Panasonic Viera TX-P42X50B Plasma HD Ready TV, 42 Inch with Freeview HD Price match Argos £289.99 5 year warranty @ John Lewis
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Panasonic Viera TX-P42X50B Plasma HD Ready TV, 42 Inch with Freeview HD Price match Argos £289.99 5 year warranty @ John Lewis

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Found 17th Jan 2013
Argos price has gone up to £349.99 today 19/01/2013 however still a good tv for £329 at JL with a 5 year warranty, use it for a couple of years worry free and see how the OLED prices are.

Panasonic Viera TX-P42X50B Plasma HD Ready TV, 42 Inch with Freeview HD. Got this price matched online last week but it went out of stock, luckily Chester had two left in store so took my price match email in and they did it there and then. It is now just come back into stock online so be quick as it sells out quickly, this is a great TV if you dont want 3D or 1080p. I had the PX80B for just under 5 years and got this to replace it and I am very much happy with everything on it. £289.99 inc 5 year warranty.

Do not spam this is a different price than the one already posted thanks



Product Information

Enjoy your movies, games and other media the way they were meant to be seen. Ready for super-smooth HD action - the Panasonic TX-P42X50B is a great choice for the living room, and really comes into it’s own when show fast moving action. Comes complete with an integrated Freeview HD tuner so you can enjoy all your favourite programmes in vibrant HD.

Key benefits:

The impressive 42-inch plasma screen gives you exceptional contrast, with darker blacks and more vibrant colour to get you immersed in your movies and games.

600Hz playback makes even the fastest media smooth to watch. Ideal for gaming and sports.

Insert an SD card or USB stick to enjoy photos, video clips and music on the big screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music.

Game Mode means quicker image response when a games console is connected to the TV. It also produces dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works with the anti-image retention (wobbling) function, too - so everything stays smooth.

VIERA Link connects various AV devices, so you can operate them all using a VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables.

Eco-Navigation sets the TV to the best energy-saving mode, and can automatically adjust the screen brightness to match the room conditions, or turn the power off according to usage.


"Argos site temp closed but doubt this should stop JL price matching as they have it on their system. They could say they need to wait to see if in stock or gone up in price."

Had this TV since Thursday, so glad I stayed with plasma especially Panasonic and not gone the LED route. Looked at (even bought/cancelled) Samsung, LG, Toshiba none compared to this. The Samsung plasma 43" was good but the LG plasma was really bad and I could not watch all that motion blur and pixelation on the LEDs and they where over £500 more. By the way I am talking about standard viewing as most people do and not playing with 3D, apps etc.
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OH but this is only HD ready & I sit with my face pressed against the screen. Anything less than 4k is awful in this day Bla Bla I have eagle eyes etc

HOT
720P is ok because I don't care about picture quality and know nothing about TVs I sit a mile away from my TV. Anything more then SD gives me a headache Bla Bla my vision is impaired etc

COLD


Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013

Yea here's a pic for you to get off on, Dot Cotton in 720p from a 50" TV you can twiddle your parts & wish for the day Sky starts broadcasting in 1080p

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7gOCOomhQkc/UPhSPAaAOUI/AAAAAAAABX8/_4Ko8WUtqsE/s1024/IMG_20130117_193324.jpg

MikeLondon

720P is ok because I don't care about picture quality and know nothing … 720P is ok because I don't care about picture quality and know nothing about TVs I sit a mile away from my TV. Anything more then SD gives me a headache Bla Bla my vision is impaired etc COLD


Edited by: "Savo" 17th Jan 2013
Savo

Yea here's a pic for you to get off on, Dot Cotton in 720p from a 50" TV … Yea here's a pic for you to get off on, Dot Cotton in 720p from a 50" TV you can twiddle your parts & wish for the day Sky starts broadcasting in 1080p



1. I am not Rooney
2. I don't have sky HD
3. I own something called a Blu-ray Player
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013
Stunning screen - eats LED for breakfast

Hmm My mum & dad don't have a Blu-ray player, they don't even have Sky HD, they sit over 10' away from the TV & enjoy their Homes under the hammer & Bargain Hunt etc in SD, They paid £700 for their 50" plasma a few years back so this TV is a bargain.

MikeLondon

1. I am not Rooney2. I don't have sky HD 3. I own something called a … 1. I am not Rooney2. I don't have sky HD 3. I own something called a Blu-ray Player


Edited by: "Savo" 17th Jan 2013
Savo

Hmm My mum & dad don't have a Blu-ray player, they don't even have Sky … Hmm My mum & dad don't have a Blu-ray player, they don't even have Sky HD, they sit over 10' away from the TV & enjoy their Homes under the hammer & Bargain Hunt etc in SD, They paid £700 for their 50" plasma a few years back so this TV is a bargain.



I tend not to take too much tech advice from my parents who don't know any better or my grandparents who cant tell sd from hd. Otherwise I could have ended up with a silly 50" 720p T.V

Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013

indeed, my parents bought their tv on my advice, they are delighted with it. I made the mistake of taking tech advice from morons on here & 'upgraded' my really good th42px80b 720p plasma to a 50" 1080p G30. I love the new tv, but really 720p is fine.

