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SAMSUNG LE32R88BD 32" HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (3x HDMI) - £459 del. + Quidco !
SAMSUNG LE32R88BD 32" HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (3x HDMI) - £459 del. + Quidco !

SAMSUNG LE32R88BD 32" HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (3x HDMI) - £459 del. + Quidco !

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SAMSUNG LE32R88BD 32" HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (3x HDMI) - £459 or less delivered @ Pixmania !

Use code PIXSAM30 to get this price. Another 2% cashback available via Quidco. Pixmania is now part of Dixons group. The Samsung LE32R88BD is Pixmania EXCLUSIVE version of the Samsung market model LE32R87BDX. The key difference is the dark blue strip above the table top stand.

Description : Superb picture quality and amazing sound, with a unique design to complement your home! This TV also has an integrated Digital TV receiver so you can access up to 41 Digital TV channels! Super Clear Panel - Cutting edge technology that gives you the most realistic black reproduction you've ever seen. Wide Colour Enhancer - This exclusive technology delivers more brilliant colours, even in bright areas of the picture where blues and greens are washed out on conventional screens. Movie Plus - Samsung's exclusive Movie Plus completely eliminates judder, presenting smooth action, no matter how fast it is going.

3 HDMI - Three High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections make your TV a multimedia centrepiece. Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, satellite dish boxes into the 2 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders and laptops. HDMI is the best performing interface for displaying an HD source on a HDTV

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The Samsung LE32R88BD is Pixmania EXCLUSIVE version of the Samsung market model LE32R87BDX. The key difference is the dark blue strip above the table top stand. Underneath is modern design, the LE32R88BD 32” LCD television hides the unique quality of high-definition pictures. Thanks to its un-interleaving DNIe video technology combined with the MoviePlus video rendering improvement process and Wide Colour Enhancer colorimetric optimisation technology, the LE32R88BD restores true-to-life quality visuals with natural colours and high-precision rendering. The LE32R88BD offers optimum sound quality thanks to its Nicam sound with SRS TruSurround audio system. Its in-built digital tuner give you access to DTT channels so you can enjoy your favourite programmes. In addition, the LE32R88BD is equipped with 3 digital HDMI inputs, which offer complete compatibility with high-definition audio/video peripherals. The LE32R88BD LCD television offers great visual comfort along with optimum audio/video quality for your films, media, and video games.

Nice find Edi - I have been looking at these from Pix. and they seem OK.

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Also if you spend an extra £1 you get a Universal 555 Harmony Remote !!

:thumbsup:

The discount code doesn't work on the tv/remote bundle deal unfortunately.

OK .. never mind :-( Still a good price for a nice 32" TV.

Also:
247electrical.co.uk/epa…KOO
is a nice 40 LCD which is only £643.99 delivered !!

:thumbsup:

Can vouch for the TV (the LE40R anyway). You may find other makes £20+ cheaper elsewhere but this is an up to the minute model. Worth the money any day of the week.

hdtvtest.co.uk/Sam…DX/

and these guys know what they are talking about.

PS R88 and R87 are the same spec (just cosmetic differences).

can i connect my pc to this?

has anybody got this connected up to a PC - is the quality as good as using a standard PC monitor?

Many thanks!

i am using it as a pc screen though vga cable and the picture is great

Has anyone found a Sky code that works for the programmable remote control? I've got a Pace box and have tried about 20 codes without success.

Try 0088. I have a PACE box and 0060 shown in user guide didnt work. Found 0088 in the sky pdf doc and it worked first time. The list I found is as follows 0476 0060 0088 0502 0207 0254.

petersmith

has anybody got this connected up to a PC - is the quality as good as … has anybody got this connected up to a PC - is the quality as good as using a standard PC monitor?Many thanks!



Yes, this will work connection to a PC - it has a D-SUB VGA input (blue one) or you can get an HDMI-DVI adapter for a better quality digital signal if your PC has the white DVI output.

No, quality won't be as good as a good TFT monitor because these screens run at a similar/lower resolution than a good TFT but the image is stretched, reducing the quality.

It is still OK for gaming use and media centre use but I wouldn't like to use it for web browsing etc for prolonged periods.

