Panasonic TH42PX80B (42" Plasma TV - HD Ready - Freeview - Inc spks & stand ) £599.99 - HotUKDeals
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First Post for me but the cheapest I've seen.

Warranty available for £59.99 for 5 years. (money back offer if not used)

Not to be confused with the inferior, matt finished, PX8 model.

The King is dead. Long live the King! The Panasonic TH42PX70 was widely regarded as the finest 42" plasma TV in its class. Now this model is no more but the good news is that it's been replaced by the improved TH42PX80. It's hard to believe that the TH42PX70 could be improved upon, but that's exactly what this latest Panasonic plasma TV has done.

Featuring a brand new plasma panel, the TH42PX80 offers a stunning contrast ratio of 15, 000:1 - that's an amazing 50% improvement on the previous model. Furthermore, the TH42PX80B is now a 100Hz plasma TV. 100Hz technology leads to a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur. Finally, Panasonic have also upgraded the processor. The new V-real II processor offers even greater picture enhancement. The results? Well, it's fair to say that never before has a plasma TV of this price ever offered such realism and such a captivating picture.

It's not just the picture that Panasonic have been busy improving. The connectivity has seen an upgrade, too. In this age of HD, it's good to see that the latest Panasonic plasma TV now has 3 HDMI sockets - ideal for an HD TV receiver, Blu-ray player and upscaling DVD. In addition to this, twin SCART sockets, VGA (for a PC) and component inputs are on hand for analogue sources. A slightly more unusual fitment, but still welcome nonetheless is a SD card reader. This easily accessible slot is perfect for showing pictures taken on your digital camera.

As you'd expect from the latest generation plasma TV, the Panasonic TH42PX80B is a Freeview equipped plasma, meaning that you can watch all the additional channels at no extra charge. If you want to take digital TV a stage further, then a CI slot lets you use pay-TV cards such as Setanta.

With its class-leading picture quality, superb range of sockets and subtle good looks, the TH42PX80 looks set to uphold the honour of its illustrious forbearers with ease.

To get the best from your plasma, we strongly suggest you professionally install your new purchase. All stores can recommend a local installer who should be able to help. Apart from the fact that our margins are minuscule, and we therefore can't afford to offer an at home service, sales assistants are neither trained, qualified nor insured to do installations. Having said that, we are happy to give advice in-store or over the phone where possible. For more info please contact your local store.


FEATURES
Print Features
Screen Size Measured diagonally in inches 42"
Hd Ready Is it ready to receive High Definition signals? Yes
1080p Full Hd Ready Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals? No
Analogue Tuner Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations? Yes
Digital Tuner Does it receive Freeview, freesat or freesat HD TV stations? Freeview
Remote Control Is an Infra-red remote control included? Yes
Speakers Are stereo speakers standard? Yes
Stand Are desktop stand or feet included? Yes
Pc Input Can a computer can be plugged in? Yes
Scart Sockets Number of Scart sockets included 2
Component Is it fitted with a component input? Analogue input which facilitates Progressive Scan Yes
S-Video Is a S-video socket included? Video only signal Yes
Hdmi Is it fitted with an HDMI input? Digital interface that carries both sound and picture 3
Dvi Is it fitted with a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only No
Pixel Resolution Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical 1024 x 768
Dimensions Set dimensions excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm 1020 x 679 x 95
Contrast Ratio Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information 15,000:1
Brightness Screen brightness, measured in cd/m squared for plasma and ANSI for projectors. NA
Response Time Time taken for screen to respond, in millseconds NA
100hz Scanning Does the TV have 100Hz scanning? 100Hz reduces flicker and offers a smoother picture. 100Hz
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#1
bought this on wednesday from RS after returning my Sharp 46" xl20.
Far superior PQ and sound very pleased with it.
Made a mistake of going from plasma to LCD, should have stayed with plasma, hence return of the Sharp.
Very good price however staff at RS tried to persuade me to buy a different model, saying Panny overpriced not that good, maybe they dont have much mark up on these.
#2
Voted Hot! I purchased a Panny PX80 a few weeks ago for £613 from John Lewis who price matched Sound & Vision. Awesome TV.

