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SAMSUNG 50 Inch 1080P Plasma £693.90 Delivered @ Pixmania + possible 4% (£24) Quidco. PS50A556S (PS50A557)

£693.90 @ Pixmania
Same as the one at John Lewis, Dixons, Currys and Comet. Thought I'd make it more prominent for people who missed the Comet and JL ones. Use the £25 voucher (Pixmas0825) to get it to £693.90 del…
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
Same as the one at John Lewis, Dixons, Currys and Comet.

Thought I'd make it more prominent for people who missed the Comet and JL ones.
Use the £25 voucher (Pixmas0825) to get it to £693.90 delivered. Quidco should be 4% of price (exl VAT) ie £24.31 off taking it to around £670 delivered.

Screen Format 16:9
Screen size 50" (127 cm)
Brightness (in cd/m²) 1300
Contrast Standard contrast rate: 20,000:1
Dynamic contrast rate: 1,000,000:1
Response time (in ms) The response time of a plasma screen is practically zero. It is only limited by the speed of the video processor.
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1920 x 1080
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical - in°) 175 / 175
Audio Audio Power 2 x 10 W
Noise reduction Picture Enhancement DNIePlus
Mono/Stereo Sound SRS TruSurround sound
Speakers Yes
Connectivity Connectivity 3 x HDMi
2 scart sockets
1 x component video
1 x USB
SCART connectors 2
DVI Input No
HDMI Input 3
PC Input No
Audio output No
Tuner Standard Pal I
Double Tuner Digital tuner
Functions TV text Automatic installation
Parental control
Sleep timer
Other functions Wide Colour Enhancer 2 - Truer colours
General Remote control Yes
Accessories supplied Remote control, power supply
Internal menu languages Information not provided
User guide English
Dimensions (mm) 769.8 x 1230.3 x 95
Weight (kg) 41
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suspended#1
already posted but thanks, think im gonna go for this one
#2
The £25.00 works fine. price is £693.90 minus discount and plus carriage.

Good deal.
#3
wtf no pc and dvi input? cold
#4
ganon
wtf no pc and dvi input? cold


According to samsungs site these models do have VGA, the one I looked at in comet also had VGA and so does the JL one this was important for me too. Most likely a mistake in the specs.

As far as I know most new TV's dropped DVI in favour of HDMI and graphics card makers seem to be doing the same or at the very least now have them side by side. Not that it's important as you can buy DVI to HDMI cables easily (I ordered one from play).

This also alows HDCP protected content (BLU ray) to be played from a PC to the screen at it's highest resolution without being downscaled by the copy protection. DVI to VGA does not suport HDCP and DVI to DVI doesn't as far as I know.

I couldn't find this posted anywhere, didn't show up in any searches, as usual :roll: The only one I found was posted 3 months ago and isn't the same one as it's a 720P and this is full a full 1080P.
#5
gtcarling
The £25.00 works fine. price is £693.90 minus discount and plus carriage.

Good deal.


Thanks! updated the title appropriately. :thumbsup:

Also a reminder about quidco 4%. Could end up as little as around £670 delivered making it better than Comets old offer.
#6
Pixmania? - No thank you

Would not buy a £1 worth of goods from them, let alone £700!!
#7
Likewise good deal but not pixmania
#8
wouldn't buy a second hand plastic bag from pixmania.
#9
akexuk
wouldn't buy a second hand plastic bag from pixmania.


So are you saying you would buy a second hand plastic bag from a more reputable retailer? :w00t:
#10
For the right price I might! :santa:
#11
fragilegorilla
According to samsungs site these models do have VGA, the one I looked at in comet also had VGA and so does the JL one this was important for me too. Most likely a mistake in the specs.

As far as I know most new TV's dropped DVI in favour of HDMI and graphics card makers seem to be doing the same or at the very least now have them side by side. Not that it's important as you can buy DVI to HDMI cables easily (I ordered one from play).

This also alows HDCP protected content (BLU ray) to be played from a PC to the screen at it's highest resolution without being downscaled by the copy protection. DVI to VGA does not suport HDCP and DVI to DVI doesn't as far as I know.

I couldn't find this posted anywhere, didn't show up in any searches, as usual :roll: The only one I found was posted 3 months ago and isn't the same one as it's a 720P and this is full a full 1080P.



dvi to dvi does support hdcp providing all the connected hardware supports it.
#12
Cheap because the model is obsolete...
#13
sorry wouldnt touch pixmania anymore tried them the french gits and had silly issues not the best retailer to buy from.
#14
fragilegorilla
According to samsungs site these models do have VGA, the one I looked at in comet also had VGA and so does the JL one this was important for me too. Most likely a mistake in the specs.

As far as I know most new TV's dropped DVI in favour of HDMI and graphics card makers seem to be doing the same or at the very least now have them side by side. Not that it's important as you can buy DVI to HDMI cables easily (I ordered one from play).

This also alows HDCP protected content (BLU ray) to be played from a PC to the screen at it's highest resolution without being downscaled by the copy protection. DVI to VGA does not suport HDCP and DVI to DVI doesn't as far as I know.

