Panasonic  50"  1080p  Plasma  Full HD TV (Viera TH-50PZ80)    -   £879 at ASK Direct
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Panasonic 50" 1080p Plasma Full HD TV (Viera TH-50PZ80) - £879 at ASK Direct

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Found 13th Mar 2009Made hot 13th Mar 2009
50" PZ80 Series Full HD 1080 Plasma with 100Hz Double Scan Technology, 24p Playback, Freeview, SD Memory Card Reader, 3 x HDMI & PC Input

Product Features:
# 50" 127cmV 16:9 Wide Screen Plasma Television
# G11 Progressive Full-HD Screen with ultra-long 100,000 hours life time
# Full HD (High Definition) with 1920 x 1080 resolution
# Accepts 1080p, 1080i and 720p HD signal formats
# 3 x HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Digital Links for superb digital pictures and sound
# 100Hz Double Scan Technology doubles the screen refresh rate for flicker-less smooth moving images
# 24p Playback provides cinema like images by using a pull-down up to 96Hz
# x.v. Colour provides a more accurate and vivid colour range for natural, lifelike viewing
# Advanced 3D Colour Management System adjusts colour and brightness of each pixel
# Sub-Pixel control eliminates jagged or blurred diagonal lines and produces smoother edges
# Motion Pattern Noise Reduction improves quality of moving pictures
# Contrast Automatic Tracking System (C.A.T.S) senses ambient light conditions;
# Brightens screen when light, and darkens screen when dark
# 30,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks
# Integrated Analogue & Freeview Digital Terrestrial tuner with CI slot
# Receiving system: PAL-525/60, SECAM, NTSC, M-NTSC
# V-Audio surround with Ambience
# Under-mounted speakers with 2 x 10W output
# HDAVI Control 2 lets you power up and control home cinema components from one remote control using Viera Link products (HDMI CEC)
# PC Input allows your computer to be connected and act as a large-screen monitor for surfing the web
# SD Memory Card Slot for JPEG Photo Viewer (SDHC compatible)
# Terminals include: 3 x HDMI, SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible)
# Composite Video Input (RCA phono), S-Video Input (Mini DIN 4-pin), 2x Audio Input (RCA phono L+R)
# PC Input (Mini D-sub 15-pin), Component Video Input (RCA phono Y+PB+PR)
# 2x SCART, Monitor Out (RCA phono L+R), Audio Output (Headphone jack)
# Power Consumption TBC W, 0.4 W standby
# Can be wall mounted with optional bracket

In stock at the moment as a 'pick up in store' item - but they will deliver (extra) if you ask nicely. Goes out of stock from time to time because the price is a good one. New stocks come in frequently.

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I bought one of these at £999 in House of Frazer, excellent TV and even better at the lower price:thumbsup:

shame no delivery, still hot though

hohothot

have the freesat version that cost me a lot more than £879. Fantastic TV's

Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London to collect...

cheers

Si

SiG;4633017

Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London … Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London to collect...cheersSi



Have John Lewis got this one? My nearest is bluewater

SiG;4633017

Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London … Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London to collect...cheersSi



They should price match, call 'em and let us know... same model number as on their web site, if you manage it you'll also get a 5year warranty to boot. This TV is top notch none better at this price point and above, it is the outgoing range granted, but at this price, fantastic value and full HD

my local panasonic shop has this with the 5 year panasonic warranty and the stand for £1199 i was tempted till i saw this but as above would be nice if JL price matched

ohitsaidwalker;4633138

They should price match, call 'em and let us know... same model number as … They should price match, call 'em and let us know... same model number as on their web site, if you manage it you'll also get a 5year warranty to boot. This TV is top notch none better at this price point and above, it is the outgoing range granted, but at this price, fantastic value and full HD



Have you got a link cause I dont think its on there.

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SiG;4633017

Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London … Will John Lewis match this price? I can't make it all the way to London to collect...cheersSi



Just a tip - if you speak to the people at ASK, they may well be able to arrange delivery for you, despite what it says on the website, though it would be extra, of course.

Im very tempted but i cant afford it. Bad times.

Alex_Boosh_Hair;4633336

Have you got a link cause I dont think its on there.



Ah sorry, your right, not on there last time I looked it was.... damn, sure they still sell it though, best call them?

Wow - Would you ever need a better TV than this? A Pioneer will cost you twice the price but is it worth it when you can spend the difference on Blu-Rays!!

Fantastic price for this TV.
The only thing you'll regret after buying this TV is the electricity bill for the next quarter =)

Wow, under a grand for a Panasonic 50" Plasma, who'd have predicted that 5 years ago when these things were going for about £5000.

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TehJumpingJawa;4635706

Fantastic price for this TV.The only thing you'll regret after buying … Fantastic price for this TV.The only thing you'll regret after buying this TV is the electricity bill for the next quarter =)



You make a fair point, but I doubt it will break the bank.

Its average consumption is around 450W, so assuming about 11p a unit for electricity and 6 hours use a day it will add approximately £27 to your next quarter's bill. Not ideal, I agree, but at least you'll get some of that back in the winter by way of extra heat for your room.;-)

Just phoned John Lewis in bluewater and they don't have this to pricematch, has anyone seen if they will deliver this.

Hi, I'm looking for a new TV but am pretty lost to be honest as there is so much out there! What are the major differences between this and the 50PZ81b model? My parents have just bought this one for just under £1100 from costco in Birmingham but it is slightly out of my price range and the price of this one is ideal for me really.

