Panasonic TX-P42S30B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HD and Viera Cast  £480.90 at Amazon
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Panasonic TX-P42S30B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HD and Viera Cast £480.90 at Amazon

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Found 10th Oct 2011
Previous thread on this product for those of you looking for opinions, reviews, etc - hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…359

Figured I'd post this since the Pixmania deal I posted wasn't so hot and a couple were more keen on the Amazon deal.

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Original Poster

realblender

Nice find. However, cheaper at Pixmania so am forced to vote cold.



Posted that deal earlier but a few pointed out that they preferred to deal with Amazon rather than Pixmania. Ah well, we'll see which of the deals gets more (if any) heat. Don't mind either way.

Wouldn't it be better this 3D one from Amazon?

dga

Except it's not 3D



Huh? The link certainly looks like a 3D set.

realblender

Nice find. However, cheaper at Pixmania so am forced to vote cold.



Are you for real....

10 mins later you post this on another deal..


realblender

Cold pixmania.



hotukdeals.com/dea…132

Is that the only excuse you could find to cold vote this Plasma....

dear oh dear..

For review click here. Verdict 8/10

On mode Average Power Consumption 121W is lower than many LCD TVs.

This TV is actually made in Japan, which cannot be said of many 'Japanese' TVs sold in the UK. Hot.

Edited by: "dooper" 11th Oct 2011

TXP42UT30 is the 3D version of the 2D TXP42U30, which is downmarket of the TXP42S30.

I saw the TXP42U30 in House of Fraser Guildford a while ago. It's picture quality was impossible to see, as the TV was acting as a mirror. All I could see was my own reflection & everything behind me.

The screen reflectivity was appalling. Never seen anything like it. A shop environment isn't a good place to judge it, however, it gave me the impression that it would be advisable to use blackout blinds to watch it in daytime, & lights out at night. To me that would be unacceptable.

Either side of the U30 were a TXP42S30 & TXP42G30. The S30 had much less screen reflectivity & the G30 better still.

Personally, I would avoid the U30 & UT30 unless you crave the darkness (_;)

Voted hot although you can get the same TV from John Lewis for £549 with a 5 year warranty. Might be worth paying the extra for this.

Original Poster

realblender

Nice find. However, cheaper at Pixmania so am forced to vote cold.

realblender

Cold pixmania.



Having read it for the second time and realised that he also made the post in my Pixmania deal thingy I now think this is actually part of an elaborate joke by RB.

Banned

The Sony is a much better set



Cold

cold.:D

Have had both the previous years G20 (pretty much the same core spec as this) and the Sony EX503 (and both developed faults). Both very good PQ. Plasma is about twice the energy consumption but better sound. This is a decent deal though I'd never buy without a 5 yr warranty.....

If you are interested in the TV's 'smart' capabilities, don't forget that Panasonic have dropped support for viera cast in favour of viera connect.

Energy Consumption...

106W KDL40EX503
121W TXP42S30

Edited by: "dooper" 11th Oct 2011

dga

Except it's not 3D



What are you referring to? The link in the post above yours is definitely advertising a 3D TV.

horacevankhute

The Sony is a much better setCold



Are you on drugs?
Panasonic so much better than Sony for televisions.Their plasmas are fantastic.

House Of Fraser have this TV for an extra £19 and you get a 5yr warranty

Do all these specs rhyme or is it just me?
Panasonic Plasma TV
1080P
Freeview HD
5 Year Warranty

horacevankhute

The Sony is a much better setCold



Sony don't make TV's, they only make carved wooden horses and snow shoes.

Voted hot, only to counter your cold.

Original Poster

montblanc

Do all these specs rhyme or is it just me?Panasonic Plasma … Do all these specs rhyme or is it just me?Panasonic Plasma TV1080PFreeview HD5 Year Warranty



There's probably a marketing consortium somewhere that made it up that way

Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:

Panasonic Viera TX-P42UT30 Plasma HD 1080p 3D TV (£500 @JL)
and
Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B Plasma HD 1080p TV (£550 @JL)

Is the 3D one cheaper because its lower spec screen? Im not really bothered about 3D but would be interested to know the difference in spec.

Thanks for the deals btw jsty, very handy as im hunting for a 42" for the girfriends parents.


Edited by: "spaceinvader" 11th Oct 2011

spaceinvader

Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:Panasonic Viera … Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:Panasonic Viera TX-P42UT30 Plasma HD 1080p 3D TV (£500 @JL)andPanasonic Viera TX-P42S30B Plasma HD 1080p TV (£550 @JL)Is the 3D one cheaper because its lower spec screen? Im not really bothered about 3D but would be interested to know the difference in spec.Thanks for the deals btw jsty, very handy as im hunting for a 42" for the girfriends parents.



Click here for comparison.

Original Poster

spaceinvader

Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:Panasonic Viera … Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:Panasonic Viera TX-P42UT30 Plasma HD 1080p 3D TV (£500 @JL)andPanasonic Viera TX-P42S30B Plasma HD 1080p TV (£550 @JL)Is the 3D one cheaper because its lower spec screen? Im not really bothered about 3D but would be interested to know the difference in spec.Thanks for the deals btw jsty, very handy as im hunting for a 42" for the girfriends parents.


