SAMSUNG HL-S6187W

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  1. RichardJB

    RichardJB Stunt Coordinator

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    The new Sam HLS5687W now has a larger version on sale for less than
    the 56". Does anyone know why? I can get the 6187w on sale at TV
    Authority for 2699 and at PC Mall for 2698. Why would a new bigger model
    of a TV be sold for less than the smaller version? The 56 is on sale at CC
    for 2999. What gives? Also, the HL-s5687w is on discplay at CC and the picture is UNBELIEVABLE, but they only demo it with a special dvd that
    Samsung sent along with the TV. Does anyone know how good standard HD is on this set? And reg digital cable? I am ready to pull the trigger on the 61"
    but I want to be sure that the standard picture is good since 1080p content
    is not out yet. Thank you for your responces.
     
  2. Adam_R

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    I would be very suspicious of the 61" being $2699.

    It might be a misprint/mistake. I saw the 61" for that price at CC, but it was NOT the 87 series, although it had the identical cabinet.

    If it is for real, GO FOR IT! I have the 56" and it's a great set so far. I have a really crappy cable company here, so the cable looks like crap no matter what, but I can tell you that DVDs and Xbox 360 looks friggin amazing.

    I have a more in depth review a few posts down.
     
  3. RichardJB

    RichardJB Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you for your responce. The 61" 87 series is listed at $3399 at both the
    TV Authority & PC Mall. When you add it to your cart a $700 instant discount
    is applied from the manufacturer. Looks like a good deal to me. I just might
    but it now and store because the new house wont be done until July.
     
  4. RichardJB

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    by the way,, how does HD look? I watch alot of standard and HD cable with a
    DVD now and again. Also I will be hooking up a HTPC for games and such...
     
  5. Sami Kallio

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    Go for it. I got the older model HL-R6168W (61" 1080p with a different stand) for $2540 shipped and the PQ is incredible (this is coming from a die-hard CRT fan). Your weakest link will be the source at this point, some HD broadcasts are not as good as others. For that price I don't see why you would be disappointed with the purchase.

    HD-DVD looks very, very good and even SD discs upscaled to 1080p with the Toshiba HD-DVD look nice. SD from a regular player is not that good and quite frankly I have trouble watching regular SD broadcasts now.
     
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    WOW! I was just about to buy one of these at CC. Thank you guys for pointing me in the direction of TV Authority. VERY HAPPY!
     

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