JVC LT-50C740 - 50” Full HD LED TV, Smart, Freeview HD, Built in Wi-Fi, 3x HDMI - £349 @ Currys/PC World (potential £319 using O2 Priority Moments voucher)
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JVC LT-50C740 - 50” Full HD LED TV, Smart, Freeview HD, Built in Wi-Fi, 3x HDMI - £349 @ Currys/PC World (potential £319 using O2 Priority Moments voucher)

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Found 22nd Nov 2014
This looks like a lot of TV for the money. 50" full HD with Freeview HD and Wi-Fi built in

O2 Priority have a £30 off a £300 spend (instore only) so if your local store has this in stock you can potentially get it for £319

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niccccce,heat added

Voted hot - good spot OP !

Original Poster

For details on the O2 Priority Moments offer, look at this thread (thanks to Fien)

hotukdeals.com/dea…071

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Great sized smart tv for this price especially if you can get it at £319 pity it is not the JVC of old but looks a bargain at this price anyway. Heating you up

I have this tv and its pretty good for the money.

how does this compare with the hitachi in argos

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jakiwaki

how does this compare with the hitachi in argos



I would imagine they are very similar, may even be made in the same factory but I don't know. Just know they are both selling under old great names in technology that are no loner but the names have been 'bought' to resell cheaper 'supermarket' type brands with a little more kudos. Not saying for 1 minute there is anything wrong with them just that the names of Hitachi or JVC basically mean nothing in terms of quality like they used to.

I can give someone my o2 code if they want

Gshow could I please have your code?

jakiwaki

how does this compare with the hitachi in argos



konimitsu

I would imagine they are very similar, may even be made in the same … I would imagine they are very similar, may even be made in the same factory but I don't know. Just know they are both selling under old great names in technology that are no loner but the names have been 'bought' to resell cheaper 'supermarket' type brands with a little more kudos. Not saying for 1 minute there is anything wrong with them just that the names of Hitachi or JVC basically mean nothing in terms of quality like they used to.


Yeah, from the pictures it looks like a Vestel so probably very similar to a Hitachi, Finlux, (budget) Toshiba etc

Please do not buy anything from Currys / PC World. Their aftersales is appalling. What ever electrical you're buying, look for it with a long guarantee from somewhere else. Currys / PC World sell all their products with a maximum 12 months guarantee and then try selling you their What ever happens policy, which is not worth the paper its written on.

So basically stick to Samsung or similar big name for quality

Have to say we got the 48 inch non smart jvc today and very impressed. Pause record live tv with usb. And
Best sound I have heard from an led tv.

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Wouldnt the sharp one be better then this? Btw i dont care about smart tv, ill use the internet on my laptop or whatever.

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?awc=1599_1416614487_a1504485b51b99973bb2eb61d8dc4860&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=qqpxmxaq&istBid=t#cat-0

Moscha

Wouldnt the sharp one be better then this? Btw i dont care about smart … Wouldnt the sharp one be better then this? Btw i dont care about smart tv, ill use the internet on my laptop or whatever.http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/sharp-lc50ld266k-50-led-tv-10088073-pdt.html?awc=1599_1416614487_a1504485b51b99973bb2eb61d8dc4860&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Communities%20%26%20UGC&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istItemId=qqpxmxaq&istBid=t#cat-0


I think it might be better, it looks like it's a Sharp made Sharp rather than a vestel made Sharp.

I bought the sharp and have to say I prefer the jvc. 3 hdmi ports, record tv, nicer remote and menus better sound.
Edited by: "ricky_kw" 23rd Nov 2014

Gshow

I can give someone my o2 code if they want


ljay_89

Gshow could I please have your code?



It doesnt work like that. You have to activate the code on your smartfone & then take it in to the store & show the cashier as you are about to make payment.

You typically have between 10-60 mins to redeem the code, as it's on a countdown timer.

Its not a simple matter of showing the staff a code.

Get Yourself o2 £1 payg sim, put it in the phone, install app and activate it, then swap back to your sim...

