Samsung PS50A456P 50" HD Ready 100hz Digital Plasma TV...£743.00 delivered @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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I'm not sure how good this TV is, but it seems a decent price for a 50" Plasma.


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Screen size 50" (127 cm)
Brightness (in cd/m²) 15,000
Contrast 20,000:1
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1366 x 768
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical - in°) 175 / 175
Noise reduction Picture Enhancement - DNIe Plus
SRS TruSurround XT
3 x HDMI
2 scart sockets
1 x component video
SCART connectors 2
Headphones socket
Digital tuner
Parental control
Automatic installation
Sleep Timer
HD ready
100 Hz technology
Dimensions (mm) 96.2 x 1231 x 755.7
Weight (kg) 37

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#1
looks like a good spec... :)
#2
amithanda
looks like a good spec... :)


The 42 inch version has been falling fast last 3 weeks,went to currys yesterday and this 50 inch set had a better image then the 42 inch one! thought it would have been other way round,both sets fed through component at the time,not sure what to do now as this set either 42 or 50 inch is one hot deal at moment,trying to convince myself that i can squeeze a 50 inch set into my living room:thumbsup:
#3
I have this set, paid a damn sight more too, and is fantastic. highly recommend
#4
bluejmc2005
I have this set, paid a damn sight more too, and is fantastic. highly recommend


do you happen to have skyplus at all, just wondered what sky looked liked throught his set,gonna bring down dawn of the dead to currys tommorrow and ask them to play it for a minute :)
#5
no 1080p on a set this big? weird IMO
#6
K1LLER HORNET
no 1080p on a set this big? weird IMO


Don't think you can get many 1080p plasmas screens at a sensible price :thinking:
#7
well i got a samsung tv a couple of weeks ago a 40" series 5 (LE40A556P 1080P), which im very pleased with and got at a really good price £680 at dixons online.

and best of all friday i got an email from them offering me a £100 worth of wine through virgin wines! it looked like spam and nearly deleted it but it worked and i've got 10 reds, 2 whites and a bottle of champagne on its way now! all for 1 pound (i went over the hundred by that!)

woohoo!
#8
Add code AW20 to get an addition £20.00 off, use Quidco and get another 3% off.
#9
lionel;2316838
well i got a samsung tv a couple of weeks ago a 40" series 5 (LE40A556P 1080P), which im very pleased with and got at a really good price £680 at dixons online.



To be fair, that's not comparing like with like. A 50" is massively bigger than a 40" - remember that's a diagonal measurement, and 25% extra diagonal means the screen area is 56% bigger.
#10
gaza41
Add code AW20 to get an addition £20.00 off, use Quidco and get another 3% off.


err, thats all mentioned in the post :thinking:
#11
arfster
To be fair, that's not comparing like with like. A 50" is massively bigger than a 40" - remember that's a diagonal measurement, and 25% extra diagonal means the screen area is 56% bigger.


oh yeh im not comparing anything, im just saying if you buy a samsung tv you might get the same offer!
#12
lionel
oh yeh im not comparing anything, im just saying if you buy a samsung tv you might get the same offer!


i seen that offer last week on dixons but it only seemed to last a few days,dixons can pull these promotions very quickly as i found out to my cost recently,ref the £99 for stand and dvd system shambles
#13
Bad bad resolution for a 50" TV. :(

No vote.
#14
JoeUK
Bad bad resolution for a 50" TV. :(


Why so? Have you actually looked at a 50" 720P and 1080P screen side by side displaying HD material? At viewing distances of more than 6 feet, the difference is imperceptible! ;-)
#15
good price, but i think with a tv of this size you need 1080p
#16
arfster
To be fair, that's not comparing like with like. A 50" is massively bigger than a 40" - remember that's a diagonal measurement, and 25% extra diagonal means the screen area is 56% bigger.


