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Old July 19, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Went out yesterday and bought a samsung 46 lcd tv , its a Samsung series 5 , 530
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I also picked up a new dvd drive that upscales dvds to almost 1080p:)


So what ya all think did i do ok?
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Old July 19, 2009, 11:20 AM
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looking good wish i had 46' ha ha sorry i could not help myself samsung makes great tv. Color quality? wow right?
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Old July 19, 2009, 11:29 AM
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Hope you enjoy it, i love my samsung 32" LCD, Series 5, (i think its 550) hooked up to my computer, 360 and tv, hopefully you'll get tons of use out of it
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Old July 19, 2009, 11:43 AM
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well the wife says i can't hook my pc to it lol :)
i would think that would be nice to have the pc connected but hey in time i will get her to agree:) but yea the pic is pretty darn good , i have yet to see hd on it tho , gonna get hd hooked up this monday :) , gotta buy a hd box i guess?????
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Old July 19, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Actually you have a couple of routes you can go with HD WolfBane.

One is to actually buy the box from Futureshop/Best Buy and either choose to or not choose to buy the extended warranty/service plan incase the thing goes belly up (since they only have a 1 year manufac)
Or you can buy/rent from your cable/satellite provider. The benefit of renting from them is that you are covered for as long as you are renting and when new technology of say a pvr comes out you can say your current one is broken/not working and get a new one. Down side is you're paying a monthly rental fee. Either way, just dont buy the box from the provider because then the most you can get is a 1 year manufac
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Old July 19, 2009, 03:27 PM
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Well ihave shaw satalite hooked up here but you would think one could at least get a hd channel or two free???
So i am gonna rent from shaw:( but if i want hd i guess thats what i got to do
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Old July 19, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Sounds good...can't tell from the pic. I bought a Toshiba 46" Regza(46RV535U) in late March. I looked at your TV,among other Sammys, Panasonics, Sonys and LGs ...but i liked the Toshiba... and it was a great deal...$999 from FS.
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Old July 20, 2009, 04:07 AM
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i think having a tv like this and not having hooked up to a pc is a crime.
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I would be curious to see your computer connected through it and watching a movie - My current PC setup does a great job upscaling SD video so much that it is almost amazing - Definately better than a TV's own scaler - haven't compared with a standalone DVD upscaler, but my guess would be better.

I will wait for that new multi-led Samsung 50' TV, to go down in price :D
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Speaking of new Samsung TVs, they sent me their new LN55B650 for review and I have been using it for the last three weeks. PQ is stunning for a 6-series TV but so far I find shimmering, judder and ghosting to be a serious concern.
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