Samsung 50" 3D Full HD 1080P Freeview HD Plasma TV PS50C7000 £899 @ Very + 8% Quidco
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Samsung 50" 3D Full HD 1080P Freeview HD Plasma TV PS50C7000 £899 @ Very + 8% Quidco

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Found 2nd Jan 2010Made hot 2nd Jan 2010
Okay, it's the same price as you can get the PS50C680 bundle (which I personally have) but this is a better model with [email protected] and a better spec (also a lot thinner). That said, this is by far the best price for this model anywhere! it's £1,244 at Amazon for example.

Go through Quidco for an extra 8% off and **NEW** customers can get an additional 10% off by opening a credit account making this an unbelievable price at ~£745.

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I don't think you can get the PS50C680 bundle at that price anymore, so this looks a great deal at the moment.

Before I take the plunge, I need to go look at

- Guarantee / Warranty
- Cost of glasses & a few films
- Don't need 3D Blu-Ray player, as have PS3

Any ideas anyone?

I'm pretty sure I have a Very account, is there any way of scamming it as a new customer to get the extra off?

Hot deal, but I'd read from side by side comparisons on AV Forums that the c680 has a better picture quality than the c7000.

I have the c680. That model has internet at tv. I paid a grand for the bundle with 3glasses n bluray player.
What i will say is image retention on these tv's is terrible. Great picture quality with sky hd n what not.

Great price for this bundle. Awesome for Xbox n Ps3.

the very credit card is only 39.7 apr not bad !

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Glasses you're looking at around £50 a pair for the Samsungs, 3D films are limited and don't expect to get Avatar any time soon (Panasonic exclusive, it's selling for over £100 on ebay!) As for the Very account, get a family member to open a new one - we all know what happens when you try and "get around" using their codes you're not entitled to! Besides Avatar, Indespicable me and Legends of the guardians seem to come highly rated for 3D content, neither is released here yet but can be ordered from the US for just under £30 each I think (probably best to wait though).

The C680 has an incredible picture, even Sd looks fantastic! but I'd take the C7000 for the black filter and much slimmer panel though to be honest. The C680 doesn't natively have [email protected] (it has a lan port for streaming though) but I believe the service menu can be fiddled to enable it, as is the case for "cinema smooth" - a feature the better model has but not the C680, I've enabled it though and it makes a huge difference.
Edited by: "JimmyW" 2nd Jan 2010

Nice deal voted hot

£764.15 with staff account - surprised it worked. Didn't order it though. Heat added.

B BOY

£764.15 with staff account - surprised it worked. Didn't order it … £764.15 with staff account - surprised it worked. Didn't order it though. Heat added.



Wow snap it up at that price. It's a good deal, though I realise some people on this forum don't like the retailer. I would say that you would need 3 pairs of glasses (£150) for an average family home and a 3d blu ray player (£110) to go with this. I haven't used my PS3 as a 3d blu ray player, but it always feels nicer to have a dedicated blu ray to me. The PS3 would probably do for now though as there aren't many 3d films out. Can't wait for Resi Evil Afterlife 3d soon though.
Edited by: "matedodgy" 2nd Jan 2010

Went to buy this and ended up with the UE46C7000 (LED). If the picture is close, the 3D is stunning. Not many films available yet though but the ones that are and much better 3d than the cinema. I suppose th eresolution is higher and image focused much sharper. The [email protected] is great for iplayer, Love Films etc, youTube however catch up, 4OD etc would also be very useful. Have used both PS3& Samsung 3D blueray player. Both excellent.

great price, is there any difference in quality between a 3d and 2d TV for 2d broadcasts and 2d dvds etc.

gmdlogan

I have the c680. That model has internet at tv. I paid a grand for the … I have the c680. That model has internet at tv. I paid a grand for the bundle with 3glasses n bluray player. What i will say is image retention on these tv's is terrible. Great picture quality with sky hd n what not. Great price for this bundle. Awesome for Xbox n Ps3.



