Award Winning Panasonic Plasma 50" TV TXP50ST60B for £849.99 (potentially £835.82) from the Co-op Electrical Store
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Award Winning Panasonic Plasma 50" TV TXP50ST60B for £849.99 (potentially £835.82) from the Co-op Electrical Store

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Found 4th Aug 2013
The latest Panasonic plasmas are apparently as good if not better than the now discontinued, legendary Pioneer Kuros that used to cost several thousand pounds (they even employed a lot of the engineers who designed the Kuros). This model seems to hit the sweet spot in terms of price and performance when compared with the more expensive GT (which looks to me identical when demoing costs ~£300 more). The 42" is ~ £720 from Co-op too but is currently out of stock. I did phone them and they have ordered more and they may be available next week if this is preferable.

Use code AFTV25 and go through TCB (2% after VAT is excluded) to get it for £835.82

Voucher codes expire on 8/8/13

Use voucher code AFTV15 if going for the 42".

Various reviews:
hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm

And for the old 2012 model (the ST50): reviews.cnet.co.uk/tvs…90/
whathifi.com/rev…t50

And for the GT version (for some reason What Hi Fi haven't done a review for the ST; it wouldn't surprise me if this was due to pressure from Panasonic to push the more expensive GT)
whathifi.com/rev…60b

They also give 1 hour delivery slots and I believe this incudes Saturday

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Original Poster

Another review: avforums.com/rev…tml

"To say the Panasonic 42ST60 punches above its weight, in picture quality terms, might just be the biggest understatement we’ve made in quite a while, it might be better to say it smashes the ball out of the park using a wooden spoon."

Hot

I just bought the 50GT60 from Richer Sounds for £1175 delivered with 5 year warranty. Happy with the price and to pay the bit extra for the new GT model.

Original Poster

I'm glad you're enjoying your new TV! I spent quite a while researching them all and seeing lost of TVs inc LEDs instore. The GTs have an extra free pair of glasses, dual tuners and apparently faster response times (for gaming; although I couldn't test them for this) but I couldn't justify paying the extra ~£350 or ~40% for the GT as the image quality otherwise seemed indiscernible in the showrooms. However the GT60 got a great review from What Hi Fi. I still can't understand why the ST60 hasn't been reviewed by them given the ST50 was supposed to be amazing

if I had the cash I would be jumping at this

fantastic picture, unfortunately not great for gaming even in gaming mode.

Original Poster

Can't say about the response times for gaming myself but this thread is quite interesting (some people say it is noticeable and others don't).

avsforum.com/t/1…ead

Even the VT has ~40ms lag and that costs more than twice the price at ~ £1850 (if you think gamin is worth £1000 you could even buy another TV!)

avforums.com/rev…tml

Showing as out of stock now. Shame because its a great price.

Gordybaillie

HotI just bought the 50GT60 from Richer Sounds for £1175 delivered with 5 … HotI just bought the 50GT60 from Richer Sounds for £1175 delivered with 5 year warranty. Happy with the price and to pay the bit extra for the new GT model.



How did you manage to get it for that price? Richer Sounds are advertising it at £1299

Woo woo woo the pioneer guys make the VT range don't be fooled into the lower end tvs.

Being an avid gamer, the response times of this year's ST range are too high for me. For PQ though, this is a great price.

Plasma? Freezing.

I can't get on with Plasma....the image retention annoys me way too much to put up with. I know it's only temporary, but it bugs me all the same. And they're a faff to get set up...you have to keep them on low settings for 100 hours or something daft to give it time to settle, and then you can get on with getting it set up to your liking.
I did this, and still got image retention. The image quality is top notch otherwise, but that ghosting effect - however temporary - annoys the hell out of me...once I spot it, my eye keeps getting drawn to it and it bugs me more and more until it goes. Blech, LCD all the way. Much less hassle, and can still get some damn good results.

Banned

after me owning txp50st31b on December 2011, 1&half years the screen has gone!!!! to repair it costs £900 but lucky im insured . paid £250 for extended warranty

50is OOS

a lot of tv for the money

dennett316

I can't get on with Plasma....the image retention annoys me way too much … I can't get on with Plasma....the image retention annoys me way too much to put up with. I know it's only temporary, but it bugs me all the same. And they're a faff to get set up...you have to keep them on low settings for 100 hours or something daft to give it time to settle, and then you can get on with getting it set up to your liking.I did this, and still got image retention. The image quality is top notch otherwise, but that ghosting effect - however temporary - annoys the hell out of me...once I spot it, my eye keeps getting drawn to it and it bugs me more and more until it goes. Blech, LCD all the way. Much less hassle, and can still get some damn good results.



I have never had any image retention on either of my Panasonic plasma TVs. I was much too impatient to bother with the low brightness etc. for the first 100 so put it straight to my ideal settings immediately. These plasmas have been used for both general TV viewing and gaming for the children, so have had plenty of time showing a static image for long periods.

Original Poster

Hi all,

Just phoned them as now appearing as OOS. New stock arrives in for the 50" TOMORROW but ONLY 2 will be available. They come in at any time but usually around 3pm and appear on the website ~ 4pm. It may be worth phoning them on the day if you don't mind losing out on the TCB. The AFTV25 code runs out on Saturday but at these prices with only 2 more due next week I suspect they'll be snapped up.

The things I do for the HUKD community!

PS No news on 42". The guy says this kind of delay usually means Panasonics warehouse has no stock

Original Poster

PPS I'm glad for once a proper TV rather than a crappy ~£300 supermarket special or a dodgy, grey import from Amzon.de has actually gotten some heat!

Original Poster

stevensmith752487

How did you manage to get it for that price? Richer Sounds are … How did you manage to get it for that price? Richer Sounds are advertising it at £1299



If you're interested the CO-OP did the GT60 for £1150 and if they re-stock before the code runs out it will be for < £1100. However I would demo both the ST60 and the GT60 as honestly I couldn't makeout any difference between the two (or the VT either for that matter)

coopelectricalshop.co.uk/Pan…-BK

Thanks for that.

You can also use AVTV25 to get £50 off the stonking great 55" version, TX-P55ST60B, for a tasty £1199, and it's in stock too.

Original Poster

Yup. All the Panasonics are competitively priced but when you think it's either the 42" for £720 and the 50" for £850, the step up to 55" seems a bit steep at £1200. I'm just curious how long it'll take for the 2 50 inchers to be sold tomorrow.
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