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LG 42PG3000 42" Plasma With Freeview £391.48 + £59.36 P&P (Free Collection) @ Electrical-Deals

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Picture * Resolution: 1024 x 768 * Peak Brightness: 1,500cd/m2 * Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1 * Dual XD Engine * 100Hz Picture Processor Sound * Output: 10W + 10W * SRS TruSurround XT * 1 Way … Read More
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Picture
* Resolution: 1024 x 768
* Peak Brightness: 1,500cd/m2
* Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1
* Dual XD Engine
* 100Hz Picture Processor

Sound
* Output: 10W + 10W
* SRS TruSurround XT
* 1 Way 2 Speakers
* Clear Voice
* Invisible Speakers
Convenience
* Simplink
* Swivel Stand
* 100,000 panel life
* AV Mode (Game, Sport, Movie)
* CU:V Improved User Interface

Connectivity
* 3 HDMI, 2 SCART (1Full)
* Component(Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio
* RS-232C, AV In
* Digital Audio Out (Optical)
* S-Video
* PC Input
* Composite

** Delviery £65 **
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#1
I was very tempted until I saw the P & P
#2
Ignorant Pom
I was very tempted until I saw the P & P

Can pick up from store though
#3
I have no idea where a store like that might be hiding in Hull.
#4
x Danny
Can pick up from store though


Yea, the Postage is pricey but if you live near Oldham, Manchester its a bargain
#5
Thats unusual they don't open weekends and close at 4 most days:w00t:
#6
All products are factory graded by manufacturer qualified engineers and have a 1 year guarantee and a 7 day ‘no quibble’ returns policy
#7
Cheap price but resolution looks a bit cr*p
unless its a missprint on the site.
#8
cakeybwoy;4085972
Cheap price but resolution looks a bit cr*p
unless its a missprint on the site.


It will support 720p/1080i
#9
not_the_messiah
It will support 720p/1080i


It also accepts 1080p source input as well, don't know if that will make it look much better though. http://uk.lge.com/products/model/detail/plasmatv_42pg3000.jhtml#
#10
not_the_messiah;4086283
It will support 720p/1080i

It may support it but it doesn't have enough horizontal pixels to display it fully (720p is 720x1280 resolution).
Still a good price for what you're getting though.
#11
£400 for a 42inch LG - VOTED HOT!!
#12
cakeybwoy
Cheap price but resolution looks a bit cr*p
unless its a missprint on the site.


That's because you're thinking on the terms of LCD. I can guarantee you this will give a better picture than most 42" LCDs with 1366 x 768 panels (will probably give a lot of the 1080p ones a run for their money too).
#13
cakeybwoy;4085972
Cheap price but resolution looks a bit cr*p



Total non-issue at this size unless you sit <8 feet from the TV.
#14
good price for pick up.
1 Like #15
I think the res is a big issue! I can tell on my TV, which I set about 8 feet away from.

OK if you're going to watch SD TV or DVDs, but I wouldn't use it for PS3/Xbox 360
#16
siksik6
I think the res is a big issue! I can tell on my TV, which I set about 8 feet away from.

OK if you're going to watch SD TV or DVDs, but I wouldn't use it for PS3/Xbox 360


PS3 and Xbox 360 would be fine at 720p on this TV, also all the video's and most of the games on the 360 are only 720p anyway
1 Like #17
I have a Panasonic PX60B 42" that I bought from Sound and Vision for just over £1400 before the World Cup in 2006.

I never, never think the resolution isn't that good. This is hot and no mistake, LG plasmas aren't up there with the new Panasonics and Pioneers but they are very good and value for money.
1 Like #18
That resolution has got to be a mistake.

It's a widescreen TV, 1024x768 is not a widescreen resolution, it's 4:3.

Amazon have it down as 1366x768 which is more realistic.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-42PG3000-Widescreen-Plasma-Freeview/dp/B0015X615Y
#19
killergorilla
That resolution has got to be a mistake.

It's a widescreen TV, 1024x768 is not a widescreen resolution, it's 4:3.

Amazon have it down as 1366x768 which is more realistic.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-42PG3000-Widescreen-Plasma-Freeview/dp/B0015X615Y


nope tis in fact 1024 x 768, this is a common resolution to use for a Plasma, the pixels are rectangular not square so it works out.

See look here from horses mouth
http://uk.lge.com/products/model/detail/plasmatv_42pg3000.jhtml#
#20
Dunno if its a good deal for a refurbished TV, you dont know how old it is or where its been used, what if its been a display model in a shop on all day long 7 days a week ?

What are Factory Graded products?

