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Samsung 50" Plasma TV HD Ready Freeview £499.95 @ Richer Sounds (VIP DEALS)

£499.95 @ Richer Sounds
This offer is on for Good Friday - Easter Monday. Just been looking at the Easter VIP deals and RS have the Samsung PS50B450 on offer for this weekend only. Just mention the VIP deal instore to …
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banned6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
This offer is on for Good Friday - Easter Monday.

Just been looking at the Easter VIP deals and RS have the Samsung PS50B450 on offer for this weekend only.

Just mention the VIP deal instore to get it at this price.

Not 1080p but this doesnt matter, this is a cracking deal.

They also have on offer the Samsung LE32B350 for £249.95 for this weekend only(Again VIP deal)

Here is the link( says £599.95 but remember to mention VIP deal)
http://www.richersounds.com/product/plasma-tv/samsung/ps50b450/sams-ps50b450

Another £50 for a 5 year warranty.
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[mod]#1
pretty good ,just got the 42" LG PQ10 for £400 :)
#2
A good price but I'm not sure a 50" without 1080p is a good idea.
banned#3
This is only a Series 4 - very old - and not HD

the picture is gonna be pretty blocky for a 50" non HD

rubbish TV - avoid !
banned#4
Zuulan
A good price but I'm not sure a 50" without 1080p is a good idea.


1080p barely makes a difference at 50", I would say its only beneficial for Projector size screens.

Most of peoples viewing will be in SD or some HD if they have Sky HD so if the screen was 1080p then the TV would have to make up more pixels to create the picture from a SD source so in theory a worse picture.
banned#5
Peggy Bedford
This is only a Series 4 - very old - and not HD

the picture is gonna be pretty blocky for a 50" non HD

rubbish TV - avoid !


Why is this not HD?
banned#6
alexthekid
Why is this not HD?


not true HD - not 1080p :whistling:
banned#7
not 1080p

Ok if you want to look at blocks on a screen :whistling:

Old technology - AVOID
banned#8
Peggy Bedford
not true HD - not 1080p :whistling:


Now you didnt say that at first., you just said not HD.

Again read my post about putting a SD picture through a 1080p TV.

I could setup a 720p TV alongside a 1080p TV(both 50") with the same source playing and I would say a majority of people wouldnt be able to tell the difference.
#9
HD doesnt make a difference at 50"?? what are you mad or something?!
banned#10
jenismistry
HD doesnt make a difference at 50"?? what are you mad or something?!


Full HD i'm on about - not normal HD.

I am saying 720p or 1080i is as good as 1080p on a 50" TV.
banned#11
alexthekid
Now you didnt say that at first., you just said not HD.

Again read my post about putting a SD picture through a 1080p TV.

I could setup a 720p TV alongside a 1080p TV(both 50") with the same source playing and I would say a majority of people wouldnt be able to tell the difference.


I would be able to tell the difference - and that's all that counts if it was in my home
banned#12
jenismistry
HD doesnt make a difference at 50"?? what are you mad or something?!


the block effect would be MAGNIFIED at 50" :whistling:
banned#13
Peggy Bedford
I would be able to tell the difference - and that's all that counts if it was in my home


Where did you buy your LED from?
banned#14
alexthekid
Where did you buy your LED from?


how did you know about that ? - having you been spying through my letterbox ?;-)
banned#15
This is a series 4 set - Samsung now upto series 7 or 8

ALARM BELLS SHOULD BE RINGING IN YOUR HEAD :whistling:
#16
Zuulan
A good price but I'm not sure a 50" without 1080p is a good idea.


Peggy Bedford
This is only a Series 4 - very old - and not HD

the picture is gonna be pretty blocky for a 50" non HD

rubbish TV - avoid !


Peggy Bedford
This is a series 4 set - Samsung now upto series 7 or 8

ALARM BELLS SHOULD BE RINGING IN YOUR HEAD :whistling:


you sure are spouting some bull pucky,
these screens are very nice and the upscaling of a sd picture to 1080p is something done very poorly by the majority of 1080p screens, samsung pannys even pioneers,
for sd these 720p sets rule, i know i've seen dozens and after comparing went for a 720 50"
#17
Peggy Bedford
not 1080p

Ok if you want to look at blocks on a screen :whistling:

Old technology - AVOID


I see you're blonde

JUST FOR EVERYONE NOT IN THE KNOW, 1080P ONLY GIVES AN IMPROVEMENT ON BLU RAY AND EVEN THEN NOT A BIG DIFFERENCE -yes Im shouting

