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42-inch HD-Ready 1080p LCD TV
Built-in Freeview HD
Store your favourite pictures and audio quickly via the USB port
View YouTube content via built-in LG Netcast
Connect your games console, home cinema, Blu-ray player or satellite box via HDMI

42" HD 1080p LCD TV with freeview HD, NetCast, 3 x HDMI and USB connectivity
The LG LD490 LCD TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality and built in freeview HD to provide 5 times the picture quality of standard definition freeview. Also built in is LG NetCast technology for access to your favourite internet content such as YouTube.

HD-Ready 1080p
LG HD Ready 1080p (Full HD) provides 1920 x 1080p picture resolution delivering incredible picture clarity and vibrant colours. You'll see up to 5 times the picture clarity and detail in comparison to standard definition and double the detail compared to HD Ready 720p. 1080p television is the only way to fully experience the true potential of high definition gaming and blu-ray which takes you even closer to the action.

Freeview HD
Get Ready to watch High Definition TV for free with built in freeview HD bringing you the best of BBC, ITV and C4 in glorious high definition with no monthly fee or contract. Freeview HD provides up to 5 times the picture quality of standard definition freeview taking you closer to the action. *Check you can get Freeview HD where you live – just visit freeview.co.uk or text your postcode and house number or house name to 80560.

3 HDMI Inputs
Connect your games console, Blu-ray player or home cinema system through the 3 HDMI ports for a true High Definition multimedia experience.

LG Netcast
LG Netcast is a number of web related services which includes YouTube, Picasa and AccuWeather.

USB 2.0
Upload and store your favourite pictures and audio quickly and easily using the built-in USB port.

Div X HD Playback
Connect your digital camera, M-P-3 player or flash memory through the USB port to show off your latest holiday snaps, music collection or High Definition DivX movies for a true multimedia experience.
Box Contains
Television
Remote Control
Batteries (AAAx2)
Power Cord
Ferrite Core
Polishing Cloth
Bolts for stand assembly (x8)
Protection cover
Owner’s Manual
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2 Likes #1
I cannot find any reviews for this TV on http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk or http://www.avforums.com or http://www.which.co.uk . Here's something that calls itself a review http://www.whathifi.com/review/lg-42ld490 , though I wouldn't buy a TV on the strength of it.

Alternatively, don't forget the Samsung LE40C580. £400 delivered from Amazon. Includes HD Freeview. Review here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-le40c580-le32c580-20100728791.htm . 'Highly Recommended'.

Superb blend of picture quality & build quality. Glass stand, glass-effect bezel, metal rear casing, transparent bezel edging, red pinstripe at the base of the bezel. It oozes quality.

Unlike many TVs, there's no panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580. It has the Valencia processor & S-PVA panel... no subscribers to the C580 thread on Avforums have reported getting anything but the S-PVA panel so far this year.
#3
Price gone down now.... :)
heat added
#4
Great TV, brought the 47" for £549 from Richersound in November.

Edited By: malachi on Mar 31, 2011 23:25
#5
Just got delivered Samsung LE40C580 40" LCD Full HD delivered for £405.98
just waiting to TCB 32.8
So final price gona be £373
#6
Down to £399.98 now (_;) now the only problem is this or the Samsung LE40C580?
#7
I've been looking for a new TV for a while, decided to buy one this week and argh! I cannot decide...

so many choices, this or the LG 37ld490 :(

also AVForum thread for this monitor here:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-forum/1375422-lg-ld490-lcd-thread.html
#8
I've definitely decided to buy this one. It seems as if it was designed for me. I watch a lot on BBC iPlayer and the usb interface is rated to be amazing. Specially with the codecs it can run.

The 37" for £350 or the 40" for £399 - AHHH! Decisions :(

It's only for a bedroom and it's not exactly massive. But £50 isn't much when purchasing a TV.

Edited By: Pantho on Apr 01, 2011 01:06
#9
I have this TV and it's absolutely perfect for what I need:

In my opinion the picture is superb. People may whine that it's only 50Hz but I've watched football, cricket, F1, rugby, superbowl etc and have never noticed any flaws in picture quality.

