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Seems to be the best price around for this set at the moment (would be my choice for a sub £1000 42 inch plasma).

And PLEASE... lets not let this thread disintegrate into another 1080p debate. This is not full 1080p and is priced as such, and it is a damn good TV!

I entered my postcode and it offered me free standard delivery. Not sure if that is the case for all postcodes however.

Alternatively selling for £899 WITHOUT PEDESTAL from John Lewis... but with the 5 year guarantee of course.

42" HD Ready Plasma with Integrated Freeview, Twin Hdmi Connections , Pedestal Included


HD Ready Plasma TV
Screen size 42"
Tuner Type:Analogue with Freeview
Smartext with EPG
Nicam Sound System
Pip:Picture in Picture
Auto Setup
Picture resolution 1024x768
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1
Hd Connection:Hdmi x2
Component RGB
2 Scart Sockets
10 Watts Per Channel
Table top stand supplied
S-Video input
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#1
For comparisons sake:

Dixons selling same product for £819 plus delivery minus discount codes. Or they offer a good deal on the screen only at £699.
#2
This and the 37" wins most of the magazines top awards, I have seen the 37" at a friends and unlike many so called full HD, this plays SD excellently, up scales fantastic. (Want one):)
#3
I bought this one (minus the pedestal) for under £650 from empiredirect last month.

I don't want to discuss the price here. Just to reassure anyone who may be undecided that this is a really neat piece of kit for the price. Yes, double the money will buy you a Pioneer Kuro which apparently is the Holy Grail of Plasma TVs, but in this price bracket I reckon the Panasonic is as good as it gets - and I wonder how acute your vision would have to be to find yourself wanting anything better.

If you want to spend more money (and have it ...) my advice would be to go for the 50" model posted earlier.
#4
£$€;1608702
I bought this one (minus the pedestal) for under £650 from empiredirect last month.



You did great to get it at that price. Currently £699 without the pedestal on Empire Direct (same as Dixons). A lot of people seem to think badly of Empire Direct on here, not sure why exactly as have never dealt with them.

Cheers :thumbsup:
#5
I bought one of these for £699 at Currys a month ago, with another £100 for the dedicated stand (instead of a glass table) It was a special sale price - but out of stock for 4 weeks! I persuaded them to let me have the display one.
The price chops and changes on them, but whatever price you pay, you can be assured that the picture quality is excellent. We use ours with Sky plus and a PS3.
VERY pleased with the picture detail and quality.
#6
i bought the panny TH42PZ70 the 1080p equivalent to this for £899 from empire direct so if your budget can stretch that far maybe worth going for the 1080p version? i know the difference can be seen by the naked eye and all that but its just an option i wanna put forward instead of this or maybe to reinfoce the fact that THIS is a good deal because the Panasonic I mentioned and this one are by far the best sub £1000 plasma tvs out there
and as far as Empire Direct are concerned i actually bought (& paid for the tv) at the end of December and I'm expecting delivery tommorow !! they have been telling me that they have had over 300 on back order and passing the blame on Panasonic and I quote (Panasonic didnt expect the sales for this model to be as high over the Christmas period)!
so i think empire direct are a bit of hit and miss
HTH !!
#7
Mark_D
You did great to get it at that price. Currently £699 without the pedestal on Empire Direct (same as Dixons). A lot of people seem to think badly of Empire Direct on here, not sure why exactly as have never dealt with them.

Cheers :thumbsup:


I will say I did a fair bit of research before buying. Suspect Panasonic may have been sponsoring special offers for this one at the time because prices elsewhere were lower than at present as well.

Bad points about empiredirect:
- Initially showed as "usually delivered within 8 - 10 days", then had to wait almost 4 weeks;
- Customer service can only be reached on an 0870 no. (no alternative listed on saynoto0870.com either) and I was kept on hold for around 10 mins both times I called them;
- Did not track on Topcashback

To be fair on them, their delivery service was very good when it came to arranging date & time for delivery. On balance, though, not sure I'd buy from them again.
#8
I concur that Empire Direct are poor. I ordered and ipod classic and also a samsung surround sound system and ended up cancelling both orders because I got tired of waiting for them to get stock in.
What's the use in having competitive prices if the customer has to wait week rather than days for delivery. Still got the Quidco though which was a bonus!
#9
pedroman;1608696
This and the 37" wins most of the magazines top awards, I have seen the 37" at a friends and unlike many so called full HD, this plays SD excellently, up scales fantastic. (Want one):)


Agreed, both the 42in and 37in are excellent tv's.

