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LG 37LE4500 Television

37" HD 1080p LED TV with 4 x HDMI and USB connectivity

The LG LE4500 LED TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality with an ultra slim design in a wide range of screen sizes as well as having a USB connection for access to your favourite pictures, music and videos. This TV will also save you money off your electricity bills with 40% power consumption saving vs. LCD TV

This is edgeLED not BacklitLED
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#1
Decent deal!
#2
the TVs in this range give a brilliant picture, i'd recommend this if you dont want a 47inch+ monster
#3
+1.

I bought this from Comet for £449 a couple of months ago. Great set for the money at 449, brilliant deal at 380.
#4
#5
what's your point beetlejuicee?
#6
is this any good for pc gaming?
#7
Hmm, with staff discount = tasty deal. :D
#8
Sainsburys customer service is excellent should you ever have a problem with it
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beetlejuicee - Mar 07, 2011 12:30
decent is it???
http://www.electrocentreltd.com/viewproduct.asp?pid=6232

just 20 quid....
Sainsburys or the electrocentre brum for £20 more a tough choice?????? oO
#10
Do you know what file format the usb will accept for movies?

Just googled divx for movies, a friend of mine had video but no sound on his tv, must depend on the audio codec used.

Edited By: bloaty on Mar 07, 2011 13:41: further info
#11
You could just use something cheap like this pretty much plays everything? my sony bravias a bit hit & miss with stuff. ;)ou
#12
bloaty
Do you know what file format the usb will accept for movies?

Just googled divx for movies, a friend of mine had video but no sound on his tv, must depend on the audio codec used.

This tv will play .mkv .avi .mp4 .wmv and more up to a peak of 20Mbps. The major limitation is it will not play DTS audio, so you will need to convert it, there are freeware programs that do this in a matter of minutes.
#15
cant find the code box??
#16
seancsc
cant find the code box??


When you go through the checkout, it comes up after you have put in your card details, before you confirm your order.
#17
gaggingferret
This tv will play .mkv .avi .mp4 .wmv and more up to a peak of 20Mbps. The major limitation is it will not play DTS audio, so you will need to convert it, there are freeware programs that do this in a matter of minutes.


mkv2vob is one such program...
#18
For £400 you can get the Samsung LE40C580 delivered from Amazon. Includes HD Freeview. See review at hdtvtest.co.uk. Best tv in the £400 price bracket by a big margin, & looks twice the price, unlike the plasticky tvs prevalent in this price range. With it's glass stand, metal casing, transparent bezel edging, & red pinstripe at the base of the bezel, it oozes quality, & has the performance to match.
#19
Seem to be deals for every other size of EDGE LED TV, but not a 1080p 32" :(

Hopefully one will turn up before I lose patience, because I bet there will be dozens after I've given up and paid too much :(

Edited By: Mentos on Mar 07, 2011 17:30: .
#20
dooper
For £400 you can get the Samsung LE40C580 delivered from Amazon. Includes HD Freeview. See review at hdtvtest.co.uk. Best tv in the £400 price bracket by a big margin, & looks twice the price, unlike the plasticky tvs prevalent in this price range. With it's glass stand, metal casing, transparent bezel edging, & red pinstripe at the base of the bezel, it oozes quality, & has the performance to match.


Do you work for Samsung?
#21
fandyboy
dooper
For £400 you can get the Samsung LE40C580 delivered from Amazon. Includes HD Freeview. See review at hdtvtest.co.uk. Best tv in the £400 price bracket by a big margin, & looks twice the price, unlike the plasticky tvs prevalent in this price range. With it's glass stand, metal casing, transparent bezel edging, & red pinstripe at the base of the bezel, it oozes quality, & has the performance to match.
Do you work for Samsung?


Lmao
That was too good! :D
#22
Do you work for Samsung?


I spent ages researching the best 37" to 42" TV for my £400 budget. I live 10 minutes walk from a John Lewis, & spent hours there in a vain attempt to objectively compare TVs. I gave it up in favour of using hdtvtest.co.uk & Which? to obtain a shortlist of tvs.

