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Panasonic TX-P42S20B 42-inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HD £485.00.99 @ Amazon

£485.00 @ Amazon
First post, couldn't see this listed yet. You need to use code TNWEEK43 to get this price. Next cheapest I could find was £509.99. Good price for a plasma with Freeview HD, it'll be good for games and… Read More
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First post, couldn't see this listed yet. You need to use code TNWEEK43 to get this price. Next cheapest I could find was £509.99. Good price for a plasma with Freeview HD, it'll be good for games and sport due to the fast response time
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#1
Product Features

* 42-inch Plasma TV with Freeview HD
* VIERA NeoPDP Full HD Plasma for ultra fast, bright, dynamic image
* 600Hz Sub-field Drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
* Infinite Black dynamic colour contrast

Technical Details

TV Tuner
Integrated Tuners***: PAL-I, DVB-T/T2/S
Teletext Reception: 1000P Level 2.5, FASTEXT/LIST
Display
Resolution enhancer: yes
Screen Size: 42" (106 cm) diagonal
Panel: G13 Progressive Full-HD NeoPDP (Plasma Display Panel)
Filter: High Contrast Filter
Viewing Angle: Viewing Angle Free
Response Speed: 0.001 msec. (Time of discharge after the drive pulse signal of the panel is sent.)
Resolution: Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 (16:9)
Applicable PC signals: VGA, WVGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA 60Hz, 1920 x 1080
Applicable Scanning Format
FULL-HD 1125: (1080)/50i, 1125 (1080)/60i, 1125 (1080)/24p (HDMI only), 1125 (1080)/50p (HDMI only), 1125 (1080)/60p (HDMI only)
HD: 750 (720)/50p, 750 (720)/60p
SD: 525 (480)/60i, 525 (480)/60p, 625 (576)/50i, 625 (576)/50p
Contrast Ratio (in dark surroundings): Infinite Black (5,000,000:1 Native)
Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
Intelligent Frame Creation: 600 Hz Sub Field Drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
24p Playback Plus/Playback
Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent steps of gradation
Deep Colour (10/12-bit): yes
x.v. Colour: yes
THX Mode: No
3D Colour Management: yes
Picture Mode: Dynamic/Normal/Cinema/Game/Photo
Vreal: V Real Pro 4
Sound
Speakers: 2 x 10 watt 2 Speakers
Sound Mode: Music/Speech/User
Virtual Surround: V-Audio Surround
Dolby Digital Out/CoNEQ: Dolby Digital Plus
Input/Output
CI (Common Interface)*: yes
VIERA Image Viewer: yes (AVCHD/SD-VIDEO/JPEG
HDMI Input/ Support Feature: 4 (1 side, 3 rear)/ Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
Composite Video Input: AV3: RCA phono type x 1 (side)
Audio Input (for Video): AV3: RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set, side)
Component Video Input: RCA phono type x 3 [Y , PB, PR] (rear)
Audio Input (for HDMI, PC, Component): RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set, rear)
21-Pin Input/Output: AV1: AV In/Out, RGB In, Q-Link (rear) / AV2: AV In/Out, S-Video In, RGB In, Q-Link (rear)
Analogue Audio Out: RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set rear)
Digital Audio Output (Optical): yes
Headphone Jack: 1 (side)
Features
EPG: yes
VIERA Link: yes (HDAVI Control 5)
Multi Window: PAT
C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System): yes
Game Mode: yes
Q-Link: yes
Off Timer: yes
Child Lock: yes
General
Power Save Mode: yes
Power Supply: AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60Hz
Rated Power Consumption: 290 W
On mode Average Power Consumption**: 143 W
Standby Power Consumption: 0.4 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) (w/o stand): 1,029 x 661 x 93 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D) (with stand): 1,029 x 704 x 334 mm
Weight (w/o stand): 23 kg
Weight (with stand): 24.5 kg
Wall Bracket: TY-WK4P1RW
Further Specifications
NOTE: * Common Interface Terminal to accommodate Conditional Access Module for additional Digital services i.e. Top-Up TV / ** Based on IEC 62087 Ed.2 measurement method. / ***Notice for DVB functions: / This TV is designed to meet the standards (current as of August, 2009) of DVB-T/C/S/S2 (MPEG2 and MPEG4-AVC [H.264]) services. / The compatibility with future DVB services is not guaranteed. / DVB-T MPEG4-AVC broadcast is available in selected countries: Denmark, Spain, Estonia, France, Lithuania, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Portugal. / DVB-C feature is available only in following countries: / Sweden (ComHem, Canal Digital), Demark (YouSee), Norway (Canal Digital), Finland (Cable Ready HD), Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands / The country list above is as of January 1st, 2010. / Check the latest information on the available services at the following website (English only): / http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/tv/
#2
Not sure should i get LCD or Plasma TV? :(
#3
Plasmas are generally considered better than lcds. They give blacker blacks and the response times are much faster - if you intend to use the screen for gaming or watching football then a plasma is the best option.
#4
my sisters 42s20b packed in after only a month, after checking on google i found the 7 blinks of death topic and it sounds like a problem with the pannys.
#5
looks like a "lot of tv" for the price!!! hot!!
#6
Awesome deal, I paid not too far off this price for an X20 back in June!!
#7
No usb?
#8
Great tv for the living room, hot.
#9
janlim
Not sure should i get LCD or Plasma TV? :(

Plasma or LCD - which one is right for you?


