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50" LG TV for £749.99 DELIVERED from Empire Direct.

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8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
Use voucher code EM3974 (Username edsave) for this price.

50" HD Ready Plasma TV at an affordable price with New XD Engine image processor, Clear Filter Pro technology, 2 x HDMI and PC Input.

£799.99


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50" PlasmaTV
1366x768 resolution
HD Ready
Integrated Digital Freeviewtuner
Brightness: 1500cd/m2
Dynamic Contrast Ratio :
15000:1
10W + 10W total audio output
2 x HDMI2 x SCARTsockets
Component connection
PC Input
Digital Optical Output
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#1
i bought a 50" LG plasma 6 months ago for £1100 and the warranty was extra, this is a great deal!!! Buy one.
#2
I would ring them first and check it is actually in stock. £799 is a lot of money to lay out waiting for a refund
#3
I saw this yesterday and nearly ordered one myself, however this new range of LG plasmas dont seem to be getting many good reviews.

I ended up taking a chance on this:

http://www.clearancebuys.co.uk/Hitachi-Full-HD-1080p-42-Digital-LCD-TV-p-16631.html

and it should be here tomorrow, i know people go on about 1080p not being good on anything but 50" or over. But i will be mainly using it for as a screen for my media centre and ps3. And apparently its very good at producing high def content.
#4
not the most reliable brand. I had 1 and picture started blinking at random intervals. Couldn't get anyone to fix it and LG wanted £600 to fix....managed to flog it though in the end :x
good find, although I'd buy a Samsung Anyday...:-D
#5
I have not bought from Empire Direct for years. At the end of Nov I ordered two Samsung LCD TVs. One arrived in their depot on the 10th . On Monday they sent me an e-mail and I rung them on Tuesday to arrange for delivery as soon as possible. They said that someone from their delivery company will call but today is end of Friday, still NOTHING, no even a phone call. This is a full 4 working days, not a call. My god, I have never come across delivery service that is so silent and unreacheable. [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]Has anyone had similart experience like this?[/SIZE][/COLOR] The helpdesk agent told me that the goods arrive in 2 to 3 days! [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]What this means then is that if anyone who orders now it is really unlikely that you will get anything this side of Xmas and you may as well wait for the sale after the Boxing Day![/SIZE][/COLOR] One of the other TVs that I ordered is still not in stock. When I'd ordered both of them at the end of Nov they were showing as "normally delivered within 7-10 days"!
#6
How does the code work?

can anyone confirm it actually works?
#7
I've tried this code with other tv's and it works with them will they honour the code?
#8
I have LG everything!
Fridge/freezer/dishwasher/washing machine/tele/cinema system/CDplayers/computer components etc.... NEVER had 1 piece of their equipment break. Comparing that to my experience with Sony stuff...well... i don't have any of that left any more because it's all broken over the years!

LG - Super. Their website is never particularly uptodate though!
#9
This TV DOES do 1080p. But it only does it through the HDMI, acording to the CD-ROM that comes with it.
Take this for what you will.
#10
I bought one of these from Comet a couple of months ago when they had an offer on it for £799. For the money I really don't think you can go wrong. It looks great! Having such a large screen is just amazing and it really makes watching TV feel like a whole new experience again. Playing games at that size is just a whole new world! I have the V+ box for high def. TV but I also have to say that watching regular TV on it is brilliant too. I also have my old Digicube computer networked and plugged directly into it, so enjoy watching movies in high def and browsing the 'Net from the comfort of my sofa. I haven't had any problems with mine and would happily recommend it. Great Plasma at a fantastic price! Voted Hot.
WP :)
#11
If you do plan to order this from ED I would suggest PHONING to order it if you want to be SURE of placing an order (and not concerned to get any online cashback you can find, if any) as I was stung a couple of months back when they had some Sony laptops at great price and 'instock' online orders were rejected later than day as 'not in stock' whereas later phone orders WERE allocated stock!
#12
am looking to buy a 50inch and the mixed reviews of this one have left me more confused than i already am,i dont know wether or not to go for this one...voted hot though as it does seem a good price :oops:
banned#13
I have the 50PC56 (only difference is that it is piano glossy rather than matt). Personally I would prefer the matt due to reflections. The TV is superb in every way and cannot fault it apart from slight screen retention on black images but you will only notice if really looking for it. I paid £799 from teleland as they offer a 5 year warranty with it although who knows if they will still be going in 2-3 years time.

