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Panasonic TXP42C10 42" Plasma £499 @ RicherSounds
Panasonic TXP42C10 42" Plasma £499 @ RicherSounds

Panasonic TXP42C10 42" Plasma £499 @ RicherSounds

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Here it comes...'only' 1024 x 768, but a good price and better PQ than any other panel around this price margin.

Screen Size Measured diagonally in inches 42"
Hd Ready Is it ready to receive High Definition signals? Yes
1080p Full Hd Ready Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals? No
Analogue Tuner Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations? Yes
Digital Tuner Does it receive Freeview, freesat or freesat HD TV stations? Freeview
Remote Control Is an Infra-red remote control included? Yes
Speakers Are stereo speakers standard? Yes
Stand Are desktop stand or feet included? Yes
Pc Input Can a computer can be plugged in? No
Scart Sockets Number of Scart sockets included 2
Component Is it fitted with a component input? Analogue input which facilitates Progressive Scan Yes
S-Video Is a S-video socket included? Video only signal Yes
Hdmi Is it fitted with an HDMI input? Digital interface that carries both sound and picture 2
Dvi Is it fitted with a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only No
Pixel Resolution Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical 1024 x 768
Dimensions Set dimensions excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm 1029 x 709 x 100
Contrast Ratio Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information 2.000,000:1
Brightness Screen brightness, measured in cd/m squared for plasma and ANSI for projectors. NA
Response Time Time taken for screen to respond, in millseconds 0.001
100hz Scanning Does the TV have 100Hz scanning? 100Hz reduces flicker and offers a smoother picture. 100Hz

129 Comments

Bargain

Bargain. Voted hot;-)

The 'C10' is £499 not the 'X10' - still a pretty good deal though!
Edit: Main post corrected now.

jayhab;5143428

The 'C10' is £499 not the 'X10' - still a pretty good deal though!



The X10 is£619 online and instore. BUT if you mention the Richer Sounds advert in What Hi-Fi magazine (Page 118 i think) it is advertised as £599.95. You have to mention the advert and I think it expires on the 10th May.
Most Richer Sounds will have the mag so should know.

I got my local RS to include the 5 year warranty for free. I mentioned that John Lewis will price match and offer a free 5 year warranty. JL website states it will price match special offers.

Just got this email a couple mins ago lol Hot

Original Poster

jayhab;5143428

The 'C10' is £499 not the 'X10' - still a pretty good deal though!



yeah my bad - :thumbsup:

Both the C10 and X10 are very similar in spec. i belive the X10 has some better features.

X10 received 5 stars from What Hi Fi magazine.

As previously posted on here and went to about 800 degrees, on sale in John Lewis's for £549.99 with the 5 year guarantee. Really up to the individual if they are wanting to risk the further 4 years for £50 extra for peace of mind. Voted hot still.

johnlewis.com/230…10B

beat me to it! hot

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).

£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer

Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.

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l33t-krew;5143846

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on … In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer ;)Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.



:roll:

you are of course entitled to your opinion, but as you say "Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer" leads me to think you have never seen a 1024x768 panasonic plasma in the flesh, so are not really qualified to make such a sweeping statement. Try viewing the likes of coronation st through your cheap 52" 1080p panel and then hopefully you'll understand.

This argument has bored HUKD'ers for years so I won't bother going any further.

John Lewis / Richer Sounds argument will really depend on how fast you want it and your ability to collect rather than warranty / price. Both stores have a good price match policy. If you go to JL they will match Richer Sounds, by the same token most RS managers will do as fleetingmind's one did and chuck in the warranty for free rather than loose you to JL.

What will matter is that Richer are for more likely to match on the spot and let you take the panel with you. JL may take a few days to confirm they will match, once they have though JL offer a free delivery service.

l33t-krew;5143846

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on … In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer ;)Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.



I would suggest reading a mix of user and expert reviews about TV's and if possible viewing them in the flesh. For instance you only get a 2l engine in a Golf GTI, whereas you can get a 4l in a Jeep Cherokee that costs more. Bigger numbers doesn't guarantee better performance of product, nor is bigger physical size always better, it depends on application :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Whoops - accidently expired the deal!! :oops:

Could a mod please umark it expired? Ta!

l33t-krew;5143846

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on … In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer ;)Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.



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l33t-krew;5143846

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on … In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer ;)Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.



