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John Lewis have dropped the price of this set down to £699

Was £799 then £899 last week

Free delivery and 5yr free warranty
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#1
http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?page=Product&source_id=aw&sku=089386&camp_id=CHEETAH%20MARKETING&source_id=aw&camp_id=CHEETAH%20MARKETING


£649 - Use Code "FIVETV" To Save 5% And "DELTV" For Free Delivery (if the codes work)


but id prefer the guarantee
#2
Me to thats why I bought it from JL, not to mention their customer service is second to none.

I wouldn't give Dixons my toenail clippings, let alone my money.

Also the Contrast Ratio on the John Lewis set is better, 30,000:1 - dixons is 20,000:1
banned#3
Great tv this and beautiful looking, my sister bought one from Comet last week (£749...... but back up to £839 now) :thumbsup:
#4
beansy
Me to thats why I bought it from JL, not to mention their customer service is second to none.

I wouldn't give Dixons my toenail clippings, let alone my money.

Also the Contrast Ratio on the John Lewis set is better, 30,000:1 - dixons is 20,000:1


Don't knock Dixons, bought two flatscreens off 'em last year - they delivered three:whistling:
#5
coastal16;3518507
Don't knock Dixons, bought two flatscreens off 'em last year - they delivered three:whistling:



They are very good at that :whistling:
#6
coastal16
Don't knock Dixons, bought two flatscreens off 'em last year - they delivered three:whistling:


Did you tell them they had made a mistake?
#7
CHEEPSTUFFRULES!
Did you tell them they had made a mistake?


Ha ha ha :-D now thats funny!
#8
petmadness
Ha ha ha :-D now thats funny!





lmao ....:)
#9
beansy
Me to thats why I bought it from JL, not to mention their customer service is second to none.

I wouldn't give Dixons my toenail clippings, let alone my money.

Also the Contrast Ratio on the John Lewis set is better, 30,000:1 - dixons is 20,000:1


its the same TV.

the Dixons Currys ones have *456 whereas most other retailers have the 457.
tis exactly the same tv tho.

Also John Lewis FREE 5 year warranty is ****.

to find the T&C you gotta look on their website
you get no acknowlegement on paper other than your till receipt.

they'll basically take your tv away if it breaks down and send it to a local repair shop to have an estimation on what the TV is worth and how much it'll cost to fix inc labour, call outs, VAT etc.
so if your £699 tv is now valued at £599 and its gonna cost say £300 to repair it, you got £199 left on your repairs to last you the rest of the 5 years.
if it goes wrong again....same happens again and the tv is valued, repairs costs estimated and if it outweighs the cost of the TV, dont think you'll be getting a brand new one to replace it.

its a LIMITED warranty.
#10
Thought this was one of the Samsung's that had retention issues?
#11
slackrat77;3519865
its the same TV.

the Dixons Currys ones have *456 whereas most other retailers have the 457.
tis exactly the same tv tho.


It is pretty much the same, apart from the Contrast Ratio, as previously stated. Staff at Dixons have pointed this difference out instore also, so it's not a typo on the website.

Also John Lewis FREE 5 year warranty is ****.

to find the T&C you gotta look on their website
you get no acknowlegement on paper other than your till receipt.

they'll basically take your tv away if it breaks down and send it to a local repair shop to have an estimation on what the TV is worth and how much it'll cost to fix inc labour, call outs, VAT etc.
so if your £699 tv is now valued at £599 and its gonna cost say £300 to repair it, you got £199 left on your repairs to last you the rest of the 5 years.
if it goes wrong again....same happens again and the tv is valued, repairs costs estimated and if it outweighs the cost of the TV, dont think you'll be getting a brand new one to replace it.

its a LIMITED warranty.


hmm ok, and what do you get 4 years down the line with Dixons, for free?
#12
does it have PC INPUT ????????
#13
You want to connect a pc to a 50" plasma with a vga cable? Good lord man, it's 50 inches, what do you want to do, browse t'internet on it or play call of duty?

