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Richer Sounds - £469.99 Panasonic Viera 42" TXL42E5B LED & Smart TV - 5 yr warranty! 4x HDMI, 2x USB, Freeview HD & SD Card.

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47" PREVIOUSLY Posted for CO-OP (i bought it from here) http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-txl47e5b-47-full-hd-wifi-ready-led-tv-with-freeview-hd-sd-card-slot-4-1424069

Possible extra £10 off for signing up for VIP too!

Reviews:

42" at hdtvtest http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-l42e5b-l32e5b-201207131935.htm

37" version here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic-tx-l37e5b_TV_review



Lots of useful info in that thread too:

Specs:

With FREE 5 Year Guarantee!

Featuring Panasonic's new IPS LED panel, the Panasonic TXL42E5 is more impressive than ever.

NEW IPS LED PANEL WITH 150HZ BACKLIGHT SCANNING

This, taken from the HDTV review, was one of the key pieces of information that sealed the purchase for me:

"The TXL42E5 yielded excellent results following basic calibration in [True Cinema] mode. The mass shades of warm colours that envelop Charlize Theron’s face, neck and chest were clearly visible, very close to a calibrated display. "

"IPS panels have the best grayscale tracking of all current flat-panel televisions (with the possible exception of OLED TV). So as predicted, the performance of the 42E5 was excellent and comparable to the calibrated Dell 2209WA. There was no visible evidence of any serious black crush or any form of gamma error.

Real-World Content

The majority of HD content were beautifully rendered by the TX-L42E5B thanks to the new and improved 10-bit processor, which amended the issues we’ve noted on its predecessors.

We failed to spot any form of error that would normally destroy or severely impact picture quality, which remained clean and faithful to the source. Thanks the wide viewing angle of IPS Mode, the image quality appeared very natural and realistic. There was no hint of translucent blacks that is common to VA panels with excessive gamma shift.

Speaking of blacks, the Panasonic TX-L42E5 did a fantastic job retaining an acceptable level of shadow detail in a dimly-lit environment. However, F1 did highlight the out-of-sync backlight issue – fast moving segments were accompanied by 2-3 after-images, which proved rather distracting.

Playback of 24p material was faithful to its source as expected from Panasonic. In fact, the motion is comparable to digital cinemas."

I watched, via the SKY HD F1 channel, some footage yesterday and could see no such trailing images. While I didnt watch a full race I dont really watch F1 or football (no i'm not gay - LOL) so this doesn't bother me even if it did.

Gaming via the Wii & my HTPC has been perfect, I am SO SO pleased with this TV, I only hope everyone else is too!

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    Torkijo
    Hot from me, especially as just used it to pricematch to JL for their 5 year Guarantee (Who just put it back up to £529) -i know RS have a 5 year one as well but given we just lost Jessops & Comet i have more faith JL will be around in 2018
    andysubaru
    Torkijo
    Hot from me, especially as just used it to pricematch to JL for their 5 year Guarantee (Who just put it back up to £529) -i know RS have a 5 year one as well but given we just lost Jessops & Comet i have more faith JL will be around in 2018


    So with the price match do JL price match the richer sounds price PLUS the richer sounds price of 5 year warranty or do they price match the tv and throw in the warranty for free?
    2301
    £453 in House of Fraser, also with the free 5 year warranty - bought a few days ago, seems like I should of posted it as a deal but I didn't think it would of got much heat
    davtom
    I've got this exact model of TV. It's excellent. It's also very good on power consumption.

    I have it hooked up to my HTPC which only has a DVI output. You can set this to do 1:1 pixel mapping and you can split off the audio so that that comes from the two RCA inputs. I therefore needed a DVI to HDMI cable (which doesn't give you sound), and a 3.5mm jack to RCA cable. The HTPC automatically sets itself for 1080P50 as stated by the TV; ideal if you are viewing European content.

    The smart functionality within the TV is OK, but that's not what I bought it for. You get the basic iPlayer, Youtube and all that sort of stuff. I rarely bother with that because I use my HTPC or PS3 for most of that type of stuff.

    The only problem in my opinion, which is common to pretty much all TVs, is that the sound lacks bass response. If that's going to bother you, get a sound bar or an amplifier.
    m5rcc
    2301
    £453 in House of Fraser, also with the free 5 year warranty - bought a few days ago, seems like I should of posted it as a deal but I didn't think it would of got much heat


    If that's the case you could of got the TV for £353 as RS claim they won't be beaten on price.
    andysubaru
    In the specs bit of the OP is the FREE 5 year guarantee correct? It wants to charge on the richer sounds website for it
    shikari83
    Does anyone know if this TV has a Lovefilm or Netflix app?
    Bluescott27
    I was lucky enough to get this 42 inch model from Sainsburys in September for £359 as they had an online promo on, its a cracking telly would highly recommend.
    LeedsJim
    shikari83
    Does anyone know if this TV has a Lovefilm or Netflix app?


    I've got the 47" one and that's got Netflix
    PHILIP1193
    shikari83
    Does anyone know if this TV has a Lovefilm or Netflix app?


    Netflix is on Panasonic. Sony has love film.
    redondo5
    Want this if i could get it 47" and similar price
    shanew001
    Good deal heat added.
    Torkijo
    Anyone have a calibration guide for this one?

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