Panasonic 58DX802B  58" THX Certified 100Hz Active 3D, UHD 4K, HDR TV, Freesat and Soundbar £799 John Lewis
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Panasonic 58DX802B 58" THX Certified 100Hz Active 3D, UHD 4K, HDR TV, Freesat and Soundbar £799 John Lewis

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Found 12th Apr
Okay, it may getting on for nearly 2 years old but where can you find a THX Certified 58" 4k HDR, Active 3D, Twin Freesat, Twin Freeview/Play, 100Hz Native Panel for £800?

The stand may not suit us all but a £30 Universal VESA pedestal will solve that, or it's perfect for wall mounting.Soundbar at 40W is still superior to most built in TV speakers, of course it doesn't match a separate bar with subwoofer, any serious AV enthusiast will already have or consider a decent audio system.

Decent spec panel that has THX Cinema and professional "out of the box" calibrated modes, 100Hz native panel makes it perfect for films, sport and gaming; there's also a "Game Mode" which speeds up response time massively by deactivating background processing but crucially preserves HDR which many others switch-off, making it a natural choice for Xbox One X or PS4 Pro,,,

One important thing I unearthed is about Freeview Play, which is governed and licensed by Freeview not the TV Brand, iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, Demand 5 apps are integral to the structure so can never disappear like many TVs/devices over few years old... unless that channel goes bust!

lastly I always believe weight is a good measure of build-quality, it weighs in at 22.5Kg, how does that compare to similar 55" offerings?
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Personally wouldn't spend more than £700 on something of this standard today.
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Good find OP. It says it is 8bit +FRC which I understand to mean it can take the 10 bit input but not output in 10bit?
Original Poster
Thanks for your feedback ...however, is there a better specified panel for the price?
I am wondering between this and 55MU8000 (£765) and Sony XE8596 (£799) which are both true 10bit panels ...any thoughts on whether this the Panasonic is better or not than the current models....
I like the Panasonic Tv but it will not get the HDR 10+ update if that matters to you.
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Fair comment when compared to newer panels, irrespective of brand THX is an undisputable badge of quality, how many other TVs have been certified in last 3 years? I also hear 3D is disconitnued on 2018 models...
xanth21 m ago

I am wondering between this and 55MU8000 (£765) and Sony XE8596 (£799) w …I am wondering between this and 55MU8000 (£765) and Sony XE8596 (£799) which are both true 10bit panels ...any thoughts on whether this the Panasonic is better or not than the current models....


Hi, where did you see the MU8000 for that price?
Sorry meant 55mu7000
Should be able to get the MU7000 £50 cheaper than that...
Personally I'm not a massive fan of the 'look' of the Panasonic so I went with the 55mu7000 - very pleased with it.
redbutcher18 m ago

Personally I'm not a massive fan of the 'look' of the Panasonic so I went …Personally I'm not a massive fan of the 'look' of the Panasonic so I went with the 55mu7000 - very pleased with it.


I also have the Samsung, no complaints what so ever and I’m critical regarding picture quality.
I have this tv, went for a more traditional pedestal TV stand though.
Quality of picture is very good although the viewing angles are a tad narrow as the picture starts to washout.
HDR is about 500 nits peak brightness but I find this gives a good balance as it's an edgelit set, there's no percieveable lightbleed I can see when the HDR kicks in.
TV also does a decent job with standard resolution channels and Full hd / 4k looks sharp as expected.
The included soundbar it comes with is actually pretty impressive as well although there is no support for DTS could be a deal-breaker for some.
Edited by: "dnichols48" 12th Apr
Personally wouldn't spend more than £700 on something of this standard today.
The_Hoff8 m ago

Personally wouldn't spend more than £700 on something of this standard …Personally wouldn't spend more than £700 on something of this standard today.


Wouldn't even spend that much on this model...£500 for this one as they need to get rid of old stock...the 750b panel is good but the pedestal base is awful...
Amtw201710 m ago

Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're …Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're offering free soundbar. Picture quality also awful Spend a bit extra and get 65" Samsung!


What you recommend? Lol..
Amtw201711 m ago

Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're …Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're offering free soundbar. Picture quality also awful Spend a bit extra and get 65" Samsung!


ALL thin LED and OLED TVs have relatively terrible sound, as they are not thick enough to put the prerequisite audio tech in.
All you would ever get is passable sound suitable for the most basic of TV watching.

Buy a tv for the picture, and a sound bar or home cinema setup for the sound for when you need to watch something special.
Amtw201711 m ago

Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're …Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're offering free soundbar. Picture quality also awful Spend a bit extra and get 65" Samsung!


I’m happy with my tv which is made by panasonic. What what aspect of the picture on TVs made by Panasonic is bad?
Amtw201714 m ago

Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're …Panasonic terrible brand for TV's. Appalling sound no wonder they're offering free soundbar. Picture quality also awful Spend a bit extra and get 65" Samsung!


