Panasonic Th42Px8B Plasma 42 16:9 Viera Hd Ready Inc Pede - £524.99 Delivered @ Empire Direct !!
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Panasonic Th42Px8B Plasma 42 16:9 Viera Hd Ready Inc Pede - £524.99 Delivered @ Empire Direct !!

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Found 20th Jun 2008Made hot 20th Jun 2008
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42" WidescreenPlasmaTV HD Ready
1024x768 resolution
Integrated Digital FreeviewTuner
100hzdouble scan
2 HDMIconnections
Composite VideoInput
S-VideoInput Component
VideoInput
2 RGBSCARTsockets

44 Comments

Original Poster

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it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi sockets, voted cold

Dont forget 2% quidco too

they are a great range - But if was gonna shell out 500+ I think I'd pay the little extra for the PX80 that can be had for just over 600 now. But good to see both models creeping down and this is the lowest price for this model I have seen - if I had just 525 quid to spend on a TV I'd be very interested.

ctuk;2350533

Dont forget 2% quidco too



... or 4 % through Cashbackkings.

ctuk;2350526

it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi … it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi sockets, voted cold



For a 42" it's an good price, but i think if i bought one i'd be wishing i'd have gone 1080p even if it meant going down to 40" Got a good price on my sammy - le40m86 that was with discounts from this site a good few months ago mind.

I’ve got a Panasonic Viera and the picture quality is amazing! I got it cheap from [url]www.clearance-comet.co.uk[/url] because it has a couple of scratches on it but you can’t see them they are on the thin edge.

You can’t go wrong with a Viera!

bigdannyb;2350563

they are a great range - But if was gonna shell out 500+ I think I'd pay … they are a great range - But if was gonna shell out 500+ I think I'd pay the little extra for the PX80 that can be had for just over 600 now. But good to see both models creeping down and this is the lowest price for this model I have seen - if I had just 525 quid to spend on a TV I'd be very interested.



agree.

if you spend about 15% extra you can get the PX80.

anything over 40" should have 1080p IMO

1080i, 1080p, you really won't notice the difference....

K1LLER HORNET;2351373

anything over 40" should have 1080p IMO



Despite the fact that 20/20 vision can only see the difference if you sit 7 feet away from a 45"............

I have this set, if you don't need a PC unput and 2 HDMIs is enough for you then the PX8B is fine over the PX80.

Picture is amazing, hoenstly don't believe anyone would be disappointed by this set.

Where for art though deals on the TH-50PZ80 - the set I am, targetting

Shock horror! If you spend more money you can get a better product and have 1080P! Honestly, every TV thread........

Voted hot - can anyone lend me £500?

Great product for the cash. Would never ever buy from Empire tho.

claym0re;2352056

Shock horror! If you spend more money you can get a better product and … Shock horror! If you spend more money you can get a better product and have 1080P! Honestly, every TV thread........



I think what the others are saying is, if your going to spend £500 or so, you want a TV that is really HD or at least 1080. 1024 * 768 is not all that great, I used to work in an electrical store, and I could see the difference in a few TVs (LCD & Plasma) picture quality.

Banned

LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if it breaks, Plasma is quite an old technology now!

Good price though I suppose, But my personal preference is LCD

dvhendo;2352466

LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if … LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if it breaks, Plasma is quite an old technology now!Good price though I suppose, But my personal preference is LCD




lol ....WHAT ????? plasma kicks lcd ****( buttocks ) picture wise .. what planet are you living on ? :w00t:

dvhendo;2352466

LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if … LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if it breaks, Plasma is quite an old technology now!Good price though I suppose, But my personal preference is LCD



Where in the world did you get that fact from? plasma technology isn't that bad if manufacturers like Philips and Samsung have returned to manufacturing them when they had left it years ago. Plasma is far better at colour reproduction and handling fast moving motion. Granted LCD is getting better but if you view SD pictures (which most of us will), plasma wins hands down every time especially the sets from Panasonic and Pioneer who are the market leader in flat screens (all of which they manufacture being plasma).

