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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Samsung 2333HD LCD TV

90 days without a post? sorry bout that guys. just moved in to a new apartment :)

anyways, now that we have more space we decided to buy a TV!

my first choice was the Samsung 32" Series 5 LA-32A550 Full HD 1080p that sells for PHP49,900.00 at SM appliance. they'd take of 5,000.00 if you buy it cash.

Screen Size: 32"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 35,000:1
Viewing angle: 178°/178° (H / V)
Response Time: 5 ms
DNIe™: DNIe+

Sound Output(RMS): 10W x 2
Feature Picture-in-Picture: 1 Tuner PIP
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes

then i found out after googling for reviews, in Manila you can get it for 36500.00 only!! even if i shell out 3000.00 for shipment (approximate) that deal is still bang for the buck.

i can't wait for the stocks to come in, the 32" are very hard to get now. so i looked for other options.

i checked the specs of lcd tvs in the samsung site and found the 2333HD. it's more of a monitor than tv and sells for 15000.00 ~ 16000.00 at computer shops. got it at 15900.00 CASH.

Screen Size: 23" Wide
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 300cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio: DC 10,000:1(Typ. 1,000:1)
Response time: 5ms
Viewing Angle(Horizontal/Vertical): 160˚/160˚ (CR>10)

Plug & Play: DDC2B
Multimedia Speakers: 3W x 2ch
Special Features: Built-in HDTV(ATSC) Tuner, Dolby Digital Sound, Optical digital sound (SPDIF), Component, 2 HDMI, Full HD
USB powered hub option: No
Mac compatibility: Yes

now a word of advice: check your lcd tv thoroughly before buying. test for dead pixels, try playing 1080p videos, and since this is a tv check the remote control functions!!

first unit we got has a manufacturing date of November 2008. some were lucky to have a functioning remote but i wasn't one of them. my remote can only be used < 2ft straight angle. now who would produce a tv with < 2ft range? samsung? i doubt it. so i returned my unit to the store and after almost a week of waiting we were given a unit manufactured on January 2009. remote works well even at > 20ft at any angle.

another plus is that samsung has an ongoing promotion. register your unit at their site and they'll send a FREE Stylish SAMSUNG DVD Player (DVD-F1080) that upscales to 1080p :) sweet deal.

i have yet to receive my player. the site says there's a 2 weeks waiting time. i'm on 8 days and counting.

i'll post pics later :)



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