LG 50in Plasma TV 600Hz HD Ready Free Delivery £399 @ Ebuyer
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LG 50in Plasma TV 600Hz HD Ready Free Delivery £399 @ Ebuyer

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LocalFound 11th Feb 2013
Cracking deal for the 50 inch TV.

Wall mountable, very thin for a plasma. Decent picture quality for the price! Free delivery.

Seem to have good reviews, the only downside is 720p and 2 HDMI, but does not really bother me as I have an AV-Receiver with 6HDMI inputs.

Specs:

Diagonal Size 50" Class ( 49.9" viewable )
Diagonal Size (cm) 127 cm ( 126.7 cm viewable )
Video Interface Component, composite, HDMI
HDMI Ports Qty 2 port(s)
PC Interface VGA (HD-15)
HDCP Compatible Yes
Timer Functions Sleep, wake
Dimensions With stand
Width 46.1 in
Depth 11.7 in
Height 29.8 in
Weight 62.2 lbs
Widescreen Yes
Digital Television Certification HDTV
Display
Resolution 1024 x 768
Display Format 720p
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Motion Enhancement Technology 600Hz sub-field driving
24p Technology 24p Real Cinema
Widescreen Modes Conventional 4:3, 16:9, Just Scan, Cinema Zoom, Set by Program
Display Menu Language English, French, Spanish, Korean
Picture Adjustment Vivid/Standard/APS/Cinema/Sports/Game/Expert1/Expert2
Additional Features 3:2 pull down compensation, 2:2 pull down compensation, Intelligent Sensor, 3:3 pull down compensation, Smart Energy Saving, ISF Calibration Ready, Simplink, Picture Wizard II, Protective Skin Glass, Quick View, Image Sticking Minimization (ISM), Triple Engine, progressive scan
V-Chip Control Yes
Color Temperature Control Yes (Warm/Medium/Cool)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3000000:1
Diagonal Size 50" Class ( 49.9" viewable )
Technology Plasma (PDP)
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36 Comments
2 HDMI is a real pain (i have 3 in my TV and i still have a problem with switching cables - logitech remote is set for 3 devices ).

Also HD Ready with this size TV is not something great - new standard is coming.

BUT : A nice upgrade for old TV with fat a*s*s
klopikxda

2 HDMI is a real pain (i have 3 in my TV and i still have a problem with … 2 HDMI is a real pain (i have 3 in my TV and i still have a problem with switching cables - logitech remote is set for 3 devices ).Also HD Ready with this size TV is not something great - new standard is coming. BUT : A nice upgrade for old TV with fat a*s*s



You could get an HDMI switch if need extra HDMI sockets. We've been using one for years.

Resolution 1024 x 768Display Format 720p



1024*768 ('XGA') doesn't constitute what is known as '720p' (1280*720)...
Edited by: "pagga" 11th Feb 2013
RedOnRed

You could get an HDMI switch if need extra HDMI sockets. We've been using … You could get an HDMI switch if need extra HDMI sockets. We've been using one for years.



Will it work with Logitech Harmony ?
pagga

1024*768 ('XGA') doesn't constitute what is known as '720p' (1280*720)...



it is still 720p
I've got a hdmi extension box, can plug upto 4 hdmi leads, my tv only has 2 hdmi ports. Great price op
MikeLondon

it is still 720p



As I stated, 720p content is 1280*720, which is above the native resolution of this TV, so no, it isn't. The TV's scaler will have to downsample 720p video so that it fits the panel's native resolution. You could only class this TV as '720p' based on the number of horizontal lines it displays, which is slightly misleading for the reasons I've outlined above.

I've not viewed this TV myself, but 1024*768 is a very low resolution for such a large screen. To put it in perspective, low-end tablet screens usually have the same resolution as this.


Edited by: "pagga" 11th Feb 2013
pagga

As I stated, 720p content is 1280*720, which is above the native … As I stated, 720p content is 1280*720, which is above the native resolution of this TV, so no, it isn't. The TV's scaler will have to downsample 720p video so that it fits the panel's native resolution. You could only class this TV as '720p' based on the number of horizontal lines it displays, which is slightly misleading for the reasons I've outlined above.I've not viewed this TV myself, but 1024*768 is a very low resolution for such a large screen. To put it in perspective, low-end tablet screens usually have the same resolution as this.


Calling this display anything other than 720p is simply being pedantic. In terms of practicality, it is 720p.
Personally I find that's far too low on a set of this size, but I guess it's dirt cheap.
HD Ready standard defines 720p as having 720 horizontal lines (rows) in widescreen ratio this must be a 'minimum' number of lines as my old Panasonic plasma was 1024x768 @ 42" and was marked as HD Ready. It meets the widescreen aspect by having rectangular pixels.
This is 2023 and this television doesn't have Full HD.
Its not HD. For that reason, stupidly expensive for what it is.

Fine as a TV for old people though and those who have poor vision.
ChampionshipManager

This is 2023 and this television doesn't have Full HD.



You're right about the TV anyway.....
pagga

I've not viewed this TV myself



I stopped reading your opinion once you got to this part.

I strongly suggest you go see it before giving any further opinions.
MikeLondon

it is still 720p


we have it and ps3 displays on it in 1080p ??
its ok but plasma tech at this res is outdated. a 1080p 40-46inch LED backlit samsungs are 300-400quid from currys Smart LG 42 inch 400 quid LED aswell.

