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LG 42PJ350 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV £399 at Amazon
LG 42PJ350 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV £399 at Amazon

LG 42PJ350 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV £399 at Amazon

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This looks pretty decent to me for the price. Do I hear the sounds of people clearing their throats to say how bad it is...

Product Features
42" HD Ready Plasma Screen
600Hz Refresh Rate
Freeview Tuner
2 x HDMI
3,000,000:1 Contrast
Technical Details

42" HD Ready Plasma TV
1024 x 768 resolution
3,000,000:1 contrast ratio
16:9 aspect ratio
Invisible Speakers
2 Way 4 Speakers (10W + 10W)
SRS TruSurround XT
Simplink
Swivel Stand
Energy Saving Recommended by Energy Saving Trust
2 x HDMI
USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3 Playback)
2 x Scart (1 x Full)
Component
PC Input
Composite
Headphone
Ethernet

Please can someone add an image for me?

44 Comments

Original Poster

I don't understand why the link isn't working. Someone help.

amazon.co.uk/LG-…mtd

Original Poster

Ahhh, the link works now. Whoever did that - I salute you.

Depending on how far away you are all sitting a 42"+ size would typically benefit from having a 1080p display though.

MKD

mk-donald;8476413

Depending on how far away you are all sitting a 42"+ size would typically … Depending on how far away you are all sitting a 42"+ size would typically benefit from having a 1080p display though.MKD



Also depends on what your watching..:thumbsup:

For me 720p is still plenty good enough and means i don't have to put up with a nasty overscaled picture on SD

Saying that if i was going to buy a Plasma it wouldn't be an LG one.

Clue: begins with Pana and ends with sonic

really tempted by this, anyone have any experience with this model?

Same price as the 37" Toshiba 1080p. (also on Amazon)

mk-donald;8476413

Depending on how far away you are all sitting a 42"+ size would typically … Depending on how far away you are all sitting a 42"+ size would typically benefit from having a 1080p display though.MKD



1080p 1080i 720p its all only to do with the tuner that is installed in the tv, not what the tv will output. A HD Ready 720p tv will still output a 1080p signal if its running a playstation 3 or blu-ray dvd player, & sky hd is only 720p anyway.
Heat added this is a great buy

think its cuz the new model has a built in HD freeview tuner also anyway we can get this to play divx through usb ? look like a good tv

deano25;8477868

sky hd is only 720p anyway. Heat added this is a great buy



pretty sure our sky box is outputting 1080p

back to the TV - 1024 x 768 resolution?! that doesnt seem like much to me? :oops:

mugglesquop;8477921

pretty sure our sky box is outputting 1080pback to the TV - 1024 x 768 … pretty sure our sky box is outputting 1080pback to the TV - 1024 x 768 resolution?! that doesnt seem like much to me? :oops:




1080i, there is a difference....

720p is something like 900,000 pixels on the screen...

i got the 42pq6000 LG plasma 3 weeks ago for £325 from amazon was 500 on their site but i got a "damaged box" item. Had absolutely nothing wrong other than a slight rip on the box. Its a great tv. 720p from a distance doesnt make any difference (my 1080p lcd didnt look as good from the same distance)

mugglesquop;8477921

pretty sure our sky box is outputting 1080pback to the TV - 1024 x 768 … pretty sure our sky box is outputting 1080pback to the TV - 1024 x 768 resolution?! that doesnt seem like much to me? :oops:



Nothing in the UK output's a 1080p tv signal only a ps3 & blu-ray player

Diekund;8477984

1080i, there is a difference....720p is something like 900,000 pixels on … 1080i, there is a difference....720p is something like 900,000 pixels on the screen...i got the 42pq6000 LG plasma 3 weeks ago for £325 from amazon was 500 on their site but i got a "damaged box" item. Had absolutely nothing wrong other than a slight rip on the box. Its a great tv. 720p from a distance doesnt make any difference (my 1080p lcd didnt look as good from the same distance)

