Panasonic 50EX700B 50 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV + 5yr Guarantee Instore £479.98 @ CostCo
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Panasonic 50EX700B 50 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV + 5yr Guarantee Instore £479.98 @ CostCo

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LocalFound 4th Mar
I realise this will only benefit those with CostCo cards, but hopefully it helps a few people.

Seen in store at the Cardiff branch, but should be nationwide (stock permitting).

There have been plenty of deals on this make/model so I won't bore you with specs. Needless to say, it's a 50" colour TV you can watch endless repeats of Friends and Only Fools and Horses on.


If you need bigger, they had the 58" version of this for around £660 (don't quote me on that, memory isn't what it used to be).
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stevvie56 m ago

if you don't have a costco card iy's only and extra £20 in …if you don't have a costco card iy's only and extra £20 in currys.https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/panasonic-tx-50ex700b-50-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-led-tv-10159650-pdt.html


If you haven't got a costco card I'd suggesting that people get this from John Lewis for £499 with 5yr Guarantee included.

SilverBlack17 m ago

Better off getting it from John Lewis with 5 yr …Better off getting it from John Lewis with 5 yr warranty.https://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-50ex700b-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-50-with-freeview-play-slim-metallic-bezel-switch-design-adjustable-stand-ultra-hd-certified-silver/p3171025?


I think you missed the part of the deal title which says "+ 5yr Guarantee".
All tvs at costco come with extended 5yr guarantee as standard.
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if you don't have a costco card iy's only and extra £20 in currys.
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Better off getting it from John Lewis with 5 yr warranty.

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Is this 10 Bit ? Thanks
stevvie56 m ago

if you don't have a costco card iy's only and extra £20 in …if you don't have a costco card iy's only and extra £20 in currys.https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/panasonic-tx-50ex700b-50-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-led-tv-10159650-pdt.html


If you haven't got a costco card I'd suggesting that people get this from John Lewis for £499 with 5yr Guarantee included.

SilverBlack17 m ago

Better off getting it from John Lewis with 5 yr …Better off getting it from John Lewis with 5 yr warranty.https://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-50ex700b-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-50-with-freeview-play-slim-metallic-bezel-switch-design-adjustable-stand-ultra-hd-certified-silver/p3171025?


I think you missed the part of the deal title which says "+ 5yr Guarantee".
All tvs at costco come with extended 5yr guarantee as standard.
Never missed it i was responding to the Currys link.Not everyone has a Costco card,personally i would rather spend the extra £20 and get the the JL warranty anyway and i have a Costco card.
Anil902 h, 26 m ago

Is this 10 Bit ? Thanks


Err no...you'd need the 750 model at least for that...
Edited by: "doctorblue" 4th Mar
Anil902 h, 26 m ago

Is this 10 Bit ? Thanks


Of course not, it's 8bit+FRC, you won't get a panel of that quality anywhere near this price.
Should focus on getting a 120Hz screen with HLG and 500+ lumens for HDR.
Anyone know the model hierarchy for the 2017 Panasonic LED models as in where this lies?
If you watch blu-rays or 24p movies, avoid this range like the plague. About to take my 40" ex-display model back as it simply cannot do the above with huge amounts of judder.

Just going to have to suck it up and search out for something with a 120Hz panel.

Why in this day and age are TVs still being sold that cannot show blu-rays properly when budget models seven years ago (when I bought my recently deceased Samsung) could do it without issue...
HPMan4 m ago

Anyone know the model hierarchy for the 2017 Panasonic LED models as in …Anyone know the model hierarchy for the 2017 Panasonic LED models as in where this lies?



Budget 4K, barely HDR capable (don't care about that at the moment). If all you watch is Freeview/Sky TV, it'll be fine.
SilverBlack29 m ago

Never missed it i was responding to the Currys link.Not everyone has a …Never missed it i was responding to the Currys link.Not everyone has a Costco card,personally i would rather spend the extra £20 and get the the JL warranty anyway and i have a Costco card.


Costco warranty is second to none...JL is good too and would be one of my top retailers for TV but Costco cheaper and fantastic warranty.

Costco gave me a full refund after a £900 Panasonic went wrong - they collected it but said there was a long wait on the parts to fix so I could have refund.
MBeeching1 h, 4 m ago

Of course not, it's 8bit+FRC, you won't get a panel of that quality …Of course not, it's 8bit+FRC, you won't get a panel of that quality anywhere near this price.Should focus on getting a 120Hz screen with HLG and 500+ lumens for HDR.


