Pioneer PDP4280XD - Plasma 42" 16:9 Freeview Inc Table Top - £1.109.99 Delivered @ Empire Direct !! - HotUKDeals
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This 42" Plasma TV is the reason Pioneer have put years of design, research and development into building KURO: a flat screen television that will let you see and hear film like never before.

42" PlasmaTV HD Ready
1024x768 Pixelresolution
Integrated Digital (DVB-T) and Analogue
16,000 contrast ratio
Input Terminals: 3 x HDMI, 1 x component, 1 x S-video, 1 x RCA AV, 3 x Euro-SCART, 1 x CI slot, 1 x PC input
Output Terminals: 1 x optical, 1 x RCA audio, 1 x headphone
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#1
http://www.kobra.fr/images/PDP4280XD_L.jpg
#3
I've got this set and have nothing but good things to say about it. The picture quality is very impressive.
#4
1024x768 Pixelresolution

get a proper HDTV. Cold, cold, cold.
#5
720P downsized HD? Is it? How so?

Also according to the review this set is 1080P?

Sorry to keep editing this post but from what I can read this set is the Dogs Bo**ocks!! Heat and Rep added...
#6
Technically it is downsized as 720p is 1280 x 720.

However this is a fantastic TV and resolution of the image impacts very little on the quality of the picture that is seen at 42".
#7
arrggh I see. Thanks for that.

I would be very hard pushed to spot the difference when you are talking about the amount of pixels that have ben reduced to fit an HD picture onto the screen.

Perhaps I have low standards.? I have seen the picture on this set and it is nothing short of stunning. Have been after one for a while.
#8
This is the best plasma out there, fantastic for SD and HD looks awesome! I've not got this but my mates do and all I can say is wow! Beware that this is the last ever 42" plasma from Pio, so get it before they all are sold out!

The new 9Gen are slowly being released althought pricey but they are worth the premium. Although the new LG PG7000 series look very tempting.
#9
oh no ..... might not buy that panasonic 42 px80 i was sure was best for me..... it always was a second best option to this set.... if only it was the 50 inch at this price...
#10
Forget 1080p Vs 1080i when you are using Pioneer Vs other sets, these Tvs are the best out there regardless.
#11
Great TV , got this a few months ago paid the same price plus had a pioneer dvd system thrown in to boot.

Ive tired loads of TVs and this is the only one ive been really happy with , even what hi fi staff love this tv and would like one , they praise it highly.

Its worth it , plus you want find a bigger discount as these tvs are in demand so they want have a problem shifting them , plus once there gone there gone as Pioneer are no longer making 42" plasmas so get one while you can
#12
You'll find pretty much nothing but praise for these, recognised as the best panels available in terms of SD and HD by alot of people (especially enthusiasts). Will be harder and harder to find them with Pioneer backing out of the plasma market aswell!
#13
Surely the price is a little expensive considering you can get Full 1080p models much cheaper.
#14
Hi,Kuro,King of Flat screen TV's in most peeps opinion :thumbsup:
Resolution is just a number(even more so with Contrast).Its pic & what you see that counts,Kuros are not cheap for a reason.
Panny PX80 still good & well liked thou.

Cheers BOB

ps Kuro means Black.
#15
gareth886
Surely the price is a little expensive considering you can get Full 1080p models much cheaper.


Maybe u need to read a few things before u make stupid comments like that. Ive got a PX80 Panasonic, and ill bet anyone who has a tv anywhere between 0-900 that my TV has better image quality on SD and HD. And its only 720p. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE!
#16
gareth886;2357622
Surely the price is a little expensive considering you can get Full 1080p models much cheaper.


You get what you pay for.

Tests have shown that colour fidelity and contrast are the two most important factors in perceived video quality, both of which Kuros are terrific at (and LCDs are terrible at). Resolution is only third - and at 42" 1080p is pointless anyway, unless you sit really close.
#17
mirtazapinedream
1024x768 Pixelresolution

get a proper HDTV. Cold, cold, cold.

Jesus, get a real perspective of what you're saying.
gareth886
Surely the price is a little expensive considering you can get Full 1080p models much cheaper.

