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PANASONIC HD TX-PZ70 42" PLASMA £399.99 @ TEC7 IN HOUSE OF FRASER OXFORD STREET

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#2
1920 x 1080 ? FullHD
#3
I wouldnt have a clue, i just saw it on display and thought it might be a good deal.
#4
4444405
1920 x 1080 ? FullHD


If this is the same model, it looks to be:
http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/plasma/panasonic_th42pz70.htm
#5
review here :thumbsup:
#6
A very old model and probably overtaken in most areas by recent techno advances
#7
Decentbloke
A very old model and probably overtaken in most areas by recent techno advances


i just thought that everyone buying LCD because price had dropped then the bring out a new format
LED
#8
4444405
1920 x 1080 ? FullHD


Panasonic's old naming convention (This is a 2007/8 model) was PX= 720p & PZ=1080p

so yes it's a 1080p TV. Just an old model.
#9
VERY good price for a 42" plasma let alone Full HD, and Panasonic too.

Nice one. H&R added.
#10
Heat added, great price for a this even if it's an older model. Panasonic are by far my favourite brand for reliability, performance and quality.
#11
Great TV even if it is 2008 MODEL Brilliant price and Panosonic are the best IMO afer owning all of the major brands over the years.
#12
knocka
i just thought that everyone buying LCD because price had dropped then the bring out a new format
LED


LED tvs are LCD tvs
#13
This TV may be a couple of years old but its still very good, RRP used to be around £1000. at £399 this really is a steal
#14
knocka
i just thought that everyone buying LCD because price had dropped then the bring out a new format
LED


Plasma is still current tech, But LEDs are a change to the way that LCDs are backlit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED-backlit_LCD_television
#15
Well found. Would buy if online. Have some heat OP
#16
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 ??? is it enough for a good picture ?
#17
anyone know what sort of warranty this comes with? just tried ringing them but no one picks up!
#18
RajUK
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 ??? is it enough for a good picture ?

Yep, very good for the price.
#19
knocka
i just thought that everyone buying LCD because price had dropped then the bring out a new format
LED


LED is only a methord of back lighting used on LED TV's the picture still comes from a LCD pannel.

Non=LED tv's have CCFL back lighting.

when LED TV's drop in price, we'll get OLED and than Flexible screens with OLED, and inthe end we might not need a screen at all (holographic displays with 3D (no glasses)) :-D
#20
guest5234
Great TV even if it is 2008 MODEL Brilliant price and Panosonic are the best IMO afer owning all of the major brands over the years.


2007 Model I think.;-)

Probably won't be much difference in performance to the bottom of the range Panasonic 2010 range - and will probably be of a a better build quality and use better components.:whistling:
#21
Uridium
Panasonic's old naming convention (This is a 2007/8 model) was PX= 720p & PZ=1080p

so yes it's a 1080p TV. Just an old model.


I ordered the PZ from Dixons for Christmas 2008 but they cocked up my order. I finished up getting the PX elsewhere for less - and with a 5 year guarantee. I was glad I did because the PX has an excellent picture (most of my content is SD) and uses less power than the gas guzzling PZ.
#22
This will certainly be better than any 40-42" LCD TV at this price.

Unfortunately, while LED backlit LCDs are quite a good innovation, its much more of an evolutionary step rather than revolutionary the TV makers are trying to spin. Just a way for them to sell a new generation of TV to people who already have Plasmas/TVs, but without any realistic improvement in picture quality.
#23
weiran
This will certainly be better than any 40-42" LCD TV at this price.

Unfortunately, while LED backlit LCDs are quite a good innovation, its much more of an evolutionary step rather than revolutionary the TV makers are trying to spin. Just a way for them to sell a new generation of TV to people who already have Plasmas/TVs, but without any realistic improvement in picture quality.


That is so true, apart from the size and sexaple of led not much of an inprovement over mid/high end ccfl lcd's.

However 3D is an advancement but, not much use at this time
#24
Just been to House of Fraser Maidstone and told the bloke bout the offer - laughed very loudly at me!! oh well worth a try
#25
Anyone who tries to compare contrast ratios needs a slap.

