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Ok why you may not like this - not full HD for it's size, not LCD if that is your want, not Panasonic, pick up only and not many people can find room in their car for an upright 50" plasma.

Why you should like this - It's a giant plasma HDTV for under £500 which your HD and gaming feeds will look huge on. If you have a big room and sit far back, it's a good bet. Not 1080? So what, I have a 720p projector and a 110" screen and that looks awesome still.

The details:

Series: 4
FilterBright: FilterBright
Video
Screen Size (cm): 50"
Resolution: 1365x768
Picture Engine: DNIe+
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1
Contrast Ratio: 40,000:1
600Hz Subfield Motion: Yes
100Hz: 100Hz
Wide Colour Enhancer: WCE 2
Number of Colours (Expressed): Natural True Color (18bit)
Grey Level(Gradation): 262,144
Film Mode (Cinema Progressive): Yes
Digital Comb Filter: 3D
Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
Audio
Sound Effect System: SRS TruSurround HD
Dolby: Dolby Digital Plus
Speaker Type: Down Firing
Sound Output(RMS): 20W (10Wx2)
Features
Anti Burn-in Technology: Yes (APS, Signal pattern, Side gray)
Teletext(TTXT): 1000P
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
User Interface: Intelligent
OSD Language: 25 Language
Sleep Timer: Yes
Clock & On/Off Timer: Yes
Auto Channel Search: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
Power Saving: Yes
EPG: Yes (8 Days)
Auto Volume Leveller: Yes
Detail Settings: Yes
LNA Plus: Yes
System
DTV Type: DVB-T/C
MPEG4: Yes
DTV Tuner Built-in: Yes
Input / Output (Side)
HDMI: 1
Cl slot: 1
Composite(AV): 1
Input / Output (Back)
HDMI: 2
USB (Service Only) 1(service only)
PC input (D-sub): 1
PC Audio Input (Mini Jack): 1
DVI Audio Input (Mini Jack): 1
Component(Y/Pb/Pr): 1
Digital Audio (Optical): 1
RF Input: 1
Audio Out (L/R): 1
RS232C (Service Only): 1 (service only)
Scart: 1
Design
Type: High Glossy
Colour: Black
Stand Neck TypeHigh Glossy
Swivel (Left/Right): Yes
Dimensions
Set Size(WXHXD) with Stand: 1220.8x810x316
Set Size(WXHXD) without Stand: 1220.8x748.8x74
Set Weight with Stand: 35
Set weight without stand: 31.3
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#1
good price, but it's just a samsung
#2
rhodyate
good price, but it's just a samsung


Don't see a problem with Samsung. TBH, the TFT you are using probably is a Samsung panel as they make majority of it.
#3
To be fair, Samsung make some pretty cracking plasmas.... but this one isn't one of them...
#4
whit
To be fair, Samsung make some pretty cracking plasmas.... but this one isn't one of them...


I agree, I think Pioneer and Panasonic (in the correct order) makes some of the best plasma around. I believe Pioneer no longer make plasmas and joined Panasonic on producing LCD?? I maybe wrong.

I've got the 55" Samsung LED LCD TV, and it stunning! :)

BTW, heat added. :thumbsup:
#5
EDEN188
I agree, I think Pioneer and Panasonic (in the correct order) makes some of the best plasma around. I believe Pioneer no longer make plasmas and joined Panasonic on producing LCD?? I maybe wrong.




Pioneers are stunning. It's a shame that they're not producing plasmas anymore. I'd sell my left leg for a KRP-500.

Pioneer were going to carry on making TVs, and were going to use Panasonic panels in their plasma instead of their own for 2009, but never came to an arrangement, so stopped completely.
#6
whit
Pioneers are stunning. It's a shame that they're not producing plasmas anymore. I'd sell my left leg for a KRP-500.

Pioneer were going to carry on making TVs, and were going to use Panasonic panels in their plasma instead of their own for 2009, but never came to an arrangement, so stopped completely.


and a load of pioneer staff have joined Panasonic so watch the new ranges close the gap (hopefully!)
#7
sunil1234
and a load of pioneer staff have joined Panasonic so watch the new ranges close the gap (hopefully!)




Woot!!! :thumbsup:
#8
Looks like it's just display models left (all stores showing 1)
#9
EDEN188
I agree, I think Pioneer and Panasonic (in the correct order) makes some of the best plasma around. I believe Pioneer no longer make plasmas and joined Panasonic on producing LCD?? I maybe wrong.

