PANASONIC VIERA TX-55CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 55" LED TV £749 @ Currys PC World
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PANASONIC VIERA TX-55CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 55" LED TV £749 @ Currys PC World

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Found 10th Oct 2015
Saw this in store last week. Now on line. £750 can't be bad for a 55 inch 4K Panasonic. Built in wifi, smart features and 3D.

Description from website:

Bring the ultimate in high definition viewing to your living room with the stunning Panasonic VIERA TX-55CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 55" LED TV. Offering UHD resolution and Smart features, there's plenty to keep the whole family happy.

Ultra HD 4k

Offering a resolution that's up to four times the resolution of HD, the VIERA TX-55CX400B delivers the very best detail to your favourite shows and movies. It's perfect for larger screen sizes, and thanks to the 4k decoder built into your TV, you'll be able to view Netflix 4k now as well as future 4K services.

The 400 Hz motion rate helps to reduce blurring on the screen so you'll be able to enjoy high speed scenes, perfect for action movies and sport. The TV controls the level of the backlighting to reduce the blurring on screen.

Three HDMI 2.0 connections mean you'll be able to connect 4k Ultra HD devices to your TV, perfect for streaming and viewing high definition content.

Smart and WiFi

Thanks to the built-in WiFi connection, the VIERA 55CX400 can connect to your home network so you can access a variety of Smart services. Choose from a range of apps, settle down to videos on YouTube, or catch up on your favourite shows with BBC iPlayer.

You'll even be able to browse the internet and keep up with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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Made by vestel.
If its vestel you may as well buy a Hisense
Someone posted this yesterday, they mistakenly thought this was a review site and completely slated it saying they've just replaced it with a Sony lol.

Yeah, its a Vestel - not better quality than a Supermarket own brand.
tempt

Made by vestel.


Do you know if all Panasonic's made by Vestel now or is it just the entry models? I was considering the TX55CX680.

Edit: Just found the answer only the CX400 CR430 C300 are made by Vestel.
Edited by: "olsbean" 10th Oct 2015
Why have Panasonic got involved with vestel ?
olsbean

Do you know if all Panasonic's made by Vestel now or is it just the entry … Do you know if all Panasonic's made by Vestel now or is it just the entry models? I was considering the TX55CX680.



The lower 300 and 400 models are AFAIK, however some argue the Vestel made Panasonic will still be better than other not brands as the Pan will have access to better proprietary picture processing software. At the end of the day if it looks good...
Vestel Panasonic's will be no different to a supermarket own brand, they'll share the same chassis, components, panel etc and wont be made to a higher standard. The only notable difference on the 4K Vestel Pannys that I've noticed is they've made the menu look like an older Panasonic menu system.
Its slightly convincing but the fonts are all Vestel, the graphics are blurry and look cheap (its basically an overlay) and the three step (low/medium/high) backlight adjustment is a dead giveaway.
Someone on the other thread mentioned that Panasonic model number ending in 0B are made by Vestel.
Looks like all cheaper end TV's are made by Vestel and the numerous Chinese brands. There is not enough profit to be made in the low end of the market for the big names. The higher end stuff is where the investment in new technology is i.e. big name brands.

As soon as a Panasonic is posted someone always pops up to say 'Vestel' without knowing if it is true or not. Won't be long before Vestel are producing TV's everyone wants.

Who would have bought a Samsung TV 15 years ago? Many of the Chinese brands sell more TV's in China than many manufacturers sell in the world.
Vestel is actually a decent brand (yes really) read up about it. Just not as well known in the uk that's all.
Edited by: "donslibi" 10th Oct 2015
simont_space

Looks like all cheaper end TV's are made by Vestel and the numerous … Looks like all cheaper end TV's are made by Vestel and the numerous Chinese brands. There is not enough profit to be made in the low end of the market for the big names. The higher end stuff is where the investment in new technology is i.e. big name brands.As soon as a Panasonic is posted someone always pops up to say 'Vestel' without knowing if it is true or not. Won't be long before Vestel are producing TV's everyone wants. Who would have bought a Samsung TV 15 years ago? Many of the Chinese brands sell more TV's in China than many manufacturers sell in the world.



