42 LG 42PC56 HD Ready XD Engine Digital Freeview Plasma TV
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42 LG 42PC56 HD Ready XD Engine Digital Freeview Plasma TV

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Found 3rd Sep 2009Made hot 3rd Sep 2009
Good deal for a good tv. Pity they don't do deliveries but they do have six outlets nationwide so you might be lucky.

It is listed as Graded. In this case it states it is either end of line or surplus stock. Not a return or refurb.

For a top spec 42" plasma TV that offers fantastic value for money, the LG 42PC56 has few, in any, rivals.

Perhaps most impressive of all, the LG 42PC56 offers 100Hz technology. This helps give the LG class-leading levels of motion smoothness and a wonderful absence of flicker. A stunning dynamic contrast ratio of 15, 000:1 is far higher than the class average, and gives the big LG unprecedented levels of depth and realism. Coming complete with LG's Engine and DCDi the 42PC56 is at the forefront of plasma picture technology. The benefits you'll see are brighter, more detailed images, a broader spectrum of colour and increased solidity of image with less motion blur. DCDi further reduces the "jagged" edges that can spoil sports events.

Thanks to a wide range of sockets, the big LG plasma will happily form the heart of a home cinema system. Twin HDMI inputs are complimented by two SCARTs, component and S-Video inputs. For home computer use there's also a PC-VGA input.

With the analogue switch off now under way, the inclusion of a digital, Freeview tuner is reassuring to see, especially as this one has an 8-day EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and digital optical output for AV system connection.

Factor in LG's typically understated looks, and it soon becomes apparent that the 42PC56 leads the field in high value 42" plasma TVs.

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You should note in the title that this is refurbished/graded

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whizzkid;6193865

You should note in the title that this is refurbished/graded



it may be graded but it does not say it is refurbished. none of them do. if you read the ad it states on the info it is either end of line or surplus stock. not a refurb.

Great price but pointless resolution at that size.

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[QUOTE=Pepp77;6193973]Great price but pointless resolution at that size.[/QUOTE

well if you want something better you could always spend more money. but isn't that the point?

Yes - but 1024x768 is a 4:3 resolution on a widescreen format - which surely would look odd

For an extra £30 you could have a widescreen resolution (1366x768)

cheap-lcd-tv.co.uk/42_…1_d

whizzkid;6193865

You should note in the title that this is refurbished/graded



[SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"]CAREFUL. I went to Birmangham to collect a TV from them and I finally didn't take it because it seemed very suspicious. You do not know from where the TVs come, TVs look refurbished and even the remote control was like having 20 years old.[/FONT][/SIZE]

mattdine;6194084

[SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"]CAREFUL. I went to Birmangham to collect a … [SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"]CAREFUL. I went to Birmangham to collect a TV from them and I finally didn't take it because it seemed very suspicious. You do not know from where the TVs come, TVs look refurbished and even the remote control was like having 20 years old.[/FONT][/SIZE]


A 20 years olds what?

diGriz;6194121

A 20 years olds what?



The remote was full of dust and scratches. It was the same for the TV. But if you are happy with that there is no problem! It's just an advice ;-)

Original Poster

Pepp77;6194077

Yes - but 1024x768 is a 4:3 resolution on a widescreen format - which … Yes - but 1024x768 is a 4:3 resolution on a widescreen format - which surely would look oddFor an extra £30 you could have a widescreen resolution (1366x768)http://www.cheap-lcd-tv.co.uk/42_Toshiba_42C3030D_Regza_C_Series_HD_Ready_Digital_LCD_TV_51_d



mattdine;6194084

[SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"]CAREFUL. I went to Birmangham to collect a … [SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"]CAREFUL. I went to Birmangham to collect a TV from them and I finally didn't take it because it seemed very suspicious. You do not know from where the TVs come, TVs look refurbished and even the remote control was like having 20 years old.[/FONT][/SIZE]



yeah, but that one's sold out!

and not need to shout mattdine! and that's the advantage of viewing them instore before you buy. if you're not happy, walk away!

Buy an LG plasma at your peril. Had 2 50" ones, first went in under 18 months (irreparable panel issues - red dots) after being in the shop twice for other faults, got a replacement under warranty, a newer model at that, and that one went in less that 6 months with a very similar fault.

Got LG to agree to provide an uplift number which I was able to use to replace it with a 46" Samsung 1080p LCD under extended warranty and had absolutely zero problems with this one.

mattdine;6194182

The remote was full of dust and scratches. It was the same for the TV. … The remote was full of dust and scratches. It was the same for the TV. But if you are happy with that there is no problem! It's just an advice ;-)



I knew i should have added a :P

nelson;6194184

yeah, but that one's sold out!and not need to shout mattdine! and that's … yeah, but that one's sold out!and not need to shout mattdine! and that's the advantage of viewing them instore before you buy. if you're not happy, walk away!



