Panasonic TX-P42G20B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz Neo Plasma TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD - £799.99 at Dixons (plus potential 3% Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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"The remarkable Panasonic Viera TX-P42G20B 42" Full HD Plasma TV boasts a picture quality that will impress even the most demanding viewers! The 42-inch High Definition panel and versatile connectivity options ensure this television will provide first-class entertainment for years to come.

The 1080p NeoPDP display of the Panasonic Viera TX-P42G20-B delivers a staggering 'infinite black' contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1. When combined with the unlimited viewing angle and lightning response times of plasma, this contrast ratio provides a cinematic experience that must be seen to be believed!

These impressive specifications are enhanced by 600 Hz Intelligent Frame Creation and Panasonic's V Real Pro 5 engine, which optimises image parameters with breathtaking results.

This television also sports both a Freeview and Freesat HD tuner, ensuring you're ready for the digital broadcasts of the future.

And the Panasonic Viera TX-P42G20B 42" Full HD Plasma TV goes further by offering 4 HDMI connectors, component and composite ports, 2 traditional SCART sockets, and even a VGA input for using the display as a computer monitor. Look no further for luxurious home entertainment!

* Panasonic VIERA NeoPDP full HD 42-inch plasma TV
* Freeview HD & Freesat HD built-in, Wi-Fi ready
* 600Hz sub-field drive intelligent frame creation pro
* Infinite Black colour spectrum, THX® certified display
* VIERA CAST and VIERA image viewer (photo and video)"

Amazon have it for the same price but no Quidco obviously http://tinyurl.com/2wfdgs8 With the potential 3% Quidco from Dixons, you stand to get in cashback roughly £24

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#1
amazing picture
#2
best non 3dtv imo

just a fantastic television
#3
cold for me. Was recently £740 with costco + 5 year warrantly. Amazon has had it for the same price for ages plus have a better customer service.
#4
ijwia
best non 3dtv imo

just a fantastic television


V10 is better... cracking TV though!
suspended#5
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.
#6
How much is it at Costco now?

Any way the idea with this deal would be to go to John Lewis and get it there with 5 yr Warranty.
#7
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.

did you really just post that?
#8
Insanely cheap. Only afew tv's top this one, Red Hot.
#9
paimaams
cold for me. Was recently £740 with costco + 5 year warrantly. Amazon has had it for the same price for ages plus have a better customer service.


Fair enough tell us where you can get the TV cheaper at this present moment, if you can't then us where we can get a time machine to go get it at that price.
#11
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.
#12
bargainhunter666
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


did you really just post that?


There's always one.......
#13
I wish the P50V20 would come down in price. Its got the same panel as the VT20 3D Panasonic and its as bright as those pretender LED screens. The 3D on it is also the best I've seen so far.
#14
momo69
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.

bought that very set yesterday
very impressed!
#15
Bought a 50 inch in the same model. Very good picture quality and you get freeview hd, freesat hd and record directly on usb hard drive + youtube looks great
1 Like #16
momo69
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.

The hell. The LG is in no way the same league as the G20. Its like comparing a Wii to a PS3.
suspended#17
maxtweenie
bargainhunter666
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


did you really just post that?


There's always one.......


I realise this is probably the best picture you can get but alot of the hotukdeals readers won't be aware how much power plasma tv's use hence why i posted it.
1 Like #18
hajj_3
maxtweenie
bargainhunter666
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


did you really just post that?


There's always one.......


I realise this is probably the best picture you can get but alot of the hotukdeals readers won't be aware how much power plasma tv's use hence why i posted it.


If you're going to post something disguised as fact then try to back it up with a reliable source.
#19
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


so if you watched TV 24x365 that'd be over £300 pounds of electricity a day, but even so less than a pound a day.

to get an LCD that looks anything like as good as these plasmas would cost over two years's worth of electricity for 24x365 users.

so, I'll take the plasma please!!
#20
FYI, if you are considering buying the camera to run Skype on this, don't! You can't send and receive video to/from Mac/OSX or linux users yet - only with windows users and other panasonic users - the video codec isn't supported

FYI2, the camera is £130 in the UK but $130 in the USA as far as I know as I have a colleague in USA who bought one.
#21
I think the comment above is supposed to be on a different post
#22
What's a neo plasma...sounds like something from space
#23
MRP
momo69
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.
The hell. The LG is in no way the same league as the G20. Its like comparing a Wii to a PS3.

In all honesty I'd rather rely on what CNET and other 'experts' have to say than a Panny fanboy. Having read everything I have about the 2, for the money and like for like, the LG PK590 is a better tv than this. This in the 50 inch version costs over 300 uid than the LG (assuming you pick it up for 1050 from costco), and on spec the LG is the same - even has THX certification (which is not given to mickey mouse sets). Plus the panny's have a few probs with their raising black levels. The only difference i saw between the 2 is the panny is not as refelctive as the LG (the LG being better looking and thinner).

