Panasonic 42 inch smart 3d led tv £549.98 with 5 year warranty @ DirectTVs
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Panasonic 42 inch smart 3d led tv £549.98 with 5 year warranty @ DirectTVs

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Found 28th Oct 2013
Just bought this after my 3 1/2 year old Samsung flat screen TV stopped working and Samsung not interested as it's out of 12 month warranty, not wanting to buy Samsung again bought this Panasonic TX-L42ET60B smart 3D 42" screen with 5 year warranty. Well pleased with it. Price was to buy I store though, collected mine from Huddersfield store.

TX-L42ET60B Features

Full HD 1920 x 1080p
IPS LED Technology
3D TV (2 x 3D glasses inlcuded)
2D to 3D conversion
Smart TV
600hz Back Light Blinking
Freeview HD
Vreal 3D Pro processing
Web Content Optimiser
Wi-Fi Built-in
DLNA compatible
Social Networking TV
Skype Ready (skype camera required)
Smart Phone compatible
USB Playback
Support Format: AVCHD 3D/Progressive/AVI/MKV/WMV/MP4/MP3 etc..
176 degree viewing angle
Brilliant Contrast
2 x 10W speakers
Clear Panel Pro
VR-Audio 2.1ch surround
Energy Class A+
Colour Silver
1 Year Warranty
Connections

3 x HDMI In
1 x USB
1 x RCA Phono
1 x Audio In
1 x LAN port
1 x Digital Audio Out (optical)
1 x SD Card
1 x Headphone Jack
Dimensions

W x H x D: 956 x 620 x 227mm (with Stand)
W x H x D: 956 x 564 x 35mm (w/o Stand)
Weight: 14.5Kg (with Stand)
Weight: 12.5Kg (w/o Stand)

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Sales of goods act

Got this TV recently from Richer Sounds, same price but with 5 year warranty.

Good deal - but in store price only but a further discount available if you trade a TV in too ( T&C on website ) - Online will be a different price and 5 yr Warranty not applicable ( Its a retailer specific in store Panasonic warranty ) but worth a call to see if they would honour online. Either way good deal and heat to the OP.
Possible Price match with JL but when model entered on their search engine it brings up 61B model and not 60B but I cannot see that their is a 61B on Panasonic website so might be a JL error, so again worth a call.

THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT AFTER 3 1/2 YEARS, JOG ON MATE

DPB3770

Good deal - but in store price only but a further discount available if … Good deal - but in store price only but a further discount available if you trade a TV in too ( T&C on website ) - Online will be a different price and 5 yr Warranty not applicable ( Its a retailer specific in store Panasonic warranty ) but worth a call to see if they would honour online. Either way good deal and heat to the OP.Possible Price match with JL but when model entered on their search engine it brings up 61B model and not 60B but I cannot see that their is a 61B on Panasonic website so might be a JL error, so again worth a call.



Went into John Lewis after seeing this TV in Currys at £549.99 (but without 5 year warranty) to see if they would price match (and of course throw in the 5 year guarantee). The guy was very upfront. Yes sir, it's exactly the same TV but the code is different so no we can't price match. It you want the 5 year JL guarantee, the price is £599.99.
To be fair, I can see his point. It's at that stage I went to Richer Sounds.

gazza-the -hut

THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT … THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT AFTER 3 1/2 YEARS, JOG ON MATE



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bob_regis

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/consumer-rights-refunds-exchange#goods



And if you read it thoroughly, you will see that in the first 6 months, the burden of proof that it was not faulty when you purchased it is with the retailer. After that, the burden of proof that it was faulty at the time of purchase is with the purchaser. I am not sure how that can be done after 3.5 years.

the purchaser can go to an television engineer and prove there was an inherent fault (which 9/10 tv engineers will say that there is something wrong for a tv not to last longer) and bingo they send the report to the manufacturer or retailer where purchased and a depreciated refund is theirs!

gazza-the -hut

THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT … THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT AFTER 3 1/2 YEARS, JOG ON MATE


Don't try, don't get. My TV broke just after it was 5 years old. It had a one year warranty. It wasn't easy, but I eventually got it replaced for free \o/
Edited by: "paul_merton" 29th Oct 2013

Joe90_guy

Got this TV recently from Richer Sounds, same price but with 5 year … Got this TV recently from Richer Sounds, same price but with 5 year warranty.


