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Can someone please confirm something for me?

On the M81s, is there an optical audio input or a 3.5mm stereo jack input for the D-Sub PC input?

Just want to know cos I would like to maybe use an M81 for some XBOX360 LAN gaming.

Cheers

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Can someone please confirm something for me?

On the M81s, is there an optical audio input or a 3.5mm stereo jack input for the D-Sub PC input?

Just want to know cos I would like to maybe use an M81 for some XBOX360 LAN gaming.

Cheers

There's a 3.5mm stereo jack input related to the D-Sub VGA input - no optical in unfortunately. Instead, I connect the optical out from the Xbox 360 direct to my amp/receiver.

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What's the deal with 24 fpm - is this available on any Blue ray disk with 1080p, or only on specific "24 fpm" Blue ray disks?

My LA46M81BDX (Malaisian build) doesn't appear to be displayiing 1080p@24 on Planet Earth and T2

The 24 setting on PS3 is set to AUTO

The firmware details are:

T-TLPMPAUD-1004

T-BDPMPEUS-1003

BORD2_CALLA_TR-1004_0328

Mar 26 2007

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What's the deal with 24 fpm - is this available on any Blue ray disk with 1080p, or only on specific "24 fpm" Blue ray disks?

My LA46M81BDX (Malaisian build) doesn't appear to be displayiing 1080p@24 on Planet Earth and T2

The 24 setting on PS3 is set to AUTO

The firmware details are:

T-TLPMPAUD-1004

T-BDPMPEUS-1003

BORD2_CALLA_TR-1004_0328

Mar 26 2007

I'm getting my LA40M81BDX upgraded tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.

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I wonder if the $3600-$3700odd prices for 46" M81's are just EOFY specials or what... When I wander around in Melbourne everyone is still selling them for over well over $4k :(

I'd love the 46" but it's too much at that price, but I would pay $3600 or $3700 for it but I'm not so sure about some of these online places that sell them sub $4k - concerned somewhat about the warranty.

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Just a quick question - is MoviePlus enabled by default for the hdmi input? It is greyed out on the settings screen but I think it may be enabled - was playing SF3 on the PS3 and was getting some horizontal tearing on the animations. It doesn't seem to happen with any other games or movies... wierd

Note, I've never noticed the MoviePlus issue before, so I'm not sure what the cause of the tearing is

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Hey guys,

I'm still here. Just been busy with work.

I'm not consumer and i'm not bullshi##ing about the prices.

I ended up getting 2 for $3500 each from Myer @ Centrepoint Sydney. I have the receipt at home but to tell you the truth, I don't really want to go thru the trouble of scanning and post the image on.

Why don't you visit them? All it took was 2 mins asking can you match $3500.

I understand that people are angry at me, for whatever reason but I'm just trying to help all your future 46inch BDX buyers out there.

[edit]

I actually had a dig at him in this post but I've just edited it as some later posts give some similar prices to what he paid.

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Are you serious? Well, maybe I stand corrected. :blink:

That's a ridiculous price. I see no problem in scanning the receipt and posting it up.

llsTixll - maybe you should stop getting angry and actually do something about getting the price you want? Have you bought one already?

If so maybe that's the reason why your acting the way you are.

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Newbie_tech - not having a go now but just wondering because I'm a little confused. A few days ago you posted you got the $3500 odd offer/quote/deal from Myer Chatswood, now you say Myer Centrepoint Sydney.

When I asked about this in Myer MELBOURNE and they phoned Chatswood for me who denied such a price ever for the 46" M81 model and did the "tell him he's dreaming" line and gave me a $4300 price "unless I had proof" - well obviously I'm curious!

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Newbie_tech - not having a go now but just wondering because I'm a little confused. A few days ago you posted you got the $3500 odd offer/quote/deal from Myer Chatswood, now you say Myer Centrepoint Sydney.

When I asked about this in Myer MELBOURNE and they phoned Chatswood for me who denied such a price ever for the 46" M81 model and did the "tell him he's dreaming" line and gave me a $4300 price "unless I had proof" - well obviously I'm curious!

Hi Richard,

I bought it initially at Chatswood for $3600... then got a better offer from Centrepoint for $3500. I cancelled the one at Chatswood as they couldn't match it.

$4300 price at Melb is crazy. You can get it alot of places for so much cheaper. Just keep shopping, or come up to Syd.

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I did get the LA46M81BD from Myer Parramatta for $3600. It was the last one they had in the store and was still in the box. Though the salesman did say that they had 15 in the warehouse. I didn't expect them to match that price.

I will try to get the salesman's name from the receipt.

Am I allowed to upload a copy of the receipt here?

Cheers

Ramesh

Digital - can you upload your receipt on here for them?

That way, alot of people will save close to $500 for their 46M81.

I don't have a scanner at home to scan mine.

