Panasonic TX-P42X50B 42-inch Widescreen Plasma TV HD ready with Freeview HD - Black £289 Delivered @ amazon Also Available for same price @ Currys & PC World Click & Collect
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Panasonic TX-P42X50B 42-inch Widescreen Plasma TV HD ready with Freeview HD - Black £289 Delivered @ amazon Also Available for same price @ Currys & PC World Click & Collect

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Found 26th Dec 2012Made hot 26th Dec 2012
Not a bad deal in my opinion what about everyone else on HUKD?

Amazon now sold out but still available at PC World or Currys

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Gone down a tenner in price since posted the other day. £299 at Asda if you don't want to wait for delivery. I think these are good value as it's a top brand, even though they are not full hd.

Freeview hd tuner a bonus and Leeds united now have millions to spend they will go up !

Awesome tv's - different league to 1080p led

aurora

Gone down a tenner in price since posted the other day. £299 at Asda if … Gone down a tenner in price since posted the other day. £299 at Asda if you don't want to wait for delivery. I think these are good value as it's a top brand, even though they are not full hd.



Not top brand anymore, Samsung is on top dude!

Quality tv at a bargain price

mikeswrx02

Not top brand anymore, Samsung is on top dude!


Not really. When it comes to quality plasma, you really can't beat Panasonic. Reviews will back that up.

mikeyw

Awesome tv's - different league to 1080p led



Wtf u on about? that comment makes no sense at all.

I would rather pay an extra £40 for a 5 year guarantee from John Lewis

mikeswrx02

Not top brand anymore, Samsung is on top dude!



In terms of sales yes, that does not make them the best around.

Panasonic makes some great TV`s both plasma and LED and still in fact make great sets...

Do people just make stuff up on here?
Edited by: "Crossy" 26th Dec 2012

Super cheap price that's for sure.

Which are better... plasmas or LEDs?

Crossy

Wtf u on about? that comment makes no sense at all.



Of course it makes sense.

This thread will soon be filled with idiots pointing out that it's not full hd. They will be pleased that they have a shiny full hd led tv by LG, or a quality brand like cello.

In actual fact this will be "in a different league" to the aforementioned led tvs.

Simples

KashMoney123

Which are better... plasmas or LEDs?



Depends on model as aposed to technology...

LED will give you a much brighter image where as plasma will give a more natural looking image.

But as I said depends on the model.

This TV is good VALUE for money no doubt but you cannot compare it to more expensive models either LED or Plasma.

LOUGHBORO GUY

and Leeds united now have millions to spend they will go up !



Judging by that crap I paid to watch today we're not going anywhere haha.

Plasma sets like this are capable of greater brightnesses than any LED based set. However, you will quickly tire from the factory default "torch mode". Turn the brightness down after purchase!

I repair TVs, Panasonic and Sony make some of the best, Samsung are pretty poor (especially for the price), LG are so-so.

These newer X50B series TVs are quite cut down compared to other Panasonic plasmas and the build quality is poorer but compared to Samsung plasma displays they will last much longer and give a long, useful life.

Samsung's B450/C450 series is comparable, and I have seen quite a few of them dying, due to poor component choices and build quality, so I would avoid them.

Edited by: "thomasoldbury39" 26th Dec 2012

moob

Not really. When it comes to quality plasma, you really can't beat … Not really. When it comes to quality plasma, you really can't beat Panasonic. Reviews will back that up.



Unless you own a Pioneer of course....

mikeswrx02

Not top brand anymore, Samsung is on top dude!

no it isnt

thomasoldbury39

Plasma sets like this are capable of greater brightnesses than any LED … Plasma sets like this are capable of greater brightnesses than any LED based set. However, you will quickly tire from the factory default "torch mode". Turn the brightness down after purchase!



Explain this ?

Every conference or training seminar I have ever been to has stated otherwise. LED can achieve higher brightness levels than plasma. Although the environment the set is in can make some difference.
Edited by: "Crossy" 26th Dec 2012

Crossy

Explain this ?Every conference or training seminar I have ever been to … Explain this ?Every conference or training seminar I have ever been to has stated otherwise. LED can achieve higher brightness levels than plasma. Although the environment the set is in can make some difference.



He is making it up as he goes. Build quality is the same as high end also - metal back, etc, they just use cheaper panels and skimp on connectivity to hit a budget price.

They use a poorer AR filter too, which is something to seriously consider when buying a plasma, or any TV.

Led looks pin sharp but is not as good to watch when it comes to fast moving footage (ESP cheaper LCD) like sport or action movies or games. Plasmas are far better at reproducing high speed images. Also plasma a are now capable of true black reproduction which makes them look great. I have a full 1080p 50" Panasonic that is capable of try-black reproduction and 3d smart tv love Panasonic

watching it right now and it is as I knew already from viewing in shops, a cracking picture!!! with HD freeview to boot...

