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Samsung PS42A457 Plasma £449.99 delivered

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
Samsung bolster their reputation for producing some of the best value and best performing plasma TVs available with this latest 42" model. An impressive contrast ratio of 30,000:1 combined with 100Hz picture processing ensures pictures are rich in colour and detail, and fast moving action is rendered without blurring. The impressive array of sockets includes 3 HDMIs to cater for all of your high definition equipment, while a pc input allows you to use this set as a monitor aswell.

Plus:
OPTIONAL 3 YEAR WARRANTY - £39.99
OPTIONAL 5 YEAR WARRANTY - £59.99

£50 cheaper than anywhere else with very reasonable extended warranty that won't break the bank.
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#1
nice find, rep and heat added, for the price u cant go wrong!!!!!!
#2
This exact model is £499 from comet, dixons and John Lewis.
I know everyone knows ;-) but remember JL have a 5 year guarantee - worth it IMHO for the service, delivery and guarantee.
Also remember this is 1024 x 768 non 1080p.

But a very good set all the same.
#3
Yes but out of stock at John Lewis and now priced @£599 on their website, so looking at JL might not give you much joy!!
#4
Superb price for what you get, very hot!!!
#5
Also from the same company a Sony 40" Bravia + Bluray DVD player for £730
That's a hot deal is it not? TV is also 1080
This was on special a few days ago at Comet for £699, but other shops are selling the only the TV for £699 and above.

http://www.robertwhyteltd.co.uk/shop/sku.php?SK=25d974f8070cf7bc879be10a9b9bd28c&SHOP_target_sku=KDL40V4000_AND_BDPS300_
#6
How does this match up with the Panasonic PX 80 that is availabe from Richer Sounds at £599?
#7
The site bills it as 720p and as hd ready, but 720p refers to 1280*720 so this tv is sub 720p and does not deserve the hd ready moniker as described on wikipedia. Unless the stated resolution is incorrect however I have seen it repeated on other sites.
#8
nxsfan
The site bills it as 720p and as hd ready, but 720p refers to 1280*720 so this tv is sub 720p and does not deserve the hd ready moniker as described on wikipedia. Unless the stated resolution is incorrect however I have seen it repeated on other sites.


Sorry you're wrong 1280x720 is HD ready .

720p: 1,280x720 pixel resolution. High-definition picture that is displayed progressively. Each line is displayed on the screen simultaneously, therefore it is smoother than an interlaced picture.

1080i: 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution. High-definition picture that is displayed interlaced. Each odd line of the picture is displayed, followed by each even line, and the resulting image is not as smooth as a progressive feed. 1080i is therefore a more detailed picture suited to documentaries and wildlife footage, but less suitable for action-oriented material such as sports and movies.

1080p: 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution. High-definition picture that is displayed progressively. Each line is displayed on the screen simultaneously, therefore it is smoother than an interlaced picture. This is the ultimate high-definition standard -- the most detailed picture, displayed progressively.

There are two main formats for HDTV, namely 720p (i.e. a 720 line picture progressively scanned 50 times a second) and 1080i (1080 lines interlaced at 50 cycles per second). The picture resolution of a high definition digital TV is about 4 times greater than a typical 576 line TV picture.

The point here is that most high definition broadcast is in either 720p or 1080i, so not having a screen which is able to display 1080p may not be important to you. However, there are exceptions, and if you are a serious game player you will probably already know one of them, or to be precise two of them. The xbox360(with a little tweak) and the soon to be with us playstation 3 produce output at 1080p. Also, the new High Definition DVD format, blu-ray has also been designed for 1080p ouput. Is the difference worth the extra investment? Maybe, something you will have to judge for yourselves ...
#9
you missed the point - this tv is 1024x768 - so can't display all the pixels wide of 720p. that said it can still be HD Ready, if it has more than 720 lines of resolution and a hdmi port (and a couple of other things).
#10
i have saw this screen working. Its amazingly good!! Especially for the price. To be honest, forget the 720p issue, it still looked great, even closer up.
#11
Not another "it's not 720p or 1080p" debate
#12
People get too hung up on specs - especially the LCD fanboys.

The best TVs that money can buy right now are plasma tellies and in most cases 720p plasmas are beating 1080p LCDs.

Judge the TV based on image quality and reviews, not specs.
#13
5lab
you missed the point - this tv is 1024x768 - so can't display all the pixels wide of 720p

actually, the standards state that to be "HD ready" compliant you only need a height resolution of 720 lines, width doesnt apply. the pioneer kuro has the same resolution as this tv and ive seen them wipe the floor with some 1080p tvs

Absolute bargain if you ask me, a better plasma than the philips 5532 and the panasonic px8. in image qualiy i'd say it was very similar if not on par with the panasonic px80 series
banned#14
ive got this TV great for this price! I can select 1080p not sure im getting it tho still graet pic with HD playing either via Blu Ray PS3 or Xbox 360
#15
I have this TV and can say it is very very good for the price. With skyhd the picture is very close to more expensive counterparts. As with all plasmas you have to turn the contrast and brightness down initially to prevent image retention.
#16
Are they selling it instore at this price, if so then i'm sure John Lewis will price match it
#17
good deal heat added
#18
Dang!! I just got the philips delivered today - any thoughts on returning it?;-)
#19
hmmm I have a 32" sony hd ready but as I'm not based in glasgow this is very tempting.
#20
Robert Whyte used to do 5 year warranty as standard.

Has this changed?
#21
great price for a branded 42" - heat added!
#22
I just spoke to a sales guy who said they sold the last one this morning and he was waiting to here from Samsung about any more stock.
He also said delivery was £29.99 but on the online it shows nothing. Given this is just a normal shop I'm inclined to believe the horses mouth and that the website is incorrect ;)

Has anyone had any experience of this retailer??
#23
not in stock also there is a delivery charge
#24
Has anyone had any dealings with this company ..I am tempted to go for the TV but as I have never heard of the company I would appreciate some comments from anyone who has had any dealings with them..thanks
#25
Is this out of stock then?
#26
Just had a call back from them - it looks as though 3 weeks delivery timescales before they get any more stock in. I was advised they had ordered a good few from Samsung & they expect them back in stock in a couple of weeks.

Hope this helps

J
#27
This is most definately out of stock - but the the price could be presented to a retailer that does a price match
#28
Nearly bought this TV for £600 from JL/Richer Sounds but they never had stock. So i bought a
42px80 with a 5yr gtee for £600

At £450 its a bargain!!!
#29
Now priced at £499:x
banned#30
great telly
#31
bit late now but i was wrong about the 'hd ready' thing, i was reading the US definition.

As for whether or not it's 720p well i checked that 1280 horizontal pixels was standard: "720p assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, a vertical resolution of 720 pixels and a horizontal resolution of 1280 pixels for a total of 921,600 pixels" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p and a further discussion on AV Forums containing similar information: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=758937.

I'm not suggesting this is a bad tv it's just something i noticed and thought i would point out shld people see it lists 720p and thinks they will get native resolution from their xbox or whatever.
#32
now £499 as far as I can tell
#33
I got one of these from Dixons last week for £494, well chuffed with it.

Has anyone overcome the problem of not being able to turn it off though? - It stays on standby 24/7 at the moment, is the only way to turn the plug off?

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