LG 50PG3000 50" HD-Ready Plasma TV £569.99 (With Voucher) +Free Delivery +4% Quidco @ PC World
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LG 50PG3000 50" HD-Ready Plasma TV £569.99 (With Voucher) +Free Delivery +4% Quidco @ PC World

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Found 9th Apr 2009Made hot 9th Apr 2009
£569.99 after discount code + possible 4% Quidco on top (see below)

Watch all your favourite films and TV programmes in 50" of pure viewing glory with the 50PG3000 50" HD Ready Plasma TV from LG.

Thanks to its high 1366 x 768 resolution, 1,500cd/m2 brightness and 20,000:1 contrast ratio, the 50PG3000 50 HD Plasma TV gives you pictures rich in depth, colour and detail. The 100Hz Picture Processor compounds this further and helps give you flowing, lifelike images.

Receive extra digital channels with the 50PG3000's built-in Digital Freeview - perfect for households with diverse tastes. The AV one click Mode gives you the choice of 3 different viewing styles, to enhance the quality of every image according to the type of animation it is. Choose between Sports, Movie and Video Game modes to tailor your viewing experience and bring out the best in whatever you're watching.

There is also an Invisible Speaker system in your 50PG3000 to enhance your visual/audio experience even more. The Full Sweet Spot technology gives you realistic sound and helps put you right at the heart of the action. The Clear Voice feature emphasises human voices so dialogue isnt lost amidst other noise.

With a user-friendly interface and intuitive menus, even novices can fully enjoy the digital age with the 50PG3000 50" HD Ready Plasma TV.


HD Ready 720p Built - in digital TV Tuner 20,000 : 1 contrast ratio Dual Engine Image Technology Dolby Digital 3 x HDMI connections 2 x SCART connections 1 x component connections 1 x PC connection Invisible Speaker Improved Sound System

£599.99+ free delivery, 4%Quidco (ends 09/04), 5%(£30) discount voucher YAWAPR09
hotukdeals.com/all…905

£599.99 -Quidco tracking at £22.79 -£30 discount voucher = Potentially £547.20

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HOT

really cheap for a 50" LG plasma

These are pretty nice looking - would probably get one if I didn't have a Pioneer.

Watch out for Image Retention though (not permanent)

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Was £749 the other day. so Voted Hot.

I'm holding out for the 1080p Version currently £999

Banned

which brand snobs are voting this cold? Good panel manufacturer and I paid £799 a year ago for its predecessor (50PC55) and cannot be more happy with quality and looks amazing aesthetically.

Potentially £547.20 for a 50" plasma is unbeatable unless you want a grundig lol

and resolution is actually 1366 x 768

Banned

Celticsun;4875327

Was £749 the other day. so Voted Hot.I'm holding out for the 1080p … Was £749 the other day. so Voted Hot.I'm holding out for the 1080p Version currently £999


waste of money unless you are planning to sit 6 foot from this TV

Original Poster

Potentially £547.20 after 5% discount code YAWAPR09 (hotukdeals.com/all…905) and 4% Quidco, although looks like the Quidco amount expires today.

csiman;4875361

waste of money unless you are planning to sit 6 foot from this TV



Yeah and your point :-D

I have a big lounge.

Seriously though the 50PS3000 is a better specced TV and side by side I can tell the difference.

Not taking away anything from the deal, thats a lot of TV for your Money!

Good price but plasma is dead.

It's going cold because;

Plasma is now an old tech.

720p only on this size of tv shows its a cheap model which would never sell at full price, its typical bank holiday box shifting.

Dellboy182;4875535

Good price but plasma is dead.



not at all, still going strong. panasonic, samsung and LG have bought out plenty of new models the past few weeks (panasonic especially) plus generally plasmas get a better rating

Still prefer plasma over lcd as gives a nicer pic in my opinion. And lets face it lcd is also old tech when you look at whats gonna replace it.

