Panasonic Viera TX-P42S20B Plasma HD 1080p Digital Television, 42 Inch with Built-in Freeview HD @ John Lewis £539 - HotUKDeals
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Please note: This TV features an integrated Freeview HD tuner which will allow you to watch subscription-free HD broadcasts. To watch Freeview HD broadcasts you’ll need to check that you can receive it in your area. Click here to find out more about Freeview HD.

Sit back and enjoy stunning HD images with this Panasonic Viera TX-P42S20 42” plasma television.

Its state-of-the-art technology gives amazing picture quality, with the 600Hz Intelligent Frame Creation giving fantastic resolution even during fast moving scenes – something football fans and film buffs will both appreciate.

The TX-P42S20 uses Infinite Black technology to achieve exceptional contrast. This results in purer blacks and brighter whites, giving you sharper and more lifelike pictures. You’ll also enjoy enhanced colour reproduction thanks to x.v.Colour technology. Plus the Immersive V-Audio Surround will make it sound like you're in the middle of the action.

It is also capable of playing footage straight from your camcorder in high-definition mode and you can view a slideshow of your photos - just remove the SD memory card from your digital still camera, and slip it in the slot. The 3 HDMI sockets allow you to hook-up your Blu-ray player, PVRs and games consoles with ease.

This television is ‘high definition ready’ which means it has the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver. HD broadcasts are at a much higher resolution than regular analogue or digital broadcasts and have greatly enhanced picture quality. The level of detail is astonishing with clearer, sharper and more vibrant images.

Full HD 1080p
1080p is the purest form of high definition that a television can display. This leads to a smoother, more film-like image, which will satisfy sports and movie lovers alike. With a 1080p signal, the information that makes up an image is displayed “progressively” or all at once, rather than in an “interlaced” fashion.
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#1
was about to buy this for £600 the other day but didnt...excellent deal
#2
+ Free 5 year guarantee
#3
I really can't decide if I should by this, reviews are generally good but apparently its not great in light rooms, doesnt roatate and you have to flick through the av selections everytime you turn it on... so confused oO
#4
It is playing with my mind as well. I was set for a LG 50PK990 at around £750 or a 40/42" whatever model at the £400/500 range and then I get into the guarantee issue and I start thinking about it and this deal, which just popped up last night, seems to make some sense.

5 years = 260 weeks = just over £2 a week for 5 years of trouble free telly.
1 Like #5
FANTASTIC TV I WANT A PANASONIC 37 INCH FREEVIEW HD IN THE jANUARY SALES
#6
Why isn't this hotter? it's a bargain
#7
seams good to me whys it not hotter,, anyone seen anything better
#8
Ive got this tv it is very good ,I just got a sony 40 inch lcd at comet for 399 and the plasma has a much better picture and its build quality is much better than the sony 40ex
If you can get the g version of the plasma tv near the same price buy it as i think you can get internet tv on it?
2 Likes #9
this is the S, not the G, the G is significantly better and could be picked up for 60 quid more at John Lewis about a month ago. This isn't very hot guys, lukewarm.
#10
can't find it.
#11
Great find;)
1 Like #12
tianuk3
this is the S, not the G, the G is significantly better and could be picked up for 60 quid more at John Lewis about a month ago. This isn't very hot guys, lukewarm.


I concur.
#13
ut745
I really can't decide if I should by this, reviews are generally good but apparently its not great in light rooms, doesnt roatate and you have to flick through the av selections everytime you turn it on... so confused oO

dont understand re: light rooms, panny plasmas are excellent, shame pioneer doesnt bother anymore...lcds are just a joke...saw a massive 60in lcd in house of fraser on demo yesterday and the pq was awful

Edited By: royals on Dec 31, 2010 20:07
1 Like #14
I bought the G20 two weeks ago and for £60 more (or whatever the difference is), you wont be sorry.
#15
You havn't seen my 40w2000 then lol great picture on sdtv aswell as hdtv. plasma screen retention. enjoy.
#16
royals
ut745
I really can't decide if I should by this, reviews are generally good but apparently its not great in light rooms, doesnt roatate and you have to flick through the av selections everytime you turn it on... so confused oO


dont understand re: light rooms, panny plasmas are excellent, shame pioneer doesnt bother anymore...lcds are just a joke...saw a massive 60in lcd in house of fraser on demo yesterday and the pq was awful


