Panasonic 46" 100Hz Plasma TV TH-46PZ80 Full HD 1080p £599.95 @ Currys , PC World
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Panasonic 46" 100Hz Plasma TV TH-46PZ80 Full HD 1080p £599.95 @ Currys , PC World

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Found 10th Aug 2009Made hot 11th Aug 2009
PLEASE Dont Vote cold without reading !!

I know that this has been posted last week, But got expired ?! So im posting again because i just picked one up from Reading PC World and know that there is stock in other stores, such as LEEDS... This is Clearance stock, so when checking for stock make sure you mention it to them!

Instore only

Currys Product Code: 492882 (PC World Product Code is same!)

Description:
HD Ready 1080p
Built-in digital Tuner
30,000:1 Contrast Ratio
V Real Pro 3 Image Technology
NICAM Stereo Sound
3 x HDMI Connections
2 x SCART Connections
1 x Component Connection
1 x PC Connection
SD Card Reader for Pictures

38 Comments

Original Poster

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Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv good ? Not so sure on the silver surround.

Sorry missed the instore only . I will go look tommorrow thankfully currys and pc world next to each others here .

redsquirrel;5986795

Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv … Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv good ? Not so sure on the silver surround.




This TV is the dogs goolies! The only other plasma tv's apart from the new Panasonic's of course are the Pioneer range and they are mega expensive. If you are lucky enough to grab one of these at that price you won't be disappointed. This is coming from a person who is the proud owner of one for around 6 months now. I got one when John lewis were doing a price match with another store (Selfridges) @ 800 pounds, before which a did around two weeks research into plasma's as I have never owned one before. For anyone who does buy this and has never owned a plasma tv before make sure that the picture settings i.e contrast and brightness are set to 50% or below for the first 200 hours of use as you may be left with screen burn which is when an imprint of the channel is left on the screen when watching another. Most new plasma's aren't susceptible to screen burn due to upgraded hardware but deleted lined like these are so take care, after the first 200 hours just whack the settings up to how you like them. Take care people and good luck in getting the deal. :thumbsup:

redsquirrel;5986795

Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv … Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv good ? Not so sure on the silver surround.



I wasn't to keen on the pictures of the tv either with the silver plate at the bottom so the best thing to do would be to visit any retail outlet selling this model (most of them do, e.g currys, comet etc) and have a look for yourself. I went to comet to have a look before I bought one and it looked really nice. There is a model with a black plastic plate but it doesn't look half as nice as the silver one as it accentuates the black very nicely. Hope this helps. :thumbsup:

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inajiffi;5987019

This TV is the dogs goolies! The only other plasma tv's apart from the … This TV is the dogs goolies! The only other plasma tv's apart from the new Panasonic's of course are the Pioneer range and they are mega expensive. If you are lucky enough to grab one of these at that price you won't be disappointed. This is coming from a person who is the proud owner of one for around 6 months now. I got one when John lewis were doing a price match with another store (Selfridges) @ 800 pounds, before which a did around two weeks research into plasma's as I have never owned one before. For anyone who does buy this and has never owned a plasma tv before make sure that the picture settings i.e contrast and brightness are set to 50% or below for the first 200 hours of use as you may be left with screen burn which is when an imprint of the channel is left on the screen when watching another. Most new plasma's aren't susceptible to screen burn due to upgraded hardware but deleted lined like these are so take care, after the first 200 hours just whack the settings up to how you like them. Take care people and good luck in getting the deal. :thumbsup:



This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image retention, not screen burn. No plasma from the last 5 years at least suffers from screen burn. No amount of firmware updates can solve the issue of retention, it's in all plasmas new or old. The 200 hours advice is to limit the effect of retention but you'll still suffer to some degree.

Great price.

This should be hotter IMHO.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:

sweet tv

Great TV, paid £770 a few months ago from Costco with 5 year guarantee.