Most welcome

spaceinvader

Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:Panasonic Viera … Anyone know the difference in picture quality between:Panasonic Viera TX-P42UT30 Plasma HD 1080p 3D TV (£500 @JL)andPanasonic Viera TX-P42S30B Plasma HD 1080p TV (£550 @JL)Is the 3D one cheaper because its lower spec screen? Im not really bothered about 3D but would be interested to know the difference in spec.Thanks for the deals btw jsty, very handy as im hunting for a 42" for the girfriends parents.



I did the very same thing last year & looked at both the previous models when picking my girlfriend's mum's tele. In the end I went for the TX-P42S20 as it was soooo much better than the U20.
We've since split up & the tele is the thing I miss the most. It is truly awesome, so don't bother with the U series.

EleZiuM

I did the very same thing last year & looked at both the previous models … I did the very same thing last year & looked at both the previous models when picking my girlfriend's mum's tele. In the end I went for the TX-P42S20 as it was soooo much better than the U20. We've since split up & the tele is the thing I miss the most. It is truly awesome, so don't bother with the U series.



lol... i hope thats not an omen for me

@dooper, thanks! they look virtually identical spec-wise apart from 'Mono Filter' on one of them (anti glare i think).

think im gonna go for the non-3D, they will never use it anyway.

dga

Both sound quality and picture quality should be factored in if you are … Both sound quality and picture quality should be factored in if you are not planning to use an AV amp. Sound quality is far too often overlooked, Panasonic have always factored this into their plasma design.



If the sound quality on this is like the st30, then I wouldn't say it's so hot! I used to have a px60 before upgrading to the st30. The sound quality of the st30 compared to the px60 was appalling... Much preferred the sound of the px60. Altho the picture of the st30 is top notch

Though I don't have much to compare it to, the sound quality of the S20 wasn't bad at all. Though if you have a sound system, then I guess it doesn't really matter.

Even if you dont intend on using 3d the screen on the st30 for 2d viewing is miles better than the s30 etc.

seanyd

Even if you dont intend on using 3d the screen on the st30 for 2d viewing … Even if you dont intend on using 3d the screen on the st30 for 2d viewing is miles better than the s30 etc.


The nearest 3D TV to the op in terms of price is the TX-P42UT30. The TX-P42ST30 is £600 (JL). Worth it if you want 3D, not worth it of you don't imo.
Its the old 'yea but for another £50...' syndrome.
Edited by: "spaceinvader" 12th Oct 2011

spaceinvader

The nearest 3D TV to the op in terms of price is the TX-P42UT30. The … The nearest 3D TV to the op in terms of price is the TX-P42UT30. The TX-P42ST30 is £600 (JL). Worth it if you want 3D, not worth it of you don't imo.Its the old 'yea but for another £50...' syndrome.



Just been looking at the TX-P42ST30 but then realised it's £90 per set of 3D glasses. Think it's going to have to be 2D for me (family of 5).
Edited by: "W1zz" 13th Oct 2011

dooper

Energy Consumption...106W KDL40EX503121W TXP42S30



I've had both the Sony 40EX503 and the Panasonic 42G20. The former presently clocks in on my energy monitor at about 60W in cinema mode (lower energy use than in standard picture mode.) I found the Pany hovered about 150W in cinema mode. The consumer body Which reports these figures in their reviews:

Sony 40EX503: 100 W (standard) vs 55W in sensor or eco mode.
Panasonic 42G20 200 W (standard) vs 130 W in an eco mode (they call it light sensor on the website)
Panasonic 42S30 180 W and 95 W respectively.

The exact energy usage always being dependent on calibration/settings but these seem accurate to me.

Which calculate the average annual cost of the Sony EX503 at £23pa versus £46 for this Panasonic. So not one to get overly bothered about perhaps but worth factoring in to the mix. As I wrote above I have found both the EX503 and G20 excellent picture quality though purists will always (and possibly rightly) say the PQ on a plasma is superior.

Perhaps a stupid thought but my panny heats my room up so no need to have the radiator on, saving gas.

furbix

Perhaps a stupid thought but my panny heats my room up so no need to have … Perhaps a stupid thought but my panny heats my room up so no need to have the radiator on, saving gas.



Not stupid- it's true! Experienced that myself.

techfreak101

House Of Fraser have this TV for an extra £19 and you get a 5yr warranty



Instore? It's not listed on their website.

The s30 is now only £450!

Very well worth the money at this price point.

I've heard tho the st30 has much better 2D PQ and thats still a good price imo at £549 from Amazon or £599 from JLwith 5 year warranty (oos at moment but Sound & Vision have it at same price too if it helps anyone?

pops1975

I've heard tho the st30 has much better 2D PQ

.

Don't believe everything you hear. You won't read any formal reviews asserting that the ST30 has better 2D PQ. The ST30 is the 3D version of the S30, so why should 2D picture quality be superior?

Because the ST30 has a NeoPlasma panel and the S30 doesn't.

montblanc

Because the ST30 has a NeoPlasma panel and the S30 doesn't.



Done a bit of digging and... you're right. The ST30 does have a better panel.

Is it worth an extra £60 for the ST30, if not interested in it's 3D credentials? Not sure. Click here for Review. 'Recommended'.
Edited by: "dooper" 19th Oct 2011

I would. Is that at Comet using the 10TV code? Still torn as no free 5 year warranty, but thats two tvs to watch now for price drops at John Lewis and M&S
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