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#1
Available at a very similar price elsewhere, but 3% Quidco to take off too. (£20.88). £699 with Free delivery and 2% Quidco from dabs.com.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

EDIT: Cheapest Delivery Option is £9.99+VAT. Price before Quidco = £707.73 Delivered.
#2
Plasma not LCD


You know thats generally a good thing right?
#3
Adidas Addict
You know thats generally a good thing right?


Couldn't agree more.
#4
Seems to be around the £720 mark before Quidco in a lot of places, so a bit cheaper, but not like it's half the price of anywhere else. £704 delivered from Dixons after Quidco. Also £749 from one place with 5 year warranty.
#5
Good price for massive, bright, screen so voted hot.

Personally, since my settee is reasonably close to the screen, I think I'd need a 1080 screen for something that size, but if you're sitting farther back then this'd be great.

Looks swanky as well!
#6
This telly is fab, I've got one. Xbox 360 never looked so good. Only drawback is people passing in the street watching your massive screen.
#7
Great TV. My PS3 connected, picture is excellent. Don't worry about perminant screen burn, its a think of the past.
#8
Lest be honest - this is a very big screen for not a lot of money but as you would expect it is at the cheaper end of the Samsung range. If you sit too close to it & you plan on watching broacast SD pictures you might feel that the picture leaves a little to be desired - particularily things like facial features. If you sit further away and/or are not critical of picture quality and/or mainly watch HD or games consoles you will be getting great experience at a low price. Make sure you have seen this doing what you will use it for before you buy. This advise applies to all large screens in domestic sized rooms.
#9
Wearing the correct prescription glasses is a pre-requisit before whining about 1080p 720p.

I alwasy remember the scene in The Great Escape where the forger guy strategically places the pin, when people whine about 1080p
#10
Adidas Addict
You know thats generally a good thing right?


Actually it isn't a good thing especially when a still image gets burned onto your plasma screen ruining the £600-£1000 TV.

Why do you think Plasma's are going cheaper than LCD screens especially a 50" screen.

I would recommend you buy a High Def LCD Samsung TV instead else you will find that plasma's are more prone to dead pixels and a still image will get burned into your screen if you are watching a channel which does not refresh - this is more likely to occur with channels that display logos in the corners of your TV screen and as these logos stay static you will see it get burned onto your screen.

Most likely to occur with satellite TV users and music channel watchers (if this has already happened to you then your only option is to zoom into your screen to hide the burned logo). Also you cannot claim a refund on your warranty as it is a known manufacturer statement.
#11
zabbyh
Actually it isn't a good thing especially when a still image gets burned onto your plasma screen ruining the £600-£1000 TV.


Not always. It isn't such a problem these days, even on my 2 year old LG. I leave sky sport on for about 6 hours on a saturday with no problem what-so-ever. Granted, when you change channel you can see the skysports image, but after 5 minutes on another channel, it is gone entirely.
#12
zabbyh
Actually it isn't a good thing especially when a still image gets burned onto your plasma screen ruining the £600-£1000 TV.

Why do you think Plasma's are going cheaper than LCD screens especially a 50" screen.

I would recommend you buy a High Def LCD Samsung TV instead else you will find that plasma's are more prone to dead pixels and a still image will get burned into your screen if you are watching a channel which does not refresh - this is more likely to occur with channels that display logos in the corners of your TV screen and as these logos stay static you will see it get burned onto your screen.

Most likely to occur with satellite TV users and music channel watchers (if this has already happened to you then your only option is to zoom into your screen to hide the burned logo). Also you cannot claim a refund on your warranty as it is a known manufacturer statement.


Plasma is better than LCD, as long as you run the T.V. in then image retention really isn't a problem.

and for the record I would rather have the deep blacks of my Panny Plasma than watch a movie on the washed out LCD of my Samsung anyday.
#13
Richer Sounds do the Same TV for £699.95 with 1 year g'tee, or will beat anyone elses price by £10 with a 5yr g'tee. EmpireDirect will also price match & then discount by another 20% of the difference. Useful if you have a store nearby to collect & avoid delivery
costs, or if you don't want to wait for Quidco cashback to come through.

