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I've just bought one of these and they're fantastic. I much prefer this to the Toshiba 42WLT66 which is the only other sensibly priced 1080 screen with dual HDMI. This has better contrast than the Toshiba and also supports 1080p (progressive) rather than 1080i (interlaced).

If you apply £20 voucher (COOP20) then free delivery (AFD199) it brings it down to £1099 delivered. Then, if you have quidco you can get another 2.5% cashback (£27.47) or if you're lucky enough to have an Egg credit card, you get 5% instant cashback if you go through the Egg site (£54.95).

Features for this SHARP LC42XD1E

- 42 inches Screen Size (inches)
- 2073600 pixels Picture Quality
- NICAM Sound Quality
- Digital Tuner
- 450 cd/m2 Brightness
- 176 degrees Viewing angles
- 2 No of Scarts
- Stand Included
- Wall Mountable
- Parental Lock

Specification for this SHARP LC42XD1E

Screen Size (inches) 42 inches
Flat Screen No
Widescreen Option No
Sound Quality NICAM
Digital Tuner Yes
On Screen Display No
No of Scarts 2
Line input No
Stand Included Yes
Wall Mountable Yes
Parental Lock Yes
Auto Install No
Sleep Timer Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Front AV sockets No
Fastext No
Remote Control Yes
Weight 32 kg
Height (exc Stand) 675 mm
Width (exc stand) 1031 mm
Depth (exc stand) 291 mm
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#1
Great find, was looking to replace my aging 37" non-HDMI aquos. How can I use Dixons and Quidco together?
#2
Bargain Hunter, By clicking the dixons link from the quidco website, im pretty sure? Anyway, tv looks like a great find!
#3
Yes, you should be able to use Dixons and Quidco together by logging into your Quidco account, search for Dixons then follow the link.

However I'm not so sure you'll be able to use Quidco and the Egg 5% cashback together as Egg requires you to do through their website first.

Would be interested to hear whether anybody has managed to get both Quidco and Egg cashbacks from Dixons in a single order.
#4
When I bought my Fufi S5600, I went through Quidco and payed on my Egg card, and got cashback from both.

I wasn't even expecting the Egg cashback.
#5
Don't the limited connections make it rather difficult to play the 360 in high-def?
#6
MBeeching
Don't the limited connections make it rather difficult to play the 360 in high-def?


Composite 1 (rear)
S-Video 1 (rear)
Scart 1 (rear)
RGB-Scart 1 (rear)
HDMI 2 (rear)
HDCP Yes

doesnt seem too bad to me.
#7
MBeeching
Don't the limited connections make it rather difficult to play the 360 in high-def?


Yes and no. Yes, 2 SCART sockets may be a problem if you're only using standard devices, and No if you're using HDMI enables set top boxes and DVD players.

Because I have Tivo and an Xbox which use SCARTS, I've purchased the HDMI upscaling Goodmans DVD player from Dixons (which should arrive today) so that frees up a socket. At £30 its excellent value too!

It seems that Sharp have focussed on putting next generation connectors on this box rather than legacy.
#8
Hmmpf paid £1149 for this 3 days ago (signed paperwork yesterday). Don't suppose they will rebate the difference? Yeah I know I might appear tight but I promised I would be a millionaire by 30.

NB: All admins are banned from checking my date of birth on my forum details:p

EDIT: With regard to the Egg discount, I only did the Quidco through a link and was told by an Egg adviser yesterday that I wouldn't therefore qualify. Someone on the avforums said they applied both discounts by first going to the Dixons site through the Quidco link but then in same browser window moving onto the Egg site and going to the Dixons site from there before making their purchase. I have no idea whether this will work but might be worth a try. I am going to keep an eye on my account in the hope that I do get the discount anyway. Will let you know.
#9
High-Def 360 viewing requires component or VGA inputs though...
#10
Sorry, I meant how do I use Quidco and Egg together?
#11
MBeeching
High-Def 360 viewing requires component or VGA inputs though...


