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PANASONIC TH42PZ70B 42" HD Ready 1080p digital Plasma TV - Possible £895.70 Delivered.
PANASONIC TH42PZ70B 42" HD Ready 1080p digital Plasma TV  - Possible £895.70 Delivered.

PANASONIC TH42PZ70B 42" HD Ready 1080p digital Plasma TV - Possible £895.70 Delivered.

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Cheapest I can see at the moment. Fantastic TV for the money, I bought one a few weeks ago.

£972 before discounts.

Use 'GIMME5' as a discount code to take 5% off. This brings it down to £923.40
If you go through Quidco it's another 3% off (£27.70)

Total - £895.70 with free delivery.

Product Information
Fantastic 42 Inch, Viera Full HD Plasma TV. With an HD Optimizer, Advanced 3D 1 Colour Management, Motion Pattern Noise Reduction & a Pedestal Stand Included.

Main Features

Full HD plasma Panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
106cmV Screen
Advanced 3D Colour Management
Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
Sub-Pixel Controller
Viera Link
SDHC Card Networkability
2 x HDMI
HD Optimizer

Other Features

Pedestal Included
Lead-Free Product
HDMI Input
SD Slot
PC Input
High Quality Elegant Design
Dolby Digital

27 Comments

Thanks for your first deal post VTB. I've added an image

We got one of these a few weeks ago for a very similar price from dixons. Must say its a fantastic 1080p panel and we could not be happier with it.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e314/AnthonyAndrades/pz70.jpg

Has anyone seen a review of this set as it looks tasty!:evil: :evil:

the price of all 1080p sets are now falling at a rapid pace , a toshiba cost £1050 , 3 months ago , this week £699 .

i have this tv and it's great

i got it with a 5 year warranty for £1208 couple of months ago

just to give a heads up to anyone interested in this tv

i believe this tv and the 37' model both won the award this month in what hi fi and vision magazine (got it in my car)

im deciding whether to get the 37 one or 42 one!

1080p plasmas are awesome (resolution+contrast+brightness), and the price of these has fallen a ridiculous amount. However, the 37" is pointlessly small unless you sit 5 feet away. Even the 42" needs
If you can, have a look at 50" 1080p models, there are a number of those under a grand now, and the ideal sitting distance to actually benefit from all those extra pixels is a much more practical 8 feet.

arfster

1080p plasmas are awesome (resolution+contrast+brightness), and the price … 1080p plasmas are awesome (resolution+contrast+brightness), and the price of these has fallen a ridiculous amount. However, the 37" is pointlessly small unless you sit 5 feet away. Even the 42" needs If you can, have a look at 50" 1080p models, there are a number of those under a grand now, and the ideal sitting distance to actually benefit from all those extra pixels is a much more practical 8 feet.




Sorry but I don't agree. Bigger isn't always better. If you are going to watch ordinary TV or play non HD DVD's you can get a screen that is so big the picture will look awful unless you sit a long way from it. I find that even the best screens need 2m+ for 37", 3m+ for 42" and 4m+ for 50". Anything less & I just see the imperfections in the picture. If you can't see them then fine.

They all look great on the HD sources that most TV shops now use. Ask to see them on a non HD source. Upscaling might fill the screen but it cannot make a non HD source have HD quality.

Chris

Looks like a good tv but can anyone post any more photographs of how SD looks on this set as i have been trying to find some but for some reason even on av forums there is a lack of photo's.

muffin247

im deciding whether to get the 37 one or 42 one!



I had a smiliar dilema last year when getting mine (PX60) and because there was virtually no cost difference, I went for the 42".

The advice that was given to me, if you can afford the bigger panel, go for it!

Was me that originally posted this in the AVFORUMS... If you use an EGG Card you get a further 3% cashback at Dixons as well... even better... still to see if all the discounts come of though, as still waiting for delivery!

Chris52

Sorry but I don't agree. Bigger isn't always better. If you are going to … Sorry but I don't agree. Bigger isn't always better. If you are going to watch ordinary TV or play non HD DVD's you can get a screen that is so big the picture will look awful unless you sit a long way from it. I find that even the best screens need 2m+ for 37", 3m+ for 42" and 4m+ for 50". Anything less & I just see the imperfections in the picture. If you can't see them then fine.


If you're only going to watch low bitrate SD, of course it'll look rubbish - you're taking a 70 year old broadcast standard and blowing it up to 5 times the size it should be, on top of which the networks overcompress. Better DVDs will look great if the set has a decent upscaler though (most don't).

However, with a 50" screen at 4 metres, with 20/20 vision, there's no point having even 1280*720, because your eyes can't resolve the extra pixels - they just blur together. There has been countless research on this over the last 20 years ago, it's not something that is remotely questioned anywhere (it's just simple physics after all). You'll literally see no difference in the picture between a standard definition TV and HDTV.

If you want to sit at these sort of distances, you'd actually be better off getting a high quality CRT, even a ten year old model. After all, the contrast is near infinite and black levels are better than any modern flatscreen (short of experimental laser projection devices and SED).


In short: for watching SD, get a SDTV. HDTVs are too large for anything but the best quality SD. The worst of all worlds is as you suggest: getting a large flatscreen, then sitting half a country mile away from it because you're not feeding it decent quality content. You've paid a fortune for a set, yet get literally no benefit from it. The whole point of large screens is to increase your field of view, and thus the immersive element (1080p standard is specifically designed for approx a 30 degree field of view, similar to cinemas).

Big Bad Kev

Has anyone seen a review of this set as it looks tasty!:evil: :evil:



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arfster

If you can, have a look at 50" 1080p models, there are a number of those … If you can, have a look at 50" 1080p models, there are a number of those under a grand now, and the ideal sitting distance to actually benefit from all those extra pixels is a much more practical 8 feet.



