Panasonic TH-42PX80B 42" Viera HD Ready 100HZ Plasma TV - £599.97 Delivered @ directTVs - HotUKDeals
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The Panasonic TH-42PX80B has built in digital freeview, so it's ready for the digital switchover and you get all the free channels.
It's also wall mountable giving you the option to save some space in your living room.
As it comes with 3 HDMI inputs and and optical input for the sound, this TV is ideal for gamers whether you've got an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. This also makes it perfect for high definition movies played through a Blu-ray player.


This is thanks to the advanced technology that Panasonic have put into there new plasma range including a 100Hz refresh rate so the picture is kept fresh and clear while the usual Viera Link means you can unprecedented power over compatible Panasonic products. Now, you can use just a single remote control to manage your entire AV system. VIERA Link uses the control signals that are transmitted through an HDMI cable for automated functions. Just press the VIERA Link button on the VIERA TV remote to control your entire Panasonic home cinema components.

Also equipped with V-AUDIO and V-AUDIO Surround sound, Panasonics unique sound technology, VIERA televisions deliver crystal-clear sound with superior bass performance. V-AUDIO surround features Panasonics unique digital amplifier, carbon speaker and slim side speaker design as well as featuring SRS tru surround XT or BBE ViVA HD3D Sound.

"Panasonics seemingly unstoppable plasma roll continues
apace with this stunner despite LCDs best efforts"
- What Video & Hi-Def TV July 2008


Download Viera TH42PX80B Product Information Sheet (PDF)
Specification Overview:

42" HD Ready Plasma TV
15000:1 Contrast Ratio
1,024 x 720 Resolution
100,000 Hours Panel Life
V Real 3
VIERA Link
100Hz Double Speed
Progressive Scan
TV Tuner - 1x analogue, 1x digital
Integrated Freeview
Teletext - 1000 pages
Electronic Programme Guide
Memory Card Reader
V-Audio (w bass boost)
Remote Control
Connectivity:




2 x SCART
3 x HDMI
1 x PC Input
1 x S-Video
1 x Component
1 x Composite
1 x RF
Wall Mounting:

Wallmountable - Yes
See Recommended Accessories for suitable brackets
Others:

Dimensions (W x D x H) - 102cm x 9.5cm x 67.9cm Without stand
Dimensions (W x D x H) - 102cm x 32.7cm x 72.7cm With stand
Weight - 26kg Without stand
Weight - 28kg With stand
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#1
Same price @ Multizone AV, PRC and Richer Sounds (with 5 yr guarantee for extra £59.95)
#2
Also worth noting this model has just been updated?
#4
New models on sale at Littlewoodsdirect.com for £699.00 and there is a 10% discount code that can be used before Sunday bringing it to within £30 or so of this model, also 8% quidco I think :)
Very good TV tho'
#5
kobirulali
Also worth noting this model has just been updated?


Definitely worth mentioning! Is that the "B" at the end of the model number then?

I was just about to say I'm sure this set has been posted on here for around £500 for months now :)
#6
this tv, despite what a review says, only seems capable of going upto 720p and this is really worth noting.
#7
Not a great price, I got this TV for £630 over eight months ago, it's worth spending the extra £30-40 odd on the new model IMO, although there's no doubting this is still a fantastic TV.

The B in the model number means black.
#8
lol, the B in the model number means UK !!!!!! (E would indicate european model etc)!!!
#9
skywalker1973
this tv, despite what a review says, only seems capable of going upto 720p and this is really worth noting.


Couldnt disagree more, a tv of this size its hardly noticable at 2 metres between 1080p and 720p. infact some avforums members prefer this to the 1080p PZ version. The reviews wouldnt of been so good if it wasnt a great tv

Great tv for the price, although the new X10 is even better and not that much more
#10
stezo2k
Couldnt disagree more, a tv of this size its hardly noticable at 2 metres between 1080p and 720p. infact some avforums members prefer this to the 1080p PZ version. The reviews wouldnt of been so good if it wasnt a great tv


It's true, believe me, you don't need 1080p on a 42" set.

