You guys are not going to believe this !
Shortly after posting above about me taking delivery ( and paid a deposit) for the "latest" samsung 52", i was informed by the shop that the unit had come in but wasn't working... and that there were no others in HK at the moment. Next shipment was due in late August for these 650 models ! Unbelievable
Doing some further research on the 950 Samsung models noted by Boarder, show that they are due out in Europe in September
Nothing about coming to HK though from my research.
I am quite interested in the option of ordering from the Uk and shipping to HK, and understand that our PAL system here is the same as the UK ? Thats why we have 100Hz sets here rather than the 120hz of the US, which definitely dont work in HK from my understanding.
I am not sure how that would work in practice though. I found this post on another forum about the difference between US and European sets:
"Europe uses PASCAL (50 / 100 Hz) not NTSC (60/120Hz) as their picture format, which I believe (and I'm open to correction) is a higher res than NTSC, so the set would not necessarily 'tune' to channels nor display all content well, if at all, hence no 'world models' like you could with Cars"
Would be very interested in finding out how dbjjenkins is getting on with his imported set ?