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Empire direct are doing an offer where if you buy their edXtra card (19.99) with theTV you get a 5 year warranty on selected panasonic tellies.

The 42PX70 is the best reviewed 42" plasma TV for under a grand, check out whathifi reviews.

Including 30 for delivery and the 10% discount with the voucher code this comes in at just under 800 pounds! The same TV WITHOUT a stand cost 899.99 from John Lewis
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#1
Superb TV for the money. I got one of these a few weeks back - its incredible. Picture on SD is so so so much better than the full 1080p panels as the picture doesnt have to be stretched out by hardly anything in comparison. and even high def material on it looks amazing!!!
#2
Great TV - I will get one of these soon.

It's a shame they charge so much for the pedestal stand, as the TV can be bought for £699.99, and the pedestal is around the £90 mark.

You can actually buy it here for £768 all in - and they also offer the free 5 year warranty currently on promotion with Panasonic until Dec 24th.
#3
moob
Great TV - I will get one of these soon.

It's a shame they charge so much for the pedestal stand, as the TV can be bought for £699.99, and the pedestal is around the £90 mark.

You can actually buy it here for £768 all in - and they also offer the free 5 year warranty currently on promotion with Panasonic until Dec 24th.


Isnt the warranty only available if you bought it in store tho? Cant see the mention of 5 years warranty apart from as an estra! I read that panasonic are trying to support high street shopping by offering the 5 years warranty to tv's bought in the shop? Thats why i thought the empiredirect was so good!
#4
I agree its a great TV, I just had mine delivered today, (the wall hung version though not the Pedestal one) delivered for £664 from Dixons.
I am extremely pleased with it so far, fantastic pictures on this one, I was torn between this and the Samsung M87 40" LCD, I think this was a much better buy despite no 1080p
no 5 year warranty but thats irrelevent, if it breaks within 6 years they still have to fix it, warranty or no warranty, its consumer law.
suspended#5
fretdancer
no 5 year warranty but thats irrelevent, if it breaks within 6 years they still have to fix it, warranty or no warranty, its consumer law.


Dont wanna hijack this thread. But it aint as simple as that.
#6
Stelph
Isnt the warranty only available if you bought it in store tho? Cant see the mention of 5 years warranty apart from as an estra! I read that panasonic are trying to support high street shopping by offering the 5 years warranty to tv's bought in the shop? Thats why i thought the empiredirect was so good!



You will find if you call any online retailer, they will honour this panasonic warranty deal. My mate did it with one in London when the same promo ran a few months back.

You can search on panasonic's site for dealer that support the deal using the link in my post - there are quite a few online ones listed.
#7
win2000b
Dont wanna hijack this thread. But it aint as simple as that.


Exactly. There's nothing prescribed about the length of time a product should last. He is correct in a sense, but you would generally have a fight on your hands without the warranty to back up your argument.
#8
Cold I'm afraid.

Picked one up at Richer Sounds for £749.95 after mentioning their advert in What HiFi magazine. And this includes the form for the 5 year warranty from Pana. Also included the PED stand.
#9
moob
You will find if you call any online retailer, they will honour this panasonic warranty deal. My mate did it with one in London when the same promo ran a few months back.

You can search on panasonic's site for dealer that support the deal using the link in my post - there are quite a few online ones listed.


Where does it say that on the panasonic website out of curiosity? The cheapest ive found the TV and stand is 709 from here:
http://www.24electric.com/detail.php?ProdID=98372350&referrer=wg&source=webgains&siteid=1273&utm_source=webgains&utm_medium=cpa&utm_content=All

but as i mentioned this doesnt have the 5 year warranty and I thought that the arranty offer was only for in shops! The price I quotes at the start was the cheapest i found online with 5 years warranty...
#10
Stelph
Where does it say that on the panasonic website out of curiosity? The cheapest ive found the TV and stand is 709 from here:
http://www.24electric.com/detail.php?ProdID=98372350&referrer=wg&source=webgains&siteid=1273&utm_source=webgains&utm_medium=cpa&utm_content=All



I can't see the stand mentioned anywhere in their spec on 24electric...are you sure it's included?...if so that is a great price!!!
#11
tuckeral
I can't see the stand mentioned anywhere in their spec on 24electric...are you sure it's included?...if so that is a great price!!!


