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LG 50PS8000 50" 1080p Plasma TV £926 @ Currys
LG 50PS8000 50" 1080p Plasma TV £926 @ Currys

LG 50PS8000 50" 1080p Plasma TV £926 @ Currys

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Product Information

* 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
* 600hz
* Built-in digital TV tuner
* 4x HDMI, 2x SCART, 1x Component, 1x PC

* Dual Engine
* SRS TruSurround XT
* Bluetooth
* Available in 60"

I ordered a 50ps6000 last week off cdiscount but it came smashed, I am now tempted byt this, it also has a THX mode for the best picture.

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thats a biiiiiig tv

great price there.

i got the PS3000 version of this set and cannot fault it, so i'm sure this one is even better - THX mode etc.

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Yes the damaged 50ps6000 I got was a beast & very heavy, 2 man lifting job.

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i am quite certain that xtra £93.19 this is better telly and a better deal
hotukdeals.com/ite…een

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Maybe but aren't the Panasonics thirsty for electric?

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interesting read for potential buyers

Keeping things as simple as possible, the 600Hz figure is arrived at by introducing to the frame-counting ‘equation' plasma's Sub-field driving specification. In other words, for every second of footage the 50PS8000 delivers the 50fps demanded by the PAL video standard multiplied by 12 extra sub-fields/frames added by the TV's processors. Fifty x 12 being, of course, 600Hz.
Given that many plasma brands have long been adding extra frames of video information to their pictures, the 50PS8000's 600Hz claim could be described merely as a new numbers game used to undermine Sony's 200Hz successes.

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zwarder;5693450

Maybe but aren't the Panasonics thirsty for electric?



at 50" screen i guess there wont be a major difference

gR8_mUndA;5693407

i am quite certain that xtra £93.19 this is better telly and a better … i am quite certain that xtra £93.19 this is better telly and a better dealhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/436180/panasonic-th-50pz800b-50-widescreen




I agree.

gR8_mUndA;5693407

i am quite certain that xtra £93.19 this is better telly and a better … i am quite certain that xtra £93.19 this is better telly and a better dealhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/436180/panasonic-th-50pz800b-50-widescreen



not that much of a better deal, that Panny is an old model now, and the new LGs offer far more calibration options than any of the Panasonics.

These new LG models are fantastic, and arguably as good as (if not better than) a lot of the Panny's that have dominated the market the last few years.

I went into Currys a few days after christmas because they were selling Philips 50" tvs for £699. The only one they had left was the display model and I got it for £599! It's excellent.

Next stop, 60"......:whistling:

Erm 50inch tv? Are you all living in a mansion or are you all using this as wall paper?

TEDDYRUKSPIN;5694775

Erm 50inch tv? Are you all living in a mansion or are you all using this … Erm 50inch tv? Are you all living in a mansion or are you all using this as wall paper?



I've got one in my bedroom. I live with the parents:thumbsup:

I must admit that I just don't get it - if you can get 2 42" TV for £500-£600, why buy this? Is it that much better?
And what do I do with a TV that's got bluetooth? :?

Not trying to be funny, just haven't a clue about specs - can someone please teach me?

Mrs.Z;5694937

I must admit that I just don't get it - if you can get 2 42" TV for … I must admit that I just don't get it - if you can get 2 42" TV for £500-£600, why buy this? Is it that much better?



50" over 42" doesn't sound like much, but because it's the diagonal measurement it actually means over 40% extra screen area. 50" sounds like too big until you get used to it - when you do, watching old 28" sets becomes painful. Main benefit is you can sit slightly further away and still benefit from 1080p (eg for 20/20 vision, optimal distance becomes 7.5 feet rather than 6.5 feet). That greater sitting distance allows more people to watch it without being at a silly angle to the set.

The LG sets are nice quality, but the 50" PS3000 may be a better buy. Less calibration options, but most people don't use those, and you can get it for £700 or less.