Richer sounds description says "includes speakers & stand" - will this be something extra, or are they talking about the built in speakers & stand?
#14
It baffles me how this has got so hot when there's such a small price difference between this and so many other retailers. I'll never understand this place. :lol:
#15
I bought the previous model, the PS50Q97 from novatech in April and overall I'm very happy. One thing I have to point out though is the Samsung Plasmas do seem to have a problem with buzzing.

I had a 'Samsung' technician come out to check out mine and they agreed it was buzzing and took it away for a week and a half. They then returned it telling me they had checked it and it was within spec.

My advice with anything as big as this is to buy it locally if you possibly can to at least make the threat of returning it a possibility.

I can't fault the quality of the images form this set and I use it just for SD stuff at the moment. If you don't have lots of HD material then 720 panels seems like a much better choice at the moment as 1080 panels really can show up how bad SD signals are.

One final point, you really need to be sat at least 6 feet away from this telly or you will be able to see the pixels which make up the picture, 10 foot would be even better. I know as I moved house and the reduced living room space puts me right on the limit.
#16
I occasionally get buzzing on mine.
I often see screen burn after hours on COD4 or GRID, but it soon disappears.
Plasma more prone to dead pixels? never heard that before, any more "facts" about them we should know before buying?
#17
castortroy;2728651
This telly is fab, I've got one. Xbox 360 never looked so good. Only drawback is people passing in the street watching your massive screen.

and thinking wonder when they are all out LOL!
#18
I like how the people above are giving advice based on other peoples advice and not their own from owning a plasma or even a similar low budget plasma...

I have the c96 model which is older than this... I have never had image retention. Mine is a low budget version and was brighter with better blacks, and handled standard definition better than the top of the range Samsung M87 40" lcd I had before this.... also these newer generation ones, including mine, does not give out as much heat as older plasmas and so no built in fans are required...

However 1 major thing that you guys need to check is if there are any known manufacturer faults with this model, that is the reason why I sent my Samsung M87 model back due to the faults that the tv had out of the box....

Have given the above details to my aunt who wants one....
#19
Hi all. I have a question, as I have been looking to get a large TV like this for a while, but am limited in my choice of where to put it. Ideally, I would want it on the chimney wall, above the fireplace, as this is the focal point of the room. The fire isn't used as we have central heating, but I can't take it out as the property is a rented listed building. Because of the fireplace surround & hearth, there isn't room underneath to put a stand/cabinet to hide wires and the games console, Freeview PVR and DVD player with amp, which of course I want to connect to the TV.

1) Is there a way I could have the console/PVR/DVD player in a cabinet or stand to one side of the room, and then connect them wirelessly to the TV e.g. by using a wireless AV transmitter?
2) If so, would I need a transmitter for each item?
3) If above is possible, would the loss in signal quality be too much to not justify the cost of the TV? (I anticipate there would be a direct line of sight between wireless transmitter & receiver no more than 2m apart)

Thanks in advance for any knowledgable replies.
#20
zabbyh
Actually it isn't a good thing especially when a still image gets burned onto your plasma screen ruining the £600-£1000 TV.

Why do you think Plasma's are going cheaper than LCD screens especially a 50" screen.

I would recommend you buy a High Def LCD Samsung TV instead else you will find that plasma's are more prone to dead pixels and a still image will get burned into your screen if you are watching a channel which does not refresh - this is more likely to occur with channels that display logos in the corners of your TV screen and as these logos stay static you will see it get burned onto your screen.

Most likely to occur with satellite TV users and music channel watchers (if this has already happened to you then your only option is to zoom into your screen to hide the burned logo). Also you cannot claim a refund on your warranty as it is a known manufacturer statement.


