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http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/televisions/LG-plasma-tv-42PJ350.jsp

Looks very thin, by the picture

The LG PJ350 Plasma TV series provides superb picture quality with a stunning razor frame design. Convert your living room to a sports stadium or cinema with this large experience perfect for watching sport and movies in crystal clear picture quality. The PJ3 series is HD Ready 720p with LG 600Hz technology for super smooth picture quality and gives you access to be entertained with your favourite pictures and music via the USB connectivity.

* Features
* Screen Type: Plasma
* Screen Size: 42"
* Tuner type: Freeview & Analogue
* Teletext: Y
* Digital Teletext: Y
* Electronic Program Guide: Y
* HD Ready: Y
* 1080HD Ready: N
* Progresive Scan: Y
* Pixel Resolution: 1366 x 768
* Contrast Ratio: 3,000,000:1
* Brightness: Not Provided
* Refresh Rate: 600
* SRS/DSP Surround Sound: N
* Scart sockets: 1
* Component video connection: Y
* Composite video connection: Y
* HDMI Connection: 2
* Headphone socket: Y
* RGB PC Input: Y
* Remote Control: Y
* Wall mountable: Y
* Stand Included: Pedestal
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#1
http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/images/lg-tv-PJ350-Large.jpg
#2
the 550 is also available for this price from Dixons until 5pm tomorrow, don't know what the difference between the 350 and the 550 are though. Seems a good deal as it's £577 in Asda which are usually fairly competetive.

#3
550 plays MKV's and other movies out of the box. This does not. Only Jpeg and MP3
#4
surfer69
550 plays MKV's and other movies out of the box. This does not. Only Jpeg and MP3


How does it do that? USB stick?
#5
I wouldn't consider a 42 inch 720p TV myself. Would just be too annoying to think I have all these 1080p blu-rays which would look soooo much better on a 1080p big screen.

I have a 32 inch 720p and I think that's the biggest you'd want to go with 720p.

Having said if you don't have blu-ray then it'd be fine for HD TV. And it does look nice.
#6
greg_68
the 550 is also available for this price from Dixons until 5pm tomorrow, don't know what the difference between the 350 and the 550 are though. Seems a good deal as it's £577 in Asda which are usually fairly competetive.



Oh...sorry! LOL.
1 Like #7
masai
How does it do that? USB stick?


Yep !! Has a slot on the side. I have it on a LG 26 and it's a great function to have available, Usb stick or hard drives work great
Be warned though. Some people online have said that it does not play them ? I don't know if some have been locked out or what, but the 550 I tried certainly could do it
& the 350 would not. . ( although I've been looking to see if the 350 could be hacked)

then again some people dont know what an MKV is !!
#8
greg_68


Took the words right out of my mouth! :p
#9
hotyoda
Oh...sorry! LOL.


It's ok it's just that 720 seems to be jumped on as soon as it is posted nowadays.

nearly all 720p plasmas I see in the shops knocks spots off the 1080 LCD's showing the same HD programme.

i am actually returning my LCD and going for the Dixon's 550 on the back of this.

Can anyone expalin how if the tv is physically 720 how can the description say it is 1080 ready?
#10
i've got a 50" hd ready set.

did an online viewing check measuring distance between set and seat - that showed me there was no point getting a full hd set. even more compelling was the fact i have zillions of dvd's, a perfectly decent upscaling player, no intention of subscribing to an hd service and all the reviews said my set would be better at displaying non-hd sources.


all in all, extremely happy with my purchase. glad i didn't jump on the full hd bandwagon because it would have probably meant an inferior viewing experience, in my case at least.
#11
greg_68
It's ok it's just that 720 seems to be jumped on as soon as it is posted nowadays.

nearly all 720p plasmas I see in the shops knocks spots off the 1080 LCD's showing the same HD programme.

i am actually returning my LCD and going for the Dixon's 550 on the back of this.

Can anyone expalin how if the tv is physically 720 how can the description say it is 1080 ready?


So plasma better than LCD with same pixels.....but wouldn't the plasma be even better with more pixels?

On the last point...it says 1080HD Ready.No (strange wording I agree)
1 Like #12
greg_68
It's ok it's just that 720 seems to be jumped on as soon as it is posted nowadays.

nearly all 720p plasmas I see in the shops knocks spots off the 1080 LCD's showing the same HD programme.

i am actually returning my LCD and going for the Dixon's 550 on the back of this.

Can anyone expalin how if the tv is physically 720 how can the description say it is 1080 ready?


It'll simply be the fact that it can take in a 1080p source and display it at 1080i. The 'jargon' is a bit confusing on most websites selling such products, some are even guilty of suggesting that they will not display anything from a 1080p source despite having an interlaced mode.