I have to agree 100% here - picture quality is excellent - but image retention is surprisingly poor - only takes about 5-10 minutes of playing a PS3/XBOX360 game and already elements of the static HUD displays (i.e. speedometers, scores etc) are retained if I switch to something else. Similar story if I'm watching a movie which has an aspect ratio resulting in black bars top and bottom of the screen. If I then switch to a full screen source afterwards you can see the horizontal lines where the black bars end.

The retained images do disappear again over time (or you can speed up the process with the in-built image protection facility), but it amazed me how quickly the retention occurred in the first place. I have a 5 year old Panasonic plasma and although you can get image retention on it also - it takes much much longer and is nowhere near as strong as this Samsung set. There can also be quite a 'buzz' from the power supplies for these panels also - some have had better experiences than others.

I was just looking at this earlier debating wether its a good price or not.

The 6900 has been similar price with glasses, BD player and Shrek 3D set. That set is only missing the anti reflection coating from what I've read. So I came to the conclusion it was worth hanging on for a better deal Aslo the reports of image retention have really put me off these. Aside from which they appear to be excellent screens.

Voted hot as its the best price around right now But IMO we haven't seen the true bargains of these sales yet. The retailers are clearly using the impending VAT increase to scare us into buying early.

JimmyW

but can be ordered from the US for just under £30 each I think (probably … but can be ordered from the US for just under £30 each I think (probably best to wait though).



Ouchy,

I thought they had sorted image burn on plasma's these days?

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Image retention is temporary, image burn permanent. The latter these screens (and all modern plasmas) don't suffer from. Apparently the IR issue on these gets better with time, maybe I got lucky, but I don't find it particularly noticeable during normal viewing, and what there is usually disappears pretty quickly.

The 3D element doesn't improve the 2D quality per se, but the picture on this screen is exceptionally good IMO.
Edited by: "JimmyW" 2nd Jan 2010

michaelmakro

Went to buy this and ended up with the UE46C7000 (LED). If the picture is … Went to buy this and ended up with the UE46C7000 (LED). If the picture is close, the 3D is stunning. Not many films available yet though but the ones that are and much better 3d than the cinema. I suppose th eresolution is higher and image focused much sharper. The [email protected] is great for iplayer, Love Films etc, youTube however catch up, 4OD etc would also be very useful. Have used both PS3& Samsung 3D blueray player. Both excellent.



the UExxC8000 range plays 3d sbs mkv files from hdd/usb pen in either fat32 and ntfs, so does the LExxC750
they are awesome quality and loads available almost as good as blu -ray via its inbuilt media player including avatar so no need to wait till 2012 to wait for the 3d blu-ray release, so sure this one will if it had the inbuilt media player which im sure it has .(the samsung blu-ray player also does the same)
Edited by: "scoot" 2nd Jan 2010

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scoot

my samsung UE55C8000 plays 3d sbs mkv files from hdd/usb pen in either … my samsung UE55C8000 plays 3d sbs mkv files from hdd/usb pen in either fat32 and ntfsthey are awesome quality almost as good as blu -ray via its inbuilt media player including avatar so no need to wait till 2012 to wait for the 3d blu-ray release, so sure this one will if it had the inbuilt media player



Have done with this with the C680, mkv and ts files from an external NTFS formatted drive. Can also browse network shares and stream them direct, assume the C7000 is the same.

Can you play 3D mkv files direct to the TV from a server? Or would it need to be a NTFS external formatted drive?

Banned

Which staff discount is that? any links?

B BOY

£764.15 with staff account - surprised it worked. Didn't order it though. … £764.15 with staff account - surprised it worked. Didn't order it though. Heat added.

I thought this was a bundle. ****. I stood on a pair of my glasses after a couple of week. Damn Black Ops being poo in 3d. So i bought the samsung starter bundle from john lewis for £110 2glasses n monster vs aliens. The bluray player hasnt come out the box yet and can be picked up cheap enough on ebay due to loads of peeps having ps3.

