Panasonic TX-P50X50B 50" HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview = £378.00 @ Tesco
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Panasonic TX-P50X50B 50" HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview = £378.00 @ Tesco

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Found 27th Apr 2013
Use voucher code TDX-PTYW for this price, this voucher expires in 3 days time. Amazon had it at this price 7/8 weeks ago but If you missed it....

The Panasonic TX-P50X50B is a slim HD Ready Plasma TV with a huge 50" screen. Packed with innovative features, its 600Hz technology eliminates motion blur and allows you to watch moving images in greater clarity. Insert a USB memory stick or SD media card into one of the media drive slots and access your saved photographs, music and video clips. Great for gamers, connect your console to the TV and witness a quicker response rate and a brighter image. A built-in Freeview tuner gives you access to around 50 digital channels, plus a selection of subscription-free high definition channels. The TX-P50X50B comes with 2 rear HDMI connections, a SCART socket and a USB port.


Requires delivery at £7.95
- SgtSlay3r

54 Comments

not full HD but a lot of screen for your money!

not 1080 !

micmac69

not 1080 !



not OLED

great reviews and did order one from richer sounds,but they messed me around and sold the first one i ordered they apologised and ordered another one from the warehouse for me,but in the meantime offer for the panasonic GT50 from john lewis came up so ordered that instead,comes tue.

heat for this as great tv and service from tesco too

who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to led or even LCD is crazy. plus after about 3 years the screen starts to go

amano

who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to … who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to led or even LCD is crazy. plus after about 3 years the screen starts to [quote=amano]who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to led or even LCD is crazy. plus after about 3 years the screen starts to go



with a comment like that you definitely are clueless about tvs and tech

do u work for currys on the tv department by any chance ...

who buys Range Rovers anyone the amount of petrol they burn compared to Mini Metros or even bicycles is crazy. plus after about 3 years the tyres starts to go

Seriously though, the amount of people that don't know the differences and advantages between Plasma, LCD, LCD with LED backlighting and oLED never ceases to amaze me, and I can only guess that it's directly the fault of misleading marketing by the TV manufacturers and DSG et al.........and the idea that a new plasma screen will start to "go" after a few years is comical in the extreme.

amano

who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to … who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to led or even LCD is crazy. plus after about 3 years the screen starts to go



Prepare to be laughed at

Got this set a few weeks ago, its B rated and uses less electricity than my 2 year old 42" LG LCD. It won an award at WhatHiFI


whathifi.com/rev…50b

I paid £400 though
Edited by: "flopstocks" 27th Apr 2013

amano

who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to … who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to led or even LCD is crazy. plus after about 3 years the screen starts to go



Doesn't the plasma gas also leak and have to be refilled at that time also?

:P

N1Andy

Seriously though, the amount of people that don't know the differences … Seriously though, the amount of people that don't know the differences and advantages between Plasma, LCD, LCD with LED backlighting and oLED never ceases to amaze me, and I can only guess that it's directly the fault of misleading marketing by the TV manufacturers and DSG et al.........and the idea that a new plasma screen will start to "go" after a few years is comical in the extreme.



at least someone knows what hes talking about

My plasma is awesome. Amazing picture The last plasma I looked at a few years was kinda naff, the amount the tech has come on in recent years is impressive.

Great deal heat added would someone mind helping me out with the relative power consumption of plasma LCD led?

Plasma sets tend to reflect light from windows and lights in the room which can impair viewing. If you have a brightly lit room or a window opposite your TV then this may cause some irritation. HD Ready on a 50 inch may cause an issue to some. Otherwise for the money, this looks a good TV. As always you can only know for sure if you see it in the flesh. Good find.

micmac69

not 1080 !


No, it cost about a third of that, hence the heat.

From amazon this tv's specs are

On mode Average Power Consumption*** 132 W
Annual Energy Consumption**** 193 kWh
Standby and off-mode power consumption 0.40W/ 0.30W

ashmac

with a comment like that you definitely are clueless about tvs and techdo … with a comment like that you definitely are clueless about tvs and techdo u work for currys on the tv department by any chance ...