I thought JVC was a good brand for TV's and HIFI?
I have always stuck with Panasonic and Phillips for TV's but have always been impressed by the JVC TV'S some of my mates have had.

kalvinlions

Please do not buy anything from Currys / PC World. Their aftersales is … Please do not buy anything from Currys / PC World. Their aftersales is appalling. What ever electrical you're buying, look for it with a long guarantee from somewhere else. Currys / PC World sell all their products with a maximum 12 months guarantee and then try selling you their What ever happens policy, which is not worth the paper its written on.



Yep, I agree. Do not buy from Currys / PC World. We bought a tablet PC from them and it broke within 2 months. After taking it back and sending it to their repair subsidiary, they told us that we had to take it to a computer shop to get a letter authenticating that it wasn't damaged by misuse before they could take it back and fix it. I mean - as if - why would a computer shop bother spending their time writing a letter and putting their name to it for no benefit whatsoever.

Was looking at TVs the other week I bought a Sony KDL42W706 at £450 but could have gone for this the Sharp or the Hisense.
I wonder if I was right going for a 42 inch Sony?
I should think it would be far bettter quality in every way?
Even though its not as big?
I did have an LGPK350 before but the Sony is defo better picture with better blacks even though its an LED.
Edited by: "eastangliauk" 23rd Nov 2014

This is a Vestel TV it is identical to the Argos Hitachi model (other than the badge).

eastangliauk

Was looking at TVs the other week I bought a Sony KDL42W706 at £450 but … Was looking at TVs the other week I bought a Sony KDL42W706 at £450 but could have gone for this the Sharp or the Hisense.I wonder if I was right going for a 42 inch Sony?I should think it would be far bettter quality in every way? Even though its not as big? I did have an LGPK350 before but the Sony is defo better picture with better blacks even though its an LED.

Yes you were.

The JVC is not actually made by JVC. Neither are Hitachi & most Sharp/Toshibas!

benskia

Yep, I agree. Do not buy from Currys / PC World. We bought a tablet PC … Yep, I agree. Do not buy from Currys / PC World. We bought a tablet PC from them and it broke within 2 months. After taking it back and sending it to their repair subsidiary, they told us that we had to take it to a computer shop to get a letter authenticating that it wasn't damaged by misuse before they could take it back and fix it. I mean - as if - why would a computer shop bother spending their time writing a letter and putting their name to it for no benefit whatsoever.

that's actually illegal for them to ask you to do that. The law clearly states the burden of proof is on the retailer for the first six months. Anything after six months, then yes, they can get you to prove it's a manufacturing fault. You'd usually have to pay someone to show this, which they should reimburse you for later on, so keep receipts.

jakiwaki

So basically stick to Samsung or similar big name for quality



Samsung == quality? Sorry, I nearly choked on that.

My old Samsung TV had a manufacturer known fault of capacitors blowing up. Cost me 2 quid to fix with Maplins spares. (TV would not power on). Now, in the last week, it will sporadically turn itself on/off. A PCB board needs replacing.

Now I cannot run away fast enough from Samsung.

kalvinlions

Please do not buy anything from Currys / PC World. Their aftersales is … Please do not buy anything from Currys / PC World. Their aftersales is appalling. What ever electrical you're buying, look for it with a long guarantee from somewhere else. Currys / PC World sell all their products with a maximum 12 months guarantee and then try selling you their What ever happens policy, which is not worth the paper its written on.



Nothing electrical is 12 months guarantee anymore, EU law states minimum 2 years (unless commercial)

CrispEditor

Samsung == quality? Sorry, I nearly choked on that.My old Samsung TV had … Samsung == quality? Sorry, I nearly choked on that.My old Samsung TV had a manufacturer known fault of capacitors blowing up. Cost me 2 quid to fix with Maplins spares. (TV would not power on). Now, in the last week, it will sporadically turn itself on/off. A PCB board needs replacing.Now I cannot run away fast enough from Samsung.



