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Topic # 67858 9-Sep-2010 16:40
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It's on special till Sunday here for $888.

Been wanting to pick up a 1080p set for awhile now, and this looks like a good TV for the money.
Should I go for it or pick up this Panasonic? I'm limited to purchasing a TV from DSE as I have a few vouchers..
Thoughts?



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  Reply # 378803 11-Sep-2010 17:23
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Hi Guys,

Can anyone confirm if this tv has a built in freeview tuner?

Many thanks

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  Reply # 378805 11-Sep-2010 17:42
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Yes it has a freeview tuner.

Doesn't have any of the internet features, and is a 50Hz only unit.




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  Reply # 378807 11-Sep-2010 17:50
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openmedia: Yes it has a freeview tuner.

Doesn't have any of the internet features, and is a 50Hz only unit.


What are the limitations of 50hz? Does it have any effect on gaming? 

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  Reply # 378820 11-Sep-2010 19:06
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It'll be fine :) I've tested one out with my PS3 and Xbox and no effect really, well in the games I play, First person shooter mostly.

On a 37" the amount of ghosting/blur you'll notice is so small that I think $888 is a good price!!!! If you were going 46" or above, then yes I'd recommend 100hz+




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  Reply # 378861 11-Sep-2010 21:51
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Cheers, picking it up tomorrow. :-)



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  Reply # 379263 13-Sep-2010 12:23
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Does anyone know whether it's normal for the light on the TV to flash 3 times before turning on? Thanks.

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  Reply # 379297 13-Sep-2010 14:20
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All new TV's have a start-up period and that is normally accompanied by the power light flashing to tell you it is starting.







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  Reply # 379307 13-Sep-2010 14:49
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JMatt94: Does anyone know whether it's normal for the light on the TV to flash 3 times before turning on? Thanks.


Completely normal on most Samsungs, does it on both my bedroom and main TV :), you mean the small red LED in the right hand corner?




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  Reply # 379316 13-Sep-2010 15:14
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vinnieg:
JMatt94: Does anyone know whether it's normal for the light on the TV to flash 3 times before turning on? Thanks.


Completely normal on most Samsungs, does it on both my bedroom and main TV :), you mean the small red LED in the right hand corner?


Yap that one, good to know it's not a fault :)

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  Reply # 379331 13-Sep-2010 16:03
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I bought a Samsung P2370HD last week 0- it's a monitor but has built in digital tuner, which is what I bought it for (to use as a tv).

My only hassle is that I can't take off the channels I don't use - you know, remove them from display - and also I can't disable inputs, so when I use "source" on teh remote I get PC, HDMI, TV. I just want TV and HDMI. Not a bigge but would be nice.

No doubt that the picture is fantasic...only 23inch monitor but full HD and $471inc GST at PB Tech.

Apologies for hijacking thread, but if I can disable some of the channels I would be very happy!

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  Reply # 379523 14-Sep-2010 08:31
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The GUI on a lot of the samsung devices is very similar.

I'd also like to be able to

1. Renumber analogue channels
2. disable/hide unwanted inputs




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  Reply # 379548 14-Sep-2010 09:40
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its $789 now lol

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  Reply # 379964 15-Sep-2010 00:22
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$789 can't find this 37" model at dse for that price.

Have you confused it with the 32"?

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