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42" LG 42LM3400 1080p 3D LED HDTV + 4x 3D Glasses EXPIRED

sr71 27,323 January 16, 2013 at 01:38 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Frys Deals
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Promoted 02-11-2013 at 05:53 PM View Original Post
Fry's has 42" LG 42LM3400 1080p 3D LED HDTV + 4x 3D Glasses for $399 + free shipping. Thanks sr71

Specs:
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Contrast Ratio: 3,000,000:1
  • Tuners: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
  • Inputs:
    • 2x HDMI
    • 1x Component
    • 1x Headphone
    • 1x USB
Price Research: Our research indicates that 42" LG 42LM3400 1080p 3D LED HDTV is $100 lower (20% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $499 -iconian

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http://www.frys.com/product/7506206

Two day sale item

Edit: pricing still avail as of Fri 1/25 AM

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#61
Quote from cobjones View Post :
Please check your source from your cable box, bluray or satellite box.

They only send 60hz. 120 and up only duplicate those signals.
Quote from slosha69 View Post :
You have no idea what you're talking about, sorry.
Have you heard of 23.976 fps ???
Saying 120hz makes no difference is simply incorrect.
Please do some research on frame rates before you put out incorrect information to others.
Please buy a 120hz TV, and actually use it before you provide anymore information that is simply incorrect.
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#62
Does any one know what's the input voltage range? Is it just 120V or 120-240V? I am thinking if I can take it and use in my home country.
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#63
Both Active and Passive 3D TVs effectively half the refresh rate while displaying 3D content. for 60Hz TV the effective refresh rate for 3D would be 30Hz

http://stijndewitt.wordpress.com/...e-3d-myth/
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#64
People who want analog audio out.... what, this thing doesn't have a headphone jack?

Thinking about one of these for the bedroom, and I could give a rats ass about 3D.

edit : well the manual makes zero mention of a headphone jack, and in fact says to use the optical output for a sound bar. Sad.

http://www.lg.com/us/support-prod...-42LM3400#
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#65
Quote from onurx View Post :
if this was a smart tv I would be all over it
You can't buy a $30 blu ray player that has that stuff?
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#66
Quote from jhaan2 View Post :
Its only a gimmick if you dont know how to use it correctly. The difference is glaringly obvious if you watch sports. I cant watch them in 60. 240 or bust. Tv and movies tho you have to set the right 240 or yes they look funky.

Glaringly? That's a stretch. I have a 46" Samsung (died in two years) and a 42" Panny and both are 60hz. I watch a lot of sports and rarely seeing any motion blur. Yes, i'd rather have 120hz, and I will when I upgrade, but at this price point I think the average user shouldn't be too concerned.
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#67
I think this is a great price for what it is. Still can't pull the trigger on 1080P passive 3D sets.

Even though the 3D effect is good, not as dark and doesn't induce headaches, the resolution gets halved to 540P. It's not true 1080P. And you notice it too, a ton of jaggies. For some, it doesn't matter. Hell, most people watch SD on their HD's.

I'll still take a 1080P FULL HD 3D Active display over a Passive 3D "1080P" set.

When 4K drops, passive FULL HD 1080P stuff will be a reality and will blow away active 3D technology. That's probably 3-4 years away (when it becomes very affordable).
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Quote from rockmo View Post :
Quote from jhaan2 :Its only a gimmick if you dont know how to use it correctly. The difference is glaringly obvious if you watch sports. I cant watch them in 60. 240 or bust. Tv and movies tho you have to set the right 240 or yes they look funky.