Edited By: momo69 on Jul 25, 2010 05:04: spelling
#24
MRP
momo69
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.

The hell. The LG is in no way the same league as the G20. Its like comparing a Wii to a PS3.

and this is a 42" set for £100 more than the 50" LG
so again not a like for like comparison
#25
momo69
MRP
momo69
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.
The hell. The LG is in no way the same league as the G20. Its like comparing a Wii to a PS3.

In all honesty I'd rather rely on what CNET and other 'experts' have to say than a Panny fanboy. Having read everything I have about the 2, for the money and like for like, the LG PK590 is a better tv than this. This in the 50 inch version costs over 300 uid than the LG (assuming you pick it up for 1050 from costco), and on spec the LG is the same - even has THX certification (which is not given to mickey mouse sets). Plus the panny's have a few probs with their raising black levels. The only difference i saw between the 2 is the panny is not as refelctive as the LG (the LG being better looking and thinner).

i was torn myself on what to go for
in my set up the reflection isnt an issue
picture quality is stunning
i have panasonic speakers so a panny TV would allow me to viera link but i just couldnt justify the cost difference on the 50" panny being that much better
#26
guys just go for g20, imoh. i bought this tv after lot of researching. initially, i was bit apprehensive and especially after the 5 star for lg pk990 on whathifi and this model only got 4 star. I also read about "white" noise and black level trailing, still decided to take a punt as I just had perception of lg's cheap quality (may be a wrong perception). I bought this tv from dixons and i can tell you that i'm very pleased with my decision. anyways tv is a personal choice some people will like to buy lg as it looks excellent in the living room.

if you want to go for quality then one test i would recommend is go to a showroom ask the guys to plug normal tv broadcast (preferably) bbc one - compare and then switch to bbc hd and compare again. You won't believe how easy the decision will be, thankfully the guy at riches sounds did it for me!!


Edited By: kapil_kalra2001 on Jul 25, 2010 08:20: added imoh
Edited By: kapil_kalra2001 on Jul 25, 2010 08:26: .
suspended#27
Molo
hajj_3
maxtweenie
bargainhunter666
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


did you really just post that?


There's always one.......


I realise this is probably the best picture you can get but alot of the hotukdeals readers won't be aware how much power plasma tv's use hence why i posted it.


If you're going to post something disguised as fact then try to back it up with a reliable source.


This panasonic uses 290watts
This 40" Toshiba LED backlit uses 134watts: http://www.home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/Regza-LCD-TV/40-49-LCD-TV-screen-size/REGZA-40WL753/

Yes the sizes are 2" different but that would make a massive difference, 156 watts less than the panasonic. So i was indeed correct that new LCD's use 100w+ less than panasonic's plasma's. Thats 1 of the big reasons why virtually every manufacturer has stopped making plasma's.
#28
I soooooo want this tv. Saving for wedding stuff at the mo so think she'd kill me if I turned up with this. Been watching the price is this for a while & the price's dropped a lot. Don't know if a local Panasonic dealer would do it for a little more with the 5 year guarantee?
#29
Bought this very TV a few weeks ago from Costco, a bit cheaper then (£740.23 but I had to join Cotsco @ £29.37 and the 5 year warranty needs you to remain a member for each subsequent year following purchase), but can highly recommend it.

Watched Monsters Inc on Blu Ray last night and was totally blown away. Amazing.
#30
Aren't Panasonic offering a free 5 year warranty with this too?
#31
Panasonic tvs are well built but boring. Just got rid of the tx-42s20b and ordered the pk590 which over all is much better imo. In a few years we will all be wanting better anyway.
#32
ElliottC
Just to add that European directives had been in place to ban the production of large plasma TVs, although I am not sure when or if this will materialise.
Are you a Daily Mail reader? :{

If you check with the EU you can see that the "plasma screens to be banned" story was a load of balls:

http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/press/euromyths/myth176_en.htm

Although having said that, plasma TVs probably/definitely/may cause/prevent cancer, increasing/decreasing your risk by up to/more than 17%/33%/0.07% (delete as applicable).
#33
THRILLER-DEEJAY
Panasonic tvs are well built but boring. Just got rid of the tx-42s20b and ordered the pk590 which over all is much better imo. In a few years we will all be wanting better anyway.

its funny i was thinking the same just today
not so long ago i got my stonking(at the time) nicam 20" CRT
now im up to 50" plasma
#34
hajj_3
Molo
hajj_3
maxtweenie
bargainhunter666
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


did you really just post that?


There's always one.......


I realise this is probably the best picture you can get but alot of the hotukdeals readers won't be aware how much power plasma tv's use hence why i posted it.


If you're going to post something disguised as fact then try to back it up with a reliable source.


