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Arnt Tellys getting cheap now, 42" Plasma under £350 i think this is a cracking deal imo.
Richersounds say last few on website so be quick.

The new LG 42PQ2000 Plasma will compliment any home with its sleek design, and great picture quality.

The integral upgraded Intelligent Sensor 2 automatically adjusts the colour depending on the viewing environment. This optimises the picture quality and also can reduce your energy bill, recommended by Energy Savings Trust. Thanks to its new 600Hz sub-field driving technology, the 42pq2000 boasts a fantastic picture quality. Although different from 100Hz technology in not offering a true interpolation between frames, the 600Hz technology works by "pulsing" each frame 12 times, thereby upgrading to standard 50Hz signal to an effective 600Hz one. If all this is double Dutch to you, then don't be concerned! Suffice to say that the new technology gives the 42pq2000 a superb response with incredible realism and super-sharp tracking on fast moving motion such as sports events. The figures showing a stunning dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 and brightness of 1500cdm say a great deal, but the proof of the LG's superior picture quality is in the watching.

The two "invisible" speakers not only improve the look of the TV, but also give good quality audio for a TV; however we would still recommend a home cinema system which will fill a room with ease. The SRS TruSurround XT is a high quality surround sound effect processor which you'll usually only find on much more expensive TVs. Combined with the "Invisible" speaker system, you'll find it gives the LG 42PQ2000 a smooth, spacious sound that's less boxy-sounding than many TVs. In addition to this, the "Clear Voice II" feature will make following dialogue easy when watching action-packed movies and will get the best out of the built-in HD Freeview tuner.

The connections of this LG 42pq2000 are fantastic, you not only get the basics that you would expect, but you get more. It has three HDMI inputs, two to the rear of the screen and one side mounted which allows you to get the best image and audio quality from any external unit connected to the TV. It also boasts two SCART connections as well as a component connection for all your analogue sources. It has a very useful PC Input so it will complement your home computer perfectly and also has a built-in USB port so you can upload and store your pictures and audio quickly and easily from your camera or phone.

Overall, this sleek looking TV has a matching swivel stand and will compliment any interior design. It is a great TV at a great price!
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#1
nice deal, have some heat. I'm also in the market for a new TV, and looking to possibly go down the Plasma route. Currently they have the latest LG 42PJ350 Plasma at TJ Hughes for £395, if you've got a Currys nearby they might be able to price match and give you the extra 10% off, which would take it down to about £355 for a Plasma set..
[mod]#2
i got the PQ3000 and its worth every penny!
#3
FTCom
nice deal, have some heat. I'm also in the market for a new TV, and looking to possibly go down the Plasma route. Currently they have the latest LG 42PJ350 Plasma at TJ Hughes for £395, if you've got a Currys nearby they might be able to price match and give you the extra 10% off, which would take it down to about £355 for a Plasma set..

Where do you get £355 from?

Surely it's £390
#4
robot1000
Where do you get £355 from?

Surely it's £390


10% off £395 (Hughes price) is £355.50 Although not sure how they can give an extra 10% off on a price match?
#5
wonneil
10% off £395 (Hughes price) is £355.50 Although not sure how they can give an extra 10% off on a price match?

10% is of the difference; not of the sale price
#6
Nice TV
#7
they really should stop making HD ready Tvs by now it's 2010 already.. 1080p should be minimum of TVs
#8
goonertillidie
i got the PQ3000 and its worth every penny!


Same here:thumbsup:
#9
so is the 2000 that much difference? Im about to bite at this price so any advise gratefully received! Thanks
#10
Good deal for a TV like this :)

*waits for no 1080p comments*

EDIT - oops, didn't notice one has snuck in already lol
#11
vhero
they really should stop making HD ready Tvs by now it's 2010 already.. 1080p should be minimum of TVs


They have. it's an old model. :roll:
#12
Wicked Lester
They have. it's an old model. :roll:


Which is why you shouldn't get these. Most people want a TV to last at least 5 years...

Then again, by 2015 the new format will probably be 'Japanese Super HD'
#13
HD ready or not, that's a lot of tv for £350. Heat added!
#14
SamuraisShadow
Which is why you shouldn't get these. Most people want a TV to last at least 5 years...



Nowt wrong with a 42in 720p TV. You are not going to notice a difference unless you compate the picture side by side. Plus, you will probably watch more Sky HD than Blu ray, the former which is only 720p. In fact, I think most people watch around 50% of their Tv in SD in the UK.
#15
machofairy
Nowt wrong with a 42in 720p TV. You are not going to notice a difference unless you compate the picture side by side. Plus, you will probably watch more Sky HD than Blu ray, the former which is only 720p. In fact, I think most people watch around 50% of their Tv in SD in the UK.


