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Panasonic TX-43GX550B 43 Inch SMART 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV Freeview Play refurbished £179.99 Panasonic eBay
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Panasonic TX-43GX550B 43 Inch SMART 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV Freeview Play refurbished £179.99 Panasonic eBay

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Equalizer2504/03/2020 11:23

It's nice to see when I do need a tv that you can get them so cheaply …It's nice to see when I do need a tv that you can get them so cheaply these days,I remember my mum bought a Panasonic,I think it was a 32" and that was £480 that was at least 30 years ago,and that wasn't by any means a top of the range model.It's also nice that they are a lot lighter,I had to remove an old crt from my house it was a 32" Samsung and it nearly killed me,burglars must love the new ones


I met somebody through my work who works for the Panasonic division that makes the machines that make printed circuit boards on an industrial scale.

He told me a few things about TV manufacturing, apparently Panasonic TVs used to be made in South Wales, and they were known to be very good (I used to have a 32 inch CRT Panasonic, it was huge, but the pic was excellent, and in the plasma era, they were very good). Now, European Panasonic TVs are either made in Eastern Europe (I think he said Hungary, but could be wrong) at a Panasonic manufacturing division, or they are OEM manufactured in Turkey (Vistel).

I was looking in John Lewis at TVs a few weeks ago, and looking at the back casings of a number of cheaper TVs, they are very similar no matter what the manufacturer is.. I'm assuming they come from the same factory, perhaps the one in Turkey. I did not check, just an observation.

Sony no longer make any of their own TVs, they are all OEM'd, but they still have high spec/standard requirements and they tend to outsource closer to Japan, in SE Asia.

LG and Samsung share a lot of screen making facilities despite being competitors. They have the newest manufacturing hardware.

Of course, hardware is one thing, software means a lot, not only the smart TV stuff, but also the display and sound processing.

Note, this is not my info, just sharing what I was told by somebody who is a lot closer to it than I am.
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I bought this from the Panasonic outlet in early January for £229.99, so a good reduction since then.

I did send it back 2 weeks later because of the terrible picture quality! (If somebody buys one and there are 3 red crosses inside the box, thats the one I returned!).

Heat added, it's a deal compared to previous prices!
adriang6804/03/2020 11:17

I bought this from the Panasonic outlet in early January for £229.99, so a …I bought this from the Panasonic outlet in early January for £229.99, so a good reduction since then. I did send it back 2 weeks later because of the terrible picture quality! (If somebody buys one and there are 3 red crosses inside the box, thats the one I returned!). Heat added, it's a deal compared to previous prices!



Lol did you mark it,on the off chance you got the same one sent back,good idea
Equalizer2504/03/2020 11:20

Lol did you mark it,on the off chance you got the same one sent back,good …Lol did you mark it,on the off chance you got the same one sent back,good idea


No, I got a refund. Decided to take a different approach for a new TV (wait for OLED to come down in price). I marked it for when they went back on sale again, get mentioned here, and I could give people the heads up!
It's nice to see when I do need a tv that you can get them so cheaply these days,I remember my mum bought a Panasonic,I think it was a 32" and that was £480 that was at least 30 years ago,and that wasn't by any means a top of the range model.
It's also nice that they are a lot lighter,I had to remove an old crt from my house it was a 32" Samsung and it nearly killed me,burglars must love the new ones
Edited by: "Equalizer25" 4th Mar
adriang6804/03/2020 11:22

No, I got a refund. Decided to take a different approach for a new TV …No, I got a refund. Decided to take a different approach for a new TV (wait for OLED to come down in price). I marked it for when they went back on sale again, get mentioned here, and I could give people the heads up!



That was a nice thought
Equalizer2504/03/2020 11:23

It's nice to see when I do need a tv that you can get them so cheaply …It's nice to see when I do need a tv that you can get them so cheaply these days,I remember my mum bought a Panasonic,I think it was a 32" and that was £480 that was at least 30 years ago,and that wasn't by any means a top of the range model.It's also nice that they are a lot lighter,I had to remove an old crt from my house it was a 32" Samsung and it nearly killed me,burglars must love the new ones


I met somebody through my work who works for the Panasonic division that makes the machines that make printed circuit boards on an industrial scale.

He told me a few things about TV manufacturing, apparently Panasonic TVs used to be made in South Wales, and they were known to be very good (I used to have a 32 inch CRT Panasonic, it was huge, but the pic was excellent, and in the plasma era, they were very good). Now, European Panasonic TVs are either made in Eastern Europe (I think he said Hungary, but could be wrong) at a Panasonic manufacturing division, or they are OEM manufactured in Turkey (Vistel).

I was looking in John Lewis at TVs a few weeks ago, and looking at the back casings of a number of cheaper TVs, they are very similar no matter what the manufacturer is.. I'm assuming they come from the same factory, perhaps the one in Turkey. I did not check, just an observation.

Sony no longer make any of their own TVs, they are all OEM'd, but they still have high spec/standard requirements and they tend to outsource closer to Japan, in SE Asia.

LG and Samsung share a lot of screen making facilities despite being competitors. They have the newest manufacturing hardware.

Of course, hardware is one thing, software means a lot, not only the smart TV stuff, but also the display and sound processing.

Note, this is not my info, just sharing what I was told by somebody who is a lot closer to it than I am.
adriang6804/03/2020 11:22

No, I got a refund. Decided to take a different approach for a new TV …No, I got a refund. Decided to take a different approach for a new TV (wait for OLED to come down in price). I marked it for when they went back on sale again, get mentioned here, and I could give people the heads up!


You'll be waiting a while for OLED to drop below £800 let alone the prices you're looking at....
I got the 49GX555B for £179 from the outlet, overall I have been very impressed. The viewing angles are ok, not the best, but I have it mounted on my office wall so don't notice it much.

The picture quality really depends on the source, when its aerial input, SD and such its got rather poor upscaling and looks blocky. Worth noting also some of the built in services such as YouTube limit it to 480p so everything looks really blocky. For Youtube I just use my PC connection or the Chromecast I have attached.

When I connect it to a source such as my Mac that can output 4K natively, its really good and seems faithful colour rendition.

However my only issue is for the life of me I can't get ARC working to my Panasonic sound bar, even doing the correct process; Enable CEC, Select Amplifier as audio output, connect ARC to HDMI2 etc.
wuddobuzz04/03/2020 12:25

You'll be waiting a while for OLED to drop below £800 let alone the prices …You'll be waiting a while for OLED to drop below £800 let alone the prices you're looking at....


You don't know what prices I'm looking at...
adriang6804/03/2020 15:45

You don't know what prices I'm looking at...


Well if you bought a TV around the £200 mark, then are now talking about an OLED, that's a big jump.
wuddobuzz04/03/2020 15:47

Well if you bought a TV around the £200 mark, then are now talking about …Well if you bought a TV around the £200 mark, then are now talking about an OLED, that's a big jump.


As I said.. decided to take a different approach.
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