Panasonic TH42PX80B 42" Plasma TV £499.99 with 5 year Guarantee @ Empire Direct - HotUKDeals
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Been looking for one of these for a while and came across this deal so just bought one from Empire Direct in Bolton. You can get it online from Dixons for £473 after using a voucher code and via the topcashback website but it comes without Panasonic's 5 year warranty.

Its not full HD but better for watching SD (Standard definition) TV due to its upscaling capabilities.

Participating stores for the 5 year guarantee can be found here:

http://www.replyonline.co.uk/Panasonic/everymomentmatters/microsite.html

TV Specification:

Screen size (inches) 42 Screen size measured diagonally from corner to corner in inches.

Screen format 16:9 Aspect ratio 16:9 is the standard for HDTV and most DVD video formats, better known as Widescreen. 4:3 aspect ratio is standard for normal PC monitors & Televisions.

HDTV ready: Yes. High Definition Television displays a picture with a much higher resolution than a standard television set, dramatically improving the picture quality. This is achieved by an increased number of lines.

Image Processing: 100Hz

Pixel resolution: 1024x720 Display quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.

Power output (watts): 20 Maximum power output that the television can produce, measured in watts.

Tuner: Analogue & digital (DVB) The type of tuner that the TV has built-in.

Integrated Freeview: Yes Integrated Freeview - receive all the Freeview channels without the need for a seperate set top box.

Component video input: Yes Used to send very high quality signals from a DVD player to a Television. Higher quality than SCART but carries video signal only, a separate cable must be used to carry sound.

DVI input: No

Front / side AV input S-Video in Input at the front or side of the TV allows easy connection of games consoles, digital cameras and camcorders etc.

HDMI inputs: 3 High Definition Multimedia Interface

RGB input: Yes Transmission system that splits the Red, Green and Blue signal to provide a clearer and more defined picture.

Scart sockets: 2 21 pins AV connector that carries''s composite, S-video, RGB video, stereo audio and Widescreen switching signals.

S-video input: Yes This is a high quality connection standard for products which utilise S-VHS, S-VHSC, Hi8 or other higher quality picture formats. It gives better results than standard composite video connection.

Tabletop stand supplied: Yes

Wall mount included: No

Remote: Yes Enables you to operate your equipment from a remote handset.

Colour: Black
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#1
seems a good price, even better if you can get a voucher

worth considering since this can qualify for the manufacturers 5 year guarentee whereas with dixons it doesnt qualify
#2
P.S dont forget the 2% voucher and 2% quidco making this around £480
#3
wheres it say 5 year guarantee i can only see £29.99 for 3 years with some extra empire thingy
#4
DIVA1977
wheres it say 5 year guarantee i can only see £29.99 for 3 years with some extra empire thingy


In the ops info :

Participating stores for the 5 year guarantee can be found here:

http://www.replyonline.co.uk/Panasonic/everymomentmatters/microsite.html

If you put in the postcode of a empire direct store in the panasonic participating store locator
then it says that store is included - well it did with the one I typed in unfortunately I d not live near any
of these stores.

http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/edInfo/stores/
#5
There is a link in the description to Panasonic's website giving a list of dealers participating in the 5 year guarantee offer. They have to stamp the guarantee instore so you can send it off to Panasonic. For this reason I dont think you can use voucher codes or cashback as its instore only. All the stores particpating are promoting the 5 year Panasonic guarantee but it ends on the 31st Dec.

Also, the TV was priced at £569.99 instore but the sales guy immediately said I could have it for £499.99 with the 5 year guarnatee when I enquired about it, as thats the price on their website
#6
If the price is a buy online price and the stores are charging more then this absolutely does
my brain in !!

I had this argument with a spotty 17yr old shop assistant in Game the other day as we were led
to believe there was a good deal on Mario Kart and after going round 2 of their stores to find one
they rang the price up at £10 more than they put on their website and the kid would not budge.

These companies do not deserve our business when they tempt us out to buy in their shops but when
you turn up its a web deal con. They will suck until they all tie up their web selling to their stores - to have a company having the 2 as separate entities is really stupid and thats why woolies has gone down the drain
they should all have reserve and collect as argos do.

Obviously the manager at his discretion says he honours the deal here - but who wants to walk in these places and go round in circles trying to get the deal they say they are offering !!

This is a general blat on sellers - before anyone quotes me their small print.
#7
The sales assistant told me they had mis-priced the telly at £569 as they were told the £499 price was a weekend special. But he said he had checked on the website and it was still £499 so he had to sell it me at that price. I think they have to sell it at £499 if you ask them, but they would probably offer it at that price anyway as they did with me if they did accidentally overprice it instore.
#8
Maddoglewis, so no quibble regarding the panasonic 5yr warranty, as I know they like to push the xtra membership (3yr for £30) ? better than currys/richersound deals :thumbsup:
#9
No, they offered it me straight away. It's not costing them anything as its Panasonic who are offering the warranty. There was signs up all over the store advertising Panasonic's 5 year warranty. I wouldn't do it online though - its better to go to the shop and get your Panasonic warranty card stamped/signed so you can send it off.
#10
New member here.Hello.

Just bought the 37" from them and paid £30 quid for the 3 yr warranty as it's a long way to go for me to get the panny guarantee stamped.Think it is a good deal all the same.Had to pay £20 delivery as well but think £549 all in was a price i was willing to pay with 3 yr peace of mind.