The 42in isnt quite as good as the Pioneer Kuro (tho tbh that is approx double price) but imo better than any LCD (ive seen almost all makes/models in action over the last 12mths)...dont be put off because a) its not a full hd (quality is more important than quantity) b) its a plasma (I would rather have a plasma than a LCD anytime)

Just be aware that this model will soon be replaced with the new PX80 model at some point...tho whilst it has more features it will probably be more expensive and a long waiting list

I have a Pioneer Kuro 42in (awesome) plasma and a smallish Samsung LCD (used for a PC)...i have been after the panny 37in for our bedroom and missed out on Amazon crazy £570 del price for the PX70 a few weeks back...but will wait for the new PX80 when it will hopefully arrive later this year/early next year.....

i compared alot of tv's over the past 12mths including a side by sode comparion of the PX70 (1024x720) plasma with the LZD70 LCD (1920x1080). The LCD was very good but i preferred the blu ray movie picture on the plasma.....but the plasma pic. was miles better for SD
#10
This company legit?
#11
£$€;1608702
I bought this one (minus the pedestal) for under £650 from empiredirect last month.

I don't want to discuss the price here. Just to reassure anyone who may be undecided that this is a really neat piece of kit for the price. Yes, double the money will buy you a Pioneer Kuro which apparently is the Holy Grail of Plasma TVs, but in this price bracket I reckon the Panasonic is as good as it gets - and I wonder how acute your vision would have to be to find yourself wanting anything better.

If you want to spend more money (and have it ...) my advice would be to go for the 50" model posted earlier.


agreed its well worth the money....

if you can...i would suggest wall mounting a tv this size...looks much much better...especially if you can run the cables through the walls...use a decent fixed bracket
#12
I'd be wary of buying from PRC as I recently had a nightmare buying experience from them. They insist on wrapping up there items in brown paper with no indication as to what end is the top. I bought a Samsung LE37M87BDX from them and the first one was delivered upside down with damage to one of the top corners. Got a replacement sent out without too much hassle but again it showed up in my hallway again upside down but thankfully this time without damage.

I find there customer service to be a bit of a headache and I am negotiations to get the £40 express delivery I paid back.
#13
I have his tv, was lucky enough to get it with the pedestal in the offer last year when it was £750 with 5 years warranty! I have to say its a brilliant tv and a great purchase. Hooked up to my ps3 it displays incredible high def pictures... and it even kicks ass with standard def pictured

what hifi's recommended tv for under a grand!
#14
I also have one of these bought when it first came out last May from John Lewis with 5 year guarantee. I am extremely happy with it.
#15
Also have one, awesome TV!
#16
Best sub £1000 tv by far. SD pictures are stunning. HD pictures are unbelievable.
#17
:)

Thanks to all who have posted,

I was wondering what to get, LCD or plasma but I have decided to get the 50" version for my new house

Bring it on!!!
#18
Quote from post no 319 (see link below)

"i work at john lewis and the 37px80 is 799 with tabletop stand and the 42px80 us 899 with it too

its on our system and we expect a feb release of the 42 with the 37 following in march"

Or you can wait to see what the new range is like

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683394&page=22
#19
I got the TH37PX70PED (the 37" version of this set) from Empire Direct and can certainly highly recommend it. I've only used SD sources (I haven't attached it to a HD source yet although will be getting a PS3 soon). I've read that Empire Direct have a poor reputation but I've bought two items from them in the last 6 months and had no problems at all.
#20
Can anyone say if the 50" is as good a picture?

