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#6526 informer

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:31 PM

Owen, thanks for the input and clarify things a lot! I watched them mostly in JB where I guess they use blue-ray source but component input to feed all TVs. So you might be right that they were using 60HZ so judder could be very noticeable. However all plasma / LED /LCD TVs were taking the same signals and fine but the D8000 Sammy stood out to be the worst offender. Lack of smooth motion process for high end plasma like this is disappointing. On the bright side, I only use blue-ray HDMI source so I guess it is not a issue to me. But I need to find a place with 24HZ blue-ray on demo.

Free to air TV hopefully as you said should be OK but again I need to find a place with TV show for demo. After this motion blur shock, I find it hard to trust anything on review or theory but my own eyes.


Finally got the chance to demo the D8000 with blu-ray source. I was hoping D8000's motion smooth feature will automatically turn on under 24hz mode so the judder issue will be gone. The sales guy managed to find the Top gun blu-ray with the rolling credit in the end. Not 100% sure the replay mode at the time but the screen showed 24p so I assume it is the 24hz mode. Guess what, the credit still has obvious judder. A 100HZ samsung D6400 LED next to it playing same source, smooth enough.
Am I the only person noticing this? probably not. Professional reviews are mixed. The whathifi one did mention its motion handling issue.

http://www.whathifi....msung-ps51d8000

It stated - "Finally, motion, isn’t quite as solid or smooth as that offered by rivals."

#6527 Owen

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:59 PM

The Samsung needs "Cinema Smooth" mode enabled for 24Hz source, by default I think it uses 60Hz and 3:2 pull down for display regardless of input which results in judder with 24fps source.

Cinema Smooth is not motion interpolation, its simply a 96 or 120Hz mode that is compatible with 24 fps for judder free playback without the soap opera video look as it retains the normal low frame rate jitter of film.

There should be a motion interpolation function as well, there was on last years D7000. It was very smooth and made film look like video for those that like that sort of thing.

#6528 diesel

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

There should be a motion interpolation function as well, there was on last years D7000. It was very smooth and made film look like video for those that like that sort of thing.

Can't stand it myself. Seen motion interpolation on my Panasonic, a Sharp and Samsung at work, and a mates' LG and they all look terrible. The action/movement is just so unnatural!

#6529 Struggo

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:17 AM

Samsung 42" (106cm) HD Plasma TV - PS42C451 = $498

http://www.bigw.com....sma-tv-ps42c451

Panasonic 42" 1080P Plasma TV - TH-P42U30 = $498

http://www.bigw.com....ma-tv-th-p42u30

#6530 ger

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

http://www.bigw.com....ng58&SI_LINK=B1
it says half price $1177
it it a good tv also is it a good price
also what is a good price for
http://panasonic.com...0GT30A/Overview

and any comparing between the 2 ?

Edited by ger, 13 February 2012 - 06:17 PM.


#6531 Imprint

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Hey guys, would anyone be interested in helping me out with an idea I am trying to get off the ground in relation to TV prices.

I'm currently building a mobile APP based around this exact topic, seeking out the best price via negotiation on items like TVs. I've used this threat multiple times myself and wanted to make it easy for people to share a price via their mobile device.

I'm trying to gather enough research to prove my idea is worth spending all the time on it, so I have organised with some sales people at JB HiFi Bondi Junction (Sydney) to take part in my Proof of concept research.

If anyone is interested, they are willing to give some good starting prices on certain models of TVs for your own negotiations. I'm waiting on confirmation but if anyone has any suggestions as to what models to start out with I'd be very greatful.

I should clarify I'm not trying to scam anyone or make any money from this, simply I am trying to see if my idea is worth continuing. I've been a member of the forums for a long time so I don't want to muddy the waters and look like a first time poster trying to pull a quick one.

I'd love some people to get on board with suggestions and take part, but if you'd rather not, that's fine as well.

I figured rather than try and do it all myself I'd put the call out for some help.

If you're keen feel free to either private message me here, or email me directly at matt[at]irlgaming.com

Thanks guys.

#6532 diesel

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:37 PM

It's probably a good time to do some testing as we shift from 2011 stock to 2012 models which should start hitting our shows over the next couple months.

