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Samsung PS50A558 Plasma 1080p HD Ready Digital Television, 50" - £699.00 @ John Lewis + Free delivery and 5 year guarantte

£699.00 @ John Lewis
My First Post Special Price The Samsung PS50A558 is designed for action-packed viewing, and guaranteed to bring a true cinema experience into your home. Crammed with technology to bring you amaz… Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
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The Samsung PS50A558 is designed for action-packed viewing, and guaranteed to bring a true cinema experience into your home. Crammed with technology to bring you amazing picture, you can expect riveting impact, sharp, moving images and rich sound for an altogether extraordinary entertainment experience.
Offering support for 1080p the PS50A558 ensures youll enjoy generous levels of detail, even in the brightest or darkest scenes, brilliantly smooth edges and wide-ranging, natural colours, when connected to compatible Blu-ray DVD players

The Samsung PS50A558 HD ready has a digital tuner for access to Freeview channels. In bright environments the display quality of conventional plasma TVs can be compromised by external light. Ultra FilterBright technology boasts a combination of FilterBright, Super Black Panel and Optimal Light Filter to bring you sharp contrast, unbelievable detail and pure clarity in any lighting conditions.

The dynamic 20000:1 contrast ratio adds every last detail. It sounds great too with SRS TruSurround XT. This virtual surround sound system replicates a 3D sound system and converts non-surround sound sources to stunning effect. A clever picture-in-picture feature also allows you to view 2 channels on the same screen. Includes a table top stand.

This television is high definition ready which means it has the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver. HD broadcasts are at a much higher resolution than regular analogue or digital broadcasts and have greatly enhanced picture quality. The level of detail is astonishing with clearer, sharper and more vibrant images.
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#2
It's a lot of TV for the money, but the 550W power consumption puts me off these Samsungs.
#3
Hot:thumbsup:
#4
Welcome,,,Hot from me,,,
banned#5
merlinthehappypig;3894252
It's a lot of TV for the money, but the 550W power consumption puts me off these Samsungs.

aren't all 50" plasmas around this sort of kwh?
#6
Hi can anyone tell me how you link a picture thanks david
#7
#8
This is HOT HOT HOT!! Actually ordered this on Christmas day from Dixons at 699 with the £50 off code as this was 799 at John Lewis with 5 year guarantee. But, my cc company called me and told me they had canceled the transaction as a "security mesure" because it was high value :x. Subsequently lost the £50 discount and Dixons order canceled!!

Now I got the TV for 699 through JL and a cast iron 5 year guarentee!! :-D sweet as ****!

To all those that bought Dixons, Curry's and Comet, nah nah nah-nah nah! :p

Thanks Swisher!
#9
Ow And Upto 6% Cashback From Top Cashback.

edit: sorry no cashback, info on mse is out of date.
#10
csiman;3894449
aren't all 50" plasmas around this sort of kwh?


I didn't think so, but could easily be wrong. I remember looking in Currys or somewhere similar a few months back and the Samsungs seemed to be worse than the others.

Thinking about it it would only cost about £7 a month more than my 42" Panasonic to run so although 550W is high, it's not that significant a cost difference. Might be able to turn the radiator off to compensate!
#11
Can anyone confirm what the output is from an XBOX360? Is it 720p or 1080p. I'm sure it's somewhere, but I can't find it.

Bottom line is it worth going for 1080p over 720p for the XBOX. Will I notice the difference?
#12
depends how close to the screen you sit Merlin
#13
Cavester
To all those that bought Dixons, Curry's and Comet, nah nah nah-nah nah! :p


I got this from Dixons for £629.

Beat that sucka! :p
#14
I could have got it for £629 as my mate works their but with this you get 4 years extra cover, am sure you cant get that from dixons for £70 lol
#15
tremtastic
I got this from Dixons for £629.

Beat that sucka! :p


without the 5 year warranty :-D
#16
merlinthehappypig
It's a lot of TV for the money, but the 550W power consumption puts me off these Samsungs.


In winter the 550w will heat up your room so you won't have to have your central heating up so high, so it won't cost that more in the long run in winter, except in summer when you will need to turn up the air-con to counteract the extra heat.

I have a 330w panasonic which replaced my 96w tube TV, it is worth the extra cost in electric for the better picture. If you don't want a 550w TV then get a 7" portable from Maplin.
#17
blk-viper
without the 5 year warranty :-D


you don't need an extended warranty as you are covered by De Law

'For up to six years after purchase (five years from discovery in Scotland) purchasers can demand damages (which a court would equate to the cost of a repair or replacement).'

quote from - http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html
#18
tremtastic;3894629
I got this from Dixons for £629.

Beat that sucka! :p



Sorry mate, would rather have the warranty for the sake of £70. And don't go on about law protection and stuff because that's just hassle and a whole lot more than £70 worth!
#19
the jl warranty is naf, dont know why every1 goes on about it, you might wanna read the t&cs first
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merlinthehappypig
Can anyone confirm what the output is from an XBOX360? Is it 720p or 1080p. I'm sure it's somewhere, but I can't find it.

Bottom line is it worth going for 1080p over 720p for the XBOX. Will I notice the difference?