The quick and easy answer to this one is this:
1) At present if you have the money to spend, to get one of the best quality tvs out there, then plasma still wins. However, to enjoy one of these types of TVs there are certain prerequisites:

The TV has to be 42" or more
You need to be watching HD content on a screen this big - preferably from a Blu-ray source.
Finally (and this one is debated among a few techies) the plasma TV needs to have a resolution of 1920x1080


2) If you don't want to spend a lot of money and 42" is too big a screen for your living room then LCD is the one for you.

Edited By: cbrpaul on Oct 26, 2010 10:25: .
#10
>>>>>>>colombo

That doesn't appear to be the correct specification for the UK supplied version.

For example you say:-

"Contrast Ratio (in dark surroundings): Infinite Black (5,000,000:1 Native)"

Whereas the panasonic UK website says:-

"Contrast Ratio (in dark surroundings) 2,000,000:1 Native "
http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/VIERA+Flat+Screen+TV/NeoPDP+Plasma+TV/TX-P42S20B/Specification/3759612/index.html?trackInfo=true
#11
I have this TV and it's great. Awesome price too.
#12
Do Amazon qualify for the panny 5 year guarantee?
banned#13
Ahhhh another great flat screen TV deal! Stop tempting me.... I will buy one soon at this rate! :)
#14
I looked at one of these in Curry's, fully intent on buying one the next time I saw a good deal but I was not impressed with the plasma. The problem was with the whites which looked dirty, it really put me off.
Went for a Samsung LE40652 in the end because I much preferred the picture.
Voted hot still because it's a great price if you fancy the plasma.
#15
kr00t0n
Do Amazon qualify for the panny 5 year guarantee?


Good question - i'm gonna email them.
#16
columbo
Plasmas are generally considered better than lcds. They give blacker blacks and the response times are much faster - if you intend to use the screen for gaming or watching football then a plasma is the best option.


they also look very washed out, this set is no exception. i sent one back to amazon last month at much cost and hassle :-(

no 5 year warranty either, i tried that.

Edited By: spaceinvader on Oct 26, 2010 11:31: update
#17
runningbear
I looked at one of these in Curry's, fully intent on buying one the next time I saw a good deal but I was not impressed with the plasma. The problem was with the whites which looked dirty, it really put me off.Went for a Samsung LE40652 in the end because I much preferred the picture.Voted hot still because it's a great price if you fancy the plasma.

Simple explanation. Samsung has a much bigger profit margin. Mess around with the settings on any TV and you can get it to produce a bad picture. More difficult is getting a good picture out of a bad TV.
#18
czechoslovakia
Simple explanation. Samsung has a much bigger profit margin.


?
#19
Whats all this about a five year guarantee? i bought mine about a month ago from Comet, do i qualify? is it free?

Heat added btw!
#21


It only comes back with real stores not online stores?
#22
Thats right :(
#23
Interesting to know if any store will offer a price-match also, in order to get the sale, and we then get the 5-year warranty.

Obviously Amazon can't be included in this offer as they cannot offer an in-store demonstration.

To be honest I can't fathom for the life of me what Panasonic are thinking of here, if you are going to buy the TV what does it matter where you buy it from, the waranty ought to be the same.
#24
Wicked Lester
czechoslovakia
Simple explanation. Samsung has a much bigger profit margin.


?


LCD panels are much cheaper to make.
#25
kharma45
Wicked Lester
czechoslovakia
Simple explanation. Samsung has a much bigger profit margin.
?
LCD panels are much cheaper to make.

OK, I`ll spell it out for you guys.....

TV salesmen adjust the settings on their display models to make the ones with a bigger margin or better bonus look better. Therefore less-informed people say "That`s got the best picture within my budget, i`ll take that one." Basic Sales tactics.
#26
Oh my lord that's a lot of telly for the price! People browsing this thread need to come up with a damned fine excuse for not buying one!

(not having the cash is fine)
#27
Plasmas look worse under the artificial lighting they have in stores, which makes them look washed out compared to LCDs. They typically are not good near a window as they can often reflect the light.

Having said that, in a normal living room (if its not placed in an area were it will reflect sun light) the picture quality is far superior to what you get from many LCDs (including some LEDs). Better contrast and more realistic colours, and of course you get a much better viewing angle.

If your after a top plasma around the 500-600 pound mark you go for the panasonic s20 or g20, if its an LCD you want go for the Sony 503


Personally I am hoping to try get the G20, including an extended warranty for under 600. (With 3D/LED the price of normal plasmas and LCDs seem to be dropping drastically)



Edited By: abfmdf on Oct 26, 2010 16:30: .
#28
Awesome telly, excellent blacks, great motion handling, wide viewing angle as with all plasmas. Built-in Freeview HD.
Reviews are good for this model, some say pay the extra for the G20 model, but you've got to draw the line somewhere budget-wise.