The set is awesome but you are constantly worrying about IR. Kinda puts dampner on things. I honestly believe that the colours look so much better on these sets than the Led versions. Much more natural.

So with my thickness of not reading the post, maybe it aint such a hot deal as i first thought. If there were goggles n whatnot then it be hot from me.

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You can stream direct from a server with the Samsung software installed, or do you mean via USB?

JimmyW

Image retention is temporary, image burn permanent. The latter these … Image retention is temporary, image burn permanent. The latter these screens (and all modern plasmas) don't suffer from.



I wouldn't go that far, the potential for burn in is always there, its just less likely to occur with modern plasmas.

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gmdlogan

I thought this was a bundle. ****. I stood on a pair of my glasses after … I thought this was a bundle. ****. I stood on a pair of my glasses after a couple of week. Damn Black Ops being poo in 3d. So i bought the samsung starter bundle from john lewis for £110 2glasses n monster vs aliens. The bluray player hasnt come out the box yet and can be picked up cheap enough on ebay due to loads of peeps having ps3. The set is awesome but you are constantly worrying about IR. Kinda puts dampner on things. I honestly believe that the colours look so much better on these sets than the Led versions. Much more natural. So with my thickness of not reading the post, maybe it aint such a hot deal as i first thought. If there were goggles n whatnot then it be hot from me.



You won't find a C7000 bundle for anywhere near this price, cheapest I've seen with the standard player, 2 glasses & Shrek is £1,350 - £450 more even before you take the possible 18% discount in to consideration. You can buy this, the blu ray player and Shrek plus 7 pairs of glasses and it would still come in cheaper than what Comet were charging when I demoed it last week! and again, thats before you consider the possible 18% off.

So does this have the same screen as the 680? Just bought the 899 bundle and now thinking of returning it and getting this one.

I know the 680 can have the firmware modded to have [email protected]

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Mentos

I wouldn't go that far, the potential for burn in is always there, its … I wouldn't go that far, the potential for burn in is always there, its just less likely to occur with modern plasmas.



Very true, I'd never discount a plasma screen on the possibility of image burn though - which a lot of people unfortunately do.

JimmyW

You can stream direct from a server with the Samsung software installed, … You can stream direct from a server with the Samsung software installed, or do you mean via USB?



I have a smartmediacentre (HP) so not sure if this will work directly to it. Used manily now to provide movies/music/photos to 2 of my Acer Revos with xbmc installed on them.

I know xbmc cannot play 3D content yet

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Mr Hunter

So does this have the same screen as the 680? Just bought the 899 bundle … So does this have the same screen as the 680? Just bought the 899 bundle and now thinking of returning it and getting this one.I know the 680 can have the firmware modded to have [email protected]



As far as I'm aware they are identical physically, only the C7000 has a slimmer case and the black filter coating. Besides that, there are a couple of options disabled in the firmware of the C680 - [email protected] and 24p as far as I'm aware, possibly a PVR function too, I've never looked in to that though as I've got a Humax.

JimmyW

You won't find a C7000 bundle for anywhere near this price, cheapest I've … You won't find a C7000 bundle for anywhere near this price, cheapest I've seen with the standard player, 2 glasses & Shrek is £1,350 - £450 more even before you take the possible 18% discount in to consideration. You can buy this, the blu ray player and Shrek plus 7 pairs of glasses and it would still come in cheaper than what Comet were charging when I demoed it last week! and again, thats before you consider the possible 18% off.



The C6900 has been close though (excluding codes ofcourse):

hotukdeals.com/dea…556

Its allegedly identical, with the exception of the anti-reflection coating. This is still a good deal if you need one now, but I have a feeling we'll see a few more bargains once the impending VAT rise is gone.

