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Panasonic Viera TH42PX8B now just £639.00 delivered at John Lewis with 5 year warranty

£639.00 @ John Lewis
Available slightly cheaper elsewhere, but with free delivery and a free 5 year warranty from John Lewis this is an excellent price. Use the linked £10 voucher to get it for £639. 3% Quidco will bri…
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Available slightly cheaper elsewhere, but with free delivery and a free 5 year warranty from John Lewis this is an excellent price. Use the linked £10 voucher to get it for £639.

3% Quidco will bring it down to about £623.
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#1
seems a very good deal but can anybody tell me if it worth paying more for the TH42PX80B ??
#2
One annoying thing is resolution.
1024x720 , if you have a PC connected some software refuses to run unlrdd 1024x768
Daughters vtech learning is an example.

Good Tv and 100hz, if it had 48 more pixels or was 1080p I might bite the bullet.
#3
dont think it has a PC D-Sub (VGA) connection
#4
Good price.

I noticed it says HD ready and not FULL HD. Is there much of a difference?
#5
in my opinion the specs are quite low.

1024x720 resolution?
#6
GDawes
One annoying thing is resolution.
1024x720 , if you have a PC connected some software refuses to run unlrdd 1024x768
Daughters vtech learning is an example.

Good Tv and 100hz, if it had 48 more pixels or was 1080p I might bite the bullet.



plasmas res are always rated at that, its something different between plas's and lcds, believe me this will knock an equivelent LCD out the water in terms of PQ.
#7
the badger
seems a very good deal but can anybody tell me if it worth paying more for the TH42PX80B ??


80B has SD card reader, 3xHDMI, light reflective coating on screen, better sound, and a few more things i cant think of now.
#8
excellent screen and excellent price
#9
The psecs are fine. I have a Panasonic plasma which is over 2 years old and the SD picture quality is as good as a standard CRT tv...something I have yet to see on a higher spec'd LCD. Let's be honest most of us are going to be watching SD material for a while so you need to make sure your tv does a good job of displaying that (which this does).

Reading some of the reviews it seems to have positive feedback on both HD and SD picture quality. Defintely a hot buy considering yu couldn't get a Panasonic plasma for less than a £1000 and they always seem to blow away the competition in all of the Home Cinema Choice reviews: http://www.homecinemachoice.com/
#10
Badger, if you want to pay more then go for the TH42PX85B which has a full HD panel otherwise you're spending more on the same tv for a few more connections (which is worth it I guess if you've got lots to connect to the tv).
#11
yep it has d-sub (pc) connection on it
#12
At 42" this resolution is plenty, at least for 99% of buyers. If you really want 1080p, be aware that even with 20/20 vision you'll need to sit 6 feet away to actually see the extra pixels.
#13
GDawes
One annoying thing is resolution.
1024x720 , if you have a PC connected some software refuses to run unlrdd 1024x768
Daughters vtech learning is an example.

Good Tv and 100hz, if it had 48 more pixels or was 1080p I might bite the bullet.


I suspect you're wrong about that. I have the TH42PX70B and the resolution is 1024 x 768 (which my PC quite happily runs at, but it will also run in a huge range of other larger and smaller resolutions. Perhaps you need a better graphics card... I've used two media centre PCs (self builds) running with a Nvidia 7600Gs and an ATI HD3450... both of them will display different resolutions, but I currently have my pc running at 1024 x 768 without a hitch. I can't believe that panasonic would make changes to stop you running other resolutions.

EDIT: Just checked and the TH42PX8 also has a resolution of 1024x768.
#14
max_mara
The psecs are fine. I have a Panasonic plasma which is over 2 years old and the SD picture quality is as good as a standard CRT tv...something I have yet to see on a higher spec'd LCD. Let's be honest most of us are going to be watching SD material for a while so you need to make sure your tv does a good job of displaying that (which this does).

Reading some of the reviews it seems to have positive feedback on both HD and SD picture quality. Defintely a hot buy considering yu couldn't get a Panasonic plasma for less than a £1000 and they always seem to blow away the competition in all of the Home Cinema Choice reviews: http://www.homecinemachoice.com/


Great reply, totally agree.
#15
Darthballs
yep it has d-sub (pc) connection on it


I'm interested in this TV as all comments on it are very positive. One page on AVforums did however state the differences on the models and said that the PC connections was one of the things missing for this model. I'd be interested to see someone who has one take a picture and make sure either way.

I've checked the manual that can be downloaded from Panasonic too and (although they're sometimes wrong!) it hasn't got reference to the PC d-sub connector.
#16
Good price.
#17
Don't do both Quidco and Voucher! work out which has the greater return and use ONE. I got stung last week on both a DSLR and Diswasher, I used a discount code and quidco and was refused the quidco by John Lewis
#18
the badger
seems a very good deal but can anybody tell me if it worth paying more for the TH42PX80B ??


Don't forget John Lewis will do a price match as long as the product is on show in a shop with a price tag.
I have just has a price match on the th42px80b mentioned above. We love it. We're mainly sd watchers , can't receive frreview in our area - but it is a great picture.

PS John Lewis price matched Sound and vision of Bolton - on a price of £669 and of course
you get the 5 yr guarantee.
#19
for the same price you can get the higher spec panasonic at dixons ( with £20 off voucher),with 1 year warranty,:thumbsup:
#20
steve1905

PS John Lewis price matched Sound and vision of Bolton - on a price of £669 and of course
you get the 5 yr guarantee.


No price match for us poor northern irish chums, boo john lewis:roll:
#21
Nice TV though I'd rather go for the TH42PX80B model as its only £643.49 at TribalUK (inc OOTD350 code for £15 off) or £649.99 at Dixons with AW20 code. I need to track down a retailer who JL will pricematch with at a similar price to the above options :(
#22
joetipper
I'm interested in this TV as all comments on it are very positive. One page on AVforums did however state the differences on the models and said that the PC connections was one of the things missing for this model. I'd be interested to see someone who has one take a picture and make sure either way.

