PANASONIC VIERA TX-50A300B 50" LED TV £349 @ Currys
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PANASONIC VIERA TX-50A300B 50" LED TV £349 @ Currys

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You need to add Currys in the title

wow this is good.

cold

not plasma

hmm not sure how far this differs from the A400 ??

just so you all know, this is only 720p and not full 1080. but it's a big tv at a fair price.

Says on the website full HD 1080p

Only 720p if you check some review sites.

winter_zombie

just so you all know, this is only 720p and not full 1080. but it's a … just so you all know, this is only 720p and not full 1080. but it's a big tv at a fair price.



Valid point - it does say 'Full HD' on the Curry's website - according to Richer Sounds richersounds.com/pro…00b it is HD ready

Having just ordered one for reserve and collect I will be checking that with the store on Boxing Day.

THANKS for highlighting this.

ediebangerhands1

Valid point - it does say 'Full HD' on the Curry's website - according to … Valid point - it does say 'Full HD' on the Curry's website - according to Richer Sounds http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/panasonic/viera-tx50as500b/pana-tx50as500b it is HD ready Having just ordered one for reserve and collect I will be checking that with the store on Boxing Day.THANKS for highlighting this.

your welcome

According to What Hi-Fi review:-

There’s also a good deal more depth to the picture than we found with the LG 50PA6500T or Samsung PS51E490.

Verdict: We really like the Panasonic. It can be found for a hundred quid less than the Samsung (great news in itself) but more than that, it’s the picture that wowed us. Now don’t go expecting perfection – this isn’t a Full HD telly, and spending two or three hundred pounds more on the next models up will give better results. But for what you’re paying, this set is a triumph. (sic).

Excuse me but what are you all on about posting up reviews of different models this is the 300b model.


Unless you all know something i don't?

Why's this suspended? it's live, it IS 1080p and people have all been posting details of a completely different model Google returned the same results for me too)

ashmac

coldnot plasma



Jeez! who wants glare and screen burn anyway? No one that's why plasma TVs are off the shelf's these days, great find!
Edited by moderator: "Dec 26, 2014 07:34" 26th Dec 2014

bought one and installed just now. it's is 1080p and quality is decent compared to my Sony brava 2014 42 in living room. good price and good buy can't recommend enough for the price

bravia*

ashmac

coldnot plasma


HOT NOT plasma....

Picked this up today, think a lot of people are overlooking this bargain. It's 100Hz refresh, 1080p with freeview HD tuner, decent selection of connections (some not listed on the Curry's site like VGA and spdif out). Sound quality is crap but that's about the only bad thing I've managed to find. Heat added and images of the manual attached just to squash the "it's not 1080p" comments.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c116/th3judderman/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141226_154257_zpsezszvmj1.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c116/th3judderman/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12/20141226_153922_zps9xy4aslk.jpg



Andy_121

Picked this up today, think a lot of people are overlooking this bargain. … Picked this up today, think a lot of people are overlooking this bargain. It's 100Hz refresh, 1080p with freeview HD tuner, decent selection of connections (some not listed on the Curry's site like VGA and spdif out). Sound quality is crap but that's about the only bad thing I've managed to find. Heat added and images of the manual attached just to squash the "it's not 1080p" comments.



thanks for sharing, does the TV appear bulky ? Seems to be an older (2013?) model ?

Andy_121

Picked this up today, think a lot of people are overlooking this bargain. … Picked this up today, think a lot of people are overlooking this bargain. It's 100Hz refresh, 1080p with freeview HD tuner, decent selection of connections (some not listed on the Curry's site like VGA and spdif out). Sound quality is crap but that's about the only bad thing I've managed to find. Heat added and images of the manual attached just to squash the "it's not 1080p" comments.



While I'm not saying it's not 1080p, your picture doesn't prove anything as they are supported inputs, not outputs.

Cold it's an Led and not Plasma, great if you like looking at waxwork figures ha ha.
Edited by: "wingatewood" 26th Dec 2014

I was considering one of the these but I spoke with a member of staff at Currys who strongly advised me to avoid. He told me it is basically a 'Logic' TV with a Panasonic badge on.

Bargain.... Forget all the 1080p talk...... Plug a sky HD in, you will get a cracking picture....

This is at the same price point as some fairly average to nasty brand slap Vestel and UMC TV's, so deserves some heat as this looks to be a bit of a bargain.

