PANASONIC TH42PX600 42" High Definition Digital Plasma TV with Stand £1,565.10 - HotUKDeals
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Massive saving of £633.90 off the Currys listed price with the
10% code and this code 450204CFP. Includes delivery. Also get another 3.5% off with Quidco, knocking another £54 off.

This is a great plasma tv and is highly rated on the AV forums. I'm close to getting the credit card out, only worry is no warranty, and don't think John lewis would price match this online deal.

I can't find it cheaper but would be happy if I was proved wrong. :-)
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#1
Use PRFREEDEL for free delivery...

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#2
Thanks Emma I missed the free delivery code. :)
#3
its £1400 at richer sounds i posted a therad on this T.V a while back
#4
I don't see the PX600 on the Richersounds website, i think you posted the PX60 which is the lolder model, the PX600 has a better speaker system. However the screen is apparently the same and many bods prefer saving a bit of dosh and getting the PX60.? Also you can get this cheaper but not with the cabinet.

I see Robert Dyas had a great deal on this tv too but the 20% code has gone now. :-(
#5
spudgun
I don't see the PX600 on the Richersounds website, i think you posted the PX60 which is the lolder model, the PX600 has a better speaker system. However the screen is apparently the same and many bods prefer saving a bit of dosh and getting the PX60.? Also you can get this cheaper but not with the cabinet.

I see Robert Dyas had a great deal on this tv too but the 20% code has gone now. :-(


Think I can help there! I just posted a new 20% off code for Robert Dyas, which is a masive saving. :thumbsup:

HERE
#6
kudos1uk
Think I can help there! I just posted a new 20% off code for Robert Dyas, which is a masive saving. :thumbsup:

HERE


i'll need to try the code, haven't bought the Currys one just yet. :thumbsup:
#7
Not a bad deal. HD plasmas are getting fairly reasonable price, and it does have a very good reputation for the picture. The major problem is the resolution: it's only 1024*768.

Personally I'd go for the Sony SXRD for £1650:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000J0Z9D4/ref=wl_it_dp/026-7175224-5699662?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1QDXYUUSUU97B&colid=39VYK6S6YFXT8

It's 55", which is 70% more screen area, and more importantly 1080p. As pretty much all HD sources (Sky/TW HD, HDDVD, Bluray) are in 1080 lines, the SXRD can display them without any scaling. 720p screens will have to scale it down significantly, and the Panasonic is actually not even a full 720p screen (720p = 1280*720, the Pana is 1024*768 ). That means it's throwing away 62% of the pixels. This is pretty much unavoidable with plasmas, as 1080p sets are at least £5000 at present.

A further advantage of 1080p is that it allows you to sit close enough for the picture to fill 30 degrees of your field of view, which is the cinema standard (SMPTE recommended is 30 degrees, THX spec is 26-36 for the entire cinema). If you try sit that close with a 720 line set, you start to see individual pixels and the picture deteriorates - as a result, 720p is specced for 20 degrees FOV, ie 50% further away seating distance.
#8
I get really confused regarding plasma v LCD chat. What are your views on the Hitachi 42PD9700, not true 1080p but closer than the PX600?

Looking at the LCDs in Comet, none seemed to come close in picture quality compared to these two plasmas, will need to have a look at this Sony in the flesh.
#9
I dont get it where did the Robert Dyas 20% off voucher I posted earlier go?
#10
spudgun
I get really confused regarding plasma v LCD chat. What are your views on the Hitachi 42PD9700, not true 1080p but closer than the PX600?

Looking at the LCDs in Comet, none seemed to come close in picture quality compared to these two plasmas, will need to have a look at this Sony in the flesh.



Interesting, the Hitachi 42PD9700 has a 1024x1080 res. In terms of scaling down from 1080p (1920*1080), the more pixels the better. You're also not scaling on the vertical at all, which (I think) should result in less picture degradation.

As for LCDs: they have one major advantage in that you can get 1080p cheap. The major disadvantage is the contrast ratio is really poor compared to plasmas, and nextgen rear projectors like the SXRD. Typically, LCDs have <1000:1 (ignore false advertising about dynamic contrast raising it to anything higher), while the SXRD and most plasmas have ten times that. For movies, that's a major difference.