And the TV is LCD , not plasma :-D
#17
broona
Why so? Have you actually looked at a 50" 720P and 1080P screen side by side displaying HD material? At viewing distances of more than 6 feet, the difference is imperceptible! ;-)


pikachu12
good price, but i think with a tv of this size you need 1080p


May I refer you to my previous post? :p

I bought a 50" 720P Samsung just before christmas, after comparing many, many different TV's in many different shops, both 720P and 1080P, and I can safely say that once you get beyond 6 feet, you can't tell the difference, and if you need to view a 50" TV from less than 6 feet, perhaps we need to find some bargains at Specsavers? :whistling:
#18
broona
May I refer you to my previous post? :p

I bought a 50" 720P Samsung just before christmas, after comparing many, many different TV's in many different shops, both 720P and 1080P, and I can safely say that once you get beyond 6 feet, you can't tell the difference, and if you need to view a 50" TV from less than 6 feet, perhaps we need to find some bargains at Specsavers? :whistling:


yes but 720p tvs are becoming awfully cheap nowadays, which doesn't make this an all exceptional deal.
#19
broona
Why so? Have you actually looked at a 50" 720P and 1080P screen side by side displaying HD material? At viewing distances of more than 6 feet, the difference is imperceptible! ;-)


To add to that...SKY HD is 1080i (720P), and all 360 games are 1080i (apart from about 4). So anybody who wants a 1080P set is just meddling with the signal that comes in, where as a 720P set will show it at its native resolution.

Again, people come on and say "its not 1080p". Just shows that people will blindly follow anything that they believe, even they have no actual understanding of what they are talking about.

My samsung 50" is 720P. Its excellent value for money. My friends Panny 50 is 720P, and that is excellent. If you can show me a 1080P TV that is doing a significantly better job for Sky HD, 360 etc... than I will be impressed. You are just paying an extra £400 or so to fill in pixels that didnt exist in the source in the 1st place.

Also, 1080P sets consume a stupidly high amount of electricity compared to the same size in a 720P set.
#20
pikachu12
yes but 720p tvs are becoming awfully cheap nowadays, which doesn't make this an all exceptional deal.


The bottom line...if you want a 50" set...and are on a budget... then you will be very hard pushed to do better for your money.
#21
smashed
Also, 1080P sets consume a stupidly high amount of electricity compared to the same size in a 720P set.


not to mention that 1080p sets have annoying fans ,so unwanted noise and possibly another part perhaps prone to failure
#22
Bully
not to mention that 1080p sets have annoying fans ,so unwanted noise and possibly another part perhaps prone to failure

True
Dont get me wrong tho...When 1080P is standard for SKYHD, games etc..then I would buy a 1080P set. But at the moments, its wasted money.
Why pay £1100 for 1080P, when its £750 for 1080i. The price difference would get you another TV for free :thumbsup:
#23
The 1080p attitude comes from the sales reps in the shops promoting the advantages of 1080p over 720p without even mentioning that the only 1080p sources currently are high def movies and the PS3. They talk as if its the beginning of a new era like the SD->HD transition, when in reality its a much smaller difference (720p is 1MP while 1080p is 2MP, but it's not double the resolution as for that you need double the amount of horizontal and vertical lines, in the same way a 12MP camera is not double the resolution of a 6MP one).

This is a great panel at a great price and deserves a hot vote.
#24
this is a 1080i Samsung Plasma. 1080p doesnt come into the equation. This would beat most 1080p LCD's anyway at 6 ft.

HOT HOT HOT

toad
#25
th 1080p stuff is boring, and in my quite cosndiered opinion is a over hyped way for retailers to make you spend more money. also, whoever said the resolution on this TV is poor has no idea what they are talking about. i have the TV, I have had 2 previous 1080p sets both LCD, and the difference when you actually play a proper 1080p source (which is very difficult!) is only noticable when up very close - too close for everyday viewing in my opinion

this set is exceptional, i thought it was exceptional at the nr. 900 i paid. Its great on skyHD, Sky+ and Virgin - i can tell you this from personal experience, and if you are after a 50" screen for les than £1000 I dont think you can beat this set at the moment.
#26
Any chance of getting John Lewis to price match?
#27
mikees
Any chance of getting John Lewis to price match?


JL dont pricematch dixons
#28
smashed;2317520
To add to that...SKY HD is 1080i (720P), and all 360 games are 1080i (apart from about 4). So anybody who wants a 1080P set is just meddling with the signal that comes in, where as a 720P set will show it at its native resolution.



Sorry, that's not right :-(

Sky HD, BBC HD, ITV HD and just about every European HD broadcaster send out a 1080i signal. With live broadcasts (news/sports), that means 1920*540, 50 times per second. A 1080p set is 1920*1080, and thus has to upscale only vertically - although upscaling exactly double is easy. A 720p set is 1280*720, and has to downscale a bundle horizontally, and upscale 50% vertically.