I've got the 55" Samsung LED LCD TV, and it stunning! :)

BTW, heat added. :thumbsup:


I have a 46" Sony Bravia and fiance cant seem to justify me buying a 55" LED Samsung... why not... dont understand women
#10
the problem with most of these big tv's is that they have an enormous bezel and are actually quite thick and hefty. only the txl37v10b is dainty enough for these eyes and lightweight enough to dance around the living room with. biggest issue right now is that i'm holding a monkey maximum but even julian richer wants another half on top.
#11
eco21
I have a 46" Sony Bravia and fiance cant seem to justify me buying a 55" LED Samsung... why not... dont understand women


Hehehe! Yeah, me neither (about women :p). Just tell her the series 7 has built in Internet facility and enhances her shopping experience :thumbsup:, probably finds her shoes and bags cheaper....(not guaranteed :w00t:)
#12
earwolfigz
the problem with most of these big tv's is that they have an enormous bezel and are actually quite thick and hefty. only the txl37v10b is dainty enough for these eyes and lightweight enough to dance around the living room with. biggest issue right now is that i'm holding a monkey maximum but even julian richer wants another half on top.


LCD has advanced a lot now, my TV is only 27mm thick and reasonably light. :)
#13
EDEN188
LCD has advanced a lot now, my TV is only 27mm thick and reasonably light. :)


that's what I said my main man
#14
EDEN188
Don't see a problem with Samsung. TBH, the TFT you are using probably is a Samsung panel as they make majority of it.


i have a sony kdl46x3000,
#15
50" 720p?

Whats the point?
#16
To watch TV on? To game on? Silly question surely?
#17
I bought a 50' Samsung plasma TV 4 or 5 months ago, full 1080p HD for £599 from Bennets online. With the online voucher and Quidco it came to £520.

£20 more to get a full HD TV is a better deal in my book.

Sorry.....
#18
msharif911
I bought a 50' Samsung plasma TV 4 or 5 months ago, full 1080p HD for £599 from Bennets online. With the online voucher and Quidco it came to £520.

£20 more to get a full HD TV is a better deal in my book.

Sorry.....


Interesting...This still going?
#19
gunark;7095800
Interesting...This still going?


No, it was a one off.

The cheapest you can get the same set now is pixmania for £629, with 5% topcashback and a £25 voucher bringing it a touch under £600 delivered (still an amazing price).
#20
msharif911
I bought a 50' Samsung plasma TV 4 or 5 months ago, full 1080p HD for £599 from Bennets online. With the online voucher and Quidco it came to £520.

£20 more to get a full HD TV is a better deal in my book.

Sorry.....


What's the point in this post, the Bennet's deal ended long ago so has got nothing whatsoever to do with this deal :oops:
#21
Jerec
50" 720p?

Whats the point?



I have a 720p panny which was astonishingly good. Then I bought a 50 inch top of the range 1080p panny and was very disappointed with SD picture - HD wasn't much better than the 42PX80.

If you are watching a majority of SD sources then don't let any muppet tell you u must get a full HD cos it's marketing ******, it will normally look worse than a 720p on standard definition


:santa:
#22
Can this be wall mounted?
#23
gal2792t
Can this be wall mounted?


Most name brand TVs can - I think here the question is can your wall take it!
#24
xodale
I have a 720p panny which was astonishingly good. Then I bought a 50 inch top of the range 1080p panny and was very disappointed with SD picture - HD wasn't much better than the 42PX80.

If you are watching a majority of SD sources then don't let any muppet tell you u must get a full HD cos it's marketing ******, it will normally look worse than a 720p on standard definition


:santa:


I agree with you entirely, but watch out for the techies who seemingly have the power to telepathically see through your eyes to tell you what is and isn't a good picture for you. They are so nice giving you your opinion. I got sick of them once on this site. I know what picture I'm happy with and I'm fussy when it comes to picture quality but stopped listening to so called 'experts' ages ago.
#25
bobdylan
What's the point in this post, the Bennet's deal ended long ago so has got nothing whatsoever to do with this deal :oops:



The point is, it was a better deal.

(Hint is in the name of the website if unsure)
#26
xodale
I have a 720p panny which was astonishingly good. Then I bought a 50 inch top of the range 1080p panny and was very disappointed with SD picture - HD wasn't much better than the 42PX80.

If you are watching a majority of SD sources then don't let any muppet tell you u must get a full HD cos it's marketing ******, it will normally look worse than a 720p on standard definition


:santa:


Yeah kinda my point. Hell, I got an EDTV Panasonic PW5 plasma (480p) and with the 360 kicking out 1080i over component it slays any of my previous (Sony, Samsung, LG) LCD sets, and that's 5 years old! I posted this as for someone who uses mainly 720p/1080i feeds or below, or who wants one big tv, this is a pretty good deal. Sadly, TVs seem to provoke alot of snobbery when at the end of the day, most look pretty good and better than an old cheap CRT.
#27
msharif911
The point is, it was a better deal.