How can you expect ANYONE to take you seriously when you make a mistake like this one:

zabbyh
plasma's are more prone to dead pixels


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zabbyh
plasma's are more prone to dead pixels
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zabbyh
plasma's are more prone to dead pixels
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Say what now? :w00t: LCDs are the ones prone to dead pixels, not Plasmas. Try actually knowing what you are talking about when you try to give advice instead of being made to look like a clown.
#21
ukkit could you not drill into the cables through the chimney if it's not being used?

Also 50" that high maybe too high.... Ideally its the middle of the tv that should be eyes height at a seated position... If its the bottom end or worse then you need a head rest on your sofa otherwise you going to get a stiff neck!
#22
if i had the money i would buy one right now! great price heat added!
#23
ukkit
Hi all. I have a question, as I have been looking to get a large TV like this for a while, but am limited in my choice of where to put it. Ideally, I would want it on the chimney wall, above the fireplace, as this is the focal point of the room. The fire isn't used as we have central heating, but I can't take it out as the property is a rented listed building. Because of the fireplace surround & hearth, there isn't room underneath to put a stand/cabinet to hide wires and the games console, Freeview PVR and DVD player with amp, which of course I want to connect to the TV.

1) Is there a way I could have the console/PVR/DVD player in a cabinet or stand to one side of the room, and then connect them wirelessly to the TV e.g. by using a wireless AV transmitter?

No. The wireless transmitters you're thinking of, only cope with a Standard Definition Composite feed - this means shocking quality, and the results will be awful on your 50" display.

But wall-mounting the set, doesn't stop you using wires ! Just connect it up via HDMI/Component/Whatever exactly like you normally would - the display won't be flush against the wall, and there's plenty of room to plug the connections in, exactly like you would with the set stood on a stand.
#24
twe
ukkit could you not drill into the cables through the chimney if it's not being used?

Also 50" that high maybe too high.... Ideally its the middle of the tv that should be eyes height at a seated position... If its the bottom end or worse then you need a head rest on your sofa otherwise you going to get a stiff neck!


I wasn't sure how much drilling would be needed. There would need to be entry and exit holes (I'm just setting myself up here for the wags, aren't I) for all the connections, as the units would still need to be in a cabinet offset, as they can't go underneath because of the fireplace, and I can't do too much as it's rented property. I could get away with drilling for the wall mounts, and I'm trying to avoid redecorating costs.

I'd thought about the size as well, and you are prob. correct, so I may settle for 42" or 46/47, but the problem of location for the pvr etc would still exist.
#25
Nom
No. The wireless transmitters you're thinking of, only cope with a Standard Definition Composite feed - this means shocking quality, and the results will be awful on your 50" display.

But wall-mounting the set, doesn't stop you using wires ! Just connect it up via HDMI/Component/Whatever exactly like you normally would - the display won't be flush against the wall, and there's plenty of room to plug the connections in, exactly like you would with the set stood on a stand.


OK. Thanks for reply re: the transmitters. The other point was because there's the fireplace, I don't have room underneath for the pvr etc, so hiding cables from them will be a problem but I don't want cables trailing everywhere.
#26
zabbyh
Actually it isn't a good thing especially when a still image gets burned onto your plasma screen ruining the £600-£1000 TV.

Why do you think Plasma's are going cheaper than LCD screens especially a 50" screen.

I would recommend you buy a High Def LCD Samsung TV instead else you will find that plasma's are more prone to dead pixels and a still image will get burned into your screen if you are watching a channel which does not refresh - this is more likely to occur with channels that display logos in the corners of your TV screen and as these logos stay static you will see it get burned onto your screen.

Most likely to occur with satellite TV users and music channel watchers (if this has already happened to you then your only option is to zoom into your screen to hide the burned logo). Also you cannot claim a refund on your warranty as it is a known manufacturer statement.


No, no, no, no and no! No! And once more NO!!

Plasma screens do not use backlighting to display black pixels. This is an advantage over LCDs. Plasma displays can switch off individual pixels resulting in true blacks. LCD use a backlight and to display blacks, the backlighting is blocked. As light seepage is inevitable some displays may result in grays rather than true deep blacks.

Where did you get the idea that Plasma displays are more prone to dead pixels. LCD displays are actually more susceptible to dead pixels due to the properties of gas compared to liquids.

