LG 42LD490 42" Smart LCD TV with Dynex 6ft HDMI Cable £349.99 @ BestBuy - HotUKDeals
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£50 cheaper than the nearest cheapest price i could find at a reputable retailer.

Amazon - £419.99
Richer Sounds - £399.95
Argos - £479.99

The LG LD490 LCD TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality and built in Freeview HD to provide five times the picture quality of standard definition television, and comes with a range of exciting features including LG NetCast technology for access to your favourite internet content

The LG 42LD490 has a USB 2.0 connection to allow you to upload and store your favourite pictures and audio quickly and easily. It also features Div X HD Playback, so that you can connect your digital camera, MP3 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.

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.

Connect your games console, Blu-ray player or home cinema system via one of the 42LD490’s three HDMI ports for a true high definition multimedia experience.
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#1
great price, am going to wait for 42inch to drop to £300 before i buy though - hopefully sometime this year
#2
Specs

LCD TV:

Freeview HD.
3 HDMI ports.

Television picture quality:

Full HD 1080p.
Freeview HD digital tuner.
42in (107cm) widescreen TV with 107cm visible screen size.
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
50Hz.
Contrast ratio 60000:1.
Response time 4ms.
Viewing angle 178/178 degrees.

Connectivity:

3 HDMI sockets.
Headphone socket.
1 USB port.
1 Scart Socket

Sound quality:

Digital features:

Digitally interactive.
Digital text.
Digital audio broadcasting (DAB).
Auto setup.
Auto scan for new channels.
Now and next programme guide.
8 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
Top up TV compatible.
CI slot.

Additional features:

Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Remote control batteries required 2 x AAA (included).
Size of TV H63.5, W102.3, D7.6cm.
Weight of TV 13.5kg (unpackaged).
Complete with tabletop stand.
Size of TV with stand H68.5, W102.3, D26.1cm.
Weight of TV with stand 15.1kg.
Suitable for wall mounting with a VESA 400 x 400mm bracket (bracket not included).

Energy efficiency information:

On mode power consumption 134 watts.
Standby power consumption 0.3 watt.




Edited By: Rubideux on May 26, 2011 09:32:  
#3
Great television superb features too!
1 Like #4
Not bad but 50 Hz is useless for viewing sports.
#5
Good review: http://www.whathifi.com/review/lg-42ld490

Some reports of fast-motion blur on AV forums, though, but this is still excellent value.

Tempting.........going to read a bit more..........
#6
It gets some horrible reviews on Amazon. I have to say I have seen picture quality issues with LG TVs in the recent past. I wouldn't buy one based on what I've seen.
1 Like #7
The LD490 has an MStar processor. It suffers 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.

To avoid the panel lottery, & get superior picture quality, consider the Toshiba 40RV753. £349 delivered from Amazon. It contains a Samsung S-PVA panel & Toshiba's own processor, which is superior to the MStar in the LG. Note that it doesn't have Netcast.

Great review here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/toshiba-40rv753-40rv753b-20110118924.htm 'Highly Recommended'.

Not so great review here
http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/led--lcd-and-plasma-tv/toshiba-regza-40rv753/review/
#9
Good price, very tempted to upgrade from my 32" samsung!
#10
IS this a 'smart tv' with PLEX on board? If so its worth buying for that alone. Plex is leaps and bounds ahead of all the other media players out there!
#11
OOS?
#12
Stock: there is none left. Expired.
#13
great price but to me Panasonic better picture
#14
says not available
#15
I posted this at 9am this morning and there was stock available. This was on a brochure i got through my door yesterday for deals between 27th May - 1st June so they might have made it unavailable until tomorrow.

Expire it until then i suppose. :|

It should be available in store though. I'd ring up your local best buy and check they've got stock beforehand though. That's starting from 27th May.

Edited By: Rubideux on May 26, 2011 16:57
2 Likes #16
joeybutterface
Not bad but 50 Hz is useless for viewing sports.



Don't be preposterous. It's been fine for the last 50 years, and it seems fine to me on all 4 of my flat screens. What makes you think the human eye can detect the difference between 50Hz and 100Hz? BluRay films are 24 frames per second - does that mean they're useless?
#17
received this tv from amazon yesterday. excellent for xbox 360 / hd dvd. great picture. no problems.
freeview picture (sd) was alright, nothing special, but then again i was sitting about 4-5 feet away. (should be about 8 ft away for 42")
ALSO - after tuning i noticed the channel 'challenge'
had a really bad lip-sync problem, but it was just that channel. weird, but worth noting.

netcast works well, prob only gonna use iplayer/youtube/facebook/twitter.

re the 50/60hz - i was watching MOTD on iplayer and there does appear quite a bit of motion blur, that maybe the streaming though.
and it DOES have 'real cinema 24p' which displays films at their original speed, which is nice.
so far after 1 day i would give this tv 8/10 :|
#18
anyone using this as a pc monitor? whats the input lag like on gaming?
#19
just ordered mine, cant wait! :D
#20
Mr jim e bones
received this tv from amazon yesterday. excellent for xbox 360 / hd dvd. great picture. no problems.
freeview picture (sd) was alright, nothing special, but then again i was sitting about 4-5 feet away. (should be about 8 ft away for 42")
ALSO - after tuning i noticed the channel 'challenge'
had a really bad lip-sync problem, but it was just that channel. weird, but worth noting.

