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DVD Player:

Black.

DVD video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, MP3, WMA, Jpeg, MPEG4, DivX Ultra.

DivX playback.

Jpeg photo playback.

All channel stereo mode available.

Support region 2.

1 SCART socket.

Remote control - batteries required 2 x AA, included.

USB 2 host.

Size (H)7, (W)43.5, (D)30.8cm.

Weight 3kg.



Home Cinema System:

Total wattage 360 watt RMS.

Subwoofer, 100 watt.

Centre speaker, 180 watt.

2 satellite speakers - each 40 watt.

Built-in AM and FM radio RDS tuner.

Passive amp.

Built-in Dolby Pro Logic II Decoder.

Dolby digital.

Digital Theatre System (DTS) surround sound.

Separate remote control - batteries required 2 x AA, included.

Size of subwoofer (H)29.6, (W)21.4, (D)30.8cm.

Size of centre speaker (H)7.4, (W)43.5, (D)9.1cm.

Size of satellite speaker (H)18.3, (W)7, (D)9.7cm.
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2 Likes #1
Nice find :)

If you add the 32in JVC LCD (under special offers) it takes £200 off the TV bringing the price down to £399 for the LCD and the Surround sound system. Cheap !!

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa234/votocopy/Misc/Argos.jpg
[helper]#2
This would be good except according to the specs above there is no component video or hdmi which means picture quality through the scart won't be the best.....and there appears to be no sound imput if you want surround sound from your xbox or ps3.

However Argos specs generally aren't very detailed so you may want to check on the JVC website.
#3
Download the user manual for the TV here (.pdf file)
#4
Good deal - hot
#5
Nice combo. The TV and Home Cinema System is £100 cheaper than the TV on it's own.
#6
Good find but rep to bookie for extra find on tv - red hot (if you are in the market for a tv and surround sound system)
#7
LutherT17
Nice combo. The TV and Home Cinema System is £100 cheaper than the TV on it's own.


yeah the tv looks ok but dvd system is a bit pants to be honest
#8
Bully
yeah the tv looks ok but dvd system is a bit pants to be honest


So you can Ebay the dvd system.
#9
:?

No VGA input!

No good for me.
#10
Looks like the TV's been £399 before, (mixed reviews here) but obviously a great deal if you're looking for the suround system at the same time!

Only just noticed the 'surround' system doesn't come with rear speakers (although there are connections if you want to add them). Think £250 was a bit ambitious!!
#11
fub
Download the user manual for the TV here (.pdf file)



Or the surrond sound manual here
#12
LutherT17
So you can Ebay the dvd system.


and after postage and ebay fees and time come out with £15, yeah very convienent
just my ebay rant, never gets better just worse on ebay,esp new feedback rules.
:p
#13
heat added and reserved at one , good find.
#14
I think all of the surround sound systems that don't have HD or Bluray are going to come down in price this summer so if you hang around they will become extremely cheap in a few months.
Personally i would wait and pick up a Bluray version... Great find though :)
#15
1) There is very little point in buying a surround system that does not output with anything better than Scart...
2) There is very little point in buying a surround system that cannot take a digital input for your sky, games console etc etc.
3) Prices of DVD surround systems will not fall greatly because of Bluray etc. A blu-ray player on its own is still £200. Do you really think that they will be selling Blu-Ray players with built in decoders, amplifiers, and 5 speakers for anything less than £400? :?
#16
Just a quik question. To adjust the volume, will I using another remote, not the TV one? Or worse still I'll have to walk over to telly and turn the knob? :? Would be a bit of a pain having to switch between two remotes for volume and channel changing :thinking:

Newbie question I know, hope someone can help !
#17
Can I use this sound system + TV with my Wii Console ?
Thank you !
1 Like #18
Goodgrr did you all a favour posting the link to the manual..
No offence..but this is not worth buying. From what I can see..this cannot take any audio input. Therefore, the only surround sound you will get , is from a DVD, which you will watch on your JVC TV via a Scart cable.
This is really really really not worth buying. Please dont :(
#19
#20
Just tried to reserve 6 of the dvd players & 1 tv, so dvd players are showing as out of stock but tv is still showing as £299 and i have a reservation number, so if i go up to the till with my number what are the chances of getting the tv for £299 on its own?
#21
That system is better
HDMI output
Uscaler (I dont think upscalers are worth it..but its free)
S-Video
Scart inc RGB
Ipod Dock connection

