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£799.99 including pedestal stand


The Panasonic TH42PX60 was one of the best selling plasma TVs of all time, so its replacement had to be good. The TH42PX70 is exactly that - and more.

Using the familiar Viera picture enhancements, the Panasonic TH42PX70 has a picture that is as bright, crisp and realistic as its famous predecessor. With a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 there's certainly never a dull moment with this plasma TV.

Where the new PX70 truly moves ahead of the PX60 is in terms of 1080P High Definition signals. With Blu-ray and HD-DVD more popular than ever before, you'll be pleased to hear that the TH42PX70 has been optimised to make the most of 1080P, or Full HD, signals. With 1080P digital processing and re-mastering chip-sets, you'll always get optimum performance from your HD signals. Although the TH42PX70 is not a true Full HD 1080P TV, the onboard processors are so good that the differences may be less than you might imagine.

As you'd expect from a quality plasma TV, the TH42PX70PED has a wide range of inputs. Twin HDMI sockets handle HD sources, whilst a pair of SCART sockets and an RCA component ensure you'll get the best from analogue signals, too. For gaming fans, you'll also find a PC input - the results are fantastic in combination with the Motion Pattern Noise Reduction system.

Rounding off this stunning TV is a completely new look from its forbearer. Gone is the silver casing, to be replaced by a contemporary black one. With the frame made as slim as possible, the TH42PX70 has a more discreet appearance than ever before. Good looks combined with a better picture than ever before: the Panasonic TH42PX70 looks set to carry on the success of its predecessor: and then some!
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#1
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4081/gold3qu0.gif
Shot at 2007-07-26
#2
so its the CAB version for £799, wow that is cheap.
#3
actually my mistake took pedestal stand to mean cab but its just dawned on me that pedestal is that little stand under the tv that they claim to be £150
#4
ms01ma
actually my mistake took pedestal stand to mean cab but its just dawned on me that pedestal is that little stand under the tv that they claim to be £150


Still a good price - thanks
#6
Not 1080p
#7
looked at this but theres no stand
#8
gonchong
Not 1080p



Boring :whistling:
#9
£799 is a good price, i paid that for mine a few months ago on a double difference price promise with 5yr warranty,

Its a great TV :thumbsup:
#10
"Although the TH42PX70 is not a true Full HD 1080P TV, the onboard processors are so good that the differences may be less than you might imagine."

It maybe big but that don't make it right! (although the price is good)

> Death to fake HD <

Shimagoza
#11
So is this not a 1080p HD ready TV? or does it just use some fancy chips to make it look similar to 1080p TV, I have been looking for a while for a 42" 1080p lcd, as I have a playstation and want to use it to watch blu-ray films and seeing as such a bit investment want to get it right.

Any guidance appreciated, not to bothered what make specifically but a good brand would be nice, but like all HDUKers want a fantastic bargain!!!!

Need also to be able to connect by PC to it preferably by DVi.

Cheers in advance:thumbsup:
#12
There are no 1080p plasmas at the monent , if you need 1080p then LCD is the way to go.
#13
There are 3 1080p plasmas on the market. Samsung, Panasonic and Pioneer all make them.

As regards 1080p, unless you're going to be sitting less that 10' away from a 42" screen then it's not worth getting as you won't notice any benefit. Your eyes just won't be able to tell the difference. This screen can accept a 1080p signal and will then downscale it to fit it's resolution.
And this deal is hot as it is cheaper than anywhere else.
#14
also richer sounds ext warranty £80 for 3 years

10% of price
#15
£899.95 :x
#16
I can't believe people are moaning at the lack of 1080P at this price for a screen of such great quality. If you're fixated on specs look elsewhere. If all you're bothered about is great quality images at a great price then look no further. There's very little specs can tell you about how good a screen is.
#17
Lucifer
£899.95 :x


Yes, on the web. Read the advert/OP... :roll:
#18
Disclaimer: I don't want to start a religious war, So please, excuse my generalities below. These remarks might not apply to a specific pair of screens.

