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Cant be expensive for a decent brand 50 inch TV, with freeview, USB Port / Media player built in, 3 HDMI ports etc?

Bought one a couple of weeks ago when they were slightly over 500 and am well impressed.

Getting 5 Star ratings on Amazon - no doubt will be sniffed at by some, but for this price?

Has to be a contender if you're wanting a budget decent brand large TV?
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#1
not voting as I am not into plasmas but I am wondering if HD ready is enough for such a big screen...
#2
Got to be hot.

14 reviews on Amazon's website all give it 5 out of 5.
#3
Ignore my comment...talking through my @ss....

Edited By: djglenn1337 on Nov 03, 2010 14:26: incorrect
#4
50" and 1024x768 ????

the 42" version of the same generation (Series 4) was @ £359 (Amazon)
so the jump from 42 to 50 cannot be worth £150 with no additional features or higher res!

ermmm.... not voting... but definitely it's a very good set from a decent manufacturer.
#5
djglenn1337
If I was paying £500 for a 40" TV I would be going 1080p.I know the response, and contrast are not as good on a LCD, but a Samsung C530 for £450 would better suit most people.

Its 50 inches, not 40 inches.
#6
wnofal
50" and 1024x768 ????the 42" version of the same generation (Series 4) was @ £359 (Amazon)so the jump from 42 to 50 cannot be worth £150 with no additional features or higher res!ermmm.... not voting... but definitely it's a very good set from a decent manufacturer.

I guess if you specifically need 50 inches, then its good value. We have a large room and didnt want to spend a fortune on what will be an occasional use TV. Does the job perfectly.

It looks to me like a mainstream brand TV with decent features at a budget TV price. I particularly like the built in Media player - very handy.
#7
Nowt wrong with 720p/1080i if you only have Sky/Virgin HD as that is all they run at... 720p was still pretty nice for Blu-Ray too when I had mine.
#8
Those voting cold - can you demonstrate a cheaper 50 inch with similar or better features?

Thanks.
#9
swordjo
Nowt wrong with 720p/1080i if you only have Sky/Virgin HD as that is all they run at... 720p was still pretty nice for Blu-Ray too when I had mine.

My thinking exactly.

I did say that there would be those who would sniff at this because of the resolution, without having used the TV and without being able to offer cheaper same size alternatives.
#10
andyken
Got to be hot.14 reviews on Amazon's website all give it 5 out of 5.

Even those who have paid 769 for it on Argos have consistently given it four stars for picture quality.

Cant understand the cold voting at all.
#11
I have the 42" version which was purchased on the M & S deal with free Blu Ray player and 5 Year guarantee at £400. I thought when I got it that it would be cheap and cheerful, but I'm amazed at the picture quality from SD right through to Blu Ray. Not all programmes are shown in HD so you need a decent picture for viewing SD and the Samsung does not dissapoint. The only drawback is the built in media player, it won't play all VOB file movies, but the Blu Ray player will. So for the money I'm well satisfied with the tv and the 50" I bet is just as good, so it is a very good deal. If you purchase this tv don't forget to go to to the Samsung UK website and download the latest firmware update.
#12
Does anyone still buy plasmas these days?
#13
ryan12
Does anyone still buy plasmas these days?

Yes. Try buying a 50 inch LCD, then come back to us.
#14
Bit large for such a low resolution.

swordjo
Nowt wrong with 720p/1080i if you only have Sky/Virgin HD as that is all they run at... 720p was still pretty nice for Blu-Ray too when I had mine.
It's not really 720p either though as that would be a width of 1280 pixels (not 1024 with rectangular pixels). And 1080i on a 720p screen requires a nasty conversion that loses quality.
#15
alasrati
Bit large for such a low resolution.

swordjo
Nowt wrong with 720p/1080i if you only have Sky/Virgin HD as that is all they run at... 720p was still pretty nice for Blu-Ray too when I had mine.
It's not really 720p either though as that would be a width of 1280 pixels (not 1024 with rectangular pixels). And 1080i on a 720p screen requires a nasty conversion that loses quality.