Absolutely no need for a 1080p resolution as I've no interest in Blu-ray or game consoles. If it's just standard DVD & freeview broadcast you watch then don't waste your money on a 1080 set which will cost more not only in price but in running costs. Panasonic's next model up is the PZ80 but this 1080 set uses over third more in juice. Over a 100Wh more than this PX80 and with energy suppliers increasing their costs to an all time high, think carefully.

There's too much hype attached 1080 and too many buyers are obsessed with specification. The PX80 is the best value TV out their if quality is your thing. At this price, you will not find a better set for the money.

If money is no object then a Pioneer Kuro it is!
#3
Interesting comment about the warranty, is that true for all 5 year warranties that they offer or is it just for this tv. Also can you not get the warranty for free from panasonic or has that expired.
#4
caverncity;2896309
bought this on wednesday from RS after returning my Sharp 46" xl20.
Far superior PQ and sound very pleased with it.
Made a mistake of going from plasma to LCD, should have stayed with plasma, hence return of the Sharp.
Very good price however staff at RS tried to persuade me to buy a different model, saying Panny overpriced not that good, maybe they dont have much mark up on these.

Perhaps RS are in short supply. If so, they will always blag you and try and sell you something else that's more profitable. At this price, nothing comes close to the PX80 so take what they say with a pinch of salt!
#5
kobirulali
Interesting comment about the warranty, is that true for all 5 year warranties that they offer or is it just for this tv. Also can you not get the warranty for free from panasonic or has that expired.


All products are priced at 10% from warranty I believe! :thumbsup:
#6
http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/720092/index.html#anker_720094

the panasonic 5 year warranty expired 31st August (and didnt apply to richer sounds anyway) I got mine for £635 inc 5 year warranty on the last day of the offer and am still finding new things that this TV does!!
#7
What's the 'inc spks & stand' bit all about? Internal speakers and table-top stand?
#8
For anyone wanting 5 yr guaranteee - John Lewis usually do price match and offer free 5 yr warranty. If you can't get to John Lewis worth just telling RS they do it to see if you can get it for free.

Tried this with Powerhouse when I bought my Panasonic and ended up getting a fantastic deal!
#9
Hmmm...I was choosing between the 42PZ80 and the LG 50PG6000 but this is tempting to save a few quid.

I'm viewing from 4m so not overly bothered about 1080p (also viewing alot of SD)

Do RS still do the buyback deal they used to if I wanted to upgrade to a bigger screen in a couple of years? CAn't find anything on their site.

What I really want is the 46PZ but the price jump is massive!
#10
Considerably better deal than the TH-42PX8B posted previously...if only for the 3 x HDMI sockets.
#11
Chester Tay
http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/720092/index.html#anker_720094

the panasonic 5 year warranty expired 31st August (and didnt apply to richer sounds anyway) I got mine for £635 inc 5 year warranty on the last day of the offer and am still finding new things that this TV does!!


Actually, Panasonic's 5 year warranty offer has been extended to the end of September. We just got word of it on 31st August at work.
#12
100Hz technology leads to a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur.

Ok at least much better than the dreaded LCD screen

but why are people embracing these silly flat screens, when they cant even display perfect motion ?

my CRT has NO problems, you wont see any response rate figures , or contrast figures on CRT as they are perfect .( no better display technology has yet been produced )
#13
tyke
What's the 'inc spks & stand' bit all about? Internal speakers and table-top stand?


RS always do this with their set descriptions for some reason.

However, not all panels come with a stand, but yes, the speakers are integrated and there is a pedestal stand.

Great price for a superb panel.

I await with interest the next instalment of the 1080p v 720p HUKD saga.:whistling:
#14
cats
100Hz technology leads to a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur.

Ok at least much better than the dreaded LCD screen

but why are people embracing these silly flat screens, when they cant even display perfect motion ?

my CRT has NO problems, you wont see any response rate figures , or contrast figures on CRT as they are perfect .( no better display technology has yet been produced )


I too was a CRT owned sceptical of flat panels - I owned a Loewe CRT for years. I now own a plasma, and I have to say the picture is every bit as good if not better than the CRT - especially watching blu-ray. I guess HD is that wee bit more involving than SD on a CRT.
#15
cats
100Hz technology leads to a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur.

