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Experience High Definition magnificence with the feature-rich LG 42PJ550 42" HD Ready Plasma TV and take your home entertainment sky-high. Looking handsome in its alluring design, it's certain to add a touch of class in your living room.

Connecting up HD-compliant devices like your game console or DVD player is fuss-free, thanks to its two HDMI inputs, whilst the LG 42PJ550 HDTV's SCART, component and composite connectors cater for your older paraphernalia. Got an abundance of pictures, videos and music hiding away on your memory key or external hard drive? Bring them out into the open and plug them into this HD TV's convenient USB port – the perfect way to flaunt your digital content!

Step into the digital era and immerse yourself in a wealth of High Definition Freeview TV channels and digital radio stations by exploiting the LG 42PJ550's integrated digital Freeview tuner – all out of the box!

See the world in a different light with the LG 42PJ550 42" HD Ready Plasma TV.
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#1
Screen Format 16:9
Screen size 42" (107 cm)
Brightness (in cd/m²) 1500 cd/m²
Contrast 3,000,000:1
Response time (in ms) 0.001 ms
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical - in°) 190 °
Audio Audio Power 2 x 10 Watts
Mono/Stereo Sound Dolby Digital
Speakers Built-in speakers (x2)
Connectivity Connectivity 2 x HDMI
2 x scart sockets
1 x composite video input
1 x component video input
1 x digital optical audio output
1 x RCA audio input
USB 2.0 port
CI+ port
Antenna jack
PC input
RS-232C service jack
SCART connectors 2
HDMI Input 2
PC Input Yes
Audio output Digital audio output (optical)
Tuner Standard Digital Freeview tuner
Double Tuner No
Functions TV text 2,000 pages
General Remote control Yes
Accessories supplied Remote control, power supply
Dimensions (mm) Height: 622 without stand / 693 with stand
Width: 988 without stand / 988 with stand
Depth: 56 without stand / 260 with stand
Weight (kg) 20 kg (21 kg with stand)
#2
Get ready for the 1080 police to vote this cold.... (_;)

I got this TV from the last (trade in) deal on here.

Under £400 for a 42" plasma that plays .mkv's through the USB... happy days for me.

Great picture and HD movies look amazing on it.
#3
morpheus
Get ready for the 1080 police to vote this cold.... (_;)I got this TV from the last (trade in) deal on here.Under £400 for a 42" plasma that plays .mkv's through the USB... happy days for me.Great picture and HD movies look amazing on it.

+1, I also brought the same television with that trade in deal on an old television, we'll absolutely over the moon with it, and for this price who can go wrong...
#4
morpheus
Get ready for the 1080 police to vote this cold.... (_;)I got this TV from the last (trade in) deal on here.Under £400 for a 42" plasma that plays .mkv's through the USB... happy days for me.Great picture and HD movies look amazing on it.

+2 and no Freeview HD either.....:p... why bother ? (_;)

Edited By: ohitsaidwalker on Sep 01, 2010 20:34: typo
#5
Very tempted by this. Was going to stretch for the 50" version but this may fit the job, and £300 less! Almost half price. 720p will do me. What content is 1080 anyway!?
#6
I got plasma on the tv once but I had to clean it off to watch eastenders properly
#7
whynot
I got plasma on the tv once but I had to clean it off to watch eastenders properly

Crikey imagine your shame....your brave to admit it mind......watching eastenders.....really?
1 Like #8
is this plasma better than this lg lcd tv from currys?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42ld450-42-full-hd-lcd-tv-379-05/745239
im waiting on the lcd getting delivered.
#9
funkykid
is this plasma better than this lg lcd tv from currys?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42ld450-42-full-hd-lcd-tv-379-05/745239
im waiting on the lcd getting delivered.


