Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42ST30B 42-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD £510 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Product Description
VIERA Neo Plasma Full HD 3D TV with Freeview HD
600Hz Sub-field Drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
Infinite Black Pro
24p Smooth Film
VIERA Connect
3D Image Viewer
TV Tuner
Integrated Tuners*: PAL-I; DVB-T DVB-T/T2 (MPEG4-AVC [H.264])
Teletext Reception: 1000P
Display
Contrast: Infinite Black Pro (5000000:1 Native)
Motion Technology: 600 Hz Sub Field Drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
Screen Size: 42" (106 cm) diagonal
Panel: G14 Progressive Full-HD NeoPlasma
Filter: High Contrast Filter (AR Filter)
Viewing Angle: Viewing Angle Free
Response Speed: 0.001 msec. (Time of discharge after the drive pulse signal of the panel is sent.)
Resolution: Full-HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
24p Smooth Film/Playback: 24p Smooth Film/Playback
Shades of Gradation: 6144 equivalent steps of gradation
Deep Colour (10/12-bit)
x.v. Colour
3D Colour Management
Picture Mode: Dynamic/Normal/Cinema/True Cinema/Game/Photo
Vreal: Vreal 3D
Full HD 3D
3D Panel
3D 24p Film Display/Smooth Film
2D/3D Conversion
3D Image Viewer
Dedicated 3D Eyewear: NOT included
Sound
Speakers: 2 x 10 watt 2 Speakers
Sound Mode: Music/Speech/User
Virtual Surround: V-Audio Surround
Dolby Digital/dts/CoNEQ: Dolby Digital Plus/DolbyPulse/dts2.0/dts Digital Out
Input/Output
CI (Common Interface)
VIERA Image Viewer: (AVCHD/SD-VIDEO/Motion JPEG [Lumix]/MP4 [Xacti]/DivXPlusHD/MKV/WMV/JPEG/MPO/MP3/AAC/WMA playback)
USB: 2 (1 side 1 rear); Mass Storage/Keyboard/WiFi
HDMI Input/ Support Feature: 4 (1 side 3 rear)/ Audio Return Channel (Input 2) / 3D Input (Input 2)
Composite Video Input: AV2: CVBS x 1 (side)
Component Video Input: RCA phono type x 1 set (rear)
Audio Input (for HDMI Composite Component): RCA phono type x 2 sets (1 side 1 rear)
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#1
nice :) was thinking about this one but went for the TX-P42G30 as that has a superior 2D reproduction and has DLNA which this doesn't have.

But heat from me as you can't get much better for a 3D panel at this price!

Been thinking about copping a wireless dongle for my Panasonic telly, is there a cheaper on than the one Panny do?

Edited By: scamster on Feb 01, 2012 23:48: .
1 Like #2
The dlna isnt that good but a cheaper dongle that can be used on anything is the open media wifi bridge found on ebay etc.. For around £22 delivered. Only snag is it requires a usb port for power but connects to the wired rj45 port

wifibridge.co.uk/
#4
Ive had this TV for about 3 months now and very happy with it. Its just missing the DNLA media streaming and ability to use a USB HDD for recording. pausing and rewinding live TV. Other than that its a cracking set and well worth the money. We paid £550 for it from John Lewis but managed to wangle £50 back on a technicallity.

We aint too bothered about 3D at the moment but its there if we need it and at the price it was equivelent to any 2D set. Lovely 2D picture on this.
2 Likes #5
This was on Amazon for £450 a fortnight ago according to camelizer:

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B004TFDTMS/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0
banned#6
Fnz
This was on Amazon for £450 a fortnight ago according to camelizer:

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B004TFDTMS/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0



Nothing like telling people they could have got it cheaper......... :p
#8
Smuggling Pnuts