TH42PX70PEDPED :thumbsup:
#12
Stelph
Where does it say that on the panasonic website out of curiosity? The cheapest ive found the TV and stand is 709 from here:
http://www.24electric.com/detail.php?ProdID=98372350&referrer=wg&source=webgains&siteid=1273&utm_source=webgains&utm_medium=cpa&utm_content=All

but as i mentioned this doesnt have the 5 year warranty and I thought that the arranty offer was only for in shops! The price I quotes at the start was the cheapest i found online with 5 years warranty...


I know it doesn't mention it specifically - but you gotta do some diggin, basically.

If you goto the panasonic site I pasted the link of in my original reply - there is a feature to enable a postcode search for retailers that participate in the 5 year warranty deal. So, if the online retailer is listed (find their depot/head office) you can get the warranty.

Probably more simple to just give them a call, but the above is how I validated the deal I found.

Anyhoo, here's the link to the panasonic site again:

http://www.experiencewhatothersjustsee.com/
#13
WalterSmith
Cold I'm afraid.

Picked one up at Richer Sounds for £749.95 after mentioning their advert in What HiFi magazine. And this includes the form for the 5 year warranty from Pana. Also included the PED stand.


I'm doing the same tomorrow, Richer Sounds!! :thumbsup:

Phoned the [email protected] (sheffield) wouldn't move from £999 - WILL THESE NUMPTYS EVER LEARN, or do they like waiting for joe knobhead to walk in.:whistling:

PS: Just phoned RS - guy said 'wow that's cheaper than what we buy them in at'. missprice?? I think so
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moob
I know it doesn't mention it specifically - but you gotta do some diggin, basically.

If you goto the panasonic site I pasted the link of in my original reply - there is a feature to enable a postcode search for retailers that participate in the 5 year warranty deal. So, if the online retailer is listed (find their depot/head office) you can get the warranty.

Probably more simple to just give them a call, but the above is how I validated the deal I found.


Aha, thanks for clarifying! Ive emailed the 24electric website now to see if they follow the offer,although they dont come up on the search you posted above so thats a shame....

Cold I'm afraid.

Picked one up at Richer Sounds for £749.95 after mentioning their advert in What HiFi magazine. And this includes the form for the 5 year warranty from Pana. Also included the PED stand.


Interesting, I had missed that, thanks for pointing it out! Basically these seem to be the best offers for the TH-42PX70PED (TV with Pedestal)

- Online, delivered, no 5 year warranty - 24 electric - £709.99 http://www.24electric.com/detail.php...tm_content=All

- Online, delivered, 5 year warranty - Empire Direct - £798
(as mentioned in the deal)

- On High Street only, no delivery, 5 year warranty - Richer Sounds - £750
(This is mentioned in the November issue of What HiFi, if you wanted I could see if I can scan the page and post it here so that people can take it in to Richer Sounds to claim the offer?)
#15
johneem
I'm doing the same tomorrow, Richer Sounds!! :thumbsup:

Phoned the [email protected] (sheffield) wouldn't move from £999 - WILL THESE NUMPTYS EVER LEARN, or do they like waiting for joe knobhead to walk in.:whistling:

PS: Just phoned RS - guy said 'wow that's cheaper than what we buy them in at'. missprice?? I think so


This confuses me, are you saying the £749 is a misprice?

I can assure you that I have the Plasma in my house with a receipt from RS stating £749.95, and I'm about to post off the warranty today.
#16
I think he's telling porkies - I mean, the regular website price at RS is only £50, and I'm sure their profit margins are a little higher than that!

RS often do specials on sets...
#17
WalterSmith
This confuses me, are you saying the £749 is a misprice?

I can assure you that I have the Plasma in my house with a receipt from RS stating £749.95, and I'm about to post off the warranty today.


Its true, its here in black and white in What HiFi, this months issue page 146 - 147, Panasonic TH42PX70PED for 745.95!

And the one in reading is involved in the 5 year warranty deal, think ill cancel the empire direct order and pick this one up in richer sounds (tho in my defence, my original post is the cheapest for delivery and 5 year warranty :whistling: )
#18
3 quick questions:

1 - is this 1080p or not, I thought it was, but one of the posts above says it isn't.

2 - How much does Richer Sounds delivery cost, also do they do a price guarantee in case you find it cheaper elsewhere within a month?

