mines for over 2 years now and they are very slim at the back. obviously not as slim as plasma and lcd
#8
According to the specs on EmpireDirect's product page for this Tv, it has a depth of 42cm or about 16inches :)
#9
Thats about right i would say its about 30 - 35 cms:)
#10
I had one of these. The geometry was very bad so I got a refund. I have a AOC 32'' LCD now and think it's much better. These TV's are supposed to be hit and miss and i definitely missed. If you get a good one, it's definitely worth £225.
#11
These SlimFit TV's from Samsung have been plagued with problems relating to their picture.

The geometry is all over the place as a result of the gun attempting to compensate for the screen being closer than normal.

There was a big discussion on Avforums last year.

My suggestion would be to avoid.
#12
good price u wont get 32 lcd for another 150 with freeview proably nearer to another 275. But with all those comments it doesnt appear a good product.
#13
There has been lots of discussion about this television on many forums.

Many seem to have had geometry issues as mentioned by a previous poster,however some people have had no problems and swear by it.

Oh and for all you must have LCD/PLASMA type of people,a good CRT television kicks the pants off all it`s other more fashionable rivals and as of yet there is no format that will produce as good a picture as a good quality CRT.

Rival formats may be thinner but that`s about the only advantage.
#14
madmanc
There has been lots of discussion about this television on many forums.

Many seem to have had geometry issues as mentioned by a previous poster,however some people have had no problems and swear by it.

Oh and for all you must have LCD/PLASMA type of people,a good CRT television kicks the pants off all it`s other more fashionable rivals and as of yet there is no format that will produce as good a picture as a good quality CRT.

Rival formats may be thinner but that`s about the only advantage.



Amazingly I have to agree (I say amazingly because I'm normally a mad new technology geek). I have a top of the range Philips 'Crystal Green' 32" 100hz CRT tv (what a mouthful), had it for 5 years and the pic quality is simply breathtaking, especially with DVD. Everybody who sees it for the first time remarks on how amazing the pics look. Cost me a bomb but has saved me a fortune in not feeling the need to chase the new technology in the marketplace until:

a. LCD/plasma get better
b. My beloved Phips conks out.


I've had friends buy a plasma 'because they take up less room'...then place it on a TV stand that is no smaller than one that holds a CRT? Baffling...
#15
My friend has one of these, the colours are terrible and washed out. There is a distinct fade of colours in one corner. And they seem to blend into each other and mix.

Really really really don't recommend this television. Waste of money

They are ALL like this not just my friends. Ive read reviews and everything ( was considering getting one for a while )
#16
Talking about geometry - here is a real life screenshot, taken from Slimfit telly. The guy was using Nokia Monitor test for it:
http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1020256xa5.jpg

So, as you can see, geometry isn't perfect, but it is rarely better on any CRT-TV. The guy who posted it, was using service menu to achieve it.
#17
thespacecowboy
I like the way they've angled the shot so it looks like a flatscreen!


Erm, it is a flatscreen, it isn't LCD or Plasma.;-)
#18
Price now shows £199
#19
philproc
Price now shows £199


hi im a little worried after reading this , i have one of these tellys and i have been unsure if it has a problem with the picture since i have owned it , the people all look stretched out and on programmes where there is text only half can be read even if the screen size is altered is this what is meant by a geometry problem ?
just its still under warranty so i can get it rtm .
#20
katya if you create sufficient arguement saying it is not fit for purpose quoting the appropriate law etc

But the best you'll get is store credit if it's past 7-14day after purchase.

The quality of this set has been reowned for it's appalling quality on every review, price might be nice but is not worth it.
#21
schizoboy
katya if you create sufficient arguement saying it is not fit for purpose quoting the appropriate law etc

But the best you'll get is store credit if it's past 7-14day after purchase.

The quality of this set has been reowned for it's appalling quality on every review, price might be nice but is not worth it.


yeah, im well worried now, im no tecno geek and my tv broke i had insurance on it and eventually they wrote it off this was the only avalible for the £500 they were offering ! yep £500 from littlewoods , it was ordered in june but i had to wait almost two months for it to arrive so maybe i should ring up and make complaint about it .
#22
Make a list of complaints, specific problems, try and test hdmi sources on the device and compare it to other HD sets and conclude it;s not fit for purpose.

Just saying it's poor quality isn't really good enough.

I really hope you paid by credit card because if the retailer becomes awkward they are your backup and should sort you out.
#23
schizoboy
Make a list of complaints, specific problems, try and test hdmi sources on the device and compare it to other HD sets and conclude it;s not fit for purpose.

Just saying it's poor quality isn't really good enough.

I really hope you paid by credit card because if the retailer becomes awkward they are your backup and should sort you out.


ok, im gonna ring them , it was purchased as a insurance replacment so no money exchanged,

well just rang em and they said i have to take it up with samsung, rang samsung and they said i have to take it up with littlewoods!:x :?
#24
Littlewoods are breaking the law by referring you to manufacture.

The 1st 12months are the responsibility of the retailer

http://www.vnunet.com/computeractive/features/2014044/know-consumer-rights-part-basics?vnu_lt=vnu_art_related_articles
#25
schizoboy
Littlewoods are breaking the law by referring you to manufacture.

