Samsung LE40B650T2 Full HD 100Hz 40 inch 1080p Digital LCD TV £549.99 Argos
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Samsung LE40B650T2 Full HD 100Hz 40 inch 1080p Digital LCD TV £549.99 Argos

£549.99
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Found 6th Jun 2010Made hot 7th Jun 2010
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Argos are giving an Extra £50 of all TVs over £500 until 8th June.

Put this TV in your basket and it will come down from £599.99 to £549.99 at the checkout.

PLUS: You get £50 of vouchers for TVs over £500 and £9 Quidco too

Effictivelly £490.99 after cashback/vouchers for a Samsung 100HZ 40" HDTV!

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LCD TV:

Clear panel technology reduces screen glare.
100Hz Motion Plus for sharper, smoother pictures.


Television picture quality:

Full HD (1080p).
Freeview digital tuner.
40in (102cm) widescreen TV with 102cm visible screen size.
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
100Hz.
Contrast ratio 120000:1 (dynamic).
DNie image enhancement.
Progressive scan.


Connectivity:

4 HDMI sockets.
1 DVI socket.
1 SCART socket.
PC input socket.
Component video socket.
Composite.
Optical connection.
Headphone socket.
AV socket (side).
2 USB ports.
Wireless/WiFi enabled.
Requires WiFi dongle, sold separately.


Sound quality:

SRS TruSurround HD sound system.
2 x 20 watts RMS power output.


Digital features:

Digitally interactive.
Digital text.
Digital audio broadcasting (DAB).
Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.
Auto setup.
Auto scan for new channels.
Now and next programme guide.
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).


Additional features:

UHF tuner.
Sleep timer.
Picture in picture (PIP).
Picture and text.
Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included).
Size of TV H64.7, W98.8, D7.9cm.
Weight of TV 15.9kg (unpackaged).
Complete with pedestal stand.
Size of TV with stand H70.2, W98.8, D25.5cm.
Weight of TV with stand 19.1kg.
Suitable for wall mounting with a VESA 200 x 200mm bracket (bracket not included).

46 Comments

Original Poster

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any good reviews?

got 37" one few mnths ago. Very good blacks, iritaiting glossy screen picking up on any reflections-hard to watch during the sunny day, v.fast usb port-can read 250gb hdd in seconds, really easy acces to fotos and other media,
not really usefull widgets(don't know wether it has bbc iplayer), nice looking bezel & great picture, a bit better than 5 series (100 Hz feature added) but 6 series is about 100 quid more expensive. whathifi.com/Rev…50/

Thanks OP been looking around at all the deals popping up but I think this is the best for the price and the spec.

H*R added

Anything better for around the same price as i'm tempted by this as it's got favourable reviews?

dalecheesy;8778557

Anything better for around the same price as i'm tempted by this as it's … Anything better for around the same price as i'm tempted by this as it's got favourable reviews?



yes pcworld has got the panasonic txp42g10 in clearance for the same price

Thank you for the reply dmaster its much appreciated. Oh well google here i come.

These are very nice TVs, you can putty onto the TV if you want, and have a nose around.
Very able set indeed.

They've also got this 1080p 42" Techwood for £359.99

argos.co.uk/sta…t=1

I have one and I'm impressed.

The difference with the T2 is that I'm sure it doesn't have DLNA. I have the non T2 version, DLNA works - well better than most TVs anyway.

Guan;8778765

They've also got this 1080p 42" Techwood for … They've also got this 1080p 42" Techwood for £359.99http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4990020/c_1/2|category_root|Home+entertainment+and+sat+nav|14419512/c_2/3|cat_15701169|Televisions|14419667.htm?Price+Cut=1



Not sure if it's any good though?

It doesn't seem list the model number anywhere.

I have one and picture is fab but the glossy screen is annoying on bright days, made even worse by porcelain tiled floor

Having read a few more reviews there seems to be an input lag problem which may have put me off it as it will be mostly used for the nippers 360. Any problems detected on your set amino??

WHICH review.

The Samsung LE40B650W is a 40-inch Best Buy LCD. It delivers a rich and detailed picture, internet connectivity and a new benchmark for energy efficiency, all in one chic and stylish package.

Crisp detail, deep well-contrasted blacks and strong punchy colours make for a great viewing experience. Our experts did notice a slight loss of detail in dark sequences and thought the viewing angle was poor. HD is generally excellent, although the colours can look a little artificial.

It’s a pity the TV doesn’t quite deliver an audio performance to match the excellent picture. Our experts thought that sound quality was compressed, processed and generally mediocre. In particular, higher frequencies lacked detail and rough peaks punctuated speech.

But it’s hats off to Samsung in the energy-efficiency stakes. This is the first 40-inch LCD we’ve tested that uses less than 100 watts – that’s more than 50% below the average for this screen size and less than most 32-inch LCD TVs. You can knock off another 20 watts by setting the energy-saving mode to high (at the expense of some picture brightness).

Features are another strong point. It’s has the usual array of sockets, including a USB port for connecting an MP3 player, digital camera or digital camcorder. It’s also one of the first models to support Net TV. Although this is short of full-blown web surfing, it does allow you to access a handful of ‘widgets’ over the internet, providing snippets of news, weather and finance. It feels a bit like glorified Teletext, but the Flickr service, which lets you access web-based digital photo albums, may be a better indication of its potential.

The TV is fairly straightforward to use and set up, with some useful extras, such as a picture-in-picture option on the EPG, a handy mini-EPG and good-sized buttons on the remote. However, the instruction manual lacks detail (which could be an issue if you’re not technically minded), the remote is too long and it’s tricky to tell if the touch-sensitive controls on the front of the TV have been pressed properly.

