Panasonic TX55CX680B 55 Inch Ultra HD 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview HD £599 @ RGB Direct
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Panasonic TX55CX680B 55 Inch Ultra HD 4K Smart LED TV with Freeview HD £599 @ RGB Direct

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Found 16th May 2016
Hi guys I'm new to this site was looking for a good value 55" 4K tv and came across this...also comes with a 5 year warranty and a £100 promo code TV100....just ordered it now

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Good find op

Very nice indeed

Looking at the reviews Netflix doesn't work properly and the screen suffers from banding. Banding is a big no no for me

That stand doesn't look too pretty

Great TV, I purchased the 50 inch version last December and my only regret is that I didn't get the 55 inch one. Superb picture, great sound and the best software I have used on a Smart TV. I watch mainly Netflix and I have never had a problem with it, the picture is always outstanding, especially the 4K content.

is the TX-50CX802N way better than this

I picked that up even though it's only 50 inch for 740 just yesterday. should I regret getting that ?

A 'real' Panasonic? What a rarity!

Excellent TV - very pleased with mine. Excellent price, too, with the 5 year warranty included. £50 cheaper than Richer Sounds even (though they do give a 6 year warranty).

£34.95 delivery on top, though, taking the total to £634. Richer Sounds is £649, but that extra £15 buys another year on the warranty at a time when breakdown is a fair possibility.
Edited by: "Newbold" 17th May 2016

Gollywood

A 'real' Panasonic? What a rarity!



So this is an actual Panny not a Vestel? Any idea how it compares to a Sony KDL55W829? I know my Sony isn't 4K but neither is my bluray or PS4/Xbox one only my SC-LX57 is compatible,

Qasim7

I picked that up even though it's only 50 inch for 740 just yesterday. … I picked that up even though it's only 50 inch for 740 just yesterday. should I regret getting that ?



You picked it up or was it delivered ?

Got the 50 inch version of this. Cracking TV.

Qasim7

is the TX-50CX802N way better than this



It's two models up from this one and has 3D + Local dimming + back lighting ( this one is edge lit) + faster 1000mhz screen +full 4K Studio Master Processor + FUTURE HDR upgrade.
I bought the VIERA TX-50CX700B which is one model up from this one and has most of the feature on the TX-50CX802b.

P.S. where did you get the letter N at the end (TX-50CX802N ) as it should be B for britain and E for europe,Maybe N stands for north america.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/darksaber35/20160313_1623541_zps2vz5hxy2.jpg
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th May 2016

madmaxpayne

You picked it up or was it delivered ?


Had to travel over 10 miles to get it from Curry's

DARKSABER

It's two models up from this one and has 3D + Local dimming + back … It's two models up from this one and has 3D + Local dimming + back lighting ( this one is edge lit) + faster 1000mhz screen +full 4K Studio Master Processor + FUTURE HDR upgrade.I bought the VIERA TX-50CX700B which is one model up from this one and has most of the feature on the TX-50CX802b.P.S. where did you get the letter N at the end (TX-50CX802N ) as it should be B for britain and E for europe,Maybe N stands for north america.


Thanks for the info. It was a typo. Should be B as you said. Do you think it was worth me paying £740 for it rather than this 55 inch tv which is 599

Qasim7

Thanks for the info. It was a typo. Should be B as you said. Do you think … Thanks for the info. It was a typo. Should be B as you said. Do you think it was worth me paying £740 for it rather than this 55 inch tv which is 599



Yes if your willing to pay the extra it's worth it as its the premium range of tv where as this one is more the mid range one .It will give you better picture quality and motion handling
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th May 2016

There's also the TX50DX700B which is the 2016 version of mine which has HDR which is also very nice for £800
richersounds.com/pro…00b

DARKSABER

There's also the TX50DX700B which is the 2016 version of mine which has … There's also the TX50DX700B which is the 2016 version of mine which has HDR which is also very nice for £800http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/panasonic/viera-tx50dx700b/pana-tx50dx700b


In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b better than the TX50DX700B?

Qasim7

In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b … In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b better than the TX50DX700B?



That's a bit hard to answer as there's no professional reviews for the TX50DX700B 2016 but it does come with HDR out of the box unlike the TX-50CX802b 2015 which is still waiting for a firmware update which was delayed because of problems.

£800
richersounds.com/pro…00b

£700- Manufacture Refurbish
wesellelectricals.co.uk/pro…ETQ

£780 new
hughes.co.uk/vis…f91

UPDATE




Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th May 2016

MarkT1967

So this is an actual Panny not a Vestel? Any idea how it compares to a … So this is an actual Panny not a Vestel? Any idea how it compares to a Sony KDL55W829? I know my Sony isn't 4K but neither is my bluray or PS4/Xbox one only my SC-LX57 is compatible,



I believe (from my readings on HUKD) that any model with number 300 or 400 in it is a Vestel.

But I dont think I would trust Panasonic TVs ever again & would stay with Sony

Qasim7

In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b … In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b better than the TX50DX700B?



You can also get a referb for £600 for a £1800 tv in 2015 !!!! VIERA-TX-50CX802B
ebay.co.uk/itm…822?hash=item4aff21fa96:g:LY8AAOSwA4dWJPtC

Letter from panasonic about the HDR update

"Thank you for your email dated the 13th of January 2016 concerning your Panasonic TX-50CX802B television. Your email addressed to the Managing Director has been passed to the undersigned for response.

Firstly please accept my apologies for any confusion which may have been caused regarding the availability of high dynamic range imaging (HDR) on the CX802 range of Panasonic televisions. Having reviewed the matter further, I am pleased to confirm that HDR will become available on the aforementioned model this year. With regards to a specific date for the update release, regrettably this information has not yet been confirmed however we do anticipate this to be around May or June 2016 at this point. We further anticipate that HDR will become available via a firmware update on the television.

