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Panasonic's top spec 2011 plasma tv. Best price I can find. Enter code spring4 to get price down to £767.
Includes 2 active 3d glasses and wifi.
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#1
The best TV money can buy at the moment. (for the size and in circulation as new).

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#2
Agreed Shock, shame no Panasonic 5 Year, I thought they would be a Panasonic authorised dealer...
1 Like #3
yep this should be everyones weapon of choice if they are in the market for a 42 inch set the best out there by a longshot
#4
wow super tv.

Screen Type

Plasma

Screen Size

42

3dtv

Yes

Smart Tv

No

Electronic Program Guide

Yes

Hd Ready

Yes

1080hd Ready

1080p

Usb Video Record Playback

Record & Playback

Pixel Resolution

1920 x 1080

Contrast Ratio

-

Brightness

-

Hz

600Hz

Srs/dsp Surround Sound

Yes

Scart Sockets

Yes

Component Video Connection

Yes

Composite Video Connection

Yes

Hdmi Connection

4

Headphone Socket

Yes

Rgb Pc Input

Yes

Remote Control

Yes

Wall Mountable

Yes

Stand Included

Pedestal

Additional Comments

Two Pairs of 3D Eyewear Included

Dimensions

664mm x 1018mm x 320mm

Usb 2.0

3

Freeview Hd

Freeview HD

Freesat Hd

Freesat HD

Wireless

Via Dongle (Inculded)
#5
maybe able to get a local price match with john lewis then getting telephone orders from that local john lewis to deliver anywhere in the country.
#6
Does hughes direct have a store if not JL will not pricematch
#8
I have the 3D ST version for £250 less and i cant fault it. It had no glasses but a 5 years JL warranty.
I got my glasses very cheap anyway.

What makes this tv better than mine even though its half the price again?
1 Like #9
@mymymy, One sheet of glass design, wireless dongle included, 2 x glasses, thx 3d certification, isf pro calibration, 2:1 speakers, better remote, freesat hd, sd + hdd recording, admittedly lots of little things that aren't for every customer, but IMO the look of the thing over the st30 is worth £150 of anyones money! The 5 Year is good though, although I think if it was to go wrong it would be either within the first 2 weeks of owning it or after about 7/8 years. Source

Edited By: hightower4 on Mar 20, 2012 08:26: Adding link
#10
I bought one about 6 months ago from JL for £999 PM inc 5 year warrnaty glasses etc love this tv so at this price a steal.
#11
hightower4
@mymymy, One sheet of glass design, wireless dongle included, 2 x glasses, thx 3d certification, isf pro calibration, 2:1 speakers, better remote, freesat hd, sd + hdd recording, admittedly lots of little things that aren't for every customer, but IMO the look of the thing over the st30 is worth £150 of anyones money! The 5 Year is good though, although I think if it was to go wrong it would be either within the first 2 weeks of owning it or after about 7/8 years. Source


Yeah, lots of little bits and pieces. My tv is next to my hub so its easy to connect the ethernet cable so its out of sight. I am still in the honeymoon period and loving it. I have the 3D bluray 5.1 player so i have everything working together. I only use 1 remote control for both.
I just noticed this one is not Full HD like mine. Seems a good deal though.
1 Like #13


Does anybody trust Which?, I don't, go and try the product for yourself before you buy!
#14
How would this compare to this? (apart from the size)

http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-led-tvs/samsung/ue40d7000/sams-ue40d7000l

I would imagine that Plasma would consume more energy?

Thanks.
banned#15
mymymy
I just noticed this one is not Full HD like mine. Seems a good deal though.


Err what? Of course it's Full HD!
#17
Not a Smart tv?
1 Like #18
To those in the know - How does this compare with the Samsung UE46d7000 ? I know there is a price difference !

Just seen ah_heng's comment - we arein similiar position !

Thanks
Jon

Edited By: JonCass on Mar 20, 2012 13:34
#19
Pindi
Do the reviewers at Which? know anything about TVs? They also gave the legendary Kuro a bad review.