http://www.teleland.co.uk/item--LG-50-Plasma-HD-TV--LG50PC55.html
#14
trisham3838
am looking to buy a 50inch and the mixed reviews of this one have left me more confused than i already am,i dont know wether or not to go for this one...voted hot though as it does seem a good price :oops:


I'd steer clear of any TV, Plasma or LCD, that is over 37" and only states "HD Ready". You really want these larger TVs to state "Full HD". Otherwise the TV will be downscaling the source picture to the TVs lower resolution. This is barely noticeable, if at all, on TVs of 37" and smaller, but on the larger TVs you really start to notice the quality drop.
Add to that the fact that if you are sitting closer than 8ft away from a 40" telly or 10ft away from a 50" telly you wll start to see the pixel build up of the picture.
banned#15
WillShatsWig;1351829
I'd steer clear of any TV, Plasma or LCD, that is over 37" and only states "HD Ready". You really want these larger TVs to state "Full HD". Otherwise the TV will be downscaling the source picture to the TVs lower resolution. This is barely noticeable, if at all, on TVs of 37" and smaller, but on the larger TVs you really start to notice the quality drop.
Add to that the fact that if you are sitting closer than 8ft away from a 40" telly or 10ft away from a 50" telly you wll start to see the pixel build up of the picture.

absolute rubbish as I'm sure others will tell you. Picture is perfect on blu-ray. Never seen better.
banned#16
this tv is 1366 x 1024. you might notice if you sat 3 foot away :)
#17
cheers for the info WillShatsWig ,will give it a wide berth on account of what you have said...i already have a 37inch flatscreen,so am in no great hurry anyways.Will keep my eyes peeled on here for a full HD ready one instead.:santa:


we will be sat about 11 feet away from the tv if that makes any difference.
banned#18
sitting 11feet from a 50" TV, you will not notice any difference between this and 1080P (True HD) apart from about £1200 extra in price!
#19
I bought the LG 42" PC55 from empire a few months back and allthough it took 4 days to arrive (stated 2/3 and I had to chase them for it) it's a quality bit of kit and 50" for £750 is outstanding value
#20
WillShatsWig
I'd steer clear of any TV, Plasma or LCD, that is over 37" and only states "HD Ready". You really want these larger TVs to state "Full HD". Otherwise the TV will be downscaling the source picture to the TVs lower resolution. This is barely noticeable, if at all, on TVs of 37" and smaller, but on the larger TVs you really start to notice the quality drop.
Add to that the fact that if you are sitting closer than 8ft away from a 40" telly or 10ft away from a 50" telly you wll start to see the pixel build up of the picture.



Yet more nonsense from the 1080p brigade!

A quick check of other forums will tell you that a 720p Pioneer/Panasonic plasma will give you a better picture quality than most 1080p TVs available at the moment, whether this LG gives you the same quality I am unsure as it has had mixed reviews but this is down to the quality of LG TVs and not because it is only 720p!
#21
WillShatsWig
I'd steer clear of any TV, Plasma or LCD, that is over 37" and only states "HD Ready". You really want these larger TVs to state "Full HD". Otherwise the TV will be downscaling the source picture to the TVs lower resolution. This is barely noticeable, if at all, on TVs of 37" and smaller, but on the larger TVs you really start to notice the quality drop.
Add to that the fact that if you are sitting closer than 8ft away from a 40" telly or 10ft away from a 50" telly you wll start to see the pixel build up of the picture.


Get your terminology right mate, 720P and 1080P are both HD ready. The term HD ready means the TV does not have a built in HD tuner and only capable of displaying HD material from an external source.

HD TV's are TV's that have built in HD tuners, you won't see these until there's HD freeview receivers built into TV's.

However, personally if I was buying a TV now I'll be getting 1080P simply because I'm a technology tart.
#22
talk about confusing lol :oops:

i got an HD ready box..surely with that and the above TV piccie quality should be fine :whistling:
1 Like #23
Rizza
Get your terminology right mate, 720P and 1080P are both HD ready. The term HD ready means the TV does not have a built in HD tuner and only capable of displaying HD material from an external source.

