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Samsung PS50A457 Plasma HD Ready Digital Television At John Lewis.

With Full 5 year guarantee.

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#1
Excellent price.......and 5 year warranty......Hot indeedeee
#2
was going to get this set for 700 from richer sounds and pay 70 on top for 5yrs warrent next week for my dad.

now he can just order it for 699 delivered!

hot!
#3
my niece has this TV, superb PQ for price.
#4
i bought this tv for 665 but for extra 35 pound i would of def got this tv for the 5yr warranty hot hot,
#5
just ordered the old man one, sould have it on the 27th
#6
Bought one of these last week from richer sounds £699 plus £69 for warranty. They will price match plus an extra £10 back.
Great tv for the money. Avforums has more info.
#7
Not Full HD Spec shows only 1080i not 1080P on a 50" screen if paying this sort of money it would have to be 1080P for me.
#8
flashyphotos
Not Full HD Spec shows only 1080i not 1080P on a 50" screen if paying this sort of money it would have to be 1080P for me.


if paying this sort of money 699 you wouldn't get 1080P set, funny that!

:whistling:
#9
flashyphotos
Not Full HD Spec shows only 1080i not 1080P on a 50" screen if paying this sort of money it would have to be 1080P for me.


Depends on viewing distances aswell. And there is no Plasma on the market which will cost you £699 for a FullHD 1080p reso.
#10
flashyphotos
Not Full HD Spec shows only 1080i not 1080P on a 50" screen if paying this sort of money it would have to be 1080P for me.


hahahahahahahahahahahaha there's always one :)
#11
Not sure what argument's going around in this thread but these telly's have had good reviews in the past.
#12
flashyphotos;2793399
Not Full HD Spec shows only 1080i not 1080P on a 50" screen if paying this sort of money it would have to be 1080P for me.


20/20 eyesight:, 1080p 50" = 7 feet. At 10 feet, no difference is visible with 720p.

At this size of set, 1080p is only worth having at 10 feet if you have a lot better than 20/20.
#13
http://www.johnlewis.com/230482673/Product.aspx

free dvd player with this link.....
#14
markalanious
hahahahahahahahahahahaha there's always one :)


Actually, there's tons of them on this forum.:w00t:
#15
leona71
http://www.johnlewis.com/230482673/Product.aspx

free dvd player with this link.....


Amazing - get OP to add to deal I'd say.
#16
the link with the dvd player dosen't let you checkout that is why I didn't add it.
#17
leona71
http://www.johnlewis.com/230482673/Product.aspx

free dvd player with this link.....


Note: This offer is available until 30 June 2008, while stocks last.
#18
0boz0;2794765
the link with the dvd player dosen't let you checkout that is why I didn't add it.


I think you'll find it does.....!

I checked out no problem with the free dvd player. Pity no Quidco cashback now though :x
#19
damn it now i am not sure to get this or the sony 40''' lcd from deb....
#20
Scorchin Deal

Very nice price and 5 year garauntee + dvd player is a nice bonus.

Anybody know how this is on SD ?

has a sammy 456 32" lcd which i thought was good on SD so on that anybody got any views

Also keen on the footy so how does this handle it, or is it no visible to the naked eye and only tekheads can see the difference?

As i wouldnt mind this bad boy for the footy :)
#21
leona71:
http://www.johnlewis.com/230482673/Product.aspx

free dvd player with this link.....when I tryed to add it to basket then proceed to checkout all I get is :

If you have any questions or need any help shopping online click here to email our Customer Service team, or call us on 08456 049 049 between 7am and midnight, 7 days a week.

That is why I didnt add it to the post.

Maybe you were lucky. Also that link states £699 and also £999 in the print so I think the tv and dvd deal is a mistake by john lewis.:thinking:
banned#22
Very good deal, I'm not ready to buy this as I am about to build a new house BUT do you think deals like this will keep coming?.....maybe even better deals?
#23
got a 46inch 1080p sharp from dixons in their lunchtime sale for 699.

Would rather have 46 1080p than 50inch 720.
#24
psypher
got a 46inch 1080p sharp from dixons in their lunchtime sale for 699.

Would rather have 46 1080p than 50inch 720.


Agreed - it's a lot of money for a format which has already been superceded.
#25
Hmm. Plasma's and screenburn, still a problem. esp. when it comes to gaming... That's the thing still putting me off a plasma (although I admit I prefer the picture to LCDs, and would prefer one)
#26
Xb0xGuru
Agreed - it's a lot of money for a format which has already been superceded.