Depends how much you value the image quality, Pioneer are ze best.
#18
mirtazapinedream
1024x768 Pixelresolution

get a proper HDTV. Cold, cold, cold.


here we have a very good example of a stupid person that'll go into a shop and ask for something with the biggest numbers but obviously dont know what means what!
what a silly t**t
IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FROM BAD, DONT POST COMMENTS!
have a bit of self respect and stop making yourself look stupid.

hot deal by the way!:thumbsup:
#19
Had one for a year now. Well worth the extra cash.
If thinking about one, get a demo against any other make side by side & Pioneer wins hands down on SD & HD.

Fab piece of kit.

If you want quality this is the one for you. Forget LCD.

Good price too. Mine cost £1400 from dixons with the discount.

Voted HOT
#20
exStudent
This is the best plasma out there...


CLEARLY not...it's only semi-HD. 720p is hardly future proof, in fact it's below standard even now. If you played a standard blu-ray DVD into this telly the player would have to downgrade the image for it. How is that the ***best*** out there?
:whistling:

Don't get me wrong, I own a 43" Pioneer plasma (1080i) and I can do nothing but praise it, it's a fine piece of hardware and the image quality is simply superb.

But face facts, there are simply more pixels at 1080i/p than at 720p which means more detail, less jaggy edges and a better viewing experience. [COLOR="Red"]All personal opinions and room sizes aside; that's hard physical fact and can't be argued with.[/COLOR]
#21
Jaggies are less visible on lower resolution panels, actually.
banned#22
RyCha
CLEARLY not...it's only semi-HD. 720p is hardly future proof, in fact it's below standard even now. If you played a standard blu-ray DVD into this telly the player would have to downgrade the image for it. How is that the ***best*** out there?
:whistling:

Don't get me wrong, I own a 43" Pioneer plasma (1080i) and I can do nothing but praise it, it's a fine piece of hardware and the image quality is simply superb.

But face facts, there are simply more pixels at 1080i/p than at 720p which means more detail, less jaggy edges and a better viewing experience. [COLOR="Red"]All personal opinions and room sizes aside; that's hard physical fact and can't be argued with.[/COLOR]


More pixels but is it noticable?, you say it's substandard but 1080p isn't a standard, few games are even made at 720p,

I know I would rather have this one then the 37" 1080p for £500

1080p is kinda overrated and more hype lingo for people to spout on forums than anything
#23
Most games are 720p, only the rarity are less or more. But agreed, 1080p is a buzzword, nothing more, it still looks amazing on this type of panel.
#24
It is true this set does not have 1080p, but it has been written that this set is better than most 1080p sets out there, for movies this is the set, maybe for other uses such as 2nd computer monitor and gaming screen, look into a 1080p screen.....
#25
Using a 42" TV as a computer monitor is a strain on the eyes and extremely wasteful in terms of electricity.
#26
isn't this lcd better to use as a computer screen, and much much cheaper but still decent: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2265051#post2265051
#27
yup. nice tv. but double the cost of panny th42px80 which can be had for £613!!!
from sound and vision
http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=15376
And can be priced matched with John Lewis for free 5yr warrenty
#28
jay_leeds
isn't this lcd better to use as a computer screen, and much much cheaper but still decent: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2265051#post2265051

LCDs are better as computer screens, but not by much as they're awful for your eyes and a completely unnnecessary thing to use when monitors are far cheaper and fit in smaller spaces.
1 Like #29
I've been reading this website for a while now but this is my first post. I just want to say how stupid some people are when they see a TV that is 720p and immediately write it off and call it "semi-hd" or say how it's not "full hd". How gullible are you for falling for marketing jargon?! Are you trying to say that 1080p TV's beat 720p sets hands down? Because it's not 1080p you vote cold? How ridiculous... Fact is there is an abundant of 720p sets that out-perform "1080p" sets. This is particularly true for plasmas.

It's well known that Pioneer Plasma's are the best TV's available for HD material at the moment. Why mislead people with comments that you haven't really thought through and don't help anyone?
#30
I need a 500p set. Would this downsale?
#31
Blanco
I need a 500p set. Would this downsale?