HD TV's are TV's that have built in HD tuners, you won't see these until there's HD freeview receivers built into TV's.

However, personally if I was buying a TV now I'll be getting 1080P simply because I'm a technology tart.


Wrong I'm afraid:


For starters, lets take standard HD ready.

A flat panel Tv is made up of rows (or lines) of dots.These dots are known as pixels. A standard HD ready tv has a lot more lines of dots than a standard tube tv. If you take a standard Sony LCD panel, you will see the resolution is 1366 x 768.

This means the screen has 1366 dots across the width of the screen, and 768 down. Therefore you can work out how many dots there are on the screen by multiplying the 2 numbers. 1366 x 768 = 1049088. Thats just over 1 million pixels making up the picture. (with me so far ?)

Ok - now a FULL HD panel.

The resolution of a full HD ready panel is 1920 x 1080. When we multiply the figures we get - 1980 x 1080 = 2073600. Thats just over 2 million pixels making up the picture.

Q -So double the pixels means a better picture yes ??

A - Not necessarily !!

This is where a lot of confusion lies, you see the quality of the picture is dependant upon what you are watching.

If you are watching standard tv, the broadcast quality is simply not enough to fill all the dots on an Hd screen. The TV has to work to add extra dots to the picture so it fills the screen, this is the reason why when you get too close to a screen it looks fuzzy or "pixelated". The more dots there are on a screen, the harder the tv has to work to fill those dots. Therefore, if you are watching a standard broadcast - the cheaper standard HD ready Tv will give you a better picture !

SKY HIGH DEFINITION

The Sky hi-definition service is well under way, and for those of you that have not seen it .......WOW !! It will blow you away with the quality. Quite simply the HD transmission from Sky contains more pixels, so the picture fills the screen, the tv does not have to work as hard, and therefore the picture quality is much better.

What most people dont realize though, is that the Sky high definition service only currently outputs 1 million pixels, so if you plug it into a FULL Hd panel, it will only fill half of the pixels on the screen, so the TV still has a lot of work to do. The picture is still good, and miles better than a standard broadcast, but you are still not seeing its full potential.

SO WHY FULL HD ?

There are many full HD sources on their way, the new high definition dvd discs that are just starting to emerge (blueray for example) will offer a full 2 million pixel output, and the long awaited PS3 games console will also be able to fill all the pixels on a full HD panel. Also, inevitably, Sky will at some stage in the future probably launch an enhanced broadcast.

SO WHAT DO I BUY THEN ?

Well it all depends what you are going to be watching. If you are going to be simply playing a PS3 and watching blueray high definition films, then maybe it is worth spending the extra cash and going the full hog. Me personally, i considered both options, and went for the standard HD ready panel. It can be argued that a full HD panel is more "future perfect" but i didnt want to suffer a worse picture in the meantime. Also, i have seen both versions working, and to be honest, i could not really tell the difference. I am also very wary of the whole situation, especially when you look at the way digital cameras have gone over the years. I have a 3.2 million pixel camera, that takes great photos - yet if you go to buy one today, you apparently need 7.2 or 10.1 million pixels. - is the human eye really that good !!!????

Now that you hopefully understand some of the basics of how the Tvs work, and how they have to fill in the dots to enhance the picture. If you look at the current Sony BRAVIA range, you will see that most of them have a Bravia engine. This Bravia engine is the piece of electronic trickery inside your Tv that fills the dots in for you. It does a pretty good job, and there are other toys too in various models that can enhance the colour etc etc. Considering how much work the set has to do to give you the nice big picture you want - in my experience these toys are all good, and the more the better.

My own decision was to buy a Tv without the extra pixels, but use some of the money i saved towards a model with extra toys in it. (i went for the V-series)

It is also rumoured that over the next 5 - 10 years, the resolution will be stepped up again and again - much like digital cameras have. Some experts speculate that we will be seeing 7000 x 5000 panels in about 10 years time. Thats 35 million pixels !!