3 - I am planning on using it with my xbox 360 - does it display 1080p via vga/pc port or HDMI only?
#19
luvadealme
3 quick questions:

1 - is this 1080p or not, I thought it was, but one of the posts above says it isn't.

2 - How much does Richer Sounds delivery cost, also do they do a price guarantee in case you find it cheaper elsewhere within a month?

3 - I am planning on using it with my xbox 360 - does it display 1080p via vga/pc port or HDMI only?


1 - No, it's not 1080p.

3 - Not really relevant since it's not 1080p but the 1080p standard doesn't apply to D-sub VGA ports anyway. Max resolution via VGA port is 1024x768.
#20
luvadealme
3 quick questions:

1 - is this 1080p or not, I thought it was, but one of the posts above says it isn't.

2 - How much does Richer Sounds delivery cost, also do they do a price guarantee in case you find it cheaper elsewhere within a month?

3 - I am planning on using it with my xbox 360 - does it display 1080p via vga/pc port or HDMI only?


1 - No. To be 1080p you need a screen resolution 1920 x 1080. There is a more expensive pana called a PZ70 that has this. The PX70 is only 1024 x 720 so is a 720p panel. Havings said that, it can accept a 1080p source and downscale it to 720p. Also, there are reviews on the avforums that suggest this is better with SD material anyway.

2 - I heard £60. No idea.

3 - No idea.
#21
Cheers 63098792 for you quick reply.

I have an old xbox 360 with no HDMI output, how would I get 1080p out of it - via the HD AV lead?

Also I guess it goes back to the age old question of whether or not I need 1080p or not.

The 40 inch M series Samsung is a similar price am guessing (plus includes 1080p) - which would others choose?
#22
moob
I think he's telling porkies - I mean, the regular website price at RS is only £50, and I'm sure their profit margins are a little higher than that!

RS often do specials on sets...


£50?
#23
luvadealme
Cheers 63098792 for you quick reply.

I have an old xbox 360 with no HDMI output, how would I get 1080p out of it - via the HD AV lead?

Also I guess it goes back to the age old question of whether or not I need 1080p or not.

The 40 inch M series Samsung is a similar price am guessing (plus includes 1080p) - which would others choose?


The Panasonic accepts 1080p input, it just has to scale the picture down to the number of pixels that the TV can display.

The conventional 360 can diaplay 1080i over the component cables I believe (games only, DVD's play at a lower resolution) or 1080p over the VGA cabel, but again the picture is scaled down....

1080p is obviouisy thebest, however there is an argument that the human eye cant really tell the difference on a 42" screen, especially if you are the recommended 3 metres away from the screen! Also a common reported problem is that standard definiation (i.e. sky or freeview) isnt as good because the TV has to work hard to pack out the remainder of the pixels!

Also note, unquestionably the best picture on a TV at the moment is the Very expensive Pioneer Kuro range which doesnt have 1080p, but is stilll said to be the best picture around

http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2007/10/13/Pioneer-KURO-PDP-428XD-42in-Plasma-TV/p1


I would go with this Panasonic Plasma, as mentioned before its received the What hifi best TV for under £1000 award for 2007 so it cant be bad! Heres a review of the 37" version:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2007/05/02/Panasonic-Viera-TH-37PX70-37in-Plasma-TV/p1
#24
WalterSmith
£50?


Oops! Clearly, I missed out the word 'more'.:oops: :whistling:
#25
Stelph


Also note, unquestionably the best picture on a TV at the moment is the Very expensive Pioneer Kuro range which doesnt have 1080p, but is stilll said to be the best picture around



Yeah, that's a really nice set - saw it yesterday playing blu-ray demo to illustrate the stunning blacks it can produce - shame it's like £1500-1700.

The PZ70 1080p version of this set is nice as well, but it suck around 500w of power, which is scary!:w00t:
#26
moob
The PZ70 1080p version of this set is nice as well, but it suck around 500w of power, which is scary!:w00t:


Plus the reviews I have seen say that it doesnt presents the blacks as well, and doesn't show Standard Definition pictures as well as the PX70
banned#27
Stelph
The Panasonic accepts 1080p input, it just has to scale the picture down to the number of pixels that the TV can display.

The conventional 360 can diaplay 1080i over the component cables I believe (games only, DVD's play at a lower resolution) or 1080p over the VGA cabel, but again the picture is scaled down....


