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This is my very first post so please be kind.

Panasonic - second best TV manufacturers with a GREAT price!

Found this on John Lewis website. I had purchased this as it was a great value for money!

This was £759 last week! they have dropped their price a this week. Buy whilst you can before the price goes up again. They do sell quick!

Sorry, forgot to add, this come with FREE 5 year guarantee! Also its Full HD 1080.

Product Specification:
Screen Size in Inches: 42
Screen Size in cm: 105
HD ready: Yes
Full HD 1080p: Yes
Built in Freeview: Yes
Horizontal Resolution: 1920
Type of Screen: Plasma
Loudspeakers: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
Screen Format: 16:9
Vertical Resolution: 1080
Contrast Ratio: 30000
Frequency: 100 Hertz
HDMI Interface: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Number of Scart Interfaces: 2
PC Interface: Yes
Number of HDMI Inputs: 3
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#1
You forgot to add it also has free 5 year guarantee

Also it is not HD Ready, it has Full HD so title needs to be changed.

Pretty good deal...
#2
Or get it a tenner cheaper when u get Richersounds to do a price match! :thumbsup:
#3
kyle86
Or get it a tenner cheaper when u get Richersounds to do a price match! :thumbsup:



without 5 yr guarantee.

Got this from JL 2 months ago with pc world PM for £769.99 Excellent set and well worth it. that £10 for 5yr guarantee is worth it!
#4
"Panasonic - second best TV manufacturers with a GREAT price!"

Who is no1 then iyo?
#5
Pioneer me thinks
#6
simate
"Panasonic - second best TV manufacturers with a GREAT price!"

Who is no1 then iyo?


Pioneer are the best. They use the best components. Second comes Panasonic.
#7
[QUOTE=nil907]Pioneer are the best. They use the best components. Second comes Panasonic.[/QUO
gotta disagree here sunshine, pioneer dont make me laugh, there is a lot of sony haters out there, but before i bought mine lcd i researched for nearly 6 months which lcd/plasma was the best.
Sony most of the time came out on top, from talking to retailers, people who bought and owned one, for build quality and picture quality ther is none better.
Agreed sony is dearer than the rest but you pay for quality and longevity.
#8
My neighbour has a Pioneer 42" plasma, his 3 year old scratched the cheap plastic screen with something and now it looks awful lol. I have a Panasonic 42" px60, the pq on mine looks better than his even after messing about with settings for him.
#9
irshybar

gotta disagree here sunshine, pioneer dont make me laugh, there is a lot of sony haters out there, but before i bought mine lcd i researched for nearly 6 months which lcd/plasma was the best.
Sony most of the time came out on top, from talking to retailers, people who bought and owned one, for build quality and picture quality ther is none better.
Agreed sony is dearer than the rest but you pay for quality and longevity.


Pioneer make the best plasma TVs, full stop.
You pay a lot more for them however, this is why the Panasonics are such a good alternative.

Sony make cheap ****. LCDs are pish compared to plasma.
#10
JeeBeePSB
Pioneer make the best plasma TVs, full stop.
You pay a lot more for them however, this is why the Panasonics are such a good alternative.

Sony make cheap ****. LCDs are pish compared to plasma.


I agree that Sony's are pish, the S series was ok but still nowhere near as good as Panasonic or Pioneer sets.
#11
Whilst I agree that Pioneer were the best they no longer make a 42" - the smallest is 50". You might find one left in stock somewhere but that does leave Panasonic as the best manufacturer of 42" plasmas.

This a very good deal - great TV - although I am still unconvinced about it being better than the 720p PX80 for people who use it to watch TV & ordinary DVD's. For those who want 1080p this is one good deal.
#12
Yeah, I have the 720p PX80B and it's pretty good and at 42" I know that it's no different at 10' distance from 1080p, but there is a part of me that knows that with my PS3 it's technically not showing every pixel on 1080p/24 BluRay movies (most of the games being 720p anyway). The fact that I have watched no 1080p/24 BluRay movies in the past 4 months is besides the point...

Oooh, must buy Wipeout for the PS3, that'll be £12 well spent.
#13
JeeBeePSB
Yeah, I have the 720p PX80B and it's pretty good and at 42" I know that it's no different at 10' distance from 1080p, but there is a part of me that knows that with my PS3 it's technically not showing every pixel on 1080p/24 BluRay movies (most of the games being 720p anyway). The fact that I have watched no 1080p/24 BluRay movies in the past 4 months is besides the point.


The difficulty that I am not sure about is that I think if you had bought 1080p you might have swopped a better 1080p Blue Ray/PS3 experience (that you haven't watched for ages) for a better TV & ordinary DVD experience that I watch most days & some money to spend elsewhere.
#14
Why is it, these threads attract the " my Telly is better than your Telly brigade"??

