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Lg 42pj350 42" Plasma Tv - now £399.99 at Comet

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42inch plasma for under 400 quid. Without being an ownbrand. Bargain!!!! NEW FOR 2010 - Featuring a 600Hz frame refresh rate for a super smooth motion picture this LG 42PL350 42" HD Ready Plasma TV…
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42inch plasma for under 400 quid. Without being an ownbrand. Bargain!!!!

NEW FOR 2010 - Featuring a 600Hz frame refresh rate for a super smooth motion picture this LG 42PL350 42" HD Ready Plasma TV has 2 x HDMI ports and USB connectivity all in a stunning razor frame design.
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[mod]#1
u need to put retailer and price in title :)

direct link http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/631388/LG-42PJ350
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#3
Don't forget Quidco (3%) / Topcashback (4%)
The 6% voucher code (6399AW) works too bringing price down to £375.06!!
#4
and collect from store as well
#5
Has anyone managed to find a review of this yet? I've been trying to find one for this model but all I can find is a few amazon reviews which are generally not good.

I've currently got a faulty 4 year old panasonic which I'm looking to replace on the cheap, and this would be ideal, but if it's really as bad as the amazon reviews suggest then you wouldn't want to touch this with a barge pole.

Also anyone know if Distance Selling regs apply for collect in store purchases?
#6
Has anyone got one of these? Would you recommend it? Lokked at review & not good so Im a little unsure but the price with voucher code is very tempting.
#7
Buzzing issues according to reviews so voting cold
#9
I was considering these 2 as well:

Samsung PS42C450B: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/684297/samsung-ps42c450b-42-plasma-tv-399-?

PANASONIC VIERA TX-P42C2B: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/676441/panasonic-viera-tx-p42c2b-42-hd-rea

Which one to go for ..............
#10
one of these odd 4:3 resoloutions stretched to 16:9, i.e 1024x768.
#11
1040 x 768 pixel resolution on a 42"?

There is a reason it is this price. You should spend abit more and get a 1080p tv.
#12
Going_Digital
one of these odd 4:3 resoloutions stretched to 16:9, i.e 1024x768.



Yeah - it sounds strange but asl ong as the screen is of a decent quality then you won't notice the difference. My Panny (when it's working) has a fantastic picture and has the same 1024 x 768 screen.
#13
#14
Good price!
#15
SuperSambo
1040 x 768 pixel resolution on a 42"?

There is a reason it is this price. You should spend abit more and get a 1080p tv.


Agreed. There's a reason it's £400, and that's because it's a HD Ready TV and not a 1080p Full HD TV. The pixel resolution isn't particularly great and the product information is lying about it's contrast ratio (there's no way it's 3,000,000:1 - it maybe means 3,000:1 or 30,000:1 at the most).

You'd be better off buying a Full 1080p HD TV from LG for around £300 (32") with a contrast ratio of 50,000:1 and a pixel resolution of 1920x1080.
#16
TGHunter
Agreed. There's a reason it's £400, and that's because it's a HD Ready TV and not a 1080p Full HD TV. The pixel resolution isn't particularly great and the product information is lying about it's contrast ratio (there's no way it's 3,000,000:1 - it maybe means 3,000:1 or 30,000:1 at the most).

You'd be better off buying a Full 1080p HD TV from LG for around £300 (32") with a contrast ratio of 50,000:1 and a pixel resolution of 1920x1080.


Are you saying an LCD TV has better contrast than this plasma tv? :w00t:
#17
TGHunter
Agreed. There's a reason it's £400, and that's because it's a HD Ready TV and not a 1080p Full HD TV. The pixel resolution isn't particularly great and the product information is lying about it's contrast ratio (there's no way it's 3,000,000:1 - it maybe means 3,000:1 or 30,000:1 at the most).

You'd be better off buying a Full 1080p HD TV from LG for around £300 (32") with a contrast ratio of 50,000:1 and a pixel resolution of 1920x1080.


What you are saying is irrelevent because you're comparing a 32" LCD to a 42" plasma, two completely different things.
#18
derrycityboy
Are you saying an LCD TV has better contrast than this plasma tv? :w00t:


Just checked the LG site, says it is 3,000,000:1, my bad. But it's also 720p, not sure what the picture would be like, but I guess it's worth checking out instore before parting with cash for a TV that's not full HD.
#19
my 13 inch work laptop has a better resolution.

only buy if you're looking for BIG image as cheap as possible imo.
#20
You can't go wrong with a razor frame!
#21
i know this might throw a spanner in the works but is a 600hz TV capable of running 3d a the shutter version of 3d requires a minmum of 120hz to run
#22
Loads of codswallop being banded about in the TV's thread as usual, I have the pj550 and the PQ is fantastic. Much better than any LCD I have seen and I have looked at loads whilst in the hunt for a new TV.

If in any doubt just buy it, you can always return it within 30 days, I returned my LCD once I got my 550 hooked up and was able to compare the two side by side.
#23
Whats the difference between the PJ and PK versions of the 2010 LG plasmas?
#24
I bought this tv on saturday,got Comet to price match Apollo so am assuming this reduction is to bring them in line.

I have to say that I think it's a fab tv for the money:thumbsup:

There is no buzzing issue on the set I have,sound is adequate too though I suppose the audiophiles will probably want surround sound jobbies.I cannot comment on picture quality through freeview but with my V+ box it looks great,the HD channels are fantastic imo and I should imagine will be even better once the settling in period has passed.

I have experienced no image retention either so far,you hear a lot of scaremongering re this.

