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Quick question...

by smoothbeatz / April 2, 2007 1:05 AM PDT

Quick question. I just recently purchased the Samsung HL-S5687W DLP television. I see that it got a "Very Good" rating on this site. To wait out the Blu-Ray/HD-DVD war, I picked up the Samsung HD860 upscaling player. Should I take it back and get the HD960 because it uses 1080p (the tv is 1080p)? Or should I just stay with the HD860? Is the difference so slight that I shouldn't bother? Thanks for your time and help!

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The difference is small,but why not go all the way to your
by NM_Bill / April 2, 2007 1:54 AM PDT
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1080p potential? Our early adopter Stewee waited in line for initial distribution of the Sony BluRay player. It was his 1st available 1080p source. Other had been only 1080i. He estimated the difference at maybe 5% improvement. Small considering 1080i is already so close to the top of available resolution.

Suit yourself, but if you could box the 1st unit up to return & exchange for the 1080p unit, you'd be at the highest potential & would continue to appreciate that for quite some time.

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(NT) what is the cost difference between the two DVD players?
by jcrobso / April 2, 2007 1:59 AM PDT
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Samsung 860/960
by smoothbeatz / April 2, 2007 2:46 AM PDT

I believe the cost difference is about $70+/-. Not a big deal but I'm a little too anal when it comes spending my money wisely. I'm all for returning the 860 if it's worth my time to get the 960.

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upscaling
by jonnybones / April 2, 2007 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung 860/960

If it is natively 1080p (blu-ray) that is a different story, but if your eye can actually tell the difference on an upscaling dvd player between 1080i and 1080p, you get a gold star.

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LoL
by smoothbeatz / April 2, 2007 5:03 AM PDT
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So basically I should just go with my gut and keep the 860 and not go through the trouble of returning it and getting the 960... It just kills me that a company messes with both formats. You'd think all Samsung products deal with 1080p, but I guess they'd lose business just dealing with one format.

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well ur not getting True 1080p/i
by widojofus / April 2, 2007 5:57 AM PDT
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either way since it is an upscaler, the only way u get true is thru bluray/hddvd so i doubt the upscaling will make that huge of a difference. p.s. enjoy the tv, i have the hls6187w and it is stellar, one of the best 1080p sets out there.

Joe

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True...true...
by smoothbeatz / April 2, 2007 11:03 PM PDT

Yeah, I know what you're saying. I just got the upscaler for the time being, moreso for the progressive scan feature as well and to wait out the format war. I know I'll end up gettin blu ray most likely. I did hear that 1080i and 1080p don't really make that big a difference on samsung dlps. All this hype is outta hand. A friend of mine is getting the ps3 soon, so i'll be able to get a taste of what blu ray will look like on this tv.

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MR SMOOTH MORE ON BLUE RAY
by stewart norrie / April 2, 2007 6:13 AM PDT
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I have owned the new Sony blue ray player for about a month now , and Iam really seeing the difference in picture quality over 1080I At first I gave it a poor rating, the first two blue ray movies had a color shift , some scenes looked granny and out of focus But now I believe they had problems in the disks . because the Newest disk is the Casino Real james Bond movie and it is beyond beautiful . I had to turn down the color and set sharpness all the way on skin tones looked so real and and outdoor shots are amazing . But if I were I would wait awhile until the chips fall, Hat guys came in #1 in poker this morning still shakky stewe

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He said...she said...
by smoothbeatz / April 2, 2007 11:09 PM PDT

How come all the blu ray players got such bad reviews on cnet? I know it's really early and better players will probably come out, but it looks like none of the cnet techs like any of the current line of blu ray dvd players...or hd dvd for that matter. I'm waiting anyway cuz I'm just not ready to fork out $1k+ on a blu ray player that gets below a 7 rating on cnet. Not saying that cnet is the godfather of good taste in electronics, but they are a reliable source of info.

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