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42" HD Ready LCD TV 1080p !! £599.99 delivered!

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9y, 5m agoFound 9 years, 5 months ago
wow, 1080p at this price?? gotta be a bargain!!

* Features
* 2 x 15W RMS power output
* 256 channel auto programme search & store
* NICAM digital stereo sound
* 255 pages Fastext
* PIP
* High brightness 500CD/m2 screen
* 1000:1 contrast ratio
* 176/176 horiz/ vert viewing angle
* 16:9/ 4:3 auto select aspect ratio
* 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
* 16.77M colour definition
* 6.5ms response time
* Sleep timer
* Connections for PC use
* Audio equalizer
* 2 x SCART sockets
* Outputs: twin SCART, RCA audio + subwoofer
* Inputs: Twin SCART, composite, component, VGA, HDMI
* UHF/ VHF aerial input
* PAL/ NTSC compatible
* Wall mountable - 640h x 310v mm hole centres
* Remote control
* Box Contains
* LCD TV and Pedestal Stand
* Remote control
* Batteries for remote
* User manual
* Product Dimensions - HxWxD(mm):
* Main Unit: 814 x 1067 x 240 (panel = 100)
* Weight: 38KG
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#1
is this lcd and not plasma?
#2
yup. lcd.
#3
nice price. :)
Not for me as only has 1 HDMI but still HOT HOT HOT
#4
Cracking deal! But never been keen on Goodmans products, their always a bit.. crappy. Im waiting for that new samsung range to drop in price a bit, but even so rated Hot!
#5
the manual says 1080p on component and HDMI and VGA inputs according to a post on avforum so the one hdmi shouldnt really put many people off
#6
isnt plasma better at that size tho?
#7
well....i have a plasma...but its horses for courses
#8
Looks good on paper but the brand would worry me a bit.
#9
sicknote
Looks good on paper but the brand would worry me a bit.


Yeah I know what you mean...never been a fan, although it must have a warranty with it, so worth a try. I vote it hot!
#10
i suppose you pay for what you get, cheap for the size. voted hot.
#11
this is a brilliant deal

im gunner wait untill some games i wanna play in 1080p come out though...

but if i wanted a full hdtv, id get this
#12
hocka
isnt plasma better at that size tho?


Not anymore, LCD has since caught up and now you can be safe buying any LCD up to and including 42".
#13
Seem to remember people raving about this tv on avforums recently
#14
There's a MASSIVE thread on this set over in avforums. Seems quite a lot of reliability/QC issues and regrets - so dont jump without having a good read there first.
#15
#16
i have this tv paid £1000 for it at christmas is abrilliant set never had a probelm have my wii ps3 and xbox 360 thorugh it as well as my virgin hd box and the picture is mint a really good bargain for anyone
#17
Great price, but standard disclaimer on viewing distances. For a 42" , 20/20 vision needs 6.5 feet viewing distance to actually benefit from 1080p. If you sit at 8 feet or more, you get no advantage over getting a 720p. For sharper than 20/20 vision, increase these distances a little, for weaker vision lessen them.

For the majority who sit at 9/10 feet, consider a 720p plasma. For sport/most TV they're a bit of a toss-up now, but for films the greater contrast on plasmas helps a lot.
#18
the contrast ratio 1000:1 seems extremely low
latest samsung 1080p tv's have a contrast ratio of 15000:1
#19
shazadkhilji
the contrast ratio 1000:1 seems extremely low
latest samsung 1080p tv's have a contrast ratio of 15000:1


The 15000:1 is Dynamic Contrast.

Which enchances image depth via fancy video processing and other techniques.

It by no means equals a true contrast ratio of that value. Admittedly most people will be happy with this - I personally am split on this with my Samsung.
VGA video input is excellent, 360 game input (component) is excellent but 360 DVD playback more often looks hideous.
#20
arfster
Great price, but standard disclaimer on viewing distances. For a 42" , 20/20 vision needs 6.5 feet viewing distance to actually benefit from 1080p. If you sit at 8 feet or more, you get no advantage over getting a 720p. For sharper than 20/20 vision, increase these distances a little, for weaker vision lessen them.

For the majority who sit at 9/10 feet, consider a 720p plasma. For sport/most TV they're a bit of a toss-up now, but for films the greater contrast on plasmas helps a lot.


Is this actually an official standard disclaimer? I doubt it. But you're right. I've read everywhere that most people won't be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p because of their viewing distance. Plus I know Virgin media don't do 1080p and I'm not sure if sky do either. You have to get a decicated HD DVD or Blu-Ray player for that (or a PS3).

