panasonic TX42ST30B - 42'' SmartTV 3D  instore - PCWorld £309.97
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panasonic TX42ST30B - 42'' SmartTV 3D instore - PCWorld £309.97

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Found 29th Jul 2012Made hot 29th Jul 2012
Just walked in PCWorld and they are selling panasonic TX42ST30B without 3D active glasses for £309.97
These are old models but still good TVs.

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Omg that's a bargain

That is a great price!

Hi, what store and was this brand new or display model.

Reviews...

which.co.uk/tec…ew/Score 63% (just 3% short of 'Best Buy' status... highest scoring TV... Samsung UE55D8000... only got 76%)

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htmVerdict 'Recommended'.
 
homecinemachoice.com/new…694Verdict 3/5

digitalversus.com/tv-…tmlVerdict 4/5

avforums.com/rev…tmlVerdict 'Good'

trustedreviews.com/pan…iewVerdict 9/10
 
techradar.com/rev…iewVerdict 4/5
 
reviews.cnet.co.uk/tvs…66/Verdict 4/5
 
whathifi.com/rev…t30Verdict 5/5

So cheap for all that!

So cheap for all that!

Looks like it's the Panasonic Viera TX-P42ST30B then.

Online price doesn't match. Can anyone else confirm they're this price in other stores?

Very good 3D panels. Got the M&S £199 Panasonic VIERA 50'' TX-P50ST30B 3D Plasma TV couple of months ago. Ordered 2 but M&S only supplied 1xTX-P50ST30B & 1xTX-P50UT30B. That deal has to be the best bargain of the year for me.

OP's deal is still a very good price & would highly recommend one if you're looking for a plasma 3DTV atm. Last years model but not a big diff compare to this years. One of the best quality brand to go for.
Edited by: "veedubjai" 29th Jul 2012

dooper

Reviews...http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/reviews/led--lcd-and-plasma-tv/panasonic-viera-tx-p42st30/review/ Score 63% (just 3% short of 'Best Buy' status... highest scoring TV... Samsung UE55D8000... only got 76%)http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-p42st30b-p42st30-201105161138.htm Verdict 'Recommended'. http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article.asp?a=9694 Verdict 3/5http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/panasonic-viera-tx-p42st30-p11054/test.html Verdict 4/5http://www.avforums.com/review/Panasonic-ST30-TX-P46ST30B-42ST30-46ST30-50ST30-3D-Plasma-TV-Review.html Verdict 'Good'http://www.trustedreviews.com/panasonic-tx-p46st30_TV_review Verdict 9/10 http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/panasonic-tx-p42st30b-954183/review Verdict 4/5 http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/tvs/panasonic-viera-tx-p42st30b-review-50005466/ Verdict 4/5 http://www.whathifi.com/review/panasonic-tx-p42st30 Verdict 5/5

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6/10

3/5

4/5

5/5

some varied reviews

maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL stores to offer others the deal?

team_a

maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL … maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL stores to offer others the deal?



I very much like that plan!!

Not saying op is a liar or anything, but has anyone confirmed this is legit deal.

Given the 97p it probably is, as that is what they use to signify old stock at clearance prices.

nice find

Anyone know the differences between an st30 and a gt30?

team_a

maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL … maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL stores to offer others the deal?



They will, just set aside five or so days for a response by email.

Never tried over the phone.

These will be ex-display clearance models...I saw a 65vt30 for 1999.97 a few weeks back in reading. Was very likely to be store specific so I didn't post it.

I paid £600 for this TV about seven months ago, best picture quality

sockit2em

These will be ex-display clearance models...I saw a 65vt30 for 1999.97 a … These will be ex-display clearance models...I saw a 65vt30 for 1999.97 a few weeks back in reading. Was very likely to be store specific so I didn't post it.



I'd hope the OP would have said "display model", so hopefully thats not the case!

kazerlandJul 29, 2012
I paid £600 for this TV about seven months ago, best picture quality


Compared to what

optimusprime987

kazerlandJul 29, 2012I paid £600 for this TV about seven months ago, best … kazerlandJul 29, 2012I paid £600 for this TV about seven months ago, best picture qualityCompared to what



It's a superlative - so compared to everything else, by definition
Edited by: "Decentbloke" 29th Jul 2012

this price is for ex display,but still great deal.
I have this tv and payed £450 on january sale.excellent tv love it.top notch cinema quality picture.

Anyone confirm if this is brand new or ex display?

Couldn't find ANY of these in stock at all when I was shopping around a few weeks ago or a TV. Most likely some random ex-display models that a few stores have from somewhere. Will be hard to find any stock for sure. Mind you, I happened to get a P50VT30B ex-display for £720 from PCWorld so if you're lucky you could grab yourself a bargain. Apparently mine was the last of 2 in stock nation wide lol.

£310 for a Panasonic plasma in the ST range is incredible value btw, even if ex-display. Incredible deal if you can find it.

