Samsung PS50A457 50" plasma TV 720p HD ready 20000:1 HDMI 100Hz £699.01 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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I have researched these plasmas and even been to curry s and comet stores to see it in person. This produces an excellent(superior to most others I looked at) picture and has built in anti burn in features, so I am told.

I purchased it on Thursday from Ebuyer for £743 and now they have reduced the price to £699.01 and they have kindly said they will refund me the difference. So this is now an unbelievable bargain I think!

The only bad thing about this TV are the speakers which people have reported are best on the speech setting to reduce the problem however I use my own amp with separate speakers so not a problem here.

Product Description --- Samsung PS50A457 - 50" plasma TV
Product Type --- Plasma TV
Diagonal Size --- 50" - widescreen
Dimensions (WxDxH) --- 123 cm x 31.6 cm x 81.5 cm - with stand
Weight --- 37 kg
Digital Television Certification --- HD ready
Resolution --- 1365 x 768
Display Format --- 720p
Input Video Formats --- 480p, 720p, 1080i, 480i, 576i, 576p
100Hz --- Yes
Video Interface --- Component, composite, 3XHDMI, S-Video, 2XSCART
PC Interface ---VGA (HD-15)
HDCP Compatible ---Yes
Technology ---Plasma (PDP)
Progressive Scan ---Yes
Image Aspect Ratio ---16:9
Analogue TV Tuner --- PAL, SECAM
Features --- Auto Power Off, on-screen menu, DNIe (Digital -Natural Image engine), channel labeling, FilterBright
Sound Output Mode ---Stereo
Speaker System --- 2 speakers
Sound Effects --- SRS TruSurround
Stereo Reception System --- NICAM, A2
Remote Control ---Universal remote control - infrared
Power --- AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )
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#1
great tv i have one picture and sound 10/10
#2
good plasma and great picture from this set,but for 50"+ sets you would be better going for the higher res 1920-1080 for future/HD broadcasts.
#3
ebury
good plasma and great picture from this set,but for 50"+ sets you would be better going for the higher res 1920-1080 for future/HD broadcasts.


The picture seems superb and if you mostly view standard definition broadcasts then a set like this will look far better than a 1080P set.

For a quality 1080P plasma at 50" you are looking at an extra £300. The resolution on this TV is 1365 x 768 which is higher than a lot of 720p TV's.

This plasma was only released around 3 months ago and if you compare the price with other sets it is amazing value!
#4
Would not buy anything from these guys again, all I will say is check your item carefully once you recive it!

It also takes them 30 seconds to take your money and over a week to give it back.

beware!

MM
#5
A great price for a 50" TV, pity it isn't 1080p tho
#6
i bought this tv from empiredirect for £665 but i had to pick up, i managed to get them to price match digital direct, the tv is wkd cant complain about the price
banned#7
hmmmmmm, i wonder if the people that wrote these 'wonderful' comments are employed by ebuyer???? This is NOT an advertising site! Grrrrrr!
#8
BIGGYBIG1
hmmmmmm, i wonder if the people that wrote these 'wonderful' comments are employed by ebuyer???? This is NOT an advertising site! Grrrrrr!

erm no, go and have a look yourself in comet or currys at the tv.

I purchased it from Ebuyer as I use them for pc parts and so I trust them. You can also purchase this TV for an extra £5 Here
at Dixons or as Lumsar pointed out, get empiredirect or John Lewis to price match and collect it yourself to save perhaps even more money.

I know its a hard decision picking out a tv and I spent a long time deciding on what TV to go for, for what I need, which is HD and SD movies, SD broadcast and a small amount of HD gaming.

