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LG 50PQ20

50 Inch

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Not 1080p Its 720p

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banned#1
Haven't gone looking for reviews yet as not on my main PC, but this deal ALREADY looks a mile better than the hairy bush one that's a couple inches bigger at Argos!
#2
You could get a 50inch Samsung delivered for £480 from Very with a 20% code, plus potentially 7% Quidco bringing it down further

I would also research the 50PQ20 because it is not a standard model and probably has less features than the rest of the LG models. Last year LG used year old processing in a TV, best to check they havent done that with this obscure model
#3
Voted hot though, certainly better than the Bush deal, but not as good as the Sammy from Very
#4
400lbBench;8255435
You could get a 50inch Samsung delivered for £480 from Very with a 20% code, plus potentially 7% Quidco bringing it down further

I would also research the 50PQ20 because it is not a standard model and probably has less features than the rest of the LG models. Last year LG used year old processing in a TV, best to check they havent done that with this obscure model


That Samsung sounds like a cracking deal!
#5
400lbBench
You could get a 50inch Samsung delivered for £480 from Very with a 20% code, plus potentially 7% Quidco bringing it down further

I would also research the 50PQ20 because it is not a standard model and probably has less features than the rest of the LG models. Last year LG used year old processing in a TV, best to check they havent done that with this obscure model


Do you still have the 20% code for this item?
#6
ren3
Do you still have the 20% code for this item?


If you do a search for Very.co.uk it should come up, I think theres 2 codes and 1 works and the other doesnt
#7
it says offer ends today (
#8
I just been to Comet and told them about the very deal and was told by the manager to come back friday when sale is on and they will sort something out :)

Think i will wait till friday me is lol
#9
400lbBench
If you do a search for Very.co.uk it should come up, I think theres 2 codes and 1 works and the other doesnt


I've searched and found two codes, but neither work (which I expected, as they both say they're valid for sports, clothing & footwear)... they were listed under VeryLittlewoods.

Can you point me in the right direction if there's a different, valid one, please?
#10
720p, cold.
You can't have just 720p if you are going to have a 40+ inch TV. Pixels will be too big
#11
5867dude, I have a 720p 42" TV, and it is very good picture, is an LG too. So get it right please? Also I sit like 1 metre from it so I'd know...
#12
I agree with 5867dude. If you're going to chuck half-a-grand at something, you'd be better off with something slightly smaller with a higher resolution.

@Silenced: Just saying you have a 720p screen and that you think it looks nice, is great but that's not particularly comparative (which is very useful when you're trying to decide what to buy). I'm saying is you could get a better screen for the money. Size isn't everything.

That you say you sit a meter away from it makes me think you're perhaps a little odd... But I won't pull on that thread.
#13
romfordian;8255409
Haven't gone looking for reviews yet as not on my main PC, but this deal ALREADY looks a mile better than the hairy bush one that's a couple inches bigger at Argos!

Hairy Bush one......lol....accquired viewing taste.....:whistling:
#14
id happily swap my 50" samsung for this
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5867dude
720p, cold.
You can't have just 720p if you are going to have a 40+ inch TV. Pixels will be too big


I would say that is an over simplification - it depends on your viewing distance mainly, but also your own personal preferences (and eyesight!) and also what content you are watching (SD compressed channels, SD DVD, 720p HD, 1080i/1080P HD).

All the 42" plasma models from Samsung and LG have 720p panels, only Panasonic use 1080p panels in their 42" size models (although all of Panasonic's models from 2008/2009 and to a presumed lesser extent 2010 have the rapidly increasing black levels issue which has started a class action law suit in the US) (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10462105-1.html).

About half of the 50" plasma models sold at the moment are still 720p.

I would prefer a 1080p screen, with good processing (scaling, de-interlacing, noise reduction, increased display frame rates) and then sit a bit closer to get the full wide view home theatre effect when watching BluRay HD films.
But, a 720p 50" screen is absolutely fine as long as you are sitting far enough away not to see the pixel structure - although more importantly make sure you are far enough away that Standard Definition broadcast channels (Freeview/Sky) look okay, as that's what most content you are likely to watch will be.