Mine arrived today and I'm impressed by the way it displays SD transmissions compared to some friend's LCDs I've seen. Got some Blu-rays on order, should arrive tomorrow, can't wait to see it with HD content.

I got mine for about £516 (after Quidco cashback) with free Blu-ray player and 5 year guarantee from this now expired deal (it was an M&S mistake which was very quickly pulled):

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-42-tx-p42s20p-viera-full-/782472

This Amazon deal is the best out there at the moment, shame it doesn't have an extended warranty.
#29
anyone know what the input lag is on this?
#30
Don't know who expired this but it's still in stock
#31
czechoslovakia
kharma45
Wicked Lester
czechoslovakia
Simple explanation. Samsung has a much bigger profit margin.
?
LCD panels are much cheaper to make.


OK, I`ll spell it out for you guys.....

TV salesmen adjust the settings on their display models to make the ones with a bigger margin or better bonus look better. Therefore less-informed people say "That`s got the best picture within my budget, i`ll take that one." Basic Sales tactics.

My current CRT started to play up about a month ago. Since then, I've spent hours researching, reading reviews and looking for recurring issues down the line. I contacted my friend who works for another Curry's branch and another one who works for Dixon's and I'm also a member of Which?. I drew up a pros and cons list of the models I was interested in and played around with the picture settings on both panels myself because I'd been advised of the sales tactics.

Define 'ill-informed'.

The fact is, to my eyes, the LCD picture was more pleasing.
Not everyone is a mug.
#32
If you don't have the cash for this TV but would like a panasonic TV try this:
http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/panasonic-viera-tx-p42c2b-42-hd-ready-plasma-tv-high-speed-hdmi-cable-2m-PN858100-pdt.html#tab-tech-specs
Ok before the 1080 brigade come along and state that is only 720 etc. It still has 100hz refresh so it will give a good SD picture. If you have sky Freeview HD is not required. To be honest if you are getting on a bit like me and after a couple of mins I notice little difference in HD to SD (footy about the only thing I can say is really better in HD). Films get a bluray player !
Then this is a brill TV for £354.98 !




Edited By: Brad on Oct 26, 2010 21:29: .
#33
Brad
If you don't have the cash for this TV but would like a panasonic TV try this:
http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/panasonic-viera-tx-p42c2b-42-hd-ready-plasma-tv-high-speed-hdmi-cable-2m-PN858100-pdt.html#tab-tech-specs

Ok before the 1080 brigade come along and state that is only 720 etc. It still has 100hz refresh so it will give a good SD picture. If you have sky Freeview HD is not required. To be honest if you are getting on a bit like me and after a couple of mins I notice little difference in HD to SD (footy about the only thing I can say is really better in HD). Films get a bluray player !
Then this is a brill TV for £354.98 !





If you don't need the HDMI cable it's here at £349.99

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/panasonic-viera-tx-p42c2b-42-hd-ready-plasma-tv-05047416-pdt.html

£10 off voucher on TVs over £300:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/10-off-300-20-off-400-40-off-600-sp/772410

3% quidco cashback available too.

So could be as little as £329.79, I was seriously tempted as that's a lot of TV for the money. The Blu-Ray player and 5 year warranty they were throwing in on the M&S deal swung it for me.
#34
Who EXPIRED this????

Still in stock and voucher works fine!!!!
#35
Brad

Ok before the 1080 brigade come along and state that is only 720 etc.

ONLY 720!!!!!!!!!!

Say it isn't so! The end is nigh!

***Repeat to fade***
#36
I like this telly but wtf is going on with the case? I hate the raised criss cross pattern they've put across it.
#37
Matt.Wild
I like this telly but wtf is going on with the case? I hate the raised criss cross pattern they've put across it.


TBH you don't notice it til you get up close, from a distance it just looks black. I think it's meant to be a bit of a carbon fibre weave effect. Ok, not quite as swish as the glossy black bezels on Samsungs, but IMHO, not a dealbreaker!
#38
austinc
anyone know what the input lag is on this?


Around 16ms
#39
luigi
Matt.Wild
I like this telly but wtf is going on with the case? I hate the raised criss cross pattern they've put across it.


TBH you don't notice it til you get up close, from a distance it just looks black. I think it's meant to be a bit of a carbon fibre weave effect. Ok, not quite as swish as the glossy black bezels on Samsungs, but IMHO, not a dealbreaker!


Aye. I had the model before (S10) and sold it recently. Have heavily considered this but its put me off a little :(
#40
No, I like the casing, makes it a bit different from all the other black boxes, feels like an expensive laptop case. (might be a **** to clean).

LOL, just seen my post and HUKD edit my word 'bu__er' into stars, but are happy to leave those who use the phrase 'wtf'.

Edited By: thelatics on Oct 27, 2010 13:16: spelling

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