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Panasonic TH42PX8B 42 Inch HD Ready Plasma with Freeview @elecrical123 £534.99

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Normal Price £914.99 You Save £380.00 NOW: £534.99106cm Visible Plasma Screen HD Ready Integrated Digital 'Freeview' Tuner 10,000:1 Native contrast ratio V Real 2 Picture Engine 100Hz Double Sp… Read More
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banned8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
Normal Price £914.99
You Save £380.00
NOW: £534.99106cm Visible Plasma Screen
HD Ready
Integrated Digital 'Freeview' Tuner
10,000:1 Native contrast ratio
V Real 2 Picture Engine
100Hz Double Speed Picture scanning
2 HDMI connections
2 Scart Connections
Viera Link
24P Input
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banned#1
I Just Bought Mine Last Week For £750 From Richer Sounds.
Now I M Regrating It:
#2
Is it fullHD?
#3
crazymonkey
Is it fullHD?


No.
#4
crazyfrog
I Just Bought Mine Last Week For £750 From Richer Sounds.
Now I M Regrating It:


Are you sure you didn't get the 80B ? the 8B has been under £600 in most places for some time now.
#5
2% cashback via quidco too.
#6
shame thats not the 80b would have been best deal of the year for me
#7
I wanna PZ80!!!!!!!! but I want it for less then 700....with 5 years warranty...:oops:
#8
whats the difference between native contrast ratio and dynamic?
#9
crazyfrog
I Just Bought Mine Last Week For £750 From Richer Sounds.
Now I M Regrating It:

Richer Sounds are good at refunding the difference if you take your receipt back to them...incidentally, i have the previous gen of this TV, its excellent. Xbox looks amazing on it, freeview and dvd's are amazing however analogue is a bit iffy, but how long will that last!
#10
£539 at Laskys & hopefully some discount codes to get it even cheaper .

£539 at Amazon , if it goes cheaper within 30days you get a refund .
#11
Not a fantastic deal, the PX80B is worth the extra £60 odd IMO.
#12
crazyfrog
I Just Bought Mine Last Week For £750 From Richer Sounds.
Now I M Regrating It:


Eh? The TH42PX80B (the next model up from the 8) has been 599.99 for ages from Richer (http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PANA-TH42PX80B)

If you paid that much, I assume you actually got the TH42PZ80 (http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PANA-TH42PZ80) - which is justifed at the extra price, as it's full HD.
#13
I think the product on Richer Sounds is a different model. (TH42PZ80) this one has a 30000:1 contrast so definately different. TV's have so many different product numbers makes price comparisons hard.
#15
stevey_p7;2767443
whats the difference between native contrast ratio and dynamic?



(real/native) Contrast ratio means the difference between the brightest the screen can display, and the darkest. Thus, a set with a very high CR can display really jet black dark scenes, and blazing whites. A set with low CR will have greyish blacks, and slightly off-whites.

Because of the nature of the tech, plasmas have very high contrast, but LCDs don't. They try to get around this with dynamic contrast, which shifts the overall brightness level depending on the scene. Thus, in a dark scene without any well lit spots, it can do decent blacks because there isn't anything bright around. Same in a well lit outdoors scene - it can pump out the bright spots, because there isn't any dark to contrast against.

The problem with dynamic contrast is there's no way for it to cope with both dark and bright on screen at the same time. Thus, if you have torches, flames or street lights in a night scene, the technology's basic limitation is exposed. Both the dark bits and the bright bits get constricted, and you end up with grey blacks + offwhites.


Thus, in terms of the fundamental tech, plasma is superior to LCD, before you consider price. However, LCDs are cheaper to make, and thus you see at present 1080p LCDs are about the same price as 720p plasmas. It's a question of what's more important for you - resolution or contrast ratio. My advice would be unless you have perfect eyesight and sit quite close, go for the 720p plasma ahead of the 1080p LCD at 42". For 50"+ sets it's a little trickier, because the resolution becomes more important.
#16



Yes but that's LCD not Plasma,i'd probably still expect this to knock spots off that for picture quality
#17
not a bad price but pay the extra for the PX80, its a much better set. or if you wanna go full hd go for the PZ80
#18
jackBham
I wanna PZ80!!!!!!!! but I want it for less then 700....with 5 years warranty...:oops:


Yeah, I think most of us want that... ;)
#19
Late
Yeah, I think most of us want that... ;)


Give it time, it took a while but the PX80 got there in the end. I soooo wanted one of them but my living room aint ready at all (new house). And now its out of stock in John Lewis :x, but my room still aint ready. Might be ready for when the PZ80 is gets below £700 :|
#20
Thrud111
Give it time, it took a while but the PX80 got there in the end. I soooo wanted one of them but my living room aint ready at all (new house). And now its out of stock in John Lewis :x, but my room still aint ready. Might be ready for when the PZ80 is gets below £700 :|


If someone from Richer would read those posts-three potential sales in one post :):):)
I'd say a month from now it will be 699. credit card-here I come!
#21
I’ve got the 37" its a wicked TV!!
Great picture!
#22
Without a doubt go for the 80b. The 8 is the model for the chains (Curries, Dixons) and was made to a lower spec.
banned#23
I Still Think Its A Brilliant Price For This One! Compare To Other Lcd For 42" Tv.
For Those Who're Still Looking For 42" Lcd Tv Go For This.lol
#24
jackBham
I wanna PZ80!!!!!!!! but I want it for less then 700....with 5 years warranty...:oops:


Me too!! I keep waiting and hoping that John Lewis will put them on offer because I really want that 5 year warranty.:)
#25
If you can afford a bit extra I would get the PX80B, got mine last week from Richer Sounds for just under £640 and I think it is great on both SD and through my PS3. I looked at both the PX80 and PZ80 but on SD the PX80 looked far better than the PZ80.

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