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Panasonic 42 Inch Plasma TV - TX-P42X10 @ Richer Sounds
Panasonic 42 Inch Plasma TV - TX-P42X10 @ Richer Sounds

Panasonic 42 Inch Plasma TV - TX-P42X10 @ Richer Sounds

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Best value plasma screen out there. Don't be swayed by the 'HD Ready' tag, this is an awesome bit of kit that will blow your socks off - especially if you have 'invested' in one of those dodgy Technica LCD sets.

So, it's a bargain and should be voted hot because this is the cheapest price you can get it for, bar none. OK, it's in-store only but you are looking at £650 to get one delivered from an online retailler. Add another £62 and Richer Sounds will give you a 5yr warranty.

Alternatively, go into your local(?) Lohn Lewis and buy one from them, whilst pointing out the price at Richer Sounds. JL will then let you buy it off them at the lower price 'cos they are 'never knowingly undersold'. Oh, and you get the 5 year warranty for free then. Thousands of people do this every year - I am one of them.

Here's the blurb...

"Great picture performance at the price" What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine

What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine don't dole out their 5-star awards lightly, so to win one a product has to be pretty special: and that's exactly what the new Panasonic TX-P42x10 is.

Featuring a brand new, G12 plasma panel, the TX-P42X10 offers a stunning contrast ratio of 20,000:1 - that's an impressive 33% improvement on the previous model. Improvements in panel performance have come about from improved production process incorporating the new Real Black Drive system (a pre-discharge system) and raising the base illumination. All signals also benefit from 100Hz technology. 100Hz technology gives a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur.

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If you go out and buy this months What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision magazine, Richer Sounds have this TV advertised for sale at the astonishing price of £599 how about them apples!

Great deal. I have one and the picture is astounding! Link it up to a PS3 with Grand Tourismo Prologue and you are there! Brilliant, brilliant TV. HOT.

PS it has a dynamic contrast of 2,000,000:1!

Foxy102;4923230

Great deal. I have one and the picture is astounding! Link it up to a PS3 … Great deal. I have one and the picture is astounding! Link it up to a PS3 with Grand Tourismo Prologue and you are there! Brilliant, brilliant TV. HOT.PS it has a dynamic contrast of 2,000,000:1!



Says 20,000:1 on Richer Sounds !

AuctionSniper;4923495

Says 20,000:1 on Richer Sounds !



From the horses mouth...

]Panasonic Website Spec

£619.95 is the online Richer Sounds price but as it is now in-store only you need to state when you go in you have seen it on their web site for £619.95 else they'll charge you £650.

£650 is the price that John Lewis price match with the 5 year warranty, well worth it for the extra £30.

This is a fantastic tv, bought one last month.
5 stars. :thumbsup:

Voted hot, as I'm about to fork out for one of these bad boys, seeing as my last Panasonic plasma lasted a mere 2.5 years before dying an untimely death.

Don't forget to invest in a 5 year warranty. It's well worth it for something like this, and for so little extra (or free if bought from John Lewis)

how good is that TV showing SD broadcasts? Anyone knows how it compares to the TH42PX80B ?

Banned

Didn't like my experience at richer sounds horrible sales technique then he forgets to mention the tv isn't actually full HD. ****! Btw referring to another set not this one.

No 1080p?

no 1080p? thats a pitty was gonna vote hot too

there are a lot of variables apart from "full hd" that make the tv better. I know for a fact that this tv will beat many "full hd" sets in terms of quality.

I have an old Panny SD plasma that beats most HD sets for quality and picture ( as long as your not nose to screen)
It's not all about the pixel count. Plasma is generaly a better picure than LCD and most sets these days are LCD.

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shadowdogg;4926269

no 1080p? thats a pitty was gonna vote hot too



Yeah, you will need 1080p on this set if you have BluRay and are sitting less than 7ft away. Oh, you're not? Well you don't need to buy into the marketing hype then!

MrX;4926249

how good is that TV showing SD broadcasts? Anyone knows how it compares … how good is that TV showing SD broadcasts? Anyone knows how it compares to the TH42PX80B ?



Dunno about the 42" version but I got the 37" one about a month or so ago and it's amazing, leaves my parents more expensive LCD for dead.