Yep, I did a whole load of research before I bought mine and that one cropped up a lot. Plasma picture is a lot better than LCD, especially for SD content. I plumped for the 42PJ650 and it's awesome.
#10
now im gutted is there anyway i could change the order would it be worth doing that?
#11
Never mind 1080p ! 1024 x 768 aint even 720 p ! 720p is 1280 x 720, suely this is a mistake ? although I did hear of TV's a long time ago being just shy of the standards.
#12
if the width is over 720 pixels it is classed as HD ready so it is 720p lol
#13
Would have been tempted but play lot on line so spec not good enough.

Great tv if you just want a tv though
#14
Soulreape
Never mind 1080p ! 1024 x 768 aint even 720 p ! 720p is 1280 x 720, suely this is a mistake ? although I did hear of TV's a long time ago being just shy of the standards.


Yes it is, it has over 720 horizontal lines.
#15
strangey316
isnt this a repost? I just ordered this the other day from seeing on this threadhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42pj550-42-plasma-360-05-deliver/707041?page=4Either way, seems like a great TV for the price, shame I cound't collect in store, none in stock in Glasgow
That seems to be for a trade-in deal, whereas there is no mention of trade-in with this deal.
#16
Great price. Heat added
#17
funkykid
now im gutted is there anyway i could change the order would it be worth doing that?


Like others above I did a lot of research before buying the above tv. I bought an LCD and the above and set them up next to each other and then simply sent the LCD back letting them know I was unhappy with the picture quality, no problems in returning it.

You will not be disappointed in this picture especially in HD, it knocks spots off any LCD I have yet to see.
#18
Resolution too low.. but thanks anyway.
#19
lol @ resolution comments...
#20
Sick of reading about resolution issues on a 42" plasma at 360 quid. Yes it is not the best you can get, but it is the best for the money which us surely the point of hotukdeals. If it suits this is a fab deal, very tempted to buy this now and then upgrade to a 3d one in a few years if they are still around by then :@)
#21
A 1024 x 768 screen will have to upscale the vertical lines and downscale the horizantal, picture will look a bit messy ! And thats upscaling to 720p btw , never mind anything else ! :-S

As for the comments on the resolution, why spend £360 on something that is not going to do the job correctly when you can save a bit longer if you have to and get something for around £450 -£500 that will do the job a lot better ? Surely you have got past the 12 year old stage of "MUST HAVE IT NOW" ?

Good price if it is what you want I guess, but I fail to see why you would want it ?
1 Like #22
Soulreape
A 1024 x 768 screen will have to upscale the vertical lines and downscale the horizantal, picture will look a bit messy ! And thats upscaling to 720p btw , never mind anything else ! :-S As for the comments on the resolution, why spend £360 on something that is not going to do the job correctly when you can save a bit longer if you have to and get something for around £450 -£500 that will do the job a lot better ? Surely you have got past the 12 year old stage of "MUST HAVE IT NOW" ?Good price if it is what you want I guess, but I fail to see why you would want it ?
Probably best just to pop into Currys and see how good/bad the picture looks to you. If you like it then buy it, if it isn't good enough or looks messy as Soulreape suggests then steer clear.
#23
Burgmeister

Probably best just to pop into Currys and see how good/bad the picture looks to you. If you like it then buy it, if it isn't good enough or looks messy as Soulreape suggests then steer clear.

Best post on a TV thread I've read in ages!!

Edited By: zel69 on Sep 02, 2010 12:47: clean up
#24
Soulreape
A 1024 x 768 screen will have to upscale the vertical lines and downscale the horizantal, picture will look a bit messy ! And thats upscaling to 720p btw , never mind anything else ! :-S As for the comments on the resolution, why spend £360 on something that is not going to do the job correctly when you can save a bit longer if you have to and get something for around £450 -£500 that will do the job a lot better ? Surely you have got past the 12 year old stage of "MUST HAVE IT NOW" ?Good price if it is what you want I guess, but I fail to see why you would want it ?