I visited avforums.com to read the threads on the individual tvs, & then returned to John Lewis to check the build quality & aesthetics of the tvs, to decide whether they were classy-enough to grace my lounge. That last stage was decisive, as the LE40C580 looks very expensive & well-made by comparison with the typical £400 TV. I then checked hotukdeals.com until a good deal came along for an LE40C580.

I'm convinced there's nothing to touch this particular Samsung in this price bracket. It's well worth spending a little more for it rather than just go for this deal, which has no information to show it's a good TV. I don't work for anyone. I'm passing this information on in the hope that it may help someone get the best possible TV within their budget.
#23
dooper
Do you work for Samsung?


I spent ages researching the best 37" to 42" TV for my £400 budget. I live 10 minutes walk from a John Lewis, & spent hours there in a vain attempt to objectively compare TVs. I gave it up in favour of using hdtvtest.co.uk & Which? to obtain a shortlist of tvs.

I visited avforums.com to read the threads on the individual tvs, & then returned to John Lewis to check the build quality & aesthetics of the tvs, to decide whether they were classy-enough to grace my lounge. That last stage was decisive, as the LE40C580 looks very expensive & well-made by comparison with the typical £400 TV. I then checked hotukdeals.com until a good deal came along for an LE40C580.

I'm convinced there's nothing to touch this particular Samsung in this price bracket. It's well worth spending a little more for it rather than just go for this deal, which has no information to show it's a good TV. I don't work for anyone. I'm passing this information on in the hope that it may help someone get the best possible TV within their budget.


But the Samsung isn't led...
#24
But the Samsung isn't led...


So what? Do you value slimness above picture quality? Can you quote an independent Review that says this LG is a 'Best Buy' or 'Highly Recommended'?
#25
dooper
But the Samsung isn't led...
So what? Do you value slimness above picture quality? Can you quote an independent Review that says this LG is a 'Best Buy' or 'Highly Recommended'?

Calm down, the point he made is legitimate. LED backlit sets currently command a premium making this a good price.

If the Sasmungs picture quality is so much better then the competition, why didn't you spot it with ease during the hours you spent in JL?

Moreover, in your previous post you've mentioned aesthetics as being important in your decision. Therefore I'm unsure why you're taking a swipe at the previous poster now with the comment about valuing slimness over pq.
#26


Calm down, the point he made is legitimate. LED backlit sets currently command a premium making this a good price.

If the Sasmungs picture quality is so much better then the competition, why didn't you spot it with ease during the hours you spent in JL?

Moreover, in your previous post you've mentioned aesthetics as being important in your decision. Therefore I'm unsure why you're taking a swipe at the previous poster now with the comment about valuing slimness over pq.


My experience is that trying to assess picture quality in a shop environment is a waste of time. TVs have a 'shop setting', to supposedly show off picture quality to best effect. But has the individual tv you're looking at had this setting turned-on? Is it indicative of how it it will look in your home? Is the feed to that particular tv ok? Is that tv functioning perfectly? The Samsung looked great in the shop, but it was too subjective a judgement to make a purchase decision on that information alone.

This LG is a good price if it's a good TV. But is it? Being edge-lit doesn't make it so. So far, no-one has offered any objective evidence to say it offers even average picture quality.
#27
Reports of poor Audio, I'm out
#28
dooper
Calm down, the point he made is legitimate. LED backlit sets currently command a premium making this a good price. If the Sasmungs picture quality is so much better then the competition, why didn't you spot it with ease during the hours you spent in JL? Moreover, in your previous post you've mentioned aesthetics as being important in your decision. Therefore I'm unsure why you're taking a swipe at the previous poster now with the comment about valuing slimness over pq.
My experience is that trying to assess picture quality in a shop environment is a waste of time. TVs have a 'shop setting', to supposedly show off picture quality to best effect. But has the individual tv you're looking at had this setting turned-on? Is it indicative of how it it will look in your home? Is the feed to that particular tv ok? Is that tv functioning perfectly? The Samsung looked great in the shop, but it was too subjective a judgement to make a purchase decision on that information alone.This LG is a good price if it's a good TV. But is it? Being edge-lit doesn't make it so. So far, no-one has offered any objective evidence to say it offers even average picture quality.

While I agree wrt the difficulty of fully evaluating a set instore, if its head and shoulders above the competition it should still stand out (assuming you can play around with settings etc, which JL have always been amiable to IME).