I am guilty of being part of the 'I only want 1080p' crew, however, there are so many excellent 720 panels that shouldn't be overlooked.
#13
I'm interested to find out if the usb port on this can be hacked to play movies. Any ideas ?
#14
greg_68
It's ok it's just that 720 seems to be jumped on as soon as it is posted nowadays.

nearly all 720p plasmas I see in the shops knocks spots off the 1080 LCD's showing the same HD programme.

i am actually returning my LCD and going for the Dixon's 550 on the back of this.

Can anyone expalin how if the tv is physically 720 how can the description say it is 1080 ready?


This doesn't say it is 1080HD ready - but of course it will accept a 1080p input and downscale it to fit the panels native resolution.:thumbsup:

Personally I would be going for the PJ550 from Dixons (cheaper with quidco) which is the model up from this - though the differences are not that apparent tbh. HD divx, slightly different styling and more user options in the menus.
#15
^^^ Sorry, you are right it doesn't say 1080 ready, I misread it.
#16
Interesting that pixel res on this is 1366x768. the other 720P Plasma are usually 1024x768

Does it make a difference?
#17
Not particularly.

heat
#18
Is this and the 500 model reduced because they are not full HD (1080P) and are regarded as older tech?
#19
plasmahal
Is this and the 500 model reduced because they are not full HD (1080P) and are regarded as older tech?


A lot of plasmas I see at the moment are 720 of all makes, I don't know why that is.

I am browsing £900-1000 Panasonics and they are 720 too!

Doesn't seem until you get £800+ that you see any 1080 plasmas.
#20
How does this TV handle SD? should I get this as an upgrade from a 32" ? it is only going to be used for SD watching.
banned 1 Like #21
hotyoda
So plasma better than LCD with same pixels.....but wouldn't the plasma be even better with more pixels?


Maybe, but wouldn't waiting 10 years for super-mega-ultima-3D-HD coming out at twenty times the price be even better?

Sigh.

It's a £399 plasma. It knocks the socks off any LCD, 1080p or not. It is half the price of a 1080p plasma that will barely look any better if you even do actually watch Blu Rays (which are at the moment, the only realistic 1080p source) on it.

GG.
#22
I just went into my local store to buy a Vacuum cleane, & saw the TV, first thing i noticed was the bright colours and the good defined display no matter how near i was to the screen.

Next thing i noticed, was the tv being Very slim, the only tv i saw that thinner is the Samsung led.
4 Likes #23
greg_68
A lot of plasmas I see at the moment are 720 of all makes, I don't know why that is.

I am browsing £900-1000 Panasonics and they are 720 too!

Doesn't seem until you get £800+ that you see any 1080 plasmas.


In order to explain why many plasma TVs have a lower resolution, it needs to be known how they work. Each plasma cell contains electrical circuitry that excite the gases in order to illuminate them. For this reason, the pixels tend to be larger in order to encapsulate the circuitry. Furthermore, this is also the reason why many plasma TVs are specified as having 1024 x 768 due to the size of the plasma cells and in order to maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio, the cells of 1024x768 screens are rectangular.

It is not always the case that a 720P plasma TV exceeds a 1080P LCD TV with respect to picture quality. Certainly, black levels and colour vibrancies are better with plasma TVs but the extra detail of a 1080P LCD screen can go some way to levelling out the playing field and it may even be regarded as superior in the case of read-mounted arrays of LEDs. It stands to reason that downgrading a blu ray film for 720P will result in loss of detail even with post-processing algorithms, so a 720P plasma panel will never show the amount of detail as a 1080P panel of an LCD TV (but will easily outclass most LCD TVs in terms of colour reproduction and black levels).
#24
ElliottC
In order to explain why many plasma TVs have a lower resolution, it needs to be known how they work. Each plasma cell contains electrical circuitry that excite the gases in order to illuminate them. For this reason, the pixels tend to be larger in order to encapsulate the circuitry. Furthermore, this is also the reason why many plasma TVs are specified as having 1024 x 768 due to the size of the plasma cells and in order to maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio, the cells of 1024x768 screens are rectangular.

It is not always the case that a 720P plasma TV exceeds a 1080P LCD TV with respect to picture quality. Certainly, black levels and colour vibrancies are better with plasma TVs but the extra detail of a 1080P LCD screen can go some way to levelling out the playing field and it may even be regarded as superior in the case of read-mounted arrays of LEDs. It stands to reason that downgrading a blu ray film for 720P will result in loss of detail even with post-processing algorithms, so a 720P plasma panel will never show the amount of detail as a 1080P panel of an LCD TV (but will easily outclass most LCD TVs in terms of colour reproduction and black levels).


