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Seems like a pretty good price to me considering this is a brand new model!

Best price I can find otherwise is £646 online.


The LG 42LH3000 42" 1080p LCD TV provides top quality sound and vision to indulge the senses. With a variety of options to connect your external media devices, and a range of superb picture technologies, you can make this impressive LCD TV the home for your home entertainment viewing.

With LGs Twin XD Engine and a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 80 000:1, the 42LH3000 features Intelligent Sensor that adjusts the brightness, sharpness, colour and contrast of the picture to suit the light conditions. Additionally, games, movies and sports AV functions optimise the colour and contrast to suit each mode.

Two invisible speakers are integrated into the 42LH3000 42" 1080p LCD TV producing first rate audio. The Clear Voice 11 feature automatically increases the volume of speech in scenes with a noisy background and SRS TruSurround XT delivers a movie style experience in your home.

* 80,000:1 contrast ratio
* 50hz
* Built-in digital TV tuner
* 3x HDMI, 2x SCART, 1x Component, 1x PC


Use the code : 30SAVE to get the extra £30 off.


Also there's a deal with this blu ray player for £79 with the TV

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2020440125.1241216538@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccffadehdmkjjkmcflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&page=ProductList&category_oid=-33944&fm=12&sm=2&tm=5&show_all=true#LG:(any):75:300:PageNo_0:SortOrder_DOWN

If you add the bundle to your basket and use the code 50SAVE instead it makes it only £79 extra!

(Thanks for the heads up from andyrossitter and Clondikemike for the discount codes!)



3% Cashback through TOPCASHBACK too!
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#1
Rather have the 42" Panny from John Lewis for the smae money with a 5 yr guarantee.

Good price tho.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#2
cutthroat_jake
Rather have the 42" Panny from John Lewis for the smae money with a 5 yr guarantee.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:


Yeah had a look at that instore today too, it didn't look great next to the x10...has anyone else noticed this or had they set it up badly?

I love playing PS3 from waaaaay too close to the screen though so really want 1080p :)
#3
so which one is better this or john lewis
#4
Currys TV is better. It is full HD (1080P) while the Panasonic is only 720p. Not an issue if all your going to be doing is watching SD/HD TV, but if you are using it for gaming, definatly should be the LG. The LG also has a contrast ratio of 80,000:1, compared to the Panasonics 20,000:1. After saying that, i do also work at Currys!

It is also a new 2009/2010 model, NOT old discontinued stock
#5
and the LG will probably have 5 more repairs than the Pana. (ex w/s plasma service engineer!)
#6
Panasonic flat panels are actually made by LG, the largest flat panel manufacturer in the world.
#7
[QUOTE=aaron_9;5098496The LG also has a contrast ratio of 80,000:1, compared to the Panasonics 20,000:1.[/QUOTE]

You can't compare contrast ratios, there is no set standard to measuring them so are pretty pointless as a comparason guide.
#8
aaron_9
Currys TV is better. It is full HD (1080P) while the Panasonic is only 720p. Not an issue if all your going to be doing is watching SD/HD TV, but if you are using it for gaming, definatly should be the LG. The LG also has a contrast ratio of 80,000:1, compared to the Panasonics 20,000:1. After saying that, i do also work at Currys!

It is also a new 2009/2010 model, NOT old discontinued stock
I was under the impression (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that almost all PS3 games output at 720p anyway?
#9
mooncat
I was under the impression (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that almost all PS3 games output at 720p anyway?



Correct !!
#10
this appears to be a good offer , it only has a refresh rate of 50 htz which could mean motion blur !!
#11
mooncat;5099315
I was under the impression (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that almost all PS3 games output at 720p anyway?


They output at 702/1080i/1080p, but most games, if you look on the back are 720p only a few at 1080p: Call of Duty 4 + [email protected] and The Darkness are a few.
I'd like a TV with either 24fps or 100hz, can't afford the 200hz!
#12
michaeln
Correct !!
cool
woodyuk
They output at 702/1080i/1080p, but most games, if you look on the back are 720p only a few at 1080p: Call of Duty 4 + [email protected] and The Darkness are a couple.
I'd like a TV with either 24fps or 100hz, can't afford the 200hz!
Isn't that what I said?! :)
Right, so, if the GAME outputs at 720p, then a Full HDTV needs to upscale it to 1080p? Which will surely result in a poorer quality as per SD upscaling?
If that is the case, buying a 1080p for those few games is not the best idea. Unless that's all you play.
And that's not even taking into account Standard Def upscaling to 1080p!
#13
if you have a 360 pretty much all of the games out now output at 1080p,just had a look at some of my older games and 2/3rds of them out put at 1080p as well
#14
mooncat;5099412
cool
Isn't that what I said?! :)
Right, so, if the GAME outputs at 720p, then a Full HDTV needs to upscale it to 1080p? Which will surely result in a poorer quality as per SD upscaling?
If that is the case, buying a 1080p for those few games is not the best idea. Unless that's all you play.
And that's not even taking into account Standard Def upscaling to 1080p!



