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Panasonic TX-50AS520B 50" Full HD 1080P Smart LED TV - £449 @ Currys
Panasonic TX-50AS520B 50" Full HD 1080P Smart LED TV - £449 @ Currys

Panasonic TX-50AS520B 50" Full HD 1080P Smart LED TV - £449 @ Currys

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Excellent price for a 50" Smart LED. Couldn't see it posted already.

•Full HD 1080p
•100 Hz processing rate
•Smart: Catch up TV with Freetime
•Tuner: Freeview HD

Currys also have a Panasonic 50" led on offer at £349 but this is not Full HD or Smart.

Definitely worth the extra £100 if you've got a 1080P source (PS4, Xbox One, Bluray player etc)

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one of only a few tv's with all catch up services too, iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD and 5OD all included. We have the 42" version bought for £399 and it's a good tv

100hz

The colours on Panasonic are not that brilliant! It's always pixelated, too. I don't watch my hD panasonic any more. I won't buy another Panasonic TV again

aym280

The colours on Panasonic are not that brilliant! It's always pixelated, … The colours on Panasonic are not that brilliant! It's always pixelated, too. I don't watch my hD panasonic any more. I won't buy another Panasonic TV again



you shouldn't write off all Panasonic models based on the one you have bought, which one have you ?

checkley73

you shouldn't write off all Panasonic models based on the one you have … you shouldn't write off all Panasonic models based on the one you have bought, which one have you ?


This one

Panasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and screen definition very poor!

you can get very similar model at tesco for £419. I got last one in my store for as little as £300 yesterday

Aym280, you have a basic plasma this is led. I have no idea what their Led's are like as I have their last flagship plasma screen (awesome). (You also have no idea what their led's are like.)

Richer Sounds £419

squadonline

100hz



What's wrong with that?

aym280

This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and … This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and screen definition very poor!



You're not just using out of the box settings are you? I would have thought you could get a cracking pic out of that set if set up correctly.

aym280

This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and … This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and screen definition very poor!

I'll buy it off you

would somebody go for currys if richersounds giving 5 yr warranty as well?

avinbarnwal

would somebody go for currys if richersounds giving 5 yr warranty as well?


I'd like to see a link to the one at £419 in Richer Sounds please, enamix.

Firstly, this AS520B model is unique to Currys, as it has Freetime built in. The comparable, generally-available model without Freetime is the AS500B, which is £499 at Richer Sounds, and £524 at Amazon. Perhaps you're thinking of the AS400B which is £419 in most places, but lacks any Smart features.

So, please post the link to the AS520B at £419 as I am about to purchase this.

Torn between this and the 3D lg @currys

Which is better? I don't care about the 3D

This model Isn't available anywhere other than Currys. Make sure you check what you are buying if you are shooing around.

As300 not smart
As500 smart but only i player
As400 not smart
E6b older models smart but only i player.
As520 full smart
As600 and above full smart.

Full smart = iPlayer, Itv player, 4OD, 5OD

Currently only these Pana and smart Samsung offer all catch up services.

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yiddo77

Torn between this and the 3D lg @currysWhich is better? I don't care … Torn between this and the 3D lg @currysWhich is better? I don't care about the 3D



LG doesn't offer all catch up services so if you would use this go Pana. If not its personal preference.

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aym280

This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and … This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and screen definition very poor!



Your tv has nothing in common with these LED TVs other than its a tv.

Agree with previous comment that you should be able to get a good pic on yours though. Google best settings and adjust. This plasma does suffer from rising black levels though.

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aym280

This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and … This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and screen definition very poor!



Would check ur settings mate. The g series panny plamsa were highly regarding in their early days!

Highly regarded i mean are still are!

WDTV123

CommentWould check ur settings mate. The g series panny plamsa were … CommentWould check ur settings mate. The g series panny plamsa were highly regarding in their early days!



I know stealing someone elses setting isn't ideal but should he be using out of box settings (mentioned in this review as being unusually dull) then some chap has posted his ideal settings in the comments section of this review which could be a good starting point and certainly worth giving a go.

avforums.com/rev…114


Excellent TV. Paid £100 more on release day and that was a bargain at the time. Looks stunning when using the PS4.

