Comet LG 50'' PS3000 FullHD 1080p Plasma TV £665 with voucher 5500AW - HotUKDeals
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Seems like very good buy for a full HD 50inch plasma TV- a number of stores have it on promotion at moment and is apparently selling like hot cakes at £699.

Excellent reviews on amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001UHMT88/092-olympus-recorder-21

LG 50PS3000 50" Plasma TV
Built-in Digital Freeview
HD Ready 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 2,000,000:1
Dual XD Engine Image Processor
Brightness 1,500cd/m2
Intelligent Sensor
600Hz with sub-field driving
24p Real Cinema
AV Mode (Cinema, Game, Sport)
Expert (ISF) Mode
Invisible Speakers tuned by audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson
Clear Voice technology
2 Way 4 Speakers (10W + 10W)
SRS TruSurround XT
Simplink
Swivel Stand
3 x HDMI
USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3 Playback)
2 x Scart (1 x Full)
Component
PC Input
Composite
S-Video
Panel Life Span - 100,000hrs
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#1
Forgot to mention 3.5% cashback from topcashback website potentially bringing price to under £650

Good reviews here:-

http://www.reevoo.com/reviews/mpn/lg/50ins_full_hd_freeview_plasma_tv_50ps3000#reviewSummaryHeader
#2
Looks good kevw, wish i had some spare dosh
#3
I've ordered this TV on Monday after having my 26" Saisho for over 4 & half years. Will let you guys know how it turns out.
#4
should be good, i have the pg3000 which is the hdready version superb telly for the money, so this is hot hot hot for me for a budget 50" plasma!!!!!!!!!!
#5
I got this TV from Pixmania recently for about this price (delivered with a UK plug attached which in my experience is unusual for Pixmania!). The TV is great. If you search the web you can actually upgrade this TV to the PS6000 model just by pressing a few buttons on the remote control :-) . Make sure if the TV has faults to change it back to the PS3000 setting before sending it back to the manufacturers though.
#6
kirkyuk
I got this TV from Pixmania recently for about this price (delivered with a UK plug attached which in my experience is unusual for Pixmania!). The TV is great. If you search the web you can actually upgrade this TV to the PS6000 model just by pressing a few buttons on the remote control :-) . Make sure if the TV has faults to change it back to the PS3000 setting before sending it back to the manufacturers though.


Interesting, what does the 'upgrade' do?
#7
kirkyuk
I got this TV from Pixmania recently for about this price (delivered with a UK plug attached which in my experience is unusual for Pixmania!). The TV is great. If you search the web you can actually upgrade this TV to the PS6000 model just by pressing a few buttons on the remote control :-) . Make sure if the TV has faults to change it back to the PS3000 setting before sending it back to the manufacturers though.


A link to that hack would be more than welcomed!
#8
where do you put the voucher in on the site?


cheers
#9
great deal
#10
siliconbits
A link to that hack would be more than welcomed!


http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-owners-forum/1019996-lg-50ps3000-service-mode.html

should explain it all :thumbsup:
Edd
#11
The upgrade to the PS6000 enables the AVI Divx video file playback on the TV's USB port and the virtual surround mode on the speakers. I was using the PS3 for playing my AVI files but the LG 50PS3000/6000 plays them in much clearer quality? so now I don't need to turn on the PS3, I just plug a small memory stick in the TV and away we go!!!

To enable the service mode of the TV you need to...
You need to engage OK on both remote and main panel function. Enter 0000 as pass code.
Press ok on tool option - press right cursor key once to change tool code to 8878 (changes model number to show 50PS6000 and exit.
Switch off (standby) and power back on.
USB menu now shows video sub menu.
Remember to change tool option back to 50PS3000 should you need to sent your panel back under warranty, otherwise you’re on your own.
Works a charm. Only comment is that DIVX video is in SD. I still view my DIVX's via the PS3 as it upscales and the colours aren’t quite so saturated.
NOTE - AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU CHANGE THE SETTINGS AND WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN FIRST.

Hack taken from:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-owners-forum/1019996-lg-50ps3000-service-mode.html
#12
I'd have one if in stock near me as my Sammy L40R87BD went tit's up this week and only 18 months old as welll!!!!

Wish I had paid for that extra warrenty now
#13
QAL
I'd have one if in stock near me as my Sammy L40R87BD went tit's up this week and only 118 months old as welll!!!!

Wish I had paid for that extra warrenty now


118 months?
#14
Hi not sure if he means this?


For anyone with the same question I've just bought the 50PS3000 and found there is a hack for enabling DivX playback.
LGPS3000 DIVX Mod - boards.ie

Enabling the service menu meant holding down "OK" on the remote and the TV for several seconds until the password screen came up.
Enter 0000 and the menu comes up.
Select option 1.
On the next menu, move down to "Media Player" where it says "EMF-PM" and scroll right to change to "EMF-PMM".
Change NOTHING else and exit everything.

