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Panasonic 42in TX-P42C10B £449 @ Argos
Panasonic 42in TX-P42C10B £449 @ Argos

Panasonic 42in TX-P42C10B £449 @ Argos

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I know its not the x model but seems a good price all the same.

Television Picture Quality:

* High Definition Ready.

* Integrated digital (freeview).

* 42in (106cm) widescreen TV with 106cm visible screen size.

* Widescreen.

* Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.

* Contrast ratio 100,000:1.
* Vreal 4 picture enhancement.

* Viewing angle free.

* Progressive scan.


Connectivity:

* 2 HDMI sockets.

* 2 SCART sockets.

* Component video socket.

* Composite.

* Optical connection.

* Headphone socket.

* AV socket (side and rear).

* DC socket (rear).


Sound Quality:

* NICAM sound system.

* 20W RMS power output.

32 Comments

Same price at Dixons but free delivery & 3% Quidco

inb4 1080p gang.

Nice price, don't think I have seen this big a TV for this sort of price before. Nice to also see optical inputs and also freeview built in.

Only thing pulling it down for me is the lack of 1080output. Not a big problem if your sat a long way away but I wouldn't dare use this for gaming where you get that bit closer to the screen, otherwise I would be on my way to Argos tomorrow.

Have some heat none the less as a very hot deal.

Astec123;7335693

Nice to also see optical inputs and also freeview built in. .



Suspect you'll find it's optical out, not in. Used to send the audio to an external Dolby processor.

Krosus;7336034

Suspect you'll find it's optical out, not in. Used to send the audio to … Suspect you'll find it's optical out, not in. Used to send the audio to an external Dolby processor.



Always a nit picker on Boxing day. Too much food today, brain running slow :thumbsup: and yes I do know I use my PS3 through optical with my 5.1 surround sound. :-D:whistling:

LOL @ 1024 x 768

on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with lower resolution than this.

Saw this yesterday. Looks like a great deal to me

bingowings85;7337994

LOL @ 1024 x 768 on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with … LOL @ 1024 x 768 on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with lower resolution than this.



:roll:

bingowings85;7337994

LOL @ 1024 x 768 on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with … LOL @ 1024 x 768 on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with lower resolution than this.



For the price its an excellent tv want more resolution spend more money

This is a great set for the money, but I'm going to go ahead and agree with bingowings85, personally for a TV at 37" or more I'd expect at least 1080p. Heat added!

In my experience Panasonic plasma tv's at 1024x768 have MUCH better pictures than any 1080p LCD i've ever seen.

Not good reviews for this TV. X10 for £50 more at Richer Sounds is a better buy in my opinion.

I had a demo of this in the currys store (£469) yesterday.
SD tv looked great and was tempted but holding out for a better resolution for gaming.
Its diffcult though with prices like these!

Question for the 1080p brigade

How can Sky Sports/Movies HD look any better on a 'full' HD screen when the source is only 720p?

*proud owner of the 50" of this set, with an offer from here £375 last week ;o)

milkmanchris;7351624

Question for the 1080p brigadeHow can Sky Sports/Movies HD look any … Question for the 1080p brigadeHow can Sky Sports/Movies HD look any better on a 'full' HD screen when the source is only 720p?*proud owner of the 50" of this set, with an offer from here £375 last week ;o)



£375 where may i ask

Borat;7351696

£375 where may i ask



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How can Sky Sports/Movies HD look any better on a 'full' HD screen when … How can Sky Sports/Movies HD look any better on a 'full' HD screen when the source is only 720p



Because Sky HD outputs HD channels at 1080i...

Programmes like 'Life' are stunning on sky hd.

retrogeezer;7351924

Because Sky HD outputs HD channels at 1080i...Programmes like 'Life' are … Because Sky HD outputs HD channels at 1080i...Programmes like 'Life' are stunning on sky hd.



Even more stunning on BBCHD, however 1080i looks the same on a HD ready as it does on 'full' HD

Now if it was output at 1080p like BR and PS3 that would be a different ball game altogether.

bingowings85;7337994

LOL @ 1024 x 768 on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with … LOL @ 1024 x 768 on a 42" screen! you can't even buy 17" monitors with lower resolution than this.



Yes, and run your 17" screen at a lower resolution that its native. It will look terrible. If your looking for a TV to display HDTV (ie 720p) then a 720p TV is absolutely the best for reproducing the res nicely.

If you have a 1080p the TV will have to guess at the missing lines and the picture will not be as good.

As for 1080i, all LCD and plasma's use progressive signals only afaik so they have to convert the interlaced signal into progressive and then scale it which means loss of quality. This is part of the reason why a 1080i will often look no different to a 720p signal.

If your watching only blu ray get a 1080p, if your watching only HDTV get a 720p, if your watching SDTV get an older plasma with the SD res.

retrogeezer;7351924

Because Sky HD outputs HD channels at 1080i...Programmes like 'Life' are … Because Sky HD outputs HD channels at 1080i...Programmes like 'Life' are stunning on sky hd.



Wow, how much extra do you pay for 108I Sky Sports !!!!!

I think the footy is great on 720 which I and everyone else in the country can get so it must be astonishing in 1080I

If you pay mega bucks can you get them to do Movies in 1080 as well .. pant pant


(And yes I am being sarcastic as Sky only transmit in 720 ... for now)

"but I wouldn't dare use this for gaming where you get that bit closer to the screen, otherwise I would be on my way to Argos tomorrow." (Quote astec123)

bought this tv quite a while ago from john lewis for £499 + 5yr guarantee

hotukdeals.com/ite…-49

You should think twice mate we had a new ps3 running on ours on xmas day playing modern warfare and it was brilliant - ran it in dynamic picture mode.

