Samsung LE32C530 32"  HD 1080p 100Hz PC Monitor  (with Freeview TV) £199 @ Sainsburys
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Samsung LE32C530 32" HD 1080p 100Hz PC Monitor (with Freeview TV) £199 @ Sainsburys

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Found 11th Jul 2013
Tempted to buy this as an additional monitor to extend my Laptop when at home as opposed to just using it as a TV?

To accompany the stunning visuals, provides 20W RMS of powerful audio with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound - for first-class audio quality for all your A/V content.

Other highlights for me are built in USB support and DNLA (which allows videos to be streamed direct to the monitor via WiFi).


Video
Screen Size: 32" (80cm)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Hyper Real Engine
High Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Wide Colour Enhancer
Clear Motion Rate: 50

System
DTV Reception DVB-T/C
DTV Tuner Built-in
Pan EU system

Eco
Eco Mark: Planet First
Eco Sensor

Weight
Set Weight (Without Stand): 9kg
Set Weight (With Stand): 11kg
Package Weight: 13.3kg


Audio
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
DTS 2.0 + Digital Out
Sound Output (RMS): 10W x 2
Speaker Type: Down Firing

Input&Output
Component In (Y / Pb / Pr)
Composite In (AV): 1 (side)
Digital Audio Out (Optical)
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack): 1 (Common Use For PC Audio In)
HDMI: x 3 (Side: 1, Back: 2)
PC Audio In (Mini Jack)
PC In (D-sub)
USB
Scart
RF In
CI Slot

Power
Power Supply: AC100 - 240V 50 / 60Hz
Power Consumption : 120 Watts
Power Consumption (Stand-By):Under 0.3 Watts
Peak Luminance Ratio 65%
Power Consumption (IEC 62087 Edition 2): 85 Watts

Accessory
3D Glasses Not Included
Remote Controller model. TM1050
Vesa Wall Mount Support
Power Cable
Instruction Book
Batteries Included

For more information take a look at the manual here:
samsung.com/uk/…530


NB Similar deal here (though 1366x768 res)

sainsburys.co.uk/sol…111

17 Comments

Original Poster

Just to be clear, if you want to use this as a PC Monitor you would have to have a PC or Laptop with an HDMI output (or use a streaming technology like Intel WiDi)

It's not a PC monitor, it's a TV and that is the primary function. Though it would work well enough connected to a PC.

Showing as out of stock 3 minutes after posting. Did this deal ever actually exist...?

filthycatbox

Showing as out of stock 3 minutes after posting. Did this deal ever … Showing as out of stock 3 minutes after posting. Did this deal ever actually exist...?



No! Or did op mean its available instore?

This is a 4 year old TV! Where are they finding these things. This is so cold it''s below freezing.

Original Poster

ahenners

It's not a PC monitor, it's a TV and that is the primary function. Though … It's not a PC monitor, it's a TV and that is the primary function. Though it would work well enough connected to a PC.



Agreed, looking at the manual (Page 22) it looks like my previous comment is wrong - as well as connecting via any of the 3 HDMI inputs there is also a standard PC VGA Monitor input!

Original Poster

mackenfy

No! Or did op mean its available instore?



I ordered without any issue though I did notice on a different thread relating to Sainsbury's that some had the out of stock issue - turns out that this is a bug and the workaround is to hit enter after entering the quantity that you like (at east from memory, might be worth finding that other thread)

out of stock anyway

Original Poster

riskyb

This is a 4 year old TV! Where are they finding these things. This is so … This is a 4 year old TV! Where are they finding these things. This is so cold it''s below freezing.


Actually it is a 3 year old TV but at a great price considering how feature rich it is!

showing oos,great price

Original Poster

Interesting discussion about using a TV as a PC Monitor:

http://forums.hexus.net/graphics-cards/172653-32-1080p-tv-monitor.html

(Nice tip about renaming the HDMI input)

Original Poster

This looks to be a similar deal albeit only 1366x768 (not showing O/S if it helps anyone):

sainsburys.co.uk/sol…111
Edited by: "rd3d2" 11th Jul 2013

riskyb

This is a 4 year old TV! Where are they finding these things. This is so … This is a 4 year old TV! Where are they finding these things. This is so cold it''s below freezing.



SO. Looks like another spoilt brat where everything has to be virgin. Tell me where can you get a 32" tv/ monitor that was freshly designed 5 minutes ago for less than £200?

These 'C' series Samsung LCD tvs were introduced in autumn 2010 - they're not 4 years old.

That said, I'd be interested to know how/where Sainsbury's have found this stock, as I thought these 'C' series Samsung LCDs had long been discontinued and sold out.

This particular model, along with certain older Toshiba LCD tvs, are held in high regard by gamers. These LCD models have far better response times to their later, largely LED driven successors, and many plasmas. The PC monitor comparison made by the OP is not so wrong, as the response times are comparable to dedicated digital-fed (DVI) PC monitors.

If you're a gamer and want great performance on a larger screen than 24,or 27", this is a great buy.

Tech analysis (inc. rave review) here
http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Samsung-C530-(LEC530)-LCD-HDTV-Review-_161/Review.html

Hot deal. Nice one, OP.

Its a pretty good deal but it is a TV really.

rd3d2

Just to be clear, if you want to use this as a PC Monitor you would have … Just to be clear, if you want to use this as a PC Monitor you would have to have a PC or Laptop with an HDMI output (or use a streaming technology like Intel WiDi)


If you have a DVI output then DVI to HDMI adapters cost about a pound. HDMI is effectively just DVI with sound, so there's no converstion needed. Similarly display port output can be easily converted.

Getting sound to the TV might be a bit more complicated if you want to watch movies streamed from the PC, but it probably has audio input so that just needs a second 3.5mm to dual phono cable for sound.

I imagine it also has VGA input for old-school analogue connections. Again, sound would need to go separately.
Edited by: "Dodge62" 12th Jul 2013

This is definitely not a monitor, it's a TV. The pixel pitch is different for a start. Secondly it will probably do 1:1 pixel mapping, but don't expect it to 'just work'. You'll also likely end up with some overscan which needs sorting out.
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