LC42XD1EA 42 inch Full HD LCD TV with built in digital tv-tuner + 5 years warranty in-store (1 years online) £649 @ sharp online - HotUKDeals
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LC42XD1EA 42 inch Full HD LCD TV
42 Inch Aquos Full High Definition LCD TV with built-in digital tuner (DVB-T).
42 inch Aquos Full High Definition LCD TV with built-in digital tuner (DVB-T) and high dynamic contrast ratio of 6000:1. TruD picture enhancement technology, 6ms response time and 2x HDMI inputs.

Screen size (inches) 42
HD technology Full HD (1920x1080)
IDTV Freeview DVB tuner Yes
Wall mountable Yes
Teletext built in Yes
Aspect ratio 16:9
Screen resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Response time (ms) 6
Brightness (cd/m2) 450
Contrast ratio 6000:1


Diagonal visible screen size (cm): 107
TruD: Yes
Picture and Text: Yes
Audio technology: Nicam A2 / Surround
Audio output (watts): 15W + 15W
Speaker system: Integrated
Input port 1: HDMI x 2
Input port 2: SCART x 2
Input port 3: AV/S-Video In
Input port 4: RS232C
Input port 5: PC In (no RGB)
Output port 1: Audio out
Panel life (hours): 60,000
Power consumption (Watt): 228
Standby power consumption (Watt): 2.3
Power source: AC 220V-240V, 50Hz
Viewing angle (degrees): H:176/V:176
DVB: Yes
Freeview: Yes
Advanced Super view LCD: Yes
3D-Y/C: Yes
4-Wavelength Backlight: Yes
Surround Sound: Yes
Clear Voice System: Yes
Top-up TV card slot: Yes
Component Terminal: Yes
Desktop Stand: Yes
Freeze Function: Yes
Other features: Auto volume control; integrated PAL/SECAM tuner; DCE (Dynamic Contrast Enhancement)
Accessories included: Table-top stand, remote control, cables, manual
Outside dimensions - width (in mm): 1031
Outside dimensions - height (in mm): 675
Outside dimensions - depth (in mm): 140
Outside dimensions - depth incl stand (in mm): 292
Outside dimensions - width incl stand (in mm): 1031
Outside dimensions - height incl stand (in mm): 733
Weight of panel and speakers (kg): 29.5
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[mod]#1
http://www.sharp.co.uk/content/ebiz/sharp/invt/lc42xd1ea/xd42_large.jpg

http://www.dvdcollections.co.uk/i/tvad-42.jpg
#2
Contrast ratio 6000:1 or 1200:1? Says 6000 on site
[mod]#3
changed thanks:thumbsup:
#4
Try this code it is meant to give you 30% off???:

SHARPVIP

DO NOT KNOW IF IT WORKS
[mod]#5
doesnt work tried it before dont belive any sharp codes work?
#6
just tried it :( doesnt work
#7
Just to save you guys the time and effort...
#8
This is a really good TV. I had my eyes on it for a few months after Xmas, and even recommended it to a friend who went and bought one, until I eventually settled on the less expensive Samsung R87 myself.

This is an excellent set and very well reviewed. Don't get this one confused with it's predecessor the LC42XD1E which was the earlier version that had a few problems with banding and buzzing from the speakers. Basically Sharp went back to the drawing board and ironed out the faults with the earlier model and gave us the LC42XD1EA.

It was £750 around Xmas / New year time and came with a 1 year warranty before going out of stock for a while and coming back priced £800 but with a 5 year warranty. Now they've reduced the price again to £650 though I'd imagine the warranty is presumably back to the bog standard 12 months.

Definately a great buy for a 42" 1080p at this price even despite it's age and it only having 2 HDMI sockets it still knocks spots of a most of newer sets in the same price range.

TopCashBack will give you 5% off aswell so thats another £32.50 on top.

Voted HOT!!!
#9
I'v had one of these tv's for about a year now and it's brilliant, i would def reccomend it.
Amazing tv
#10
had one before and it was good.

on a Samsung now though :)
#11
Is this the first LCD TV to beat Plasmas at the same price point? Has LCD finally come of age?
#12
This might be a silly question but where does it mention anything about the 5 year Warranty for this particular deal. I know Sharp are running a promotion on these LCD's but you have to usually buy instore to get the extra warranty - nothing mentioned here though??
#13
Be aware that this TV has a known incompatibility with the XBox360 when using the component connection. The screen will randomly turn black for 3 seconds, sometimes it might go a day without it doing it, others it'll do it a twice an hour. There was a posting on AVForums from a Sharp engineer confirming this (caused by it being too sensitive to a very very brief loss of signal and 'resetting'), though I'm not sure if they ever got around to fixing it

It's the only reason I returned mine to JL this time last year. Picture etc was great otherwise...
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crofter
This might be a silly question but where does it mention anything about the 5 year Warranty for this particular deal. I know Sharp are running a promotion on these LCD's but you have to usually buy instore to get the extra warranty - nothing mentioned here though??


Warranty is 12 months. It was only 5 years when the price was £800 recently.

techno12
Be aware that this TV has a known incompatibility with the XBox360 when using the component connection. The screen will randomly turn black for 3 seconds, sometimes it might go a day without it doing it, others it'll do it a twice an hour. There was a posting on AVForums from a Sharp engineer confirming this (caused by it being too sensitive to a very very brief loss of signal and 'resetting'), though I'm not sure if they ever got around to fixing it

It's the only reason I returned mine to JL this time last year. Picture etc was great otherwise...