Can't say I find this price all that great either, considering it's now the 'older' model and the fact that I bought mine in January for just £450 from Dixons! :-D
#11
great find..i bought this for 850£ a few months ago... :(

great tele tho..will recommend!
#12
Wow, ordered my PX80 42" for £438.

Great telly though.....
#13
Got this from John Lewis 6 months ago and love it, couldn't recommend it enough to anyone. It gets used for PS3 and SkyHD and the picture quality is stunning for the price, lots of great reviews online but just remember to "run in" for the first 200 hours. :thumbsup:
#14
skywalker1973
this tv, despite what a review says, only seems capable of going upto 720p and this is really worth noting.


Yes this is worth noting too, especially for a £600 TV and you want to hook it up to a PC and achieve a crisp image. Mind you, I personally wouldn't expect to get a 42" 1080p plasma for this price, although you can get a good 42" 1080p LCD for this price.

Also worth noting (I think, but I'll probably get told this doesn't matter) is the resolution of this TV is 1024 x 720 (and not 1366 x 768, which is preferable) which may cause loss of picture definition (surely) due to the horizontal display of the image across too few pixels, or at least fewer pixels than a 1366 x 768 TV.

As stezo2k argued, and many other have in the past, yes this TV gives a great picture, and yes it gives a great picture with great black definition on SD video, and is definitely a good buy at the right price, but it doesn't mean this TV doesn't come without limitations, and it's not exactly shocking forum behaviour to point them out.
#15
Paid £480 for ours a few months ago so not that good of a deal. Spend an extra 20-35 pounds extra for the new P42X10B which has better specs/lower power consumption.

Resolution is not everything unless you watch mostly high def content (and lets face it most people don't), the "loss of detail picture definition" is negligable due to the pixels being rectangular. So if you're a high HD junkie, stick to 1080p sets.. but for most people 720p at this resolution is the sweet spot for everyday (SD) viewing and will still look great when watching Blu ray from a bit further back.
#16
Great TV - one of the best out there at any price for 95% of people. Unfortunately this deal isn't the best in the world so cold.
#17
Why do people always bang on about how much they bought it for a few months back (apart from to show off to others)?

Yes, you could have got it for £438 on New Years Day if you were lucky. But that was when the sales were on (and if you had the right discount codes, Egg card etc) and also just as importantly when it didn't cost as much to import the tellys from Japan or where ever.

You should judge a deal on how much things cost now, not at some point in the past.

Not that I think this is a hot deal mind you.
#18
wkdandyly
Got this from John Lewis 6 months ago and love it, couldn't recommend it enough to anyone. It gets used for PS3 and SkyHD and the picture quality is stunning for the price, lots of great reviews online but just remember to "run in" for the first 200 hours. :thumbsup:


Hope this ain't a silly question, but Plasma TV expert I am not... what do you mean by the "run in" comment for the first 200 hours?
#19
Not banging on, just politely pointing out that it is not worth investing this much on an item when you can pick up a new greener model for a bit more. Saving you energy aswell as having a better alround TV - this was the basis of my vote.

cmidge: "run in" means that you you run your TV at reduced settings (brightness, contrast) to let the Plasma settle in - to avoid any damage done to the panel.
#20
Hinch87
Not banging on, just politely pointing out that it is not worth investing this much on an item when you can pick up a new greener model for a bit more. Saving you energy aswell as having a better alround TV - this was the basis of my vote.

cmidge: "run in" means that you you run your TV at reduced settings (brightness, contrast) to let the Plasma settle in - to avoid any damage done to the panel.


And how much is a bit more?!

Superb TV, and I only have Sky SD running through it
#21
Hinch87
Not banging on, just politely pointing out that it is not worth investing this much on an item when you can pick up a new greener model for a bit more. Saving you energy aswell as having a better alround TV - this was the basis of my vote.

cmidge: "run in" means that you you run your TV at reduced settings (brightness, contrast) to let the Plasma settle in - to avoid any damage done to the panel.


Thanks Hinch87 :)

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