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Samsung LN-T5271 vs. LN-T5281F or 25,000:1 vs. 500,000:1

by LVExpo / December 26, 2007 7:40 PM PST

hi everybody!

can anybody tell me the difference between the dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000:1 compare to 25,000:1 ???

i am looking into purchasing a 52" LCD flat and i am just loving the samsung LN-T5271, but when i looked at the samsung homepage and found out that the LN-T5281F has a much much much...higher dynamic contrast ratio then the LN-T5271, i was shocked. also about the price difference...4k!!! is it worth it???

how big can the picture quality realy be? haven't seen the 81 in the store yet, seems like most places don't carry that model at all.

thanks for the help and...one more thing any tips about when to buy my nice shiny flat screen? right after CES? before? in the next 3 month????

thanks again and a happy new year Happy

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Samsung LN-T5271 vs. LN-T5281F or 25,000:1 vs. 500,000:1
by TexGEOas / January 20, 2008 3:57 AM PST

There aren't many model 81's out there yet. No way to positively compare the two.

BEWARE: I just found out that the Samsungs are developing both horizontal and vertical LINES in the screen. Some of the lines are 1 or 2 pixels wide and others are up to 1/4 inch wide! Sears tells me that they (Samsung) WILL NOT WARRANTY the set if the lines don't amount to 10% of the entire screen area! UNBELIEVABLE! Sears has a defective set on display in Dallas and Samsung was asked to repair it WEEKS ago and they still haven't done so.

Samsung has a TERRIFIC picture quality but I stopped considering them after hearing about the line problems. Google the problem to learn more.

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ln t5271
by poolwrecker / January 23, 2008 3:51 AM PST

The info posted on the 5281 is only partially correct as far as I know. For one thing, the 500 000:1 contrast ratio is completely subjective as every manufacturer measures this differently. The reason that they can achieve higher contrast ratios in the '81 than the '71 though is that the '81 is an LED display and not LCD. Basically it is a change from being backlit to a more plasma-like output. Now in regard to the pixel problem, Samsung will warranty it only there are 8 or more pixels (size of a pinhead) grouped together that display warm colours or any pixels out at all that display cold colours. This warranty is fulfilled in a long and painful process and is usually fixed by repairing the tv as opposed to replacin it. Samsung will honor their warranty with very little resistance it just takes about two weeks to get the work accomplished. Also, this is a fairly uncommon problem considering the sold about 19 million tvs last year. The '81 is as yet quite untested as mentioned, I don't know that it's worth the extra $1000-$1200 yet. Peace.

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Samsung LN-T5271 vs. LN-T5281F or 25,000:1 vs. 500,000:1
by xyber9 / June 3, 2008 5:50 AM PDT

I have to agree with on the comparisons, not to many 81's out there yet.

But on the line problems, I have the LN-T5271 and had a severe verticle line problem, it started off about an inch long and then progressed to around 10 to 12 inches long going right down the center of the screen, I contacted Samsung and they created a service call and were very responsive. The only problem that I experienced was that the service company came out and replaced a module which did not correct the problem, they said that is normally how Samsung does things they want them to try one thing before the replace the LCD's since they cost so much, any way they ordered the LCD and about a week later replaced it and it was all covered on the warranty. Not a dime came out of my pocket.

So while they it is a known issue, my take on it is Samsung will do what it takes to resolve the problems. And I love the tv.

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Those tv's have been out for months
by gretzkyv99 / June 4, 2008 1:56 AM PDT

The 5281 is Led w/o 120hz, thats the biggest difference. The 81 series from samsung is horridly overpriced and doesnt come close to the picture quality of its new 52a650/52a750. I've always thought the 71 series looked the best in comparison to the 81 series. Im almost 100 certain both of these models are discontinued Samsung has moved onto the Touch of Color models a650/a750 and (a850 which is supposed to be the new LED)

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Oh one more thing
by gretzkyv99 / June 4, 2008 1:59 AM PDT

Dynamic contrast is similiar to your Digital zooms. It doesnt mean a damn thing!
Every manufacturer comes up with these ridiculous numbers and theres nothing we can do to verify what the contrast actually is.

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Hope the 71 turns out to be a good tv
by Chip_Leader / June 4, 2008 5:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh one more thing

I just bought a Samsung 4071F, mainly because Best Buy seemed to give me a great deal a few weeks ago ($1,399) and because of good reviews I saw.

Have not had a chance to set it up, still in the box. I am waiting on my media stand to come in (the wait is killing me).

I hope it turns out to be a good tv - do others have the 71 and like it?

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Grats
by gretzkyv99 / June 5, 2008 12:55 AM PDT

For that price nothing comes close to the samsung, You wont be disappointed.

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