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Samsung PS50A558S1 50" FULL HD 1080p Plasma TV Freeview £779.00 inc VAT @ NOVATECH

£779.00 @ Novatech
Features: Specifications: - Full HD 1080P - 30,000:1 Contrast Ratio - Aspect Ratio 16:9 Widescreen - 1920 x 1080 Resolution - Built In Digital Freeview - Brightness: 1300 cd/m2 …
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Features: Specifications:
- Full HD 1080P - 30,000:1 Contrast Ratio
- Aspect Ratio 16:9 Widescreen - 1920 x 1080 Resolution
- Built In Digital Freeview - Brightness: 1300 cd/m2
- Movie Plus - 3 x HDMI Inputs
- DNIe+ (Digital Natural Image engine) - 2 x SCART Inputs
- Cinema Progressive (Film mode) - USB 2.0 Spec JPEG/MP3
- SRS TruSurround XT Sound Effect System - PC Input
- Picture-In-Picture - Vesa Wall Mount 600 x 400
- Entertainment Mode: Sports/Cinema/Game - Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD):
- EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) 1230.2 x 830.6 x 319.9mm
- 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty - Dimensions without Stand (WxHxD)
1230.3 x 769.8 x 95mm
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#1
good find dude
1 Like #2
I've had bad experiences with 2 Samsung's now, i wouldn't touch this without a 5 year guarantee.
Voting cold for that reason i'm afraid.
#3
©™~UKJEZZA~™©;3775627
I've had bad experiences with 2 Samsung's now, i wouldn't touch this without a 5 year guarantee.
Voting cold for that reason i'm afraid.



bad reason, got 3 sammys had them for years, awsome pieces of machinery..... saying that they are lcds, wouldnt touch a plasma
#4
looks nice....
shame i cant get mine until the end of december :(
#5
Had my Samsung Plasma near 2 years no problems.
Whats wrong with their plasma tv, is there a problem with them?
#6
I think everyone's eyes work differently, I've got the series 4 Sammy Plasma and think it's great, jealous of this price for a series 5!

When I watch LCD I can see the blurring and find it off putting, you just don't get that with plasma, although I will agree that some of the top end LCDs have an amazingly sharp picture!

This is a great deal by the way! :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
In a Plasma vs LCD debate, most videophiles will agree that Plasma is still on top. That is to say a good plasma will beat a good LCD for Image Quality (contrast, motion, colour reproduction).

Plasma still gets bad press for historic problems that were eradicated 5 years ago. I have owned a series of (mostly Panasonic) plasma and lcd tv's and the only time one went wrong was when my son tipped orange juice down the back of my almost new 37"er. Fortunately Panasonic repaired it free of charge, even though water damage was the clear cause.

Saying that, Samsung are not the best name for plasma or lcd. They are also not the worst.

Great price and probably worth a punt.
#8
I personally don't mind the samsung plasmas they arn't too bad. :)

Voted Hot!
#9
360 vs PS3, Plasma vs LCD lol, come on now.

I have an LG lcd and Samsung Plasma, love the both of them if that is ok :)
#10
i love plasma, and this is a sweet price for 50"!
#11
sparkyIreland
360 vs PS3, Plasma vs LCD lol, come on now.

I have an LG lcd and Samsung Plasma, love the both of them if that is ok :)


Thank your lucky stars this is full HD, or else there would be an extra war taking place. :thumbsup:
#12
sparkyIreland
360 vs PS3, Plasma vs LCD lol, come on now.

I have an LG lcd and Samsung Plasma, love the both of them if that is ok :)


That reminds me of the BK advert for the 5 meat burger or whatever it is. You'll have people with pitchforks outside your house saying it's wrong to love them both, lol.
#13
Who were best, The Beatle or The Stones..
C'mon fanboys...
#14
publicnme
That reminds me of the BK advert for the 5 meat burger or whatever it is. You'll have people with pitchforks outside your house saying it's wrong to love them both, lol.


:-D
#15
"FULL HD 1080p Plasma"

That should shut the usual crowd up!

I have a very new LG LCD and I much prefer my slightly older, 720p "only" Panasonic Plasma. (PX80). With the LCD viewing angles are a pain, blacks aren't as black and motion doesn't track as smoothly. It also makes an a*se of low quality Freeview signals. It's not a top of the range Sony, but it wasn't exactly cheap for its size, either.

There are some great LCDs out there. But not this size for this price, no way.
#16
Seems like a great price to me for a lot of TV. It does claim to be Real 100Hz?? seems most 100Hz sets are well over the grand!

Or do we wait till after christmas for even better deals as the new ultra thin panels are starting to roll out. Should bring these panels way down in price..

Hmmmm where did i put my crystal ball.....
#17
Don't forget image retention, like watching $$$$ky news and turning to a different input/channel to find the ticker-tape/logo is still there.

