LG 42LD450 42" FULL HD 1080P LCD TV - £419.95 @ Richer Sounds - HotUKDeals
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Have been looking for a new TV for around the £450 price mark and found this seems a good deal if you include the 5 year warranty for extra £42.

Amazon have this TV for £415 but its out of stock and for an extra fiver you can pick one up.

From richer sound website description:

With its 1080p Full HD resolution, the 42LD450 is the perfect TV to complement your HD sources such as PS3, Blu-ray player and Sky HD. LG have already built an excellent reputation for their picture and, with the 42LD450, it's not hard to see why. A contrast ratio of 60, 000:1 hints at the deep blacks and realism of depth. What the figures can't tell you is just how natural the picture is against similarly priced rivals. There's also smooth motion with a super-fast response time of just 4ms and a wide viewing angle to ensure that everyone in the room gets a good view of the action. In short, whatever you're watching will be crisp and detailed with superb resolution and the ideal brightness.

As usual, we would always recommend using a separate home cinema system with a TV of this size but if you do use the LG's built-in sound system you might be pleasantly surprised. Using an invisible speaker system with Clear Voice II the 42LD450 sounds crisp and precise. Furthermore, the 10w + 10w power output gives it enough drive to fill larger rooms, too.

In terms of connections, the 42LD450 has all the basics covered and a very useful USB, to boot. Twin HDMI sockets allow for the connection of 2 High Definition sources, such as an HD-TV box and Blu-ray. In addition to this, the 42LD450 boasts SCART and component connections for your analogue sources. The side-mounted USB socket is extremely useful for plugging in digital media devices and playing back music and pictures on your TV. Furthermore, the PC input makes this attractive TV the perfect complement to your home computer. Topping off the wide range of sockets is a digital optical sound output - ideal for connecting this LG 42 inch LCD TV to your home cinema for a useful upgrade in sound quality.

Featuring a gloss black, slimline surround and elegant stand, the 42LD450 looks as good as it performs. It's also less deep than many rivals making it look considerably less bulky whether wall or stand mounted. Thanks to the latest technology, it's also Energy Saving Recommended. For a 42 inch 1080p LCD TV with an impressive spec and smooth, good looks, the 42LD450 is hard to beat.
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#2
MattOsprey, providing a link to an item on amazon that is out of stock is as useful as a chocolate teapot :p I'm intrigued to see the number of other places you mention.

Hot from me!

Edited By: mpawood on Aug 17, 2010 13:22: typo
#3
I did mention amazon had it for less but rocher sounds do offer the 5 yr warranty.
#4
£426.55 delivered from Currys using code SALES5 (voucher ends today)

-in case you don't want to go into your 'local' RS store- :)
#5
I prefer to buy LCDs over Plasmas as I know LCDs last longer & use less power.
I have a few questions on this TV:
is this 100hz?
I've seen alot of LG plasma's play MKV movies so would this hanle it via USB?
whats the power consumption on it?
#6
Im voting cold sorry,

the spec says on that page a PC cant be plugged in to it and only has 2 HDMI's

this tv is cheaper and from Richer sounds, with 3x HDMI and says PC input for £369 or £409 with 5 yr guarantee.

http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-tv/lg/42lh3000/lg-42lh30starstar

Only difference I could find was the contrast reatio was better with 60,000:1 on your model and 50,000:1 on this model
#7
Tried to edit comment above but it wont let me to add, I also think this model comes with USB unlike link ive posted. So i think one is for connectivity and one for playback directly.
#8
nice price for brilliant TV !
I have the same one ( bought only for few £ more few weeks back)
it has USB ( with easy hack it can play divx movies etc - without hack only pictures and music)
picture quality is brilliant. SD looks really nice on it and HD blows you away
some say it has only 2 HDMI, but I do not need more as my HDMI devices are first connected to my Onkyo and then from it to TV :)
heat added
#9
killerferret
Im voting cold sorry,

the spec says on that page a PC cant be plugged in to it and only has 2 HDMI's

this tv is cheaper and from Richer sounds, with 3x HDMI and says PC input for £369 or £409 with 5 yr guarantee.