I came looking for a Vestel comment and I wasn't disappointed.
It seems a stupid decision to only make half your TV's and still infer that they're ALL made by you. People slagging them off when it's discovered to not be the case only hurts the brand, surely.
Respectable TV and very reasonable price. You will struggle to get 3D, 4K, 55inch in any brand for a better price so worth considering if you are looking for these things. Yes it is not a true Panasonic, but get yourself down to the shop and see if you like the picture and operation rather than reading a gazillion reviews about contrast, clouding and motion blur that 95% of us will never even notice. The thought that less well known brands will not last is misguided IMO. TVs are becoming less reliable as they become smarter as there is more to go wrong, but the big brands suffer as well.
Dont think it supports Netflix 4K if that is important to you.
Spot the difference

Vestel 55ua9200
http://img-teknosa.mncdn.com/TeknosaImg/productImages/1024x783/110015423-1-vestel_55ua9200_55_4k_ultra_hd_3d_smart_dvb_t2cs2.jpg

Panasonic 55cx400b
http://static.hotukdeals.com/images/threads/high-res/2254704_1.jpg

Edited by: "tempt" 10th Oct 2015
tempt

Spot the differenceVestel 55ua9200 Panasonic 55cx400b



Vestel measure their TVs in smaller inches?
Yes vestel 55 inch smaller why ?
The point is you have to see them in the shop
donslibi

Vestel is actually a decent brand (yes really) read up about it. Just not … Vestel is actually a decent brand (yes really) read up about it. Just not as well known in the uk that's all.


I have done several searches for them and they are all negative reviews, I can't find anything decent
Its comes down to this, Panasonic over engineer their products to last using quality components. Vestel on the other hand don't, they use cheap components that are barely adequate for their intended job. As proved above, this "Panasonic" is one of Vestel's in-house designs which is also shared by a multitude of other off brand names. They just aren't built to last, well not as long as a Panasonic anyway.
Better off with the cx700
tempt

Spot the differenceVestel 55ua9200 Panasonic 55cx400b



How many differences are there? I want to win!

1) bezel
2) picture displayed on TV
3) brand name

Boom! Hows that, now whats my prize?

So can we get the same TV with another badge cheaper that £749 so I can vote hot or cold please!
tempt

Spot the differenceVestel 55ua9200 Panasonic 55cx400b



One has trees?
tempt

Spot the differenceVestel 55ua9200 Panasonic 55cx400b



The "Panasonic" clearly has the better picture haha.
I agree with the comment above. Vestel may make a good tv but what is happening here is that people truly believe they are buying a Panasonic tv and not someone else's. It's fraudulent in a way because Panasonic have a good brand name that goes back many years. Vestel does not. That is something that comes with time or re-branding or just by invention or re-invention of something, like Apple with the ipod touch. Apple have been there for many years supplying expensive computers and then it comes up with the ipod touch. I didn't mention ipod because basically that's just taking an mp3 player and making it different but the ipod touch was really a very clever invention. I think they then developed it into a phone and ruined it lol. Sorry iphone users but whilst I may use a macbook I am a strong fan of android. I just gave this as an example of something that can take a company from something that is little known to somewhere where nearly every house will have an apple product of one description. Vestel may do that one day but they haven't earned it yet in the uk. They hide behind good names of old such as JVC, Hitachi, Grundig even Toshiba. For people who maybe don't use the internet a lot or don't research anything who were buying electronics in the 80's and 90's these names are well remembered for their quality and reliability.

To me this is a bad move by Panasonic. It's like buying a BMW or Mercedes only to find out it's been made in the MG factory in China.
Isn't the lesson learnt on here to buy an lg or a Samsung ???
LOUGHBORO GUY

Isn't the lesson learnt on here to buy an lg or a Samsung ???



What about Sony?
dont forget to read the review of this before you click on pay

amazon.co.uk/Pan…00b
Edited by: "difficult_guy" 10th Oct 2015
difficult_guy

dont forget to read the review of this before you click on … dont forget to read the review of this before you click on payhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-TX-65CX410B-Ultra-Inch-Model/dp/B00WU3B1QM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1444514551&sr=1-3&keywords=65cx400b


Omg
This one of those "made in Turkey" TVs that are currently making Panasonic a name to avoid ?
Whoops. Just noticed the above comments.
Panasonic carrying out a hatchet job on their own name.
Edited by: "PhilK" 11th Oct 2015
I for one, will NOT be buying Panasonic in future due to this idiotic decision to get them made in Turkey. I'm due another TV and had been thinking Panasonic. Not now. I'll be wanting assurances on where the Sony/Samsung/LG I pick is made before parting with £££££'s now.
Panasonic never again.
heres a copy of the comment after the amazon review, so it looks like hukd has been lying to me and these tvs are made by Alcatel and not Vestel. The scariest brand name must be Baird which is sold in Bright house (theres a blast from the past)

