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Panasonic TX-P50G20B 50" Plasma Full HD 1080p TV - £648.99 @ Best Buy

£648.99 @ BestBuy
Panasonic's Viera TX-P50G20B is a feature-packed plasma television that combines great quality picture and sound with inbuilt Freeview HD and freesat HD tuners and wireless capability. This set o… Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
Panasonic's Viera TX-P50G20B is a feature-packed plasma television that combines great quality picture and sound with inbuilt Freeview HD and freesat HD tuners and wireless capability.

This set offers 1080p Full HD, and with Panasonic's 600Hz technology which will make your Blu-ray discs and freesat HD picture shine, and even standard definition images will look great. Fast-moving action sequences or sports will look great, and after-images are reduced compared to earlier systems. This Viera set is also certified by THX, a guarantee that is only attached to TVs that are optimal for watching films, meaning that the stunning images you see are exactly as the film-makers intended.

If you have a suitable satellite dish, the built-in freesat tuner will enable you to watch free-to-air HD channels from the BBC and ITV, with more content to come in the near future. Even if you don't have a dish, the Freeview tuner means you can just plug into your existing aerial and take advantage of dozens of free-to-air digital television and radio channels.

The TX-P50G20B also has Viera Cast technology. This service, exclusive to Panasonic's Viera televisions and Blu-ray players, allows you to access online content from a wide range of services including YouTube, Eurosport, Bloomberg and Picasa. This means you can move seamlessly from your holiday snaps to the news, weather, music videos, whatever you fancy. Additional DLNA compatibility means that this Viera television can access media stored on other household devices, such as your home computer, and display it on your television.

The TX-P50G20B has two USB slots, and is wireless ready - you just need to plug in an optional wireless dongle for wireless connectivity. built-in SD card slot and handy thumbnail displays make it a breeze to sort through and display your snaps - just insert an SD card and go. There are even options to add background music and display effects from the television's setup menu. As well as your JPEG photos, the SD card reader can read your home video footage in AVCHD or MPEG2 file formats.

I've been watching this TV for a few weeks when Amazon had this for £649, Pixmania have it slightly cheaper but according to all reviews have so many problems, JL are now out of stock so no chance of price match with PCW, Dixons are the same price as this but Quidco if it comes through will get you 8% off so -£51.91= £597 making this probably the best deal, I couldn't get any other Best Buy codes too work with this but if anyone does can they please let us know.
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#1
Cant seem to find the direct link if someone would be good enough to sort it, Thanks.
[mod] 1 Like #2
link sorted ;)
#3
I hate best buy UK with a passion after bad service, and also reading lots of threads about unpaid cashback I would say that it is not a guarantee to get it.
#4
twe
I hate best buy UK with a passion after bad service, and also reading lots of threads about unpaid cashback I would say that it is not a guarantee to get it.

Yeah it's good to know people's own experiences with the retailer in question but I was teetering on the verge to order with Pixmania but read so many bad things about them aswell.

Edited By: jetski690 on Apr 07, 2011 11:42
#5
Just noticed Topcashback do 8.08% from Best Buy.
#6
Let us know if anyone has any luck getting any promotional codes to work with this deal.
2 Likes #7
TCB do 10% extra in most of the cashbacks
better than quidco
1 Like #8
Hi guys,

Just thought I'd add my two cents regarding Best Buy.

We have ordered a washing machine, a camcorder and a tv from them. All received on the correct day and all cashback paid through quidco within 6-8 weeks.

The tv was an unknown brand so our sky remote didn't have a code... One quick call to Best Buy and they told us that a Samsung code was compatible and all was sorted.

The camcorder was found cheaper elsewhere and they matched the price, even though I was getting 20% cashback on it already.

All in all, very pleased with Best Buy.

crabby
#9
I wanted this tv but was too much for me at xmas & went for a sony 46" i'am pleased with the sony but kinda wish i had hung on a bit great price now :(
#10
1p more at DIXONS if any one prefers (_;)
#11
ramkmr
TCB do 10% extra in most of the cashbacks
better than quidco


Think you mean 1% not 10%.
#12
Amazing set, amazing price.
#13
"The TX-P50G20B has two USB slots, and is wireless ready - you just need to plug in an optional wireless dongle for wireless connectivity"

Anyone know how much the wireless dongle is and does it work well ?
#14
It's about £70 on ebay. Search for DY-WL10.

chall5
"The TX-P50G20B has two USB slots, and is wireless ready - you just need to plug in an optional wireless dongle for wireless connectivity"

Anyone know how much the wireless dongle is and does it work well ?
#15
I would go for this or the Dixons offer if the price drops further, either that or if a code comes along.

