Panasonic TX-L50BL6B 50" Full HD LED SmartTV, Freeview HD, Wi Fi, Smart Viera £399 at B&M instore
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Panasonic TX-L50BL6B 50" Full HD LED SmartTV, Freeview HD, Wi Fi, Smart Viera £399 at B&M instore

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Found 17th Oct 2014
Found at the B&M store in Cwmdu, Swansea. I bought it at the original price of £499 a few months ago and thought it was a bargain then! This could be national since they have been available at the Swansea store for a while and staff were saying they are still getting deliveries of it.

This was posted here a while ago for £499 and received serious heat. Check the thread for reviews from those who bought it at the time..

hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…027

Apparently its the black version of TXL50E6B (hence the 'BL'- the spec seem to be identical anyway) a full review of which can be found here

whathifi.com/pan…iew

avforums.com/rev…477

Edit: TX L50E6B, which is identical to this one (Smart Viera, Swipe and Share, 3 X HDMI, 2 USBs, IPS panel etc) is £ 800 on Amazon

amazon.co.uk/Pan…D0A

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It worth checking my B&M store in Coventry
if anyone else found it in other B&M store, please share

be careful my mum bought the smart 1 from B&M and I was so impressed I went to buy 1 but they were out of stock, when sick finally arrived it wasn't smart but it was still advertised as the smart model so be sure to double check, if you can get the correct model they really are a bargain so heat from me just be careful and be sure to check the model

When stock finally arrived ^^^

The shelf in the picture looks pretty empty!

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scottpaul1973

be careful my mum bought the smart 1 from B&M and I was so impressed I … be careful my mum bought the smart 1 from B&M and I was so impressed I went to buy 1 but they were out of stock, when sick finally arrived it wasn't smart but it was still advertised as the smart model so be sure to double check, if you can get the correct model they really are a bargain so heat from me just be careful and be sure to check the model



The model on sale currently is definitely 'smart' as I got one from the same store and the one on display looked identical (3 HDMI ports, the built in Wi Fi dongle etc)

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petethebigone

The shelf in the picture looks pretty empty!



You can see the bottom edge of the TV behind the price tag if you look closely enough X)

cold cos no 3d,only joking. heat added.

Thanks for sharing

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vjpower

It worth checking my B&M store in Coventryif anyone else found it in … It worth checking my B&M store in Coventryif anyone else found it in other B&M store, please share



Based on the previous thread, these were definitely available in the Newtownards, Belfast, Thurrock Lakeside and Liverpool stores (the last two apparently had plenty of stock) so worth giving these a try if you happen to live nearby...

Surely that town name is made up

Tempted but just read a TechRadar review here....

Review

They mention motion blur and juddering being a problem. Anyone got this TV and can confirm if this is the case or not?

You would have to ask why it was in B&M, there's always something dodgy with everything they sell.

I also purchased mine a few months ago at £499, excellent tv and easy to set up.

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Judge Nutmeg

Tempted but just read a TechRadar review here....ReviewThey mention … Tempted but just read a TechRadar review here....ReviewThey mention motion blur and juddering being a problem. Anyone got this TV and can confirm if this is the case or not?



I haven't noticed any judder..motion blur no better or worse than other LED sets I've looked at..the overall picture quality is very good and the screen itself is evenly lit with no noticeable back bleed, which is rare in LED tvs..

Edit:It also has an IPS panel unlike other budget Pannys so better colour reproduction, viewing angles etc
Edited by: "fifthcolumn" 18th Oct 2014

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spionkop

You would have to ask why it was in B&M, there's always something dodgy … You would have to ask why it was in B&M, there's always something dodgy with everything they sell.



Its the black bezel version of L50E6B, which Panasonic may be finding difficult to shift?

Thanks for the heads up! picked one up this morning from Cwmdu and it seems like a great buy Just a warning to others - the display model was the correct tv but when I asked about it they directed me to a pile of tv's that were a completely different model - that is a newer model but lower end and not such a good deal (no Smart etc). I had to ask them to specifically look out the back for the correct one.

The model I was taken to is a Panasonic A400 so look out guys!

Just picked one up in Edinburgh, think there are 4 left.

they're marked up at £479 on the shelf but a really nice guy checked it for me and confirmed the price as £399. Think it caused a bit of a frenzy amongst staff.

thanks OP

I bought one of these a few months ago for £499. I would say, at £399 they're a fantastic bargain. However, I think it's worth pointing out that this is NOT the black version of the E6B. My Father has the 42" E6B, so I have been able to compare. I'm no expert but from what I can make out, the differences are mainly cosmetic. The E6B has a narrower margin round the screen and appears to be metal whereas this one is wider and is plastic and is not as robust. Also ( and I suppose this may suggest different internals as well ), the E6B is a lot slimmer - my one is almost 60mm thick, whereas my Father's E6B is ( from memory ) about 45mm. His definitely looks nicer !
Whether his picture is better is difficult to tell since his is a smaller screen, so higher DPI. Mind you, I think the sound from mine is marginally better and louder - probably due to the larger and thicker size. The smart facilities appear to be identical. I don't watch an awful lot of TV but I would say that HD is excellent but SD can look a bit fuzzy in comparison - not bad, but I wouldn't want to watch SD on a 60" version of this ! The main channels in SD on the whole are OK but some of the lesser channels are quite poor, but if you're watching mainly HD stuff, you should be happy with it.

anyone have any update for stock in B&M Coventry

Checked stock levels today on computer, this product has been discontinued and only stores with stock are available they won't be back in ever!

antos

Checked stock levels today on computer, this product has been … Checked stock levels today on computer, this product has been discontinued and only stores with stock are available they won't be back in ever!



