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Panasonic TX-49DS500B 49IN DS500B Full HD Smart LED TV £379 @ Argos
Panasonic TX-49DS500B 49IN DS500B Full HD Smart LED TV £379 @ Argos

Panasonic TX-49DS500B 49IN DS500B Full HD Smart LED TV £379 @ Argos

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Not as good as the Costco deal as it only has 1 yr warranty but anyone can buy from Argos unlike Costco

It's a good TV, has a twin tuner and before the 4k 'experts cough cough' get going, its suitable only for people with no 4k feeds & don't play 4k games....

I am tempted but with only one year warranty it would mean claiming under the European standards covering the expected life of products, if it went wrong after one year.

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This 55" Samsung deal from earlier today was a far better deal IMO.

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Bilbo1968

This 55" Samsung deal from earlier today was a far better deal … This 55" Samsung deal from earlier today was a far better deal IMO.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-ue55k5500-55-inch-1080p-full-hd-smart-tv-energy-class-a-413-59-amazon-lightning-2608619


Debeatable as ;
1) the above does not have twin tuners
2) Some reviews state the samsung shows allot of judder with bluray playback (I can't as yet find a review of the panasonic that covers 24p playback) &
3) that deal has expired....

afroylnt

Debeatable as ;1) the above does not have twin tuners2) Some reviews … Debeatable as ;1) the above does not have twin tuners2) Some reviews state the samsung shows allot of judder with bluray playback (I can't as yet find a review of the panasonic that covers 24p playback) &3) that deal has expired....



It's £33 more and still no 4K. Granted it's. But bigger but still an entry level tv. Personally I don't get it. If you're gonna spend £400 spend another £100-£300 and get a far superior tv. If you can't afford it save up for another few months. I may get shot as that's not possible for everyone but you all know what I mean

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kaptin_d

It's £33 more and still no 4K. Granted it's. But bigger but still an … It's £33 more and still no 4K. Granted it's. But bigger but still an entry level tv. Personally I don't get it. If you're gonna spend £400 spend another £100-£300 and get a far superior tv. If you can't afford it save up for another few months. I may get shot as that's not possible for everyone but you all know what I mean


Takes another £700 to get a superior TV; you have to go to OLED - all LED Tvs (bar FALDS which are very costly) have s*** backlights.... so disagree. Also please can you tell me where I can get free 4k non-pirated feeds?......waits.....waits.....& complete silence..surprise! surprise!

Takes another £700 to get a superior TV to this? Don't be daft!

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Danze1984

Takes another £700 to get a superior TV to this? Don't be daft!


ok name a FALD or OLED that isn't £700 more than this? if its not one of those then its not significantly better...

Danze1984

Takes another £700 to get a superior TV to this? Don't be daft!



And don't add a no name 4k brand tv either.

afroylnt

Takes another £700 to get a superior TV; you have to go to OLED - all LED … Takes another £700 to get a superior TV; you have to go to OLED - all LED Tvs (bar FALDS which are very costly) have s*** backlights.... so disagree. Also please can you tell me where I can get free 4k non-pirated feeds?......waits.....waits.....& complete silence..surprise! surprise!



As an alternative to buying a large television; would it be better to get a HD projector for £400 and feed a youview/freesat/freeview box to it for TV programmes? There is so much new TV tech talk about and terrestrial TV is mainly still on SD channels. There is upscalling but that isn't always handled so well. Also due to the slow installation and advancement of fibre broadband around the country, people aren't getting so great bandwidth.

I'm wondering if a projector with a long warranty 5 or 6 year warranty could be the way to go. Then in a few years it may be a little more clear how terrestrial TV is likely to be. Unsure though how viewable projectors are in daylight..

It certainly seems more of a headache than buying a CRT TV years ago!

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thetarget

As an alternative to buying a large television; would it be better to get … As an alternative to buying a large television; would it be better to get a HD projector for £400 and feed a youview/freesat/freeview box to it for TV programmes? There is so much new TV tech talk about and terrestrial TV is mainly still on SD channels. There is upscalling but that isn't always handled so well. Also due to the slow installation and advancement of fibre broadband around the country, people aren't getting so great bandwidth.I'm wondering if a projector with a long warranty 5 or 6 year warranty could be the way to go. Then in a few years it may be a little more clear how terrestrial TV is likely to be. Unsure though how viewable projectors are in daylight..It certainly seems more of a headache than buying a CRT TV years ago!


