Panasonic VIERA TX50X10B 50" Plasma TV £731 Delivered @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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MPN TXP50X10B
Manufacturer's Description 50" Plasma Television
Dimensions 1218 x 769 x 105
Weight (kg) 34
1080p Output No
1080p/24 Output No
720p/1080i Output Yes
Additional Features 100Hz Double Scan, Viera Link
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Connectivity 2 x SCART, CAM Slot, CI Card Slot, Component Video, Composite Video, HDMI, PC Input, S-video, SD card reader, Stereo Audio
Contrast Ratio 20000:1
Display Resolution 1366 x 768
Freeview Yes
Full HD No
HD Ready Yes
HDMI Ports 3

Been looking for a new Tv for a few weeks after my 50" samsung turned up faulty from cdiscount and they wouldn't replace it (still waiting for a refund). And found this

This looks the business it's a 2009 model released a month a go granted it's in their "budget range" but you cant go wrong with a panny plasma.
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#1
If only it was 1080p :(

Not saying its a bad deal, but personally I'm after a 1080p, as if i got another 720p I know id want 1080p in a few months!
#2
Kingsley
If only it was 1080p :(

Not saying its a bad deal, but personally I'm after a 1080p, as if i got another 720p I know id want 1080p in a few months!


You've got a 720p Plasma and you're not happy with it? Which one do you have?
#3
i have a 720p plasma 50 inch.... beautiful picture... px70 i think

No regrets ... except i wall mounted it a big high lol!
this is a bargain.
#4
Xb0xGuru
You've got a 720p Plasma and you're not happy with it? Which one do you have?


I'm interested too.


I have the 37" version of this, it's amazing!!
#5
FYI the difference between 720p and 1080p with a screen of 50" becomes apparent at a distance of 9 feet 8 inches.

Anyone here sit that close to their 50"?

See this article here: http://www.carltonbale.com/2006/11/1080p-does-matter/
#6
Superb TV, superb price. You would only really notice 1080p if you're sitting on top of it.
#7
I understand people who want 1080p but what I would say is if your budget meant you could get a 42" 1080p or a 50" 720p then I would go for a 50" 720p every time. I have a 50" 720p Samsung (ah if only it was a panny) and HD looks amazing. Great find.
#8
Total barg, 1080p or not.
#9
I didn't buy it in the end, i'm half tempted it's just the fact it wasn't 1080p that putting me off. But i'm definitley tempted to take the plunge.
#10
How far are you away from the screen?
#11
sancho1983
How far are you away from the screen?


That is the $1000000 question.

Read this article to find out why:

http://www.carltonbale.com/2006/11/1080p-does-matter/
#12
1080p has problem with some games apparently so I'm not overly fussed with it, plus it would be difficult to tell the difference anways.
This come up as 766 for me(?)
Is there a code?
#13
Dangermouse500
1080p has problem with some games apparently so I'm not overly fussed with it, plus it would be difficult to tell the difference anways.
This come up as 766 for me(?)
Is there a code?


Just took the plunge and bought it on a buy now pay in 12 months:-D the code is GET35.

EDIT.."Unfortunately your online finance application has not been approved." Gutted

EDIT Sack it just paid on my card
#14
731 is still pretty good for that though
#15
danmc
Just took the plunge and bought it on a buy now pay in 12 months:-D the code is GET35.

EDIT.."Unfortunately your online finance application has not been approved." Gutted

EDIT Sack it just paid on my card


You won't regret it :-D
#16
for everyones info, i posted a deal about 2 weeks ago, tesco's in Slough had the 50pz80 better than this model, 50" 1080p 100hz for £999.

I bought it its great, would be a good idea to check out your local tesco's I know online says 1200 or something but I found out when I went instore:thumbsup:
#17
Bargain and a half!

