Toshiba 42" HD Ready LCD with Freeview £498 DELIVERED + 6% QUIDCO, TOP BRAND - HotUKDeals
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Resolution: 1366x768.
Contrast ratio: 1000:1.
Analogue and Freeview Digital Tuners.
Digital Teletext. Progressive Scan.
EPG.
Nicam Stereo.
2x SCART sockets.
2x HDMI sockets.
Brightness: 500 cd/m2.
Active Vision LCD Picture Processing.
H 31 w 41 d 14ins.

Cannot find it cheaper or any 42in top branded name 42in for cheaper than this toshiba for £498 plus go with quidco and get this for £470 now beat that. Add the code WWPTV001BCP at cheackout.
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#1
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banned#2
Good find. Can anyone tell what model this is? Its obviously not an X or Z series as they are 1080P which this is not. Maybe an older 42WLT68? Or 42C3030? Either way its a bargain.
#4
pondrew
Good find. Can anyone tell what model this is? Maybe an older 42WLT68.


Thats your Geordie (I think) :thumbsup:

This was posted http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/159561/toshiba-42-42wlt68-hd-ready-freevie/

think its the same TV at Play - This post beats Play's price
#5
poor contrast ration, cold
#6


The Toshiba I would imagine, it won loads of awards when it was released but like all technology it gets overtaken in terms of specs. :thumbsup:

More Specs -

http://www.home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/consumer/products.nsf/pages/lcdplasma-regza-42WLT68?opendocument#specification
#7


I would get this one you cannot compare a Acoustic Solutions with a Toshiba its not in the same league plus you are getting 2in more with this set.
#8
waterloo;1749193
I would get this one you cannot compare a Acoustic Solutions with a Toshiba its not in the same league plus you are getting 2in more with this set.


Does a brand name make that much difference, the argos one has 2 inches less, but has a better contrast ratio, and is 1080p.
#9
ctuk
Does a brand name make that much difference, the argos one has 2 inches less, but has a better contrast ratio, and is 1080p.

Well i would think so but its up to you if you need the the 1080p and what not this tv is older tec but Acoustic Solutions do cheap plastic, cheap panels they are a budget manufacturer and are not really up there with the big boys yet are they but in the end its up to you :thumbsup:
#10
mcallim7
poor contrast ration, cold

Sorry i will try to find you one with all the bells and whistles for as cheap as this one this is about deals and for my money this is a deal at £470 :?
#11
waterloo;1749312
Sorry i will try to find you one with all the bells and whistles for as cheap as this one this is about deals and for my money this is a deal at £470 :?

You can't argue with a sub £500 42 inch HD with built in freeview.
This is HOT.
#12


Are you sure, willholin? The specs your link points to include Contrast Ratio of 3500:1, 3 x HDMI, ... :?
Not convinced this is the same model...
Not voted either way - yet.
3 Likes #13
This Model is : 42C3031D

Not to be confussed with the later models , the specs are different and they do make a difference that is noticeable , particularly with contrast ratios as these will affect how good your colours appear on the screen as it is a measure of how deep the black is , the deeper the black the higher the contrast ratio. Where contrast ratios are too low then the light emitted from the backlight of an lcd effectively 'shines through' and your colour representations are subsequently poor.

Hope this helps those out there who are all too confussed by specs quoted and being discussed on here without any idea as to their importance.

This TV in my opinion is a good buy in its price range ,although I would question as to whether its actually a Hot Deal. Like many things the older technology comes down in price - it has to or nobody would buy them over the current, higher spec models! I myself would prefer to pay slightly more and get a better contrast ratio for perhaps an extra £80-£100. I couldnt justify spending £470 on soemthing I wouldnt be altogether happy with just to save £80-£100.
If you aint got that extra £80-£100 though and you are not as critical on the quality of the picture then I guess this may be the one for you ..... or save up a little longer !!

Not voted hot or cold as I dont necessary believe this is a Hot Deal.
#14
mcallim7;1749128
poor contrast ration, cold


Go shove a spoon up your...

I have the 37" of this, for £500 it is without doubt the best 42" TV you can get.
#16
ctuk
You can't argue with a sub £500 42 inch HD with built in freeview.
This is HOT.


actually u can......if you pay less than £1000 for a TV then dont expect it to look good :)
#17
SOSAGES
actually u can......if you pay less than £1000 for a TV then dont expect it to look good :)

Rubbish !! , There are lots of sub £1000 Tvs out there now that look amazing. Where have you been for the the last 2 years ??

