Polaroid 42" HD 3D TV only £285! @ Asda
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Polaroid 42" HD 3D TV only £285! @ Asda

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Found 12th Nov 2013
I work at ASDA in Sunderland and have noticed these TV's at a very low price. They don't seem to be selling them online so i am not sure if this deal is local only...

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Seen in Cramlington/Blyth/Ashington Asdas too, so it's either region wide or nationwide.

In Wigan for ages at this price

does the screen start of black and you have to shake vigrousley for it to come into view ..... ?

The Plasma/Ink refills for these are quite expensive,so check it out before you buy.

BeerGoggles

Is this a joke?

yep

speakers are very poor on polaroid flat screens....... just saying

Got a model number or specs or something? Could do with a cheap TV.

LCD or LED?

antenna

The Plasma/Ink refills for these are quite expensive,so check it out … The Plasma/Ink refills for these are quite expensive,so check it out before you buy.



heard they dry up instant ly

Also consider sainsburys offer on the blaupunkt 42 led 3d 1080p TV with 4 x glasses, @ £279' I have one and the picture on the Xbox 360 is better than on my toshiba 1080p, when playing on the toshiba my eyes get tired after a hour but on the blaupunkt I find it much easier on the eyes as there seems to be less motion blair etc....
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 12th Nov 2013

POWYSWALES

Also consider sainsburys offer on the blaupunkt 42 led 3d 1080p TV with 4 … Also consider sainsburys offer on the blaupunkt 42 led 3d 1080p TV with 4 x glasses, @ £279' I have one and the picture on the Xbox 360 is better than on my toshiba 1080p, when playing on the toshiba my eyes get tired after a hour but on the blaupunkt I find it much easier on the eyes as there seems to be less motion blair etc....



Says it is £429.99 on their web site, do you have a link?

Didn't that deal expire a month ago?

I saw the greatest 3D Film Ever Gravity yesterday, this is only reason the get 3d Tv. Perfection !!!, excellent price...
Edited by: "Jacob_Kreed" 12th Nov 2013

I wouldn't advise anyone to buy a Polaroid TV, I did and it blew up after a year. They are well known for having super cheap components I only wish I'd done more research at the time.

They are probably made by Vestel in Turkey. And nothing wrong with Vestel - they produce some excellent stuff and their new manufacturing plant is outstanding.
However, they will get asked to make this to a price. The brand Polaroid is not a premium brand anymore. This will have been designed to be cheap to make and sell.
The price seems good. The markup from the ex-factory price would make your eyes water! But be aware that the components inside are lower quality.
You get what you pay for in this case.

I saw this in my local, alongside the Samsung one on the shelf it looked washed out.

unquestioned

I saw this in my local, alongside the Samsung one on the shelf it looked … I saw this in my local, alongside the Samsung one on the shelf it looked washed out.



You have to wait for it to develop...

barga5n h4nter

You have to wait for it to develop...



Not bad :P

unquestioned

I saw this in my local, alongside the Samsung one on the shelf it looked … I saw this in my local, alongside the Samsung one on the shelf it looked washed out.



Unfortunately you won't find any TV in a chain high street shop that's been setup correctly, so it's hard to do comparisons in store :-/

Beepcake

Unfortunately you won't find any TV in a chain high street shop that's … Unfortunately you won't find any TV in a chain high street shop that's been setup correctly, so it's hard to do comparisons in store :-/



but if they're all setup wrong you can compare the poorness?

kjcoolcat

but if they're all setup wrong you can compare the poorness?



Nah, you can't really say TV X is washed out compared to TV Y because one might be setup to massively oversaturate, and the other might have the contrast set wrong.

Richer Sounds used to saturate the hell out of everything they had on display and shove disney movies on.. used to give me a headache just walking in

Beepcake

Nah, you can't really say TV X is washed out compared to TV Y because one … Nah, you can't really say TV X is washed out compared to TV Y because one might be setup to massively oversaturate, and the other might have the contrast set wrong. Richer Sounds used to saturate the hell out of everything they had on display and shove disney movies on.. used to give me a headache just walking in



Good point - must admit the tv's in my local asda look a pile of poo but i put that down to so many running off one feed - never considered setup of contrast etc..

If it's the ELCD42P3DL10 I can answer any questions about it. This is the CCFL backlit model which I have.

A short summary would be a good panel and display quality for HD and 3D using digital inferfaces. For SD performance and its own SD freeview tuner its a fairly weak performer with a very soft image.

Socketry is quite good, sound is weak, motion handling ok, input lag very good.

It has a few quirks in use. You can crash it by trying to play a unsupported video file by USB. Sometimes it forgets the picture settings. My user picture levels are set to minimum sharpness levels but sometimes it add's sharpness despite being set to no sharpness. As soon as you select sharpness again it corrects itself.

Personally unless you really want 3D (which I did) then you'd be far better off with a plasma set. I love 3D, both movies and gaming so that's my excuse. If you don't need 3D get yourself a plasma.

bonzobanana

If it's the ELCD42P3DL10 I can answer any questions about it. This is the … If it's the ELCD42P3DL10 I can answer any questions about it. This is the CCFL backlit model which I have. A short summary would be a good panel and display quality for HD and 3D using digital inferfaces. For SD performance and its own SD freeview tuner its a fairly weak performer with a very soft image.Socketry is quite good, sound is weak, motion handling ok, input lag very good. It has a few quirks in use. You can crash it by trying to play a unsupported video file by USB. Sometimes it forgets the picture settings. My user picture levels are set to minimum sharpness levels but sometimes it add's sharpness despite being set to no sharpness. As soon as you select sharpness again it corrects itself. Personally unless you really want 3D (which I did) then you'd be far better off with a plasma set. I love 3D, both movies and gaming so that's my excuse. If you don't need 3D get yourself a plasma.



Thanks for this, after reading this and another positive review I may actually go buy this. I've been searching for a 3D telly for a while now. I'd like to use it as my main gaming/BluRay TV in the spare room. I have a 3D BluRay player that I really want to test out (it can play USB movies, so the crashing thing won't be a problem. Also have surround sound so naff speakers wouldn't annoy me).

I'm struggling to find more in depth specs about it though. How many HDMI ports has it got? TOSlink? HDMI and ARC support? Warranty?

If you can answer any of those it would be great

It's got 3 hdmi ports but they are easily increased with a cheap hdmi auto switchbox.

You have to remember this is a generic chinese set either assembled in China or in Europe. They are a little crude but good value. All these budget passive 3D sets are pretty similar. I started a thread about them here;

http://www.avforums.com/threads/generic-chinese-passive-3d-set-thread.1790415/

If you think of them as a huge 3D monitor with a basic speaker sytem and digital tuner built in you won't go far wrong. Like most LCD televisions you have a choice of motion blur or juddering for panning shots.

I've just been playing Sonic Racing Transformed in 3D on my PC at 1080p through my Polaroid. Looks fantastic. I've played many 3D movie files too with equally brilliant results. Generally very pleased with my set. Annoyingly I just couldn't get on with active shutter 3D. It gives me a headache fairly quickly. Hence plasma was never really a choice for me as a 3D TV.

If you find active shutter 3D acceptable then generally plasma's are better sets for overall quality of image and motion.

Cheers, sounds like a bloody good deal. I'll keep an eye out for them in ASDA tonight.

When I was researching 3D tellys I've read a lot of people have headaches with active 3D, which put me off them. I'd rather take the gamble with passive.

I purchased a polaroid definia 37" LCD TV about 2 years ago, i am hoping it breaks down so i can get a smart Tv, but no such luck.

They do last and are good quality just not the best specs but then what are you expecting at this price.
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