Slackrat - so what happens if your telly needs fixing 5 times in 5 years - do you get 2 or 3 fixes and then they tell you to get stuffed? Not sure where that process you described ends.
#14
I want to watch divix movies on it , so has it PC INTPUT or not ?
#15
ourdave
You want to connect a pc to a 50" plasma with a vga cable? Good lord man, it's 50 inches, what do you want to do, browse t'internet on it or play call of duty?

Slackrat - so what happens if your telly needs fixing 5 times in 5 years - do you get 2 or 3 fixes and then they tell you to get stuffed? Not sure where that process you described ends.


if your tv needs fixing 5 times and one time the cost of the repairs outweighs the cost of the tv...they'll ask you to pay the difference or they may give you a partial refund of the TVs current worth.

what do you get from Dixons for 4 years for free?
nowt.

i just work for 'em....didnt say they were any good!

i do happen to think these free 5 year guarantees arent the amazing selling point that most folk on here think they are.
#16
I hate dixons, currys ,pc world and comet
#17
beansy
It is pretty much the same, apart from the Contrast Ratio, as previously stated. Staff at Dixons have pointed this difference out instore also, so it's not a typo on the website


Do your research before you try to make a point. Staff at Dixons are stupid. I never trust information on Comet, Currys, JL, etc's sites. Go to Samsung's website and check it out there. Contrast ratio for both TV's is 30:000:1. I know it is because I've already checked.

By the way so everyone knows this is the JL 5 year guarantee:

This additional service guarantee provides :
# A repair service in the event of breakdown of any functioning part of your product, for the period stated by the John Lewis guarantee.
# We'll provide the repair service without charge up to a cost equal to the original purchase price paid for the product.
# All repair services are provided by authorised service technicians.
# If we decide your product cannot be repaired, or is uneconomical to repair, we'll replace it with the same model. If it's no longer available, we'll discuss an alternative settlement with you.
# Occasionally, we may ask you to pay for the repair and claim the cost of the repair from us.

Taken from - http://www.johnlewis.com/Help/Help.aspx?HelpId=9#guarantees
#18
I love this TV, even though it is only 720p, HD looks stunning. It does get a bit of retention but only a tiny bit, certainly no burn!
#19
kala0421;3521518
I want to watch divix movies on it , so has it PC INTPUT or not ?



Hope they're HD divx, cos on 50" they'll look horrible otherwise :-)


Generally it's not a good idea to use VGA to connect PCs to HDTVs btw, because they often have overscan and other issues as a result. Use DVI>HDMI if you can.
#20
I wasn't 'trying to make a point' I was trying to help people get a good deal, I thought that was the point of the site?

Having had the same information from two sources I assumed it was correct, if i'm wrong then my apologies, some people obviously have more time to be more thorough. It's a well known fact Dixons just change model numbers so they don't have to price - match (another reason not to give them any of your money - moving goalposts).

I don't have any issue with the John Lewis Guarantee, it was the Dixons employee who was trying to slate it (funnily enough the Dixons staff member instore also tried to do the same, then backed off when they still couldn't match something so 'c**p' ).

John Lewis will bend over backwards where their customer service is concerned, a colleague today took his sweater back, 11 months after purchasing it, because it had a small hole in. They've given him 50% of the purchase price back.

get service like that anywhere else?
#21
I want to watch divix movies on it , so has it PC INTPUT or not ?


divx movies will look **** on a 50" tv.

good deal though, heat added :thumbsup:
#22
kala0421
I want to watch divix movies on it , so has it PC INTPUT or not ?


Divx movies on a 50" screen? not a good idea.
banned#23
i watch divx on my 50" 1080p Hitachi HD TV through my xbox 360 and i use component cables not even hdmi and it looks very good, a lot better quality than watching it on my 20" pc screen
#24
Yes it has a PC input :whistling:
#25
Thought this information might be useful! This is also available from "Richer Sounds" for the same price but without the free 5 year warranty, you have to pay extra for it.

