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Ok I'm not a tv boffin but I thought this was a good price - not sure about specs etc (listed below) but good price for a large tv! Quidco @ 2.5%

Features
Picture/Display

42 " Diagonal Screen Size (Inch)
1500 cd/m2 Screen Brightness
175 Degree Viewing Angle
NTSC, PAL, SECAM Compatible
Auto 16:9 Switching
Digital Noise Reduction
1024x768 pixels
30,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
3d combfilter
DNie +

Manufacturers Technology Features

HD Ready
Entertainment mode
Convenience
Digital TV Ready
Freeview
Teletext
On/Off Timer
Plug & Play
Auto Standby Mode
Sleep Timer
Clock
Auto Power On/Off
Sound & Power Output
10 x 2 W Power Output Per Channel
SRS TruSurround XT

Connections

3 x HDMI Connections
1 x S-Video Connection
1 x Component Video Connection
1 x Optical Terminal Connection
2 x Euro Scart Connections
1 x Composite Video Connection
1 x Headphone Socket
1 x PC D-Sub Connection

Accessories Supplied

Pedestal stand
Remote Control
User Manual
Mains Cable
Batteries
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Power,Weight & Dimensions
30.5(With Stand) 26.8(TV Only) Kg Unit Weight (Approx)
36.8 Kg Weight Inc Packaging (Approx)
1055x724.9x316(With Stand) 1055x667.4x96.2(TV Only) mm (W/H/D) Dimensions
220 ~ 240V (50/60Hz) Mains Power
380 W Power Consumption
<1 W Standby Power Consumption

Please note that this TV is cheaper to buy from TribalUK via shop.com, especially if you're on quidco (which is 7% for shop.com) which makes this TV £459'ish delivered
- tuckeral
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#1
£499 delivered. Please adjust title. :)



Product Quantity Unit Cost Total
+- Samsung
PS42A457P1 1 £464.01 £464.01
Total Excluding Delivery £464.01
Delivery to XXXXXX £34.99
Total including Delivery £499.00
#2
Have edited title, thanks monkey nuts 2 :thumbsup:
#3
Good specs on the TV, plenty of connections for current and future technologies. Only quibbles are maybe weak sound, which is usually the case with Samsungs (only 2 x 10w) and lack of 1080p if your interested in that......
#4
whats the best 42" tv?
#5
spot on , thank you for posting this

same thing in currys instore is 617 and comet its 633 , powerhouse was just over 900 quid !!!

they are doing managers specials at currys at the moment but nothing near as cheap as this , couple of days ago there was a 50 inch plazma for 700 but the picture quality was questionable
#6
izzzzythedog
spot on , thank you for posting this

same thing in currys instore is 617 and comet its 633 , powerhouse was just over 900 quid !!!

they are doing managers specials at currys at the moment but nothing near as cheap as this , couple of days ago there was a 50 inch plazma for 700 but the picture quality was questionable


What was the model number for the 50 inch plazma at £700.
#7
Its £499 on most online retailers , hardly a bargain

you get a free gold hdmi cable with the one here : http://www.digital-point.co.uk/model.php?ID=3696
#8
Lack of 1080P lets this one down. I'd avoid if you want a more future proof TV.
#9
Even cheaper :

[COLOR=#800080]http://www.tribaluk.com/Samsung-PS42A457P1-Plasma-TV-01788337.htm[/COLOR]

use code : 350SEP08 to get it for £483
#10
for the price, this is good.

1080p malarky again.

sky hi def is 720p, not all channels are 1080p and itll be a while before they are.

not all games on xbox 360 or ps3 are 1080p either, itll be a while before most are.

unless you have a blu ray dvd player, have the games or sd channels that are 1080p then this tv isnt for.

also, if you want a 1080p tv, add another 35% on top of this price to get one.future proof is also a joke.

when you sell this tv in a year, itll be worth approx 60% of its original value, add this to a new tv and by that time, im confident youll be able to get a 46" 1080p when using £600 as your budget, not forgetting the increase of 1080p channels and games.

..........i have a 1080p though but only because i got it at mates rate, if i had a £600 budget, id get this sammy.
#11
SuPerNoVi;2947394
Lack of 1080P lets this one down. I'd avoid if you want a more future proof TV.