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Mr Hunter

I have a smartmediacentre (HP) so not sure if this will work directly to … I have a smartmediacentre (HP) so not sure if this will work directly to it. Used manily now to provide movies/music/photos to 2 of my Acer Revos with xbmc installed on them.I know xbmc cannot play 3D content yet



I'm not sure whether you can access shared network resources unless the server is running Samsung's share manager software, which you can install on to any Windows machine. When I browsed my network from the TV nothing showed up until I installed the software.

support-us.samsung.com/cyb…wpT!-482125834!1761676348!7501!-1!-884666867!1761676444!7501!-1!1284759632336

Link probably won't work.

thanks, the server is windows based running Windows Home Server

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Mentos

The C6900 has been close though (excluding codes … The C6900 has been close though (excluding codes ofcourse):[url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-50-3d-plasma-ps50c6900-3d-b/822556]http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-50-3d-plasma-ps50c6900-3d-b/822556[/url]Its allegedly identical, with the exception of the anti-reflection coating. This is still a good deal if you need one now, but I have a feeling we'll see a few more bargains once the impending VAT rise is gone.



Yeah I was going to buy this deal originally until I found it was no longer at that price, so went for the C680 instead. This is better for people who own a PS3 so don't need a new player (mine from my bundle is sitting gathering dust).

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Mr Hunter

thanks, the server is windows based running Windows Home Server



The TV uses DLNA, I'm not sure whether WHS supports it but it may do out the box or be something which you can configure, if so I guess you wouldn't need the Samsung software.

Ok thanks, and if it does or i configure it. It will play the 3D mkv files properly?

JimmyW

Yeah I was going to buy this deal originally until I found it was no … Yeah I was going to buy this deal originally until I found it was no longer at that price, so went for the C680 instead. This is better for people who own a PS3 so don't need a new player (mine from my bundle is sitting gathering dust).



If you can get it for £745 using the codes and quidco I would say its better even if you don't own a 3D player already. That difference should almost cover the glasses and player (i'm sure there will be quite a few floating around from the C680 deals).

Are you finding the retention as bad as the reviews/other owners have suggested? Watch alot of news channels with tickers, sports with score bars, movies with bars, some gaming etc.Plus the family has a bad habbit of leaving Sky on pause :(. Otherwise I would have been tempted by now.

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Mr Hunter

Ok thanks, and if it does or i configure it. It will play the 3D mkv … Ok thanks, and if it does or i configure it. It will play the 3D mkv files properly?



Yeah, have been streaming mkv's to mine fine.

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Mentos

If you can get it for £745 using the codes and quidco I would say its … If you can get it for £745 using the codes and quidco I would say its better even if you don't own a 3D player already. That difference should almost cover the glasses and player (i'm sure there will be quite a few floating around from the C680 deals).Are you finding the retention as bad as the reviews/other owners have suggested? Watch alot of news channels with tickers, sports with score bars, movies with bars, some gaming etc.Plus the family has a bad habbit of leaving Sky on pause :(. Otherwise I would have been tempted by now.



I really wouldn't worry too much about IR, people over at AVForums who have owned the C680 for a while say that it's vastly improved over time, for example, here is quote from someone earlier today:

"As for IR, Ive had my set for some time and probably been running it for atleast 300 hours or so, maybe alot more. The IR is much better now than what it was in the beginning.
Now I can play a game with a fixed hud for many hours, and can barely see any IR from it."

I've not had any IR which impacted on normal viewing personally, but maybe I just got lucky.

JimmyW

Yeah, have been streaming mkv's to mine fine.



And these are the 3D (sidebyside) mkv's?

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Mr Hunter

And these are the 3D (sidebyside) mkv's?



I can't double check at the moment as I can't connect my TV to the network (using a 3rd party lan/wifi adapter) but I tested a couple of files yesterday and they streamed fine, though not 100% which ones they were now as I only did it as a test, not something I'm interested in doing. I've read others say they could stream sbs mkv files fine though.

Thanks. Now to decide to get this for £745 and take back the package i got this morning

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Out of interest, where did you buy your C680? and have you tried streaming content to that yet?
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