Polaroid TLU-44243BU 42" HD Ready Digital LC - ONLY £379.99 for 42" LCD TV Delivered @ CDiscount - HotUKDeals
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Polaroid TLU-44243BU 42" HD Ready Digital LC - ONLY £379.99 for 42" LCD TV Delivered @ CDiscount

£379.99 @ CDiscount entertainment
This is a crazy price for a 42" LCD TV with freeview.... Better yet you can pay over 3 installments of £126.66, no credit checks, you can use any card, debit or credit... Specs are never gonna b…
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banned8y, 3w agoFound 8 years, 3 weeks ago
This is a crazy price for a 42" LCD TV with freeview....

Better yet you can pay over 3 installments of £126.66, no credit checks, you can use any card, debit or credit...

Specs are never gonna be as good as a Sony or Samsung but for the average user this is a great buy....

Use the £2.00 code to get free delivery....It's £1 extra for express delivery...

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banned#1
Also the 37" is down to £299
Linky
banned#3


Also a good price, there's a few offer's on the polaroid...for me a budget 37" for £370 is spot on...is 1080p worth the difference? I can't tell with my PS3
#4
ZZzzzzzzzzzz ... Not again - they really cant shift these - i bet they will be <£350 next week. :roll:
#5
+ Quidco at 4% for Hi Tech Products
#6
This looks pretty good! I have been looking to upgrade from my BEKO 28 in 'ordinary' tv. Our budget is tight and the payment plans on these look great too! Thanks. I know theres loads of snobs on here (see ohminesanad above) who couldn't lower themselves to such an inferior product, but we've been happy with a Beko so I am sure we'll be happy with this!
Thanks again.
#7
As above, name doesn't matter that much.. It looks okay and it's a great price.

Is the specs good? I don't mean like comparing to a Sony 42" 1080p Full HD, but for average home viewing..

Thanks
#8


Can't even imagine how nasty SD tv will look on that cheap 42" @ 1080p.
#9
Guys serially don't even bother with these garbage televisions... get yourself a decent plasma ... spend £50 - 100 more making sure it is HD ready not 1080p. It will be miles better than all these 1080p full HD lcds for simply "watching television" and dvds which to be honest is what people mostly do on televisions!

Voted cold on the account that these tvs really are poor and not worth the money....
#10
Uridium
Can't even imagine how nasty SD tv will look on that cheap 42" @ 1080p.


What is SD?
#11
Boxrick
Guys serially don't even bother with these garbage televisions... get yourself a decent plasma ... spend £50 - 100 more making sure it is HD ready not 1080p. It will be miles better than all these 1080p full HD lcds for simply "watching television" and dvds which to be honest is what people mostly do on televisions!

Voted cold on the account that these tvs really are poor and not worth the money....


I really don't understand. Is this not just a tv? What is HD ready? I don't have HD and am not likely to if you have to pay for it. We have an Xbox 360, which has been played quite happily through an CRT (?) ordinary big heavy boxy tv. We have watched tv through this ordinary tv as well!!! I don't have an extra £50-£100, and when I've looked in shops I cannot tell the difference between plasma and lcd. It is all way beyond me. Perhaps when looking to buy stuff we are not all the same!!
(Thank goodness, as to be honest I am really not bothered!!)
#12
savagevixen
What is SD?


Standard definition.
#13
OK for a bedroom, not sure for your normal TV
#14
savagevixen;4250223
I really don't understand. Is this not just a tv? What is HD ready? I don't have HD and am not likely to if you have to pay for it. We have an Xbox 360, which has been played quite happily through an CRT (?) ordinary big heavy boxy tv. We have watched tv through this ordinary tv as well!!! I don't have an extra £50-£100, and when I've looked in shops I cannot tell the difference between plasma and lcd. It is all way beyond me. Perhaps when looking to buy stuff we are not all the same!!
(Thank goodness, as to be honest I am really not bothered!!)

I know exactly how you feel. I'm thinking of "upgrading" from a 21" crt to a 32" lcd (no bigger). I don't want to spend loads - I just watch tv on it (freeview, no HD or anything) and the occasional dvd. The more I've researched the more confused I've become!! I would like an extended warranty however, but would it end up worthless if the store goes belly up (eg. Empire Direct)?
#15
Uridium
Can't even imagine how nasty SD tv will look on that cheap 42" @ 1080p.


Just buy an upscaling freeview box for £20 and you're ready to go
#16
dijital
Just buy an upscaling freeview box for £20 and you're ready to go


Then as well as the nasty scaler in the TV you can add an extra layer of cheap scaling in as well :whistling:
#17
Polaroid tvs seem to get lukewarm reviews really, must people reckon they're good value for the price and to be honest with distance selling regs you can always return within 7 days.
#18
savagevixen
What is SD?


