Its Back again, Samsung PS43D450 43ins HD Ready Just £299 @ Asda
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Its Back again, Samsung PS43D450 43ins HD Ready Just £299 @ Asda

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Found 25th Mar 2012
£339.99 @ Dixons
£348.98 @ Currys
£384.07 @ Amazon
£ 349.99 @ Comet
£349.00 @ Tesco direct
£383.46 @ Dabs
Good deal considering the price.
The Samsung PS43D450 HD Ready 43" Plasma TV features a striking narrow-bezel design that will make a stunning centrepiece in any living room
The 450 series Plasma offers superb connectivity as your entry into high definition. With 2 x HDMI and the option of using the USB slot you can view your favourite Blu-ray movies or cherished family memories all in glorious HD, and with a thinner bezel giving you 1 inch extra viewing area, you'll be totally immersed.
Colour Black
TV Type Plasma
Model Number PS43D450
Screen Size (inch) 43 Inches
Widescreen Yes
Integrated Digital (Freeview) Yes
HD Ready Yes
1080p Full HD No
Screen Resolution 720P
Number of HDMI Sockets 2 x HDMI Sockets
Teletext Yes
Stand Supplied Yes
Wall Mountable Yes
Electronic Programme Guide Yes
Nicam Stereo Sound Yes
Weight 19
Component Video In Socket Yes
Length of Parts Guarantee (Years) 1 Year
Length of Labour Guarantee (Years) 1 Year
Audio Power Output (RMS) 10W x 2

Delivery £8.95










- Mallinersha

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Might consider this for the boys room for the ps3 as if anything like my mates 50inch doubles up as a radiator

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With oustanding features and attractive black surrround, the Samsung PS43D450 HD Ready 43" Plasma TV will dramatically change the way you enjoy multimedia at home.

Screen
Format 16:9
Screen size 43" (109 cm)
HD standard HD TV
Frame rate 600 Hz
Contrast Mega
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768
Audio
Audio Power 2 x 10 Watts
Mono/Stereo Sound Stereo
Speakers Fixed
Connectivity
Connectivity 1 x SCART
2 x HDMI
1 x USB
Component Video Input
Composite Video Input
SVGA Input for PC Connection
Headphone Socket
SCART connectors 1
DVI Input No
HDMI Input 2
PC Input Yes
Audio output Headphone port
Tuner
DVB-T tuner Digital Freeview tuner
Double Tuner No
Functions
Teletext Yes
Picture enhancement HyperReal Engine
General
Dimensions (mm) 622.4 x 1011.8 x 56 mm (H x W x D)
Edited by: "shoperstop" 25th Mar 2012

I bet its a great tv

Banned

720p

I wish it's 1080p

Delivery £8.95

2 HDMI and 720p are no goes. Have an older 40" Samsung that has 1080p and 3 hdmi. Only cost 400 2 years ago. Cold from me.

Local Asda (wolstanton) had 5 or 6 on display yesterday.

Power Consumption: 230w

Shame no freeviewHD. But will have good pictures, lots of tv for not a lot of money.

yeah, if this had HD Freeview it would be a no brainer.

Mattwood1

2 HDMI and 720p are no goes. Have an older 40" Samsung that has 1080p and … 2 HDMI and 720p are no goes. Have an older 40" Samsung that has 1080p and 3 hdmi. Only cost 400 2 years ago. Cold from me.



I have to agree with you mate, this T.V isn't really future proof once you consider that it isn't even 1080p.

Not voting but it might be great TV for some people, as Samsung are a brilliant make.

At 1024*768, this TV offers a third the resolution of any 1080p TV. That's pretty bad.

jhw

Power Consumption: 230w



is around 3p per hour

Not 12000p so cold from me.


No seriously, I don't get all the fuss about 1080p as don't sky HD broadcast in 720p?

Whatever, even if they do, I'm sure PS3s are 720p and in any event a 43" Samsung plasma for £299 is a bargain to me. I have 3 Samsungs and they may be 3 or 4 years old but they're perfectly good and reliable.

So HOT from me - it's a great price.

Phila4

Not 12000p so cold from me.No seriously, I don't get all the fuss about … Not 12000p so cold from me.No seriously, I don't get all the fuss about 1080p as don't sky HD broadcast in 720p?Whatever, even if they do, I'm sure PS3s are 720p and in any event a 43" Samsung plasma for £299 is a bargain to me. I have 3 Samsungs and they may be 3 or 4 years old but they're perfectly good and reliable.So HOT from me - it's a great price.



Blu-rays and plenty of other content are 1080p though. Not to mention the fact that the 'pixels' on these are huge and very noticeable even when you're not particularly close to it; we have a couple set up at work and the picture quality is quite poor compared to the 1080p LCDs they're sat next to.

I'm confused some people say this is good others say it is not so good. Any other recommendations ?

Its a woeful TV. No 4K resolution, no streaming support for Paraguayan pay-per-view films, my £2000 Sony is only just over 6 times more expensive but at least twice as good.

Voted cold, no 1080p, not future proof as EVERY channel is, and always will be 1080p. Anything more and this TV will EXPLODE IN YOUR FACE WITH A SHOWER OF HOT FAECES.