(Hint is in the name of the website if unsure)


WAS. So no longer a deal, so can't really compare as this is still going. People get very cheap deals when Currys re-open stores for instance but those expired deals can't really be compared with a current deal as they are not available any more.
#28
Whenever i think about buying a new tv i just walk into Currys/Comet and look at all those awful display screens. Every single screen looks fuzzy or blurred, when anything dares to move on the screen its as if these tv's dont have a clue what to do and just display a bunch of random colours. Even the £1000+ TV's share the same god awfulness.

Then i go home and switch on my old crt with built in surround sound and presto, picture perfect. When things move i can actually see what it is that is moving. All for a bargain £40 off fleabay.

I know i am SUPPOSED to want one of these its just that without the full range of HD channels they are all pretty much pointless arnt they?

£500 to watch a couple of part-time HD channels isnt a deal for me anyways. Personal opinion so neither hot or cold from me.
#29
msharif911
The point is, it was a better deal.

(Hint is in the name of the website if unsure)

And? Unless you're willing to sell yours or can find that deal now, why mention?
#30
John Locke
Whenever i think about buying a new tv i just walk into Currys/Comet and look at all those awful display screens. Every single screen looks fuzzy or blurred, when anything dares to move on the screen its as if these tv's dont have a clue what to do and just display a bunch of random colours. Even the £1000+ TV's share the same god awfulness.

Then i go home and switch on my old crt with built in surround sound and presto, picture perfect. When things move i can actually see what it is that is moving. All for a bargain £40 off fleabay.

I know i am SUPPOSED to want one of these its just that without the full range of HD channels they are all pretty much pointless arnt they?

£500 to watch a couple of part-time HD channels isnt a deal for me anyways. Personal opinion so neither hot or cold from me.


I felt the same when I was looking for my TV (Panasonic plasma). The display in shops certainly never look good, but trust me, when you get one home and set it up as it should be with a decent signal feed they can look stunning, even SD channels (some are better than others). Some people even thought they were watching an HD channel when it's actually just been a decent SD one.

But have to admit I use mine more for watching HD programmes downloaded off the internet, such as Fringe, Flashforward and Lost etc, really looks good on a big 42-50" screen in HD :thumbsup:

I have a 42" and have to admit although it looked big at first would certainly go for 50" next time.

Oh, and I still believe there is nothing wrong with 50" 720p sets, the picture quality is more important than number of pixels....but having said that I don't know how good this particular set is.
#31
msharif911
The point is, it was a better deal.

(Hint is in the name of the website if unsure)


Yeah and that's MY point - WAS being the operative word...

It is NOT available now and so cannot be compared :w00t:
#32
rhodyate
good price, but it's just a samsung


Just? Samsung LCDs and even Plasmas are the best, along with some Sonys. It was one of the main reasons Microsoft wouldn't allow the Xbox 360 to be demo'd on- any other brand for so long. OftenUsually have a far superior contrast ratio too.
#33
:lol:
EDEN188:
I agree, I think Pioneer and Panasonic (in the correct order) makes some of the best plasma around. I believe Pioneer no longer make plasmas and joined Panasonic on producing LCD?? I maybe wrong.

I've got the 55" Samsung LED LCD TV, and it stunning!

BTW, heat added.
I have a 46" Sony Bravia and fiance cant seem to justify me buying a 55" LED Samsung... why not... dont understand women



lol.. Listen mate cheaper to change the woman than the screen... ;-) :whistling:
#34
Great thread tags :-D

And a great deal. HnR+
#35
Adamo
And? Unless you're willing to sell yours or can find that deal now, why mention?


It was a typical 'show-off' type of post.

"Look at me, I got a deal way better than this that no longer exists so this is a totally pointless post except to inflate my ego" :thumbsup:
#36
At 50" it'd be better to get a FullHD one?

If you ain't fussed though, good deal!
#37
Adamo
To watch TV on? To game on? Silly question surely?


Matched with a silly'er question surely?
#38
EDEN188
Hehehe! Yeah, me neither (about women :p). Just tell her the series 7 has built in Internet facility and enhances her shopping experience :thumbsup:, probably finds her shoes and bags cheaper....(not guaranteed :w00t:)




I think that it needs to be changed to you don't understand that woman!!! Not ALL of us girls are so uneducated in the world of TV and Hi-Fi stuff. I'd rather discuss those things than shoes or shopping anyday! :p
#39
whit
I think that it needs to be changed to you don't understand that woman!!! Not ALL of us girls are so uneducated in the world of TV and Hi-Fi stuff. I'd rather discuss those things than shoes or shopping anyday! :p


Oops! Sorry whit :p
#40
I'm still rocking witth a 52" LG dlp rear projection 720 tv can't get justify a new one till that gives up but at these sort of prices it might "break" soon :)

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