There are lots of good sites that describe recommended viewing distances for different size screens at different resolution content, but the best way is to roughly measure your viewing distance (eyeball to front of TV screen, where it will be placed) and then go check it out at your local TV store and see what you think the TV looks like from that distance (although you may feel that you look a prat with the tape measure out - assistants usually have one on them, or can get one). Remember to check what SD sources (eg, the built in Freeview through an arial) look like as the HD previews and Blurays they have running will always look brilliant - but you don't want to get it home and find huge messy pixelated faces is the order of the day for the SD content you watch most of the time. SD DVD looks a lot better than broadcast Standard Def as it's a cleaner source (digital broadcast TV channels are compressed, reducing quality), but make sure you see some broadcast TV.

At the end of the day - if you like it - you like it...

Cheers, Mark.
#16
Get the lh3000 42" inch for same price from Richer sounds - 1080p and USB mod to play mkv and divx....much better picture and value.

720p on a 50" = cheap and wrong.
#17
Evz1974
Get the lh3000 42" inch for same price from Richer sounds - 1080p and USB mod to play mkv and divx....much better picture and value.

720p on a 50" = cheap and wrong.


I just returned an LH3000 because the swearing and motion blur was unbearable. Won't have any of those problems with this plasma. This will also give a better, more natural picture quality than that LCD.

Depending on the sitting distance, 50" @ 720p is fine. I have a Panasonic 42PX80 and its "only" 720p. Looks unbelievable with games and blurays. Tons better than the 40" Samsung 1080p LCD i had before.
#18
5867dude
720p, cold.
You can't have just 720p if you are going to have a 40+ inch TV. Pixels will be too big


Even if you don't have a high def. signal?
#19
Can you use poundland hdmi cables on these tvs?

Is LCD better than plasma?

Trolling me????? :whistling:
#20
brimstone;8256196

I would prefer a 1080p screen, with good processing (scaling, de-interlacing, noise reduction, increased display frame rates) ........



Good advice. Problem on the line above though: none of the low end models have good processing (ironically, since higher end ones will more likely be used with Sky HD/Bluray and not need it so much). The cheapest is probably the Samsung B560, which is about £800, and has problems with corruption on PAL sources that make it a bad buy.

Below that, expect pretty basic scaling/deinterlacing.
#21
720p on a 50" is not great
#22
Nymins
I just returned an LH3000 because the swearing and motion blur was unbearable. Won't have any of those problems with this plasma. This will also give a better, more natural picture quality than that LCD.

Depending on the sitting distance, 50" @ 720p is fine. I have a Panasonic 42PX80 and its "only" 720p. Looks unbelievable with games and blurays. Tons better than the 40" Samsung 1080p LCD i had before.

Funnny - I took a 720p plasma back and swapped it for the lh3000 as its purely used for HD sourced material and it looks so much sharper than the plasma - I found the plasma to be quite poor in comparison and would only ever look at a 1080p plasma in future as although better on SD sourced stuff it sucked elephant toe on HD compared with a 1080p LCD.
#23
Also I don't find the LCD swears much at me either - maybe you p1ssed it off?
banned#24
Hondo;8256133
Hairy Bush one......lol....accquired viewing taste.....:whistling:

why ,cant beat a hairy bush?:?
banned#25
^^^^^^^^unless you are ricky martin!;-)
#26
I think you guys miss one thing. You will need to collect it from a RS store. The problem is that it doesn't even say what store... If you're in London and having to collect it from Cardiff....
banned#27
siliconbits;8257839
I think you guys miss one thing. You will need to collect it from a RS store. The problem is that it doesn't even say what store... If you're in London and having to collect it from Cardiff....

whats wrong with cardiff like.............................
#28
RFC
whats wrong with cardiff like.............................


nothing for a city boy, but if you're a valley boy on a saturday night? well..........
#29
You must have configured the plasma wrong or prefer the overly bright, over sharpened, unrealisitc image of an LCD. Put a plasma beside an LCD of the same price, both configured to D65 standards and then you will never go back to LCD again. I know I sure won't. I made the mistake of getting the LH3000 because I thought motion blur was all but sorted on LCDs, but obviously not.

