PANASONIC VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV,reduced from £699-£449 @ Currys add may6 code=£422.06!!!) - HotUKDeals
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Thinking of getting a 42" TV myself and wondered what peoples opinions on this one are,can't find it anywhere cheaper myself.

ADD MAY6 discount at checkout and get further 6% of =£422.06 delivered!!

Save £250 and pay just £449.00 (Was £699.00 between 09/04/2010 and 12/05/2010) Broaden your entertainment choices even further with the phenomenal Panasonic TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV, which integrates VIERA V-Real 4 image processing technology to deliver delight to your eyes! Enjoy deliciously rich, crisp colours, whatever you're watching. A fan of action movies and sports programs? Even the most fast-paced scenes remain blur-free, owing to 100Hz Double Scan technology.

Connecting High Definition devices like Blu-ray players and game consoles is a breeze, thanks to the Panasonic VIERA TX-P42C2-B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV's dual HDMI interface. This visual feast is complemented by a sublime level of audio, provided by its two 10W stereo speakers, which are capably assisted by V-Audio Surround sound technology.

When terrestrial TV channels and movie-watching doesn't fit your mood, take advantage of its integrated DVB-T Freeview TV tuner and flick through a whole gamut of digital TV channels and radio stations.

Further highlights of the suave VIERA TX-P42C2-B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV comprise VIERA Image Viewer, which lets you play your JPEG photos and AVCHD or MPEG2 videos on the TV screen via its SD card slot, whilst 24p mode is on hand for playing movies in their native form.

Blending superb picture and audio quality, the great-value Panasonic VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV ticks all the right boxes!
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Screen Format 16:9
Screen size 42" (107 cm)
Contrast 2,000,000:1 Dynamic
Response time (in ms) 0.001 ms
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixels
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical - in°) Viewing angle free
Audio Audio Power 2 x 10 watt speakers
Noise reduction Yes
Mono/Stereo Sound - V-Audio virtual surround sound
- Dolby Digital Plus/dts Out
Speakers Built-in stereo speakers
Connectivity Connectivity 1 x CI (Common Interface)
2 x HDMI
1 x VIERA Image Viewer (SD card input)
1 x Composite
1 x Audio Input (for Video)
1 x Component Video
1 x Audio Input (for HDMI, PC, Component)
1 x SCART
1 x Digital Audio Output (Optical)
1 x Headphone jack
SCART connectors 1
DVI Input No
HDMI Input 2
PC Input HDMI (no VGA connector)
Audio output Headphone jack, optical audio
Tuner Standard DVB-T Digital Freeview tuner, DVB-C (cable)
Double Tuner No
Functions TV text 500P Level 2.5, FASTEXT/LIST/TOP
Other functions Deep Colour (10/12-bit)
x.v. Colour
3D Colour Management
Picture Modes: Dynamic/Normal/Cinema/True Cinema/Game/Photo
24p Playback
Sound Mode: Music/Speech/User
Power save mode
EPG (Now and Next)
VIERA Tools
VIERA Link
Child Lock
Off Timer
General Remote control Yes
Accessories supplied Stand, remote control, power cable, documentation
Dimensions (mm) With stand: 1029 x 704 x 307 mm (W x H x D)
Without stand: 1029 x 661 x 93 mm (W x H x D)
Weight (kg) With stand: 25.5 kg
Without stand: 24 kg
#2
rob585

Screen Format 16:9

Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixels


Hmmmm, I don't think so. :?
#3
Anything thats over 40"s and isn't Full HD gets a cold, its just a waste of money.
#4
The quality of the picture will be poor with todays standards and technology. For an extra £258 you can get Full HD with built in HD tuner.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0039SLYH8/ref=pe_38771_20007111_pe_epc_t5

But saying that it's still a dam good price for a 42" Panasonic TV and have voted HOT!
#5
marty
The quality of the picture will be poor with todays standards and technology. For an extra £258 you can get Full HD with built in HD tuner.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0039SLYH8/ref=pe_38771_20007111_pe_epc_t5

But saying that it's still a dam good price for a 42" Panasonic TV and have voted HOT!


How do you mean the picture will be poor? For most its impossible to see the difference. And £258 is almost half the cost of this TV - hardly a fair comparison.

How do you enter the discount code for collection?
#6
Hilguera
Hmmmm, I don't think so. :?


