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50" plasma tv £1299 anygood? £1,299.99

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9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
Hi Sorry for the poot effort of a first post, but i have been on the look out for a cheep but good plasma and not knowing much about the specifications wondering what the opinions out there were on this tv, thanks for any help seems like a resonable price....
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#1
Welcome to HUKD.
You should have posted here:-
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5
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It looks very nice and the specs are good If you go through Quidco you will get some cashback as well:-
http://www.woolworths.co.uk//product_images/12/85/84/12858417.jpg
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#3
Excellent thanks the cheaper the better :thumbsup:
#4
heres are review

http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2006/09/08/Samsung-PS50Q7HD-50in-plasma-TV/p1

you gotta remember its only 720p not 1080 so may notice the difference in resolution on a big screen
#5
Couple of reviews
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6965
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6827

Seems good for the price, a few people on AVforums reckon colours aren't as natural as they could be though. The glossy piano black finish on Samsung sets really is nice though :)
#7
I'd say buy it as long as you're not desperate for the best picture possible. It's a bargain at £1100! Just make sure you don't sit closer than 12' or you'll see horrible pixellation as it's such a big telly.
#8
you can get a 50 inch sony in argos sale for £999
#9
Yeah but the 50" Sony is a rear projection TV and the picture will look washed out and pretty crappy compared to a plasma or LCD with a seriously narrow viewing angle. I've had my eye on this Samsung for a while - it gets superb reviews and has a fabulous picture. At the prices on this thread it'd be rude not to buy it!
#10
tipicus
Yeah but the 50" Sony is a rear projection TV and the picture will look washed out and pretty crappy compared to a plasma or LCD with a seriously narrow viewing angle.
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Please explain why?
#11
tipicus
Yeah but the 50" Sony is a rear projection TV and the picture will look washed out and pretty crappy compared to a plasma or LCD with a seriously narrow viewing angle.
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Please explain why you state this?

Lol, strange for the first post, my puter is doing my head in!!!
#12
Rear projection tv's are not quite as good as a plasma.

The LCD and DLP projection tv's are much improved over the old lamp ones.

They still don't mix well with light though.
#13
tipicus
Yeah but the 50" Sony is a rear projection TV and the picture will look washed out and pretty crappy compared to a plasma or LCD with a seriously narrow viewing angle. I've had my eye on this Samsung for a while - it gets superb reviews and has a fabulous picture. At the prices on this thread it'd be rude not to buy it!


I,ve got a 50" Sagem rear projection and I have always found the picture to be more lifelike than any plasma I've seen. I suppose it's all about opinions.;-)
#14
doesnt the size of the rear projection go against it though?
#15
cosmic-dust
Rear projection tv's are not quite as good as a plasma.
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Sony KDS55A2000 destroys any plasma under £5000 :-)
#16
clerks6898
doesnt the size of the rear projection go against it though?


Nah. With HDTV, it really is the bigger the better. With 720 and especially 1080 line sources, you have so much detail to show.

For example, at "typical viewing distance" (aka 10 feet), someone with 20/20 eyesight needs a minimum 75 inch screen to fully see all the detail in a 1080p source - and remember a 75" screen is actually 2.25 (1.5*1.5) times the size of a 50" and seven times the size of the typical home's 28" CRT. In most living rooms 1080p is ridiculous overkill, and only really necessary for projectors/giant RPTVs, or if you sit really, really close (eg 40" at 5 feet).

For 720p things aren't quite so silly, and you only need a 50" at 10 feet.
#17
£ for £ you can't get better than a rear projection. The *Sagem (DLP technology) have the best panel (build quality is suspect though). These are better than 3lcd technology in picture terms (Sony) but for you to make that statement in your post as being washed out and such I think is very bold mate.

As said above each to their own and you will always get your fanboys on each thing that every gets made.

But don't knock the new rear projection technology, just because it's not a flat back does not mean it's not good. In fact you can't even put it in the same comparison to LCD. Rear projection are MASSIVE and LCD you still need to keep to 42" or below to appreciate the quality of the picture.

Plasma and rear projection are more side by side in comparison to LCD due to their size. Both plasma and rear projection aim for the above 40" market, LCD are only just starting to find their feet in this territory.

Very nice find by the way for the OP. Nice TV and for Plasma, 50" and just over a grand I would say it's well worth a look.

Also are Rear Projection if you are placing it in the corner of a room, they really are not that fat, and have brilliant PQ!!!

* My knowledge for the best rear projection is about 6 months out of date so please don;t quote me on the best rear projection at this moment in time, (back then it was the Sagem) I am simply sticking up for the point of RP and saying it does hold it's own if not better against most other technologies.
#18
well i have both and I have to say plasma is better for anything more than 110 degree - rear projection is better value - but looks like something out of the 80's thats why you hardly see them anymore. I would say the Hitachi with natural 1080 is superb. At these prices you cant go wrong
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well i have both and I have to say plasma is better for anything more than 110 degree - rear projection is better value - but looks like something out of the 80's thats why you hardly see them anymore.


