Buying Advice light emitting diode television ( LED TV, if you will)

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  1. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    so my philips FHD LCD gave up on me a fair few months back, and i don't want to cough up 1/3rd of the buying price in repairs. so possibly, it's time to upgrade. Samsung comes into the picture..

    size: the room can take 32/40/46.
    features: A smart tv would be good - they seem to have interesting APIs?
    budget: I don't know
    these are the models i have in mind:

    UA32ES6200R– 32 inch Full HD LED TV - OVERVIEW

    UA40ES6200R– 40 inch Full HD Smart LED TV - OVERVIEW

    UA40ES6800R – 40 inch Full HD LED TV - OVERVIEW


    what do you guys suggest? and any deals out there? i generally like to "EMI" these big ticket items, especially if its possible for free :party:
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    LOL.. had a similar problem. Samsung wanted 80K+ for the LED panel in my 55" Samsung LED :(

    So...
    UA40ES6800R << Just bought it's bigger brother, the 46" version recently.
    It's already installed in my place.. Most (well.. almost Most) of it's features are live now
    (TV has way too many features..)

    So come over if you wanna play with it yourself in a real world environment.. not some store controlled setting where none of the Smart TV features are even installed.
    Gimme a week if you wanna see more of the features setup... haven't yet used quite a few features yet.
    The TV can be controlled with a smartphone, can relay back content to the phone etc :)

    Damn thing is amazing. The net/smart TV features are really good.
    Bloody thing updated itself and even downloaded newer codecs.
    So.. Plays everything I throw at it.. Multiple USB connections, including dedicated ones for HDDs
    3D is really really good.. doesn't hurt the eyes and give you a headache like the older units.
    Streaming (wi-fi) from my computer room to my living room (remember the layout?) is flawless.
    Also have the place wired with Ethernet, but have so far felt no need to use it. (TV has it tho)

    I also just bought the 5-series (Non Smart TV, but Full HD) Samsung 40 inch LED for my bedroom..
    So you can compare for yourself to see whether the extra $$ for the smart TV is worth it.
    Both TVs are being setup for content streaming from the puters, both will have multiple Consoles running at 1080p, both will have their own HDDs, so a real world comparison.
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    allshare ( have two samsung devices), hdd playback, smart app are things i am keen on. 46 is going to barely fit - i was only keen on the 7500 because it is a giant skype monster and has a smexy remote - too much money for that tho. Let's see.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    IF you want my advise...
    And I've been using both versions of these TVs..

    If Price Not a problem then I'd pick 46" 6200 or 6800 (not much difference between these.. get the one U get the better deal for)

    If VFM is a consideration.. scrap the Wifi and 3D of those and get the 46" 5000 series.
    As according to my TV guy.. "There's no substitute for Size" ;)

    For 99% of the time.. the biggest difference you're gonna see between these models is:

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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    ^^ Not using those.. so still sitting in wrappers. :)
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    actually, not even that. i *HAVE* to mount the tv on the existing swivel mount that accepts VESA400. do either of these TVs support VESA mounting? i have a firm disliking for table stands, even if they are as good looking as the one's on 8000 series.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Oh
    Can't comment on the size..
    Altho the 40 is in my bedroom.. which is small.. and looks fine on the wall.
    Here:
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Both have Allshare..
    Both (I think.. know for sure the 6 does) are compatible with the Samsung Skype Camera.

    And ya.. Both have VESA mounts. Both mine are actually using the Vesa mounts.
    Even the Living room TV... the TV actually gets mounted on the black Glass back wall of the stand. Hard to explain..

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    ewww hindi soap operas!!!!
    oh god why?
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    LOL.. of all the things, you'd notice that. (How could you tell from one tiny PIP screen tho?)
    It's the default channel on the STB.
    My wife doesn't understand Hindi, and the less said about my Hindi the better.
    (For well over a year now, I've been trying in vain to convince shopkeepers that I'm from Delhi LOL)
    I barely watch TV.. just sports, and that too just cricket and some limited soccer and NFL whenever available. (Got to see the Superbowl tho)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    we all know what you watch secretly when your wife is not around.
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    well, we need focus here. primarily on how to get one of these TVs for a steal..any pointers?
     
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    Luciffer : what is the exact model of your 40 inch LED?
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Don't remember.. but it's the basic model 5 series...
    Only things I cared about was: LED (No likey LCD) and Full HD ( I remember there was a 5002 (something like that) model that was just HD ready.
    I run gaming systems on these at 1080.. so need Full HD
    So.. It's a Full HD.. no bells and whistles.. LED...
    Has multiple HDMIs, DSub and USB.. so enough of the necessary inputs.
    TV quality is on par with the other one that's 2X+ the price
     

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