LG 42 Inch Full HD 1080p LED TV £309 @ Argos (and £10 voucher)
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LG 42 Inch Full HD 1080p LED TV £309 @ Argos (and £10 voucher)

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Found 2nd Dec 2013
Cyber Monday deal @ Argos, £20 cheaper than previous hot deal.

LG 42LN5400 42 Inch Full HD 1080p LED TV £309, great reviews

Plus get a £10 Argos voucher

Product description / spec:

With a Full HD 1080p direct LED TV screen and a Jaw-dropping 42 Inches, this LG 42LN5400 gives awe-inspiring video detail at a complete viewing angle of 178°. Never miss your favourite show again with its 8 day electronic programme guide and the in-built Freeview digital tuner giving you access to a multitude of new shows and channels.

Television picture quality:

Direct-lit TV Screen.
Full HD 1080p display resolution.
Screen size: 42in (106.68cm).
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Motion rate 50Hz.
Viewing angle 178/178 degrees.
Connectivity:

1 SCART socket, 1 USB port and 2 HDMI sockets.
Component video socket.
Composite.
Optical connection.
AV socket.
Sound quality:

Virtual Surround sound system.
10 x 10 watts RMS power output.
Digital features:

Freeview digital tuner.
8 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
CI+ slot.
Additional features:

Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Size of TV H57.9, W96.8, D7.9cm.
Weight of TV 9.6kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H62.9, W96.8, D23.6cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 10.7kg.
Suitable for wall mounting VESA 200 x 200mm bracket.
Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: A+.
Energy efficiency index (EEI) 0.23.
On mode power consumption 52 watts.
Off mode power consumption 0.3 watt.
Annual power consumption 76kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.3 watt.
This product contains lead.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 8806084339164

45 Comments

Original Poster

This is £20 cheaper than previous hot deal (and get a £10 voucher)

hotukdeals.com/dea…883

Was holding out for a smart TV, but very tempted. Hot.

It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not OP's fault because many manufacturers use this description of Full HD when in fact the Freeview isn't. Otherwise a good find.

Edited by: "wood33pecker" 2nd Dec 2013

Holdsworth

Was holding out for a smart TV, but very tempted. Hot.



same here...probably closer to £400 with smart...good deal though

My plasma from 3/4 years ago is a lot better than this in terms of spec, though I guess it is good for entry level.

wood33pecker

It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not … It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not OP's fault because many manufacturers use this description of Full HD when in fact the Freeview isn't. Otherwise a good find.



It is Full HD because if you use a games console/ bluray/ SkyHD box/ FreeviewHD box/ FreesatHD box you would get full HD...

but at the same time I agree that having non-HD freeview built in is a drawback.

Wood33pecker, if a screen can natively display 1080p then that's final, it isn't defined by the spec of the tuner - most will have a PVR/Sky which makes it a completely moot point.

Not voted eitherway based purely on another £100 getting you a lot more (but recognise it's a fair % increase).

wood33pecker

It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not … It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not OP's fault because many manufacturers use this description of Full HD when in fact the Freeview isn't. Otherwise a good find.



You know you are wrong right?

It's a Full HD panel... It doesn't appear to claim anywhere the it has an integrated Freeview HD tuner.

Hot deal.

crabby

wood33pecker

It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not … It's not Freeview HD so should not be descrbed as "Full HD". This is not OP's fault because many manufacturers use this description of Full HD when in fact the Freeview isn't. Otherwise a good find.

Yeah, it should be called HD ready 1080p.

crabby09

You know you are wrong right?It's a Full HD panel... It doesn't appear to … You know you are wrong right?It's a Full HD panel... It doesn't appear to claim anywhere the it has an integrated Freeview HD tuner.Hot deal.crabby


I still maintain that if a TV is described as "Full HD" then it should be just that. How is the ordinary buyer expected to know the HD refers only to the panel and not the tuner without reading the full spec ? The use of the term 'Full HD'' is misleading to the average, non-technical buyer.



Edited by: "wood33pecker" 2nd Dec 2013

HD Ready - 720p
Full HD - 1080p.