I assume you mean a 6xxx series of Samsungs around these prices, if so, they don't come close to the 8xx Panasonics.
androidavis28 m ago

I’m happy with my tv which is made by panasonic. What what aspect of the p …I’m happy with my tv which is made by panasonic. What what aspect of the picture on TVs made by Panasonic is bad?


We have had 4 Panasonic and the picture is natural and beautiful. The film industry uses their new panels (the 10-bit ones with the HCX colour processor: 2017/2018) as reference grade large scale monitors for Hollywood picture calibration - so poster obviously does not know what he is talking about.
Edited by: "SimyJo" 12th Apr
I have the 50 inch version of this and it is fantastic. Great colour, contrast, motion and HDR production. The sound bar is surprisingly impressive. £799 for this model is incredibly hot.
£599 on eBay, Panasonic Outlet.
£799 is a bargain for this. Bought it a year ago for £1250 incl 4k player. Was nearly £2k when it first came out.
bondvillain203 h, 39 m ago

Thanks for your feedback ...however, is there a better specified panel for …Thanks for your feedback ...however, is there a better specified panel for the price?


Samsung 55KS7000 if you find any on the wild with real 10bit panel
Top telly this, I bought it in January from John Lewis after returning a Sammy and the picture and build quality are far better on the Panasonic IMO. got it with 0% finance, is that still available?
I've heard Samsung build quality to be questionable with back panels peeling

Panasonic are usually built solidly.
40w soundbar .......



meh
Got the 50 inch A802b and the 65 inch ex750b

Panasonic is my go to brand now. I find them very reasonably priced for what they offer. Didn't notice poor sound quality when moving from Samsung TVs especially on the ex750b.

Firefox OS is a bit naff though and the newer ones have a plastic remote instead of the solid metal ones they used to do which is disappointing when spending over a grand on a TV.
hugh198812 m ago

Noooo, £59 more and you get this …Noooo, £59 more and you get this https://electrical.coop.co.uk/Samsung-QE55Q6F-55-4K-Ultra-HD-Smart-QLED-TV-SAM-LED-QE55Q6F-SProper HDR10, 10bit.


Dont know much about Tv's, but you could get £1 cheaper using voucher code SP60 from same place (Co-op) if you decided this is the tv you wanted to go for.
Got offered this as an insurance replacement, but was advised by insurer to take the cash and buy anything but this model range as they were all coming back with issues.
xanth4 h, 20 m ago

Sorry meant 55mu7000


Great TV, I have it and fantastic. 120hz panel, HDR 4K.
Zax20202 h, 2 m ago

£799 is a bargain for this. Bought it a year ago for £1250 incl 4k player. …£799 is a bargain for this. Bought it a year ago for £1250 incl 4k player. Was nearly £2k when it first came out.


So you bought it a year ago, and got a 4K BR player with it, which at the time was probably £400 worth of freebie.

You make this look even worse
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 12th Apr
Don't listen to anyone who has one...their stuck with it.

Why Gamers Should Wait Until 2018 To Buy A New 4K TV

forbes.com/sit…tv/
Edited by: "chaank" 12th Apr
xanth6 h, 26 m ago

Good find OP. It says it is 8bit +FRC which I understand to mean it can …Good find OP. It says it is 8bit +FRC which I understand to mean it can take the 10 bit input but not output in 10bit?


8bit+FRC means that the panel can still only display 256 shades of the colour, but it can modulate the colour displayed to try and trick out another colour. So it rapidly flicks between shade 245 and 246 to make the eye see shade 245.5. It's better than an 8bit panel but not quite true 10bit colour.
androidavis4 h, 20 m ago

I’m happy with my tv which is made by panasonic. What what aspect of the p …I’m happy with my tv which is made by panasonic. What what aspect of the picture on TVs made by Panasonic is bad?


Don't feed the clueless troll mate
Slightly off topic but panasonic are probably the only ones still touting 3D TV's with the EX750 in their 2018 lineup. Kinda feel like supporting them for that fact as it’s a nice novelty.
had this telly about a month...and its awesome....it might come down a bit further closer to the World Cup...but i got mine on PC World Clearance for £647.97....i couldnt turn it down....but for real world viewing, its fantsstic.
Annoying!... just went for the other 58" 4k Panasonic £599 deal... want this one now though!

Heat!
Edited by: "toner84" 12th Apr
Any owners care to comment if this set is ok for corner light bleed when watching in dark rooms?
SimyJo8 h, 8 m ago

ALL thin LED and OLED TVs have relatively terrible sound, as they are not …ALL thin LED and OLED TVs have relatively terrible sound, as they are not thick enough to put the prerequisite audio tech in.All you would ever get is passable sound suitable for the most basic of TV watching. Buy a tv for the picture, and a sound bar or home cinema setup for the sound for when you need to watch something special.


Well my Loewe OLED gives out 80w sound output via its built in sound bar; higher end models go up to 120 w. BandO have even higher sound output
Edited by: "mb1357" 12th Apr
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