Samsung 42" PS42A457 HD Ready Freeview Plasma TV £374.99 w/ Free Delivery @ Bargain Crazy - HotUKDeals
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Samsung 42" PS42A457 HD Ready Freeview Plasma TV

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Samsung 42" HD Ready Freeview 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 sockets
Wall mountable (bracket not supplied)
H (on stand) 29.7 x W 41.5 x D 13.5in
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#1
1024 x 768 :(
#2
shimagoza
1024 x 768 :(


oh please!
like 1080p is the best thing in the universe.
its ample for SD (since they don't sell CRT TVs instores anymore and not everyone has/wants HD)
and its fine for 720p sources such as SkyHD and Virgin HD.
teeny bit of downscaling but it'll still be better colours than a smeary over processed washed out LCD at 1080p for the same price!
#3
SkyHD is only 720? What about Freesat and Freeview--do they do 1080i?
#4
#5
even if they do its inferior to 720p for the reason if the 'i' being an interlaced picture not a progressive scan. so even when sky do a 1080i broadcast (which most of their TV progs are now in), it'll be re-scaled by the TV to whatever the native res of the screen is. how well it accomplishes this is down to the video chip in the TV.

720p broadcasts are better for fast motion like footie, rugby, tennis etc.
1080i handles fast motion worse than 720p, 1080i is like a backup format.
the box itself (sky/virgin/freesat etc) may scale the 720p broadcast up slightly to a 1080 res for the screen, if its set that way
but if you have an HD ready set and a box, set them both to 720p, then everything should be scaled correctly.

unless your eyesight is absolutely spot on, you really won't notice much difference on broadcasts.
maybe on blu-ray, definitely on PC use.
if you plan on using your PC with your large screen TV, go for the higher res, as most decent monitors have been 1920x1080 or higher for quite a while now.

don't get tangled up in hype surrounding numbers and keeping up with the joneses.
Buy a TV the same way you always chose.
will it look nice in my house?
can I afford it?
does it have enough connections to see me through my existing equipment and any upgrades I might wanna do soon?

if you think you're gonna be buying blu ray, PS3 or using it as a PC monitor, you'll see the benefit of the 1080 res.
if its for normal TV through freeview,sky,cable etc with none or very little HD content. then an HD ready set is fine and don't let the know it alls or salesmen tell you its not.

I like the 1080p res cos my PC is plugged into my TV and used as a monitor and media player.
if I didnt have that I wouldnt bother going 1080p cos very little of the stuff I'd be watching would be in that format.
#6
SUPERCOOLWILLOW
posted last week only difference is free postage

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/694271/samsung-42-ps42a457-freeview-hd-rea


Free postage + £20 difference
#8
shimagoza
1024 x 768 :(


slackrat77
oh please!
like 1080p is the best thing in the universe.
its ample for SD (since they don't sell CRT TVs instores anymore and not everyone has/wants HD)
and its fine for 720p sources such as SkyHD and Virgin HD.
teeny bit of downscaling but it'll still be better colours than a smeary over processed washed out LCD at 1080p for the same price!


I think what shimagoza was getting at was not that it wasn't full hd, but that its1024 x 768, not 1366. So it'll have rectangular pixels to stretch the 4:3 image ratio to a 16:9 screen. Which is a bit poo according to many especially if used with a pc.
#9
craigstephens
I think what shimagoza was getting at was not that it wasn't full hd, but that its1024 x 768, not 1366. So it'll have rectangular pixels to stretch the 4:3 image ratio to a 16:9 screen. Which is a bit poo according to many especially if used with a pc.


it may well indeed be 'a bit poo' but its also a TV set and if you want the giant PC a monitor a full 1920x1080 set may be a better option, but it doesnt make this a bad offer.
#10
slackrat77
oh please!
like 1080p is the best thing in the universe.
its ample for SD (since they don't sell CRT TVs instores anymore and not everyone has/wants HD)
and its fine for 720p sources such as SkyHD and Virgin HD.
teeny bit of downscaling but it'll still be better colours than a smeary over processed washed out LCD at 1080p for the same price!


well said!
#11
Got one of these & it's a damn good TV. I only use it as a TV (have Sky HD) & I have no complaints. At this price, methinks you could not go wrong.:thumbsup:
#12
I have one of these too, good tv.... although just be careful when attaching it to its stand as I snapped a bit off mine. It still stands though a-okay though...I'll try not to be as eager next time.
#13
i paid that for my 32" sony lcd not long ago
banned#14
On a 42, HD ready is just not good enough... spend a bit more benny and get the full HD... you will not regret it... trust
#15
fit for it's purpose, have some heat
#16
oscarsonthepond
SkyHD is only 720? What about Freesat and Freeview--do they do 1080i?


Freeview HD is 720p. Not sure about freesat. Sky HD is 1080i I think (either that or it alternates between 1080i and 720p). None of them are 1080p yet AFAIK.
#17
seefman
On a 42, HD ready is just not good enough... spend a bit more benny and get the full HD... you will not regret it... trust


Rubbish, my 42" Pioneer Kuro is only HD ready and it wipes the floor with nearly every Sony 1080p TV i've seen

It all depends on distance, if you're on top of the TV yeah of course you'll tell the difference. But if you're 2+ metres it is harder to tell at this size
#18
This is hot? Spend an extra £50 and get the C model - it is this years model. The A models are 2008 models, so quite old.

Plus this TV is only 1024x768!

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-ps42c450b-42-hd-ready-plasma-tv-04906458-pdt.html

That was the first place I looked, this model may be cheaper elsewhere.
#19
slackrat77
it may well indeed be 'a bit poo' but its also a TV set and if you want the giant PC a monitor a full 1920x1080 set may be a better option, but it doesnt make this a bad offer.


Did i say it was a bad offer? I voted hot, i was just pointing out something you didn't.
#20
shimagoza
1024 x 768 :(


please, stop being so stupid.

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