Overall, same comment as before: I'd take the SXRD above any <£2000 screen. 1080p on a large screen is a whole level above a smaller screen having to downscale to 720p, and the price is pretty much the same.
#11
******. I was just about to buy this from Currys but it seems the 10% code has expired. Not worth it now. Maybe will wait until after Xmas for my plasma now.
:x
#12
spudgun
******. I was just about to buy this from Currys but it seems the 10% code has expired. Not worth it now. Maybe will wait until after Xmas for my plasma now.
:x


that tele is worth £3000 if that is what it cost! buy it, you will not be disapointed :)
#13
This deal is live again if you use the new 10% code. :-D
#14
It's a great TV! I just received the TH42PX60CAB a couple of days ago (£1,300 with an empire direct 5 year warrenty btw). The PX60 I got is exactly the same screen, only without the frilly bits (slightly different look, weaker built-in speakers, no SD card reader/recorder and no picture-in-picture when using hdmi).

The link you provided didn't include the cabinet that is pictured (if that's what you want, look for CAB on the model number). Often, the CAB versions are only a little more expensive, or even cheaper, as mine was at E.D at the time of buying. But the cabinet itself is worth about £400 (according to panasonic) if bought seperately. You could probably sell it for £200 ish on ebay and wall-mount the TV!

1024x768 is a typical good resolution for plasmas. plasmas do not go higher than this (horizontally) without going to 50" + sizes. But the res is fan-bloody-tastic I have watched a lot of 1080 sources on this TV, like spiderman 2, through my PC and it is breathtaking! I have also witnessed some 1080 native LCDs running high-def in sony stores and there is no comparison, the plasma beats it for overal pic quality.

Before buying the telly, I was getting "sold" by all the resolution hype (my PC monitor is 1920x1200 - though this is far more useful for computer usage), But don't let pixels numbers put you off, the picture is one of the best and the experts can't even fault it against the £4000 + pioneers.

Plus, most of my viewing is standard definition and will stay that way for many years I suspect. Especially now that I've seen how incredible DVDs look (through RGB-scart) on this TV (You won't believe it).

It's a great TV and that's a great price, if you want the stand only version.

I recommend the PX60 personally though, unless you particularly need the extra features of the PX600.

IMPORTANT
Rumour has it that panasonic are going to offer their own manufacturer 5 year warranty with this TV, as standard, between 14th Oct (ish) and christmas. This, imo, is essential for a plasma TV this expensive, it is worth paying extra for, so definately worth waiting for (good timing to buy one then :)). Hopefully, the prices wont rise too much to reflect it and now you can shop for the best possible deal without having to worry about who's offering the best warranty. Do a search on avforums for "panasonic" and warranty" (or something like that) to check this out!
#15
This link is for the Cabinet version so it does include the expensive stand.Originally £2199.99 at Currys, they just don't list it as CAB.

http://www.plasma-tv-deals.co.uk/panasonic_th42px600_plasma_tv.htm

Also regarding the five year warranty, only available from certain retailers, will need to check for this first, and maybe not online.

http://www.takehollywoodhome.co.uk/

If you want the TH42PX60CAB also available from Currys for discounted price.

http://www.plasma-tv-deals.co.uk/panasonic_th42px60_plasma_tv.htm
#16
Hmmm.. Looking at the link at the top of the thread, it is unclear to me what "stand" currys mean. It just says "[COLOR="Red"]Digital Plasma TV with Stand[/COLOR]". I took it as [COLOR="red"]red[/COLOR] that that means the tabletop stand, because everyone else, including panasonic, refer to the table stand as "STAND", and the cabinet as either "CAB", "CABINET" or at least "VIERA STAND" (and a wall mountable kit as "WALL"). Perhaps your right, but I think currys are making it unclear on their website. As we all know, we can't just rely on the stock photo to be the correct product. Anyway, nothing a quick phonecall wouldn't sort out.

As for the warrenty, I really don't know specifics, nor do I want to look into them further, as I got a 5 year free empire direct guarantee. But I must say that a long guarantee is very much desirable for something so expensive yet "temperamental" as all plasmas arguably are (they at least deserve to be catagorized as a high-risk purchase). These plasmas are well made and should last over 5 years, but for over a grand, I'd rather not chance it.

However, at the same time, I would not like to pay hundreds for the warranty, when it can be had for free by good timing, or by hasselling John Lewis for a price match (the road that many savvy buyers go down).

I notice that the takehollywoodhome website lists shops that all charge a premium on the TV so their warrenty may be technically "free" but it isn't FREE free! I think that hollywood website might be more of a marketing ploy as I hear rumours that many shops unlisted are still offering it anyway.

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