LG 50PK590 50" Full HD Plasma TV £625.99 @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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Dixons have re-started their £40 off TV's deal. This is the same one as before, but it is definately a working code. Different Code this time, it is TV40. The code is also available on quidco, which brings a further 3% off. Deal ends on 22nd of this month. It is another bit of the cherry for the pontificators like me!

Great TV with top notch reviews; see http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/tvs/lg-pk590-50pk590-review-49305400/, and a less enthusiastic, but still positive, one at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/lg-50pk590-60pk590-20100824823.htm. Not a perfect TV, but is there such a thing? Especially at this price, it's a steal.

Display

Screen size (in.)
50
Display Type
Plasma
Full HD (1080p)
Yes
Resolution
1920 x 1080p
Contrast Ratio
3,000,000:1
THX
Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio
16:9
HDMI
4
Picture Wizard
Yes
Freeview HD Built In
Yes

Audio

Audio Output
10W + 10W
Clear Voice
Yes (Clear Voice 2)

Special Features

Intelligent Sensor
Yes
Energy Saving recommended
Yes

Convenience

NetCast
Yes
Smart Energy Saving Plus
Yes

Connectivity

DLNA
Yes
USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play)
Yes

Awards

Award
isf Certification

Design

Razor Frame (Narrow frame and Slim depth)
Yes

Dimensions - WxHxD (mm)

SET (w/o stand) (mm)
1171.4 x 728.3 x 55.3
Including stand (mm)
1171.4 x 786.2 x 309.7
VESA Dimensions (mm)
400 x 400

Weight (Kg)

SET (w/o stand kg)
28.6
Including stand (kg)
31

Eco

On Power Consumption (IEC62087 Edition 2) (W)
192
Stand By (W)
0.20
Luminance Ratio (%)
69
Mercury Content (mg)
0.0
Presence of Lead
Yes - This television contains lead only in certain parts or components where no technology alternatives exist in accordance with existing exemption clauses under the RoHS Directive
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#1
Good reviews and the best price I can find, great deal OP
#2
best price around even cheaper than ebay HOT
#3
Op. Nice find good tv......I too am a TV Pontificator I am almost there with this one though.....almost just need to establish that it reflective nature is ok for my environment.
At a touch over £600 (with quidco) bang for buck as good as it gets I would suggest. Unless of course the 3D Samsung is better from Currys for just over £900?... oh dear there
I go again

Edited By: ohitsaidwalker on Oct 16, 2010 07:17: Edited
#4
[quote]Op. Nice find good tv......but I am king tv buying pontificator.....! 18 months.2 buys 2 returns.....and still borrowing my sons tv for the lounge! I am almost there with this one though.....almost just need to establish that it reflective nature is ok for my environment. At a touch over 600 with quidco bang for buck as good as it gets I would suggest.[/quote
Me and you both trying to replace a 7 year old 42" Plasma either you gat a great picture with fantastic blacks (Panasonic 50" plasma) but you have to suffer looking at your own reflection most of the time unless you are in complete darkness or you go the other route with LCD and suffer with poorer SD picture.
This does look like one to go see thanks for the info.
#5
[quote=fishfinger]
Op. Nice find good tv......but I am king tv buying pontificator.....! 18 months.2 buys 2 returns.....and still borrowing my sons tv for the lounge! I am almost there with this one though.....almost just need to establish that it reflective nature is ok for my environment. At a touch over 600 with quidco bang for buck as good as it gets I would suggest.[/quoteMe and you both trying to replace a 7 year old 42" Plasma either you gat a great picture with fantastic blacks (Panasonic 50" plasma) but you have to suffer looking at your own reflection most of the time unless you are in complete darkness or you go the other route with LCD and suffer with poorer SD picture.This does look like one to go see thanks for the info.

Thanks, its not easy is it.....
http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-forum/1340572-official-lg-pk590-plasma-thread-part-3-a.html
#6
got this TV a few weeks back. its fantastic...providing Dixons dont deliver it smashed and take a WEEK to change it, like mine
#7
slackrat77
got this TV a few weeks back. its fantastic...providing Dixons dont deliver it smashed and take a WEEK to change it, like mine


Wow! It's quite hard to smash a TV a wonder what they did with it!
#8
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slackrat77
got this TV a few weeks back. its fantastic...providing Dixons dont deliver it smashed and take a WEEK to change it, like mine


Wow! It's quite hard to smash a TV a wonder what they did with it!


the bottom left of the screen plastic casing was in splinters inside the box damaged front and back, the polystyrene also damaged, the left side of the casing going up the screen was starting to come away from the panel so much so that you could see the glue underneath which holds the frame on while its being screwed down tight. the screws had sheared off.
#9
I got this delivered today (by Dixons/Currys) after having ordered it last weekend.