MikeLondon

I tend not to take too much tech advice from my parents who don't know … I tend not to take too much tech advice from my parents who don't know any better or my grandparents who cant tell sd from hd. Otherwise I could have ended up with a silly 50" 720p T.V and a perversion for EastEnders.

How do you get JL to price match ? - is it just a case of ringing them and mentioning the Argos deal ?
Go to the jl website and fill in an online form. It takes them about 2 days.
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013
Price match link
johnlewis.com/hel…spx
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013
......... But don't do it.
Excellent TV for the cash.
plasma is old tech, power hungry and unreliable
ses6jwg

plasma is old tech, power hungry and unreliable



At the moment plasma is still the better picture quality for the price. LCD is actually older tech. Unless you are talking about oled but this is not really economical at the moment and just about to come out in big screens

Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013
set mine up yesterday, nice vibrant picture even on 50% brightness. cannot complain for the price. the only thing i'd say is the sound is a bit tinny.
Not for me, but a bargain none the less for the money.
I couldn't resist - have the non freeview HD version of this and it's superb - probably only cost me £50 to upgrade and get the 5yr Guarantee....awesome
We bought one of these from co-op for 289 incl del. Good TV for the money. Some sky SD channels look crap on it but think that's more to do with sky pushing you to pay for their HD package.... People say using scart cable helps SD look better.
austinc

set mine up yesterday, nice vibrant picture even on 50% brightness. … set mine up yesterday, nice vibrant picture even on 50% brightness. cannot complain for the price. the only thing i'd say is the sound is a bit tinny.



Completely agree with this. I set one up for somebody and the picture quality is very good. You won't be able to tell the difference from a 1080P set at this size. I'm pretty impressed at the price... beats some much more expensive plasma's I've seen.
The sound is a little tinny but luckily there is an equalizer setting you can mess about with to make it sound a little better.
Savo

indeed, my parents bought their tv on my advice, they are delighted with … indeed, my parents bought their tv on my advice, they are delighted with it. I made the mistake of taking tech advice from morons on here & 'upgraded' my really good th42px80b 720p plasma to a 50" 1080p G30. I love the new tv, but really 720p is fine.



I own the smaller version of your TV in my bedroom and it is 1080P and significantly more expensive then this TV. So you need to stop raving on about 720p. I would not have advised my parents to spend so much on a 720p TV. The reason why your parents are happy is because they know no better.
Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013
Great TV absolutely excellent picture dont believe all the hype about full HD, very difficult to actually see any noticeable difference, This is a supurb tv and an absolutely fantastic price, go for it you wont be dissapointed.
MikeLondon

I own the smaller version of you TV in my bedroom and it is 1080P and … I own the smaller version of you TV in my bedroom and it is 1080P and significantly more expensive then this TV. So you need to stop raving on about 720p. I would not have advised my parents to spend so much on a 720p TV. The reason why your parents are happy is because they know no better.




ses6jwg

plasma is old tech, power hungry and unreliable



My last panasonic plasma lasted 4 years and still going very strong when I upgraded to this one. Plus John Lewis give a 5 year guarantee.

Would love to know how many more pennies per month this would use over an led. It would be pennies. Plus the vastly superior image quality would be worth it

Savo

Yea here's a pic for you to get off on, Dot Cotton in 720p from a 50" TV … Yea here's a pic for you to get off on, Dot Cotton in 720p from a 50" TV you can twiddle your parts & wish for the day Sky starts broadcasting in 1080p



That's 1080i, and you will find that for soap operas which use 60 fields, the picture would look exactly the same as a 1080p broadcast because even 1080p broadcasting wouldn't broadcast 1080p/60.
Marc0niusD

Great TV absolutely excellent picture dont believe all the hype about … Great TV absolutely excellent picture dont believe all the hype about full HD, very difficult to actually see any noticeable difference, This is a supurb tv and an absolutely fantastic price, go for it you wont be dissapointed.



If you don't know any better then to accept this advice then you won't be dissapointed if you get this because you don't have a clue anyway. As far as you are concerned you got a top brand TV that is quite big and won't understand why it is the budget range. Yay
Need some advice before I go for this any help much appreciated, some say plasma all the way LED is rubbish and doesn't even match close to the quality of plasma for hd TV? I've got sky hd and use my blu ray player quite often would you say hd quality wise is this as good as the some of the new super thin LEDs?
MikeLondon

If you don't know any better then to accept this advice then you won't be … If you don't know any better then to accept this advice then you won't be dissapointed if you get this because you don't have a clue anyway. As far as you are concerned you got a top brand TV that is quite big and won't understand why it is the budget range. Yay



It is in the 'budget' range because it has no smart stuff, no 3d and only 2 hdmi inputs as well as the 720p stuff.

