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Offer ends 12PM 30th December 2008 50" (127cm) Visible Screen Size, Intergrated Digital Tuner, Resolution 1365 x 768 Pixels, Brightness 1500 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio 30000:1, 3 x HDMI

The site also offers £50 'cashback' - essentially a credit of £50 to be spent on their site.
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#1
Further £50 cashback to spend on the site and possible 4% Quidco makes this a very HOT deal.
#2
super hot deal
#3
Hardly cash back if it has to be spent on the same site:whistling: Hasn’t this been listed already Not voted

Please excuse my bad manners welcome mancdaz to Hotdeals:thumbsup:
#4
OK I've removed the cashback part. Even at £599 this is a great deal
#5
Only 1365 x 768 resolution on a 50" TV? hmm.

Nice price though for the size.
#6
mancdaz
OK I've removed the cashback part. Even at £599 this is a great deal


Tis true:thumbsup:
#7
not full hd!!!!
#8
ll Deano ll
Only 1365 x 768 resolution on a 50" TV? hmm.

Nice price though for the size.


If you sit more than 8ft away from this set you will NOT see any difference from a full 1080p version of this tv:thumbsup:
#9
doober
not full hd!!!!


That’s helpful :p
#10
Geemac
If you sit more than 8ft away from this set you will NOT see any difference from a full 1080p version of this tv:thumbsup:


I know that.

Common sense that a picture looks better the further you get away from it but it still will be poor in comparison to a Full HD when viewed close.

Compared resolutions before and a TV produces a lot better picture if it is Full HD than one which is just 720p but then I just stated the obvious lol

As I said, good price :)
#11
ll Deano ll
I know that.

Common sense that a picture looks better the further you get away from it but it still will be poor in comparsion to a Full HD when viewed close.

Compared resolutions before and a TV produces a lot better picture if it is Full HD than one which is just 720p but then I just stated the obvious lol

As I said, good price :)


Sorry just playing with you;-) How close would you want to get to a 50” screen:-D
#12
Geemac
Sorry just playing with you;-) How close would you want to get to a 50” screen:-D


2 inches. I want full benefit of my TVs picture haha

I want it strapped on my head so I can walk around whilst playing games.
#13
i want it for my desk :-D
#14
if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?
#15
Please excuse my bad manners welcome mancdaz to Hotdeals:thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

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Great deal BTW.....scorchio !!!
#16
Diekund
if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?


'Cos the best costs considerably more :P

still looking for a nice 32" that can handle sports myself!
#17
Jetpac
'Cos the best costs considerably more :P

still looking for a nice 32" that can handle sports myself!


it sure does. but i meant 1080p over 720p :P

dont get a samsung id say. I have a samsung and an LG. i know many people with both brands and the LG seems to be the better. My samsung often flashes a line of pixels like its on its way out. I was worried until i saw the same thing on my sisters and also another girls.

I wont say any more as im not the man to ask, but i would just say, imo, samsungs are not the best
#18
I think this model number has 20000:1 contrast ratio - not certain though.

A lot of telly for the money and looks to be the cheapest price around at the moment... but like others, I want 1080p/24 at this size.
#19
I think if I was to go for this screen, I would price match with John Lewis and get their 5 year Warranty for the same price. I know about the quidco and the £50 cashback voucher, but I'd prefer to have peace of mind for 5 years than trying to get a 50" screen fixed in 2 years time!!:thumbsup:
#20
stefor
I think if I was to go for this screen, I would price match with John Lewis and get their 5 year Warranty for the same price. I know about the quidco and the £50 cashback voucher, but I'd prefer to have peace of mind for 5 years than trying to get a 50" screen fixed in 2 years time!!:thumbsup:


John Lewis won't price match online retailers only high street stores :thumbsup:
#21
Diekund;3892344
if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?



If you're happy enough sitting close, then fine, pay more and you'll benefit. However, for a 50" that's around 7 feet - not too convenient if you have lots of people trying to watch at once. Personally I like to do viewings for 5 or 6 people fairly often, so it's a pretty major consideration. Takeaway, some nice wine and a quality film with a group of friends. Nice combo.

Probably my next TV will be 60" as a result, which allows good 1080p viewing at around 9 feet, a nice distance to squeeze lots of people in. Problem is, 1080p 60" are still around 2k, which I can afford but can't justify to myself :-)
#22
i am awaiting delivery of my 1080p samsung from dixons, it is coming tomorrow and i paid 629.
#23
Diekund
if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?