Great deal Panasonic are a great plasma maker only second to Pioneer.

Been thinking about getting this version but 50" ]http//ww…X10

Heat and Rep added :thumbsup:

This model supercedes the TH42PX80B. I use this with skyhd, you will not find any better unless you are willing to pay nearly double.

This tv is not 1080p, fact!. This is the reason i bought it, it would be of no real benefit for its indended purpose. some purists might even say 1080p could make pq slightly "worse".
Just to clarify i use for sd and skyhd only, in which case this tv is perfect for.
I have another panny which is 1080p, this is used as a monitor and for bluray. Both of which require 1080p ideally.
As someone has already stated PQ is much more than a simple pixel count. Their are alot of important variables.........

Also panny will become the best soon because pioneer are stopping making TVs this year altogether due to cost implications

no one has really answered the qn regarding this & the 42PX80B. (still a few out there!) has anyone seen them side by side ? if you look on avforums one or two have said this is a "cheaper" made version of the PX:? good deal with the 5yr peace-of-mind

AuctionSniper;4923495

Says 20,000:1 on Richer Sounds !



its definately 2,000,000 as it says it on the box. this tv is pretty impressive, the black levels are almost if not the same as the pioneer sets, picture looks fantastic. if you ask me this holds up very well to 1080p sets, ive seen em side by side to this model and couldnt tell the difference, infact the panny looked more sharper

had Panasonic plasma for 4 years now.paid four times todays going rate for a new plasma.
i must say(prepares to go down in flames)that I never really bought into the whole 'knees trembling' Pioneer
is the best hyperbole.i always thought(probably somewhat biased?...) that my good 'ol Panny beat my pal's 50 inch Pioneer.yes,the blacks were great but so are those on my bad boy.
furthermore,the fact that Pioneer has consistently been more than twice the price(at any given time)puts it seperate from the 'pack',led firmly,i believe by Panasonic Plasmas.

Pioneer have made their last plama.the 5090.i must say "wow".it is pretty bloody good i tell thee.
BUT,at nearly four times the price of the next best competition it kinda wants to be,no?!

while plasma STILL beats equivalent priced lcd(even led rgb lcd) watching standard definition on a full high definition is pointless.
also,until the ability of liquid crystal to change form in

Kimboball;4926794

no one has really answered the qn regarding this & the 42PX80B. (still a … no one has really answered the qn regarding this & the 42PX80B. (still a few out there!) has anyone seen them side by side ? if you look on avforums one or two have said this is a "cheaper" made version of the PX:? good deal with the 5yr peace-of-mind



ive seen them side by side, its basically the replacement for the PX. both TVs are great in standard def and hi def, both look very similar. the black levels are better on the newer model though and it is quite noticable

stezo2k;4926854

its definately 2,000,000 as it says it on the box. this tv is pretty … its definately 2,000,000 as it says it on the box. this tv is pretty impressive, the black levels are almost if not the same as the pioneer sets, picture looks fantastic. if you ask me this holds up very well to 1080p sets, ive seen em side by side to this model and couldnt tell the difference, infact the panny looked more sharper



this is DYNAMIC contrast and has nothing to do(except create marketing buzz(hype?)) real world contrast ratio

Alternatively, go into your local(?) Lohn Lewis and buy one from them, … Alternatively, go into your local(?) Lohn Lewis and buy one from them, whilst pointing out the price at Richer Sounds. JL will then let you buy it off them at the lower price 'cos they are 'never knowingly undersold'. Oh, and you get the 5 year warranty for free then. Thousands of people do this every year - I am one of them.



Can someone explain how this works please? I phoned John Lewis (Southampton) and asked them to price match Richer Sounds on the 37" model (£529.95 at Richer Sounds). They took all my details and said it takes around 2 working days to get a decision and then someone would phone me. Trouble is, I want to go and buy this TV today. Can I really just go in-store instead and get them to price match immediately, like you're suggesting?