Shows you know nowt about TV's then!

nice tv but not full HD

scotland121;5144617

nice tv but not full HD



Here we go - a little knowledge is a dangerous thing (and I mean little)

Sure if you only watch coronation street this is not bad. However for anything High definition as well as connecting to your pc- something more people are doing, im just saying this is limited

Not bashing the deal and if you only watch SD stuff then its cool. However if you are going to use as a monitor or for HD material I would advise looking around a bit more.

Put it like this - if it anything like the previous 42PX80B then you don't need 1080p on this size TV as it is just brilliant as it is :thumbsup:

At normal viewing distance IMHO you only need 1080p on a 50" screen and above.

As has been said before, 1080p as a statistic on it's own means absolutely nothing. A mate of mine has an LG 50" 1080p and it is just absolutely dire! I really don't know how he can watch it at all :roll:

having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD , we will agree to disagree on that

l33t-krew;5144633

Sure if you only watch coronation street this is not bad. However for … Sure if you only watch coronation street this is not bad. However for anything High definition as well as connecting to your pc- something more people are doing, im just saying this is limited :)Not bashing the deal and if you only watch SD stuff then its cool. However if you are going to use as a monitor or for HD material I would advise looking around a bit more.



you wouldn't want 1080p on a 42" 100hz tv anyway, if your that interested in high def quality you'd want 72hz frame rate so that it could handle the pull down for 24fps.

for this size screen for the quality of the display and for gaming this really is a bargain.

scotland121;5144690

having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD … having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD , we will agree to disagree on that



For a start, this is plasma ....BIG difference....and, if anyone can't see a difference between a DVD and Bluray, then something's really wrong.

They are two completely different resolutions and there will be a difference on any flatscreen, 1080p or not/LCD or plasma...

Hot Hot Hot

would JL price match this retrospectively for those who bought this recently from JL?

scotland121;5144690

having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD … having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD , we will agree to disagree on that



If you watch BBC HD then it is broadcast 1080i (720p) and will NOT be broadcast in 1080p in the near future. So these plasmas are great for SD and better than most 1080p sets for SD - will put out a fantastic picture for HD broadcasts as good as if not better than 1080p sets.

I love going to a friends house to see his 50" 1080p LCD set and see his atrocious SD picture although on Blu Ray its fantastic. He thinks he will eventually find a setting that will make the SD picture better.

For the majority of people who don't have Blu Ray these plasmas are the best option!

When i bought my 42px80 last year from john lewis,

they price matched for 30 days after sale. You may need to check this out. I managed to get another £10 off from orginal price of £630

l33t-krew;5143846

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on … In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer ;)Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.



Yes but in fairness you use the word fairness far too often for my liking.

ghosty;5145060

sorry, total tv novice here, how does this measure up to this at … sorry, total tv novice here, how does this measure up to this at Play.comhttp://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3330595/Panasonic-Viera-42-TH-42PX70-HD-Ready-Freeview-Widescreen-Plasma-TV/ProductReviews.html?cpage=2



Isn't this an old model (2007?) - technology has moved on.

Great deal, hot.

£549 with 5 year Guarantee from RS

Same as John Lewis - so doubtful JL will refund anything if you've already bought it with them - is there??

RS - Only available instore now.

l33t-krew;5143846

In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on … In absolute fairness why the hell would anyone buy this? Its getting on for a large size for stretching a measly 1024x768 is limiting in anyones book. (for reference my old 15" had the same resolution).£500 is cheap for a tv, but in fairness I think one would be as well to go for a better spec tv for a little bit more. Hell for £800 you can get a really nice 52" 1080p. Not sure if the quality is comparable but im laying a bet its nicer ;)Just my 0.02 and just wanted to voice my opinion.



what an odd comment.

so the telly you recomend you say you are not sure if its as good but will assume it is???

if you are not that bothered about blu-ray then for just about everything else 768p is 100% fine.
i have the LG PQ6000 42 inch set which was £600 and it is better (yes BETTER) than a lot of full HD lcd sets, certainly on standard def stuff, and is even better on HD stuff if you want to talk blacks and motion blur etc on a lot of cheaper LCD's.

sure its no kuro but not everyone wants to pay top dollar. Also £500 is a LOT differrent to £800 and on top of that, not everyone wants a 52 inch screen.

i do not know this set (i demoed the X10 vs the PQ6000) but if the panel is as good as on the X10 this is a good deal (i did prefer the LG offering but thats personal opinion)

but i think your post is pretty badly thought out to be honest.

