Finlux 1080p 42" 3D LED TV With 8X Glasses For Only £369.99
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Finlux 1080p 42" 3D LED TV With 8X Glasses For Only £369.99

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Found 7th Dec 2012
This is a Finlux 1080p 42" 3D LED TV that includes a whopping 8 3D glasses!
It works via passive technology which is similar to that used in cinemas and includes a built in freeview tuner.

It's one of the only 3D TVs with an LED backlit screen and its amazing specs for such a low price!

Please click the link for further information and to discover more of the awesome features that really makes this TV stand out from competitors
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i bought one of these Finlux 42F701 42 Inch Widescreen Full HD 3D LCD TV for kids bedroom a couple of month ago they was out of stock so i got this 42" happy days only paid £299 for it as well
still a good price nevertheless
Better to go for the lg 42 led 3d instead better brand
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tazz007 23 minutes ago:Better to go for the lg 42 led 3d instead better … tazz007 23 minutes ago:Better to go for the lg 42 led 3d instead better brand



If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I guess...
Edited by: "mightydazza" 7th Dec 2012
mightydazza

If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I g … If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I guess...


is it just the brand name??
i think the korean tvs (LG/Samsung) have much better picture quality compared with lower brands.
I ahte paying extra for the brand name as yourself, but for things like TVs where you are going to watch it everyday, I would prefer to have something that i enjoy watching things on.
Original Poster

is it just the brand name??i think the korean tvs (LG/Samsung) have much … is it just the brand name??i think the korean tvs (LG/Samsung) have much better picture quality compared with lower brands.I ahte paying extra for the brand name as yourself, but for things like TVs where you are going to watch it everyday, I would prefer to have something that i enjoy watching things on.



Ok, so that's definitely true for cheaper brands such as those endorsed by M&S, Asda, Tesco (as their own). But how can we stereotype a new brand such as Finlux based on the performances of such products? And how can we dismiss TVs manufactured by a Finnish company as having a lower quality than the main majority market share holders ("LG/Samsung")?
Please remember than Finlux SPECIALISE in making and selling TVs, so I'm damn sure that they're going to ensure that their products are of the highest quality.
If you still aren't convinced, please read some of the glowing reviews that they have received from organisations such as CNET and AVForums.
mightydazza

If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I g … If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I guess...



I think he/she was referring to the deal posted recently for the £400 one at Amazon.
Finlux are owned by the Turkish company Vestel, responsible for a huge number of TV sales. Pretty much every budget TV will be using the same panel and electronics (Technika, Bush, M&S own etc etc). Even some more recognized names such as Hitachi and Sharp sell re-branded Vestel TVs at the bottom end. They are cheap and cheerful with relatively poor blacks, low contrast and motion blur. Fine for a second or bedroom TV. I wouldn't want one in my living room tho.

mightydazza

Ok, so that's definitely true for cheaper brands such as those endorsed … Ok, so that's definitely true for cheaper brands such as those endorsed by M&S, Asda, Tesco (as their own). But how can we stereotype a new brand such as Finlux based on the performances of such products? And how can we dismiss TVs manufactured by a Finnish company as having a lower quality than the main majority market share holders ("LG/Samsung")? Please remember than Finlux SPECIALISE in making and selling TVs, so I'm damn sure that they're going to ensure that their products are of the highest quality.If you still aren't convinced, please read some of the glowing reviews that they have received from organisations such as CNET and AVForums.



The company is owned by vestel, a proper budget turkish tv manufacturer which makes several of the supermarket brands.
I bought one of these when they were in the £299 offer as a bedroom TV. It's excellent... Great picture and 3D is pretty good too. On par (if not better) than a lot of the mid-range brands...
Also bought this when £299. Far better quality than the one it replaced.
mightydazza

If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I g … If you're willing to pay £100-£200 extra just for the brand name I guess...

It isn't just the 'brand' name though is it, more about quality...
bazpattni

On par (if not better) than a lot of the mid-range brands...



What are the mid-range brands ?

I saw Finlux tellies at the Gadget show & the PQ is not great, but as others have said good enough for the bedroom.
does this one do the 2D to 3D conversion like the LG one? i know lots of cheaper ones don't
Nice oO
mightydazza

Ok, so that's definitely true for cheaper brands such as those endorsed … Ok, so that's definitely true for cheaper brands such as those endorsed by M&S, Asda, Tesco (as their own). But how can we stereotype a new brand such as Finlux based on the performances of such products? And how can we dismiss TVs manufactured by a Finnish company as having a lower quality than the main majority market share holders ("LG/Samsung")? Please remember than Finlux SPECIALISE in making and selling TVs, so I'm damn sure that they're going to ensure that their products are of the highest quality.If you still aren't convinced, please read some of the glowing reviews that they have received from organisations such as CNET and AVForums.