This panasonic uses 290watts
This 40" Toshiba LED backlit uses 134watts: http://www.home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/Regza-LCD-TV/40-49-LCD-TV-screen-size/REGZA-40WL753/

Yes the sizes are 2" different but that would make a massive difference, 156 watts less than the panasonic. So i was indeed correct that new LCD's use 100w+ less than panasonic's plasma's. Thats 1 of the big reasons why virtually every manufacturer has stopped making plasma's.


According to HDTV Test, the Panasonic doesn't use anywhere near that amount of power from the tests they did.

"Default [Normal] mode 133 watts
Calibrated [Professional] mode 172 watts"

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-txp42g20-txp42g20b-20100308169.htm
#35
i want it
#36
alasrati2010 11
ElliottC
Just to add that European directives had been in place to ban the production of large plasma TVs, although I am not sure when or if this will materialise.
Are you a Daily Mail reader? :{If you check with the EU you can see that the "plasma screens to be banned" story was a load of balls:http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/press/euromyths/myth176_en.htmAlthough having said that, plasma TVs probably/definitely/may cause/prevent cancer, increasing/decreasing your risk by up to/more than 17%/33%/0.07% (delete as applicable).

You didn't read!

Elliott, why did you delete your post ? it was fine
#37
momo69
MRP
momo69
I was looking to get this TV but from what I have read the LGPK590 is a much better TV for the money (only 699 at richer sounds and 50 inch too) Check out AV forums and reviews on CNET.
The hell. The LG is in no way the same league as the G20. Its like comparing a Wii to a PS3.


In all honesty I'd rather rely on what CNET and other 'experts' have to say than a Panny fanboy. Having read everything I have about the 2, for the money and like for like, the LG PK590 is a better tv than this. This in the 50 inch version costs over 300 uid than the LG (assuming you pick it up for 1050 from costco), and on spec the LG is the same - even has THX certification (which is not given to mickey mouse sets). Plus the panny's have a few probs with their raising black levels. The only difference i saw between the 2 is the panny is not as refelctive as the LG (the LG being better looking and thinner).

No, it's not better. I bought a Panasonic after looking on AVF, reviews and then looking in person. Barely anything came close. Black level issue is only an issue if you have **** retentive eyes, never seen anything like that on my TV or others.

Why does how thin a TV is make a difference? It's not a CRT.
#38
hajj_3
Molo
hajj_3
maxtweenie
bargainhunter666
hajj_3
290 watts power consumption = :( An LCD would be over 100 watts less.


did you really just post that?


There's always one.......


I realise this is probably the best picture you can get but alot of the hotukdeals readers won't be aware how much power plasma tv's use hence why i posted it.


If you're going to post something disguised as fact then try to back it up with a reliable source.


This panasonic uses 290watts
This 40" Toshiba LED backlit uses 134watts: http://www.home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/Regza-LCD-TV/40-49-LCD-TV-screen-size/REGZA-40WL753/

Yes the sizes are 2" different but that would make a massive difference, 156 watts less than the panasonic. So i was indeed correct that new LCD's use 100w+ less than panasonic's plasma's. Thats 1 of the big reasons why virtually every manufacturer has stopped making plasma's.

Who has stopped? LG? Samsung? Panasonic?

Edited By: Adamo on Jul 25, 2010 04:59: None
#39
Toshiba, Sharp, Phillips and of course Pioner who made the best plasma tvs have all stopped making them.

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/whomakeswhat.html
#40
DaveTaylor
alasrati2010 11
ElliottC
Just to add that European directives had been in place to ban the production of large plasma TVs, although I am not sure when or if this will materialise.
Are you a Daily Mail reader? :{If you check with the EU you can see that the "plasma screens to be banned" story was a load of balls:http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/press/euromyths/myth176_en.htmAlthough having said that, plasma TVs probably/definitely/may cause/prevent cancer, increasing/decreasing your risk by up to/more than 17%/33%/0.07% (delete as applicable).
You didn't read!Elliott, why did you delete your post ? it was fine

I didn't delete it. I wonder if a certain person has requested its removal but it was in no way offensive. Essentially, I cited that it was not so ridiculous that a plasma TV can use more power than LCD TVs due to each gas cell containing their own internal circuitry and went on to mention European directives had been in place to ban large plasma TVs - and I emphasise "large" (since the majority of LCD TVs fall within the legislations). I wasn't sure what materialised but it transpires that energy requirements must be met by the TV manufacturers.

alasrati
Are you a Daily Mail reader?

No.

alasrati
If you check with the EU you can see that the "plasma screens to be banned" story was a load of balls:http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/press/euromyths/myth176_en.htm

I agree (partly). How you interpret that is your prerogative.

Any more bones to pick with me - for example, did you ever find out if HDCP requires a licence?

Edited By: ElliottC on Jul 25, 2010 05:58:

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