Netcast gives you all of BBC iPlayer and even HD when available, plus youtube (No 4od), facebook, googlemaps, twitter, picassa, acetrax, viewster, vtuner, accedo, accuweather and mlb.tv

Normal freeview channels as well as these 4 in HD; BBC, BBC1, ITV1 and C4

Every hard drive and usb stick I've ever plugged in has been read and it plays all the video files I've tried .mkv, .avi, .divx, .mp4 to name a few, it seems to play HD videos too (up to about 3GB in size). Full codec list is available on the LG website.

Read and played my entire music library. If using TV to listen to music it does have a turn off screen function, minor but there we go.

If you run a media server on your computer it will also find all your music and videos over the network, I've had no problems with Windows Media Player 11, Mezzmo or TVersity. Personally prefer TVersity.

I previously owned the Sony KDL40EX403, which was unfortunately terrible in comparison. Major flaw was the lack of USB support, it seemed to have no codecs for any video I tried to play, even after "activating" the naff divx extra.

Only negative I can think of is that if you want to connect to the network wirelessly you have to buy an adaptor.
#10
zel69
Down to £399.98 now (_;) now the only problem is this or the Samsung LE40C580?


The LD490 is an LD450 plus HD Freeview & a couple of extras. Both use the same MStar processor. Both suffer from the panel 'lottery'. You will get either an A-MVA or S-IPS panel, but you won't know which until you've bought it.

In terms of picture quality, they're rivals to the Samsung C530. The MStar processor is also used in the Samsung C530, as is the superior Trident processor.

The Samsung LE40C580 has the Valencia processor, which delivers superior picture quality over MStar or Trident equipped TVs. The panel is an S-PVA. No panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580.

For what I believe offers the best picture quality this side of a Samsung LE40C650 or Panasonic TXP42G20, choose the Samsung LE40C580. See Post #1 above.

There's a £400 HUKD deal now for the LE40C580 ... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-le40c580-40-widescreen-full-hd-1080p-allshare-lcd-tv-with-freeview-hd-39/910721
#11
dooper
zel69
Down to £399.98 now (_;) now the only problem is this or the Samsung LE40C580?


The LD490 is an LD450 plus HD Freeview & a couple of extras. Both use the same MStar processor. Both suffer from the panel 'lottery'. You will get either an A-MVA or S-IPS panel, but you won't know which until you've bought it.

In terms of picture quality, they're rivals to the Samsung C530. The MStar processor is also used in the Samsung C530, as is the superior Trident processor.

The Samsung LE40C580 has the Valencia processor, which delivers superior picture quality over MStar or Trident equipped TVs. The panel is an S-PVA. No panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580.

For what I believe offers the best picture quality this side of a Samsung LE40C650 or Panasonic TXP42G20, choose the Samsung LE40C580. See Post #1 above.

There's a £400 HUKD deal now for the LE40C580 ... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-le40c580-40-widescreen-full-hd-1080p-allshare-lcd-tv-with-freeview-hd-39/910721


This is correct,how ever if you plan to use your tv as a monitor. Don't choose the 40"c580 As its poor for monitor use due to very slow pixel response. Its a shame as its caused me a headache as i love the c580 when it has A-MVA as it suits all my needs ! If your using it as a monitor for more than 30mins aday i wouldn't waste your time as your notice the trailing pictures and text when scrolling.

It's perfect for anyone who doesn't want to use it as a monitor.I am now stuck as to weather to risk buying a 37" of any set as most have buzzzzzzzz problems.

It is a lottery on panel as others have 40" A-MVA c580's but your maybe 99% sure your get S-PVA here in the UK, this applys to 32" models too in that their is a small chance of getting A-MVA when its 99% S-PVA
1 Like #12
Got this just before christmas top tv ! Love the built in Iplayer and Youtube both show in HD aswell
#13
dooper
zel69
Down to £399.98 now (_;) now the only problem is this or the Samsung LE40C580?


