Panasonic TH42PX80B (42" Plasma TV - HD Ready - Freeview - Inc spks & stand - With 5 year at home warranty) £549.90 (or £499.95 with 1 Year Warranty) instore @ Richersounds - HotUKDeals
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Panasonic TH42PX80B (42" Plasma TV - HD Ready - Freeview - Inc spks & stand - With 5 year at home warranty) £549.90 (or £499.95 with 1 Year Warranty) instore @ Richersounds

£549.90 @ Richer Sounds
Previously posted at £549.95 without the 5 YEAR GUARANTEE. Costs £499.95 without the warranty. Same TV got voted very hot when posted for £499 with 1 year warranty from Currys of all places ;) A…
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Previously posted at £549.95 without the 5 YEAR GUARANTEE. Costs £499.95 without the warranty.

Same TV got voted very hot when posted for £499 with 1 year warranty from Currys of all places ;)

Although its not 1080p you won't get a much better screen this size for handling SD material and still stunning with HD.
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#1
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#2
http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~PAN-TH42PX80B.htm

cheaper here including the warranty - 499. as previous posters said, if you go instore they'll match the 499 online and Panasonic are doing the 5 year warranty with them since they're included on Panasonic's list of retailers
#3
Hmmmm, impressive feedback from established reviewers.

Although one of the main criteria I was looking for was 1080p and hence an LCD (1080p plasmas too expensive for little old me), its hard to ignore everybody banging on about plasmas all the time, and then if you take into account the size and price of this TV I'm now seriously considering this plasma now. Definitely hot!
#5


I think the Panasonic 5 year warranty is only available for instore purchases at Empire Direct not online purchases.
#6
Fair enough
#7
Worth noting Panasonic's offer of 5 year Warranty for purchases at certain stores expires 31st December 2008.
#8
col
I think the Panasonic 5 year warranty is only available for instore purchases at Empire Direct not online purchases.


That's right but the poster in the other thread had the 499 online price matched instore
#9
bonecrusher9000
That's right but the poster in the other thread had the 499 online price matched instore


If Empire Direct match online price then it would be worthwhile but Warranty offer ends in 2 days time so would have to be quick if you are near one of their 16 stores :)

If you go with Richer Sounds and don't use the Warranty this will still be cheaper ;-)
#10
an ex richer sounds employee on another thread said you dont get the cash back on the TV warranty only on the others - seems odd but couldnt find the warranty T+C to check :thinking:
#11
janz70
an ex richer sounds employee on another thread said you dont get the cash back on the TV warranty only on the others - seems odd but couldnt find the warranty T+C to check :thinking:


It seems the refund for an unused warranty is only for 5 Year Supercare excl Plasmas. Still good value for a 5 year warranty anyway.
#12
col
It seems the refund for an unused warranty is only for 5 Year Supercare excl Plasmas. Still good value for a 5 year warranty anyway.


so LCDs are ok for refund ? in answer to my own question that would be NO it doesnt

TV's warranties are non refundable
#13
janz70
so LCDs are ok for refund ?


All warranty terms can be found here http://www.richersounds.com/information.php?cda=static&cst=supercare_info
#14
As a previous owner of a Panasonic Plasma and currently an owner of a Sony W2000 1080p LCD, I can confirm that freeview/Sky i.e SD programming looks much better on the Plasma. Though the LCD looks really clear for HD Material PS3 and X360.
#15
Got one of these. Arrived this morning from dixons. Great tv, not sure I'd worry about the 1080p, according to many sources, the 720p on this set is better than most 1080p sets and this panasonic will accept a 1080p 24p signal through HDMI (though not through component or VGA, same as the other panasonic plasmas) and downscale, so great for bluray.
#16
Would RS pricematch Empire Direct's price with the warranty? I've got one not far from me, but Empire Direct are an hour away!
#17
Leolian
Got one of these. Arrived this morning from dixons. Great tv, not sure I'd worry about the 1080p, according to many sources, the 720p on this set is better than most 1080p sets and this panasonic will accept a 1080p 24p signal through HDMI (though not through component or VGA, same as the other panasonic plasmas) and downscale, so great for bluray.


I wouldn't buy anything else, apart from maybe a Pioneer Plasma but is too pricey when compared to the equivalent Panny :)
#18
I need a HD tv solely for the PS3, which has most of it's current games running at 720p but I'm sure there will soon be lots that are 1080p compatible. I was wondering whether I should get this plasma screen or opt for a 1080p 40" Sony LCD which can bought for a similar price.

Some advice from those that have an Xbox 360 or PS3 hooked up to a HD tv would be appreciated. I need the advice as I really am in two minds.... Thanks in advance.
#19
Franky1932
I need a HD tv solely for the PS3.