Not being full hd is not a big thing for lots of people too as I for one will not be buying into sky hd as its a rip off and will be for a few years yet so this will be good for many.

I would get one but my old 6 series panny is still a very good picture and wont be changed till it fails.

Hot from me.:thumbsup:

stezo2k;4875665

not at all, still going strong. panasonic, samsung and LG have bought out … not at all, still going strong. panasonic, samsung and LG have bought out plenty of new models the past few weeks (panasonic especially) plus generally plasmas get a better rating



Well the way i look at LCD will still be going strong well after plasma is in the clearance section.

Dellboy182;4875693

Well the way i look at LCD will still be going strong well after plasma … Well the way i look at LCD will still be going strong well after plasma is in the clearance section.



That does not make them inferior to lcd though does it? Side by side plasma still looks more natural to me. It is all down to the manufacturers making what they want to sell really. A good plasma can hold it's own against an lcd any time that's for sure. It is all personal preference really.

Dellboy182;4875693

Well the way i look at LCD will still be going strong well after plasma … Well the way i look at LCD will still be going strong well after plasma is in the clearance section.



Ruuuuuuuuuubish, LCD is just as old the new is LED lit Display.

And Plasma has always been superior the bigger you get.

The 720p is a little irelevant as most people can't tell the difference anyways.

Sky for instance only broadcasts in 720p, Most Games only output 720p.

And Blu Rays still look sexy in 720p compared to SD

Plasma wont be dead for a good while, around 80% of 47"+ TV sold are plasmas. plasma will only die when panasonic stop making them which I cant see happening as they actually prefer the technology as do I.

If you ask me plasma and LCD will die together when OLED becomes popular

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Enchante;4875614

It's going cold because;Plasma is now an old tech.720p only on this size … It's going cold because;Plasma is now an old tech.720p only on this size of tv shows its a cheap model which would never sell at full price, its typical bank holiday box shifting.



A valid reason for voting cold? New technology still in its infancy, and Plasma beats same spec LCD every time so is hardly dead. 720p is second only to 1080p and 720p is far better than 1080i. This is a fanatstic spec tv for the price.

Voting hot coz regardles of pros & cons of resolution/technology, 50" screen for less then £600 is a lot of bang for your buck. Personaly wouldnt touch an LG panel with a barge pole. Bought one abot 4- 5 years which packed up after 15 months (3 months out of warranty). LG were most unhelpful about what later transpired to be a common fault with that model. At £1500 that worked out as £100 a month.

No that hot, can be had here for £580:
pixmania.co.uk/uk/…tml

Its an OK deal but not really much better than elsewhere. Not one to rush into.

Nice price for a lot of TV.

Just been reading today's news about the first batch of 3D TV's arriving this year, they start at 60" and go up from there!
Mind you at $1500 (£1020) for a 60" 3D Television it's not too bad a deal.

Take a look:- ]http//ww…218

£579.99 at Richer Sound WITH 5 YEAR GARANTEE :thumbsup:

bargainboy;4876913

Nice price for a lot of TV. :)Just been reading today's news about the … Nice price for a lot of TV. :)Just been reading today's news about the first batch of 3D TV's arriving this year, they start at 60" and go up from there! Mind you at $1500 (£1020) for a 60" 3D Television it's not too bad a deal.Take a look:- ]http://www.techradar.com/news/television/mitsubishi-announces-new-3d-ready-tv-range-591218



Thanks for link..!

Voted hot jut coz that's a lot of telly for not a lot of money.

Can anyone tell me whether Plasma is any good for data projection i.e. hooking up to a laptop for showing powerpoints?

m27try;4876995

£579.99 at Richer Sound WITH 5 YEAR GARANTEE :thumbsup:



It looks like that price only gets you the 12 month guarantee. It's £637.90 with the 5 year (which is supposed to be very good).