Arfster

There's so many models out there now who knows where to start?

I've currently got a three year old Panny 50" and am thinking of upgrading to a 1080p 50", some gaming...lots movies/sport little SD. What would you recommend and is there a good independent review site?

Thanks

look at [url]www.hdtvtest.co.uk[/url]

they have some very good in depth reviews and they properly caliberate there screens before reviewing.

best plasmas out at the moment are the pioneer Kuro range, there expensive but deliver, i believe there is a new 50inch 1080p version out, the
Pioneer PDP-LX508D, thats the nuts.

best bang for the buck is probably the TV on this thread the panasonic pz70, but its not 50inch

pinnocchio

ArfsterThere's so many models out there now who knows where to start?I've … ArfsterThere's so many models out there now who knows where to start?I've currently got a three year old Panny 50" and am thinking of upgrading to a 1080p 50", some gaming...lots movies/sport little SD. What would you recommend and is there a good independent review site?Thanks



yeah you're right about that!
now which one is 'better' the PZ or the PX Panny's I always get mixed up - Dixons have the PX as cheaper so Im assuming the PZ is the superior one - can anyone please confirm this as ive got both in my basket!

miserablemiser

yeah you're right about that!now which one is 'better' the PZ or the PX … yeah you're right about that!now which one is 'better' the PZ or the PX Panny's I always get mixed up - Dixons have the PX as cheaper so Im assuming the PZ is the superior one - can anyone please confirm this as ive got both in my basket!



PZ is the one supports 1080P
PX 1080i only

marioeva

PZ is the one supports 1080PPX 1080i only



thanks
ill make a note of that

its a fantastic price!! these prices are coming down - im not sure whether to buy now or wait a few weeks or maybe even in January's 'Sales'
any insider knowledge

price is good, I plan to wait for 900 quid but 3y/5y warranty

Arfster

I can't find a 1080p 50" screen for under £1000 anywhere...are you sure about this?

Original Poster

If anyone's interested in a HD DVD player, then I can recommend the Toshiba EP30 from Play.com It's £199.99 if you use the £5 off £50 code 'prima836u1' this brings it down to 194.99 Quidco tracked at the full price of 199.99 giving a further £8 off. It also comes with 7 HD DVD's. 2 come in the box (300 and Bourne Supremacy) and you can send off for the other 5, details are in the box.

Total £186.99

I connected this up to TV at the weekend, unbelievable picture!! If you've spent out this much on the TV it's worth £187 to get the best possible picture. You won't be disappointed!

how much is the 50model

Chris52

Sorry but I don't agree. Bigger isn't always better. If you are going to … Sorry but I don't agree. Bigger isn't always better. If you are going to watch ordinary TV or play non HD DVD's you can get a screen that is so big the picture will look awful unless you sit a long way from it. I find that even the best screens need 2m+ for 37", 3m+ for 42" and 4m+ for 50". Anything less & I just see the imperfections in the picture. If you can't see them then fine.They all look great on the HD sources that most TV shops now use. Ask to see them on a non HD source. Upscaling might fill the screen but it cannot make a non HD source have HD quality. Chris


Have you ever seen a plasma doing SD? They look fantastic, nothing like the poor imitation that is LCD.

Adamo

Have you ever seen a plasma doing SD? They look fantastic, nothing like … Have you ever seen a plasma doing SD? They look fantastic, nothing like the poor imitation that is LCD.



Yes I have - including both the new Panasonic & Pioneer.

It is all a matter of what your eyes see. When 100hz sets first came out they were said to be the greatest but I am one of the 90% of people who couldn't see the difference from the 50Hz sets.

With both Plasma & LCD I can see the imperfections - in fact I still think at 36" the best CRT screens look better although I have never seen a 42 or 50 inch CRT.

I do however agree that in the bigger sizes I have not seen an LCD that is anything like as good as a plasma.

If you want a good example of the problems try BBC24 hour news. Once you have seen the problems you see little else - very sad. The flaws are very obvious to me although not as bad as screens of 6 months ago. The top 5 or so channels are transmitted in better quality than the rest. Look at the rest if you want to see the problems easily.

If you can't see the problems then lucky you. I am just saying make sure that you give yourself the opportunity.

Chris

Sorry, but you're completely off the mark here. You're saying that SD is just low-bitrate channels on Freeview/Sky now? SD to me means DVDs and non-HD consoles, as well as some Sky viewing. DVDs look fantastic in SD, consoles look great and just as good as CRTs, even at 42". I see imperfections, but I've learnt not to care for them, I bought a TV to enjoy the content, not to look for inconsistences and things that are 'wrong' with the image.

No I am not saying SD is JUST lowbitrate channels but it most surely includes them. I am also NOT saying that the problems are only on low bitrate channels but I am saying that is where any problems are most obvious.

Fine if what you use your telly for is DVD, games consoles & some sky but that might just not be what everyone uses them for.

Personally I watch very few DVD's, don't own a games console & view a selection of programming from both Sky & Freeview. Fine if you are happy with the picture quality for those things in your viewing situation with your tv. I am pleased for you.

All I said was that there is only so much data in a picture & the bigger you make it the more obvious the problems in both data & TV become when viewed from a fixed distance. What you need is a compromise that works for you. I agree that this Panasonic & the Pioneers are about as good as it gets at the moment but that doesn't mean that sitting 8 feet from them that they look good to me for the use that I give the tv.

All I have done is said to make sure it works for you in the way that you will use it. I stick with that. It obviously works for you as you use it. Great.

Chris
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