The LD490 is an LD450 plus HD Freeview & a couple of extras. Both use the same MStar processor. Both suffer from the panel 'lottery'. You will get either an A-MVA or S-IPS panel, but you won't know which until you've bought it.

In terms of picture quality, they're rivals to the Samsung C530. The MStar processor is also used in the Samsung C530, as is the superior Trident processor.

The Samsung LE40C580 has the Valencia processor, which delivers superior picture quality over MStar or Trident equipped TVs. The panel is an S-PVA. No panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580.

For what I believe offers the best picture quality this side of a Samsung LE40C650 or Panasonic TXP42G20, choose the Samsung LE40C580. See Post #1 above.

There's a £400 HUKD deal now for the LE40C580 ... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-le40c580-40-widescreen-full-hd-1080p-allshare-lcd-tv-with-freeview-hd-39/910721


Thanks for the info. Do you know how the picture/processer etc. of the Samsung UE40C5800 LED compares against the LE40C580?

I am trying to decide between the LCD or LED version. Hot deal from me OP.


Edited By: SpoonyBoy on Apr 01, 2011 10:04
#14
Pantho
I've been looking for a new TV for a while, decided to buy one this week and argh! I cannot decide...

so many choices, this or the LG 37ld490 :(

also AVForum thread for this monitor here:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-forum/1375422-lg-ld490-lcd-thread.html


I bought the 37" 2 weeks ago from ElectroCentre, it was advertised as £349.00 but somehow I got it for £299.00. Dont ask me how, it just happened when I put in the basket, anyways they didnt mention a thing about the price and I got it delivered 2 days later at no extra cost. I must say its a very good TV, I haven't found any flaws yet, picture sound quality is brilliant, I haven't tried palying MKV files yet, but it plays divx files superbly. Now I'm looking for a broadband connection so I can check the netcast feature out. I would recommend this TV, although I've heard its not good for sports and gaming, so you might wanna look into that before you buy it.
#15
SpoonyBoy
Thanks for the info. Do you know how the picture/processer etc. of the Samsung UE40C5800 LED compares against the LE40C580?

I am trying to decide between the LCD or LED version. Hot deal from me OP.


For the extra £122, you essentially get a slimmer case, which will undoubtedly look sleek & sexy on your wall. You may get a reduction in your annual elctricity bill, however, the amount isn't worth the time spent calculating it.

In terms of picture quality, they share the same processor & panel so, if the UE40C5800 claims superior picture quality, I don't know how it's achieved. I cannot find a review for the UE40C5800.

If my budget was > £500, I would spend £561 at http://www.play.com on a Panasonic Viera TXP42G20... an outstanding TV.

Personally, I would get the LE40C580, & put the savings towards a holiday.
#16
The only thing stopping me getting the C580 is lack of internet TV, which this seems to have. Ooooh I just can't decide...
#17
dooper
SpoonyBoy
Thanks for the info. Do you know how the picture/processer etc. of the Samsung UE40C5800 LED compares against the LE40C580?

I am trying to decide between the LCD or LED version. Hot deal from me OP.


For the extra £122, you essentially get a slimmer case, which will undoubtedly look sleek & sexy on your wall. You may get a reduction in your annual elctricity bill, however, the amount isn't worth the time spent calculating it.

In terms of picture quality, they share the same processor & panel so, if the UE40C5800 claims superior picture quality, I don't know how it's achieved. I cannot find a review for the UE40C5800.

If my budget was > £500, I would spend £561 at[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.play.com] http://www.play.com[/url] on a Panasonic Viera TXP42G20... an outstanding TV.

Personally, I would get the LE40C580, & put the savings towards a holiday.


Cheers for the reply. I wanted the slimmer LED due to the position of the TV in the room, it will look alot better than LCD once wall mounted. I'm not in any rush to buy the TV so I can wait for the LEDs to come down to that price.....just tempting when I see deals like this or cheap LCDs.
#18
Darkman
The only thing stopping me getting the C580 is lack of internet TV, which this seems to have. Ooooh I just can't decide...


You can get wireless streaming for £9 here http://www.avforums.com/forums/14074582-post605.html , though I appreciate that's not exactly what you're after.

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