Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42ST30B 42-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD Amazon in stock Jan 15th £449.99
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Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42ST30B 42-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD Amazon in stock Jan 15th £449.99

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Found 9th Jan 2012
Back in stock on the 15th, everyone else is sold out.
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5 year square trade warranty can be bought from Amazon for £110.99.

Very well specked tv and is supposed to be great for 3d. Panasonic also have a free iPhone iPad app that lets you control the tv as well as use your device as a keyboard for text entry.
Edited by: "silps" 9th Jan 2012
Reviews...

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htmVerdict 'Recommended'.

digitalversus.com/tv-…tmlVerdict 4/5

avforums.com/rev…tmlVerdict 'Good'

On mode Average Power Consumption 123W

This is preferable to it's 2D equivalent, the TXP42S30, even if you're not interested in 3D, as it has a higher-spec Panel than the S30.

Possibly the biggest 'bang for the buck' in 40" to 42" TVs currently available. Nothing to match it for £450. Hot
Edited by: "dooper" 9th Jan 2012
It has the same panel as the tv of the year Panasonic GT30 so I am hoping the picture quality is the same.

Trusted reviews trustedreviews.com/pan…iew Verdict 9/10

Edited by: "silps" 9th Jan 2012
I have the 50 inch model got it from John lewis for £599 with 2 pairs of glasses and a 5 year warranty.
Great 2d picture even in standard definition HD is great and bluray is just as good as my old pioneer pdp428xd watched a couple of 3d movies lion king being one of them and it is not just a gimmick it is very impressive. Down side is the fan noise can be annoying when watching low volume late at night.
I would highly recommend this set as it is jam packed with features.
my husband bought this before Christmas and is very impressed with it. Hot8)

Great TV, BUT not same as GT30, HDTVtest conclusion and other reviews I'v seen, I would pay the extra for the TX-P42GT30 or wait for the TX-P42GT30 to come down in price..
Deciding on a final rating (Recommended vs Highly Recommended) for the Panasonic Viera TX-P42ST30B was not easy. In the end, it came down to pricing. Were it to cost a few hundred pounds less, we’d give the TXP42ST30 a Highly Recommended rating on the basis of value for money and the performance that it is capable of (readers who find a bargain-priced ST30 should keep this in mind). However, it’s important to place the plasma 3DTV in the context of the rest of the PDP lineup this year. A quick search of the best prices online reveals that, at the time of writing, the superior TX-P42GT30 – which produces slightly richer-looking images with less exaggerated shadow detail and a slightly superior 3D experience – is available for just £76 more. Standing on its own, the ST30 is definitely recommendable, and only narrowly misses a “Highly Recommended” score due to the extremely good value available one rung up the Panasonic 2011 Plasma ladder.

dooper

Reviews...http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-p42st30b-p42st30-201105161138.htm Verdict 'Recommended'.http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/panasonic-viera-tx-p42st30-p11054/test.html Verdict 4/5http://www.avforums.com/review/Panasonic-ST30-TX-P46ST30B-42ST30-46ST30-50ST30-3D-Plasma-TV-Review.html Verdict 'Good'On mode Average Power Consumption 123WThis is preferable to it's 2D equivalent, the TXP42S30, even if you're not interested in 3D, as it has a higher-spec Panel than the S30.Possibly the biggest 'bang for the buck' in 40" to 42" TVs currently available. Nothing to match it for £450. Hot



Edited by: "darrengee" 9th Jan 2012
darrengee

Great TV, BUT not same as GT30, HDTVtest conclusion and other reviews I'v … Great TV, BUT not same as GT30, HDTVtest conclusion and other reviews I'v seen, I would pay the extra for the TX-P42GT30 or wait for the TX-P42GT30 to come down in price..Deciding on a final rating (Recommended vs Highly Recommended) for the Panasonic Viera TX-P42ST30B was not easy. In the end, it came down to pricing. Were it to cost a few hundred pounds less, we’d give the TXP42ST30 a Highly Recommended rating on the basis of value for money and the performance that it is capable of (readers who find a bargain-priced ST30 should keep this in mind). However, it’s important to place the plasma 3DTV in the context of the rest of the PDP lineup this year. A quick search of the best prices online reveals that, at the time of writing, the superior TX-P42GT30 – which produces slightly richer-looking images with less exaggerated shadow detail and a slightly superior 3D experience – is available for just £76 more. Standing on its own, the ST30 is definitely recommendable, and only narrowly misses a “Highly Recommended” score due to the extremely good value available one rung up the Panasonic 2011



That review was when the tvs came out, today the cheapest gt30 is £699 at Amazon but out of stock so that's a £250 difference.
Edited by: "silps" 9th Jan 2012
darrengee

Great TV, BUT not same as GT30



GT30 is £799 at Amazon. Don't think many people interested in the ST30 would be willing to pay £350 extra for the GT30.
Edited by: "dooper" 9th Jan 2012
If you got £999 you can get the vt30 inc 5 year guarantee if you buy this tv you wont be dissappointed
archer1204

If you got £999 you can get the vt30 inc 5 year guarantee if you buy this … If you got £999 you can get the vt30 inc 5 year guarantee if you buy this tv you wont be dissappointed



Or two ST30s and a blu ray player
silps

It has the same panel as the tv of the year Panasonic GT30 so I am hoping … It has the same panel as the tv of the year Panasonic GT30 so I am hoping the picture quality is the same.Trusted reviews http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic-tx-p46st30_TV_review Verdict 9/10



It's not the same panel.
Nice tele!
FatherTed

It's not the same panel.