this tv actually has a vga port, and you can buy component to vga cables that wont reduce the quality, so you'll get hd


edit:
also, this tv supports 1080p and 1080i, incase you were confused
the scale goes like this

1080p - progressive scan, full hd resolution, not many lcds and fewer plasmas support this
1080i - interlaced, full hd resolution, much more supported, but not as good as 1080p
720p - progressive scan, normal hd resolution
720i - the worst (if hd can be considered worst), interlaced and normal hd resolution

the number refers to the minimum number of lines that the lines must display
so a resolution of 1024 x 768 has 768 horizontal lines, and so can display a 720 resolution video
#12
Reaps
this tv actually has a vga port, and you can buy component to vga cables that wont reduce the quality, so you'll get hd


Indeed it does have a VGA, wonder why it isn't in the Dixons spec sheet ;-) I would be rather more tempted if it had a separate set of component inputs for my delightful Denon 2900 (tank!) DVD player.
#13
TIP: If you deselect the automatically included scart lead, the price with the vouchers comes down to £1079 delivered !
#14
Just ordered, many thanks Evanspa1! With Egg and Quidco it should work out at £998.08 all-in. Fantastic price, thanks again!
#15
anyone know if this will do 1 for 1 pixel mapping at 1900x1080 with the vga port?

This seems to be a problem for alot of lcds that claim to do 1080p
#16
There is a lot of info on this set over at avforums - I believe there is also component input using an adapter supplied which connects to the VGA port. You can then select using a menu option. I am really interested in the 46" version of this set which is £1499 at Empire Direct.
#17
here is a review

Sharp Aquos LC42XD1E
#18
i've lifted the following text from a member on avforums so i hope they don't mind. There were more than 300 thread pages to read so its just to help folk out. As i say these are not my words another avforum member went to the trouble of writing this up but it does seem to cover most of the bases:

MY 42XD1E FAULTS AND ALL (Only read if you're bored or want to know about the 42XD1E)

I am extremely fussy and pick up most faults on my televisions and electrical goods!... In fact it's fair to say that I go looking for faults and I will keep looking until I find one and are then irrritated by it! I hate the way I do it and am the same with every new product I get! It drives my girlfriend up the wall!

I am on my second 42XD1E as I found that my first one had 4 lit pixels (3 green! imo the worst kind as they show up on blacks easily). I tried rubbing it and various software/PC products and none of them worked. I couldn't notice these pixels when watching from normal viewing distances but because I new they were there I couldn't accept it and kept wandering up to the screen and looking at them! From a couple of feet on a black background you could see them. The set also had a hum on certain backlight settings (worse on 0 through to +6 and from -4 downwards). The quietest settings were -2 and +8. This also annoyed me a bit although I could only really hear it at night time when I was on my own with the sound right down (and I was listening to it). Most of my other equipment would drown it out such as SKY+ and the 360 definitely does!!

The set was replaced and my new one arrived. Straight away I went looking for dead/lit pixels and I found one extremely small green lit pixel near the bottom left corner. It is bearly noticeable and sometimes when I'm right up close I have to really search to find it. It is only visible on a black background from straight on. Slight movment to the right or left and it goes. I was still disappointed I had one as I wanted it to be perfect! At the same time though SHARP state that up to 5 lit pixels is within spec so I didn't think one was too bad. I could be swapping them forever before I found a perfect one or my next set could be worse. I decided to live with it although it still bugs me a bit even though sometimes I struggle to find it from less than a foot away!! (wierd I know!)

The next thing I did was listen for the backlight noise..... It was there! Exactly the same and on the same bcklight settings. The Captain (also on this forum) has confirmed that his makes the same noises at the same settings as well as a few others. I personally think this is going to be the same on all of them.

