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Samsung 42" Freeview HD Ready Plasma Model no: PS42A457P1DXXU
Resolution 1024 x 768
Contrast ratio 30,000:1
100Hz Picture Technology delivers absolutely stunning picture performance
Anti-reflective screen technology
Picture viewing angle 175 degrees +
DNIE Plus
Sport, cinema and game modes
PC Input
3 HDMI Sockets
2 SCART socketsWall mountable (bracket not supplied)
H (on stand) 29.7 x W 41.5 x D 13.5in
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#1
how much is quidco?
#2
Galski
how much is quidco?


3% (£11.25 does not inc del)
#3
Great price.. Pitty i don't need a new TV as i would probs jump @ it @ that price and SPEC and Good Comments if u do a google....

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#5
Hot.
I've got an older model of this and paid £650 for it. Beats the hell out of similarly priced LCDs
#6
This is a bargain pity i don't need 1 right now otherwise i would have bought this.
#7
Not full hd but still nice prixe.
#8
might have got this if it was full hd, shame :(

heat added :)
#9
I've got one of these. They're absolutely brilliant and I paid £50 more than this in the new year. As another poster has said, this beats the picture quality of any similarly priced LCD.
banned#10
I might have bought it if it was encrusted with gold and diamonds.

Do you really think it would be this price if it was full hd?
#11
Is that resolution accurate? If so, I'm sorry, but this can't even be called a HDTV, of any description, since it doesn't even reach a 720p resolution.
#12
I think it's a bit showy and vulgar to have diamonds and gold encrusted in your telly.
#13
This would be ok for gamers not for main tv.
banned#14
This is a great price for an excellent TV. Sure it isn't full HD, but for most people that doesn't matter. Proper value for money!
#15
Made me think this was freeview hd ready. Seems its just bad placement of words...
#16
Rsaeire
Is that resolution accurate? If so, I'm sorry, but this can't even be called a HDTV, of any description, since it doesn't even reach a 720p resolution.


Don't be ridiculous. You obviously have no knowledge of TVs whatsoever, so don't try to mislead people. This is HD ready, the standard resolution for a HD plasma.
#17
Paddy2eyes
This is a great price for an excellent TV. Sure it isn't full HD, but for most people that doesn't matter. Proper value for money!


I do agree a very good price.

Pros: connectivity, remote control, picture quality for the price, price

Cons: collects dust (so my wife says)
#18
only con is u cant get 5 year warranty. think its always safer to get it if u can....
#19
Anyone who buys this check the contrast ratio as on another site it says different

20000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
#20
Even argos stats it to be 1024x768. So either someones been copying the wrong info, or this isnt HD ready (1360x768p or 1280x720p)
#21
This is from another site.

Features:
42" Widescreen Plasma Panel
20000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1024 x 768 Screen Resolution
1500 cd/m2 Brightness
PAL/NTSC progressive scan
Digital tuner with all Freeview channels
175 Degrees Viewing Angle
HD Ready
Picture-in-Text (TV in an inset box whilst accessing teletext information)
1000 Page Teletext memory
Fast Text
Remote Control
16:9 widescreen format
Digital Video Noise Reduction
7 days Electronic Programme Guide
Pedestal Stand Included
Connections:



3 x HDMI
2 x Scart Connection
1 x Component In
1 x Headphones Connection
1 x AV inputs
Others:
Dimensions (WxHxD) : 105.5 x 72.4 x 31.6 cm
Warranty : 1 Year on-site Warranty
400 VESA Wall mount compatible
#22
copystuff;7874555
Anyone who buys this check the contrast ratio as on another site it says different

20000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio


Advertised contrast ratios are meaningless lies, dynamic even more so.