However it also has no digital audio in... as per these comments

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000RE7RSM/interactiveda3029-21
#22
smashed
Goodgrr did you all a favour posting the link to the manual..
No offence..but this is not worth buying. From what I can see..this cannot take any audio input. Therefore, the only surround sound you will get , is from a DVD, which you will watch on your JVC TV via a Scart cable.
This is really really really not worth buying. Please dont :(


Have to agree 100%
#23
will be interested to know if anyone manages to get the tv for £300 , you could always buy both and then return the dvd player unopened for a refund and keep the tv .
#24
the theatre system is very old, it doesn't upscale dvd's and most importantly it doesn't have HDMI.
#25
pc_tech86
the theatre system is very old, it doesn't upscale dvd's and most importantly it doesn't have HDMI.

Agreed: the theatre system is already obsolete: not even component, let alone HDMI. I can only assume people are voting it hot one the TV combo deal.
#26
martyj999
Just tried to reserve 6 of the dvd players & 1 tv, so dvd players are showing as out of stock but tv is still showing as £299 and i have a reservation number, so if i go up to the till with my number what are the chances of getting the tv for £299 on its own?


Just type the reservation number into the quick till thingy and pay by card - dont' think you'd get stopped by anyone that way
#27
I disagree, the biggest issue is not HDMI or upscaling…It is a 480P DVD player, not a magic box.
Upscaling = not critical..your TV does it anyway
HDMI = not critical if it has component ..but it has neither. RGB scart can do an ok job, but don’t even know if this is RGB enabled.
The biggest problem is that most people buy these things so that they can use the speakers for other things (consoles, Sky etc)..but this cannot accept any incoming sound to put through its speakers)
#28
fruityloops
Just type the reservation number into the quick till thingy and pay by card - dont' think you'd get stopped by anyone that way


Argos reserve system does notremember your reservation charges. All it does is reserve the items, and the charge is whatever it appears as on the system that day. Therefore, when you reserve it, you will only have the £400 TV on your reservation. Unfortunately...quick pay will get you nowhere. Your only hope is to take the printout to Customer Services and hope they honour the price. Personally, I wouldn’t hold out much hope and wouldn’t even bother trying.
Good luck if you do try though :thumbsup:
#29
I just placed on order online for delivery on Friday 23rd May. Confirmation says it £299 Tv and £99 Dvd System and £4.95 delivery. Will let you know when it arrives.....if it does...Ha ha
#30
A signature will be required for this delivery
Product Qty Delivery date / Time Subtotal
JVC LT32DY8ZJ 32in HD Ready Digital LCD TV. 529/3290 1 23rd May 2008, 7.00am - 1.00pm £299.00
JVC DVD Front Surround Home Cinema System TH-U1. 533/5086 1 23rd May 2008, 7.00am - 1.00pm £99.99
Standard delivery: £4.95
Saturday delivery: £0.00
Subtotal: £403.94
We will call you to arrange a delivery date for any item(s) not showing a date above
(except bikes, some TV's, express delivery items and free delivery video games sent by post)
Total (including delivery): £403.94
#31
smashed
I disagree, the biggest issue is not HDMI or upscaling…It is a 480P DVD player, not a magic box.
Upscaling = not critical..your TV does it anyway
HDMI = not critical if it has component ..but it has neither. RGB scart can do an ok job, but don’t even know if this is RGB enabled.
The biggest problem is that most people buy these things so that they can use the speakers for other things (consoles, Sky etc)..but this cannot accept any incoming sound to put through its speakers)


Upscaling and HDMI not critical? what's the point having an HDTV? (especially with the tv offer). The TV does not upscale the image, you need a upscaling DVD player with a HD output.
#32
pc_tech86
Upscaling and HDMI not critical? what's the point having an HDTV? (especially with the tv offer). The TV does not upscale the image, you need a upscaling DVD player with a HD output.