Great deal, great screen. Voted hot!

Could someone please comment on how this TV performs, when connected to a TV while playing back movies from the PC / and playing game.

in particular, please comment on if there is any tearing / juddering in the video playback.

many thanks

While we're at it... could someone also please answer the following two questions for me in regards to this TV or the LE32R87BD model:

1. Does it have a "now and next" feature for the inbuilt freeview (by "now and next" I mean being able to view what's on any channel now and next via a small screen display while watching any freeview channel)?

2. Is it possible to view a HDMI connection as a PiP (Picture in Picture) option when watching the inbuilt freeview?

Thanks!

Bump!

Sorry, I'm hoping to buy this TV this weekend and want to find out the answers to the above questions. Any owners... please?

Bump! Same here!

Decided to finally register so I could answer a couple of questions in this thread, as I bought this TV for ~ £480 back in May.

PoisonJam

No, quality won't be as good as a good TFT monitor because these screens … No, quality won't be as good as a good TFT monitor because these screens run at a similar/lower resolution than a good TFT but the image is stretched, reducing the quality.



Err not sure what you mean here about stretching matey, I have run my PC through VGA and DVI and you can get 1:1 pixel mapping, perfect image, no stretching. (Tv's Res is 1366x768, my PC runs at 1360x768). Same with my 360, hook it up via VGA and your in for good times!

quaium

While we're at it... could someone also please answer the following two … While we're at it... could someone also please answer the following two questions for me in regards to this TV or the LE32R87BD model:1. Does it have a "now and next" feature for the inbuilt freeview (by "now and next" I mean being able to view what's on any channel now and next via a small screen display while watching any freeview channel)?2. Is it possible to view a HDMI connection as a PiP (Picture in Picture) option when watching the inbuilt freeview?Thanks!



To answer your questions mate, yes and yes. There is a now and next function and a full guide etc which you can view while watching the current program. Also, concerning PiP you can also select which audio you would like to hear (main screen or mini screen) which I found nice as my last TV didn't have this feature.

Only gripe I have with the PiP is that when your say, on the PC, you can't select the in-built tuner to be displayed in the mini screen (just the analogue channels), but external boxes etc will work fine.

Hope this helped, any more questions just post em!

SPARTAN086 Mike

Err not sure what you mean here about stretching matey, I have run my PC … Err not sure what you mean here about stretching matey, I have run my PC through VGA and DVI and you can get 1:1 pixel mapping, perfect image, no stretching. (Tv's Res is 1366x768, my PC runs at 1360x768). Same with my 360, hook it up via VGA and your in for good times!



Perhaps I did explain myself rather vaguely. Ignore the word "stretched", I realise 1:1 mapping exists. But an identical resolution over a larger area is always going to lead to a less-sharp image.

Take 17" TFTs vs 19" - both run at 1280x1024. 19" is usually preferred because it's bigger, but in terms of picture quality I don't think anyone would argue that a 17" gives a more pin-sharp image. That's just a 2" difference, though. Take a 32" screen or above and it becomes more extreme.

Only distance (you'd expect to be sitting at least a couple of meters back from a 32" screen) helps to even this disadvantage out.

SPARTAN086 Mike

Decided to finally register so I could answer a couple of questions in … Decided to finally register so I could answer a couple of questions in this thread, as I bought this TV for ~ £480 back in May.To answer your questions mate, yes and yes. There is a now and next function and a full guide etc which you can view while watching the current program. Also, concerning PiP you can also select which audio you would like to hear (main screen or mini screen) which I found nice as my last TV didn't have this feature.Only gripe I have with the PiP is that when your say, on the PC, you can't select the in-built tuner to be displayed in the mini screen (just the analogue channels), but external boxes etc will work fine.Hope this helped, any more questions just post em!



Thank you... thank you and thank you! I've posted similar questions in three others forums and I got nothing! Can't wait for the weekend now...

Could someone please comment on how this TV performs, when connected to a TV while playing back movies from the PC / and playing game.

in particular, please comment on if there is any tearing / juddering in the video playback.

many thanks

PoisonJam, fair point mate :-D , if it means anything to anyone though, I use the TV as a PC monitor, sitting about a meter away from the screen and i'm more than happy with it. Also, I was previously using my PC on a Dell 2007WFp (1680x1050) so take from that what you will :).

