Panasonic TH-37PX80 HD Ready Plasma TV Delivered £615 with Egg and Voucher
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Panasonic TH-37PX80 HD Ready Plasma TV Delivered £615 with Egg and Voucher

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Found 14th Mar 2008Made hot 15th Mar 2008
Panasonic's new range of PX series with outstanding price for the quality and features it offers. It is better than TH-37PX70, comes with stand as standard, SD Card picture reader, 3xHDMI and on top of all 100Hz dual scan.

Dixons have priced this at £662.35 with standard delivery of £4.95.
Enter AW20 or QC20 voucher to get £20 OFF.
Go through Egg website if you hold Egg Card and you'll get additional 5% Discount bringing the cost including delivery down to £615.

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the description says that the resolution is 1024, does this make it FULL HD instead of HD Ready?

Roccostan;1721419

the description says that the resolution is 1024, does this make it FULL … the description says that the resolution is 1024, does this make it FULL HD instead of HD Ready?


no full hd is 1080p and it realtes to the number of horizontal lines, so this tv is hd ready....

ive viewed the previous 37px70 side by side showing the same source against loads of 37in LCD's, including panny's 1080p 37in lcd, and it smuch better....in fact the pic quality for blu ray was better than the 1080p panny lcd and it won hands down for standard definition tv

imo you dont need 1080p on a screen of 37in or less...you'd be hard pushed to notice any difference...in fact imo you would be hard pushed to notice the difference on a tv less than 50in

and I presume this will be even better than the px70

i nearly bought the px70 for the bedroom @ £570 but then decided to wait for the px80 and after a drop in price

this is an excellent price for (assuming its better than the px70) for prob the best 37in out...dont be fooled into this more pixels = better...there is a heck of alot more to a tv than pixels

the px70 is rated best 37in tv you can buy...i guess the px80 will take its mantle

noticed that as per typical "box shifter", dixons theyve added the specs for the px70.....i wonder if they will cheekily deliver buyers a px70 instead of a px80

eg im pretty sure the contrast ratio is 15000, not 10000 (which the old px70 was)

its also doesnt mention that it comes with a stand, so presume it doesnt.....the px70 came i think with a stand or wall bracket

Apparently all PX80's come with a stand so no worries there

Banned

royals;1721488

no full hd is 1080p and it realtes to the number of horizontal lines, so … no full hd is 1080p and it realtes to the number of horizontal lines, so this tv is hd ready....ive viewed the previous 37px70 side by side showing the same source against loads of 37in LCD's, including panny's 1080p 37in lcd, and it smuch better....in fact the pic quality for blu ray was better than the 1080p panny lcd and it won hands down for standard definition tvimo you dont need 1080p on a screen of 37in or less...you'd be hard pushed to notice any difference...in fact imo you would be hard pushed to notice the difference on a tv less than 50inand I presume this will be even better than the px70i nearly bought the px70 for the bedroom @ £570 but then decided to wait for the px80 and after a drop in pricethis is an excellent price for (assuming its better than the px70) for prob the best 37in out...dont be fooled into this more pixels = better...there is a heck of alot more to a tv than pixelsthe px70 is rated best 37in tv you can buy...i guess the px80 will take its mantle



thank you very usefull

why do 1080p detractors always state "must be 50 inches" or some stupid rubbish like that ?

It purely depends how close you sit to the set. And with 1080p material you should sit closer because you can see more detail and clarity rather than sitting 12 foot away.

Even with my 46 incher, I sat 5 foot away.