Yeah sorry, it's early! As you can see I had to edit my post a few times!!
That's why I'd rather have a 100hz/24fps tv.
#15
aaron_9
Currys TV is better. It is full HD (1080P) while the Panasonic is only 720p. Not an issue if all your going to be doing is watching SD/HD TV, but if you are using it for gaming, definatly should be the LG. The LG also has a contrast ratio of 80,000:1, compared to the Panasonics 20,000:1. After saying that, i do also work at Currys!

It is also a new 2009/2010 model, NOT old discontinued stock


The Panasonic Plasma you are referring to is also the brand new model - only released this week. It actually has a dynamic contrast ration of 2,000,000:1 (native 15,000:1), and 100hz double scan. Whilst it is not 1080p, it will happily accept and run a 1080p, 24p signal. Horses for courses really, but you can't say the LG is intrinsically 'better' than the Panny. If I had a budget of £550 for a TV, I know where my money would go though :-D
#16
Just to let eveyone know this is also £549.99 online with PC World (no idea if its also that price in store though):

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0456307090.1241254146@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdladehdmkjildcflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=190750&category_oid=

Product code: 190750
#17
Horses for courses really. If you sit very close to this screen to play lots of video games then it is probably a better choice than the Panasonic. The Panny should beat it hands down in every other area though but this is still a reasonably good TV for the cash.
#18
This is poor. Not as bad as the Samsung though. The best way to approach the Korean brands is to recognize that they are overpriced for what they are. Which is why places like Currys focus so much on them.

stephen25uk
if you have a 360 pretty much all of the games out now output at 1080p,just had a look at some of my older games and 2/3rds of them out put at 1080p as well


You lose frames by running games in 1080p if they were not designed for it. There is also some unnoticeable delay added. Best advice is to run in 720p as that is what most games are designed for. Only afew games are actually 1080p, over 95% are scaled. Bear in mind back of game boxes just tell you output support for your tv, nothing else and most certainly not game resolution.

PS3 will select the correct output automatically if you have all options ticked.
#19
Guys, I can't believe how wrong some of you are with some of the information you are posting here. I have frequented this website for some time but have only just registered so that I can post on here and correct the bad information posted here - I guess this is a problem with the Internet in general I guess, people can just post anything :-s

Ok, the Playstation 3 does output games in 1080P, but currently there are only a handful that do this, and they are mostly PSN games, but one big game that does this is WipeoutHD. There is also Superstar dust HS and Street Figher 2 HD. The developers are only starting to understand the playstation 3 and so we will see more games in full HD (1080P) in the future, with the biggest game being God of War 3. In a year or two most games (not multiplatform games) will output in 1080P.

XBox3 360 games do not output in full HD at all, only a select few like SF2HD (can someone confirm this to me),. and the early 360 models all they do is upscale to 1080p which is nothing like full native HD.

Anyway, back on topic - great TV, although I am looking for something with a minimum of 100hz)
1 Like #20
you can use 50save as a discount code if you go for free delivery if you go for the blue ray deal as well as the value is over £600 or use save30 for orders over £500.
deal for tv and blueray comes down to £599!
#21
aaron_9
Panasonic flat panels are actually made by LG, the largest flat panel manufacturer in the world.


And how many PDP & LCD display panels have you replaced then. Pana produce their own panels. I have probably changed over 200 over a four year period. I have changed over 400 LG ones due to red sparkles on plasma as they aged quickly. Software fixes to correct the issues prolonged some of them. Hardly any PCB failures in Pana's. LG Ysus and Zsus PCB's pop their clogs far too frequently sadly. :p

Pana LCD's were also far more reliable than LG.
#22
Are the sparkles still a problem on the LG's then ?

I know when i was looking for my tv 2 years ago it was rife in there plasma TV's
#23
Some interesting posts guys, but what I'm surprised at, is that you all seem to think the biggest difference between this and the panasonic deal is the panel resolution?

