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Samsung R8 Series 37 inch LE37R87BD HD Ready Freeview Widescreen LCD TV

Released on 21 May 2007

Manufacturer: Samsung

5.0 out of 5 (90 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Continuing the tradition of award winning design is the R8 range which replaces the most popular LCD of 2006, the R7 range. The new HD ready R8 range has a beautiful elegant design with flowing curves that will make this LCD the centre piece of any living room. But the R8 is not just a pretty face, the new range boasts new enhanced technology and up to three HDMI sockets for superb connectivity. Advanced features like Movie Plus, Wide Colour Enhancer and Game Mode ensures the R8 range is the perfect mix of design and technology.

HD Ready
HDTV allows you to experience television like never before with the widest range of colours and the clearest images. High Definition contains four or five times as many pixels making the image much clearer than standard definition.

Wide Colour Enhancer
This exclusive technology delivers more brilliant colours, even in bright areas of the picture where blues and greens are washed out on conventional screens. The system presents a wider colour gamut and four times as many colour gradations, showing you true colours; the fresh green of spring foliage, and the intense blue of the summer sky.

Movie Plus
Conventional LCD TVs are plagued by motion judder when showing fast moving action in movies and sporting events. The moving person or object looks shaky or blurred, like a series of still images, instead of a smooth moving picture. Samsung's exclusive Movie Plus completely eliminates this judder, presenting smooth action, no matter how fast it is going.

Three High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections make your TV a multimedia centrepiece. Connect HD digital devices like disc players, game consoles, satellite dish boxes into the 2 rear connections and use the side-mounted input for cameras, camcorders and laptops. HDMI is the best performing interface for displaying an HD source on a HDTV. (23", 26" Models have 2 HDMI).

Game Mode
Samsung LCD TVs offer unparalleled picture quality that can be optimised for gaming at the touch of a button. It allows for H-sharpness and a faster response time in the games. In addition, its powerful surround sound effects produce a magical environ-ment of wonder that is filled with excitement and joy.

Fast Response Time
Exceptionally quick and sharp, with speed of up to 6ms (millisecond), users will be able to see the remarkable difference in the response time of Samsung LCD TVs. The LCD TV ensur-es that each image is just as good as the real thing.

Swivel Stand
The LCD TV's ingenious swivel stand affords consumers the ultimate flexibility in positioning the TV in their house. It allows for mobility and ergonomic comfort in your house.

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  • HD Ready
  • 37 inch widescreen format
  • Screen resolution 1366 x 768
  • Built in Freeview Tuner using MHEG format
  • 8000:1 Dynamic picture contrast
  • 550 cd/m2 brightness
  • 8 millisecond response time
  • 178 x 178 degrees distortion free picture viewing angle
  • 100 percent PAL colour gamut
  • Wide colour enhancement system
  • Samsung's unique DNIe technology Digital Natural Image Engine
  • Movie Plus technology which enhances the video signal
  • 2 x 10 watts power output
  • SRS TruSurround sound effect
  • Nicam stereo or A2 mono output
  • 1000 page teletext
  • Single tuner picture in picture
  • Still picture mode
  • Gaming contrast mode
  • Auto volume leveller gets rid of loud adverts
  • Auto channel search
  • Sleep On/Off timer
  • Clock
  • Auto power off
  • Multi language on screen displays
  • 3 x HDMI connections (2 rear and 1 side)
  • Headphone jack
  • SVideo input
  • RF in
  • Component in
  • 2 x scart connections
  • Composite AV
  • PC in DSub
  • Audio out L/R
  • Optical sound out
  • Swivel stand for 20 degrees right or left swivel
  • Product dimension on stand H661mm W917mm D300mm Weight 20.1kg
  • Product dimensions without stand H619mm W917mm D108mm Weight 16.9kg
  • Packaged dimensions H774mm W1025mm D385mm Weight 24.7kg
  • Compatible VESA wallmount 200 x 200 not included
  • customer Reviews

     Average rating (90 reviews)

     Huge LCD bargain!

    | | See all lucasisking's reviews (26)

    After deciding to invest in a plat panel tv I spent nearly two weeks doing exhaustive research and shopping around- and finally settled on this model.

    I was originally going for a 42" screen or higher, but let me tell you- this 37" screen is absolutely HUGE! When mounted on a flashy LCD stand, it dominates you lounge. First impressions are: wow. That's even before you turn it on.

    Negative points- the user manual isn't that helpful. It took me ages to find out how to set up the freeview channels (which is actually dead easy by the way). The freeview image is fine (depending on the broadcast quality), but be warned: Analogue tv picture is absolutely atrocious so don't even bother with it. The remote is also beautifully designed but the buttons aren't very responsive so press hard!