With films, that 1080i50 acts as a carrier signal, containing the original 1080p 25fps. A 1080p set displays that pixel for pixel identical to the original source material. A 720p set has to downscale it.

However, at 50" you really need to sit 7-8 feet away to see the benefit of 1080p over 720p, and that's assuming you have 20/20 vision. Most people sit further away, and a lot don't have 20/20.
#29
ok deal but not hotter that this sony bravia: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2265051#post2265051

worth a look definatly
#30
jay_leeds
ok deal but not hotter that this sony bravia: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2265051#post2265051

worth a look definatly


er thats a 40 inch and doesnt include delivery, why do people always do this !
#31
jay_leeds;2320182
ok deal but not hotter that this sony bravia: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2265051#post2265051

worth a look definatly


Yes thats a good deal...but thats a 40" LCD, and this is a 50" Plasma - 2 different sizes and types. Also...do Costco deliver, only there is not one within 50 miles of me?
#32
arfster
Sorry, that's not right :-(

Sky HD, BBC HD, ITV HD and just about every European HD broadcaster send out a 1080i signal. With live broadcasts (news/sports), that means 1920*540, 50 times per second. A 1080p set is 1920*1080, and thus has to upscale only vertically - although upscaling exactly double is easy. A 720p set is 1280*720, and has to downscale a bundle horizontally, and upscale 50% vertically.

With films, that 1080i50 acts as a carrier signal, containing the original 1080p 25fps. A 1080p set displays that pixel for pixel identical to the original source material. A 720p set has to downscale it.

However, at 50" you really need to sit 7-8 feet away to see the benefit of 1080p over 720p, and that's assuming you have 20/20 vision. Most people sit further away, and a lot don't have 20/20.



Whoops...clearly the internet thread that I read a while ago (about a year) was a bit inaccurate. Just read this..which was quite interesting.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p#720p_versus_1080i

Makes sense though. Some things look better 720P and some 1080I depending on what I watch.
#33
so will this one be ok for normal dvds that are not upscaled ? is it worth the money ?
#34
asharon
so will this one be ok for normal dvds that are not upscaled ? is it worth the money ?


yes but personally im going for the 42 inch model
#35
asharon
so will this one be ok for normal dvds that are not upscaled ? is it worth the money ?


Yep, this TV will look excellent with DVDs. I have run them via my upscaling Samsung DVD player and found that it can do more damage thjan good (particularly on poor quality DVDs such as TV programmes from the 90's).
Im certain that you will not be disappointed if you purchase this.
If you have the room, its a better prospect than the 42 in my opinion. ( I wouldnt go back to a 42..I just want bigger now lol)
#36
jay_leeds
ok deal but not hotter that this sony bravia: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2265051#post2265051

worth a look definatly


:whistling:

40" you are loosing 10 inches from the 50" screen. Great if 50" is too big for you but not even close to comparable.

LCD vs Plasma: Let's just say that they have very different characteristic depending if your main usage is to watch TV especially fast paced action on TV or play console games.

Sony D series: D series really shouldn't be called a "Bravia", it's Sony's discount entry level set. There's a huge difference of quality between a D series and a X series. Luckily, Sony marketing department has managed to blind peoples with the name "Bravia" and naive peoples now think that anything with the name "Bravia" mean good quality. I'd be the first to admit that a X series (or W series) Sony Bravia LCD beats any LCD produced by Samsung on image quality (and build quality too). However, a D series Sony Bravia is no better than a cheap Samsung LCD. In any case this thread is about a Samsung 50" Plasma so not comparable with a 40" LCD>
#37
I have had my 50" Plasma Samsung for well over a year now and it has been absolutely fantastic. It has a cracking picture and handles PS3, 360, Wii, 'normal' digitial TV, HD Content (Blu Ray, BBC HD..etc) perfectly.

This price is absolutely AMAZING and I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this pop up. I am actually considering buying another one now....have some heat!!! :thumbsup:

p.s. I paid approx £300.00 more a year and a half ago !!!!!
#38
I paid £150 more 2 weeks ago!
#39
the stand they are using to bundle this says suitable for up to 42 inch, think they have made a mistake there,putting a 50 inch set on a 42 inch stand,have emailed them to clarify about this a week ago but no reply
#40
is this better than the Samsung PS50A457P1D i jsut found. just 1 number in it! this one has 'sports mode' whatever that is

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