I don't think anyone has said being edge lit makes a set good. But you haven't provided any comparrison between these sets, therefore picking this over the Samsung is not necessarily picking slimness over picture quality. All we know is:

- You are very happy with your set and your research told you it was very good.
- This is a good price for a mainstream branded 37" 1080p LED backlit TV
- LED backlit sets usually command a premium (especially from the mainstream brands)

Obviously its upto prospective purchasers to determine the balance between cost/aesthetics/pq. But your research is a little one sided if your trying to help them as you haven't given any information on the pq of this set. For all you know it could be better then yours.

PS: The reason I'm picking slimness over pq for my next TV is that its being mounted between two doors and opposite a kitchen island. Therefore the less it protrudes from the wall the better. I also feel that volume of an object is more important then people realise and therefore a slimmer set of the same dimensions will not dominate a room to the same extent as its chubbier counterpart.

Edited By: Mentos on Mar 07, 2011 20:53
#29
To summarise, the reason to buy this LG is that it's cheap for a edge-lit TV, & that it's slimmer than a regular LCD TV. Compelling argument to part with your cash? No.

If you're more interested in the best possible performance for a £400 40" TV, then visit the hdtvtest website, & read the reviews of the Samsung LE40C580 & Toshiba 40RV753.

The Toshiba arguably shades the Samsung on pure performance in some respects, though only the Samsung boasts plasma-beating blacks at this price.

Then see them both in the shop. Sadly you will dismiss the Toshiba. It's cheap & plasticky. The Samsung is the total package ... performance, build quality, looks great even when turned off. Will impress your friends & family, if you care about that.

Go home. Get the best deal via Hotukdeals or Amazon, etc. Buy it. Check avforums for the optimum picture settings. Enjoy.
#30
dooper
To summarise, the reason to buy this LG is that it's cheap for a edge-lit TV, & that it's slimmer than a regular LCD TV. Compelling argument to part with your cash? No.If you're more interested in the best possible performance for a £400 40" TV, then visit the hdtvtest website, & read the reviews of the Samsung LE40C580 & Toshiba 40RV753.The Toshiba arguably shades the Samsung on pure performance in some respects, though only the Samsung boasts plasma-beating blacks at this price.Then see them both in the shop. Sadly you will dismiss the Toshiba. It's cheap & plasticky. The Samsung is the total package ... performance, build quality, looks great even when turned off. Will impress your friends & family, if you care about that.Go home. Get the best deal via Hotukdeals or Amazon, etc. Buy it. Check avforums for the optimum picture settings. Enjoy.

Somewhat of a one sided summary. For example the very review you are referring to says:

Viewing Angle: The viewing angle of the Samsung LTF400HM01 (1012-Slovakia) LCD module embedded within the LE40C580 is quite average, and suffers from excessive gamma shift. On bright contents, off-angle gamma and colour shifts were kept to a bare minimum. However, on dark contents, off-angle gamma shifts highlighted portions of the image that should remain invisible to the viewer. It also highlighted noise and dithering artefacts caused by heavy compression, which could pose a problem during off-axis viewing. Thankfully, viewing the unit dead-on from the recommended distance of two meters does cure the imperfections. If one requires a display with wide viewing angles, it is best to opt for a plasma television or an IPS LCD TV (preferable locally-dimmed for deeper blacks).

The site has not reviewed this set, therefore for all you know it could be better. Infact the review is 9 months old, therefore the statements made about the standing of the panel are not necessarily current. This is after all a rapidly changing segment of the market. Ultimately I would suggest prospective buyers go and demo the sets if possible.

Edited By: Mentos on Mar 07, 2011 23:14
#31
I cannot find any reviews of this LG. In the absence of a review, it's best to regard it as 'average' for the time being. In contrast the LE40C580 has been reigning champion in the £400 class for a while now.

Your extract from the Samsung Review is highly selective. No TV is perfect, even if your budget is >£2,000. You might have mentioned that the Samsung is 'Highly Recommended', & that the reviewer was so impressed he subsequently bought one.

