My upgraded system :)

Liam19

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So after years as a plasma pusher, I've now defected to the LED camp (sorry for mediocre pictures)...

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It's the Samsung UE55F6500, had from Richer Sounds for a very reasonable £1050 (inc 5 year warranty).

First impressions are largely positive - Blu-ray performance is sublime, with mesmerizing levels of detail. Motion processing (my biggest area of concern, given bad experiences with LED in the past) is unexpectedly excellent - with Motion Plus set at Custom (3 & 3), images always look smooth (but not too smooth), without a hint of smearing. 3D performance is also great, whether via 3D Blu-ray or via the surprisingly effective 2D-3D conversion mode (great for sport!). The HD tuner is solid, with SD pictures slightly less so, though still watchable.

The main bugbear is an inconsistent backlight (I've yet to see an LED set without one) - this can be irritating, but the problem is admittedly fairly unintrusive except when it comes to very dark content. Black levels are just OK. Viewing angle is also poor (you have to sit head-on for the best picture).

Overall, though, I'm pretty satisfied - with a good Blu-ray (my new favourite is Metallica: Through The Never 3D), combined with my KEF/Denon system, the HC experience can be pretty mesmerizing!

Next on the upgrade list is the receiver - currently a Denon AVR-1910, looking at the Denon AVR-X2000 or Yamaha RX-V675. Any ideas as to whether one of these would make a decent upgrade?

See previous history of my system below:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-new-kef-setup
 

Tonestar1

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Hi Liam,

Nice review and great looking TV! unfortunately I have no idea about the recievers you are looking at but I'm sure someone will be able to offer an opinion.
 

grdunn123

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Nice set up - I've had the UE55F6510 for about 10 monhs now. At first I found it really hard to get a good picture despite trying basic THX set up etc - Now I really like it with Sky HD and Blu Ray and rarely do I tinker with the picture settings.
 

Liam19

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grdunn123 said:
Nice set up - I've had the UE55F6510 for about 10 monhs now. At first I found it really hard to get a good picture despite trying basic THX set up etc - Now I really like it with Sky HD and Blu Ray and rarely do I tinker with the picture settings.

Agreed, it did take quite a bit of tinkering (and I'll continue to tinker on occasion), but overall the picture now ranges from decent to excellent.

Recently picked up a few more 3D Blu-rays, highlights have included Finding Nemo (an obvious choice for 3D) and Hugo (stunning, despite regular instances of crosstalk).
 

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