;-)
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Inactive
Why is it, these threads attract the " my Telly is better than your Telly brigade"??

;-)


I guess its cos since the advent of flat tvs , the quality has ranged from appaling to mediocre at best.

come on, none of even the best plasmas have image quality to match a good crt, like the old sony trinitrons....

current sony lcds are a joke, just look at thr rubbish cartoonised image, and try watching high speed action on a lcd, laughable, if someone had introduced a crt with these qualities 20 years ago it would be laughed out of stock, but cos they are now very thin, it seems its ok to have such garbage quality

maybe for some, but there are still a lot of people quite wisely not interested in what the neighbours think, and are keeping their crts due to 1st rate image quality.

lcd can never be as good as plasma, and plasma can never be as good as crt.

these are scientific facts due to the way the technologies work, and not merely opinion.

OLED is being developed as having crt quality in a flat thin panel, i guess they wouldnt be saying that if plasma or lcd already offered that....why spend millions on research when plasma/lcd is already perfect ?

clearly it is far far from perfect. personally i find lcd completely unacceptable anywhere, apart from laptops, where there is no other choice.

plasmas can be ok , as long as the source res matches the display res, still not crt in black levels or response rate, but the best so far, if u really really really must have a flat telly.
#17
suspended#18
I recently bought a Sony LCD which is most certainly not rubbish......:whistling:
#19
Hmm how does this compare to the w4000? It would be hooked up to a pc / ps3 the majority of the time, thanks.
#20
Great TV at a great price. One of the best around IMO in terms of picture quality.
#21
Great deal, I bought this plasma 2-3 months back for a similar price from JL having got them to pricematch somebody else. Very pleased with it.
#22
irshybar;3114887
[QUOTE=nil907]Pioneer are the best. They use the best components. Second comes Panasonic.[/QUO
gotta disagree here sunshine, pioneer dont make me laugh, there is a lot of sony haters out there, but before i bought mine lcd i researched for nearly 6 months which lcd/plasma was the best.
Sony most of the time came out on top, from talking to retailers, people who bought and owned one, for build quality and picture quality ther is none better.
Agreed sony is dearer than the rest but you pay for quality and longevity.


Are you drunk?? :)
Pioneer..dont make you laugh? :w00t: Are you suggesting that Pioneer are rubbish? There is only 1 reason why I have a Panny and not a Pioneer...price.
Sony LCD is not going to give you as good a viewing experience for TV (i.e. freeview, Sky etc) as a Pioneer Plasma.
Granted, LCD is better for gaming.

No offence, but I think asking shops what TV is best is not the best way to go about researching a model. That is called being suckered..
#23
Inactive
Why is it, these threads attract the " my Telly is better than your Telly brigade"??

;-)


Human Nature
#24
the difference from the dixons one and john lewis, ok dixons cheaper,,, but 5 year guarantee springs to mind????
#25


Contrast ratio and 1 less hdmi.
#26
ALL televisions purchased from John Lewis have a 5 year warranty as standard. They come to you plus John Lewis' warranties are more no quibbles where as DSG (Dixons, PCWorld, Currys) are renowned for making you jump through hoops even if you buy the extended warranty.

Add to that John Lewis allow you to price match up to 28 days after your purchase, it really does make it a no brainer in my opinion

Watch this thread on AVForums - might help you find another retailer you can price match against
#27
JeeBeePSB
Pioneer make the best plasma TVs, full stop.
You pay a lot more for them however, this is why the Panasonics are such a good alternative.

Sony make cheap ****. LCDs are pish compared to plasma.


Pioneer no longer make their own Plasma TV's. They have gone into partnership with Panasonic, and will be using Pansonic screens.
#28
maxtweenie
Pioneer no longer make their own Plasma TV's. They have gone into partnership with Panasonic, and will be using Pansonic screens.


Yeah, I was remembering their Kuru plasmas but they'll soon be out of stock as they sell them off. Maybe with luck some of the good technology will find its way into the Panasonic screens.
#29
smashed;3117252
[QUOTE=irshybar]

Are you drunk?? :)
Pioneer..dont make you laugh? :w00t: Are you suggesting that Pioneer are rubbish? There is only 1 reason why I have a Panny and not a Pioneer...price.
Sony LCD is not going to give you as good a viewing experience for TV (i.e. freeview, Sky etc) as a Pioneer Plasma.
Granted, LCD is better for gaming.

No offence, but I think asking shops what TV is best is not the best way to go about researching a model. That is called being suckered..