I have Panny 1080p and 720p screens and I may sell the 1080p and get a bigger 720p
1 Like #18
Its also worth noting, if you dont plan on getting bluray and mainly watch normal broadcasts (SD), hd broadcasts and DVDs then the 720p set may well look better than the 1080p set. Thats because it takes more processing transfering the 480p signal into 1080p than it takes transfering it to 720p

The 720p plasmas are considered better by those that have them than 1080p plasmas, which in turn are better at SD than LCD/LEDs
#19
i'm no expert but did a lot of research into buying a 50" plasma and got the equivalent of this model.
For watching tv and xbox gaming we have no regrets. It has some image retention issues when things fade to a black screen but after 2 years no screen burn, stil a great picture and for £500 a bargain for 50".
The whole 1080p thing is all dependant on how far away you are from the screen anyway. We are over 6' away and even when watching hd at via the v+ the difference is negligible. Football in hd is significantly better however. We came to the conclusion that we watch normal tv more than films and hd ready tends to do better with a standard tv picture.

Don't want to get involved in tech row as when 3d sets come out all this tech will be old.

For a 50" set this is a great deal and with the world cup coming up, why not.
#20
Peggy Bedford
This is a series 4 set - Samsung now upto series 7 or 8

ALARM BELLS SHOULD BE RINGING IN YOUR HEAD :whistling:


alarm bells that its a great price for a 50" screen?

you REALLY do talk such toss.
old technology and not full HD

unless you have a blu ray or use it as a PC monitor, you won't see the benefit.

for anyone still watching freeview/sky/cable or even with their HD services, this is FINE.

any anyone who says the pixels will be magnified at 50", just hasnt got a clue and deserves to be suckered into buying LED TVs, by people at Currys and Comet (and I speak as a member of staff, I love gullible people who don't know their sh*t)
#21
I'd say the 1080 thing is less important than the fact most people don't have rooms big enough for these screens.

A 50" screen you should be sitting 10'-12' away from - that's a LONG way and further than most people's front rooms (in my experience - lords and ladies may disagree!!)

If you have a football-field sized room, this may be for you tho ;)
3 Likes #22
I think some people have been spending to much time talking to salesmen in Currys.

720p on 50" is absolutely fine. In fact SD, upscaled DVD's and even Sky HD, which is 1080i (not 1080p) will look great. It's possible that SD will look even better on 720p - it has the many times i have auditioned equivalent 1080p and 720p sets side by side. I doubt you could tell any difference between Sky HD on a 720p and 1080p, most 720p TV's do 1080i.

BluRay is a different matter as apart from a small handful of 1080p PS3 games, is the only way to watch native 1080p, but even then the difference is minimal in real life usage. And thats with Blurays that were record in 1080P, most were not. Planet Earth for example - 1080i Bluray.

But again, 1080p is only part of what makes a good image. Contrast, colour, viewing angles, black levels, motion handling, moving resolution, image processing, SD scaler chip... But no, all you ever hear is people waffle on about 1080p.

This TV will give a far better picture than that rubbish 50" 1080p Bush LCD on SD AND HD, but i bet more people buy the Bush. Noobs.
#23
This is killing hot uk deals, every single tv thread..... :-(
#24
best ever tv setup for SD quality in the UK at the moment is - 720P TV with a 1080i input (HD Box).
#25
400lbBench
Its also worth noting, if you dont plan on getting bluray and mainly watch normal broadcasts (SD), hd broadcasts and DVDs then the 720p set may well look better than the 1080p set. Thats because it takes more processing transfering the 480p signal into 1080p than it takes transfering it to 720p

The 720p plasmas are considered better by those that have them than 1080p plasmas, which in turn are better at SD than LCD/LEDs


autopilot
I think some people have been spending to much time talking to salesmen in Currys.

720p on 50" is absolutely fine. In fact SD, upscaled DVD's and even Sky HD, which is 1080i (not 1080p) will look great. It's possible that SD will look even better on 720p - it has the many times i have auditioned equivalent 1080p and 720p sets side by side. I doubt you could tell any difference between Sky HD on a 720p and 1080p, most 720p TV's do 1080i.

BluRay is a different matter as apart from a small handful of 1080p PS3 games, is the only way to watch native 1080p, but even then the difference is minimal in real life usage. And thats with Blurays that were record in 1080P, most were not. Planet Earth for example - 1080i Bluray.

But again, 1080p is only part of what makes a good image. Contrast, colour, viewing angles, black levels, motion handling, moving resolution, image processing, SD scaler chip... But no, all you ever hear is people waffle on about 1080p.

This TV will give a far better picture than that rubbish 50" 1080p Bush LCD on SD AND HD, but i bet more people buy the Bush. Noobs.