1080p is available on the 360 over HDMI, Compononet, and VGA.
#28
WalterSmith
I can assure you that I have the Plasma in my house with a receipt from RS stating £749.95, and I'm about to post off the warranty today.


Just cancelled the order with EmpireDirect and confirmed with RicherSounds that if I come in with my copy of WhatHifi then I can get the TV for 749.99, rather than £799.99 it says on the webiste, and as long as you get the telly before friday then you also get the 5 year warranty, bargain!
#29
Stelph
Just cancelled the order with EmpireDirect and confirmed with RicherSounds that if I come in with my copy of WhatHifi then I can get the TV for 749.99, rather than £799.99 it says on the webiste, and as long as you get the telly before friday then you also get the 5 year warranty, bargain!


Well done, you've just usurped your own deal mate!:thumbsup:

Only messin, that's what this forum is all about, getting the best deal - and you've got it!
#30
moob
Well done, you've just usurped your own deal mate!:thumbsup:

Only messin, that's what this forum is all about, getting the best deal - and you've got it!


Too right, and to state again what I said in an earlier, the deal I posted is still the cheapest for ordering online and getting a 5 year warranty! (The Richer Sounds is instore only)
#31
There's a pretty thorough review of this set here: http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=7116 (outcome: 5 stars and the Editors's Choice award)
#32
Stelph

1080p is obviouisy thebest, however there is an argument that the human eye cant really tell the difference on a 42" screen, especially if you are the recommended 3 metres away from the screen!


For normal/good vision, 3 metres is miles too far away for any 1080p TV set - you would need a 75" model to get any benefit of the additional pixels (three times the screensize of a 42"). In other words, 1080p at that sort of distance is only really necessary for projectors.

See here (click on the chart for close-up):

http://www.carltonbale.com/2006/11/1080p-does-matter/



This is kinda critical - so many people are wasting money by buying big TVs, yet sitting way too far away to actually benefit from them.
#33
In a different thread I read about about the What Hi-Fi offer of £749 last week and picked it up successfully last week from Richer Sounds in Liverpool.

Not long left on the 5 year warranty, offer runs out end of November.
#34
About 3 weeks ago i was going to collect one of these from Richer Sounds - At £749.95. Except they ere out of stock until the day after i wanted to collect it. As i only had a van for one day i went to Apollo 2000 and they price matched for me, as at the time the Richer Sounds website said £749.95. ( And Appollo 2000 were in the 5 year panasonic warranty scheme) They day after i checked the Richer Sounds web site and they had put the price up to £799.95. So I was really pleased to have got it £50 cheaper. Like other posters have said Richer Sounds will probably honour the advert in What - hIfi.

THIS TV IS BRILLIANT. BUY IT IF YOU CAN!

:thumbsup:
#35
Panasonic 5yr warranty has been extended to 24 december i beleive so don't panic
#36
Stelph
Too right, and to state again what I said in an earlier, the deal I posted is still the cheapest for ordering online and getting a 5 year warranty! (The Richer Sounds is instore only)


Right, I'm gonna blame this on you, I've just reserved one at my local Richer Sounds - the Mrs ain't gonna be happy, as this means she isn't getting a new carpet before Xmas.:whistling:
#37
aztec786
Panasonic 5yr warranty has been extended to 24 december i beleive so don't panic


100% correct - click here.
#38
Good to hear its extended.

One note about delivery, they charge £50! So you will want to take it home yourself. We've got an Estate and still just barley managed to squeeze the massive padded box on a bit of a edge and wedged in.

So its a risk even if you have a big car. Other options are know someone with a van or Black Hackney cab.
#39
sparc
Good to hear its extended.

One note about delivery, they charge £50! So you will want to take it home yourself. We've got an Estate and still just barley managed to squeeze the massive padded box on a bit of a edge and wedged in.

So its a risk even if you have a big car. Other options are know someone with a van or Black Hackney cab.


Yeah, I did ask about whether or not I could get it in my car, I'm told that the pedestal and tv and in separate boxes, and was informed that if I have issues getting the box in my car upright, they can cut into the box at the top to ensure a fit. Fingers crossed.
#40
Thats right about different boxes, the pedestal almost weights as much as the TV. A big slab of metal like someone cut a piece of a Tie Fighter Wing.

Looks beautiful though, two people in my family have them (so far).

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