Playback from the PC and XBOX 360 is exceptional, can't fault it, its given my 360 a new lease of life! No tearing and juddering that I've noticed, the TV also has a "Movie Plus" mode that can smooth out action on the screen even more.

EDIT - Off to town with the girlfriend just now, but when I'm back ill post a pic of how I have the TV setup, and itll give you an idea of how "big" everything is on the screen.

SPARTAN086 Mike

PoisonJam, fair point mate :-D , if it means anything to anyone though, I … PoisonJam, fair point mate :-D , if it means anything to anyone though, I use the TV as a PC monitor, sitting about a meter away from the screen and i'm more than happy with it. Also, I was previously using my PC on a Dell 2007WFp (1680x1050) so take from that what you will :).Playback from the PC and XBOX 360 is exceptional, can't fault it, its given my 360 a new lease of life! No tearing and juddering that I've noticed, the TV also has a "Movie Plus" mode that can smooth out action on the screen even more.EDIT - Off to town with the girlfriend just now, but when I'm back ill post a pic of how I have the TV setup, and itll give you an idea of how "big" everything is on the screen.



Games always look great on a good big screen

It's when it comes to text/web browsing, daily tasks it gets to me a little when using a big screen.

What's the best price for this TV now?

callmecheez

Could someone please comment on how this TV performs, when connected to a … Could someone please comment on how this TV performs, when connected to a TV while playing back movies from the PC / and playing game.in particular, please comment on if there is any tearing / juddering in the video playback.many thanks



I feel the need to reply to this question seeing as it's been posted twice! I think you might be mis-understanding the cause of tearing / juddering when playing back PC movies on TV. The tv has very little to do with this and any juddering should have the blame squarely put on your PC itself. Invest in a bit more RAM or a better graphics card and you should find playback a lot smoother. (Unless your PC is over 4 years old in which case you should buy a new one!)

I don't have the TV so can't comment on the quality but in my experience watching PC movies on a TV actually improves the quality over watching on a monitor as the TV's resolution can be more forgiving.

Hope this helps! :thumbsup:

Cheers for the reply Robbie!

Its certainly notihng to do with the performance of the PC as it as able to output videos perfectly smoothly on my CRT tv; and also my computer monitor.

It is a well documented (see hannspree tv thread at AV forums) issue with TFT's running at perculiar refresh-rates which dvd / divx playback doenst like. . !

I've got 2gb RAM, AMD dual-core Turon processor running at @ 2.4ghz per core, and a x1950 pro 512mb graphics card; so I don't think I should have issues running standard def video content through a TV??

mbailey

What's the best price for this TV now?



I forgot to say the best I have found so far is as follows:

Dixons £498.99
£10 discount
£34 discount (7% cashback with Egg Money Mastercard)

TOTAL = £454.76

Is there anything better?

thats only with people with egg card though

callmecheez

Cheers for the reply Robbie!Its certainly notihng to do with the … Cheers for the reply Robbie!Its certainly notihng to do with the performance of the PC as it as able to output videos perfectly smoothly on my CRT tv; and also my computer monitor.It is a well documented (see hannspree tv thread at AV forums) issue with TFT's running at perculiar refresh-rates which dvd / divx playback doenst like. . !I've got 2gb RAM, AMD dual-core Turon processor running at @ 2.4ghz per core, and a x1950 pro 512mb graphics card; so I don't think I should have issues running standard def video content through a TV??



Oops, sorry - nice pc set-up though!

Just had a quick flick through the forums. Looks like a programme called powerstrip is available: see the following quote:

I used powerstrip to cylce through refresh rates. Woohoo! 62.203Hz!!! Thankyou oh thankyou thankyou. When I set my PC to this refresh rate movies that used to have tearing in them for no reason display absolutely perfectly!! Thankyou. No-one up till this point has been able to figure this out for me. Yes with PAl there is now a slight judder, but it is no where near as bad as the tearing I was getting.

Might be worth a go.

jasonrat

thats only with people with egg card though



The 7% discount is for the "Egg Money" (mastercard) and the "Egg Card" (visa).
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