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Agfa 42" Plasma HDTV -- £499! -- 8000:1 contrast ratio...
Agfa 42" Plasma HDTV -- £499! -- 8000:1 contrast ratio...

Agfa 42" Plasma HDTV -- £499! -- 8000:1 contrast ratio...

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Probably the best value plasma TV available. With a huge brightness and contrast, you are guaranteed to get superb image quality with the darkest blacks and most vibrant colour youll see on a HD Ready Plasma TV in this price range.
Features
42" HD Ready Plasma TV
8,000:1 Contrast Ratio
1100 cd/m2 Brightness
1024 x 768 Resolution
Samsung Plasma Display Panel
Analogue TV Tuner
2 x 10watt Integrated Stereo Speakers
Remote Control

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Saw this, looks like a pretty crazy deal. Never heard of the manufacturer but I think I'm going to give this a try...

*** There is a problem with direct linking. To find this TV just click on Plasma's, and then 42-44 (or whatever it goes to on the 42-something one). It is the first one there. ***
- KieranG

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Interested in this & ta for the heads up but to me the link is bust...do you have a model number please?:)

Something's dodgy..

"The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

*redirecting* being the key word when I attempt to get to directtvs.co.uk/

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8000:1 contrast ratio for a plasma is pretty **** to be honest

Original Poster

directtvs.co.uk/Agf…asp

That is the correct link, for some reason when you click it, it adds ref info so the link becomes wrong. If you have trouble, copy and paste the above link into your URL field.

I thought it was a good price, link didn't work but go straight to the website.

Voted hot.

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It really isnt a good price John Lewis were doing a 42" Philips Plasma for £640 odd with 5 year warranty I know because its being delivered tomorrow for my bedroom

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SHOWMAN36

It really isnt a good price John Lewis were doing a 42" Philips Plasma … It really isnt a good price John Lewis were doing a 42" Philips Plasma for £640 odd with 5 year warranty I know because its being delivered tomorrow for my bedroom



£500 and £640 are quite different, you know. Especially for people on a budget. :roll:

See my updated description for how to view the model; there is a problem with direct linking.

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KieranG

£500 and £640 are quite different, you know. Especially for people on a b … £500 and £640 are quite different, you know. Especially for people on a budget. :roll:See my updated description for how to view the model; there is a problem with direct linking.



Yep, and there is also a big difference between a 1 year warranty and 5 years there is also the fact that one is Agfa which make good throw away cameras and Philips who make good tv's that extra £140 dosent seem much now does it?

I figure if something is gonna break, it generally does within a year....:? unless it's an xbox 360....

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dogonbike

I figure if something is gonna break, it generally does within a … I figure if something is gonna break, it generally does within a year....:?


that a good rule to live by:whistling: bit of a ****** if your proved wrong though

Don't take the ****

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:thumbsup:lol

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SHOWMAN36

Yep, and there is also a big difference between a 1 year warranty and 5 … Yep, and there is also a big difference between a 1 year warranty and 5 years there is also the fact that one is Agfa which make good throw away cameras and Philips who make good tv's that extra £140 dosent seem much now does it?



To some people, yes, it seems much. Do you need to be so ignorant? If you don't like the TV then vote it cold and leave it at that, no need to rant about how you're getting a better TV for an extra £140 for your bedroom. :thumbsup:

Hope this offer was useful to a few people, it's my first submission

To be fair mate, I have personally found if something is gonna break, it has an inherent fault from manufacture and will quickly become apparent....:)

KieranG

To some people, yes, it seems much. Do you need to be so ignorant? If you … To some people, yes, it seems much. Do you need to be so ignorant? If you don't like the TV then vote it cold and leave it at that, no need to rant about how you're getting a better TV for an extra £140 for your bedroom. :thumbsup: Hope this offer was useful to a few people, it's my first submission


Great post Keran, dont worry, just ignore them .

