It finaly arrived :D :D :D

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Further to this thread, my Samsung SP50L7HX 50" DLP arrived today. I took the day off work today, and hastily set her up. Here's a quick phone pic, ignore the spaghetti of wires behind, I just quickly set it up as it'll all be moved soon as I'm re-decorating at the weekend:

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Well what can I say? It's a stunning piece of kit, that pic doesn't do it anything like any justice. It just looks incredible, and that's even before it's switched on.

When I finally did power it up, if I'm honest I was a little underwhelmed, I went straight to an SD source and it didn't look great. Colours and contrast were amazing, but it really showed up the weaknesses of the SD signal. I was coming from a 28" Sammy CRT, and that gave a great picture on SD stuff. The same signal at 50" looked pretty dire in comparison. I messed about with the picture settings a bit, and managed to improve the picture quite a lot on SD.

I then gave some HD stuff a go (Telewest TV drive). All I can say is WOW. This set really comes into it's own with a HD signal. Some of the BBC's stuff is absolutely stunning, really incredible. It's amazingly crisp, and the colours just leap out at you, the image almost looks 3D at times it's so real. I'm hugely impressed.

I then gave the Xbox 360 a go. OMG, it's just awesome. Fight Night 3 is damn near photo-real, and Burnout 3 is just so intense and insane, I found myself ducking and diving from all the wrecked cars as I plowed through them :D

All in all, I'm very happy :cool:
 
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The Mad One said:
how much did you get yours for?

I paid £1599 delievered, including an extended on-site warranty.


Ugley_Matt said:
whats the viewing angle like on it?

Pretty good actually, they have a reputation for bad veiwing angles, but I find it pretty good. It's not so great in the vertical, it pretty much dissapears if you stand near it and look downwards, but you would never need to do that anyway.

In the horizontal it stays pretty much spot on unless you get to any really silly angles.


Andy298 said:
You got any pictures of it running HD feeds or Xbox 360?

I'll try and get some later :)
 
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