Panasonic TH42PX70PED - Plasma 42" 16:9 Viera Hd Ready Inc Pede
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Panasonic TH42PX70PED - Plasma 42" 16:9 Viera Hd Ready Inc Pede

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Found 26th Dec 2007Made hot 2nd Jan 2008
Slimline 42" VIERA HD Ready Widescreen Plasma TV with HD Optimizer, Advanced 3D Colour Management and 2 HDMI Connections.

* 42", 106cm Visible Screen
* VIERA HD Ready Plasma
TV
* DVB
Digital tuner
* 1024x720 Pixel
resolution
* V-real Technology For Ultimate High Picture Quality
* 1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set
* 1080p Digital Re-mastering Processor
* 10W x 2 audio output
* Max. 10,000 : 1 Contrast
* HD Optimizer
* Advanced 3D Colour management
* Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
* 2 x HDMI
Input
* High Quality Elegant Design
* PC Input

1 Year Parts Guarantee/1 Year Labour Guarantee

not sure if this has been submitted yet but here you go.

53 Comments

Panasonic plasma TV's are excellent; you cant go wrong

Wow, 1080p, 42" and Panasonic. Thats a hot deal!

BadBoyTC;1407266

Wow, 1080p, 42" and Panasonic. Thats a hot deal!

The screen can't display 1080p (1024x768 pixel resolution), it can simply process 1080p inputs and downscale them to 720p...

Wow, if it had a 5 year warranty and 1080p, i would be sweating buckets thinking about getting this, still HOT!!!

This TV cant even do real 720p if it maintains the aspect ratio.

1280x720 is the res for 720p

kobirulali;1407293

Wow, if it had a 5 year warranty and 1080p, i would be sweating buckets … Wow, if it had a 5 year warranty and 1080p, i would be sweating buckets thinking about getting this, still HOT!!!


Assuming this is on-sale and on display in one of Empire Direct's stores, John Lewis will price-match them and give you their 5-year guarantee.

It's still not 1080p though.

3 year warranty for an extra 20 pound, or get John Lewis to price match and you have a five year warranty

Go for the Panasonic TH42PX70B for £629 without the stand!:thumbsup:

Great Tv - I have one, just be aware of the clicking issue.

Simon

If you want a tv with an awesome picture buy this one it will blow ANY lcd out the water .:thumbsup:

i aint no tv techie ,so how does this compare with this samsung model , which is best
SAMSUNG LE40M86BD 40" HD Ready 1080p digital LCD TV £760
dixons.co.uk/mar…ING

angstmann;1407390

Same product, better price … Same product, better price here:http://www.digitaldirect.co.uk/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=12738



But costing £69.99 to deliver:x

i don't think that John Lewis will price match as they will only price match in-store prices. unless anyone else knows otherwise???

D

dturner;1407458

i don't think that John Lewis will price match as they will only price … i don't think that John Lewis will price match as they will only price match in-store prices. unless anyone else knows otherwise???D



As I said above, it needs ot be on-sale and on display in-store. Empire Direct have actual branches - they aren't just online.

£699 from Currys (product code: 918573 if link below doesn't work)

Must be some discount codes available + Quidco

currys.co.uk/mar…573

Would John Lewis Nottinghm price match, Empire Direct in Loughborough or do they have to be in the same town?

£699 at Currys/Dixons and PC WORLD + free delivery/collection in store

Product code: 918573 for Dixon/Currys

DIxon code JAN20 gives you £20 off

BUT there must be a valid Curry Discount Code and Quidco is 5% at Currys

Cyb;1407534

Would John Lewis Nottinghm price match, Empire Direct in Loughborough or … Would John Lewis Nottinghm price match, Empire Direct in Loughborough or do they have to be in the same town?


As long as you're not in Scotland, where they're trialling an abridged version of the policy, they'll match any sticker price, on-display in an actual store, anywhere in the country. Policy here - johnlewis.com/Hel…=18

I rang Dixons regarding the same Plasma but the one with the wall mount - TH42PX70WAL and got them to price match it against the same model from DigitalDirect for £625 which they agreed. One small problem was it was out of stock (due Friday I believe). Ring Dixons on Friday for an even better deal.

PS I don’t know what happened to my earlier post for the TH-50PZ700 Pany for £967 from Amazon. Any clues????

