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Panasonic Viera TX-P50X20B Plasma HD Ready £649 @ john lewis
Panasonic Viera TX-P50X20B Plasma HD Ready £649 @ john lewis

Panasonic Viera TX-P50X20B Plasma HD Ready £649 @ john lewis

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Panasonic Viera TX-P50X20B Plasma HD Ready
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Seems a good buy I think

Audio quality: V-Audio Surround

Digital tuner: Freeview

Dimensions H81.4 x W121.8 x D40.1cm (including stand)

DLNA: No

Frame rate 100Hz

Freesat built in No

Freeview HD built in No

Full HD 1080p No

Guarantee FREE 5 year guarantee

HD ReadyAbility to display high-definition pictures when connected to an HD compatible device Yes

LED backlighting No

Memory card slot: SD

S-Video socket: 1

SCART sockets: 2

Screen resolution: 1024 x 768

Screen size 50"

Speaker output (RMS): 20W

USB ports: No

Visible screen size:127cm

Web enabled: No

Weight 31.5kg (with stand); 33.5kg (without stand)

- jamiesmith85

64 Comments

Original Poster

Altough I don't know how it compares to the other Panasonic deals on here already?

thinking of giving a Panasonic tv as a birthday gift, is this one good for free sat via Sky & xbox? Thanks

Original Poster

not sure but it looks ok.
Its so confusing and impossible to make a decision there is so much choice

50" and not true HD, its not for me

the 37" looks great btw

chalkysoil;8841552

thinking of giving a Panasonic tv as a birthday gift, is this one good … thinking of giving a Panasonic tv as a birthday gift, is this one good for free sat via Sky & xbox? Thanks



Yeah should be a fantastic tv I have the previous model of the tv and it is brilliant. Don't be put off the lack off 1080p as there is much more important factors such as black levels, vidieo processing that makes up a great picture.

Original Poster

I guess the only way to be sure is to check in the flesh, might pop to Comet later cause they do it aswell but they charge £849

borgman;8841865

I guess the only way to be sure is to check in the flesh, might pop to … I guess the only way to be sure is to check in the flesh, might pop to Comet later cause they do it aswell but they charge £849



dont waste your time going to comet as they dont always price match plus you get a free 5year guarantee at John Lewis :thumbsup:

Is this the equivalent of the old G10?

Plasma=heat, lots of heat!
Belive me i've got a 50" panny i can roast a chicken in font of it!!
Blu ray or HD must have 1080p
Why save a mere £100?
Your tv should last more than 5 years so your actually only saving about £2 per month
My advice is wait a bit once the world cup fever is over all tv's will drop in price.
or if you must then go for LED,saves energy, slimmer lighter better picture quality last longer.

blizeH;8842108

Is this the equivalent of the old G10?



It is a much inferior panel than the G10

Crap, thought so, thanks jayjay

Sounds like last years stock to me !!!

Original Poster

this is very confusing.

I want to spend up to £700 on a new tv?
Might I be better spending £40 more and getting the plasma from costco thats on offer (i am a member) ?
Either 42" or larger, which would it be best to choose?
I appreciate everyone has opinions but after reading as many posts on here as i could find I am just getting more confused, please help.............
R

borgman;8842209

this is very confusing.I want to spend up to £700 on a new tv? Either 42" … this is very confusing.I want to spend up to £700 on a new tv? Either 42" or larger, which would it be best to choose? I appreciate everyone has opinions but after reading as many posts on here as i could find I am just getting more confused, please help............. :(R



Best bet it go to avforums.com and ask. But a general rule of thumb panasonic plasmas I find offer the best picture quality.

Yokum67;8842194

Sounds like last years stock to me !!!


lol

sowotsdis;8842120

or if you must then go for LED,saves energy, slimmer lighter better … or if you must then go for LED,saves energy, slimmer lighter better picture quality last longer.

LED isn't necessarily better picture quality than plasma.

Yokum67;8842194

Sounds like last years stock to me !!!



No, this is a 2010 model.

