42" Acoustic Solutions AS42PES Plasma Display £406.54 Refurbished - HotUKDeals
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I'm guessing if HD is not really important to you, then something like this may be of interest.


A Plasma display with a difference, Nicam stereo for superb sound, Overall a feature packed display to bring a cinema experience in your own home.

42 Plasma Panel 16.7 million colours
2 x Speakers (removable)
852 x 480 Resolution
1200 cd/m2 brightness
4000:1 Contrast ratio
Multi System Tuner
Nicam Stereo Sound
2000 pages Teletext, Fastext Memory
Graphical OSD (24 Languages)
Digital Comb Filter
Digital Noise reduction
Auto tune and Auto sort (Automatic tuning system)
Child Lock
100 program memory
Sleep Timer
Graphic Equalizer
Zoom feature, Freeze Feature
Formats : 4:3 , 14:9, 16:9, panorama, letterbox , automatic mode
Picture in Picture (PIP) (PAP) (PAT)
Connections: 2 x Scart, HDMi socket, A/V in, S-VHS, DVi, Audio out, Headphones, VGA (PC), YPBPBR component input. Does not do FULL HD !!!


Price will vary as delivery cost is dependent on your postcode

oh, there is only 2 left and they are refurbished.
- shanecr
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#1
I wouldnt get this as you can get a 32 HD tv for the same price and you might aswell get a future proof tv.
#2
Plasmas tend to have a shorter life span (if it is refurbished I wouldn't trust it), plus the resolution on this, to be frank is crap.

Get a decent LCD TV for around teh same price, sure it isn't as big a screen, but the detail will be better due to the higher resolution. Your consoles, HD media will look rubbish on this compared to a decent £400 LCD.
#3
it will still accept a feed, it just wont be hi def, and how many people are going to have hi-def tv any time soon. in fact, for sd feeds it will prob look pretty damn good.
#4
A 32" 720p set is only worth it if you intend to sit 6 feet away. If you sit the usual 10 feet away, a SD plasma would be a much better buy - the resolution is no real loss at 42", and you get all the benefits of plasma over lcd: hugely better contrast and response times, much higher brightness.
#5
I must have a pixel count that will make my eyes bleed.

It's the law.
#6
um no arfster taking into account you may want to connect a media centre,this will have max res of 640x480 compared to hd 1024x768,you could spot the difference from 60 yards nevermind 6 feet.try it on your monitor.
#7
I've got a 42" plasma SD. Had somebody telling me it was sh*te and not 'future proof' and I should buy an HDTV. He later went and bought a manky BUSH HD LCD. I know which i'd rather have. Can I connect mine to a console/freeview box/dvd player? YES. What more future proofing do I need? Truth of the matter is i'm not willing to pay mega amounts of money to Sky for crap programs in HD, mega amounts of money to sony etc for HD dvd's which are cheaper and still as enjoyable in SD. I'm quite happy watching SD DVD and Xvids. Once the action starts theres not really that much in it between SD and HD tbh.

Saying that, I would avoid a refurb. It begs the question : Why did it need refurbing?
#8
Argos do a 'new' SD Plasma for £489 with 1yr warranty
#9
hessian
Argos do a 'new' SD Plasma for £489 with 1yr warranty


yup, same unit different badge.
#10
well it seems its sold out now so someone must have took the plunge.
#11
betelgeus
um no arfster taking into account you may want to connect a media centre,this will have max res of 640x480 compared to hd 1024x768,you could spot the difference from 60 yards nevermind 6 feet.try it on your monitor.


I don't believe arfster was ever referring to connecting a HTPC, which of course would look better at a higher resolution.
He was merely stating that when watching SD sources (which most of the population will ever use their HD panels for) the resolution is not an issue.
#12
Not just that, it's that past a certain distance, even a HD source will look the same on a SD plasma or a 720p plasma, because the human eye can't discern the extra pixels. This is particularly a problem for 1080p sets, which need huge screen sizes as a result.

Basically: we're not eagles :-)
#13
sideysid
He was merely stating that when watching SD sources (which most of the population will ever use their HD panels for) the resolution is not an issue.


Exactly. My 'friend' who I mentioned earlier is under the impression that as of 2008 there will be no more SD tv transmissions so EVERYBODY who wants to watch tv will HAVE to have a HDTV. When I tried to explain it was analogue switching to digital it got quite heated and I came that close to giving him a smack for his ignorance. Even when HDTV does take over (2012-2015 maybe?) there will no doubt be downscale boxes, just as there are for pc's that take a 1024/768 VGA output and send it to the TV via CVBS/SviD connection at SD resolution. The picture won't be as good, but it ill still be viewable. Corporate brainwashing, thou MUST buy our new stuff or be left behind:roll:
#14
Shengis
Exactly. My 'friend' who I mentioned earlier is under the impression that as of 2008 there will be no more SD tv transmissions so EVERYBODY who wants to watch tv will HAVE to have a HDTV. When I tried to explain it was analogue switching to digital it got quite heated and I came that close to giving him a smack for his ignorance. Even when HDTV does take over (2012-2015 maybe?) there will no doubt be downscale boxes, just as there are for pc's that take a 1024/768 VGA output and send it to the TV via CVBS/SviD connection at SD resolution. The picture won't be as good, but it ill still be viewable. Corporate brainwashing, thou MUST buy our new stuff or be left behind:roll:


Yes - sadly there are lots of people like your 'friend' about, that in turn influence others too. After the analogue switch off, theres a chance that the extra space might be auctioned off to mobile companies so terrestrial HD is not guaranteed even then.

In the event of FTA HD, you will not need a 'downscale' box. Your SD panel will automatically downscale the source to its native resolution in the case of a panel like above. Otherwise the 'HD freeview' box at that time will convert the source for scart output for older CRT etc.
#15
sideysid
In the event of FTA HD, you will not need a 'downscale' box. Your SD panel will automatically downscale the source to its native resolution.


Possibly, but i'm thinking of the situation that FTA HD boxes only have HDMI type outputs and no scart etc, which would be useless on an SD tv without a conversion box inbetween the devices. If that makes sense?

Forward thinking;-)
#16
Just edited my last post as I did not explain what I ment fully ;-)
banned#17
good price for a 42" plasma though!- pitty its a refurb

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