No matter how everyone defends plasma, it's inherent.

Just read the plasma manuals about image retention/screen burn which makes me wonder why they include usb for displaying static images.
banned#18
wizball
Thank your lucky stars this is full HD, or else there would be an extra war taking place. :thumbsup:


Why? At 50" Screen size you need to be closer than 2 metres from the screen to perceive any difference from 720p to 1080p with 20:20 vision.

Plasma picture is in general way ahead of LCD. You cant get an LCD with anything close to matching to the best Plasmas (e.g. Kuro generation 9) for picture quality, contrast, colours and black levels.

Im pondering buying a Pioneer 6090 at the moment.
#19
Gort1951
Don't forget image retention, like watching $$$$ky news and turning to a different input/channel to find the ticker-tape/logo is still there.

No matter how everyone defends plasma, it's inherent.

Just read the plasma manuals about image retention/screen burn which makes me wonder why they include usb for displaying static images.


Although I have a Panasonic Px70 plasma and it gets put on cbeebies for an amazing amount of hours and never has problems with image retention. Newer plasmas have technology to circumvent screen burn, Samsungs have a whitewash feature to get rid of it, panasonic will make the image go really dim to prevent screen burn, and others have features to shuffle the image in order to prevent screen burn.

I must say though from working in an electrical store for 2 years with TVs on same channel at least 12 hours per day, the only TV I have seen with screen burn (TMF logo in top corner) was a 50" Samsung 4 series plasma. Nothing the whitewash program didn't sort out though.

If anyone really wants advice on the Plasma/LCD differences go to AVforums, you'll get people that actually know their stuff there as opposed to (no offence) general Hotukdeals members.
banned#20
Gort1951
Don't forget image retention, like watching $$$$ky news and turning to a different input/channel to find the ticker-tape/logo is still there.

No matter how everyone defends plasma, it's inherent.

Just read the plasma manuals about image retention/screen burn which makes me wonder why they include usb for displaying static images.


Because screen burn hasnt been a major problem with Plasmas for several years now.

That was the very early ones.

Sure you CAN mark a screen if you leave an image for months - but then so can you with a CRT.
#21
instead of a debate war why not people who have one or seen reviews for it post, this petty squabling gets so silly, everyone has a different opinion and it should be based on what they own and experience.
#22
I've never had any problem with my LCD Samsung either. It's about 4 years old and was an ex-demo.

£779 for a 50" screen and full 1080p is amazing!

Hot, hot, hot!
#23
actually works out at 821 delivered. But 3% quidco of ex-vat price
#24
Orville
In a Plasma vs LCD debate, most videophiles will agree that Plasma is still on top. That is to say a good plasma will beat a good LCD for Image Quality (contrast, motion, colour reproduction).

Plasma still gets bad press for historic problems that were eradicated 5 years ago. I have owned a series of (mostly Panasonic) plasma and lcd tv's and the only time one went wrong was when my son tipped orange juice down the back of my almost new 37"er. Fortunately Panasonic repaired it free of charge, even though water damage was the clear cause.

Saying that, Samsung are not the best name for plasma or lcd. They are also not the worst.

Great price and probably worth a punt.


well said there, couldnt agree more

had my pioneer plasma for 2 years and its still running fantastically, best tv ive ever watched, better than most current LCDs infact

richto
Because screen burn hasnt been a major problem with Plasmas for several years now.

That was the very early ones.

Sure you CAN mark a screen if you leave an image for months - but then so can you with a CRT.


you can get this on LCDs too, very uncommon but ive seen it on a 26" panny
#25
Plasma TV's have one other BIG benefit over LCD's. They have a glass protective cover that is easy to clean for those of us with little kiddies. Try cleaning jam or yoghurt off of an LCD panel and you will soon understand it's importance.
#26
Plasma's give a better picture for your money hands down. Especially noticeable on normal (non-HD) viewing.

The issue that kills plasma for me is the power consumption.

Look around the back.

My 32" Hitachi LCD = 180kWh
My sister's 40" Samsung Plasma = 382kW

OK the screen is larger but costs more than double to run it. A BIG consideration especially if you have kids and your telly is on all afternoon and evening.

THIS TV consumes 550kWh!!!!! Yes, FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY!!

It's a good job it'll be turning a lot of that into heat coz you'll not be able to afford to turn on your heating!!
#27
OfnPanad;3779287
Plasma's give a better picture for your money hands down. Especially noticeable on normal (non-HD) viewing.

The issue that kills plasma for me is the power consumption.


Can't argue with that. Doesn't concern me much personally though, as I only sit in front of mine for 10 hours a week max. I watch a couple of Blu-rays on the weekend and a little TV during the week while I eat dinner.
#28
OfnPanad
The issue that kills plasma for me is the power consumption.

Look around the back.

