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Looking for a TV solely to connect with a cable connection. Will definitely using it for sports, including football games.


Would there be much difference between the Samsung LN46D550 46-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD and the Samsung LN46D630 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD?
 

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Looking for a TV solely to connect with a cable connection. Will definitely using it for sports, including football games.


Would there be much difference between the Samsung LN46D550 46-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD and the Samsung LN46D630 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD?

Aside from the difference in Hz, the D630 has 10 point white balance and gamma controls plus a full 3D color management system. These controls will let you calibrate the TV much better than with the more basic settings found on the D550 (2 point white balance, one point gamma, no cms). You should check both TVs in store to see if you like 120Hz or not and play with the AMP 120Hz settings to eliminate the soap opera effect if you don't like it and to see what settings minimize motion blur. I own a 32" D550 and the motion is great for a 60Hz but you might consider the D630 since you'll be watching a lot of sports. Be sure to check out the D610, which costs the same as the D550 but is very similar to the D630.
 

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This is for my mother though and by sports, I mean the weekly football game. Given the user, do you think she would really noticed a difference? If it was for me and I was a sports enthusiast, then I can see what your saying.

Ordering this through Amazon so relying on feedback.


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Aside from the difference in Hz, the D630 has 10 point white balance and gamma controls plus a full 3D color management system. These controls will let you calibrate the TV much better than with the more basic settings found on the D550 (2 point white balance, one point gamma, no cms). You should check both TVs in store to see if you like 120Hz or not and play with the AMP 120Hz settings to eliminate the soap opera effect if you don't like it and to see what settings minimize motion blur. I own a 32" D550 and the motion is great for a 60Hz but you might consider the D630 since you'll be watching a lot of sports. Be sure to check out the D610, which costs the same as the D550 but is very similar to the D630.
 

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This is for my mother though and by sports, I mean the weekly football game. Given the user, do you think she would really noticed a difference? If it was for me and I was a sports enthusiast, then I can see what your saying.

Ordering this through Amazon so relying on feedback.

No, just go with 60Hz or get the D610, which is a cheaper D630.
 

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Thanks for the link!



For non-motion scenes, does the LN46D630 offer better picture quality?

What is the difference between the CCFL Back-lit LCD on the D630 and the LCD TFT active matrix on the D550?


The current TV has the 5 cable connectors (3 for video and 2 for audio) coming from the cable box to the TV. Not sure if an HDMI cable can be used from the cable box, but does the 5 cable setup provide optimal audio and video?



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NO! get the LN46D630 with CCFL Back-lit. even though it is for your mother, i belief some time you will stay over for some sports game? to your benefit as well! more spec comparison, http://tv-compare.blogspot.com/2011/...-ln46d550.html
 

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Thanks for the link!



For non-motion scenes, does the LN46D630 offer better picture quality?
What is the difference between the CCFL Back-lit LCD on the D630 and the LCD TFT active matrix on the D550?

none, both have CCFL backlighting and TFT active matrix LCD panels (that site is misleading in that specific area)


why aren't you considering the D610 btw?
 

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Ordering it from Amazon.com and they do not seem to carry the D610.


Trying to understand why half the people say there is a difference in motion scenes at 60hz and others say there is not?????



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none, both have CCFL backlighting and TFT active matrix LCD panels (that site is misleading in that specific area)


why aren't you considering the D610 btw?
 

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Ordering it from Amazon.com and they do not seem to carry the D610.


Trying to understand why half the people say there is a difference in motion scenes at 60hz and others say there is not?????

I am willing to bet anyone that if they did a double blind test with two TVs whose only difference is in Hz and any motion interpolation features were completely disabled, the better motion resolution of the 120Hz set would be quite subtle if noticeable at all with actual program material. Only specialized test patterns would show any real improvement.
 

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I would think the LN46D630 would still offer better picture quality. You don't think this is the case?

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I am willing to bet anyone that if they did a double blind test with two TVs whose only difference is in Hz and any motion interpolation features were completely disabled, the better motion resolution of the 120Hz set would be quite subtle if noticeable at all with actual program material. Only specialized test patterns would show any real improvement.
 

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I would think the LN46D630 would still offer better picture quality. You don't think this is the case?

I'm only referring to the difference in Hz, not overall PQ which is higher on the 6 series models (but not because its 120Hz).
 

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So is there a difference in the picture quality between the two you think? does the LN46D630 offer a noticeable difference in picture quality compared to the LN46D550?



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I'm only referring to the difference in Hz, not overall PQ which is higher on the 6 series models (but not because its 120Hz).
 

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So is there a difference in the picture quality between the two you think? does the LN46D630 offer a noticeable difference in picture quality compared to the LN46D550?

The main improvement would be from the extra calibration settings. Both TVs should have excellent PQ regardless once calibrated. If you can compare them in store, that might help make the decision. If you're making the decision on Hz alone, get the D550. If you're more concerned with overall PQ, the extra $100 or so might give you peace of mind that you got the best set in this class/category. Either has solid PQ, so it's up to you.
 

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I saw BJs has the LN46C610 for $779.99 which is 120Hz.


Any idea how it would compare in picture quality to the D550 and D630?


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The main improvement would be from the extra calibration settings. Both TVs should have excellent PQ regardless once calibrated. If you can compare them in store, that might help make the decision. If you're making the decision on Hz alone, get the D550. If you're more concerned with overall PQ, the extra $100 or so might give you peace of mind that you got the best set in this class/category. Either has solid PQ, so it's up to you.
 

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I saw BJs has the LN46C610 for $779.99 which is 120Hz.


Any idea how it would compare in picture quality to the D550 and D630?

just sent you a PM answering that
 

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Any suggestions on optimal calibrations for the LN46D550?

Have you checked the D550 thread?


By the way, if you get the D550 and find the least little bit wrong, you'll always wish you'd bought the D630 instead. Just because the D630 has AMP, you may or may not want to use it. However, with the D550 you won't have that option. Your money and your choice.
 

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Will look there.


No, the D550 will work just fine given for how it is going to be used; and the price made if even better for $710 and no taxes.

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Have you checked the D550 thread?


By the way, if you get the D550 and find the least little bit wrong, you'll always wish you'd bought the D630 instead. Just because the D630 has AMP, you may or may not want to use it. However, with the D550 you won't have that option. Your money and your choice.
 
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