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I have been on the lookout for a good tv set and this looks like a cracking deal. Very good reviews on avforum
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#1
It's a Dixons group special so only available at PC world & Currys.
Difficult to say if its a deal or not as the price is the price.
Not voted
#2
not even 50"... I'm not voting either way...
#3
wilson8208
not even 50"... I'm not voting either way...
are you serious? its not about the size its the quality 1200hz is cazyyyyyyyyyyyy
#4
#5
good review, hot from me
#6
augustas
wilson8208
not even 50"... I'm not voting either way...
are you serious? its not about the size its the quality 1200hz is cazyyyyyyyyyyyy

I saw that and thought it was a typo.
#8
Forget the hype about 1200Hz, there is a flaw in the way it handles 50Hz according to the reviews....I'd wait until a firmware update hopefully solves this fundemental issue. You'll be watching mostly 50Hz sourced programming so to me, at least, this is something that needs to be perfect before I fall for any 100Hz/200Hz/600Hz/1200Hz "image improvement" marketing bullplop
#9
Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be. My parents have just picked up one of these in the 40" and the picture is awful. Stick with Sony or Samsung.
2 Likes #10
amazingbob123
panasonic is a terrible company now stick to samsung they are the best tv makers now

Says?
#11
Got a Samsung ue46f8000 in PC world Bangor NI yesterday for 699.97. It was last one clearance deal. There were a few other great deals as well.
#12
Please amend the title, it's not using a 1200mhz refresh rate - stating as such just causes more people to misunderstand this stuff.
1 Like #13
noeasywayout
Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be. My parents have just picked up one of these in the 40" and the picture is awful. Stick with Sony or Samsung.

That's beacause they don't do plasmas now ;)
#14
I'm reading more and more about refresh rates now, I get Panasonic may not be doing 1200, but there just isn't a way to tell what the actual refresh rate is..not on any telly - this is very sad, as this was one of the major criterion for me.
For this telly, the jargon means: 1200Hz BLS IFC = backlight scanning intelligent frame creation. Thanks to jetman at avforum.
AVForum Chat

I have done some basic research and found that this is very similar to AS650 series. John Lewis had some in stock : Link Here

Also, a link to owners thread if someone's interested: Link

I'm still, but will go back to curry's to have a deep look.
1 Like #15
Great tv spec till I read it has an absolute minimum 52 MS response time for gaming. That's horrible, and a deal breaker.

Haven't voted.
#16
augustas
[quote=wilson8208] not even 50"... I'm not voting either way...
are you serious? its not about the size its the quality 1200hz is cazyyyyyyyyyyyy[/quote
the more the worse, lol. Do you know what that does it do??? Nothing to do with frame refresh rate anyway. I really enjoy watching it a the very minimum or even 50hz
#17
ivanwilson
Got a Samsung ue46f8000 in PC world Bangor NI yesterday for 699.97. It was last one clearance deal. There were a few other great deals as well.


I hope you took a care plan ;)
#18
The same people that think the higher hz number the better are the same people that think anything with higher Watts will sound better.
#19
amazingbob123
panasonic is a terrible company now stick to samsung they are the best tv makers now


I would agree with you but to some extent. Panasonic used to make the best plasmas money could buy. Its a shame really but their led smart TVs are slow when it comes to smart functionality! Very slow! But picture quality is very good tbh
#20
dpathic2001
noeasywayout
Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be. My parents have just picked up one of these in the 40" and the picture is awful. Stick with Sony or Samsung.

That's beacause they don't do plasmas now ;)



Exactly! Still have my plasma and its the best TV I purchased. I have a Panasonic led TV upstairs for my bedroom, No competition when it comes to the plasma
#21
1200hz is crazy HOTT
#22
I would agree with your Panasonic Plasma comments but for the Pioneer KURO 42inch PDP-427XD Plasma tv which causes a debate on the subject.
#23
I got Samsung 2 and a half years ago, screen is on its way out with severe lines on both the left and right side. Was basically told to jog on by Samsung. I have the d7000 amazing picture but not sure if I will be buying Samsung again.
#24
I got Samsung 2 and a half years ago, screen is on its way out with severe lines on both the left and right side. Was basically told to jog on by Samsung. I have the d7000 amazing picture but not sure if I will be buying Samsung again.
1 Like #25
amazingbob123
panasonic is a terrible company now stick to samsung they are the best tv makers now

Love Samsung's design and innovation but their build quality still suffers. Have seen many displays fail.
#26
threesixty360
amazingbob123
panasonic is a terrible company now stick to samsung they are the best tv makers now

