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Samsung 50" PN50B530 1080p Plasma HDTV + Samsung HT-Z320 5.1 DVD/DivX Home Theater System $776 Or $753 EXPIRED

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Promoted 11-15-2009 at 11:19 AM View Original Post

Dell Home has Samsung 50" PN50B530 1080p Plasma HDTV & Samsung HT-Z320 5.1 DVD Home Theater System with DivX/Xvid Playback and iPod Dock for $776 ($753 w/ DPA) with free shipping. Lowest on Google Products from the reliable sellers lfor the TV is $1000 and for Theater System is $229. Thank you catalyst499

 

TV Specs

  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Tuner: ATSC/NTSC/QAM
  • Inputs:
    • 3x HDMI
    • 2x Component
    • 1x Composite
    • 1x VGA PC)
    • 1x Antenna (RF)
HT System Specs
  • 5.1 System
  • Upscaling DVD Player w/ DivX/Xvid playback
  • iPod Dock
  • FM Tuner
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July 12, 2010, 3:01 pm: System Notice: This thread content has been automatically archived from another thread which reached post limit, and will be preserved for reference and archival purposes. The discussion should continue in the original thread

Folks, I am in the market for a new plasma. Wondering which one to go for, the TCP50X1 or the Samsung 50 inch plasma with FREE Home theater system. Both are tempting deals....however unable to make up my mind Smilie

Panasonic 50 inch plasma(TCP50X1): http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A2612466

Samsung 50 inch plasma(PN50BHTZ320):http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A3256426

Your insight will be highly appreciated as I am a little confused on which one to go for.

Thanks!!
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#3601
I got my TV and it will not power on .... my god this is such a hassle....
Any advice?... Hopefully brad can help me out.
Last edited by Herrmatt December 19, 2009 at 08:12 PM
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#3602
Quote from Herrmatt View Post :
I got my TV and it will not power on .... my god this is such a hassle....
You gotta plug the power cord in the back.
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#3603
thanks for the laugh.
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#3604
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You gotta plug the power cord in the back.
hahahaha repped....awesome....

the button on the remote should say "power"
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#3605
[QUOTE=idealistix;25859170]
Quote from BTs4me View Post :
zipinstallation ... QUOTE]
Good luck, and post photos after the installation!
well, getting this TV has been quite an experience all around.

We called zipinstallation on Friday and were able to move up the install time of our wall mounted Sammy by 3 hours (to 130pm ET Saturday) which was a good thing because of the impending snowstorm expected. (We really wanted it installed for Christmas.)

We knew it would be tough finding the studs because of the knotty pine walls being nailed in but the tech was very cautious and even crawled around in the attic looking down on the rafters to try to determine the stud location. (Stud finders are only so good when you've got a wall full of wood panels nailed in.) Anyway, even though it took a lot more time than we expected, we were thankful there wasn't a barrage of holes in our knotty pine when the tv was mounted on the wall. After getting the studs located, it was a breeze for the tech to mount and hook up the TV and HTiB and get the settings right. Then the tech left. We were pleased with the outcome and thought "all's well that ends well!"

... 15 minutes later... the tech calls... he's stuck on the road about 4 miles away in the snowstorm. We go to retrieve him in our 4wd SUV and.... [ok, are you ready for this]... the roads are so bad, he has to spend the night! look around Fortunately for us, the tech was a big sports fan so he was adamant about having that Saints/Cowboys game looking stunning last night! Big Grin

Needless to say, this morning we probably have the best calibrated set on the block!
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Can anyone top that? (we got about 11" of snow... "all's well that ends well, right?")

Oh yeah, here's some pix [I hope] of the tv, the "ice box" I'm using as a stand for the components, and the articulating, tilting wall mount from Monoprice.
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[QUOTE=BTs4me;25923838]
Quote from idealistix View Post :

well, getting this TV has been quite an experience all around.

We called zipinstallation on Friday and were able to move up the install time of our wall mounted Sammy by 3 hours (to 130pm ET Saturday) which was a good thing because of the impending snowstorm expected. (We really wanted it installed for Christmas.)

We knew it would be tough finding the studs because of the knotty pine walls being nailed in but the tech was very cautious and even crawled around in the attic looking down on the rafters to try to determine the stud location. (Stud finders are only so good when you've got a wall full of wood panels nailed in.) Anyway, even though it took a lot more time than we expected, we were thankful there wasn't a barrage of holes in our knotty pine when the tv was mounted on the wall. After getting the studs located, it was a breeze for the tech to mount and hook up the TV and HTiB and get the settings right. Then the tech left. We were pleased with the outcome and thought "all's well that ends well!"

... 15 minutes later... the tech calls... he's stuck on the road about 4 miles away in the snowstorm. We go to retrieve him in our 4wd SUV and.... [ok, are you ready for this]... the roads are so bad, he has to spend the night! look around Fortunately for us, the tech was a big sports fan so he was adamant about having that Saints/Cowboys game looking stunning last night! Big Grin

Needless to say, this morning we probably have the best calibrated set on the block!
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Can anyone top that? (we got about 11" of snow... "all's well that ends well, right?")