Whilst an HDR update was confirmed to be available in the future at the time of release of this model, regrettably there were some delays as originally anticipated due to the finalisation of the specifications of HDR (as you have correctly mentioned). I apologise if this has caused any inconvenience and hope that the much anticipated release will be available with you in due course. I am further pleased to learn that you are happy with the quality of the television overall and hope that you may be even more so after the HDR release.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and can apologise for any inconvenience which may have been caused. I trust that this response may clarify the information you require but if you should have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,
Paul Gutteridge
Managing Director Correspondent
Panasonic UK



Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th May 2016

DARKSABER

It's two models up from this one and has 3D + 1)Local dimming + back … It's two models up from this one and has 3D + 1)Local dimming + back lighting ( this one is edge lit) + 2)faster 1000mhz screen +full 4K Studio Master Processor + FUTURE HDR upgrade.I bought the VIERA TX-50CX700B which is one model up from this one and has most of the feature on the TX-50CX802b.

You have your 'facts' confused.
1) The 50" of the CX802 is edge lit without local dimming. The 55" CX680 is fully backlit with local dimming.
2) Your figures are hugely inaccurate as the specs you refer to are measured in Hz, not MHz!. However the BMR screen drive figures should be ignored anyway as they're marketing BS. The CX802 uses a 100Hz native refresh rate where as the CX680 uses a 50Hz native refresh rate. Having owned a 50" CX680 I was always impressed with the motion handling (what the refresh rate is attributable to), so the lower native refresh rate should be taken with a pinch of salt.

I changed my CX680 for an equivalent sized CX802 as I was interested in the better simulated pixel colour depth and HDR functionality. The CX680 is a truly magnificent TV though. I had a fairly serious (plasma) TV/ dedicated video processor set up previously and the CX680 offered noticeably better PQ almost out the box. I calibrate all my displays to the recognised standards so have a baseline to compare them. I'd say, currently without HDR support, the only PQ benefits the CX802 offers over the CX680 is with the pixel colour depth which results in much less false contouring of the picture (banding with sunsets etc...). Out the box though, the CX680 did give more wow factor.
What really surprised me was how well these upscale SD and HD content. When I first got the CX680, I regularly thought I was watching HD content when in fact it was an SD channel.

For £599 the 55" CX680 is a real bargain.

You can read proper reviews of the CX680, CX700 and CX802 on the AVForums and HDTVTest if you're interested. The CX680 got a best buy from the AVForums (why I bought it!).

Paul

Edited by: "youngsyp" 17th May 2016

MarkT1967

So this is an actual Panny not a Vestel? Any idea how it compares to a … So this is an actual Panny not a Vestel? Any idea how it compares to a Sony KDL55W829? I know my Sony isn't 4K but neither is my bluray or PS4/Xbox one only my SC-LX57 is compatible,

As stated, this size and model is manufactured by Panasonic.
I had a KDL42W705B which is/ was the non 3D version of your TV I believe. The CX680 is superior in almost every respect.
Picture quality - much better.
Functionality - much better.
Sound quality - similar.
Gaming qualities (input lag) - worse.
So as long as you're not a gamer (or care about input lag), it's a solid buy in comparison.

Paul

£699 now

kimyt11

£699 now


TV100 takes £100 off making it £599 plus delivery

Qasim7

In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b … In your opinion if you do not take into account the 3D is the TX-50CX802b better than the TX50DX700B?



Most probably, dx750 maybe closer to cx802

is it worth the step up to the 700b just for family viewing

grajac123

is it worth the step up to the 700b just for family viewing


In a word, no.

Newbold

In a word, no.


thanks , i'm not fussed about the 3d , just a good all round tv

grajac123

thanks , i'm not fussed about the 3d , just a good all round tv


Exactly what I was looking for, and this didn't disappoint in any way. Replaces a 50" Panasonic Plasma, but oddly looks smaller, even though it's 55".

Is this a better picture than the Samsung UE55 JU6400 ?

LOUGHBORO GUY

Is this a better picture than the Samsung UE55 JU6400 ?

Yes, without a doubt.

Paul

youngsyp

Yes, without a doubt.Paul


Cheers Paul does it have freeview play ? So I can do away with my old Humax pvr

LOUGHBORO GUY

Cheers Paul does it have freeview play ? So I can do away with my old … Cheers Paul does it have freeview play ? So I can do away with my old Humax pvr


Do you by any chance have access to something called 'The Internet'?

I nearly pulled the trigger on this but 35 quid postage is a joke

grajac123

I nearly pulled the trigger on this but 35 quid postage is a joke


So true i returned 2x 4k tv since December and only paid £12 using parcel force 48hr from parcel2go.com so this company are making a hefty profit just on the postage alone.

£12+ for a 27kg package which this tv weighs boxed
parcel2go.com/quotes?col=219&dest=219&cp=sk97tw&p=1~27#/results



Edited by: "DARKSABER" 19th May 2016

LOUGHBORO GUY

Cheers Paul does it have freeview play ?

Yes it does as well as twin DVB/S2 tuners for Freesat.
Specs here.

Paul

I'm getting fed up now.
I was about to pull the trigger on the 'bargain' 802 at some remaining currys, and came across this thread...
So, size is not really relevant... this or the 802? 3d less important, 4k, hdr, viewing angles and sd.hd upscaling IS...
Which one, people?!!

My local richer sounds price matched this plus I gain an extra years guarantee.
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