Title should change the title from HD to SD Ready lol. Technically 1024x768 is still HD, but come on, thats what res laptops had 10 years ago.

ppatto

we have it and ps3 displays on it in 1080p ??



facepalm
Pagga, if the panel was 1x768, it'd still qualify for an HD Ready certification. Stupid but true.
Cracking deal
I’ve arranged for a top team of counsellors to help people who have been traumatized by this deal. They specialise in helping people who are severely disturbed on hearing that TVs are not all yet 1080P and whose brains explode on hearing that some Plasmas have a resolution of 1024x768.
They will be held in a secure environment and sedated with the help of glossy brochures for 4K TVs.
eBuyer lose all business from me due to 20 quid postage charge to N.Ireland
I have a 43" Samsung which is only hd ready too, fantastic screen although I wouldn't want it to be any bigger without being full hd really.
Why compare to a laptop or tablet? Do you sit 10 inches away from a 50" tv screen? While 720p isn't ideal, it is more than acceptable for most people especially if you consider there are no issues with motion blur and jaggies watching sports with plasma while your led backlit lcd will never get close to 600Hz refresh rate even if it interpolates the 50Hz into "100Hz". So many "techies" these days are brainless label spec regurgitators.
Cheap for a reason as it'll be a POS.
pagga

As I stated, 720p content is 1280*720, which is above the native … As I stated, 720p content is 1280*720, which is above the native resolution of this TV, so no, it isn't. The TV's scaler will have to downsample 720p video so that it fits the panel's native resolution. You could only class this TV as '720p' based on the number of horizontal lines it displays, which is slightly misleading for the reasons I've outlined above.I've not viewed this TV myself, but 1024*768 is a very low resolution for such a large screen. To put it in perspective, low-end tablet screens usually have the same resolution as this.



Does it accept a 720P signal? Yes it does, it is 720P.
MikeLondon

Does it accept a 720P signal? Yes it does, it is 720P.



No, no it is not.

You are just embarrassing yourself now little troll.
striker33

No, no it is not.You are just embarrassing yourself now little troll.



WTF is your problem?
MikeLondon

WTF is your problem?



I don't have a problem.

You seem to have a knack for talking nonsense.
Very strange that people seem to be unable to accept that a plasma 1024 x 768 = 720p.
Plasma HD Ready TVs, of this resolution have been available for over 5 years and people still have not learnt?

Plasma use rectangular pixels, which is why they have a strange resolution.
Is this a 720p screen? Yes. Because it has 720 horizontal lines. It really is that simple. Shocking but true.

My sister recently bought a Samsung LED TV, 1080p. When she came to my house 3 weeks ago, she commented that my 4 year old, 720p Panasonic Plasma had better image quality than her TV.

Don't get too hung up with resolution. Good image quality goes far beyond just resolution.

Personally, I would prefer to get 1080p at this screen size, but at £400 - this is great value for money.
If you are happy to buy from Pixmania:
pixmania.co.uk/uk/…tml
£369.
striker33

I don't have a problem.You seem to have a knack for talking nonsense.



You clearly have a problem, just attacking me, for no good reason. Even if I was wrong it is uncalled for.
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 11th Feb 2013
Also this reviewer makes a point stating this is 720P and its resolution. Don't forget 720P is a broadcast format and just implies the TV resolution.

reviews.cnet.com/fla…tml
Let's put this 720p stuff to bed.

From that review - "This pixel count is common for entry-level plasmas, and naturally the TV has an onboard scaler that processes any input up to 1080p to the screen's native resolution."

That means that if you play a 1280x720, or a 1920x1080 pixel video, its going to get scaled and not display the full resolution natively on the display. It physically doesn't have the pixels.

It'll play the videos fine, and you can quote certifications or spec lists all you want, but its a literal pixel count.

Saying all that, it doesn't mean this isn't any good. If the image processing, and scaling is half decent, picture quality can be more than acceptable, especially if viewing at a decent distance.

It's not worth arguing between these points. Physical hardware limitation vs subjective assessment of quality is never an argument both people agree on.
I bought this tv last week and its decent for the money. Although I will say through HDMI its 1080p. Connected my PS3 to it and its displaying at 1080p. Mentions it in the specs HDMI/Component: 1080i / 1080p / 720p, RF: 1080i / 720p
Still trying to decide whether this TV or this Panasonic HD Ready Plasma will be good enough. Sat and watched half of Despicable Me on the 42" version of the Panny with my son in Richer Sounds yesterday - it looked great as long as you stay more than about 2m away. My sofa is over 3m from my TV (the old TV was a 32" LG LCD and far too small) so would the 50" version with the same resolution look as good?

Should I go for a higher resolution TV with a smaller screen or go for the biggest screen I can afford and accept the lower resolution?

Will a 1080 TV really look any better with a DVD or Freeview HD broadcast (neither of which are 1080 lines)?
I own this TV and its fantastic. It was about 20-30 quid cheaper a month ago as well.
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spikeyl90

I bought this tv last week and its decent for the money. Although I will … I bought this tv last week and its decent for the money. Although I will say through HDMI its 1080p. Connected my PS3 to it and its displaying at 1080p. Mentions it in the specs HDMI/Component: 1080i / 1080p / 720p, RF: 1080i / 720p


LOL - it might say that on the PS3 but it is impossible to display 1080P on this TV!
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