The comment about blowing any lcd out of the water is quite simply wrong. Theres pros and cons to lcds and plasmas and each person has to decide based on their requirements. In fact I know someone who has just replaced a top of the range pioneer plasma (which beats this panasonic in all reviews) with a sony lcd. Plasma burn was driving him nuts.

southpaw;1407420

i aint no tv techie ,so how does this compare with this samsung model , … i aint no tv techie ,so how does this compare with this samsung model , which is bestSAMSUNG LE40M86BD 40" HD Ready 1080p digital LCD TV £760 http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?page=Product&source_id=aw&sku=556557&camp_id=CHEETAH%20MARKETING&source_id=aw&camp_id=CHEETAH%20MARKETING




If you are watching normal tv/sky/dvd's the Panny will be alot better as there is no responce time as its instant and its not blocky like a LCD when watching those.

Had my Panny for nearly a year now, and the pic is excellent alot better than any LCD ive watched, but i aint got a xbox or ps3 anything so cant comment on that side of it but i think a LCD may beat it in that regard, you need to tell us what you intend doing with it.

Screen burn isnt a problem well not in mine anyways, have sky news on for hours will all the static on screen graphics and not had any problems at all.

btw Craig, that model number looks like its 1,400 on amazon. Maybe why it got rejected.

btw Craig, that model number looks like its 1,400 on amazon. Maybe why it … btw Craig, that model number looks like its 1,400 on amazon. Maybe why it got rejected.



It was there earlier. I know, i purchased one (like many others) at that price!

sgrech;1407348

Great Tv - I have one, just be aware of the clicking issue. Simon


Care to enlighten us ?

uncle buck;1407639

Care to enlighten us ?



One or two have had clicking noises not a major problem

Craig, if it really was a PZ (Full HD) rather than a PX (720p) you got the deal of the century !!!

all you need to need to know about clicking issue. this thread is for the 37 inch but same applies for the 42"

avforums.com/for…853

Simon

i got them to price match me £699 and got a pedestal stand for free (coz the others do that deal)
oh and the 5 year guarantee ( which must be worth a few hundred quid)
good ole john lewis

the is a nother flavour of these tv's wich is the pz70 or pz00
that is 1980x 1024 PROPER HD OUTPUT

the argument for hd or not hd is simple
are you going to be watching hd (only visible less than 6-8 feet away) or are you going to be spending most of your time watching ntl / free view the occasional dvd etc ....
because the higher outputting tv's make sd = standard definition (ntl etc worse )

i have one of these beauties and they are stunning , the tv needs to be run in for 200hrs on low settings to stop burn in,

you can access the menu to see how long you have watched tv by pulling flap down at front and
holding F AND V - AND THEN PRESSING 000 , THEN USE 1 AND 2 TO TOGGLE BETWEEN SETTINGS AND USE EXIT TO EXIT (DO NOT FART AROUND WITH SETTINGS)

deanos;1407603

If you are watching normal tv/sky/dvd's the Panny will be alot better as … If you are watching normal tv/sky/dvd's the Panny will be alot better as there is no responce time as its instant and its not blocky like a LCD when watching those.Had my Panny for nearly a year now, and the pic is excellent alot better than any LCD ive watched, but i aint got a xbox or ps3 anything so cant comment on that side of it but i think a LCD may beat it in that regard, you need to tell us what you intend doing with it.Screen burn isnt a problem well not in mine anyways, have sky news on for hours will all the static on screen graphics and not had any problems at all.



thanks for reply , tv will be used with digital , and upscaling dvds ,

Cantona;1407661

Craig, if it really was a PZ (Full HD) rather than a PX (720p) you got … Craig, if it really was a PZ (Full HD) rather than a PX (720p) you got the deal of the century !!!





Yes it was! and I vouch it did exist! Unfortunately I can't be arsed to figure out the HUKD search works to find it.

