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LG 47" LCD 1080p HD Ready --- Richer Sounds --- £599.95 Instore
LG 47" LCD 1080p HD Ready  ---  Richer Sounds  ---  £599.95 Instore

LG 47" LCD 1080p HD Ready --- Richer Sounds --- £599.95 Instore

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LG 47LH3000
47" 1080p HD ready
80,000:1
20w speakers
3 HDMI 2 Scart....

I haven't listed all the specs, have a look at the review below
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Original Poster

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super slow refresh rate hasn't it?

Richer (touch) Sounds (bargepole)

How many do they have UK wide?

3?

When I buy things I actually like to be able to buy them (old fashioned I know).

Richer Sounds is cool if you want something instore if you just happen to be passing but they're not really a 'national' supplier in my thinking ie they don't have the stock.

Just bought the 42" version of this from Richer Sounds, due to Samsung giving up the ghost, and I honestly think it's a much better picture than the Samsung.

Great TV. Top Retailer. Never had any bother with them!

And a 5 year warranty for 10% of the purchase price. Bargain in my opinion.

Fujioka;7782839

How many do they have UK wide?3?When I buy things I actually like to be … How many do they have UK wide?3?When I buy things I actually like to be able to buy them (old fashioned I know).Richer Sounds is cool if you want something instore if you just happen to be passing but they're not really a 'national' supplier in my thinking ie they don't have the stock.



And there lies the problem, how many people are passing Richer Sounds and think..hmm let me pop in right now and buy a TV or AV Receiver.!

You can guarantee if an item shows "available in store only" on their website, therefore is not available to buy online as well, you have a job finding stock for sure.

It has been this price for months now, I would recommend the LF model with built in freesat for £699.99, a friend has very good picture.

SchitzoStu;7782875

And a 5 year warranty for 10% of the purchase price. Bargain in my … And a 5 year warranty for 10% of the purchase price. Bargain in my opinion.



Or get a 5 year warranty from John Lewis for free....

craigmk6;7778896

super slow refresh rate hasn't it?


This model has TruMotion 100Hz, so if you think 100Hz is slow then fine.

DudeyGeeza;7782729

Richer (touch) Sounds (bargepole)


Why? Ive never had a problem, i bought my LG Plasma from them.

reserves;7783487

Or get a 5 year warranty from John Lewis for free....


But do they have this TV? or a very similar product for the same price?

a1;7783346

It has been this price for months now, I would recommend the LF model … It has been this price for months now, I would recommend the LF model with built in freesat for £699.99, a friend has very good picture.


Thought the LF only had Freeview not FreeSat? Anyway my LG 42" has built in Freeview and the picture is awesome considering.

Not a bad price for a 47'' but I'll wait 'til tv's with digital HD tuner hit the market

reserves;7783487

Or get a 5 year warranty from John Lewis for free....



And pay extra for the tv :roll:

awoodhall2003;7783751

Thought the LF only had Freeview not FreeSat? Anyway my LG 42" has built … Thought the LF only had Freeview not FreeSat? Anyway my LG 42" has built in Freeview and the picture is awesome considering.



up to 32" has only freeview, 37" and above have freesat and freeview :thumbsup: Model 7700

loll1es;7784042

And pay extra for the tv :roll:



I thought JL did price matches :?

loll1es;7784062

up to 32" has only freeview, 37" and above have freesat and freeview … up to 32" has only freeview, 37" and above have freesat and freeview :thumbsup: Model 7700



oooo Nice! Ive got the LG 42PC56, great TV, ive had it for about a year now. So starting to get worried about the end of warranty though! I bought mine from Richer Sounds and they were more then helpful...as we struggled getting it in the car!

£599 was the price before Christmas for the 47" LF7700 FreeSat model. Big thread on HUKD about people trying to find them, now there a £100 dearer all stores have them!!!

loll1es;7784042

And pay extra for the tv :roll:



:roll: Price Match.

I bought this tv at the same price before Christmas despite staff at RS trying to talk me out of it saying it had no motion engine etc.