I don't fancy the cashback option given the comments on here and I can afford to wait it out.
#16
got this set for £636 on Amazon on Wednesday - back up to £849 today
#17
OldEnglish
1p more at DIXONS if any one prefers (_;)

I have been thinking about this set, the Dixons one doesn't mention Freesat HD or Freeview HD, just Freeview and I know DSG group have a habit of having their own little specific models so that you can't do a price compare & catch them out with a cheaper set exactly the same elsewhere.

I also went into my local Currys to have a look at this set and the set on display didn't have USB slots that I could see and again made no mention of Freesat HD (although this time Freeview HD was mentioned).

Having both Free HD services interests me a lot (and the recording to a hard drive and being able to use a hard drive for pausing & rewinding live TV), I could finally ditch my ridiculously priced Sky World HD package & keep the sort of features I want.
The saving would mean it would have paid for itself in just over a year.

Edited By: Gixxerman001 on Apr 08, 2011 16:28
#18
I bought this set from Dixons last week for £649.99. It does have Freesat HD & Freeview HD, also 2 USB slots. I have read that it only likes Buffalo hard drives..i have a buffalo hard drive & it reads it fine but to record to it i need to let the TV format the drive & as its 1TB with loads of movies on that isn't an option at the moment.
One thing to be wary of is plasma buzz...look it up on google. I previously owned an LCD so was not aware that a plasma emits a low buzzing noise as it draws more power when the screen goes bright. This can only be heard on a night when the volume is very low but it is annoying!
Nice TV though.
#19
I bought one of these when they first came out. I think i paid £1299. Its a very good set with some nice additions. Like the skype chat and youtube. However make sure you don't leave Channel logos on for too long otherwise you will get screen burn. I had to return my first one within 3 weeks because of it, but the picture was awesome so i bought the same one again. Now i am very careful.
#20
jamieattia
I bought one of these when they first came out. I think i paid £1299. Its a very good set with some nice additions. Like the skype chat and youtube. However make sure you don't leave Channel logos on for too long otherwise you will get screen burn. I had to return my first one within 3 weeks because of it, but the picture was awesome so i bought the same one again. Now i am very careful.



What are channel logos and how do you turn them off ?
#21
knockofnigel
jamieattia
I bought one of these when they first came out. I think i paid £1299. Its a very good set with some nice additions. Like the skype chat and youtube. However make sure you don't leave Channel logos on for too long otherwise you will get screen burn. I had to return my first one within 3 weeks because of it, but the picture was awesome so i bought the same one again. Now i am very careful.



What are channel logos and how do you turn them off ?


You can't be serious surely?!?
#22
knockofnigel
jamieattia
I bought one of these when they first came out. I think i paid £1299. Its a very good set with some nice additions. Like the skype chat and youtube. However make sure you don't leave Channel logos on for too long otherwise you will get screen burn. I had to return my first one within 3 weeks because of it, but the picture was awesome so i bought the same one again. Now i am very careful.


What are channel logos and how do you turn them off ?

If ever there was a recipe for screen burn this member will be top of the list !

Be very careful if you buy any plasma if your not aware of the problems that can occur .

Read my settings towards the end of this thread , run it for 100hrs at least on them , better for 200 hrs with occasional tweaking .

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-tx-p50g20b-50-full-hd-1080p-600hz-neo-plasma-tv-freeview-hd-freesat-hd/904690?view=lastreadpost



Edited By: Tallyho on Apr 08, 2011 18:22
#23
Just so you are aware this TV has a problem which is known as a 50hz bug - it has trouble processing 50hz material, so if you are going to be viewing mainly that source I would give it a big bodyswerve .... seemingly the new 2011 models suffer with the same things but it can be tweaked a bit on these newer models.

Check it up on AvForums for more details ... that could be the reason why the 2010 Panny range are being sold off so cheaply.
#24
crofter
Just so you are aware this TV has a problem which is known as a 50hz bug - it has trouble processing 50hz material, so if you are going to be viewing mainly that source I would give it a big bodyswerve .... seemingly the new 2011 models suffer with the same things but it can be tweaked a bit on these newer models.

Check it up on AvForums for more details ... that could be the reason why the 2010 Panny range are being sold off so cheaply.

This is very true, turning on ICF (don't own the model, this purely what I've heard) can remove some of the problem, but that causes a soap opera effect that some people hate (though personally, I quite like it hah!)
#25
I own the very similar TX-P50VT20BA (3d version) and turning on IFC does improve some things (the centre football line degrading during a fast pan) although this can introduce other problems (slightly erratic movements in fast moving objects). Having said that you will be hard pushed to get a better TV for evening viewing. Films in HD are very, very good with excellent blacks, SD material is also handled very well. Read the reviews (http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2010/05/12/Panasonic-Viera-TX-P50G20B/p1) this is an excellent TV although the 4.5/5 star reviews don't seem to pick up so much on the the motion issues which seem to be a result of the 50 - 60- Hz conversion. This may or may not be an issue to you.


