Panasonic Viera TH42PX80B Plasma HD Ready Digital Television, 42 Inch, John Lewis Watford for £729 - HotUKDeals
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This TV retails for £899 in JL, Currys, Comet. Richer Sounds sell at £799.

Just contacted my local JL in Watford to have them price match Richer Sounds, but surprisingly heard that they have matched their instore price to £729 (JL website price is still £899!), with free 5 years guarantee!!

I can not wait to see the result of Which magazine's test (due early May), as I was warned that their price may revert to the original one anytime!!
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banned#1
Great Footballer, great TV
#2
Yo can't go wrong with Viera.
#3
Past it now....the footballer not the TV!! :-)
#4
This is an excellent TV. You can't go wrong. If your looking for a TV buy that asap!!!
#5
720p tho..

If you do want to make sure you get the full HD experience at this point in time, i'd go for 1080p.\

P.S - Still an excellent deal for those who isn't too fussed!
#6
Excellent find. No John Lewis in Northern Ireland tho :(
#7
macintyre
720p tho..

If you do want to make sure you get the full HD experience at this point in time, i'd go for 1080p.\

P.S - Still an excellent deal for those who isn't too fussed!


Under 50" a waste of time paying extra for 1080p. The picture quality for both SD and scaled 1080i/1080p on this plasma puts any sub £1000 TV to shame.
#8
Silly question - but, if that's now the in-store price, can't you just pop back to RS (not far from where I live!) and price match them against JL's new price?
Of course, you won't get the 'free' 5yr warranty, though.
#9
I bought the 37" version of this telly last month.
Fantastic picture well recommended.
#10
Thrud111
Excellent find. No John Lewis in Northern Ireland tho :(


Richer Sounds in Belfast will pricematch any brick or online store. Sound and Vision and empire direct both have this TV for £729. You will have to pay 10% of purchase price for a 5yr warranty from RS though.
#11
mudddy;1889949
I bought the 37" version of this telly last month.
Fantastic picture well recommended.


However I would add, that the sound is pants!!
You definitely need speakers etc.
#12
This model will actually process a 1080p signal (over HDMI) as with last year's model - px70 - granted it's not 'Full' 1080p due to the lack of screen resolution - but it does accept and display a 1080p signal which looks very nice!
BTW - this can be had for £665 from Dixons online using the £20 coupon and buying on an Egg credit card albeit without the 5 year guarantee!
#13
looking for a 37" tv maybe toshiba, samsung, or panny

what are my cheapest options

i did see a couple on here a few weeks back but cannot find it now

any advise really appreiated - what to go for etc
#14
smarty - my advice to you would be, that unless the place where you will put the tv will only take a 37" screen max, then I would look to get a 42" - we got a 37" first, thinking that a 42" would be waaaay too big - when we got it in the room though - it was simple to see that a 42" would have easily fit!! - so we swapped and got a 42"!!!!
The tv on offer in this thread really is a steal - particularly if you get it from Dixons!
#15
smarty29a
looking for a 37" tv maybe toshiba, samsung, or panny

what are my cheapest options

i did see a couple on here a few weeks back but cannot find it now

any advise really appreiated - what to go for etc


Buy cheap, buy twice (or be disapointed with the image quality)

go for the TH37PX80
#16
Deffo agree with Uridium - the way I put it to people looking to buy a new TV - It's the one item that you'' probably stare at for 2-3+ hours per day every day for 5+ years - so buy a good one!
#17
i bought the px80 last month. You wont get abetter picture for the price!

I am just waiting for my sky HD box to turn up. I have had HD NASA footage played on it via my laptop and it looks superb.
buy buy buy
#18
I was told that Sky HD broadcast in 720p, can anyone confirm this?
#19
Correct Sky HD is broadcast in 720p
#20
All Sky HD broadcasts are transmitted in 1080i that can be scaled to 720p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_HD
#21
so are you saying to avoid toshiba and samsung, if so what panny and what is the best price around ???

thanks so much
#22
I wouldn't say avoid Tosh and Sammy - but I have last year's model of this Panna and it is absolutely fabulous - picked up a ton of awards too.
And I repeat, for a possible £665 from Dixons online - this is a steal!
#23
is there a 37" version of the panny and at what price could i get it???
#24
why are you fixed on getting a 37"?
did you catch my previous comment about screen size?
#25
smarty29a
is there a 37" version of the panny and at what price could i get it???