I would have agreed with your comment 3 years ago , we paid £2300 for our Panasonic Plasma 42" then. almost 12 months ago we purchased a Sony Bravia 40" LCD for the conservatory and this was just over £900 then and can be bought for less than £800 now !!
#18
SOSAGES;1749591
actually u can......if you pay less than £1000 for a TV then dont expect it to look good :)

:thumbsup:
#19
voted hott , were you gonna get a toshiba 42" hd ready for this price , this telly is excellent search google for reviews.
#20
SOSAGES
actually u can......if you pay less than £1000 for a TV then dont expect it to look good :)
:w00t:
#21
and about contrast ratio this is static 1000:1 which is equivelent to 5000:1 dynamic ratio
#22
yaboy;1749742
and about contrast ratio this is static 1000:1 which is equivelent to 5000:1 dynamic ratio


"Dynamic" contrast ratio is meaningless. I posted a little while back one set that claimed a ratio of 500 thousand to one , yet when measured was actually 2300:1 - and that was the best LCD they'd ever seen.
#23
Consider this, a lot better spec for a few extra pounds!

http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~HIT-L42VP01~dept~ctv~subdept~LCDTV~brand~hitachi.htm

[LIST]
[*]42" LCD
[*]1080p Full HD
[*]10,000 Dynamic Contrast
[*]Freeview Digital Tuner
[*]2 HDMI

(There is a £25 delivery charge, but my friend collected from store/depot in Manchester for no charge, collection points are nation wide-ish).
[/LIST]

List price is £599.00 but enter PP4308 to get 7% off, then, then a very slim 2% quidco = £545.93.

In my opinion a lot better spec for a little extra, build quality is good too, not as fancy as Samsung etc, but still nice to look at when its off.
banned 1 Like #24
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/159945/play-com-toshiba-regza-42-42xv503db/
Brand new not yet released, an extra hdmi, higher contrast, digital processing, 1080P, game mode, etc for just £699 before 4% quidco
#25
Contrast ratio or 1080p is not that important, this tv is too big for sd tv you need sky hd to watch this size , i have the 32" which is fantastic from 12 feet away but for 42 " your viewing distance should be 20 feet, or football or fast moving sport will be poor. Have seen this 42" in sd and i am glad i have the 32".
#26
I can only see this advertised for 599 + 19.95 delivery even with the code the cheapest this comes out at is £514.12

Still a good deal though.

Can you get it for £499 with the coupon?
#27
Garethr21
I can only see this advertised for 599 + 19.95 delivery even with the code the cheapest this comes out at is £514.12

Still a good deal though.

Can you get it for £499 with the coupon?


They have changed the delivery price from £3.95 to £19.95 :w00t:
you can still get it at the advertised price with the 6% quidco its still worth the extra £15 postage. But that is a bit of a liberty changing the postage price but its within they rights to do so :x
#28
cheers
#29
rooney10
This Model is : 42C3031D

Not to be confussed with the later models , the specs are different and they do make a difference that is noticeable , particularly with contrast ratios as these will affect how good your colours appear on the screen as it is a measure of how deep the black is , the deeper the black the higher the contrast ratio. Where contrast ratios are too low then the light emitted from the backlight of an lcd effectively 'shines through' and your colour representations are subsequently poor.

Hope this helps those out there who are all too confussed by specs quoted and being discussed on here without any idea as to their importance.

This TV in my opinion is a good buy in its price range ,although I would question as to whether its actually a Hot Deal. Like many things the older technology comes down in price - it has to or nobody would buy them over the current, higher spec models! I myself would prefer to pay slightly more and get a better contrast ratio for perhaps an extra £80-£100. I couldnt justify spending £470 on soemthing I wouldnt be altogether happy with just to save £80-£100.
If you aint got that extra £80-£100 though and you are not as critical on the quality of the picture then I guess this may be the one for you ..... or save up a little longer !!

Not voted hot or cold as I dont necessary believe this is a Hot Deal.


Bloody good post!

Informative without being patronising. Its honest and helpful.