50%? More like 80-90% for watching SD

Great TV!
#16
SamuraisShadow
Which is why you shouldn't get these. Most people want a TV to last at least 5 years...

Then again, by 2015 the new format will probably be 'Japanese Super HD'


You mean 4K HD right? The stuff they are recording with RED cameras right now?
#17
Bought one from tesco three months ago bloody good tv well impressed heat from me.
#18
chancooluk
50%? More like 80-90% for watching SD

Great TV!


Couldnt agree more, having a 1080p telly i wish i had a hd ready or 720p telly as sd transmisions look so rubbish its beyond belief :x

Freesat HD and SKY HD and the like dont broadcast in 1080p anyhows as already stated making the 1080p thing a nonsence unless you like throwing money away on bluray films that you probably only watch once. Actually i think the percentage watching sd telly at the moment barring the world cup would be at least 95%, which makes a mockery of the whole hd hype.

As for the deal its a real good price and i wish i had held out for a couple of years and bought one of these tbh :thumbsup:
#19
We have no blue-ray player or games consol in the house. We have a DVD player that we use no more than twice a year, and we have a laptopr with 17inch widescreen monistor that we use 5-6 times per year to watch DVDs in bed. We go to the cinema roughly twice a month to see any films we fany. On the TV I mainly watch sports, my misses catches the odd cooking show. We only have Freeview linked to a 20 inch CRT, but as soon as im back in work I will get an LCD or Plasma. Interviewing on Wed so hopefully purchase soon. Anyway ...
I always thought that we should get a 1080p telly as that will be the future, but we are never going to buy a blue ray player so is there any point? - especially as you say hd telly transmision looks rubbish on 1080p devices.
#20
sedj
Couldnt agree more, having a 1080p telly i wish i had a hd ready or 720p telly as sd transmisions look so rubbish its beyond belief :x

Freesat HD and SKY HD and the like dont broadcast in 1080p anyhows as already stated making the 1080p thing a nonsence unless you like throwing money away on bluray films that you probably only watch once. Actually i think the percentage watching sd telly at the moment barring the world cup would be at least 95%, which makes a mockery of the whole hd hype.

As for the deal its a real good price and i wish i had held out for a couple of years and bought one of these tbh :thumbsup:


Well said; I have a 720p HD ready Pioneer plasma and the SD viewing is HD like if you catch my drift; wont be replacing it for years. LCD 1080p down stairs which doesnt begin to compare for 90% of viewing
#21
sedj
Couldnt agree more, having a 1080p telly i wish i had a hd ready or 720p telly as sd transmisions look so rubbish its beyond belief :x

Freesat HD and SKY HD and the like dont broadcast in 1080p anyhows as already stated making the 1080p thing a nonsence unless you like throwing money away on bluray films that you probably only watch once. Actually i think the percentage watching sd telly at the moment barring the world cup would be at least 95%, which makes a mockery of the whole hd hype.

As for the deal its a real good price and i wish i had held out for a couple of years and bought one of these tbh :thumbsup:


onlineo
We have no blue-ray player or games consol in the house. We have a DVD player that we use no more than twice a year, and we have a laptopr with 17inch widescreen monistor that we use 5-6 times per year to watch DVDs in bed. We go to the cinema roughly twice a month to see any films we fany. On the TV I mainly watch sports, my misses catches the odd cooking show. We only have Freeview linked to a 20 inch CRT, but as soon as im back in work I will get an LCD or Plasma. Interviewing on Wed so hopefully purchase soon. Anyway ...
I always thought that we should get a 1080p telly as that will be the future, but we are never going to buy a blue ray player so is there any point? - especially as you say hd telly transmision looks rubbish on 1080p devices.


no point at all
#22
chris2301
Bought one from tesco three months ago bloody good tv well impressed heat from me.


