Panasonic TH42PZ81B. 42" 1080p Freesat HD Panny plasma £669 @ PCWorld - HotUKDeals
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Can it BE any better?

As the title says....
PZ81 series of plasma HDTVs which sport a true HD native panel resolution of 1920 x 1080, Intelligent Frame Creation and 24p Real Cinema motion-compensated frame interpolation (MCFI) technologies, 100Hz Double Scan, x.v.Colour extra wide colour gamut, and most importantly, inbuilt Freesat HD tuner.

I'd buy it straight away, but gotta so far 2" baby on the way...

Seen in the PC World nxt to QE hospital, B'ham.
Not an ex demo.
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#1
hot is this just as good as the new one thats out?
suspended#2
i cant find this...
#3
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3006/pcworld.jpg pc world pic


and no, there is nothing online. instore only :(
#4
I bought one of these in Jan and am over the moon with it

I bought it for the freesat facility but never realised that it has freeview built in too!

Too many gismos to mention

As per previous posts, I bought it from John Lewis, they matched the cheapest price that I could find AND gave me a 5 year parts and labour warranty too

Happy daze!

regards

Bill
suspended#5
nice, I would love to have a spare £700 spare, I wonder if i explain to the fiance maybe she will put the wedding on hold for a year.....
#6
Dammit, why are all the deals im interested in instore only? :(
banned#7
Slab100
nice, I would love to have a spare £700 spare, I wonder if i explain to the fiance maybe she will put the wedding on hold for a year.....


:whistling: I was thinking the exact same thing, we get married August 7th.... We already have a 50" samsung plasma though but it's not 180p so this would be nice, although prefer another 50"
#8
Zootaga
:whistling: I was thinking the exact same thing, we get married August 7th.... We already have a 50" samsung plasma though but it's not 180p so this would be nice, although prefer another 50"


jeez, u gotta stand up guys!!! cut down on snacks and flowers!!! show them whos the man!!!

:oops: I had to postpone my wedding, couse there's a baby on the way :whistling:
#9
[COLOR="Red"]BE AWARE[COLOR="Black"] I bought the 42" PZ when it came out 16 months ago, didn't buy extended warranty, screen packed in at 14 months, quoted over a grand to replace screen. Panasonic very kindly arranged replacement at no cost to me. Anybody want to kiss my ring?[/COLOR][/COLOR]
#10
P.S. Fabulous picture.
#11
an amazing price and .97 offer
#12
H&R!!!!!! I've seen freesat hd, looks amazing, panasonic and plasma, what a combo. Get JL to price match and you got a stunning tv deal!
#13
Looks a really good TV!
#14
:p
Slab100
nice, I would love to have a spare £700 spare, I wonder if i explain to the fiance maybe she will put the wedding on hold for a year.....


If ur only spending £700 on the wedding ur lucky ur getting married at all! :p
#15
this looks bloomin awesome - it ticks all the right boxes

sadly I don't have that sort of cash atm :(
#16
A 42" screen is too small you need at least a 50" screen. My first plasma television was a 42" and after I had it for a few weeks I regreted not going for the 50". A year later I sold my old 42" plasma on Ebay and bought a 50" and have been much happier since. Now anyone I know who is about to buy a new TV I always say to them just go for the 50" and don't waste your time going for the 42" as you will regret it later. A friend of mine who never took my advice and bought a 42" said he wished he had listned to me and bought the 50". He has now also bought a 50" and is much happer with it as well.
#17
o crap. do i tell my dad who just bought an LG 42" plasma for £600, not full hd, not free sat... :s
#18
cambourne03
A 42" screen is too small you need at least a 50" screen. My first plasma television was a 42" and after I had it for a few weeks I regreted not going for the 50". A year later I sold my old 42" plasma on Ebay and bought a 50" and have been much happier since. Now anyone I know who is about to buy a new TV I always say to them just go for the 50" and don't waste your time going for the 42" as you will regret it later. A friend of mine who never took my advice and bought a 42" said he wished he had listned to me and bought the 50". He has now also bought a 50" and is much happer with it as well.



What absolute rubbish, 42" is perfectl fine in 99% of living rooms.
#19
ha ha
Kamizuri
cash atm
- good one :thumbsup:
#20
I bought a 32", and wish I'd bought a 37". You always want bigger than you've got.
Ironically, my wife wishes I'd got a bigger one too, she thinks it's cute enough and does the job, but a bigger one would be ideal.
#21
"Could it BE any better?"

Well yes, Freesat recorder built in. THEN you've got the Daddy.
#22
ourdave

Ironically, my wife wishes I'd got a bigger one too, she thinks it's cute enough and does the job, but a bigger one would be ideal.