I mean I'm no expert, but this is an LCD and that is a Plasma. Now its very easy to see from comparing that they have different picture qualities, LCD's seem to me to have a sharper picture which is why I think they fair less well on SD stuff. But from what I've seen LCD's give you a much crisper picture on high definition stuff?? Also the LG's seem to have much brighter pictures which some people are surely going to prefer over a darker plasma picture.


I'm not saying this is necessarily better just that surely there's more differences than have been discussed? If plasma's are the best tv's then why is there so many more LCD's for sale?
#24
Tryst
Guys, I can't believe how wrong some of you are with some of the information you are posting here. I have frequented this website for some time but have only just registered so that I can post on here and correct the bad information posted here - I guess this is a problem with the Internet in general I guess, people can just post anything :-s

Ok, the Playstation 3 does output games in 1080P, but currently there are only a handful that do this, and they are mostly PSN games, but one big game that does this is WipeoutHD. There is also Superstar dust HS and Street Figher 2 HD. The developers are only starting to understand the playstation 3 and so we will see more games in full HD (1080P) in the future, with the biggest game being God of War 3. In a year or two most games (not multiplatform games) will output in 1080P.

XBox3 360 games do not output in full HD at all, only a select few like SF2HD (can someone confirm this to me),. and the early 360 models all they do is upscale to 1080p which is nothing like full native HD.

what a pure knob......signed up to correct people?????"xbox360 games dont output at all in full hd only a select few SF2D"so they dont out put at all in full hd but streetfighter 2 does,well not at all means exaxtly that,either it does or it doesnt,and also early 360 models(pre hdmi). will output at 1080p providing a vga cable is used and not component

gimmie a shout if you want me to correct you on anything else,instead of bad mouthing people that do post in the forum,and thinking you superior to us.....:thumbsup:

Anyway, back on topic - great TV, although I am looking for something with a minimum of 100hz)
#25
Yep, i agree, the guy is spouting crap, lol :thumbsup:
#26
Hi all

Well I spotted this curry's deal myself and couldnt resist it. I have ordered though was conned into buying a £59 HDMI cable also (no idea which is best but its a belkin Pure av model)

Anyhow, my question is this, i've been trying to find reviews on this TV and i've noticed lots of websites provide different information on the contrast ratioe of the LG 42LH3000.

Some say its 80,000 : 1
Others 50,000 : 1

I looked at a previous link posted somewhere else comparing some of the LG models and it says on the LG website that its 50,000 : 1 ?

http://uk.lge.com/prodcompareprint.do?actType=compare&modelCategoryId=0102&categoryId=0102&parentId=01&page=1&modelCodeDisplay=&cp_models=42LH5000&cp_models=42LH4000&cp_models=42LH3000

Currys are advertising it as 80,000 though....so who is right....and should i go in and play hell for false advertising ? :):whistling:

Anyhow any advice would be great as my tv arrives in 2 days.
#27
deanos
Are the sparkles still a problem on the LG's then ?

I know when i was looking for my tv 2 years ago it was rife in there plasma TV's


Hard to tell if the newest models will suffer. Hopefully they have got their act together. I would never trust them because of the previous long term problems. But of course that's my opinion.
#28
Cymraegddraig
Hi all

Well I spotted this curry's deal myself and couldnt resist it. I have ordered though was conned into buying a £59 HDMI cable also (no idea which is best but its a belkin Pure av model)
.



A £2 HDMI cable will give exactly the same results , take it back for a refund !!!
#29
mooncat
cool
Isn't that what I said?! :)
Right, so, if the GAME outputs at 720p, then a Full HDTV needs to upscale it to 1080p? Which will surely result in a poorer quality as per SD upscaling?
If that is the case, buying a 1080p for those few games is not the best idea. Unless that's all you play.
And that's not even taking into account Standard Def upscaling to 1080p!


nope. im sure a firmware update a few months ago meant that the ps3 stopped upscaling games and switched the tv's resolution instead. this is what it does to me, if i have my ps3 set to 1080p and i put killzone on, the screen goes blank for a few secs and the new resolution is 720p. hope this helps nd sorry if im wrong
great deal aswell! especially with the bluray player
[helper]#30
Is it fair to say this is a good TV overall then? Looking to buy it - seems a bit of a bargain really? Is the 50hz refresh a problem?
#31
I am also interested in purchasing this TV, everything seems OK apart from the 50Hz - will this make a major difference? Is it worth paying an extra £250 for the 42LH4000 which has 100HZ?
2 Likes #32
Wow, there's a whole heap of mis-information in this thread !