My Pioneer Kuro never had full 1080p yet its the best Plasma on the market today :thumbsup:

Just a shames its faulty now , so hence i need to find a new one asap......so looking for some good deals ...but this one aint for me
#12
A-n-d-y;2947399
Even cheaper :

[COLOR=#800080]http://www.tribaluk.com/Samsung-PS42A457P1-Plasma-TV-01788337.htm[/COLOR]

use code : 350SEP08 to get it for £483


+ 4% cashback via Topcashback :)
#13
Thanks edi , im a little bit tempted now lol
got refund on my Pioneer so i will save £1000 if i buy this :/

Does anyone know how it compares to this telly below for £449? opps looks like its the same tv lol

http://hotukdeals.com/item/237842/samsung-ps42a457-plasma-449-99-deli/
#14
Can someone tell me if having 1080p full hd can make a different when watching standard terrestial channels, and also for freeview?
#15
shyam;2947490
Can someone tell me if having 1080p full hd can make a different when watching standard terrestial channels, and also for freeview?

Nope ,ive had a non full 1080p for a while and infact it was better then ones with full 1080p ive tried in the past ....paid £1500 for my non 1080p and would still have it today if it had not off broke

Btw , any reviews on this tv , i cant seem to find any
#16
This isn't even normal 720p resolution though. It's 1024x768. The same resolution as a 15" monitor.

All other widescreen LCD/Plasmas are 1365x768.
#17
shyam
Can someone tell me if having 1080p full hd can make a different when watching standard terrestial channels, and also for freeview?


Yep, 1080p TVs look worse than HD Ready TVs when watching low resolution content such as terrestial, cable, sky, freeview, etc.
#18
edi
+ 4% cashback via Topcashback :)


Even cheaper again... buy it from TribalUK via shop.com as that's 7% on Quidco...making this TV £459'ish delivered
#19
Rudki
What was the model number for the 50 inch plazma at £700.


sorry i wouldnt know , it was a managers special and was listed at 699 for one day only in tamworths store ( last thrs ), if you phone them they will tell you , i remember it was just 720 hence i ignored it as id guess the resolution to be a little poor and also its too big for my room
#20
Screen resolution is not! directly proportional to image quality. There are many more factors you have to look at .
#21
tremtastic
This isn't even normal 720p resolution though. It's 1024x768. The same resolution as a 15" monitor.

All other widescreen LCD/Plasmas are 1365x768.


All 768p plasmas are this resolution. Shape of the pixels are different to lcds. It makes no difference to the picture quality tho. Anyone who knows what they are talking about would choose a decent 768p plasma (panasonic/pioneer) over a 1080p lcd. Not a fan of samsung panels tho but good price all the same.
#22
Looks the same as the 42" I bought in currys, maybe it is, but anyway :

Dont let the 1024x768 put you off, the picture quality in Standard Def through sky is excellent, on the rare occasion I play the ps3 on it through HDMI the picture is still excellent.

So basically buy a TV for what you are gonna use it for :) SD Picture was a more important factor for me when buying the Samsung and I wasnt let down.

Too many people drop the 1080p line too often, it is not as important as some may think. And too many people comment on TV's when they should keep quiet rather than give bad advise.
#23
Oh no its the 1080p Crew!
#24
A-n-d-y
My Pioneer Kuro never had full 1080p yet its the best Plasma on the market today :thumbsup:

Just a shames its faulty now , so hence i need to find a new one asap......so looking for some good deals ...but this one aint for me


Good reviews on internet about this one: http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PANA-TH42PZ80

If you're not asked about 1080p which i do agree is overhyped AND makes SD even worse consider the PX80B instead :thumbsup:
#25
Dixons are doing it for £494 delivered too + QUIDCO
#26
A-n-d-y
My Pioneer Kuro never had full 1080p yet its the best Plasma on the market today :thumbsup:

Just a shames its faulty now , so hence i need to find a new one asap......so looking for some good deals ...but this one aint for me


Cant be that good then if its broke :-D
#27
Yes 1080p does make a difference it makes your Standard Definition viewing quite a bit worse (as your TV has to upscale the source picture to an even higher resolution), even the new 1080p Panasonics give far worse results with this source than the older 720p PX range.