You're getting heat out of the TV? I'm not surprised after all it is a plasma ;-)
#23
dont forget to add £100 to the electricity bill!!
#24
I currently own a 720p 42" plasma (Panasonic), and if I was in the market for a new TV I would not hesitate to get another 720p TV if the price was right - which this price is IMHO, so hot from me! :)
#25
I have a Panasonic plasma (720p) - excellent picture. I would not hesitate to buy another Plasma 720p. However, this TV is discontinued. Pay a little more and get the replacement version (better spec also -contrast ratio, number of HDMI's, etc):

http://www.richersounds.com/search/LG%2042PJ350
OR
http://www.1staudiovisual.co.uk/catalog/42pq2000-42inch-plasma-p-100997.html
#26
harrythedog
Well said; I have a 720p HD ready Pioneer plasma and the SD viewing is HD like if you catch my drift; wont be replacing it for years. LCD 1080p down stairs which doesnt begin to compare for 90% of viewing


Same here, I watch 40% sd and 60% hd on 720p 50" samsung plasma and both HD and SD looks fantastic. 720p is the sweet spot I would say.
#27
i got a sanyo 37" 1080p and agree for what most people have said have got a blue ray player they thrown in the deal which is superb on 1080p but like most people have said 720p is fine not even sky full HD (unless you get the hd pakage and they ask for more even then thats only 720p) most people would be fine with but i have to say 1080p on bluerays are amazing but depends what you do with the telly 80-%90% you dont need it. but saying that even sd is fine on my full hd tv no pixelation or anything. but like most people says unless you need 1080p for example gaming or watching bluerays i dont see much point i did get my tv with a samsung blueray player for £300 so iam not complaining. just my 50 cent
#28
ssjinzo
i got a sanyo 37" 1080p and agree for what most people have said have got a blue ray player they thrown in the deal which is superb on 1080p but like most people have said 720p is fine not even sky full HD (unless you get the hd pakage and they ask for more even then thats only 720p) most people would be fine with but i have to say 1080p on bluerays are amazing but depends what you do with the telly 80-%90% you dont need it. but saying that even sd is fine on my full hd tv no pixelation or anything. but like most people says unless you need 1080p for example gaming or watching bluerays i dont see much point i did get my tv with a samsung blueray player for £300 so iam not complaining. just my 50 cent


Sorry but why can't you use some punctuation? So difficult read. :x
#29
Robiesanta
Sorry but why can't you use some punctuation? So difficult read. :x


sorry was just typing away and i was also doing some other things as well at the same time.

you know what they say about multitasking :roll:
#30
ssjinzo

you know what they say about multitasking :roll:


only works on iOS 4 and above?
#31
harrythedog
Well said; I have a 720p HD ready Pioneer plasma and the SD viewing is HD like if you catch my drift; wont be replacing it for years. LCD 1080p down stairs which doesnt begin to compare for 90% of viewing


That isnt a fair comparison.

You are comparing plasma tech with LCD tech, which, for SD images, is no contest, in favour of plasma. Even a cheaper plasma can beat the SD image quality of a pricier LCD.

The fact that you have a Pioneer plasma, leaves your LCD with virtually no chance of even coming close to the Pioneer's SD image quality.

Most people do indeed view SD images, by a vast majority. Given this, it does make me wonder why so many people insist on 1080p...not only that, but they buy poor quality LCD screens.

For £349, this TV is a VERY attractive buy. I would rather buy this than buy a £400 (correctly priced) 1080p LCD TV, which will most likely offer poor image quality on SD images.
#32
Got one today, after ringing around a few stores, now to wall mount it, thats where the fun begins
#33
just got the last one from york earlier today. really impressed with the picture quality. love the energy saving feature also. amazing deal!
#34
I have the LG 42PQ6000. Picked it up as a refurb for about £350 nearly a year ago now, time flies. I'm always fascinated by how it makes standard freeview look so good. The only time I despair at standard freeview is on some transmissions the bitrate looks so low it's as if it's being streamed through a 512k "broadband" connection i.e. ITV2 on some of their imported programmes. I've seen HD in action, and I'm in no hurry whatsoever to go and buy a Bluray player, or any form of HD receiver. While watching TV on Sky at a friends I didn't even realise it was HD until I went right up to the 37inch screen to check. From a distance it's so barely noticable in most circumstances that I can't see what the fuss is all about.

Anyway, back on point. If the model above is anything like the PQ6000 then you'll get a really vibrant picture, I always marvel at the richness of the colours produced, red scenes are particularly impressive - LCD is good, and I was always wary of Plasma for all the reasons that people prefer LCD (lifespan, image retention, heat etc), but the richness off the image, and in a good model with the ability to generate a quality image from an SD source a plasma is the best low price solution for the living room.
#35
balluji
dont forget to add £100 to the electricity bill!!

oh, does this suck lot of electricity! What are other energy saving TV in this range?
#36

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