1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

LG Hi-Def 42" Plasma for £999.00!!!

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by forrestgump, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. forrestgump

    forrestgump
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,424
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    huddersfield
    Ratings:
    +49
    Could be a potential bargain from Aldi as of 21/07/05. Says on the blurb that it is hi-def ready but the wording is a bit ambiguous as it says via DVD input, probably should read via DVI input, have copied spec for anyone interested below:-

    Watch all your favourite films and programmes in crystal-clear, panoramic style.

    Amazing 10,000:1 contrast ratio
    1,500 cd/m2 brightness
    Free tilting wall bracket
    Fully inclusive 3 year manufacturers warranty worth over £500
    HDTV ready
    2 x 10W NICAM speakers
    Also includes:

    42" (106cm) plasma display manufactured by LG in 16:9 format
    852 (H) x 480 (V) pixel resolution
    Full HDTV compatibility (480p, 720p, 1080i) via DVD input including HDCP decoding.
    Over 160º horizontal/vertical viewing angle
    16.7 million colours.
    Full dual TV tuners manufactured by Samsung for full Picture-in-Picture functionality.
    Multi-picture function and full split-screen viewing
    99 TV channels
    Optimal solution 1280 x 1024 over VGA.
    2 x 10W built-in speakers
    NICAM Stereo Sound
    On-screen display menu
    Full Teletext with 100 page memory
    Automatic channel search
    Sleep timer
    Picture freeze function
    Size: 1045 x 640 x 88mm (without stand) 1045 x 700x 240mm (with stand)
    Approx. weight 50kg
    Remote control (batteries included)
    Customer helpline available
    Three year warranty
     
  2. zAndy1

    zAndy1
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Messages:
    19,618
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +6,718
    It's not a hidef plasma with an 852x480 native resolution!
     
  3. forrestgump

    forrestgump
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,424
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    huddersfield
    Ratings:
    +49
    that's why I said the wording was a bit ambiguous, it says optimal solution 1280/1024 which if it should be maximum resolution then it will be hi-def, aldi could be in trouble with the trades description act on this one!!!
     
  4. STOWITBELOW

    STOWITBELOW
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2002
    Messages:
    1,578
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +49
    This sounds bargainous, but I've searched but can't find any plasmas with such a high contrast. How do you know it's an LG? Does anyone know where to contact Aldi? I can't find any email address to query them, or phone numbers. It already seems to be a poor place to buy for any support. I can just see the check out girl when you ask any questions. I'm unsure that Aldis stack em high attitude works for plasmas.
     
  5. Nottman

    Nottman
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    207
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Gtr. Manchester
    Ratings:
    +4
    I checked out the Aldi website and their ad for the plasma has an LG badge at the top of it (and Samsung). Like other electrical goods they sell, the set itself will be Tevion badged. Whilst the appearance is different, the spec seems very similar to the LG RZ-42PX11 (see 4 x Forum reviews - guide price £1400) down to the claimed contrast, which one review confirms is exaggerated. The LG has a DVI socket, but the resolution is 852 x 480. However, looking at the mainly positive reviews, if the Aldi offering IS the LG, then with a 3-year warranty, it's a bargain.
     
  6. mike7

    mike7
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,579
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Norwich
    Ratings:
    +492
    Following pressure from AV Forum members Aldi have been forced to remove the HDTV Ready logo from their advertising and website. This set clearly is not. It remains to be seen if it is a bargain or an outdated model being flogged off on the cheap. It appears to be able to accept HD, but downscales it to SD. I guess someone will buy it at that price.
     
  7. forrestgump

    forrestgump
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,424
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    huddersfield
    Ratings:
    +49
    The Power of the AV Forum members!!!
     

Share This Page

Loading...