My 32" Hitachi LCD = 180kWh
My sister's 40" Samsung Plasma = 382kW
T[COLOR="Navy"]his comes up every time.

My understanding is that an LCD uses its maximum consumption at all times, whereas a Plasma will only do so when the screen in completely white, and will draw less current at all other times, thus meaning that for real world viewing, the actual power consumed by Plasma and LCD TVs are about the same.[/COLOR]
#29
OfnPanad
Plasma's give a better picture for your money hands down. Especially noticeable on normal (non-HD) viewing.

The issue that kills plasma for me is the power consumption.

Look around the back.

My 32" Hitachi LCD = [COLOR="Red"]180kWh[/COLOR]
My sister's 40" Samsung Plasma = [COLOR="Red"]382kW[/COLOR]

OK the screen is larger but costs more than double to run it. A BIG consideration especially if you have kids and your telly is on all afternoon and evening.

THIS TV consumes [COLOR="Red"]550kWh[/COLOR]!!!!! Yes, FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY!!

It's a good job it'll be turning a lot of that into heat coz you'll not be able to afford to turn on your heating!!


Those are some BIG numbers:w00t:

Should read 180w, 382w and 550w. if not then it's no wonder you can't afford to turn the heating on as that LCD would cost you around £18/hour to run.:roll:
#30
Total Basket Value: £821.54 inc vat although you can collect
#31
wizball
Thank your lucky stars this is full HD, or else there would be an extra war taking place. :thumbsup:


richto
Why? At 50" Screen size you need to be closer than 2 metres from the screen to perceive any difference from 720p to 1080p with 20:20 vision.


Richto, with your single sentence (which reads like a pre-emptive strike), you prove the validity of my humourously intended remark; thanks for helping out. :thumbsup:
#32
Good price for a 50" 1080p screen, the serise 4 was around this price weeks ago
#33
good price shame my rooms not big enough :(
#34
Orville
Plasma TV's have one other BIG benefit over LCD's. They have a glass protective cover that is easy to clean for those of us with little kiddies. Try cleaning jam or yoghurt off of an LCD panel and you will soon understand it's importance.


The issue is your kids putting yogurt and JAM of all things on your TV screen, not the lack of glass of an LCD display surely??!!
#35
©™~UKJEZZA~™©;3783644
The issue is your kids putting yogurt and JAM of all things on your TV screen, not the lack of glass of an LCD display surely??!!


Orville lives in the REAL World not the Theoretical IDEAL World obviously! Its an excellent point.:whistling:
#36
Brewer
Orville lives in the REAL World not the Theoretical IDEAL World obviously! Its an excellent point.:whistling:


Hardly an IDEAL world - keeping infants covered in food away from a £700 - £1000 piece of Equipment is it?
Presumably if it were a fireplace it wouldn't have to be an IDEAL world to keep them away from it would it??!!
#37
©™~UKJEZZA~™©;3794460
Hardly an IDEAL world - keeping infants covered in food away from a £700 - £1000 piece of Equipment is it?
Presumably if it were a fireplace it wouldn't have to be an IDEAL world to keep them away from it would it??!!


You wouldnt leave the fireplace on while the child was unattended for 10 seconds (who mentioned fireplaces anyway DOH!!), but you might leave Cartoon Network on!:roll:

If you are so organised as to always ensure your children (presuming you have any, but appears not!) have perfectly clean hands and no pens in sight, liquids accessible, crayons within 10 feet, etc. before you leave the room then I applaud you oh Great One!! I am sure you are the life and soul of the Xmas party!! :whistling:

When all said and done, Plasma benefits from having a glass screen which massively aids protection, whereas go press your finger against the surface of any LCD (incl. a top of the range Sony W4500) and you will see distortion of the image (try it on your laptop if you dont have an lcd tv to hand - just make sure you dont ever let your kids on the laptop eh., God forbid! :w00t:!!).
#38
Brewer
You wouldnt leave the fireplace on while the child was unattended for 10 seconds (who mentioned fireplaces anyway DOH!!), but you might leave Cartoon Network on!:roll:

If you are so organised as to always ensure your children (presuming you have any, but appears not!) have perfectly clean hands and no pens in sight, liquids accessible, crayons within 10 feet, etc. before you leave the room then I applaud you oh Great One!! I am sure you are the life and soul of the Xmas party!! :whistling:

When all said and done, Plasma benefits from having a glass screen which massively aids protection, whereas go press your finger against the surface of any LCD (incl. a top of the range Sony W4500) and you will see distortion of the image (try it on your laptop if you dont have an lcd tv to hand - just make sure you dont ever let your kids on the laptop eh., God forbid! :w00t:!!).


I have 4 children, the youngest ones are 5 and 8. They know they are not allowed to touch the TV and therefore don't??!!
It's a sad reflection on modern society that i should be considered a 'great one' for having some sort of parental control over my children.
It's why this country is in the state it's in!!!!

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