It just to prevent people. Because I paid it via the Internet and it has been very difficult to be refunded (3 weeks by calling more or less everyday). Anyway sorry for shouting :roll:

Pepp77;6194077

Yes - but 1024x768 is a 4:3 resolution on a widescreen format - which … Yes - but 1024x768 is a 4:3 resolution on a widescreen format - which surely would look oddFor an extra £30 you could have a widescreen resolution (1366x768)http://www.cheap-lcd-tv.co.uk/42_Toshiba_42C3030D_Regza_C_Series_HD_Ready_Digital_LCD_TV_51_d



I think 1366X768 is the actual resolution of the tv, seems wrong on the website....

Pepp77;6193973

Great price but pointless resolution at that size.



That is the common resolution for 42" 720P plasmas. It doesn't sound right, but it is all handled very well by the TV's scaler. Think it is something to do with the pixels being wider than they are tall on those panels. What I know for sure is that HD looks much better on my 1024x768 Panasonic Plasma than it does on my 1366X768 Toshiba LCD.

Loads of plasmas have odd resolutions. Typically 1024x768 or 1024x1024. It's because they're not LCDs. My 42" panny has the same resolution as this and it looks great. The full HD thing is a bit of a myth too as you'd need to sit so close to the tv that you'd get eye strain to notice the difference. Definately not worth paying twice the price, especially if you're looking for a deal on this site, go to AVForums if that's your thing.

Leolian;6194601

Loads of plasmas have odd resolutions. Typically 1024x768 or 1024x1024. … Loads of plasmas have odd resolutions. Typically 1024x768 or 1024x1024. It's because they're not LCDs. My 42" panny has the same resolution as this and it looks great. The full HD thing is a bit of a myth too as you'd need to sit so close to the tv that you'd get eye strain to notice the difference. Definately not worth paying twice the price, especially if you're looking for a deal on this site, go to AVForums if that's your thing.



1024x1024 is square

Generally 720p plasmas are brilliant and do look better than equivilant LCDs but the exception for me is the PS3. Because the PS3 doesn't have a hardware scaler like the 360 and most of its games are best at 720p output I think there is a slight mismatch between the 1024x768 resolution compared to the 720p resolution of ps3 which is something like 1280x720. Its more pronounced because a lot of ps3 games don't have anti-aliasing. The point is with my 360 I can set it to 1080p which means it upscales 720p games and then my plasma downscales this to fit its 1024x768 resolution and the result is superb. Fallout 3 looks amazing. Sadly PS3 Fallout 3 does not its 720p output creates a slightly sheeny look and has all the hallmarks/artifacts you get when a tv can't show all the pixels present in the image. Add to this the lack of anti-aliasing and the end result is an image that looks weak compared to 360.

Lets not forget though a lot of 720p plasmas still give a better SD picture than most 1080p sets either plasma or LCD and still offer a fantastic image with other sources. My PX80 still gives an amazing image for both SD and HD sources with the exception of the ps3 when games only deliver 720p. Obviously PS3 games with higher definition like Wipeout HD look utterly stunning.

Pepp77;6193973

Great price but pointless resolution at that size.



On paper that may seem the case, but in reality it's not. My Samsung plasma is the same, is two years old and is fantastic when displaying everything from Standard Definition, to Xbox 360 to HD. Others have explained it more technically on here but in layman's terms that's mine.

Bynar010;6194221

Buy an LG plasma at your peril. Had 2 50" ones, first went in under 18 … Buy an LG plasma at your peril. Had 2 50" ones, first went in under 18 months (irreparable panel issues - red dots) after being in the shop twice for other faults, got a replacement under warranty, a newer model at that, and that one went in less that 6 months with a very similar fault.Got LG to agree to provide an uplift number which I was able to use to replace it with a 46" Samsung 1080p LCD under extended warranty and had absolutely zero problems with this one.



Funnily enough i've had three LG 32" TV's in the past, all the same model with pixels damage, two i managed to return; the last one was just out of warranty and just when I thought it couldn't get any worst the last ones power board packed up.

I'll never buy LG again regardless how good its price is or how glossy they look. :whistling:

I've also gone with a Samsung and have never looked back....

siliconbits;6194718

1024x1024 is square



lmao

Banned

ukez;6195293

lmao



+1

Sold out

ukez;6195286

I'll never buy LG again regardless how good its price is or how glossy … I'll never buy LG again regardless how good its price is or how glossy they look. :whistling:



Amen to that brother.
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