I couldn't find this posted anywhere, didn't show up in any searches, as usual :roll: The only one I found was posted 3 months ago and isn't the same one as it's a 720P and this is full a full 1080P.


Hi sorry to jump in here but I have a laptop with an HDMI and VGA output and a Phillips (about 4yr old) LCD TV with a DVI input and I was wondering how I can play some Blu-ray/ HD content I have on the laptop (there is also a blu-ray drive on the laptop) on the TV?

Also, will I get sound out of the TV too from the laptop?

Thanks.

Tony.
1 Like #15
tony cosgrove
Hi sorry to jump in here but I have a laptop with an HDMI and VGA output and a Phillips (about 4yr old) LCD TV with a DVI input and I was wondering how I can play some Blu-ray/ HD content I have on the laptop (there is also a blu-ray drive on the laptop) on the TV?

Also, will I get sound out of the TV too from the laptop?

Thanks.

Tony.


eBay DVI to HDMI cable or adaptor.
#16
joylove
eBay DVI to HDMI cable or adaptor.


Thanks for the quick reply. Will this enable me to hear sounds too or will I have to connect the laptop's sound output to the TV too?:thumbsup::thumbsup:
#17
emad
Pixmania? - No thank you

Would not buy a £1 worth of goods from them, let alone £700!!


arsenal79place
Likewise good deal but not pixmania


akexuk
wouldn't buy a second hand plastic bag from pixmania.


I bought a Harmony remote from them and had no trouble at all, however a large TV might be another matter !
#18
Good deal, I have used pixmania in the past without problems. Maybe they have went down hill? Sounds like it from reading the comments
#19
sounds like a bargain.....BUT....and this is a BIG BUT...

its been sold on Pixmania.... i've had a nightmare with them a couple of years back when i bought a Samsung 27" LCD......it didn't come for weeks, told me it was out of stock.... when it said it was in stock on the site. Once it arrive, it was a DOA .... and coz they're based in France, i wasn't prepared to send it back to them.

So as its new and under warranty, took it to my local authorised repairer, and they fixed it - turns out it had a faulty circuit.

PLUS, it came without a 3 pin UK plug - so i had to get an adapter for it!! Nightmare i have to say...
#20
Or you could try Argos and their special offer, which gives you a 3 year warranty (link on Argos page) and a price of:- £679.99 + £5.80 for home delivery.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5366244/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CHome+entertainment+and+sat+nav%7C10199181/c_2/2%7Ccat_10199181%7CTelevisions%7C10199303/c_3/3%7Ccat_10199303%7C46+inch+and+above+LCD+TVs%7C10199322.htm
#21


This isn't Full HD though - only 720p...

1080p is the way to go! Especially with 50ins screen!
1 Like #22
tony cosgrove
Thanks for the quick reply. Will this enable me to hear sounds too or will I have to connect the laptop's sound output to the TV too?:thumbsup::thumbsup:


Standard DVI doesn't carry sound, I would doubt very much that your (or any) TV will accept sound via DVI - but the TV will almost definitely have a PC Audio-in socket and your laptop will have a audio-out (or headphones) socket.

FYI - I know ATI do a range of video cards that do carry sound over DVI using one of there own DVI-HDMI converters but I don't think that will help you.
#23
Just adding to the general lack of confidence in Pixmania... Only bought something from them once. Never, ever again.
#24
khrest
Just adding to the general lack of confidence in Pixmania... Only bought something from them once. Never, ever again.


Me too. I paid for next day delivery and it still took several working days. When I called them they wouldn't refund the delivery charge!!

However, the item (an LG DVD/HDD recorder) is still working.
#25
ronin13
Or you could try Argos and their special offer, which gives you a 3 year warranty (link on Argos page) and a price of:- £679.99 + £5.80 for home delivery.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5366244/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CHome+entertainment+and+sat+nav%7C10199181/c_2/2%7Ccat_10199181%7CTelevisions%7C10199303/c_3/3%7Ccat_10199303%7C46+inch+and+above+LCD+TVs%7C10199322.htm


Sadly, that TV is an older generation and is not 1080p :-(
#26
I've heard similar stories about Pixmania over at avforums.

If you have faulty goods you have to send them back to France which will cost. I don't know if you are protected by the same laws we have in the UK although credit card gives you protection.

I wouldn't take the risk, some UK web stores are a nightmare to deal with yet alone this French one.

I've also heard it a lot of times that the plug is not the UK one.
#27
I've found Pixmania fine in the past when ordering digital cameras, but ordered this TV on 27th December and was told a couple of days later it was out of stock, despite it clearly saying it was in stock when I placed my order. Phoned Pixmania this morning and the rude french lady I spoke to said they didn't know when it would be coming back into stock and that it was Curry's stock so I should contact them!!!!! Great customer service eh! Then contacted Currys who said they couldn't trace the stock unless I had a Currys order reference which needless to say Pixmania hasn't mentioned to me. So, back on the phone to them now (this is my ninth minute of being on hold......)

