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Panasonic VIERA TXP42X20 £369.95 with trade in @ RicherSounds

£369.95 @ Richer Sounds
42" 720p Plasma. £37 (£406.94 total) extra for the 5 year guarantee which is highly recommended. Featuring the latest G13 Progressive HD plasma screen with Tough Panel, the TX-P42X20 offers a stu…
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42" 720p Plasma. £37 (£406.94 total) extra for the 5 year guarantee which is highly recommended.

Featuring the latest G13 Progressive HD plasma screen with Tough Panel, the TX-P42X20 offers a stunning contrast ratio of 2,000, 000:1 and a response speed of just 0.001 msec. The Real Black Drive system (a pre-discharge system) provides exceptional control of difficultly lit film with even the most murky of shots being shown with clarity and definition. All signals also benefit from 100Hz technology. This doubles the rate at which the picture is "redrawn" thereby reducing flicker. Combined with technologies such as 24p playback, Deep Colour and 3D Colour Management, this gives the Panasonic TXP42X20 one of the most smooth running and natural pictures in its class. It might not have 1080p but, with TV transmissions, many will prefer this plasma TV to similarly priced LCD and LED TVs.

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#1
"similarly priced LCD and LED TVs."

42" LEDs are this cheap now? o.0
#2
As the blurb says, SD transmissions are fabulous. If you're not into blu ray or full HD this is a snip.
#3
Still an awesome set for blu-rays as well. Does a fantastic job with most material unless your viewing distance is very short. You need to be within 5.5ft viewing distance to benefit from a 1080p 42" set running 1080p material.
#4
bonzobanana
Still an awesome set for blu-rays as well. Does a fantastic job with most material unless your viewing distance is very short. You need to be within 5.5ft viewing distance to benefit from a 1080p 42" set running 1080p material.

You sure you got that right about within 5.5ft viewing distance?
That's much too close to be watching a 42" TV!
#5
Fantastic price and a fantastic set
#6
great price,my bro got an older panny and pic is great on it!! very tempting for my bedroom!!
#7
Can anyone explain how the "with trade in" works ? do I need to lug a working TV down there ?
#8
roboraver
Can anyone explain how the "with trade in" works ? do I need to lug a working TV down there ?


I'm sure a picture of you standing at the local dump holding a 14" portable in one hand, and doing a thumbs up sign with the other hand will do just as well. :D
#9
maxtweenie
roboraver
Can anyone explain how the "with trade in" works ? do I need to lug a working TV down there ?


I'm sure a picture of you standing at the local dump holding a 14" portable in one hand, and doing a thumbs up sign with the other hand will do just as well. :D


Rofl
#10
Shall I phone Richer Sounds and ask for you?
#11
stamfordblue
bonzobanana
Still an awesome set for blu-rays as well. Does a fantastic job with most material unless your viewing distance is very short. You need to be within 5.5ft viewing distance to benefit from a 1080p 42" set running 1080p material.
You sure you got that right about within 5.5ft viewing distance? That's much too close to be watching a 42" TV!

Yeah, that's right. I sit 15' from a 92" screen and even then I'm only at the distance where 1080p just starts to make a difference. The importance of 1080p is well over-rated in some regards
#12
I would take a top of the line 720p set over a mid range 1080p LCD every time.

My mates 720p kuro still knocks spots of almost all new TV's!.

1080p is almost like the Mega pixel rating of a camera, ie less relevant than the rest of the stuff backing it up.

hot deal!.
#13
stamfordblue
You sure you got that right about within 5.5ft viewing distance?
That's much too close to be watching a 42" TV!
The THX recommended viewing distance for a 42" screen is actually 50"!

http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-entertainment/home-theater/hdtv-set-up/

You do indeed need to be very close to get the full benefit of HD. The marketing men have done a first rate job of selling Emperor Joe Public an invisible cloth in the guise of 1080p.

One thing to bear in mind with this set is that Panasonic have for some reason done away with a VGA input. If that's not important to you it's a first class set for the money.

Edited By: rbz5416 on Sep 17, 2010 10:01: Added
#14
roboraver
Can anyone explain how the "with trade in" works ? do I need to lug a working TV down there ?

Yes - I bought a TXP42G20 from Richer Sounds earlier this week - I just took in a 15" portable which I bought for a fiver form a nearby charity shop. I had a great deal: P42G20 + free DMP45 Blu-ray player + 5 year warranty + trade-in => £802
#15
Is this offer still valid, I mean trade in and also get a free blue ray ?

ijnorm
roboraver
Can anyone explain how the "with trade in" works ? do I need to lug a working TV down there ?
Yes - I bought a TXP42G20 from Richer Sounds earlier this week - I just took in a 15" portable which I bought for a fiver form a nearby charity shop. I had a great deal: P42G20 + free DMP45 Blu-ray player + 5 year warranty + trade-in => £802
#16
patr
Shall I phone Richer Sounds and ask for you?

Nice ! :p
#17
Got mine reserved, have been keeping an eye on the prices of the X20s for a while now, this is a really good price for the 42". Going with the X20 over the G20 so I can afford the rest of my AV equipment, and this is a solid TV.
#18
Good deal, but getting one???
Phone Romford, explain the set number etc, we will check for you, wait on hold 2 minutes....
Sorry computer's slow.
Yes we have that model.
Me; Is it new and available?
I'll just check for you. wait on hold another 2 minutes.
No, it's reserved.
Me; Can you tell me when you will get stock in?
What was the model number again?
Me; TXP42X20
I'll just go and check.