It's a Bargain @ £350 so scorching at £289..
Anyone who disses this TV is not comparing it with Tv's of remotely the same price.
It IS capable of outperforming sets double this price including Panny Led/Lcd sets...

but if you want to pay more ....do so...just move along and don't put off people looking at this price range, it's missing smart and 3d and only has 2xHDMI but many will have a an AMp or surround sound anyway so no big deal there...
If you must have smarts then an android dongle will suffice, but many simply want a good quality TV and this is it get a 5yr warranty and youre set...
yes it is a bit reflective screen, but it doesn't affect my viewing even with a window oposite the screen, so I would suggest many can get around this too.

Heated OP!!


Banned

Is now £359..

mitchy1983

Is now £359..



Still £329 at Currys and PC World.

KashMoney123

Which are better... plasmas or LEDs?



Plasma all day long. Especially if you are sensitive to light. The blacks are far better and the colours are more realistic and the shading is mint/ Don't take anyone's word for it go into a large store and look at the TV's from a distance. A Panny plasma will stand out. I have used panny plasma panels for some time, have set a few of their TV's up, but prefer the panels as they are virtually indestructible.

Oh and with reference to SMART I got one word Cineva

Edited by: "Mister_E" 27th Dec 2012

Lynx

Still £329 at Currys and PC World.



If it's any use to anyone who wanted it but missed it at the lower price it is currently £299 at Argos. Free home delivery and pay for it interest free after 9 months if you use their in house credit card (obviously to be shredded immediately afterwards).

Likely2

Unless you own a Pioneer of course....


Apart from the fact they don't make TVs anymore, good point.

Crossy

Wtf u on about? that comment makes no sense at all.



Typical scum fan - opens mouth without thinking 1st

It's a better picture than 1080p led's - deal with it

Lynx

Still £329 at Currys and PC World.



It's still £289

I notice this is "only" 720p. There's a 43inch Samsung plasma in Sainsbury's for £299 for those who might prefer Samsung or are willing to pay £10 for an extra inch

bought one today

superb image quality for a flat screen TV, solid blacks which suprised me, using it for SD HD and inbetween net clips, so wanted a lower red panel for better compatibilty ( less scaling on lower res )

looked better than the £ 1400 LED LCD at the showroom ( seriously , that had a cartooned look to the image like all LCD panels do )

got it from Richer as wanted the 5 year warr.

Im still using a Sony WEGA CRT for lounge though, as image quality more important than size for me, but if its decent enough for me, means it will be amazing for most other people (!)

verdict: great bargain for anyone wanting close to crt quality ( blacks, contrast, response time etc ) and who isnt ONLY going to watch 1080P

Joh Lewis are doing the identical one with free delivery and 5 year warranty for £269.99

^^^^^
I can't see this

Crossy

Explain this ?Every conference or training seminar I have ever been to … Explain this ?Every conference or training seminar I have ever been to has stated otherwise. LED can achieve higher brightness levels than plasma. Although the environment the set is in can make some difference.



Easy, there's a limit to the level of light that an LCD screen can block out, hence the LED behind it cannot be too bright. Plasma on the other hand has no such limitation.

I guess however you could make a "LED" screen with a really feckin bright backlight, perhaps brighter than the total output of a plasma (remembering Plasmas are generally 42" and above) but I guess the picture would be awful as the LCD battles to keep light inside the screen when and where it should.

mikeyw

Typical scum fan - opens mouth without thinking 1stIt's a better picture … Typical scum fan - opens mouth without thinking 1stIt's a better picture than 1080p led's - deal with it



Lol... keep chattin troll...

tin

Easy, there's a limit to the level of light that an LCD screen can block … Easy, there's a limit to the level of light that an LCD screen can block out, hence the LED behind it cannot be too bright. Plasma on the other hand has no such limitation.I guess however you could make a "LED" screen with a really feckin bright backlight, perhaps brighter than the total output of a plasma (remembering Plasmas are generally 42" and above) but I guess the picture would be awful as the LCD battles to keep light inside the screen when and where it should.



I dont want to get to technical but i thought plasma screens can only reproduce around100 cd/m2 luminance compared to 250 cd/m2 luminance on LED screens.

But at the end of the day this does not really affect the overall image as who is really going to turn the brightness this high.

Pros and Cons to both and a lot depends on actual model rather than Plasma V Led/LCD

Crossy

Lol... keep chattin troll...



Sadly Troll's know nothing about the subject they comment on but as Tin is showing you i certainly do - back to your plastic club or is that franchise these days..

Yep you are full of knowledge.

Sky Sports HD looks really good on this TV. SD sources look really good (Humax PVR 9200 via Scart!). Its not full HD granted, but I'm not bothered. Picture quality is terrific and for less than £300 this is a really good TV. I'd love to be able to afford a more expensive TV but unfortunately I can't. I'm sure other people are in a similar situation. Anyone considering this TV will not be disappointed with the image quality for the price.

bigcliff

Joh Lewis are doing the identical one with free delivery and 5 year … Joh Lewis are doing the identical one with free delivery and 5 year warranty for £269.99



in store? £329 on their site.
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