The 1st 12months are the responsibility of the retailer

http://www.vnunet.com/computeractive/features/2014044/know-consumer-rights-part-basics?vnu_lt=vnu_art_related_articles


wow, just had a quick read of that article , looks like i may be in with a chance it actually got delivered to me in august so its within the six months , i will try to ring back later but they are refusing now to put me through on th e o800 number saying i have to ring 0870... . which im defo not doing when they put me through first time

thanks for your help on this fingers crossed !
#26
141 before calling that 0800, it sounds like your callerid maybe flagged as a nuisance caller and want to leech you for money on the 0870 number.

I too am in a legal pickle with Little woods, I'm just waiting for the 28days to dispatch goods (was on the £149 laptop) to pass before i send a very nasty letter :)
#27
katya1971
hi im a little worried after reading this , i have one of these tellys and i have been unsure if it has a problem with the picture since i have owned it , the people all look stretched out and on programmes where there is text only half can be read even if the screen size is altered is this what is meant by a geometry problem ?
just its still under warranty so i can get it rtm .


Hi katya

when you say the people look stretched out are you sure you have the tv on the correct screen setting?

If you have Freeview built-in check that you have it on the widescreen setting for widescreen transmisions - not all freeview channels are widescreen tho and will look stretched sideways.

for non-widescreen channels you will need to change the screen setting to something like either 4:3, 14:9 zoom or 16:9 zoom mode - (your Samsung might call it something else, try different settings) but remember on 16:9 zoom you will loose some of the picture, at top and bottom mainly but at least the people will not looked stretched, this is normal with widscreen tellys and not a fault, they are really designed for widescreen channels and 16:9 widecsreen DVD. You can use 4:3 mode to get all the picture in but will have black bars either side at the left and right but again this is normal not a fault.

If you are just watching the standard 5 analogue channels and not digital Freeview again these will looked stretched if your TV is on the wrong setting

The picture posted above by Kommunist about screen geometry is for the HDMI High Definition version and i think yours is the standard WS32Z428D8 tv not the HDMI version - there were a lot of complaints about the HDMI version. I dont know if the standard tv has the same faults but its worth checking your settings first.

If you need to ring that 0870 number you were given try this link it may have an alternative cheaper number
http://www.saynoto0870.com/search.php

Hope that helps
#28
DON'T BUY THIS!!!

My brother got one of these at it poor to say the least

The picture had an bowing effect due to the slim tube, and after 6 weeks died!
Was repaired then died again a week later.

When he took it back to currys there was another one returned at the customer desk aswell.
#29
I think the lesson here is google before you buy :)
#30
chalk
Hi katya

when you say the people look stretched out are you sure you have the tv on the correct screen setting?

If you have Freeview built-in check that you have it on the widescreen setting for widescreen transmisions - not all freeview channels are widescreen tho and will look stretched sideways.

for non-widescreen channels you will need to change the screen setting to something like either 4:3, 14:9 zoom or 16:9 zoom mode - (your Samsung might call it something else, try different settings) but remember on 16:9 zoom you will loose some of the picture, at top and bottom mainly but at least the people will not looked stretched, this is normal with widscreen tellys and not a fault, they are really designed for widescreen channels and 16:9 widecsreen DVD. You can use 4:3 mode to get all the picture in but will have black bars either side at the left and right but again this is normal not a fault.

If you are just watching the standard 5 analogue channels and not digital Freeview again these will looked stretched if your TV is on the wrong setting

The picture posted above by Kommunist about screen geometry is for the HDMI High Definition version and i think yours is the standard WS32Z428D8 tv not the HDMI version - there were a lot of complaints about the HDMI version. I dont know if the standard tv has the same faults but its worth checking your settings first.

If you need to ring that 0870 number you were given try this link it may have an alternative cheaper number
http://www.saynoto0870.com/search.php

Hope that helps

hi chalk, the tv i have is the same one in the test as posted above it does have hd ready and hdmi, , i have tryed all diffrent settings with the on screen display and still same , i have spoken to the tecnician at samsung and he has confirmed it is a fault with the set .
so now i must try to resolve this with littlwoods to get a replacement hopefully .

thanks for you tips tho :)
#31
schizoboy
141 before calling that 0800, it sounds like your callerid maybe flagged as a nuisance caller and want to leech you for money on the 0870 number.

I too am in a legal pickle with Little woods, I'm just waiting for the 28days to dispatch goods (was on the £149 laptop) to pass before i send a very nasty letter :)

im anonymus call barred so they wont know who is calling , they are just being littlewoods ! words not printable :giggle:
#32
I think CRT still provides the best standard definition picture.

I reckon they should bring out 36" CRT HDTV's which will provide seemless quility
#33
philproc
Price now shows £199


You have to add delivery!
#34
Potential buyers beware...

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331180&page=106&highlight=samsung

Not exactly the same model, but its from the same 'family' of Z4 CRTs

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367475&page=12&highlight=samsung

Never seen a 100 page thread before, full of problems....
#35
Still available :) Thanks for the reminder schizoboy!
#36
np :)

Also available via Nectar's triple points (2 per £1 I think?) so 6points/£1 right now = £5.97 in usable points, but I'm no expert in Nectar.

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