£249 // 55" FULL HD LED POLAROID TV // ASDA
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£249 // 55" FULL HD LED POLAROID TV // ASDA

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LocalFound 13th May 2016
Polaroid 55" FULL HD LED TV - ASDA £249

Bought this one in ASDA Doncaster, they had very limited stock. So be quick! It was reduced from £449 on Thursday morning.

Haven't seen this posted anywhere else, so apologies if it's already on here.
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Worst company dont waste ur money
bro631

Worst company dont waste ur money



okay, yeah it's not the best make of TV, but £249 for a 55" HD LED TV really isn't bad.

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bargain, do you know the model number ryan, cheers
orig

bargain, do you know the model number ryan, cheers



no problem - it's P55D100
ryanritson

okay, yeah it's not the best make of TV, but £249 for a 55" HD LED TV … okay, yeah it's not the best make of TV, but £249 for a 55" HD LED TV really isn't bad.



​With the prices of high spec branded TVs at such a low price these days, I would say spending £249 on a Asda supermarket spec TV is as bad as it can get
..but there is a market for these TVs, so who am I to argue!!
ryanritson

Polaroid 55" FULL HD LED TV - ASDA £249Bought this one in ASDA … Polaroid 55" FULL HD LED TV - ASDA £249Bought this one in ASDA Doncaster, they had very limited stock. So be quick! It was reduced from £449 on Thursday morning. Haven't seen this posted anywhere else, so apologies if it's already on here.



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HEAT!

Brilliant find, especially as it is the DTS version and not the Nicam one!

seems cheap. Heat added
Purchased last September for my son's room , very happy with it.
Great for gaming and watching Tv.
In September I will take out the 2 years warranty as advised by Asda rather than at the point of sale , so I will have three years rather than two.
wohojacko

Purchased last September for my son's room , very happy with it.Great for … Purchased last September for my son's room , very happy with it.Great for gaming and watching Tv.In September I will take out the 2 years warranty as advised by Asda rather than at the point of sale , so I will have three years rather than two.


Please don't mislead people... this TV is not good for gaming, let alone great.
Does it do HDR over Scart?
008

HEAT!Brilliant find, especially as it is the DTS version and not the … >>>>>HEAT!Brilliant find, especially as it is the DTS version and not the Nicam one!



Not surprising considering Nicam has been obsolete for years now.

Also who cares, built in speakers will sound like a £4.99 kitchen radio anyway.
parkersblock

Does it do HDR over Scart?



I'm really not sure... maybe Google could help, the model number is P55D100. Sorry
ryanritson

I'm really not sure... maybe Google could help, the model number is … I'm really not sure... maybe Google could help, the model number is P55D100. Sorry


lol
double lol

that's the market for this TV right there! (not you parker!)
Edited by: "TwistedNerve" 14th May 2016
I also noticed these in our local Asda the other day, and thought it a very good price for a 55" TV, so well done OP, this is a good find and I've added some heat in support.
I note the comments above about this being a waste of money because it does not have an expensive badge, those posts often appear and are almost always unjustified. My own experience with inexpensive TV versus branded ones (Digihome vs. Toshiba) is that the cheaper sets are just as well made and reliable, the only difference is they cost one third as much. I suspect someone will say I'm wrong (and that it is important to pay £400 more for a badge for no apparent reason but to impress one's neighbours), but they will offer no evidence in support of their view.
O
Does it print every single image displayed on screen?
I bought a 50" one and returned it straight away due the fact Asda advertised it as having an optical out which it doesn't. I even called to tell them and it was still showing as having it a month later. A decent TV for upstairs but not for your front room if you want decent sound. I have an LG OLED now and wouldn't have anything else.
othen