Ok at least much better than the dreaded LCD screen

but why are people embracing these silly flat screens, when they cant even display perfect motion ?

my CRT has NO problems, you wont see any response rate figures , or contrast figures on CRT as they are perfect .( no better display technology has yet been produced )


Show me a 42" CRT that isn't the size of a frickin double decker bus...

Now can you see why people are "embracing these silly flat screens"?
#16
moob
I now own a plasma, and I have to say the picture is every bit as good if not better than the CRT -


not quite . problem with plasma / lcd is that motion is never perfectly fluid,

its kinda a major flaw for a moving image display, the fact they cant display seemless motion

CRT is perfect in that respect, Ive seen blu-ray on Pioneer Kuros plasma, and still motion issues, and the images always have an un-natrual cartoonised look to them ( no where as horrid as lcd image though )

quantity or quality ? Im sticking with quality. Ideally people should own a CRT for TV use, and then own a LCD projector, for watching movies on thier walls.... best of both worlds, LCD projectors are completely different to LCD flatscreens, due to their tiny high response rates, and dynamic iris.
#17
Mister_Ed
Show me a 42" CRT that isn't the size of a frickin double decker bus...

Now can you see why people are "embracing these silly flat screens"?


no, i still cant, lol.

tell me the average size of a uk lounge, and why anything bigger than a 29" CRT is needed to watch tv ?

tv programs arent shot on film, and u dont need them to fill your vision like you watching a film at a cinema

i see no point in 40 or 50 " flat screens, quality too low for perfect motion ( sport / action content etc )

and not big enuff for a cinema experience

i think the CRT + projector is the perfect solution, also, I know people who have binned sony trinitron CRTs to buy the SAME size lcd from supermarkets..

not kidding, AND they placed the lcd in the same place / corner of room , so no space advantage

surely the defination of insanity ?! :w00t:
#18
Here for £16 more but INCLUDES the 5 year guarantee! Would be £660 with the guarantee at Richer Sounds.
#19
@Cats - I've recently moved from CRT to Plasma and your statements are factually correct.

There is undoubted and indisputable motion blur between CRT and Plasma. Not all the time but on some fast motion stuff it isn't quite as good as CRT...fact.

It's for this reason I help back from going to plasma for years and years. I was waiting for SED technology which, incidentally, IS better than CRT. In the end, Toshiba binned off the idea and I gave up waiting for Canon to pull their finger out and so I went with plasma.

As an owner of a plasma, I have no regrets whatsoever. On HD sources I have a massively higher resolution and better picture. Even on SD sources, like DVD, the colour depth and contrast ratio far exceed my old CRT...I wouldn't switch back for anything.

I also see your point about a projector for movies but this would require a clear area of wall with no furnishing on which to project. In my case, the TV is in the corner, making it useless for projection.

Additionally a projector need line of sight to the screen, not good if you have any chandelier light fittings.

Projectors also have noisy fans which annoy the **** out of me.
#20
cats
not quite . problem with plasma / lcd is that motion is never perfectly fluid,

its kinda a major flaw for a moving image display, the fact they cant display seemless motion

CRT is perfect in that respect, Ive seen blu-ray on Pioneer Kuros plasma, and still motion issues, and the images always have an un-natrual cartoonised look to them ( no where as horrid as lcd image though )

quantity or quality ? Im sticking with quality. Ideally people should own a CRT for TV use, and then own a LCD projector, for watching movies on thier walls.... best of both worlds, LCD projectors are completely different to LCD flatscreens, due to their tiny high response rates, and dynamic iris.


Dood are you sure you are on the right forum here?? This is hot deals forum not AV forums!

I got the PX80 2 months ago from Empire for £583 which was a price match against Digital Direct.
Awesome set with only 2 very minor downsides -
1. Surround frame and stand attract dust very badly
2. You really do have to be precise with the remote and point directly at the TV. Yes that sounds daft and lazy, but its a fact the TV has a very narrow range, so dont expect to point the remote up or at the wall and it work.

Im still running mine in. This is a useful site for run in settings and other info -
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Panasonic-TH42PX80/
#21
If anyone wants this plasma, then you can buy it from Costco, from the 19th October i think, maybe a few days before or after that date for £519 this INCLUDES VAT. with a 5 year warranty.
I have the px70 and am more than happy with it, but £519 is a great price.
#22
pjd1972
If anyone wants this plasma, then you can buy it from Costco, from the 19th October i think, maybe a few days before or after that date for £519 this INCLUDES VAT. with a 5 year warranty.
I have the px70 and am more than happy with it, but £519 is a great price.