:giggle:
#23
Anyone seen them in other stores, is it nationwide? Looks like a great TV.
#24
no no even a 50" is not enough.. U need a 60". Trust me once u seen mine you'll never be happy with yours!
#25
does this support dvb-s2?
#26
cambourne03
A 42" screen is too small you need at least a 50" screen. My first plasma television was a 42" and after I had it for a few weeks I regreted not going for the 50". A year later I sold my old 42" plasma on Ebay and bought a 50" and have been much happier since. Now anyone I know who is about to buy a new TV I always say to them just go for the 50" and don't waste your time going for the 42" as you will regret it later. A friend of mine who never took my advice and bought a 42" said he wished he had listned to me and bought the 50". He has now also bought a 50" and is much happer with it as well.


Surely it all depends how close you sit to the TV? If I put a a 50" tv in my 6ft x 8ft bedroom it would melt my eyeballs watching it.
1 Like #27
Just in case you don't know - you can get ITVHD on SkyHD now by adding manually in the new EPG, Freesat is NOT the only way to get this channel...
#28
SpoonyBoy
Surely it all depends how close you sit to the TV? If I put a a 50" tv in my 6ft x 8ft bedroom it would melt my eyeballs watching it.


Depends what you watch also.

If you're largely watching BD's, Sky HD and playing games, then a 50" would be fine at even 6ft away.

I have a 60" with the closest viewing position being about 6ft (others range from 9-12ft) and have no problems when veiwing the aforementioned content. Obviously SD looks average from the closest position but I've chosen to make that compromise for the HD content and immersive gaming exerience.
#29
Shock
no no even a 50" is not enough.. U need a 60". Trust me once u seen mine you'll never be happy with yours!


If we are comparing sizes the last house i was in our tv was about 2 1/2 meters wide by 1 1/2 meters tall :whistling: projectors rock!

Getting back to business though this is a very good price!
#30
mustangwally
[COLOR="Red"]BE AWARE[COLOR="Black"] I bought the 42" PZ when it came out 16 months ago, didn't buy extended warranty, screen packed in at 14 months
I had a screen problem with my panny, as have lots of people, is this the same issue you had Wally?

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/6331/mypanny.th.jpg

I thought Panasonic had resolved that problem with the PZ series?

john
#31
Richdog
What absolute rubbish, 42" is perfectl fine in 99% of living rooms.


I can assure you it is not absolute rubbish. If you want a 42" TV that is up to you but in my opinion the 50" is better.
#32
I've just phoned PC World to enquire about availability in stores and he said there where 'none available and the item had been removed from the system'?

Has anyone else had more luck locating one?

R2TR
#33
The other thing I would say is, it's easy to go up in size but very hard to go back down.

It took less then a month to get used to the 60" at that distance, but now my other TV's feel too small to us and we have started to upgrade those as a result. Even my friends/relatives who felt it was too big for them upgraded their TV's over the next year or two.
#34
Perhaps a stupid question, but do you need a special aerial to be able to get the freesat channels? We currently have a freeview aerial and were wondering if that would do the job or not?
#35
dk143
Perhaps a stupid question, but do you need a special aerial to be able to get the freesat channels? We currently have a freeview aerial and were wondering if that would do the job or not?


You need a Satelite Dish, hence the Sat part in the name :)
#36
cambourne03
If you want a 42" TV that is up to you but in my opinion the 50" is better.


"and this weeks state the obvious award goes to......."

We all know 50" is better than 42", and that 60" is better than 50" - but factor in the practicalities and budgets and everyone will end up with a size best for them.

If you're trying to sound cool for owning a 50"........jog on :thumbsup:
#37
I rang PC World and eventually went through to Selly Oak store as the initial phone operator didnt have it on the system. The second phone operator from Customer services (different group from first) just checked the website again not found eventually put me through to Selly Oak store. They only have 1 left and its the DISPLAY model. So although this was a hot deal personally a 1 year warranty on a display set with a large number of hours didnt get me buying.

Panasonic are introducing a 5 year warranty from May 1st at small independant stores and I assume their own online estore so worth checking around at the start of next month.
#38
dk143
Perhaps a stupid question, but do you need a special aerial to be able to get the freesat channels? We currently have a freeview aerial and were wondering if that would do the job or not?


This set also includes a freeview tuner so you could watch the same SD freeview stuff as you do currently until you got a satelite dish to make the most of the very limited freesat HD programming.
#39
JustinBedford
I rang PC World and eventually went through to Selly Oak store as the initial phone operator didnt have it on the system. The second phone operator from Customer services (different group from first) just checked the website again not found eventually put me through to Selly Oak store. They only have 1 left and its the DISPLAY model. So although this was a hot deal personally a 1 year warranty on a display set with a large number of hours didnt get me buying.

Panasonic are introducing a 5 year warranty from May 1st at small independant stores and I assume their own online estore so worth checking around at the start of next month.


Unfortunately it seems a 'non deal' then which is a shame.

R2TR
1 Like #40
jimpom23
Just in case you don't know - you can get ITVHD on SkyHD now by adding manually in the new EPG, Freesat is NOT the only way to get this channel...



Thanks for that. Rep added. :thumbsup:

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