So rule of thumb is if you want to watch SD (freeview, dvds etc) and don't have access to High Definition Sky etc. go for a Plasma as you will get FAR better results than LCD - a lot of people are falling into the trap of future proofing when High Def. sources are not going to become too common for at least 3-4 years and even then unless you pay Sky the HD is going to be pretty sparse - perhaps 3-4 channels.

I would say that in 3-4 years LCD will have caught up (and with OLED coming far surpassing) Plasma by this time so this is the best bet for 90% of the public.
#28
Just a heads up... its £459.00 now... if it was hot before, it is hotter now!!!
#29
dmh77
Just a heads up... its £459.00 now... if it was hot before, it is hotter now!!!


Doesn't include the £34.99 delivery charge

Still cheaper at TribalUK through Shop.com with 7% Quidco

Works out at about £459 delivered after cashback.
#30
Aaaah right... didn't look in to it that far, thanks! :thumbsup:
#31
I would say to the 768 res crowd,of course you need to validate your misplaced investment.But anyone out there about to buy a tv ,view a 1080p set & then decide.
#32
Considering the heat this thread was getting I've amended the OP so that people are aware that this TV is cheaper to buy elsewhere as per posts here, here and mine here :thumbsup:
#33
Worth pointing out that both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are really only capable of doing 720P well. 1080P will be the next generation of consoles. Theres only about 3 or 4 true 1080p games on either console. In theory the PS3 was meant to offer true 1080p support but its a difficult console to program and many games are sub 720P and scaled to either 720P and 1080P. The new wipeout game looks amazing though and offers true 1080p support on PS3. The main reasons to get a 1080P set are blu-ray, hd-dvd and of course using a pc. You probably need to be viewing within 7ft on a 42" 1080p set to notice the improvement over 720p and it will be subtle not an amazing improvement. 1080p does not benefit standard definition, generally 720p plasmas offer the best upscaled standard definition images be it freeview, sky, dvd or older consoles. Also 720P plasmas are more likely to be fanless like the PX80 so you don't have annoying background noise especially later on when they fill up with dust which can be distracting when the volume is low and your watching tv late at night. Also remember contrast, brightness and motion handling are at least as important as resolution. For me motion handling is the most important as I find jerky scrolling/panning etc to be really annoying and distracting.
#34
The op has now been reduced to 458.45 plus delivery.
#35
izzzzythedog
sorry i wouldnt know , it was a managers special and was listed at 699 for one day only in tamworths store ( last thrs ), if you phone them they will tell you , i remember it was just 720 hence i ignored it as id guess the resolution to be a little poor and also its too big for my room



it was the 50 inch version of this tv infact, (ps50A456 - £699) I know because I bought one for parents house.
The tv has a very nice picture for a 50 inch so this being 42 should be just as good if not better.
a really decent tv for the price, espeically if your watching SD, but connect it to a HD device such as a PS3 and you will be really blown away.

Dixons have it for £494 and if you use code DELTV you get free delivery.
They are doing the 50 inch version for £685 - a real bargain.
#36
izzzzythedog
sorry i wouldnt know , it was a managers special and was listed at 699 for one day only in tamworths store ( last thrs ), if you phone them they will tell you , i remember it was just 720 hence i ignored it as id guess the resolution to be a little poor and also its too big for my room


tremtastic
This isn't even normal 720p resolution though. It's 1024x768. The same resolution as a 15" monitor.

All other widescreen LCD/Plasmas are 1365x768.


the pansonics are 1024x768 and their awesome.
Its LCD's that are generally 1365x768 or 50 inch plasmas.
Either way it dont make a difference, they're both 720P.
#37
JaiRo
1080p malarky again.


It's not malarky, it's about getting the best deal for your money.

TVs generally last years so if I was to invest in a new TV, personally I'd be aiming for a 1080p simply to future proof as best I can.

That's what I'd do but that's me.
#38
1080p dosent mean you are getting the best tv tho
#39
deanos
1080p dosent mean you are getting the best tv tho


yh exactly. there are some tvs which are 1080p but are rubbish. if your just watching SD tv then i wouldnt recommend a 1080p tv.
#40
tuckeral
Even cheaper again... buy it from TribalUK via shop.com as that's 7% on Quidco...making this TV £459'ish delivered


If buying through shop.com from pixmania using the pixmania £10 off voucer, would you still get the 7% quidco as this would make it nearly £450 as the pixmania is £10 cheaper tahn tribaluk with the voucher (inc delivery). ??????

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