The razor frame means all you see is screen,it's also very slim depth wise so good for those wishing to wall mount.
1 Like #25
pogologo
Whats the difference between the PJ and PK versions of the 2010 LG plasmas?

PJ are hd ready.....PK full hd
#26
Same price in Richer Sounds with a 5 year warranty for £39.99.
#27
greg_68
Loads of codswallop being banded about in the TV's thread as usual, I have the pj550 and the PQ is fantastic. Much better than any LCD I have seen and I have looked at loads whilst in the hunt for a new TV.

If in any doubt just buy it, you can always return it within 30 days, I returned my LCD once I got my 550 hooked up and was able to compare the two side by side.


Does your 550 play mkv out of the box & does it have any Buzzing issues ?

Thanks
#28
I bought this on the recent Dixons deal. No buzzing and plays mkv out of the box
#29
gazza76
I bought this on the recent Dixons deal. No buzzing and plays mkv out of the box


Good to hear. I'm waiting for a similar deal to come back.
Thanks Again
#30
surfer69
Does your 550 play mkv out of the box & does it have any Buzzing issues ?

Thanks


Don't know about the mkv, haven't tried it yet as I've only had it a week. No buzzing noises.

Cracking picture though, well pleased with it. Plus my sky+HD box was delivered today so should be even better now.
#31
TGHunter
Agreed. There's a reason it's £400, and that's because it's a HD Ready TV and not a 1080p Full HD TV. The pixel resolution isn't particularly great and the product information is lying about it's contrast ratio (there's no way it's 3,000,000:1 - it maybe means 3,000:1 or 30,000:1 at the most).


All manufacturer contrast ratio figures are a ludicrous lie, many millions of miles from the truth. For example, even the much more expensive Panasonic G25 will only produce about 4000:1 on/off contrast, and about 1700:1 on a more strict ANSI contrast test.

Measurements in German forums suggest the pj350 has really nice black levels btw, about 0.013fl. That suggests these have the same contrast ratios of the LG 1080p models, ie on/off contrast of about 3000:1, and more importantly ansi of about 2000:1 (yes, better than the G25, and that's before the Panasonics have their infamous black level rises and get way worse).


By the way, the only consumer sets ever to get close to 50,000:1 are the top end Pioneer Kuros, and the Samsung B8500 (the best LED-backlit LCD).
#32
TGHunter
Just checked the LG site, says it is 3,000,000:1, my bad. But it's also 720p, not sure what the picture would be like, but I guess it's worth checking out instore before parting with cash for a TV that's not full HD.


You are right in saying that the contrast ratios is exaggerated, but there is no contest between the contrast between an LCD and Plasma...
Ignore the numbers - Plasma wins every time as it can display a true black whereas LCD displays cannot.

The picture on LG plasma TV's is very good. You can expect it to have 720p considering the price. Its simply a matter of weighing up whether you wan't increased resolution (with a 1080p lcd), or better contrast, colours and viewing angle of a plasma display. LCD has the bonus of being more energy efficient.

Or pay extra and get a 1080p plasma ;-)
#33
TGHunter
it's a HD Ready TV and not a 1080p Full HD TV. .


Can someone please explain the difference between the two types?
#34
It's all to do with the pixel resolution. An HD ready tv is 1024 x768 and a 1080p tv is 1080 x1920. This essentially means that you have more pixels on the 1080p screen. Howeverany television that is any form of HD ready simply means that is ready to receive the HD picture. A source is still required so 1080p will only make a difference when u connect up an HD source.
#35
shopkeeper
Can someone please explain the difference between the two types?


1080p = 1920 lines of resolution by 1080 lines of resolution. The widely accepted Gold Standard of "high definition" in modern tellies.

HD Ready = Any receiver which can receive and display a high definition signal. This can be at 1080p (as above in Full HD) or a lower resolution, such as 720p, or lower.

Hope this helps.
#36
jen23
It's all to do with the pixel resolution. An HD ready tv is 1024 x768 and a 1080p tv is 1080 x1920. This essentially means that you have more pixels on the 1080p screen. Howeverany television that is any form of HD ready simply means that is ready to receive the HD picture. A source is still required so 1080p will only make a difference when u connect up an HD source.


HD Ready does not mean 1024*768. It simply infers the device can accept and display high definition (which may or may not be at 1080p).
#37
Everyone is getting it slightly wrong, lol


Any set that shows the "HD Ready" logo will be able to display pictures at a resolution of at least 720 vertical lines (so usually 1024x768 or 1366x768).

A 1080p set will have the "HD Ready 1080p" logo.

See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_ready
#38
derrycityboy
You are right in saying that the contrast ratios is exaggerated, but there is no contest between the contrast between an LCD and Plasma...
Ignore the numbers - Plasma wins every time as it can display a true black whereas LCD displays cannot.

The picture on LG plasma TV's is very good. You can expect it to have 720p considering the price. Its simply a matter of weighing up whether you wan't increased resolution (with a 1080p lcd), or better contrast, colours and viewing angle of a plasma display. LCD has the bonus of being more energy efficient.

Or pay extra and get a 1080p plasma ;-)


I recognise many of your sentences!
#39
derrycityboy
Everyone is getting it slightly wrong, lol


Any set that shows the "HD Ready" logo will be able to display pictures at a resolution of at least 720 vertical lines (so usually 1024x768 or 1366x768).

A 1080p set will have the "HD Ready 1080p" logo.

See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_ready


Also mandated by HDCP decoding - this is actually quite fundamental. A 720p display is NOT HD Ready without HDCP decoding. Yes, the other definitions posted here are way off mark.
#40
ElliottC
I recognise many of your sentences!


Probably posted something similar in another thread lol

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