    DVDs (via upscaling player) look sensational. Particularly digital movies like the Pixar or new Star wars movies. Revenge of the Sith looks practically HD quality- I kid you not. DTV quality is also good but beware a little judder in fast moving scenes (typical for LCD screens). The picture in picture feature is brilliant too.

    The game mode is useful in that it reduces the backlight to a softer level, which is good particularly if you have a less powerful console such as my Wii.

    All in all, lots of features (most of which I haven't explored yet), great picture, sound & connectivity and a stunning looking unit. DVD performance is where it really shines.

    Competitive price should seal the deal.


    | | See all paulshephard's reviews (27)

    Top 100 PC Reviewer

    This tv is absolutely spot on. I had many people say to go for a Sony before I bought it; but I've owned a Sony LCD in the past and I can honestly say that in my opinion the Samsungs are a lot brighter and better generally.

    This tv is absolutely huge and more than enough for most people's needs. The images are bright and clear and high definition picture is simply amazing.

    I have this in my bedroom and it pretty much takes up my entire window! All worth it though ;-]

    Definitely buy this, you won't regret it!

    For the price as well, its an absolute bargain. :]]

     Awesome Set For The Price

    | | See all stud95's reviews (15)

    Top 100 Electronics Reviewer

    I have recently purchased one of these beauties and i must say i dont regret it... first of all the looks and style to me are perfect, its stood on a glossy black glass stand and it looks the bee`s knees, secondly performance so far has been outstanding, freeview picture is very good ( but i did have a new aerial fitted when i moved in), I dont have a blu-ray or HD DVD player yet but using an upscaling dvd player just blew me apart... i have yet to rig up my xbox 360 but i have had my laptop hooked up and ive been watching some HD tv on it through the laptop. Theres a very good selection of connections around the side and back with 3 HDMI inputs for future proofing the set. My only very slight niggle is the sound quality, having come from a toshiba lcd to this one i have noticed a drop in sound quality, but that still hasnt put me off... Im loving my 37" samsung and at this price it puts the competition to shame.

     Outstanding value

    | | See all Melly4979's reviews (1)

    As everyone should, i shopped around for the best deal. And from being quoted £799 on the high street, i found PLAY.COM price to be excellent value for money. The TV was delivered in under a week. The TV itself is awesome, with so many great features, and with the new 1080 rating and 8000:1 contrast ratio, you wont find a better LCD for the same money. Samsung have made the TV 'future proof' by incoroprating the latest technologies. If your still unsure, track it down at your local electrical store, and get a free demo. ;)

     Why are people moaning about this TV?!?!?!?!?!

    | | See all ryanCBP's reviews (7)

    Firstly thanks for everyone that gave good advice on this tv it really did help me put down the dollar for it.

    But lets get straight to the point! This tv is amazing. It does take a little bit of calibration out of the box but a simple google search can get you an easy to set up guide off a forum or a website. The size is HUGE! It really is amazing and perfect for my bedroom, it means I can sit on my bed and watch any film without a care in the world or the slightest squint to see anything. I had a 13 inch flatscreen before this (kindly donated by my parents so I can't complain) and now it's like I've gone to TV heaven haha.

    The sound I find to be really good, I think the people that are moaning below about rubbish sound clearly need to get some sort of life because if you are that anal about sound you should have a surround sound system anyways. I work with bands (filming them and recording audio) so I'm not an audio novice, I know what's good and what isn't, and this tv really isn't ANYTHING to worry about so don't worry.

    The picture quality is great on dvd's however if you are watching something like The A-team or something from around the 80's era TURN OFF THE MOTION SETTING on the tv because it actually does make you feel slightly sick. It's all to do with frame rates. It makes the footage look like its going faster, yet keeping up with the audio, its surreal. It also makes some shots look like they were filmed now instead of back in the good ol' 80's which is kinda cool but off putting. As soon as I switched that off I was beyond happy.

    The look of the tv is amazing, sleek black with a lovely design. The stand is sturdy and firm. Not only that but you can turn the tv to an angle which is amazing for me because I can link my mac book to the tv now and preview any music videos I make on it. If I didn't have the swivel option then it would be awkward but its clear samsung have thought this out well!

    The delay between channels is a problem for some people. C'mon people, if that is something to moan about you need to get a grip! Go watch 'into the wild' on dvd and feel ashamed at how pety your life is. Just to clarify..... the delay isn't huge!

    In short (sorry I'm rambling) GET THIS TV, DON'T WASTE TIME THINKING ABOUT IT, BUY IT AND START LOVING IT. I'm going to play my xbox 360 on it later but I have high expectations for that! I will come back and report on it as I know gaming is important.

    Thank you play.com, you are without a doubt my favourite and most trusted site!

    I GIVE THIS TV A 9/10!

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