Which? test every TV for 6 weeks. Probably longer than the combined total of the other 4 reviews. Probably about 6 times longer than the combined total of the other 4 reviews.

This TV has been subjected to the same review criteria as hundreds of other TVs, & has achieved a reasonable, but not spectacular score. 6 currently listed Panasonic models have achieved 'Best Buy' status (score >65%), but not this one. It's a good TV, but has some shortcomings. Review summary...

Pros: Great HD up-scaling, audio is a cut above, plenty of great built-in apps plus new app store, built-in wireless, super 3D picture, versatile USB recording option

Cons: SD is disappointing, new remote is not as easy to get to grips with as the standard Panasonic remote, uncomfortable 3D specs, no computer screen display option, relatively high power use.
1 Like #20
Once you seen the quality from this top notch plasma, you wouldn't mind paying that extra £10 a year on electricity.

Samsung bling blings are no match, even their top end ones, may be until actual oled TVs are produced in about couple of years for the right price.
#21
billybear
Does anybody trust Which?, I don't, go and try the product for yourself before you buy!


Got easy access to a proper demo room do you? No? So why don't you spend 5 minutes gawping at it in Currys, with it on the 'showroom' setting in a lighting & audio environment totally unlike your own home? I'm sure you'll make a well-informed choice. Not!
1 Like #22
JonCass
To those in the know - How does this compare with the Samsung UE46d7000 ? I know there is a price difference !


Review... http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/led--lcd-and-plasma-tv/samsung-ue46d7000/review/

Score 75% 'Best Buy'

Pros: Fantastic picture quality, easy to use, superb 3D and excellent 3D glasses, excellent Smart TV features

Cons: Web browsing is clunky, sound is harsh and unnatural, YouTube app is not as versatile as last year's models, picture can fade from an angle

While the Panasonic S30, ST30 & G30 have little competition in their price brackets, the VT30 is well-beaten by the D7000. No contest. Buy the Samsung.
#23
JonCass
To those in the know - How does this compare with the Samsung UE46d7000 ? I know there is a price difference !

Just seen ah_heng's comment - we arein similiar position !

Thanks
Jon


Hahah... I guess I have a smaller hall than yours ;) I am very much attracted to the very thin bezel of these "sammies" ;)
#24
The screen itself is amazing, watching something like Disney's UP is out of this world. The 3D is wonderful and the best out there. Shame i'm on my second set and it buzzes loudly, and the fan noise is far from quiet. Spoils low volume viewing tbh!
#25
dooper
JonCass
To those in the know - How does this compare with the Samsung UE46d7000 ? I know there is a price difference !


Review... http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/led--lcd-and-plasma-tv/samsung-ue46d7000/review/

Score 75% 'Best Buy'

Pros: Fantastic picture quality, easy to use, superb 3D and excellent 3D glasses, excellent Smart TV features

Cons: Web browsing is clunky, sound is harsh and unnatural, YouTube app is not as versatile as last year's models, picture can fade from an angle

While the Panasonic S30, ST30 & G30 have little competition in their price brackets, the VT30 is well-beaten by the D7000. No contest. Buy the Samsung.


Why do you keep quoting which all the time, do you work for them thus getting paid via samsung?

I own the 50 inch version and can honestly say after testing the top of the range Samsung tvs and the Panasonic. The Panasonic is much better with much better sound more natural colours.

Whilst it's not as thin as some others or as power savvy it more than makes up for it in picture quality.

The only downside for me is the fans in the set, which can be distracting at lower volumes.

The which review is the only slightly negative review for this tv online, which should say a lot about which.

Edited By: sven256 on Mar 20, 2012 14:29
#26
dooper
Pindi
Do the reviewers at Which? know anything about TVs? They also gave the legendary Kuro a bad review.


Which? test every TV for 6 weeks. Probably longer than the combined total of the other 4 reviews. Probably about 6 times longer than the combined total of the other 4 reviews.