Aye, and it's OOS
#9
mike_c
The dlna isnt that good but a cheaper dongle that can be used on anything is the open media wifi bridge found on ebay etc.. For around £22 delivered. Only snag is it requires a usb port for power but connects to the wired rj45 port

wifibridge.co.uk/


cheers mike_c I'll look into that, also noticed this dongle - NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N USB Adapter sold on Amazon for £28.75 that works on the Panny (_;)
#10
dmjwebster
Smuggling Pnuts

Aye, and it's OOS

?:{? its the same TV at the same shop...just highlighting the previous cheaper price

Edited By: Smuggling Pnuts on Jan 30, 2012 22:48
#11
they could throw at least 1 pair of glasses to get you started...
#12
Not a great price IMO as it was down to below £450 @ Amazon before christmas at stated and even £399 elsewhere i think.

The TV also has a chunky grey bezel which looks a bit dated.



Edited By: alexandercooper on Jan 31, 2012 08:27: .
#13
If you have an Xbox or PS3, all these "smart" features that you are paying extra for... well, your console will already be able to do them.
#14
alexandercooper
Not a great price IMO as it was down to below £450 @ Amazon & John Lewis before christmas and even £399 elsewhere.


It was a fantastic deal at £450. Don't believe it was ever £399 at any reputable retailer... you may be thinking of the S30 which was £399 for a while.

This is a good deal. What other TV can match / beat this TVs performance at anywhere near this price?

Edited By: dooper on Jan 31, 2012 08:18
#15
dooper
alexandercooper
Not a great price IMO as it was down to below £450 @ Amazon & John Lewis before christmas and even £399 elsewhere.


It was a fantastic deal at £450. Don't believe it was ever £399 at any reputable retailer... you may be thinking of the S30 which was £399 for a while.

This is a good deal. What other TV can match / beat this TVs performance at anywhere near this price?


You might be right about the S30. Fair comment
#16
It isnt so cheap when you have to add on the cost of glasses, its disgraceful that you dont get glasses with this.
1 Like #17
Bought this @ £450 a few weeks back, cracking TV for the money
#18
Fnz
This was on Amazon for £450 a fortnight ago according to camelizer:


Unfortunately many of Panasonic and Samsung TVs prices went up recently. This one is still at the same price level (even dropped slightly):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-TX-P50ST30B-50-inch-Internet-Ready-Freeview/dp/B004TFDUB8

...so you might consider it.

Panasonic ST30 was on my shopping list for a while, but only till I`ve done some research. To many cons.



Edited By: MikeT on Jan 31, 2012 10:09
1 Like #19
Could do with sticking the price in the title
#20
gingercat
Could do with sticking the price in the title
Done
#21
I have 5 HD tv's and they are all panasonic, Pana make the best tv's imo.

Edited By: lovewizard on Jan 31, 2012 11:47
#22
I got JL to price match RS @£449 great TV (and 5yr guarantee!!)

I've got a WD TV live so dont really care about lack of DLNA features
#23
This is hot???! I brought it back in the start of the month for £450 when the non 3D model was hot on here for £400. Maybe it's hot now but simply not the lowest it has been.

Either way, **** great tv. Well worth it.
#24
Robeh
This is hot???!


Was cold from me on the ground of poor value for money.

But if others are still interested, don't forget you can bring the price down by 2% if you use Amazon credit card
#25
Collecting one from TVDirect tomorrow at £500 includes 5 year warranty (for collection in store)

http://www.directtvs.co.uk/Panasonic_TX-P42ST30B_42_Inch_3D_Plasma_TV_TX-P42ST30B/version.asp

Has anybody used the 3D glasses available from Hama on Ebay? Do you have to use Panasonics own glasses or will these copies work?
#26
Bought this from Amazon 3weeks ago at £449. Great TV even at £510. With regards to the comments about the TV's appearance and the size of the bezel, I would say the pictures of the set don't do it justice, it looks great in real life. Picture quality is outstanding at 720p and stunning at 1080p. It replaces my 3 year old 37' Panasonic plasma set and is a significant step up.
#27
Aznar
[quote=Fnz]
Panasonic ST30 was on my shopping list for a while, but only till I`ve done some research. To many cons.