Sexual Disease you haven't transmitted? :oops:
#19
Well I bought one of these the other week (gutted about the price drop :( ) and have to say I quite like it does what it needs to and is far better than my old crt :)

Pete
#20
Unless you are going to watch Blu Ray (I decided I would), then 720p is a better route - preferably on a plasma, but not always the case. I was disappointed by a few plasmas when I looked at them, but yes - SD at 40" on 1080p, *can* look average. But if you sit a bit further back, it's not so bad.

I'd be more concerned about having 100Hz and 24p (for Blu Ray), as well as a decent contrast ratio etc.

Good deal for tight budgets, but I'd go for a smaller panel (or stay at 720p if considering the one up) if you aren't going to sit the suggested 3x distance of the diagonal size (so 42" = 126" from the screen roughly), as you'll see a lot of pixellation any closer on SD. 1080i from BBC HD etc will look fairly decent though, so Freesat would be a nice investment for people who want it.
#21
arlywarly
I know exactly how you feel. I'm thinking of "upgrading" from a 21" crt to a 32" lcd (no bigger). I don't want to spend loads - I just watch tv on it (freeview, no HD or anything) and the occasional dvd. The more I've researched the more confused I've become!! I would like an extended warranty however, but would it end up worthless if the store goes belly up (eg. Empire Direct)?


Most TV's will probably suit your purpose but as the case has always been, if you buy a Sony/Toshiba/Panasonic TV you will 'probably' receive a better picture than if you bought a Alba/Grundig/Polaroid TV.

If you can stretch to the price of a Samsung, they also offer good quality for your money. :thumbsup:
#22
thoroughly recommend richer sounds for advice and also extended warranty, voted this hot because a 42" for what some sell 26" for is pretty hot IMO
#23
Polariod are'nt the best tv's, but at this price for those on a tight budget, I think its hot.
I have a 22" HD Polaroid, perfect cheap tv for the bedroom.
#24
I use to have a link that said what panels most tv's use. I think this has a sharp panel but don't quote me as i can't find the link.
#25
lol @ tv snobs.
Hot
#26
Uridium
Then as well as the nasty scaler in the TV you can add an extra layer of cheap scaling in as well :whistling:


No, you by pass the nasty scaler in the TV and feed the HD signal from the cheap scaler... still have one cheap/nasty scaler ;)

Seriously though the cheaper TVs are not too bad when in HD mode, it's SD they struggle with.
So if you get a freeview box or dvd player with a decent up-scaler then they're fine... for most people.
#27
kobirulali
I use to have a link that said what panels most tv's use. I think this has a sharp panel but don't quote me as i can't find the link.


It's not the panel that's the problem, it's what drives the panel and processes the image/sound specially when using SD sources.

For example, a friend of has a Poloroid set and his SKY SD doesn't look great (perfectly watchable)... but HD from his PS3 looks great.
#28
HD! SD! VD! WTF! :x use normal speak please
#29
arotabi
No, you by pass the nasty scaler in the TV and feed the HD signal from the cheap scaler... still have one cheap/nasty scaler ;)

Seriously though the cheaper TVs are not too bad when in HD mode, it's SD they struggle with.
So if you get a freeview box or dvd player with a decent up-scaler then they're fine... for most people.


the only way you will "bypass" the Panel's intenral scaler though is by outputting from the upscaler in the TV's native resolution.
#30
dromoreboy
HD! SD! VD! WTF! :x use normal speak please


SD = Standard definition, this is the normal TV signal you have been receiving all your life
HD = High definition. Output by some cable/satellite boxes, xbox360's, PlayStation3's, Bluray DVD players etc.
VD = Steer clear of this one......
WTF = Watch Television Frequency :roll:

If you buy a decent LCD/Plasma TV, whatever you plug into it will look good.
Buy a cheap LCD/Plasma TV & certain signals (like normal standard definition TV) might not look as good as they did on your old TV.

I say, find your budget & then find the highest resolution named brand within that budget.
#31
Here is something i posted in a cheap UMC 1080p thread a week back

Should clear up some confusion

SD is standard definition current television broadcast ie ( digital freeview / sky / virgin / terestrial / dvds / older games consoles such as PS2 ) essentially NONE high definition content.



None branded usually means it is also not very good. The big boys ( Sony / Samsung / LG / Pioneer / Sharp / Panasonic / Toshiba / Philips ) are usually the ones to look at, however not *all* there screens are decent just the majority.

There are 2 standards of "high definition" 720P ( HD ready ) Panels and 1080P ( Full HD Panels ). 720P is capable of approximately 2x the amount of detail as standard definition whilst 1080P is capable of approximately 4X the amount of detail.

