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    LED really worth that £90 more?

    Wondering if anyone can help, about time i brought a flat screen!

    ive come down to 2 tv's within my budget and both come with 5 years guarantee.

    the LCD - Samsung LE40C580J1 - £440.00
    richersounds.com/pro…580

    the LED - Samsung UE40C5800 - £530.00
    simplyelectricals.co.uk/sam…qnQ

    Only advantages i can see for the LED is the Internet TV, and slim build: lower energy comsumption, £90 extra worth it?

    & should i really be going for a 100hz tv? i read lots of comments about owners actually switching the 100hz off to improve the picture?

    thanks for any advice!!!!!!

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    If you're buying for a main lounge tv and it's for long term use then definatley consider led. Quality and thinness is amazing

    Original Poster

    zakdeals1

    If you're buying for a main lounge tv and it's for long term use then … If you're buying for a main lounge tv and it's for long term use then definatley consider led. Quality and thinness is amazing



    thanks, the quality did look amazing, had so many questions but staff were unsure on all the issues i raised. still unsure to be honest.

    I've read people saying speakers on LEDs aren't as good as LCD/plasma.

    Maybe you should dig around that side of things and have a look.

    YES it is , LEDs are way better

    Original Poster

    Starr

    I've read people saying speakers on LEDs aren't as good as … I've read people saying speakers on LEDs aren't as good as LCD/plasma.Maybe you should dig around that side of things and have a look.



    yes im trying to be wise about it, hence the 5 year guarantee i will always need, the youtube videos from customers od samsung led tvs having problems but the reviews on amazon are promising.

    amazon.co.uk/pro…ing

    amazon.co.uk/pro…ing
    Edited by: "m27try" 1st Mar 2011

    I have purchased the 32" C5800 and it is amazing. Picture quality, black levels, upscaling, efficiency, connectivity, even the little extras like light up remote and built in media player for 1080p mkv and divx playback - direct from hdd/usb. I have a hard drive dock hooked up to mine and it works perfectly. Sound is never brilliant on any lcd/led tv, but its more than adequate. If you are the sort of person that is serious about sound, you would add a 5.1 system anyway. All in all an excellent TV, so much so, I wouldnt buy anything other than Samsung now.

    Starr

    I've read people saying speakers on LEDs aren't as good as … I've read people saying speakers on LEDs aren't as good as LCD/plasma.Maybe you should dig around that side of things and have a look.



    Thats quite obvious when you think about it, as tvs are getting smaller there is less space to put speakers so speakers are getting worse as they are so small.

    Most people say to buy a cheap home theatre to go with a tv.

    LED is much thinner. My LG is less then 3/4 of an inch at the thickest point.

    This is my 42" on a sideways view (not mine, but the same model)

    http://i.testfreaks.co.uk/images/products/600x400/17/lg-42le4500.22552849.jpg

    ryouga

    Thats quite obvious when you think about it, as tvs are getting smaller … Thats quite obvious when you think about it, as tvs are getting smaller there is less space to put speakers so speakers are getting worse as they are so small.Most people say to buy a cheap home theatre to go with a tv.



    Not really, mobiles are getting much smaller then they were... but they are now much better. The latest smart phones have processing speeds that desktops 10-15 years ago could only dream of.

    Bigger does not always mean better... (no dirty comments to be inserted here) (_;)

    jonny619447

    Not really, mobiles are getting much smaller then they were... but they … Not really, mobiles are getting much smaller then they were... but they are now much better. The latest smart phones have processing speeds that desktops 10-15 years ago could only dream of.Bigger does not always mean better... (no dirty comments to be inserted here) (_;)



    I was talking about the speakers in particular, if tiny speakers were that amazing then nightclubs wouldnt have massive beasts of speakers.

    Original Poster

    sharrington1982

    I have purchased the 32" C5800 and it is amazing. Picture quality, black … I have purchased the 32" C5800 and it is amazing. Picture quality, black levels, upscaling, efficiency, connectivity, even the little extras like light up remote and built in media player for 1080p mkv and divx playback - direct from hdd/usb. I have a hard drive dock hooked up to mine and it works perfectly. Sound is never brilliant on any lcd/led tv, but its more than adequate. If you are the sort of person that is serious about sound, you would add a 5.1 system anyway. All in all an excellent TV, so much so, I wouldnt buy anything other than Samsung now.



    thanks, does that fact that its only 50hz bring any issues?

    Original Poster

    are regular LCD tvs also edge lit? becuase these LED tvs are edge lit, you cant help but think the picture is going to be lighter around the edge then it is in the middle?

    m27try

    are regular LCD tvs also edge lit? becuase these LED tvs are edge lit, … are regular LCD tvs also edge lit? becuase these LED tvs are edge lit, you cant help but think the picture is going to be lighter around the edge then it is in the middle?


    The terms LCD and LED in this context are misnomers, they are both LCD TV's it's just the lighting array that differs. What they actually mean are LCD with CCFL backlighting and LCD with LED edge-lighting. LED edge lit TV's can be very thin, provide higher contrast ratios and use much less power than CCFL TV's. So LED edge-lit is better in theory, but in practice they often suffer from clouding and light bleed. You really need to go at look at some in action and decide for yourself which you prefer.

    100Hz wise, the source will never be 100Hz. TV, for example, is 50 Hz so the extra frames are interpolated by the TV. Therefore the quality of the 100Hz picture depends entirely on the processing in the TV it can look pretty bad in some cases.
    Edited by: "megalomaniac" 2nd Mar 2011

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    megalomaniac

    The terms LCD and LED in this context are misnomers, they are both LCD … The terms LCD and LED in this context are misnomers, they are both LCD TV's it's just the lighting array that differs. What they actually mean are LCD with CCFL backlighting and LCD with LED edge-lighting. LED edge lit TV's can be very thin, provide higher contrast ratios and use much less power that CCFL TV's. So LED edge-lit is better in theory, but in practice they often suffer from clouding and light bleed. You really need to go at look at some in action and decide for yourself which you prefer.



    thanks, so regular LCD's are back-lit, hence a more consistant image in terms of brightness levels.
    yeah, trouble is when i go into the store they are both bound to be a different settings.

    m27try

    thanks, so regular LCD's are back-lit, hence a more consistant image in … thanks, so regular LCD's are back-lit, hence a more consistant image in terms of brightness levels.yeah, trouble is when i go into the store they are both bound to be a different settings.


    Grab the remote and change the settings as they're both Sammy it should be pretty easy to set them to very similar, if not identical, levels for comparison.

    Original Poster

    megalomaniac

    Grab the remote and change the settings as they're both Sammy it … Grab the remote and change the settings as they're both Sammy it should be pretty easy to set them to very similar, if not identical, levels for comparison.



    good call.

    Original Poster

    jonny619447

    LED is much thinner. My LG is less then 3/4 of an inch at the thickest … LED is much thinner. My LG is less then 3/4 of an inch at the thickest point.This is my 42" on a sideways view (not mine, but the same model)



    Hi, which do you have, i was also looking at a led lg; i think 4500, yours edge or back lit?

    Yes its the 4500, I think its edge lit. Got it just after christmas for 499 from currys

    avforums has an entire thread devoted to Samsung tv's, easiest thing to do is join up and ask the question, these guys eat, sh1t and breathe home entertainment.
    Edited by: "boabbyrab" 2nd Mar 2011
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