I HIGHLY doubt you can find a better deal on a plasma.
#9
I bought this TV for £849 3 weeks ago and after 2 days it had plasma screen burn, I am waiting for it to be replaced by the store (which they have agreed to do). I am now going to ring them and ask if they will price match. Thanks for this find. :)
#10
babybop
I bought this TV for £849 3 weeks ago and after 2 days it had plasma screen burn, I am waiting for it to be replaced by the store (which they have agreed to do). I am now going to ring them and ask if they will price match. Thanks for this find. :)


I read that you should run it in for 200 Hours on specific settings such as low contrast first. I am not entirely sure what the best settings are but a Google search should turn up some results, that may hopefully help you. :thumbsup:
1 Like #11
Resident
I read that you should run it in for 200 Hours on specific settings such as low contrast first. I am not entirely sure what the best settings are but a Google search should turn up some results, that may hopefully help you. :thumbsup:


As with any plasma at least turn Dynamic off as soon as you set it up (it's often the default setting).
Running in plamas for the first 200 hours is always a big debate. If you want to play safe (which you probably do after spending this much) then run in on 50% contrast/brightness and not Dynamic.
I just set mine up as I intended to keep the settings (just over 50%) and no problems what so ever (Panasonic set).

Seems a good price for 50" though, and i'm certainly not one for 1080p, don't see any advantage under normal viewing so save your money.
#12
I used a DVD displaying several different colours (the whole screen was red for 5 seconds, then blue for 5 seconds etc etc) for 200 hours as soon as I plugged it in, to "break" it in so to speak. I've got the Panny 50" PX70 and only notice a little bit of screen burn if I've been playing games on Dynamic for several hours and it's only noticeable if you stand next to the TV...

I do reccommend breaking it in first, you've got nothing to lose!
#13
I bought this TV a couple of months ago for £750. Has to be great value for money at £699. My only gripe is that plasma tv's reflect more light from windows which can be a minor problem watching during daylight hours. Samsung have gone some way to reduce the problem.
Voted hot.
#14
720p :-(
#15
1080i and all that is over rated, 720p would be fine.


If it wasnt for the UK mainland shipping I'd be intrested.
#16
spenspuma
720p :-(


Not this again! How many genuine 1080P sources do you have?

I have an older version of this set, and it's been brilliant for me, couldn't ask for any more at the price. Only weakness being the speakers, but they may have improved these on newer models, but I listen to everything through an amp and speakers anyway, so no problem there. :thumbsup:
#17
I've had 3 50" 720p plasma's 2 LG'S and a Samsung in the last year and sold 2 of them and trying to sell my 50" LG as i got fed up with them picture wise, so this time i fancy trying a 50" 1080p plasma this time to see if i notice any difference from the 3 720p ones i had before.

The price for this Samung 50" is a cracker, £699 for a big 50" now that's a great deal for anyone that's not bothered about 1080p.:thumbsup:
#18
2 big issues with this TV for me;

1; - reflects everything. a real pain when watching TV in the day-time (unless you don't mind closing the curtains).
2; - No 1080p = no buy. It's only an extra £50 for a 1080p set, and at this size of screen its well worth it.
#19
The-Ted-Shop
2 big issues with this TV for me;

1; - reflects everything. a real pain when watching TV in the day-time (unless you don't mind closing the curtains).
2; - No 1080p = no buy. It's only an extra £50 for a 1080p set, and at this size of screen its well worth it.



You said that you can get a 50" for £50 extra, can you tell me where as i can seem to find any for under £1000
#20
broona;2613388
Not this again! How many genuine 1080P sources do you have?



Bluray, Sky HD, HD downloads, BBC HD. Everything is 1080, almost nothing 720.

Not that it matters too much, you need to sit 7.5 feet away with 20/20 to see any benefit from 1080 at this size. A 720p plasma has better pic quality than 1080p LCD anyway, which is the only way you get 1080 at this size/cost.
#21
daveshop
I've had 3 50" 720p plasma's 2 LG'S and a Samsung in the last year and sold 2 of them and trying to sell my 50" LG as i got fed up with them picture wise, so this time i fancy trying a 50" 1080p plasma this time to see if i notice any difference from the 3 720p ones i had before.