I hope this guide helps you a little in your decision. please remember that these are my own personal opinions, and others who work in the field may recommend otherwise. I guess alot of it is down to personal preference.

Full Hd is better, but it is only worth spending the extra money if you are going to fully utilize it.

Other main factors to take into account are the size of the screen and how far you will be sitting away from it. If you are getting a 37" or lower then it doesn't really matter if you get a HD Ready or Full HD screen, as you will probably not notice the difference in resolution.

If you are getting a 40" or higher then you really do need to take into account a) the general viewing distance and b) the resolution. Also if you are getting a 40" or higher then you would be extremely silly not getting it demo'd to you in a proper demo room in a dedicated shop and not in a display row in Currys.
#24
I think i will stick to my toshiba crt 28in sounds good ,great picture but don't tell the lcd police
#25
I hope this guide helps you a little in your decision

nope lol

i have sky HD,do you know if this will help give a better picture?

"sorry to be a pain" :oops:
#26
iloveabargain
I think i will stick to my toshiba crt 28in sounds good ,great picture but don't tell the lcd police


This is a wise decision. Standard HD broadcasting is a long way off at the moment. Many people are confusing the analogue switch off in a couple of years time with crt/lcd (or plasma) crossover.

Many standard definition channels on Sky and freeview look quite bad on lcd/plasma screens. Yes the screens show DVDs and high definition sources excellently, but for your everyday TV viewing they DO look worse than a CRT television. Some channels may not look as bad as others, maybe even quite good, but standard definition un-upscaled broadcasting will always look better on a CRT.
#27
trisham3838
I hope this guide helps you a little in your decision

nope lol

i have sky HD,do you know if this will help give a better picture?

"sorry to be a pain" :oops:


Yes it will show Sky HD excellently. It will also show DVDs, HD-DVDs and BlueRay discs excellently. Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii games will look a lot better. However most HD-DVDs, Blue Ray discs, 360 and PS3 games would look better on a 50" Full HD panel. Standard Sky channels will look worse than on a CRT (old style TV) though.
#28
I have had my eye on this TV and the smaller 42" LG 42PC55 (or LG 42PC56) version for some time. This is a great price for a very well spec TV. You can get the 42" version from Empire Direct also using this voucher code for £539.99, if you are willing to collect from there various outlets.

Also, if you become a edExtra member for £30 then you are entitled to a FREE 3 year guarantee.
#29
[COLOR="Red"]be prepared that you may not get your TV before Christmas Day. T[/COLOR]his was my experience. On Tuesday Empire Direct sent out an e-mail to state ordered item was ready for delivery. I rung their helpdesk to arrange for delivery immediately , person said that TV would arrive in 2-3 days. Today (Saturday) a lady from their logistics company TOUCH said that they were only notified yesterday (Friday). They would deliver on 19th Dec. [COLOR="Red"]Therefore if you ordered on Monday 17th and even when item is in stock . You may not get a phone call from TOUCH until Friday 21st. Then they take 3 more working days you get your TV on 26th Dec , assuming that TOUCH works Boxing Day.[/COLOR]
#30
I ordered this TV at this price about 6 weeks ago, same model, £690+60 delivery from flattellys and love my TV, at first I thought that the size was outrageous in my little one bedroom house but you soon get used to it!

I get all my mates round for the football and the girls love it aswell! Just struggling to tune in my sky standard remote as of yet as the codes I searched for on the net didnt work. The picture quality is good and gives off a nice bit of heat which saves me from putting on my central heating some nights hahaha!
#31
AND, Believe it or not I am still watching a 28" 4x3 as my MAIN TV.
I have got an unwanted 32" W/S sony arriving soon and that will do me till things are clearer (scuse the pun!!).
#32
This is a great TV at a great price! Don't be put off by some of the idiot posts dribbling on about LG, 1080p, HD ready etc. etc.

If you are in the market for a 50" screen then this will be next to impossible to beat for the price.