Do you know what stores these are?

hutch99101

Do you know what stores these are?

mostly england stores have them, most of glasgow and surrounding areas have 0 in stock

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antos

mostly england stores have them, most of glasgow and surrounding areas … mostly england stores have them, most of glasgow and surrounding areas have 0 in stock



At least 4 in stock in Edinburgh, according to post #17
Edited by: "fifthcolumn" 18th Oct 2014

Gonna head down to my local (Leyland) 'Home' Store tomorrow and see if there is any in...

So what's a TV with a big IPS panel actually like? Are the backlights ok on a black screen?

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Zoea

So what's a TV with a big IPS panel actually like? Are the backlights ok … So what's a TV with a big IPS panel actually like? Are the backlights ok on a black screen?



It main difference I've noticed in comparison to my 55" LG which cost me £900 plus a couple of years ago is that the Panny screen is more evenly lit with no evidence of backlight bleed or clouding..

I'm really torn on this, on paper it looks like a great TV for the price however the lack of information regarding the model number, how cheap I thought it looked and also its from B&M are putting me off.

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QSECOFR

I'm really torn on this, on paper it looks like a great TV for the price … I'm really torn on this, on paper it looks like a great TV for the price however the lack of information regarding the model number, how cheap I thought it looked and also its from B&M are putting me off.



It was being sold widely in Ireland when I bought it a few months ago..You can still find the listings on retailer's websites, although they no longer appear to be selling them..

declancurran.ie/pan…ty/

Detailed specs of the model used to be on the Panasonic Caribbean website until recently but it seems to have disappeared now, presumably replaced by newer models..

fifthcolumn

It was being sold widely in Ireland when I bought it a few months … It was being sold widely in Ireland when I bought it a few months ago..You can still find the listings on retailer's websites, although they no longer appear to be selling them..http://www.declancurran.ie/panasonic-50-100hz-led-smart-tv-3-year-warranty/Detailed specs of the model used to be on the Panasonic Caribbean website until recently but it seems to have disappeared now, presumably replaced by newer models..



Thanks, I did find the product page on the Panasonic site if anyone else is interested: panasonic.com/sg/…tml

EDIT: Actually ignore that, although I bet it is the same TV its a different model number
Edited by: "QSECOFR" 19th Oct 2014

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QSECOFR

Thanks, I did find the product page on the Panasonic site if anyone else … Thanks, I did find the product page on the Panasonic site if anyone else is interested: http://www.panasonic.com/sg/consumer/television/viera-tv/th-l50bl6s.htmlEDIT: Actually ignore that, although I bet it is the same TV its a different model number



You may be right.It does look the same, its called 'BL6 Series' and the specs such as no of HMDI/USB ports, IPS panel etc are also identical...

Just doing a ring around of the stores in my area, the manager of the Bolton store claims this model is only available in Wales...?

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hutch99101

Just doing a ring around of the stores in my area, the manager of the … Just doing a ring around of the stores in my area, the manager of the Bolton store claims this model is only available in Wales...?



Not according to post #17 and 22...Antos is the person to ask since he/she may work for B&M by the looks of it..

I bought the last one in the Reading store last night, think it's a great tv and a slight improvement picture wise and features over my 40" Sharp aquos quattron 3d tv. I mainly bought it for it's size as wanted a bigger TV.

If you have any technical questions then I'll try my best to help. I've watched SKY on it, movies and I play my xbox one on it. Only issue Ive had is the wall mounting on my slim wall mount plate as the HDMI ports are at the back and also slot vertically instead of horizontally so I've had to buy HDMI angle adapters but different angled versions so they don't clash into each other when cables are inserted.

fifthcolumn

Not according to post #17 and 22...Antos is the person to ask since … Not according to post #17 and 22...Antos is the person to ask since he/she may work for B&M by the looks of it..



Im off for a week so unable to check

as I mentioned I got one at Edinburgh Maybury store, so not Wales only.

really happy with the set, had a Samsung 42" plasma before which was great but for some reason would not play PS4 @ 1080p which was main reason for upgrade.

HD looks awesome, SD a little blotchy, this is maybe because of the jump in size for me.

absolutely recommend this on a price vs what you get basis.

In the PC monitor crowd, 1080p at 24" is considered a stretch. I can well understand why some would claim it's too few at 46" or 50".

Which is cool, just buy a smaller IPS/ 16.7m colour telly

excellent!! cheers!!
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