Bluetooth is a bit of a gimick, allows you to send stuff from other devices to display on the set. Most commonly that's going to be mobile phone pics (which being low quality will look AWFUL blown up to 50"). In the near future, proper cameras will also add some sort of similar wireless transmission, but it might not be bluetooth, might be some other tech.

arfster;5695044

50" over 42" doesn't sound like much, but because it's the diagonal … 50" over 42" doesn't sound like much, but because it's the diagonal measurement it actually means over 40% extra screen area.Main benefit is you can sit slightly further away and still benefit from 1080p (eg for 20/20 vision, optimal distance becomes 7.5 feet rather than 6.5 feet). That greater sitting distance allows more people to watch it without being at a silly angle to the set.



I've never understood the logic that big TVs are great because you can sit further away from them. For my money, I want the biggest TV so I can still sit just 3ft away from it, but be even more "ooooh" about how big and awesome everything looks.

I am sure cdiscount had it for £899 and then you could do 10% account credit during wimbledon

So bad deal for me im afraid

Edit: Or perhaps it was an older model.I wasn't paying that close attention to it

ive had a 50" er for a few years now couldnt go to anything smaller gives me a headache trying to watch other peoples tellys hahah ive eyed up a 62" er now tho

foxymissroxy;5695434

ive had a 50" er for a few years now couldnt go to anything smaller gives … ive had a 50" er for a few years now couldnt go to anything smaller gives me a headache trying to watch other peoples tellys hahah ive eyed up a 62" er now tho



Totally agree, i`ve had my 50" for 2 years and now fancy something bigger.

Mr Twister;5695567

Totally agree, i`ve had my 50" for 2 years and now fancy something bigger.



i used to have a projector so now everything under 80" looks small to me! just waiting til i have a bigger place again to have the room for a projector.

Hot deal I think BUT you can get a very similar set for £650 from Dixons, the main difference is its 'only' 720p/1080i BUT this will be better for normal TV, HD TV, console gaming because 1080p sets have to downscale all of those formats. The only thing the 1080p set will do better is Blu-Ray and select PS3 games (although those games may not maximise 1080p themselves and may look as good on 1080i sets). Here is the link:

hotukdeals.com/ite…dix

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Try this bad boy. It's got free sat as well:

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Cant see the 8000 model. Can see the 6000 model. The get70 code works on that making it around £830 with free delivery.

Can actually get the tv for £900. From currys.

All you have to do is spend an extra £4 to make it over £1,000 then use the £100 off code.
I'm very very tempted to buy this.
There seem to like this tv over at avf forums
avforums.com/rev…tml

fairy cakes;5696756

Can actually get the tv for £900. From currys.All you have to do is spend … Can actually get the tv for £900. From currys.All you have to do is spend an extra £4 to make it over £1,000 then use the £100 off code.I'm very very tempted to buy this. There seem to like this tv over at avf forumshttp://www.avforums.com/reviews/LG-50PS8000-THX-Certified-50inch-Plasma-Review.html



Ooh, that's a GOOD find if it works - rep for you and welcome to HUKD :-D

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shadowdogg;5695273

I am sure cdiscount had it for £899 and then you could do 10% account … I am sure cdiscount had it for £899 and then you could do 10% account credit during wimbledonSo bad deal for me im afraidEdit: Or perhaps it was an older model.I wasn't paying that close attention to it



Yes cdiscount had the 50ps6000 which I bought & it arrived with a bloody great crack in the plasma panel. I got 20% credit back. This is now useless though as they do not have any stock left.

caloandrea;5695982

Not always BIGGER is … Not always BIGGER is better.http://www.pricelesselectronics.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1779LED is the future



There's been loads of complaints about confusion around LED TV's as it's still a bog-standard LCD but is just back-lit with LED. :?

OLED is the future

Bigger TV, must get BIGGER.

When is it going to end? When one entire wall of your front room is literally an LCD panel?

SD video looks like crap on a big screen, especially one 50" and over. You need a TV to suit your room size. Its fine if you sit miles from the screen but I find playability of games goes way down as soon as you are sitting too close to a screen that's way too big. You are overwhelmed by the content and things are not as easily viewable at a glance. There's a reason seats are far from the screen in a cinema and nobody likes to sit on the ground level seats at the front.

Zerobob;5701338

SD video looks like crap on a big screen, especially one 50" and over.



Hmmm....Something of a generalisation that. You need to go see SD on a Pio PDPLX5090 or even better a 6090. You will rescind that comment! :whistling:
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