Living with the hum/buzz

Although it does irritate me that is hums/buzz's on certain settings, it isn't that bad if we're honest. My 100hz Panny CRT had a much louder buzz on it but I lived with that for 4 years and I thought it was a great set. After a while you forget it's there and only notice it when you're listening for it... As Neilmcl said on an earlier thread (He's right!). When you've got all your other AV equipment running and the volume at a normal level you won't hear it! Because you've all parted with over £1k of our had earn cash we want it to be perfect and are actively looking for faults. Because you know the hum or buzz is there you are sitting there trying to listen to it and your brain is telling you to listen for a hum/buzz rather than the dialogue coming from the speakers! I think it you're honest, while you're listening for the buzz you wouldn't be able to recite what the actors/person on the channel you were watching had just said because you're listening for something else!! - You know I'm right!!

My fix for the hum/buzz

In my opinion the best setting for this Tv is to have the backlight at -2. This is for optimal viewing. Thankfully this is the setting (along with +8 (ridiculous)) that has no buzz/hum when there is a feed going into the TV. Listen to the back of the set on this setting and you won't hear the buzz. Turn the backlight up whilst doing this and the buzz will come back.

My main settings are as follows... backlight -2, contrast +32, brightness -7, colour -3, tint 0, sharpness +2, black on, DNR low, colour temp Med-High. I think these produce a great picture across the boards. Occasionally needs tweaking on poor SD transmissions.

The good bits

Other than the buzz/hum - which will disappear you've stop listening to it (or set the backlight to -2) and one lit pixel (that I find it had to find) this set is FANTASTIC! - Buy one!

Like I have said in previous posts the picture quality is superb! Black levels are up there with the best I've seen and are easliy on a par with the Panny Viera 42" plasma (which in my opinion was easily the best before I saw the Sharp). My parents have this set and I nearly bought one however I think the Sharp's picture quality is better accross the range, aesthetically nicer and the big one... is 1080P! makes it a far superior set!

Some of the SD programs on SKY (with my cheap old scart cable) look HD quality, DVD's look fantastic and the XBOX 360 on 1080i looks amazing!! HD material on this set is faultless!! Oh, that's the other gripe I have with the TV!... Doesn't do 1080p via VGA or component and there isn't a dedicated component port. This hopefully won't matter to me when someone brings out a HDMI cable for the 360 (which MS have said it is cable of doing).

I have friends with the Bravia 40V2000 and 40W2000. The chap with the V2000 admits the SHARP is a better picture while the W2000 owner think's it's on a par... but does admit it handles motion blur better!! - It does!

The 42XD1E response time is 6ms while the W2000 is 8ms and I think the extra 2 makes all the difference

I have not detected any motion blurring on my 42XD1E which is a first with me for LCD TV's. I have watched the same material and played the same games (xbox 360) on the Bravia W2000 and detected SLIGHT motion blur but with the same material on the 42XD1E have detected NONE! I have not experienced any shadowing or ghosting on either of the 42XD1E's I have owned!

This TV is amazing before we even get to the price! It does have some minor faults. One of which being the slight hum/buzz from the backlight! But at least the backlight ins even across the screen and doesn't suffer from terrible bleed like the bravia W2000 range. Given time the hum / buzz will fade away one you have stopped being obsessed by it (I'm nearly threre )

£1099 for a 42" 1080p TV with superb performance is amazing! It is hundreds of pounds cheaper than it's so called rivals (The Samsung 40" LE40F71BX and the Sony Bravia 40" W2000), in my opinion better..... and 2" bigger!!

YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER 1080P TV FOR THE MONEY!!!!!! - BUY ONE!
#19
you can get 1080p from your computer aparently by using dvi to hdmi convertor or cable. These are pretty cheap and commonly available
#20
Reading the thread over at the AVForums - this appears not to do 1080p over VGA or component; these are limited to 1080i. According to what I've read - HDMI is the only connection that accepts 1080p.