Great price,definately put me off paying £550 for a 37"HD ready even
if it does have a 5 year warranty!:santa:

master_chief;5987257

This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image … This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image retention, not screen burn. No plasma from the last 5 years at least suffers from screen burn. No amount of firmware updates can solve the issue of retention, it's in all plasmas new or old. The 200 hours advice is to limit the effect of retention but you'll still suffer to some degree.


As are you. My PX70 never suffered from retention, yet my 50" Samsung (50A456) does. It wasn't run in properly.

Original Poster

redsquirrel;5986795

Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv … Can not find either tv on currys or pc world websites . Also is this tv good ? Not so sure on the silver surround.



Trust me, It looks better than the photo !! :thumbsup:

I'm So glad i found one !

wasnt this posted around a week ago? hot deal anyway

Be careful, most of them are ex-displays. Just phoned PC world.

Original Poster

stezo2k;5987724

wasnt this posted around a week ago? hot deal anyway



it was yes, but it got expired...

Master Chef, your advice or critism is poor. Where does he mention firmware updates? Firmware is software....

Yeah I read up the tv sounds good . But concerned that 46" is too big for for walll but I will go hAve a look uc they got some in stock .

COLD (without actually voting cold) from me.
I saw a 56 inch Philips 21:9 Cinema in John Lewis last week and since then no 16:9 telly will be able to impress me as much as this monster.

Panasonice Plasmas rock. My 42PX60B that I bought in 2006 is great. This can only be better. The HD via the sky box for live sport is amazing.

The only TV's that are better are Pioneers as it has already been said buy another poster but they are more money.

Hot.

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Adamo;5987620

As are you. My PX70 never suffered from retention, yet my 50" Samsung … As are you. My PX70 never suffered from retention, yet my 50" Samsung (50A456) does. It wasn't run in properly.



You just haven't noticed it, it will be there. my 50PZ70 certainly has it (I did the 200 hour run in dutifully too, I also have my settings nearly as low as the recommended run in period too so it's not like I ramped the brightness and contrast up). Retention is a fact of plasmas, it's just to what degree they suffer.

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bargainhunter666;5987815

Master Chef, your advice or critism is poor. Where does he mention … Master Chef, your advice or critism is poor. Where does he mention firmware updates? Firmware is software....



I misread what he put, however it was still correct what I put about the firmware even if irrelevant.

This price is amazing for this TV... this should be way hotter!

Voted super hot :thumbsup:

will pop down and try and pick one up.

just told all sold out all stores by PC World phone operator.

mackerman;5988535

just told all sold out all stores by PC World phone operator.


Me rang Currys and got told the same, prob the same operator lol. Is it possible that stores could still have some?

oh really? made save the trouble of driving all the way out. Maybe i will phone both stores just to double check. Shame if they have all gone..

Surely you can phone the individual store instead of operator though..

is this a good deal then? worth getting at this price or should i hold out?

redsquirrel;5988790

oh really? made save the trouble of driving all the way out. Maybe i will … oh really? made save the trouble of driving all the way out. Maybe i will phone both stores just to double check. Shame if they have all gone..Surely you can phone the individual store instead of operator though..



After a google search i can only find numbers that go to a cental call centre. If you find stores numbers let me have the link....

Apparently only one left in the country - an ex display is in Orpington currys. A mate lives there so I could have got him to go, but I'd rather buy a new one.

master_chief;5987257

This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image … This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image retention, not screen burn. No plasma from the last 5 years at least suffers from screen burn. No amount of firmware updates can solve the issue of retention, it's in all plasmas new or old. The 200 hours advice is to limit the effect of retention but you'll still suffer to some degree.



