Panasonic Viera TX-P42X60B 42 inch Plasma (Manufacturer Refurbished) @ Panasonic Ebay Outlet - £239.99
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Panasonic Viera TX-P42X60B 42 inch Plasma (Manufacturer Refurbished) @ Panasonic Ebay Outlet - £239.99

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Found 27th Jun 2014
There won't be many Panasonic Viera Plasmas left soon, so here's a chance to own one on a strict budget!

Please ignore the, "it's not Full HD, terrible resolution, uses too much power, too heavy, etc" LCD brigade.

This will visually knock the socks off any LED (LCD) Full HD TV in this price range. This is a FACT!

The TV can also be delivered brand new from Co-op Electrical for £279.00 plus the option of 2% off with Quidco/Topcashback.

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My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My parents have Pan plasma that doesn't do that causing major problems with external 2.0 speakers volume control ;/

£249.99 at Sainsbury's instore at the moment if you want a non refurb one
Edited by: "mug51" 27th Jun 2014

mug51

£249.99 at Sainsbury's instore at the moment if you want a non refurb one



Where did you see this? I mean, which store? Did they have available stock ?

Mietas

My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My … My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My parents have Pan plasma that doesn't do that causing major problems with external 2.0 speakers volume control ;/



Are you for real? Any TV will have rubbish headphone support. I personally do not know anyone who expects their TV to mute when they plug in a headphone. Infact, I don't think I know anyone who even tried! Then again, I have never had any of my Panasonic Plasma outpus sound from the internal speakers because that's the point of having a surround speaker amplifier. Either you go full-on sound from a video source or you wear headphones. Is there really a reason to use the internal (poor) speakers?

Mietas

My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My … My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My parents have Pan plasma that doesn't do that causing major problems with external 2.0 speakers volume control ;/



I had Panasonic a while ago and while I'm not sure if using the headphone jack would mute the speakers automatically, there was a separate headphone volume control in the menu so you could manually mute the TV speakers while still having control over the output from the headphone socket. Hope that helps but do check to see if this model is the same.

Edit: Alternatively mute the TV and use the L/R audio jacks to connect to your external speakers as this will have a fixed output with the TV's volume control having no effect on it. This is of course only ideal if your external speakers have their own volume control.


Edited by: "KendallC" 28th Jun 2014

We have the 50" model of this & the picture quality is amazing.

I have this very model (was £269 at Asdas) trust me it is amazing for the money. Not smart but couple it with a smart device and you have a spot on telly. PS3 & PS4 looks superb on it!!!!

I ordered the 50" version from Panasonic outlet. They lied to me over the phone about being able to specify a delivery time, as a result I'm sitting in at the moment waiting to pay an additional £25 to the courier company for a Saturday delivery.

Walked around my local Sainsburys at 7am this morning and saw the 42" for £249.99! Excellent price so get it from there brand new. Only reason I'm buying the refurb is because Tesco let me down last week after taking my order (£379 with 5 year guarantee) and later cancelling it due to not having them in stock. Can't find the 50" anywhere else so went for the refurb at £329.

Dellacleaing

I ordered the 50" version from Panasonic outlet. They lied to me over the … I ordered the 50" version from Panasonic outlet. They lied to me over the phone about being able to specify a delivery time, as a result I'm sitting in at the moment waiting to pay an additional £25 to the courier company for a Saturday delivery.Walked around my local Sainsburys at 7am this morning and saw the 42" for £249.99! Excellent price so get it from there brand new. Only reason I'm buying the refurb is because Tesco let me down last week after taking my order (£379 with 5 year guarantee) and later cancelling it due to not having them in stock. Can't find the 50" anywhere else so went for the refurb at £329.



Tesco let you down !!!!!
I am surprised.

Dellacleaing

I ordered the 50" version from Panasonic outlet. They lied to me over the … I ordered the 50" version from Panasonic outlet. They lied to me over the phone about being able to specify a delivery time, as a result I'm sitting in at the moment waiting to pay an additional £25 to the courier company for a Saturday delivery.Walked around my local Sainsburys at 7am this morning and saw the 42" for £249.99! Excellent price so get it from there brand new. Only reason I'm buying the refurb is because Tesco let me down last week after taking my order (£379 with 5 year guarantee) and later cancelling it due to not having them in stock. Can't find the 50" anywhere else so went for the refurb at £329.



Can you please tell me where did you see it available?

Just bought from Sainsburys in Durham for £249.99.
Set it up in the front room next to my Panasonic GT50 and I am struggling to see the difference bearing in mind the GT50 was £999 from John Lewis.
Fantastic SD picture, Freeview HD picture even better. Blu ray picture is fantastic.
Don't know whether to laugh or cry. Over the moon at this bargain but feeling that the GT50 is short changing me now.
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT NOT BEING 1080P

hansel2

Just bought from Sainsburys in Durham for £249.99.Set it up in the front … Just bought from Sainsburys in Durham for £249.99.Set it up in the front room next to my Panasonic GT50 and I am struggling to see the difference bearing in mind the GT50 was £999 from John Lewis.Fantastic SD picture, Freeview HD picture even better. Blu ray picture is fantastic.Don't know whether to laugh or cry. Over the moon at this bargain but feeling that the GT50 is short changing me now.GET IT WHILE YOU CAN. DON'T WORRY ABOUT NOT BEING 1080P



How does it look (as in the casework of the telly) compared to your GT50? I had a GT30 which I sold as I didn't think the pic was quite as good as my Kuros but the TV itself looked nicer. About to have an extension done and want a TV that not only has a great pic but looks great switched off too and the GT range was sort of what I had in mind.