I had just decided to buy a Panasonic 42" plasma but now I'm not sure.

"Once again, Samsung's unique DNIe + picture enhancement system features strongly and combines with 100Hz technology to give clarity, depth and smooth motion. Improving the picture still further is Filterbright - a patented, two-way daylight filter that absorbs external light as it approaches the plasma screen and transmits internal light, clearly increasing the contrast levels and preventing unwanted reflection.To make the most of this top picture quality, the PS50A457 offers the choice of 3 preset picture modes. "Movies", "games" or "sports" settings optimise the television's picture settings to give you the best picture without the complexity of having to change the settings manually each time you change genre.

As befits a quality 50" digital plasma TV, the Samsung comes equipped with a wide selection of sockets. No fewer than 3 HDMI sockets take care of all your HD sources, whilst two SCARTs, component, and S-video facilitate the connection of a wide range of other components from camcorders to VCRs. In addition to all this you'll also find a PC input, making the PS-50A457 an awesome monitor for gaming. Samsung's Anynet + teams up with matching Samsung components for comprehensive, single remote operation.

Finished in the usual Samsung stylish fashion, the PS50A457 not only performs, but looks good too. Beat that for 50" plasma value"
#26
This is tempting...need an excuse to change my 28" crt to save on room, and to get Sky HD, however I'm still not sure after doing lots of research if a plasma is wise for playing my xbox 360, has anybody else had any issues doing this?
#27
I play divx movies on my 42" LCD streamed from my pc to ps3 and they look like DVD quality and also majority show full screen (not zoomed)

no reason why a 50" should be any different (plasma or lcd)
#28
Was going to get this until I noticed 450w power consumption !! :shock:

That's nearly half a Kilowatt !!

I think i'll stick to LCD to keep the running costs down, only half the power consumption for a similar sized screen.

Shame though, looks a great set for the price.

I'll save about £100 per year.
#29
thank You :-)
#30
Apparently with the price of 50" plasmas dropping so low, there's been a flood of applications from tenants of council houses to get moved to houses with bigger living rooms.
#31
Brilliant TV, bought 1 2 months ago, and I am very impressed with the picture quality, especially on normal non-HD Content. Thumbs up for this one...
#32
cabbage;3522818
Apparently with the price of 50" plasmas dropping so low, there's been a flood of applications from tenants of council houses to get moved to houses with bigger living rooms.


Most council houses already have larger living rooms, as they weren't built by private building firms only interested in getting as many tiny cardboard boxes as possible on a plot of land.
#33
I also stream standard 350MB [for TV shows] and 700MB movies via WMP11 to my PS3, which then routes through my Onkyo 605 via HDMI and is upconverted to 1080P onto a 50" Panasonic Plasma. {PZ70B}

The picture quality is very very close to DVD.

If you're really clever you can even stream 720P MKV files, then you have HD quality.....

Remember that a PS3 will also play DivX off a USB stick or optical disc.

If you can't afford a PS3 the next best option is to get a DivX certified DVD player that will play them off USB or if budget is tight get a cheaper one and burn the files to DVD/CD on your laptop.
#34
ourdave
You want to connect a pc to a 50" plasma with a vga cable? Good lord man, it's 50 inches, what do you want to do, browse t'internet on it or play call of duty?

Slackrat - so what happens if your telly needs fixing 5 times in 5 years - do you get 2 or 3 fixes and then they tell you to get stuffed? Not sure where that process you described ends.


How do you think people run HTPCs ? or HD rips ?
#35
slackrat77
its the same TV.

the Dixons Currys ones have *456 whereas most other retailers have the 457.
tis exactly the same tv tho.

