LG plasma screen 16/9 42" (107 cm) "HD ready" 42PC3RA £599!! - HotUKDeals
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Proper 1024x768 HD ready 42 inch plasma for under £500

also available at pixmania
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/445846/art/lg/42pc3ra-plasma-screen.html?itag=6506

Edit - Apologies should be under £600
- Goose74
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#1
How do you make it under £500?
Both websites say £599
#2
apologies that was a typo should have been under £600
#3
Obviously a typo. Still pretty good deal. Nice looking tv. Would rather deal with Amazon than Pixmania due to reports of returns difficulties.
#4
Is this a good deal?I dont understand resolution hdmi.Any help appreciated!
#5
flufff
Is this a good deal?I dont understand resolution hdmi.Any help appreciated!


Yes - it's at least £300 too cheap.
#6
Yes its a good deal if you are in the market for a 42 inch HD ready plasma. It will look better than ANY LCD when it comes to movement and colour but wont have as much resolution. Watching football for example always looks better on Plasma over LCD as there is no repsonse time/smear/lag. There is no point in having 1080p resolution if whever the picture moves it becomes blurry! It wont be long before plasma is affordable at 1920x1080 but until then at average viewing distances this will look better than LCD.
#7
Looks a good deal, just a shame it's Pixmania that's selling it. They are probably the worst Internet retailer going. So much so i would rather pay an extra £100 sterlings to buy it from a decent company. They truly are awful to deal with.
#8
The deal links to Amazon not to pixmania!
#9
anyone know what protection amazon gives?
#10
Dispatched from and sold by Pixmania through Amazon ergo avoid like the plague.
#11
it is pixmania selling it though through amazon
#12
None that I know of. The number of complaints to Amazon about Pixmania is truly frightening. about
#13
Don't touch pixmania with a bargepole (even via amazon) !
#14
we cant see that it has any scart sockets?Is this correct?
#15
Well, I gotta stick up for Pixmania. There is a very big thread on LG plasmas on the AV Forums. I bought an LG 42PC1RV from Pixmania and paid £552. Very quick delivery and the set is beautiful and works well.

Some people are their own worst enemies when buying online, because they want bricks and mortar service at online prices - it doesn't work that way. Thus if you get problems, you have to remember that you can't just make a phone call and it gets sorted.

I haven't had any problems at all and thus everything is great for me. 80%+ of people won't have problems so for them, buying from Pixmania will be great too!!

If there is a problem, you need to ensure that it really is a problem with the set and it's not simply a problem that you've made by setting it up badly - 'cos you won't get much assistance. Also, so many people buy sets without understanding their limitations and simple things like having appropriate viewing distance. View a 42" plasma from 3 feet away and you will be disappointed!!!

I accepted that reality and to be frank, I've never found bricks and mortar establishments much help either. I've always researched and sorted things out myself - with a lot of help from the web I should say:thumbsup:

So, you pays yer money....

But don't write off a true bargain 'cos some people rubbish the etailer. Far more people are happy with their purchases than are unhappy - they just never let anyone know about it;-)
#16
Should this one be classed as an amazon market place seller?
#17
Goose74
There is no point in having 1080p resolution if whever the picture moves it becomes blurry! It wont be long before plasma is affordable at 1920x1080 but until then at average viewing distances this will look better than LCD.


Kinda pointless having a 1080p set at this size anyway :-) Unless you sit 5 feet away you'll never see the benefit of the extra resolution, and most people tend to sit 8-12 feet away. I've got a 55" 1080p set (70% bigger screen area than a 42"), and tbh it's borderline whether even that's big enough for 1080p - sometimes I wonder whether the 70" model would have been a better choice.

Not so sure we'll see 1080p plasmas any time soon though. The price has been stuck at 5k for ages now, and shows no sign of budging.
#18
Watching football for example always looks better on Plasma over LCD as there is no repsonse time/smear/lag goose 74.

i have to ask if you actually own a plasma or have just read reviews?
i own the panasonic th42px60 a highly rated plasma but the motion blur is instantly obvious.also when using it with pc the delay makes it unusable.

not pertinent to the post but lets not overrate things.
#19
answered my own question it has 2 scarts.
#20
betelgeus
Watching football for example always looks better on Plasma over LCD as there is no repsonse time/smear/lag goose 74.

i have to ask if you actually own a plasma or have just read reviews?
i own the panasonic th42px60 a highly rated plasma but the motion blur is instantly obvious.also when using it with pc the delay makes it unusable.

not pertinent to the post but lets not overrate things.



It can be due to the quality of the source, especially with live tv, but that comes down to the video processing of the panel, which LCDs can suffer more from with a bad quality feed. A lot of people mistake having a 'HD Ready' panel with a better picture, when in fact its having to do more scaling work than an SD/ED panel with a standard source.

My brother has Sky with his PX60 and Ive noticed the same, yet freeview on my Fujitsu looks a lot sharper.

Feed your panel some fast moving HD material and then judge.

EDIT > Just noticed your using it with a PC and its unusable? - DVI/VGA? at 1024x768 native res?
#21
I have a LCD samsung 32inch and I have watched football on it I never see no blur when watching it.
#22
swapping from crt to lcd or plasma i noticed a slight delay almost as if close ups take a while to focus.plus grass looks fuzzy.its better if you dont notice it as when you do it spoils the whole experiance.

ty for help sid i use vga @10x7 it is fine but precise movements like a golf swing bar the delay is unplayable.tried dvi but it gave a harsh picture with too much noise.will try again perhaps it is the analogue causing delay.ty
#23
any body know the diffrence in costs (energy consumption) between plazma and lcd as this looks like bargain of the year ! was holding back to buy 42'' lcd
#24
nasir_glasgow
any body know the diffrence in costs (energy consumption) between plazma and lcd as this looks like bargain of the year ! was holding back to buy 42'' lcd



Plasmas eat electricity - usually in the 400-450 watt range. LCDs are typically around 250-300, modern RPTVs (even giant ones) are around 200.


Still, even 5 hours a day, 450 watts is only around £5/month.
#25
arfster,
thanks for for the breakdown , im goimng through energy saving change decided change all kitchen appliances to a rated consuption , light bulbs etc need to think about the plasma
#26
nasir_glasgow
any body know the diffrence in costs (energy consumption) between plazma and lcd as this looks like bargain of the year ! was holding back to buy 42'' lcd


WTF is happening here?

If electricity consumption is your issue, turn off your pc and your tv and just go read a book - in daylight only 'cos when it gets dark, go to sleep!!!

If you can't afford the juice, don't buy the car:p
#27
arfster
Plasmas eat electricity - usually in the 400-450 watt range. LCDs are typically around 250-300, modern RPTVs (even giant ones) are around 200.


Plasma's are more like 250-350 watts. Generally double that of LCD. I'd hate to be near that reactor you've described. Is there a brand named Chernobyl I've not come across?

That thing might be good for getting a tan whilst you watch a place in the Sun! :)

This plasma consumes 250w according to this spec sheet http://66.249.93.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.lcd-compare.com/televiseur-LG42PC3RA-LG-42PC3RA.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3D42PC3RA%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26rls%3Den%26hs%3Djio

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