I also noticed these in our local Asda the other day, and thought it a … I also noticed these in our local Asda the other day, and thought it a very good price for a 55" TV, so well done OP, this is a good find and I've added some heat in support.I note the comments above about this being a waste of money because it does not have an expensive badge, those posts often appear and are almost always unjustified. My own experience with inexpensive TV versus branded ones (Digihome vs. Toshiba) is that the cheaper sets are just as well made and reliable, the only difference is they cost one third as much. I suspect someone will say I'm wrong (and that it is important to pay £400 more for a badge for no apparent reason but to impress one's neighbours), but they will offer no evidence in support of their view.O



Since when was Toshiba the benchmark for an "expensive branded TV"? oO

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Edited by: "toonarmani" 14th May 2016
This isn't great for sports or gaming. If you want a big TV for soaps and the odd movie great but it isn't going to hold well with fast motion.
nattybuk

This isn't great for sports or gaming. If you want a big TV for soaps and … This isn't great for sports or gaming. If you want a big TV for soaps and the odd movie great but it isn't going to hold well with fast motion.


I'm no expert on gaming (although my son's Playstations seem to work perfectly well on an inexpensive TV), but is your comment based on any evidence? I like this web site, and find it genuinely useful in deciding upon purchases, but it is so much more helpful if people substantiate claims.
Best wishes,
O
toonarmani

Since when was Toshiba the benchmark for an "expensive branded TV"? oOX) … Since when was Toshiba the benchmark for an "expensive branded TV"? oOX) X) X) X) X)


I'm not sure I understand your question toonarmani. It seems irrelevant whether Toshiba is a benchmark or not, it is a fact that Toshiba is a very well established brand and so charges a premium on its branded products. If you mean that in your opinion Toshiba is not a good marque then say so and justify it (I suspect you will not be able to in any cogent way).
Best wishes,
O
why do people see the size and then see the price and think that equals a hot deal or good price. If the TV's image and sound are shocking then it is not worth any amount of money. if I bought a TV with bad picture quality I would want the TV as small as possible so I didn't have to be subjected to it wherever I looked.
The price is a bargain for a 55 inch tv
andylands

why do people see the size and then see the price and think that equals a … why do people see the size and then see the price and think that equals a hot deal or good price. If the TV's image and sound are shocking then it is not worth any amount of money. if I bought a TV with bad picture quality I would want the TV as small as possible so I didn't have to be subjected to it wherever I looked.



the picture quality looks fine to me, I'm using it to play PS4 games, I have no complaints at all. it does exactly what I need it to
I saw these at Asda Milton Keynes as well.
Can someone confirm the guarantee situation ? It comes with a one year guarantee if it goes wrong they will swop it ?? If it goes a year with no problems I can extend guarantee another 2 years ?? Thankyou for your help
My evidence is only my experience former AV product trainer at Panasonic and Samsung. Such a big panel at such a low price doesn't always mean it the best. Honestly if you want some advice on a TV go to an independent TV seller. There isn't a bad TV anymore but you get what you pay for. Panasonic TV expect the two highest models are no longer made by Panasonic but Vestel models branded Panasonic.
I'm afraid I'm only interested in this brand when it comes with a free black Friday riot.
nattybuk

My evidence is only my experience former AV product trainer at Panasonic … My evidence is only my experience former AV product trainer at Panasonic and Samsung. Such a big panel at such a low price doesn't always mean it the best. Honestly if you want some advice on a TV go to an independent TV seller. There isn't a bad TV anymore but you get what you pay for. Panasonic TV expect the two highest models are no longer made by Panasonic but Vestel models branded Panasonic.


Excellent post nattybuk, this is exactly what this site is about: making informed choices on whether bargains are really bargains.
My experience is only as an owner, but I find out cheap Digihome TV to be in every way I can discern as good as the far more expensive Toshiba and Samsung sets we have.
It is interesting that Panasonic sets are made by Vestel, as was the Digihome set I bought a few weeks ago. They could easily come from the same factory, and whilst the Panasonic may use some better components (although perhaps from the same Chinese factories), I doubt that it justifies a price 3-5 times higher.
Best wishes,
O
Edited by: "othen" 14th May 2016
wohojacko

Purchased last September for my son's room , very happy with it.Great for … Purchased last September for my son's room , very happy with it.Great for gaming and watching Tv.In September I will take out the 2 years warranty as advised by Asda rather than at the point of sale , so I will have three years rather than two.