Couldn'r put it better myself, have some rep for that :thumbsup:
#26
slackrat77
unless you have a blu ray or use it as a PC monitor, you won't see the benefit.


Or play 1080p PS3 games...

It’s undoubtedly an incredible price for a 50” screen... I’d just rather pay a little extra and get a 1080p one...
#27
Can we please have ONE (yes, JUST ONE) TV deal without the 1080p brigade coming out.

At the distance most people are viewing, and the way most people are viewing, the difference is negligible.
#28
[QUOTE=alexthekid]1080p barely makes a difference at 50", I would say its only beneficial for Projector size screens.
[QUOTE]

:w00t:
#29
bma1445
Can we please have ONE (yes, JUST ONE) TV deal without the 1080p brigade coming out.

It's not just TV threads tbh - we have to live with people who have no idea what this site is for in most threads.

iPhone/Android deals shouted down by people who wouldn't spend that much on a phone - PC deals shouted down by people who have no idea what others use their PCs for etc. etc.

Far too much personal opinion here - far too little evaluation of the deal and sensible advice.

Problem is - most people can't see past the end of their own (largely ignorant and obsessed with stats and brands and paranoia) noses - there's even spite involved (people who vote deals down because their local store doesn't have it or because they spent more on the same thing).

Get used to it :(
#30
Godspeed
This is killing hot uk deals, every single tv thread..... :-(


I know, it is sad really

people just can't see that a £500 50inch plasma TV from a branded manufacturer is a hot deal, for some reason some people just insist on paying over the odds for the latest and greatest (marketed) technology

to those that say this is a **** deal, I say you that unless you have the latest 103inch pioneer 1080p 3D plasma tv, you have a **** tv, so STFU !
#31
tubbyasstoo
I know, it is sad really

people just can't see that a £500 50inch plasma TV from a branded manufacturer is a hot deal, for some reason some people just insist on paying over the odds for the latest and greatest (marketed) technology

to those that say this is a **** deal, I say you that unless you have the latest 103inch pioneer 1080p 3D plasma tv, you have a **** tv, so STFU !


ah someone with some common sense, i just love all those who argue the 1080p vs 720p , with out a clue , lets talk 1080p , eh bluray , ps3 and again bluray ,ps3 , the rest is 720p that would be sky hd or should we argue no its 1080i which lets be honest is not 1080p its just a real nice name for 720p , you people out there get the point , there is nothing wrong with a 720p tv at all unless you are going to sit 3 ft away from it , most folk sit what 7-8 ft , you`ll never know the difference and thats a fact , unless of courst you are lucky anough to have 20 20 perfect vision of which alot of people here seem too have. lol.
#32
i have the 42inch of this tv and could say standard def is good at 1.5 meters away and sky hd is bril on hd channel. so for £499 it is worth its asking price, i would recomment paying £50 extra for 5 years cover as these tv's are known to switch themselfs on in the night, has happened to me a few times, freaky.
#33
although i would be inclined to agree that £500 is a good price , if you dont need it right i would wait , by that i mean if you have 42 or a tv you are happy with , the price of these things are falling at such a rapid speed in the last 6 months i dont think that deals like will be in short supply or better still.
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Peggy Bedford
This is a series 4 set - Samsung now upto series 7 or 8

ALARM BELLS SHOULD BE RINGING IN YOUR HEAD :whistling:


You are truely talking out of your bum. Samsung have a range of screens 4 series 5 series 6 etc etc. They all came out at the same time the series simply reflects the range NOT the age of screen.

Samsung 2006 Models Consisted of the R86/F71
Samsung 2007 Models Consisted of the M86/Q97/F86/F96/N87/P96
Then in 2008 they renamed them based on a Series so starting at 3/4 going upwards to 8.

All there models consisted of the letter A for example LE32A450 ( A is denoting age 450 denoting 4 series )

Then finally in 2009 they moved onto the letter B So LE32B450 a current generation 4 series screen.
This year 2010 they will be releasing models with the letter C and again the different series. LE denoting LCD and PS meaning plasma.

This screen is an entry level series 4 HD ready plasma. Suitable for normal television watching/ films and even HD games consoles. It will not be quite as sharp as a 1080p screen but the difference is no where near as large as people make out. Unfortunately most people on HUKD post without knowing what they are talking about, this really should stop as it is quickly bringing the site as whole down.

This is an excellent buy for the money and you will not go far wrong, it will quite happily work with a blu ray if you also decided to purchase one in the future. A few hundred quid more will get you 1080p if thats your thing but ONLY makes a difference when watching a blu ray disk, any other content it is not beneficial.

As i said before you actually need to feed the set with high definition to notice the benefit of either resolution. As it stands today we have various tv inputs.

