LG 42 Inch HD Ready Digital Plasma TV 42PJ350 £379.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Special offer available - £50 cash back from Sky when you buy the Sky+HD Starter Kit (532/2570) for £30 and this tv. For full terms and conditions please see http://www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/sky_hd.htm To receive this offer add both items to your trolley. Offer ends 8th July 2010.

Plasma TV:
* USB Input - Connect your digital camera, MP3 player or flash memory using the USB port. .
* 600Hz - 600Hz Plasma technology provides zero motion blur and the ultimate razor sharp response time perfect for watching high speed sports and movies. .
* 2 HDMI Inputs - Connect your High Definition devices such as games console or blu-ray player through the two HDMI ports for a true High Definition multimedia experience. .

Television picture quality:
* HD Ready.
* Freeview digital tuner.
* 42in (107cm) widescreen TV with 41in (104cm) visible screen size.
* Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.
* 100Hz.
* Brightness 1500cd/m2.
* Contrast ratio 3000000:1.
* Dual XD engine image enhancement.
* Viewing angle 178/178 degrees.
* Progressive scan.

Connectivity:
* 2 HDMI sockets.
* 2 SCART sockets.
* PC input socket.
* Composite.
* Optical connection.
* AV socket (rear).
* 1 USB port.

Sound quality:
* Dolby sound system.
* 2 x 10 watts RMS power output.

Digital features:
* Digitally interactive.
* Digital text.
* Digital audio broadcasting (DAB).
* Digital video broadcasting (DVB) subtitles available.
* RF loop.
* Auto setup.
* Auto scan for new channels.
* Now and next programme guide.
* 8 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
* Top up TV compatible.
* CI slot.
* Audio description compatible.

Additional features:
* UHF/VHF tuner.
* Sleep timer.
* Child lock.
* Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included) .
* Size of TV H61.7, W98.8, D5.5cm.
* Weight of TV 20kg (unpackaged).
* Complete with tabletop stand.
* Size of TV with stand H68.8, W98.8, D26cm.
* Weight of TV with stand 21kg.
* Suitable for wall mounting with a VESA 400 x 400mm bracket (bracket not included).
Enrgy efficiency information:
* Standby power consumption 0.1 watt.
* Energy Saving Trust recommended.
* EAN/Barcode No: 8808992746041.
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#1
Tempted :thumbsup:
#2
hot for me :)
same price at amazon tho so not sure how good a deal it is...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-42PJ350-42-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B003G2DJ3E
#3
cheeep:thumbsup:
#4
very tempting
#5
The LG 42PJ550 Offer is better that was posted on here the other week if you can get it, as that one is virtually the same but gives you ability to play back DivX HD and MKV files back via USB, this one doesn't, just does photos and MP3 files
#6
Agreed, PJ550 from Currys is better... watching mine now.

This deal is cold for that reason.
#7
PJ550 deal is no longer showing on Currys website, so not a fair comparison today. As of now, this looks like the best deal you can get on a decent plasma of this size - and anyway, how can £380 be a bad price for this? Hot from me.
#8
* Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.

On a 42"? Spend a bit more and get a 1080p... This may be cheaper, but it isnt value for money.
#9
SuperSambo
* Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.

On a 42"? Spend a bit more and get a 1080p... This may be cheaper, but it isnt value for money.


errrm, how isnt this value for money?

Can you actually tell any difference between 768p and 1080p? Really??
#10
Can't compare lcd with plasma so easily. Pixel size is larger on a plasma. Plus plasma are usually better with standard def sources and sports than lcds. 1080p also only on blu ray at so if you haven't got that no difference at all.
#11
SuperSambo
* Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.

On a 42"? Spend a bit more and get a 1080p... This may be cheaper, but it isnt value for money.


Disagree!

for all TV other than blu-ray 768p is fine, i have the LGPQ6000 and for TV watching even using bluray and HDDVD it is great, and is far better than some 1080p LCD's

I would say if you plan on PC gaming, then there is a reason for going for a higher res screen but not for TV use.

clearly, if you can find a similarly priced full HD plasma with equivalent specs to this then provide a link, as that WOULD be worth looking at.

sprinc, i must admit tho, a GOOD 1080p set does look better than a 768p set when using Full HD Sources, but you need to spend more money than this, and it is very subtle. Given that SkyHD isnt full HD anyway 95% of the time it is a moot point for most people, but much like the people who buy a PC from PC world with a fast processor but not much else to back it up, some people need the big numbers in front of their tv to feel it is any good..
#12
sprinc
errrm, how isnt this value for money?

Can you actually tell any difference between 768p and 1080p? Really??


Yes. Maybe not on a 32" but on a 42" it is evident..
#13
Yes. Maybe not on a 32" but on a 42" it is evident..


- Surely it depends what you are watching - if watching SD or Sky HD (which is broadcast in 720p resolution I gather) then I don't suppose it makes any difference at all.
#14
assortments
PJ550 deal is no longer showing on Currys website, so not a fair comparison today. As of now, this looks like the best deal you can get on a decent plasma of this size - and anyway, how can £380 be a bad price for this? Hot from me.