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Your TV is in the "Shop Mode", which resets the setting every 30mins. The tech guy I spoke to recommend the following steps:

* select volume up from the side of the TV

* hold menu for 5 sec+

* the shop mode should be disabled

(Make sure your volume ie enabled on the set though)

I was quite sure I set the TV up in Home mode, but after a fair amount of frustration, I re did the set up ensuring it was in Home mode. It seems to have fixed it perfectly. So I must have accidently chosen Shop mode in my enthusiasim to get the tele going. Thanks for the reply VanGogh, It confirms that I have done the correct thing.

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Intead of throwing accusations and doubts at Newbie_Tech, you should be thanking him. He's doing you a favour. I wouldn't advise scanning your recipt and posting it though, might cause complications with your warranty if other people try and use it.

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Off topic:

I’m picking up a LA40M81BDX this weekend and I was hoping to get some advice on how best to connect it to my other devices (Pioneer DVD player, Supernet/Wintal PVR & JVC stereo).

Currently I’ve connected my DVD Player and the PVR separately to my existing CRT TV by composite. What I plan to do is connect each unit separately by component to the LA40M81BDX. I then plan on hooking up the LA40M81BDX to the stereo via optical (TOS to TOS) so I can hear any of the three sources thru the stereo if I choose. Have I got the right idea?

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llsTixll - maybe you should stop getting angry and actually do something about getting the price you want? Have you bought one already?

If so maybe that's the reason why your acting the way you are.

I’m not getting angry mate…I was just skeptical of the price, that’s all. It was nothing personal.

I haven’t seen that price tag on the 46” M81 anywhere else (not even on any online store). Can you post the receipt and some pics of the TV just as proof? It’d be good to see it with our own eyes. :)

Cheers buddy

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Intead of throwing accusations and doubts at Newbie_Tech, you should be thanking him. He's doing you a favour. I wouldn't advise scanning your recipt and posting it though, might cause complications with your warranty if other people try and use it.

Thats ridiculous. Someone's gonna print out a reciept and try to use it to return a TV? Are you retarded?

newbie_tech should post proof or I say he's lying.

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I'm not going to say anyone's lying, and I couldn't see any reason for anyone to lie on here about a price they got for something in a retail shop (other than to boast??? I don't know). I do however find the quoted prices almost "too good to be true" and you know the old saying about if it seems too good to be true....

Though a few others seem to be getting pretty good prices for the M81 46" as well though the reaction I got from Myer Melbourne and I sat with the sales guy as he CALLED Chatswood and spoke to them just seemed to suggest that there's no way in hell they would be setting a set for sub $4k. When I tried to bargain with the guy the "best" he could do on it was $4300 and that was not even a week ago (and I'm aware you can do better than that).

I think a scanned receipt with the cardnumber/name etc blanked out (if paid with CC) showing the store location, date and possibly sales rep name and price would be helpful to perhaps get a deal out of the same chains tore(eg: Myer) or even the competition without causing any issues with warranty.

I'd use my own receipt if I bought one and needed the warranty :)

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Thats ridiculous. Someone's gonna print out a reciept and try to use it to return a TV? Are you retarded?

newbie_tech should post proof or I say he's lying.

The serial number of the unit and CC info may cause problems, I say this from working from in retail and having people try the same thing. He's not lying I got the same deal, $3600. So if you don't believe us, by all means go right ahead and buy one for full price.

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The serial number of the unit and CC info may cause problems, I say this from working from in retail and having people try the same thing. He's not lying I got the same deal, $3600. So if you don't believe us, by all means go right ahead and buy one for full price.

Cool. Where did you get yours from?

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I think the point is that punters out here just want to get a similar sort of deal to you guys so we don't have to pay full price :) It's a little difficult though going in to some place (eg: myer) and saying "yeah I read online some bloke got the 46" M81 for $3500/$3600 at Myer Sydney - Centrepoint/Chatswood so can you patch it when you have a price tag of $4495?" I'm amazed the guy I spoke to at Myer Melb even bothered to CALL Chatswood to confirm or deny my story.. and of course the denied it as I have recounted several times. Maybe I do need to fly to Sydney! LOL

ya think the M81 46" would fit in the overhead bin? :D

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Still learning about video technologies guys so a few quick questions on the M81s...

1) I have an XBOX360. Probably a stupid question, but if it's connected via VGA and I watch a DVD or even a HD-DVD through it, will I see judder on this TV?

2) Will I see judder on FTA Digital TV sources as well?

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Well guys I caved in when Danny (JB Melbourne) offered me the 46" M81 for $3999. Yes, I could do better (online, in sydney) but I decided the extra $300(or whatever) saving was worth it to me personally to have a big chain behind me IF there are any problems. The price was certainly better than any I'd seen or been offered here in Melbourne and frankly I couldn't be bothered stuffing around with it anymore and did the Nike "just do it" thing and put my foot down. I got the 2nd last one they had in stock he informed me.