Other extras fall a little short of the mark. The games mode fails to completely eliminate a delay on the composite video input, and the ‘clear voice’ system (designed to give speech a boost over background noise) is not as effective as similar effects from Sony and LG.

Pros: Detailed and well contrasted picture, very low power consumption, lots of features

Cons: Poor viewing angles, usability niggles, disappointing audio performance

dalecheesy;8779006

Having read a few more reviews there seems to be an input lag problem … Having read a few more reviews there seems to be an input lag problem which may have put me off it as it will be mostly used for the nippers 360. Any problems detected on your set amino??



I seldom game on it any more as I have a PJ for gaming needs, I never noticed any lag when connected via HDMI, always spot on, the post before suggest lag is present when connected over composite though

Hope this helps

I have an LE37B650 and love it. Would recommend this telly.

dalecheesy;8779006

Having read a few more reviews there seems to be an input lag problem … Having read a few more reviews there seems to be an input lag problem which may have put me off it as it will be mostly used for the nippers 360. Any problems detected on your set amino??



i have had this tv for about 6 months now and i am a hardcore gamer....with game mode switched on 99% of the games work perfect.....the only games you notice anything is games like guitar hero and rockband but they also have in game lag config so it still works out fine.

If I could get John Lewis to price match this I would have it, but 1 year warrant just isnt enough for me.

Thanks amino and RexFury. Some forums say the input lag makes fast response games like CoD, Guitar Hero etc nigh on unplayable while some others say it's easily solved (but not completely eradicated) by using the Game Mode but i think i'll take your advice as they might have been hyper critical. Thanks again Gents.

Sounds like a classic reply to when some mouthy Yank is having a go about you being a noob etc. I will just say blame my tv as it's a Samsung LE40B650T2 Full HD 100Hz 40 inch 1080p Digital LCD TV.

dalecheesy;8780055

Thanks amino and RexFury. Some forums say the input lag makes fast … Thanks amino and RexFury. Some forums say the input lag makes fast response games like CoD, Guitar Hero etc nigh on unplayable while some others say it's easily solved (but not completely eradicated) by using the Game Mode but i think i'll take your advice as they might have been hyper critical. Thanks again Gents.



Yeah i wouldnt listen to it to be honest....i have played CoD loads and i aint noticed anything. The DLNA on this tv is amazing as well(one of the main reasons i actually purchased this tv)

Great picture quality, was one of the best reviewed in its price range when I purchased in Dec. Unfortunately its let down by very poor sound quality, had to buy home cinema set to make up for it.

The 42" panasonic is a better deal at argos for the same money

Got this TV at christmas, highly recommended, Great HD picture and the SD picture is also very good, unlike alot of HD sets:thumbsup:

I got one of these when they first came out, though mine may not be the T2, no idea?

Great picture quality and looks great even when its not turned on! There seem to be a few complaints here about sound quality but seems absolutely fine to me, but then I've never had an external speaker set-up or anything like that so may just be that I settle for less.

I was also worried about input lag for gaming before purchasing but its not something I've noticed, even though I often forget to turn on the game mode.

Ashton;8782529

The 42" panasonic is a better deal at argos for the same money



The one that is out of stock, 50hz, 2 HDMI ports, and no DLNA ??????
No thanks

dmaster2000;8778583

yes pcworld has got the panasonic txp42g10 in clearance for the same price



Anyone know the link for this? May have spotted it too late

I highly recommend this TV. If you aren't all that impressed with the sound and don't want to spend lots on surround sound I recommend doing what we did and buying a set of PC speakers which you can just plug into the headphone jack. We had the TV for 6 months before we got ]these speakers last week (though I see the offer has expired now) and the difference in sound is amazing! I'm sure you can find a similar set for not too much money.

Great deal! ARgh...got new TV 2 weeks ago...too late =(

The £50 off doesnt seem to be working? Is this working for everyone else?

IRE123;8788257

The £50 off doesnt seem to be working? Is this working for everyone else?



The additional £50 off finished at midnight

I'm tempted with this but I've heard some issues with the sound being laggy due to the processing of the image. We're talking about 60ms lag, not noticable to the average joe but senistive gamers, telly addicts etc may notice. Anyone got this set and can confirm? I hear its fixable by altering some setting in the service menu.

Also the lag isnt noticable when using Coxial rather than Optical out, no good for me though.

I've had this TV for 6 months and I think it was the best buy of my entire life! The picture is amazing even SD pics. it takes some getting used to because the 100hz motion flow makes everything look too smooth and fake at first but that's just how good it is and after a couple of days I didn't notice it any more. the best thing is it plays MKV files so I have a 1TB drive constantly plugged in with 1080p Blu-ray backups on it so I don't damage my disks. from turning it on it takes about 5 secs to load the HDD. When used with a DLNA server this TV is something special (i recommend Serviio). For gaming this TV is amazing, granted the speakers are small but are OK. TBH if you were a real gamer you would hook up a home cinema system (or Turtlebeach X41s XD). Thoroughly recommend!!!

Mine came yesterday and all i can say is WOW. picture quality is spot on even without the hd. sounds not bad.

Muwolves;8794746

Mine came yesterday and all i can say is WOW. picture quality is spot on … Mine came yesterday and all i can say is WOW. picture quality is spot on even without the hd. sounds not bad.



What do the non-HD channels (BBC1, ITV, C4, C5, etc) look like? Do you get motion blur on it? I saw a Sony LCD tv and the motion blur was really bad.

no problems at all. Its my first HD tv and i dont get my hd box from Virgin media till Friday PM, i'm viewing the main 5 channels through a normal non digital aerial. I certainly didn't notice any blur at all, just how crystal clear the picture is. :thumbsup:


I will add, it actually has 2 scart sockets not one

When I add the TV to my basket and checkout the price doesn't go down to £549.99. Am I doing something wrong?
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