Take no notice of these detractors, you can see the difference quite clearly.

dapunk;1721747

why do 1080p detractors always state "must be 50 inches" or some stupid … why do 1080p detractors always state "must be 50 inches" or some stupid rubbish like that ?It purely depends how close you sit to the set. And with 1080p material you should sit closer because you can see more detail and clarity rather than sitting 12 foot away.Even with my 46 incher, I sat 5 foot away.Take no notice of these detractors, you can see the difference quite clearly.



oh dear.....if you site 5 ft away from a 46in tv...you must be very very short sighted...why would you sit 5ft from a 46in tv...not good for your eyes and not recommended...the minimum recommendation is about 6ft-12ft depending which expert you speak to - for a 42in screen

you dont need 1080p on a 37in tv imo

i have a 42in pioneer kuro plasma - its proof you dont need 1080p on a screen under 42in anyway....its not 1080p but its picture is second to no other tv under 50in, including 1080p tv's....just about every reviewer and specilaist worth noting agrees....what hifi, trusted reviews, cnet, stuff, home cinema, etc....but then you do pay a premium for the quality and you have to judge whether its worth the premium....for me, it was because i keep tv's for a while....if you cant afford the pioneer try the panny px80 plasmas (or evern the outgoing px70)....just avoid the LG, Sharp and the hideously overprocessed samsung lcd's (i have a samsung lcd in the bedroom too..its rubbish and will soon be replaced by a panny px80)

how often are most going to watch 1080p content anway....defunct hd-dvd or blu ray....almost all 1080p ps3 content is demos (unlikely to change much for a while, if ever), all xbox360 1080p content are demos (unlikely to change much for a while, if ever).....most tv content is Standard Def, tho the miniscule sky hd content is 720p or 1080i

always view a tv ideally at a specialist or even john lewis stores where theyve setup the tv's properly using the content you will use the tv for....ignore the technical specs, they dont tell the full story as LCDs and plasma work in different ways......dont watch the demos in currys/etc as these cunning expensive marketing tools to make them look good, watch a blu ray film, dvd, but importantly SD content and if appropriate games

Bird_Man;1721669

Apparently all PX80's come with a stand so no worries there



i thought it didnt, damn hope it can be removed i wanted to wall mount mine

royals;1721917

i thought it didnt, damn hope it can be removed i wanted to wall mount … i thought it didnt, damn hope it can be removed i wanted to wall mount mine



I'm pretty sure it is easily removable, as far as I know the PX70 came with two options with stand and without, the PX80 comes with stand as default but can be removed easily enough for wall mounting.

Review:

trustedreviews.com/tvs…/p1

I'm aware that people are getting a John Lewis Price Match with Weymouth Hifi on this £679 (Reading JL amongst them) - remember JL give 5 year warranty

does anyone know if Philips lunch a new model this year im after one with Ambilight

I thought LCD was better then Plasma?

Soz not sure if it is or not

I was going to buy a Plasma one once but guy in shop told me they are going out and if you pause for to long then you get the imagine burned on ya tv ....i sometimes pause upto 30mins if someone knocks on my door or i pick up my phone etc

Biscuitman;1723915

Review:http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2008/03/11/Panasonic-TH-37PX80B-37in-Plasma-TV/p1I'm aware that people are getting a John Lewis Price Match with Weymouth Hifi on this £679 (Reading JL amongst them) - remember JL give 5 year warranty



worth noting would rather buy from JL than Dixons (dixons probably deliver it when they feel like it)

A-n-d-y;1723956

does anyone know if Philips lunch a new model this year im after one with … does anyone know if Philips lunch a new model this year im after one with AmbilightI thought LCD was better then Plasma?Soz not sure if it is or notI was going to buy a Plasma one once but guy in shop told me they are going out and if you pause for to long then you get the imagine burned on ya tv ....i sometimes pause upto 30mins if someone knocks on my door or i pick up my phone etc



imo plamsa is much better than LCD....i have both...lcd's are ok for static pics and alright for blu ray....but the backlight bleed, poor sd performace, poor motion handling, poor contrast/lack of depth of colour particulary blacks

forgive my ignorance - wots the difference between the LX and PX series? i have a 32LX70 and thought that the LX700 was the model higher than mine, so where does the P fit in?

Also, how versatile is the SD card slot? spose you cant watch divx stuf through it? Cheers...

Out of Stock. Bollox!!!