You may be aware of the panel & processor lottery faced by buyers of flat panel TVs. No such problem with the LE40C580. All have the same Valencia Processor. Judging by comments from owners on avforums, all are currently supplied with the Samsung S-PVA Panel with the plasma-beating blacks. There may be a tiny chance of getting the alternative AMVA Panel, which is equally good, albeit with different pros & cons.

Yes let's all go to the shops & stare at TV screens. Can you an you view them from the appropriate distance (approx 8' to 9' for a 40" TV)? Are all the TVs that might interest you on display? Are they all over the shop, so you cannot compare the ones that interest you side by side? Can you assess the sound quality over the background noise in the shop? Has the 'showroom picture' setting been turned-on? Is it indicative of how it it will look in your home? Unlikely, given that the default settings for home use for so many TVs don't provide optimum picture quality. Is the feed to all the TVs consistent? Are all the TVs functioning perfectly?

Do go to the shop to assess build quality, style, whether it's a worthy piece of 'furniture' to grace your home. But for evaluating picture & sound quality? Your choice.

Anyway, dear Mentos, please keep us in suspense no longer. In your opinion, what is the best 37" to 42" TV for us on a budget of around £400?
#32
dooper
I cannot find any reviews of this LG. In the absence of a review, it's best to regard it as 'average' for the time being. In contrast the LE40C580 has been reigning champion in the £400 class for a while now.Your extract from the Samsung Review is highly selective. No TV is perfect, even if your budget is >£2,000. You might have mentioned that the Samsung is 'Highly Recommended', & that the reviewer was so impressed he subsequently bought one.You may be aware of the panel & processor lottery faced by buyers of flat panel TVs. No such problem with the LE40C580. All have the same Valencia Processor. Judging by comments from owners on avforums, all are currently supplied with the Samsung S-PVA Panel with the plasma-beating blacks. There may be a tiny chance of getting the alternative AMVA Panel, which is equally good, albeit with different pros & cons.Yes let's all go to the shops & stare at TV screens. Can you an you view them from the appropriate distance (approx 8' to 9' for a 40" TV)? Are all the TVs that might interest you on display? Are they all over the shop, so you cannot compare the ones that interest you side by side? Can you assess the sound quality over the background noise in the shop? Has the 'showroom picture' setting been turned-on? Is it indicative of how it it will look in your home? Unlikely, given that the default settings for home use for so many TVs don't provide optimum picture quality. Is the feed to all the TVs consistent? Are all the TVs functioning perfectly?Do go to the shop to assess build quality, style, whether it's a worthy piece of 'furniture' to grace your home. But for evaluating picture & sound quality? Your choice.Anyway, dear Mentos, please keep us in suspense no longer. In your opinion, what is the best 37" to 42" TV for us on a budget of around £400?

Perhaps you could clarify who crowned the Samsung the "reigning champion in the £400 class for a while now".

For someone who says they took so much time and effort choosing their set, its a little odd to now just say I can't find reviews for this set so everyone consider it "average". HDTVTest have only reviewed 11 sets since reviewing the Samsung (unless they are on another page), thats hardly going to give you a representative idea of the market. Avforums are an excellent place to get information for TV's also (my AV site of choice), but they still haven't reviewed a large portion of the market.

While reviews are helpfull I'm simply providing some balance to your one sided evaluation of how one should determine which set to purchase. If picture quality is important to you, should you not try and see the set for yourself to determine what looks best to "YOU"? Not what looks best to the reviewer, or what is closest to reference standard because IMO it can be very subjective (not everyone wants reference standard reproduction of material unfortunately). I've always found JL to be helpfull in accomodating my requirements when viewing sets. Even in the likes of DSG stores, I can almost always view from the distance I require, perhaps not from the viewing angle, as their TV's are positioned in rows (atleast in the several) stores local to me.

Ultimately you appear to be deriding any suggestion which detracts from the conclusion your set is the best possible purchase and everyone should follow your example and purchase it.

WRT your last question there is no "best 37" to 42" TV for us on a budget of around £400", because everyones requirements are different. I'm not sure why you asked this question since the HDTVTest review touches on this, for example:

However, fans of fast-paced contents (e.g. sports) and 60p games probably should invest in a plasma TV instead
On the negative side, the Samsung LE40C580 lacks true 24p support

If either of those (or a wide viewing angle) are important clearly the Samsung isn't the best set. If like me you need a slim set, the Samsung isn't the best set. If reflections will be a major issue, a plasma may not be the best set.