Graded products in most instances are returns units from leading retailers and manufacturers. These products are refurbished where required in our factory to “as new” and carry a full 12 months warranty with a 7 day ‘no quibble’ returns policy, if not completely satisfied. These units have been fully tested by our manufacturer authorised service centre and sold as graded products, however on occasions there may be very minor cosmetic blemishes, or the box may not be the orignal box.
#21
i ave one of the newer LG 32" with 1080p but the SOUND IS AWEFUL

the 10w is just not good enough cannot handle bass!! viberation is what u end up getting.

it is a good price for a 42" but remember you are not getting the best ... id say get a 40" sony if u love sport or the panasonic plasma 100hz if ur into sports or get 1080p if u use more the consoles and PC connections on a 1080p screen blows u away!
#22
I bought a Philips 42" lcd just over a year ago from these. It must have been a return as it was spotless & never given any problems.

Just before Christmas I bought a 26" lcd from them which was marked & I returned it and got my money back - just in time to get the Sony 32" from RS which was a right result.
#23
I've got an LG 32" Plasma PG6000... and so far I'm impressed. Plasma v LCD depends on what you use it for... But for SD signal Plasma will win and most of what I watch is Standard Def (SD)... So i went for a rare 32" Plasma.... Although like the above poster not sure about this deal as you don't really know how long the screen has been used
#24
scott160592;4089204
PS3 and Xbox 360 would be fine at 720p on this TV, also all the video's and most of the games on the 360 are only 720p anyway


But 720p is 1280x720.. although the post above about rectangular pixels might make it look OK I suppose.
#25
siksik6
I think the res is a big issue! I can tell on my TV, which I set about 8 feet away from.

OK if you're going to watch SD TV or DVDs, but I wouldn't use it for PS3/Xbox 360


And you have a 42" Plasma?
#26
scott160592
PS3 and Xbox 360 would be fine at 720p on this TV, also all the video's and most of the games on the 360 are only 720p anyway


both consoles can scale the game from its native res upto 1080p - so the higher res u can get, the better.

horrible resolution for a 42" IMO,
at this size, i'd be looking for 1080i/p.

good TV if you dont plan on using it a lot for HD.
#27
K1LLER HORNET
horrible resolution for a 42" IMO,
at this size, i'd be looking for 1080i/p.


Compared to what TV? I really hope you're not going to reply with 'LCD'. If you are, really - don't bother.
#28
Xb0xGuru
That's because you're thinking on the terms of LCD. I can guarantee you this will give a better picture than most 42" LCDs with 1366 x 768 panels (will probably give a lot of the 1080p ones a run for their money too).


Yea, but the bottom line is, you're losing nearly 1/4 of the 720p source's horizontal level of detail. Seems like shooting yourself in the foot. Why can't all plasmas just be 1280x720p minimum? We know they give better quality, so let us watch 720p one to one, as this will be the res. used by most trasmitted HD for years imo.
#29
Accidental double post, server is going funny.
#30
Houldey
Yea, but the bottom line is, you're losing nearly 1/4 of the 720p source's horizontal level of detail. Seems like shooting yourself in the foot. Why can't all plasmas just be 1280x720p minimum? We know they give better quality, so let us watch 720p one to one, as this will be the res. used by most trasmitted HD for years imo.


I don't know TBH, but I'll try and find out. I don't think it would make anywhere as much difference to the overall picture because of Plasma technology and I'll dig something out to support this.
#31
Xb0xGuru
I don't know TBH, but I'll try and find out. I don't think it would make anywhere as much difference to the overall picture because of Plasma technology and I'll dig something out to support this.


Oh yea, it might well not be at all noticeable. But there is no way any technology can show 720p of detail on a panel with less than 1280x720 pixels. The oblong pixels will be coloured using interpolation on the horizontal axis. So it will merge the colour of 2 of the source's horizontal pixels (with some weighting, which is determined using the dimensions of the oblong pixels) into one of the panel's horizontal pixels. Something like that anyway. That's all it could do, as far as I can see.

Obviously, though (without doubt), 1280x720p plasma vs. 1280x720p LCD is no contest. Sadly I own a TV too small for it to be plasma.
#32
20,000:1 ? wow !!!!

sony oled is rated at 1,000,000:1 and " matches CRT for black levels and contrast ratio "

the future is OLED, i for one cant wait, to spend many ££££££ on a flat tv, that matches the quality of a 1990s sony trinitron !!!

bring that day on.

LCD has a response rate 1000 times SLOWER than CRT....this is a fact.
#33
cats
20,000:1 ? wow !!!!

sony oled is rated at 1,000,000:1 and " matches CRT for black levels and contrast ratio "

the future is OLED, i for one cant wait, to spend many ££££££ on a flat tv, that matches the quality of a 1990s sony trinitron !!!

bring that day on.

LCD has a response rate 1000 times SLOWER than CRT....this is a fact.


The future may be OLED (or even SED), but right now Plasma is giving the best picture quality on flat screen TVs. In 5 or 6 years time if a newer technology is that much better and affordable, I'll upgrade. I'm certainly not going to wait that long to enjoy large screen goodness!
#34
Houldey
Oh yea, it might well not be at all noticeable. But there is no way any technology can show 720p of detail on a panel with less than 1280x720 pixels. The oblong pixels will be coloured using interpolation on the horizontal axis. So it will merge the colour of 2 of the source's horizontal pixels (with some weighting, which is determined using the dimensions of the oblong pixels) into one of the panel's horizontal pixels. Something like that anyway. That's all it could do, as far as I can see.