I know its dynamic, i didnt say it was native. I mentioned it as auctionsniper thought it was 20,000 dynamic

btw dave if your stores nearby you can always try popping in and see if they'll match it for you there and then. most places will

divingdave;4926908

Can someone explain how this works please? I phoned John Lewis … Can someone explain how this works please? I phoned John Lewis (Southampton) and asked them to price match Richer Sounds on the 37" model (£529.95 at Richer Sounds). They took all my details and said it takes around 2 working days to get a decision and then someone would phone me. Trouble is, I want to go and buy this TV today. Can I really just go in-store instead and get them to price match immediately, like you're suggesting?



I got a similar response. It seems you have to fill in a form and then JL goes through some checks to make sure the price you quote meets its price promise criteria. I was given to understand this is not done instantly.

In the end, I went to Curry's. Panasonic have just brought out new models this month and Curry's was selling off the older models at a discount to clear floor space. So I haggled and got another £90 off. Proved surprisingly easy to do. Might be worth a punt if you do not have a JL nearby and Curry's can only say no.

Youre lucky to get anything off from currys to be honest, our stores been under constant pressure not to do any discount, targets around 1% even if it is off display. well done

Original Poster

divingdave;4926908

Can someone explain how this works please? I phoned John Lewis … Can someone explain how this works please? I phoned John Lewis (Southampton) and asked them to price match Richer Sounds on the 37" model (£529.95 at Richer Sounds). They took all my details and said it takes around 2 working days to get a decision and then someone would phone me. Trouble is, I want to go and buy this TV today. Can I really just go in-store instead and get them to price match immediately, like you're suggesting?



If you want one today you will be lucky as they probably need to deliver it and that can take up to a week. If they have it in stock then you could put it in your very large booted car but it's always best to transport plasmas in an upright position i..e. not laying flat.

You have up to 28 days to file an undersales claim. I got an initial £180 discount agreed within 24hrs (be polite, it helps) and then put in another claim 27 days later when the price had dropped another £40!

Can anyone confirm if the Belfast store can offer these prices?

I've noticed that prices on the richersounds.ie website can be different from .co.uk

roberthazelby;4924812

Voted hot, as I'm about to fork out for one of these bad boys, seeing as … Voted hot, as I'm about to fork out for one of these bad boys, seeing as my last Panasonic plasma lasted a mere 2.5 years before dying an untimely death.Don't forget to invest in a 5 year warranty. It's well worth it for something like this, and for so little extra (or free if bought from John Lewis)



You should go back to your retailer and get them to fix your screen or replace it. If they won't take them to court and you'll win. There was a recent court win saying televisions should last 5 years. I can't find the direct link at the moment but this will get you started:

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I have the Panny PZ800 and it's not a patch on my Pio 428XD that was stolen in a burglary. the SD PQ is rubbish and the HD picture is on a par with the 428XD but the Panny's a Full HD!.

I'll vote hot seeing as Pio have pulled out of the AV market and Panny's are the next best think.

This does look like a great deal for the money, cheap as chips!

HOT. I considered this but ended up going for the LG PQ6000 but there wasn't a lot in it (also from RS for £600)

i felt it had better sound, nicer looking bezel and also uses less than 200W leccy!!!! but the panny is still a top set.

Am not missing 1080p at all.

i bought this set 2 weeks ago and if anyone can find a better tv for the money i would be very surprised

feck_on_a_stick;4927307

Can anyone confirm if the Belfast store can offer these prices? I've … Can anyone confirm if the Belfast store can offer these prices? I've noticed that prices on the richersounds.ie website can be different from .co.uk



Just called round to the Belfast store & ordered one at this price. Should be here end of next week.

Heat & rep :thumbsup:

This is a great set.

Convinced my friend to go down the Panny Plasma route and he's very pleased.
I helped him install it and it's definitely improved beyond my beloved PX60.
The internal TV tuner reacts much faster and the 100hz clearly offered more natural motion.

However I noticed they have made certain cut-backs to reduce manufacturing costs compared to my PX60. The high quality stand was clearly axed for this reason.

I also prefer having all the connections on the rear of the set - Having the VGA etc. on the left side of the panel could prove annoying to some (e.g. non-HDMI XBox owners).