I just tried it, everything seems fine. Use at your own risk etc.
#15
Looks good. :thumbsup:
#16
I recently bought this from Dixons. Very pleased with it! Bought the 5 year warrenty as well just to be on the safe side.

I tried the hack on mine but it does not work. I think i read somewhere that the hack does not work on the more recent version???
#17
QAL
I'd have one if in stock near me as my Sammy L40R87BD went tit's up this week and only 18 months old as welll!!!!

Wish I had paid for that extra warrenty now


hi there Qal
i had a LE32 Samsung lcd which broke after less than 2 years, i contacted samsung told them i was not happy, they told me to get a repair estimate from Martin Dawes their official repair agents.... i did that they said it was not worth repairing i again contacted samsung who then agreed to send me a new tv :-D

the whole process took about 4 - 5 weeks and numerous phone calls but i persisted and got my reward in the end. Badger Samsung and dont give up........if you look into the consumer goods act there is something which goes along the lines that goods have to last a reasonable amount of time ....... 18 months is not a reasonable amount of time imo
#18
2 Year Warranty as standard - EU Law
#19
QAL
I'd have one if in stock near me as my Sammy L40R87BD went tit's up this week and only 18 months old as welll!!!!

Wish I had paid for that extra warrenty now


What's the problem with your Sammy?
#20
Booyakka
hi there Qal
i had a LE32 Samsung lcd which broke after less than 2 years, i contacted samsung told them i was not happy, they told me to get a repair estimate from Martin Dawes their official repair agents.... i did that they said it was not worth repairing i again contacted samsung who then agreed to send me a new tv :-D

the whole process took about 4 - 5 weeks and numerous phone calls but i persisted and got my reward in the end. Badger Samsung and dont give up........if you look into the consumer goods act there is something which goes along the lines that goods have to last a reasonable amount of time ....... 18 months is not a reasonable amount of time imo


yeah, samsung have such poor customer service, they are an asian company, so have no knowledge or are very quick to point terms of conditions.. i bought a fridge that broke down after 2 years and was still under warranty, and took me 3months to get anything from them... they eventually did pay out and they give me 2 times the value of the fridge to buy a new one, so at the end was very happy
#21
how does this tv compare to the samsung one sold by bennetts?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/45758...457588&page=21
#22
18 months (oops)
#23
Power light blinking and will not turn on

Had a look on the web and seems there are some issues with Capacitors on the power board

Spoke to samsung yesterday and they put me through to a reapai agent who wanted £70.00 just to come out and then £35.00 deposit before they left

Swines (or words to that effect!!!!)
#24
QAL
Power light blinking and will not turn on

Had a look on the web and seems there are some issues with Capacitors on the power board

Spoke to samsung yesterday and they put me through to a reapai agent who wanted £70.00 just to come out and then £35.00 deposit before they left

Swines (or words to that effect!!!!)


I had a similar experiance a couple of weeks back. They put me through to a company to look over the tv and the company wanted £165 just to fault find the tv. I ended up taking the issue up with currys where I brought the TV and am just waiting to hear back in the next few days to see if they are going to replace the TV. Take a look at the thread about it

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/471262/showthread.php?t=471262

Greg :thumbsup:
#25
I was gonna make a joke about putting this in my toilet but I think that this tv is maybe bigger than my toilet. Looks like a good deal. Wish I has the extra cash to spend on it as well.
#26
Greg Thomson
I had a similar experiance a couple of weeks back. They put me through to a company to look over the tv and the company wanted £165 just to fault find the tv. I ended up taking the issue up with currys where I brought the TV and am just waiting to hear back in the next few days to see if they are going to replace the TV. Take a look at the thread about it

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/471262/showthread.php?t=471262

Greg :thumbsup:


I also found this nugget of interest

The fact is that a two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU (Directive 1999/44/EC).

If I can find my reciept I will be off down Comet in the morning armed with a copy of the sale of goods act and the aforementioned directive!!
#27
so how doers this tv compare to the Samsung PS50B530S2WX 50 inch plasma 1080p posted weeks ago on hotuk?
#28
QAL
I also found this nugget of interest

The fact is that a two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU (Directive 1999/44/EC).

If I can find my reciept I will be off down Comet in the morning armed with a copy of the sale of goods act and the aforementioned directive!!


i got told that the UK opted out of this EU law.
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QAL
Power light blinking and will not turn on

Had a look on the web and seems there are some issues with Capacitors on the power board

Spoke to samsung yesterday and they put me through to a reapai agent who wanted £70.00 just to come out and then £35.00 deposit before they left

Swines (or words to that effect!!!!)


Go to the link below and it will explain how to repair it yourself. I wrote the fix for the forum that's on there (Steven Forrester). Scroll down to my explanation in February 2009 for links to photos and descriptions.