So a few generalities:

- There is more to image quality than screen resolution
- A quote:
"According to the Imaging Science Foundation, a group that consults for home-theater maufacturers and trains professional video calibrators, the most important aspect of picture quality is contrast ratio, the second most important is color saturation, and the third is color accuracy. Resolution comes in a distant fourth, despite being easily the most-talked-about HDTV spec today."
- This screen is capable to displaying 1080p material, it will however scale it down to its own resolution.
- Typically, a 1920x1080 pixels LCD might give you a slightly better picture with high resolution artificial sources (e.g. games, cartoon, computer).
- This screen will probably give you a better picture for SD normal TV source as well as DVD movies (apart maybe for animations).
- For high resolution "natural" material (HD-DVD, Blue Ray movies), I'd on this screen to be better than a 1920x1080 LCD for 720p source and I'd probably also bet on it for 1080i/p source too for LCDs in a similar price bracket.
- Be careful, not all LCD with a 1920x1080 pixels resolution are able to accept 1080p sources. Be wary of cheap brands that promote high resolution above quality.
- If you go 3 feet away from the screen, you will notice that the pixels are smaller on a 1920x1080 pixels LCD.
- If you sit a bit further than that, you will probably not notice the pixels.
- The quality of the processing stage of screen is extremely important for image quality. - This is extremely noticeable on upscaling and on fast moving natural images. Downscaling is actually easier than upscaling.

If you want to know more about the subject, there are dedicated forums that talk a lot about it. for example, [url]www.avforums.com[/url].

Hope this helps

Yan
#19
Is the following the same tv from John Lewis for £899 with 5 years?

http://www.johnlewis.com/Audio+and+TV/Televisions/Televisions/TV+Special+Offers/1149/230428301/Product.aspx

then use 15 off voucher

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=588819

and dont forget quidco

or am i just on another planet??
#20
thepharmacist
Is the following the same tv from John Lewis for £899 with 5 years?

http://www.johnlewis.com/Audio+and+TV/Televisions/Televisions/TV+Special+Offers/1149/230428301/Product.aspx

then use 15 off voucher

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=588819

and dont forget quidco

or am i just on another planet??



does look slightly different but essentially similar i think
#21
thepharmacist
Is the following the same tv from John Lewis for £899 with 5 years?

http://www.johnlewis.com/Audio+and+TV/Televisions/Televisions/TV+Special+Offers/1149/230428301/Product.aspx

then use 15 off voucher

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=588819



and dont forget quidco

or am i just on another planet??


No its not the same TV, its lower spec

Lower contrast, 1 HDMI, different processor off the top of my head
#22
thepharmacist
Is the following the same tv from John Lewis for £899 with 5 years?

http://www.johnlewis.com/Audio+and+TV/Televisions/Televisions/TV+Special+Offers/1149/230428301/Product.aspx

then use 15 off voucher

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=588819

and dont forget quidco

or am i just on another planet??



Its not the same TV, thats the TH42PX7B it has fewer HD outputs than the TH42PX70B

also if you want to get it from John Lewis try calling the Cheadle or Trafford Centre Branch , they might have TH42PX70B for £799

Then call up your nearest John Lewis and tell them to price match it with which ever branch that has it for £799

Thats what I did and I got my TV with 5 years guarantee

At least if you buy it from JL then you know your dealing with a good company
#23
DOes anybody have a copy of the VIP email they can forward if I give my email address via PM? I'm not sure the small snippet of image posted on page 1 is enough to get me the deal? I ahve registered for VIP deals now, so can give them my registered email address, but I won't receive the newletter until next week, and it's too late then cos the Panasonic 5 year warranty offer will be gone!
#24
rivergold
DOes anybody have a copy of the VIP email they can forward if I give my email address via PM? I'm not sure the small snippet of image posted on page 1 is enough to get me the deal? I ahve registered for VIP deals now, so can give them my registered email address, but I won't receive the newletter until next week, and it's too late then cos the Panasonic 5 year warranty offer will be gone!



YEP GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL
#25
get John Lewis to pirce match and get a free 5 yr warranty
#26
Mr Hunter
get John Lewis to pirce match and get a free 5 yr warranty



Why ?

You get a 5yr warranty with Richer until the end of July
#27
deanos
Why ?

You get a 5yr warranty with Richer until the end of July



where does it say this
#28
ms01ma
where does it say this


http://www.experiencewhatothersjustsee.com/
#29
i am also on the edge with buying this tv , i have a pricematch of £799 for the panel only from JL but seeing this with the ped included makes me think i should try for a another PM from JL i have also joined richer sounds VIP but havent received the e mail .

can someone forward it to me please?

also can anyone give me an opinion on my alternative plasma choice against this panny, i was looking at the samsung ps42q97hdx which i have found for £699.

http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~SAM-PS42C96HDX.htm

it gets some good reviews and has lots of connections im torn really and im hoping to goto JL today !
#30
katya1971
i am also on the edge with buying this tv , i have a pricematch of £799 for the panel only from JL but seeing this with the ped included makes me think i should try for a another PM from JL i have also joined richer sounds VIP but havent received the e mail .

