Samsung PS63C7000

Plasma fans can join the 3D bandwagon too, with the May launch of the Samsung Plasma C7000, which also includes the company's IPTV portal, Internet@TV.


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Update: Samsung Australia has now announced local pricing for its Series 7 Plasma TVs, which will be available in-store in May. The RRP for the 50-inch model is AU$2499, the 58-inch model is AU$3499 and the 63-inch model as shown in this preview is AU$4499. Included with each television will be two pairs of 3D glasses and a copy of Monsters vs. Aliens. Extra 3D glasses cost AU$129 (with rechargeable battery) or AU$99 for 3D glasses with replaceable batteries.

Our photo gallery/first look at Panasonic's upcoming 3D Viera plasma generated a lot of reader interest, but it seems that Samsung will beat Pana to the 3D plasma punch by releasing its 3D Plasma C7000 in Australia in May.

This model shares more than just the C7000 numbering system with its 3D LED counterpart, which Samsung is also releasing a bit earlier on April 19. It incorporates Samsung's built-in 3D processor that the company claims is compatible with multiple broadcast and PC 3D standards, as well as the Blu-ray 3D standard recently approved by the Blu-ray Disc Association. To address the current paucity of 3D content, it also supports 2D-to-3D processing in real-time of broadcast TV and legacy games and DVDs.

Samsung's Internet@TV feature will be on-board, which links to IPTV content and the new Samsung apps store. So far, Internet@TV content partners include YouTube, USA Today, Picassa, and Accu Weather.com — Samsung claims there will be 35 apps available at launch. Unlike the 7000 and 8000 Samsung LED models, however, there is no option for a Skype application on this plasma counterpart.

This full HD TV sports a very slim design for a plasma set, yet with its black metal finish and square base, it doesn't quite have the pizzazz of its sexier LED equivalents. It does offer four 3D-ready HDMI 1.4 ports, two USB ports, and one Ethernet port to connect to AV components, multimedia devices and the web.



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phill11
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"Nightmare purchase"

phill11 posted a review   
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The Good:Nothing

The Bad:Ghosting, sound lag, crosstalk, buzz, garbling of recording, techicians, support

Spent over a year attempting to get one of this fixed by Samsung and each time they increased the problems. Started with a couple issues and finished with a TV that was no longer even watchable, had been repaired so badly that scratches were all over the equipment and screws missing and not a single issue repaired. Contacted Samsung and they told us they could not do anything about their service centres and to keep returning it to the service centre and hope they get it right. At this stage we've looking to VCAT for a full refund.

The Tv suffers from
Ghosting particularly on fast motion
Garbling of the timeshifting
Audio Lag
3D crosstalk
Falsely advertising anynet capabilities
Samsung are not the brand they use to be. Will never buy from them again after this nightmare experience. Last four products we bought (all around the same time) have had various issues with the same kind of support quality.

Army
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Army posted a review   

The Good:Brilliant TV couldnt be happier

The Bad:No Skype option

$2700 from Good Guys Highpoint Vic.. I'm wrapped...

 

Sweat16 posted a reply   

Hi There,

I'm about to purchase one of these big boys sometime soon. I was just wondering, you got your tv 3 days ago for $2700.00. I was wondering did you still redeemed the 4 3d glasses? I was also wondering if you paid cash? The cheapest here in Sydney is $2990.00 at Bing Lee but JB Hi-Fi can match price it probably cheapest i can get is $2900.00. Your price is really cheap! If anyone there can help please be honest with advantages or disadvantages with this tv. I want to be smart about my second purchase tv. two years ago i bought a Samsung 52" LCD series 7 for 4000.00. I would not do that AGAIN!

 

Flyology posted a comment   

The Good:great picture, easy to use.

The Bad:It just blew up on me whilst watching it, went crack! and then no picture. oh, and its is not even 3 months old....

we will see how long it takes to get fixed.............

 

nearlyhappy posted a comment   

The Good:great picture in 2d and 3d

The Bad:second round of 3d signal in adelaide **** recording on pvr when watching, has recording osd flashing around. have tu use usb to update and not via tv. pretty sure i dont have 35 apps

only bought it because it was the biggest you could get and it took some shopping around to get one. paid $3600 at the end of june at david jones. very happy with the picture and the 3d function although its only slightly better than my previous pioneer hd plasma. now my mums got that one. only things not happy about is listed in the bad section. why do i need a banner to show me im recording what im watching if i go to change the channel it asks if im sure i want to. internet@tv is a bit sad and trying to update firmware via tv hasnt worked yet. internet connection is fine. ill live with for a couple of years until something else catches my eye. cheers

pic-head
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pic-head posted a review   

The Good:pic, setup, thin,

The Bad:we'll see

Bought this yesterday for $3100 incl delivery from JB HiFi. I like it a lot, but will sell the bonus bluray player whenever it turns up.

 

claro posted a reply   

can u ring me re the deal you got best jb would do was 3800.00 number is 0409921440 it would be appreciated
thanks

 

pic-head posted a reply   

If you are real, you are an idiot. There are a bunch of online reports of SEPT prices from JB or BingLee for $3350, or $3400 with 4 years of warranty. Prices don't go up.

If you have $3800 you are either a retailer spamming fake prices or someone who desperately needs to do actual research. exceptional

 

moo cow posted a comment   

Can somebody give me some thoughts on judder on the Samsung 7000.

 

claro posted a reply   

Hi moo-cow
Interestested in which JB store you got that great price, went into JB today and the best they could do was 3800.00. explained that we saw your post and they would match the price if i showed them proof of purchase at that price. I'm on the central coast and happy to travel to sydney for that deal? can u help? my email is pclearihan@gmail.com or 0409921440


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  • phill11

    phill11

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    "Spent over a year attempting to get one of this fixed by Samsung and each time they increased the problems. Started with a couple issues and finished with a TV that was no longer even watchable, h..."

  • Army

    Army

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    "$2700 from Good Guys Highpoint Vic.. I'm wrapped..."

  • Flyology

    Flyology

    "we will see how long it takes to get fixed............."

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