Seconded. It doesn't make any sense to me why people want a 720p TV these days, no wonder it's so cheap. I bought a Sony Bravia 40V3000 1080p TV for £650 with a 5 year warrantee from John Lewis and that was 4 months ago! If people can't see the difference between 720p and 1080p, then something is seriously wrong - it's a massive resolution difference!

Taken from a fairly reliable source - wikipedia;

"1080i is directly compatible with CRT-based HDTV sets. 1080i is compatible with newer 720p- and 1080p-based televisions but must be deinterlaced first in order to be displayed on those sets. Of note, a very popular panel size used in mid-range HDTVs is 1366 x 768 and are often advertised as 1080i "compatible" or "HD ready" - however these TVs, while accepting a 1080i signal will scale it down to the panel size of 1366x768 as they are physically incapable of displaying 1920x1080 resolutions. [1]"

So it's basically downscaling the picture. I spent a very long time looking for TV's before purchasing my own, so please take my word for it - 1080p is the way to go. 720p TV's will be way cheaper than this in next to no time, so if you really want one, wait a little longer and it will be sub £500 before you know it.

Plus, if you're a gamer like me, PS3 and 360 in 1080p looks incredible and is totally unbeatable :)

If you like quantity - this TV's is perfect, if (like me) you prefer quality - this TV is not the one for you.

Here is a source in regards to 20/20 vision;

"To distinguish the difference between 1080p and 720p with the human eye with 20/20 vision and a 50 Inch screen, you need to be sitting within 6 feet of the screen[citation needed] - approximately half of this recommended distance."

I sit within 6 feet of the TV (i have a small living room) so 1080p was the choice for me.
#27
The-Ted-Shop
Seconded. It doesn't make any sense to me why people want a 720p TV these days, no wonder it's so cheap. I bought a Sony Bravia 40V3000 1080p TV for £650 with a 5 year warrantee from John Lewis and that was 4 months ago! If people can't see the difference between 720p and 1080p, then something is seriously wrong - it's a massive resolution difference!

Taken from a fairly reliable source - wikipedia;

"1080i is directly compatible with CRT-based HDTV sets. 1080i is compatible with newer 720p- and 1080p-based televisions but must be deinterlaced first in order to be displayed on those sets. Of note, a very popular panel size used in mid-range HDTVs is 1366 x 768 and are often advertised as 1080i "compatible" or "HD ready" - however these TVs, while accepting a 1080i signal will scale it down to the panel size of 1366x768 as they are physically incapable of displaying 1920x1080 resolutions. [1]"

So it's basically downscaling the picture. I spent a very long time looking for TV's before purchasing my own, so please take my word for it - 1080p is the way to go. 720p TV's will be way cheaper than this in next to no time, so if you really want one, wait a little longer and it will be sub £500 before you know it.

Plus, if you're a gamer like me, PS3 and 360 in 1080p looks incredible and is totally unbeatable :)

If you like quantity - this TV's is perfect, if (like me) you prefer quality - this TV is not the one for you.

Here is a source in regards to 20/20 vision;

"To distinguish the difference between 1080p and 720p with the human eye with 20/20 vision and a 50 Inch screen, you need to be sitting within 6 feet of the screen[citation needed] - approximately half of this recommended distance."

I sit within 6 feet of the TV (i have a small living room) so 1080p was the choice for me.


By the way PS3 games on BD are ony up to 720p. Sky HD only broadcasts in 720p. Standard Def pics dont look that great on this 50 inch set. Full 1080p Blu Ray of course looks fantastic. Personally 720p is fine for me, It all depends on what you want. I always recomend that you check out the sets with as many HD and SD sources as possible in the shop. (If the sales person wont do that, go elsewhere) remember most will be watching standard definition for a long timr to come. Untill i'm watching at least 85% of all my viewing in 1080p (which will be in about 10 years) then i will consider buyng a full 1080p set.

This is a good deal for the money








By the way PS3 Games on BD are only up to 720p. Apart from that very informative post
#28
wikipedia - reliable resource.:roll:
#29
Also the 42" one is for £599 with 5 year warranty. Might only be in-store? (dad's buying it)
#30
Don't come out with bullsh*t about how u have to have super powered eye sight to see the difference between 1080p and 720p. It's a 50" screen! Of course you're going to notice the difference its an extra 360 lines of pixels!!!
This is a brilliant TV for the price, but for one this size i would pay the extra for a 1080p.
#31
psypher
got a 46inch 1080p sharp from dixons in their lunchtime sale for 699.

