50" LG 50PT85 Plasma Digital TV HD Ready 160GB HDD - £892 Delivered!!!
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50" LG 50PT85 Plasma Digital TV HD Ready 160GB HDD - £892 Delivered!!!

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Found 6th Apr 2008Made hot 6th Apr 2008
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50PT85

50" LG 50PT85 Plasma Digital TV HD Ready 160GB HDD

The New LG Electronics 50" TV 16:9 HD Ready with Freeview and 160GB HDD.


Freeview
160 GB HDD giving 48 Hours (HQ) Recording
Resolution 1365 X 768
Brightness (cd/m2) 1500
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 15000:1
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Audio Output (Watts - THD 10%) 10W + 10W
Speaker System 2 Way 4 Speakers
Surround System (Surround MAX)
AV In 1
S-Video In 1
RF In 1
Full Scart 1(TV out)
Half Scart 1(MNT/DTV Out)
Component in (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio 1(480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p)
Digital Audio Out (Coaxial/ Optical) 1(Optical)
HDMI/HDCP Input
3(480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p)
- HDMI 1 Port PC Mode
- 1080p : 24p/50p/60p
RGB In (D-sub 15pin) PC 1
PC Audio Input 1
RS-232C (Control / SVC) 1(For Service & Control)
Cabinet Colour Black

36 Comments

Original Poster

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Nice price for a 720p 50", those wanting 1080p native full HD res though might want to wait a few months, as 50" native 1080p plasmas are falling, John Lewis having the panny for £1500 at the moment.

Great price for a 50" plasma with pretty good spec.

Only thing with LG is that their plasmas - older & newer models - seem to suffer from red sparklies on black background phenomenon.

This is the impression I get from having read info in the AV Forums.

There is no point in buying any new HD television that's not 1080p.

doctorblue;1842023

There is no point in buying any new HD television that's not 1080p.



Why not? I have a 50" 720P Samsung, and get a fantastic picture from Sky HD, PS3 and 360, and I'm sure the picture wouldn't be any better with 1080P, unless I was sitting 3 feet away! :roll:

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Johnski;1842014

Great price for a 50" plasma with pretty good spec.Only thing with LG is … Great price for a 50" plasma with pretty good spec.Only thing with LG is that their plasmas - older & newer models - seem to suffer from red sparklies on black background phenomenon.This is the impression I get from having read info in the AV Forums.



I have the older version of this set (non HDD) and I've had no problems whatsoever with it.

Great price and a great set (albeit not full HD) :thumbsup:

doctorblue;1842023

There is no point in buying any new HD television that's not 1080p.



A nice, constructive and totally inaccurate statement :whistling:

Great price and the built in recorder keeps things nice and neat especially if you're wall mounting.

Voted hot

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doctorblue;1842023

There is no point in buying any new HD television that's not 1080p.


:roll::whistling:

Biscuitman;1842067

A nice, constructive and totally inaccurate statement :whistling:



I agree, I went into a panny shop the other day with a view of upgrading my current Sagem DLP HD-Ready to a Viera 1080p. I was shown a 1080p feed and could see no difference and therefore stuck with my DLP. Unless you are watching a serious screen from a serious distance I don't think It's worth the current difference in price between the 'Ready's' and the 'Fulls'

andyc1976;1842100

Unless you are watching a serious screen from a serious distance I don't … Unless you are watching a serious screen from a serious distance I don't think It's worth the current difference in price between the 'Ready's' and the 'Fulls'



:thumbsup:

I ummed and arred about the 720p vs 1080p thing for a couple of weeks and decided since I didn't really have any 1080p source material anyway (don't have ps3 or blue ray) I wasn't really going to get much benefit, so I went with a better quality 720p screen with a 3 year warranty figuring that in 3 years I can probably upgrade to a 1440p screen for about the same money again.

Just wish i had a room big enough for this tv:thumbsup:

I bought an LG plasma 2nd hand which suffers from the red sparklies...
The picture (even without that issue) is not up with the Samsung, and the Panasonic is further ahead.
You can buy the 50" Panasonic PX70 for under £800. Spend the extra £100 on a freeview HDD or something, That would be a far superior option.

The PX70 for under £800 is easily the best value 50" in todays market. It is a phenomenal TV.

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I have this panel on the LG 50PC55. Superb picture and no sign of any sparklies!

Do NOT buy LG plasma TV's.
I had one for 16 months, an LG 50 PX4D and it's sustain boards blew all of a sudden.

Really bad customer service from LG. It was a good price at the time, but with LG YOU GET WHAT you pay for!

I'd recommend another brand, and stay well away from LG.

The biggest concern with LG is that LG themselves do little to rectify issues when a problem arised with your TV.
When its cheaper than other brands, its a possible purchase. But I dont grasp why you would spend £100 extra on this over the far superior TH-50PX70 Panasonic.

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PATELDJP;1842268

Do NOT buy LG plasma TV's.I had one for 16 months, an LG 50 PX4D and it's … Do NOT buy LG plasma TV's.I had one for 16 months, an LG 50 PX4D and it's sustain boards blew all of a sudden.Really bad customer service from LG. It was a good price at the time, but with LG YOU GET WHAT you pay for! I'd recommend another brand, and stay well away from LG.


