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Samsung UE32B6000 1080p LED TV £554 delivered @RGBDirect
Samsung UE32B6000 1080p LED TV £554 delivered @RGBDirect

Samsung UE32B6000 1080p LED TV £554 delivered @RGBDirect

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I was looking to get a new TV for my room and I found this. Can anyone reccomend it? I've seen some bad reviews in some places due to issues with the LED technology but it looks a fantastic deal, especially as it was almost a grand when it came out. I'm sorry if this has been posted before but I couldn't find it. It is the cheapest anywhere and I've checked out the site and they've got very positive reviews.

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these tvs look fantastic.. i'm waiting for a 40" to come down to this price.

Original Poster

Why are some people voting cold? If this isn't the best deal for this TV can you tell me what is?

I've got the 40" 7 Series, which is basically the same, but just has wireless connectivity and some multimedia capabilities and I have to say it's fooin' fantastic... best decision I've made in a long time. Very easy to use, great picture - especially with Sky HD. Had a lot off favourable comments from other people too.

Now wait for the "but it's not LED" comments to start...

Original Poster

I don't get why people say that. It is LED isn't it? Are they just getting confused between LED and OLED or are they saying because it's only edge-lit then it's not LED?

i think it's because it's 'backlit LED technology' and not the OLED like you say. (did they not get done for false advertising or something?? might be wrong)

Great price anyway!

Edit: I think Chris over at avforums summarised it pretty well

"OLED refers to the display panel itself.
So-called "LED TVs" are really LED backlit TVs , the panel itself being standard LCD.
Only the backlight is different in a "LED TV" - using LEDs instead of CCFL or HCFL (cold or hot cathode fluorescent lighting).
So in reality they should be called "LED backlit" TVs - but marketeers got in the way of total truthfulness

Chris Muriel, Manchester "

Yep, they says it's "edge-lit" and therefore not LED, and usually then say that Samsung got b*llocked for called it LED by the Advertising Standards Agency... completely overlooking the fact that at least two other manufacturers call their edge-lit TVs LED.

But the important thing is that the picture quality is excellent. :thumbsup: (And they are fantastically thin compared to "proper" LED TVs)

i'll buy this when this is under £300:thumbsup:

Just in case anyone is interested in the 40" version of these "edge-lit LED" TVs don't forget that Samsung extended it's cashback offer until 21st April:

properprice.co.uk/sam…tml

Original Poster

Deals with this at £580/£590 got pretty hot though so I'm confused as to why this is only at 10 degrees

TheGimp;8070063

Edit: I think Chris over at avforums summarised it pretty well"OLED … Edit: I think Chris over at avforums summarised it pretty well"OLED refers to the display panel itself.So-called "LED TVs" are really LED backlit TVs , the panel itself being standard LCD.Only the backlight is different in a "LED TV" - using LEDs instead of CCFL or HCFL (cold or hot cathode fluorescent lighting).So in reality they should be called "LED backlit" TVs - but marketeers got in the way of total truthfulnessChris Muriel, Manchester "



But these TVs are edge-lit, not back-lit, which is why they are so thin...

buy a panasonic 1080p full hd 37inch tv my sister has one picture is amazing has freesat built in!! can get for around £500 now

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Guswold;8070030

I've got the 40" 7 Series, which is basically the same, but just has … I've got the 40" 7 Series, which is basically the same, but just has wireless connectivity and some multimedia capabilities and I have to say it's fooin' fantastic... best decision I've made in a long time. Very easy to use, great picture - especially with Sky HD. Had a lot off favourable comments from other people too.Now wait for the "but it's not LED" comments to start...


wireless in a TV ???! - what a useless gimmick:w00t:

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LED is the way forward .. LCD is sooooooo last year .. it's like buying an analogue TV

nice pic but you are talking ********

Guswold;8070073

Yep, they says it's "edge-lit" and therefore not LED, and usually then … Yep, they says it's "edge-lit" and therefore not LED, and usually then say that Samsung got b*llocked for called it LED by the Advertising Standards Agency... completely overlooking the fact that at least two other manufacturers call their edge-lit TVs LED.But the important thing is that the picture quality is excellent. :thumbsup: (And they are fantastically thin compared to "proper" LED TVs)



overlooking the fact that those two manufacturers in question actually explained what 'LED' was and not mislead consumers like Samsung did :roll:

Anyway, ignoring the "advertising standards" thing, I've got one and think its good....

Although I suspect the Sharp one with a fill set of LEDs behind the panel is actually a better picture.
By their very nature, the edgelit LEDs can't provide the same variable lighting across different areas of the panel as a screen with a full matrix of LEDs behind the LCD panel.

(I got one cos at 1" thick, I can hide it behind a curtain - and with the sky box, the BT vision box and the Bush freesat box under the floor, you can't see any kit in our lounge until you get the tv out....)

alfiejts;8070697

Anyway, ignoring the "advertising standards" thing, I've got one and … Anyway, ignoring the "advertising standards" thing, I've got one and think its good....Although I suspect the Sharp one with a fill set of LEDs behind the panel is actually a better picture. By their very nature, the edgelit LEDs can't provide the same variable lighting across different areas of the panel as a screen with a full matrix of LEDs behind the LCD panel.



Actually Stuff magazine recently tested these 2 and the Samsung was the better set even though it was only edge lit. People need to actually look at the picture quality with their own eyes rather then judging things just on specs.

btw the Stuff winner was actually the Philips LED set.

Peggy Bedford;8070362

wireless in a TV ???! - what a useless gimmick:w00t:



As it happens you're absolutely right - which is why the 6000 is a very good buy!

But the only reason it is useless is because they haven't really thought through what to do with it (I say that having spent an extra £30 for the wireless dongle only to find that all you can access are Yahoo widgets :x).

From what I read today though, in March you'll start to see some 3D TVs that have properly built-in wireless and Internet connectivity so you can stream live programmes and that should be worth having... but a bit pricey to start with!

Guswold;8070107

Just in case anyone is interested in the 40" version of these "edge-lit … Just in case anyone is interested in the 40" version of these "edge-lit LED" TVs don't forget that Samsung extended it's cashback offer until 21st April:http://www.properprice.co.uk/samsung-ue40b6000-19624.html



As long as you buy the tv before 21st March!!:thumbsup:

Smuggling Pnuts;8071666

As long as you buy the tv before 21st March!!:thumbsup:



Ah, thanks... my bad! :w00t:

God..you guys are like old women. How many post on this thread are actually about the deal. (Oh its only backlit LED !!) I think we have got the message in all the other repeat posts you do on similar deals.. I'm Off

Zuulan;8070758

Actually Stuff magazine recently tested these 2 and the Samsung was the … Actually Stuff magazine recently tested these 2 and the Samsung was the better set even though it was only edge lit. People need to actually look at the picture quality with their own eyes rather then judging things just on specs.

QFT.

Some time ago, I compared a Samsung 32" next to a Sharp 32" (both LED-lit), both fed from the same source, and the image quality Sharp was markedly inferior (grainier and a bit motion-artefacted), no matter how much tweaking.

As another poster put it earlier, I'm waiting for the larger sets in series 6 or 7 to come down in price (bound to, since no built-in Freeview HD).

Still, voted hot (been looking at these a long time, 'tis a very good price)
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