Also mentioned in Yoshi's extract above.
#21
I've got dvi to vga for the connection from my mediaPC to the vga on my current aquos. Would I need a DVI-D to HDMI cable to get 1080p and would this match pixel for pixel? Also, how do I know if my PC (Dell GX280) will do 1080p, there's no setting for it and it doesn't show as an option in Powerstrip? Any advice greatly appreciated....
#22
Use EmpireDirect.co.uk this is from their web site
Sharp LC42XD1E
Ctv Lcd 42" 16:9 Full 1080 Hd Ready
Unbeatable picture quality with full HD resolution (1920x1080) LCD panel with progressive scan. Built-in Freeview Digital Terrestrial Tune.
Screen size (inches) : 42
Screen format : 16:9
HDTV ready : Yes
£1,199.99


Simply call our Sales Desk on 0870 120 1122 with the contact details for the store where you found the item advertised at a lower price than EmpireDirect.co.uk. We will then confirm the price and the stock availability of the item with the store. Provided the item is identical, brand new and in stock, we will guarantee to lower our price by 120% of the difference (inc delivery costs)
#23
There appears to be new range of sharp sets about to come out called
HD1E which might well explain why these sets are being sold off so cheaply
suspended#24
these only do 1080p via hdmi, so you will need a dvi-hdmi cable if you want to connect it to pc.

im waiting a few months for better 42" 1080p's to come down in price.
#25
SMR
Use EmpireDirect.co.uk this is from their web site
Sharp LC42XD1E
Ctv Lcd 42" 16:9 Full 1080 Hd Ready
Unbeatable picture quality with full HD resolution (1920x1080) LCD panel with progressive scan. Built-in Freeview Digital Terrestrial Tune.
Screen size (inches) : 42
Screen format : 16:9
HDTV ready : Yes
£1,199.99


Simply call our Sales Desk on 0870 120 1122 with the contact details for the store where you found the item advertised at a lower price than EmpireDirect.co.uk. We will then confirm the price and the stock availability of the item with the store. Provided the item is identical, brand new and in stock, we will guarantee to lower our price by 120% of the difference (inc delivery costs)


you still wont get it as cheap. usually 120% of the different is 120% of £100 (the difference). so it would be 1080 and unlikely to be able to get any vouchers/discounts of this as it would need to be agreed over the fone??

With this you can use quidco/egg/vouchers etc etc and get under 1k somebody said earlier.
#26
So it this the best value 42' LCD in the Jan sales?

I was looking at some of the Samsung 40' lcds as well , but this sharp def seems to have a good review.

Cheers
#27
i specifically emailed sharp before about supporting the 1920 x 1080 resolution from a computer, and he said that although they dont advertise it, if you use a dvi to hdmi cable, and use the overscan setting, it will support a 1920 x 1080 resolution

i emailed them because ive seen lcds and plasmas that say 1366 x 768 resolution, but only support computer resolutions to 1024x768
#28
Thanks for that info Reaps. Got my little beauty coming next friday, expect to see an Aquos LC37HV4E on the sale forum shortly ;o)
#29
Will this tv stand be ok for the sharp 42' lcd?

Lucca Black Glass/Metal Tubular Unit, it says TV screen size up to 28in is recommended for this unit, but could it not take a bigger screen?

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&searchTerms=6139102&go.x=0&go.y=0
#30
Turbotrance
Will this tv stand be ok for the sharp 42' lcd?

Lucca Black Glass/Metal Tubular Unit, it says TV screen size up to 28in is recommended for this unit, but could it not take a bigger screen?

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&searchTerms=6139102&go.x=0&go.y=0


No, I don't think it would be suitable.

Firstly the width of the unit is around 105cm (the stand you've highlighted is only 90cm) but also the stand spec says 'Weight in excess of 20kg', which is significantly less than the 33kg you'll need for the Aquos.

I bought the £100 glass stand from Dixons which is 110cm wide and its excellent. It can hold up to 120kg.
#31
Wow, the price has been reduced even further with it coming down to £1099 and with free delivery as standard.

