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Topic # 68565 24-Sep-2010 19:22 Send private message

So, heres the story.

Insurance is replacing a TV that was stolen recently, and the model they have come back with is the Samsung 32" LED Series 5, however I can upgrade to the series 6 for an additional $300.

From what I can see, the only difference is 50Hz vs 100Hz.

Whats the opinion on whether it is a worthwhile upgrade spending the extra $300.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 384155 24-Sep-2010 20:07 Send private message

What do you watch on the TV?
Sport? Action movies? Documentaries etc...?
The Series 6 also has Web apps on board, which can be pretty handy if you're into YouTube or Facebook.



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  Reply # 384177 24-Sep-2010 21:28 Send private message

As it's the "bedroom" TV it's mainly regular TV. Little bit of movies and sport.

I wouldn't say we're into youtube or FB

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  Reply # 384190 24-Sep-2010 22:19 Send private message

Any DLNA / mediaPC aspects in your future?

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  Reply # 384203 25-Sep-2010 00:16 Send private message

If it's the bedroom TV stick with the 50Hz and save your $300.




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  Reply # 384768 27-Sep-2010 09:49 Send private message

You are going to own this tv for many years, if you can afford the $300 difference it is actually worth it between the series 5 to series 6 to upgrade. There is more less obivous diifferences than people can list out of the specs sheet.

If you had a perfectly working tv and was thinking of upgrading to one model up as this case, then this is not worth it, but because you are in a replacement situation the only difference is a better model, well Upgrade if you can afford the $300 in the budget.


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  Reply # 384801 27-Sep-2010 10:36 Send private message

What are the less obvious differences of which you talk?
And for a bedroom TV, how would they influence the enjoyment of the set?

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  Reply # 384954 27-Sep-2010 14:28 Send private message

The fundamental design is better, infact out of the series 3 to series 9 the step from 5 to series 6 is what transformed the model range.

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  Reply # 385014 27-Sep-2010 16:22 Send private message

The 100Hz, the crystal design, the internet / network capabilities...
The differences are all there - but if it's going to be used as a basic TV in the bedroom, surely it's better to save the pennies and put them towards getting better sound out of the panel...
Whether it be 2 channel, or surround sound (bizarre in the bedroom) - you'd notice the benefits of that a lot more than 100Hz IMHO.

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  Reply # 385189 27-Sep-2010 21:33 Send private message



The question asked " is an upgrade worth it ", for a better TV, and my answer is "Yes", I believe it is worth it. The image reproduction of the 6 series is far superior and in my opinion, humble or based on real image reproduction the 6 series is greater hit power for buck than the 5 series for the relative dollar. The core engine creates a better image, where it is to be viewed is of little importance, value is.

Throwing sound systems as option is not the question.

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  Reply # 385207 27-Sep-2010 22:23 Send private message

I beg to differ.
In a bedroom you're either watching with tired eyes (before bed) or for a few minutes, catching up on news before work. In my house, it's not a set that would necessarily require too much thought.
Take it out the box, plug it in... and then turn it on 20-30 minutes every few days.

If it costs an extra $300 to upgrade the TV, you also have to factor in the excess on the insurance policy - which from experience is close to the upgrade price... making it a very expensive upgrade for a 32" TV. Save your pennies is still my advice.

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  Reply # 385413 28-Sep-2010 12:37 Send private message

Dunnersfella: I beg to differ.
In a bedroom you're either watching with tired eyes (before bed) or for a few minutes, catching up on news before work. In my house, it's not a set that would necessarily require too much thought.
Take it out the box, plug it in... and then turn it on 20-30 minutes every few days.



Read the OP's posts. he said it would be for a few movies and a bit of sport.

Spend the extra. Remember, quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.

I don't know a single person who wishes they had spent less on a TV when upgrading.




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  Reply # 385633 28-Sep-2010 20:24 Send private message

Should have added to this by now.

Ended up with the series 6 for an upgrade of only $100 (which made it a no brainer) because of a mistake they'd made.

McLovin the quality although some cgi stuff looks decidedly fake now!

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  Reply # 385974 29-Sep-2010 18:05 Send private message

Ugh, I would not purchase a 50Hz panel. They look terrible compared to the 100Hz panels.

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