Standard Definition ( 576i or lower )

Sky (576i)
Freeview (576i)
Freesat (576i)
Virgin/NTL (576i)
DVD player (576i)

Dreamcast(480p with vga cable)
PS2(576i / 480p)
Wii(576i / 480p)

Hd Ready

Freesat HD(1080i 2 channels)
Sky HD(1080i 20+ channels if subscribed)
Virgin HD V+(1080i 1 or 2 channels)
Xbox 360(rendered at 720p mostly)
Playstation 3(rendered at 720p mostly)

Full HD

HD DVD player(1080p)
Blu Ray player(1080p)
PC input(1080p)

Looking at my list there is only 3 "real" true sources of 1080p and 1 of them is a dead format and the other is a computer monitor.... 1080p is unlikely to be broadcast over the short term future due to the fact that so much bandwidth is required. We have too many stupid shopping and porn channels on television, maybe when this trash is cleared there will be extra space.

Finally when you watch a "none native" resolution so for example a SD image on a 720P screen or 1080p screen it needs to be scaled to fit the screen, this process of scaling makes the image quality look worse. Blurring can be noticed, in computer games aliasing ( jaggies ) are made more obvious and the overall Picture is worse than simply displaying the native panel resolution. So with this in mind a normal freeview image or even 720p willl look *worse* on a 1080p panel than it does on a 720p panel.

But my point is that 1080p is only used a very small minority of cases coupled with the fact a 1080p set will cost more to run, generate more heat and will make none 1080p inputs look worse... seriously it is not all that much better.

Voted hot.
#35
autopilot
I think some people have been spending to much time talking to salesmen in Currys.

720p on 50" is absolutely fine. In fact SD, upscaled DVD's and even Sky HD, which is 1080i (not 1080p) will look great. It's possible that SD will look even better on 720p - it has the many times i have auditioned equivalent 1080p and 720p sets side by side. I doubt you could tell any difference between Sky HD on a 720p and 1080p, most 720p TV's do 1080i.

BluRay is a different matter as apart from a small handful of 1080p PS3 games, is the only way to watch native 1080p, but even then the difference is minimal in real life usage. And thats with Blurays that were record in 1080P, most were not. Planet Earth for example - 1080i Bluray.

But again, 1080p is only part of what makes a good image. Contrast, colour, viewing angles, black levels, motion handling, moving resolution, image processing, SD scaler chip... But no, all you ever hear is people waffle on about 1080p.

This TV will give a far better picture than that rubbish 50" 1080p Bush LCD on SD AND HD, but i bet more people buy the Bush. Noobs.


rep for you, finally somebody who gets it
#36
I wish that peeps would actually go and see one of the 720p sets before slating them because there not 1080p. People should be buying with their eyes when is comes to this sort of tech, and its quite sad that people have let the marketing hype get them. Manufacturers have known for a long time that the average joe just looks at numbers on a spec list and the average joe thinks "bigger is better" (looks like manufacturers have won)

And to add I would take a 720p kuro screen over many so called "better" 1080p sets any day of the week and i'm willing to bet the 720p blows them out of the water. My advice is go and See the tv your interested in and if its a good picture and ticks all your boxes image wise then buy it - dont fall into the "i've got a bigger ***** trap"
#37
Peggy Bedford;8261841
This is a series 4 set - Samsung now upto series 7 or 8


Nonsense. This model came out on April 2009 (A=2008, B=2009, C=2010). Series 4/5/6/7/8 refers to the position within the range, ie this is the budget model for 2009.
#38
I use a projector with a 1024x768 resolution across a whole wall practically and don't find the image all blocky, there are projectors with 858x480 resolutions still sold that people are happy with. Personally I feel the impact of a 50" screen is much better than a 42" screen although sadly I can't get a 50" into my living room. I'd rather have a 720p 50" plasma than a 1080p 42" screen. Yes 1080p resolution is nice to have but its certainly not the only thing to be considered. A lot of 720p sets are fanless where as 1080p sets can make annoying background whirring noises. I absolutely love my Panasonic PX80 plasma and its only 720p.
#39
I have 50 inch LG hd ready tv i have owned for about 1 year now and i would recommended it to anyone the HD picture through sky is stunning and i just cannot see it being any better. Normal tv is fine as long as you sit i think over 8 ft away. This is a great price :thumbsup:
#40
I've decided I'll stick with my Toshiba picture frame 3 due to lack of broadcast HD content. It's the pinnacle of the CRT tree which was developed as a technology over many years. Every time I think about buying new I'm disappointed by the screens on display.
As for this deal - 50", how many people have living space to comfortably watch a screen this size?

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