http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-tv/lg/42lh3000/lg-42lh30starstar


Only difference I could find was the contrast reatio was better with 60,000:1 on your model and 50,000:1 on this model


Yeah i had a look at that one its just thats last years model and this is 2010 model.
#10
montana78
I prefer to buy LCDs over Plasmas as I know LCDs last longer & use less power.
I have a few questions on this TV:
is this 100hz?
I've seen alot of LG plasma's play MKV movies so would this hanle it via USB?
whats the power consumption on it?


Its 50hz not sure what the pwer consumption is
#11
killerferret
Im voting cold sorry,the spec says on that page a PC cant be plugged in to it and only has 2 HDMI'sthis tv is cheaper and from Richer sounds, with 3x HDMI and says PC input for £369 or £409 with 5 yr guarantee.http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-tv/lg/42lh3000/lg-42lh30starstarOnly difference I could find was the contrast reatio was better with 60,000:1 on your model and 50,000:1 on this model

PC's can certainly be connected to this TV via HDMI. Some TVs will overscan the picture but if this TV adheres strictly to the HD Ready 1080P specification there should not be a problem with overscan. Overscan is a throwback to the days of CRT TVs which could not centralise a picture (since they do not use a matrix to display pixels). Due to the analogue nature causing the picture not to be exactly in the middle (and this varied from CRT TV to CRT TV), the picture was expanded beyond the edges of the TV so has not to give the impression of an uncentralised picture. This overscan effect is implemented on many TVs to cater for analogue signals but can be removed with 1:1 pixel mapping subject to the software allowing for it.

When manufacturers refer to PC input in their (loose) specifications, they generally refer to a VGA input. If it is the case that there is no VGA input then the HDMI input can be used (from PC graphics DVI or HDMI out) but you will need to check if there are issues with overscan. Generally, the software in LG TVs do conform to HD Ready 1080P standards and allows for switching to a 1:1 pixel mapping mode to resolve overscan issues. If the TV is described as Full HD but NOT HD Ready 1080P then 1:1 pixel mapping mode is not guaranteed. If it is HD Ready 1080P then it should be guaranteed and if not, then the TV is not fit for the purpose since the official HD Ready 1080P mandates 1:1 pixel mapping to be one of the features in order for a manufacturer to be able to use the logo.



Edited By: ElliottC on Aug 18, 2010 10:50: .
#12
montana78
I prefer to buy LCDs over Plasmas as I know LCDs last longer & use less power. I have a few questions on this TV:is this 100hz?I've seen alot of LG plasma's play MKV movies so would this hanle it via USB?whats the power consumption on it?


Not true According to this site

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/plasmatv-lifespan.html


LG: States 100,000 hours for both plasma and LCD.
#13
This looks to be the same TV that was going for 364.99 on an Ebuyer DOTD offer on the 5th August. And at that price, they flew off the shelves and sold out quickly.
#14
Bastic
nice price for brilliant TV !
I have the same one ( bought only for few £ more few weeks back)
it has USB ( with easy hack it can play divx movies etc - without hack only pictures and music)
picture quality is brilliant. SD looks really nice on it and HD blows you away
some say it has only 2 HDMI, but I do not need more as my HDMI devices are first connected to my Onkyo and then from it to TV :)
heat added


how do you hack them?
#15
The 42LD690 (with Freeview HD) is available from Amazon and Richer Sounds for under £500, and is a flipping great telly.

Worth the extra for the freeview HD imo.
#16
Hi everyone, does anyone know how to hack LG TV 42LD450 the wiki pages dont work they have been taken off. I'm getting frustrated now been looking around for hours, every model of the LG except mine i can find a crack/hack for. Can anyone help me please. Cant use my usb.
#17
Hi guys, please can anyone assist me to hack my LG 42LD450 usb to play video. i have read around and still cannot find a clear cut direction to follow.

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