Trust us when we say that if you give it a week, Currys, PCWorld, Dixons, Comet or Argos will normally re-run the LG 42PJ550 or LG 42PJ350 offer for normally less that 400 quid, plus possible discount codes and quidco...

There isn't much different in them apart from the fact you've got the film playback on USB, which a lot of people who have brought this set have reported as a problem due to LG locking down that facility...
#15
bigmike20vt


sprinc, i must admit tho, a GOOD 1080p set does look better than a 768p set when using Full HD Sources, but you need to spend more money than this, and it is very subtle. Given that SkyHD isnt full HD anyway 95% of the time it is a moot point for most people, but much like the people who buy a PC from PC world with a fast processor but not much else to back it up, some people need the big numbers in front of their tv to feel it is any good..


:thumbsup:
#16
i got the lg42pq2000 from richer for £385 inc 5 year warranty and hd is splendid on mine, id recommend it, 3 hdmi as well which i needed
#17
it says 600hz when you go to the deal
#18
I'd spend a bit more and get a 1080p set with Freeview HD built in.
#19
scart2;8964370
I'd spend a bit more and get a 1080p set with Freeview HD built in.

With the Freeview HD signal being sent as 1080i, same as SKY HD. 1080p is only useful for Blu-ray.

If you can afford a good 1080p set ,well the difference is there mainly due to processing engine, but for cheap 1080p it just isn't worth it. Pay more for a HD Ready one with a good processor.
#20
sprinc
errrm, how isnt this value for money?

Can you actually tell any difference between 768p and 1080p? Really??


Depends on your eyesight.

If you're 20/20, then for a 42" you'll see a difference at 8 feet or less, and only a significant difference at 6 feet.

If you have better than 20/20 it becomes more practical. eg 20/15, add 3 foot to the distances above.

If you have worse than 20/20, you'll need to sit right on top of the tv to see the difference.
#21
saxo_appeal
it says 600hz when you go to the deal


For those who do not know what 600 Hz is on plasma TVs, it is NOT the refresh rate. Cunningly the TV manufacturer do not specify what is being measured leaving the consumer to assume that this is 600 Hz refresh rate. Anybody who understand refresh rates would realise that 600 Hz is totally unfeasible for broadcast transmissions of 50Hz - how can one account for the extra frames?

The actual entity being measured as 600Hz is the subfield motion. The same image is repeated multiple times (not even interpolated, as is the case with 100Hz specified TVs) and hence this is a manufacturer's way of cheating the consumer without being untruthful. Notice how 50 frames from broadcast TV and 24 frames from Blu Ray movies divide into 600. This means for broadcast TV at 50Hz, the EXACT SAME IMAGE is flashed 12 times during each frame and for Blu Ray it is flashed 25 times per frame. So the frame rate is still 50 Hz for these TVs!
#22
sky hd is 1080i, and freeview hd is 720p
#23
bazpantsphil
sky hd is 1080i, and freeview hd is 720p


BBC and ITV hd are 1080i50 on freeview HD.
#24
bigmike20vt
Disagree!

for all TV other than blu-ray 768p is fine, i have the LGPQ6000 and for TV watching even using bluray and HDDVD it is great, and is far better than some 1080p LCD's

I would say if you plan on PC gaming, then there is a reason for going for a higher res screen but not for TV use.

clearly, if you can find a similarly priced full HD plasma with equivalent specs to this then provide a link, as that WOULD be worth looking at.

sprinc, i must admit tho, a GOOD 1080p set does look better than a 768p set when using Full HD Sources, but you need to spend more money than this, and it is very subtle. Given that SkyHD isnt full HD anyway 95% of the time it is a moot point for most people, but much like the people who buy a PC from PC world with a fast processor but not much else to back it up, some people need the big numbers in front of their tv to feel it is any good..


to be fair entirely depends what your using it for and how close you are going to be sat
#25
p.s thanks very much elliot! i remember mentioning 600hz last time in a thread cause i had no idea how it could work, what a big load of bologne its basically a 50hz set lol, same frame over and over again...
#26
A bit confused by all this. I'm looking for a 42 inch TV and at the moment I'm pretty convinced I'm better off going for plasma rather than LCD (power cnsumption isn't a problem because it will only be for occasional use). There will be a blu-ray player attached but I suspect (at first at least) it will be used mainly for SD Freeview and other SD sources. I was looking to spend between £350 and £500 and this deal looked pretty good.

However, I had a reservation that it was not 1080p. I know I wouldn't be getting the best out of my Blu-rays andit was entirely possible I might get some form of HD TV in the future (Free Sat or Freeview HD most likely). So I found a panasonic set that was 1080p. It was £530, but I thought I could justify it to myself.

HOWEVER - I've read recently a few places that I would probably get a BETTER picture for SD sources with a TV with a resolution of 1024 x 768 or 1365 x 768. I beleive this is because it more closely matches the resolution that the SD sources are stored/transmitted in (so there's less doubling up of pixels involved).

It now seems paying I'd be paying an extra £150 for a TV where I'd be getting a WORSE picture most of the time!

I'd be really grateful if anyone could confirm I've picked this up right. Also - any advice on what would suit my needs would be great. I'd imagine I would use the TV mostly for sports and DVD movies (with some blu-rays). I'll be sitting a little more that 4m from the set most of the time.

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