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Sammy HLP4663W or Hitachi 57F510???? HELP!!

McClainNH
01-29-2005, 08:38 AM
Hi,

I'll be buying a big tv in about a week, once my tax return comes in. I was looking at the Hitachi 57F510, but I recently say the Sammy HLP4663W. I know that the Sammy is supposed to have a better picture, but it's 46" as opposed to the Hitachi's 57, and it's 700 or so more expensive. My question is, is it worth it to pay the extra money and get the Sammy with a smaller screen, just to go DLP? Do you think I'd be happy with the Hitachi? It's a big decision for me, and I won't be getting another Hi-Def for a LONG time, so I want to make sure I'm happy. I mean, 57" just sounds AWESOME, but is the Sammy's picture that much better that I should wait a bit, and get that instead? Sorry for the rambling.

Chris

desertspirit
01-29-2005, 09:19 AM
My samsung is beautiful. Bright pictures are stunning. Darker scences are garbage. Before you buy, take the DVD Bourne Identity to the store and watch how the set reproduces the dark scenes. You have to set the brightness as high as it will go. Then everything else is washed out. I have been fighting will Samsung every day over replacing my set. Maybe I could make you a deal on mine?

McClainNH
01-29-2005, 09:22 AM
Does this problem happen with your set alone, or is it just a drawback of getting that tv? My brother has the Sony 30" hdtv, and his darks are almost impossible to see. With me being half blind already (at 24, I should really make the investment to get glasses instead of a tv, but really, the tv's much more fun) it's kind of a pain to watch movies. Sports are GREAT on his, but movies are tough.
Thanks!
Chris

kdog044
01-29-2005, 09:24 AM
You really need to decide on a technology first (i.e. CRT, DLP). If you like CRT's there are comparable sets to the Hitachi such as the Toshiba 57HX84 and 57HX94 series just as there are comparable DLP's.

McClainNH
01-29-2005, 09:31 AM
It's not so much that I haven't decided on technologies. I was convinced that I was going to get the 57F510. Then, somoene told me that if I wanted the best picture, and that if I was going to hook an xbox up to it, I should go DLP. From everything I've read, if I'm giong to go DLP, Ithe Sammy is the way to go. So, basically, it's either I go RPTV, and I get the Hitachi, or DLP, and the Sammy. I'm hoping for the Hitachi, I just REALLY don't want to get it home, and suddenly be disappointed that I didn't end up spending the money and getting the Sammy, while the Sammy is on sale.

desertspirit
01-29-2005, 11:15 AM
I wonder if there is something wrong with the generation three chip. The technician who has been servicing my set says he is seeing the same problem in alot of these sets. Notice that the new sets coming out from Samsung and others are using a more expensive gen. 2 plus chip. And I am reading that there is another better one yet on the drawing table. I wish to god I'd dumped my set back on Circuit City before my thirty days had run out. This is the worst purchase I've ever made. Go ahead and try the Sammy if you want, but make sure you can take it back. Next time I'd go for a slightly smaller lcd set.

McClainNH
01-29-2005, 04:04 PM
Well, this thread has helped. I think I may just stick with the 57F510. Now, the only question I have is this: is it going to be a problem for me to hook my xbox or computer up to it, as far as burn in goes? When I say hook up my pc, I just mean so that I can play games, not to do any work or anything... But Half Life 2 at 57" Would be pretty sweet... And Madden? The guys will be life sized! So, hopefully burn-in won't be a problem, but if it is, maybe I'll think about a DLP. Those are SO expensive still, though, and I want to get it ASAP. Well, again, sorry about the rambling.

Thanks!
Chris