PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50G30B 50" Full HD Plasma TV *Its Back in Stock* Curry's & Dixons for £549
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PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50G30B 50" Full HD Plasma TV *Its Back in Stock* Curry's & Dixons for £549

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Found 27th Feb 2012
This great offer is back! Saving £250.
+ Free next day delivery from Curry's.

Comet are charging a crazy £930 for the same set.
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Ordered one this morning, coming Sunday.

EDIT: Don't forget Quidco/TCB.
Edited by: "TonyLeMesmer" 27th Feb 2012
How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it will be more as it is plasma but if anyone know rough difference on yearly power bill would be.

Am seriously tempted to get this screen
By far the best TV for the price.
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How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it … How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it will be more as it is plasma but if anyone know rough difference on yearly power bill would be.Am seriously tempted to get this screen



I have the 50" G10 and it typically eats up 300w. The G20 and G30 are more efficient but it'll still be quite high. All big screen Plasma's are power hungry. LED TV's use much less electric but I don't know what the typical consumption is. However quality 50" LED TV's ain't in this price bracket.

If your that bothered about the electric bill, you could always turn down the settings. It can make a big difference.

I'd highly recommdend this TV, especially if your room isn't brightly lit. I paid £1k for the G10, so this is a bargain.
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How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it … How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it will be more as it is plasma but if anyone know rough difference on yearly power bill would be.Am seriously tempted to get this screen



It's about 3p / hour. Peanuts really.

If you're really worried about electricity usage hang your clothes out to dry instead of tumble drying. Or wash at 30 degrees instead of 40.
Edited by: "Yas" 27th Feb 2012
Buy - set it up correctly depending on the light conditions in your house (and spread the word about taking the time to set up a tv properly, so many people leave it set to the out of box settings and its such a shame to see) and enjoy a great tv for a great price.

HOT
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How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it … How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it will be more as it is plasma but if anyone know rough difference on yearly power bill would be.Am seriously tempted to get this screen



I had a 32 inch LCD for 2yers and bought a 42 inch panasonic plasma (first G30 then changed to ST30) this xmas,and I monitor my electricity usage very carefully,(I'm living in a flat and use prepayment meter which you need to topup so any extra electricity usage is immediately noticeable).
tbh although plasma's use more power than led's,this is not really that noticeable on your overall usage.I haven't noticed any significant increase at all,and I use the tv regularly.
if thats your concern i'd say don't worry about it.
It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day every day. The plasma equivalents are anything for £21 to £36 a month
Would Comet price match this, if paying by a Comet giftcard? (Can get 10% off top ups on those through work)
bought one of these a few weeks back, nice looking tv, great sd and hd picture, internet tv works great, but 1 massive drawback is the sound its crap tinny with no base at all, i tried all different settings but still pants, i sent mine back, my brother bought 1 and hooked his up to sorround sound which is great, but be aware sound is sub standard
renderman

It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day … It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day every day. The plasma equivalents are anything for £21 to £36 a month



Nonsense. I've got a 50" Panasonic plasma and I only pay £70 per month electricity for EVERYTHING!!
renderman

It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day … It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day every day. The plasma equivalents are anything for £21 to £36 a month



£36 a month to run a 50" plasma for 3 hours a day? What a crock of **** that is, utter rubbish.
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How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it … How does power consumption compare to edge lit LED screens, I know it will be more as it is plasma but if anyone know rough difference on yearly power bill would be.Am seriously tempted to get this screen



From the Panasonic website... Energy consumption
coolcraig999

bought one of these a few weeks back, nice looking tv, great sd and hd … bought one of these a few weeks back, nice looking tv, great sd and hd picture, internet tv works great, but 1 massive drawback is the sound its crap tinny with no base at all, i tried all different settings but still pants, i sent mine back, my brother bought 1 and hooked his up to sorround sound which is great, but be aware sound is sub standard



I don't think you will find a single modern TV that delivers good, satisfying sound to be honest. If buying a TV like this then you really need to hook it up to an amp with some decent speakers.

I really want a new TV but while I would barely use 3D I still feel myself drawn to wasting my money on it for some reason! Must resist...
Hi

Thanks for the comments and just seeing can sort out the money and if Comet will price match as also get discount via work for them
Yas

It's about 3p / hour. Peanuts really.If you're really worried about … It's about 3p / hour. Peanuts really.If you're really worried about electricity usage hang your clothes out to dry instead of tumble drying. Or wash at 30 degrees instead of 40.



I think you're getting your electricity too cheap. Typical price for 300W would be ~6p/hr. So 3 hours a day would be around a fiver a month (could be closer to £7 depending on your tariff).
Edited by: "n00b" 27th Feb 2012
renderman

It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day … It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day every day. The plasma equivalents are anything for £21 to £36 a month



complete tosh

I pay around £30-35 per month for electricity, which is fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, radio, surround kit, several other electric items, not to mention lights along with a 42" plasma TV, no white goods I have are A rated, they're all old power hungry beasties

n00b is closer to the mark
Edited by: "TwistedNerve" 27th Feb 2012
I think with most HD tv's being very thin,trying to get a decent sound out of them is very difficult, I hooked my TV up to my hi-fi and it's like a whole new world.
Yas

It's about 3p / hour. Peanuts really.If you're really worried about … It's about 3p / hour. Peanuts really.If you're really worried about electricity usage hang your clothes out to dry instead of tumble drying. Or wash at 30 degrees instead of 40.



