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Samsung LN-S4696D/LN-S4096D

post #1 of 4409
Thread Starter 
The 46 LN-S4696D ($4,799 MSRP) and the 40 LN-S4096D ($3,699 MSRP) will be available in June


LN-S4696D TV/Video 1920 x 1080p
HD-grade 1920(H) x 1080(V) pixel resolution
Widescreen aspect ratio
6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
178 deg(H)/178 deg(V) viewing angle
S-PVA Panel
CCFL - Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
(92% NTSC color gamut)
10-bit processor with 6.4 billion colors
Digital Cable Ready (DCR) tuner with CableCARD slot
Built-in digital tuner (ATSC)
Fast 8ms response time
New optimized game mode
Swivel stand

LN-S4696D Audio
"Hidden" bottom speakers with "D.A.C.S" (Dual Acoustic Chamber System)
SRS TruSurround XT
Watts per channel: 10W x 2

LN-S4696D Connections
2 HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface
Component video input (Y,Pb,Pr) (480i/480p/720p/1080i)
IEEE 1394
S-video and composite video inputs
Side A/V inputs
PC (RGB) input
RS232C (portable audio compatibilty)
USB 1.1
Coaxial antenna input
VESA compatible

Once again Samsung is using the not so likeable DNIe feature in there top ot the line LCD's. Has Samsung improved the DNI Engine in the past year and how good will the Game mode be on the new LCD's?
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post #2 of 4409
Photos of the LN-S4696D and LN-S4662D

http://www.timlarson.com/samsung/SamsungLNS4662D.htm
post #3 of 4409
is it hdmi 1.3 compliant?
post #4 of 4409
The 46 inch one was at Circuit City today,[EDIT]. It looked great. They have upgraded the remotes too.
post #5 of 4409
Dan: the one at CC is the LN-S4692D. The 96Ds won't be available until later this summer. CC is carrying the 92D at MSRP.
post #6 of 4409
the LN-S4696D and LN-S4096D are set for a august release at least that's what the press release from CES said.

what ever happened to the 62 series, just for show i guess
post #7 of 4409
mmm, Sexy beast! Id like to wait for the Sony 1080p, but this one will probably be cheaper.
post #8 of 4409
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Originally Posted by Timl2 View Post

Photos of the LN-S4696D and LN-S4662D

http://www.timlarson.com/samsung/SamsungLNS4662D.htm


According to Samsung's web site, the LN-S4696D will be available in June:

http://www.samsung.com/products/tv/lcdtv/index.asp
post #9 of 4409
good news, i guess they want these out when the samsung blu ray player comes out.
post #10 of 4409
seems like this tv is out

and many online merchant listed in stock on their websites

[EDIT]
post #11 of 4409
Thats a good price, but the Samsung site says it comes out in June, sure you dont mean the 768p sets?

http://www.samsung.com/Products/TV/L...4096_final.pdf

And fromw hat ive heard the MSRP will be $3999, probably wont drop as fast either since they know the novelty of 1080p is mainly for those who
1. Know what they want
2. Can affourd it
3. Have/want bluray/hd-dvd
post #12 of 4409
june release is for both of these tv's. msrp is $4,999 and $3,999
post #13 of 4409
they're listing 7000:1 (dynamic) contrast for the 46". Is this BS? The new pana has a contrast of 10000:1 (dynamic). It seems that the new samsungs will have pretty amazing black levels and may equal the plasma's. Anyone think that Samsung is messing with the numbers. If not, they Plasma's days may be over sooner then expected. I expected that LCD would surpass plasma in the next 2-3 years but it may happen sooner!
post #14 of 4409
For the more knowledgable and experienced people here......does a June release typically mean the beginning of the month, end of the month, or impossible to tell.

I return home in June and will be replacing my 50" Panny plasma that went "tits-up".........I had settled on the 4692D but would love to get the 4696D if available.

Thanks and these forums have helped tremendously in researching my next purchase.
post #15 of 4409
Id say end.

As far as contrast, Samsung totally cooks the books.
post #16 of 4409
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by USMC 308 View Post

For the more knowledgable and experienced people here......does a June release typically mean the beginning of the month, end of the month, or impossible to tell.

I return home in June and will be replacing my 50" Panny plasma that went "tits-up".........I had settled on the 4692D but would love to get the 4696D if available.

Thanks and these forums have helped tremendously in researching my next purchase.

It should be early june for two reasons. The Blu-rey players coming out and the Soccer World cup mid june in Germany.
post #17 of 4409
Well how many Americans watch the world cup?
post #18 of 4409
is the bottom part of the 4096 and 4696 clear glass? on the 4092 and 4692 the bottom part is like a matte black/light gray...
post #19 of 4409
I was wondering if the new 1080p lcd sets from samsung will be able to receive a 1080p signal from a source such as the upcoming blu-ray and ps3. The current tvs only upconvert the 720p signal or 1080i signal to 1080p. If anybody knows please let me know.
post #20 of 4409
1080p input should be a given, would be a huge oversight.
post #21 of 4409
Quote:
Originally Posted by iGrooveLA View Post

is the bottom part of the 4096 and 4696 clear glass? on the 4092 and 4692 the bottom part is like a matte black/light gray...

it will look pretty much like the 92 series, the picture of the tv in the 6th post in this thread was a concept.

both of these tv's will accept 1080p.
post #22 of 4409
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Originally Posted by MUGEN View Post

both of these tv's will accept 1080p.

Through which inputs?
post #23 of 4409
2xHDMI
The PDF states that component are 1080i.
post #24 of 4409
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Originally Posted by necrolop View Post

2xHDMI
The PDF states that component are 1080i.

Nice - seems like a good unit.

Thanks for the info.
post #25 of 4409
Quote:
Originally Posted by iGrooveLA View Post

is the bottom part of the 4096 and 4696 clear glass? on the 4092 and 4692 the bottom part is like a matte black/light gray...


It is clear


http://www.timlarson.com/samsung/SamsungLNS4662D.htm
post #26 of 4409
i guess it is, i couldn't tell by the small pictures.
heres a big pic
http://www.timlarson.com/samsung/LN-S4696D.JPG
post #27 of 4409
Hey there thanks for answering the whole 1080p thing. I'm gonna wait for the 4096d instead of getting the 4092d. But I do have one more question how much of a difference does a 6000:1 contrast ratio differ from a 7000:1 ratio with the 6d models
post #28 of 4409
Hey folks,

I saw the 4692 last week and was thrilled by it. But nobody seems to know the answers to basic questions:

1) Does the 469* definitely have cablecard? If so, can it be one of the inputs to the PIP?
2) Speaking of PIP, nobody seems to know which inputs can be used. Either of the HDMIs? Component? Svideo? All of the above?
3) Can it do Picture-by-Picture? Can both channels be HD?

The Sony Bravia came out and people said it had PIP. I don't think it actually did. I've learned to be dubious about PIP in the HD world...
post #29 of 4409
By the wording of the PDF
"Picture-in-picture (PIP) enables convenient
simultaneous viewing of TV programs
and video or PC sources."

I take that to mean, You can view a TV program, and then a Video or PC source with it. Meaning, only one tuner for TV.
Hopefully that means youll be able to have 2 HD sources atleast, like an HTPC with a TV window open.
post #30 of 4409
necrolop,

Not sure I understand. You think any combination of video sources will be permitted:

A) a cable box input,
B) OTA HD using the internal tuner,
C) some future Blu-ray input
D) HTPC
etc, etc.

Or are you saying that the internal tuner has to be one of the inputs (i.e. what is a "TV program? Isn't it the same as a video source")?
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