Getting real close to buying a phlat screen now TV room is near finished.
#21
i knw know this is got notihng to do with threath but people who want a LCD tv i would recommend the Sony KDL40W2000 i bought one and i am a electronic engineer so i know my stuff. This tv has gone down in price soo much over the years and plus there is a newer model of this one soo should be even cheaper. and if u dont want to take my word it has also won What HiFi award as well last year or year before. Yes i know it is 40inch and not 42 like you model but this does have FULL HD and also Bravia engine which help alot with SD footage. Yes one slight problem with this lcd compared to plasma on this tv the backlight on black colour is not colour as the plasma but reviews have said this LCD still matches plasma or even better. [url]www.cnet.co.uk[/url] have the review on this. when i got mine it was like £1700 But now you can get under £1000. maybe between 800 - 900 dont know google it.
#22
I Have had mine since June last year, brilliant tv. I feed it HD from my XBOX360, but it is 2nd to none with SD pictures.
#23
great tv, seen it cheaper in the past - so shop around
#24
fmgod
This company legit?


They Have retail branches in Ilford and East London and have been there over 20 years What their customer service is like I can't comment.
#25
Just incase it helps, I know that they will be discontinuing the PZ70 models in march of this year (that is the 1080p version of this PX70). I would presume that the PX70 will be discontinued aswell. The new models will be the PZ80 and PX80. It might be worth holding off for a month, to see what happens...the new models have double the contrast ratios, and look to be selling for the same sort of price when they arrive.

I ordered a PZ70 earlier this year, but havent received due to panasonic not making them anymore...the company I bought from offered me a PZ80 for the same prices + 3 years warranty, or the even better PZ85 but with no warranty, and they mentioned the PZ85 is worth £250 more than my original PZ70.
#26
Got one myself and cannot recommend it highly enough, particularly with SD. I am a bit surprised that it's held it's value so well since last August time when it was £749 with the PED and a 5 yr guarantee so that may suggest it's worth shopping around or waiting a bit (the perennial flat screen dilemma!)
#27
Connect This To An Xbox Or Ps3 And Its Simply Awsome And For Standard Definition, Havent Seen A Better Picture On A Plasma, Is One Of The Best Upscaling Tv's Out There, Probably The Best At This Price Range.
Hot!!!!
#28
mr-mixalot
:)

Thanks to all who have posted,

I was wondering what to get, LCD or plasma but I have decided to get the 50" version for my new house

Bring it on!!!



the 50 inch wont handle standard definition as well as the 42", especially if you go for the 1080p version of the set...
#29
I fully recommend PRC, been using them for years and lately I've brought a 40" Samsung & Sony TV for an excellent price.
#30
In case people want this TV and pedestal with a 5 year guarantee, I think the best price is from Richer Sounds.

The set and pedestal are selling for £799, and the 5 year guarantee at Richer Sound is 10% of the price of the set, so therefore £880. This is cheaper than the John Lewis price of £899 without pedestal.

That is unless of course you can get John Lewis to get them to match a cheaper high street price (e.g. Dixons) and get them to throw in the 5 year guarantee!
#31
what about the px80 its not 1080p is it i wonder how much the 50inch version is going to be
#32
The PX80 has been released!!

I have posted a seperate deal for the best current price I can find: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/150392/new-panasonic-th42px80-42-inch-plas
#33
As I posted on the thread for the PX80, I have the PX7-0 and believe me it is a fantastic TV that coupled with a good High Def player (in my case a PS3) will blow you away.

You do not need 1080p with this size screen unless youre going to be sitting 2-3 feet away from the screen!

However, if I was buying right now, even tho this is a great price for a greaf TV, id probably pay that bit extra and go for the PX80, the added benefiits of 1 more HDMI socket, 24Hz input support and even better contrast means that TV is more "future proof"
#34
Mark_D
The PX80 has been released!!

I have posted a seperate deal for the best current price I can find: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/150392/new-panasonic-th42px80-42-inch-plas

Mark - what happened to your PX80 post? I tried to link to it just now and it came up with a message to say I did not have privileges to view it. Yet I was looking at that thread last week. Has the deal expired, or did it turn out to not be legitimate?

I am look at getting a Panasonic 42-inch plasma screen, and was going to go for the PX70 or even PZ70 or PZ700 if I could find a cheap enough deal - especially as they are being replaced. But with the PX80 such a good buy I was definitely considering that. I can't even remember who your thread linked to. Was it John Lewis?

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