Its not misleading, fullhd or hdready refer to the ability to provide different levels of HD. Freeview is just an add on unrelated to the Tv specs itself and us usually noted on the model or spec as Freeview or Freeview Hd. Its just another thing to look for as a feature such as the size or refresh rate.

Can get Motion Rate of 100hz and Freeview HD for only £30 more at Amazon.

amazon.co.uk/LG-…+tv

Sorry wood33pecker, would have to disagree with you on the buyer front as the ordinary buyer should be aware of the tuner in the TV as well. TVs will have freeview or freesat tuners so you should ask the question.

I do agree though that HD ready and Full HD is a bit misleading... it should have been more like 720HD and 1080HD perhaps... Although maybe they thought HD Ready since HDTV is 720p/1080i anyway whereas Full HD includes consoles and BluRay films full resolutions.

Jeanlacritique

Its not misleading, fullhd or hdready refer to the ability to provide … Its not misleading, fullhd or hdready refer to the ability to provide different levels of HD. Freeview is just an add on unrelated to the Tv specs itself and us usually noted on the model or spec as Freeview or Freeview Hd. Its just another thing to look for as a feature such as the size or refresh rate.



I'll try explaining that to my Gran ......(_;)

Would this be OK for my lad to play his Xbox/WiiU on?

Just goes to show how confused the general public are with terms like full HD and HD ready... Completely stupid terms that become redundant as soon as the next generation of technology is released. They really should standardise how they market the terms.

You don't get PCs or tablets with terms like 'high performance ready' or 'full speed gaming' do you...

swford

Can get Motion Rate of 100hz and Freeview HD for only £30 more at … Can get Motion Rate of 100hz and Freeview HD for only £30 more at Amazon.http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-42LN540V-Widescreen-Intelligent-Connectivity/dp/B00BS55PY2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385980225&sr=8-1&keywords=lg+42+ln540v+led+tv



this is still 50hz though, MCI is 100hz which i all marketing nonsense



Max-Power

Sorry wood33pecker, would have to disagree with you on the buyer front as … Sorry wood33pecker, would have to disagree with you on the buyer front as the ordinary buyer should be aware of the tuner in the TV as well. TVs will have freeview or freesat tuners so you should ask the question.I do agree though that HD ready and Full HD is a bit misleading... it should have been more like 720HD and 1080HD perhaps... Although maybe they thought HD Ready since HDTV is 720p/1080i anyway whereas Full HD includes consoles and BluRay films full resolutions.


Hi Max - the tuner is part of the TV so when the TV is described as Full HD then one would expect all aspects of the TV to be HD. Yes, more technical-minded buyers would look further into the spec but the average buyer understands Full HD to apply to all aspects - otherwise why use the word 'Full' ?

wood33pecker

I still maintain that if a TV is described as "Full HD" then it should be … I still maintain that if a TV is described as "Full HD" then it should be just that. How is the ordinary buyer expected to know the HD refers only to the panel and not the tuner without reading the full spec ? The use of the term 'Full HD'' is misleading to the average, non-technical buyer.



My god what **** retentive nonsense.

1080p Full HD refers to the screen NOT the tuner.

Oh and on the gran front, its just as well your gran has a Professor of TVs to keep her wrong like you then isnt it?

wood33pecker

Hi Max - the tuner is part of the TV so when the TV is described as Full … Hi Max - the tuner is part of the TV so when the TV is described as Full HD then one would expect all aspects of the TV to be HD. Yes, more technical-minded buyers would look further into the spec but the average buyer understands Full HD to apply to all aspects - otherwise why use the word 'Full' ?



Where do you even begin with this?

There is no tuners that display 1080p FULL HD so that blows your opinion out of the water. Even a Sky box doesnt display in FULL HD because they dont broadcast in it.

The only way you get FULL HD is with Blu-Ray, PC or the new consoles.

So are you now telling us all of the companies who market TVs as FULL HD that cost a great deal more than this TV are wrong as well?

eglons

Would this be OK for my lad to play his Xbox/WiiU on?