This says it is:
panasonic.co.uk/htm…30B

And it has everything the same as the gt30 except DLNA network, freesat tuner, USB HDD recording and advanced colour management settings.

Edited by: "silps" 9th Jan 2012
Just missed out on this last time as it went out of stock the day after I persuaded the mrs that we needed to upgrade our current plasma.
Is there a 32 or 37 inch equivalent as 42 is just a bit too big for us.

Thanks
Or two ST30s and a blu ray player
its all well having 2 STs before you buy this i would carefully read avforums about this or any tv before you purchase.This panel has suffered from various issues like green spots across the screen and not the best if you want it for gaming.




Edited by: "archer1204" 9th Jan 2012
archer1204

Or two ST30s and a blu ray player its all well having 2 STs before you … Or two ST30s and a blu ray player its all well having 2 STs before you buy this i would carefully read avforums about this or any tv before you purchase.This panel has suffered from various issues like green spots across the screen and not the best if you want it for gaming.



From one of the Amazon reviews >

"Panasonic have now released a Firmware update 1217 which many people say solves the FBr issue that has plagued the ST, GT & VT sets. Kudos to Panasonic for taking the issue seriously and working to come up with a solution, Thank You! "

The FBr issue is a fluctuation in brightness

FBr explained >

highdefjunkies.com/sho…ned

Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th Jan 2012
penny8pincher

Is there a 32 or 37 inch equivalent as 42 is just a bit too big for … Is there a 32 or 37 inch equivalent as 42 is just a bit too big for us.Thanks



The smallest Plasma TVs in production today are 42".
Seems hot
Ordered Thanks OP £100 cheaper than currys
just ordered the GT30 from John Lewis
Just ordered the 50 inch for £650.

can't wait..
I was going to buy this tv then I realised it doesn't come with glasses and will cost me an extra 210 foe three pairs! Yoinks!
ei8hty5ive

I was going to buy this tv then I realised it doesn't come with glasses … I was going to buy this tv then I realised it doesn't come with glasses and will cost me an extra 210 foe three pairs! Yoinks!


I'm not bothered about 3D.
good picture
oh my god this is such an amazing price. the price of 3d just got mainstream!!!!!!!!!!
Fab price on a 3D TV! Won't need one for another 6 months but looking forward to the purchase already, just for playing 360 on a big HD TV
This seems like a really decent TV with decent 3D (something I doubt I'd use). It's a shame the power consumption is so high though between 150W- 230W in common use.
We had this TV delivered on New Years Eve, got it from Amazon for £449. Very impressed, even plays HD 3D SBS MKV'S Via built in USB port! We got 3 pair of glasses from ebay, delivered for £89
No Fan noise problem either!
I have had 50 inch version of this for 2 weeks the picture is immense on all fronts and HD and blu ray blow me away. 3d is excellent a great price for 42 inch but I would go to JL or R sounds and invest in the 50. As for the fan not sure what all the fuss is about look on twitter for spudgun055 and I will post a pic of my BBC HD screen shot which is only 720p res
Dear All,
I would like to ask if anyone has had Samsung - Plasma TV - PS43D490 and comments if answer is a yes?
I am getting above TV with 2 pair of 3d glasses and 5 year free warranty all for £549.99. Any idea if it is a decent price for this particular model?
Suggestions welcome.
Regards
spudgun055

I have had 50 inch version of this for 2 weeks the picture is immense on … I have had 50 inch version of this for 2 weeks the picture is immense on all fronts and HD and blu ray blow me away. 3d is excellent a great price for 42 inch but I would go to JL or R sounds and invest in the 50. As for the fan not sure what all the fuss is about look on twitter for spudgun055 and I will post a pic of my BBC HD screen shot which is only 720p res



Thanks for the mini review, it does look like a really impressive set for the money. 50" is too large for my house so I'll have to stick with the 42". I have an Edwardian house and they just weren't designed for 50" Plasma TVs! There's always a chimney in the way somewhere along the line.
If you got the cash go for the VT series
Shock

Just ordered the 50 inch for £650.can't wait..


Its £600 or £660 with 5yr warranty at Richersounds, if theres one near you
I bought this tv. Not too impresed , i got screen burn that i cant get rid of. And they say it dosent happen to plasmas now. And before anyone says.....yes i did run it with contrast , brightness low etc.
Still got it!
Must have kept a static image on for two long, had a pw6b for over 6 years with no screen burn and now a gt30 since Nov without any problems. The is a method you can use to clear the screen, check out avforums for details. Can't go wrong with Panasonic, they are the most reliable TV brand. On the note of power consumption this TV averages 120w, lcd/led run at a constant wattage but plasma alternate dependent on content. After watch harry potter movies recently, still glad I stuck with plasma's superior contrast :-)
Well finally took the plunge, finger has been hovering over the buy button for weeks now and finally hit it, now gonna look at getting blue ray 3d and some glasses over the next few months
Good price.
I've popped on this one, I watch a lot of Sky News though, so I'm worried about screen burn!
Is it true that Panasonics are generally considered to be the best TVs? Particularly regarding picture quality? Remember browsing stores, when looking for a TV couple of years ago, and noticed the picture quality looking considerably better/sharper than most others, plumped for a Sony Bravia in the end.
Edited by: "Jas10" 10th Jan 2012
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