Sony LCD have Infinity dynamic contrast ratio, so should **** all over this right? :thinking:
#26
Cracking deal, I've had a PX70 since 2007 and it still rocks.
#27
Ive got one of these, (since 2008 I think) Its brilliant!

forget contrast ratios & 600 HZ etc. all marketing cons for mugs.

much better than LCD, backlit or not.

only downside with plasma are the cooling fans, not noisy but not silent either and well worth the trade off for Plasma.

thats what I think anyway
#28
dames
Ive got one of these, (since 2008 I think) Its brilliant!

forget contrast ratios & 600 HZ etc. all marketing cons for mugs.

much better than LCD, backlit or not.

only downside with plasma are the cooling fans, not noisy but not silent either and well worth the trade off for Plasma.

thats what I think anyway


couldnt agree more; cant believe that people fall for all the rubbish talked esp 1080p. Great TV will give a stunning picture and years of service. Plasma far superior to LCD IMO esp with SD. Bargain
#29
panasonic plasmas are great i have an older model than this and i couldnt be happier
this is a fantastic price
#30
RajUK
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 ??? is it enough for a good picture ?


lol the best contrast ratio of all time is around 15,000 on the 5090 Kuros, any TV manufacturer claiming higher than that is making up numbers

This is a very very good TV, it is quite an old model, manufactured around 2007-2008, but its 1080p, very good contrast, maybe not as smooth on panning shots on BluRay as some TVs though.

BARGAIN though I have the PZ80, essentially the same TV and beats any LCD/LED today imo
#31
I have got a panasoninc 42px 720, got it in 2008, it is fantastic. especially when playing HD content through Virgin box.

It beats all of the LCD tvs I have seen round friends houses.

So in my opinion this deal is a steal
#32
PZ70 is a very old model.

It was part of the PX70 Range, which preceeded the PX/PZ80.

I wouldn't pay that price for a tv of that age, plasma technology has moved on a bit, it's not a bad set, but the latest NeoPDP are amazing.
#33
muddyfox470
PZ70 is a very old model.

It was part of the PX70 Range, which preceeded the PX/PZ80.

I wouldn't pay that price for a tv of that age, plasma technology has moved on a bit, it's not a bad set, but the latest NeoPDP are amazing.


See my post above I have the PX70 , can you tell me where anyone can buy a TV as good for £400
#34
wtf only 6 hdmi! i need 9
#35
jukie
See my post above I have the PX70 , can you tell me where anyone can buy a TV as good for £400


you could always go second hand. this is a 3 year old tv, im sure i could get a 2 year old tv for the same price which is better, in fact i did 2 weeks ago

i got the 42 PZ85B for £370 second hand
#36
PsychoSonny
you could always go second hand. this is a 3 year old tv, im sure i could get a 2 year old tv for the same price which is better, in fact i did 2 weeks ago

i got the 42 PZ85B for £370 second hand


That's a year newer (2008 as opposed to the 2007 posted) - but the "5B" suffix indicates it's a lower quality panel.
Don't get me wrong - both are great sets (or rather they were when they were released).

I'd be more tempted by this, personally. Again it's the bottom of the range (but bottom of the Panasonic range beats the average telly from most other manufacturers), but it's the current model - so newer technology and newer components within it of course. It's £50 more than this, and "only" 720p - but not only is that adequate for most people, it's actually better given the likely input sources for the average consumer. All IMHO, naturally.
#37
I believe these had blacks of about 0.015fl, which is a little better than today's Samsungs, and a little worse than the LGs. That would put on/off contrast ratio at about 2500:1 or so, which is still pretty good. Not sure about ansi contrast though.

From memory, colours on these were so-so, greyscale quite good out of the box.

Panasonic about this time were taking 1080p24, but the question is whether this model does it at 48hz (flicker central), or at 72/96hz (nice).
#38
Let me first point out I'm not knocking this set at that price as its an awesome deal. Highly Recommended. However early 1080p plasmas had cooling fans as previously mentioned that can be obtrusive occasionally. Also SD performance on these is not as good as the 720p panasonics of the same era. I think only recent 1080p pannys have sorted the SD issue and hopefully sorted the fan issue. I have a PX80 and its fanless. With the improvement in technology I can't see a reason why later 1080p pannys are fanless too but don't actually know. Perhaps someone more knowledgable can step in with this info.

Basically fantastic set but SD may be a little weak and there may be a bit of background noise especially in the summer months.
#39
PsychoSonny
you could always go second hand. this is a 3 year old tv, im sure i could get a 2 year old tv for the same price which is better, in fact i did 2 weeks ago

i got the 42 PZ85B for £370 second hand


Out of the 2, I would go for the TV that has bever been used over a TV that may have been on constantly for 2 years.
#40
jukie
Out of the 2, I would go for the TV that has bever been used over a TV that may have been on constantly for 2 years.


Yep. Seeing that these screens are limited in life span and shops typically abuse them e.g. Leave them on highest brightness, contrast, etc for 24x7x365 without following the proper run in guidelines, I'd never go for 2nd hand.

The pz is a very good range. I remember considering them back in 2007.

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