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LG 42PJ550 42" Plasma £360.05 delivered @ Currys includes £100 trade-in plus 5% discount code

£360.05 @ Currys
Use Code CURRYS5 to get this price and have an old TV to trade in, also 3% quidco might be available, getting possibly another £10+ off a 42" plasma with freeview for under £350 just seems to good to … Read More
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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
Use Code CURRYS5 to get this price and have an old TV to trade in, also 3% quidco might be available, getting possibly another £10+ off a 42" plasma with freeview for under £350 just seems to good to be true

Simply add this TV to your basket and when we deliver it to your door, we'll take away your old set, and recycle it, free of charge - Saving you £100! easy.

Experience Full 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 Freeview TV channels and digital radio stations by exploiting the LG 42PJ550's integrated digital Freeview tuner all out of the box!

details listed on LG website http://www.lg.com/uk/tv-audio-video/televisions/LG-plasma-tv-42PJ550.jsp
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#1
a 42" plasma with freeview HD for under £350 just seems to good to be true


That's because it is too good to be true.

From what I can see this is an older model (2 x HDMI) and isn't full HD - it's only HD-Ready - which is why it doesn't have a Freeview HD tuner, just a standard definition one.

Megamart.
#2
Megamart
That's because it is too good to be true.

From what I can see this is an older model (2 x HDMI) and isn't full HD - it's only HD-Ready - which is why it doesn't have a Freeview HD tuner, just a standard definition one.

Megamart.


Agreed after reading it again the blurb phrases it so it sounds like freeview hd but is standard freeview. Still very good value if you get it for under £350
#3
Still very good value if you get it for under £350


Agreed. Good price. Voted hot.

And it's not an older model, it's just that LG have reduced the number of HDMI ports on their low end new models. At the higher end you get 4 ports.

Megamart.
#4
This is a BARGAIN!!!

They have the 42" PJ350 in T J Hughes for £400 at the mo.... that one doesn't play HD Divx through the USB port, this one does...

When I first saw these models I thought they were mispriced LED sets as they are really really thin....

Think i'm going to order one.
#5
discount code won't work on reserve & collect but quidco does
#6
slackrat77
discount code won't work on reserve & collect but quidco does


Sorry only tried it on Home delivery which is free anyway and it worked on that, plus they take your old TV away from what the blurb says.
#7
I'm gutted the 5% doesn't work on reserve and collect.... really want this TV in time for the match on Sunday but if I collect from store can't use the code.... :(

Oh well will have to bite the bullet and cough up the extra £20
#8
1024 x 768

:(
#9
pile of carp
#10
lisa33
pile of carp


Carp? That's a fishy tv!
#11
Megamart
That's because it is too good to be true.

From what I can see this is an older model (2 x HDMI) and isn't full HD - it's only HD-Ready - which is why it doesn't have a Freeview HD tuner, just a standard definition one.

Megamart.


It's a 2010 model, just a budget one hence it's reduced feature list compared to some TV's.
2 Likes #12
Soong
1024 x 768

:(


lisa33
pile of carp


Retards.
#13
Soong
1024 x 768


is that the year it was made?

what happened to the 600mhz 42" LG currys advertised on tv? is this it?? :? yeah its cheap but so are CRTs, the resolution is just too small as to be not worth it. Good deal if you just want the novelty of having a flat tv, crap if you want high resolution.
#14
Can you give them an old 15" lcd tele?
#15
can u give em an old 14" crt portable?
#16
would appreciate someone educating me here :P am looking at getting a tv at some point in future, must have HD freeview.

Anyway, what's the biz with tv's that have internet connectivity (or wireless connection to network...) I like the idea of this, being able to directly connect it via the network/internet to iplayer or youtube... connection to network also makes it easy to view photos & stuff.... what kind of options are available for this kind of thing? (not necesarily with this tv here...)
#17
LMAO at 1024x768 res
#18
djdelmar
LMAO at 1024x768 res


Yawn......
#19
gk141054
Yawn......


What?
#20
djdelmar
What?


Every time someone posts a HD Ready tv we always get the same "its crap its not 1080p" arguments usually from people who don't know what they are talking about.
#21
waiting till someone says 1024x768 isnt HD.
its a global scam!
#22
It is 1366 x 768 WXGA resolution. So it will support 720 HD. The information on Currys page is wrong, if it was 1024x768 it wouldn't be HD Ready as it wouldn't support any HD resolutions.
#23
Megamart
That's because it is too good to be true.

From what I can see this is an older model (2 x HDMI) and isn't full HD - it's only HD-Ready - which is why it doesn't have a Freeview HD tuner, just a standard definition one.

Megamart.