Personally I'm very happy with it - occasionally the motion might lag but find that it's almost always to do with what it's being fed rather than the actual telly because I've seen it handle very fast panning and action almost faultlessly - I only say almost because I've yet to see an LCD which pans perfectly at fast speed.

Also - and don't blame me if you brick your set by doing it wrong - but the first day I bought it I flashed the firmware (down then back up) and now it plays all formats (including MKVs!) via the USB slot on the back. You may have to downmix the MKV audio first but it's quick and easy.

The only one negative point I'd mention about this tv (or at least the one I got hold of) is it's a bit plasticky round the front surround. I know all tvs are made of plastic but the trim seems more plasticky than others.

bridgetbodgit;7784954

Also - and don't blame me if you brick your set by doing it wrong - but … Also - and don't blame me if you brick your set by doing it wrong - but the first day I bought it I flashed the firmware (down then back up) and now it plays all formats (including MKVs!) via the USB slot on the back. You may have to downmix the MKV audio first but it's quick and easy..



Oh, now I am interested in getting one, any links to firmware?

Hi,

I saw some of the comments regarding stock on this thread and wanted to take this opportunity to reply.

I’m pleased to confirm that we currently have plenty of stock of the LG 47LH3000, both in the majority of our 49 stores and our central warehouse. Of course, if your local branch has temporarily sold out they will certainly be able to order one in for you from our warehouse within a few days.

I hope this information helps although please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds

Can anyone advise if the LG or Samsung TV's have working 'Tint' controls for Freeview, Sky and other PAL sources?

Had 2 of these. Both went back due to serious vertical banding issues which is a known problem on the LG, but Im not on to slate the product - instead here's a link on avforums to the LG LH3000 series thread - its over 50 pages long and includes all the firmware hacks and links: avforums.com/for…tml

Or, here for all the hacks and a brilliant guide - read carefully as you need the 3.15 firmware for the button combo to work, so may need to downgrade, then upgrade (to get rid of the "popping" on mkv, avi and mp4 playback) lgusb.wikispaces.com/

To cut a long story short, the LH3000 series is actually the more expensive LH4000 tv but with some options disabled through software, so that LG effectively had a product range spanning several price brackets - terrible, but there you go. You simply press and hold enter / ok on the remote and the 3rd button on the side of the tv simultaneously for 5 seconds to bring up the engineers menu, and change the options on the 3000 to match the 4000, ie so it then plays .mkv, .mp4. avi, mp3 and just about any other type of file known to man from a fat32 portable hard drive (I used a WD500meg) or usb stick.
But - for some god known reason, you cannot adjust ANYTHING except volume when playing thru usb, ie you have to use the default brightness, colour, and contrast (well, you can flick thru a few presets) but all are terrible (unless your blind), so be warned.

MrCynical;7787658

Had 2 of these. Both went back due to serious vertical banding issues … Had 2 of these. Both went back due to serious vertical banding issues which is a known problem on the LG, but Im not on to slate the product - instead here's a link on avforums to the LG LH3000 series thread - its over 50 pages long and includes all the firmware hacks and links: http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-owners-forum/915414-official-lg-lh3000-lcd-thread.htmlOr, here for all the hacks and a brilliant guide - read carefully as you need the 3.15 firmware for the button combo to work, so may need to downgrade, then upgrade (to get rid of the "popping" on mkv, avi and mp4 playback) http://lgusb.wikispaces.com/To cut a long story short, the LH3000 series is actually the more expensive LH4000 tv but with some options disabled through software, so that LG effectively had a product range spanning several price brackets - terrible, but there you go. You simply press and hold enter / ok on the remote and the 3rd button on the side of the tv simultaneously for 5 seconds to bring up the engineers menu, and change the options on the 3000 to match the 4000, ie so it then plays .mkv, .mp4. avi, mp3 and just about any other type of file known to man from a fat32 portable hard drive (I used a WD500meg) or usb stick.But - for some god known reason, you cannot adjust ANYTHING except volume when playing thru usb, ie you have to use the default brightness, colour, and contrast (well, you can flick thru a few presets) but all are terrible (unless your blind), so be warned.