can someone forward it to me please?

also can anyone give me an opinion on my alternative plasma choice against this panny, i was looking at the samsung ps42q97hdx which i have found for £699.

http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~SAM-PS42C96HDX.htm

it gets some good reviews and has lots of connections im torn really and im hoping to goto JL today !


whats you email pm me
#31
ms01ma
YEP GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL


PM sent, thanks.
#32
Mr Hunter
get John Lewis to pirce match and get a free 5 yr warranty

John Lewis won't price match richer sounds vip club prices, has to be available in the shop to everyone.
#33
Both the TVs are excellent. I was recently buying a 50" plasma for my family and compared both screens. I'd say, if you're going to be watching digital good quality standard definition pictures (eg bbc, channel 4 etc, DVDs or HD, then go with the Samsung. If you're going to watch a significant amount of analogue signal, vhs, or poor quality digital channels (the more obscure ones), then I'd recommend the panasonic.
As always, that's just my opinion. Also, as these are big screens, aesthetics may come into it and decide for you!
#34
normal
Both the TVs are excellent. I was recently buying a 50" plasma for my family and compared both screens. I'd say, if you're going to be watching digital good quality standard definition pictures (eg bbc, channel 4 etc, DVDs or HD, then go with the Samsung. If you're going to watch a significant amount of analogue signal, vhs, or poor quality digital channels (the more obscure ones), then I'd recommend the panasonic.
As always, that's just my opinion. Also, as these are big screens, aesthetics may come into it and decide for you!




i will be using it to watch virgin cable tv , use the wii, possible xbox360 (when i get one!) movies from the pc possibly linking up as a media centre, hopefully a new dvd player when i do the rounds on searching for a good one.

i read some review which mentioned noise on SD tv on the sammy, im currently reading my way through the AVforums page on the sammy also. but the overall review is outstanding , there are afew people on av forum who have returned their px70 due to snake issues as like with the 60 series.
#35
emails sent to those who have pmed me
#36
I have the Panny and watching Sky Digital is excellent, DVDs are also great, was watching Nemo with the little one tonight and it is truely amazing, so vibrant and detailed.
#37
SD materials on 1080p panel is **** anyway

normal
There are 3 1080p plasmas on the market. Samsung, Panasonic and Pioneer all make them.
#38
guv
Snake issue? Whatssat then? I must have missed that with my PX60!


I also have a PX60 and have read about purple snake issues. To date I've not seen any and I've had the set since february/march. My sources are; Panasonic 85 dvd recorder/harddrive via scart RGB, Samsung HD850 via hdmi, dual core pc via hdmi, xbox 360 via vga, original xbox modded with 80gig hard drive via component, sega saturn via scart rgb, dreamcast via scart rgb, gamecube via scart rgb, playstation 2 via s-video scart #2, astratec freeview/hard drive via scart rgb and samsung htdm150 via scart rgb. I use oneforall and joytech av switchboxs on scart #1 and #3 to increase my scart rgb inputs. I also have connected other consoles like n64 and 3do via front av connections.

So far no purple snakes and I'm loving the screen absolutely fantastic. However it was one of the last px60s sold so probably benefitted from any modifications or improvements made during its manufacturing time. Probably similar to early PX70s.

I believe the PX60s benefit over the PX70s in having an extra scart socket, front av and an extra fan to improve cooling.

The PX70s benefit from having reduced chance of purple snakes and perhaps a nicer case.

Generally Panasonic seem to be obsessed with cost reductions so they get a bit cheaper with every generation. It wouldn't surprise me if the PX80 is down to one hdmi and removed the vga port.

This is my theory so may be rubbish but I think purple snakes may be an issue with noisy/grainy sources i.e. mainly poor cabling. You can see the plasma struggling a little bit to do natural colour gradiance when there is grain present in the picture. I had to change my gamecube rgb cable as it was not upto the job.
#39
suniil
SD materials on 1080p panel is **** anyway


That is true, but not relevant to what I was replying to. I was simply saying that there are 1080p plasmas when it was said there aren't any.
Saying that HD pics on 1080p tv's are awesome!

katya.... I'd probably go for the samsung if I were you. Personal opinon mind.
#40
normal
That is true, but not relevant to what I was replying to. I was simply saying that there are 1080p plasmas when it was said there aren't any.
.


Ive looked and not seen any for sale yet, do you have a link to where there are some for sale here in the uk ?

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