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Samsung LN-S4095D true 1080p?

by jmccardl / July 21, 2006 4:31 PM PDT

I was about to buy the new Samsung LN-S4095D until the guy working at Best Buy said that this TV cannot except a 1080p input through HDMI so it cannot produce a true 1080p picture. Is this true? He said it doesn't have an HDMI 1.3 input which won't come out til fall. ***?

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What is "true 1080p" and does it matter??????
by jcrobso / July 24, 2006 6:46 AM PDT

The term "true 1080p" is marketing FUD.
How the video signal is delivered to the HDTV is not all that important!!!! What the HDTV does with signal, how it processes and displies the video is important!!!
The only BBY guys that realy know what is what are the ones that are members of this fourm.
Only a HDMI 1.3 spec HD-DVD player can output 1080p/24, so unless you get one of thoes "true 1080p" dosen't matter anyway. John

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Wrong info
by Pakman3000 / July 24, 2006 5:51 PM PDT

That guy is a noob. I work for Best Buy Home Theater and the 1.3 spec is firmware, not the cable! The B-RAY player is compliant and outputting a true 1080p source and the Samsung is compliant to accept the signal. The cable is innocent. People like this give out wrong info and ruin the customers experience.

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First off....
by kena10 / July 26, 2006 12:37 AM PDT

Go to this site:

Print that page, go to best buy, ask for the guy and his manager, show them ththe printout and tell him how much of an uninformed ******* he is and get him fired for telling you lies.

It really astounds me how uninformed people are and how they have the ability to spread lies to consumers.

Secondly, a television set whose NATIVE RESOLUTION is 1080p will ultimately produce a 1080p picture coming from an hd-dvd or blu-ray source, here's how:

Once the image leave the source, it gets downconverted to 1080i (because that's the highest input the tv will accept), then the image will get upconverted back to 1080p because that's the tv's native resolution. Since the original source was 1080p, you won't see any big difference in picture quality.

If you still want to get that tv set, go ahead, you won't be missing much just because your tv won't take in a 1080p signal.

As far as the hdmi 1.3 plug is concerned, the faq sectino addresses that question by plainly saying that it will be backwards compatible with previos version of hdmi and dvi.

Again, go to best buy and get that dude fired for being a moron.


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Just FYI stuff,,,,
by jcrobso / July 26, 2006 1:46 AM PDT
In reply to: First off....

When a 1080i is converted into 1080p the trem is deinterlaced.
Upconverting(rescaling) would be taking a 720p signal and upconveritng/rescalling it to 1080p.
Down converting/rescalling would be taking a 1080i/p singal and down convereting/rescaling it to 720p.
From an engeering point of view deinterlacing is much easer to do than rescaling.
When looking at HDTVs one of the first things to find out is the native resoulition of the set. All video will be rescaled and/or deinterlaced to that resoultion regardless of the format of the input signal. John

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by kena10 / July 26, 2006 9:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Just FYI stuff,,,,

your point is John? I was at work and didn't really have time to ponder the right terms. The guy needed help not a lecture.


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I own the LN-S4095D
by 2143436756292931057199946 / December 20, 2006 2:19 AM PST

I own the TV you question.

This does handle/process/receive/displays/reads/understands 1080p.

Buy it! You'll like it.

HDMI 1.3 is not an important factor for 1080p, it's about color and audio. It's nice - don't get me wrong, but it's not a deciding factor. My XBOX 360 on 1080p output is AMAZING! Our 1080i HDTV on Discovery Channel is breathtaking.

Our first HDTV broadcast was a football game and you can see the sludge of the player's black ink below their eye and the scratches in their helmet.

YES! Some of the BB guys are infact morons as they know the basics and work there out of discount and the fun factor. Unfortunately, not most know about the product. I think he had one thing right that it's not a 1.3 HDMI, but it is a true (you could say) 1080p TV as it is written on the tv itself.

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Samsung LN-S4095D
by f22-raptor / December 26, 2006 3:00 AM PST
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More info
by f22-raptor / December 26, 2006 4:35 AM PST
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1080I and P FACT
by stewart norrie / December 26, 2006 5:46 AM PST

I have the new blue ray player. And fact is its stunning So is the picture I get on the Dish network 1080I sourse, My T.V is a 72" d.l.p. set I would say there might be a tiny difference between the two but on a smaller screen I doubt you would see anmy difference In closing I dont see why you all trip about 1080P and 1.3 My set up looks as good as 35m.m. you just cant get any better than that. and why would you ?

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