What I have noticed whilst looking at buying TVs for the last month is that I need to just bite the bullet and get one as they are releasing newer models all the time and I will never have 'the latest' (for long) and they are also really expensive when they first come out!

I spoke to a saleman in Comet (Shirely) yesterday and he seemed to be of the opinion that Panasonic were the best TV's out there (in the middle range).

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mosch1one;4636904

Hi, I'm looking for a new TV but am pretty lost to be honest as there is … Hi, I'm looking for a new TV but am pretty lost to be honest as there is so much out there! What are the major differences between this and the 50PZ81b model? My parents have just bought this one for just under £1100 from costco in Birmingham but it is slightly out of my price range and the price of this one is ideal for me really.What I have noticed whilst looking at buying TVs for the last month is that I need to just bite the bullet and get one as they are releasing newer models all the time and I will never have 'the latest' (for long) and they are also really expensive when they first come out!I spoke to a saleman in Comet (Shirely) yesterday and he seemed to be of the opinion that Panasonic were the best TV's out there (in the middle range).



As I understand it, the only difference is that the PZ81 has built-in Freesat capability and the PZ80 doesn't. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Of course, with no sets currently having Freeview HD capability inbuilt (yet) it might be a good reason to postpone buying a set still longer. You'll need to buy an add-on for this (and all other current Freeview sets) to get Freeview HD when it arrives.

Does anyone know if there is any website that will price match this, i have tried phoning my local john lewis in bluewater and they don't have it, and askdirect won't deliver when i phoned them.

No wethungryHippo
Thats the PZ81 with freesat option installed

Damn I *want* this TV. Don't wanna pay del on it though ;-)

Has anyone established a J-lewis price match at all?

ohitsaidwalker;4645060

Has anyone established a J-lewis price match at all?



Just phoned Bluewater John Lewis, they have reserved one for me and i'm waiting for them to get back to me regarding the price match, they said the people that do the matching are in tomorrow, i think they might have one left.

beaky;4637613

Does anyone know if there is any website that will price match this, i … Does anyone know if there is any website that will price match this, i have tried phoning my local john lewis in bluewater and they don't have it, and askdirect won't deliver when i phoned them.



beaky;4645745

Just phoned Bluewater John Lewis, they have reserved one for me and i'm … Just phoned Bluewater John Lewis, they have reserved one for me and i'm waiting for them to get back to me regarding the price match, they said the people that do the matching are in tomorrow, i think they might have one left.




So do they have any or not?

Alex_Boosh_Hair;4646501

So do they have any or not?



I phoned bluewater yesterday they said they didn't have it, phoned oxford street today and they said bluewater had 2, so phoned bluewater again and this time they said they had it, strange i know.

Might be a problem that ASK is now showing out of stock

Alex_Boosh_Hair;4646589

Might be a problem that ASK is now showing out of stock



It is still saying you can pick up in store, it never had the delivery option

sorry i can see it says out of stock now

beaky;4646596

It is still saying you can pick up in store, it never had the delivery … It is still saying you can pick up in store, it never had the delivery option



I know that ASK website is a pain in the rear! They have all these tv's listed but only about 4 in stock. And when I rang them the other day they were very rude and quoted me £929. I know I could of mentioned the website and got it cheaper but I just felt the guy couldnt be bother. And I may be sensitive but if im gonna spend £900 I at least want someone to be nice to me!

John Lewis would never do that!:p

Alex_Boosh_Hair;4646650

I know that ASK website is a pain in the rear! They have all these tv's … I know that ASK website is a pain in the rear! They have all these tv's listed but only about 4 in stock. And when I rang them the other day they were very rude and quoted me £929. I know I could of mentioned the website and got it cheaper but I just felt the guy couldnt be bother. And I may be sensitive but if im gonna spend £900 I at least want someone to be nice to me!John Lewis would never do that!:p



I'm just hoping John Lewis will honour the fact that is was in stock when i asked, i've never used John Lewis before, but they seemed very helpful on the phone

The freesat built in is of lesser quality as making room inside the set for it . Always had a panasonic swore by them but sorry to say sony are much better now . You have to chose the right series sony but a better screen quality but plasma are rubbish any way Lcd much better and brighter and sharper now they have sorted out the ghosting problems . Soon all Lcd and plasma will be worth 10 pence after oled establishs itself even though its not cheap at the moment thats why they are so cheap as trying to get rid of em before the ultimate quality screen comes out in a big way remember when they cost £5000 quid and where a load of **** .

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unclebuckuk;4653070

The freesat built in is of lesser quality as making room inside the set … The freesat built in is of lesser quality as making room inside the set for it . Always had a panasonic swore by them but sorry to say sony are much better now . You have to chose the right series sony but a better screen quality but plasma are rubbish any way Lcd much better and brighter and sharper now they have sorted out the ghosting problems . Soon all Lcd and plasma will be worth 10 pence after oled establishs itself even though its not cheap at the moment thats why they are so cheap as trying to get rid of em before the ultimate quality screen comes out in a big way remember when they cost £5000 quid and where a load of **** .



I agree that OLED is the way forward, but I think we're probably 5 years away from affordable prices at the 50" screen size. Too long to wait for me. There's also 3D on the way, of course.

There's never a good time to buy technology. It's always going to be on the way to being obsolete as soon as you buy it.
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