LG 50PB560B 50 inch Plasma £299.99 @ Sainsburys (dunchurch)
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LG 50PB560B 50 inch Plasma £299.99 @ Sainsburys (dunchurch)

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Found 3rd May 2015
50inch TV for less than £300. Plasma & hd ready so not perfect but surely a decent deal? Available at the dunchurch store.

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As the link does not work lets try and guess what store!

Original Poster

Alright mate. What other store has orange EVERYWHERE?

Must be Tesco right?

Hint: the answer is Sainsbury's.

Ps. My bad.

mod

Added the merchant for you Yorkshire_Lad

This is full hd,hd freeview etc

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andywedge

Added the merchant for you Yorkshire_Lad


Cheers fella. No idea what I'm doing on here.

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kingshaun007

This is full hd,hd freeview etc



What?! Changed my mind. Pretty good deal then!!!

My last tv was this one and it was spot on. I payed £579 when new. Heat

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kingshaun007

This is full hd,hd freeview etc



Where did you see it was full hd? everywhere I can see says 720p. Not an option for new on a screen this size. Not voting.

The other thing is that just when do you think this was made, the panel that is ?

Have they really been making 720p panels in 2014/15 ? or were these made way back when and sitting in a shed since then. But, does that matter ?

xela333

Where did you see it was full hd? everywhere I can see says 720p. Not an … Where did you see it was full hd? everywhere I can see says 720p. Not an option for new on a screen this size. Not voting.


I challenge you to find a picture of this quality for less than £299! From a visit to PC World even TVs costing £1000 looked rubbish on standard definition, this won't because its a Plasma. HOT HOT HOT

Personally Id go for a smaller LED screen just for the lower electricity cost of running it and the heat a plasma screen produces.

Not a great deal particulary...not very well reviewed and in a size bracket where 1080p really does come into play...atlhough in fairness to plasma as usual image does look better at 720p than it would with lesser LCD tech. A bit awkward finding the deals now on the equally discontinued plasma big brother of this the 50PB660V was a stellar deal at £399 at JL pricematched with 5 years warranty, full HD Smart TV.

Could be a bit of a 'niche' deal at this price point imo...someone that wants plasma and not bothered about 1080p on a large screen.

forevermacin

Personally Id go for a smaller LED screen just for the lower electricity … Personally Id go for a smaller LED screen just for the lower electricity cost of running it and the heat a plasma screen produces.

Seems an unusual comment considering this 50" model is rated Energy Efficiency Class A; Power Consumption Max 90W; standby 0.3W.

It's not even 720p. It only has 1024 pixels horizontally and 720p is 1280 pixels wide. And the 768 pixels vertically means it will have to interpolate both 720 and 1080 signals. Having said that, pixel count is actually relatively unimportant, and a good plasma will tend to have a much better picture than cheap LED, even if the resolution is lower.

Dodge62

It's not even 720p. It only has 1024 pixels horizontally and 720p is 1280 … It's not even 720p. It only has 1024 pixels horizontally and 720p is 1280 pixels wide. And the 768 pixels vertically means it will have to interpolate both 720 and 1080 signals. Having said that, pixel count is actually relatively unimportant, and a good plasma will tend to have a much better picture than cheap LED, even if the resolution is lower.



1360(66)x 768 has to scale both ways as well .. its just naff. yes in some instances the PQ will worse on a cheap led ..

hav sum heat for that...!

awful deal its a PLASMA voted cold....

Lol at all these negative comments because it's plasma. Buy one then you won't go back to other screens. I'm very happy with my Samsung plasma of a few years ago, no desire to change it. When I do I will have to buy a used TV as plasma is dead due to ignorance.

The Panasonic-TX-P50X60B 50" plasma I got for £224 (5 year guarantee and Freeview HD tuner) was a bargain. But I wouldn't pay much more than that for a 720P plasma.

flyingcarrot37

Lol at all these negative comments because it's plasma. Buy one then you … Lol at all these negative comments because it's plasma. Buy one then you won't go back to other screens. I'm very happy with my Samsung plasma of a few years ago, no desire to change it. When I do I will have to buy a used TV as plasma is dead due to ignorance.


I was under the impression that plasma screens are not being made because they're energy inefficient compared to other tech and the materials needed to make the screens are in finite supply. You imply that the reason for their decline in popularity has more to do with public opinion on their quality. Seems a little ignorant.

AHAHAHAH, is this a joke? Now days I would expect an 88 inches 8k tv for that price

ludwig352

I was under the impression that plasma screens are not being made because … I was under the impression that plasma screens are not being made because they're energy inefficient compared to other tech and the materials needed to make the screens are in finite supply. You imply that the reason for their decline in popularity has more to do with public opinion on their quality. Seems a little ignorant.



No, it's a combination of plasma costing too much to make and public ignorance due to marketing which can be seen in abundance in this thread.

ludwig352

I was under the impression that plasma screens are not being made because … I was under the impression that plasma screens are not being made because they're energy inefficient compared to other tech and the materials needed to make the screens are in finite supply. You imply that the reason for their decline in popularity has more to do with public opinion on their quality. Seems a little ignorant.