The basics..
DVD is 480 lines of resolution
Your HDTV will be 720 or 1080.,
An “upscaler” in the DVD player effectively guesses what colour pixels to fill in the blanks with. It cannot make genuine information , so is only interpreting.
However, if your DVD player does not upscale the image..your TV will do exactly the same thing. If it didn’t, your TV would be half empty, and I can guarantee you that does not happen.
So, the only question is whether your DVD player upscales better than your TV. (And in reality, people get mixed results as to whether the TV or the DVD player does a better job). After all, do you really think a £10 chip in the DVD player will do a much better job than your new HDTV?
A good example of upscaling is Freeview on your HDTV. You sell all those blocks on your LCD? That is caused by your TV receiving information for less pixels than the TV has, and this is a big downside to having an HDTV if you are not planning on watching HD DVDs, HD broadcasts etc.
Even if you sent it via Scart, your TV will still be upscaling what it receives..though in reality Scart isn’t good unless its RGB. If your DVD player has Component, (not ocmposite) then it is likely to be doing just as good a job as HDMI as this can also carry HD signals.

The bottom line...
Dont be fooled into thinking that anything with "HDMI" or "upscaler" is going to give you a better picture :thumbsup:
#33
smashed
The basics..
DVD is 480 lines of resolution
Your HDTV will be 720 or 1080.,
An “upscaler” in the DVD player effectively guesses what colour pixels to fill in the blanks with. It cannot make genuine information , so is only interpreting.
However, if your DVD player does not upscale the image..your TV will do exactly the same thing. If it didn’t, your TV would be half empty, and I can guarantee you that does not happen.
So, the only question is whether your DVD player upscales better than your TV. (And in reality, people get mixed results as to whether the TV or the DVD player does a better job). After all, do you really think a £10 chip in the DVD player will do a much better job than your new HDTV?
A good example of upscaling is Freeview on your HDTV. You sell all those blocks on your LCD? That is caused by your TV receiving information for less pixels than the TV has, and this is a big downside to having an HDTV if you are not planning on watching HD DVDs, HD broadcasts etc.
Even if you sent it via Scart, your TV will still be upscaling what it receives..though in reality Scart isn’t good unless its RGB. If your DVD player has Component, (not ocmposite) then it is likely to be doing just as good a job as HDMI as this can also carry HD signals.

The bottom line...
Dont be fooled into thinking that anything with "HDMI" or "upscaler" is going to give you a better picture :thumbsup:


The other problem with scart is that it cannot produce a progressive output so the screen would have to deinterlace the signal before scaling it, which given the quality of de-interlacers in a lot of budget televisions is not to be recommended.

Hd in general has been very badly handled, most people have no idea what upscaling really is, or how hd-ready televisions can have widely varying resolutions, mention 1080p24 and most people will get a glazed look over their eyes and rightly so.

You can hardly buy an sd resolution set these days and yet for the majority of people they would give a better result with the sources they have or are likely to have for years to come
#34
For those that are interested in this deal, I believe that JVC are offering a FREE 5 year guarantee when you register the TV. I phoned today to determine whether it was applicable to this TV and the person that I spoke to said it was. It also states so in the URL below...

http://www.jvc.co.uk/ext_warranty.php

If it weren't for the 5 year guarentee, I'd give it a miss unless you can somehow manage to avoid buying the Home Cinema kit which looks hindered with it's connections (or lack of them).

Sony and Panny 32" TV's with 5 star ratings can be had at the £400 you'd pay for the JVC TV&Home Cinema package...so you may end up looking at the Home Cinema system with contempt after a month or two...asking yourself whether the £400 was better spent elsewhere.

However, the 5 yr guarentee on the TV does give another positive to this deal.
#35
Hmm, if you ordering more dvd surround systems than they have in stock (my local had none) it appears to give and out of stock message when you do a reserve and collect, but it lets you reserve at the discount price anyway.

Of course I'd never recomend someone try to force and out of stock message by deliberately ordering one more than they have in stock, as that would be explotiing the system. :!:

I wonder if the kiosk trick really would net you the TV for 299, which would probably be a steal. :roll:

===========================================================================

Thank you for using argos.co.uk
Your reservation number is ***XXXXXX***
These will be held at the XXXXXXXXXXX store until the end of Thursday, May 22nd 2008.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are the details of the item(s) you have reserved.