My experience of Samsung has been the opposite of this. We've had 7 or 8 Samsung TV's as well as phones, cameras, Fridge Freezer and separate stand alone freezer, washing machine... etc etc Never had a fault with any of them. My Panasonic washing machine however died after 8 months and they refused to repair it, despite the 5 year warranty. We all have different experiences with different brands but I would vouch for 'jakiwaki's comment, Samsung in my eyes are as good as it gets.

you_gotta_be_kidding

My experience of Samsung has been the opposite of this. We've had 7 or 8 … My experience of Samsung has been the opposite of this. We've had 7 or 8 Samsung TV's as well as phones, cameras, Fridge Freezer and separate stand alone freezer, washing machine... etc etc Never had a fault with any of them. My Panasonic washing machine however died after 8 months and they refused to repair it, despite the 5 year warranty. We all have different experiences with different brands but I would vouch for 'jakiwaki's comment, Samsung in my eyes are as good as it gets.



I have samsung phones + tablets. I love them. But I hate the quality control. The Tab S 8.4 should never have been released with the horrible misfeatures it has (uber scrolling). My galaxy note2 has been rock solid.

When i researched "TV turns itself on" and "TV wont turn on" was shocked that it was such a common issue, and that little is done to fix the sub-par components.

Am glad you have a better experience.

Back to the TV: a TV which takes multiple seconds to switch inputs is very suboptimal. This was my first big screen LCD screen. (Its about 8y old - so its ready for the garbage heap now). The two other TVs I have bought - cheap jobs from Tescos - are vastly superior. The good thing about having such an old TV is that I can go replace the device for half the cost, with twice the features. But from all I see a smart-TV isnt. No smart tv seems to be any good, compared to adding a NOW box or a chromecast or other device. I like the Panasonics - and am looking at one of these as an upgrade. Definitely not looking for Samsung, unless I can check the remote control in store to see how long it takes to flip inputs.

I think I'd prefer to spend more for a 100+ hz TV. Unless you've maxed out your budget and you must have a 50" TV, look elsewhere.

you_gotta_be_kidding

Nothing electrical is 12 months guarantee anymore, EU law states minimum … Nothing electrical is 12 months guarantee anymore, EU law states minimum 2 years (unless commercial)



Actually if you research that you'll find it's a mistaken understanding of the effect of an EU Directive, although in practice it can make it easier to argue the point with a retailer. There's no UK law which directly provides for a 2 year statutory guarantee. EU law has to be implemented into UK law to have effect (unless UK law can be interpreted in conformity with EU law, which requires determination by a Court) and our Sales of Goods Act in theory already covers faults developing within the first 6 years. A tv should last 6 years. However after the first year once the manufacturer guarantee ends, practically it entirely depends whether the retailer will a) know that and b) accept that SOGA applies in the particular circumstances. That's why it's much easier to get a 5 year retailer guarantee, like John Lewis provides, it makes it much easier to actually get a repair rather than having to argue about whether or not you're entitled to a repair. Ultimately having statutory rights is not much use if the retailer digs their heels in and you don't want the hassle of a small claim.


Edited by: "antonio1" 24th Nov 2014

People should just buy the Argos Hitachi which is identical and usually on offer for around £250.

ziezou

People should just buy the Argos Hitachi which is identical and usually … People should just buy the Argos Hitachi which is identical and usually on offer for around £250.



Have you got a link to that one? I can't find it!

misteraadam

Have you got a link to that one? I can't find it!



It's on for £350 at the moment with a £10 voucher:

hotukdeals.com/dea…863

Showing as £399 for me !!! I'm off to Argos !!!

As said before; JVC and Hitachi are just " Badges " these days, they no longer make TV's, they are just used as a marketing ploy and added to mediocre TV's that are usually made by Vestel in Turkey.

ooooo please anybody check specification before vote HOT ? Only wants to remind all, we have XXI Century and 50Hz of "Motion Rate" makes me laugh
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