I can't comment on other sets but the default settings look fine on my set. Played the latest Star Trek on mkv on it and it looked amazing. No banding as yet - fingers crossed.

bridgetbodgit;7787818

I can't comment on other sets but the default settings look fine on my … I can't comment on other sets but the default settings look fine on my set. Played the latest Star Trek on mkv on it and it looked amazing. No banding as yet - fingers crossed.



Cough splutter, default looked okay ?
You went into the menu and use the fantastic step by step setup guide where it guided you through setting up the whites, blacks, greys, colour etc and seen absolutely NO difference at all from the default settings ? :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

As I said previously, Im not going to slate the tv - its clear the 2 I had just had issues - Im the 1 in a million it happened to twice, but for anyone thinking of getting one, the options to adjust on this for the display go onto 4 pages on screen - easily missed unless you chose expert 1 and expert 2 options on the set up

Here is a good base setting before you go mental on all the other settings :

ASPECT RATIO : 16:9 (or JUST-SCAN when watching anything with 1080i or 1080p input)
PICTURE MODE : EXPERT
BACKLIGHT: 90
CONTRAST: 92
BRIGHTNESS: 55
H SHARPNESS: 65
V SHARPNESS: 65
COLOUR: 68
- EXPERT CONTROL
DYNAMIC CONTRAST: HIGH
NOISE REDUCTION: HIGH
GAMMA: LOW
BLACK LEVEL: LOW
COLOR GAMUT: WIDE
EDGE ENHANCER: OFF
WHITE BALANCE: MEDIUM

But of course, if default is ok... :whistling:

Thanks for your advice. WIll have a look when SWMBO let's me have the remote. Maybe I should get my eyes tested - it's been a few years.

Richer Sounds;7785879

Hi,I saw some of the comments regarding stock on this thread and wanted … Hi,I saw some of the comments regarding stock on this thread and wanted to take this opportunity to reply.I’m pleased to confirm that we currently have plenty of stock of the LG 47LH3000, both in the majority of our 49 stores and our central warehouse. Of course, if your local branch has temporarily sold out they will certainly be able to order one in for you from our warehouse within a few days.I hope this information helps although please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.Many thanks,John ClaytonOperations DirectorRicher Sounds



If there is plenty of stock both in the majority of your stores as well as your central warehouse, it's puzzling then why this TV is only available for collection instore and not available to order online :?

Original Poster

cicobuff;7791487

If there is plenty of stock both in the majority of your stores as well … If there is plenty of stock both in the majority of your stores as well as your central warehouse, it's puzzling then why this TV is only available for collection instore and not available to order online :?



Good point, they usually have good prices but having to collect a say 47" TV the box is Huuuge, would you really want to strap it to the roof of your car. The one near me is on the high street also unlike places like Comet theres no car park in front of the build so you also would have to carry it down the street, but then again if they were to add a delivery charge, prices would go up, at least have the option online.

(I have considered going to Richer Sounds but have never been yet, so there maybe a few things I don't know about maybe delivery options instore etc)

Hi,

This model is offered as an in-store exclusive as we want to give our customers visiting one of our 49 stores priority for this stock.

Of course we are more than happy to arrange delivery, should you wish to find out more please speak with one of our sales assistants in store who will be happy to help. And, on a final note, we will also pay for our customers parking when visiting store.

Thanks again,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds

Original Poster

"we will also pay for our customers parking when visiting store."

Didn't know that, thats not too bad then I guess, I take it your staff also helps carrying it the car.

888;7798089

"we will also pay for our customers parking when visiting store."Didn't … "we will also pay for our customers parking when visiting store."Didn't know that, thats not too bad then I guess, I take it your staff also helps carrying it the car.



Of course they will, they are more then helpful.
The guys in the Birmingham store when I bought my 42" LG plasma not only helped carry it, but stated they wouldnt let me take it unless it was upright (as plasmas need to be kept upright) and then they even took it out of the box and removed the pedestal stand so that i could fit it in a Ford Focus. They even helped me wrap it up as well.

Very helpful!

if you want to pay £700 and get freesat as well then get it from argos for £666.66

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