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Excuse me! I was pointing out that your buying an unproven make, but obviously you know more and have far more experience than me so you carry on, buying something that is the cheapest is usually a false economy, you dont have to buy the best just not the cheapest, and I would think that if £140 is that much too you, you shouldnt be looking at spending anywhere near £500 for a tv anyway

SHOWMAN36

8000:1 contrast ratio for a plasma is pretty **** to be honest



However, it's way beyond what the human eye can perceive. It's also about eight times as much as the typical LCD.

The concerns on cheap plasmas are not going to be contrast or brightness, as both are always beyond massive on any model. Likely problems will be with colour accuracy and deinterlacing ability, and maybe resolution if you sit particularly close (

£540 with delivery.

1024x768 is a weird resolution.
I mean my 32" Samsung does 1366x768 so its not going to be proper 16x9 Widescreen.
Most likely problems with the HD Ready tag as well then, so dodgy if using it with a console.

To the Op it seems to be a good find based on price but I do not know what Agfa TV's are like so would want to do some digging to see what it is like.

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arfster

However, it's way beyond what the human eye can perceive. It's also about … However, it's way beyond what the human eye can perceive. It's also about eight times as much as the typical LCD.The concerns on cheap plasmas are not going to be contrast or brightness, as both are always beyond massive on any model. Likely problems will be with colour accuracy and deinterlacing ability, and maybe resolution if you sit particularly close (

SHOWMAN36

It really isnt a good price John Lewis were doing a 42" Philips Plasma … It really isnt a good price John Lewis were doing a 42" Philips Plasma for £640 odd with 5 year warranty I know because its being delivered tomorrow for my bedroom


One landed in my kids' playroom on Saturday - very nice.

graybags

One landed in my kids' playroom on Saturday - very nice.



Did you read any of this thread you muppet...

SHOWMAN36

Sorry, but you cant compare the contrast ratios between LCD and plasma 2 … Sorry, but you cant compare the contrast ratios between LCD and plasma 2 totally different beasts



Why not? Same definition of measurement.

HaggisHunter

1024x768 is a weird resolution.I mean my 32" Samsung does 1366x768 so its … 1024x768 is a weird resolution.I mean my 32" Samsung does 1366x768 so its not going to be proper 16x9 Widescreen.Most likely problems with the HD Ready tag as well then, so dodgy if using it with a console.



1024x768 is normal for a Plasma, the pixels are a different shape to a LCD or something like that :-D

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SHOWMAN36

Excuse me! I was pointing out that your buying an unproven make, but … Excuse me! I was pointing out that your buying an unproven make, but obviously you know more and have far more experience than me so you carry on, buying something that is the cheapest is usually a false economy, you dont have to buy the best just not the cheapest, and I would think that if £140 is that much too you, you shouldnt be looking at spending anywhere near £500 for a tv anyway



Brand names although a guide are'nt a cast iron guarantee of a quality product.

Sony, Philips and Toshiba et al have all produced inferior products in the past and will in the future.

Look on AVForums and you'll find a 32" LCD made by Mirai, when it first came out the brand snobs scoffed because of it's price and the unknown brand, despite the fact that the company behind the brand were one of the major LCD screen manufacturers in the world.

Just because it's an AGFA and yours is a Philips does'nt automatically mean the Philips is superior - a wee bit of homework is required before you start to generalise :thumbsup:

I must say, I've enjoyed reading this thread but feel I should add a few comments. It is not wrong imo for someone to point out that in his/her opinion a better deal is/was available. Showman36 was making a valid point that the item is by an unfamiliar manufacturer of tvs when compared to Philips regardless of the additional cost of £140. :thumbsup: IMHO that is a small price to pay, especially when you consider the retailer and 5 year warranty - a no-brainer I think it's called as the additional warranty can easily set you back a lot more than £140. :whistling: The point of being able to post comments is so that we canvass opinions; sometimes those opinions will differ from our own but it is for the common good and is to be encouraged. No offense taken and none meant should be the attitude :-D

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KieranG

If you don't like the TV then vote it cold and leave it at that,



How many times do we see people on here complaining about people voting cold and not leaving a reason why?