Moreover, I don't know many people who will be so rigid in their budget. For example if I wass choosing a set in that price range, I'd probably pay an extra £150 and get a Panny G20.

Anyway, I'll leave it there, as I suspect I won't be saying the words you appear to want to hear.
#33
Country of origin: Poland
Personally I would not buy a TV made in Poland! At least China has now some experience in producing smt decent.
#34
yulita11
Country of origin: PolandPersonally I would not buy a TV made in Poland! At least China has now some experience in producing smt decent.

Do you think all the SMT work is done in Poland? I'd imagine just enough work is done there to avoid EU import duties/levies. Looking around at the other major manufacturers, I think you'd hard pressed to purchase anything if you start being a country of origin snob.

WRT China, its a big place. In our experience the quality of SMT work can range from excellent to abysmal. Infact if you don't maintain QC checks, excellent suppliers can sometimes turn to ****. This isn't necessarily an endictment of the Chinese suppliers, it happeneds all over the world, as everyone constantly squeezes margins. We use a couple of places in the UK for next day turnaround and despite paying through the nose even they take the **** sometimes :(
#35
Well I'm gonna buy this for my Dad, even though this hasn't picked up much heat. I think its a good deal. Seems to do a lot more than his current TV.
In the Sainsburys description it says it can record freeview. Using the 8 day recorder.
#36
Thanks Airey,

I have been looking to buy a tv for a month now..waiting for deals..doing all kinds of research on the model and makes..read a lot on avforums..I had a limited budget of £350, I wanted a LED but it is was impossible to get one at that price tag...so looked for the next best lcd...i finally settled for the 42ld450..its a good buy for the price at amazon right now.

However while I was about to order I came across this deal I have small flat so 37' is fine doesn't make a much difference.

What about LD450 - Full HD/LCD/ good audio/ Good display...I needed the USB for play divx, but this doesn't have that option but there are plenty of methods to hack this in factory settings ..just google it...but also sometimes hacking goes wrong, you might unable to undo and the tv becomes a brick.. and also you are breaking the warranty by doing so... Worth the risk? I don't know...but £359 @ amazon.

LE4500 - Full HD/LED/Not the best audio i have read a few places..will tell you once I receive mine. Point is with nothing beats the display of a LED..I find it difficult to make out on difffrence in the store but I saw BluRay movies on both...Also it plays divx HD and many more formats from USB which is important for me..to watch movies. There are lot of other features which are missing in the LD450, look at the lg website.

As far as Freeview is concerned it doesnt matter as I have sky+ box.

Bottom line is I have seen both in LED and LCD at my mates and stores...

Dynamic contrast ratio: 100,000:1 for LCD 450 D and 2000000:1 for LED 4500 is a lot of difference.. also the energy saving bit on LED's at 75w...

I am not into gaming so I can't say if its good or bad for gaming, I watch mostly movies and sports and LED will stand out any day.

Ordered one at sainsbury with voucher code got for £369..its the best LED deal in the market right now!

Thanks..heat added!!
#37
I bought one in store yesterday. Not the best TV in the world, but excellent for the price!
#38
Ordered for £332 delivered (10% staff discount and voucher code CK9Y-7M6K-LF9G). Another £6 has just tracked on topcashback so a possible £326 if it gets paid!

If you know anyone who works for Salisbury's ask if you can use their discount card to place an order online! oh and also got 758 nectar points for those who collect, I actually signed up just to get them!

Will post my views on the tv when it arrives.

Edited By: oq2kool on Mar 15, 2011 11:57: update!
#39
I picked mine up yesterday. Got £7.47 top cashback. When I went to collect, the box was damaged. The shop assistant at Sainsburys complained, and customer services phoned me to offer a 25 quid voucher to spend in store. So it was rude not to take it.

As for the TV, very nice. Audio didn't seem great, but its so thin, the speakers must be tiny.
I got it for my Dad, so it was a massive improvement over his "Funai" LCD that had 2, 3 inch thick black lines across the screen. He's happy, I'm happy, everyones happy.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up. I most liekly wouldn't have bought a TV if I hadn't spotted this deal.
#40
Sweet.

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