Panasonic Viera TX42A400B 42" Full HD 1080p, Freeview HD, 100Hz BLB LED TV £329.99 delivered (using code) @ Coop Electrical - HotUKDeals
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Panasonic Viera TX42A400B 42" Full HD 1080p, Freeview HD, 100Hz BLB LED TV £329.99 delivered (using code) @ Coop Electrical

£329.99 @ Co-op Electrical
Cheapest price I can find at the moment, and looks to be a very good deal for this 42" Full HD Panasonic. Apply code AFTV10 at the checkout to reduce the price by £20 to £329.99 (Code expires tomorro… Read More
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3y, 2w agoFound 3 years, 2 weeks ago
Cheapest price I can find at the moment, and looks to be a very good deal for this 42" Full HD Panasonic. Apply code AFTV10 at the checkout to reduce the price by £20 to £329.99 (Code expires tomorrow 10/7).

Richer sounds are offering the same TV at £349 with a 5 year warranty which is a superb deal, however it is in-store only and your luck may vary trying to find stock.
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#1
not a smart TV ? :-(
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RajUK
not a smart TV ? :-(

Unfortunately not at this price. You would need to look at something like the Panasonic VIERA TXL42E6B for smart features, which is around £400 in Richer Sounds.
#3
Also Richer Sounds offer a 5 year guarantee for the extra £19
#4
Gollywood
Also Richer Sounds offer a 5 year guarantee for the extra £19

Yeah, I mentioned that. The Richer Sounds offer is fantastic but it's in-store only, so may not be available everywhere. This is in-stock and available to all.
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banjax
Gollywood
Also Richer Sounds offer a 5 year guarantee for the extra £19

Yeah, I mentioned that. The Richer Sounds offer is fantastic but it's in-store only, so may not be available everywhere. This is in-stock and available to all.


With new TVs nowadays thatvarent really built to last, free 5 years guarantee is a must for me
1 Like #6
banjax
RajUK
not a smart TV ? :-(

Unfortunately not at this price. You would need to look at something like the Panasonic VIERA TXL42E6B for smart features, which is around £400 in Richer Sounds.

Sainsburys are selling the Panasonic DMP-BD81 Blu Ray Player for £59 which has Smart TV features built in.
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To
RajUK
not a smart TV ? :-(

You could use a chrome cast or similar to make this smart on the cheap, if you needed to
banned 4 Likes #8
RajUK
not a smart TV ? :-(

I would actively seek a non smart TV. Rather just use my consoles, mediacentre and tivo.
8 Likes #9
It's only a smart TV if all it's features are supported by its manufacturer for all it's life. Most don't! Keep your smart features on a cheap easily replaceable external box.
#10
Smart TVs are getting better, but still, it depends what deals what manufacturer has with which TV channels or streaming provider etc as to what you get. A NOW TV box for £9.99 would be the prefect addition as if you want to watch catch up TV as they have all the major UK TV channels on there pay £34.99 (I think) and you can get a now TV box with 5 months of NOW TV movies which has all the SKY Movies channel movies available. They work very well - we have 2 NOW TV boxes at home which can both stream at once if your broadband is up to it!

https://shop.nowtv.com/


Edited By: Emeye on Jul 09, 2014 14:30
#11
You should wait for Android TV before buying a Smart TV.
#12
got this last week from Currys Birmingham (Selly Oak) for £319

Was standard price
#13
I meant to vote hot, but accidentally clicked cold.(I don't seem to be able to change my vote?)
A very good price for a good brand 42 inch set.
As far it being non smart, no problem, I just hook my TV up to my desktop and get everything I need that way.
#14
Got the 39 inch when it was on amazon for £280, fantastic tv. No need for smart features if you have a games console
banned#15
Does it play mkv files from a USB pen?
#16
bigwelsh
Does it play mkv files from a USB pen?