The real contrast of these sets will be in the region of 1200:1 (ie average for a plasma at this price). For comparison, expect an LCD at this price/size to be about half that.
#23
a lovely picture on this set
we have this tv in our bedroom and after a few weeks of watching it the picture cleared up lovely and is razor sharp :D
#24
FatLadZ
a lovely picture on this set
we have this tv in our bedroom and after a few weeks of watching it the picture cleared up lovely and is razor sharp :D


so does yours do 720p ?
#25
MrLobster
Even argos stats it to be 1024x768. So either someones been copying the wrong info, or this isnt HD ready (1360x768p or 1280x720p)


I could be wrong, but i would think that the resoloutions you stated above are wrong, 1024x768 is 720 compliant as the pixels are a different shape compaired to lcd tech.
#26
i have 1 and carn't falt rep added and still in stock
#27
Have this tv in the box in the hall waiting to be put up in the bedroom. It makes a good table. :x Boyfriend will get round to it eventually.
#28
bossmanuk
Don't be ridiculous. You obviously have no knowledge of TVs whatsoever, so don't try to mislead people.


You know what they say about assumptions, don't you? :roll:

bossmanuk
This is HD ready, the standard resolution for a HD plasma.


The standard resolution? And how many consumer TVs, currently available, are you aware of that have such a low resolution? Regardless of whether the HD Ready standard is in reference to a TVs capabilities of accepting a HD signal, this TV cannot even resolve the detail of a 720p signal and, therefore, should not be classified as a HDTV at all.

Consumers should be aware of the limitations of TVs such as these, as with the advent of more and more HD content, they will be left with a TV that is incapable of displaying even the lowest available HD resolution, i.e. 1280 x 720.
#29
Someone clear up this resolution thing? In my experience that resolution is not High Definition. I don't see why it would make a difference for Plasma, resolution is resolution, no?
#30
MintMouse
Someone clear up this resolution thing? In my experience that resolution is not High Definition. I don't see why it would make a difference for Plasma, resolution is resolution, no?


Have a read of this. It basically explains that for a TV to be classified as "HD Ready", it merely has to accept a HD signal, e.g. 1280 x 720p, and not be capable of displaying said resolution in its entirety, just that it is capable of displaying "720 vertical lines in widescreen ratio".

This is ridiculous, as it means that there will be scaling of both 720p and 1080p signals down to the TV's native resolution of 1024 x 768. On a TV as large as this, the lack of detail, in comparison to TVs capable of displaying the full resolution of a 1080p signal, will be much more evident than on a lower sized screen.
#31
Rsaeire
You know what they say about assumptions, don't you? :roll:
The standard resolution? And how many consumer TVs, currently available, are you aware of that have such a low resolution? Regardless of whether the HD Ready standard is in reference to a TVs capabilities of accepting a HD signal, this TV cannot even resolve the detail of a 720p signal and, therefore, should not be classified as a HDTV at all.

Consumers should be aware of the limitations of TVs such as these, as with the advent of more and more HD content, they will be left with a TV that is incapable of displaying even the lowest available HD resolution, i.e. 1280 x 720.


1024x768 plasmas are HD complient BY LAW there are a few reasons for this but to sum it up. Plasma pixels are a rectangle shape, they are different than square lcd pixels. So the 1280x720 argument is out the window, The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has decided that ANY display with at least 720 lines can be called an HDTV and have the "HD" badge.

If you don't agree then dont buy it, but there are few reasons why 1024x768 plasma tech is HD, and to the guy saying that a resoloution is just that, its not. In a perfect world where every pixel is a uniform size you could say that but when pixels change shape, resoloution starts to bend if you know what i mean.

People can bang on about the CEA's ruling until the cows come home they have valid arguments on both sides... who know's
#32
mcfly666
1024x768 plasmas are HD complient BY LAW there are a few reasons for this but to sum it up. Plasma pixels are a rectangle shape, they are different than square lcd pixels. So the 1280x720 argument is out the window, The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has decided that ANY display with at least 720 lines can be called an HDTV and have the "HD" badge.

If you don't agree then dont buy it, but there are few reasons why 1024x768 plasma tech is HD, and to the guy saying that a resoloution is just that, its not. In a perfect world where every pixel is a uniform size you could say that but when pixels change shape, resoloution starts to bend if you know what i mean.


Clearly you missed my post where I linked to that exact information and how I disagreed with it, regardless of whether it is "law" or not.