Just bought two!
Can't grumble for that sort of money.
Happy days.............:thumbsup:

bargainboy;4876913

Nice price for a lot of TV. :)Just been reading today's news about the … Nice price for a lot of TV. :)Just been reading today's news about the first batch of 3D TV's arriving this year, they start at 60" and go up from there! Mind you at $1500 (£1020) for a 60" 3D Television it's not too bad a deal.Take a look:- ]http://www.techradar.com/news/television/mitsubishi-announces-new-3d-ready-tv-range-591218



Interesting reading, but do you really think these 60" sets are going to be cheaper than your high end 50" 1080p sets??

I guarantee these will be more than a grand a piece... Even Samsungs LED TVs are starting at £1500 for the smaller sizes.

Plasma Vs LCD....pah! Its matters not, Rear Projection is the future!

HOT BTW.

Richer sounds will price match and their 5 year guarantee is a bargain.

shieldsy;4877273

Voted hot jut coz that's a lot of telly for not a lot of money.Can anyone … Voted hot jut coz that's a lot of telly for not a lot of money.Can anyone tell me whether Plasma is any good for data projection i.e. hooking up to a laptop for showing powerpoints?



yes it will do that but watch out for image retention from the static areas such as menus and icons.

Not all plasmas suffer from IR ( I have a Pioneer 5080:p) but by all accounts this one does suffer a bit

Nice price. Excuse my ignorance, but how is this HD Ready with a resolution of 1024 x 768?

My dad just spent almost £600 on this: hotukdeals.com/ite…611

it's still in the box.

Should I tell him to bring it back and get the LG instead?

i got a samsung series 5 1080p 50" plasma for £594.99 from QVC, brand new in box

still hot though and you can defo tell 720p-1080p

voucher does not work?!

thekudos;4878711

voucher does not work?!



Make sure you've picked the correct delivery option - it doesn't work otherwise.

Original Poster

bargainbill;4876730

No that hot, can be had here for … No that hot, can be had here for £580:http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1110947/art/lg/50pg3000-plasma-screen.html?Its an OK deal but not really much better than elsewhere. Not one to rush into.



Pixmania adds at least £19.99 for delivery, making it £600+, so this is at least £30 better + 4% Quidco.

Also, to be honest I would rather deal with PCWorld any day of the week over Pixmania.

Dellboy182;4875535

Good price but plasma is dead.



please tell me your joking you joker :roll:

bitboy;4878486

Nice price. Excuse my ignorance, but how is this HD Ready with a … Nice price. Excuse my ignorance, but how is this HD Ready with a resolution of 1024 x 768?

Bear in mind there's an error in the description (probably because the website originally copied the details from the 42" model). The resolution is actually 1366 x 768. However for a television to be labelled 'hd ready' it only has to have a vertical resolution of more than 720 pixels, hence would still apply to the 42" version anyway.

The LG models suffer from more image retention issues, but still a great price for a 50" television regardless of the technology. You are getting a lot of television for the money so I voted hot.

Robert

Celticsun;4875799

Ruuuuuuuuuubish, LCD is just as old the new is LED lit Display.



Actually LCD is older then Plasma in the consumer electronics world. I would imagine many consumers will have had an LCD based display device long before Plasma entered their homes (Laptop, Monitor, Watch, Calculator.....).

Celticsun;4875799

And Plasma has always been superior the bigger you get.



I have to disagree, which is better has and still does depend on your requirements.

Until recently Plasma certainly wasn't better if you needed a High Res display at a competitive price.

Like most emmisive technologies it isn't better if you need to display static images (CCTV, Computer monitor, gaming although they are much better for this now). Many people have multiple uses such as these for their TV's.

Even in terms of picture quality Plasma displays are not better then every LCD. The Kuro's sit at the top of the tree, but its ludicrous to suggest every plasma is automatically better then any LCD (or vice versa).

Moreover, even in terms of picture quality there are circumstances in which even the mighty Kuro would struggle to beat a decent LCD. There's no point having perfect picture quality if all you can see on the screen is reflections . This is precisely why I chose to buy an LCD for one of my rooms, as during its normal usage time the sun is glaring through the window.