Still, I voted hot

bought one of these last week, bargin for 299 (collected from local store)
Yes its only 720p but the picutre is still good and the sound is awsome compaired to my old lcd.

Hot because:

- HD channels broadcast in 720p (for all those "HD Ready" only TV's out there that are 720p only)
- A lot of screen real estate for under £300
- Easy warranty (return to store)
- Quality brand
- USB Connectivity

I probably wouldnt go for it as a main TV (Not enough HDMI ports for me personally), but for the price its a worthwhile punt for some people.

Hi all,
Ive got an LG 47 LK530 1080p, and my father was looking to upgrade from a 1366x768 37" Sharp LCD to a 42 or a 43 inch tv.
I was VERY suspect about a 43" tv being "only" 1024 x 768. Yeah yeah people say plasmas look warmer, more radiant, better etc, but, I read a few reviews, tookthe plunge and got him one last week.
I was, to be honest, stunned by the quality of the picture.
I went onto Piratebay.org and downloaded the "instore" mp4 files that Sharp, LG, Samsunge etc distribute to play on their tv's in the shops (ideal for setting up colour, brightness contrast etc) and after a 2 minute tweak of the settings, I defy anyone sitting more than 4 feet away to tel me if its a 720p or 1080p tv - for the price its astounding value.
As for usb support - out the wrapper it has enough power to power up my 500gig WD portable hd as well as any usb stick, and played every mkv, mp4 and avi I threw at it, including 2 channel and 5.1 audio, as well as native 1080p files.
The sound was also far beefier than I expected - more than adequate in a large living room althought clearly a nice surround system would do better.
I got mine from John Lewis though - £348 inc delivery and a 5 year warranty which on a plasma is worth the extra £38 over the asda deal (£300 + a tenner delivery).

Hope this helps those swithering on buying......

anthony69

I'm confused some people say this is good others say it is not so good. … I'm confused some people say this is good others say it is not so good. Any other recommendations ?


If you want a nice looking TV with a good picture, industry standard sound, to play Xbox games and watch DVDs then this will be perfect. My Samsung PS42C450 (the previous model to this) is spot on and I even bought a second one for the bedroom.

I don't have or need HD channels, I don't obsess about picture/sound quality (it's just a TV - but the picture quality is amazing anyway), I don't play blurays or PS3. Don't listen to all this future-proof, 720/1080p nonsense - it's a 43" Samsung for £299!

I had all the same doubts as you before buying mine but when it's all set up you'll know you got a bargain and nothing beats that.

PS: As above, I download films in avi, mp4 and mkv formats and it plays them thru the USB slot perfectly. Got mine from John Lewis with 5 year guarantee which always clinches it.

Edited by: "xlgaz" 25th Mar 2012

People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are 1080i, 1920x1080. This TV is 1024x768.

Phila4

Not 12000p so cold from me.No seriously, I don't get all the fuss about … Not 12000p so cold from me.No seriously, I don't get all the fuss about 1080p as don't sky HD broadcast in 720p?Whatever, even if they do, I'm sure PS3s are 720p and in any event a 43" Samsung plasma for £299 is a bargain to me. I have 3 Samsungs and they may be 3 or 4 years old but they're perfectly good and reliable.So HOT from me - it's a great price.


you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad that so many sheep are buying into.

Weenie Beenie

People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are … People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are 1080i, 1920x1080. This TV is 1024x768.



Or 1920x540 as 1080i is. To the human eye, 720p actually displays more pixels per Hz than 1080i, so lets not worry here shall we. Some people can probably tell, but they have to be able to judge differences between 30 and 60 FPS. The quality of the signal and processing imaging inside the TV itself have hugely more important roles in PQ over purely the pixels being pumped into it. Judge based on perception in front of the display as opposed to what we think should be better.

Equate it to the digital camera game, and tell me Nokia's 41MP cameraphone is going to blow away current professional level DSLRs with their measly 24MP or alike? Nope.
Edited by: "HertzVR" 25th Mar 2012

watching a 1080 transmitted picture on a 720 screen and you will still notice a huge improvement in picture quality over a 72-0 transmitted picture. I would rather buy a quality 720 screen than any 'cheapo' 1080 tv. My 3 megapixel digital camera of over 10 years at a cost of £600 takes far better pictures than most of the modern 10+ megapixel cameras.
Sadly I cannot comment on this screen, but I do disagree with the above 2 comments.

Edited by: "amichaelglg" 25th Mar 2012

Weenie Beenie

People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are … People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are 1080i, 1920x1080. This TV is 1024x768.

Equate it to the digital camera game, and tell me Nokia's 41MP … Equate it to the digital camera game, and tell me Nokia's 41MP cameraphone is going to blow away current professional level DSLRs with their measly 24MP or alike? Nope.

gordon999

you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad … you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad that so many sheep are buying into.



That's not exactly correct. 1080i is 1080 unique lines, but only half of them are updated every 1/60th of a second. The resolution is still there, and most 1080p sets will deinterlace the 1080i stream to 1080p display anyway. You're still going to be better of with a 1080p set than a 720p set when watching 1080i broadcasts.

