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Think this is the best price for the LG 42PC1DV 42" HD Compatible Plasma TV at £595 including delivery...

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The LG 42PC1DV is the perfect choice if you want a high quality television at an affordable price. The 42PC1DV is a stylish 42" HD compatible plasma which features a 106 diagonal viewing screen, 852x480 screen resolution, electronic programme guide,1 HDMI connections, 3 scart connections and parental lock/parental control.
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#1
http://www.trustedreviews.com/images/article/inline/2900-42PC1d.jpg
#2
Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayman! (in a slightly weird yankee accent)

Anyway... not to sure about the 852x480 little to much of the yesteryear if ask me
#3
I didn't think that mattered so much with Plasma :) Thanks for the feedback in a slightly weird Yankee accent though :giggle:
#4
Looked elsewhere and found that it's 720p resolution with 1080i capable. Don't think that's bad, but correct me if I'm wrong please :)
#5
anybody used this company b4?
#6
Very good company, used the for a few bits over the years.

There are 2 LG plasma that have a simailar model number, I am positive this is the standard def version and cant do the 720p and 1080i (not at my home PC at the mo but had the info there!).

You will notice they only say HD Compatible & NOT HD Ready which is the badge for 720P and up compliance.

The HD Ready version is available for a similar price (Well ...sub £600). :thumbsup:
#7
This TV aint HD ready as mentioned above there is a HD model available , same model number without the "V" at the end

LG 42PC1D review here http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2007/02/10/LG-42PC1D-42in-Plasma-TV/p1
#8
I bought this model from Pixmania and have had it for a few months now.

It's beautiful to look at and does a fine job of producing SD and upscaled HD images. It's not "HD Ready", but if you are mature enough to see beyond the marketing of that label, then you won't worry about that!

It's got a good selection of inputs - HDMI, Scart, Component and S-video, composite, and can take a feed from a PC so it can cope with most needs.

The important aspects are viewing distance and running-in the set. You need to view from at least 10 feet away and the set takes around 200 hours of use to settle down and produce the optimum picture. If you're too close then you will see artefacts and you really should get a smaller set. It's not the TV so much but the sources it is fed. Sky and Freeview are not perfect source feeds but as they are often the most used sources, it is a point to bear in mind.

There's a massive thread over on AV forums about the many variants of this model so if you're that interested, you should google away and check it out.

I paid a little more at around £550 and have been very pleased to date.

In summary, don't write this TV off based upon such a daft criteria as resolution numbers. Analyse your needs and if you are going to be viewing mainly SD material - which most of us do and will be doing for a few years yet - and you want a TV of this size, then this is a very good buy:thumbsup:
#9
cheapskate58
It's not "HD Ready", but if you are mature enough to see beyond the marketing of that label, then you won't worry about that!


Whats maturity got to do with it??
I dont dispute its a good TV (especially if you only watch SD), I have an LG myself, but if you want to get a 720p signal out of your XBOX360, PS3 or HD Player, there will be a difference between the two models :roll:
#10
sorry but it will only downscale a HD image to fit

so being only 480 pixels it'll at best downscale to 480p which is classed as EDTV enhanced definition, but thats only on a progressive source i.e. dvd player with component cables/upscaling dvd players

IMHO not worth it even though its cheap better off getting the D or DA version of this screen which can do 720p and is a great screen
#11
cheapskate58
It's not "HD Ready", but if you are mature enough to see beyond the marketing of that label, then you won't worry about that!

Yawn. It's a naff plasma compared to all the current generation, it's oldhat. HD Ready is a good label to see the minimum specs of a television without having to look at the specs of the TV itself. It has nothing to do with maturity.

Such as, I need three HDMI ports and want the HD Ready logo on there so I know it's compatible and has the minimum specs for what I need. But, 1080p would be nice too.. so I've got a bit of deciding to do.
#12
Adamo
Yawn. It's a naff plasma compared to all the current generation, it's oldhat. HD Ready is a good label to see the minimum specs of a television without having to look at the specs of the TV itself. It has nothing to do with maturity.

Such as, I need three HDMI ports and want the HD Ready logo on there so I know it's compatible and has the minimum specs for what I need. But, 1080p would be nice too.. so I've got a bit of deciding to do.


And you're gonna get all that for around the £550 that I paid for this then or even the £595 on offer here?

Maturity is about assessing your usage and needs and then deciding if it is worth paying hundreds of pounds for features or performance figures that are not required at the moment.

The point I was making was that for a lot of people, a large screen flat panel is what they desire and that, for majority of these people, (as it would be used for viewing SD TV material via Freeview and Sky and video from DVDs linked via component or HDMI), then this set represents fantastic value for money.

It's not a "naff plasma" by any stretch of imagination and it's immature to suggest it is:p
#13
yes adamo i'm after a cheap 720 or 1080 but dont really want to pay much. can u find me anything with above but at about the same price. i already have a 480 plasma and very happy with it, i do want to upgrade at some point, reason being i now watch a lot more hd. through xbox 360 and downloads. when i initially bought one all i was watching was dvd (720×480 (NTSC) or 720×576 (PAL)) and downloaded avi (640*480 as quoted on videohelp.com. the actual movie i'm watching at the moment is 6o8*336. this so called low spec was able to play most of what i watch at full spec. copied from http://www.hdtvinfoport.com/HDTV-Resolution.html (As an example - the horizontal resolution of VHS tape is (about) 240 lines; broadcast TV (about) 330 lines, laserdisc (about) 420 lines; and DVD (about) 480 lines).

we then get to the point of how far you are away from the tv when watching it. if your up close it matters, if not no benifit is gained from having a hdtv. theres a distance/resolution chart on the net to show what you really need.
i also watch tv and to be honest every thing is slightly blurred as i dont want to wear glasses. having a 1080 wont really make a lot of difference unless i decide to wear my glasses more.

just because someting is naff to you doesent mean it's naff to everyone else. hopefully my points have been useful to some people. rather next time saying something is naff give your reasons. you seem to be after a tv that just says hdtv on the front of it, but im'm sure all of them have different refresh rates, contrast ratios, usability etc which are different in all tv's and make a lot more difference visually than the resolution of the tv.

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