Jollux;1724053

forgive my ignorance - wots the difference between the LX and PX series? … forgive my ignorance - wots the difference between the LX and PX series? i have a 32LX70 and thought that the LX700 was the model higher than mine, so where does the P fit in?Also, how versatile is the SD card slot? spose you cant watch divx stuf through it? Cheers...



its just for photos.

great tv for the price and heat added. Its worth knowing that Pioneer looks to have pulled out of Plasma Technology now and will maybe start concentrating on LCD panels using Sharp panels (ASV).
Maybe no more Pioneer Kuro's :x. Again I dont know if this is true or just rumours. Wonder how much longer Plasma TV technology will remain in production.

pioneer.co.uk/uk/…tml

how does the john lewis price match work, i live in the north of england, could i still get a price match with Reading and how much is delivery, thanks

Sold out,but its £650 here,delivered with pedestal stand.
Ideal for those of us without an egg card

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Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of these posts on plasma v lcd are complete rubbish generally from people defending or justifying their own purchase, do your homework on forums dedicated to av products and check out as many reviews as you can find to make sure you get a balanced opinion, incidentally I have both technologies and neither do eveything better than the other.
Oh nearly forgot hot

nickzadok;1724488

Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of … Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of these posts on plasma v lcd are complete rubbish generally from people defending or justifying their own purchase, do your homework on forums dedicated to av products and check out as many reviews as you can find to make sure you get a balanced opinion, incidentally I have both technologies and neither do eveything better than the other.Oh nearly forgot hot



Perfectly said - 100% Agree

i bought the px70 in jan for this price
wish i'd of waited !!!!

Just bought one of these from JL on Friday, price matched with Weymouth Hifi. Originally I had the offer refused as JL said it wasn't on display in the weymouth store so they won't price match.

I emailed Weymouth Hifi to ask if they had any in store to view and what the price was and they replied to say yes and £679. Forwarded that to JL and had a call an hour later to say they would honour it this time but they have had a lot of mixed info from Weymouth Hifi and may not honour it again for anyone else... worth a try though I guess!

Waiting to get it next week now as JL had none in the showroom and have to get it from the distribution centre...

FYI, it does come with a stand, it's 100hz, 15000:1, HD Ready (720p), plays 24p. Saw the 42PX80 next to the 37PX70 in Comet and the picture is sharper and a bit cleaner I think. Was originally going for the 37PX70 but this was launched so I went for the 37PX80 instead.

I can't prevent myself from commenting that this is too much to pay for a 37"tv these days

ballroot;1725338

I can't prevent myself from commenting that this is too much to pay for a … I can't prevent myself from commenting that this is too much to pay for a 37"tv these days



No please, do prevent yourself

Generally you get what you pay for, the PX70 was highly rated and the PX80 also seems to be the same. You get a quality panel, superior processing technology and improved performance over cheaper TV's.

Size isn't important (well I keep telling the wife that), but really it is important when buying flat screen TV's like LCD or Plasma. These types of screens are optimised for viewing at selected distances, for example, in my living room I could at a push get away with a 40inch TV. Anything larger and unless I was watching Full HD broadcasts all the time then I would suffer from viewing pixelation and artifacts.

The other thing to remember is that the smaller the screen, the less you notice image issues, in particular watching standard def TV like freeview. As soon as you get over 40" then SD tv can suffer.

I chose a 37" Plasma due to the distance I will watch the TV from, the fact that I didn't want an instant sun tan when I turn the TV on and because it is generally felt that Plasma gives a slightly better SD picture over LCD.

I would agree with the previous posters, research a lot! Go look at the TV's, both LCD and PLasma have benefits and down sides but your eyes will tell you what is best for you in the end.

Biscuitman;1723915

Review:http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2008/03/11/Panasonic-TH-37PX80B-37in-Plasma-TV/p1I'm aware that people are getting a John Lewis Price Match with Weymouth Hifi on this £679 (Reading JL amongst them) - remember JL give 5 year warranty



Hello, can anyone tell me the JL store to use to get a price match. I want one from there as I got some vouchers.
Thanks

does the stand on the px80 swivel?

i have the px70 and so paid the extra for a stand that does swivel but it looks different to that in the dixons photo. I know the photos are only usually only a guide but still worth checking imo. My dad bought the new panasonic 42 lcd that comes with a stand and that one is fixed, a little annoying but i guess its still better than no stand!