This isn't why you shouldn't buy this tv though. The main reason is that it's a Goodmans. Secondly it only has one HDMI input which will cause you trouble in the future. But third why get a inferior tv for £700 when you can get the Panasonic TH42PX70 with wall mount for £718 or with table top stand for £747? (That's with using the NHS2007 5% off code, the free delivery code and 4% quidco cashback).
#21
I'd be dubious about buying a 42" LCD for £600 - buy cheap, buy twice.........
#22
carleast
Plus I know Virgin media don't do 1080p and I'm not sure if sky do either.

Sky don't do 1080p and it is unlikely there will be any broadcast 1080p for a number of years.
carleast

You have to get a decicated HD DVD or Blu-Ray player for that (or a PS3).

Or a 360 with HD-DVD player
#23
carleast
...But third why get a inferior tv for £700 when you can get the Panasonic TH42PX70 with wall mount for £718 or with table top stand for £747? (That's with using the NHS2007 5% off code, the free delivery code and 4% quidco cashback).


From which dealer?

Specification of the Panasonic plasma TV mentioned above, for information:

[ http://www.laskys.com/tv_and_dvd/plasma_tvs/plasma_tvs_40_to_49_inches/panasonic_th_42px70b.html?cm_mmc=Kelkoo-_-Tv_And_Dvd-_-Plasma_Tvs_40_To_49_Inches-_-383570_PANASONIC_TH-42PX70B&engine=kelkoo&keyword=PANASONIC+TH-42PX70B#specification ]
===
PANASONIC TH-42PX70B

Feature Benefit

Dimensions Height=68.0cm Depth=9.7cm Width=102.0cm

Manufacturer Warranty Standard 1 Year Warranty

42 inches Television size Size of the television measured diagonally across the screen

Digital tuner with all Freeview channels Receives all of the Freeview channels without the need for a separate adaptor. Also has an analogue tuner to receive normal analogue broadcasts. These include BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News 24, Sky News, Sky Sports News, ITV2, The Hits, CBBC, CBeebies plus digital radio channels. The TV also has a standard analogue tuner as well.

PAL/NTSC progressive scan Scans individual picture lines in sequence rather than alternately, maximising the clarity of digital images from DVD and enhancing NTSC software playback.

1024x768 pixel resolution The higher the number of pixels displayed on the screen, the higher the picture resolution will be.

10000:1 contrast ratio This is the measurement of the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black. The higher the contrast ratio the better the picture quality.

20 watts Audio Power Output A larger output results in greater volume.

2 scart sockets Easy of connection of a DVD player, video, digital box or adapter etc.

2 RGB enabled scart socket These scart sockets can accept picture signals in high quality RGB format. Connecting a compatible DVD player or digital box/adapter via these sockets will therefore result in a better picture quality. These scart sockets are included in the total number of scart sockets listed above.

Component video connection This connection delivers the ultimate picture resolution and can be used to connect a DVD player or Home Cinema system with a corresponding output to the TV.
audio and video inputs For easy connection of equipment such as camcorders or games consoles.

HDCP enabled High Definition Copyright Protection - a chip that descrambles a high definition broadcast.

Can be used as a PC monitor This screen will receive RGB PC in signals

Picture-in-Text Continue viewing TV in an inset box whilst accessing teletext information.

Auto set up for easy tuning Automatically tunes in and sets the channels at the touch of a button.

100 Channels Can be set to receive different programmes.
Teletext for instant access to news & information Access to ceefax and teletext services.

1200 Page Teletext memory For later recall of text pages.

Fastext A quicker way to access Teletext information by using the red, green, yellow and blue buttons on the remote control.

Child lock to prevent unwanted tampering By using a pass-code, the set can be prevented from being used by unauthorised persons, such as children.

Sleep Timer Can be set to switch off automatically.

16:9 widescreen format Widescreen format for viewing films in the format originally intended by the director.

Digital Video Noise Reduction Reduces static noise, improving image quality.

7 days Electronic Programme Guide On-screen programme guide.

Low energy consumption .

On-screen menus For easy selection of features.

PCMCIA slot for pay channel module Enables the addition of a digital satellite module to access pay channels.

Digital Comb Filter Separates combined colour and black & white picture information, to ensure crisp sharp picture detail without the kind of picture vibration experienced with fine picture detail.

HD Ready TV can show the required screen resolution and has the necessary connections to be able to show high definition content. These TVs comply to EICTAs specifications for the HD ready logo.