The 42" AS500 (not AS520) version is selling for £335 on Amazon. It was £325 few days back:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00

meh I managed to get the TX-48AS640 for £439 pretty happy with that
Edited by: "yoyo59" 25th Dec 2014

Shame its not a plasma

Took the plunge cheers op

very tempted !!!! hmmmm
but its Currys , that puts me off !!!!
Edited by: "cbrpaul" 25th Dec 2014

stezo2k

I'll buy it off you



Where do you live? Want my email address?

aym280

This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and … This onePanasonic Viera 42" TX-P42G20 Plasma TV Terrible colours and screen definition very poor!


Its a great telly if you set up picture settings properly.

In the absence of anyone backing up their claim that this TV can be purchased for £419 (which it cannot), I've plumped for it. I'm very grateful to the O.P. for drawing my attention to this bargain. Frankly, I'd be very cautious about posting any TV deal, given the torrent of ill-informed and specious comment which always ensues.

So fair play to you, Jelavic18, and thank you.

KendallC

I know stealing someone elses setting isn't ideal but should he be using … I know stealing someone elses setting isn't ideal but should he be using out of box settings (mentioned in this review as being unusually dull) then some chap has posted his ideal settings in the comments section of this review which could be a good starting point and certainly worth giving a go.https://www.avforums.com/review/panasonic-g20-tx-p42g20-plasma-hdtv-review.114



G20 panny plasma is a very good tv. He should have it in cinema mode with a full hd source with all video processing off.
Next get a thx certified blu ray, run the thx calibration tool with the av forum video playing on another device and watching it at the same time.

Best picture sttings he will ever get.

Have the 42" G20 and 48" Samsung 6400. Both great TVs. Would still buy the G20 again and 5 years after buying it, still out performing many modern sets. Just needs setting up correctly!

Banned

Thanks

aym280

Where do you live? Want my email address?



Live in Dudley, depends on the price heh

stezo2k

Live in Dudley, depends on the price heh



Dudley is too far! I will sell it after the new year craze. It is too heavy to move though.

Bought it, and very impressed, in store at curry's couldn't really tell the quality compared to other TV's on show. But upon getting it home picture is excellent, and features are top notch, swipe photos and videos to TV from android phone using panny app is seemless and fast. TV is responsive when switching channel and starting up. Couldn't be more happy for he money. Compared to a one year old smart LG TV we have, this beats it 10 times over.

How does this tv handle motion blur? Any good for ps4? Going on a budget of £600 for a new tv!

just looked at this in store and couldnt decide if i liked the pic, putting it next to a 4k tv isnt ideal but i do like the sound of all the smart stuff on it inc this freetime
can anyone who owns one give a fair/honest comment about its quality in hd, just freeview hd will suffice, not needing to know about ps4 stuff, also whats it like with fast moving subjects, sport/action films and can it play many formats off a usb stick, many thanks in advance

Bought this tv today & so far its great, a lot of tv for the money. More testing tomorrow...

@ rips, can i ask what type of tv you had before and what the hd picture on freeview is like
im coming from a top of the range lg scarlet lcd, albeit 6 years old, and i need the picture to be as good. im not sure how it could be better but i dont want it worse and looking at the shop display it gave that impression but im just hoping its shop setup thats causing this, surely it has to be as good and the smart features look very impressive indeed

irradiated

@ rips, can i ask what type of tv you had before and what the hd picture … @ rips, can i ask what type of tv you had before and what the hd picture on freeview is likeim coming from a top of the range lg scarlet lcd, albeit 6 years old, and i need the picture to be as good. im not sure how it could be better but i dont want it worse and looking at the shop display it gave that impression but im just hoping its shop setup thats causing this, surely it has to be as good and the smart features look very impressive indeed



I'm amazed your LG scarlet lasted 6 years. I came from a 4 year old LG 47" lcd, and you couldn't even begin to compare the picture quality, the Panasonic is so superior, and for £449 its dirt cheap. Had 3 LG TV's of various sizes, and every single one has failed, some within a year others like my 47" after about 4 years, grey lines across the screen, that gradually got worse. Never buy LG again.
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