PANASONIC VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV @ PC World for less than £219
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PANASONIC VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV @ PC World for less than £219

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Found 13th May 2011Made hot 14th May 2011
Really good price for a really good telly ! Got great reviews (9.3 out of 10) on PC World website. I know it's not Full HD, and is an older model but it's only £219 !!

As a side note, I had problems going through to the payment stage with just this in my basket, but if I added something else ( I added a £7.99 USB stick) it completed no problem.

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The Panasonic TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV will redefine how you connect with your digital world. Its integration of VIERA V-Real 4 image processing technology rewards you with a scintillating level of picture quality. Whether you're watching the latest Hollywood movie, immersed in your favourite soap, or engrossed in a game, you'll witness rich, vibrant colours, every time. Action movie enthusiasts will appreciate 100Hz Double Scan technology, which ensures even the most fast-paced scenes radiate with luminosity and fluidity.

If you want to connect up you High Definition devices like Blu-ray players and game consoles, that's no problem, thanks to the Panasonic VIERA TX-P42C2-B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV's dual HDMI interface. Its 10W stereo speakers are capably assisted by V-Audio Surround sound technology, to ensure your ears also get treated to the sublime home entertainment experience.

Enter into the stunning world of High Definition digital television by exploiting its in-built DVB-T Freeview TV tuner and scroll through hundreds of digital TV channels and radio stations!

The classy VIERA TX-P42C2-B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV also boasts VIERA Image Viewer, which enables you to play your JPEG photos and AVCHD or MPEG2 videos directly through the TV via its SD card slot, together with 24p mode for watching movies in their natural format.

Be entertained and inspired by the feature-rich, affordable Panasonic VIERA TX-P42C2B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV!

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
Teletext 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
Accesories included 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

thanks

got this when trying to pay "Technical Error

Sorry, we seem to have encountered a technical error.
We have been notified about this."

What? £219 for a 42" tv? Thats crazy! Why isnt this scorching?!

GB credit crunch

got this when trying to pay "Technical ErrorSorry, we seem to have … got this when trying to pay "Technical ErrorSorry, we seem to have encountered a technical error.We have been notified about this."



add another cheap product and then you wont get the problem i added some cheap pc speakers and went through no problems

ok thanks, must be the cheapest 42" ever

Just ordered for my mum...I'd be surprised if I get it but many thanks to the OP for the heads up. I have one of these already and even at full(ish) price I think it was a bargain. Sound isn't great but picture is excellent. If you're using any sort of av system then this is perfect.

Don't forget Quidco/TCB.3%/3.53%

Oh yeah, I got the tech error at checkout too so went back and added a five pack of DVD-rs for £3.99 and it went through fine.

Nice PC monitor prehaps? I need a reason to buy,
Edited by: "soled73" 14th May 2011

Are these 1024 x 768 pixel Plasmas any good for hooking up an Xbox 360 to?

soled73

Nice PC monitor prehaps?


Useless as the resolution is the same as a 10 year old 15" CRT monitor.

Be good if it was available, but it's not, so don't waste your time people.

Cant go wrong for that price?

Need to add a cheap product with Plasma for payment to go through

Good luck but normally a technical check out error with dsg means an item is not available, been there too many times and have learnt from experience that on this deal I am out.would be handy for the spare room

soled73

Nice PC monitor prehaps? I need a reason to buy,



Plasmas are great, but they're not ideal as PC monitors due to Image Retention (its less common on todays plasmas, but its still an issue for extended periods viewing high contrast sources like PCs.)

Edited by: "russ" 14th May 2011

shani1978

Cant go wrong for that price?



No you seriously can't! I'd say I prefer the pic on this to my 7 series £2000 (at the time!)Pioneer!

Dubious as to whether anyone will get the TV. I can see PC World cancelling the TV and only delivering the filler item which you didn't really want.

Cheers.

Agharta

Useless as the resolution is the same as a 10 year old 15" CRT monitor.



russ

Plasmas are great, but they're not ideal as PC monitors due to Image … Plasmas are great, but they're not ideal as PC monitors due to Image Retention (its less common on todays plasmas, but its still an issue for extended periods viewing high contrast sources like PCs.)


I AGREE filler item is probably only item sent but postage is free and distance selling rules apply so just return or better still refuse delivery and nothing lost, gotta be worth a punt

Silly question. I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul flight, does anyone have experience of doing this ?

ivanli

Silly question. I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul … Silly question. I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul flight, does anyone have experience of doing this ?


More than just silly.

I ordered one & a mouse with 20% off, sailed through checkout ... they have my phone number so can ring me if it's not going to be fulfilled.

RBS worldpay page seems to go round and round for ages and takes me back to the previous page. Tried two different CCs so far to no avail.
Edited by: "Aiadi" 14th May 2011

ivanli

Silly question. I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul … Silly question. I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul flight, does anyone have experience of doing this ?



Try getting a quote from a courier. Just tried Interparcel using the following measurements:
1029 x 661 x 93 mm (W x H x D)
24 kg

got error though. Too large/heavy for any of their services. Put destination as USA, was just guessing from what you said ("long haul")


same here
Aiadi

RBS worldpay page seems to go round and round for ages and takes me back … RBS worldpay page seems to go round and round for ages and takes me back to the previous page. Tried two different CCs so far to no avail.


ivanli

I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul flight, does … I want to send this TV abroad or take it onto a long-haul flight, does anyone have experience of doing this ?


Your excess baggage charge would be phenomenal unless you don’t take any luggage with you.

Keeping getting a techincal error message, also this is now showing as £399 odd via the search

Gone through the payment process but do not expect to get anything from it as from previous experience with DSG group companies their customer service and website service is lousy.

Paid £700 for a similar model Panasonic over 2 years ago so this can go in the bedroom. Won't tell the wife and maybe it will show up unexpectedly

Pretty sure any prices ending in 97p from PC World are EOL or clearance items which they never ever seem to have when push comes to shove ... still worth a go though at that price.(_;)

russ - May 14, 2011 00:28soled73Nice PC monitor prehaps? I need a reason … russ - May 14, 2011 00:28soled73Nice PC monitor prehaps? I need a reason to buy,Plasmas are great, but they're not ideal as PC monitors due to Image Retention (its less common on todays plasmas, but its still an issue for extended periods on high contrast sources like PCs.)



i`ve been using a 50" plasma for 4 months now and it`s fantastic!!!!!!!!

Hot deal for the price! Have some heat!

Wouldn't like to be the webmaster @ PCworld on Monday morning...

wozza2k

Keeping getting a techincal error message, also this is now showing as … Keeping getting a techincal error message, also this is now showing as £399 odd via the search


It is showing up twice on the search screen at the 2 different prices.

soled73

97p for this filler.NDSI Starter … 97p for this filler.NDSI Starter Packhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/exspect-ndsi-starter-pack-03357537-pdt.html




Awesome for a cheap filler, cheers!

tried many times but could not order the item. Technical error message poping up. Looks dubious.

£399 is the C3 model not the C2

just ordered @ 219.94 with filler. payment taken no problem.
Edited by: "soled73" 14th May 2011

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