500p, thats cheap...im sure i have a fiver spare somewhere!! :p
#32
Excellent deal. Check out avforums to confirm this is the best 42" on the market. Full HD or not.

Also join as a empiredirect member for £29.99. The Ed Xtra Membership Card entitles you to 3 yr warranty ! In case you miss the link.

Fantastic.
#33
I've just ordered this set and am going to pick it up from their Derby wearhouse this afternoon. So Hot Hot Hot

Everything i read about Pioneer Plasmas has been good but i've been umin and arin for months so its time to bite the bullit because they obviously aint going to get any cheaper especially with £120 off voucher (which the store said they would honour if i took a checkout screen printout), 300w power consumption tho :w00t:so i'll be able to turn the heating down in winter lol
#34
Resolution in not the biggest factor when deciding on an HD tv - it is picture reproduction and this set is a shining example of that. Hot.
#35
Ian123
I've been reading this website for a while now but this is my first post. I just want to say how stupid some people are when they see a TV that is 720p and immediately write it off and call it "semi-hd" or say how it's not "full hd". How gullible are you for falling for marketing jargon?! Are you trying to say that 1080p TV's beat 720p sets hands down? Because it's not 1080p you vote cold? How ridiculous... Fact is there is an abundant of 720p sets that out-perform "1080p" sets. This is particularly true for plasmas.

It's well known that Pioneer Plasma's are the best TV's available for HD material at the moment. Why mislead people with comments that you haven't really thought through and don't help anyone?


Well said.:thumbsup:
#36
I have the 427XD and It's pretty good but you do get like a dirty screen effect on some SD material depending on feed, I hope they have fixed this problem with these new ones. I paid £1,695 for mine from empire direct too.
#37
phantomx
I have the 427XD and It's pretty good but you do get like a dirty screen effect on some SD material depending on feed, I hope they have fixed this problem with these new ones. I paid £1,695 for mine from empire direct too.



I reckon the 'dirty screen effect' is, as you say, down to the broadcast - and primarily down to poor compression and/or poor bitrate. I don't think there's anything a manufacturer can do with poor broadcast quality to be honest.
#38
Hi,

Brand new user but though t 'd jut share some info with you.

If you buy this set you don't need to bother about it not being1080p because if you set it up right, it will knock the spots off anything out there. Don't even consider an LCD if you are seriously into HD movies and Gaming.

Pioneer sets are the best plasmas you can buy. Ring any decent specialist audio visual dealer and he will tell you that. Look at independant reviews of this set and it will confirm what I am saying.

I have a friend who has one of the latest 1080p Panasonics and he says it looks no where near the same picture quality on either SD or HD.

As with the dirty screen issue the 427 models did have this. I know because I had one myself. I managed to get Comet to replace mine with the 428 and you would not believe the difference in picture quality. The blacks are simply stunning, which is why it's called the KURO, Japanese for Black.

To get the best out of these ,these sets are very very configurable and there are all the settings etc on avforums.

I don't work for Pioneer BTW :) I just want a TV that compliments my home cinema system and this is the bees knees.

OK they are more expensive but as other people have stated in the thread, you get what you pay for.
#39
Little bit more info

Dirty screen is not caused by signal, it is a fault with the set casued by the bonding of the different screen layers.

Pioneer did say they were looking into the problem then decided it was acceptable.

Me like many others decided this was not acceptable and put pressure on the retailers for replacements. If you push them and threaten them with legal action they should sort it out for you.
#40
Hi,don't quote me on this,but Broadcast HD(which will become more avalable)will have a limit to bandwidth,you can bet.So you get more to use elsewhere with 720p instead of just resolution ie fast motion etc etc.720 res is good even if you have a projector etc,put the bandwidth to more better uses :) .For same reason,720 prob good for gaming as well.
Don't trust numbers(they can be measured in different ways for a start),look at what happened to Contrast figures.
You don't see a photographer in the know,rushing out to buy the cheap 15meg camera,for some reason?


Cheers BOB

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