Samsung HLM617W

Discussion in 'Displays' started by ChadFetter, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. ChadFetter

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    I am considering upgrading my 50" High Def Toshiba Widescreen. Stopped into Ultimate Electronics, and they couldn't stop talking about the Samsung DLP HLM617W.

    Does anyone have any opionions on this TV?
     
  2. Peter P

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    Well, I just ordered one at Best Buy. I got it for $3600. I won't really be able to check it out until after April 20 when it is delivered. The lights in showrooms are bright and the sets are uncalibrated.

    I was going to get a Sony Grand Wega 61", but mine will be in a basement theater and the ONLY bad thing I could find about the Sony was that the blacks weren't really black. I know that the Samsung has some problems with "color temperature" (see article in "Home Theater Mag." Feb.04'), but I can't find anything perfect. It has a lot of complicated stuff, so if you get one, get the longest extended warranty you can. Best buy also will take it back within a month if I don't love it, so I feel safe.

    I will post again after I see and calibrate it. Good luck.
     
  3. ChadFetter

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    $3600?! Ultimate had it for $4499. Was $3600 their listed price, or did you get a deal somehow?
     
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    They were excited that they had just gotten them in at the Cleveland Best Buy and they were listing them at $4000. I asked what they would give it to me for if I bought it today. The salesman checked with the manager and was surprised himself that it was $3600. I think he said something like their store wanted to be the first to sell one or something. Whatever it was, I didn't do anything special.
     

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