​same i have one in the girls room and allows them to watch netflicks and play the ps so heat from me!
Got the 49" version when my panny plasma died just for now. You know what, once you've played with the settings, it's not that bad
othen

I'm not sure I understand your question toonarmani. It seems irrelevant … I'm not sure I understand your question toonarmani. It seems irrelevant whether Toshiba is a benchmark or not, it is a fact that Toshiba is a very well established brand and so charges a premium on its branded products. If you mean that in your opinion Toshiba is not a good marque then say so and justify it (I suspect you will not be able to in any cogent way).Best wishes,O



​Othen. Toshiba don't make most of their own TVs anymore either. Been the case for a few years.
othen

I also noticed these in our local Asda the other day, and thought it a … I also noticed these in our local Asda the other day, and thought it a very good price for a 55" TV, so well done OP, this is a good find and I've added some heat in support.I note the comments above about this being a waste of money because it does not have an expensive badge, those posts often appear and are almost always unjustified. My own experience with inexpensive TV versus branded ones (Digihome vs. Toshiba) is that the cheaper sets are just as well made and reliable, the only difference is they cost one third as much. I suspect someone will say I'm wrong (and that it is important to pay £400 more for a badge for no apparent reason but to impress one's neighbours), but they will offer no evidence in support of their view.O


There's a good reason your comparison showed similar 'quality', they are both budget. Toshiba haven't produced TVs for years, instead their name is added to budget sets typically made by Vestel.
This is a great price for a 55" TV though I prefer my purchases to last and this is highly unlikely to do that. Upside is they are often easy to fix (not that someone buying this is likely to do so when the inevitable occurs).
A friend has an 18 month young Hitachi tv sitting in his hall as he bought another rather than using his legal rights to have it repaired, madness!
xela333

Got the 49" version when my panny plasma died just for now. You know … Got the 49" version when my panny plasma died just for now. You know what, once you've played with the settings, it's not that bad


That's what I was thinking I like to fiddle with the settings and I'm sure you could get a good picture doing this I'm sure in 3 years time OLED will be around £500 so until then this with a 3 year guarantee if available at extra cost seems a good buy ?
othen

Excellent post nattybuk, this is exactly what this site is about: making … Excellent post nattybuk, this is exactly what this site is about: making informed choices on whether bargains are really bargains.My experience is only as an owner, but I find out cheap Digihome TV to be in every way I can discern as good as the far more expensive Toshiba and Samsung sets we have.It is interesting that Panasonic sets are made by Vestel, as was the Digihome set I bought a few weeks ago. They could easily come from the same factory, and whilst the Panasonic may use some better components (although perhaps from the same Chinese factories), I doubt that it justifies a price 3-5 times higher.Best wishes,O



Toshiba and Digihome use Vestel panels. I bought a digihome a few weeks back and returned it, changed it for a Toshiba, returned that. Although the Toshiba pic quality was better than the digihome, neither were close to a 6 year old LG I was replacing, nor was the sound.
my folks have this tv. Personally I would save you're money and buy something with a bit more quality. It's this cheap for a reason.
We brought this tv a while ago and the quality is very poor, yes big screen but that's it.
The quality of this tv is going to be exactly the same as any other tv manufactured by Vestel, as that is what it is.
Mr cool

We brought this tv a while ago and the quality is very poor, yes big … We brought this tv a while ago and the quality is very poor, yes big screen but that's it.


What poor picture ? Have you adjusted the settings ?
LOUGHBORO GUY

What poor picture ? Have you adjusted the settings ?



Picture tuning options are dependent on the chipset used in the tv, coupled with the panel a bad combination of the two and you will never get a good picture. Cannot comment on the screen used in this panel as I do not know, but do not assume that it will have a great array of picture tuning options as most likely it will be basic at best.
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