If this is the case get a 1080p 40" Sony Bravia for a similar price. I know M&S do this for £599 delivered with 5 year warranty or same TV @ Richer sounds for £550.
#20
ordered mine from dixons using a different thread. will be here on saturday and only paid £440. BARGAIN. Even at this price it is a must buy
#21
Normal, I'd like to be able to do the same however the Price Beating Richer Sounds say they will only match (or beat) if the set is in stock (actually in the competitor's store). I'm informed by Empure Direct online that the th42px80s are in the warehouse but that none of the shops actually have them. Of course I'd love to hear otherwise...
#22
Hi all, I have been looking at this tv for last few days and interestingly I went to get a price at one of the Bolton stores... From speaking to one of the salesmen they would not offer the panasonic warranty deal, the only 5 year warranty deal was with themselves and that was only on the newer LCD panny's and the higher spec PZ series......

The TV was priced up the same as their website at £499.....

Has anyone got the panasonic warranty card sent off when buying from Empire Direct...??
#23
Just to add another thought on this topic...

Does anyone know the conditions about repair or replacement as I also went to the Blackburn Panasonic dealer earlier today and the 42" PX80 was priced up as ...Wait for it


£ 749 - !!!

When I asked if they would price match Empire as they were offering same warranty the panasonic salesman said that their warranty covered home repair and pick up of item if needed to return set and loan on set whilst being repaired however he cliamed that Empire's warranty would require the purchaser to return the set to Panasonic by themselves hence incurring cost....

Eventually he dropped the price down to £699 as I was already walking out the shop door !!!!

How do these places sell anything !!!
#24
Richer Sounds is offering on all plasmas and LCDs a comprehensive at home warranty at only 10% of the product purchase price. With all LCD and plasma TVs the warranty is for 5 years.

Includes- Full parts and labour cover, pick up and drop off at your home, like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable and a 45 Day Cooling Off Period.
#25
keckum
Normal, I'd like to be able to do the same however the Price Beating Richer Sounds say they will only match (or beat) if the set is in stock (actually in the competitor's store). I'm informed by Empure Direct online that the th42px80s are in the warehouse but that none of the shops actually have them. Of course I'd love to hear otherwise...


You can check http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~PAN-TH42PX80B.htm and press the click and collect tab and enter your postcode to see which stores have stock. About half do oop norf
#26
Cheers for the info "normal"

looks like all stores near me have no stock of 42 "....

Anyone picked one of these up at store and if so would I need a van to collect due to dimensions of box and having to transport it vertically??
#27
Just tried a price checker site Dixons coming in at

£487.49 delivered -1 yr warranty I assume.
use sale25 code expires 6th Jan 5pm

http://www.properprice.co.uk/panasonic-th42px80b-6196.html?kw=GA10635&gclid=CKe4yJj05pcCFQoh3godnR6kDA

Someone told me there is a eu new law re. electrical goods that makes warranties 2 years
any know about this law change ??

what cashback can you get with Dixons ??
#28
Here's a dumb question from a geriatric technophobe:

Every time this TV is posted, there is much talk about SD and HD.

I assume HD means the new High Definition pictures.

But what is SD? Does it perhaps mean Standard Definition?

We are on Freeview. I am persuaded by all the glowing reports about this TV, and its excellent price, but before throwing out my "old" (2 years!) Toshiba LCD, will the Panasonic plasma improve on the already excellent pictures I get with the Toshiba?
#29
just got mine today from the Xmas Dixons deal
fantastic quality TV ; cant recommend it highly enough
ps just for the record Dixons customer service 1st class
#30
renard
Here's a dumb question from a geriatric technophobe:

Every time this TV is posted, there is much talk about SD and HD.

I assume HD means the new High Definition pictures.

But what is SD? Does it perhaps mean Standard Definition?

We are on Freeview. I am persuaded by all the glowing reports about this TV, and its excellent price, but before throwing out my "old" (2 years!) Toshiba LCD, will the Panasonic plasma improve on the already excellent pictures I get with the Toshiba?


You got it :thumbsup:

I would say this TV would give you a better picture on freeview than your current Toshiba LCD without question :)
#31
I'm really looking at buying one of these sets and almost did from dixons on boxing day....
However the only thing putting me off plasma's is this screen burn/burn in i keep reading about....
Basically my tv is on from early morning til very late at night and usually when the kids are at home they tend to watch one channel for hrs on end.........
Now would this cause screenburn???
if so anyone know if these are any good for SD viewing ??
Sony Bravia KDL40V4000
Samsung LE40A656
Panasonic TX37LZD80
Philips 37PFL7603D
PANASONIC TX-37LXD85

Sorry for jumping on the thread.......just need a new tv and a bit confused :lol:

@thisismark
Many thanks m8,any info is greatful......just undecided on a plasma or lcd.Everything points me to a plasma(for my needs) but with the amount of hrs it's on for,not sure if it would handle it.....and if it could i'd buy this panny now ;-)
#32
stuffies
I'm really looking at buying one of these sets and almost did from dixons on boxing day....
However the only thing putting me off plasma's is this screen burn/burn in i keep reading about....
Basically my tv is on from early morning til very late at night and usually when the kids are at home they tend to watch one channel for hrs on end.........
Now would this cause screenburn???
if so anyone know if these are any good for SD viewing ??
Sony Bravia KDL40V4000
Samsung LE40A656
Panasonic TX37LZD80
Philips 37PFL7603D
PANASONIC TX-37LXD85

Sorry for jumping on the thread.......just need a new tv and a bit confused :lol:
like you say if the tv is going to be on for long periods,
I would recommend that you buy one with at least 5 years waranty, just for peice of mind as for tv choice go instore to have a look and see which one you like the best then buy online or price match to get the best price. I did look at the Sony kdl40v4000 and was not impressed, but again that is just my view.
#33
Good deal with 5 yr warranty for £550. I paid £630 a month ago for the same from Empire Direct (when they had the free 5 yr guarantee) and that was the cheapest then. Good set with deep rich colours yet natural looking with no motion blur, unlike most LCD. Viewing photos with the built in SD card reader is a league apart from viewing the same photos on my 22" LCD monitor. The normal drawbacks of plasma, image retention and pale green phospher trails, are evident but you have to look hard to spot them and not noticeable in regular viewing.
#34
stuffies;3894185
I'm really looking at buying one of these sets and almost did from dixons on boxing day....
However the only thing putting me off plasma's is this screen burn/burn in i keep reading about....
Basically my tv is on from early morning til very late at night and usually when the kids are at home they tend to watch one channel for hrs on end.........
Now would this cause screenburn???
if so anyone know if these are any good for SD viewing ??
Sony Bravia KDL40V4000
Samsung LE40A656
Panasonic TX37LZD80
Philips 37PFL7603D
PANASONIC TX-37LXD85

Sorry for jumping on the thread.......just need a new tv and a bit confused :lol:

@thisismark
Many thanks m8,any info is greatful......just undecided on a plasma or lcd.Everything points me to a plasma(for my needs) but with the amount of hrs it's on for,not sure if it would handle it.....and if it could i'd buy this panny now ;-)

I have a sony KDL32v4000 in the bedroom viewing SD picture and it's ok but poor viewing angle.
From this list the Pany TX37LZD80 but the TH42PX80B would be a better pic SD & HD in my opinion.

For screen burn the logo in the corner of the screen would be my only concern BUT my kids watch a lot of TV on 1 channel and my Pany TX42PX70B still looks great after 1 year.
#35
Can anyone confirm what the free stand and speakers is ? Clearly the tv is on a small black stand and has speakers built in so are richer sounds taking the mick or is it a glass stand and seperate speakers ?
#36
The stand and speakers come with (the Assistant Manager Plonker informed me when I said I didn't need them and asked for a price reduction).... So I guess you could say yeah they are extracting the Michael. Still uncertain as to where we stand on the Pannny guarantee if I don't take up the RichSounds 5 year guarantee.
#37
stuffies
I'm really looking at buying one of these sets and almost did from dixons on boxing day....
However the only thing putting me off plasma's is this screen burn/burn in i keep reading about....
Basically my tv is on from early morning til very late at night and usually when the kids are at home they tend to watch one channel for hrs on end.........
Now would this cause screenburn???
if so anyone know if these are any good for SD viewing ??
Sony Bravia KDL40V4000
Samsung LE40A656
Panasonic TX37LZD80
Philips 37PFL7603D
PANASONIC TX-37LXD85

Sorry for jumping on the thread.......just need a new tv and a bit confused :lol:

@thisismark
Many thanks m8,any info is greatful......just undecided on a plasma or lcd.Everything points me to a plasma(for my needs) but with the amount of hrs it's on for,not sure if it would handle it.....and if it could i'd buy this panny now ;-)



If it was primarily for SD viewing then I'd go for a plasma myself. They tend to mask the poor quality of SD feeds better than most LCDs do.
One other thing to keep in mind for people not buying separate speakers, is the quality of the speakers in the TV itself. Again, most LCDs have poorer speakers which get harsh sounding and tinny quite quickly. I noticed today that the Panasonic 42PX80 had much better speakers.

As a point of note. I've got a top end Sony LCD and don't want to trigger a Plasma vs LCD debate! I just wanted to try and answer the question as honestly as possible.
#38
was in richer sounds in glasgow today and they told me this tv was £599!
#39
col
You got it :thumbsup:

I would say this TV would give you a better picture on freeview than your current Toshiba LCD without question :)



Thanks, col. :thumbsup:

I am really impressed if it can give a better picture than my Tosh!

Oh Gawd, what do I do? To buy or not to buy, that is the question!!
#40
djBilly
was in richer sounds in glasgow today and they told me this tv was £599!


From their web-site ;

"some of these web prices are cheaper than in-store, so please mention that you’ve seen these offers online"

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