I'm pretty sure that was only a problem on the LC42XD1E model, which I presume yours was? As I say they fixed all the major glitches such as the Xbox blackouts with the LC42XD1EA which this is. I think it was only earlier models of the X Box 360 that it happened with too.
#15
I knew all about this fault (and the buzzing and banding) with the XD1E and specifically requested an LC42XD1EA from John Lewis at the time, on the offchance that the XBox issue had been fixed as well. It hadn't.

The XD1EA fixed the buzzing and banding issues, and as such the picture was great.

PS Of course, it's not a problem with the newer 360s which have HDMI.
#16
darn it, I was just about to buy the Panasonic 42" Plasma for the same price from JL and now I'm torn!!!

I want something that's going to be used for DVD/Sky/PS3/PC - so which should I go for?

HELP!!! :)
#17
markalanious
darn it, I was just about to buy the Panasonic 42" Plasma for the same price from JL and now I'm torn!!!

I want something that's going to be used for DVD/Sky/PS3/PC - so which should I go for?

HELP!!! :)


Hmm well if you're doing a lot of gaming or PC stuff then think carefully about getting a plasma. I say this as a friend of mine bought a new model Samsung one last year and within a month or two there's a great big circular ghost image of a speedometer burned into the lower left hand portion of his screen (he plays a lot of racing games) - though he hasn't noticed this and I don't want to upset him ;)

You'll probably hear from Plasma fans saying screen burn is a thing of the past, in this case it wasn't....
#18
markalanious
darn it, I was just about to buy the Panasonic 42" Plasma for the same price from JL and now I'm torn!!!

I want something that's going to be used for DVD/Sky/PS3/PC - so which should I go for?

HELP!!! :)


I was going to do the same thing. No idea what to do now.
#19
Nerra
I was going to do the same thing. No idea what to do now.


Well if it helps I trawled through hundreds and hundreds of forum pages on AVforums last night and I've decided to go for the panny becuase it seems to get more thumbs up on the SD picture front which is important.

Realistically, I think they are probably both really good TV's and if you do have problems with them it will be more luck of the draw, but then that's what you've got your 5 year warrenty for.
#20
markalanious
Well if it helps I trawled through hundreds and hundreds of forum pages on AVforums last night and I've decided to go for the panny becuase it seems to get more thumbs up on the SD picture front which is important.


Those Best Buy awards that the Sharp has won - does that include SD image quality or are they not testing SD sources with these HD tvs anymore?

Most of the time, most people will be viewing bog standard SKY or Freeview SD images.
#21
markalanious
Well if it helps I trawled through hundreds and hundreds of forum pages on AVforums last night and I've decided to go for the panny becuase it seems to get more thumbs up on the SD picture front which is important.

Realistically, I think they are probably both really good TV's and if you do have problems with them it will be more luck of the draw, but then that's what you've got your 5 year warrenty for.



Haha I ended up doing exactly the same thing and came to the same conclusion. Although the Sharp is good it still has some mixed reviews where as I can't find a bad review of the panasonic anywhere.

I've got john lewis to price match the panny at £599 so I'll be getting it there along with the free 5 year warranty.

MY only concern is whether I'll be able to see the "green trails" on plasma.
#22
So in otherwords, at the £600-£650 price point, plasma is still king.

Whats interesting though is that LCD has improved to a point where it is now able to run plasma, very close, for image quality.
#23
Ok after doing a bit of digging maybe the OP can edit the thread (again) as this Sharp Aquos model DOES seem to come with a 5 Year Warranty if purchased from Sharp Direct, details here: http://www.dvdcollections.co.uk/electronics/tvs/sharp-lc42xd1ea.htm
and here: http://www.sharp.co.uk/page/sharponlinewarrantyreg
and here http://www.sharp.co.uk/page/sharponlinewarrantyterms?layout=popups

so makes this a very impressive deal at this price:-D
Sharp are also offering a 5 year warranty and £100 cashback on other 1080p models but sadly not this one.:thumbsup:
#24
For all those who are interesting in.... This deal doesn't come with 5 years warranty. I called sharp and asked.
The website from crofter exist but this offer was removed to work to price drop advantage.
#25
scissorhands64
For all those who are interesting in.... This deal doesn't come with 5 years warranty. I called sharp and asked.
The website from crofter exist but this offer was removed to work to price drop advantage.


Not so fast! I also rang Sharp and asked about the 5 year g'tee and they only seemed to know about the offer available through high street retailers. HOWEVER, I purchased the 46" version from sharp.co.uk today and my confirmation email contained all the details about the free 5 year warrenty, including links to the terms and conditions, models included etc, which are here:

http://www.sharp.co.uk/page/sharponlinewarrantyinfo

The 46" deal is here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/227666/sharp-46-lc46xd1e-1080p-hd-lcd-tv-6/

http://www.sharpinbusiness.co.uk/SharpCoUkResources/5yearonlinewarrantytop.jpg
#26
Nerra;2589337
I've got john lewis to price match the panny at £599 so I'll be getting it there along with the free 5 year warranty.

Can you confirm which Panasonic - is it the TH-42PX80B? Who had it at £599?

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