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Samsung HL-R4266W

by legend / January 25, 2006 12:05 PM PST

I know there are threads comparing this to other TVs but I am wanting to hear from some people who own this particular model.

Needless to say I am thinking about buying an HDTV and so far this is the on that has caught my eye the most. I am kind of behind on a lot of the tech specs since my current TV is at least 13 years old. I have a general knowledge thanks to sites like this.

Basically I am looking to spend around $2000 total on a new TV w/accessories and this one falls in that price range...I was just hoping to get some suggestions advice and other general reviews for people who have this model.

Chances are I will have more questions as time goes on.


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Well, I don't own this model, check out the most ......
by Riverledge / January 25, 2006 1:25 PM PST
In reply to: Samsung HL-R4266W

Obvious site; C-NET. There are at least a dozen owner reviews of this particular model on C-NET alone; additional owner reviews can be found at sites like BBY, CC,and E-PINIONS. Just enter ''samsung hl-r4266w'' in any search window. Hope this helps. Good shopping. C-net owners ranked this set quite positively. The price is dropping, I've seen $1300.


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by legend / January 26, 2006 8:37 PM PST

Thanks for the input.

Anyone else have any other experience with this model?

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by techgal21 / January 29, 2006 7:00 AM PST
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The Samsung 4266 is a good TV as far as DLP goes, and it is their entry level set. You must have an extended warranty that covers the bulb.

I am still in the process of deciding myself. I have narrowed it down to the Samsung or the Panasonic 42PD50U Plasma EDTV. I am mostly concerned with DVD playback, and this Panny is amazing for that application, and priced just a little more than the Samsung. I like plasma better for movies, and don't intend to use it for games or other things where burn-in might be a consideration. Definitely, I think you need to spell out your application for yourself - games? DVD? sports? What is your highest priority?
I have two suggestions.
1. Go to and contact Kevin Miller with your questions. He knows these Samsung DLP's well.
2. Buy the Samsung from a dealer where it can be returned. If you don't like it, take it back!

You know, if you are paying $1,500 for a TV, by the time you add on taxes, delivery, warranty, and calibration, why take home something you don't love.

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by legend / January 30, 2006 8:23 PM PST
In reply to: Samsung

Well I will mainly be using the TV for watching TV and DVD's. Most of the TV shows I watch are broadcast in HD (lost, 24, Sports) which will be nice because I do worry about how digital cable is going to look on this screen.

As far as videogames go if I decide to get a PS3 then I will prb hook it up to the TV if I have it, but that is not my main focus.

I will check that site and see what I can find.


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