Definitely. Consoles pretty much max out at 1080p, and 42" is a great size for that sort of thing.

instead of buying the tele in one go and getting one voucher of £10 baxk buy 3x £100 gift vouchers and pay with those for 3x £10 back

claire7519

instead of buying the tele in one go and getting one voucher of £10 baxk … instead of buying the tele in one go and getting one voucher of £10 baxk buy 3x £100 gift vouchers and pay with those for 3x £10 back



You do not get voucher on purchase of gift card.
Edited by: "sanjaykj" 2nd Dec 2013

Motion rate only 50Hz.... waste of money.

I have had an LG 42" LCD for the last 5 years. Great Tv and great sound in particular. Can't fault them.

If I was buying a TV now though then I would get the 43" samsung plasma with active 3D that has been getting discounted lately. On Friday it was £349 in Very and you could get a further 10% off with a code and a further 7% with TCB.

2 HDMI ports is a bit stingy though. I have 4 things connected via HDMI.

wood33pecker

I'll try explaining that to my Gran ......(_;)



My Gran still watched channels in SD instead of HD because she can't tell the difference...

philbot

My Gran still watched channels in SD instead of HD because she can't tell … My Gran still watched channels in SD instead of HD because she can't tell the difference...



Same with my parents, every time I'm watching TV there with them I have to remind them that there are hd versions of the channels then show them a comparison by getting them to focus on some random object in the background. Finally they realise there is a difference but it doesn't prevent them from forgetting again as soon as I've left..
Edited by: "delusion" 2nd Dec 2013

I purchased this same model a few months back and it is a rather capable set if you do not need the Smart features.

Adequate but not ideal for gaming due to high input lag and some minor ghosting/motion blur, blacks could be improved and backlight is slightly uneven, but as a slim 42" LED at this price point I can't really fault it.

Nice deal Op, but some of the peeps in this thread . . .

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Sharp7

My plasma from 3/4 years ago is a lot better than this in terms of spec, … My plasma from 3/4 years ago is a lot better than this in terms of spec, though I guess it is good for entry level.


Was there some sort of point to your comment?

I cant see the guarantee info on this, is it just 1 year or do they extend it?

Gitch28

Was there some sort of point to your comment?



It has nothing going for it.

It only runs at 50Hz, only has two HDMI, no smart functions, almost consumes more energy than a dated plasma TV and no freeSat/freeviewHD whatsoever. It isn't worth it and it certainly is not "jaw dropping".

Most importantly as vague a comment as it was, there was more point to it than your comment.


tryn2help

Nice deal Op, but some of the peeps in this thread . . .



Incidentally... He hasn't come back

crabby
Edited by: "crabby09" 2nd Dec 2013

Sharp7

It has nothing going for it.



It's £309, find me something similarly spec'd for that price with comparable reviews, has to be £309 or less then your statement might be correct.

crabby09

Incidentally... He hasn't come back :pcrabby


Yep; probably gone out somewhere . . .

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Infiltrator

It's £309, find me something similarly spec'd for that price with … It's £309, find me something similarly spec'd for that price with comparable reviews, has to be £309 or less then your statement might be correct.



1) Firstly: ebay.co.uk/itm…860

2) Second, all people moan about is quality comparison on here, if anyone cared about the TV they bought they should buy something better than this cheap income generator for LG.

Being in the right place at the right time for quality is a deal, not buying the cheapest TV going.

Sharp7

1) Firstly: … 1) Firstly: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-TXL42B6B-Black-42Inch-Full-HD-LED-TV-with-Built-in-Freeview-HD-/1909792748602) Second, all people moan about is quality comparison on here, if anyone cared about the TV they bought they should buy something better than this cheap income generator for LG.Being in the right place at the right time for quality is a deal, not buying the cheapest TV going.



Thanks for that, but after googling specs and reviews, I'm still struggling to find a clear winner between the LG and the Panny.

MrT04d

I purchased this same model a few months back and it is a rather capable … I purchased this same model a few months back and it is a rather capable set if you do not need the Smart features.Adequate but not ideal for gaming due to high input lag and some minor ghosting/motion blur, blacks could be improved and backlight is slightly uneven, but as a slim 42" LED at this price point I can't really fault it.


Urm; I think you just faulted it.. oO

Why would you even look at this when you can get the freeview hd 100Hz version for 32 quid more ! , the 100Hz is worth that alone!
amazon.co.uk/LG-…PY2
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