The X10 Panny's are great entry level plasmas! :thumbsup:
#18
Tyler Durden
FYI the difference between 720p and 1080p with a screen of 50" becomes apparent at a distance of 9 feet 8 inches.

Anyone here sit that close to their 50"?

See this article here: http://www.carltonbale.com/2006/11/1080p-does-matter/


So if you sit closer than 9feet 8 inches you will notice the difference between 1080p and 720p:thumbsup:
#19
bob100
So if you sit closer than 9feet 8 inches you will notice the difference between 1080p and 720p:thumbsup:



If you have excellent vision...maybe, just maybe.
#20
sancho1983
I'm interested too.


I have the 37" version of this, it's amazing!!


I concur :thumbsup:

Bought the 37" version last week. Only watch SD pictures but the picture is sharp, blacks are REALLY black and I notice virtually no juddering or blurring.
#21
moob
If you have excellent vision...maybe, just maybe.


Is that suppose to be sarcastic?:?

If you sit closer than 9 feet 8 inches you will notice the difference between 720p, if you sit further than that you will not notice the difference
#22
Currently listing at £766.00. Am I missing something ?
#23
Baldieman64
Currently listing at £766.00. Am I missing something ?


Put the code GET35 in at the checkout.
#24
bob100
Is that suppose to be sarcastic?:?

If you sit closer than 9 feet 8 inches you will notice the difference between 720p, if you sit further than that you will not notice the difference


Not if you have duff eyesight you won't.

Nor if your more interested in viewing the picture than looking for pixels. :w00t:
#25
Tyler Durden
FYI the difference between 720p and 1080p with a screen of 50" becomes apparent at a distance of 9 feet 8 inches.

Anyone here sit that close to their 50"?

See this article here: http://www.carltonbale.com/2006/11/1080p-does-matter/


Me and my bro did when he had his, although his was 720p and it took ******* ages to warm up & to get a decent picture
#26
I bought a 42" panasonic plasma with freesat in Jan and love love love it
Prob' the most important thing that I learned is that John Lewis (never knowingly undersold) ALWAYS GIVE A 5 YEAR WARRANTY WITH EVERY TV SOLD
If it's not too late, ask JL to pricematch and you'll get the warranty at no extra cost!
Hope this is useful
Best
Bill
#27
Bill de Sarce
I bought a 42" panasonic plasma with freesat in Jan and love love love it
Prob' the most important thing that I learned is that John Lewis (never knowingly undersold) ALWAYS GIVE A 5 YEAR WARRANTY WITH EVERY TV SOLD
If it's not too late, ask JL to pricematch and you'll get the warranty at no extra cost!
Hope this is useful
Best
Bill


This is online only, JL won't pricematch I'm afraid.
#28
I suppose they'll be clearing out the lcds and plasmas over the next twelve months to make way for the leds and laser tvs?
#29
John Lewis aren't selling this TV.
Dixons will sell you a 5yr warranty for about 200 quid
Your local independent Panasonic dealer will sell you this for 850 with a 5 year warranty from May 1st - I know cos I just bought one!
Of course if you want to take a chance on it not breaking then this is a STUNNING DEAL.

Oh, you will need to sit 6 ft from this set to get the FULL benefit of 1080 on this set. From 9'8" is just gets better than 720. Almost nobody needs 1080.
#30
SpamJavelin


Oh, you will need to sit 6 ft from this set to get the FULL benefit of 1080 on this set. From 9'8" is just gets better than 720. Almost nobody needs 1080.


+1
#31
People who say its no point getting 1080p probably think you should buy a ford fiesta instead of a ferrari, just because you're only allowed to go 70mph. Far more difference in quality imo going from 720 to 1080 than ~420p to 720p.

I use mine for gaming and as a htpc with HD playback, and can notice the differerence immensely even from 6ft away on a 40" screen..
#32
SpamJavelin
John Lewis aren't selling this TV.
Dixons will sell you a 5yr warranty for about 200 quid
Your local independent Panasonic dealer will sell you this for 850 with a 5 year warranty from May 1st - I know cos I just bought one!
Of course if you want to take a chance on it not breaking then this is a STUNNING DEAL.