Depending on what your source is, and viewing distance, you will definitely see no difference.
sarbjeet_

Need some advice before I go for this any help much appreciated, some say … Need some advice before I go for this any help much appreciated, some say plasma all the way LED is rubbish and doesn't even match close to the quality of plasma for hd TV? I've got sky hd and use my blu ray player quite often would you say hd quality wise is this as good as the some of the new super thin LEDs?



Personal preference really. I much prefer the 'natural' picture quality of plasma over the "ooh look how bright it is" led fans.

All of my friends who have led/lcd tvs comment on how good my TV looks
sarbjeet_

Need some advice before I go for this any help much appreciated, some say … Need some advice before I go for this any help much appreciated, some say plasma all the way LED is rubbish and doesn't even match close to the quality of plasma for hd TV? I've got sky hd and use my blu ray player quite often would you say hd quality wise is this as good as the some of the new super thin LEDs?



Led TV are still LCD, they are just lit by Leds. Plasma is better then LCD in many ways and you can still get very thin very nice plasmas. This is not one of them.

ffs it's £289 for a Pansonic plasma with Freeview HD and a 5 year warranty - what do want for the price, a TV that doubles up as a bed and does the ironing

I have its predecessor and it blitzes the Samsung LED i've just purchased for another room

Ignore this guy folks - you really DONT need to waste another £200 to get a LED set that will save you 30p a month in electricity

A

MikeLondon

I own the smaller version of your TV in my bedroom and it is 1080P and … I own the smaller version of your TV in my bedroom and it is 1080P and significantly more expensive then this TV. So you need to stop raving on about 720p. I would not have advised my parents to spend so much on a 720p TV. The reason why your parents are happy is because they know no better.


MikeLondon

If you don't know any better then to accept this advice then you won't be … If you don't know any better then to accept this advice then you won't be dissapointed if you get this because you don't have a clue anyway. As far as you are concerned you got a top brand TV that is quite big and won't understand why it is the budget range. Yay

Price match form filled in - hopefully hear from them in a couple of days
sancho1983

It is in the 'budget' range because it has no smart stuff, no 3d and only … It is in the 'budget' range because it has no smart stuff, no 3d and only 2 hdmi inputs as well as the 720p stuff. Depending on what your source is, and viewing distance, you will definitely see no difference.



You forgot to mention fat, cheap build, poor blacks, no 24fps the list goes on. Yes if you sit far away you will not see a difference, but you have to sit far away to make a TV look good, all you are doing is making the TV look smaller, you might as well get a 32" and sit closer
mikeyw

ffs it's £289 for a Pansonic plasma with Freeview HD and a 5 year … ffs it's £289 for a Pansonic plasma with Freeview HD and a 5 year warranty - what do want for the price, a TV that doubles up as a bed and does the ironingI have its predecessor and it blitzes the Samsung LED i've just purchased for another roomIgnore this guy folks - you really DONT need to waste another £200 to get a LED set that will save you 30p a month in electricityA



Please tell me where I said to get an led TV?
mikeyw

Price match form filled in - hopefully hear from them in a couple of days



And your welcome for the link.
MikeLondon

You forgot to mention fat, cheap build, poor blacks, no 24fps the list … You forgot to mention fat, cheap build, poor blacks, no 24fps the list goes on. Yes if you sit far away you will not see a difference, but you have to sit far away to make a TV look good, all you are doing is making the TV look smaller, you might as well get a 32" and sit closer



What if you don't want your sofa in the middle of the room? Most people don't choose their viewing distance; it's just the distance from where they put their tv to where they put their sofa.

I watched looper the other day (720p rip) and the black on screen was the same colour as the black around the outside of the panel.

Original Poster
the black on this is blacker than the PX80B
sancho1983

What if you don't want your sofa in the middle of the room? Most people … What if you don't want your sofa in the middle of the room? Most people don't choose their viewing distance; it's just the distance from where they put their tv to where they put their sofa. I watched looper the other day (720p rip) and the black on screen was the same colour as the black around the outside of the panel.



I will accept that if you need to sit very far away from on the TV then 1080p is less important. I implied this in my very first comment.

The black levels of a TV is based on how much light it emits in a dark seen, there is no way you were watching this in the dark.

Edited by: "MikeLondon" 17th Jan 2013
Hot

Ignore the idiots and pretend know it alls, this is a great TV for the price.
Crammage

HotIgnore the idiots and pretend know it alls, this is a great TV for the … HotIgnore the idiots and pretend know it alls, this is a great TV for the price.



As you are so smart and a non pretend know it all please explain why this is a great TV?
This is a bog standard more than capable TV that 95% of the population would be more than happy with for viewing both normal & HD transmissions along with a more than acceptable DVD/ Bluray replay.

It isn't a tablet , it isn't a PC, it isn't a mediaserver , it isn't an all singing all dancing hub of your entertainment world . I suggest that the technophobes here who are constantly harping on about 1080P this & LED that go to your own little world , geek out over your new " it does everything bar toss me off " must have toys , get a life & let the rest of us enjoy our bargains in peace.



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