Panasonic TH42PX60PED 42"HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview & Pedestal Stand delivered £986.35 after q - HotUKDeals
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Brief specs:

Diagonal Size: 42": widescreen | Image Aspect Ratio: 4:3, Zoom 1-2, 14:9 and 16:9 Widescreen | Colour Depth: Max. 29 billion equivalent colours for darker part | Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 | Resolution: 1024 x 768 | Backlight Life: 60,000 hour(s) min. (6.8years non stop, 20.4years if averaging 8hours a day) | Viewing Angle Horizontal & Vertical: 178 degrees & 178 degrees | Widescreen Modes: Panasonic Auto/16:9 (Full)/14:9/4:3/Zoom | Audio Controls: NICAM | Picture Adjustment: AV-NTSC: PAL-525/60, NTSC, M-NTSC | Display Menu Language: English | Display Modes: 480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i

£1,006.48 charged
£20.13 cashback from quidco
- schizoboy
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#1
All Panasonic Plasma's are offered with a free 5 year guarantee at selected outlets at the mo - be worth finding places that offer this [and can get near this price].
#2
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7585/th37pe50pedfnd8.jpg
#3
I've had this tv for about 2 months now. Best picture I've ever seen on a flat screen tv. It is unbelievable. It is apparently the same picture as the more expensive PX600. The only differences being the asthetics and the sound.
1 Like #4
2% Quidco as well
#5
Oooo forgot about that ta essennbee
#6
Great find :thumbsup:
#7
Free delivery on this (and any dabs item/order over £149) if you order it this weekend making this £979.98 after quidco
#8
Damn good TV this, one of the best around. this is by far the best plasma bargain yet!
#9
Nice find schizoboy :) Thanks!
#10
Word of warning - The small Native Resolution (1024 x 768m ) will limit you in the near future. Especially as it's a 42in.

Also this is up for grabs http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=41HD&InMerch=1
#11
That samsung is 1024 x 768 as well

Toshiba, Samsung Sony all have 37"/40"/42"/46" 1080p native displays announced, out next year probably.

HDTV content needs to become far more readly available before those hit these prices though.
#12
MojoUK
Word of warning - The small Native Resolution (1024 x 768m ) will limit you in the near future. Especially as it's a 42in.

Also this is up for grabs http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=41HD&InMerch=1


:giggle: really - why?

if you can spot the difference between 1080i and 1080p you've got good eyes mate.

this is the best HD plasma out there.

BEWARE THE PIXEL COUNTERS!!
#13
Lets take the 360 for example. The new upgrade has enabled us to go above 1366 x 768 (Which the above TV will not support anyway) and to 1920 x 1080.

The more pixels, the sharper the picture. And the Max res is only 1024x768 on this, so when blue ray and the mentioned 360 goes full HD, you wont get the full experience. At all. This is why these are so cheap!
#14
1080p native screens are still rare and above £2000

IMHO on 37" and lower 720p res is fine on lcds, for plasmas however hd still looks good on 42" from the comet demo's I have seen, admitedly the source is probably 720i/p but that doesn't matter as a downsampled 1080i signal will still look v good.

Vast majority of HD units sold in Europe will be 720p compliant and considered ok for medium sized units (26-37") from what I have seen.

To be extremely pedantic MojoUK is correct, any 1080i signal (like that of SkyHD or HD-DVD and Blu-Ray) will be downsampled on all these 720p compliant screens.

If you are very very fussy you can wait for 1920x1080 native screens or spend whats needed to buy it now...
#15
The resolution is wrong in the OP, 1024x768 doesn't even meet the HD Ready standard. The actual resolution of you follow the link 1280x720 (720p).
#16
HD Ready is a industry standard, and ALOT of HD Ready branded plasma's have 1024 x 768 as their actual resolution.

In the end people will buy what looks good and this looks very good...

My laptop has WUXGA 1920x1200 res, so I can watch 1080i trailers native... doesn't mean I wouldn't want this plasma :)
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If you're registered with pigsback you could get a hundred quid's worth of Boots vouchers when you buy this (they reduced the amount of points needed for a £10 Boots voucher to a flat 1000 and dabs give 10 points for every pound you spend with them through the pigsback link).
#18
Jonsend
The resolution is wrong in the OP, 1024x768 doesn't even meet the HD Ready standard. The actual resolution of you follow the link 1280x720 (720p).


It does - HD Ready only specifies vertical resolution of >720.

By the way, 1080p prices are dropping fast. The 55" Sony SXRD is down at £1580 delivered (Comet, minus 3.5% quidco), and that's a spectacular unit. LCD 1080ps will be standard within a year, although at 42" they're of dubious benefit - at that size someone with 20/20 vision needs to be sitting at least 8 feet away, and 6 feet to get full benefit. If you sit at 10 feet, you won't see any improvement over the above set's 1024*768 resolution.

With regard to 1080i vs 1080p: there's a lot of confusion here. Although it's true to say Sky/BBC HD are broadcast in 1080i, for film material this is 100% identical to the 1080p original (two frames get weaved together to form the original single progressive frame). For live material shot on video it's not the same, but the original is interlaced there anyway. HD-DVD and Bluray do similar things, with the content stored at 24/25fps, but most units outputting interlaced. Again, the TV should manage to reassemble this into the original progressive stream (although often only recent models do this properly).
#19
Thanks for all the extra info/feedback here guys and Welcome to HotUKDeals all the new posters in here ;-)
#20
schizoboy
1080p native screens are still rare and above £2000

IMHO on 37" and lower 720p res is fine on lcds, for plasmas however hd still looks good on 42" from the comet demo's I have seen, admitedly the source is probably 720i/p but that doesn't matter as a downsampled 1080i signal will still look v good.

Vast majority of HD units sold in Europe will be 720p compliant and considered ok for medium sized units (26-37") from what I have seen.

To be extremely pedantic MojoUK is correct, any 1080i signal (like that of SkyHD or HD-DVD and Blu-Ray) will be downsampled on all these 720p compliant screens.

If you are very very fussy you can wait for 1920x1080 native screens or spend whats needed to buy it now...



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Less the 20% Discount code sub 1k 1080p panel.

Have a read here ....>http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394235
#21
That's fantastic for 1080p - LCD prices are plummeting incredibly fast.

Having said that, at 42" I'd prefer a 1024*768 plasma to a 1920*1080 LCD. Unless you intend to sit at 6 feet (really impractical for >2 people), you won't see the extra resolution. Meanwhile, the much greater contrast and better dark scene detail of plasmas will result in a better picture overall.

If you can sit at 6 feet, a 1080p 42" LCD is a good bet. Maybe not the highest contrast, but the detail level will be fantastic.

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