PANASONIC VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV £369.99 delivered @ Dixons
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PANASONIC VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV £369.99 delivered @ Dixons

£369.99
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Found 5th Oct 2010Made hot 5th Oct 2010
Code 10TV gets the price down to this with free delivery and 3% Quidco may be available as well

The Panasonic TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV incorporates VIERA V-Real 4 image processing technology to deliver an incredibly immersive viewing experience! You'll enjoy a picture imbued with deep, rich colours, with 100Hz Double Scan technology incorporated so that fast-paced action is rendered with superb fluidity.

With a dual HDMI interface, you'll also be able to connect High Definition devices such as a Blu-ray player or game console to the Panasonic VIERA TX-P42C2-B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV to fully exploit its potential. A powerful audio performance is provided through the two 10W stereo speakers, ably assisted by V-Audio Surround sound technology.

A DVB-T Freeview TV tuner is integrated to provide you with a broad choice of digital television channels and radio stations, including all of your existing BBC and ITV favourites.

Other attractive features of this stylish VIERA TX-P42C2-B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV include 24p mode for viewing movies at their original frame rate, and the VIERA Image Viewer. The latter provides an SD card slot so you can view your JPEG photos and AVCHD or MPEG2 videos on the TV screen.

If you're seeking a high quality television with truly up-to-date features, the surprisingly affordable Panasonic VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV is the right choice for you!
Screen Format 16:9
Screen size 42" (107 cm)
Contrast 2,000,000:1 Dynamic
Response time (in ms) 0.001 ms
Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixels
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical - in°) Viewing angle free
Audio Audio Power 2 x 10 watt speakers
Noise reduction Yes
Mono/Stereo Sound - V-Audio virtual surround sound
- Dolby Digital Plus/dts Out
Speakers Built-in stereo speakers
Connectivity Connectivity 1 x CI (Common Interface)
2 x HDMI
1 x VIERA Image Viewer (SD card input)
1 x Composite
1 x Audio Input (for Video)
1 x Component Video
1 x Audio Input (for HDMI, PC, Component)
1 x SCART
1 x Digital Audio Output (Optical)
1 x Headphone jack
SCART connectors 1
DVI Input No
HDMI Input 2
PC Input HDMI (no VGA connector)
Audio output Headphone jack, optical audio
Tuner Standard DVB-T Digital Freeview tuner, DVB-C (cable)
Double Tuner No
Functions TV text 500P Level 2.5, FASTEXT/LIST/TOP
Other functions Deep Colour (10/12-bit)
x.v. Colour
3D Colour Management
Picture Modes: Dynamic/Normal/Cinema/True Cinema/Game/Photo
24p Playback
Sound Mode: Music/Speech/User
Power save mode
EPG (Now and Next)
VIERA Tools
VIERA Link
Child Lock
Off Timer
General Remote control Yes
Accessories supplied Stand, remote control, power cable, documentation
Dimensions (mm) With stand: 1029 x 704 x 307 mm (W x H x D)
Without stand: 1029 x 661 x 93 mm (W x H x D)
Weight (kg) With stand: 25.5 kg
Without stand: 24 kg

Code 10TV DOES NOT WORK - so the real price of this deal is £379.99
- Mallinersha

60 Comments

Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixels

So only 720p/1080i

Good price :).

toonarmani

Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixelsSo only … Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixelsSo only 720p/1080i



It's not actually even true 720p either.

Regardless, this is not a resolution contest, my panel has the same res and it's picture is excellent.

toonarmani

Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixelsSo only … Resolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixelsSo only 720p/1080i



1080i has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 so this is not 1080i, infact it's not even 720p, it is 768p.

shawty1984

1080i has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 so this is not 1080i, infact it's … 1080i has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 so this is not 1080i, infact it's not even 720p, it is 768p.



720p requires a vertical resolution of 1280 however, and this panel doesn't have that.

Is this the 42" version of this 37" Panasonic deal or does the added 'B' mean something?

I have this TV its a top picture. even on blue ray dvd. Sky hd dont yet give 1080, they give only 720p and at this price its a great find.

midnightz

Is this the 42" version of this 37" Panasonic deal or does the added 'B' … Is this the 42" version of this 37" Panasonic deal or does the added 'B' mean something?



From the OP:

Screen Format 16:9Screen size 42" (107 cm)Contrast 2,000,000:1 … Screen Format 16:9Screen size 42" (107 cm)Contrast 2,000,000:1 DynamicResponse time (in ms) 0.001 msResolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixels



The 'B' is unimportant.