I have to agree they are not as popular as THIN tv's but that is normally due to the general public knowing completely naff all about a tv when they walk into a store and just ask for a FLAT tv!!

"Now can I ask why you would want a flat tv?". "Because they are the best and my tv has a big back and is small". Is the answer from the customer.

"Oh ok, so where will you be putting this tv sir?".

"In the corner of my living room" is the reply.

"Oh ok, so basically you just want one because the world says you need one?"

"Erm......."

Oh ok then, here is our range, blah blah, and as for looking like something out of the 80's? Man I wish I had something that looked so good back in the 80's!! :roll:

For anyone not placing a tv flat against a wall or ON a wall then there is absolutely nothing at all wrong with a rear projection tv. After all how deep is your dvd player??? How deep is your Sky box? In fact how blumming deep is the stand that your plasma is sitting on?

I know your answer and my response is, a rear projection tv is NO deeper than your stand so why the BS about it's 80's looks? And that is what a lot of people are saying. It looks crap so I don't want one!! What do they mean it looks crap? When in the corner of your room and you watch tv like any normal person from the front no-one can tell what it is, you really do have to look over the top to see what kind of technology is running the TV!!!

It's strange how media hype can really make the world go around.

In fact if one company were to bring two new tv's out, one a plasma and one a rear projection, both exactly the same looking apart from one has a thin back and one slightly larger, the thin one costing £1,400 and the fatter one £900, which do you think would be the best seller?

Yes the Plasma!!, even though it will not necessarily be the better tv. It may well be, that depends on the specs of each set, in which the same goes for in today's world.
#20
Costco have a 56" Samsung 720p RP TV for £998 inc vat sat next to their 65" RP and 50" Plasma and, to be honest, 99% of people would be hard pushed to find a fault with any of them.
I have the Sony 50" RP and have been watching BBC HD on it for about 6-9 Months via Telewest TV drive. I cannot see how any picture could be better at 720. The viewing angle is better than most people think and it only starts to fade at the point where watching TV would be pointless anyways. It's fine in daylight as they tend to have a high contrast ratio and, coupled with Surround Sound, it's just like being at the cinema :D It also looks exactly the same as a Plasma/LCD from the front apart from the better-than-a-flat-screen speaker :D
"People" seem to think mounting a flat TV on your wall makes you cool when, in fact, all it makes you is a bit poorer due to having your fire-place ripped out and a little more stressed trying to find a 3" deep DVD player and sky box.
Not to mention the fact that your eyes naturally rest at a downward angle, constantly looking up will cause headaches and neck ache, all for that trendy yuppie lifestyle.

Oh, and that 50" plasma isn't 720p. The Resolution is 1024x768 which is a 4:3 resolution (Pc Monitor, Old Square TV), the TV is physically widescreen, 16:9 which requires 1280x720, hence the name. This means with that TV you will get rectangular pixels stretched to cover the width, not exactly ideal when trying to watch "High Definition" :D
#21
So true about RPTVs. They've been unfairly ignored, especially when certain models have been considerably better value than any plasma/lcd equivalent - eg the Sagem D45/50/56 a year ago, and the Sony KDS55 now (my two sets!).

However, RPTVs are getting pushed out of the market gradually, as the sheer volume of plasmas/lcds getting sold makes for enormous economies of scale, and a consequent plummeting price. At 50" even 6 months ago, a RPTV offered the best picture at £1000ish. Now plasma does - it's always been the best technology of the three in contrast/brightness/colours, but was always cripplied by resolution. However, 720 line sets have dropped enough to be worthwhile, it's only the 1080p market it can't compete in (yet).

RPTV is still the best way to get >50", but LCDs are gradually encroaching there too. The fashion for flat TVs will inevitably largely win out, and RPTVs will only remain in a niche market - possibly >50" might be that already, as it's getting to the stage where the screen really is far too big for most non-cinema buffs.

Personally, I'd say at present there are two distinct bargains: the Panasonic 42" 1024*768 plasma at £900ish, and the Sony KDS55A2000 55" 1080p RPTV at £1600ish. Both offer easily the best pic quality at their price points, and the optimal resolution for their size. Below £900, you're basically looking at smaller LCDs, and you tend to get a lot less for your money. Between, at around £1200-£1300 you can step up to a 50" plasma, but the pic quality won't beat the Panasonic so it's a dubious trade off. Above £1600 there's not much choice out there. You can't get bigger sets in the UK (the US has plenty 60-70" RPTVs) without sacrificing quality, and the only set I've set with a better picture was a 5 grand 1080p plasma - these are the future incidentally, they just blow anything else out of the water, but it'll be a long while before the price gets sensible.

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