Great TV, not the prettiest but not ugly and damn thin for a plasma. Excellent colour, deep blacks and fluid motion. Shares its panel with the 3D less G30 so is no slouch. The GT30 has a few minor differences, the most obvious being DLNA streaming.

team_a

maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL … maybe we can get a local JL to price match resulting in national JL stores to offer others the deal?



JL will only match if there is stock available and you would have to let them know which store it's in.

Does anyone know whether PC World do 'Trade In' on TV's?

This will be ex display I would imagine and definitely store specific. I bought the same tv from pc world last weekend in Kirkcaldy. It was sold as seen and cost me £359 because I agreed to the extended warranty, would have been £399.97 otherwise. Will cancel the DD before the first payment is due and I'll have saved 40 quid. Great deal for anyone who picks it up at this price. Very happy with ours.

What is the difference between 3d active and 3d passive, which is better?? plus which is better plasma or ldc? <----- dont answer that last one im trolling

optimusprime987

kazerlandJul 29, 2012I paid £600 for this TV about seven months ago, best … kazerlandJul 29, 2012I paid £600 for this TV about seven months ago, best picture qualityCompared to what


I feel some people on this site need a good slapping to bring them back down to earth.

I have an LG Plasma with active 3D glasses and the effect is excellent. I’ve tried a few passive sets and none have come close to the quality I’ve seen on active sets but thats just me, some say passive is better....

DEALofaLifetime

What is the difference between 3d active and 3d passive, which is … What is the difference between 3d active and 3d passive, which is better?? plus which is better plasma or ldc? <----- dont answer that last one im trolling



Active is technically better as it shows full frames of 1080p 3D where as *most* passive reduces the resolution by half as instead of flashing the screen at 120hz (60hz each frame) like active, it uses the alternate lines of a picture to provide the left and right images.

But many (like me) are sensitive to the flickering of active glasses, especially when used in the daytime as it really shows up against windows as such. Passive is far less hard going on the eyes but you lose some resolution, though some argue that 3ft+ away this is not noticeable. Incidentally passive is also smoother for motion, though there's not much in it.

I had the ST30 and now have an LG LM660T and even with the slight loss in resolution, it's far nicer to watch with much less crosstalk, no flicker and dirt cheap glasses that don't shade the image as much as many active glasses do.

Edited by: "gunark" 29th Jul 2012

gunark

Active is technically better as it shows full frames of 1080p 3D where as … Active is technically better as it shows full frames of 1080p 3D where as *most* passive reduces the resolution by half as instead of flashing the screen at 120hz (60hz each frame) like active, it uses the alternate lines of a picture to provide the left and right images.But many (like me) are sensitive to the flickering of active glasses, especially when used in the daytime as it really shows up against windows as such. Passive is far less hard going on the eyes but you lose some resolution, though some argue that 3ft+ away this is not noticeable. Incidentally passive is also smoother for motion, though there's not much in it.I had the ST30 and now have an LG LM660T and even with the slight loss in resolution, it's far nicer to watch with much less crosstalk, no flicker and dirt cheap glasses that don't shade the image as much as many active glasses do.



So in other words you would probably recommend a passive 3d tv?

DEALofaLifetime

So in other words you would probably recommend a passive 3d tv?



For me I would! But I would recommend trying both and seeing how you feel about them. You'll soon know if you don't get on with active.

The Active on my Panasonic Plasma is gorgeous - albeit only on Motorstorm:Apocalypse. Doesn't really do a lot for Top Spin 4, but I think that's just because it was an after thought for that. But yeah the Motorstorm 3D has almost blown me away, wasn't a feature I cared about but it looks awesome, really keen on gaming going down that route now, could look amazing on the next round of consoles! The flickering on the active 3D did screw my eyes up a bit, but after a few uses I don't notice any discomfort now, can imagine it is worse for others though.

Never tried passive 3D properly though so can't really compare - but the active surprised me for quality and has sold me on the feature a lot more. Especially for gaming anyway!

TimmyUK

Anyone know the differences between an st30 and a gt30?


GT30 has much improved black filter for better viewing in daylight, better black levels at night and THX and Professional modes for a more accurate picture. All that aside, for this price the ST30 is a steal.

jammy2211

Never tried passive 3D properly though so can't really compare - but the … Never tried passive 3D properly though so can't really compare - but the active surprised me for quality and has sold me on the feature a lot more. Especially for gaming anyway!



This. Gaming in 3D (on the PS3 anyway) when done well is excellent, like the feeling you got in an arcade when you played on something that was a whole new kind of technology. Crysis 2, Motorstorm, Killzone 3, Uncharted 3, De Blob, Avatar and even Ridge Racer 7 are all great in 3D. Really adds something to shooters but I expect it's not great for online split second gaming. Will likely be standard on the next gen systems so it'll hopefully go from strength to strength.

wow this is quite some thread , has it been confirmed yet , proof of purchase???

Great tv. Picked one up in dec for £549 with a couple of pairs of 3d glasses. Picture is stunning. If you can pick one up cheaply i would highly recommend it
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