The service from Dixons/Currys was excellent - miles better than I expected. They sent 2 texts during the week to confirm order & delivery date. They called to remind me to check the delivery time. They then called during today to narrow down the 4hour delivery slot to a 1 hour period!
The delivery guy opened the box for me to check that everything was ok inside before leaving.

Got it setup and it's looking great! HD pictures are fantastic, very pleased with it.
#10
I have this TV and overall very happy. I don't like the menu system very much, and the dlna features have been a bit of a pain to setup correctly.

The reflectiveness of the screen isn't actually that bad in my eyes. When the set is on you don't notice.

I also bought a sony ex403 40" and I'm much happier with that purchase as out the box the dlna streaming and integrated bbc iplayer, along with the menu system and sheer quality of the build.

for the money and screen size however this is a no brainer, you won't be dissapointed.
#11
Got the pk350 version on Saturday which is the same except for the freeview HD and mine only has 2 HDMI slots. Its now replaced my 4 year old Samsung 40' LCD and i have to admit that i've been blown away by the picture on it, HD is as good as always but the SD looks a million times better than on my old Samsung.
Fantastic telly!
#12
Would be good if it wasn't Dioxins.
Get better after sales service at a car boot fair m8 oO
#13
Oh no....i'm confused for choice now!!!

This LG one or the Panasonic 46" S20 model Panasic TX-P46S20

I know there is 4" difference in size but this wouldn't bother me. Panny works out at £606 'ish after £40 discount code........... plus 3% Quidco to be added.



Edited By: Bright Star on Oct 18, 2010 15:06: z
#14
I have this TV.
Its pretty good. It is reflective, but not as bad as I feared it would be from what ive read. But quality wise for HD stuff its good. less so for SD bu that seems to be the case with most 1080P LCD's and plasmas.

It also plays videos off NTFS and FAT USB including HD mkv files. Problem is it doesn't play DTS so you would have to reencode any videos to AC3 to get them to work,
banned#15
What sort of guarantee do you get with Dixons/Currys. Anything like Richer Sounds or John Lewis?
#16
yokozuma
What sort of guarantee do you get with Dixons/Currys. Anything like Richer Sounds or John Lewis?


one year unless you pay a joke amount too extend it.
#17
yokozuma
What sort of guarantee do you get with Dixons/Currys. Anything like Richer Sounds or John Lewis?


you get a 1 year as standard unless you go into store and pay either 6.99 or 8.99 per month for the club/premier warranty service.

both are next day call out
premier includes your choice of 3hr time slot

both include accidental damage cover with no excess charge

premier has max of 10 day repair or replacement from the time of calling
standard is 28 days

premier also includes a 32" loan set for the time yours is away, which is taken back when your tv is repaired or new one delivered.

no fee if no fault found

free engineer callouts on both too

like for like replacement. the spec of a new TV cannot be anything less than what you've had. no partial refunds, no money towards a new set.
if the same set isnt available or has gone up, you'll get the amount it costs now.
if its not available they'll match it. if they can't match it you can request more money from them instore and they'll get it allocated over the phone.
#18
anyone tried to order this? i cant seem to get quidco to work for dixons.
#19
Get a credit card that does free extra year warranty on all electricals, no need to pay :-)


Not surprised to hear Dixons broke TVs, they're renowned for their ability to smash sets in delivery.
#20
Bright Star
Oh no....i'm confused for choice now!!!

This LG one or the Panasonic 46" S20 model Panasic TX-P46S20

I know there is 4" difference in size but this wouldn't bother me. Panny works out at £606 'ish after £40 discount code........... plus 3% Quidco to be added.




I had the similar choice between TX50S20 from Costco @ £704 with 5 year warranty or this one. I picked this one as its much better TV (read the avforums thread) than the S20 and with lots of features I use. The best bit is that is plays 1080p MKV flawlessly from usb (I use a non-powered 2.5" usb disk with NTFS format).

Most MKV's play without issues but there are two issues the MKV playback with free easy solutions
1) It doesnt play DTS encoded audio ( I use PopcornHour Audio Converter)
2) It only plays the first audio track, not ideal where English is not the first audio track (YAMB converts MKV to MP4 and you choose which audio track you want)
There are other solutions but I found most had lip synch issues and these two always worked first time.

I'm still in the running in period (100 hours 50% brightness and 50% contrast) and have been using the 120 break in images downloaded from here to speed this up. This is meant to help reduce the image retention that all plasma's suffer.

On my V+ the SD and HD content are amazing. Can't wait to use in THX mode.

Also I think all plasma's are reflective (some more than others) and not suitable if the TV room is very sunny. For these conditions MATT LCD/LED TV are a better solution. Luckily I don't have this issue and can enjoy the better PQ of plasma (imo).
#21
I need help people! With one day to go on this deal I can't make my mind up between this one, or these two:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-46ld550-46-full-1080p-hd-lcd-tv-/781825
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-47ld690-lcd-1080p-100hz-freeview/762790

Any help or advice would be appreciated!

Thanks, D

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