LG 42LB5500 42'' Full HD 1080P Slim LED TV With Freeview & USB Port (AND £10 argos voucher!) £239.00 @ Argos
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LG 42LB5500 42'' Full HD 1080P Slim LED TV With Freeview & USB Port (AND £10 argos voucher!) £239.00 @ Argos

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Found 30th Jul 2015
I'm sure this is not for everyone, but I wanted a 42" for kids Playroom and this is fantastic, exactly what I was looking for: 42" with freeview and usb input. I searched on Amazon and this is currently £299 and a camelcamel search shows lowest it has been is £289 so a good price on this model.
uk.camelcamelcamel.com/LG-…wse

At the checkout my receipt also gave me a £10, valid for next 30 days too!

Spec:
The LB5500 series is your everyday SLIM LED TV available from small to large screen sizes. LG made sure to include its renowned Triple Engine, to ensure the owner gets the best out of the TVs Contrast Engine, Resolution Upscaler and TruColour Generator. Combine the Triple Engine with the MCI 120 feature and you are sure to enjoy!

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Nice find and TV. Heat 5

Only 2 HDMI ports. :-(
Still a good price though.

Go Argos finance and get a better one.

Good price

I work at Argos, I would personally recommend getting an Argos card. You could save even more money and still receive a voucher! For example, with this TV, you can get £15 off after signing up to the card, and then get a £10 voucher to use on your next spend.

AND if you're feeling extra savvy, you could pay 4.39 for one month on our monthly breakdown care and receive another voucher (usually £5 off a £50 spend) in the post!

So if you combine those together, you get can still get £10 off (technically) and receive multiple vouchers from the Argos card, and also get £10 back for your next spend!

ALSO for those who don't know, the Argos card is a buy now pay later plan - you'd get up to 9 months to pay this off, but you can pay it in full if you ring up Argos card customer services. - the Argos card has no annual cost, and you have interest free if you make the minimum payments each month that can be set up as a direct debit. You'll also receive regular statements each month reminding you of payments, and you'll get regular vouchers to use with your Argos card (at the moment it's £3 off £30, £5 off £50, £10 off £100, and £15 off £150).

This is worth having! Plus it'll help your credit score!

I didn't think this was a good idea until I learnt about it from working with Argos. I hope this will help, and also get some people to join the Argos card!

A final note: I am not actually getting paid to post this here, and neither am I trying to trick anyone on this site. I like yourselves are also looking for deals and try to provide deals myself on this site.

Amazing price for this, and a £3 HDMI extender should remove any fear of only 2 hdmi ports.

does this have wifi connection capability

Give Argos finance a big miss had a card paid the balance before interest free was up and then tried to screw me for interest at about 30% had to go to court to sort out a **** joke won't even set foot in a Argos store again

The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for gaming or fast moving images?

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voted hot for the price(_;)

I have this tv. The picture is great and the sound is ok. I use it with an onkyo surround setup. I just wish it had ARC.

Reserved one thanks! excellent price and I have £75 voucher from Love2shop courtesy from Talktalk!
Hopefully they will accept it. been looking for ages, have a 7 year old Samsung 32 inch HD ready.

barclays bespoke offer on this for me was £217.99 (ebuyer) if it helps anyone

thepearce

barclays bespoke offer on this for me was £217.99 (ebuyer) if it helps … barclays bespoke offer on this for me was £217.99 (ebuyer) if it helps anyone



sorry. explain please

is it an offer on their site?

EDIT : oh is it the beat the offer thing? thanks for the heads up
Edited by: "MattLFC" 31st Jul 2015

netjunkie

The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for … The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for gaming or fast moving images?



depends what games you play seeing as a lot now run at 30fps but generally no this TV won't be good for gaming

thekanester

Amazing price for this, and a £3 HDMI extender should remove any fear of … Amazing price for this, and a £3 HDMI extender should remove any fear of only 2 hdmi ports.


Where do you get them from and what would you recommend?

BB1988

I have this tv. The picture is great and the sound is ok. I use it with … I have this tv. The picture is great and the sound is ok. I use it with an onkyo surround setup. I just wish it had ARC.



Looks like this tv is an old design really. My Sony tv from 2010 has ARC. And Freeview HD, which LG lacks.

netjunkie

The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for … The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for gaming or fast moving images?



I have this TV and use it for gaming, connected to a PC with GTX 970, runs games smoothly and beautifully at 60fps.
I am not what you'd call a hardcore gamer and wouldn't know the issues with any 'input lag' but having played Wolfenstein, GTA V & others, it feels no different than playing on a PS3/PS4, other than the GTX obviously looking far better.

You won't be disappointed.

iamnokia

does this have wifi connection capability



It doesn't, it only has LAN but it isn't a smart TV. Not that you need it to be 'Smart' anyway, because when you consider that you can buy a Fire TV for £35, it offsets and trounces Smart TV features and that has WiFi.
You're getting great value here, so an extra £35 expense is a no brainer, especially if you know how to get Kodi up and running on the Stick.