It appears it does. Listed under media player support.

http://www.365electrical.com/TX-42A400B_Panasonic-LED-Television.html
#17
Gollywood
Also Richer Sounds offer a 5 year guarantee for the extra £19

I haven't found Richer Sounds 5 year guarantee to be very good so far. A refurbished TV that I bought from them wasn't working correctly so was returned for repair but repair not tested so the television was returned still broken. Replacement televisions offered were in not equivalent to my original TV and eventually another refurbished model was sent. This developed the same fault. The replacement models offered this time have been closer to the spec of my original TV, but still not the same and am currently back and forth over getting an equivalent model. In my experience getting them to honour the guarantee is a lot of hassle so you might be better off with John Lewis or similar if you are paying the extra for peace of mind. This was with the Richer Sounds eBay outlet.

Edited By: jan81 on Jul 09, 2014 16:03
#18
I have this tv (the 39" from Amazon @ £279 and am about to return it. A couple of problems:

1. The screen edges have too many backlight inconsistencies (extra dark areas and one extra bright area). These are not impossible to ignore by any means, especially with busy / non-bright scenes, but it is worse than I think we should put up with from a new tv in 2014.

2. (And this is the deal-breaker) It does this totally illogical automatic dimming thing (and no, it's not the eco mode, which does indeed also MASSIVELY dim the screen - I was very particular about switching "eco" off)!
The absolutely crazy, insane thing is that it does this auto dimming on scenes that are ALREADY VERY, VERY DARK. WTF?????? Seriously, wtf is that all about? My Sony does it too, but slightly differently: it dims only when a scene goes below about 10% bright areas, but it does it VERY noticeably, so you always know when it's kicked in, and it comes right back up as soon as (for instance) I press "info" on my Sky box, which gets enough light areas on the screen for it to go back to normal.
This Panasonic does it VERY SNEAKILY, so much so that it took me days to work out that it was doing this and that's why dark scenes viewed during the night were so impossibly dim!

But seriously, wtf is this nonsense that manufacturers are doing to us with this auto dimming bull$|¶|π ? Have you all noticed this, and its insane implementation (dimming already very dark scenes instead on doing the logical thing, which would be THE EXACT OPPOSITE!)?


Edited By: Shoesize on Jul 09, 2014 16:41: .
#19
Thanks op
#20
RajUK
not a smart TV ? :-(

You could buy a used ps3 for about 60 quid on ebay
#21
I found out the other day john lewis have their own brand tv. Wow
#22
Shoesize
I have this tv (the 39" from Amazon @ £279 and am about to return it. A couple of problems:

1. The screen edges have too many backlight inconsistencies (extra dark areas and one extra bright area). These are not impossible to ignore by any means, especially with busy / non-bright scenes, but it is worse than I think we should put up with from a new tv in 2014.

2. (And this is the deal-breaker) It does this totally illogical automatic dimming thing (and no, it's not the eco mode, which does indeed also MASSIVELY dim the screen - I was very particular about switching "eco" off)!
The absolutely crazy, insane thing is that it does this auto dimming on scenes that are ALREADY VERY, VERY DARK. WTF?????? Seriously, wtf is that all about? My Sony does it too, but slightly differently: it dims only when a scene goes below about 10% bright areas, but it does it VERY noticeably, so you always know when it's kicked in, and it comes right back up as soon as (for instance) I press "info" on my Sky box, which gets enough light areas on the screen for it to go back to normal.
This Panasonic does it VERY SNEAKILY, so much so that it took me days to work out that it was doing this and that's why dark scenes viewed during the night were so impossibly dim!

But seriously, wtf is this nonsense that manufacturers are doing to us with this auto dimming bull$|¶|π ? Have you all noticed this, and its insane implementation (dimming already very dark scenes instead on doing the logical thing, which would be THE EXACT OPPOSITE!)?


I agree this is a nasty feature , it was on my Sony , I finally worked it out and was able to disable it on the Sony !!

Not to be able to disable would be just unbearable !!!!
#23
Only 2 HDMI, 50Hz refresh rate (shock, the 100 Hz are a lie!), budget TV without quality...