The price for this Samung 50" is a cracker, £699 for a big 50" now that's a great deal for anyone that's not bothered about 1080p.:thumbsup:


Hi, I have this set on order from John Lewis (out of stock at the moment), the price is £749 collected or £769 delivered. I plan to re-pricematch when the TV is back in stock. My question is, I plan to sell my Panasonic TH42px60, where did you find the best place to sell your previous two plasma TV's?

Thanks.
#22
tbrown10
Hi, I have this set on order from John Lewis (out of stock at the moment), the price is £749 collected or £769 delivered. I plan to re-pricematch when the TV is back in stock. My question is, I plan to sell my Panasonic TH42px60, where did you find the best place to sell your previous two plasma TV's?

Thanks.


Hi, The best place where i got a good price for my other two was the Ad Trader paper that's in shops every week, but i can't get to sell my LG as they started charging for putting ads in now well here in Scotland anyway i don't know if it's like that everywhere, so i am having to sell it on ebay which i not too happy about as they are money grabbers.:x my ad finishes tonight and it's only at £570 but hope it will go up abit more.

Hope this helps.
#23
Dixons works out £5 more but you can get 5% quidco on all TVs if you order before this friday.

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1708209900.1217162457@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccffadeejjdijelcflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=089386&category_oid=-28723

I'm sure there's probably a voucher code to make it cheaper than ebuyer too.
#24
arfster
Not that it matters too much, you need to sit 7.5 feet away with 20/20 to see any benefit from 1080 at this size. A 720p plasma has better pic quality than 1080p LCD anyway, which is the only way you get 1080 at this size/cost.


Firstly, 20/20 vision is acceptable vision. A lot of people have better vision than that, especially if you've recently had a new pair of glasses. How far away the difference is noticable is down to the individual's eyes, without my glasses on or contacts in i can't see any difference til im within a metre of the screen. With them on i can spot the difference much further away (quick guess of 10 metres+)

Secondly a 720p Plasma isn't necessarily better than a 1080p LCD. Take a look at the Sony W4000, it's the best sub-£1000 TV around.

Resident
For a quality 1080P plasma at 50" you are looking at an extra £300. The resolution on this TV is 1365 x 768 which is higher than a lot of 720p TV's.


That's standard for '720p' sets. Very, very few sets are native 720p because it's a **** screen size to manufacture. 1365x768 is a lot easier to make.
#25
arfster
Bluray, Sky HD, HD downloads, BBC HD. Everything is 1080, almost nothing 720.


Bluray = 1080P
Sky HD = 1080i
BBC HD = 1080i
HD Downloads = variable resolution and bitrate, higher resolution tends to mean lower bitrate, hence similar quality at the end of the day.
#26
satchef1
(quick guess of 10 metres+)


You can see the difference between 720P and 1080P on a 50" screen from 33ft away? Wow, any discounted eye tests on here, as I think I need mine done?! :whistling:
#27
broona
You can see the difference between 720P and 1080P on a 50" screen from 33ft away? Wow, any discounted eye tests on here, as I think I need mine done?! :whistling:


Yeah, its just stupid. 1080p is there for a reason. There is a very noticeable difference between 720p and 1080p, and there is also a noticeable differenece (allbeit a lot more minor) between 1080i and 1080p.

I don't know why I always get drawn into these 1080p arguments - I have a 1080p TV (40" Sony Bravia V3000 - £650 delivered with 5 year warranty from John Lewis) and would never consider buying anything less.

I have a PS3 and a 360, so as an avid gamer I just have to have the best resolution possible - which at this point in time is 1080p. That's a fact, not an argument. Regardless of how noticeable it is, 1080p is the only way to view 'Full HD'. Game set and match.
#28
The-Ted-Shop
I have a PS3 and a 360, so as an avid gamer I just have to have the best resolution possible - which at this point in time is 1080p. That's a fact, not an argument. Regardless of how noticeable it is, 1080p is the only way to view 'Full HD'. Game set and match.