p.s the px70 is a great tv, second only to the pioneer that i could not afford.

tvs are a personal preferance though, dont listen to me or anybody else, just do a bit of homework and buy what you think is the best you can afford.

nickzadok;1724488

Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of … Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of these posts on plasma v lcd are complete rubbish generally from people defending or justifying their own purchase, do your homework on forums dedicated to av products and check out as many reviews as you can find to make sure you get a balanced opinion, incidentally I have both technologies and neither do eveything better than the other.Oh nearly forgot hot



totally agree....i have both too, i prefer plasma, but i am sure there are lots of people who prefer LCDs

view them in a specialist if you can.....eg, not comet, currys, etc as they will sell you anything without asking what content you are likely to be using, and they are usually poolry setup (esp plasmas)

maccer;1724572

i bought the px70 in jan for this pricewish i'd of waited !!!!



wouldnt worry...still a fine tv.....its the problem with technology, but there no point in waiting.....you buy a tv now which is regarded as the best but it prob wont in a year or twos time

ballroot;1725338

I can't prevent myself from commenting that this is too much to pay for a … I can't prevent myself from commenting that this is too much to pay for a 37"tv these days



eh? this is cheap for decent 37in

chriscwharris;1725451

No please, do prevent yourself :)Generally you get what you pay for, the … No please, do prevent yourself :)Generally you get what you pay for, the PX70 was highly rated and the PX80 also seems to be the same. You get a quality panel, superior processing technology and improved performance over cheaper TV's.Size isn't important (well I keep telling the wife that), but really it is important when buying flat screen TV's like LCD or Plasma. These types of screens are optimised for viewing at selected distances, for example, in my living room I could at a push get away with a 40inch TV. Anything larger and unless I was watching Full HD broadcasts all the time then I would suffer from viewing pixelation and artifacts. The other thing to remember is that the smaller the screen, the less you notice image issues, in particular watching standard def TV like freeview. As soon as you get over 40" then SD tv can suffer.I chose a 37" Plasma due to the distance I will watch the TV from, the fact that I didn't want an instant sun tan when I turn the TV on and because it is generally felt that Plasma gives a slightly better SD picture over LCD. I would agree with the previous posters, research a lot! Go look at the TV's, both LCD and PLasma have benefits and down sides but your eyes will tell you what is best for you in the end.



well said....its important to remember how far you likely to sit from the tc...my pioneer kuro 42in is mounted on the wall but i sit about up to 16-17ft from it...perfect size without dominating our 19x12 ft lounge...could have gone for a 50in pioneer but would have opted for the awesome 1080p but they are £3.5K.....too much for a tv imo! tho imo 50in 1080 pioneer kuro is the best tv you can buy.


might get this tv for our bedroom but may opt for the 42in as will again be about 16ft from the screen, so not sure if 37in is big enough

chriscwharris;1725109

Just bought one of these from JL on Friday, price matched with Weymouth … Just bought one of these from JL on Friday, price matched with Weymouth Hifi. Originally I had the offer refused as JL said it wasn't on display in the weymouth store so they won't price match.I emailed Weymouth Hifi to ask if they had any in store to view and what the price was and they replied to say yes and £679. Forwarded that to JL and had a call an hour later to say they would honour it this time but they have had a lot of mixed info from Weymouth Hifi and may not honour it again for anyone else... worth a try though I guess!Waiting to get it next week now as JL had none in the showroom and have to get it from the distribution centre...FYI, it does come with a stand, it's 100hz, 15000:1, HD Ready (720p), plays 24p. Saw the 42PX80 next to the 37PX70 in Comet and the picture is sharper and a bit cleaner I think. Was originally going for the 37PX70 but this was launched so I went for the 37PX80 instead.



is the stand removable - would be surprised if it isnt

A-n-d-y;1723956

does anyone know if Philips lunch a new model this year im after one with … does anyone know if Philips lunch a new model this year im after one with AmbilightI thought LCD was better then Plasma?Soz not sure if it is or notI was going to buy a Plasma one once but guy in shop told me they are going out and if you pause for to long then you get the imagine burned on ya tv ....i sometimes pause upto 30mins if someone knocks on my door or i pick up my phone etc



image burn is thing that affected very old plasmas....there is a small chance it could happen but just as much chance of it happening to an LCD or CRT

royals;1725821

is the stand removable - would be surprised if it isnt



The stand is removable, but it does not swivel.

