LG 42" Plasma 42PJ550 48Hr Price Crash £399.99 inc. delivery @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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48hr deal time again, includes the LG 32" again but also a cheap 42" Plasma this time.
Starts 5pm Sunday 16th and ends on Tuesday at 5pm.

The LG 42PJ550 42" HD Ready Plasma TV has all the features to provide great home entertainment. This television also has a sharp design that is bound to add a stylish touch to your living-room.
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#1
It's only got 2 HDMI posts and it's not Full HD but it's cheap.

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#2
Showing as £599 on website and via link provided unless not changed it yet? Good deal if you can get it for this. Currently on Ideal World for £499 with 4 flexi payments of £125 if anyone's interested.

Ignore £599 - doesn't start til 5pm - apologies. Still a good deal with Ideal World I thought for anyone on wanting to budget (£12.99 delivery).
#3
wagamamaluva
Showing as £599 on website and via link provided? Currently on Ideal World for £499 with 4 flexi payments of £125 if anyone's interested.


yeah starts at 5pm so itll be amended to the £399 then.
#4
SAFC
yeah starts at 5pm so itll be amended to the £399 then.


Oh right, sorry, missed the 5pm bit - good deal then :thumbsup: Just watching it on Ideal World.
#5
If it's as good as the LG 42PQ3000 then it is a good price.
#6
What is the deal with the 32 inch one? Can someone give me a link and price on that one please as I was going to buy one today, but if this deal is better I will wait for it.

Thanks.

Edit- Sorry just saw the link above. My bad.

Think there will be much stock, will I have to order dead on 5pm to get one?
#7
link has been posted above
#8
Also, anyone care to chip in on the Plasma Vs LCD debate for me? It is for my bedroom, mostly for the World Cup and some gaming on my Xbox 360, but should I go for the 32" LCD or the 42" plasma at only £100 more.

Plasma tips anyone?
#9
are all the 5pm deals on the website as i cant seem to find the link saying what will be on offer, i ask as im looking for a cheap laptop and wonder if any will be in the deal xxxx
#10
if this was full HD i'd buy it straight away :(
#11
neiltaylor83
Also, anyone care to chip in on the Plasma Vs LCD debate for me? It is for my bedroom, mostly for the World Cup and some gaming on my Xbox 360, but should I go for the 32" LCD or the 42" plasma at only £100 more.

Plasma tips anyone?


A thread for this model recently started on avforums which may be of some help.:thumbsup:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-owners-forum/1210182-official-lg-pj550-plasma-thread.html
#12
Toddish
if this was full HD i'd buy it straight away :(


and me!
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Toddish
if this was full HD i'd buy it straight away :(


Bicawi
and me!


Just accept the fact that you'll never be able to see the difference and buy it anyway!
#14
Given a choice between a Panasonic and LG plasma I would definitely go Panasonic and there is a similar cheap Panasonic plasma in another thread.
#15
Thanks for the link Dell Boy :)

Anyone have thoughts on this being only 780p rather than 1080p? I am wondering if I am being suckered into paying an extra £100 for an extra 10 inches (hoho), when a 32" 1080p would suit.
#16
craigstephens
Just accept the fact that you'll never be able to see the difference and buy it anyway!

Pff, I have great eyes :p

Out of curiosity, if you (anyone) were to buy a TV from one of the deals, which one would it be? I'm really temped but there are so many pros and cons to each :oops:
#17
Can't find a review on this set anywhere,2 HDMI is a concern as you would expect 3 minimum these days for sky,gaming,pc,dvd,amp ect.
Plasma tv's still have there issues with retention,glare and being power hungry ect.
TBH haven't been impressed with any of the deals from Dixons or Currys.
#18
bonzobanana
Given a choice between a Panasonic and LG plasma I would definitely go Panasonic and there is a similar cheap Panasonic plasma in another thread.


Just looked at the panasonic thread, for what reason is it better? An extra bit of cash and £50 if the voucher code does not work.
#19
neiltaylor83
Just looked at the panasonic thread, for what reason is it better? An extra bit of cash and £50 if the voucher code does not work.

I have a 42" panasonic plasma and wouldn hesitate to buy another 1, it is a 720p model and the picture quality for sport or films is superb, blu ray films look excellent on it also, i wouldnt touch an LG due to enjoying th panasonic so much, my brother has a 42" lcd and i wouldnt choose lcd over plasma, plasma wins hands down. the panny tv in the other thread for around £400 is an absoloute no brainer imho.
#20
neiltaylor83
Just looked at the panasonic thread, for what reason is it better? An extra bit of cash and £50 if the voucher code does not work.


Panasonic have always been better for plasmas than LG and Samsung. Only Pioneer were better than Panasonic and Panasonic have taken over the pioneer plasma side anyway now.