It's a dead simple fix that anyone can do with a screwdriver and a soldering iron. My description of the mend has helped 100's of people save £200+ on repair bills and the fix can be done by replacing 3-4 capacitors on the power board, at a cost of under £2.00 from Maplin. If you need help, give me a shout.

http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=190198

Don't fall for calling someone out to replace the board, have a go yourself.

Good Luck and let me know how you get on.

Steve :thumbsup:
#30
stefor
Go to the link below and it will explain how to repair it yourself. I wrote the fix for the forum that's on there (Steven Forrester). Scroll down to my explanation in February 2009 for links to photos and descriptions.

It's a dead simple fix that anyone can do with a screwdriver and a soldering iron. My description of the mend has helped 100's of people save £200+ on repair bills and the fix can be done by replacing 3-4 capacitors on the power board, at a cost of under £2.00 from Maplin. If you need help, give me a shout.

http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=190198

Don't fall for calling someone out to replace the board, have a go yourself.

Good Luck and let me know how you get on.

Steve :thumbsup:



Cheers Steve willl give comet a try in the morning armed with various bits and bobs on sale of goods act etc I the eu directive.

May pop into Maplins on the way back if I get no joy!!!!

Have some rep as well mate
#31
Comet did not want to know basically

Sale of goods act etc yes OK but you need to get an engineer out to prove the fault and you have to pay for it.

Then if the fault is repairable they will cover up to and I stress up to 70% of the cost exclusive of your report and man hours.

Went on for ages and managed to keep cool instead of my normal hot headed self but still no where

Even had a conferance call with head office but they trolled the same line

So pointed ou to them that I am just about to move house and the new Fridge/Freezer and new TV along with the kids new PS3 will now most definatley not be being purchased from Comet even if it was 50% off.

Went next door to Maplins bought 4 x £0.54 capacitors removerd 16 screwws and replaced 3 blown capacitiors and the TV is up and running like before

Steve you are a star mate

And comet you are a bunch of .......!!! and I will not be buying there again !!!!
#32
I'm sorry to hear that Comet didn't do the right thing for you. They are a shower of SH*TS!!

I am glad though that my fix worked for you and It'll prove to others on here that if they also suffer the same problem, then it really is easy enough for anyone to fix.

To be honest, this needs to be brought to the attention on Watchdog, as it is a internet documented fault, that spans quite a few models, at Samsung will not admit because they know it'll cost them possible millions to recall the panels. Sod it, I'm off to the BBC website to see if I can find the Watchdog link!!

Take care
Steve :thumbsup:
#33
stefor
I'm sorry to hear that Comet didn't do the right thing for you. They are a shower of SH*TS!!

I am glad though that my fix worked for you and It'll prove to others on here that if they also suffer the same problem, then it really is easy enough for anyone to fix.

To be honest, this needs to be brought to the attention on Watchdog, as it is a internet documented fault, that spans quite a few models, at Samsung will not admit because they know it'll cost them possible millions to recall the panels. Sod it, I'm off to the BBC website to see if I can find the Watchdog link!!

Take care
Steve :thumbsup:


Already been there last night
#34
So tempted by this TV. Anyone going to be using this with their PS3? How does it make games look?
#35
Just got my PS3000 and am very impressed with it so far. Recommend it to anyone.
#36
spinach_pie
So tempted by this TV. Anyone going to be using this with their PS3? How does it make games look?


i've had my set for a coupla months now, and for gaming it's brilliant. Got both my 360 and PS3 hooked up to it and with a bit of tweaking on the settings, both look amazing. Blu-rays on the PS3 are especially good.

wouldnt hesitate to reccomend it at this price.
#37
dogvilledan
i've had my set for a coupla months now, and for gaming it's brilliant. Got both my 360 and PS3 hooked up to it and with a bit of tweaking on the settings, both look amazing. Blu-rays on the PS3 are especially good.

wouldnt hesitate to reccomend it at this price.


if you don't mind me asking which set did you have before and what were its specs? How does it compare?

I'm only asking because I have an LG 37' 720p LCD screen at the mo, and really only want to make the move if it'll be worth it.

I have a PS3, 360 and getting Sky HD soon, so will have all the right inputs I guess.
#38
spinach_pie
if you don't mind me asking which set did you have before and what were its specs? How does it compare?

I'm only asking because I have an LG 37' 720p LCD screen at the mo, and really only want to make the move if it'll be worth it.

I have a PS3, 360 and getting Sky HD soon, so will have all the right inputs I guess.


I used to have a Philips 42" 720p plasma, which was a great set, but i've always been of the opinion when it comes to TVs that bigger = better. Before that I had a projector so everything is small compared to that, but my living space is smaller at the mo so no need for a projector.

The jump from a 37" to a 50" will be very noticeable, and the upgrade in resolution will be a welcome bonus. If you're looking into upgrading, and don't wanna spend more than you need to, then this is the TV for you.

Also, moving from a LCD to a Plasma will also be a noticeable change, for the better in my opinion.
#39
Thanks for that mate :thumbsup:
#40
Back up to 899

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