I have been told by local by local storey adviser, that some Panasonic TV are not really Panasonic, but re-branded Alcatel. There were two Panasonic TVs side by side. Cheaper one with bigger screen, but very bad viewing angles and not so nice colours and another one, more expensive smaller screen, but good viewing angles brilliant colours. I think you were cheated big time. If TV does not support HEVC it cannot be called 4K TV. It supposed to be called combo of UHD monitor and FHD TV. And this TV not supposed to cost more that Finlux or Hisense.
Consider the lg 49" for £850 I think it is a better set myself.
lumsdot

heres a copy of the comment after the amazon review, so it looks like … heres a copy of the comment after the amazon review, so it looks like hukd has been lying to me and these tvs are made by Alcatel and not Vestel. The scariest brand name must be Baird which is sold in Bright house (theres a blast from the past)I have been told by local by local storey adviser, that some Panasonic TV are not really Panasonic, but re-branded Alcatel. There were two Panasonic TVs side by side. Cheaper one with bigger screen, but very bad viewing angles and not so nice colours and another one, more expensive smaller screen, but good viewing angles brilliant colours. I think you were cheated big time. If TV does not support HEVC it cannot be called 4K TV. It supposed to be called combo of UHD monitor and FHD TV. And this TV not supposed to cost more that Finlux or Hisense.



Nope, they're made by Vestel. I don't even think Alcatel make TV's just communication equipment but their Chinese parent company TCL do manufacture TV's.
PhilK

I for one, will NOT be buying Panasonic in future due to this idiotic … I for one, will NOT be buying Panasonic in future due to this idiotic decision to get them made in Turkey. I'm due another TV and had been thinking Panasonic. Not now. I'll be wanting assurances on where the Sony/Samsung/LG I pick is made before parting with £££££'s now.Panasonic never again.




Question is not where they were made, but who made them and what sort of technology and how reliable it is.

There is no NATIONALISM in technology.
lumsdot

heres a copy of the comment after the amazon review, so it looks like … heres a copy of the comment after the amazon review, so it looks like hukd has been lying to me and these tvs are made by Alcatel and not Vestel. The scariest brand name must be Baird which is sold in Bright house (theres a blast from the past)I have been told by local by local storey adviser, that some Panasonic TV are not really Panasonic, but re-branded Alcatel. There were two Panasonic TVs side by side. Cheaper one with bigger screen, but very bad viewing angles and not so nice colours and another one, more expensive smaller screen, but good viewing angles brilliant colours. I think you were cheated big time. If TV does not support HEVC it cannot be called 4K TV. It supposed to be called combo of UHD monitor and FHD TV. And this TV not supposed to cost more that Finlux or Hisense.




True, this tv is not a true 4K tv by any mean, whoever from panasonic is making decision to release tvs like this are risking jobs of thousands of people who work for this company. We recently seen nokia sinking and now panasonic....
difficult_guy

Question is not where they were made, but who made them and what sort of … Question is not where they were made, but who made them and what sort of technology and how reliable it is.There is no NATIONALISM in technology.


I'd happily bet a weeks wages if you had a choice between a "Made In Turkey" or a say, "Made in Poland" or "Made in Czech Republic" never mind Korea or Japan, you wouldn't be buying the Turkish made one. You'll say not of course - but WOULDN'T. X)
Odd how it's only this country who bangs the "Where it's from doesn't matter" drum.
Thats why we've got almost no manufacturing left - because to every other nationality, it DOES
Absolutely shocking 4K and even worse upscaling, avoid!
PhilK

I'd happily bet a weeks wages if you had a choice between a "Made In … I'd happily bet a weeks wages if you had a choice between a "Made In Turkey" or a say, "Made in Poland" or "Made in Czech Republic" never mind Korea or Japan, you wouldn't be buying the Turkish made one. You'll say not of course - but WOULDN'T. X)Odd how it's only this country who bangs the "Where it's from doesn't matter" drum.Thats why we've got almost no manufacturing left - because to every other nationality, it DOES



you check geographic location of items before you use, like fruits, vegetable, water, air.... are you not a typical brain washed person? what cave do you live in man?
Hi just bought the techwood 55 4k tv by vestel firstly looks identical to vestels panasonic tx-55cx400b techwood cost 499 wld like to know if this is the same quality as panasonic? So far pic seems very good..
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