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Samsung LE32R87BDX Review
« on: 01 May 2007, 02:06:37 AM »

Please discuss the Samsung LE32R87BDX review in this thread.
« Last Edit: 06 August 2007, 12:04:24 AM by Vincent »

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #1 on: 01 May 2007, 05:35:54 PM »
"With VGA connection, we could get 1:1 pixel matching for 1366x768 resolution from our ATI Radeon 9600 card. I particularly enjoyed the `Auto-adjustment' feature whenever a PC input is detected. I didn't have to play arround with clock phase and tracking to get proper VGA display. On DVI/HDMI connection, we could squeeze an overscanned 1280x720 resolution to fit our display using the Justscan option. It won't be 1:1 but at least you could see the whole screen."

Did you tried via all three HDMI ports? What is your tv's firmware version?

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #2 on: 01 May 2007, 07:46:44 PM »
Greetings.
Thanks for another fine review :)
Can't wait to read the second part of it.
Can you please then make a comparision between the image quality on the Samsung and the Panasonic?
Thanks.

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #3 on: 03 May 2007, 06:16:08 PM »
I bought this in 40" by mistake because there is one letter difference between this and the LE40F87 model.

Very annoying samsung model naming,however it is now on the process of being refunded and i am going to invest more in to a m86.

I have no complaints however, at first i was horrified with the vga connection and my old Radeon video card wouldnt display a progressive signal without a long thick fuzzy line at the top, this i think is down to an older 9250 video card, however i hope that just i receive this problem using an ati card!
My nvidia replacement worked fine!

I was impressed by the picture quality.

I tested it with ordinary dvds, compressed video and an x box 360 when using a pro evo soccer.I can remember outputting 480p from the x box looked amazing through component, even without switching to hd 720p!
This tv accepts and deinterlaces/scales down 1080i,i found using this output, the tv made the players shirts fuzzy and the motion shakey-even in game mode,switching back to 720p solved this problem.
The colours are rich, the blacks i have no complaints about and there definatley wasnt any clouds.

Apart from it not being the tv i wanted it was adequate!I almost kept it, but knew i would regret not getting a higher model in the long run.

Its analogue cable signal on the other hand was pretty dissapointing, fuzzy upscaling and the worst part of all,using the stereo RCA output to my amp caused a delay in speach!

DO NOT get this model if you plan to use an external amp/receiver!It will be interesting to know if this review finds that problem also during the review!

I would be happy however with this television if i didnt want 1080p and didnt need external sound.

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #4 on: 04 May 2007, 03:15:05 PM »
JJK80...we only tried HDMI 1 with the PC connection. Because of the variability of PC hardware out there we restrict our HTPC testing because it may not be applicable across many platforms. I'm sorry we didn't note the firmware version. Are you having problems with your unit?

rjtd yeah the shootout is planned sometime, but we're tight on deadline and the long weekend doesn't help.  ;D


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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #5 on: 05 May 2007, 11:45:22 AM »
Colin,

No, I don't have this television. But I consider 40" model.

I think that somebody mentioned somewhere, that 1360x768 pixel-for-pixel mapping would work via HDMI 2 connection.

LCD television that I'm going to buy, will be used mainly (or exclusively) for HTPC use.

You can usually get a little better picture via HDMI (digital) connection than via VGA (analog) connection.

I just thought, that it would be nice, if you could also inform television's firmware version. Because Samsung might publish newer firmware in future, which might correct some flaws and possibly add 1360x768 pixel-for-pixel mapping support also via HDMI connection (if it doesn' work now?)
« Last Edit: 05 May 2007, 12:07:05 PM by JJK80 »

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2007, 06:08:17 AM »
Another great review...  ;D

- Before buying the 37" of R87, pls kindly adv would it be much different fm the 32" as noticed that smaller screen hv its own benefit for SD etc...

- Also concern about the panel as u'stood here in our country there are some complaints that they dont get the SPVA panel as advertised.
Any easy way to find out whether the panel indeed a SPVA panel


Regards
Rob

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #7 on: 09 May 2007, 01:13:12 AM »
Vintent/Colin:
If it were your money, what would you buy? This R8X or Panny Lx70?

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2007, 02:08:40 AM »
Vintent/Colin:
If it were your money, what would you buy? This R8X or Panny Lx70?

I'd also like to know this.

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #9 on: 15 May 2007, 12:33:45 PM »
mmm...let me see. I always squirm my way out of answering the `if i were you' type of questions...but the least is I can do is put it in context.

Panny LX70...150 pounds more, motion and viewing angle excellent, no greyscale controls

Samsung R8...Cheap, Greyscale controls, Backlight controls, Lower shadow detail

So go for panny if you want motion technology and don't want to calibrate.

Samsung if you want it cheaper but calibrator friendly.

 

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #10 on: 15 May 2007, 12:37:58 PM »
@ Rob its a matter of sitting distance...37 inch = 10 feet for SD material.

You can check it 2 ways...either by service menu...inside options it will say AMLCD for SPVA

Or less reliably the model sticker atthe back LE32R87BDX ...S

Or a side sticker saying SP0*

« Last Edit: 16 May 2007, 02:02:10 PM by Colin »


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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #12 on: 21 May 2007, 07:47:55 PM »

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #13 on: 28 May 2007, 02:40:27 PM »
Can you please publish the calibrated settings?

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Re: Samsung LE32R87BDX
« Reply #14 on: 05 June 2007, 04:53:31 AM »
Can you please publish the calibrated settings?

Yeah, that'd be great. You should do this for every set you review.

Cheers