I voted hot, thinking about going for this!

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Glad you found it useful!

There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the philips is only £140 more and has 5 years warranty. Do any of you check you home content insurance policy? I say this because mine covers electrical damages of upto £1000. So when i recently bought my plasma i didnt bother taking out the warranty as im paying house content insurance which covers the tv.

Just thought it may be worth mentioning this to home owners!

Yeah but.........who is going to steal a broken plasma...........so you can claim?
edited...............if it goes wrong you knock it of its stand.......and then claim.......

Abz

There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the … There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the philips is only £140 more and has 5 years warranty. Do any of you check you home content insurance policy? I say this because mine covers electrical damages of upto £1000. So when i recently bought my plasma i didnt bother taking out the warranty as im paying house content insurance which covers the tv.Just thought it may be worth mentioning this to home owners!




That does not cover a faulty TV, only covers it if you damage it.

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strocky

Brand names although a guide are'nt a cast iron guarantee of a quality … Brand names although a guide are'nt a cast iron guarantee of a quality product.Sony, Philips and Toshiba et al have all produced inferior products in the past and will in the future.Look on AVForums and you'll find a 32" LCD made by Mirai, when it first came out the brand snobs scoffed because of it's price and the unknown brand, despite the fact that the company behind the brand were one of the major LCD screen manufacturers in the world.Just because it's an AGFA and yours is a Philips does'nt automatically mean the Philips is superior - a wee bit of homework is required before you start to generalise :thumbsup:



Sorry but you seem to be supposing an awful lot on my account! 1. I'm not a brand snob I do a lot of research before I buy any of my devices. 2. after much deliberation I decided that the Philips was by far the best TV for my budget.3. I am a member of the AV forums. 4. my point was that the retailer and the brand of tv are unknown quantities and I pointed out that I'd bought the other tv from John lewis's and thought it was a better deal IMO, I would also add that with delivery the price for the Agfa is not even cheap as the price of Plasma's has been steadily falling all year.

Pretty good deal, and I agree that things tend to go wrong within the first year. I would also dispute the claim about Philips TVs. I wouldn't put them in the same league as Sony/Panasonic/Toshiba. In fact, I'd rather have an LG or a Samsung.

On that topic, anyone looking for a cheap flatscreen may like this: ebuyer.com/pro…ews

HD LCD
40"
Panel made by Samsung
£499.97

Just another option to consider. The reviews are great BTW.

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Abz

There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the … There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the philips is only £140 more and has 5 years warranty. Do any of you check you home content insurance policy? I say this because mine covers electrical damages of upto £1000. So when i recently bought my plasma i didnt bother taking out the warranty as im paying house content insurance which covers the tv.Just thought it may be worth mentioning this to home owners!


LOL - try claiming off your home insurance for a faulty TV. No way! :giggle:

Abz

There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the … There's been a discussion about comparing this to the philips and how the philips is only £140 more and has 5 years warranty. Do any of you check you home content insurance policy? I say this because mine covers electrical damages of upto £1000. So when i recently bought my plasma i didnt bother taking out the warranty as im paying house content insurance which covers the tv.Just thought it may be worth mentioning this to home owners!


As others have said, unless you are going to defraud your insurance by throwing your faulty TV down the stairs, your insurance company will not be interested in your faulty TV. Thus a 5 year guarantee is an excellent selling point.

SHOWMAN36

that a good rule to live by:whistling: bit of a ****** if your proved … that a good rule to live by:whistling: bit of a ****** if your proved wrong though



You got contents insurance? Lol I do. No worries for 5 years ... that's what you paid for, so all the best.

SHOWMAN36

that a good rule to live by:whistling: bit of a ****** if your proved … that a good rule to live by:whistling: bit of a ****** if your proved wrong though



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