And if you mainly watch Freeview/Sky+ you’d be better off with this HD ready TV a full HD TV would be wasted :thumbsup:
#24
Geemac;3892806
And if you mainly watch Freeview/Sky+ you’d be better off with this HD ready TV a full HD TV would be wasted :thumbsup:


Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just painful :-) Good quality DVDs are manageable, but TV is terrible - especially live TV.
#25
arfster
Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just painful :-) Good quality DVDs are manageable, but TV is terrible - especially live TV.


i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you get your opinion from.
#26
arfster
Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just painful :-) Good quality DVDs are manageable, but TV is terrible - especially live TV.


doober
i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you get your opinion from.


He should try using a proper aerial instead of a wet piece of string:p I actually have this TV and it’s fine with SD TV:-D
#27
that is huge
#28
vinnie_nine
that is huge


That’s a bit personnel:whistling: but thank you:thumbsup::-D
#29
doober;3892833
i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you get your opinion from.


From owning 8 HDTVs over the years, every conceivable source. Bluray, HDDVD, Sky HD and foreign HD channels via a motorised 2nd dish (premiere and canal+). Everything is sent through a HTPC which makes a better job of deinterlacing and upscaling than any set.

A 50" is a heck of a lot bigger than a 42" btw, more than 40% more.
#30
Good price but old technology, if you cant afford a true HD TV, you can say you have a 50" TV.

I wouldnt buy one if it was £399.

Pay a bit more and get a true HD TV.

Voted Cold for poor resolution.
#31
[QUOTE

A 50" is a heck of a lot bigger than a 42" btw, more than 40% more.[/QUOTE]

dont think so my friend, mathematically impossible. maybe 25% if you are lucky.
#32
If someone wants the 1080p version of the Samsung, I've found the best price is at Dixons:

http://www.dixons.co.uk/product.php?sku=139898

At an extra £100, it's worth the extra. Also, you may find a voucher to use against this price too!!
#33
well it depends how you consider the increase

If you say 42" is your base line or 100%

then a 50" is a 42" or so increase

Maths below

42" 16:9 is 377 Square inchs

50" 16:9 is 535" square inchs

32" is 219 square inchs

so id 42" is ya base line
535-377 is 158
158/377 is 41.9% increase
#34
I've just bought the 1080P version that was hot on here a couple of days ago and well worth the extra £100
for full HD.

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/448222/SAMSUNG-PS50A557S3FXXU

Had it since boxing day playing sky HD and HD DVD's through it and awesome for the money.

Just my opinion £100 is a £100 and this site is all about saving money but don't skip quality on a tv this size especially if you intend to put Blu Ray through it.
#35
Diekund
if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?



for this price its got to be a 1080p, especially for the price you can get a 42" with 1080p at this price in Currys/Dixons.
#36
callius;3893026
well it depends how you consider the increase

If you say 42" is your base line or 100%

then a 50" is a 42" or so increase

Maths below

42" 16:9 is 377 Square inchs

50" 16:9 is 535" square inchs

32" is 219 square inchs

so id 42" is ya base line
535-377 is 158
158/377 is 41.9% increase



Easier way: divide larger set by smaller, then square the result, ie 50/42 * 50/42 = 1.4172

Near enough as makes no difference.
#37
what do you guys think is better a 42" LG 1080p set @ £549.99(same website) or this one,It's for my bedroom and it'll be used for sky occasionaly and xbox 360 a lot.i dont understand all this contrast ratio stuff :(
the lg: http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/SoundVisionandSatNav/TV/Plasma/LG/lg-42pg6000-42--hd-1080p-digital-plasma-tv/f-672-178844.html
#38
It might be cheap and a good buy but it does have a high consumption level of 450 watts.
#39
if people give so much of a hoot about power consumption then turn off your pcs, dont watch telly and go live back in the cave!
#40
al1985
what do you guys think is better a 42" LG 1080p set @ £549.99(same website) or this one,It's for my bedroom and it'll be used for sky occasionaly and xbox 360 a lot.i dont understand all this contrast ratio stuff :(
the lg: http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/SoundVisionandSatNav/TV/Plasma/LG/lg-42pg6000-42--hd-1080p-digital-plasma-tv/f-672-178844.html


can u stretch the budget and get a a panasonic?

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