So why didnt you get LG to fix it for free or send a replacement?

andyc1976;1842100

I don't think It's worth the current difference in price between the … I don't think It's worth the current difference in price between the 'Ready's' and the 'Fulls'



720P and 1080P are both 'HD Ready' screens with different resolutions. The term HD ready simply means the TV supports high definition resolutions but have no built-in HD tuner, that is, an external source (such as PS3, xbox, sky HD) is required fror HD viewing.

An HD TV is a TV with a built-in HD tuner, these don't exist yet.

Rizza;1842624

720P and 1080P are both 'HD Ready' screens with different resolutions. … 720P and 1080P are both 'HD Ready' screens with different resolutions. The term HD ready simply means the TV supports high definition resolutions but have no built-in HD tuner, that is, an external source (such as PS3, xbox, sky HD) is required fror HD viewing.An HD TV is a TV with a built-in HD tuner, these don't exist yet.



Although 1080p is 'HD Ready' as you say, it is just a subset of 'full HD' I was talking from a marketing term perspective. "HD Ready" means supporting 720p/1080i (in terms of displaying the logo) and the new term of "Full HD" means 1080p support.

Also just to be really picky they dont have "different resolutions" but the same 1,920x1,080 pixels. It's just the format of screen painting that differs....

smashed;1842219

I bought an LG plasma 2nd hand which suffers from the red sparklies...The … I bought an LG plasma 2nd hand which suffers from the red sparklies...The picture (even without that issue) is not up with the Samsung, and the Panasonic is further ahead.You can buy the 50" Panasonic PX70 for under £800. Spend the extra £100 on a freeview HDD or something, That would be a far superior option.The PX70 for under £800 is easily the best value 50" in todays market. It is a phenomenal TV.



Where can i find that panasonic for under £800? Cant see it for that price anywhere.

Biscuitman;1842067

A nice, constructive and totally inaccurate statement :whistling:



ah..the old school is out in force again...:p

doctorblue;1843274

ah..the old school is out in force again...:p



Please feel free to explain why 1080P is a necessity? :?

broona;1843302

Please feel free to explain why 1080P is a necessity? :?



Its not a necessity and he cannot explain because its just a load of rubbish most people don't and wont even need 1080p. You cannot really see any difference believe me, unless you are a sitting with you nose to the screen.

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broona;1843302

Please feel free to explain why 1080P is a necessity? :?


Don't feed the noob troll :-D

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waterloo;1843330

Its not a necessity and he cannot explain because its just a load of … Its not a necessity and he cannot explain because its just a load of rubbish most people don't and wont even need 1080p. You cannot really see any difference believe me, unless you are a sitting with you nose to the screen.


Absolutely correct. People who got taken in by 1080 and spent way over the odds have to spout off about how great it is over 720P. A bit like suckers who have paid £20+ for an HDMI cable :-D

It wierd that this debate seems to come up so much when a TV or the like are posted. I completely agree with those saying 1080p is unecessary and for those that differ, just Google it, that's what most people do, like I did when I was considering upgrading. I did my research and then went to see it for myself. You will find the opinions on this debate are pretty much unanimous.

With a little bit of reading and understanding of resolutions, refresh rates, progressive, interlaced and the like I think we could avoid these debates rather than people arguing cos their mate Dave who thinks he knows TV's cos he's nicked loads says so after a couple of pints on a friday.

csiman;1843367

Don't feed the noob troll :-D



Hey, I'm more of a noob than him! :whistling:

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The most pointless reply ever but you can save one pound by buying this TV at prcdirect.co.uk.
(delivery still free)
mmmmmm..... well you gotta look after those pounds........

if you have an up scaling 1080 dvd player..you will certainly notice the smoother lines when it kicks in over 720,
only closer than 18 foot

Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as mentioned by previous poster? Cant find it for under £1000 :whistling:

djstevie;1844118

Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as … Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as mentioned by previous poster? Cant find it for under £1000 :whistling:



It's advertised in today's Sunday Times (main paper, page 17) for £699.95 from Richer Sounds :thumbsup:

djstevie;1844118

Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as … Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as mentioned by previous poster? Cant find it for under £1000 :whistling:



richersounds.com/sho…X7B :thumbsup:

Thanks. Called my 2 local Richer Sounds though and none have any left. Also cant order online so looks like a no-go

djstevie;1844118

Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as … Anyone know where i can get the Panasonic TH50PX7B for under £800 as mentioned by previous poster? Cant find it for under £1000 :whistling:




The previous poster mentioned PX70 which has better spec to a PX7B

Hi,
Dont get confused..the PX7 is not as good as the PX70.
The PX70 is £779 at Dixons (use code AW20 to get £20 off the £799 price).
dixons.co.uk/pro…230
It doesnt have a stand though, so you would either need to wall mount, or source elsewhere..
Although, you can get it for £829 at Dixons (use aw20 for £20 off)
dixons.co.uk/pro…223
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