Also standard def sky is great - hd subscription and upgrade is still a rip-off @ the mo.

raymcm;7352443

Wow, how much extra do you pay for 108I Sky Sports !!!!!I think the footy … Wow, how much extra do you pay for 108I Sky Sports !!!!!I think the footy is great on 720 which I and everyone else in the country can get so it must be astonishing in 1080IIf you pay mega bucks can you get them to do Movies in 1080 as well .. pant pant (And yes I am being sarcastic as Sky only transmit in 720 ... for now)



Sky HD is 1080i

Really ?

I think you will find most is UPSCALED to 1080 which is different to transmitting 1080 material.

raymcm;7354833

Really ?I think you will find most is UPSCALED to 1080 which is different … Really ?I think you will find most is UPSCALED to 1080 which is different to transmitting 1080 material.



it's transmitted at 1080i

not one single broadcaster in all of europe transmits at 720p - if it's a HD transmission and it's not is some parts of the USA then it's 1080i.

Wow, how much extra do you pay for 108I Sky Sports !!!!!



Nothing because football doesn't interest me.

As already said above, sky HD is broadcast at 1080i.....not 720p then upscaled & downscaled or whatever you are on about. Otherwise there would be no point in an HD box would there!

And not that it's any of your business but I got free sky HD for a year with my TV package....but not movies/sport etc but to be honest, it's worth it for the BBC HD channel...if you have a 1080p TV like I have. :thumbsup:

retrogeezer;7355484

Nothing because football doesn't interest me. As already said above, sky … Nothing because football doesn't interest me. As already said above, sky HD is broadcast at 1080i.....not 720p then upscaled & downscaled or whatever you are on about. Otherwise there would be no point in an HD box would there!And not that it's any of your business but I got free sky HD for a year with my TV package....but not movies/sport etc but to be honest, it's worth it for the BBC HD channel...if you have a 1080p TV like I have. :thumbsup:



And a lot depends on the make of your TV too

There is also the gem of Sky's SD content been consistently better on a HD ready panel, due to the smaller amount of upscaling required, again panel dependant on the quality you can accept.

Lets not go down the whole p vs i debate its more relevant the make of of your TV in the end, and to be honest these Panasonic's blow all with the exception of the Pioneers out of the water on SD and most HD content.

bobbybuilder;7352760

"but I wouldn't dare use this for gaming where you get that bit closer to … "but I wouldn't dare use this for gaming where you get that bit closer to the screen, otherwise I would be on my way to Argos tomorrow." (Quote astec123)bought this tv quite a while ago from john lewis for £499 + 5yr guaranteehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/396939/panasonic-txp42c10b-42-plasma-tv-49You should think twice mate we had a new ps3 running on ours on xmas day playing modern warfare and it was brilliant - ran it in dynamic picture mode.Also standard def sky is great - hd subscription and upgrade is still a rip-off @ the mo.



NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! Dynamic is only for shop purposes...you considerably shortern the screen life by using this.

opencube;7362575

NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! Dynamic is only for shop purposes...you considerably … NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! Dynamic is only for shop purposes...you considerably shortern the screen life by using this.



It was only a quick test but it was fine on the other settings anyway !

and if that is true how come its on a main menu picture mode with no warning or are you
making a mountain out of a mole-hill ?? As screen burn is allegedly not an issue now - the technology is moving at such a pace can any critic with a sweeping know all statement be totally sure of their facts.

Original Poster

Bobbybuilder. I have ordered one of these but I am getting worried about the reflection off the screen. I had a look in Curry's and there is a noticable difference between this and the x10. As you have had one for a few months now what do you think of the set overall?

Derriere;7363122

Bobbybuilder. I have ordered one of these but I am getting worried about … Bobbybuilder. I have ordered one of these but I am getting worried about the reflection off the screen. I had a look in Curry's and there is a noticable difference between this and the x10. As you have had one for a few months now what do you think of the set overall?



I rate it as an excellent tv but if there is a downside it is reflection - to me its not a problem as we use it mostly in the evenings, on a sunny day with windows just in the right place to get a reflection you will have problems (drawing a good set of thick curtains is always a solution ! ) - that said I saw the x10 model in tesco a few weeks after i bought this one and I could see all the strip lights in the store ceiling all the way to the end of the shop now i thought the x10 had non reflective properties well if it did - they dont do much.

I got a 26" pannie lcd for my mother (there is one in tesco on offer now for £250) and I have to say it has no problems at all with reflection - so if its a big issue for you then should have another really good look of the display models - though they may set them back in the store where its darker I think some curry's pull this trick- to avoid you noticing reflections.

But overall its a quality bit of kit.

Original Poster

Thanks for the reply Bobbybuilder. I noticed in Curry's that the x10 was postion lower down and behind the the c10 so you may be onto something there. Both pictures were very good although I would say the C10's picture looked brighter for some reason. I will call in and have another look tomorrow. I am lothe to pay any more for a tv that is "less reflective" because as you say the c10 is a quality bit of kit. I know that I probably would never have noticed the difference if I had not been told about it.

Just bought this tv,from argos and it does do the full 1080p works on ps3 and xbox 360, 2000 contrast
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