Glaringly? That's a stretch. I have a 46" Samsung (died in two years) and a 42" Panny and both are 60hz. I watch a lot of sports and rarely seeing any motion blur. Yes, i'd rather have 120hz, and I will when I upgrade, but at this price point I think the average user shouldn't be too concerned.
I have a samsung 240. When i turn it off i can see the blur on sports, and especially on the espn scroll bar. I use smooth 240 for sports, but that mode jacks up tv and video. Clear 240 mode works fine for those tho...As does turning it off (60). Incidentally, the article in question only refers to tv and movies, not sports, so it is not a complete analysis of this technology. But i totally agree, at 399, just be happy to have HD. My last Sd 32inch set cost over 300...years ago. tVs are so damn cheap now!
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#69
Quote from joemama44 View Post :
I recently got one. only 2 hdmi ports and 1 composite/component, you can only use one at a time, inputs. It does have a usb that can play videos files as long as its not avi format lol. I wish the black levels were better as I can see the led back light shine through when playing games. The 3d glasses you get for free at the theaters work perfectly fine and feel better then the cheapos lg throws in for free. Be aware this is not an LED tv. it is 3inch thick. It is an LCD with and LED backlight that controls the brightness. This tv doesnt have a lot of bells and whistles besides 3d and 2d to 3d conversion. I personally dont find the 3d effects on this tv mindblowing like on other sets I have used, but those were active 3d tv. Make sure you mount this tv high enough to where the viewer is eye level with the center of the screen or else you will see crosstalk-ghosting of images in 3D. Also dual play is horrible. I have tried every position possible to get it so you cant see the other players screen on COD and other games but it doesnt work.
Very nice review, good information... Thanks for sharing, this is exactly the information I look for when I see these deals... Props to u...
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#70
Quote from sljr101 View Post :
well someone mentioned an oled tv on the first page as a joke. oled is something used in a lot of samsung phones, where the short story is that each pixel is independently lit up. so black colors are even darker since those pixels aren't lit up..whereas in a edgelit/backlit led panel, every pixel is lit up, including the black ones.
Yes and no.

You are right to say that every pixel lights up for OLED panel (as well as Plasma panel.) LCD is different. Each pixel changes color but doesn't light up. The backlight shines through and the pixel filters that light to provides you with a visible color dot. Think of the LCD panel as translucent where pixels change color but require backlight to provide a visible image. Have you ever had a LCD panel with the backlight out? You would see very little. Also, do not confuse yourself with LCD watches in which you can see perfectly without backlight. Those are called reflective LCD display where it borrows light shining on the LCD surface. LCD TV requires light from the back (light source is usually from the side but uniformly distributed to the back of the LCD with a sheet of reflective material.)

There are two types of LED backlight: the cheaper version is edge-lit, which works similarly to those non-LED light source (using very thin and long fluorescent light tubes.) The more expensive version of LED TV is back-lit where a matrix of LEDs cover the back of the LCD display. With this technology, each LED can be turned on or off depending on an area of the scene, and therefore it can provide deeper black. Note that each LED doesn't light up one pixel, but rather a small area of many pixels.

Perhaps the one thing that irks me the most is when people refer to LED-lit TV as LED TV (so do the marketing folks.) Worse is when they specifically say they do not want an LCD TV, but an LED TV. In reality, there is no LED TV per-se (unless you are referring to outdoor display where a cluster of red, green and blue LEDs make up a display pixel). For your living room, LED or not, they are all LCD panels (excluding plasma in this discussion.) The LED just makes up the backlight, that's all.

I would encourage anyone who wants to learn more to visit reputable forums on AV topics.
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#71
Quote from joemama44 View Post :
Be aware this is not an LED tv. it is 3inch thick. It is an LCD with and LED backlight that controls the brightness.
Just a heads up for you and others.

There is no such thing as an LED TV. They are ALL LCD panels. The only difference would be either LED light source of CCFL light source (flourescent)

So yes, this is an "led TV" because its led backlit instead of classic CCFL.

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#72
Quote from GrandmasterBBC View Post :
A very interesting article. I think the point here is that a 60Hz TV should not be so quickly discounted. For most people, they will not be dissapointed with the refresh rate. From my experience, I agree that 120 Hz sets can make some video look a little funky.
It's cause you have been buying an emulated 120hz tv, natural 120hz tv that can emulate to anything higher is a real 120hz television. 120hz without motion simulation is a 120hz panel that will not give you a soap opera effect on movies.

Lg unfortunately uses on every single tv before the lm8600 simulated 240hz or simulated 120hz I'm not shitting on this tv as this is a great deal but you guys are so misinformed.

Simulated motion will always give you that soap opera effect. A 55" tv that would give you real 240hz without the soap opera effect is currently I believe the Sony 55hx750 at 1499.99 it was 1349.99 during Black Friday though.

You get what you pay for guys but this tv is a not a bad tv for someone wanting to save money.
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#73
still thinking, this one or the 39" samsung @ walmart for $398, Model#: UN39EH5003FXZA. looking for upgrade for the bedroom around the $400 range.
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Quote from golakers View Post :
is this 60 or 120Hz? if 120 then its a great deal.. 60? not so much
It's a 60....so not so much....
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#75
Quote from cobjones View Post :
Please check your source from your cable box, bluray or satellite box.

They only send 60hz. 120 and up only duplicate those signals.
Bluray movies are natively 24Hz. So, they have to do telecine conversion to get it to 60Hz. I prefer 24Hz raw. My projector accepts that.
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