I have both an LCD and plasma in the house and I really wish I hadn;t brought the Toshiba Regza which cost me over £1000 a year ago for a 42". SD pictures aren't in the same league as those of a Panasonic plasma

I'm definitely no expert on HD, but I thought that 1024x768 is not true HD resolution? Can someone confirm for me.

Why not get John Lewis to price match them (if they sell them) & get the 5 year warranty for free ?

Banned

syco;2352400

I think what the others are saying is, if your going to spend £500 or so, … I think what the others are saying is, if your going to spend £500 or so, you want a TV that is really HD or at least 1080. 1024 * 768 is not all that great, I used to work in an electrical store, and I could see the difference in a few TVs (LCD & Plasma) picture quality.


Well you must be some sort of human/eagle hybrid if you can tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p on a 42 inch screen in an avg sized living room. You evidently have a bird brain.

ctuk;2350526

it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi … it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi sockets, voted cold



Quality post mate - have some rep. :giggle:

ctuk;2350526

it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi … it's not 60 inch, it doesn't have 1080p and it doesn't have 15 hdmi sockets, voted cold



atleast he is saying why he voted cold

Ohh I love reading the comments on TV deals

bigbob909;2352927

atleast he is saying why he voted cold




I think he's being sarcastic and making a parody of those that post such nonsense on TV deals...:thumbsup:

claym0re;2352056

Shock horror! If you spend more money you can get a better product and … Shock horror! If you spend more money you can get a better product and have 1080P! Honestly, every TV thread........Voted hot - can anyone lend me £500?



ha ha, nice one, I could lend you £500 monopoly money if that helps

theyiddo;2352625

I'm definitely no expert on HD, but I thought that 1024x768 is not true … I'm definitely no expert on HD, but I thought that 1024x768 is not true HD resolution? Can someone confirm for me.



You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, 720p, which requires 1280*720.

No way would I spend 5 ton on a tv that can't do any proper HD at all.

LostWelshman;2350949

For a 42" it's an good price, but i think if i bought one i'd be wishing … For a 42" it's an good price, but i think if i bought one i'd be wishing i'd have gone 1080p even if it meant going down to 40" Got a good price on my sammy - le40m86 that was with discounts from this site a good few months ago mind.



Your Samsung is not fit to lace this panasonics boots - picture wise.

mirtazapinedream;2353844

You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, … You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, 720p, which requires 1280*720.No way would I spend 5 ton on a tv that can't do any proper HD at all.




It counts as HD ready, cos that's measure on the vertical resolution.

1280*720 is entirely arbitrary, pretty much nothing uses that now. Whatever set you get below 1080p is going to be scaling it. All that really matters is you have sufficient total pixels for your eyesight, seating distance and screen size - at 42" and 9 feet, even 1024*768 is more than enough to saturate 20/20 vision.

My eyes are that awesome... even 1080p looks pixelly (yes I did just make up a word)

mirtazapinedream;2353844

You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, … You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, 720p, which requires 1280*720.No way would I spend 5 ton on a tv that can't do any proper HD at all.



Please ensure you carry a donor card and tick the box marked 'eyes' on the application - yours must be incredible!:roll:

moob;2354793

Please ensure you carry a donor card and tick the box marked 'eyes' on … Please ensure you carry a donor card and tick the box marked 'eyes' on the application - yours must be incredible!:roll:



haha

voted hot..... for that line

sounds like a good deal, but plasma screens tend to burn over time, don't they? I'm looking for a 42" LCD TV which is less than £600...know of any offers?

Original Poster

frogbog;2355153

sounds like a good deal, but plasma screens tend to burn over time, don't … sounds like a good deal, but plasma screens tend to burn over time, don't they? I'm looking for a 42" LCD TV which is less than £600...know of any offers?


Have a look at this - ]http//ww…-9- , or this -
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K1LLER HORNET;2351373

anything over 40" should have 1080p IMO


No, it shouldn't. At this price, and because it's plasma, and because of the model, the different is minimal considering how good the picture is.
syco;2352400

I think what the others are saying is, if your going to spend £500 or so, … I think what the others are saying is, if your going to spend £500 or so, you want a TV that is really HD or at least 1080. 1024 * 768 is not all that great, I used to work in an electrical store, and I could see the difference in a few TVs (LCD & Plasma) picture quality.