Yokum67;8842194

Sounds like last years stock to me !!!


This model only came out a couple of months ago...

It replaces the p50x10 (which I bought in September last year). The x20 is the "standard" panasonic plasma - at the lower end of what they produce. Don't let that put you off, though - the lower end of Panasonic's plasmas is significantly better than the majority of tvs available.

Exceptional picture quality - and the set is not noticably warm or noisy. The x10 is also a lot thinner (front to back) than earlier models - I'd assume the x20 is the same or better.


This might help those who aren't sure about the difference between models in the current Panasonic range. And of course there's always AVforums.


Heat and rep added.

i bought the 42", see hotukdeals.com/ite…asm

couldnt be happier with the picture. lack of 1080p doesnt bother me a bit. Panny is giving free 5 yr warranty at the moment anyway (if bought fr its dealers).

chalkysoil;8841552

thinking of giving a Panasonic tv as a birthday gift, is this one good … thinking of giving a Panasonic tv as a birthday gift, is this one good for free sat via Sky & xbox? Thanks



If you're thinking of buying a 50" TV as a gift, can I be your friend? :thumbsup:

dananana;8841811

Don't be put off the lack off 1080p as there is much more important … Don't be put off the lack off 1080p as there is much more important factors such as black levels, vidieo processing that makes up a great picture.


Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" TV is Sh*t! Seriously do people still buy 1080i TV's? Definitely old stock clearance!

pig_dog;8842559

Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" … Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" TV is Sh*t! Seriously do people still buy 1080i TV's? Definitely old stock clearance!



It's not stupid in the slightest, it's sensible advice. And this TV isn't 1080i either, nor is it old stock clearance.

Mine was delivered last week , I don't care if some ? think its old stock . or its ONLY 1080
looks brilliant on my wall .

kharma45;8842574

It's not stupid in the slightest, it's sensible advice. And this TV isn't … It's not stupid in the slightest, it's sensible advice. And this TV isn't 1080i either, nor is it old stock clearance.


No its not 1080i - Its even worse! 1024 x 768? WTF - Seriously Steer very clear of this TV is old news!

pig_dog, you're showing yourself up dude!

For the majority of people, watching regular TV, or regular HD content (Sky, Virgin, Freesat, Freeview HD) this TV is absolutely perfect for them and will have a better picture than the vast majority of LCD TVs, certainly kicking the ass of anything else within it's price range.

If you're into gaming, blu rays and 1080p MKV content then I'd agree that this TV isn't for you, and it's worth spending the extra on something with a better spec, but for the vast majority of people this TV is an absolute beauty.

pig_dog;8842645

No its not 1080i - Its even worse! 1024 x 768? WTF - Seriously Steer very … No its not 1080i - Its even worse! 1024 x 768? WTF - Seriously Steer very clear of this TV is old news!



No TV on sale in the UK is 1080i for a start.

And there is no problem with it being only an HD Ready TV, it's all most people need really.

If it were me however I'd be tempted to save a bit more and get the LG PK590

amazon.co.uk/LG-…8-1

The price fluctuates a lot, usually around £700.

kharma45;8842692

No TV on sale in the UK is 1080i for a start.And there is no problem with … No TV on sale in the UK is 1080i for a start.And there is no problem with it being only an HD Ready TV, it's all most people need really.If it were me however I'd be tempted to save a bit more and get the LG PK590http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-50PK590-50-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B003FMSIW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276605588&sr=8-1The price fluctuates a lot, usually around £700.



The below is a 1080i TV for sale in the uk:
play.com/Ele…LCD
Hmm, i think you are giving advice but don't know what your talking about.

better alterative ]here imo if one is available in your area

i would also say there is nothing wrong with 720p for most people

pig_dog;8842559

Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" … Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" TV is Sh*t! Seriously do people still buy 1080i TV's? Definitely old stock clearance!



Can you get 1080p broadcast yet?

pig_dog;8842559

Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" … Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" TV is Sh*t! Seriously do people still buy 1080i TV's? Definitely old stock clearance!