I wait another 3 minutes and then the phone line goes dead!!!

Nice deal shame about the shop.
#19
patr
Shall I phone Richer Sounds and ask for you?


On the basis of woodviews experience(above) would you?;)
#20
I bought this TV last week from amazon for £426. This is great price for what this tv is. brilliant picture on SD source at 720p. BUT and this is a very big BUT coz when i connected my PS3 to it via HDMI, it just bring itself up to 1080p, i'm not kidding! the owner's manual verified this and actually explained that this is due to the fact that most people still watching SD source where 1080p is not needed while 1080p on HDMI to support BD, PS3 and the likes...just brilliant.
#21
natespeed
I bought this TV last week from amazon for £426. This is great price for what this tv is. brilliant picture on SD source at 720p. BUT and this is a very big BUT coz when i connected my PS3 to it via HDMI, it just bring itself up to 1080p, i'm not kidding! the owner's manual verified this and actually explained that this is due to the fact that most people still watching SD source where 1080p is not needed while 1080p on HDMI to support BD, PS3 and the likes...just brilliant.

Que?
#22
natespeed
I bought this TV last week from amazon for £426. This is great price for what this tv is. brilliant picture on SD source at 720p. BUT and this is a very big BUT coz when i connected my PS3 to it via HDMI, it just bring itself up to 1080p, i'm not kidding! the owner's manual verified this and actually explained that this is due to the fact that most people still watching SD source where 1080p is not needed while 1080p on HDMI to support BD, PS3 and the likes...just brilliant.


its upscaling mate, which it is very good at but no telly can actually show greater than its resolution.
#23
natespeed
I bought this TV last week from amazon for £426. This is great price for what this tv is. brilliant picture on SD source at 720p. BUT and this is a very big BUT coz when i connected my PS3 to it via HDMI, it just bring itself up to 1080p, i'm not kidding! the owner's manual verified this and actually explained that this is due to the fact that most people still watching SD source where 1080p is not needed while 1080p on HDMI to support BD, PS3 and the likes...just brilliant.


Taxi for Natespeed!! :p
#24
Yes while the plasma has a native pixel resolution of 1024x768 it will downscale higher resolutions like 1920x1080 (1080p) to fit its screen. It does this brilliantly and for blu-rays if your sitting beyond 5.5ft and have normal eyesight there is no perceivable difference with a true 1080p set in resolution plus you get all the plasma benefits of proper blacks, natural colours, smooth panning/animation, wide viewing angle and fast response times. Also Pansonic fit pretty reasonable speakers for a flat screen tv so the whole viewing experience is very pleasant. Like all flat screen tvs though it benefits from a surround sound system though.

As previously mentioned though this set doesn't have VGA which might be important to you.
#25
None in Cardiff, although the guy there said he could order one in for Friday, which is great.

Fingers crossed it does come in as it's a cracking deal. (& I don't wanna lug a huge old TV down for the trade-in only to be told it's not there).

H&R.

Cheers.
#26
woodview
Good deal, but getting one???Phone Romford, explain the set number etc, we will check for you, wait on hold 2 minutes....Sorry computer's slow.Yes we have that model. Me; Is it new and available?I'll just check for you. wait on hold another 2 minutes.No, it's reserved.Me; Can you tell me when you will get stock in?What was the model number again?Me; TXP42X20I'll just go and check.I wait another 3 minutes and then the phone line goes dead!!!Nice deal shame about the shop.


Hi woodview,

I was most concerned to read of the problems you’ve had whilst checking stock at our Romford store over the phone.

I will certainly take your comments up with my branch manager to try and find out what went wrong here!

Meanwhile, my apologies for the inconvenience. If you are still in the market for one of these TV’s then please PM me with your contact details and I will have a sales assistant from our store contact you asap.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
Operations Director
Richer Sounds
#27
Amazing what a good telly you can get these days for under £500. If I had the money I would deff consider getting one of these cheap plasmas as ive only got a 22 inch lg 1080p tv/monitor and that was £180 last year. But VGA is vital to me for using my PC for movies and tv etc so if this set doesnt have VGA then it would have to be a no no. Could connect via dvi or buy some adapter I guess though. Great deal.

This 720p vs 1080p is boring now. Is there a difference? Yes, is it earth shattering and worth an extra £150+? No unless you really watch allot of full HD content and you can tell the difference. My advice is to buy a good quality tv at the cheapest price as all the £2000 top spec 3D tvs will be this price in 5 years
#28
Just picked this deal up yesterday, dragging in a 20yr old Saisho 14" portable to get the trade-in discount.

Have to say, having got the set home & set it up last night, it looks stunning. Picture is fantastic on Sky & from standard DVD, even good on Freeview (when my old FV box could barely pick up a signal from the same aerial feed). Have had my eye on picking up a deal like this for a while, was waiting for prices to get down to a point where I couldn't talk myself out of it any more.

We don't do gaming on the TV, don't really watch many DVDs (so in no rush to upgrade to Blu-Ray), and am not inclined to chuck an extra £10 a month at Sky to get their HD offerings at this point. Have to say that for our purposes - ie predominantly watching SD TV - I can't imagine that any other set could do it better than this one, so why pay more for all the bells & whistles?

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