#6533 kulfi

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

Prices are currently higher than what I had seen around Boxing Day for many TVs.

#6534 Beleg Cúthalion

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

Samsung 59D6900 for $1450 with no extras. Retravision Narre Warren.

#6535 kulfi

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

Samsung 55" D7000 LED is ticketed at $1888 in Bing Lee NSW. Other stores like Radio Rentals were doing it for $1999 last week. Amazing prices for a really good TV.

#6536 kulfi

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Also spotted the same TV for $1999 in JB Top Ryde today.

#6537 Struggo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

Samsung 43" HD Plasma TV - PS43D450A2M - $398.00

http://www.harveynor...-plasma-tv.html

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

http://www.graysoutl...0ST30A&spr=true

http://www.graysoutl...5ST30A&spr=true

Edited by BusterB, 14 March 2012 - 12:51 PM.


#6539 miata

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

And as I've posted in two other places, THP65VT30 for $2,699 at Len Wallis, today.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

RE: Len Wallis, is ST.

http://www.lenwallis.../flat-screen-tv

#6541 kulfi

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:32 AM

Panasonic 50" UT30 3D Full HD plasma for $799 in Myer this weekend.

Myer One membership card is required.

#6542 miata

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:58 AM

RE: Len Wallis, is ST.

http://www.lenwallis.../flat-screen-tv

Well, they're probably gone anyway but, I copied and pasted it from his Facebook thread, it definitely said THP65VT30.

I went back to the Facebook thread and they must have realised the mistake and edited it. It now reads ST but as I said, I cut and pasted it originally and it was definitely VT.

Edited by miata, 23 March 2012 - 08:09 AM.


#6543 kulfi

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

The new Samsung LED-backlit TVs are making an appearance in stores now.

The entry-level 6-series 55" is ticketed at $1798 in JB and the 6-series 60" is ticketed at $2278 in HN.

#6544 miata

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Pana TH-P50ST50A, $1438 on the Videpro website. http://www.videopro....-plasma-tv.aspx

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Something different I was able to get a brand new HDTV( Yeah technically not HD but it decodes HD signals ) for 171 dollars couriered to my home.
Its a Wintal 7inch set. Even records to USB.

http://www.247deals....&utm_medium=cpc

Edited by dryfry, 14 May 2012 - 12:55 PM.


#6546 ger

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

On the plus side, plasmas can create much darker blacks, have excellent viewing angles, more accurate color and no motion blur, Soneira says



It's a shame, because even though LCD tech has shown a lot of improvement, plasma displays have inherent advantages, primarily because the tech doesn't require a backlight — unlike LCDs, which twist crystals in individual pixels to affect the light passing through, plasma pixels illuminate themselves. Before Pioneer stopped making plasma TVs, it had demonstrated models with theoretically infinite contrast and razor-thin designs, showing off the benefits of a plasma display.


Read more: http://www.theage.co...l#ixzz1uq8L2ysp




hopefully plasma will live on UNTILL

there is a better panel technology


Edited by ger, 14 May 2012 - 08:49 PM.


#6547 Serendigity

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

Pana TH-P50ST50A, $1438 on the Videpro website. http://www.videopro....-plasma-tv.aspx


Thanks for the info, this seems to be the best deal I have found when you factor in free delivery and a very competitive $179 to extend the warranty to 5 years. $1613 all up vs $1754 from Dick Smith - a lot to pay for 3D avatar...

#6548 miata

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

Thanks for the info, this seems to be the best deal I have found when you factor in free delivery and a very competitive $179 to extend the warranty to 5 years. $1613 all up vs $1754 from Dick Smith - a lot to pay for 3D avatar...

$1304 delivered and installed for the TH-P50ST50A from David Jones Robina Town Centre, they price matched Video-Pro.

#6549 jsmith

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

hopefully plasma will live on UNTILL

there is a better panel technology


There already is... OLED panels are coming. :)

JSmith :ninja:

#6550 Owen

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

There already is... OLED panels are coming. :)

JSmith :ninja:


So is Christmas 2015, anyone want to bet which will get here first.

Large affordable OLED TV's with all the bugs ironed out are likely some years off yet.