Quote: 720p requires a vertical resolution of 1280

No it doesn't min spec of 720 horizontal lines with an aspect ratio of 16:9

RISC

Quote: 720p requires a vertical resolution of 1280 No it doesn't min spec … Quote: 720p requires a vertical resolution of 1280 No it doesn't min spec of 720 horizontal lines with an aspect ratio of 16:9



Nope.

They require the 1280 vertical to natively display a true 720p image, otherwise it's upscaled as in this case.

For HDTVs themselves 720p can also have different meanings. While you … For HDTVs themselves 720p can also have different meanings. While you might expect a 720p HDTV to have a resolution of 1280x720, this isn't always the case. For many flat panel 720p HDTVs the actual native resolution is 1024x768. While these TVs accept 720 input signals (as do all HDTVs) they must downscale horizontally while slightly upscaling vertically to their native resolution, resulting in somewhat lower picture quality.


720p

moob

720p requires a vertical resolution of 1280 however, and this panel … 720p requires a vertical resolution of 1280 however, and this panel doesn't have that.



I never said it did, but the TV isn't 720p anyway, it is 768p.

Only got 2 hdmi. It's got to have atleast 3 or more. And I no u can get the hdmi switch before anybody says but it means u got to find another plug socket. Not voting either way as its the price there on about and every body can pick good and bad faults with any tv no mater Wat it dose or dosnt.

midnightz

Is this the 42" version of this 37" Panasonic deal or does the added 'B' … Is this the 42" version of this 37" Panasonic deal or does the added 'B' mean something?

Screen Format 16:9Screen size 42" (107 cm)Contrast 2,000,000:1 … Screen Format 16:9Screen size 42" (107 cm)Contrast 2,000,000:1 DynamicResponse time (in ms) 0.001 msResolution (horizontal x vertical - in pixels) 1024 x 768 pixels


Why is the 37" at £349 (or £314) such a bad deal then? Must be Very.

These plasmas are certainly coming down in price.

toonarmani

It's not actually even true 720p either. Regardless, this is not a … It's not actually even true 720p either. Regardless, this is not a resolution contest, my panel has the same res and it's picture is excellent.


Wait until you see a Bluray on 1080p - that is something else. I would not get any TV will less than full HD any more.

Have this and it's awesome - argue the toss all you like about full hd / tru hd blah blah blah - it's £369 for a PANSONIC plasma screen that's 42"...hello !!....just a few years back lesser plasmas were over £2,000 !!

B is for black.:{

This, imho, is a damn good price for a really decent panel.

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mikeyw

Have this and it's awesome - argue the toss all you like about full hd / … Have this and it's awesome - argue the toss all you like about full hd / tru hd blah blah blah - it's £369 for a PANSONIC plasma screen that's 42"...hello !!....just a few years back lesser plasmas were over £2,000 !!

I've never really understood that argument. An items previous price is no indication of either quality or value relative to the current competition.

mikeyw

Have this and it's awesome - argue the toss all you like about full hd / … Have this and it's awesome - argue the toss all you like about full hd / tru hd blah blah blah - it's £369 for a PANSONIC plasma screen that's 42"...hello !!....just a few years back lesser plasmas were over £2,000 !!



Well put and simply the truth

1024 x 768 pixels?
1024/768 = 1.3333 = 4:3

whats the score with that?

I have this telly and am well pleased with picture. Yet another visitor to the house today commented on how good they thought the picture was - that's 5 this week. Sport is great, no ball 'shimmering' watching the football, which I found on viewing many tv's before plumping for this one. Only problem is the reflective glass on sunny days but fine at night. Go see it. If you like it, buy it, if not, buy something else. 2 hdmi is plenty for me, 1 for sky hd, 1 spare.

Sorry, but too many so called 'experts' on these telly threads, none of whom can agree. Am content with my smug look at only paying £399 for such a great telly.

moob

Nope.They require the 1280 vertical to natively display a true 720p … Nope.They require the 1280 vertical to natively display a true 720p image, otherwise it's upscaled as in this case.



Nope. From your own quote(!) it's 1280 horizontal, 720 VERTICAL resolution for 720p.

MrPuddington

Wait until you see a Bluray on 1080p - that is something else. I would … Wait until you see a Bluray on 1080p - that is something else. I would not get any TV will less than full HD any more.