I didn't go for it btw, interesting if you do get it though ;).. .its no1 in the Amazon Best Selling TVS list atm

Richyyy;1407321

Assuming this is on-sale and on display in one of Empire Direct's stores, … Assuming this is on-sale and on display in one of Empire Direct's stores, John Lewis will price-match them and give you their 5-year guarantee.It's still not 1080p though.


seriously the only plasmas that are 1080p are the latest pioneer kuros and the cheapest is the 50in which is at least £3500
its quality of the picture, not quantity...you are falling for the marketing crud hook line and sinker......my pioneer kuro has the same res as the panny and like the panny is miles better than any lcd at showing an 1080p source

southpaw;1407420

i aint no tv techie ,so how does this compare with this samsung model , … i aint no tv techie ,so how does this compare with this samsung model , which is bestSAMSUNG LE40M86BD 40" HD Ready 1080p digital LCD TV £760 http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?page=Product&source_id=aw&sku=556557&camp_id=CHEETAH%20MARKETING&source_id=aw&camp_id=CHEETAH%20MARKETING


panny is better, samsung gets reasonable reviews but when i was looking for a 40-42in tv i was very unimpressed with the samsung...panel bleed, blacks are darkish gery, whites are light grey, artificial overprocessed picture, fisher price build quality

dturner;1407458

i don't think that John Lewis will price match as they will only price … i don't think that John Lewis will price match as they will only price match in-store prices. unless anyone else knows otherwise???D


empire have stores (well pick up stores) and they said theyd price match an lcd 32 for me (for my bedroom) - yes i know what ive said about plasmas but 32in lcds are fine - youd cant get a plasma that is less than 37in anyway

Cantona;1407592

The comment about blowing any lcd out of the water is quite simply wrong. … The comment about blowing any lcd out of the water is quite simply wrong. Theres pros and cons to lcds and plasmas and each person has to decide based on their requirements. In fact I know someone who has just replaced a top of the range pioneer plasma (which beats this panasonic in all reviews) with a sony lcd. Plasma burn was driving him nuts.


agreed but people's comments refer to picture quality, but agree that image burn can be an issue with any tv, lcd, crt or more so plasmas but it depends what your source is - i would not play games on a plasma, id use an lcd or crt

We bought the 50 inch with pedstal stand, wall mount and 5 year Panasonic Gurantee for £1300 2 weeks ago, and the TV itself is amazing!! Playing HD-DVD's or xbox 360 games are amazing!!

Great Deal!!>

royals;1408440

agreed but people's comments refer to picture quality, but agree that … agreed but people's comments refer to picture quality, but agree that image burn can be an issue with any tv, lcd, crt or more so plasmas but it depends what your source is - i would not play games on a plasma, id use an lcd or crt



Panasonic plasmas rock for HD gaming, we have 360's on both our plasmas (PX60 and PZ70) and are used more than TV.

I'd guess it was image retention rather than screen burn that was causing the problem, modern, decent plasmas have pretty much eliminated the screen burn problem with vaguely sensible usage.

THe pioneer seems to have a few more issues with image retention than the Panny oddly enough although its generally a better TV if you can afford it.

The is still a great TV for the money though

royals;1408408

seriously the only plasmas that are 1080p are the latest pioneer kuros … seriously the only plasmas that are 1080p are the latest pioneer kuros and the cheapest is the 50in which is at least £3500its quality of the picture, not quantity...you are falling for the marketing crud hook line and sinker......my pioneer kuro has the same res as the panny and like the panny is miles better than any lcd at showing an 1080p source


I'm not falling for anything - I agree with you. If you notice the post I quoted and was replying to, it raised two issues, saying: "if it had a 5 year warranty and 1080p..." So all I was doing was addressing both those points - you can get a 5-year waranty via price-match, but the TV still won't be 1080p (regardless of whether one considers that in any way important).

rudey;1407677

the is another flavour of these tv's which is the pz70 or pz00that is … the is another flavour of these tv's which is the pz70 or pz00that is 1980x 1024 PROPER HD OUTPUT the argument for hd or not hd is simpleare you going to be watching hd (only visible less than 6-8 feet away) or are you going to be spending most of your time watching ntl / free view the occasional dvd etc .... because the higher outputting tv's make sd = standard definition (ntl etc worse )



As above true HD has its problems depending on the source material fed to it, for joe public using freeview or sky a true HD telly may be a bit OTT as the resulting picture may well be compromised. The lower resolution tellys which are more common place will give a better compromise for the average joe and may be the better bet for most.

I very much doubt even the ps3 can NOT output 1980 x 1024 which means even this is not true HD?
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