Panasonic 37" TH37PX7B HD Ready with Freeview Plasma TV - £379 @ BargainCrazy
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Panasonic 37" TH37PX7B HD Ready with Freeview Plasma TV - £379 @ BargainCrazy

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Found 13th Jan 2009Made hot 13th Jan 2009
Panasonic 37" Plasma TV. Seems like a great price to me. I know that there are more high def TV's out there but looking at the price alone I think you would find this hard to beat.

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£398.95 Delivered

Please note this is a heavy and large item and therefore the cost of delivery will be £19.95

£400 for a panosonic is a bargain.

Panasonic 37" PLASMA 1920x1080 for £400 is very interesting...

Only think stopping me from impulse buy is no extended warranty.

They had these on clearance at Asda for £400 if anyone is interested. I'd phone up first and make sure your local store has one before going as well - that's one of the reasons why i didn't submit the deal.

schizoboy;4052024

Panasonic 37" PLASMA 1920x1080 for £400 is very interesting... :)Only … Panasonic 37" PLASMA 1920x1080 for £400 is very interesting... :)Only think stopping me from impulse buy is no extended warranty.



Interesting you shouyld say that because the description near the Asda SEL says Full HD but i'm sure this is 1024 x 768 :thinking:

Upon googling it seems this is not 1080p and Bargain Crazy product information is highly inaccurate.

Best to assume 1024x768 I think, explains the price anyway.

schizoboy;4052180

Upon googling it seems this is not 1080p and Bargain Crazy product … Upon googling it seems this is not 1080p and Bargain Crazy product information is highly inaccurate.Best to assume 1024x768 I think, explains the price anyway.



It's not technically wrong from my understanding. The screen can accept a 1080p signal and then scale it according to the screen resolution.

I imagine it'll accept a 1080p input and downscale the image to 720p, I'm pretty sure the res is 1024 x 720 though, making it's 720p images look stunning. Ideal for those without huge rooms and don't insist on sitting 3 feet from the TV.

kobirulali;4052046

Interesting you shouyld say that because the description near the Asda … Interesting you shouyld say that because the description near the Asda SEL says Full HD but i'm sure this is 1024 x 768 :thinking:


Yes it is 1024x768 (not even 1280x720). So presumably downscales from 1080p.

I read that they are going to stop making plasma tvs as they use too much electricity

independent.co.uk/env…tml

Got a discount code this morning that works (£10 off £50). Will add voucher to deal description.

Code: WTENA001BCP

Retailers will probably start trying to offload plasma tvs soon, since it looks likely that they will be outllawed. :whistling:

Original Poster

I have the 80B model and it is a 720, absolutely excellent picture, freeview is great and thought it a bargain at £499, which is why I posted this.

omisnad;4052310

Retailers will probably start trying to offload plasma tvs soon, since it … Retailers will probably start trying to offload plasma tvs soon, since it looks likely that they will be outllawed. :whistling:



If there banned there not going to be able to sell them surely, maybe they will just more energy efficient ones.:?

Polly_P;4052289

I read that they are going to stop making plasma tvs as they use too much … I read that they are going to stop making plasma tvs as they use too much electricityhttp://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/giant-plasma-tvs-face-ban-in-battle-to-green-britain-1299665.html


Yes I couldn't help but notice that the 50" Panasonic Plasma has 4 cooling fans at the top.

very good price, 32" vieras usually cost this sort of money

Hmm 1984, damn government controlling what we can and can't do. Surely the best thing would be to make it compulsory to mark electrical equipment like Plasma's with energy usage and efficiency information to embarrass people into not buying them. Not ban them, that is dumb as IMHO plasma is miles better than LCD.

It's an old model and no longer on the panasonic web site. So, with no details, this could be one of the very high energy usage tvs, which make a bargain less of a bargain because of the high running cost. It's a bit like driving a Daimler with 12mpg compared to a modern 40-50mpg car. The money you save on the purchase price is quickly eaten up, sometimes within the first year and from then on it's just paying through your nose.

how does this compare to the 80B,which is about £100 [email protected]( that is the one I was thinking of getting, but if there is not a lot of difference this seems a better buy)

Two years ago I checked the energy consumption of my Panasonic plasma before I bought it and the results were very good compared with LCD screens of the same size.

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Adam2050;4052336

If there banned there not going to be able to sell them surely, maybe … If there banned there not going to be able to sell them surely, maybe they will just more energy efficient ones.:?



they have already started making energy efficient plasmas all the panasonic pz range use less power. plasma will never be outlawed it will just use less power. They didnt do there homework when they published that article when you run a plasma most of the time you wont have some of features switched on using less power. look on any av forum it will tell you the same. Also in one of the newspapers i think it was the independent it showed a rear projection tv. well researched :thumbsup:

Going_Digital;4052545

IMHO plasma is miles better than LCD.