But 95% of 360 games are only 720P anyway, and only 30 or so PS3 games are true 1080P, so everything else is upscaled, may as well get a bigger 720P set instead of a smaller 1080P for the same price, that's what I did. :thumbsup:
#29
daveshop
Hi, The best place where i got a good price for my other two was the Ad Trader paper that's in shops every week, but i can't get to sell my LG as they started charging for putting ads in now well here in Scotland anyway i don't know if it's like that everywhere, so i am having to sell it on ebay which i not too happy about as they are money grabbers.:x my ad finishes tonight and it's only at £570 but hope it will go up abit more.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for the info daveshop. I currently havre the TV advertised on the noticeboard at work. I will give it a week then try Loot.
#30
satchef1;2614200
Firstly, 20/20 vision is acceptable vision.


Yes, this is why I specified 20/20 vision - it's a mid point for the population. However, eyesight improvement past that doesn't make a massive difference. At 30/20 you're only looking at 8.5 feet as the ideal, which is still less than the average sitting distance.
There's plenty research on this if you care to read, but the basic physics relationship between resolution/eyesight/screen size vs sitting distance is completely understood. There are no other factors.
#31
broona;2614220
Bluray = 1080P
Sky HD = 1080i
BBC HD = 1080i


Those are carrier signals. All Euro HD is broadcast in 1080i, with pulldown flags for film origin content. This means video source (ie live TV) broadcasts at 1080*540 50fps interlaced, and film stuff (1920*1080 25fps progressive) is placed into the 1080i carrier with flags for the TV at the other end to reassamble it.
720 line is by and large a dead format. It may be used for a limited period for some IPTV services (eg xbox 360 movies), but everything originates in 1080 line nowadays. As bandwidth improves, everything will broadcast at that too.
#32
bought this tv from dixons for £666 delivered (after quidco) 3 weeks ago,very good picture sound distorts even at lower volumes ( known problem) but i use a samsung home cinema system so all is well
#33
broona
Not this again! How many genuine 1080P sources do you have?


HD player....BLU RAY player....SKY HD subscription.

Is that enough?
#34
broona
But 95% of 360 games are only 720P anyway, and only 30 or so PS3 games are true 1080P, so everything else is upscaled, may as well get a bigger 720P set instead of a smaller 1080P for the same price, that's what I did. :thumbsup:


I'd rather have quality over quantity ;)
#35
spenspuma
HD player....BLU RAY player....SKY HD subscription.

Is that enough?


2 out of 3 ain't bad.....
#36
broona
2 out of 3 ain't bad.....


Nope 3 out of 3 :thumbsup:
#37
spenspuma
Nope 3 out of 3 :thumbsup:


Nope, Sky HD is 1080i, and most of what they transmit's upscaled SD anyway, so it doesn't count as a 1080P source, still looks nice though.
#38
broona
Nope, Sky HD is 1080i, and most of what they transmit's upscaled SD anyway, so it doesn't count as a 1080P source, still looks nice though.


1080i is better than 720...which is my point....why get a 720p tv when you can have a 1080p one that compliments your input sources more
#39
spenspuma
1080i is better than 720...which is my point....why get a 720p tv when you can have a 1080p one that compliments your input sources more


But my point is that 1080i ISN'T 1080P, so 2 out of 3 is perfectly correct.

'From CNET.COM

1080i - 1080 interlaced; one of two formats designated as high-definition television in the ATSC DTV standard, with 1,080 vertical pixels by 1,920 horizontal pixels. The i stands for interlaced, as opposed to progressive scanning, used in the second HDTV standard, 720p. Contrary to myth, 1080i is not superior to 720p; 1080i has more scanning lines but also suffers the disadvantages of interlaced scanning.
720p - 720 progressive. One of two currently used formats designated as high-definition television in the ATSC DTV standard, this technology comprises 720 vertical pixels and 1,280 horizontal pixels. The p stands for progressive, as opposed to interlaced, scanning, which is used in the other accepted HDTV standard, known as 1080i. Contrary to myth, 720p is not inferior to 1080i; 720p has fewer lines but also has the advantages of progressive scanning and a constant vertical resolution of 720 lines, making it better able to handle motion.'

Each to their own, but 1080P still isn't a necessity.

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