Don't forget, the TV comes with a cleaning cloth as piano black is VERY easy to scratch. My friend dusted down his stand before he found it - Oops.

spraint;4927060

I got a similar response. It seems you have to fill in a form and then JL … I got a similar response. It seems you have to fill in a form and then JL goes through some checks to make sure the price you quote meets its price promise criteria. I was given to understand this is not done instantly. In the end, I went to Curry's. Panasonic have just brought out new models this month and Curry's was selling off the older models at a discount to clear floor space. So I haggled and got another £90 off. Proved surprisingly easy to do. Might be worth a punt if you do not have a JL nearby and Curry's can only say no.



Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning and spoke to a woman who took all the details (name, phone no, the price at richer sounds, etc) and she said she would pass it to the Undersales Department. She said this usually takes 2 working days to sort out. I explained that I was hoping to buy the TV today and she said she would mark it as a priority.

Within 2 hours I received a phone call from JL and they agreed to match the Richer Sounds price of £529.95, knocking a whopping £170 off their original price of £699. I've been and picked up the TV already (box stood upright, seat-belted across the back seats before anyone asks) and I have a 5 Year Warranty and a free stand worth £100 thrown in as part of a current promotion. Brilliant service from JL and I'm over the moon!

NOTE - This was for the 37" version of the X10 Plasma not the 42" model mentioned in the original post. I just posted this so people could see how the JL price matching works.

divingdave;4930083

Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning … Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning and spoke to a woman who took all the details (name, phone no, the price at richer sounds, etc) and she said she would pass it to the Undersales Department. She said this usually takes 2 working days to sort out. I explained that I was hoping to buy the TV today and she said she would mark it as a priority.Within 2 hours I received a phone call from JL and they agreed to match the Richer Sounds price of £529.95, knocking a whopping £170 off their original price of £699. I've been and picked up the TV already (box stood upright, seat-belted across the back seats before anyone asks) and I have a 5 Year Warranty and a free stand worth £100 thrown in as part of a current promotion. Brilliant service from JL and I'm over the moon!



Nice one:thumbsup:

divingdave;4930083

Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning … Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning and spoke to a woman who took all the details (name, phone no, the price at richer sounds, etc) and she said she would pass it to the Undersales Department. She said this usually takes 2 working days to sort out. I explained that I was hoping to buy the TV today and she said she would mark it as a priority.Within 2 hours I received a phone call from JL and they agreed to match the Richer Sounds price of £529.95, knocking a whopping £170 off their original price of £699. I've been and picked up the TV already (box stood upright, seat-belted across the back seats before anyone asks) and I have a 5 Year Warranty and a free stand worth £100 thrown in as part of a current promotion. Brilliant service from JL and I'm over the moon!



Thanks mate- rep added. I'm just attempting similar price match now!

divingdave;4930083

Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning … Well, I'm happy to report it worked! I phone JL Southampton this morning and spoke to a woman who took all the details (name, phone no, the price at richer sounds, etc) and she said she would pass it to the Undersales Department. She said this usually takes 2 working days to sort out. I explained that I was hoping to buy the TV today and she said she would mark it as a priority.Within 2 hours I received a phone call from JL and they agreed to match the Richer Sounds price of £529.95, knocking a whopping £170 off their original price of £699. I've been and picked up the TV already (box stood upright, seat-belted across the back seats before anyone asks) and I have a 5 Year Warranty and a free stand worth £100 thrown in as part of a current promotion. Brilliant service from JL and I'm over the moon!



Did they match the price that richer sounds are advertising in the may edition of what hi-fi sound & vision = £599, or match the price on the website £619, because i'm sure richer sounds would match the £599 advertised. But i know this might be to much for them to swallow

Depressed Maggot;4930479

Did they match the price that richer sounds are advertising in the may … Did they match the price that richer sounds are advertising in the may edition of what hi-fi sound & vision = £599, or match the price on the website £619, because i'm sure richer sounds would match the £599 advertised. But i know this might be to much for them to swallow



Sorry, I don't know - I bought the 37" model of the X10 so I got JL to match the price for that TV as shown on the Richer Sounds website (which was £529.95).

Remember - John Lewis offer a FREE 5 Year Warranty so you want them to price match the Richer Sounds price that doesn't include the paid warranty. Richer Sounds offer their TV's with and without a 5 year warranty (the warranty costs 10% extra) so JL should really match the lower of the two prices - the price shown without the warranty. Worked for me!
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