It's all about viewing distance. A 42" TV is probably the upper limit for 720p, and at a regular viewing distance you wouldn't really see much benefit from 1080p (My Bro has this TV, and I have an LG 42" 1080p TV, and BR doesn't really look any different at 1080p unless you are sitting too close the screen).

Anyway, as I said my Bro has this TV (although he paid a LOT more as it was a long time ago), and it's a no brainer at this price, well worth the money.
Edited by: "jukkie" 6th Oct 2010

lookingaround

1024 x 768 pixels?1024/768 = 1.3333 = 4:3whats the score with that?



The pixels on these 720p Plasmas are not square they are rectangular

Yeah of course a top quality expensive 1080p LCD/Plasma will show more detail on blu-ray but lots of middle to lower end 1080p tvs will not.:D

Don't just go with the theory that higher resolution = better picture. But if you watch a fair amount of Standard Def material along with a healthy dose of HD then these 720p plasmas are hard to beat.

maddog2

I've never really understood that argument. An items previous price is no … I've never really understood that argument. An items previous price is no indication of either quality or value relative to the current competition.



Looking forward to you finding me a better panel for the money......

Too many people out there talking rubbish about panels they've probably never even seen never mind owned.

Anyone after a new TV for a steal then jump on this - i assure you you wont be disappointed.

mikeyw

Looking forward to you finding me a better panel for the money......Too … Looking forward to you finding me a better panel for the money......Too many people out there talking rubbish about panels they've probably never even seen never mind owned.Anyone after a new TV for a steal then jump on this - i assure you you wont be disappointed.

I'm not disputing the fact this is a good deal. I just don't believe the previous price is relevant to the discussion, and certainly shouldn't be a deciding factor.

Absolute bargain for a great top brand TV.
Don't listen to the "its only HD ready brigade" At the end of the day its the picture you see that counts and believe me it really is excellent.

This TV has the most reflecty screen ever, when the sun shines on it, it becomes a mirror

I'd rather have a 42" panasonic at 1024 x 768 pixels than a full hd 1080p hanspree or tesco/argos branded tv. theres more to a tv than the resolution, panasonic usually have great technology in their tv's anyway with processing/imaging chips that can make up for their flaws. saying all that im guessing this tv is an older model which is why the price is low but still a great price, 1080p/newer ones are around 500-550£.

Nope. From your own quote(!) it's 1280 horizontal, 720 VERTICAL … Nope. From your own quote(!) it's 1280 horizontal, 720 VERTICAL resolution for 720p.



Yeah, my apologies, got myself confused there for a moment.

Does anyone else think that this particular model is unique to DSG Retail group?

idealo.co.uk/com…tml

TV10 voucher code does not work.

sspersonaluk

TV10 voucher code does not work.



Yep, everyone ignoring the fact that the voucher code does NOT work and the listed price on here is wrong.

Original Poster

Apologies code wrong way round should be 10TV have edited

10TV gets you £10 of TVs between £300 - £399

If you see any other TVs you fancy

20TV gets you £20 off TVs between £400 - £599

40TV gets you £40 off TVs over £600

B: for bargain

B: for blockheads going on about the res.

B: brilliant picture will be had, you really are hard pushed and its hard to notice unless you put 2 next to each other.

B: Buy at this price!

stephenjames84

Apologies code wrong way round should be 10TV have edited10TV gets you … Apologies code wrong way round should be 10TV have edited10TV gets you £10 of TVs between £300 - £399



This TV is between the price bracket you quoted but still does not work. Where did you find the code?

Original Poster

Mallinersha

This TV is between the price bracket you quoted but still does not work. … This TV is between the price bracket you quoted but still does not work. Where did you find the code?



I got the code in a general email from Dixons yesterday, but code details available on quidco as well.

Happy to forward email to you if you want to argue it out with Dixons Customer Service just pm your email address

anthonyj238

I have this TV its a top picture. even on blue ray dvd. Sky hd dont yet … I have this TV its a top picture. even on blue ray dvd. Sky hd dont yet give 1080, they give only 720p and at this price its a great find.



Great TV for the price but this isn't true. Sky do a mixture of 720p and 1080i, most commonly, in my experience, 1080i. No 1080p yet.

Personally, I wouldn't be buying anything that isn't 1080p nowadays. If similar 1080p Pannys are only £100-£150 dearer then I'd definitely pay for the upgrade.
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