Obviously, though (without doubt), 1280x720p plasma vs. 1280x720p LCD is no contest. Sadly I own a TV too small for it to be plasma.


Have you seen any content on a 1024 x 768 plasma? I would defy anyone to tell me there's less detail than that of a 1366 x 768 LCD of the same quality and size.

FWIW, I've got a 50PG6000 and it's a 1366 x 768 panel - the image is STUNNING. I'm running my 360 through it at 1080p (because strangely enough, it gives a better picture than 720p). HD-DVD just makes you drool...:p

At the time I wasn't even in the market for Plasma and was totally brainwashed that 1080p was the way forward. I didn't like what I saw on the 1080p LCD panels and as the Plasma 1080p panels were far too expensive for my wallet, I looked at the Plasmas. I was completely blown away with the quality, the depth and contrast. The only judge on what's better is going to be your own eyes. It's like saying a 5MP Camera is going to be better than a 4MP Camera!

I would say to anyone who goes pixel-counting shopping for a telly to STOP. Go into the stores themselves and look at the overall image. Whilst LCDs will have an impact on pixel resolution, give the plasmas a go too as it will be a totally different story. I'm now a Plasma convert and urge anyone looking at using both SD and HD (even just HD too!) on a large screen to seriously think about plasma.
#35
Am I the only one that can't stand plasma TVs? Too flickery for me, the colours seem unnaturally too vibrant, and I find the lower resolution quite noticable. I agree that it's largely a matter of taste, but I think a lot of this pro-plasma crowd is people who've spent lots on their plasmas and don't want anyone to implicitly accuse them of making a bad choice with their money.

Maybe I'm just more experienced with LCDs, so unconciously bias towards them because of familiarity. But when I bought my TV, the LCD was the best on display, so that's the one I went for.
#36
Houldey;4090294
Yea, but the bottom line is, you're losing nearly 1/4 of the 720p source's horizontal level of detail. Seems like shooting yourself in the foot. Why can't all plasmas just be 1280x720p minimum?


There's next to no 720p material out there, everything is 1080 line: Sky HD, BBC HD, ITV HD, Premiere, TPS, Bluray, HDDVD, etc etc. For nearly everyone it really doesn't make any practical difference whether's is 1024*768, 1280*720, 1366*768 or whatever. It all needs to be downscaled from the source, and at 7/8 feet away somebody with 20/20 will see no difference between 1080p downscaled, and 1080p displayed on a 1080p screen.

Of course, if you do happen to have some 720p source material, then it's possibly worth going for a 1280*720 set.
#37
dxx;4092030
Am I the only one that can't stand plasma TVs? Too flickery for me......



Don't understand that - there's zero flicker on a plasma unless it's broken, or an LCD for that matter. They display an image constantly, there's no black between frames (as there is with CRTs, which is what produces flicker).
#38
dxx
Am I the only one that can't stand plasma TVs? Too flickery for me, the colours seem unnaturally too vibrant, and I find the lower resolution quite noticable. I agree that it's largely a matter of taste, but I think a lot of this pro-plasma crowd is people who've spent lots on their plasmas and don't want anyone to implicitly accuse them of making a bad choice with their money.

Maybe I'm just more experienced with LCDs, so unconciously bias towards them because of familiarity. But when I bought my TV, the LCD was the best on display, so that's the one I went for.


Or maybe you have zero experience with Plasmas and are too engrossed with your expensive LCD to admit it!!

It really cuts both ways. I was quite happy to buy a 1080p LCD (as I stated), but the Plasma quality blew me away. I don't regret a second having a Plasma - my 50" telly still makes me gasp at the depth of image contrast and for £750 it was money well spent.
#39
arfster
Don't understand that - there's zero flicker on a plasma unless it's broken, or an LCD for that matter. They display an image constantly, there's no black between frames (as there is with CRTs, which is what produces flicker).


There was on the model I saw in local PC shop, Silicon Group, did. It struck me instantly. AVReviews confirms the phenomena as real -

http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article/mps/UAN/381/v/3/
Plasma screens also flicker, which can produce eye fatigue if you're sat too close while LCDs are flicker-free with better image stability.


- so it's not just me. Although, there's not many references to it on Google, so I guess it's not a massively noticable problem. These guys confirm it too, although they seem to imply that it's not so much a problem in modern sets, because the refresh rate is 100hz. I guess the refresh rate was half that in the one I saw, assuming it was maybe a little cheaper than the 100hz high-end sets. This was a year ago, too.
#40
Too bad it's not 1080P.....
Otherwise it would have been a bargain.

Might be ok for a spare bedroom. :whistling:

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