Very very intelligent post. It doesn't happen often enough that someone chimes in with actual useful info.

I'd also like to put an argument forward for Plasma > LCD. Skin tones is one area Plasmas excel, along with crushed blacks in low light levels. LCD's tend to post process images alot more, you get a more natural reproduction with a nice plasma. What you are seeing tends to be a better representation of the original source.


That's not to say LCD's are bad, I actually have an LCD ( Samsung 6 series ) but I miss my previous Plasma and next upgrade is more than likely leaning towards a Panasonic Plasma.

Have some heat for the offer and respect to ElliotC for his informative post
#25
Anarchist
Maybe, but wouldn't waiting 10 years for super-mega-ultima-3D-HD coming out at twenty times the price be even better?.


Yeah...I want one! But I don't want a remote....I want it with knobs on!:-D

No but seriously...I won't be happy until they include smellarama.
#26
Does this set or the 550 have side by side pap?
#27
720 HD on a brand new set just seems daft to buy considering other sets at this price which are just as good as this.
#28
Be warned, LG Plasma's can suffer terrible image retention.
#29
Defiant306
720 HD on a brand new set just seems daft to buy considering other sets at this price which are just as good as this.


What?
#30
Defiant306
720 HD on a brand new set just seems daft to buy considering other sets at this price which are just as good as this.


Ok point us out a couple of 42" TV's at this pricepoint ... that are just as good then??:whistling:
#31
greg_68
A lot of plasmas I see at the moment are 720 of all makes, I don't know why that is.

I am browsing £900-1000 Panasonics and they are 720 too!

Doesn't seem until you get £800+ that you see any 1080 plasmas.


Only the X series are 720p and they are no where near as expensive as that. Everything else they do is 1080p. You can get a big 1080p panny plasma for less than £600 now.
#32
My head is getting baffled at all this info, im a simple man with a simple brain.
#33
surfer69

then again some people dont know what an MKV is !!


Do you?
MKV is just a container so a statement that it plays 'MKVs' is a foolish one as I can guarantee you that I could produce dozens of MKV's that it couldn't decode.
#34
autopilot
Be warned, LG Plasma's can suffer terrible image retention.


Is this just when playing console games or from watching TV?
#35
amazing how quick these loose value
#36
autopilot
Be warned, LG Plasma's can suffer terrible image retention.


I bought a 42" LGPQ6000 (720p) for £420 in January and had heard also that image retention was an issue. Advice i got and followed was to just avoid having games and channels like e4 on for too long initially.

Worked a treat and i am more than happy with my LG. I had compared it to similar Plasmas and LCDs in my price range (free as a bird to as cheap as chips) and it was easily the best imho.

Plus LG seem to have the best looking tvs- always a major purchasing requirement, i know :oops:
#37
stevieglesga
I bought a 42" LGPQ6000 (720p) for £420 in January and had heard also that image retention was an issue. Advice i got and followed was to just avoid having games and channels like e4 on for too long initially.

Worked a treat and i am more than happy with my LG. I had compared it to similar Plasmas and LCDs in my price range (free as a bird to as cheap as chips) and it was easily the best imho.

Plus LG seem to have the best looking tvs- always a major purchasing requirement, i know :oops:



Everything okay now? do you play games now & is there much motion blur?
#38
m27try
Everything okay now? do you play games now & is there much motion blur?


Never experienced any problems and with the 600hz zero motion blur games and footie look brill. When i was doing my "research" I decided that my 720p Plasma had a better picture than any comparable 1080p lcds
#39
autopilot
Be warned, LG Plasma's can suffer terrible image retention.


sorry mr autopilok but that is a load of bullocks

my lg will retain a picture if i leave it on a single still scene for hours, but..............

1. sensible people will take precautions, especially during the 200hr running period, to ensure this does not take place.

2. LG employ a picture stagger function which will "wiggle" a still picture by a few pixels every couple of minutes or so, therefore greatly reducing the impact if "1" is not stuck to or if accidentally the still source is left on.

3. if, horror upon horrors, picture retention occurs, it's an easy enough task to run a "wash" image or set of images either from the TV itself, via a USB stick or through a burned DVD
#40
my biggest problem is that i'm trying to save towards a new car. damn this website. :x

i'm also one of the "1080p" or nothing brigade but it's interesting to read the comments about 720p plasma being as good as 1080p lcd.

i'm currently holding out until i can convince myself it's time to get a 1080p LED tv. i know its not OLED, but the samsung LED i saw on display in currys when they first stocked them blew me away. the contrast between the blacks and the skin tones made the image pop out and look almost 3D.

how do you think a 720p plasma would compare with a 1080p LED, given that the LED will do a better job with blacks and other tones than an LCD.

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