Very tempted to cancel but the price is sooooo good I'm in two minds........
#28
whateverUthink
Standard DVI doesn't carry sound, I would doubt very much that your (or any) TV will accept sound via DVI - but the TV will almost definitely have a PC Audio-in socket and your laptop will have a audio-out (or headphones) socket.

FYI - I know ATI do a range of video cards that do carry sound over DVI using one of there own DVI-HDMI converters but I don't think that will help you.


Thanks for the reply. Video card in the laptop is indeed an ATI card it's a "ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470" .

The laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-FW21M .TV is a Phiilips 26" flat-tv ,God only know which model ,there's no mention of it on the instruction booklet there is however a DVI audio input.

Do you just use a 3.5MM audio cable to connect both the laptop and the tv ?

:thumbsup:
#29
whateverUthink
Me too. I paid for next day delivery and it still took several working days. When I called them they wouldn't refund the delivery charge!!

However, the item (an LG DVD/HDD recorder) is still working.


and me AVOID them!!!
#30
tony cosgrove
Thanks for the reply. Video card in the laptop is indeed an ATI card it's a "ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470" .

The laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-FW21M .TV is a Phiilips 26" flat-tv ,God only know which model ,there's no mention of it on the instruction booklet there is however a DVI audio input.

Do you just use a 3.5MM audio cable to connect both the laptop and the tv ?

:thumbsup:


I think so... I'm not an authority on these things!!
Of course if you have an AV Receiver or some kind of amp that takes the HDMI, that would be a lot better?? :whistling:
That Laptop looks like a beast - I'm guessing it doesn't have any problems with HD content?!

If you are having trouble with the video you might want to check the DVI on the TV is HDCP compliant/enabled. Again, not my area of expertise but another pitfall in the wonderful world of AV!!:roll:

Anyway, getting way off subject here... sorry OP!
1 Like #31
You can use a DVI to HDMI converter as long as your graphics card on your PC supports HDCP (for HD movie viewing).
Even without HDCP general PC usage and gaming will work over DVI to HDMI converter. But for HD movie playing you need HDCP.

HDMI and DVI signal is totally compatible. The only difference between them is that the sound channel is not present in DVI. ATI graphic cards that have HDMI have connectors to audio cards to carry sound.
#32
No way would I order something like this from Pixmania - you would have to be absolutely nuts. If something goes wrong it's like entering some weird kind of surreal 'the-rules-of-the-game-have-changed' type world.

Any deal I have seen on here that I've been tempted by has been dismissed if it's with Pixmania.

Do yourself a favour, think about how much a world of hurt you will be in if something goes wrong with this 50" TV that has to be returned to France. I'm hiding under the table just thinking about it - I'm that scared!
#33
Never have and never ever would buy anything from Pixmania - far too many horror stories. Their dreadful reputation is not new - it goes way back.
#34
whateverUthink
I think so... I'm not an authority on these things!!
Of course if you have an AV Receiver or some kind of amp that takes the HDMI, that would be a lot better?? :whistling:
That Laptop looks like a beast - I'm guessing it doesn't have any problems with HD content?!

If you are having trouble with the video you might want to check the DVI on the TV is HDCP compliant/enabled. Again, not my area of expertise but another pitfall in the wonderful world of AV!!:roll:

Anyway, getting way off subject here... sorry OP!


I've an old Yamaha amp but there is no HDMI ,sadly.

There's a story with the laptop. I bought it from JL in November however I wanted the FW211E and thought that's what they gave me until I realised about three days later they had given me a much better laptop (£200 more expensive) however I was concerned about my warranty so I took it back and JL split the (price) difference with me becuase I was honest with them. A no brainer really:)

Superb laptop though but I'm comparing it to an old (six yr old) desktop;-) Yes it's very good at HD content but I really need to get a decent Panna plasma ,I'm holding out for one of those with the built in freestat hopefully the price will come down to a realistic £600 or £700.

Thanks again to all who relied and apologies to the OP:thumbsup:

Tony.
#35
I have a friend that uses Pixmania quite a lot. Now wether this is true or not I dont know, but he said he has a few of their tv's Delivered by Currys. Now I know they are the same people, DSG Group. I have only ever ordered one TV from Pixmania and it came from France, I knew this at the time of ordering and knew to have my kettle lead ready :) Which are 2 quid or less by the way

At the time it was good value, so thats why I ordered, And I turned out to be more than happy with the TV.
#36
as said before, would not touch Pixmania, it took us 6 months to get a webcam 'fixed' which ended in a CC refund after Pixmania kept changing the goalposts.

be warned !!
#37
Tried to order twice over 3days, kept getting a message saying the site was down due to maintenance, tried to call yesterday to find out what was going on and gave up after 15mins on hold, just called them again and after 9mins on hold I was told by the operator that the site was down for a couple of hours and that I'd have to pay full price as there is no record of my order, after explaining that I had tried but kept getting told the site is down, she merely said that I have no option but to pay full price.

Considering I work for DSGi, I think Pixmania's service is appalling and I defo wouldn't attempt use again.

The TV is now £849.61 so mods might as well expire.

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