JVC 42" 42DG8 HD Ready Freeview Widescreen LCD TV - £499 Delivered @ Play
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JVC 42" 42DG8 HD Ready Freeview Widescreen LCD TV - £499 Delivered @ Play

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Found 19th Mar 2008Made hot 19th Mar 2008
LCD IDTV equipped with DynaPix Plus picture engine for real-time processing, added with MaxxBass(R)

HD Ready
IDTV (Integrated Digital TV Receiver)
MaxxBass
Twin Oblique Cone speaker system
W-XGA (1366 x 768) panel
DynaPix Plus picture engine
HDMI Input x 2
Component Input
SCART x 2

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Original Poster

Play seem to have shortened the model number. I'm guessing it's actually the LT-42DG8BJ. Anyone know?

jvc.co.uk/pro…088

bingsy;1742918

Play seem to have shortened the model number. I'm guessing it's actually … Play seem to have shortened the model number. I'm guessing it's actually the LT-42DG8BJ. Anyone know?http://www.jvc.co.uk/product.php?id=LT-42DG8BJ&catid=100088



Yeah im pretty sure it is, they have just chopped the number down!
I had ordered the JVC DT8 the other day from Play for my parents, but decided to cancel that order and get this one instead.
It was hard to get info about the DT8 model, but the manual for the DT8 from the JVC website directs you to the manual for the DA8, and when i spoke to someone at JVC customer services he said the model number was just specific to certain shops so the DA8 and the DT8 are identical.
Looking at specs for the DG8 and DT8, they are fairly similar, only real differences are that the DG8 has a slightly louder and different speaker config and also has a Dynapix Plus picture engine instead of the Dynapix picture engine on the DA8.
Therefore i went for the slightly better spec of this DG8!

Good price, would love one of these for the bedroom. Must go and sort out some stuff to sell so i can get one!

Hi guys,

any one had it from play.com last week when it was on the same offer.

My 6 year old JVC 28" telly cost more than that!
Vote RED HOT.

Hot

Nice TV for the price. Im off to get a V-Card after work. :thumbsup:

According to the spec its 1080i, so not progressive scan. May dissappoint some avid gamers but if your not worried about this then it's a great deal

4% Quidco = £19.96, plus could use some of those 5% codes (extra £24.95 off) that are floating around....

Zolasfoot;1743884

According to the spec its 1080i, so not progressive scan. May dissappoint … According to the spec its 1080i, so not progressive scan. May dissappoint some avid gamers but if your not worried about this then it's a great deal



It is progressive scan. It will just downscale 1080i and show it as a progressive image. It is impossible for an LCD to show an interlaced image.

Can anyone tell me if this is 1080p?? Thanks.

Lyniced16;1744159

Can anyone tell me if this is 1080p?? Thanks.



lol

Its not 1080p

Can anyone tell me if this is 1080i, has 3 HDMI ports and comes with built in Blu-ray?

and scramble eggs.....

Fat Bird;1744197

Can anyone tell me if this is 1080i, has 3 HDMI ports and comes with … Can anyone tell me if this is 1080i, has 3 HDMI ports and comes with built in Blu-ray?


Yes, no, no.

gary_rip;1744212

Yes, no, no.



What about the scrambled eggs?

Fat Bird;1744242

What about the scrambled eggs?


Only while stocks last...

I would have gone for this if I hadn't have just got the panny 42. Great deal for anyone wanting a branded big TV on a budget

the vertical lines are 768... so obviously it does 768 progressive lines. This will scale 720p or 1080i images. Most 720p tvs are 768.

Good to see some of the branded TV's coming down to a reasonable price.

Nice find. I was looking at a 32" play were selling not to long ago. Might get this instead

HOT

Fat Bird;1744197

Can anyone tell me if this is 1080i, has 3 HDMI ports and comes with … Can anyone tell me if this is 1080i, has 3 HDMI ports and comes with built in Blu-ray?



£500 for built in blu-ray? You may have a while before that comes down to this price in a branded set.

In my experience 720p looks better than 1080i, especially when watching sport or playing a console on it

Does anyone know if this has a PC Input?

Does JVC make good LCD TVs?

*edit*

Ah...The resolution is the size of a smaller 23" TV, it wont output 1080i...just 720p.

Great Deal Voted Hot.

from the specs on the JVC website: Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 !
Compared to a 32inch Toshiba at 20000:1 hotukdeals.com/ite…ys/

the ratio for this JVC doesnt seem great? :thinking:

thearbiter65;1744413

£500 for built in blu-ray? You may have a while before that comes down to … £500 for built in blu-ray? You may have a while before that comes down to this price in a branded set.



I know, I was joking.

NUFC4Life;1744424

Does anyone know if this has a PC Input?



Don't know but if you have DVI you can just connect using DVI to HDMI cable or adapter.

To be honest, no one should buy a TV without seeing it in person and comparing against other TV's of similiar price. Preferably in a Local shop that wont have as much effect of interference from 50 or so electricals surrounding it.
I wouldnt trust brand names either for budget LCD's.