Have you actually seen this TV in operation then or are you just guessing?

Check out the reviews on Amazon, from people who actually own one. ;)
#16
i have this...........virgin media hd is fantastic on this........or you can pay through the nose for full hd
#17
ryan12
Does anyone still buy plasmas these days?

Yes, plasmas aren’t as bad as they used to be.
If anyone wants a 50-inch plasma I suggests paying the extra and going for the LG 50PK350 (£589.95) or LG 50PK590 (£649.95). Both can do Full 1080, LG 50PK590 has Internet streaming and Freeview HD built in.
#18
Jesus, not this again. There is nothing wrong with this res. The TV works it's wizardry in HD and will produce an superb picture. The added bonus is SD will look better as well compared to your average 1280x720p TV.

Also, plasmas look far better than LCDs in my opinion. I would never buy an LCD again.

alasrati
]It's not really 720p either though as that would be a width of 1280 pixels (not 1024 with rectangular pixels).


It is 720p!

Edit: It's res is 1365 x 768 anyhow.

Edited By: Sancho on Nov 08, 2010 08:28: .
#19
swordjo
Nowt wrong with 720p/1080i if you only have Sky/Virgin HD as that is all they run at... 720p was still pretty nice for Blu-Ray too when I had mine.

It's not 1080i, this TV will not show a 1080i image. And as all Sky and Virgin's HD is in 1080i, then the benefit of a 1080p TV would be better for Sky and Virgin HD.

Otherwise, yes there is nothing wrong with 720p if viewed from the correct distance.
#20
alasrati
Bit large for such a low resolution.
swordjo
Nowt wrong with 720p/1080i if you only have Sky/Virgin HD as that is all they run at... 720p was still pretty nice for Blu-Ray too when I had mine.
It's not really 720p either though as that would be a width of 1280 pixels (not 1024 with rectangular pixels). And 1080i on a 720p screen requires a nasty conversion that loses quality.

1280 pixels has got nothing to do with 720p. The TV is actualy 768p.
#21
Sancho
Jesus, not this again. There is nothing wrong with this res. The TV works it's wizardry in HD and will produce an superb picture. The added bonus is SD will look better as well compared to your average 1280x720p TV.Also, plasmas look far better than LCDs in my opinion. I would never buy an LCD again.
alasrati
]It's not really 720p either though as that would be a width of 1280 pixels (not 1024 with rectangular pixels).
It is 720p!Edit: It's res is 1365 x 768 anyhow.

It's not 720p, it's 768p.
#22
ryan12
Does anyone still buy plasmas these days?

Yes because they are better the LCD
#23
my sisters samsung plasma 50 inch just like this one just died after 15 months with a common problem with samsung plasmas the board burnt out, on some the capacitors go leaving the tv with sound only, like my sisters, i would only buy this with a 5 year warranty you have been warned.
#24
alexandercooper
ryan12
Does anyone still buy plasmas these days?
Yes because they are better the LCD

In the style of Shawty1984 - Don't talk rubbish. Plasmas tend to offer better quality pictures but that does not mean they are better than LCDs! Have you forgotten the other advantages of LCD?

In a more polite style - Well, plasma TVs tend to offer deeper blacks but LCD TVs are more energy efficient and are more suited to PC use (since it is easier to produce higher resolutions on LCD panels whereas Full HD resolutions on plasma displays are not common below 42 inches).

Edited By: ElliottC on Nov 08, 2010 20:03: .
#25
Plasmas are certainly better. The image quality is more realistic than over bright cartoony lcds. But anyway that's personal preference and only my opinion. Bright lit showrooms do little favour to plasmas but they look awesome in the home environment.
#26
So confused now!
Already have a samsung 32', but want to upgrade. It took me so long to
decide last time. Now, I'm stuck between 46' and 50' and whether it should
be plasma, LED, or LCD.....help....model not manufacturer would be helpful....anyone?

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