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Samsung LN52 A650 vs A750 Base/Swivel Question

by Edwardk100-22753939730710710166496847209092 / January 31, 2009 9:29 PM PST

I am considering both the 650 and 750 52" LCD models. The TV's both look great and have a loyal following from just about every forum and review source out there. One thing that i am concerned about from checking out the 650 is the swivel base - it seems very unstable. A slight tap of my finger on the top edge of the TV seems to leave the TV wobbling up and down. I am concerned that a kid running by the entertainment center, or even opening and closing the doors below to get to DVD players etc would cause it to wobble (which would drive me crazy!). Has anyone else experienced this or have an opinion?
Also - was looking at the 750 version with the non-swivel base - unfortunatly the stores around here do not show it as a floor display, so i can't get a good feel for how stable it is compared to the 650, the price is less than a 100$ more, so price is not an issue, but i would be willing to pay the difference if it were much more stable. My wife really wants to get the Panasonic 50" 800u plasma which has a massive solid base, but i love everything else about the Samsungs. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Ed

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I have the 650 with the tipsy swivel base
by newzguy53 / February 1, 2009 4:16 AM PST

I have the 650 with its swiveling plastic base sitting on a heavy steel and glass Sanus stand that rests on a carpeted floor. If I touch the tv it will wobble front to back. If I had young children I'd be very worried.
I can only guess that the 750 has a similar plastic base only non-swiveling?
Have you tried touching a Panny plasma to see how stable it is?

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Thanks for the feedback! The Panasonic plasmas seem a lot more stable - Ironically i checked out another store today that happened to have a 750 on display. The base is different than the 65-, it's rectangular and a good bit longer. It is far more stable than the 650, but still not quite as good as the Panasonic. I really want the extra 2 inches the Samsung offers over the Panasonic, but can't help but think the plasma might be the better choice with two small kids who like to mess with the TV:))
Thanks again
Ed

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Wobbly base...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 2, 2009 5:46 PM PST
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In some instances, the store models can tend to have a wobbly base due to the fact that the store personnel didn't properly attach the base to the unit using all four screws. It's something to consider, anyway.

The base is designed to hold up the television, but if you do have kids who like to poke at the television and it's at their height level, it may be in your best interest to get a plasma instead.

I know your wife likes the competition, but we do make a great line of plasma units too... Wink

--HDTech

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