No difference, ther's only a handfull of games that can run at 1080, most are 720. A friend who has a 1080P screen can't tell the difference even on the 1080 game anyway (and he's a 1080P fanboy!)
#21
DJbarney
the jl warranty is naf, dont know why every1 goes on about it, you might wanna read the t&cs first


have u had a bad experience with them?
really considering this tv but buying it from john lewis for the warranty really, if its rubbish i wont bother!!!
#22
DJbarney
the jl warranty is naf, dont know why every1 goes on about it, you might wanna read the t&cs first


Agreed - my Tube Tv of 4 years and 8 months packed up , they messed me about something chronic , I had to write to the MD ended up with £499 (70% of my purchase price of £710) towards my panasonic plasma. It took over 1 month to get sorted. The warranty is rubbish, although I am happy with my new plasma + bluray which was an extra £425. - I won't buy another TV off them again
#23
Richierea
No difference, ther's only a handfull of games that can run at 1080, most are 720. A friend who has a 1080P screen can't tell the difference even on the 1080 game anyway (and he's a 1080P fanboy!)


Sounds like a good reason to buy a PS3, HDMI as starndard and full 1080p oh and dont forget blu-ray. :thumbsup:

Seriously though think ahead 1 year will the xbox360 still be current? is it not better to get somthing that is a bit more future proof for you?
1 Like #24
MC_BLADE;3894960
Sounds like a good reason to buy a PS3, HDMI as starndard and full 1080p oh and dont forget blu-ray. :thumbsup:

Seriously though think ahead 1 year will the xbox360 still be current? is it not better to get somthing that is a bit more future proof for you?


Can anyone else see where this thread might be heading... :?
#25
d10brp
Can anyone else see where this thread might be heading... :?


Everyone keeps going on about the PS3 being better then the XBOX 260.

The definitive test has to be though the Atari 2600 and Keystone Capers on a 200inch Pioneer Kruro.

:thumbsup:
#26
Could anyone who owns this samsung ps50a558, please share their experience with it?

I bought this plasma a week ago, and it seems to be making a 'buzzing sound' (loud enough to be annoying). Apparantly this is common in samsungs.
I have an engineer coming to inspect this today so will keep forum posted.
Anyone else having similar issues?
#27
paul.jacobs
Agreed - my Tube Tv of 4 years and 8 months packed up , they messed me about something chronic , I had to write to the MD ended up with £499 (70% of my purchase price of £710) towards my panasonic plasma. It took over 1 month to get sorted. The warranty is rubbish, although I am happy with my new plasma + bluray which was an extra £425. - I won't buy another TV off them again


Hi, Have to agree here. Whilst personally think that JL offers are good coming with this sort of warranty I've got to admit that I too have had several nightmares dealing with them trying to sort out claims under warranty. They do not seem to want to take ownership of problems and things do not seem to get done unless you have contacted a manager which should not be needed.
Hope this is of some help.
#28
Richierea;3894835
No difference, ther's only a handfull of games that can run at 1080, most are 720. A friend who has a 1080P screen can't tell the difference even on the 1080 game anyway (and he's a 1080P fanboy!)


Thanks very much - rep left
#29
I have a 50" Samsung plasma that is nearly 2 years old now and its great.

With regards to the buzzing, normally, it is only when a large amount of white colour is displayed on the screen. If you get it all the time I guess there could be a problem.
#30
gr1340
I have a 50" Samsung plasma that is nearly 2 years old now and its great.

With regards to the buzzing, normally, it is only when a large amount of white colour is displayed on the screen. If you get it all the time I guess there could be a problem.


True- only when there is white present (which is 90% of the time), and goes silent on a black screen. Buzz gets annoying during quiet scenes :x
#31
tremtastic
I got this from Dixons for £629.

Beat that sucka! :p


Check out the Dixons DSGI share price sucka, lets see who has the last laugh aka Woolies 2
#32
hot hot hot
#33
dealtaker
Check out the Dixons DSGI share price sucka, lets see who has the last laugh aka Woolies 2


you're all heart, wishing thousands of people lose their jobs.....
#34
merlinthehappypig
Can anyone confirm what the output is from an XBOX360? Is it 720p or 1080p. I'm sure it's somewhere, but I can't find it.

Bottom line is it worth going for 1080p over 720p for the XBOX. Will I notice the difference?


On this size screen, definately
#35
Great spot!

On the Samsung website it states contrast is 30,000:1, so even better; also mentions it is a 100Hz model too.

H & R added
#36
Is this 'HD ready' (720p) or 'full HD' (1080p)? I though that the resoltion 1920 x 1080 meant that it was full HD, no?
#37
denix
Is this 'HD ready' (720p) or 'full HD' (1080p)? I though that the resoltion 1920 x 1080 meant that it was full HD, no?


This is full HD, 1080P
#38
I wish I had the room :( Heat!
#39
tremtastic
I got this from Dixons for £629.

Beat that sucka!
[COLOR="Navy"]I paid £613.37 by using my Egg card to pay, which gives an additional 2.5% instand cashback (as well as the Dixons' Christmas Day 10% off).[/COLOR]
#40
merlinthehappypig
the 550W power consumption puts me off these Samsungs.
[COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"]This comes up every time. The 550W is a maximum - the TV will only use that much power for a completely white screen. For any other picture displayed on a Plasma screen, less power is used.

This is different to LCD technology, where TV's use the same power regardless of what they are displaying.[/COLOR]

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