You don't know much about TVs

1. The only thing a 1080p set does over a 720p set is BluRay, and some PS3 games - although thats debatable as in game they don't use true 1080p,
2. Even HD TV does not use 1080p, 720p TVs handle HD channels just as well as 1080p sets
3. Standard Definition programes look better on a 720p set than a 1080p set as there is less scaling - ie any none HD channel
4. Resolution is not the most important factor in picture quality - colour accuracy, black levels, contrast, and processing are more important in some ways and this TV beats the socks of pretty much any LCD/LED 1080p in those departments
5. I've got both :-D
6. Some of the best TVs ever made were 720p/1080i Pioneer Kuros, which I'd take of any TV today bar the Panny G/V series

davt99;8842788

Can you get 1080p broadcast yet?



Not in the forseeable future

pig_dog;8842750

The below is a 1080i TV for sale in the … The below is a 1080i TV for sale in the uk:http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8839534/Sony-Bravia-S-Series-26-inch-26S5500-HD-Ready-Freeview-Widescreen-LCD-TV/Product.html?_$ja=tsid:11518%7Ccc:%7Cprd:8839534%7Ccat:LCDHmm, i think you are giving advice but don't know what your talking about.



No, no it's not, it has a resolution of 1366 x 768 making it 768p, and by nature LCD panels cannot display interlaced signals, and must de-interlace them.

LG 50pk350 is a better set than this - 1080p, more accurate colours, and £50 cheaper.

400lbBench;8842835

You don't know much about TVs1. The only thing a 1080p set does over a … You don't know much about TVs1. The only thing a 1080p set does over a 720p set is BluRay, and some PS3 games - although thats debatable as in game they don't use true 1080p, 2. Even HD TV does not use 1080p, 720p TVs handle HD channels just as well as 1080p sets




Nope, broadcast 1080i is 1920*540, which is displayed better on a 1080p set than on 1366*768 (a simple 2x vertical upscale, whereas the lower res set is doing a really awkward scale).

pig_dog;8842559

Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" … Are you serious!? How much of a stupid statement is that - 1080i on a 50" TV is Sh*t! Seriously do people still buy 1080i TV's? Definitely old stock clearance!



This is a brand new model for a start secondly resolution is not the most important factor. Secondly how many sources utilises 1080p, Only 1 and that is Blu-ray. No tv channel broadcasts in the UK 1080p and will not in the forseeable future. Plus the difference it my mind not that noticable.

so, what if it's 720 and not 768p.....whenever there is a TV deal, somehow it's turned into 1080i vs 1080p thread or Plasma vs LCD vs LED vs 3d. I just dont get it. don't you guys get tired of it??

The deal here is simple, it's 50'" plasma HD ready from Panny for £649 and precisely just that.

I paid over 1k for a 32" CRT not that long ago and I had to dump it into a skip last weekend. Come on, it's just a TV and you are getting a lot of TV for a lot less money noawadya. besides, I think it;s foolish to buy any TV without seeing the TV picture in person. You can make up your own mind there.

Original Poster

Hi guys,

lots of replies and the technical stuff is mostly way beyond my tiny brain :))

Just want staight forward views whether to buy this one from John Lewis or

hotukdeals.com/ite…42g

from costco

cheers

R

dananana;8843258

This is a brand new model for a start secondly resolution is not the most … This is a brand new model for a start secondly resolution is not the most important factor. Secondly how many sources utilises 1080p, Only 1 and that is Blu-ray. No tv channel broadcasts in the UK 1080p and will not in the forseeable future. Plus the difference it my mind not that noticable.



It may be a brand new model, but panasonic are simply using up panels they had left over from the X10

sowotsdis;8842120

Plasma=heat, lots of heat! or if you must then go for LED,saves energy, … Plasma=heat, lots of heat! or if you must then go for LED,saves energy, slimmer lighter better picture quality last longer.



Or get a quality plasma that LED's don't even come close to.

I'm talking Pioneer Kuro. Yes out of production now, but by far the best tv's out there. You will get nowhere near the blacks of a Kuro.
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