Summary: As other people have said this is an excellent product, unfortunatly it its let down by poor backup from Samsung. I have been waiting for 2 months for a replacement board for my set and Samsung can give no expected date for delivery of this part. I am not alone in having this problem as my local dealer tells me he has had this problem before with similar models. A 2-3 month wait for spare parts.
Summary: i got this tv 20 months ago ,and i was happy with it untill 2 days ago turned it on and nothing,just clicking with the red light flashing rang samsung they told me it needed to go for repair ,there gave me there repair centre number and told me to contact amazon about my complaint in the lenght of time that it took to broken down ,they never even said sorry (samsung suck) still waiting for amazon to contact me ?
Summary: the previous reviewer is incorrect - HD specs: 720i = 1280*720 interlaced (ie 50 fields (half a full screen) per second) 720p = 1280*720 progressive (ie 50 full screens per second) 1080i = 1920*1080 interlaced (50 fields per second) 1080p = 1920*720 progressive (50 full screens per second) only a screen with the full 1920*1080 pixels can natively display either of the 1080 formats without downscaling
Mr James D How the hell did you come up with that?
B Sturgess, Amazon
17 April 2007
Summary: Ok just to put people in the picture (excuse the pun) 1080i is 1366x768 and 1080P or otherwise classed as True HD is 1920x1080 the screen resolutions are greatly different but If you want to be forward compatible look for the 1080P TV's as far as i am aware there aren't many broadcasts at this spec but blue ray dvd and hd dvd are at this impressive resolution rate. But if you have plans to hook your PC up as well I would definitely go for the 1080P Spec.
Summary: This isn't specific to the model in question (which is the one I happened to purchase)- all LCD TVs suffer in the same way. Unless you have Sky+, forget it. The picture from a SD feed will look no better than a grainy, pixellated internet mpeg. What's more worrying is the complete lack of tone, contrast and colour on these sets. Everything is presented in absolutes; black has no shades of grey, no subtlety. The same with blinding white.
Summary: contrary to the previous review-this tv does not display 1080. it may downscale 1080 to 720 but as the resolution is quoted at 1366 x 768, 1080 is not possible. the f series 40 inch from samsung does 1080 if you really need it. ref mr sturgess review above- 1080i is interlaced so not a true 1080 picture-see the review above mr sturgess for info-he knows what he's talking about.
'Triffic TV - bring on BBC HD broadcasts now please
30 December 2006
Summary: I spent many hours comparing specifications of some Panasonic 42" plasmas against Samsung's R74 and M73 ranges. I plumped for the Samsung LE40R74BDX. The Plasma has a better contrast ratio, and a deeper colour spectrum, but I also want my TV to serve as a monitor for my Mac. For this purpose, the Samsung is way better - Panasonic can only give a 1024x768 resolution, whereas this TV is perfect at 1366x768.
Summary: Great looking set with a good picture in almost all cases. Sound from the hidden speakers is also surprisingly good, but let's face it. Most people buying sets this size will likely run it through a dedicated cinema system so it's not really that important. I only have two gripes about this lovely looking screen. Firstly, there is only one HMDI connection at the back of the set, although there are any number of alternatives.