Here we go :

aaron_9
It is full HD (1080P) while the Panasonic is only 720p. Not an issue if all your going to be doing is watching SD/HD TV, but if you are using it for gaming, definatly should be the LG.

Not true - most modern "HD" games render at 720p or less - you've got nothing to gain by displaying them on a 1080P set.
aaron_9
The LG also has a contrast ratio of 80,000:1, compared to the Panasonics 20,000:1

Thse two figures are utterly meaningless - there's no fixed way of measuring contrast, so the numbers produced by two different displays, from two different manufactures, are not comparable.
aaron_9
Panasonic flat panels are actually made by LG, the largest flat panel manufacturer in the world.

Wrong.
LG make their panels in conjunction with Philips. Samsung are the largest flat panel manufacturer in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG.Philips_LCD
stephen25uk
if you have a 360 pretty much all of the games out now output at 1080p

Wrong.
Only a tiny number of games are rendered at 1080p.
See posts #2 and #3 - http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?t=46241 - for a handy list.
Tryst
Ok, the Playstation 3 does output games in 1080P, but currently there are only a handful that do this, and they are mostly PSN games, but one big game that does this is WipeoutHD. There is also Superstar dust HS and Street Figher 2 HD. The developers are only starting to understand the playstation 3 and so we will see more games in full HD (1080P) in the future, with the biggest game being God of War 3. In a year or two most games (not multiplatform games) will output in 1080P.

Not true.
You're quite right that only a handful of titles are rendered in 1080p - but this will never change. The current crop of consoles simply aren't powerful enough.
Tryst
XBox3 360 games do not output in full HD at all

Wrong.
The XBox 360 can cope with 1080P just as well as the PS3. See above for a list...
Tryst
and the early 360 models all they do is upscale to 1080p which is nothing like full native HD.

I hate to break it to you, but the PS3 pulls exactly the same trick.
Neither console is powerful enough to produce 1080P for any more than a handful of titles.
Cymraegddraig
i've noticed lots of websites provide different information on the contrast ratioe of the LG 42LH3000.

Some say its 80,000 : 1
Others 50,000 : 1

It doesn't matter one jot - quoted contrast ratios are utterly meaningless.
If the blacks are black and the whites are white, then the contrast is just fine.
JPS
Is it fair to say this is a good TV overall then? Looking to buy it - seems a bit of a bargain really? Is the 50hz refresh a problem?

It's a fine display for the money. Don't worry about the 50Hz/60Hz refresh - you only need to produce a frame of video every 16ms to show 60Hz video without blur, and any modern LCD panel can easily cope with that.
#33
Out of stock now.
#34
was showing as out of stock on web site for me too, but I was able to place an order for the tv and bluray combo by calling Currys call centre... and I was able to use the 50SAVE code too :)

Bluray being sent out staright away, will take longer to receive tv though
#35
Yeh I've put in an order too but i'm looking at 4-5 weeks for delivery.
[helper]#36
Nom
Wow, there's a whole heap of mis-information in this thread !

Here we go :


Not true - most modern "HD" games render at 720p or less - you've got nothing to gain by displaying them on a 1080P set.

Thse two figures are utterly meaningless - there's no fixed way of measuring contrast, so the numbers produced by two different displays, from two different manufactures, are not comparable.

Wrong.
LG make their panels in conjunction with Philips. Samsung are the largest flat panel manufacturer in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG.Philips_LCD

Wrong.
Only a tiny number of games are rendered at 1080p.
See posts #2 and #3 - http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?t=46241 - for a handy list.

Not true.
You're quite right that only a handful of titles are rendered in 1080p - but this will never change. The current crop of consoles simply aren't powerful enough.

Wrong.
The XBox 360 can cope with 1080P just as well as the PS3. See above for a list...

I hate to break it to you, but the PS3 pulls exactly the same trick.
Neither console is powerful enough to produce 1080P for any more than a handful of titles.

It doesn't matter one jot - quoted contrast ratios are utterly meaningless.
If the blacks are black and the whites are white, then the contrast is just fine.

It's a fine display for the money. Don't worry about the 50Hz/60Hz refresh - you only need to produce a frame of video every 16ms to show 60Hz video without blur, and any modern LCD panel can easily cope with that.


Excellent stuff. Thanks for the info. Rep left.

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