And I'm well aware of non-square pixels and how they function, just look at anamorphic DVDs, for example, and how an anamorphic image frame is horizontally squeezed to fit inside a 5:4 image frame with a resolution of 720 x 576 . Now if I didn't know about non-square pixels, how could I possible have known about that? ;-)
#33
Rsaeire
Is that resolution accurate? If so, I'm sorry, but this can't even be called a HDTV, of any description, since it doesn't even reach a 720p resolution.


yes it is accurate. the rules say to be HD ready it must have 720 lines from the top to the bottom, which it has, even if it doesnt have the pixels width ways
#34
Rsaeire
You know what they say about assumptions, don't you? :roll:



The standard resolution? And how many consumer TVs, currently available, are you aware of that have such a low resolution? Regardless of whether the HD Ready standard is in reference to a TVs capabilities of accepting a HD signal, this TV cannot even resolve the detail of a 720p signal and, therefore, should not be classified as a HDTV at all.

Consumers should be aware of the limitations of TVs such as these, as with the advent of more and more HD content, they will be left with a TV that is incapable of displaying even the lowest available HD resolution, i.e. 1280 x 720.


OMG here we go again. Every time an HD Ready plasma appears on this site, out come the twits.
#35
Rsaeire
Now if I didn't know about non-square pixels, how could I possible have known about that? ;-)


Google :thumbsup:
#36
philbot
OMG here we go again. Every time an HD Ready plasma appears on this site, out come the twits.


I dont see how he's a twit for trying to make others aware that this TV isn't really that great.

It's a good price but tbh I'd rather compromise slightly on the size and go for a 37" with full 1080P.

Ahhh, I shouldn't be looking at tv's right now!
#37
that resolution is terrable, how can they call this a hdtv
#38
MintMouse
Someone clear up this resolution thing? In my experience that resolution is not High Definition. I don't see why it would make a difference for Plasma, resolution is resolution, no?


oooh this again, this is because the pixels on this plasma as with many other plasmas are rectangular and not square.

an old but accurate explanation can be found here.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24599-4-1024x1024-plasma
#39
1,024x768 is equilvalent to 720p with Plasma TV's :

1,024x768 = 768p, 720p Restricted to entry-level plasmas Entry-level 42-inch plasma

Full details of this can be found here:
http://www.cnet.com/hdtv-resolution/
banned#40
'Tis a good day for a scrap. People use aggressive terminology/words when they feel left out of the info game which most assume has sump'fink to do with intelligence. Unfortunately for masterminders and their worshippers, information is just the relaying of facts and has little to do with intelligence [intellect mostly for intelligence is about the present, not the past nor the future, oka thoughts]. When a person feels guilty about lacking in something, guilt being just latent anger, out comes "Twit" and its tag-alongs.

People have such in-built guilt about lacking in something imaginary like "information=intelligence" that they can not even tolerate it being relayed for the benefit of those who might benefit from it [the information]. It is self-benevfolent to remember that when the word "Idiot" or "Lunatic" is uttered, out come all who feel they are so. It's all imagination for nothing has really happened, stick and stones and all that stuff.

This "HD Ready" nonsense is just marketing to cover for inadequacies and the main inadequacy when it comes to reality within humanity is that the middle ground is how reality swings and the middle ground for humanity is fence-sitting. We couldn't be bothered about anything that will benefit the other unless we benefit first - even if it is mere words which might enhance one's Fame, Fortune & Immortality and "me first" is about one's FFI. If people care in reality, we won't have, say, "HD Ready". Stealth Thievery Through Multiplicity of Choice or survival of the fittest/there's one born every minute.

1024x768 resolution came from the days of high PC resolution [ca.10+ years back], and is not a native TV resolution. It is HD Ready because at that time, "they" do not know what real HD resolution will finally be[come] much like when the manufacturing investment is amortized, higher resolutions will follow to keep those same factories humming onto the next decade. It's all about jobs, "wealth", meaning of existence/FFI, etc. which will take any suggestion be it "automation", "technology", "gobal warming", "saving/preserving worn panties", etc. so long as we know that we are not "there" yet and 1024x768 resolution is nowhere near "there" other than landing in the homes of those who will not tolerate a whisper from the "twits". It is wise to remember that knowledge/information is not the point, its empowerment is - how the information will [not may] benefit you.

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