Panasonic TX-58DX802B 4K 3D UHD LED TV with 5 year warranty £799 @ John Lewis
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Panasonic TX-58DX802B 4K 3D UHD LED TV with 5 year warranty £799 @ John Lewis

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Found 16th May
Saw this in John Lewis the other day after looking at the EX750B and having actually talked to the Panasonic rep who happened to be in store, he mentioned that this one which is £200 cheaper actually is the better TV since it is THX certified. This is why it is a 2016 model that John Lewis is still selling.
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This is not better than the EX750, comparing by spec

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Great TV for £800. Two years ago this was nearly £1800. These Panasonic LCD panels are excellent. As a long time plasma hold-out I was pleasantly surprised by the filmic quality once you’ve set them up correctly.
This is not the better TV. The 750B has a 10bit panel, this has 8bit + FRC. Feel like the Panasonic rep was just trying to get rid of left over stock
that's one crappy stand, bring on the wall mount.
The dx902 is the one to go for, that is a beast.
Razzadaza4 h, 50 m ago

This is not the better TV. The 750B has a 10bit panel, this has 8bit + …This is not the better TV. The 750B has a 10bit panel, this has 8bit + FRC. Feel like the Panasonic rep was just trying to get rid of left over stock



Been told several times recently that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a side by side between 8bit+frc vs 10 bit....is this true?
Edited by: "utopiangames" 16th May
utopiangames1 h, 28 m ago

Been told several times recently that you wouldn't be able to tell the …Been told several times recently that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a side by side between 8bit+frc vs 10 bit....is this true?


Very probably unless you had them side by side, calibrated and with decent 4K sources. Oh and assuming you sit close enough front on (as it's LCDs) and have a decent field of vision.

This set was a design special and as complained of above, the easel stand failed to appeal to many and due to it's fixed size makes it too big for most cabinets and people generally don't want to situate their TV on the floor - as this was is some promo pic's.
MIDURIX3 h, 55 m ago

The dx902 is the one to go for, that is a beast.


Hard to get hold of where still has them ?
Razzadaza7 h, 25 m ago

This is not the better TV. The 750B has a 10bit panel, this has 8bit + …This is not the better TV. The 750B has a 10bit panel, this has 8bit + FRC. Feel like the Panasonic rep was just trying to get rid of left over stock


The 750B is 10 bit (8 bit + FRC)
utopiangames2 h, 37 m ago

Been told several times recently that you wouldn't be able to tell the …Been told several times recently that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a side by side between 8bit+frc vs 10 bit....is this true?

It is. Have a read of this: rtings.com/tv/…ent

They and many other reviewers don't make any distinction between 8-bit+FRC and 10-bit panels, because it's irrelevant. There are 10-bit TVs that display visible banding in colour test patterns and there are 8-bit+FRC ones which don't. And when you're having to carefully analyse test patterns to tell this, it's probably safe to say that most people aren't going to notice in real content either way.

There seems to be this misconception that you need a 10-bit panel to have "proper" HDR, but it's not true. A 10-bit panel is required to get 'HDR Premium' certification, but so is 1000 nits of peak brightness for example (or 540 nits for OLEDs), to which the vast majority of mid-range sets don't get anywhere close (most don't even hit 500 nits in fact). They also lack a proper local dimming solution to make highlights stand out, which is again a crucial aspect of HDR.

A 10-bit panel is the least of your worries in this kind of price bracket.
Good price. I was close to buying one, but decided after it after seeing it in store. The screen is very shiny and may be a problem for reflections etc.
Does anyone know if this TV works with existing Panasonic Plasma 3D glasses? I have 4 pairs for my 6yr old Plasma Panny and wondered if they work?
Had this TV colors are poor adds blue to everything. Panasonic use the good name they once had to sell. All sales and marketing. In the USA Panasonic do not sell TVs because people in the USA want high performance and value for money on the lower end of the market leaving them no place do do business.

reuters.com/art…0UQ


Until Panasonic fix the TV business model they have. Buy another brand
magroune17th May

Had this TV colors are poor adds blue to everything. Panasonic use the …Had this TV colors are poor adds blue to everything. Panasonic use the good name they once had to sell. All sales and marketing. In the USA Panasonic do not sell TVs because people in the USA want high performance and value for money on the lower end of the market leaving them no place do do business.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-panasonic-televisions-idUSKCN0YM0UQUntil Panasonic fix the TV business model they have. Buy another brand


Utter rubbish, nothing wrong with this set once calibrated correctly.
calibrated correctly it still gives too much blue. BTW this panel is made by Innolux a good company but this is a value screen for them.
Does anyone who has this TV could clarify how the 4K side works with SKY UHD content? Will the setting on the Tv change automatically to represent it has picked up UHD content or not. I know when watching 4K / UHD content on Netflix or prime the TV settings change automatically! Thanks
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