I would agree with you but to some extent. Panasonic used to make the best plasmas money could buy. Its a shame really but their led smart TVs are slow when it comes to smart functionality! Very slow! But picture quality is very good tbh

Isnt picture what matters? You have av receiver for sound and nice advance media player/streamer connected to router and nas box for all your needs. Thats what an av enthusiast would do.
#27
panasonic, samsung and sony are actually the best tb brands out there. though i feel sony are overly prices still. I think this is a good deal. If only it had a 5 years warranty. voting hot anyway
#28
its not actually 1200hz its the way panasonic measure there refresh rate. all the other brands measure them roughly the same way but it is nothing to go crazy about. an average tele
#29
The increase to 120Hz was a logical decision. 120/5 = 24
Now the manufacturers artificially increase the number as a selling point.

It's a shame so few sets actually allow 120hz as a display mode for PC.
#30
MBeeching
The increase to 120Hz was a logical decision. 120/5 = 24
Now the manufacturers artificially increase the number as a selling point.

It's a shame so few sets actually allow 120hz as a display mode for PC.
which tv does do that?? I seen it on monitors only
1 Like #31
archdeak
I would agree with your Panasonic Plasma comments but for the Pioneer KURO 42inch PDP-427XD Plasma tv which causes a debate on the subject.

I still have an 8 year old Kuro but have now got my eye on a shop that still has a stock of New Panasonic TX-P50GT50's from 2012 as these are still the only screen that I would consider replacing it with (or a P50VT50 for a bit more). I saw an interview with the Panasonic CEO the other day, who said that when Pioneer stopped making Plasma, Panasonic employed all the Plasma engineers they could find who had recently left Pioneer - hence why Panasonic then became the Plasma makers to beat as most of the engineers were original designers of the Kuro series! When asked, the CEO also said that it was unfair to compare 2012 Panasonic to Pioneer as although the Panasonics are slightly better, Pioneer were nearly at the same standard in 2005! Shame they couldn't make the production costs work. Sadly a dying breed the Plasma.... :(
#32
bobo53
which tv does do that?? I seen it on monitors only

Some TVs will accept 120hz in 2D mode.
http://www.blurbusters.com/overclock/120hz-pc-to-tv/

Keep meaning to test mine (Panasonic UT50).
#33
I would not buy until they sort out the 50htz issues reported on AV forums website Link to review and look at comments under the review Review and comments
Also other link to avforum comments about 50htz issue link to forum
#34
I still have an 8 year old Kuro but have now got my eye on a shop that still has a stock of New Panasonic TX-P50GT50's from 2012 as these are still the only screen that I would consider replacing it with (or a P50VT50 for a bit more). I saw an interview with the Panasonic CEO the other day, who said that when Pioneer stopped making Plasma, Panasonic employed all the Plasma engineers they could find who had recently left Pioneer - hence why Panasonic then became the Plasma makers to beat as most of the engineers were original designers of the Kuro series! When asked, the CEO also said that it was unfair to compare 2012 Panasonic to Pioneer as although the Panasonics are slightly better, Pioneer were nearly at the same standard in 2005! Shame they couldn't make the production costs work. Sadly a dying breed the Plasma.... :(

I totally agree, the Kuro was the benchmark that all other plasma makers tried to beat, always applauded in the AV mags etc.

I still have mine and will be devastated when it dies
banned#35
noeasywayout
Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be. My parents have just picked up one of these in the 40" and the picture is awful. Stick with Sony or Samsung.

Glad you just said that, my panasonic from 7 years ago just blew up, ordered a sony :)
#36
Musician
noeasywayout
Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be. My parents have just picked up one of these in the 40" and the picture is awful. Stick with Sony or Samsung.

Glad you just said that, my panasonic from 7 years ago just blew up, ordered a sony :)

7 years was a pretty good stint. You don't think that's acceptable? :D
banned#37
MBeeching
Musician
noeasywayout
Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be. My parents have just picked up one of these in the 40" and the picture is awful. Stick with Sony or Samsung.

Glad you just said that, my panasonic from 7 years ago just blew up, ordered a sony :)

7 years was a pretty good stint. You don't think that's acceptable? :D

I loved that tv, am quite sad to see it go but I am excited about the new one.
#38
As far as I understand Panasonic, 1200 Hz "processing rate" is just mimicking what every 50 Hz CRT does - badly. Cold for marketing lies.
#39
wow, thanks a lot for these great insights..can anyone recommend a good current TV with this price range for the size?

45-50 inches, 3D. don't care if smart or not
#40
"It's a Dixons group special so only available at PC world & Currys."

"Don't bother, Panasonic are not the brand they used to be."

Another tv made by Vestel of Turkey? They could save at least the Panasonic brand from being corrupted...

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