l33t-krew;5144633
Sure if you only watch coronation street this is not bad. However for anything High definition as well as connecting to your pc- something more people are doing, im just saying this is limited

Not bashing the deal and if you only watch SD stuff then its cool. However if you are going to use as a monitor or for HD material I would advise looking around a bit more.


but i use my set as a pc monitor and it looks fine, i suggest people actually try before they attempt to talk people out of a good deal!. (by the way i havent tried THIS set, i am talking about the resolution. i HAVE however tried the X10 and the LG PQ 6000 which is a little more expensive than this)

suggest anyone thinking of buying a set looks for themselves (and not in currys etc but in a decent place geared for viewings) either that or at the very least do some homework on [url]www.avforums.com[/url].

sure for HD stuff a good 1080p set is better than a good 768p set BUT

a good 768 plasma will stuff a an average 1080p LCD.

ime buying an LCD is a far bigger minefield than you would think. the qualitly between sets varies wildly and there are a lot of BAAAAAD sets out there just banking on the hope that people will see the screensize and resolution and think that tells the whole story.

far few manufacturers make plasmas now, so i think if you buy a 2009 model plasma it is a fairly safe purchase.

scotland121;5144690

having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD … having seen the diffrence on a blu-ray compared to a dvd on a 40 inch LCD , we will agree to disagree on that



You're not disagreeing with anyone, your initial comment was about 720 over 1080, not DVD vs Blu Ray.

davt99;5145133

Isn't this an old model (2007?) - technology has moved on.



indeed if you want a cheap plasma i would either look at this one in the deal, the LG PQ3000 or, if you need more inputs pay a spot more an look at the panny X10 or the LG PQ6000.

the 2009 LG series of plasmas have a brand new eco friendly panel in them and they use a LOT less leccy than older sets.

the 42inch PQ6000 uses 185W on average (less than last years LCD sets) which will save you a lot of money over the life of the telly. am not sure about the panny best check, but its worth considering.

bigmike20vt;5145382

a good 768 plasma will stuff a an average 1080p LCD.


And vice-versa, plenty of crap plasmas have been made as well, there isn't a wholesale judgement to be made on either tech.

Ok i voted this deal cold.... My reasons?

This is the cut down version of the panasonic plasma the txp42x10 which is a decent model...

Plasmas all have a glass reflective screen which makes them very bad for daylight viewing most compensate this by having an antireflective coating so even though the screen is shiny it can still be viewed in high lighting conditions.

This particular screen is missing that coating, also its lack of a hdmi input and vga socket in comparison to its older brother is a real killer 2 hdmis just is not enough these days especially if we are now going to have to use one for the computer....

One very good other option is the LG42PQ3000 which id say is *better* than the Panasonic X10 ( the better spec model of the one in this deal) it deals with motion much better and gives a much crisper freeview image along with better sound quality and nicer menu system and a swivel instead of a fixed stand.

It is available for just £520-550 and will beat the pants of this plasma
I speak from experience and own the higher end panasonic g10 and pioneer PDPLX5090 and this happens to be my hobby !

Nookster;5145501

And vice-versa, plenty of crap plasmas have been made as well, there … And vice-versa, plenty of crap plasmas have been made as well, there isn't a wholesale judgement to be made on either tech.



look again

most of the crap companies (and sadly some of the good ones too) have jumped ship and from what i can tell the limited plasmas out there which have come out in 09 are actually ok.

having said that, i am NOT making the judgement, it is the guy i quoted who is. there are good LCD and good plasmas out there my point is you cant say a plasma is rubbish with reasoning becasue its 768p and you can buy a £300 more expensive 52 inch LCD which magically makes this a poor deal.

The guy above me who voted cold makes good points, personally i would pay the £50 extra as well, but not everyone need the inputs and depending on your set up at home glare may not be an issue (i know some who have removed the anti glare cover off their sets and it apparently does wonders to contrast ratios.)

Has anyone actually seen this TV in action in JL for instance. There do not appear to be any reviews yet for the C10 anywhere so I am a bit concerned about ordering one.

They had one on in Currys and it looked like it has a significantly poorer picture than the X10 sitting next to it. It was not playing the usual Currys HD routine so I am not sure it was just the set up of it.

I would like some feedback from someone who has actually seen it in action because if the Currys one was representative of its perfomance I won't be buying that model
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