Why not? Plasma cells are larger than pixels used in LCD screens - this is also why plasma TVs are heavier and can have a lower resolution. The TV certainly has a resolution of 1024 x 768. 16/9 aspect ratio is achieved by making the pixels non-square.
#7
Jerec
My opinion of course, but I cannot see the point of buying a hugh screen TV that does not support the best resolutions for HD that are out there!

Like those 50" Plasmas that Richer Sounds are always pumping out, yeah wow massive TV and its cheap and I guess the people that aren't really fussed about the picture its a good deal, but for the people that are really into this sort of thing its almost a blasphemy to even consider purchasing something that big with only 720p support.

So next time before you drop a sarky comment and want to look clever, stop and think for a minute.


I have a Pioneer 436 XDE which isn't full HD and looks fantastic, so I stand by my point.
1 Like #8
WalterSmith
I have a Pioneer 436 XDE which isn't full HD and looks fantastic, so I stand by my point.


Quite.

Jerec,
Due to the size of gas cells it is quite reasonable to expect a 42 inch plasma screen not to support 1080 vertical pixels. Reducing the size of the gas cells to fit onto such a "relatively small plasma screen" is expensive - much more so than increasing the number of pixels of an LCD screen. This TV offers the advantages of plasma technology (deeper black levels and more vibrant colour) by compromising resolution. Given the price, LCD TVs of the same screen size but with 1080 vertical pixels are available. It is down to the consumer if they prefer the higher resolution of an LCD TV but with inferior black levels or colour, or choose a lower resolution plasma TV with better black levels and colour. That is why the price is competitive in relation to an HD Ready 1080P LCD TV.
#9
It's a good price. I know the last C model Panasonic didn't have a screen filter. The screen was very shiny and suffered from heavy glare in all but the darkest of rooms. Check it out in the shop before you buy just to be sure you are happy with it. This will make a difference wereas the 1080 vs 720 is really not noticeable at all.
#10
Great price,if you watch a lot of Freeview.I went for 1080p and Freeview
still looks great so this model should deliver similiar results.I think at least
this generation of Plasma's against lcd is the best option as a main tv.After
the run in worth trying these settings which give great results on Normal and Cinema.
They are for the older PX80.I set the colour balance to cool.
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Panasonic-TH42PX80/Settings/
#11
ElliottC
Quite.

Jerec,
Due to the size of gas cells it is quite reasonable to expect a 42 inch plasma screen not to support 1080 vertical pixels. Reducing the size of the gas cells to fit onto such a "relatively small plasma screen" is expensive - much more so than increasing the number of pixels of an LCD screen. This TV offers the advantages of plasma technology (deeper black levels and more vibrant colour) by compromising resolution. Given the price, LCD TVs of the same screen size but with 1080 vertical pixels are available. It is down to the consumer if they prefer the higher resolution of an LCD TV but with inferior black levels or colour, or choose a lower resolution plasma TV with better black levels and colour (But an inferior resolution!). That is why the price is competitive in relation to an HD Ready 1080P LCD TV.


WalterSmith
I have a Pioneer 436 XDE which isn't full HD and looks fantastic, so I stand by my point.


Good for you.
#12
Where do you enter the voucher?
1 Like #13
Jerec
Wow, now isn't that a better reply then "Troll & Idiot", at least someone has half a brain cell and the decency to explain things properly, right Waltersmith? :whistling:



Good for you.


Jerec, thanks for the kind words but I believe that things havn't been fully understood by a lot of people. Plasma TVs do indeed tend to be of lower resolution but it compensates by producing deeper black levels and more vibrant colours. Each individual gas cell has its own circuitry to excite the gases so in order to fit the circuitry in, the pixels naturally are larger. This is why it is not pragmatic to even attempt to produce small plasma screens or laptop screens based on plasma technology (not to mention their high power consumption in the case of laptop screens). Of course, the circuitry can be miniaturised to allow plasma TVs to have the best of both Worlds but of course, this does not solve the relatively high energy consumption of plasma TVs and also the costs are relatively high in comparison with increasing number of pixels of LCD screens.