This too has the 5 year warranty. Looks like a great TV.

gazza-the -hut

THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT … THAT'S WHY THINGS HAVE A YEARS WARRANTY , TRYING TO SAY SALE OF GOODS ACT AFTER 3 1/2 YEARS, JOG ON MATE


Look at the rest of Europe. They do a standard 3yr warranty on all electronic goods. Also, in the UK you have an 'expected life span' of a product. You can use small claims to fight something like this. Most times you would win and get the product replaced as long as you followed all advice from somewhere like the CAB . 1yrs warranty on a TV is rubbish!

Great TV, but not a cracking deal if you want to trade in your old one.

Not voted either way.

I bought the 55" version of this from RS last week, it's a brilliant TV and looks great. The equivalent spec Samsung was £250 more and in my opinion doesn't look half as good. The Samsung equivalent in my view is the F7000 (looks wise not spec) but is £800 more expensive. Go for the Panasonic you won't be dissapointed. AV forums has a suggested custom calibration which looks quite nice for movies too.

DPB3770

Good deal - but in store price only but a further discount available if … Good deal - but in store price only but a further discount available if you trade a TV in too ( T&C on website ) - Online will be a different price and 5 yr Warranty not applicable ( Its a retailer specific in store Panasonic warranty ) but worth a call to see if they would honour online. Either way good deal and heat to the OP.Possible Price match with JL but when model entered on their search engine it brings up 61B model and not 60B but I cannot see that their is a 61B on Panasonic website so might be a JL error, so again worth a call.



It's not an error, there is an TX-L42 ET 61B and John Lewis sell that model. The only difference I can see between the 60B and the 61B is the stand the TV sits on. The 61B's base is nicer, but that seems to be the only difference.

I got a 61B from Richer Sounds for £549 with a five year warranty. I'm really pleased with the TV, it has an excellent picture quality and the set itself looks tremendous, though the apps don't seem to be all that great. It has Netflix, but it doesn't have Lovefilm.


paul_merton

Don't try, don't get. My TV broke just after it was 5 years old. It had a … Don't try, don't get. My TV broke just after it was 5 years old. It had a one year warranty. It wasn't easy, but I eventually got it replaced for free \o/



Same here, my Samsung TV was 5 years old - well out of warranty. Was ready to scrap, looked into issue and tried calling Samsung who said that the TVs at that time had some sort of issues with 'capicitors'. They provided excellent customer service picking it up and dropping it of and it is now working as new.

If a TV fails within at least 5 years it is not fit for purpose.EU law gives you 6 years.

Original Poster

Have contacted Samsung again but they are not budging they have no shame that a TV of theirs lasts just 3 1/2 years. Enjoying my new Panasonic though great picture and features with the security of a 5 year guarantee.

Note to Samsung: remember what happened to the car manufacturers i.e. Chrysler (crap) and Rootes (rust) because of poor build quality, need I say more.

Slick Rick

It's not an error, there is an TX-L42 ET 61B and John Lewis sell that … It's not an error, there is an TX-L42 ET 61B and John Lewis sell that model. The only difference I can see between the 60B and the 61B is the stand the TV sits on. The 61B's base is nicer, but that seems to be the only difference. I got a 61B from Richer Sounds for £549 with a five year warranty. I'm really pleased with the TV, it has an excellent picture quality and the set itself looks tremendous, though the apps don't seem to be all that great. It has Netflix, but it doesn't have Lovefilm.


I spoke to John Lewis they will not price match as they are different sets the 60B is no longer manufactured.

howierips

Have contacted Samsung again but they are not budging they have no shame … Have contacted Samsung again but they are not budging they have no shame that a TV of theirs lasts just 3 1/2 years. Enjoying my new Panasonic though great picture and features with the security of a 5 year guarantee. Note to Samsung: remember what happened to the car manufacturers i.e. Chrysler (crap) and Rootes (rust) because of poor build quality, need I say more.


Contact Samsung again, say you're looking at buying a new TV but want to know how long it can be expected to last before you take the plunge. I bet they say something like at least 5 years, in which case they've played into your hands.
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