GT50 does look nicer but the X60B isn't too bad. The main difference is the stand which is obviously been made to a budget on the bargain basement model. This doesn't matter to me as I plan to wall mount it in the dining room.

If you want something that looks fantastic switched off then maybe you would be better off with a super slim backlit LED. I would have done the same but can't stand the picture quality on LCD now I've been spoilt by having another plasma.

The best thing to do is to go and have a look for yourself.

IMO the deal from Sainsburys, which for just tenner more is brand new, is a better option...

But, for those of you that can't find one in your local Sainsburys and are considering a refurb from the outlet, I'll say that my TV arrived a couple of hours ago and is absolutely flawless. There isn't a mark, scratch or dent on it, looks brand new.
There is a slight buzzing noise which I've read is something that happens with these sets and probably the reason the original purchaser returned the set I now have in my living room, but at £329 I think I can live with it. You can only hear it when the tv speakers are on mute anyway. Hopefully that's all and I won't discover some other fault at any point but so far so good.

The TV is good, the service and experience of the Panasonic outlet was disappointing though.

hansel2

GT50 does look nicer but the X60B isn't too bad. The main difference is … GT50 does look nicer but the X60B isn't too bad. The main difference is the stand which is obviously been made to a budget on the bargain basement model. This doesn't matter to me as I plan to wall mount it in the dining room.If you want something that looks fantastic switched off then maybe you would be better off with a super slim backlit LED. I would have done the same but can't stand the picture quality on LCD now I've been spoilt by having another plasma. The best thing to do is to go and have a look for yourself.



Got Kuros in other rooms so if I bought an LCD for the extension I can't imagine I would ever want to watch anything on it! Picture quality is most important to me so will be getting another plasma, no question about it, but I would like it to look reasonably smart too. Not sure yet if I will wall mount it or not though so maybe I'll wait until the work is done first.

Anyone found with the 42 or 50 at a good price including the 5 year warranty?

I have the PX80 42" which is now over 5 years old - still beats any TV I see for under £800

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IIf you bank with Lloyds you can get 8% rewards cashback from Argos making it 256 for a new one

Not even HD, never mind 1080p.

Considering how low the prices of 4K sets are now, you're essentially paying for a resolution that's 2 generations behind.

Regardless of that though, this would still be a great TV for old people or a kids' room.

Original Poster

striker33

Not even HD, never mind 1080p.Considering how low the prices of 4K sets … Not even HD, never mind 1080p.Considering how low the prices of 4K sets are now, you're essentially paying for a resolution that's 2 generations behind.Regardless of that though, this would still be a great TV for old people or a kids' room.


Please read my description. This is HD and will surpass most LCD 1080p sets. It's even been compared to a GT50 above.

Guys what are the best settings for this TV. I have one but find myself adjusting it all the time. Any feedback welcomed

andros1963

Guys what are the best settings for this TV. I have one but find myself … Guys what are the best settings for this TV. I have one but find myself adjusting it all the time. Any feedback welcomed



If you're new to setting up tellys then this simple guide will certainly improve things over out of the box settings. Always remember that all the picture processing gizmos tend to make things worse so switch them all off then if you want to you can play about with them one by one to see if you think they help but most agree they don't.

avforums.com/pag…ct/

striker33

Not even HD, never mind 1080p.Considering how low the prices of 4K sets … Not even HD, never mind 1080p.Considering how low the prices of 4K sets are now, you're essentially paying for a resolution that's 2 generations behind.Regardless of that though, this would still be a great TV for old people or a kids' room.



...and of course those that realise numbers on paper don't mean an awful lot on their own!
Edited by: "KendallC" 28th Jun 2014

striker33

Not even HD, never mind 1080p.Considering how low the prices of 4K sets … Not even HD, never mind 1080p.Considering how low the prices of 4K sets are now, you're essentially paying for a resolution that's 2 generations behind.Regardless of that though, this would still be a great TV for old people or a kids' room.


some 720p tv's look better then 1080p tv's though.

Mietas

My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My … My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My parents have Pan plasma that doesn't do that causing major problems with external 2.0 speakers volume control ;/



Translation : I want to have a sneaky watch of Babestation whilst the wife's in bed - can I do it with this TV?

fivegoldstars

Translation : I want to have a sneaky watch of Babestation whilst the … Translation : I want to have a sneaky watch of Babestation whilst the wife's in bed - can I do it with this TV?



Lol haha!

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Got to wonder if plasma is so great why are panasonic dropping it.

Original Poster

Musician

Got to wonder if plasma is so great why are panasonic dropping it.



They don't sell that well because the general public incorrectly believe LCDs are superior, plus OLED will eventually be the new standard.