netcast works well, prob only gonna use iplayer/youtube/facebook/twitter.

re the 50/60hz - i was watching MOTD on iplayer and there does appear quite a bit of motion blur, that maybe the streaming though.
and it DOES have 'real cinema 24p' which displays films at their original speed, which is nice.
so far after 1 day i would give this tv 8/10 :|


Don't want to thread spoil, but my LE40C580 handles SD amazingly - No True 24p though, yet this can easily be bypassed...
1 Like #21
Its live now!!!! I have just brought one. Thanks OP just what I have been looking for.
#22
Now available on the site, got mine :)
#23
barbiegirl
joeybutterface
Not bad but 50 Hz is useless for viewing sports.


Don't be preposterous. It's been fine for the last 50 years, and it seems fine to me on all 4 of my flat screens. What makes you think the human eye can detect the difference between 50Hz and 100Hz? BluRay films are 24 frames per second - does that mean they're useless?

Well i don't really know much about all the different specs that pertain to affect motion blur but I can say my little LG, which won't be over 50Hz, does show motion blur a lot. May be a slow response time. I dunno the specs just got it as a cheap n cheerful tv monitor. Buit blur does exist on my 50Hz tv.

Edited By: Meathotukdeals on May 26, 2011 20:12
#24
dooper
The LD490 has an MStar processor. It suffers 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.

To avoid the panel lottery, & get superior picture quality, consider the Toshiba 40RV753. £349 delivered from Amazon. It contains a Samsung S-PVA panel & Toshiba's own processor, which is superior to the MStar in the LG. Note that it doesn't have Netcast.

Great review here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/toshiba-40rv753-40rv753b-20110118924.htm 'Highly Recommended'.

Not so great review here
http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/led--lcd-and-plasma-tv/toshiba-regza-40rv753/review/

Dooper is this good for input lag @35 in game mode for LCD? How much quicker are the quicker ones? low 30s or in the 20's or teens or single figures?
#25
These TVs which claim ridiculous Hz are just lying anyway, for example, Panasonic divide the screen into 10 imaginary squares and measure 60 NTSC Hz in each thus giving 600Hz. LMAO.
PAL broadcast is filmed at 25 or 50 Hz.
#26
I don't care about the HZ - its £350!! It doesn't seem all that long ago that I paid almost that for my 720p 22" LG TV!! Hot!

Edited By: markwigg on May 26, 2011 21:02
#27
anyone think John lewis will price match?
#28
joeybutterface
It gets some horrible reviews on Amazon. I have to say I have seen picture quality issues with LG TVs in the recent past. I wouldn't buy one based on what I've seen.


Hmmm the Amazon reviews have put me off too... a few missing features I could cope with, but lip sync problems are something that would drive me POTTY.

Think I'll give this one a miss (_;)
#29
I have an LG 32" 490LD I think it is? To all the haters, I game on it connected to the pc and use the BBC HD channel in teh netcast iPlayer, and I think the picture is better than my old phillips tv

I only prefer a toshiba to this tv, LG has come a long way
#30
Just purchased via quidco, £23 tracked ......
#31
Meathotukdeals
Dooper is this good for input lag @35 in game mode for LCD? How much quicker are the quicker ones? low 30s or in the 20's or teens or single figures?


For 40RV753 input lag see http://www.avforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=11972403
#32
Toshiba 40" for £299.

c4m1k4z3
great price, am going to wait for 42inch to drop to £300 before i buy though - hopefully sometime this year
#33
cerberus07
says not available

Your face says it's not available
#34
Is anyone getting an order error when trying to buy one of these? Best buy is telling me to wait 24 hours and try again!
#35
lukeyboi89
anyone using this as a pc monitor? whats the input lag like on gaming?

I have had this TV for 6 months now and I use it for my Xbox and PC for movies. For the xbox its amazing.... great picture and sound quality. does the job too for linking with my laptop. Dosen't have any lag. bargain price.
#36
OK they can get down to 14ms, which is nice.
#37
thats with 32" Samsung LE32C530 for anyone interested
#38
Meathotukdeals
thats with 32" Samsung LE32C530 for anyone interested


See http://www.avforums.com/forums/14471623-post55.html
#39
dooper
Meathotukdeals
thats with 32" Samsung LE32C530 for anyone interested

See http://www.avforums.com/forums/14471623-post55.html

Oh god, it gets no easier does it! Sooo confusing.
#40
OK fast track recommendation hey dooper? It would take me ages to look into all of this and then I just forget it all in a day and I bet you could drop names from the top of your head.

No panel lottery.

No processor lottery.

Good picture (uniformity, good tweakability, contrast incl good blacks)

Low motion blur.

Low lag

Up top say 40/42 inches. Widescreen.

Under £500.

For some reason (I forget why I have LE40C650 and LE32C650 in my amazon wish list).

Will check back over the weekend, fingers crossed an all that.

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