I have got an E7 OLED needed one for house in Turkey
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Anil909 m ago

I have got an E7 OLED needed one for house in Turkey [Image]


Congrats on the TV (and house!), Not really sure why you asked the question
MBeeching5 m ago

Congrats on the TV (and house!), Not really sure why you asked the …Congrats on the TV (and house!), Not really sure why you asked the question


Thanks needed one spare
SilverBlack1 h, 23 m ago

Never missed it i was responding to the Currys link.Not everyone has a …Never missed it i was responding to the Currys link.Not everyone has a Costco card,personally i would rather spend the extra £20 and get the the JL warranty anyway and i have a Costco card.


Over any other retailer I would say this is cirrdct however Costco’s warranty tops JL, we had a bed for 11 months it was awful and thought we had to live with it as we knew no other company would let us return it, Costco did no questions asked at all. We know they take things back in store with no issues but still expected a no chance with a bed.
Still think JL is a better option for most people as they deliver to you.With Costco it's instore and would be a 30 mile round trip for me.I had it priced matched with JL @ £439 but decided against it.
Anyone used this for gaming? (Xbox//PS4) I believe this has a 60hz refresh rate?
bleachingshane2 h, 32 m ago

If you watch blu-rays or 24p movies, avoid this range like the plague. …If you watch blu-rays or 24p movies, avoid this range like the plague. About to take my 40" ex-display model back as it simply cannot do the above with huge amounts of judder. Just going to have to suck it up and search out for something with a 120Hz panel.Why in this day and age are TVs still being sold that cannot show blu-rays properly when budget models seven years ago (when I bought my recently deceased Samsung) could do it without issue...



Have you tried settings like those suggested on the AV Forums EX700 owners thread?
Edited by: "thetarget" 4th Mar
prototypeahl40 m ago

Anyone used this for gaming? (Xbox//PS4) I believe this has a 60hz refresh …Anyone used this for gaming? (Xbox//PS4) I believe this has a 60hz refresh rate?



Input lag is supposed to be 21ms in game mode and 115ms out of the box according to flatpanelshd.com/rev…442

I am thinking to buy this TV as I have a JL price match at £439 from the other week. I couldn't see much/if any difference between this and the EX750 in SD and HD. The EX750 actually looked a bit artificial in a Star Wars clip next to an EX700 in a different store I went to today. I do think in some stores the different TVs are not always optimised in their settings.

The EX750 is higher, something like 120Hz to the Ex700 60Hz
Edited by: "thetarget" 4th Mar
thetarget2 h, 1 m ago

Input lag is supposed to be 21ms in game mode and 115ms out of the box …Input lag is supposed to be 21ms in game mode and 115ms out of the box according to https://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1494309442I am thinking to buy this TV as I have a JL price match at £439 from the other week. I couldn't see much/if any difference between this and the EX750 in SD and HD. The EX750 actually looked a bit artificial in a Star Wars clip next to an EX700 in a different store I went to today. I do think in some stores the different TVs are not always optimised in their settings.The EX750 is higher, something like 120Hz to the Ex700 60Hz


Thanks for the response. I thought shopping for a new TV would be a pleasure! But with all the different specs and designs it’s a minefield Looks like the 120 and above come with a considerable premium unfortunately!
prototypeahl2 h, 38 m ago

Thanks for the response. I thought shopping for a new TV would be a …Thanks for the response. I thought shopping for a new TV would be a pleasure! But with all the different specs and designs it’s a minefield Looks like the 120 and above come with a considerable premium unfortunately!



Indeed it is a minefield. The other year I was thinkign of getting a 4K LG which had passive 3D. However in JL on SD and HD horse racing the legs of the horses were square blocks. That TV was about £750/£800. I tried changing some settings but couldn't get the image better. Admittedly I did not know or have a list of recommended user settings for that TV.

If it helps from what I have found out:

The EX750 they say weighs more and is therefore premium. It is the stand which weighs a lot more and the EX700 and EX750 weigh near enough the same without stands.

The FX series is mainly going to be IPS panels. Source youtube video which I posted a link to in another thread.

I was told in one store that the main TV brand models around this price range are pretty much very similar in picture quality, with hardly any difference between them.