Thanks :)
#30
Hot deal
#31
Great deal!!, does it have a pc connection on this particular model(toshiba), not that I want one as I purchased a 40 " Samsung last month for £589.99 with quidco(very happy with it) just curious as it was £90 cheaper, and 2 extra inches...ooohhh saucy:)
#32
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#33
mcallim7;1749128
poor contrast ration, cold

Complete muppet comment. :roll:
#34
... Also consider whether a plasma would be more suited to your requirements, If for instance you intend to watch a lot of films then a Plasma will usually give you a warmer picture more suited to watching movies.
Also if you have a standard definition source then consider whether an LCDs display will give you the picture quality you are happy with as terrestial tv channels can be pretty poor in terms of visual quality. This of course does depend on the quality of the broadcast.
A Plasma on the other hand, providing its a decent one will give you outstanding picture quality even with a mediocre standard definition broadcast.
When comparing Plasma and LCD with a High definition source then there is little difference between the two if they are both quality sets.
Do bear in mind when purchasing a new TV the lighting conditions of the room the TV will be in. For example if the TV is to be placed opposite a window that brings in direct light then it may be advisable to steer clear of a plasma due to its reflective 'glass' like screen , wheras an LCD TV such as a Sony Bravia for example has a jet black onyx screen which minimises almost any reflections. .... I have one of these in my Conservatory and in my living room I have a Panasonic Viera Plasma.
The other thing to consider is whether or not you have kids that intend to use the TV for gaming, with an LCD you will not get any Burn-In on the screen if the game is left on pause mode for any length of time, whereas with a Plasma you run the risk of Screen-Burn which is not included on any warranty and can potentially Permanently damage the screen.


Well , as you can see there is soooo much to consider when choosing a New TV and with the choice thats out there it makes it even more difficult especially with mixed opinions from different people on whether a Plasma or LCD is better.
Hopefully the info I have provided will help people to make the right choice, lets face it its a lot of money to waste at the end of the day if your TV doesnt perform as you wanted it to.
As I say , I have both an LCD and Plasma and can give an honest opinion about both !!


Long winded I Know but if it helps 1 person then I've done my bit to help somebody and its not been a waste of time in writing this !!!
#35
rooney10;1764833
... Also consider whether a plasma would be more suited to your requirements, If for instance you intend to watch a lot of films then a Plasma will usually give you a warmer picture more suited to watching movies.
Also if you have a standard definition source then consider whether an LCDs display will give you the picture quality you are happy with as terrestial tv channels can be pretty poor in terms of visual quality. This of course does depend on the quality of the broadcast.
A Plasma on the other hand, providing its a decent one will give you outstanding picture quality even with a mediocre standard definition broadcast.
When comparing Plasma and LCD with a High definition source then there is little difference between the two if they are both quality sets.
Do bear in mind when purchasing a new TV the lighting conditions of the room the TV will be in. For example if the TV is to be placed opposite a window that brings in direct light then it may be advisable to steer clear of a plasma due to its reflective 'glass' like screen , wheras an LCD TV such as a Sony Bravia for example has a jet black onyx screen which minimises almost any reflections. .... I have one of these in my Conservatory and in my living room I have a Panasonic Viera Plasma.
The other thing to consider is whether or not you have kids that intend to use the TV for gaming, with an LCD you will not get any Burn-In on the screen if the game is left on pause mode for any length of time, whereas with a Plasma you run the risk of Screen-Burn which is not included on any warranty and can potentially Permanently damage the screen.


Well , as you can see there is soooo much to consider when choosing a New TV and with the choice thats out there it makes it even more difficult especially with mixed opinions from different people on whether a Plasma or LCD is better.
Hopefully the info I have provided will help people to make the right choice, lets face it its a lot of money to waste at the end of the day if your TV doesnt perform as you wanted it to.
As I say , I have both an LCD and Plasma and can give an honest opinion about both !!


Long winded I Know but if it helps 1 person then I've done my bit to help somebody and its not been a waste of time in writing this !!!


Did you read this rubbish in an out of date magazine while you were waiting to see your doctor?

This is an entry level flat panel - forget the pros & cons of plasma & LCD. I have 5 of these in the house and haven't for one day regretted buying them; the color is fantastic, vibrant and really comes to life when you play a HD or Blooray movie on them.

So, if you want a set that is the dogs dangles and you want to spend the silly side of £900 then get yourself a plasma - however, if you want a set that is day in day out a great picture then you can't go wrong with this set.

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