Cheers.

nickzadok;1724488

Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of … Becareful if you are interested in this tv or any other on here, most of these posts on plasma v lcd are complete rubbish generally from people defending or justifying their own purchase, do your homework on forums dedicated to av products and check out as many reviews as you can find to make sure you get a balanced opinion, incidentally I have both technologies and neither do eveything better than the other.Oh nearly forgot hot



That's usually people who're comparing 3 year old TVs bought from Woolies with a recent Kuro plasma

The fact is that the current generation LCD is on a par with most plasma for HD content. SD performance relies on the scaling done, and that differs massively set-to-set. You can buy an external receiver with scalers, which can fix SD problems as well as powering your 5/6/7.1 system. Which I assume you'll by buying anyhow, as anyone who buys a TV comparable to the PX80 would be foolish not to invest in a similarly specified sound system.

My perspective on the Plasma/LCD question. I don't own either a Plasma or an LCD but have looked to buy both. I prefer Plasma for what I watch which is mainly SD/Sky+ tv. I don't even own a games console.

To my eyes the LCD sets ALL have a problem with fine detail low contrast things like human faces where detail can becomes very washed out & the person looks like a pink blob. For whatever reason the Plasma sets do not seem to suffer from this problem as badly. My father (aged 78) just purchased a 37" Panasonic LCD (amongst the best) but I would have chosen this Plasma every time.

I must say his LCD looks great when connected to my laptop via VGA where photos & the odd game look fantastic. I have not tried this with a plasma.

I also think this is a good size for most living rooms. As TV's are now demonstrated with a very HD source - unless you ask to be shown SD & the TV supplier can actually do it - sets look much better than they will at home for my use. This makes bigger screens accceptable in the shop but the artefacts/ imperfections do not look good when you get them home.

I know others will disagree - particularily the Playstation3/HD crowd but these are my honest observations.

Chris

Might be worth noting for anyone who bought this if you take a trip over to AV forums, I would advise before you buy a TV as well for some feedback. If you ask people are very helpful and will be able to provide the settings that are generally considered to maximise the performance of the TV.

Shops will spend a lot of time (well good shops will) making it look the best it can this also contributes to TV's looking better in the shops that at home.

Great buy and hope people enjoy...hot

Actually I think the TV's in most shops are set up very badly. The pictures might "zing" but the colours are awful & if you ask to see a Freeview or Sky SD picture, if they can show you one at all, they nearly always tell you that their aerial is rubbish & that it will look much better at home. This really doesn't impress me much as you might think if they were trying to sell the things they might arrange for them to look good. I wouldn't be impressed by a test drive in a filthy car & this seems very similar. They should present what they sell fairly but to its best advantage.

Chris

radicalbyte;1726180

That's usually people who're comparing 3 year old TVs bought from Woolies … That's usually people who're comparing 3 year old TVs bought from Woolies with a recent Kuro plasma ;)The fact is that the current generation LCD is on a par with most plasma for HD content. SD performance relies on the scaling done, and that differs massively set-to-set. You can buy an external receiver with scalers, which can fix SD problems as well as powering your 5/6/7.1 system. Which I assume you'll by buying anyhow, as anyone who buys a TV comparable to the PX80 would be foolish not to invest in a similarly specified sound system.



I agree, sound performance never came into play on any set I have purchased as I dont bother with freeview its all external inputs sky+, sky hd, ps3,pc and wii so a stand alone 5.1 does me although thinking of a new 7.1 now you mention it:)

Jollux;1724053

forgive my ignorance - wots the difference between the LX and PX series? … forgive my ignorance - wots the difference between the LX and PX series? i have a 32LX70 and thought that the LX700 was the model higher than mine, so where does the P fit in?Also, how versatile is the SD card slot? spose you cant watch divx stuf through it? Cheers...



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