Cat No Product Name Qty Price
529/3290 JVC LT32DY8ZJ 32in HD Ready Digital LC 299.00
[COLOR="Red"] Subtotal £299.00 [/COLOR]

[COLOR="Red"]Also, in store now you can enter your reservation number into the Quick Pay Kiosk to make shopping even quicker! No need to queue at the till.[/COLOR] Please note, age restricted products such as knives and selected video games cannot be bought via the kiosk.
#36
okay then so i reserved went in to store, come up on their computer as £499 , so they had a look on the net and they honoured the price , i handed them a £4 coupon also , so i came away paying only £396 all in all. Good luck you all.
#37
smashed
The basics..
DVD is 480 lines of resolution
Your HDTV will be 720 or 1080.,
An “upscaler” in the DVD player effectively guesses what colour pixels to fill in the blanks with. It cannot make genuine information , so is only interpreting.
However, if your DVD player does not upscale the image..your TV will do exactly the same thing. If it didn’t, your TV would be half empty, and I can guarantee you that does not happen.
So, the only question is whether your DVD player upscales better than your TV. (And in reality, people get mixed results as to whether the TV or the DVD player does a better job). After all, do you really think a £10 chip in the DVD player will do a much better job than your new HDTV?
A good example of upscaling is Freeview on your HDTV. You sell all those blocks on your LCD? That is caused by your TV receiving information for less pixels than the TV has, and this is a big downside to having an HDTV if you are not planning on watching HD DVDs, HD broadcasts etc.
Even if you sent it via Scart, your TV will still be upscaling what it receives..though in reality Scart isn’t good unless its RGB. If your DVD player has Component, (not ocmposite) then it is likely to be doing just as good a job as HDMI as this can also carry HD signals.

The bottom line...
Dont be fooled into thinking that anything with "HDMI" or "upscaler" is going to give you a better picture :thumbsup:


I hope you did not just spend all that time typing that to me. Quite frankly, i will school you mate (seriously don't test me). Don't underestimate people you don't know. Also most of the stuff you typed up is garbage (no offense).
So let me get this clear, your trying to say that a 480i /480p DVD player connected via SCART produces the same picture quality as a 720p/1080i/1080p Upscaling DVD player connected via HDMI?
#38
pc_tech86
I hope you did not just spend all that time typing that to me. Quite frankly, i will school you mate (seriously don't test me). Don't underestimate people you don't know. Also most of the stuff you typed up is garbage (no offense).
So let me get this clear, your trying to say that a 480i /480p DVD player connected via SCART produces the same picture quality as a 720p/1080i/1080p Upscaling DVD player connected via HDMI?


Jeez...dont get your knickers in a twist :roll:

When did I say that scart = HDMI upscaled? Re-read what I said and try not to jump the gun :) I said component is going to be just as good ;o)

No offense..........but perhaps I will test you. You said 3 lines. 1 of which was ...
[COLOR="Red"]The TV does not upscale the image, you need a upscaling DVD player with a HD output. [/COLOR]

Are you sure you do not work for Currys :-D A TV does not upscale images?? :whistling:
Is that your idea of schooling? Genuinely? Comments like that are why people have to post the basics on TVs every time 1 comes on hotukdeals...
I honestly suggest you go and re-read the ladybird book of electronics. Explain to me how a TV with 720 lines does not upscale if the source has 480 lines?

I cant believe that I am in another argument :?
#39
That said.. at 279 degrees and rising....I wonder whether people really put their brains in gear before they vote :)
#40
smashed
Jeez...dont get your knickers in a twist :roll:

When did I say that scart = HDMI upscaled? Re-read what I said and try not to jump the gun :) I said component is going to be just as good ;o)

No offense..........but perhaps I will test you. You said 3 lines. 1 of which was ...
[COLOR="Red"]The TV does not upscale the image, you need a upscaling DVD player with a HD output. [/COLOR]

Are you sure you do not work for Currys :-D A TV does not upscale images?? :whistling:
Is that your idea of schooling? Genuinely? Comments like that are why people have to post the basics on TVs every time 1 comes on hotukdeals...
I honestly suggest you go and re-read the ladybird book of electronics. Explain to me how a TV with 720 lines does not upscale if the source has 480 lines?

I cant believe that I am in another argument :?


who's arguing? are you upset or something? The classic 'work in Currys' joke, how many times have i heard that before. 'ladybird book of electronics' im glad youv'e read that. Anyways i think you should keep your big ego quiet because your making yourself look stupid (getting all emotional on a forum).

Basically you was trying to say HDMI and upscaling doesn't make a difference, but it blatantly does.

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