LG may offer a few more bells and whistles than panasonic for the same money and normally beat panasonic on price but the panasonic will have more refined processing, less likely to have dead pixels or image retention. I'm not saying the panasonic will be more reliable though as LG have been pretty good probably quite similar. Thats not just my opinion check out the reviews. Panasonic are a class above for plasmas normally.
#22
is768901
I have a 42" panasonic plasma and wouldn hesitate to buy another 1, it is a 720p model and the picture quality for sport or films is superb, blu ray films look excellent on it also, i wouldnt touch an LG due to enjoying th panasonic so much, my brother has a 42" lcd and i wouldnt choose lcd over plasma, plasma wins hands down. the panny tv in the other thread for around £400 is an absoloute no brainer imho.


ive got a 42px80 - beats my other 2 tvs hands down, and one of them is full hd samsung, love the panasonic and the pic is amazing on hd and sd despite it being only 1080i
#23
ugh plasma
ugh not full HD

yawn

HOT because somebody has got to buy it :thumbsup:
#24


Those are LCD sets and probably inferior if you are still watching a lot of SD material. As a very crude rule Plasma can do a good job of all material, LCD does HD well but SD poorly. 720p plasmas tend to do a better job of SD than 1080p plasmas and plasmas in general do a much better job of SD than LCD.
#25
The 720 plasma's I have been interested in lately LGPQ600 and Samsung sommat have had much better pictures than the equivelent priced 1080p LCD in HD, even against Sony's.

Only SD freeview too!

I for one am very confused by the massive array of tv's.

What's with the bundled remote £117 :w00t:
#26
Is LED better than plasma?
#27


Second link have "Integrated Digital (Freeview)" too ...
#28
What's better for Xbox 360, 32" LG LCD or 42" LG Plasma?

Bare in mind that I am not worried about miniscule differences, just if there is a big difference.
#29
neiltaylor83
Just looked at the panasonic thread, for what reason is it better? An extra bit of cash and £50 if the voucher code does not work.


LG only has a digital optical audio out which is ok if you have the equipment to connect it to whereas the Panasonic gives you a stereo analogue audio output and headphone socket. The Panasonics feel pretty sturdy too.
#30
RajUK
Second link have "Integrated Digital (Freeview)" too ...


so has the first one :) most modern flat screens have Freeview built in
#31
Anyone know of any vouchers codes for Dixons? I searched the forums but could only find ones that have just expired. There must be a new one around somewhere now?
#32
Stevie Badman
Is LED better than plasma?


AFAIK LED sets are the same as usual LCD tv's except that they use LEDs for the backlighting, the screen is still an LCD.
#33
Dont get hung up on the whole 1080P thing. I dont think many HD broadcasts (if any) are 1080P anyway, I think 1080i is most common. The difference is negligible anyway, just buy it and be happy with 42 inches of screen that a couple of years ago would of cost £2000.
#34
The offer is live now !!
#35
molerat
The offer is live now !!



Don't forget 3% quidco to makes it around £388.
#36
thabiz
Dont get hung up on the whole 1080P thing. I dont think many HD broadcasts (if any) are 1080P anyway, I think 1080i is most common. The difference is negligible anyway, just buy it and be happy with 42 inches of screen that a couple of years ago would of cost £2000.


This is the crux of the whole 720p/1080p debate right there - if you are using this as a TV, 720 plasma will look superb for SD and 1080i broadcasts, and that covers all SD & HD currently broadcast in the UK. The only sources that use the full 1080p are BD (HDDVD) and a pretty small amount of games on the PS3 and 360. It really isn't the dealbreaker many think as until the next gen of consoles 1080p will be the exception and not the norm, and broadcasters simply don't have the bandwidth for 1080p especially with more HD channels encroaching on the limited bandwidth already available. Furthermore, at a regular sitting distance, on HD moving images (not CG ones so much) the difference between 720 and 1080 is far far less pronounced than between 576i SD and 720p HD. Simple proof lies in the resale value of 720p Pioneer Kuro sets even years after they were launched.

Save your money if you are going for your first HD set, this will more than suit. Then, when 3D 1080p (or whatever) is more prevalent, you won't feel so bad your cheap non 3D 720p set is worth buttons, but you would if your dead expensive non 3D 1080p set is also worth as much.
#37
Good price for 42" TV even if only 1024 x 768 and 2 HDMI's but for that price cant complain too much..Now if the Panansonic G20 was that price or the Pioneer Kuro!............................
#38
I think I'm losing the plot, have added one to my basket but cannot see the checkout, will it not let me see the checkout until 5pm?

Where's the checkout?
#39
bonzobanana
Panasonic have always been better for plasmas than LG and Samsung. Only Pioneer were better than Panasonic and Panasonic have taken over the pioneer plasma side anyway now.

LG may offer a few more bells and whistles than panasonic for the same money and normally beat panasonic on price but the panasonic will have more refined processing, less likely to have dead pixels or image retention. I'm not saying the panasonic will be more reliable though as LG have been pretty good probably quite similar. Thats not just my opinion check out the reviews. Panasonic are a class above for plasmas normally.




Panasonic have a number of problems lately, including the rising blacks (where blacks look good, but then triple over a year or two, and become worse than other manufacturers), floating blacks, and flicker issues.

With regard to processing, Panasonics have been notorious for years in having particularly poor processing, especially in scaling. That may have been fixed this year, not sure.

LG have improved their sets dramatically this year, and in the 1080p sets the pk500 series models have been reviewed as better than the G20/25 models (and by proper technical reviewers, ISF certified, not the likes of cnet or so on).

In particular, the pk350 in the UK is a stunning bargain - only £700, and has the best blacks under £1500 (Panasonics have slightly better out of the box, but eventually end up 2x as bad).
#40
greg_68
I think I'm losing the plot, have added one to my basket but cannot see the checkout, will it not let me see the checkout until 5pm?

Where's the checkout?

Should come on screen as a pop up. Ordered and both e-mails received ok.

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