Oh yeah, here's some pix [I hope] of the tv, the "ice box" I'm using as a stand for the components, and the articulating, tilting wall mount from Monoprice.
Nice install, looks good...im curious how it looks , next toa firplace instead of above...from the whole room perspective...could you snap another shot? thanks....

Semper Fi
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Nice install, looks good...im curious how it looks , next toa firplace instead of above...from the whole room perspective...could you snap another shot? thanks....

Semper Fi
I still need to get a cable "channel" to hide the black wire hanging down to the far left of the TV. Didn't want it over the fireplace - I'd have a crick in my neck from looking up too high! Pix of it to see the "balance" it creates vs. over the fireplace; also one taken looking straight on to the wall where it hangs so you can better see the degree of angling. (I purposely left the pix of the TV angle dark so you could see how crisp the pix looks.)

BTW, we barely see the red touch of color along the bottom at all! (Tech said that his buddy has a similar TV and is able to make the red line light up - anyone able to do that on our model??)

One more thing, seriously thinking of switching from cable to DirectTV for a sharper pix. My cable company told me I had to buy a blu-ray to see 1080p???????

Ooh RAH!
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[QUOTE=BTs4me;25925358]
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I still need to get a cable "channel" to hide the black wire hanging down to the far left of the TV. Didn't want it over the fireplace - I'd have a crick in my neck from looking up too high! Pix of it to see the "balance" it creates vs. over the fireplace; also one taken looking straight on to the wall where it hangs so you can better see the degree of angling. (I purposely left the pix of the TV angle dark so you could see how crisp the pix looks.)

BTW, we barely see the red touch of color along the bottom at all! (Tech said that his buddy has a similar TV and is able to make the red line light up - anyone able to do that on our model??)

One more thing, seriously thinking of switching from cable to DirectTV for a sharper pix. My cable company told me I had to buy a blu-ray to see 1080p???????

Ooh RAH!
Looks like someone's got a crappy digital camera like me. The 6MP Samsung I got off of SD looks just like that.
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[QUOTE=SoulDoubt;25925498]
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Looks like someone's got a crappy digital camera like me. The 6MP Samsung I got off of SD looks just like that.
actually, just too lazy to get the DSLR out - just grabbed the point n shoot and didn't use the flash and didn't pull the tripod out so only handheld.
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[QUOTE=BTs4me;25925358]
Quote from Deptacon View Post :

I still need to get a cable "channel" to hide the black wire hanging down to the far left of the TV. Didn't want it over the fireplace - I'd have a crick in my neck from looking up too high! Pix of it to see the "balance" it creates vs. over the fireplace; also one taken looking straight on to the wall where it hangs so you can better see the degree of angling. (I purposely left the pix of the TV angle dark so you could see how crisp the pix looks.)

BTW, we barely see the red touch of color along the bottom at all! (Tech said that his buddy has a similar TV and is able to make the red line light up - anyone able to do that on our model??)

One more thing, seriously thinking of switching from cable to DirectTV for a sharper pix. My cable company told me I had to buy a blu-ray to see 1080p???????

Ooh RAH!
I really like how that looks in your room.... in the corner like that...

You planning on living there awhile? planning on not moving the TV? Id say install a wall jack behind the TV...and run the cables in the wall....that way you dont need a cable channel to mount on the wall... it will look nice and clean

and YES...DIRECTV has WAY better HD...... some new true 1080p channels (first to do so)... I STRONGLY recommend switching to DirecTV...when you do find a friend and have him refer you...that way both of you get a referral bonus...

mostly only blu ray is 1080p....right now.... but that is changing
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Are you kidding..the wiki settings suck..AND THEY ARENT FOR THIS TV....

use the ones for the 550

http://reviews.plasmatvbuyingguid...ation.html
Lol, It's almost like there are better settings for different room settings. weird.
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Thanks for the help. I appreciate it. I ended up going with this..
http://www.amazon.com/Z-Line-Vito...340&sr=8-1

except somehow I paid $378 for it, and a couple hours later its selling for $258. I feel like i just got kicked in the crown jewels. Anyone know if this is something I could email amazon about? I'm hoping it will fit the speakers as well. Do you mind showing me a pic of how you have the tv/speakers set up?
It's not ideal for sound at all, but it looks clean plus, no wall mounts and sounds fine to me.
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#3613
I did the calibration for the plasma from the plasmatvbuyingguide, and it seems like the colors are a little too bright and off-color. For example, the grass always looks too yellow-ish green. Anyone else getting that?
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#3614
Well I got an update for you guys today, I put my home theater on craigslist last week for 170 to see if anyone would bite otherwise I was just going to keep it, sold it today for 170 cash Big Grin. Thats right around $600 for a 50" 1080p plasma, might be less if I can get the bing cash back for it but I'm VERY happy. When I first started planing to get a TV I was looking to spend around 500 for a good 40", sure glad I found this!
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#3615
I was just trying to calibrate my tv according to these settings:
http://reviews.plasmatvbuyingguid...ation.html

I couldn't find white balance settings or color temp. Are these only available on 550 firmware?
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