LOL - that made my day!

Haha, some of the comments here are funny. Pound for pound plasmas are much better than LCD/LED. You need to be spending around the £800 mark for an LED to compete with, not all, some £400 plasmas, especially the panasonics. Gas refill, not heard of that one before, its not an AC in a car!!!

Electricity consumption, etc refers to first Generation plasmas. I doubt that the most expensive LEDs will be able to compete with the black levels and response times of a plasma. When I look at an LCD, the rendering just does not seem right. Oh by the way, an LED TV is just an LCD with LED backlights instead of cold tube backlights. However, this does in some cases improve lighting response times, but the panel is still an LCD. Another tip: do not buy expensive HDMI cables, its a digital signal, it either works or doesnt.

amano

who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to … who buys plasma anyone the amount of electricity they burn compared to led or even LCD is crazy. plus after about 3 years the screen starts to go


Either you omitted the smiley at the end of your statement or you are utterly clueless. My 11 year old Hitachi Plasma(42PD5200) still has a fantastic picture, has no screen burn and has yet to be regassed! It does use a lot of electricity (circa 350w) though not enough for me to justify buying a new plasma (many LCD/LED just don't compete with plasma IMO).

Kai

Doesn't the plasma gas also leak and have to be refilled at that time … Doesn't the plasma gas also leak and have to be refilled at that time also?:P


The plasma sometimes lasts longer, my 11 year old plasma has just been regassed for the second time, cost £89.


Amano - I have a Panasonic plasma I bought six years ago which continues to work flawlessly. I've rarely encountered an LCD with a picture quality that comes close. The only area in which it has dated is its lack of 'smart' features (doesn't matter, I have games consoles) and limited connectivity (only two HDMI sockets). Panasonic make great TV's, buy with confidence. The contrast ratios and lack of smearing still make plasma a worthwhile option. Tbf, they do use more power.

I have a panasonic plasma by the way and picture is so good cost me £ 600 2 years ago .cannot fault it

Plasma's use £10-£30 more electricity per year, but comparable LED sets (which are actually LCD btw just marketing BS has somehow renamed them LED) cost over £1000 more to begin with.

e.g. 50" GT50B (plasma) is £799 and a 46" F8000 (LED) is £1899 and the 55" is £2499.

the GT50B has the better Picture Quality and is considerably cheaper.

So it will take roughly 40+ years before the LED costs less to own overall. I wonder what the LED brigade think about that?

want more info look here

forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho…=11

or at avforums

also plasma sets last longer than LCD's by roughly 40%, i think plasma is rated to last over 100,000 hours and LCD is over 60,000 hours
Edited by: "PsychoSonny" 27th Apr 2013

BINALSEJ

I think this is better … I think this is better http://www.tesco.com/direct/technika-46-270-46-widescreen-full-hd-1080p-lcd-tv-with-freeview/215-5020.prd?recommendationId=a2d54348-05dc-4ba2-9f15-fc57ad373c89.0&skuId=215-5020




Hmmmm... Techika or Panasonic..... so hard to choose.... I'll need another 3.4 nanoseconds to think about it


Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Apr 2013

Kai

Doesn't the plasma gas also leak and have to be refilled at that time … Doesn't the plasma gas also leak and have to be refilled at that time also?:P



Oh don't worry, there's plasma top up kits on Ebay now for about £20, they're OEM but compatible with all plasma brands, much like printer inks, you buy a kit that has red, green and blue plasma top up gas. They also include a little syring pump to apply it and bingo, brand new plasma screen!

I've also seen 1080P upgrade kits too, it's a more refined plasma gas and again you buy the three colour plasma top up kit but the 1080P kit upgrades the screen to full HD. Still waiting for the 3D refill kit though.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Apr 2013

spannerzone

Hmmmm... Techika or Panasonic..... so hard to choose.... I'll need … Hmmmm... Techika or Panasonic..... so hard to choose.... I'll need another 3.4 nanoseconds to think about it

so long!!!X)

My girlfriend bought one of these last month for this price and it's very impressive, a bargain I would say. If only my house wasn't so small....................