Depends how picky you are tbh..last week I bought the TX-P42UT30 which is considered a lower model or the model which the ST30 replaced for £420 from Co-Op electrical, but even if I had paid £510 for the UT30 I would have been happy so the ST30 even at £510 is well worth it. I am absolutely delighted with my UT30, it absolutely smashes my parents Samsung 2D only LED TV they bought just after Christmas for £400 in both SD and HD picture quality, sound and functionality and that's even before you add the 3D in the mix.
1 Like #28
I got this 2 weeks ago for £450 its a cracking TV for the money, nothing comes close in this price range.
1 Like #29
Stunning set, love mine.

As has been stated above the ST30 is the one to get around this price, even if you aren't fussed about the 3D as a 2D only set with the same Neo Plasma panel (G30) costs more (although does have more features, THX certification etc).

The Panasonic UK website has a good comparison tool you can use to see the difference between the various 2011 models.

pugw$sh
Has anybody used the 3D glasses available from Hama on Ebay? Do you have to use Panasonics own glasses or will these copies work?


I bought two pairs from uktronics2010 on eBay and they work fine. Although they aren't as light and don't give as bright a picture as the latest proper Panasonic ones. That said there's a serious lack of quality 3D content out there, what there is looks great on this set - it's a better effect than in the cinema.
#30
uchuff
Stunning set, love mine.

As has been stated above the ST30 is the one to get around this price, even if you aren't fussed about the 3D as a 2D only set with the same Neo Plasma panel (G30) costs more (although does have more features, THX certification etc).

The Panasonic UK website has a good comparison tool you can use to see the difference between the various 2011 models.

pugw$sh
Has anybody used the 3D glasses available from Hama on Ebay? Do you have to use Panasonics own glasses or will these copies work?


I bought two pairs from uktronics2010 on eBay and they work fine. Although they aren't as light and don't give as bright a picture as the latest proper Panasonic ones. That said there's a serious lack of quality 3D content out there, what there is looks great on this set - it's a better effect than in the cinema.


Many thanks for the reply, just ordered a pair.
1 Like #31
I bought this a few weeks ago for £449 - it's an outstanding TV and at £510 it's still excellent value. If you need one now buy it..........
#32
Everyone complaining about the bezel on this - i can't see what the fuss is about - it looks perfectly fine to me. The set looks very nice with it's glossy surround.

I wouldn't say this is massively hot considering the 50" version could have been had for £599 from JL or RS at Christmas. This is warm for the price. The quality is amazing though. And don't be fooled into thinking that it's just a 3D version of the S30 - the ST models also have better blacks (Infinite Black Pro) - which even the G30 doesn't have! All it lacks is full calibrations controls but trust me - it is very good out of the box, i have the 50" version.

Those also saying "get the G or GT version for their DLNA capability) just note that they only support audio and images over DLNA - not video. So don't go thinking you'll be able to play your MKVs over DLNA. And who wants to listen to audio through a TV anyway?

For me therefore the ST is still the peach of the Panasonic Plasma range in terms of value for money - only this isn't a massively hot deal. Just look out for a cheaper deal, or better still - a JL deal.

Edited By: undercover82 on Jan 31, 2012 20:34
#33
I own this tv and bought it around two weeks ago when they were still 450.
fantastic tv excellent picture quality in both hd and sd and picture is not dim like many plasmas.
and I'm too picky and owned an lcd before..great colours too.nothing too complain except slightly outdated design,but thats not a big issue.
it's a hot deal for sure.


Edited By: Tequila on Jan 31, 2012 21:47
#34
JL are offering this for £549.95 with 5 years warranty?
http://www.johnlewis.com/231263086/Product.aspx
banned#35
BHS direct are doing this at £499 including free standard delivery

http://www.bhsdirect.co.uk/BH_Panasonic_TVs___Plasma_30032800/version.asp
#36
joe6996
JL are offering this for £549.95 with 5 years warranty?
http://www.johnlewis.com/231263086/Product.aspx

OOS

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