Bought one from coopelectrical before the Cup and am really impressed with it. Freeview HD tuner on board. Couple it with Now tv box or Chromecast to get all the smart features you need. .Image quality is great. If you don't want to spend a fortune on TV go for one of those while they're still around.

hansel2

Just bought from Sainsburys in Durham for £249.99.Set it up in the front … Just bought from Sainsburys in Durham for £249.99.Set it up in the front room next to my Panasonic GT50 and I am struggling to see the difference bearing in mind the GT50 was £999 from John Lewis.Fantastic SD picture, Freeview HD picture even better. Blu ray picture is fantastic.Don't know whether to laugh or cry. Over the moon at this bargain but feeling that the GT50 is short changing me now.GET IT WHILE YOU CAN. DON'T WORRY ABOUT NOT BEING 1080P



I feel the same about my ST50 and Samsung F4500 .
The ST50 cost almost 5 times the price yet its not much better ,for normal SD and HD tv there is very little difference.

striker33

Not even HD, never mind 1080p.



lol!
HD has 3 version.
720p - which this is and classed as hd ready
1080i - which is a horrid fudge and what alot of 720p tv's also allow!
1080p which is full had - its not hd or 1080p but FULL HD.

meanwhile.

Secondly I would avoid 4k tv's until content is available ..

taras

lol! HD has 3 version.720p - which this is and classed as hd ready1080i - … lol! HD has 3 version.720p - which this is and classed as hd ready1080i - which is a horrid fudge and what alot of 720p tv's also allow!1080p which is full had - its not hd or 1080p but FULL HD.meanwhile.Secondly I would avoid 4k tv's until content is available ..



HD has a lot of versions. It's not just limited to the above.

This TV isn't 720p, its 768p.

There is nothing wrong with 1080i as long as your TV deinterlaces properly. In fact 1080i carries the same picture quality (note, not motion) as 1080p. It depends what you mean by allow? Can a HD Ready TV display 1080i, then no it can't. It will input at 1080i though and most will input at 1080p too and then downscale to the native resolution of the screen, in this case 768p. To gain the full benefit from 1080i, you need a 'full HD' TV.

GuruMeditationError

Are you for real? Any TV will have rubbish headphone support. I … Are you for real? Any TV will have rubbish headphone support. I personally do not know anyone who expects their TV to mute when they plug in a headphone. Infact, I don't think I know anyone who even tried! Then again, I have never had any of my Panasonic Plasma outpus sound from the internal speakers because that's the point of having a surround speaker amplifier. Either you go full-on sound from a video source or you wear headphones. Is there really a reason to use the internal (poor) speakers?



Another effing moronic knowitall who can't talk to people in a civilised manner and by the sound of it, very few friends.

Well done, you've won the internet.

shawty1984

HD has a lot of versions. It's not just limited to the above.This TV … HD has a lot of versions. It's not just limited to the above.This TV isn't 720p, its 768p.There is nothing wrong with 1080i as long as your TV deinterlaces properly. In fact 1080i carries the same picture quality (note, not motion) as 1080p. It depends what you mean by allow? Can a HD Ready TV display 1080i, then no it can't. It will input at 1080i though and most will input at 1080p too and then downscale to the native resolution of the screen, in this case 768p. To gain the full benefit from 1080i, you need a 'full HD' TV.



I did mean 768p .. regardless, the downscaler has to downscale both 1920 down to 1366 and the same for 1080 down to 768, some can do it really well and it would actually produce a sharper picture. But in this day and age, i wouldn't go for anything less than 1080p tbh, even on a 32" screen

taras

I did mean 768p .. regardless, the downscaler has to downscale both 1920 … I did mean 768p .. regardless, the downscaler has to downscale both 1920 down to 1366 and the same for 1080 down to 768, some can do it really well and it would actually produce a sharper picture. But in this day and age, i wouldn't go for anything less than 1080p tbh, even on a 32" screen


What do you sit 5" away how can you see a difference on a small screen lmao

Mietas

My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My … My question: when you connect headphones, does it mute tv speakers? My parents have Pan plasma that doesn't do that causing major problems with external 2.0 speakers volume control ;/



If this is important to you get a Roku 3 box and connect it to the tv. There is a headphone jack on the remote control. The Roku 3 is an advanced media player for On demand stuff like 4OD or iPlayer.

taras

I did mean 768p .. regardless, the downscaler has to downscale both 1920 … I did mean 768p .. regardless, the downscaler has to downscale both 1920 down to 1366 and the same for 1080 down to 768, some can do it really well and it would actually produce a sharper picture. But in this day and age, i wouldn't go for anything less than 1080p tbh, even on a 32" screen



It's 1024, not 1366. I don't know why you're telling me stuff I already know and which I explained to you?

martynandsarahrichards

What do you sit 5" away how can you see a difference on a small screen … What do you sit 5" away how can you see a difference on a small screen lmao



Maybe he does sit close? I've got a 32" TV and sit close enough for 1080p to be best.


SamSamoon96

some 720p tv's look better then 1080p tv's though.



Until you turn them on that is ...

DonDraper

Until you turn them on that is ...



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