I bought this from Currys £379 about a month ago - very impressed with picture quality . The sound isn't too bad either(better than our previous tv) but might benefit from a surround sound system. We actively seek out HD programmes as the picture at 50" is very impressive. The only thing bad about it is the tv guide does take a second or so to load.

The screen is super shiny (reflective), so I wouldn't recommend it for everyone.

Im not debating whether plasma is better than lcd or vise versa, but it does make me laugh how everybody who buys a panasonic suddenly becomes a tech genius and know everything about everything. People will choose what they like depending on their wants and needs. The best thing to do is go look at these tvs in the shops and make your decision that way.

No 4K?

N1Andy

who buys Range Rovers anyone the amount of petrol they burn compared to … who buys Range Rovers anyone the amount of petrol they burn compared to Mini Metros or even bicycles is crazy. plus after about 3 years the tyres starts to go

lmao

dieselfc007

Im not debating whether plasma is better than lcd or vise versa, but it … Im not debating whether plasma is better than lcd or vise versa, but it does make me laugh how everybody who buys a panasonic suddenly becomes a tech genius and know everything about everything. People will choose what they like depending on their wants and needs. The best thing to do is go look at these tvs in the shops and make your decision that way.



lmao

people who panasonic because proper hardware reviews PROVE they are the best panels. therefore people who usually buy panasonic have done the proper research before hand.

also the last 2 tv's i have purchased i had never even seen what they looked like until they were delivered. i didnt need to because i had already done the research online.

therefore people who usually buy after doing research aren't automatically geniuses, but they do usually know more about tv's than those that just walk into a shop and choose their tv that way.

how do you know the tv's have been set up the same way with the same quality of source? how do you know the settings haven't been manipulated? how do you know the lighting within the store and different preferences have been chosen to make specific panels stand out?

your just mad you bought a crap tv based on an in store purchase with no research before hand aren't you?

Hot, even the cheapest of Plasmas are better than the majority of LCD's, I have a high end FULL backlit LED LCD with local dimming and my Samsung 51" £700 PS51E550 Plasma wipes the floor with it and some.

Edited by: "RustySpoons" 27th Apr 2013

micmac69

not 1080 !



Not for you then, but for everyone else.....HOT!!!

PsychoSonny

lmaopeople who panasonic because proper hardware reviews PROVE they are … lmaopeople who panasonic because proper hardware reviews PROVE they are the best panels. therefore people who usually buy panasonic have done the proper research before hand.also the last 2 tv's i have purchased i had never even seen what they looked like until they were delivered. i didnt need to because i had already done the research online.therefore people who usually buy after doing research aren't automatically geniuses, but they do usually know more about tv's than those that just walk into a shop and choose their tv that way.how do you know the tv's have been set up the same way with the same quality of source? how do you know the settings haven't been manipulated? how do you know the lighting within the store and different preferences have been chosen to make specific panels stand out?your just mad you bought a crap tv based on an in store purchase with no research before hand aren't you?



ummmm no, im very happy with my tv i brought 6 years ago and still going strong, and yes it lcd and not the most advanced tv in the world but i plug my skyhd box into it and the picture is great. Don't take my comment as an insult, all i mean't was that your average consumer does't really care about the tech of the tv, they just want a good price for a decent picture.

delivery only £7.95.00

dieselfc007

ummmm no, im very happy with my tv i brought 6 years ago and still going … ummmm no, im very happy with my tv i brought 6 years ago and still going strong, and yes it lcd and not the most advanced tv in the world but i plug my skyhd box into it and the picture is great. Don't take my comment as an insult, all i mean't was that your average consumer does't really care about the tech of the tv, they just want a good price for a decent picture.



a good price?

so you dont think this is a good price?

or you do not think paying £799 for a 50" GT50B is a good price when an equivalent LED costs over £2000?

because if price was a factor everyone would be buying plasma over LED, people usually do no research go into store and pay more for LED because the clueless idiot working in the store says it is better, uses less electricity and is thinner, lighter, etc.
Edited by: "PsychoSonny" 27th Apr 2013
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