Wanted the 42" but my lady said no way,too big.Hope i don't live to regret not being more persuasive but my living room aint that big anyway.
#11
Really want this tv for my bedroom but my dad wont let me.
#12
asyousay10
Really want this tv for my bedroom but my dad wont let me.


oi my child, what are you doing browsing the internet? i told u to do your homework 30 minutes. :x

the only thing you will be getting is a slap!









:p
#13
Hot!!!!!!!!
#14
Shame 5 year warranty is only for instore purchases.

I think the warranty offer ends in a couple of days anyway so better getting it from Richer Sounds with their 5 year in home warranty.
#15
stefcon1
New member here.Hello.

Just bought the 37" from them and paid £30 quid for the 3 yr warranty as it's a long way to go for me to get the panny guarantee stamped.Think it is a good deal all the same.Had to pay £20 delivery as well but think £549 all in was a price i was willing to pay with 3 yr peace of mind.

Wanted the 42" but my lady said no way,too big.Hope i don't live to regret not being more persuasive but my living room aint that big anyway.


I'm in the same boat regarding the missus so I'll probably be going for the 37" as well. I'd like to get the 5 yr warranty though so I'd like to collect if possible. Not sure I can get it in the car though (Ford Sierra). Any chance you could let me know the size of the packaging?
#16
maddoglewis

do you know how many they had in stock at Empire Direct in Bolton?

according to thir site, they have non in stock (click and connect)
#17
Unfortunately, there is no Empire Direct in the Bristol area and none on the list of retailers that offer the free 5 year Warranty in the area have this TV at the £499 price. Most are at least £100 more so the Richer Sounds deal would be better by £50 around here. I might go for the 37" Panny instead as it's slightly cheaper and the smaller size would make it less obtrusive in our living room.
#18
For those in this thread looking at the 37" Pani, Andrews of Colchester have that size for £549 in store with 5 year warranty, I know the Pani pricing seems mad but they must have a boat load of 42" they just want to shift.
#19
My thoughts exactly.Think everyone has been buying the 37" and they are discounting the 42" to get rid.My other half wouldn't entertain the bigger model and i suspect that is the case elsewhere.
#20
Does anybody know where i can find the terms & conditions of the 5 year warranty on this tv. Need to know if it's 'return to base' or 'at home' ?
#21
woodview;3893419
I know the Pani pricing seems mad but they must have a boat load of 42" they just want to shift.

They do this every christmas,
I got the TH42PX70B plasma inc stand(normaly £299) delivered for £799 Jan 08, when 6 weeks prior my friend paid £1300 for his :whistling:
These are great TV's for SD or HD
heat & rep added:thumbsup:
#22
Had a text from empiredirect this morning saying my tv was being delivered tomorrow.Then had a phone call saying this was an error and because it was a plasma,it could only be delivered by a two man team and the next time they were in my area was Saturday.Then had another call from them to say this was also an error as they were fully loaded and the next delivery date was Tuesday.By this time i had seen my posterior and cancelled the order.Am now back to square one.Why is it so difficult to buy a sodding telly?

Wouldn't mind so much but i was paying £20 delivery charge and they have a depot 50 miles from me.
#23
They didnt have any in stock when I bought mine but said I could collect it tomorrow. I've just been back to the shop to collect it and I'm setting up right now. They stamp your warranty card when you pay for it not when you collect it so if they don't have any they should be able to get it in anyway. Just make sure you buy it on or before 31st Dec for the warranty.
banned#24
Two questions....

If the store does not have the telly instore tomo when I go, will I be able to buy and collect another time, thereby still getting the 5yr guarantee???????

Also, the 5 yr warranty...is that an at home guarantee or would i need to deliver a broken telly somewhere at my own expense?????

Thankyou
banned#25
Is it me or has this telly now gone up in price online on website empire direct?
banned#26
Do Empire Direct pricematch any one know?!?!?!?!??!?!
#27
The 42" is now back up to £569 while the 37" is still showing as £499.
#28
thenap80
Is it me or has this telly now gone up in price online on website empire direct?

It does seem to have done.
thenap80
Do Empire Direct pricematch any one know?!?!?!?!??!?!


Empire Direct will price match Currys for sure as they've got a poster outside our local one, which is next to Currys!
#29
gutted I missed out on this, when i eventually got though to 2 stores (closest one an hr away)none had any stock, one said they have 158 on order from panasonic, due in mid-jan, the 5 yr warranty ends tomorrow...& (not that it makes any difference now) ED's price has gone up!

anyway thanks to the op & all who got the deal you lucky s*ds! :w00t:

will keep an eye out for any more deals...even my closest RS store had no stock..after saying that who thought you would have got a better deal than the currys offer on xmas day ?
#30
The panasonic 5yr warranty promotion was only until 31st december, and only instore, and only at selected stores as per their microsite : http://www.replyonline.co.uk/Panasonic/everymomentmatters/microsite.html.

I suspect its also a UK only warranty - anyone know?

Too late now, and thats why the prices go up. But anyone know about the best alternative besides JohnLewis?

I doubt this model will fail tho.
#31
Did everyone receive their 5yr warranty? They never posted my form out to me :o( Have rung Panasonic who've advised me to contact the Empire help number (20 mins on hold then cut off!) then write into Panny..........................
#32
Hmmm, they went into administration today ....... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/20/empire_direct_administration/
#33
killie99
Hmmm, they went into administration today ....... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/20/empire_direct_administration/


Thanks killie, that's why I rang panny. It's all a bit of a mess now - although it pails into insignificance compared to the poor people who've lost their jobs, or never received their orders..................

Just wondered if anyone else was in the same boat as me and had any joy?
#34
I wonder what'll happen to any orders that have not been dispatched yet. Credit card'll protect them, right?

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