Plasmas are meant to be softer and less bright as it produces a life like image. All LCDs suffer from some form of motion blur, even expensive ones. Plasmas never suffer from this.
#30
RFC
whats wrong with cardiff like.............................


Nothing against Cardiff, just that they won't move stock between stores at all, especially something like a 50-inch plasma.
#31
Wow, the fail in this thread is strong. I think some people have been spending to much time talking to salesmen in Currys.

720p on 50" is absolutely fine. In fact SD, upscaled DVD's and even Sky HD, which is 1080i (not 1080p) will look great. It's possible that SD will look even better on 720p - it has the many times i have auditioned equivalent 1080p and 720p sets side by side. I doubt you could tell any difference between Sky HD on a 720p and 1080p, most 720p TV's do 1080i.

BluRay is a different matter as apart from a small handful of 1080p PS3 games, is the only way to watch native 1080p, but even then the difference is minimal in real life usage.

But again, 1080p is only part of what makes a good image. Contrast, colour, viewing angles, black levels, motion handling, moving resolution, image processing, SD scaler chip... But no, all you ever hear is people waffle on about 1080p.
banned#32
autopilot
Wow, the fail in this thread is strong. I think some people have been spending to much time talking to salesmen in Currys.

720p on 50" is absolutely fine. In fact SD, upscaled DVD's and even Sky HD, which is 1080i (not 1080p) will look great. It's possible that SD will look even better on 720p - it has the many times i have auditioned equivalent 1080p and 720p sets side by side. I doubt you could tell any difference between Sky HD on a 720p and 1080p, most 720p TV's do 1080i.

BluRay is a different matter as apart from a small handful of 1080p PS3 games, is the only way to watch native 1080p, but even then the difference is minimal in real life usage.

But again, 1080p is only part of what makes a good image. Contrast, colour, viewing angles, black levels, motion handling, moving resolution, image processing, SD scaler chip... But no, all you ever hear is people waffle on about 1080p.


Completely agree, people just say oh not 1080p, it must be crap, when in fact they dont have a clue and just post rubbish that some salesman has told them to get them to spend more money
#33
autopilot
Wow, the fail in this thread is strong. I think some people have been spending to much time talking to salesmen in Currys.

720p on 50" is absolutely fine. In fact SD, upscaled DVD's and even Sky HD, which is 1080i (not 1080p) will look great. It's possible that SD will look even better on 720p - it has the many times i have auditioned equivalent 1080p and 720p sets side by side. I doubt you could tell any difference between Sky HD on a 720p and 1080p, most 720p TV's do 1080i.

BluRay is a different matter as apart from a small handful of 1080p PS3 games, is the only way to watch native 1080p, but even then the difference is minimal in real life usage.

But again, 1080p is only part of what makes a good image. Contrast, colour, viewing angles, black levels, motion handling, moving resolution, image processing, SD scaler chip... But no, all you ever hear is people waffle on about 1080p.


Absolutely.

For the average person (that includes myself playing on a 360, watching Sky and 720p divx videos), there is absolutely no need to have a 1080p set. Well, in all honesty there is no need for the "average" person (OAPs, families etc) watching freeview at home to have a HD set at all, but that's a completely different matter. Just as long as we're HD Ready......

This is a bargain btw.
#34
^^^ i agree and have a 32 that only 720p and a 42 that 1080 but when watching normal t.v. you cant see and difference (and i am picky) but this is a big but i use my 42" 1080p for my p.c. as well, for online gaming now i can see its not so good when on 720 you do need the 1080 for p.c.

But if you only use for t.v. then save your dosh and get this one, it is a bargin
#35
RFC;8257773
^^^^^^^^unless you are ricky martin!;-)

Ricky and me are just good friends ok.......;-)
#36
has anyone bought this, and is it any good?
#37
has anyone bought this, and is it any good?

anyone??

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