The sound and HDMI is no issue to me, as I have an AV receiver for audio and only require the 1 HDMI input.
Edited by: "steevio_uk" 31st Jul 2015

Does it play .mp4 and .mkv files via the USB? I tried to Google it but I couldn't find anything conclusive.

what is the ethernet connection for if it's not a smart tv?? sorry if a dumb question

I got the 32" version, and it does play MP4s and MKVs.
Only little problem is you cant change the aspect ratio, so not a problem with MP4s in general, but with MKVs they are often anamorphic to save on file size

MattLFC

sorry. explain pleaseis it an offer on their site?EDIT : oh is it the … sorry. explain pleaseis it an offer on their site?EDIT : oh is it the beat the offer thing? thanks for the heads up



Just so you can make a fully informed decision: purchases made through Flubit or Bespoke are not covered by Section 75 credit card protection, unfortunately. I find this particularly ironic given Bespoke is a Barclays thing; however, it may be that they run and promote it for exactly that reason!

MattLFC

what is the ethernet connection for if it's not a smart tv?? sorry if a … what is the ethernet connection for if it's not a smart tv?? sorry if a dumb question



No dumb questions, just dumb answers.

Sometimes the Ethernet connections on such non-Smart sets can still be used for DNLA / UPnP media streaming (i.e. push a video from a mobile device to it.)

Also, some Freeview channels have MHEG (Red Button) services that access the internet, for instance Vintage TV isn't a real broadcast channel, it's just an MHEG data service that tells your TV to stream your channel from the Internet. On Freesat there are/were MHEG/Red Button versions of iPlayer too, but I've not seen this on Freeview.

jewelie

Just so you can make a fully informed decision: purchases made through … Just so you can make a fully informed decision: purchases made through Flubit or Bespoke are not covered by Section 75 credit card protection, unfortunately. I find this particularly ironic given Bespoke is a Barclays thing; however, it may be that they run and promote it for exactly that reason!



CURRENTLY 15.5% TOP CASHBACK ON BEAT MY PRICE PURCHASES.

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Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 31st Jul 2015

kobra69

Go Argos finance and get a better one.



Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day slavery. It a control mechanism. So no thank you.
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 31st Jul 2015

MadeInBeats

Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day … Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day slavery. It a control mechanism. So no thank you.



Not sure if your serious either.......

MadeInBeats

Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day … Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day slavery. It a control mechanism. So no thank you.



So you don't intend on getting a house with a mortgage then?

All this tin-foil hat "debt is modern day slavery", please, there is a place in anyone's finances for controlled debt i.e. mortgage, car, big purchases, the only way to avoid it if you want these things is to win the lottery, and please don't say you can save up, good luck saving up hundreds of thousands of pounds for a house.

MadeInBeats

Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day … Not sure if serious. Go into debt... for a TV? Debt is modern day slavery. It a control mechanism. So no thank you.



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netjunkie

The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for … The motion refresh rate stated is 50hz, is that going to be any good for gaming or fast moving images?

iamnokia

does this have wifi connection capability




Sorry, how can a 50Hz TV run games at 60fps?!

I have absolutely no idea.
I run the game on the PC, it runs at 60fps, it displays smooth on the TV, as do 60fps videos that look noticeably smoother than standard 1080p

How do Hz and FPS relate then?

thekanester

Amazing price for this, and a £3 HDMI extender should remove any fear of … Amazing price for this, and a £3 HDMI extender should remove any fear of only 2 hdmi ports.


Was thinking the same

bhangra


To be honest when I buy stuff for myself, I try to do overtime at work to get my card paid off by end of month (like this month bill be be £300+) manage it most times, not always. Hate debt too - but this bloody site makes it impossible .....X)

steevio_uk

It doesn't, it only has LAN but it isn't a smart TV. Not that you need it … It doesn't, it only has LAN but it isn't a smart TV. Not that you need it to be 'Smart' anyway, because when you consider that you can buy a Fire TV for £35, it offsets and trounces Smart TV features and that has WiFi.You're getting great value here, so an extra £35 expense is a no brainer, especially if you know how to get Kodi up and running on the Stick.



Yes I got the Fire Stick recently & it's a lot better & faster than most smart TVs (especially mine). What exactly does Kodi do?

Would this TV be good to use as a PC monitor?

MattLFC

what is the ethernet connection for if it's not a smart tv?? sorry if a … what is the ethernet connection for if it's not a smart tv?? sorry if a dumb question



Maybe firmware updates.

Does the feet go wider than the width of the TV? just worrying if it will fit on my Tv Stand.

At the widest part they are 92cm.

JonDOnnis

I got the 32" version, and it does play MP4s and MKVs.Only little problem … I got the 32" version, and it does play MP4s and MKVs.Only little problem is you cant change the aspect ratio, so not a problem with MP4s in general, but with MKVs they are often anamorphic to save on file size



Thanks for the reply. I've just collected one. Brilliant TV for the price.

Cheers OP, heat added.

steevio_uk

I have absolutely no idea.I run the game on the PC, it runs at 60fps, it … I have absolutely no idea.I run the game on the PC, it runs at 60fps, it displays smooth on the TV, as do 60fps videos that look noticeably smoother than standard 1080pHow do Hz and FPS relate then?



FPS is the frame rate of the content. If your display planel is 50hz you will not benefit from content having a frame rate higher than 50fps because the display refresh rate is 50hz, meaning you will see no more than 50 frames a second.

excuse my inability to break down a long sentence

thanks for this
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