However to notice the extra detail you need 2 things:

1) A screen BIG enough to notice the difference
2) Feed it the correct resolution ( 720p or 1080p )

With this in mind to notice the difference between a 720p and 1080p image you need to be close to the screen and have a rather large tv 46" or above.
So 1080p on a 22" is a waste of time, unless it is specifically for a computer monitor.

As i said before you actually need to feed the set with high definition to notice the benefit of either resolution. As it stands today we have various tv inputs.

Standard Definition ( 576i or lower )

Sky (576i)
Freeview (576i)
Freesat (576i)
Virgin/NTL (576i)
DVD player (576i)

Dreamcast(480p with vga cable)
PS2(576i / 480p)
Wii(576i / 480p)

Hd Ready

Freesat HD(1080i 2 channels)
Sky HD(1080i 20+ channels if subscribed)
Virgin HD V+(1080i 1 or 2 channels)
Xbox 360(rendered at 720p mostly)
Playstation 3(rendered at 720p mostly)

Full HD

HD DVD player(1080p)
Blu Ray player(1080p)
PC input(1080p)

Looking at my list there is only 3 "real" true sources of 1080p and 1 of them is a dead format and the other is a computer monitor.... 1080p is unlikely to be broadcast over the short term future due to the fact that so much bandwidth is required. We have too many stupid shopping and porn channels on television, maybe when this trash is cleared there will be extra space.

Finally when you watch a "none native" resolution so for example a SD image on a 720P screen or 1080p screen it needs to be scaled to fit the screen, this process of scaling makes the image quality look worse. Blurring can be noticed, in computer games aliasing ( jaggies ) are made more obvious and the overall Picture is worse than simply displaying the native panel resolution. So with this in mind a normal freeview image or even 720p willl look *worse* on a 1080p panel than it does on a 720p panel.

But my point is that 1080p is only used a very small minority of cases and even then the benefit can not be seen till rather large screen sizes, coupled with the fact a 1080p set will cost more to run, generate more heat and will make none 1080p inputs look worse... seriously whats the point in it?

Look for a good quality lower res 720p panel, don't discount possibly a larger screen or even a Plasma if you are looking at 32" or above. Plasmas will offer no motion blurring, generally better blacks, no viewing angles and are always better for SD since they are not quite as "precise" as an LCD, ontop of being a much more natural true to life image. Downsides are varying power usage depending on how white the scene is with a possiblity for image retention/ burn if you game alot or decide to pause a dvd for many hours ( 10+ )

An LCD will offer higher specs for a lower price ( 1080p / 100hz on cheaper sets ) and are imune to any screen burn however will have bad viewing angles ( loss of contrast from different viewing sides ), motion blurring, worse Picture quality for standard definition and an overbright and far too "colourful" image.

Hope this info steers you towards a good purchase rather than wasting your money on useless specs :thumbsup: and alleviates some of the confusion

If you want the best xbox quality then look at a 720p screen, 99.5% of all xbox 360 games are only native 720p. As a result putting them on a 1080p screen means scaling involved and as a result the games look more jaggied, blurrier and overall pretty cack picture quality in comparison to equally price 720 panels...

Important things:

Contrast : The difference between the whitest white and the blackest black. The higher the better, however this is to be taken with a grain of salt because manufacturors use different methods of "Measuring" and a manufacturor can only be compared amongst itself.

Response time : This is a real important factor in gaming, its how quickly the pixels physically shift from one colour to another. The lower the better. Average is 8ms.... however sharp panels often have 6ms and latest samsungs have 4ms i believe ?

Sound Quality : If you are not connecting the screen to a sound system then it is *very* important to get one with decent speakers....

Viewing Angles : Many poor quality screens actually invert with colour when viewed from other angles. So a good viewing angle is a essential for a television.

Internal Scaler : This is the unit inside the television which stretches (interpolates) the image to fill the screen so this is used in all lower resolution content. The well known "bravia engine" or "XD engine" are simply scaling technologies

Input Lag : Each screen has a degree of processing, this delays whatever input is sent to the screen and it known as "Input lag". So imagine you are playing a time sensitive game such as guitar hero. The input lag is *essentially* the time it takes for your button press to get "shown" on the screen. The larger this delay the worse... can range from 10ms up to 100ms on the cheap nasty screens...

However my point is is dont bother with 1080p until larger sizes or you will actually be using it for mainly 1080p content such as a computer monitor...

#33
Nice one Boxrick.
Only ever play PS3 on my 50" Plasma HDTV, thats why I was'nt bothered about having Full HD 1080P.
#34
I ordered the one in post 3, by Foxy102, £429. I am an ordinary tv viewer with an ordinary family. The tv is great, really impressed and happy. Easy to set up.

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