Pretty sure that the strange resolution is par for the course on ALL 720p Plasmas (certainly none of them are 1280×720) - I think this is more to do with the fact that pixels on Plasmas are actually rectangular and not square and certainly nothing out of the ordinary.
#25
has anyone got one of these? interested on picture quality
#26
crofter
Soulreape
A 1024 x 768 screen will have to upscale the vertical lines and downscale the horizantal, picture will look a bit messy ! And thats upscaling to 720p btw , never mind anything else ! :-S As for the comments on the resolution, why spend £360 on something that is not going to do the job correctly when you can save a bit longer if you have to and get something for around £450 -£500 that will do the job a lot better ? Surely you have got past the 12 year old stage of "MUST HAVE IT NOW" ?Good price if it is what you want I guess, but I fail to see why you would want it ?


Pretty sure that the strange resolution is par for the course on ALL 720p Plasmas (certainly none of them are 1280×720) - I think this is more to do with the fact that pixels on Plasmas are actually rectangular and not square and certainly nothing out of the ordinary.


Yeah it's because the pixels on these sets are as you said elongated and not square. Panasonic's 50" 720p ones use square pixels and have a resolution of 1366x768 like most 720p LCD's do, but yeah most are 1024x768.
#27
dark_like_vader
has anyone got one of these? interested on picture quality


Awsome IMO, better than any LCD I have come across. SD signal is good but the HD on Sky is fantastic, couldn't recommend more.

A few freinds who have same size (often same make) 1080p LCD's say how much better our picture is than theirs.

I am no TV techy but I cannot understand how a 720 plasma is so much better than a 1080 LCD but it is I assure you.

People who claim they are not as good simply because it is not 1080 obviously haven't seen this set up and are falling for the hype surrounding 1080.

Try and find somewhere to view it first if you don't believe me, I am sure one of Adsa's display was an LG PJ 350 or 550.



Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 02, 2010 13:37: .
#28
dark_like_vader
has anyone got one of these? interested on picture quality


Look at page 1 of the deal, a few of us have the TV and love it.
#29
Soulreape
A 1024 x 768 screen will have to upscale the vertical lines and downscale the horizantal, picture will look a bit messy ! And thats upscaling to 720p btw , never mind anything else ! :-S

As for the comments on the resolution, why spend £360 on something that is not going to do the job correctly when you can save a bit longer if you have to and get something for around £450 -£500 that will do the job a lot better ? Surely you have got past the 12 year old stage of "MUST HAVE IT NOW" ?

Good price if it is what you want I guess, but I fail to see why you would want it ?


Your talking nonsense. As mentioned, this resolution is generally the standard on plasmas at this size. I've owned a couple of TVs at this res and they blow most 1280×720 LCDs out of the water. Do not be put off by elongated pixels, etc. Trust me, it's electronic wizardry but it works. SD material will also look better due to the lower res.
#30
Am considering this one, as well as the 42inch J350 model which is roughly the same price in a few places at the mo (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42pj350-42-inch-widescreen-hd-re/746697)

Does anyone know which is "better"? I've compared them on Currys' website and it says that the J350 has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, yet the J550 has a resolution of 1024 x 768. The screen is the same size, so does that mean the J350 has a better quality picture as it has a higher resolution?

Cheers for help anyone
#31
Soulreape
A 1024 x 768 screen will have to upscale the vertical lines and downscale the horizantal, picture will look a bit messy ! And thats upscaling to 720p btw , never mind anything else ! :-S As for the comments on the resolution, why spend £360 on something that is not going to do the job correctly when you can save a bit longer if you have to and get something for around £450 -£500 that will do the job a lot better ? Surely you have got past the 12 year old stage of "MUST HAVE IT NOW" ?Good price if it is what you want I guess, but I fail to see why you would want it ?