Erm, no you aren't. HD-DVD/Blu-ray is the only viable 1080p source at the moment, even then they still look amazing on this screen. So what? I've never worked in one but can assure you that you're speaking balls. 1024x768 is fantastic in Panasonic plasmas, looks far better than any LCD I've seen.
dvhendo;2352466

LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if … LCD is a much better picture than Plasma, and much cheaper to fix too if it breaks, Plasma is quite an old technology now!Good price though I suppose, But my personal preference is LCD


No, it isn't. Plasma is always being updated, hence why new models are always coming out. Plasma has a much better picture quality.
bigbob909;2352927

atleast he is saying why he voted cold


He was joking.
mirtazapinedream;2353844

You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, … You're spot on. It can't even do the lesser of the two HD resolutions, 720p, which requires 1280*720.No way would I spend 5 ton on a tv that can't do any proper HD at all.


Then you don't know what you're talking about, the resolution does not matter, this TV is fantastic.
frogbog;2355153

sounds like a good deal, but plasma screens tend to burn over time, don't … sounds like a good deal, but plasma screens tend to burn over time, don't they? I'm looking for a 42" LCD TV which is less than £600...know of any offers?


Never had it on mine, cheaply manufactured plasmas may, but not these. Unless you leave Bid-up.tv on all day of course.

Don't bother with an LCD at that price, not at 42", just get this TV, it's the best deal and TV you'll find for the price.

Summed up perfectly Adamo. This is a ruddy nice TV - would purchase myself if I didnt have a 55" Sony already consuming a room & pissing off a girlfriend :w00t:

If you read some of the review magazines, they sometimes do supertests, where they compare flat screen tvs (plasma and LCD). Generally, you will find for every price point, plasma comes out on top, where 1024x768 plasmas are beating 1080p LCD TVs, for image quality, at given price-point.

Right now, I would only get an LCD if:
1. I were specifically buying as a monitor for a console or
2. using it for Blu-ray only
3. or I did not want a 37" (or greater) size screen.

For all other purposes, in particular SD images, which most of us view in 2008, LCD cant even hope to compete against (Panasonic/Pioneer) plasma, at a given price-point.

I'm sure the future is LCD as gradually, the big players are dropping out of plasma. I think even Pioneer have stopped making their own panels now and are sourcing them from Panasonic. LCD is definitely the future and after plasma panels cease manufacture, LCD will move forward and eventually overtake anything that plasma had to offer.

Ive also noticed that the LCD fanboys tend to concentrate A LOT on specs. While the plasma supporters tend to concentrate on image quality alone. Hence, if you want to have a TV with great specs, buy LCD. If you want superior image quality, then get plasma. Its your choice.

As of June 2008, plasma is definitely superior in terms of outright image quality.

Thanks for this post had my eye on this for ages, just placed a order.:w00t:

sunama;2358327

If you read some of the review magazines, they sometimes do supertests, … If you read some of the review magazines, they sometimes do supertests, where they compare flat screen tvs (plasma and LCD). Generally, you will find for every price point, plasma comes out on top, where 1024x768 plasmas are beating 1080p LCD TVs, for image quality, at given price-point.Right now, I would only get an LCD if:1. I were specifically buying as a monitor for a console or 2. using it for Blu-ray only3. or I did not want a 37" (or greater) size screen.For all other purposes, in particular SD images, which most of us view in 2008, LCD cant even hope to compete against (Panasonic/Pioneer) plasma, at a given price-point. I'm sure the future is LCD as gradually, the big players are dropping out of plasma. I think even Pioneer have stopped making their own panels now and are sourcing them from Panasonic. LCD is definitely the future and after plasma panels cease manufacture, LCD will move forward and eventually overtake anything that plasma had to offer.Ive also noticed that the LCD fanboys tend to concentrate A LOT on specs. While the plasma supporters tend to concentrate on image quality alone. Hence, if you want to have a TV with great specs, buy LCD. If you want superior image quality, then get plasma. Its your choice.As of June 2008, plasma is definitely superior in terms of outright image quality.


Great post. Super, honest, real world view and very concisely put.

For 500 squid this is a great unit.

Cheers,
Mark
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