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50" LG Plasma (50PB660V) for £399.99 5 Years Warranty John Lewis
50" LG Plasma (50PB660V) for £399.99 5 Years Warranty John Lewis

50" LG Plasma (50PB660V) for £399.99 5 Years Warranty John Lewis

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As Sainsbury's are flogging these for £399.99 I got JL to price match. So for £399.99 you get a smart LG 50" plasma with free delivery and 5 year's warranty. No wifi but I use ethernet anyway. Can't be bad! Didn't fancy LCD. Probably won't be able to buy these for much longer. 600hz 1080p.

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How did you get a price match as these are in store in Sainsburys and not online ?

Original Poster

JL called the store who'd ran out but they managed to find a local store that had them in stock (the Shirley branch in Birmingham). :-)

Brace yourself for the anti-plasma brigade! Heat added.

Nice. It's worth it for the 5 year John Lewis warranty.

Original Poster

I'm almost certain I'll have a problem with it during the 5 years. Doesn't matter - might even get a new TV out of it!

Bought this for 450 from John Lewis awhile ago when they had it on offer for a one day special. Great tv for the price

This should be a Sainsbury's deal with possible JL Price Match.
Just because you had a local store with stock doesn't mean it's going to be available for everyone.

Powerdirect are also still selling this at 399 if you need an alternative shop to price match.

HUKD

Confirmed stock in Shirley.

John Lewis would not price match with powerdirect for me.

Cracking deal if toy can get it.

do all big sainsburys stock these?

John Lewis came back to me saying they need to see the tv with the price on their website to price match?

This is a good price for this tv. I know it's a Plasma and I personally wouldn't buy one but it's not a lot of money for a whole lot of tv. Why is it only at 99 degrees. I often wonder why some items get ridiculously hot. Maybe people who post on facebook and get all their mates to vote perhaps. It's ridiculous to think that none branded tv's of this quality but only £50 to a £100 less go mega hot. I know which would be my preference as to me, any money spent on a Poloroid, Technica, similar no no make, is money you could have put against a Samsung, LG, Sony etc. I would have put Panasonic in that list but I have seen an allegation that at least one of their tv's is made by Vestel.

Plasmas consume too much power in comparison to LED TVs that's why they're not popular in the eyes of consumers anymore.
This one 118watts. 50inch LED TVs are sub 80watts now.

I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're in the market for obsolete tech.

Wow, a whole 38 watt difference. You will save 14p for every 26 hours of TV watched. With average hours spent watching TV per year you will save circa £10 per year.

For £10 a year I would rather have a plasma any day.

ses6jwg

I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're … I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're in the market for obsolete tech.



crass and unhelpful

mergleb

crass and unhelpful


I'd like to add ignorant as well, as stated above, you wouldn't notice the extra power, and how much for an led tv with 600hz ? for the size tv, and quality of picture they are great, some people just believe everything they hear down the pub ;-)

old technology asda were selling similar for £250 during black friday yet an led 39" was also £250 you get what you pay for i dont think the extra 150 justifys smart tv when any tv can be made smart with a plugin my oppinion

sj69s

old technology asda were selling similar for £250 during black friday yet … old technology asda were selling similar for £250 during black friday yet an led 39" was also £250 you get what you pay for i dont think the extra 150 justifys smart tv when any tv can be made smart with a plugin my oppinion



Don't think I can even muster a reply to this

Tkrockeruk

Wow, a whole 38 watt difference. You will save 14p for every 26 hours of … Wow, a whole 38 watt difference. You will save 14p for every 26 hours of TV watched. With average hours spent watching TV per year you will save circa £10 per year. For £10 a year I would rather have a plasma any day.


Yep that's why I said "in the eyes of the consumer"

But to be fair Plasma paneks are prone to defects and breakdowns more than the new LED TVs. I remember having to change my Panasonic plasma panel one year after purchasein 2007. Luckily the second panel still works flawlessly after 7 years.

Did I mention my old plasma consumes 250Watts at least? Yeah it puts anyone off :P

ses6jwg

I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're … I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're in the market for obsolete tech.

Think you mean Tandy ;)?

By the way, the £224 Tesco Panasonic 50" plasma (mentioned on HUKD a few times) has came back in stock earlier on Monday evening. Got one for sis as her TV is on the way out.

tesco.com/dir…prd

DupsTheKid

John Lewis would not price match with powerdirect for me.



They did for me, due to arrive on Thursday.

stephenw1972

Don't think I can even muster a reply to this



I also can't justify why anyone would pay more for a bigger TV.... lol

relicpower

Did I mention my old plasma consumes 250Watts at least? Yeah it puts … Did I mention my old plasma consumes 250Watts at least? Yeah it puts anyone off :P



The next time a car deal comes up for a 1 litre Fiesta that does 60+mpg, I'm going to post that my car with a 2 liter V6 only does 25mpg. I'm sure there will be plenty of interested people.

relicpower

Plasmas consume too much power in comparison to LED TVs that's why … Plasmas consume too much power in comparison to LED TVs that's why they're not popular in the eyes of consumers anymore.This one 118watts. 50inch LED TVs are sub 80watts now.