Your an idiot! I know what I am talking about, screen retention can develop into screen burn if the image is left on the screen long enough. Retention is where there is retention of the image for a short period of time. Screen burn is when the image is retained indefinitely. It really annoys me when you are offering people advice and some fool has to criticise it because they didn't get in first. Get a life! If you look up screen burn and retention on google you will see that plasma's have come a hell of a long way in the last 5 years and retention and screen burn is fading out gradually as technology advances. My advice to you is to give people advice and not slate others when they do, and who mentioned software? I suggest you actually read a post before giving your two cents.

master_chief;5987257

This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image … This guy's giving bad advice. For starters you're talking about image retention, not screen burn. No plasma from the last 5 years at least suffers from screen burn. No amount of firmware updates can solve the issue of retention, it's in all plasmas new or old. The 200 hours advice is to limit the effect of retention but you'll still suffer to some degree.



Samsungs within the last 5 years quite often suffer the consequences of screen burn, do a search!!

Plasma displays are made up of millions of cells which contain inert gases. As the gas is electrically charged it becomes active in the form of a plasma which excites the phosphor coating on each of the cells. This reaction or excitment as it were, emits light in a controlled form into the various colours of the spectrum according to the sub pixel structure.

What does this mean in English ?......basically when a set is new it is best to keep the contrast (especially so) and the brightness levels turned down. If these are whacked up too high then the fresh phosphor coating is unevenly burnt, especially if any static image is displayed for a prolonged period. Eventually the phophor across the whole display burns aways over its life but the unevenness of initial burn can never be wholly replicated and so you will have a ghost image burnt into the screen.

The 200hr slow burn in principle is therefore a good one as it allows the phosphors to harden in the early part of their life. The phosphors are susceptible in the early stages of use. Once hardened however the phosphor becomes increasingly resilient.

Retention is a different beast. If you display a static image for a pro-longed period of time the gases in the cells retain their characteristic for a short while. Basically the gas is still excited becasue it has been in one state for a bit too long. Even when you change images the gases retain much of their temporary form of their previous state. They do however revert to norm after a while.

So the difference is 'Screen Burn' is down to the uneven and premature burn of Phosphors across the display. 'Screen retention' is down to the inability of the gases to revert to their normal inert state in a short and given period of time.

The quality of the phosphor used and the techniques of encapsulation of the gas differ across manufacturers and contribute to who makes the more resilient panels.

Hope that helps :thumbsup:

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inajiffi;5991877

Your an idiot! I know what I am talking about, screen retention can … Your an idiot! I know what I am talking about, screen retention can develop into screen burn if the image is left on the screen long enough. Retention is where there is retention of the image for a short period of time. Screen burn is when the image is retained indefinitely. It really annoys me when you are offering people advice and some fool has to criticise it because they didn't get in first. Get a life! If you look up screen burn and retention on google you will see that plasma's have come a hell of a long way in the last 5 years and retention and screen burn is fading out gradually as technology advances. My advice to you is to give people advice and not slate others when they do, and who mentioned software? I suggest you actually read a post before giving your two cents.



Your advice was bad, you were wrong but let's agree to disagree. I did however misread the firmware/software bit in your original post so I apologise for that but it doesn't affect the sentiment of my reply.

Great t.v as an owner of one the picture is sublime.Blows the lcd's I own out of the water,was very cautious buying plasma after all the horror stories...Two words BUY IT. £599 is a steal even if it,s last years model.

YOU KNOW U WANNA

inajiffi;5991877

Your an idiot!... Get a life!


:thumbsup: Well done for being.. well, an idiot.

master_chief;5988260

You just haven't noticed it, it will be there. my 50PZ70 certainly has it … You just haven't noticed it, it will be there. my 50PZ70 certainly has it (I did the 200 hour run in dutifully too, I also have my settings nearly as low as the recommended run in period too so it's not like I ramped the brightness and contrast up). Retention is a fact of plasmas, it's just to what degree they suffer.


If I haven't noticed it in years, it doesn't exist. In the same sense that the air doesn't exist because I can't see it - if I can't see it, it isn't there.

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Adamo;6002308

If I haven't noticed it in years, it doesn't exist. In the same sense … If I haven't noticed it in years, it doesn't exist. In the same sense that the air doesn't exist because I can't see it - if I can't see it, it isn't there.



Huh?
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