Screen burn in is not as much an issue with plasma TVs as they once were. Phosphor technology (which is used in plasma displays) can suffer from screen burn in but today's plasma screens uses motion adaptive anti burn which moves the image very slightly but so slightly that the human eye cannot detect it. Also phosphor gas has been made to be more resistant to burn in too.

LCD's advantages are higher resolution, produce less heat and weigh less.
#27
I think its the heat that would put me off buying a plasma. I can always remember a well known childrens TV presenter 'kissing' someone on screen and burning his mouth!! And I've stood in Currys next to a plasma TV (albeit a while ago), and I've felt more heat than my central heating!

It does show how cheap things are getting now, but should I ever want to go for HD content, I would go for an LCD panel.

Ukkit, look into cabling trunking. I would suggest a run of trunking down the side of the chimney would contain all required cables in neat 1 inch square tube. You can even paint it to match the wall! But I agree with other comments, a 50 inch screen on the wall will give you neckache.

And as for the wireless stuff, yes the picture is awful, and don't forget they're not truly wireless as you still need to plug them in!! So instead of a SCART or HDMI lead, you have a power lead!
#28
I have the 50 C 96 too.
Wouldn’t swap it for an LCD. If anything, I want a bigger plasma.
Anyway, the plasma also acts as a radiator, so consider it free central heating :)
If you want a TV for gaming, go LCD. If you watch freeview, SKY etc…go Plasma.
And NO, you do not need 1080P.
#29
I have had this TV for about 5 Weeks now and the only thing bad about it is the inbuilt speakers which are awful, Apart from that I cant fault as it has a fantastic picture quality.
#30
I've fitted a 50" on a swinging bracket at the side of a chimney breast and it works fine. You can purschase large conduit to cleanup the cable problem and run it up in th corner. I'm just about to order one of these for my mother :) . So lets hope she likes it ....
#31
On the subject of LCD versus Plasma, LCD is now obsolete as it is to be replaced by the new OLCD screens which will be coming out soon. For those of you who don't know, these new screens have no backlight. The individual pixels generate light, removing the Lack of True Black problem which exists on current LCDs.
#32
npnw
I've fitted a 50" on a swinging bracket at the side of a chimney breast and it works fine. You can purschase large conduit to cleanup the cable problem and run it up in th corner. I'm just about to order one of these for my mother :) . So lets hope she likes it ....


Thanks. I should have mentioned that there are some old fashioned built in units either side of the chimney breast, so no recess - actually, that's just given me another idea. Cheers! :w00t:
#33
ukkit
OK. Thanks for reply re: the transmitters. The other point was because there's the fireplace, I don't have room underneath for the pvr etc, so hiding cables from them will be a problem but I don't want cables trailing everywhere.

Then get yourself some sleeving and cable ties, and bunch all the cables into one big thick cable - as long as you route it neatly, it'll look fine.
#34
This TV is really heavy.
It does produce quite a bit of heat from the vent at the top, but the actual screen is ok.
#35
I bought mine from Novatech end of April!.... (4 months ago).
We've had a problem with it ever since & tried to live with it, but it got worse three weeks ago.
Its been a nightmare trying to get through to Novatech Service on the phone... "This menu!!"... "That Menu..!!" "Please call back in 15 minutes Etc, Etc.....!!!" (been trying for 3 weeks).
Even my on-line messages have been ignored!!....
Ive receive automated e-mail's with a reference number's but thats it!!.
Up until now I've recommended Novatech without hesitation to everyone I've met... singing their praises everywhere...!!
But I'm so, so, disillusioned now...!!!
Engineers are back and forth with it....!!
Getting a bit fed-up!!
"Just want a bit of Good Old Fashioned Service.... from a live human being!!"
Im trying to be positive, but its hard!!
Bought the TV for my invalid wife for use in the bedroom....
She has impared vision on top of everything else and cannot get anything out of a smaller TV.
It's real job getting it up and down stairs.
Regards
Chuck

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