Oh and even if you were right in that it was 1920x540, that is still 1,036,800 pixels compared to 1280x720 which is 921,600 pixels.



That's totally different because it depends on the sensor quality of the camera. In a TV higher resolution will always be better, assuming the general panel quality is equal.



You need to watch some better HD fella.

cornbread.org/FOT…re/

gordon999

you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad … you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad that so many sheep are buying into.



Get your eyes checked! Also, when you say it's a fad, are you saying that ultimately the HD resolution will disappear and we'll be back to CRTs or VGA resolutions? I can't see this happening personally. In short, 'fad' is the wrong word!
Edited by: "Houldey" 26th Mar 2012

Weenie Beenie

People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are … People saying HDTV is only 720p are wrong. Most HDTV broadcasts are 1080i, 1920x1080. This TV is 1024x768.

Equate it to the digital camera game, and tell me Nokia's 41MP … Equate it to the digital camera game, and tell me Nokia's 41MP cameraphone is going to blow away current professional level DSLRs with their measly 24MP or alike? Nope.

gordon999

you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad … you can barely tell the difference between hd and non hd. Its all a fad that so many sheep are buying into.



Nice post. Especially the bit about 1920x540 being greater than 1280x720. It's simple maths!

Well lads, looking to pick this up for mum to replace her aging 28" CRT.... only watches Freesat HD and a few DVDs. Worth it?

Weenie Beenie

That's not exactly correct. 1080i is 1080 unique lines, but only half of … That's not exactly correct. 1080i is 1080 unique lines, but only half of them are updated every 1/60th of a second. The resolution is still there, and most 1080p sets will deinterlace the 1080i stream to 1080p display anyway. You're still going to be better of with a 1080p set than a 720p set when watching 1080i broadcasts. Oh and even if you were right in that it was 1920x540, that is still 1,036,800 pixels compared to 1280x720 which is 921,600 pixels.




You appear to have called my bluff. I was calculating based on 1366x768, which alot of panels use but isnt strictly 720p. I know its not the done thing on the internet, but I stand down over that particular point.

HertzVR

Or 1920x540 as 1080i is. To the human eye, 720p actually displays more … Or 1920x540 as 1080i is. To the human eye, 720p actually displays more pixels per Hz than 1080i, so lets not worry here shall we. Some people can probably tell, but they have to be able to judge differences between 30 and 60 FPS. The quality of the signal and processing imaging inside the TV itself have hugely more important roles in PQ over purely the pixels being pumped into it. Judge based on perception in front of the display as opposed to what we think should be better. Equate it to the digital camera game, and tell me Nokia's 41MP cameraphone is going to blow away current professional level DSLRs with their measly 24MP or alike? Nope.



Nonsense.

1080i is 1920 x 1080, just because it is delivered to the screen differently, doesn't make it less than 720p.

What size wall bracket is required for this tv ? picked tv up today from asda instore got last one for the old fella aint took it out of box yet going to wall mount it sometime this week

Hmmm, I'm having second thoughts about this TV.

Went into Asda and looked at it working. The picture was awful and I couldn't make out if the person on there was Hattie Jacques or Linford Christie.

I then compared the same picture to a 1080p plasma and it was definitely Linford Christie, or possibly Carl Lewis, but either way a million times better than the piffling 720p Samsung.

How Asda have the nerve selling this trifling 43" charlatan of a so called plasma "TV", with only 2 HDMI slots and 1 USB (I expect at least 10 of each in my TVs, regardless of whether I use them or not), I'll never know. AND expecting us to pay £299! Daylight robbery!!

They ought to be reported to Trading Standards immediately and the CEO publicly flogged.

I'm off looking for a proper 120" TV with 1,200,000p resolution where I can definitely tell if it's Linford Christie or Carl Lewis. (well, I'll be happy with knowing for sure 99%).

I'm really sorry to say but I currently have a Sharp 32" 1080p LED TV and I must admit, even though the Sharp does have a very good quality image, the Samsung beats it hands down.

I've always hated the way Sharp TVs have poor menu systems and the remote sensors are terrible; with my Sharp you really have to point right at the TV for it to pick up the IR signal.

720p vs 1080p? It's only a resolution. A crappy 10 megapixel Vivitar camera doesn't make it better than an old 2 megapixel DSLR.

It's all about the quality of the panel, the main board, sound and processing unit. Not silly marketing hype. Contrast, colour depth, frequency... a cheap Samsung plasma will beat a cheap 'full HD LED' TV any day.

preecey

720p vs 1080p? It's only a resolution. A crappy 10 megapixel Vivitar … 720p vs 1080p? It's only a resolution. A crappy 10 megapixel Vivitar camera doesn't make it better than an old 2 megapixel DSLR.



You're talking about the SOURCE, not the DISPLAY. What you're saying would be the same as a crappy digital camera taking a 1080p video compared to a proper HDV camcorder doing 720p and the latter being better.

This is the display, what you're feeding the source into and if you have a 1080p source you should get better results on a

1080p is not marketing hype, it's matching the resolution of Full HD input sources. a 720p TV is downscaling them.
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