Yes there is TH37PX80. It's only about £50 cheaper as the Panasonic list price for this 42" model is £899. If you buy the 37" unless you have a tiny room you'll be forever wishing you had bought the 42".
#26
The 37" can be had from Dixons using the same coupon and an Egg card for £576 - don't know if that is the absolute cheapest - but I doubt it can be had for much cheaper?

For comparison - it's £799 @ John Lewis
#27
Uridium;1890208
Yes there is TH37PX80. It's only about £50 cheaper as the Panasonic list price for this 42" model is £899. If you buy the 37" unless you have a tiny room you'll be forever wishing you had bought the 42".


Exactly as I was saying before - see, me and Uridium saying the same thing! Unless your living room is the size of a small shed, you'll be wanting the 42"!
#28
Get a price match from John Lewis with S&V Bolton, your 37" then comes with 5 years JL warranty for ~£620.

Got the 37" myself and it's great, do not regret getting the 42" at all

I cannot understand the obsession of bigger is always better, if you want a 37" get that.........christ we had a tiny telly when I was a kid and until 6yrs ago only had a 21".
#29
Thanks For Advice, I Was Going To Put It On A Glass Stand As I Cannot Really Put It On The Wall As I Have A Radiator Below - Correct Me If I Am Wrong Here.

I Havent A Small Room - Family Room - About 15 X 13 - My Previous Tv Is A Panny 32", Not Flat Screen Ofcourse So I Thought A 32" Would Be Enough Of A Size But If The 42 " Isnt That Much More I May Consider

So Youthink 665 Is About The Cheapest Price For 42" Of It???
#30
£769.90 with 5yr warranty @ Richer Sounds.

They say they price match tellys, but, only like-for-like with 5yr warranty's.
Therefore, the John Lewis price is better.
Which means that RS will match it, and better it by £25.
Which means you should be able to get Richer Sounds to price match
#31
Biscuitman;1890217

I cannot understand the obsession of bigger is always better, if you want a 37" get that.........christ we had a tiny telly when I was a kid and until 6yrs ago only had a 21".

So why did you not buy another 21" to replace it? Why did you go up to a 37"?
#32
smarty29a;1890262
Thanks For Advice, I Was Going To Put It On A Glass Stand As I Cannot Really Put It On The Wall As I Have A Radiator Below - Correct Me If I Am Wrong Here.

I Havent A Small Room - Family Room - About 15 X 13 - My Previous Tv Is A Panny 32", Not Flat Screen Ofcourse So I Thought A 32" Would Be Enough Of A Size But If The 42 " Isnt That Much More I May Consider

So Youthink 665 Is About The Cheapest Price For 42" Of It???

Glass stand should be fine as long as it can take the weight - i wouldn't put it in front of a radiator or hang it on the wall above it either (unless the radiator will not be switched on!)
Without the 5 year guarantee - £665 is really cheap - the SRP is £899!!!
#33
Was The John Lewis Price Not £ 729 And Dixons With Voucher And Egg Card Something Like £ 665??

Trying To Get The Best Price Here
#34
Ok guys can we clear a few things up. How do i get John lewis to price match this TV, or the 37" one (preferably as its my room). What store can i quote so john lewis can price match?

Thanks
#35
As the OP states - the instore price at JL is £729 with 5 year guarantee - Dixons without the 5 year guarantee, using voucher and an Egg card is £665.

It all comes down to whether you want the 5 year guarantee!
#36
JohnBall - afaik - you just ring the john lewis store and ask them to match a price - but i don't know where the cheapest place is for the 37"
#37
the 37" is £606 with a 20£ off voucher from dixons. But thats on the website, so im not sure if dixons will be selling it for the same in store?
#38
Most glass stand's specify the maximum size and weight of TV they will hold. Amazon has a good range at decent prices.

Go for at least a 3yr warranty. repair prices should you have issues in 13mths time are often higher than the TV's value.

An aftermarket 3yr warranty for a 42" Plasma will cost you in region off £150-£180; if you can get a 5yr warranty from JL then do it. JL's Aftersales is superb as well.
#39
mcbazza
£769.90 with 5yr warranty @ Richer Sounds.

They say they price match tellys, but, only like-for-like with 5yr warranty's.
Therefore, the John Lewis price is better.
Which means that RS will match it, and better it by £25.
Which means you should be able to get Richer Sounds to price match


Read the rest of the prints: '-When purchased with a Panasonic DMREZ27'
Otherwise, RS with 5 year guarantee is working as £879.95.
#40
cant really get JL to match RS as it is only in a 8 mile radius and i am aberdeen.

any suggestions

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