I assume that you do know that Plasma TV power consumption is varied when TV is on - Plasma works in a way that when whole screen is black power consumption is minimal, and higher when you have a lot of white.

LED's...or in general LCD TV's always consume the same amount of power because back light is always on. There are some LED TV's that have back light split to zones and have local dimming but they are very rare if existent on the market at all. So all in all you are usually left with any form of edge lit LED where back light is always on, TV suffers from light bleeding and power consumption is for example 80W day in day out, while Plasma for dark scene will consume 40W and for bright might use 150W.

So summing up average power consumption is nearly identical and completely negligible in practical use. Years ago I had 42'' LG Plasma and it used less power that my father 32'' CCFL LCD (I had power meter and measured actual average consumption over set time rather than read the labels).

You could say that Plasma is like a car - new ones have usually live fuel consumption shown - they can get 60+ MPG, but you push the pedal to the ground and it does like 20MPG in that seconds when the power is needed.

Plasmas might be more prone to faults and screen burn but the quality of the picture is significantly better of any LED TV. Back in the days there was Pioneer Kuro which set picture quality on a new level and people who are into picture quality do know that Plasma. This is something not achievable with LED TV of any type.(I think OLED TV's can be of same or better quality but that is beyond typical consumer price point)

Original Poster

If anyone wants this deal go to the John Lewis in Solihull and say you've seen it in stock in the local Sainsbury's Shirley. Worked for me. :-)

As an aside I cannot believe people are moaning about energy use!!! Utterly ridiculous. Get a life. Its about a tenner a year difference!!!

Original Poster

Oh and I'm glad that subby26 has verified that Shirley has them in stock. WTF are people waiting for?!! Get it bought!!! We'll have a whip round for the leccy meter!!! :-D :-D :-D

Seems to be another excellent deal here. Just cannot believe how cheap TVs are getting in general. Perhaps a combination of a lot of stuff being produced and put into warehouses and shops plus everybody talking about 4k going to be the new "standard" soon means just HD is going to be old technology in a year or two already......

Had a 50inch plasma, 5 yr warranty for almost half this price, recently. No heat

collectorcol

This should be a Sainsbury's deal with possible JL Price Match.Just … This should be a Sainsbury's deal with possible JL Price Match.Just because you had a local store with stock doesn't mean it's going to be available for everyone.


Much simpler to say, nice find thanks OP.

ses6jwg

I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're … I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're in the market for obsolete tech.


The bag must have split on this one.

sj69s

old technology asda were selling similar for £250 during black friday yet … old technology asda were selling similar for £250 during black friday yet an led 39" was also £250 you get what you pay for i dont think the extra 150 justifys smart tv when any tv can be made smart with a plugin my oppinion


Similar is as similar dose.

ses6jwg

I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're … I heard Candy also have a sale on betamax and HD- DVD players if you're in the market for obsolete tech.



Zzzzzzzzzzz

relicpower

Plasmas consume too much power in comparison to LED TVs that's why … Plasmas consume too much power in comparison to LED TVs that's why they're not popular in the eyes of consumers anymore.This one 118watts. 50inch LED TVs are sub 80watts now.



Wrong. Plasmas were pulled from the market because they cost so much to produce, and thus they cost significantly more than modern LED TVs. In the end the issue was that Panasonic were making peanuts from selling them, whilst the margins involved in making lower quality higher profit LED TVs were massive in comparison. Add to that most consumers were picking TVs based on price point rather than image quality and the resulting decision by plasma manufacturers isn't a shock really.

A really good Plasma TV produces a better image than the best of the consumer LED TVs. That's why you'll not find a single LED TV on HDTV test that's got a reference level award, those are exclusively the preserve of the last of the line Plasma TVs.

So this is potentially a hot deal, but I'm not voting as I don't know if this model of LG is actually any good or not.

dithomaso

Seems to be another excellent deal here. Just cannot believe how cheap … Seems to be another excellent deal here. Just cannot believe how cheap TVs are getting in general. Perhaps a combination of a lot of stuff being produced and put into warehouses and shops plus everybody talking about 4k going to be the new "standard" soon means just HD is going to be old technology in a year or two already......



No point buying 4k unless you a.) have some 4k content and b.) sit so close you can see the difference - and on anything sub 75" that means you'll have to sit so near it's uncomfortably close. There's a great article on CNet that explains it all etc, taking into account the level of detail the human eye with 20-20 vision can see and so forth.

Does anyone have access to a proper review for one of these lg plasmas?

I have a 50inch Panasonic led in my lounge still with the edge covering on as I'm not 100% happy with it (replaced a 6 year old 720p plasma)

Really wish I'd pick up one of the last 1080p Panasonic plasmas when I had the chance
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