For me a projector would not be pratical due a number of factors but I think its a good options especially if you are looking at the larger screen sizes.

OLED seems to be the future TV wise for now along with industry desparately turning to sell more paid for services covering 4k and HDR.

I can see TV manufacturers strongly moving into really thin screens that can be wall mouted easily and don't dominate rooms like some large TVs can now.

afroylnt

For me a projector would not be pratical due a number of factors but I … For me a projector would not be pratical due a number of factors but I think its a good options especially if you are looking at the larger screen sizes.OLED seems to be the future TV wise for now along with industry desparately turning to sell more paid for services covering 4k and HDR.I can see TV manufacturers strongly moving into really thin screens that can be wall mouted easily and don't dominate rooms like some large TVs can now.



There seems to be a lot happening in the television arena. I also read about QLED possibly replacing OLED in the near future. A few months ago one of the leading manufacturers has been making a flexible screen which could be rolled up. Not sure how good that will be if you end up with creases in the material. Still very impressive if they pull it off and make it usuable with decent quality in the future. Applications for a screen like that for items such as mobiles would certainly be a game changer. Especially in several years time if the cost becomes pennies....take a rolled up screen whilst travelling or going for a picnic; digital banners at sports or music events..even the potential to use it as a wallpaper for homes...don't like the current image then change it or make a giant TV screen on a wall etc. Things could be rather different in a few years time.

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thetarget

There seems to be a lot happening in the television arena. I also read … There seems to be a lot happening in the television arena. I also read about QLED possibly replacing OLED in the near future. A few months ago one of the leading manufacturers has been making a flexible screen which could be rolled up. Not sure how good that will be if you end up with creases in the material. Still very impressive if they pull it off and make it usuable with decent quality in the future. Applications for a screen like that for items such as mobiles would certainly be a game changer. Especially in several years time if the cost becomes pennies....take a rolled up screen whilst travelling or going for a picnic; digital banners at sports or music events..even the potential to use it as a wallpaper for homes...don't like the current image then change it or make a giant TV screen on a wall etc. Things could be rather different in a few years time.


It's going to a take along time for the cost of that tech to come down but hopefully cheaper OELD/ FALDs could be only 18-24 mths away.

thetarget

As an alternative to buying a large television; would it be better to get … As an alternative to buying a large television; would it be better to get a HD projector for £400 and feed a youview/freesat/freeview box to it for TV programmes? There is so much new TV tech talk about and terrestrial TV is mainly still on SD channels. There is upscalling but that isn't always handled so well. Also due to the slow installation and advancement of fibre broadband around the country, people aren't getting so great bandwidth.I'm wondering if a projector with a long warranty 5 or 6 year warranty could be the way to go. Then in a few years it may be a little more clear how terrestrial TV is likely to be. Unsure though how viewable projectors are in daylight..It certainly seems more of a headache than buying a CRT TV years ago!



I would do a lot of research before taking that route. Avforums is the place to go for advice and details but I think you'll find very few, if anyone at all, would suggest you bought a projector to replace your TV for regular day to day viewing.

KendallC

I would do a lot of research before taking that route. Avforums is the … I would do a lot of research before taking that route. Avforums is the place to go for advice and details but I think you'll find very few, if anyone at all, would suggest you bought a projector to replace your TV for regular day to day viewing.



Thanks. I was thinking about it as a possible option. Picture judder and other picture break up issues I've read about puts me off buying a larger TV screen at the moment. As well as seeing a couple of TVs where horse legs went all blockey in a shop on large TVs which was were showing a live sports programme at the time. Settings didn't seem to get rid of the issue. I did purchase a 28" LG TV with good connections for old gaming consoles for the moment. That in the future can become a bedroom TV.

Will do more research. Not in a rush to buy so maybe by the time I do the large TVs will have improved their processing without costing a fortune.
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