Oh, you will need to sit 6 ft from this set to get the FULL benefit of 1080 on this set. From 9'8" is just gets better than 720. Almost nobody needs 1080.


Seems an odd choice of words, if you're spending over £700 on something you shouldn't be 'taking a chance' on it not breaking. I believe the Sale of Goods Act would agree too.
#33
I own a blu-ray player, hd-dvd, PS3, and Sky HD. Despite all of this, 90% of my viewing is still SD content, so I do not notice the difference between 720p or 1080p most of the time.

In truth, I think my Panny 37" 720p set actually produces better pictures than my Panny 46" 1080p set most of the time. I think the 37"er gives better colour reproduction.
#34
sancho1983
Seems an odd choice of words, if you're spending over £700 on something you shouldn't be 'taking a chance' on it not breaking. I believe the Sale of Goods Act would agree too.


Fair point but try getting your cash back from Dixons in 3 years time if it breaks. I like the insurance on a big purchase like this but that's my choice.
#35
jaydeeuk1
People who say its no point getting 1080p probably think you should buy a ford fiesta instead of a ferrari, just because you're only allowed to go 70mph. Far more difference in quality imo going from 720 to 1080 than ~420p to 720p.

I use mine for gaming and as a htpc with HD playback, and can notice the differerence immensely even from 6ft away on a 40" screen..


6 ft on a 40 inch screen - of course you can tell the difference. I sit 14 ft away tho...
#36
Orville
I own a blu-ray player, hd-dvd, PS3, and Sky HD. Despite all of this, 90% of my viewing is still SD content, so I do not notice the difference between 720p or 1080p most of the time.

In truth, I think my Panny 37" 720p set actually produces better pictures than my Panny 46" 1080p set most of the time. I think the 37"er gives better colour reproduction.


I agree - I think people should assess their main viewing sources - if its via SD - Freeview or Freesat or Sky including HD channels then the maximum output is 1080i. If they intend to use Blu Ray etc then go 1080p.
#37
Xb0xGuru
You've got a 720p Plasma and you're not happy with it? Which one do you have?


720p LCD

And yes I know Plasmas output a better picture at 720p, however I just know I'd want better!
Unfortunately, I can't justify the expense just yet!
#38
Just got this tv delivered on sat from Dixons, still playing around with it, also got Panasonic SC-PT860 - 5.1 ch - Tallboy - DVD Home Cinema System - With iPod Dock
to go with it, and must say I am impressed with the 1080i upscale on DVD. Surround sound is amazing, defiantly does for me. Just waiting for sky Hd now.
#39
Kingsley
720p LCD

And yes I know Plasmas output a better picture at 720p, however I just know I'd want better!
Unfortunately, I can't justify the expense just yet!


It's not even a case of Plasma's outputting better - it's an entirely different image. LCD always looks 'pixelly' and washed out. Fast motion - forget about it. Most LCDs will just suffer.

Trust me - I have a 50" plasma with a 1366 panel and it accepts 1080p/24 which is simply STUNNING. We sit about 7ft from the TV and even with the CGI stuff (like Corpse Bride at 1080p via HD-DVD) close up it's nigh on perfect.

Do yourself a favour, don't be a pixel-counter and take some well-informed advice from someone who has been in both camps and would firmly recommend plasma over LCD. :thumbsup:
#40
jaydeeuk1
People who say its no point getting 1080p probably think you should buy a ford fiesta instead of a ferrari, just because you're only allowed to go 70mph. Far more difference in quality imo going from 720 to 1080 than ~420p to 720p.

I use mine for gaming and as a htpc with HD playback, and can notice the differerence immensely even from 6ft away on a 40" screen..


What make/model plasma TV do you have?

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