Would rather have 46 1080p than 50inch 720.


I second that... 1080p is the way forward
#32
JamieLloydFan
By the way PS3 games on BD are ony up to 720p. Sky HD only broadcasts in 720p. Standard Def pics dont look that great on this 50 inch set. Full 1080p Blu Ray of course looks fantastic. Personally 720p is fine for me, It all depends on what you want. I always recomend that you check out the sets with as many HD and SD sources as possible in the shop. (If the sales person wont do that, go elsewhere) remember most will be watching standard definition for a long timr to come. Untill i'm watching at least 85% of all my viewing in 1080p (which will be in about 10 years) then i will consider buyng a full 1080p set.

This is a good deal for the money

By the way PS3 Games on BD are only up to 720p. Apart from that very informative post


The PS3 has over 20 games which are in 1080p. The 360 outputs 1080p quite nicely too thanks. It's not going to be that long before Sky HD will be 1080p. IDK where you get the impression that SD will be here for a long time - analog terrestrial is switched off very shortly and once they do, you can bet they'll use the bandwidth to broadcast freeview in HD. When you go into your electrical store and ask for SD content, be sure to ask them to show you SD transmission over a HDMI signal, because this is what you'll be watching it through (hopefully) - the result is far far better than SCART/RGB/S-Video. please don't say you're gonna plug a composite video connection in the back, because you may as well just buy a big fat CRT.

720p may be fine for you, that's great. Problem is for a little bit more of an investment you can get a 1080p TV of the same size. What I'd do (if you really couldn't care less about 1080p) is wait and NOT buy this TV - they'll want rid of them to make way for 1080p TVs and the bottom will fall out of the price. Before HDMI / HD Ready became the standard, the electrical stores were trying to flog HDTVs with no HDCP to make way for the new standard. The prices dropped dramatically because of this.

Only buy this TV if you don't plan on making use of the 1080p standard which will be here across most broadcasters in the next 18 to 24 months. The difference between 1280 x 720 and 1920 x 1080 on a TV this size is night and day!
#33
Every time I see a TV deal I think about replacing my 1980's 29 inch 4:3 ratio Grundig. The buttons on it don't all work and sometimes the picture's kinda green, but I love it too much to cheat on it with another.

Such a shame, because this looks nice.
#34
http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html

Always think this chart is a useful practical tool when the resolution willy wagglers come out to play.
#35
JamieLloydFan;2795720
Sky HD only broadcasts in 720p.


Nope, all broadcast HD in Europe is 1080 line, either 1080i50 video or 1080p25 for film.
#36
Xb0xGuru;2796922

Only buy this TV if you don't plan on making use of the 1080p standard which will be here across most broadcasters in the next 18 to 24 months. The difference between 1280 x 720 and 1920 x 1080 on a TV this size is night and day!


With 20/20 eyesight and the average British viewing distance of 10 feet, it's impossible to tell the difference at this set size. Laws of physics etc.

Sure, if you have much better eyesight than 20/20, or sit a lot closer, then fine, 1080p is worth it. At the same price point though, I'd still rather have a 720p plasma over a 1080p LCD though, given the former's much higher contrast.
#37
hmmmmmmmmmmm always contradiction can you barstewards ever agree
#38
flashyphotos
Not Full HD Spec shows only 1080i not 1080P on a 50" screen if paying this sort of money it would have to be 1080P for me.


Here Here! anythin above 42" 1080p is a must. But I'm a picky *******!

Hot though!
#39
arfster
With 20/20 eyesight and the average British viewing distance of 10 feet, it's impossible to tell the difference at this set size. Laws of physics etc.

Sure, if you have much better eyesight than 20/20, or sit a lot closer, then fine, 1080p is worth it. At the same price point though, I'd still rather have a 720p plasma over a 1080p LCD though, given the former's much higher contrast.


What you want is a 1080p plasma!

:-D
#40
arfster
With 20/20 eyesight and the average British viewing distance of 10 feet, it's impossible to tell the difference at this set size. Laws of physics etc.

Sure, if you have much better eyesight than 20/20, or sit a lot closer, then fine, 1080p is worth it. At the same price point though, I'd still rather have a 720p plasma over a 1080p LCD though, given the former's much higher contrast.


Can you please cite where you're getting this information from? 'Impossible' is a pretty definite term and I'm sure you can substantiate with undisputable proof.

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