For the price I would prefer an HD Ready 1080P LCD despite the lower quality picture because I require the extra space and prefer the lower energy consumption. Others would prefer the more natural looking picture of a plasma TV at the lower 720P resolution. Those who can afford it can choose more feature-rich TVs. I don't think the arguments from people here hold water as deciding which one to choose is subjective based on the generic technologies of plasma and LCD TVs. There is no point in telling others what they should use or not use but better to provide the information and let them decide.
#14
True words of wisdom there.
#15
Matt.Wild
Where do you enter the voucher?


Just been on again and its seems you only get to enter the code on home delivey option :roll:
#16
Thought so - bum. Never mind then.
#17
ElliottC
The TV certainly has a resolution of 1024 x 768. 16/9 aspect ratio is achieved by making the pixels non-square.


Did not know that; thanks for the education. :thumbsup:
#18
I can't find any reviews on this particular model, can anyone point me in the right direction, please?
#19
you cant use voucher codes for reserve and collect.
also please do not ring the stores asking if they will honour the codes. they will not. full stop.

also if you are collecting, its a darn big box this tv comes in 78cm high and 115cm wide.
make sure your car is big enough to transport it upright
#20
I too am looking for a new downstairs TV and this Panasonic has caught my eye. I originally thought that going for a 1080p LCD was the way to go but upon doing my homework for around the £500 budget perhaps not in my case.

Firstly I want to enjoy natural cinema pictures and Panasonic plasmas excell in this departement with LCDs not doing too well in the low light (blacks as greys etc) hence the new LED backlit TVs.

Secondly the 1080p will only be noticeable at under 6ft away. We sit 7-8ft away (optimal viewing distance for 720p 42" screen).

It depends on what your requirements are but I'm going to pop into currys for a demo!
#21
For the money, sounds like a cracking deal - voted HOT.
1 Like #22
C'mon guys wake up and smell the coffee this is an outstanding deal :w00t::w00t:

'May6' brings it down to about £422, quidco returns another £16 and with my cashback credit card i'm under £400 for a 42" Panasonic Plasma TV - that is ludicrous.

It even turns up at my house with free delivery......not interested in the 1080p boffins trying to troll this offer...it's a crazy deal.....ignore if you don't like taking outstanding opportunities like this :thumbsup:
#23
Says on Quidco that if you use a voucher the cashback won't be paid
#24
Gutted - without that £16 quidco it's a dreadful deal - mines going back on Monday :roll::roll:
#25
mikeyw
Gutted - without that £16 quidco it's a dreadful deal - mines going back on Monday :roll::roll:


Lol,I still cant believe how cold this deal has been voted :?
1 Like #26
Just bought this in-store today after a lot of research. Decided to pay the extra to avoid the delivery wait/hassle and still consider it to be a great bargain at £449.
Very impressed with it, picture quality is a lot better than my mates 1080p LCD! Worth every penny.
Thanks OP :-)
#27
thank you for this i have ordered myself this TV today with the stand for £ 473.75, thanks for the voucher code.
I purchased this for my mum, with my EMA earnings his year :cry:
hope she likes it :)
deliverys on Monday
#28
marty;8593924
The quality of the picture will be poor with todays standards and technology. For an extra £258 you can get Full HD with built in HD tuner.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0039SLYH8/ref=pe_38771_20007111_pe_epc_t5

But saying that it's still a dam good price for a 42" Panasonic TV and have voted HOT!

shows how much you know...you havent seen this tv then...what a dope...just because its not full hd doesnt mean its rubbish...its the quality of components that counts....my pioneer kuro is the same resolution and i have yet to see anything that comes close in that size...lcds are awful in comparison...even the latest lcds or the led ones

in fact 1080p can be a disadvantage - eg sd tv
#29
ElliottC;8594323
Why not? Plasma cells are larger than pixels used in LCD screens - this is also why plasma TVs are heavier and can have a lower resolution. The TV certainly has a resolution of 1024 x 768. 16/9 aspect ratio is achieved by making the pixels non-square.

and better contrast...lets not forget the origins of the 2 formats..
plasma - media
lcd - computers (for predominately limited movement images)
#30
ElliottC;8594463
Quite.