The user guide on page 19 confirms this set has a full HD 1080p panel.

tda.panasonic-europe-service.com/doc…pdf

BustyB293

Bargain.... Forget all the 1080p talk...... Plug a sky HD in, you will … Bargain.... Forget all the 1080p talk...... Plug a sky HD in, you will get a cracking picture....



Apparently SKY HD only transmits in 740p.

JR Hartley

Apparently SKY HD only transmits in 740p.



This is incorrect, it's 1080i. Writing "apparently" at the beginning of your statement doesn't excuse you from posting false information.

ediebangerhands1

Valid point - it does say 'Full HD' on the Curry's website - according to … Valid point - it does say 'Full HD' on the Curry's website - according to Richer Sounds http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/panasonic/viera-tx50as500b/pana-tx50as500b it is HD ready Having just ordered one for reserve and collect I will be checking that with the store on Boxing Day.THANKS for highlighting this.

That link is to a completely different TV!!!!

esclad

According to What Hi-Fi review:- There’s also a good deal more depth to t … According to What Hi-Fi review:- There’s also a good deal more depth to the picture than we found with the LG 50PA6500T or Samsung PS51E490.Verdict: We really like the Panasonic. It can be found for a hundred quid less than the Samsung (great news in itself) but more than that, it’s the picture that wowed us. Now don’t go expecting perfection – this isn’t a Full HD telly, and spending two or three hundred pounds more on the next models up will give better results. But for what you’re paying, this set is a triumph. (sic).

That review is also for a completely different TV!!!!
Come on people, this is the 300b, not 500b or 50b

bobmyuncle2011

Jeez! who wants glare and screen burn anyway? No one that's why plasma … Jeez! who wants glare and screen burn anyway? No one that's why plasma TVs are off the shelf's these days, great find!


No it's because ignorance, economy of scale and marketing defeated the better technology. Betamax over VHS yet again.

This is a cracking price so voted hot.

Loved the Sony c7 Betamax.... So much better than vhs...... Just a shame VHS had flooded the marked.

JR Hartley

Apparently SKY HD only transmits in 740p.



Why don't you do some research instead of just writing apparently. If you had done some research you wouldn't jave posted incorrect information. Broadcast HD in the UK is 1080i.

Tesco Have a similar model TX-50A400B , for £419, but it includes five year warranty.

wingatewood

Cold it's an Led and not Plasma, great if you like looking at waxwork … Cold it's an Led and not Plasma, great if you like looking at waxwork figures ha ha.



Its actually an LCD.
(O)LED TVs are in the £2000 range.

rford78

thanks for sharing, does the TV appear bulky ? Seems to be an older … thanks for sharing, does the TV appear bulky ? Seems to be an older (2013?) model ?



Looking at it from the front it's a slim profile bezel, if you're talking depth then yes it's thick but not thicker than any others over the last few years and very light for the size. I can't rate this highly enough for the price, just watched monsters inc since it's got an HD tuner, excellent picture (at this size you can see each strand of sully's fur!)

Didn't say it was an (O)LED. LED or LCD makes no difference, end result is the same horrible plastic faces = inferior technology compared to a plasma screen

I should add if you really want this inferior technology then at the very least make sure it is a Panny

ashmac

coldnot plasma



This is getting old now, Come up with some orig or don't comment.

shawty1984

While I'm not saying it's not 1080p, your picture doesn't prove anything … While I'm not saying it's not 1080p, your picture doesn't prove anything as they are supported inputs, not outputs.



It does prove that the panel is 1080p though, but if you really require more proof here is a shot of page 19 of the manual

http://s12.postimg.org/h8nwyarkt/resolution.jpg

This image was taken from the Panasonic site here: panasonic.eu/Dow…tml
Edited by: "Andy_121" 26th Dec 2014

Panasonic stop making Plasmas some time ago. Anyway, 50" TV for £349 is a bargain in my book. Hot

Reasonable. Not voting hot or cold though.

Be warned, the chunky chassis & picture of the side inputs on Currys site indicate this might be a Vestel re-badge. If that's the case, save yourself £100 and buy an off brand 50" equivalent from Technika or Blaupunkt - same quality for less money.

£50 more will buy a Toshiba built 50L2436DB from Tesco Direct - possibly less with one of the codes floating around. A far better buy IMHO.



Edited by: "freakstyler" 26th Dec 2014

better then a Panasonic g20?
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