Plasma Television type .

2 HDMI connection(s) High Bandwidth Digital Multimedia Interface - highest qualit y digital connection.

V-real 2 picture enhancement technology Picture enhancement technology improving the quality of your screen image

Nicam stereo Sound System Type of sound available on TV, appropriate home cinema system might be required.

SXGA 1280x1024 resolution SXGA (super XGA) can produce a 1280x1024 PC image

WXGA 1280x800 resolution WXGA (Widescreen XGA) can produce a 1280x800 PC image

325 / 0.7 watts Power consumption, in use/standby Comet Technical lab measurement in Watts of energy consumption of TVs, both in use and on standby. Based on European standard EN62087:2003 using manufacturer standard settings.

===

BFN,

fp.
#24
1080 resolution is great if you're running a Windows Media Centre to a screen: you get the pixels there to browse the net, etc, and the single HDMI input becomes less of a problem. However, I try to buy quality on large purchases, and a few hundred quid extra to avoid Goodmans I am willing to spend.
#25
or SAMSUNG LE40R72BD
40" HD READY LCD TV //looks ok // i prefer a LCD TV over a plasma
Quickfind Code: 364037

http://www.laskys.com/tv_and_dvd/lcd_tvs/lcd_tvs_40_to_45_inches/samsung_le40r72bd.html#specification


looks ok for £700

SAMSUNG LE40R72BD Features
Feature Benefit
Colour BLACK
Manufacturer Warranty Standard 1 Year Warranty
Auto set up for easy tuning Automatically tunes in and sets the channels at the touch of a button.
Audio and video inputs For easy connection of equipment such as camcorders or games consoles.
On/off timer Enables the television to be preset to switch on and off
2 scart sockets Easy of connection of a DVD player, video, digital box or adapter etc.
Sleep timer Can be set to switch off automatically.
16:9 widescreen format Widescreen format for viewing films in the format originally intended by the director.
Teletext for instant access to news & information Access to ceefax and teletext services.
10 watts RMS Audio Power Output (RMS) A larger output results in greater volume.
Desktop TV stand included To display your television
1366x768 Pixel Resolution The higher the number of pixels the better the picture resolution.
5000:1 Contrast Ratio This is the measurement of the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black. The higher the contrast ratio the better the picture quality.
500 cd/m2 Brightness Generally the greater the brightness the better quality of the picture, however it is how the brightness and contrast of the panel work together that determines the final picture performance quality.
Can be used as a PC monitor This screen will receive RGB PC in signals
178 Degrees Viewing Angle Determines the optimum viewing angle
S-Video connection Enables a high quality connection to a video or DVD player with a corresponding output. Delivers a higher quality image by sending the colour and brightness elements down four separate wires.
Component Video Connection This connection delivers the ultimate picture resolution and can be used to connect a DVD player or Home Cinema system with a corresponding output to the TV.
DVI connection Digital Video Interface - high quality digital connection
HD ready TV can show the required screen resolution and has the necessary connections to be able to show high definition content. These TVs comply to EICTAs specifications for the HD ready logo.
LCD Television type .
1 HDMI connection(s) High Bandwidth Digital Multimedia Interface - highest qualit y digital connection.
Nicam stereo Sound System Type of sound available on TV, appropriate home cinema system might be required.
#26
fanpages
From which dealer?

Specification of the Panasonic plasma TV mentioned above, for information:

[ http://www.laskys.com/tv_and_dvd/plasma_tvs/plasma_tvs_40_to_49_inches/panasonic_th_42px70b.html?cm_mmc=Kelkoo-_-Tv_And_Dvd-_-Plasma_Tvs_40_To_49_Inches-_-383570_PANASONIC_TH-42PX70B&engine=kelkoo&keyword=PANASONIC+TH-42PX70B#specification ]
===
PANASONIC TH-42PX70B

Feature Benefit

Dimensions Height=68.0cm Depth=9.7cm Width=102.0cm

Manufacturer Warranty Standard 1 Year Warranty

42 inches Television size Size of the television measured diagonally across the screen

Digital tuner with all Freeview channels Receives all of the Freeview channels without the need for a separate adaptor. Also has an analogue tuner to receive normal analogue broadcasts. These include BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News 24, Sky News, Sky Sports News, ITV2, The Hits, CBBC, CBeebies plus digital radio channels. The TV also has a standard analogue tuner as well.

PAL/NTSC progressive scan Scans individual picture lines in sequence rather than alternately, maximising the clarity of digital images from DVD and enhancing NTSC software playback.