HD ready is 720p, HDTV broadcasts are only 720p last time i checked.
#24
PhearFactor
It is 1366 x 768 WXGA resolution. So it will support 720 HD. The information on Currys page is wrong, if it was 1024x768 it wouldn't be HD Ready as it wouldn't support any HD resolutions.


Exactly, 1024x768 is ancient and would burn your soul if you watched something on it @ 42"
#25
PhearFactor
It is 1366 x 768 WXGA resolution. So it will support 720 HD. The information on Currys page is wrong, if it was 1024x768 it wouldn't be HD Ready as it wouldn't support any HD resolutions.


1024x768 is the correct resolution, and it supports HD fine.

The reason it isn't something like 1366x768 and is instead 1024x768 is because on this plasma panel (and any that are this resolution) the pixel aren't square, they're rectangular in shape.
#26
kharma45
1024x768 is the correct resolution, and it supports HD fine.


Personally I wouldn't recommend a TV that uses software interpolation to show HD signals. I still don't want to believe that it is using 1024x768, they had HD Plasma TV's at this resolution over 7 years ago.

It does appear as though the 1366x768 resolution for Plasma's only appears on sets above 50". I guess this TV would be great for SD pictures though hehe.
#27
must we do this EVERY time a 1024x768 plasma is posted

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=1024x768+plasma

no its not the best plasma TV in the world but its £360.05 delivered, and it's not a teknika
#28
PhearFactor
It is 1366 x 768 WXGA resolution. So it will support 720 HD. The information on Currys page is wrong, if it was 1024x768 it wouldn't be HD Ready as it wouldn't support any HD resolutions.


no it is 1024x768 and it is hd

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television
#29
i think its great when all these hd comments appear , especially when people dont really know there stuff , its not even hd so it doesnt matter , oh please people. please could people get there facts correct before they get carried away with so called facts that simply are not correct , i notice your all not so quick to mention that br and ps3 are the only things that take advantage of 1080p ,, the rest for all that want to know is 720p , that would be all the hd channels on the go , but of course how bad does sky hd look , just terrible , NOT...........:thumbsup:
#30
PhearFactor
Personally I wouldn't recommend a TV that uses software interpolation to show HD signals.


Why the hell would there need to be an interpolation here?
#31
jamesdew
no it is 1024x768 and it is hd


Sorry, I found this page here: http://www.plasmatvreviews.org.uk/lg-plasma-tvs/lg-42pj550-plasma-tv/

It stated the resolution was higher, I didn't realise this TV was using software to make HD signals work at a lower resolution. Live and learn ;-)

kharma45
Why the hell would there need to be an interpolation here?


lol, got my words mixed up hehe :p
#32
heat added
#33
gk141054
Every time someone posts a HD Ready tv we always get the same "its crap its not 1080p" arguments usually from people who don't know what they are talking about.


+1
#34
Great price - if only I could get it to fit on the bedroom wall :-)

you wouldn;t need Full HD on on a screen this size unless you were sitting 6 ft away and were watching BluRay. Further away than that or with an HD TV signal and it's fine. For the 1080 pimps out there, read some evidence!
#35
SpamJavelin
Great price - if only I could get it to fit on the bedroom wall :-)

you wouldn;t need Full HD on on a screen this size unless you were sitting 6 ft away and were watching BluRay. Further away than that or with an HD TV signal and it's fine. For the 1080 pimps out there, read some evidence!


+1
#36
I've got this and it's lovely. xbox 360 and my V+ HD all look great. Yes it only has 2 HDMI ports but I got myself an auto-switching HDMI box.

It also plays loads of video formats via the usb port!
#37
someone always calls it and says the res isnt HD or doesnt support it.
OK go report the manufacturers to trading standards and watchdog.
#38
Heat added.
Reserved and collected this morning. Couldnt use the 5 % code but fingers crossed the 3% Quidco tracks ok.
Please be aware you will need a large sized car to place the tv in if you reserve and collect as the box is large. As the TV is Plasma they do not recommend lying the TV flat.
#39
Still in two minds about this... only thing putting me off is the power consumption....

Has anyone who has one got a power meter thingy and can tell me how much it uses....?

Have looked on LG website and nothing.... looked in the TV instruction manual and nothing..... rang the LG customer service line and they didn't know.....

Probably me being paranoid but makes me nervous when it looks like they are hiding this from you...

Cnet reckons an "average plasma" uses 301 watts (range seems to be about 200 - 450) compared to about 90w for my current 28" CRT (yes I know... :oops: )

I know that this 42" has double the screen size of my 28" CRT so of course you'd expect it to be higher... but 3 times higher? :w00t:
#40
plasma TV power use is constantly varying as it powers the pixels on and off idividualy as opposed to the LCDs whose power level is at a constant level & which just shade the backlight to produce dark scenes.

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