Are polariod tvs made by this Turkish Co.?
So have we been able to conclude that more expensive things are often better than cheaper ones?
I've used (well tried to use, anyway) the 3D feature on a Vestel based set I used to own as a second TV. I tried multiple sources; 3D Blu-ray, PS3 Games and 3D TV. On all of them it was unusable, there was far too much crosstalk and ghosting (in both a lit and unlit environment), the picture quality was attrocious, it was very sharp causing unwanted artefacts even with all processing features turned off and sharpness set to 0.

All in all I could not possibly recommend that anyone own a budget set like this as second TV set, never mind a first, especially if you are interested in trying out 3D. I know it looks like a cheap way in, but please trust me, save up a bit more and go for better quality.

Just for comparison, I'm currently using a Panasonic P42VT30, which, ok, is a pretty high-end set (I paid £699 for mine when the VT50 came out), but the benefits outweigh the increase in cost. There is zero crosstalk and ghosting during 3D sections and you have the bonus of an astounding 2D picture.

To summarise: please, please don't be lured into buying a budget set like this for 3D, invest in a better quality TV.
rdwarr

So have we been able to conclude that more expensive things are often … So have we been able to conclude that more expensive things are often better than cheaper ones?



Yes, but sometimes it would better to not purchase the cheaper thing at all if I can't deliver what it promises.
AFAIK there are only a hand full of screen manufacturers two of them are LG and Samsung, that seals the deal for me when buying a main TV.. this looks good for a console or bedroom though
rdwarr

So have we been able to conclude that more expensive things are often … So have we been able to conclude that more expensive things are often better than cheaper ones?

You often get what you pay for, not always but often
3d gives me a head ache and you have to be in the direct opposite of the screen to work.
2 things that i would need to know are,
1. is the 3d effect any good? ive seen cheaper tvs and the 3d effect is tacked on, garbage.
2. is the panel actually good quality? nice colours, sharp, no ghosting or motion blur, bright?

Its the cheapo cinema 3d glasses so no wonder they can afford to chuck so many free pairs in.

EDIT: my sister has a cheap LED LCD tv and its no where near as nice as my older LG (CCFL) LCD.
For £299 this was ok, but for this price (£369.99) maybe it is worth getting an LG. Samsung uses active £d which is not a very good idea.
r3tract

I've used (well tried to use, anyway) the 3D feature on a Vestel based … I've used (well tried to use, anyway) the 3D feature on a Vestel based set I used to own as a second TV. I tried multiple sources; 3D Blu-ray, PS3 Games and 3D TV. On all of them it was unusable, there was far too much crosstalk and ghosting (in both a lit and unlit environment), the picture quality was attrocious, it was very sharp causing unwanted artefacts even with all processing features turned off and sharpness set to 0.All in all I could not possibly recommend that anyone own a budget set like this as second TV set, never mind a first, especially if you are interested in trying out 3D. I know it looks like a cheap way in, but please trust me, save up a bit more and go for better quality.Just for comparison, I'm currently using a Panasonic P42VT30, which, ok, is a pretty high-end set (I paid £699 for mine when the VT50 came out), but the benefits outweigh the increase in cost. There is zero crosstalk and ghosting during 3D sections and you have the bonus of an astounding 2D picture.To summarise: please, please don't be lured into buying a budget set like this for 3D, invest in a better quality TV.


KieranD212

2 things that i would need to know are,1. is the 3d effect any good? ive … 2 things that i would need to know are,1. is the 3d effect any good? ive seen cheaper tvs and the 3d effect is tacked on, garbage.2. is the panel actually good quality? nice colours, sharp, no ghosting or motion blur, bright?Its the cheapo cinema 3d glasses so no wonder they can afford to chuck so many free pairs in.EDIT: my sister has a cheap LED LCD tv and its no where near as nice as my older LG (CCFL) LCD.



Do I need to repeat myself?
bought the 32 inch finlux 3d when it was £199 2 weeks ago.3d does not work and all ive been getting from finlux is theres a problem with the 3d and they are trying to update in next 7 to 10 days.not good even though cheap
Thanks
Those clever Turks making people believe that their Finlux branded TV's come from an established Finnish company.

Sure Finlux used to make quite high end TV's in the 1980's / 1990's then Nokia bought them then Vestel ended up with the name. They're now about as Finnish as my dishwashing detergent.
This tv works brilliantly with 3D. I bought it a few months ago, but sold it to my sister to get the higher-end (and bigger) Finlux 3D/Smart frameless 47s9100-t. The 47s9100-t is a much sexier product with a frameless design (like the high-end LG TVs) but with 2d to 3d upscaling, stunning picture quality and internet connectivity (comes with wifi dongle included). Although I now own the higher-end TV, I do think that for the price, I don't see anything better out there.
Bought this when £299 as a main tv for the lounge. More than happy with it.
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I agree with the two above statements, at least we know that this TV is absolute rubbish as some of you are making it out to be
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20 quid cheaper

most these tv's are the same just branded diffrent
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They aren't LED backlit which explains the slight difference in price
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