Zolasfoot;1743884

According to the spec its 1080i, so not progressive scan. May dissappoint … According to the spec its 1080i, so not progressive scan. May dissappoint some avid gamers but if your not worried about this then it's a great deal



do you think gamers would notice much of a difference ?

Bully;1744620

do you think gamers would notice much of a difference ?



No.

Not so good a review on Which?

"JVC DynaPix LT-42DG8
This fairly power-hungry, HD ready, 42-inch LCD TV features an integrated digital tuner. However, some unpleasant smearing on fast moving images and an annoying mechanical buzz will deter even the most dedicated of couch potatoes.

Overall the picture isn't a disaster but our panel picked out enough niggles to make anyone think twice.

Aside from the smeary colours, the picture is soft and loses some detail in dark sequences. There's also some motion judder and colours are sometimes too vivid. Even the HD pictures suffer from some motion judder.

The sound is well rounded if a little over-processed and there is that mechanical buzz to contend with.

Interestingly the JVC features audio description, although it's clearly not intended for use in the UK and doesn't actually work properly.

Found on some Freeview programmes, this is an additional narration for visually-imapired people that describes significant visual information, such as body language and scenery. Unfortunately on this TV the normal soundtrack can't be mixed with the audio description commentary – leaving the listener with long periods of silence.

The remote is a bit uncomfortable to hold but buttons are a good size with clear labeling. However, this JVC is let down by menu structures that are hard to navigate and a single channel electronic programme guide (EPG).

Connections-wise, it has two RGB Scart sockets, one of which is T-V LINK enabled (triggers a suitable VCR to record) and two HDMI sockets for connecting high definition equipment.

The headphone output jack is located at the side of the TV and mutes the TV speakers.

It can be connected to a home cinema system, but lacks dedicated stereo audio output sockets that would allow you to plug in a hi-fi system.

It's also missing handy front or side AV input sockets to easily plug in a camcorder or a VGA socket for a computer.

A coordinating pedestal stand is supplied but it can be wall mounted if a suitable bracket is purchased.

Pros: If only audio description worked.

Cons: Mechanical buzz, smearing on fast moving action."

The TV spec is 720p, it cant do true 1080i. The resolution is too small.

It says it can, so its probably stretched.

not worth it, rather pay a bit extra for a smaller (37-40") size with 1080p and better contrast. Such big TVs with lower end specs will show their flaws in quality and dissapoint. Only go for 720p/1080i on 32" and smaller models.

tahnsk for the which review
great to help decide --meaning me
will wait for another post on tv maybe a sony going cheap
what do you think

forbesuk;1744743

Not so good a review on Which? "JVC DynaPix LT-42DG8This fairly … Not so good a review on Which? "JVC DynaPix LT-42DG8This fairly power-hungry, HD ready, 42-inch LCD TV features an integrated digital tuner. However, some unpleasant smearing on fast moving images and an annoying mechanical buzz will deter even the most dedicated of couch potatoes. Overall the picture isn't a disaster but our panel picked out enough niggles to make anyone think twice.Aside from the smeary colours, the picture is soft and loses some detail in dark sequences. There's also some motion judder and colours are sometimes too vivid. Even the HD pictures suffer from some motion judder.The sound is well rounded if a little over-processed and there is that mechanical buzz to contend with.Interestingly the JVC features audio description, although it's clearly not intended for use in the UK and doesn't actually work properly.Found on some Freeview programmes, this is an additional narration for visually-imapired people that describes significant visual information, such as body language and scenery. Unfortunately on this TV the normal soundtrack can't be mixed with the audio description commentary – leaving the listener with long periods of silence.The remote is a bit uncomfortable to hold but buttons are a good size with clear labeling. However, this JVC is let down by menu structures that are hard to navigate and a single channel electronic programme guide (EPG).Connections-wise, it has two RGB Scart sockets, one of which is T-V LINK enabled (triggers a suitable VCR to record) and two HDMI sockets for connecting high definition equipment.The headphone output jack is located at the side of the TV and mutes the TV speakers.It can be connected to a home cinema system, but lacks dedicated stereo audio output sockets that would allow you to plug in a hi-fi system.It's also missing handy front or side AV input sockets to easily plug in a camcorder or a VGA socket for a computer.A coordinating pedestal stand is supplied but it can be wall mounted if a suitable bracket is purchased.Pros: If only audio description worked.Cons: Mechanical buzz, smearing on fast moving action."



Now im not going to argue with Which but i was wondering if you could let us know when this review was from and at what price point?

cheers :thumbsup:

aabarcellos;1744848

tahnsk for the which review great to help decide --meaning mewill wait … tahnsk for the which review great to help decide --meaning mewill wait for another post on tv maybe a sony going cheapwhat do you think



Get a Samsung, they are made in the same factory out of the same parts. They just don't have the Sony badge or tax on them.

for 480 its a cracking buy

Fatal Exception;1744929

Get a Samsung, they are made in the same factory out of the same parts. … Get a Samsung, they are made in the same factory out of the same parts. They just don't have the Sony badge or tax on them.



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