PANASONIC TX-50EX700B 50" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV £584 @ Currys
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PANASONIC TX-50EX700B 50" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV £584 @ Currys

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Found 17th Nov
4K Ultra HD HDR
Catch-up & 4K Streaming

DISCOUNT CODE - 10% off the marked price. Enter code LSTV10 at checkout.


Picture quality: 1600 Hz
Tuner: Freeview HD with Freeview Play
Connectivity: HDMI x 3

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I won't settle for anything less than 1601Ghz picture quality.....

In all seriousness it's a decent price, good mid range set, I'll heat you

How long does the code last?

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Dilithium2 m ago

How long does the code last?


Until Tuesday

I' looking at either the Panny 55EX600B or the Samsung 55MU6470 with the code. Decisions decisions.

Quidco 5% cashback makes it 554£

Any other tv’s out there better than this fir the price ?

is this 10 bit?

For all the TV experts out there, what are we looking at here? Is it 8 bit, 10 bit, RGB screen (probably got all those terms wrong but hopefully you know what I mean). Is it a sizeable upgrade on a Samsung curved 6220... or would it be a minimal difference?
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 17th Nov

Which? only scored this TV 59%. I'm not sure if they are worth taking any notice of but worth mentioning anyway.
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 17th Nov

HertzVR2 h, 33 m ago

I won't settle for anything less than 1601Ghz picture quality.....In all …I won't settle for anything less than 1601Ghz picture quality.....In all seriousness it's a decent price, good mid range set, I'll heat you


Test in HiFi magazine clearly proofed, that there is huge difference between 1601 and 1602Ghz. Left top corner on 4k version of Naughty college 5 showing during whole trio scene 36% diffrence of picture quality(measured from 21cm distance).
Edited by: "Jo444" 17th Nov

John Lewis should price match this with 5 years warranty, as code is clearly shown on Currys website

WitnessTheFitness3 h, 7 m ago

is this 10 bit?


It's wide gamut but I don't think it has a local dimming system.

EndlessWaves15 m ago

It's wide gamut but I don't think it has a local dimming system.


"The EX700 is a step down from the EX750 and doesn’t get quite as bright – around 350 nits, I’m told. It loses out on its big brothers’ Studio Colour HCX2 processor but keeps the same local dimming tech as the EX750. It’s still capable of a wide colour spectrum, however, and promises 90% of the DCI colour spectrum".

Found that online... so it does have local dimming

andy90_wfc6 m ago

"The EX700 is a step down from the EX750 and doesn’t get quite as bright – …"The EX700 is a step down from the EX750 and doesn’t get quite as bright – around 350 nits, I’m told. It loses out on its big brothers’ Studio Colour HCX2 processor but keeps the same local dimming tech as the EX750. It’s still capable of a wide colour spectrum, however, and promises 90% of the DCI colour spectrum".Found that online... so it does have local dimming


Yeah, I've just had a look. It appears to be the same situation as the LG models. There, but pretty useless. FlatpanelsHD says:

"The ’Adaptive Backlight Control’ is meant to improve contrast by dimming the backlight but since EX700 uses edge LED it does not work very well, and most of the time we found the TV to actually perform worse when the option is activated. If you insist on using it, set it to ”Low”."

flatpanelshd.com/rev…442

So probably not something to put this ahead of other wide gamut TVs without local dimming.

EndlessWaves5 m ago

Yeah, I've just had a look. It appears to be the same situation as the LG …Yeah, I've just had a look. It appears to be the same situation as the LG models. There, but pretty useless. FlatpanelsHD says:"The ’Adaptive Backlight Control’ is meant to improve contrast by dimming the backlight but since EX700 uses edge LED it does not work very well, and most of the time we found the TV to actually perform worse when the option is activated. If you insist on using it, set it to ”Low”."https://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1494309442So probably not something to put this ahead of other wide gamut TVs without local dimming.


Got ya. My search for a new TV goes on I think. Don't mind paying extra if it's going to be a noticeable upgrade but not sure if that'll be the case with this. Which? only scored it a 59% as well which is a bit disappointing. What are your thoughts on the Hisense M7000 and Samsung 6400 in comparison?

Do Panasonic still make TVs themselves or will this be another rebadged Vestel?

Jo44410 h, 16 m ago

Test in HiFi magazine clearly proofed, that there is huge difference …Test in HiFi magazine clearly proofed, that there is huge difference between 1601 and 1602Ghz. Left top corner on 4k version of Naughty college 5 showing during whole trio scene 36% diffrence of picture quality(measured from 21cm distance).


Ah, of course, I was testing used a somewhat worn VHS I picked up in a 'specialist' shop in Hamburg.

With some decent reference quality material I imagine the difference is night and day, although I never trust any reviews from HiFi magazine after they killed JFK.

andy90_wfc12 h, 31 m ago

Got ya. My search for a new TV goes on I think. Don't mind paying extra if …Got ya. My search for a new TV goes on I think. Don't mind paying extra if it's going to be a noticeable upgrade but not sure if that'll be the case with this. Which? only scored it a 59% as well which is a bit disappointing. What are your thoughts on the Hisense M7000 and Samsung 6400 in comparison?


Which? Scores are heavily dependant on secondary features like interface and sound so do look at the individual scores as well, not just the overall percentage.

The KU6400 and MU6400 are very similar to this, The M7000 may be slightly better, although doesn't come in 50".
no_Sunshine7 h, 3 m ago

Do Panasonic still make TVs themselves or will this be another rebadged …Do Panasonic still make TVs themselves or will this be another rebadged Vestel?


Panasonic still make TVs themselves and as far as I know this is one of their own.

EndlessWaves2 h, 33 m ago

Which? Scores are heavily dependant on secondary features like interface …Which? Scores are heavily dependant on secondary features like interface and sound so do look at the individual scores as well, not just the overall percentage.The KU6400 and MU6400 are very similar to this, The M7000 may be slightly better, although doesn't come in 50". Panasonic still make TVs themselves and as far as I know this is one of their own.


Right now I think it's between this Panasonic or the curved Samsung 6220. What would put you off more... the issues with the local dimming (Panasonic) or the lack of wide color gamut (Samsung)? There is a price difference of around £135 as well
Edited by: "andy90_wfc" 18th Nov

andy90_wfc46 m ago

Right now I think it's between this Panasonic or the curved Samsung 6220. …Right now I think it's between this Panasonic or the curved Samsung 6220. What would put you off more... the issues with the local dimming (Panasonic) or the lack of wide color gamut (Samsung)? There is a price difference of around £135 as well


I wouldn't really think of it like that. Neither would be me off, they're just the level of capability you get at their respective prices.

How much is a bit of HDR support worth to you? More or less than £135?

EndlessWaves4 h, 59 m ago

I wouldn't really think of it like that. Neither would be me off, they're …I wouldn't really think of it like that. Neither would be me off, they're just the level of capability you get at their respective prices.How much is a bit of HDR support worth to you? More or less than £135?


Without having the two side by side, it is a difficult one to answer. But I was hoping for some HDR support, even if it's at a low level, and it sounds like the 6220 is a bit pointless in that regard with no wide colour gamut.

I'm in limbo at the moment... I know the Currys code expires on Tuesday so I'm just waiting to see if anything better comes along.

EndlessWaves18th Nov

I wouldn't really think of it like that. Neither would be me off, they're …I wouldn't really think of it like that. Neither would be me off, they're just the level of capability you get at their respective prices.How much is a bit of HDR support worth to you? More or less than £135?


Don't suppose you've got a link to any site that has analysed the HDR performance of the Sony KD49XE8004 or the LG 43UJ701V? Can't find anything myself
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