It boggles the mind as to why most shops think that pumping SD signals through their HD sets is going to improve sales..... I'd honestly prefer it if the TVs were off, than them flooding the shop with some blurry, artifact ridden, standard def. sports channel.
#17
Had a look at this, the G20 and the LG 42LE4900 today at Currys. Was impressed by the LG, a lot of set for the cash, but I think as well as price, it comes down to what you are going to use them for mainly, gaming, general tv or movies, which in my case tips the balance in favour of the Panny's.

I'll wait for the new year, I think this year's models will plummet in price, even with the VAT going up!
#18
Got the G for a £25 less last offer at Comet, think you can find the G for around the same price now (obviously the great JL 5yr warranty is worth a bit though). Not voted, but look around for the G, well worth the time spent.
#19
Ok, i am convinced...i want a 'G'...but cannot find it for anything but silly money...anybody find itat reasonable price?

(Something under £600 would be nice).
#20
I posted this about a month ago when looking for a TV. In the end I went with a LG 50PK990 50" plasma but could easily have settled for a 590/350 in the 50". I actually had a LG 42LD450 LCD 42"bought from Best Buy before they failed to honour the purchase (£398-VAT as cashback).

Looking at prices this week, they have risen from before Xmas, quite the opposite to what I would have expected.

I knocked this back on size in the end and despite the 5 year warranty, it was just not good enough.
#21
Interesting Pi,

Just been reading about the buzzing with the 'G'...is this universal, or just the odd few?
#22
dont plasma still suffer burn in? i know they say its reduced, but still a chance yeah? only reason never bought one due to burn in espec on gaming?
#23
ut745
I really can't decide if I should by this, reviews are generally good but apparently its not great in light rooms, doesnt roatate and you have to flick through the av selections everytime you turn it on... so confused oO

Had this TV 7 months now and I can tell you the display is very impressive and I wouldn't describe its performance in light rooms as less than good or a particular thing that affects only this model. The base doesn't rotate and is quite big but how many times would you actually need to rotate your TV anyway when the viewing angle is virtually unrestricted? Also you shouldn't have to switch through the AV selections each time that you turn on the TV, as long as you turn on the piece of equipment after the TV it will automatically switch to that.
#24
Spend the extra £40-£60 and get the G series model instead, you get the better screen as well as freesat HD.
#25
welsh_andy
dont plasma still suffer burn in? i know they say its reduced, but still a chance yeah? only reason never bought one due to burn in espec on gaming?
It is possible but the modern plasmas are much better at preventing it. I'd say that it would only be an issue if you left a game paused for hours at a time or if there were stationary objects always present during a game similar to the red button banners you get when watching TV.
Besides, all the modern consoles offer a screen saver/dim function that you can set to come in after a length of inactivity to help prevent burn in.
It's a shame you decided against a plasma as you're really missing out from the superior motion display and contrast ratio they offer against LCDs.
#26
welsh_andy
dont plasma still suffer burn in? i know they say its reduced, but still a chance yeah? only reason never bought one due to burn in espec on gaming?


When I started looking I was of the assumption that plasma was old hat and LCD was newer technology. Then your brain freezes with the information overload when trying to get up to speed technically to make a purchase decision.

I'm not a gamer though having a large screen would allow for some family gaming on an enjoyable level. Burn in issues are well publicised as is their non issue in recent years compared to a inception of the technology.

I love Panasonic as a brand and could easily have been swayed that way but whether A,B,C or whatever series, at this this price point and thereabouts, there is a lot of competition and Panasonic have only older models.

As for freesat and so forth, I only have one channel tuned in, Sky.
#27
Link doesn't seem to work and I can't find it on the website. Has this expired already?!
#28
Yes expired

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