Unfortunately, that is only the PX8B but still a great deal if you want the cheaper model!
#23
cats
not quite . problem with plasma / lcd is that motion is never perfectly fluid,

its kinda a major flaw for a moving image display, the fact they cant display seemless motion

CRT is perfect in that respect, Ive seen blu-ray on Pioneer Kuros plasma, and still motion issues, and the images always have an un-natrual cartoonised look to them ( no where as horrid as lcd image though )

quantity or quality ? Im sticking with quality. Ideally people should own a CRT for TV use, and then own a LCD projector, for watching movies on thier walls.... best of both worlds, LCD projectors are completely different to LCD flatscreens, due to their tiny high response rates, and dynamic iris.


Do you have a CCTV in my house?:w00t:

I've not noticed any issues with my Pana plasma. That said, if you are looking for issues, you're likely to find them.
#24
moob
Do you have a CCTV in my house?:w00t:

I've not noticed any issues with my Pana plasma. That said, if you are looking for issues, you're likely to find them.


Are you a gamer? Games should be fine on the Px80, no?
#25
Duckman
Are you a gamer? Games should be fine on the Px80, no?


I play the PS3 and the Wii on it and the results are grand mate - I have the PX70 btw.
#26
RickyBobby
Here for £16 more but INCLUDES the 5 year guarantee! Would be £660 with the guarantee at Richer Sounds.


The richer sounds site says it includes speakers and stand - does this make it a better deal as I need both of these?

Does anybody know what the "stand and speakers" are? Does this mean a proper tv stand with shelves and separate speakers or just the pedestal and built in speakers? if so its a bit misleading isn't it?
#27
cleagarr
The richer sounds site says it includes speakers and stand - does this make it a better deal as I need both of these?

Does anybody know what the "stand and speakers" are? Does this mean a proper tv stand with shelves and separate speakers or just the pedestal and built in speakers? if so its a bit misleading isn't it?



The stand is the the one that lets it sit on a table & the speakers are those that are built in.

It is odd but Panasonic used to charge £100!!!!! - yes really- for that little stand which is actually a heavy lump of metal and you can buy just a panel that has no built in speakers at all. The stand was an extra as if you wall mount you don't need it.

The Total Digital £616 offer link above
http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=43_112&products_id=2461
is conditional on your having seen the TV there - Birmingham - & not buying mail order if it is the Panasonic guarantee upgrade offer.

John Lewis should price match £599 which would be interesting.

Great deal.
#28
Chris52
The stand is the the one that lets it sit on a table & the speakers are those that are built in.

It is odd but Panasonic used to charge £100!!!!! - yes really- for that little stand which is actually a heavy lump of metal and you can buy just a panel that has no built in speakers at all. The stand was an extra as if you wall mount you don't need it.

The Total Digital £616 offer link above
http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=43_112&products_id=2461
is conditional on your having seen the TV there - Birmingham - & not buying mail order if it is the Panasonic guarantee upgrade offer.

John Lewis should price match £599 which would be interesting.

Great deal.


Thanks for the reply. John Lewis don't sell this tv online so... Also, can you tell me where the Total Digital site says this offer is conditional on buying in store. On the product list it says so on other tvs but not this one.
#29
Bagged myself one of these little beauties.

Richer Sounds salesman tried to flog me an LG LCD for the same price and then an LG Plasma for the same price. Lovely looking TV but given Panasonic's reputation in plasma technology, I went for the panny!

Very pleased with it, very easy to set up, with a bit of fiddling any "noise" has been eliminated.
#30
cleagarr
Thanks for the reply. John Lewis don't sell this tv online so... Also, can you tell me where the Total Digital site says this offer is conditional on buying in store. On the product list it says so on other tvs but not this one.


Got my PX80 about a month ago for £620 from Total Digital/Premier AV Centre had to haggle to get this price as it was listed as £699 intsore but the sales man gave it to me at the online price.

Panasonic state that the 5 year guerrantee is subject to an instore demo. Thats why you won't get this offer online. After buying the TV you will be given a form to fill in, this has to be sent to Panasonic along with a copy of your reciept.

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