He's a smooth worker Danny but a nice bloke and I enjoyed dealing with him.

Good luck to all those who can do (and have done) a better price.. I'm not going to be upset about it or anything.. half all of your luck I say! :)

Now, I hope the set lives up to allt he hype and my expectations! :)

Thanks everyone for contributing to this thread!

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Hi All,

Maxtech in Canberra haven't returned my TV today, all good i was expecting 1-2 days for the upgrade (mine isn't the only thing they're fixing!). Should get mine back tomorrow and i'll let you know how they went.

Cheers

Ben

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Currently I’ve connected my DVD Player and the PVR separately to my existing CRT TV by composite. What I plan to do is connect each unit separately by component to the LA40M81BDX. I then plan on hooking up the LA40M81BDX to the stereo via optical (TOS to TOS) so I can hear any of the three sources thru the stereo if I choose. Have I got the right idea?

You are connecting the DVD and PVR via optical to the amp too right? Sounds perfect.

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The serial number of the unit and CC info may cause problems, I say this from working from in retail and having people try the same thing. He's not lying I got the same deal, $3600. So if you don't believe us, by all means go right ahead and buy one for full price.

Kiffies, I'm happy to have helped you out in saving over $500. Same with 'Digital'. Both were purchased in Sydney so I guess it's the place to be to pick up a bargain for this LCD. I guess the costs in Melb would be different because of stock levels and how the store is going in profit for the financial year.

RichardMEL - sorry I couldn't help but I'm glad you bought it finally. $3999 is still a great price, much better than other stores.

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no worries n_t... now my worries are over... until I get the set! ha ha! no just kidding.

Getting it on Friday. They offered tomorrow but I am busy so Friday am hopefully I will be smiling and not worrying how much it is going for in Sydney or anywhere else.

The way I see it... you KNOW in a month or two when new displays come out or general prices drop you will see the model you bought (of whatever item) at a cheaper price and think "gee, if only I'd waited I could have saved more!" but you can keep doing that month after month and end up with nothing. I figure sometimes it's best to bite the bullet when you can get a reasonable deal. I mean no way I would pay the $4300+ prices tagged on those guys but I'm happy with what I got even if it is a "middle of the road" cheap price.

So now I'm officially not worrying about prices anymore and start to worry about hooking it up :D

Oh yeah these sets are malaysian build with the new firmware, but I'll double check that when I get mine.

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You are connecting the DVD and PVR via optical to the amp too right? Sounds perfect.

Ummmm actually I was thinking that the audio signal would 'pass through' the TV from the DVD/STB to the stereo, eliminating the need for multiple optical cables.

I figure this means that each individual source needs to be connected directly to the stereo separately?

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I'm curious to know anybody's experience with hooking one of the 46" M81's up to a PC for displaying games.

I'm thinking something like Half Life 2 at max res it can output could be pretty insane assuming there is a graphics card capable of it.

Anyone done something like this yet?

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I'm curious to know anybody's experience with hooking one of the 46" M81's up to a PC for displaying games.

I'm thinking something like Half Life 2 at max res it can output could be pretty insane assuming there is a graphics card capable of it.

Anyone done something like this yet?

yep. get a dvi-to-hdmi cable, make sure the settings on the pc vid card are 1080p, and away you go. i've found BF2 to look great at 1920x1080. With the 8800gtx, it works well with everything turned on high etc. if i remember correctly, HL2 is a little less taxing on the PC/vid card. I'm SO glad I got the 46" instead of the 40". Even with a 46" in my small-ish living room (2.5-3m viewing distance), I still occasionally pull the couch up a little closer....

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hey thanks sclyde, but I cant find the option in regards to the first bit..could you post any screenies? that would be awesome...

still tried tonight, can't get 1080p going : /...gonna wait till i get my new cable (the 2m atlona 1080p certified) before i bang my head as to what to do next if it doesnt work..

i went to insert a screenshot of the my nvidia control panel, but couldn't find the "attachments" button. any ideas how to do this?

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To the guys who got the 46" M81 for $3500-$3600. Would you guys be interested in buying one for me then shipping it up to Queensland?

Edit: Actually scrap that - forgot I'm in Sydney next week! Who should I talk to at Myer Chatswood/Centrepoint?

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Need help... Anyone know who to turn on PIP. It's graded out under "Setup" and I receive a message saying "Not Available" when i press the PIP button.

I've just received my Samsung on Monday i just did the initial setup. Going through the manual is not very helpful.

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Need help... Anyone know who to turn on PIP. It's graded out under "Setup" and I receive a message saying "Not Available" when i press the PIP button.

I've just received my Samsung on Monday i just did the initial setup. Going through the manual is not very helpful.

it only works on certain inputs/sources. i can't remember the page in the manual, but think it is about page 22. there's a table there showing when you can use it. given the restrictive combinations, i find pip totally useless on this tv.

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