I've checked the manual that can be downloaded from Panasonic too and (although they're sometimes wrong!) it hasn't got reference to the PC d-sub connector.


opps mines the 80b not 8b
#23
hmm wait a second, mine is a 80b not a 8b

(doh how did i miss that from the title :oops:)

this one has 2 hdmi and 10,000:1 contrast ratio whilst the 80b has 3 hdmi and 15,000:1

opps sorry for the confusion

damn panasonic with all the silly model names lol
#24
you can get the 80b from digital direct for £670 delivered , thats where i`d spend mine.
#25
you can get the 80b from digital direct for £670 delivered thats got to be the way to go.
#26
sim11
you can get the 80b from digital direct for £670 delivered , thats where i`d spend mine.


£649 delivered from dixons (voucher) plus 3% quidco :) for higher 80b model
#27
Remember if/when buying from John Lewis you have 28-days AFTER PURCHASE to exploit their Never Knowingly Undersold policy - ie bring to their attention that another retail store (not Internet only store) has the product in stock with a 'shelf-edge' price lower anywhere in the UK than you paid to JL and they will refund the difference. It's dealt with by their 'undersales' section and you can submit the claim via the email form for the store on the website.

Alternatively you can try, as others have mentioned, to get JL to pricematch before purchase (ie guarantee your saving) and then have another 28-days after purchase to spot it being sold for less then too. Lots of discussion/facts/leads on the AVforums.com forum in Plasma and/or LCD TVs sections for JL PriceMatching.

Watch out though that purchasers in Scotland only get that protection within 18 miles for "local" stores and only national retailers otherwise (from memory); and N.I. purchasers have already raise idea of no JL anyway; and even in Wales/England JL are probably going to revise their NKU policy to match that which they are 'trialling' in Scotland though when remains a mystery/surprise.
#28
jough
plasmas res are always rated at that, its something different between plas's and lcds, believe me this will knock an equivelent LCD out the water in terms of PQ.


I agree. I was in someones house yesterday, they had this set. Watching Channel 4 on Sky it seemed like an HD picture from a distance, far, far better than the same source on my Sharp 1080p set.
banned#29
pmc103;2064590
Alternatively you can try, as others have mentioned, to get JL to pricematch before purchase (ie guarantee your saving) and then have another 28-days after purchase to spot it being sold for less then too. Lots of discussion/facts/leads on the AVforums.com forum in Plasma and/or LCD TVs sections for JL PriceMatching..

Can anyone tell me the best way of approaching JL with the price match as I want the 80B price matched for £669 (sound & vision - Bolton).
#30
pmc103
Remember if/when buying from John Lewis you have 28-days AFTER PURCHASE to exploit their Never Knowingly Undersold policy - ie bring to their attention that another retail store (not Internet only store) .


does this only apply if you bought from a john lewis store and not their website?
#31
Dixons £638.99 enter promotion code CSO470726 brings price to £598.99 + Quidco 3%

Or

£590 from pixmania with code Pana40 + Quidco 3%

Having said that you would be better off with the TH42PX80B for a few extra quid and a 15000-1 contrast ratio
#32
Bully
for the same price you can get the higher spec panasonic at dixons ( with £20 off voucher),with 1 year warranty,:thumbsup:


Cost of ownership per year over 5 years for this = £128. Better value than anything with a single year warranty, IMO. Voted hot.
#33
John Lewis do the TH42PX80B here
£899 get them to price match it with Dixons for £669 much better TV
#34
csiman
Can anyone tell me the best way of approaching JL with the price match as I want the 80B price matched for £669 (sound & vision - Bolton).



Just phone your nearest John Lewis store and tell them you have seen it cheaper in another store and you want it price matched with their never-knowingly-undersold guarantee. They will take your details and probably contact you within 3-4 days and tell you what their desicion is.

You still get the five year guarantee and free delivery etc. :thumbsup:
#35
go4go13
John Lewis do the TH42PX80B here
£899 get them to price match it with Dixons for £669 much better TV


Do they price match Dixons?
I thought they were internet based
banned#36
Wolfylee;2065650
Just phone your nearest John Lewis store and tell them you have seen it cheaper in another store and you want it price matched with their never-knowingly-undersold guarantee. They will take your details and probably contact you within 3-4 days and tell you what their desicion is.

You still get the five year guarantee and free delivery etc. :thumbsup:

Thanks. :thumbsup:
#37
Just a note to anybody confused with all this HD shenanigans ...
Analogue is SD
Freeview is SD
Sky is SD
Cable is SD
DVD is SD

of course we are starting to see true HD for the majority of these formats (or they are being phased out) but as has been mentioned unless you are planning on investing on Sky HD etc. in the near future make sure the SD picture quality on your chosen planned viewing is pretty good - PLASMA are renowned for offering far better SD Picture Quality (over LCD) but not might be as good for Games Consoles etc ... so worth noting what you are actually going to be using the TV for.
Nice deal though voted hot.
#38
thommo;2065662
Do they price match Dixons?
I thought they were internet based


Sorry ur right :oops:
#39
I did vote hot.

But you dont need VGA to use with a PC. HDMI will do nicely.

My point about 1024x720 is aimed at software writers who stupidly assume 1024x768 and refuse to work below this.
#40
i have got the TH4280B panasonic tv price matched at £749 from robert whyte glasgow i.e john lewis will price match it but they are saying they cant deliver to aberdeen, i thought john lewis glasgow had nationwide delivery

please help me on this one

thanks

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