yeh and dont cook food in a cooker
Seriously why you think the price dropped plasma is an old technology you will still get viewing angles variation if you watch from different angles and reflection and all the issus with plasma tv ,people are moving to LED and OLED i saw OLED screen of the psp vita and i really know now what i'am gonna invest in , we don't buy just because it's cheap 50" there other aspect to watch too
renderman

It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day every … It cost about £8 a month for a samsung 50" LED on for 3 hours a day every day. The plasma equivalents are anything for £21 to £36 a month




are you on drugs - @ £21 that would mean the tv has to be on 24 hours a day!! - £36/mth er no!!
J0n35y

I don't think you will find a single modern TV that delivers good, … I don't think you will find a single modern TV that delivers good, satisfying sound to be honest. If buying a TV like this then you really need to hook it up to an amp with some decent speakers.I really want a new TV but while I would barely use 3D I still feel myself drawn to wasting my money on it for some reason! Must resist...



the pioneer kuro did - shame its no longer available - panny st30 is acceptable - anyway why not get a seperates av system - sound is a billion times better
n00b

I think you're getting your electricity too cheap. Typical price for 300W … I think you're getting your electricity too cheap. Typical price for 300W would be ~6p/hr. So 3 hours a day would be around a fiver a month.



I followed the Panasonic link (thanks Kullak), and saw the average power consumption was 175W. Which would explain my 3p / hour quote. (I've got one of those electrical power monitors and the reading jumps up 3p / hour whenever I switch on my TV).

So now we've established modern plasmas aren't that power hungry, everyone's got even less of an excuse to buy one!
J0n35y

I don't think you will find a single modern TV that delivers good, … I don't think you will find a single modern TV that delivers good, satisfying sound to be honest. If buying a TV like this then you really need to hook it up to an amp with some decent speakers.I really want a new TV but while I would barely use 3D I still feel myself drawn to wasting my money on it for some reason! Must resist...



i have a Philips 42'' FL9664H and its thinner than the panasonic and the sound is awsome, but is double the price so it can be done on modern tv's plasma and lcd
Edited by: "coolcraig999" 27th Feb 2012
Interesting - under 200w for normal operation.
My KDL40W4500 (40" LCD) claims 234w so it's nice to see how things have moved on.
A KDL40HX723 same size edge lit screen is now 85w.
I paid £900 in Dec 2009 for a 46in G15 and I absolutely love it. Stunning picture with Blu Ray and HD images. This price for a 50in G30? It's an absolute no brainer. If you want a big screen TV this is a bargain!

Hook this TV up to a home cinema amp and your laughing
if you are buying this tv this is a decent sorround and blu ray that wont break the bank
my brother hooked his panny g30 up to this and it sounds great
SONY BDVEF200 its £150 on amazon
amazon.co.uk/dp/…WPG
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On mode average power is 175W so you get 5.7 viewing hours per Kwh.
Standby is only 0.4w (104 days per Kwh).

So doing the maths its around £32 per annum if on 4 hours per day if you pay 12p/Kwh
makoun

Seriously why you think the price dropped plasma is an old technology you … Seriously why you think the price dropped plasma is an old technology you will still get viewing angles variation if you watch from different angles and reflection and all the issus with plasma tv ,people are moving to LED and OLED i saw OLED screen of the psp vita and i really know now what i'am gonna invest in , we don't buy just because it's cheap 50" there other aspect to watch too



No - we don't all buy because it's cheap but believe it or not, some people really do prefer plasmas. A lot of my friends have got LED / LCD but they all seem... I dunno... harsh. Clinical. It's difficult to explain. Plasma has a warmth to it which I prefer.

This really is one of the best TVs you can buy for £550. Fair enough if you don't like plasmas, but it's nevertheless a hot deal.
Is the internet/SMART TV feature on here the same as other SMART TVs? Or is the Viera-Connect different? If so, what are the differences?
Thanks and excuse my ignorance!
Gadget show worked out that an eco tv cost about £30 to run a year and a big plasma about £80. I have a 50" samsung, don't let it put you off.
look out for 'green tinge/blob' issues with these sets
Edited by: "paul106" 27th Feb 2012
I have had this tv a couple of weeks now........ smart tv with dnla, top of the range panasonic 50" tv for £549 sorry but it was a no brainer for me, you can't get a better tv for this money anywhere? yes the speakers are crap but get a surround sound, just buy it its a quality tv, & all this power hungry plasma crap ain't worth worrying about.;)
Edited by: "OldEnglish" 27th Feb 2012
OP I've reported the title of your post to the apostrophe police
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yannarascala

OP I've reported the title of your post to the apostrophe police



Oh dear, sorry, I hope they don't know where I live.
I Love mine. Bargain.
Cracking deal, heat added.

I've got an Panny S10B with modded firmware and it's superb, I'm not sure where people are getting these cost/month figures from but mine uses no where near as much as some have said.
Has anyone asked John Lewis to price match (to get the 5 year warranty)?
makoun

Seriously why you think the price dropped plasma is an old technology you … Seriously why you think the price dropped plasma is an old technology you will still get viewing angles variation if you watch from different angles and reflection and all the issus with plasma tv ,people are moving to LED and OLED i saw OLED screen of the psp vita and i really know now what i'am gonna invest in , we don't buy just because it's cheap 50" there other aspect to watch too




Haha,,,So...fancy an 11" OLED screen for £500? You would prefer that over a 50" NEO PDP??

Really???

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PS: My money in the future is in space travel. It will be awesome. So don't go buying a new car just yet ;o)

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