Well with that argument, why spend £450-£500 when if you spend £1000-£2000 you can get something even more amazing. If you have a budget of £360 this is a good buy, if you want to spend more on a decent Plasma that is 1080p you are talking around £600.
1 Like #32
wrexhamandy
Am considering this one, as well as the 42inch J350 model which is roughly the same price in a few places at the mo (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42pj350-42-inch-widescreen-hd-re/746697)Does anyone know which is "better"? I've compared them on Currys' website and it says that the J350 has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, yet the J550 has a resolution of 1024 x 768. The screen is the same size, so does that mean the J350 has a better quality picture as it has a higher resolution?Cheers for help anyone

I've got the 42PJ550 and understand from previous deal postings that the PJ550 is the one to go for as you get USB Playback of DivX material, as well as music and photos. The PJ350 appears to be locked down despite having USB, and can only do music and photo playback. I'm not sure about the resolution differences as don't have the manual available at the mo..
#33
I paid £300 for my LG 42LD450 just last week so I think I got the better deal. There are a few videos about the telly I mentioned on YouTube just so you all know.
#34
FTCom
wrexhamandy
Am considering this one, as well as the 42inch J350 model which is roughly the same price in a few places at the mo (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42pj350-42-inch-widescreen-hd-re/746697)Does anyone know which is "better"? I've compared them on Currys' website and it says that the J350 has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, yet the J550 has a resolution of 1024 x 768. The screen is the same size, so does that mean the J350 has a better quality picture as it has a higher resolution?Cheers for help anyone


I've got the 42PJ550 and understand from previous deal postings that the PJ550 is the one to go for as you get USB Playback of DivX material, as well as music and photos. The PJ350 appears to be locked down despite having USB, and can only do music and photo playback. I'm not sure about the resolution differences as don't have the manual available at the mo..


^What he said. Also I'm pretty sure that Currys have made a mistake and the PJ350 is 1024x768 as well.
#35
vimeo00
I paid £300 for my LG 42LD450 just last week so I think I got the better deal. There are a few videos about the telly I mentioned on YouTube just so you all know.


really £300 looks like i missed that deal you got a link?
#36
costanza
vimeo00
I paid £300 for my LG 42LD450 just last week so I think I got the better deal. There are a few videos about the telly I mentioned on YouTube just so you all know.


really £300 looks like i missed that deal you got a link?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42ld450-42-full-hd-lcd-tv-379-05/745239

Price has changed now.
#37
kharma45
costanza
vimeo00
I paid £300 for my LG 42LD450 just last week so I think I got the better deal. There are a few videos about the telly I mentioned on YouTube just so you all know.


really £300 looks like i missed that deal you got a link?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42ld450-42-full-hd-lcd-tv-379-05/745239


Price has changed now.


yea i see link says 379 not 300 shame
#38
spacemanzx
FTCom
wrexhamandy
Am considering this one, as well as the 42inch J350 model which is roughly the same price in a few places at the mo (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42pj350-42-inch-widescreen-hd-re/746697)Does anyone know which is "better"? I've compared them on Currys' website and it says that the J350 has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, yet the J550 has a resolution of 1024 x 768. The screen is the same size, so does that mean the J350 has a better quality picture as it has a higher resolution?Cheers for help anyone
I've got the 42PJ550 and understand from previous deal postings that the PJ550 is the one to go for as you get USB Playback of DivX material, as well as music and photos. The PJ350 appears to be locked down despite having USB, and can only do music and photo playback. I'm not sure about the resolution differences as don't have the manual available at the mo..
^What he said. Also I'm pretty sure that Currys have made a mistake and the PJ350 is 1024x768 as well.

I think they have made a mistake, as if you go on the LG Website and look up the above television it details spec sheets and manuals that are for both the J350 and J550..
#39
costanza
kharma45
costanza
vimeo00
I paid £300 for my LG 42LD450 just last week so I think I got the better deal. There are a few videos about the telly I mentioned on YouTube just so you all know.


really £300 looks like i missed that deal you got a link?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42ld450-42-full-hd-lcd-tv-379-05/745239


Price has changed now.


yea i see link says 379 not 300 shame
Oops xD sorry about that! Heads not screwed on today
#40
Not sure how you 'Expire' a deal but this is showing as £429 now. So missed another one!

Edit:Ah, found the button!

Edited By: Burgmeister on Sep 04, 2010 08:20: Opened my eyes

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