Not so much, with the increase in poularity of 4k it seems that the technology wasnt financially viable to make large screen plasmas with the pixel density required. From what I recall it was all to do with how the actuall pixel cells were made.

Im still on a 42" Panasonic plasma and I must say, home entertainment wise it's been the bes £700 I ever spent. Never once needed to use the warranty, no screen burn, no worms, no issues with gaming. Only issue I ever faced with it was a bit of temporary image retention, my own fault because I left it turned on and fell asleep with a game paused. this did go away after a bit use. Still prefer the image on my TV to a lot I see in store

I love the picture on a Plasma screen but they're thirsty on power and a nightmare to service if they go wrong. Make sure you get a nice long warranty if you do buy one.

Nothing against plasmas, but what is the point in purchasing a brand new 50" TV in 2015 that isn't at least full-HD? Will you still be happy with your 1024x768 pixels in 2018 when all content will be at least full-HD with 4k becoming very popular?

plasmas are energy inefficient,ours is about 300w.

mugen6

Nothing against plasmas, but what is the point in purchasing a brand new … Nothing against plasmas, but what is the point in purchasing a brand new 50" TV in 2015 that isn't at least full-HD? Will you still be happy with your 1024x768 pixels in 2018 when all content will be at least full-HD with 4k becoming very popular?



4k TVs will be outdated by then, and the limiting factor as to what resolution of native content is watched on a TV is more likely to be the media source rather than the display (i.e broadband/satellite/radio bandwidth able to handle such high volumes of data/signals). The rate technology has advanced the last few decades it's more financially prudent to buy 2-5 year old tech at a much cheaper price and upgrade more often. Mobile phones another perfect example, even 6 months down the line can be much better value.

That said 50" at 720p is pushing it, but it depends on viewing distance and eyesight as to whether it makes a difference to each individual. Plus there is more to PQ than pixels.

Personally, I prefer the benefits of plasma PQ over the increase in sharpness to more pixels. But each to their own.

One last thing, yes plasma uses more energy than LED but the difference in running costs is in the single pounds per year. The old plasma technology was a lot worse and has given modern plasmas a bad rep. A bit like how a lot of people still think eating too much fat makes you fat, or vertigo is a fear of heights.
Edited by: "2003bluecat" 4th May 2015

If I am not wrong the standard definition tv should be sharper on the lower resolution screen as it comes nearer the native resolution. Is this correct?? Saying so, not sure if the upscale of the latest 1080p TV's would cover for that better than what was build in the past.
Edited by: "neroneuk" 4th May 2015

Flipd

Seems an unusual comment considering this 50" model is rated Energy … Seems an unusual comment considering this 50" model is rated Energy Efficiency Class A; Power Consumption Max 90W; standby 0.3W.


Fair enough if that's all it needs to operate I stand corrected.

false prophet

plasmas are energy inefficient,ours is about 300w.



That was true 5+ years ago, it's not anymore. Modern plasmas have similar power usage to LCD - both types are astronomically more efficient than they used to be.

Nowadays, power usage isn't really a factor nowadays at this size and below. For example, if you used this TV 4 hours a night, at max possible brightness, at 15p per kwh, it'd add £19.71 to your yearly bill ...... and realistically it'd probably be more like a tenner for normal output.
Edited by: "arfster" 4th May 2015

I've got this TV , only problems are the lack of hdmi sockets and its weight otherwise good TV

flyingcarrot37

Lol at all these negative comments because it's plasma. Buy one then you … Lol at all these negative comments because it's plasma. Buy one then you won't go back to other screens. I'm very happy with my Samsung plasma of a few years ago, no desire to change it. When I do I will have to buy a used TV as plasma is dead due to ignorance.



Iv'e just replace my 50" Samsung plasma I got 5+ years ago with a Sony 55W8.

I'm not an expert but picture wise, I miss the plasma.

While I'd be reluctant to pick up a 1024x768 display unless I was viewing it from quite some way away, LG's recent plasmas are pretty great. I picked up a 1080p 50" model with all the bells and whistles for £450 and the picture quality was pretty great out of the box, beat all my monitors which are giving somewhere in the region of 1000:1 contrast ratios. Then I took the back off and tuned the potentiometers a bit and that's again a night and day difference on what it was. My only complaint is that when watching in pitch black conditions you can tell black isn't perfectly black but given an OLED TV starts at £2000 I'm okay with that :P

flyingcarrot37

No, it's a combination of plasma costing too much to make and public … No, it's a combination of plasma costing too much to make and public ignorance due to marketing which can be seen in abundance in this thread.


THIS^
Sad times really. Grabbed the last of the panasonic plassys when they siezed production and qualitys far superior to its led range equivs (TX-P55VT65B) - awsome bit of kit!

I have had a Samsung plasma for a few years now and no other TV picture I have seen comes close to it.
And before you ask I have seen a few...
I am still trying to hunt down a VT65B for when I need to replace it

Plasma always was a much nicer picture. LCD, LED, both using backlight so blacks are always grey, over time you see backlight bleed etc. my plasma is now 7 years old and still has a cracking picture. I simply cannot sacrifice the lovely smooth picture for a horrible LED so desperately waiting for OLED to come down in price. The new LG 4k 55inch OLED due September looks awesome!
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