Also John Lewis FREE 5 year warranty is ****.

to find the T&C you gotta look on their website
you get no acknowlegement on paper other than your till receipt.

they'll basically take your tv away if it breaks down and send it to a local repair shop to have an estimation on what the TV is worth and how much it'll cost to fix inc labour, call outs, VAT etc.
so if your £699 tv is now valued at £599 and its gonna cost say £300 to repair it, you got £199 left on your repairs to last you the rest of the 5 years.
if it goes wrong again....same happens again and the tv is valued, repairs costs estimated and if it outweighs the cost of the TV, dont think you'll be getting a brand new one to replace it.

its a LIMITED warranty.


People slate the John Lewis warranty but at the end of the day if you can get the TV either price matched or you end up paying £50-£100 more at John Lewis I still think its worth it.

You pay £50 less at dixons, this will not be enough to purchase a third party warranty for 5 years anywhere and most companies charge their warranty as a percentage of the purchase price, so buying a more expensive TV at JL makes even more sense.

A large percentage, over 50% of breakdowns occur in the first 12mths, so if you manage to get through the first 12mths you should have trouble free viewing, however many now seem to go around 18mths when just outside the manufacturers warranty.

If you buy anywhere without a warranty, i.e currys , dixons , comet then your stuffed, the set is rendered useless, even if this is the only problem you ever get from the TV until its fixed the TV is almost worthless.

Now the peace of mind for those 5 years of being covered even against a single breakdown is worth it, and if it is uneconomical to repair you are offered an equal spec replacement or as close as at the time.

I have never seen JL on watchdog regarding their warranty so there cannot be to many complaints.
#36
Ibought this 2 months ago same price.picture great.sound rubbish.Needs to have a quality cinema sound system on as an accompaniment at all times!
#37
googleboogle
How do you think people run HTPCs ? or HD rips ?


for decent quality with a HDMI out on their PC's or a DV I to HDMI cable
#38
I have just checked and this TV is 720P not 1080P for anyone who is interested.
#39
margamboy
People slate the John Lewis warranty but at the end of the day if you can get the TV either price matched or you end up paying £50-£100 more at John Lewis I still think its worth it.

You pay £50 less at dixons, this will not be enough to purchase a third party warranty for 5 years anywhere and most companies charge their warranty as a percentage of the purchase price, so buying a more expensive TV at JL makes even more sense.

A large percentage, over 50% of breakdowns occur in the first 12mths, so if you manage to get through the first 12mths you should have trouble free viewing, however many now seem to go around 18mths when just outside the manufacturers warranty.

If you buy anywhere without a warranty, i.e currys , dixons , comet then your stuffed, the set is rendered useless, even if this is the only problem you ever get from the TV until its fixed the TV is almost worthless.

Now the peace of mind for those 5 years of being covered even against a single breakdown is worth it, and if it is uneconomical to repair you are offered an equal spec replacement or as close as at the time.

I have never seen JL on watchdog regarding their warranty so there cannot be to many complaints.


i agree 5 years warranty for free is better than nowt but it is limited and therefore i dont think its the amazing selling point that folk on here seem to think it is.
you get no speed of service at all.
basically your TV is away for aslong as it takes to fix it.
they offer no cut off point where they'll draw the line and just write your TV off and give you a replacement or vouchers or whatever.

what you're paying for with a premium warranty (which JL do offer aswell) is a faster service and a cut off point of 21 or 28 days or whatever it might be.
its also unlimited repairs or unlimited replacements for aslong as you've paid for.

thats the difference.

However, money wise, Dixons group don't offer a 5 year service in price comparison to the difference in prices between their products and JLs.
which is we we keep losing customers.

Some people just cannot afford to pay for a 3/4/5 year premium warranty and the Currys Whatever Happens monthly thing on a direct debit, a lot of folk don't want that coming out every month either.

Having said that a few of my mates have it on various kitchen appliances and don't miss the likes of 6.99 a month in their monthly budget.
#40
dilse
Brilliant TV, bought 1 2 months ago, and I am very impressed with the picture quality, especially on normal non-HD Content. Thumbs up for this one...


Seriously I have seen some tv's that have truly awful pictures when plugged up to an analogue signal. Is the picture that good?

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