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Samsung PS43D490 - 43" 3D HD Ready Plasma TV - £480.00 @ Makro

£480.00 @ makro
From 6th April Makro are selling the entry level Samsung 3D HD ready plasma for £399.99 +vat that is £480. The cheapest I have seen it elsewhere is £600. The Tv is 43" BUT IS NOT FULL HD (720p instead… Read More
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From 6th April Makro are selling the entry level Samsung 3D HD ready plasma for £399.99 +vat that is £480. The cheapest I have seen it elsewhere is £600. The Tv is 43" BUT IS NOT FULL HD (720p instead of 1080p) but is a good price for a large screen HD 3D Plasma. If you have a Makro card or know someone who does, then worth a visit. See link below for specs.
http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/television/television/plasma-tv/PS43D490A1XXM/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail
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#1
This tv has terrible reviews, terrible picture.

I would rather a good 40" or bit more for a good 46" Sorry cold
#2
I cant find any reviews online. Where did you see the reviews and can you put a link on here so I can read them before deciding whether to buy(assuming you didnt just make them up)
#3
Reviews say, its only good for HDTV and Blu-ray, SD and 3D not that great, just did a search, and some have the same comments, I am sorry you feel I make stuff up, but how good can the pic be for a 720p 3d plasma
1080p 3d 50" tv's are over double this price, why.... Because they are a lot better.
Seen this in currys or comet when I was looking for my 46C650, and this tv on sky looked really bad, believe me or not, go look for yourself, I would before I spent 500.00 on anything
#4
Still can't find any reviews. Canada I think you miss the pont of entry level. Obviously it won't be as good as one twice the price or fullHD. Entry level systems are just that, they are inferior versions sold at prices that are affordable for those who don't have or don't want to spend a lot of Money on a Tv etc. I do take your point though about spending £ 200 or £300 more and getting full Hd. However, not everyone has that luxury. Still waiting on the link to the 'reviews'.
#5
better off buying decent 1080p non 3d plasma imo....................
#6
canada16

Seen this in currys or comet when I was looking for my 46C650


nope, not this model you didnt, as neither retailer sells it.
#7
Thriller i've got one but want 3d but the wife won't let me spend a grand on one so want to know if this is any good. Still waiting Canada.
#8
Very cold. I appreciate that might be because most people don't want 720p. However I hope it isn't because of Canada 16's initial comments on the quality. As they would appear to be nonsense.
#9
blowbrown
Thriller i've got one but want 3d but the wife won't let me spend a grand on one so want to know if this is any good. Still waiting Canada.



I dunno if it's any good it looks to be a new model this year thats why Canada can't find reviews for it.... Plus i'm guessing you have to pay extra for glasses.
#10
THRILLER-DEEJAY
blowbrown
Thriller i've got one but want 3d but the wife won't let me spend a grand on one so want to know if this is any good. Still waiting Canada.
I dunno if it's any good it looks to be a new model this year thats why Canada can't find reviews for it.... Plus i'm guessing you have to pay extra for glasses.

The makro mail says it is a brand new model and this price is an introductory one. I am sure I read online(when searching for reviews) that it was only released a couple of weeks ago.
#11
I've seen one of these tvs in action and in my opinion it is well worth the £500.
There will be no reviews about on the net as this tv was only released to manufacturers two weeks ago.

The downside is that it is only 720p but to be honest if the majority of 3d you watch is going to be on Sky HD it isn't really a factor as they only broadcast in 1080i anyway.

Heat from me.

Edited By: wezlyons on Mar 31, 2011 21:40
#12
Can't see why people knock 720 so much, surely the closer you are to the native res in resoloution, less scaling has to take place? there would be less scaling needed to display HD freeview/sky than having a 1080p screen?
#13
wezlyons
The downside is that it is only 720p but to be honest if the majority of 3d you watch is going to be on Sky HD it isn't really a factor as they only broadcast in 1080i anyway.

Don't really understand the logic behind that. A 1080p panel is clearly preferable for viewing a 1080i broadcast since there would be no scaling required. Infact if your TV can de-interlace correctly, most movies on sky (originally ~24fps) would be no different to a 1080p boradcast (aside from the possible difference in the technique used to convert to 50hz).
#14
mcfly666
Can't see why people knock 720 so much, surely the closer you are to the native res in resoloution, less scaling has to take place? there would be less scaling needed to display HD freeview/sky than having a 1080p screen?

Since most broadcast HD is 1080i, there would be no scaling on 1080p panel. Also 720p and 1080p are the same aspect ratio, therefore scaling to either of these from SD (assume thats what you were talking about) would not necessarily be any easier on a 720 panel. Once you have the hardware in place to handle the extra pixels the techniques and results are essentially the same. It is the quality of the scaler which really matters.



Edited By: Mentos on Apr 01, 2011 22:01
#15
Haven't voted on the deal, as a couple of glasses will bump the price closer to some of the bundle deals we've seen. Not knowing anything about this screen I can't really comment if that saving is worth it.

If on the other hand this is as far as your budget can stretch right now and you plan on getting the glasses later, I guess it may be a good deal. Also pretty good if you already have a 3D Sammy and therefore the glasses, as this is the cheapest 3D set I've seen to date.
#16
This was selling on QVC this weekend for £568!!
#17
Am currently watching one of these, got it from Makro yesterday.

It is a fantastic picture, especially off the HD freesat we have, very clear, and very good even in full sun thanks to the dynamic picture mode.

Sound is also better than expected.

Have not tried 3D yet, didn't get it for the 3D, happened to be cheaper than an equivalent 2D so we had it anyway. Might see about spending out on some glasses sometime, but no rush.

I know it is "only" 720, but the contrast between that an SD is incredible.

Would recommend it.
#18
720p displays the SD signal better than 1080p----FACT.
Also the only sources that show 1080p are blu-ray. Sky HD is 1080i.
I'm considering getting the non 3D version of this set---the 43D450, as I'm not sold on extra dough £££ for 1080p and 3D Sets.
Currys and Comet do not set the TV sets up correctly. Like many industries, there are experts and there are people that pretend.

This link gives the facts about 720p v 1080p.
http://reviews.cnet.com/720p-vs-1080p-hdtv
#19
markjowett972
720p displays the SD signal better than 1080p----FACT.
Also the only sources that show 1080p are blu-ray. Sky HD is 1080i.
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Adding FACT to the end of a statement doesn't make it FACT.

I think you'll find the quality of scaling hw/sw, has more influence on the ability of a panel to display a source which is of a lower resolution then its native resolution.

WRT Sky being broadcast in 1080i I fail to see the relevance. A 1080p panel would still be preferable when the source is 1080i as there would be no need to scale the image.

Also just to be clear this panel is XGA (http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/television/television/plasma-tv/PS43D490A1XXM/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=specification), therefore it would have to scale any other video signal (can't think of many XGA sources). Given the pixel aspect ratio is 4:3 and the panels physical aspect ratio is 16:9 you can never 1:1 pixel map or bypass its internal scaling. Ofcourse to counter all this its cheap, but lets not pretend there are no compromises.


Edited By: Mentos on May 02, 2011 22:33: .

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