Look at the various specialist forums if you wnat further reviews and advice, but you will not regret buying this screen at this sort of price. Yes, I do have one. bought from flatellys at £749 delivered:thumbsup:

It is HUGE so make sure you have the room for it. Most of the time, you'll be watching SD material of varying quality and the TV will only serve to magnify defects in the source material so sitting 3 feet away is not a good idea! HD material is fantastic and when the set is fully run in and set up, you'll be patting yourself on the back that you made the purchase and saved a fortune over the alternatives:p

The only question mark I would have is concerning the e-tailer as I have never bought from them. However, I hadn't bought from flattellys either and everything went fine. At least, they can't be worse than the scammers flogging those Beko bits of cra*p:p
#33
Mud Plug
This TV DOES do 1080p. But it only does it through the HDMI, acording to the CD-ROM that comes with it.
Take this for what you will.


It may accept a 1080p input, but it won't display full 1080p as the panel doesn't have the resolution.

I'd rather get a Panasonic 42PX70 for the same money with a free 5 yr warranty - excellent reviews all round and highly recommended.
#34
moob
It may accept a 1080p input, but it won't display full 1080p as the panel doesn't have the resolution.

I'd rather get a Panasonic 42PX70 for the same money with a free 5 yr warranty - excellent reviews all round and highly recommended.


But that's not a 50" screen is it? :p

This is what I meant about idiots dribbling!!!
#35
WillShatsWig
I'd steer clear of any TV, Plasma or LCD, that is over 37" and only states "HD Ready". You really want these larger TVs to state "Full HD". Otherwise the TV will be downscaling the source picture to the TVs lower resolution. This is barely noticeable, if at all, on TVs of 37" and smaller, but on the larger TVs you really start to notice the quality drop.
Add to that the fact that if you are sitting closer than 8ft away from a 40" telly or 10ft away from a 50" telly you wll start to see the pixel build up of the picture.


Heh, not right the last bit IMO, HD Ready is 1080i, Full HD is 1080p, this is for Blu Ray, even PS3's have NO GAMES at 1080p yet.

I have a 46" Sony HD, and I can sit 2ft away and not see any pixelisation, because it is that decent, and I have excellent eye sight.

I thought the same before I saw HD Ready and HD Full in real life, but in reality, it's normally a load of *****.
#36
cheapskate58
But that's not a 50" screen is it? :p

This is what I meant about idiots dribbling!!!



Well spotted, not it's not a 50" panel.:roll:

It's just represents better value for money as it's a superior product for the same money.

No need to get personal, sonny.
#37
WillShatsWig
I'd steer clear of any TV, Plasma or LCD, that is over 37" and only states "HD Ready". You really want these larger TVs to state "Full HD". Otherwise the TV will be downscaling the source picture to the TVs lower resolution. This is barely noticeable, if at all, on TVs of 37" and smaller, but on the larger TVs you really start to notice the quality drop.
Add to that the fact that if you are sitting closer than 8ft away from a 40" telly or 10ft away from a 50" telly you wll start to see the pixel build up of the picture.


You contradict yourself with what you have said and are incorrect.

You state "you really want Full HD otherwise the tv will be downscaling the source picture to the TV's lower resolution". If you are watching anything other than a full HD source such as blu-ray, hd-dvd, then you would want a lower resolution tv as the there is much less scaling going on.

Please dont post misleading personal opinions as fact, someone has already stated they wouldnt buy the tv because of the misinformation you posted.
#38
Lads, PLEEEASE.

Now you know why I haven't committed yet.

and when I finally do I won't get charged for inventions for the sake of it. What I buy (I hope) will be fit for purpose and as future proof as possible.

It is the general public that are paying for these companies testing out newfangled ideas. doesn't sound right to me. I shall wait till the powers to be have decided on a final format that is fully useable and then pay the much reduced price.

and by then white or pink or good ol' woodgrain TV's will be in fashion!
#39
With all thats been said,
then what would be the difference in picture quality between a
50Hz tv & 100HZ tv :?
#40
The viewing of a TV is subject to a person and not to technical specs. Many people have sight imparement which means that they cannot really take advanatage of all the high specs and high resolution. Most people above middle age, and this situation matures quickly with age, they like the softer and less sharp images. They in general find such less good ( in the eyes of the specs) cheaper screens more comfortable to watch. Bright and well contrast LCS like Samsung, Panasonic, Sony etc. they will find more tiring to watch and make their optic nerves too stimulated and strained.

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