It is a shame, because Panasonic is a decent brand, but this is not a decent TV.

I would not criticise the lack of "smart". Get a Samsung or Sony Bluray player for 50 pounds, and you get all the "smart" you could ask for. Plus a Bluray player. Plus in 2 years time, when the "smart" has become "obsolete", you can just get a new one. Or get a Roku - it is just the best media player by far.
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If you want an excellent big screen TV and not bothered about 'smart', you will find the Panasonic 42" Plasma HD ready for only £250 oO at Sainsbury's Hedge End, Southampton (possibly elsewhere).

Just been discontinued, hence that amazing bargain price for a top notch TV.
#25
I have wdtv live on my tv. Does me just fine :)
#26
Shoesize
I have this tv (the 39" from Amazon @ £279 and am about to return it. A couple of problems:

1. The screen edges have too many backlight inconsistencies (extra dark areas and one extra bright area). These are not impossible to ignore by any means, especially with busy / non-bright scenes, but it is worse than I think we should put up with from a new tv in 2014.

2. (And this is the deal-breaker) It does this totally illogical automatic dimming thing (and no, it's not the eco mode, which does indeed also MASSIVELY dim the screen - I was very particular about switching "eco" off)!
The absolutely crazy, insane thing is that it does this auto dimming on scenes that are ALREADY VERY, VERY DARK. WTF?????? Seriously, wtf is that all about? My Sony does it too, but slightly differently: it dims only when a scene goes below about 10% bright areas, but it does it VERY noticeably, so you always know when it's kicked in, and it comes right back up as soon as (for instance) I press "info" on my Sky box, which gets enough light areas on the screen for it to go back to normal.
This Panasonic does it VERY SNEAKILY, so much so that it took me days to work out that it was doing this and that's why dark scenes viewed during the night were so impossibly dim!

But seriously, wtf is this nonsense that manufacturers are doing to us with this auto dimming bull$|¶|π ? Have you all noticed this, and its insane implementation (dimming already very dark scenes instead on doing the logical thing, which would be THE EXACT OPPOSITE!)?



The dimming is a feature to reduce the backlight bleed on your TV set.

It's almost impossible to mass produce edge lit TV's without backlight bleed and screen inconsistencies (dirty screen effect). To combat the backlight bleed, (what you describe at the edge of your tv, although can appear anywhere) when the brightness levels of your tv reach a certain level the tv will dim the backlight to hide the bleed. Some TV's allow you to control this, some don't. Without it, any backlight bleed would be much worse.

If you want the perfect TV, it's best to test any TV's for backlight bleed and screen inconsistencies straight away in night-time conditions and if any are visible, take the tv back ASAP and exchange it. Keep doing this until you randomly get a set that has been put together perfectly.
1 Like #27
Heat added,Panasonic is the king of TVs.
#28
Can anyone tell me where the mounting holes on the back are for this tele? The bracket I have has been placed in a position that means a 32" from 2009 (2 inch borders) is about an inch 1/2 from my desk, but I think a 42" with mountings high enough should accomodate this.

Thankyou if anyone can help :)
banned#29
It's not working for every kind of resource. You have to stream the high pixels videos
banned#30
unknown brand. cold
#31
Good price for the TV but if you're looking to use this for gaming/watching football,sports etc. then stay away. Refresh rate is way too low, I learnt the hard way. You need atleast 300/400Hz.
#32
Surely the reason they dim is to make the blacks appear more black?
#33
jackwang
unknown brand. cold

You've never head of panasonic....?
Price has gone up now
#34
jackwang
unknown brand. cold

So what planet are you from?
#35
jackwang
unknown brand. cold
hahahahaha..
For some people known brands are likes of goodmans,technika,lg and argos value range.
#36
lrbaumard
jackwang
unknown brand. cold

You've never head of panasonic....?
Price has gone up now
renard
jackwang
unknown brand. cold

So what planet are you from?
Old HUKD joke, not that funny (esp. if not done well), started off with Onkyo.

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