I just want to get a decent TV with a good image that will last a few years (via good warranty (JL/Richersounds etc) and won't have motion blur, pixelation and judder. I won't use the 3D on the EX750. I have emailed Panasonic to find out if the HCX2 chip makes a big difference to SD and HD TV; or if it is only for 4K and HDR. Did actually think today for the cost of the 50EX750 I could get the 50EX700 and a reasonable projector (like the Epson 720p 3000 lumens one which Amazon reduces every so often) and a screen. TVs are advancing a bit like computers nowadays....8K I think is already out. Terrestrial TV hasn't even made everything HD yet. Standards and new tech like HDR HDR10+ will come and go.... Betamax vs VHS but the modern equivalent and with numerous sub variations on image processing. Maybe one day mobile phones or similar sized devices will be powerful projectors projecting 3D TV images where we want them.

I think it is really difficult to compare TVs in shops due to the vast array of settings that modern sets have. It is rather unrealistic to go in with optimal settings lists and change several of them to compare to each other. They are not always dispayed side by side. Image is a personal choice though. In some ways you get used to what you get/got over time. Too much choice and options is not always a good thing!

It is difficult to know when people complain about judder etc, whether they have their TV set up to recommended user settings or not. Therefore is the judder due to a bad setting selection or the actual TV is at fault.

Do view TVs in different stores. I saw a EX700 in a store which looked really poor next to another brand but earlier that day I saw the EX700 in another store where it looked very good and as good as the other brand model which was also in that store..
thetarget13 h, 24 m ago

Have you tried settings like those suggested on the AV Forums EX700 owners …Have you tried settings like those suggested on the AV Forums EX700 owners thread?



I have tried pretty much every setting that may effect 24p playback, but can you throw up a link to the EX700 thread as I couldn't track it down through Google (oddly)?

Finding a TV at the moment that can do 24p content without telecine judder is a minefield, and slapping down more cash does not give you a certainty of a TV that will tick all the boxes.

Never mind the fact that most shops just show stupid demo material on a loop played off USB pens... I'm almost tempted to start carrying around my blu-ray player and a handful of discs to try out so I can see for myself that there is no telecine judder!
bleachingshane1 h, 3 m ago

I have tried pretty much every setting that may effect 24p playback, but …I have tried pretty much every setting that may effect 24p playback, but can you throw up a link to the EX700 thread as I couldn't track it down through Google (oddly)? Finding a TV at the moment that can do 24p content without telecine judder is a minefield, and slapping down more cash does not give you a certainty of a TV that will tick all the boxes.Never mind the fact that most shops just show stupid demo material on a loop played off USB pens... I'm almost tempted to start carrying around my blu-ray player and a handful of discs to try out so I can see for myself that there is no telecine judder!



avforums.com/thr…11/
bleachingshane8 h, 1 m ago

I have tried pretty much every setting that may effect 24p playback, but …I have tried pretty much every setting that may effect 24p playback, but can you throw up a link to the EX700 thread as I couldn't track it down through Google (oddly)? Finding a TV at the moment that can do 24p content without telecine judder is a minefield, and slapping down more cash does not give you a certainty of a TV that will tick all the boxes.Never mind the fact that most shops just show stupid demo material on a loop played off USB pens... I'm almost tempted to start carrying around my blu-ray player and a handful of discs to try out so I can see for myself that there is no telecine judder!



From hotukdeals.com/dea…e=5

wackyraces

19th Feb
I went through both of these,

EX750 Calibration Video

EX700 Settings

For the EX700 Settings, click the first picture in the post. This will provide access to all the pictures with the settings. This gives a base and then tweak it to how you want.


Post back if any of the above makes an improvement or not.

thetarget5th Mar

From …From https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-50ex700b-50-inch-4k-hdr-smart-tv-439-w-code-currys-2893312?page=5#thread-commentswackyraces19th FebI went through both of these,EX750 Calibration VideoEX700 SettingsFor the EX700 Settings, click the first picture in the post. This will provide access to all the pictures with the settings. This gives a base and then tweak it to how you want.Post back if any of the above makes an improvement or not.



Forgot to reply to this, no amount of settings tweaking would improve the judder and motion issues so on Friday the TV went back to John Lewis who were really good in terms of no quibbling over the refund for £299.

Problem is, while we were taking it back we noticed two Sony's on the open box clearance shelves, a 55XE8596 for £679 and a 49XE9005 for £769.