Edited By: xboxdevil on Apr 08, 2011 20:47: typo
#26
I've got this set & not all of them have the 50hz bug problem described above , the problem can show itsself if your eyes see it because your eyesight is sensitive or you want to look for it because of what others say , most people don't see any problem at all !

Same as the buzzing issues described , it has been blown out of all proportion , a few sets do , I know of 6 sets including mine & no issues whatsoever , some people want faults delivered on a plate !
#28
costco S20 model for 600 with their warranty
#29
S20 is £549 @ amazon

I would rather buy S20 similar specs, its £100 cheaper and spend 150 for a real HD sat receiver like Blade BM7000s HD 3D ready which costs around £150.
#30
Good tv, good price, but cold coz u smell :)
#31
I bought a Panasonic 37 inch (cost a fortune) over eight years ago.
It is still going strong and although the newer sets are obviously better, I have never had any problems with buzzing or screen burn....
#32
I bought a Panasonic 37 inch (cost a fortune) over eight years ago.
It is still going strong and although the newer sets are obviously better, I have never had any problems with buzzing or screen burn....
#33
shariifi
S20 is £549 @ amazon

I would rather buy S20 similar specs, its £100 cheaper and spend 150 for a real HD sat receiver like Blade BM7000s HD 3D ready which costs around £150.



nonsense
1 Like #34
I calibrated one of these today for a friend. What a cracking TV. Looks nice, has great features and sublime picture quality. Awesome.

Paul
#35
youngsyp
I calibrated one of these today for a friend. What a cracking TV. Looks nice, has great features and sublime picture quality. Awesome.

Paul


Just out of interest when you say calibrated do you mean with colour detector, PC/Laptop and using the 'professional modes' or the more general by eye method tweaking contrast, brightness etc etc?


Edited By: Gixxerman001 on Apr 10, 2011 03:21
#36
Gixxerman001
Just out of interest when you say calibrated do you mean with colour detector, PC/Laptop and using the 'professional modes' or the more general by eye method tweaking contrast, brightness etc etc?
I mean calibrated, with a colorimeter and PC with appropriate software.

The calibration suite is quite good with full 2 point white balance adjustment, gamma presets and 2D CMS (primary colours only).
In 'Professional' mode, the white balance was pretty accurate out of the box, it was the CMS that needed the most work with the green primary being the most 'off'. The time spent was well worth it though, resulting in a nigh on reference greyscale and colour performance.

I'm trying to talk my dad into buying one so I can have a go at that too.

Paul
#37
Interesting stuff Paul, so are you a professional at this?
I am sorely tempted by this TV, the FreeviewHD & FreesatHD together with the ability to use a hard drive for live pause and recording make it seem one hell of a deal.
I'm just balking a little at the chances of that mosquito buzz & the energy consumption.
#38
I think the buzz if there is one is likely to be more noticeable if you have a quiet enviroment unlike mine with a av amp two teenage daughters and a subwoofer belting out on the music channels, as you already know about it I dare say you will be listening out for it though. As to the energy consumption I have a Panny 2008 and uses twice as much energy as this so they have come down a lot to what they used to be, I even said to the Mrs. We would be saving on energy costs if I upgraded to this model :)
#39
X) ............any and all ammunition, eh jetski?

It's the ditching Sky and going Freeview/sat HD that really appeals.
It would pay for itself in just over a year considering the stupid price of the Sky world HD package I'm currently on has ballooned to - and a suitable hard drive would give me back all the live pause and recording (Western Digital and Buffalo are the 2 brands I've seen mentioned as working well with this set).
Plus I can sell the Sky HD 1tb box.

Fuggit, just convinced myself, I'm in. oO
#40
Gixxerman001
Interesting stuff Paul, so are you a professional at this?
I am sorely tempted by this TV, the FreeviewHD & FreesatHD together with the ability to use a hard drive for live pause and recording make it seem one hell of a deal.
I'm just balking a little at the chances of that mosquito buzz & the energy consumption.
Not a professional no, just an enthusiast.

When I was standing right next to the one I calibrated, with a heavy white picture, some low level buzzing was apparent. It was certainly not noticable at normal viewing distance though, or even as close as 2 feet away.

With regards to power consumption, if you get the white level at a sensible and appropriate level, i.e. calibrated, power consumption will be lower than the manufacturers quoted figures. It's not something that would bother me.

I must admit, I was half tempted to buy one of these myself but, I saw the VT30 series before the price was dropped on these so, I'm going to wait for that instead. I'm after something larger than 52" next too so the 55VT30 fits in perfectly.
I am trying to talk my dad into buying one of these though. X)

Paul


Edited By: youngsyp on Apr 11, 2011 14:00

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