If you add COOP20 voucher this brings it down to £1079 delivered, and with 5% Egg instant cashback you're only paying £1025.05!

Damn, should have waited a week to buy and I could have saved another £50 :x
#32
I wanted to go for one of these. A few questions though

1) how do Egg pay you cashback, do dixons send them the details and then they send you a cheque
2) What happens if the TV breaks:-( , does it have a guarantee

Thanks
#33
surfer23
I wanted to go for one of these. A few questions though

1) how do Egg pay you cashback, do dixons send them the details and then they send you a cheque
2) What happens if the TV breaks:-( , does it have a guarantee

Thanks


Well, if you go to the Dixons website you'll see a link on the right of the page to 'Instant Cashback Offer'. Follow that link then go to rewards and Dixons. This will mean you enter the Dixons website from the Egg website. Sounds a bit daft but I know it works.

You will get an instant credit onto your Egg account once they deduct for your TV, so you're not out of pocket or have to wait / claim the money back. :)

I think that if you try and go via Quidco as well, Egg will not honour the 5% cashback so I'd highly recommend you just follow the above procedure.

The TV comes with a standard 1 year manufacturers guarantee. Dixons offer 2, 3, 4 or 5 year warranties as an added extra, but are relatively expensive compared to some of the third parties who offer extended guarantees.

Hope this helps!
#34
Noticed on Sharp's own web site that they are giving a three year guarantee, but I think it only applies if purchased from them, but not completely sure so it might be worth checking, the link is: http://www.sharp.co.uk/invt/lc42xd1e
#35
evanspa1
Well, if you go to the Dixons website you'll see a link on the right of the page to 'Instant Cashback Offer'. Follow that link then go to rewards and Dixons. This will mean you enter the Dixons website from the Egg website. Sounds a bit daft but I know it works.

You will get an instant credit onto your Egg account once they deduct for your TV, so you're not out of pocket or have to wait / claim the money back. :)

I think that if you try and go via Quidco as well, Egg will not honour the 5% cashback so I'd highly recommend you just follow the above procedure.

The TV comes with a standard 1 year manufacturers guarantee. Dixons offer 2, 3, 4 or 5 year warranties as an added extra, but are relatively expensive compared to some of the third parties who offer extended guarantees.

Hope this helps!


Just for info, I went through quidco and got £26.98, and still got the £53.95 instant cashback from egg which showed up as soon as the transaction did, so you should be okay for both.
#36
Dixons don;t have any of these abailable in my area but you can get them from the link below for £1,093 delivered.

Very good tv's, best tv you can get for the £1,000 mark.

http://www.pricegrabber.prcdirect.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=LC42XD1E

Someone has just posted a 25% off voucher for Sharp Electronics, they sell it for £1,499 but it comes with a 3 year warranty instead of just the 1 year.

So with the voucher this tv will cost £1,124 with free delivery and full 3 year warranty dircet from Sharp.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/?merchant_filter=3340&order_by=Newest
#37
I noticed someone ordered the dixons goodmans hdmi dvd player, we got one of these recently and took it back. Its very very fussy about what it will and wont play which is pretty annoying. So bad that it had to go back. Cannot be region unlocked yet either. So im on the hunt for a more suitable one still.
#38
i went to currys and they had the 42 " and the 46" next to each other and using the same video feed..the 46" picture quality was richer and sharper...

is there a spec difference?
#39
Hi RayKHanna, the 46" has a 4ms response time while the 42" is 6ms. Contrast is 2000:1 on the 46", 1200:1 on the 42".
Everything else is the same bar the screen size, which I am sure you already know!!!
#40
Remember you need to sit at max 6 feet away to see any benefit from 1080p on a 42". If you can't or don't want to sit that close, just get a 720p plasma with better pic quality (eg the Pana th42px60).

Personally, I've got a 55" 1080p, and tend to the opinion that 70" is the proper size for 1080p to be worthwhile in most living rooms.

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