We hummed and hawed, both are 120Hz panels and all reviews seem to say these Sony's have astounding motion capabilities. The 55", although cheaper, was just ridiculously big, far too big for our flat. The 49" was still too big for us, but with direct LED backlight with proper local dimming, it was tempting.

An hour and a half of deliberation later, we walked out with the 49"... eek. Huge price difference, but when we got it home it was obvious it is an outstanding television, motion spot on, image quality just excellent. Took a whole weekend to make the space for it up on the wall where our 49" had been but that's it up now. Buyer's remorse, yep. But it's bloody good.

All except the Android operating system, as most people find it is clunky, cluttered and littered with junk. Working on customising it but haven't had much chance as yet...
bleachingshane17 h, 31 m ago

Forgot to reply to this, no amount of settings tweaking would improve the …Forgot to reply to this, no amount of settings tweaking would improve the judder and motion issues so on Friday the TV went back to John Lewis who were really good in terms of no quibbling over the refund for £299.Problem is, while we were taking it back we noticed two Sony's on the open box clearance shelves, a 55XE8596 for £679 and a 49XE9005 for £769.We hummed and hawed, both are 120Hz panels and all reviews seem to say these Sony's have astounding motion capabilities. The 55", although cheaper, was just ridiculously big, far too big for our flat. The 49" was still too big for us, but with direct LED backlight with proper local dimming, it was tempting.An hour and a half of deliberation later, we walked out with the 49"... eek. Huge price difference, but when we got it home it was obvious it is an outstanding television, motion spot on, image quality just excellent. Took a whole weekend to make the space for it up on the wall where our 49" had been but that's it up now. Buyer's remorse, yep. But it's bloody good. All except the Android operating system, as most people find it is clunky, cluttered and littered with junk. Working on customising it but haven't had much chance as yet...



Thanks for replying. Good to hear you have a Sony TV which you are now happy with. I too would have been deliberating for a long time in the store if I was in the same position. May have even asked them to reserve it and gone off to view others and then back again to deliberate further. Once you have sorted out the settings for what you prefer them to be; you'll probably not need to deal with makign changes too much. Unless everyday tasks like channel changing or the TV guide is cumbersome with the existing OS firmware. Hopefully Sony will do some updates. I have no idea if people do custom TV firmware like they do for mobiles. That would be rather cool if there was open source firmware.

It could be you are more sensitive to the judder and motion issues. I was told it is how our brains view how the camera captured the image. Additional TV processing settings can make the movement seem strange. I have no idea if the panel lottery can have an effect on it too. I have not yet used the recommended user settings on my EX700. I turned off vivid colour and said no to sending Panasonic usage information. That is about it. I have experienced a bit of pixellation. Unsure if that was an internet issue as it was with a NOWTV box. Strangely it happened once when a hand was moving on the screen but didn't occur when I watched a bit of Fast and Furious 8. Put it one to see what the car motion looked like. Didn't seem to have issues with the image. unless I was blinking when they occurred on screen!

I thought i may have difficulty with motion issues. Didn't want to get motion sickness from watching a TV. So far things seem to be okay. Although i have not yet used the TV much. I actually was not that excited about getting the TV having read so much about issues with this model, others and with other brands. It was rather stressful trying to decide what to go for. It was tricky setting it up on my own. Made use of a sofa to rest it on whilst fixing the stand. Didn't have a table big enough to lie it flat on for that task. When I first turned it on and watched something, I did have a wow moment. Also thought I may have gone too big in size for the TV. I do have an option to move its location and then I can sit slightly further back from the screen.

We all perceive the world slightly differently and what looks fine for one person; isn't for another. I'd advise people to go and look for themselves and not let online reviews (professional and customer) totally rule their decision prior to seeing them in the flesh. Use reviews as a guide but be open. The purchaser should get what looks best to them inside of their financial budget. Taking into account what material they will and likely to watch on it in the near future. Of course not all TVs are on display in stores. Worth going to at least 2 different stores to view the TVs as they may look rather different; as I found out when I looked.

Next week my parents are getting their new TV delivered. An upgrade from a CRT TV. That TV still works but has been having a couple of issues. Hope they are pleased after I have set up their 50EX700. Of the attitude, if it still works, no need to replace it. A good attitude to have but sometimes it is worth replacing and upgrading things.
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