Jerec,
Due to the size of gas cells it is quite reasonable to expect a 42 inch plasma screen not to support 1080 vertical pixels. Reducing the size of the gas cells to fit onto such a "relatively small plasma screen" is expensive - much more so than increasing the number of pixels of an LCD screen. This TV offers the advantages of plasma technology (deeper black levels and more vibrant colour) by compromising resolution. Given the price, LCD TVs of the same screen size but with 1080 vertical pixels are available. It is down to the consumer if they prefer the higher resolution of an LCD TV but with inferior black levels or colour, or choose a lower resolution plasma TV with better black levels and colour. That is why the price is competitive in relation to an HD Ready 1080P LCD TV.


agreed its why they couldnt make plasmas economically and physically at less then 37inch.....which in part was the death of plasmas as alot of people wanted smaller tv's
#31
KA420;8609716
Just bought this in-store today after a lot of research. Decided to pay the extra to avoid the delivery wait/hassle and still consider it to be a great bargain at £449.
Very impressed with it, picture quality is a lot better than my mates 1080p LCD! Worth every penny.
Thanks OP :-)

it will be alot better than any samsung 1080p tv....i have a samsung 1080p tv and it was garbage so i took it back...have a pioneer kuro though (had it 3 years - its still awesome)
#32
royals
and better contrast...lets not forget the origins of the 2 formats..
plasma - media
lcd - computers (for predominately limited movement images)


And in the Middle Ages people used a horse and cart. Things have moved on, games on LCD for instance.
1 Like #33
i bought myself a panny tx-p42G20 from costco on Thursday...

I'm so happy with it i could wet myself.
#34
The specification looks a bit minimalist when it comes to connectivity with no VGA and only 2 hdmi. Also only one scart. Its obviously designed to be a low cost budget model. That said I'm using a PX80 and still gives a stunning picture which I'm amazed by. Not only that but it looks good across a whole range of resolutions.

I still think plasma is the way to go for people still using a lot of SD sources like freeview, dvd etc. What is the point of upgrading to 1080p LCD if your watching SD most of the time and the picture is weak to say the least.

I couldn't believe the freeview picture offered on some of the more basic brand 1080p LCD sets seen in supermarkets, Argos etc. Almost unwatchable unless you are some distance away like at the bottom of your garden viewing them through your garden shed window. Unless you play blu-rays or sky hd all day and connect a meaty pc to it for 1080p gaming they are a waste of time. This plasma is in the same price territory as a lot of junk 1080p LCDs in supermarkets etc. If you can get by with the more limited connectivity it seems a good deal.
#35
bonzobanana
The specification looks a bit minimalist when it comes to connectivity with no VGA and only 2 hdmi. Also only one scart. Its obviously designed to be a low cost budget model. That said I'm using a PX80 and still gives a stunning picture which I'm amazed by. Not only that but it looks good across a whole range of resolutions.

I still think plasma is the way to go for people still using a lot of SD sources like freeview, dvd etc. What is the point of upgrading to 1080p LCD if your watching SD most of the time and the picture is weak to say the least.

I couldn't believe the freeview picture offered on some of the more basic brand 1080p LCD sets seen in supermarkets, Argos etc. Almost unwatchable unless you are some distance away like at the bottom of your garden viewing them through your garden shed window. Unless you play blu-rays or sky hd all day and connect a meaty pc to it for 1080p gaming they are a waste of time. This plasma is in the same price territory as a lot of junk 1080p LCDs in supermarkets etc. If you can get by with the more limited connectivity it seems a good deal.


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#36
Neiliboy
i bought myself a panny tx-p42G20 from costco on Thursday....


How much did it cost?

Panasonic TX-P42G20 Review

john
#37
While the quibbling goes on..........

£449 for a 42 " panasonic brand TV.Fantastic price and truly a hot deal.
Thanks OP, keep up the good work.
#38
royals
agreed its why they couldnt make plasmas economically and physically at less then 37inch.....which in part was the death of plasmas as alot of people wanted smaller tv's


what abut the LG 32PG6000?
#39
hahah 1024 x 768 pixels
#40
Buy this and you'll never regret it and what a price!
For this money you could buy a crappy LCD. I strayed off the straight and narrow by buying a top of the range Sony LCD as an 'upgrade' from my older Panny plasma but I was 'rewarded' by poor picture quality and washed out colours - it was far worse than my Panny. I gave up after a couple of weeks and bought another Panny plasma. The difference is astonishing. My daughter has the Sony in her bedroom and it still looks nice (until you turn it on!).
Fully recommended even if it isn't 1080P - the Panny plasma in my bedroom isn't 1080P and it too is far superior to the Sony LCD 1080P. That's my tuppence worth anyway. Great find at such a stonking price!

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