Toshiba 42" Full HD LCD TV with built-in Freeview 42XV505DB  £492.09 Delivered @ Bargaincazy + Quidco
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Toshiba 42" Full HD LCD TV with built-in Freeview 42XV505DB £492.09 Delivered @ Bargaincazy + Quidco

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Found 11th Feb 2009Made hot 11th Feb 2009
Using Voucher code: WBARG001BCP thanks to abzorba!

* Model no. 42XV505
* Resolution 1920 x 1080.
* Contrast ratio 25000:1.
* Brightness 500cd/m2.
* 3 HDMI sockets.
* 2 SCART sockets.
* Progressive scan.
* Nicam stereo.
* Active vision LCD picture processing.
* Digital text.
* 8 day EPG.
* Wall mountable (bracket not supplied).
* H 27.3, w 39.7, d 12.1ins.

19 Comments

Looks a good deal to me,voted hot!

:thumbsup:

hot deal

excellent find, good spec tv and I think it may even be assembled in the UK.

frible;4353512

excellent find, good spec tv and I think it may even be assembled in the … excellent find, good spec tv and I think it may even be assembled in the UK.



Oh, so it's not all good news then!....

only joking!

How does this model differ to the one for £499 from Argos (42XV553DB)? An older model/different design etc? Is one better than the other?

Is it 100 hz?

Only_1;4355772

Is it 100 hz?



According to the specs ]here -Yes!
Enables the display of a 24 frames per second input at the native frame rate of the TV (50/100 Hz).

Only_1;4355772

Is it 100 hz?



no :oops:
from trusted review link
"While we're on the subject of image processing, though, I think it's worthwhile pointing out a couple of things the 42XV505DB does NOT have, namely 100Hz for making LCD motion look clearer and Toshiba's 5:5 pulldown system for enhanced playback of Blu-ray 1080p/24 sources. For these potentially very handy features you'll have to get one of Toshiba's current Z series models or imminent ZF models."

Surely this one is better for £8 more as it's a 533 instead of a 505?
argos.co.uk/web…3DB

jarjarmustdie;4355949

no :oops:from trusted review link"While we're on the subject of image … no :oops:from trusted review link"While we're on the subject of image processing, though, I think it's worthwhile pointing out a couple of things the 42XV505DB does NOT have, namely 100Hz for making LCD motion look clearer and Toshiba's 5:5 pulldown system for enhanced playback of Blu-ray 1080p/24 sources. For these potentially very handy features you'll have to get one of Toshiba's current Z series models or imminent ZF models."



100Hz mode?? You mean where the TV fakes in between frames. Pah that makes movies look like they were shot with a camcorder. Terrible.

PSmith222;4356002

Surely this one is better for £8 more as it's a 533 instead of a … Surely this one is better for £8 more as it's a 533 instead of a 505?http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001501&langId=-1&searchTerms=42XV553DB


£13 more, it's delivery only. But yeah, I'd go for the Argos deal.

out of stock

What is the difference between the 505 & 553? (or for that matter the 503 & 555)

Banned

its all soo bloody confusing arrghhhhh

TehJumpingJawa;4357337

What is the difference between the 505 & 553? (or for that matter the 503 … What is the difference between the 505 & 553? (or for that matter the 503 & 555)



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I think they're the same, just different slightly different finishes.

I had the 37" version of this TV, and at the time bought it for £560, so yes, this is a good deal.

I can't really recommend this screen though. We had to return it because SD picture quality was disappointingly poor - so on 42" it will look even worse. We've decided to go for a plasma model now, the 42PZ85B.

If you're just going to be gaming, at a HD resolution, then maybe consider it.

To provide an alternative viewpoint, I bought the Toshiba 37XV553DB last week from Sainsbury's after seeing the deal on HUKD and I am really surprised by the excellent quality of the Freeview and Sky SD picture. Everyone who has seen it says what a great picture it has so I would expect the 42" to be of similar quality. The picture will burn the back of your eyeballs straight out of the box with the factory default 'dynamic' setting but after changing to 'standard' setting, reducing the reds and playing with the numerous picture settings, anyone should be able to achieve a really good picture to their liking. I thought I would have to buy a plasma to get a picture as good as my late Sony Trinitron 100hz CRT TV but I've been happily proved wrong.
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