At the time I purchased it, it also had the advantage of being more efficient, running cooler and being fanless. Something very few plasma's back then could boast. Again, in that room which is heated enough by the sun as it is, I don't want a noisy radiator aswell.

Celticsun;4875799

The 720p is a little irelevant as most people can't tell the difference … The 720p is a little irelevant as most people can't tell the difference anyways.



I must have missed the research that proved this. Was it on any TV, at any viewing distance? Most is a bit vague aswell, was it 51%/60%/90%?

Because personally depending on the circumstances (i.e. panel size/ viewing distance/quality of scalar, environment) I can certainly tell the difference. Ironically its on some of my smallest screens that the difference is most noticable as they have very poor scalars and are setup to produce sharp unforgiving images (computer monitors). For example on my Dell (WUXGA) you can clearly perceive the difference between a native source and non native source from 12 feet away (suprisingly even upscaled 720p). And having used my PS3 to play BD's on several monitors they most definately look better on the WUXGA montiors then the WXGA ones. On other sets the difference is not as perceivable (i.e. my plasma and my friends plasma).

I'm not suggesting 1080p is a must, but your not helping your probably (that it shouldn't be a deal killer at this price) by making such baseless sweeping statements.

Personally having dished out for Sky HD, BD, using my PC on my primary screen I would pay a couple hundred more for a 1080p set. But if budget is king theres certainly no point in knocking this set.

Celticsun;4875799

Sky for instance only broadcasts in 720p, Most Games only output 720p.



I believe Sky broadcast at 1080i.

Celticsun;4875799

And Blu Rays still look sexy in 720p compared to SD



It does indeed. However, in terms of resolution how much is the % jump between 1080p/720p/DVD? If you believe 720p looks better then DVD at a certain pixel density (DPI) I'm suprised you don't believe the same is true of 1080p over 720p assuming pixel density is maintained.

Original Poster

In terms of quality 1080i is below 720p and is the equivilent of 540p.

It goes 1080i>720p>1080p

robertr;4880653

In terms of quality 1080i is below 720p and is the equivilent of 540p.It … In terms of quality 1080i is below 720p and is the equivilent of 540p.It goes 1080i>720p>1080p



You're basing that on sub field resolution, but even using that simlistic analysis:

1920 x 540 = 1,036,800
1280 x 720 = 921,600

Therefore in terms of resolution clearly 1080i is better quality.

In anycase here's an article which discusses this further:

en.wikipedia.org/wik…20p

The best summary I've read of this is: 1080i obviously has more definition but 720p is better at motion tracking when watching sports for example.

Unfortunately in the broadcast world, things are never so simple.

For example SKY (which the original discussion was about) broadcast at 1080i/50. Now if the original source was a movie shot at 24fps there would be no difference between 1080p/50 (assuming bandwidth is taken out of the equation) and 1080i/50 (assuming your TV deinterlaces correctly) Ofcourse if the original source is sports shot at 1080p/50 then there would be a difference between the two.

Moving onto your comment about 720p being better quality, in the case of SKY HD which is only broadcast at 1080i/50, that is clearly not the case. Because if your set has a native resolution of 720p then you have to do one of the following:

1) Set the Sky box to output 720p. In which case it takes the 1080i broadcast, deinterlaces and downscales.
2) Set the Sky box to 1080i. In which case your TV deinterlaces and downscales to its native 720p resolution.

In both cases some of the picture is being thrown away.

On the other hand if you have a 1080p set, it only needs to deinterlace (all commercial sets scan progressively). In this case no information is being thrown away (assuming your set doesn't make a cock up of deinterlacing)

Original Poster

Appreciate what you say, this simplifies it for the casual onlooker

youtube.com/wat…Ph0

YOU'RE NOT YOUR!!!!!

"It is your own...."

"you're the best....."

rant over.
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