This TV has been subjected to the same review criteria as hundreds of other TVs, & has achieved a reasonable, but not spectacular score. 6 currently listed Panasonic models have achieved 'Best Buy' status (score >65%), but not this one. It's a good TV, but has some shortcomings. Review summary...

Pros: Great HD up-scaling, audio is a cut above, plenty of great built-in apps plus new app store, built-in wireless, super 3D picture, versatile USB recording option

Cons: SD is disappointing, new remote is not as easy to get to grips with as the standard Panasonic remote, uncomfortable 3D specs, no computer screen display option, relatively high power use.


I'd much rather trust dedicated home cinema reviewers than Which magazine, their "Cons" look like something they got from LED v Plasma, Passive 3d v Active 3d comparison sheets rather than any meaningful comparison

Edited By: jpor1 on Mar 20, 2012 14:39
#27
archer1204
Does hughes direct have a store if not JL will not pricematch

http://www.hughesdirect.co.uk/storefinder
#28
very nice tv and excellent price...have been looking at this one and the TX-P46GT30B for a while...I'm just wondering whether it's worth waiting for a bit longer for a price drop on the latter...the new 2012 viera range is out later this month so a further price drop is likely...?
3 Likes #29
Which? are like Consumer Reports in the US. They follow a strict self-defined guidelines and rules that gives them no flexibility in their verdict, which can on rare occasions lead to silly product endorsements or vice versa.

I recommend HDTV Test: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/ for real in depth testing from people who know what they're looking for.
#30
have been looking at this one and the TX-P46GT30B for a while...it is worth waiting a bit longer for a further price drop since the new 2012 viera range will be available this month...?
#31
will JL price match?
#32
I have the 50gt30, so can speak from experience. SD content looks great on my 50 so will look even better on this. Remote is also better than mine and wireless built in. This is the best tv on the market without doubt at this price. Has full 2d and 3d thx certification.
#33
this is a superb tv.VT series are top of the range,so its the best panasonic plasma out there and probably the best tv in general.
#34
weiran
Which? are like Consumer Reports in the US. They follow a strict self-defined guidelines and rules that gives them no flexibility in their verdict, which can on rare occasions lead to silly product endorsements or vice versa.


Rubbish. Click here & dispel your ignorance.
#35
Shame about the retailer.
They are near me, they also rent tvs and stuff.

They got my Aunty to rent out an old combined dvd with vhs video unit.
Obviously it was old and to get the sale they told my Aunty that "video was coming back."
LOL

Also my mate wanted to buy a sub-woofer in the Great Yarmouth store, he'd been in for a demo.
I was going into Gorleston, which is outside Great Yarmouth and I said that I'd get it for him so I went in there and mentioned my mate as he had reserved one but not paid.

The sales droid was on the phone to the Great Yarmouth store and they were arguing about the commission and who should get it because he'd spoken to him first.

There's loads of stories going around.

Buy elsewhere.
#36
dvdj10
mymymy
I just noticed this one is not Full HD like mine. Seems a good deal though.


Err what? Of course it's Full HD!


Post 4 says its HD Ready. (_;)
#37
dooper
weiran
Which? are like Consumer Reports in the US. They follow a strict self-defined guidelines and rules that gives them no flexibility in their verdict, which can on rare occasions lead to silly product endorsements or vice versa.


Rubbish. Click here & dispel your ignorance.


One thing is for sure, they have no idea of how to set a television set up.
#38
Can anyone answer the JL price match question?

Currently undecided on the Panasonic VT30, GT30B or the forthcoming Samsung UE40ES8000.
#39
hutchb
Can anyone answer the JL price match question?

Currently undecided on the Panasonic VT30, GT30B or the forthcoming Samsung UE40ES8000.


It would be silly to choose a Samsung over any Panasonic V series.

Edited By: Shock on Mar 20, 2012 23:23
#40
**** good deal should have waited

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