1024x768 pixel resolution The higher the number of pixels displayed on the screen, the higher the picture resolution will be.

10000:1 contrast ratio This is the measurement of the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black. The higher the contrast ratio the better the picture quality.

20 watts Audio Power Output A larger output results in greater volume.

2 scart sockets Easy of connection of a DVD player, video, digital box or adapter etc.

2 RGB enabled scart socket These scart sockets can accept picture signals in high quality RGB format. Connecting a compatible DVD player or digital box/adapter via these sockets will therefore result in a better picture quality. These scart sockets are included in the total number of scart sockets listed above.

Component video connection This connection delivers the ultimate picture resolution and can be used to connect a DVD player or Home Cinema system with a corresponding output to the TV.
audio and video inputs For easy connection of equipment such as camcorders or games consoles.

HDCP enabled High Definition Copyright Protection - a chip that descrambles a high definition broadcast.

Can be used as a PC monitor This screen will receive RGB PC in signals

Picture-in-Text Continue viewing TV in an inset box whilst accessing teletext information.

Auto set up for easy tuning Automatically tunes in and sets the channels at the touch of a button.

100 Channels Can be set to receive different programmes.
Teletext for instant access to news & information Access to ceefax and teletext services.

1200 Page Teletext memory For later recall of text pages.

Fastext A quicker way to access Teletext information by using the red, green, yellow and blue buttons on the remote control.

Child lock to prevent unwanted tampering By using a pass-code, the set can be prevented from being used by unauthorised persons, such as children.

Sleep Timer Can be set to switch off automatically.

16:9 widescreen format Widescreen format for viewing films in the format originally intended by the director.

Digital Video Noise Reduction Reduces static noise, improving image quality.

7 days Electronic Programme Guide On-screen programme guide.

Low energy consumption .

On-screen menus For easy selection of features.

PCMCIA slot for pay channel module Enables the addition of a digital satellite module to access pay channels.

Digital Comb Filter Separates combined colour and black & white picture information, to ensure crisp sharp picture detail without the kind of picture vibration experienced with fine picture detail.

HD Ready TV can show the required screen resolution and has the necessary connections to be able to show high definition content. These TVs comply to EICTAs specifications for the HD ready logo.

Plasma Television type .

2 HDMI connection(s) High Bandwidth Digital Multimedia Interface - highest qualit y digital connection.

V-real 2 picture enhancement technology Picture enhancement technology improving the quality of your screen image

Nicam stereo Sound System Type of sound available on TV, appropriate home cinema system might be required.

SXGA 1280x1024 resolution SXGA (super XGA) can produce a 1280x1024 PC image

WXGA 1280x800 resolution WXGA (Widescreen XGA) can produce a 1280x800 PC image

325 / 0.7 watts Power consumption, in use/standby Comet Technical lab measurement in Watts of energy consumption of TVs, both in use and on standby. Based on European standard EN62087:2003 using manufacturer standard settings.

===

BFN,

fp.


Dixons. Use the NHS2007 code for 5% off. Then use the £10 off code on their website. Then they do 4% cshback on quidco or 5% on your egg card.
#27
loobydoo
Dixons. Use the NHS2007 code for 5% off. Then use the £10 off code on their website. Then they do 4% cshback on quidco or 5% on your egg card.


Thanks... but that would mean having to deal with the D-D-D-Dixonheads who know nothing about anything.

I'm still undecided whether I *need* a new TV at all. My CRT model has been going for over 8 years now, even following six house moves.

Whether I need an LCD or a plasma set is another question.

And whether I need a 32, 37, or 42-inch screen is probably down to the size of the room where it will be used versus my failing eyesight and the ability to play PS3 games at full resolution to justify the expense.


If there were just one or two options the choice would be so much easier. Coming late to the party doesn't help me make a decision at all! :)

BFN,

fp.
#28
fragger
or SAMSUNG LE40R72BD
40" HD READY LCD TV //looks ok // i prefer a LCD TV over a plasma
Quickfind Code: 364037

http://www.laskys.com/tv_and_dvd/lcd_tvs/lcd_tvs_40_to_45_inches/samsung_le40r72bd.html#specification


looks ok for £700

SAMSUNG LE40R72BD Features
1366x768 Pixel Resolution The higher the number of pixels the better the picture resolution.


Only has half the resolution.

What's a *good* 42" LCD with 1920 x 1080 cost???