Personally I prefer the colour balance of a Samsung LCD to that of a Panasonic plasma. Panasonics seem a little "yellow" to me. I am sure Panasonic owners will not agree but I haven't seen one yet without a yellow tinge. As I said, personal preference.

this is not full HD it is HD ready

and go for the 80B its in a different class

and its apparently got bad motion judder

avforums.com/for…tml

LOL @ remarks that plasmas will be banned. Utter FUD. LCD technology will probably never overtake plasmas for TVs, something else will overtake both before that happens.

weiran;4052732

LCD technology will probably never overtake plasmas for TVs, something … LCD technology will probably never overtake plasmas for TVs, something else will overtake both before that happens.


You obviously haven't seen the 9 series Samsung LCD TVs.

Jefft;4052757

You obviously haven't seen the 9 series Samsung LCD TVs.



you obviously havent seen the Kuro's:whistling:

only 1 hmdi input at the front - sounding worse

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Jefft;4052677

Personally I prefer the colour balance of a Samsung LCD to that of a … Personally I prefer the colour balance of a Samsung LCD to that of a Panasonic plasma. Panasonics seem a little "yellow" to me. I am sure Panasonic owners will not agree but I haven't seen one yet without a yellow tinge. As I said, personal preference.



i dont know were you have been looking but that is garbage. Do you own a pair of yellow tinted glasses.:w00t:

tonyd1g1t;4052800

i dont know were you have been looking but that is garbage. Do you own a … i dont know were you have been looking but that is garbage. Do you own a pair of yellow tinted glasses.:w00t:


No, rose tinted.

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is that to match the rose tint samsung you own. Excellent build quaity too. :w00t: I am being a little unfair the picture is good for an lcd but it isnt close to any panasonic or pioneer.

Jefft;4052757

You obviously haven't seen the 9 series Samsung LCD TVs.


You obviously haven't seen a Panasonic plasma scren lately.

Plasmas are tons better for freeview signals... I would defo choose a PanaPlas over over a Samsung over exposed picture LCD any day..

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jough;4052964

Plasmas are tons better for freeview signals... I would defo choose a … Plasmas are tons better for freeview signals... I would defo choose a PanaPlas over over a Samsung over exposed picture LCD any day..



your the man. The revolution has begun :thumbsup:

weiran;4052732

LOL @ remarks that plasmas will be banned. Utter FUD. LCD technology will … LOL @ remarks that plasmas will be banned. Utter FUD. LCD technology will probably never overtake plasmas for TVs, something else will overtake both before that happens.



OLEDs are a likely candidate, once the lifespan increases (the blue LEDs only last 6000 hours apparently, contrasted to over 30k hours for current televisions).

Also to whoever said that his plasma television consumes the same power as a comparative LCD TV, I'd be interested in seeing how you obtained that result since almost every other source I know of says LCDs use half the energy.

panasonic offers superb quality for watching normal tv
the 42 inch i bought recently is just briliiant quality when im watching freeview on it
compared to most plasmas ive seen out there panasonic offer excellent quality
to be honest i was expecting normal tv to be bit ****** on a 42 inch but i was surprized

Adamo;4052933

You obviously haven't seen a Panasonic plasma scren lately.


Yes, I have seen several as I was considering buying one, but the yellow tinge evident on all the models I looked at put me off. I have just bought another Samsung. Owned 6 in total still have 3. Great picture, excellent colour balance, very black blacks.

dregan;4053052

OLEDs are a likely candidate, once the lifespan increases (the blue LEDs … OLEDs are a likely candidate, once the lifespan increases (the blue LEDs only last 6000 hours apparently, contrasted to over 30k hours for current televisions).Also to whoever said that his plasma television consumes the same power as a comparative LCD TV, I'd be interested in seeing how you obtained that result since almost every other source I know of says LCDs use half the energy.



plasma-lcd-facts.co.uk/myt…se/
allbusiness.com/ser…tml
hdguru.com/lcd…16/

To repeat ..... only one hdmi connection and only 8000 / 1 on contrast. This is a bit down on modern specs.

criky18;4053136

To repeat ..... only one hdmi connection and only 8000 / 1 on contrast. … To repeat ..... only one hdmi connection and only 8000 / 1 on contrast. This is a bit down on modern specs.



if it is a really good deal(and I am not saying either way) then you can easily get a HDMI splitter, I have a couple of friends who have 3 HDMI's and still need a splitter..

as for contrast ratios Plasmas work in a slightly different way to LCD so you cannot compare, and its all a bloody misleading info anyway as they quote the dynamic ranges which vamp the backlight and over expose images IMO, if a tv has a static CR of between 1000-2000 then your good to go...

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At the end of the day plasma always comes out on top lcd comes second. black levels, contrast refresh rate are always better on plasma. look at the new sony 40z4500 this is a 200hz set and still comes second to the pioneer and the pz range panasonics. This has been great but im done.
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