Did you contact Amazon to tell them that the box is ripped or did they contact you before hand and offer you a discount?

deano25;8477868

1080p 1080i 720p its all only to do with the tuner that is installed in … 1080p 1080i 720p its all only to do with the tuner that is installed in the tv, not what the tv will output. A HD Ready 720p tv will still output a 1080p signal if its running a playstation 3 or blu-ray dvd player, & sky hd is only 720p anyway. Heat added this is a great buy



Are you quite sure about that? I'm pretty sure my HD ready TV won't and never will output 1080p, simply because it can't

Sky HD is 1080i.

Oh crap just purchased the 42lh3000 as per below link;

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I'm not sure which ones best any thoughts??

Cheers.

1024 x 768 is not 720p

Good price for such a large tv, if you dont mind the resolution its a cracker of a buy.

it's alright...got good reviews....
but 42" with HD-ready only?!!! Not sure about that really...

still got some heat though

Cheers for that

I have got th e1080p version of this TV, but I am sorry to say but its crap. Picture and sound no where as good as Sony Bravia of the same size

[QUOTE=mugglesquop;8477921]pretty sure our sky box is outputting 1080p

back to the TV - 1024 x 768 resolution?! that doesnt seem like much to me? :oops:[/QUOTE


i know it doesnt FACT!

Cant comment on this but the PQ6000 is mint on sky hd and SD.

KieranD212;8478664

1024 x 768 is not 720pGood price for such a large tv, if you dont mind … 1024 x 768 is not 720pGood price for such a large tv, if you dont mind the resolution its a cracker of a buy.



On a plasma it is.

imafish2002;8479402

On a plasma it is.



Yes that funny resolution is because the pixels on a Plasma are not square - they are rectangular.:thumbsup:

The 2010 LG Plasmas are getting a very good write up this year as being a bit of a step-up from the 2009 range (which were no mugs) whereas Panasonics lower to mid range may actually have stalled or even taken a step backwards X20, S20 etc.

Everybody seems to jump on the resolution thingy but 1080p on a poor tv will STILL look crap and a good 720p tv will outperform it in EVERY department as the picture relies on decent processing, colour reproduction and scaling more than native resolution ... I am willing to wager that MOST people at a viewing distance of 8-10 feet would not be able to spot the difference between 720p and 1080p anyway.:whistling:

Badger Mushroom;8478127

Are you quite sure about that? I'm pretty sure my HD ready TV won't and … Are you quite sure about that? I'm pretty sure my HD ready TV won't and never will output 1080p, simply because it can't



It won't output 1080p but it will accept a 1080p signal and downscale it to the panels native resolution ... given the lack of true 1080p material it isn't really a problem.

Here is the relevant LG page with all the specs for this UK model:
lg.com/uk/…jsp

nice slim razor frame design and the only drawback I see is that LG seem to have cut the HDMI slots to 2 on their lower range 2010 models.:?

well for your information this tv is not full hd but still supports it runs ps3 on 1080p.

but thats not y u would get it
1. its cheap for what it is
2. it plays divx and mkv's, yes thats right mkv play back
3. and also it 3.000.000 contrast ration (which is not far off led contrast)

i vote hot

Would you say this would be the best tv for around 400 pound mark?

Banned

if was lcd and 1080p id buy right now lol

great spot well rated

On a plasma it is.



No its not.

I think some education is required...

cnet.com/hdt…on/

1024x768 is XGA resolution - the TV will be downscaling internally, so if you hook up a PS3 etc you are NOT getting true 1080p HD [or even proper 720p - you are loosing horizontal resolution].

The reason the pixels would be rectangular on this TV is because otherwise it would be 4:3 and not widescreen.....

jammiejam2k69;8480578

well for your information this tv is not full hd but still supports it … well for your information this tv is not full hd but still supports it runs ps3 on 1080p.but thats not y u would get it1. its cheap for what it is2. it plays divx and mkv's, yes thats right mkv play back3. and also it 3.000.000 contrast ration (which is not far off led contrast)i vote hot



The contrast ratio is absolutely pointless nowadays as manufacturers just come up with a number and then double it ...