Anyone?
#29
neilka
The 177 page(!) thread on avforums:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394235


Very bad reviews. Would not touch it.

£600 is cheap for a 42" 1080p TV, but still a lot of money, for something that's not going to be reliable or good.
#30
I have one and its a good TV for £600. Don't be put off by the Goodmans badge, its just a rebranded Tantung and also the badge peels right off the front without a problem!

I would be a little wary about this deal though as I would not be suprised to find all the TV's they have on this site are refurbished returns. If you read the AVForums thread you will see a lot of people returned them for things like the RGB scart not working and also some buzzing issues. Make sure its a new one you are buying for £600 and not a return.
#31
Comes with free MP3/DAB player.
These were £999 yesterday, I looked.
Must admit though Goodmans aren't a great brand.
#32
well, you are buying direct from goodmans so i would not expecta warranty problem. i would also expect them to be new. i f i had not purchased my lg 42" plasma i would have given this a shot. The thing with goodmans is that when one goes wrong, people are all to happy to complain about it, so you kinda hear of it more.
But....you pays your money and you makes your choice.
#33
There's been a lot of confusing stuff in the media about 1080i vs 1080p, but basically the way it works is this. Virgin and Sky _broadcast_ in 1080i, but that signal can contain 1080p. This is no different than broadcasting 1080p in the first place.
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
1080i has acquired a reputation as "a lower resolution", which somehat misses the point. It's simply used to get a greater frame rate ithin the same bandwidth - ie 50fps for live video material.

Film is shot at 25 (or 24 speeded up to 25), interlaced for broadcast, and then deinterlaced by your box - this final output is identical to the original, so you don't lose anything in the interlacing process. For video you do lose some resolution, but the framerate is needed more there (film is made so that 24/25 still seems "smooth", ie they don't accelerate anything very fast).
#34
Weavus
I have one and its a good TV for £600. Don't be put off by the Goodmans badge, its just a rebranded Tantung and also the badge peels right off the front without a problem!

I would be a little wary about this deal though as I would not be suprised to find all the TV's they have on this site are refurbished returns. If you read the AVForums thread you will see a lot of people returned them for things like the RGB scart not working and also some buzzing issues. Make sure its a new one you are buying for £600 and not a return.


If they were refurbs they'd say so - it's illegal to sell refurbs as new.
#35
ChrisUK
I'd be dubious about buying a 42" LCD for £600 - buy cheap, buy twice.........



Finally, a man with a decent input on this thread.
#36
arfster
There's been a lot of confusing stuff in the media about 1080i vs 1080p, but basically the way it works is this. Virgin and Sky _broadcast_ in 1080i, but that signal can contain 1080p. This is no different than broadcasting 1080p in the first place.
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
1080i has acquired a reputation as "a lower resolution", which somehat misses the point. It's simply used to get a greater frame rate ithin the same bandwidth - ie 50fps for live video material.

Film is shot at 25 (or 24 speeded up to 25), interlaced for broadcast, and then deinterlaced by your box - this final output is identical to the original, so you don't lose anything in the interlacing process. For video you do lose some resolution, but the framerate is needed more there (film is made so that 24/25 still seems "smooth", ie they don't accelerate anything very fast).


interesting!

1080i and p have the same resolution, 1920x1080

i is interlaced, so the odd-numbered lines of resolution appear on your screen first, followed by the even-numbered lines--all within 1/30 of a second.

p is progressive all of the lines of resolution sequentially in a single pass, which makes for a smoother, cleaner image, especially with sports and other motion-intensive content.

However that is in tube or CRT displays

In plasma and LCD flat-panel, are inherently progressive in nature, so when the incoming source is interlaced, as 1080i is, they convert it to progressive scan for display. So whilst 1080i is not really an issue, 1080i has twice the frame-rate but half the resolution
#37
i
p
1080
progressive

I have to say all gone over my head, I think all of is sales patter.....
bring back black and white teles, with no remotes, will get the bums of the sofas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:giggle:
#38
Voted HOT cracking price for a 42" Goodmans lcd 1080p , 1:1 Pixel mapping as well so sweet as a Pc Monitor .
#39
you get what u pay 4 - but id steer clear of this brand - going for the new samsung "m" range - far superior but obviously at a cost but well worth the extra :thumbsup:
#40
steve2zaf
you get what u pay 4 - but id steer clear of this brand - going for the new samsung "m" range - far superior but obviously at a cost but well worth the extra :thumbsup:


i just paid for a samsung M87 40inch.... will get it in 10 days time ;)

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