I agree with this completely! Before I brought my Panasonic plasma I must have spent months and months researching LCD's and plasma displays and plasma most certainly always came out on top when there was a head to head test. Pioneer and Panasonic ALWAYS come out top against any display with Pioneer coming first and Panasonic coming second. People who don;t believe this should go in to a store and ask to see an LCD and a plasma side by side with the same video source. You'll most certainly notice the Panasonic and Pioneer plasmas have more vibrant pictures, better handling of fast moving pictures and the black levels are second to none. I believe this is why some of the comments on here favour them so much plus they are about as close as you can get to SRT quality. This I have not seen from an LCD apart from when a HD source is being viewed. For SD viewing so far I can only say the Panasonic Viera range are acceptable where as plasma's are second to none.
#30
Fantastic deal!

I have what is basically the 720p version of this and paid £800 for it less than 6 months ago. Now I have a Blu-Ray player boy do I wish the price of this one had dropped earlier... :-(
#31
Out Of Stock!

Gutted!
#32
Out of stock- expired
#33
phatboy123;3113179
Pioneer me thinks
#

Agreed.

Sadly, Pioneer knock everything else into a cocked hat.
#34
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#35
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Downloaded from the Which site today!!

Brand & model name
Price
Which? Ratings Score

Brand & model name
Price
Which? Ratings Score

Panasonic
Viera TX-32LZD80 £559.99

Best price found from 33 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
84%

Panasonic
Viera TX-37LZD800 £878.99

Best price found from 30 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
82%

Panasonic
Viera TX-32LXD70 £875.00

Best price found from 6 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
81%

Panasonic
Viera TX-32LXD700 £699.00

Best price found from 2 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
80%

Panasonic
Viera TX-26LXD70 £499.99

Best price found from 2 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
80%

Panasonic
Viera TX-32LXD7 £542.99

Price found from 1 retailer
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
80%

Panasonic
Viera TX-32LMD70 £463.00

Best price found from 9 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
79%

Panasonic
Viera TX-26LXD7 £518.00

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what is this?
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
79%

Panasonic
Viera TX-32LZD85 £685.03

Best price found from 27 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
78%

Sony
Bravia KDL-32D3000 £659.00

Best price found from 8 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
78%

Panasonic
TX-32LXD85 £469.99

Best price found from 28 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
76%

Panasonic
Viera TX-37LZD70 £1,043.00

Best price found from 3 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
75%

Sony
Bravia KDL-32V4500 £699.99

Best price found from 3 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
74%

Sony
Bravia KDL-32U3000 £370.09

Best price found from 8 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
72%

Sony
Bravia KDL-40D3000 £1,000.00

Typical price -
what is this?
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
72%

Sony
Bravia KDL-40E4000 £1,010.19

Best price found from 4 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
71%

Sony
KDL-32W4000 £598.29

Best price found from 41 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
70%

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Bravia KDL-40X3500 £1,069.00

Best price found from 33 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
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LC-32RD2E £674.99

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Best price found from 41 retailers
Standard picture quality:
HD picture quality:
Sound quality:
Ease of use:
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sadly doesnt show this model, but panny's pretty much all the way!

:thumbsup:
#36
irshybar;3114887
[QUOTE=nil907]Pioneer are the best. They use the best components. Second comes Panasonic.[/QUO
gotta disagree here sunshine, pioneer dont make me laugh, there is a lot of sony haters out there, but before i bought mine lcd i researched for nearly 6 months which lcd/plasma was the best.
Sony most of the time came out on top, from talking to retailers, people who bought and owned one, for build quality and picture quality ther is none better.
Agreed sony is dearer than the rest but you pay for quality and longevity.

Sunshine??? Me? Listen you, i think you have just wasted 6 months of your life as your research is wrong. Pioneer are the best! LCD's are made up of different components from different manufacturers. Most plasmas are made from the same company, that makes plasmas more reliable and have better picture quality. Pioneers do plasmas, why? because they believe in quality! Thank you.
#37
I'm a proud Panasonic plasma owner and the Pioneer screens are better. They're also more expensive so I couldn't afford one but they are better.

Sony (and equally Philips!) have upped the game a lot and they have advanced LCDs now to the point where the old LCD vs Plasma pros in favour of plasma are no longer entirely the case. This has only been in very recent months, though (2-3 months).

Pioneer plasmas in the future will contain Panasonic-made screens though. Pioneer are finding it not profitable enough to make their own and will focus on making LCDs, too.
#38
Back in stock.... how do I take out the "EXPIRED"????
#39
I believe a moderator has to do it.
#40
help me choose guys! this or the Sony 40w4000?? i'll be using it for 360 via component and blu-ray/hd-dvd via HDMI

i guess its the age old argument, LCD vs Plasma. Heard the sony will be better for gaming and this better for movies but some say the panny will be better at BOTH. Also i've heard bout screen burning or something like image retention on plasmas, i don't know what the hell it is but sounds scary. Anyone care to elaborate, TIA

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