Banned

ceeijd;8481750

No its not.I think some education is … No its not.I think some education is required...http://www.cnet.com/hdtv-resolution/1024x768 is XGA resolution - the TV will be downscaling internally, so if you hook up a PS3 etc you are NOT getting true 1080p HD [or even proper 720p - you are loosing horizontal resolution].The reason the pixels would be rectangular on this TV is because otherwise it would be 4:3 and not widescreen.....



You are the one who requires education.

The reason pixels on plasmas are rectangular are because of the technology requires them to be rectangular to get the best out of the plasma technology.

Yes it is proper 720p. 720p refers to the vertical lines in the display, and as this display has more than 720 vertical lines, and accepts a 720p signal, it is proper 720p.

Plasma and LCD technology are not directly comparable number for number. It's like comparing 2L diesel engines and 2L petrol engines. Completely different characteristics. Plasmas have much better colour range in darker colours (particularly blacks, most films, gritty TV shows etc), LCD's have better brighter colours (cartoons etc). In general, Plasmas are much better for watching TV/Films where LCDs are better for cartoons and consoles.

The resolution difference between 1024x768 and 1280x720 makes very very little real world difference. The quality of the scalers and processing on the sets has a far bigger impact. There is a bigger difference up to 1920x1080 (although still not that big, in completely honesty!), however there is almost zero 1080p content available in the UK besides blu-rays.

People here are and always will be obsessed with numbers. I challenge you to spot the differences if you go to a proper AV retailer who set the displays up properly, and I bet most of you will fail. But then numbers give you great bragging rights down at your local working mans club, don't they.

In short, this will be a great set for watching TV/Films on. If you want to watch cartoons/play games, then LCD is a better option. If you want to watch Blu-Rays (not of cartoons), go for a 1080p Plasma (Panasonic/Pioneer).

Oh, and in response to this particular post, it is a reasonable set, at what is a very good price for a reasonable branded set. Hot.

Just got this TV home (price matched Argos in Comet). Everything seems good but I cant get the DivX to work. States it plays DivX on Argos and LG website. Any ideas?

TheDonWon;8490140

Just got this TV home (price matched Argos in Comet). Everything seems … Just got this TV home (price matched Argos in Comet). Everything seems good but I cant get the DivX to work. States it plays DivX on Argos and LG website. Any ideas?



Yes I had originally questioned somebody with regards to this sets potential of playing any movie files as I was led to believe the USB function on this model was used solely for viewing jpegs ... but according to the spec page it shoud:
USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play)

what device are you plugging in and what movie files are not playing - also if it is coming up an error what is it??

I am probably leaning towards the LG site being wrong though.;-)

It came up with Photos and Music but no DivX. I tried it on a more expensive version of the TV and it worked so must not be on this model. Still a good deal and happy with it though.

720i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p indicate the maximum capable resolution of the display.

The number is how many lines the screen can display and the letter indicates interlaced or progressive with the later being better than the former.

Badger is quite right that this TV will never, ever output anything in 1080p. However if you input a 1080p signal into it, the sending device will downscale to 720p.

Is there anyway to unlock the usb for divx playback or is this not possible? the manual does state that the usb is capable of playing divx files.

chiller;8495199

Is there anyway to unlock the usb for divx playback or is this not … Is there anyway to unlock the usb for divx playback or is this not possible? the manual does state that the usb is capable of playing divx files.



Phone LG and ask or post on their support forum over at avforums ... I think they may have crippled the Divx on this particular model though. Bottom line is that you would be open to a refund as they are advertising the TV to do something which it cannot currently do.:whistling:

The low end LGs this year are getting terrific reviews, and this has been very well received on forums I've seen.
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