PANASONIC Viera TX-P50X60B 50" Plasma TV  £399 @ Currys
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PANASONIC Viera TX-P50X60B 50" Plasma TV £399 @ Currys

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Found 1st Sep 2013
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Panasonic 50" HD Ready Plasma TV - size dimensions 1184 x 716 x 81mm ( General depth 63mm )

Built in Freeview HD Turner for free-to-air viewing in High Definition

600Hz processing speed - lets you view superb motion mages

Media Player - simply insert an SD Card or USB stick into the slot and enjoy previously saved photos and movie clips

Eco Navigaton - automatically sets the TV to the most suitable energy saving mode
- judgey

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Plasma oO

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£395.
Was £375 last week when ex bought it. Cheap as chips.

Remember this ia HD ready 720p not 1080p which can make a difference at this TV size.

Relievo

Plasma oO



Damn straight, it still outperforms virtually all other systems, nothing else comes near it for the price

why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar fire, weigh a ton, and whats more, this is crappy 720p!!!

Heat for the description.




And because it's a great TV at a great price.

if you buy for 95p more in richers you get 5yr warranty for £39,95, although full HD would be better

dennis123123

why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar … why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar fire, weigh a ton, and whats more, this is crappy 720p!!!



Load of rubbish. Power consumption is 132W on average. And weight is immaterial.

dennis123123

why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar … why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar fire, weigh a ton, and whats more, this is crappy 720p!!!


Why plasma? I'd happily pay a slightly bit more on my electricity bill for a better picture quality.

dennis123123

why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar … why would anyone buy a plasma tv? they use more electric than a 3 bar fire, weigh a ton, and whats more, this is crappy 720p!!!



Because they make LCD's look crap in comparions. Better blacks, better dynamic range, better motion.

They probably use £20 more a year on average compared to an LCD.

The only downside to this Plasma is 720p so I'll give you that one.

dennis123123

why would anyone buy a plasma tv?


Apart from outstanding picture quality, I've no idea.

dennis123123

they use more electric than a 3 bar fire


If that were true then it would be bad.. seeing as that's a load of crap, let's move on...

dennis123123

weigh a ton


true, and like pretty much everyone, I regularly have to carry my TV around, so this is entirely relevant

dennis123123

and whats more, this is crappy 720p!!!


fair point, for once.
Edited by: "Geokinkladze" 1st Sep 2013

Only reason me and my partner didn't pick this up is because it's 720p and we're Xbox gamers. Also £399 at Tesco for those interested though, thought it was a great price for a 50" Plasma, just a shame about the resolution :(.

Banned

As far as power consumption goes for TV's, this is how much technology has progressed in 6 years.

2007 (42 inch sets):
Plasma - 550W
LCD - 300W

2013 (47/50 inch sets)
Plasma - 130W
LED - 65W

Although it's still double for plasma, it's still four to five times less than it used to be.

Power consumption is medium/high but for picture quality, "panasonic" plasmas are amazing! The 720p plasma's are not much different to the 1080p ones they make. Burn in is a thing of the past as well, virtually no motion blur with the 600hz ones. Also, If anyone knows their plasmas they'll know that pioneer were the best by far when it came to plasmas, since pioneer packed it in not so long ago their engineer/designer who created their amazing plasmas has now joined Panasonic.

Shame I need a tv to go on a stud wall, no way I'm risking the weight of a plasma on it!

Yas

Load of rubbish. Power consumption is 132W on average. And weight is … Load of rubbish. Power consumption is 132W on average. And weight is immaterial.



132W per hour I reckon. Average unit price for electric is probably 12p per KWh. 4 hours use per day would equate around 7p. If you keep flicking channels then probably a bit more

I bought this exact TV just over 2 weeks ago now for the same price and couldn't be happier with it. All these people moaning that it is 720p and plasma....the difference in picture quality in comparison to my family tv at home (50 inch LED) is negligible. I am a big gamer and have had no issues with any sort of screen burn or all that jazz people moan about. £400 for a 50 inch branded tv is a great deal! HOT!

fix

Shame I need a tv to go on a stud wall, no way I'm risking the weight of … Shame I need a tv to go on a stud wall, no way I'm risking the weight of a plasma on it!



I have an old 50" PX60 and its on a stud wall with no problems.. This is relevant as the PX60 is 4 times heavier than this X60.

It takes 2 people to move the PX60, where as i can lift my X60 on my own.. Lifted it out the box single handed with no issues.

The X60 would easily hang on a stud wall.. Is only about 15kg (havnt checked the exact weight) and its size means you can spread the load.

Jon

If you are in any doubt, ready my comments to the deal last week:

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I would still be worried on a stud wall, it weighs about 21kg it's a fair bit even when spread out, a comparable led is less than 15kg maybe even 13kg

I worked out it cost me about £8 per year more for Plasma compared to LED.. I'm happy with my plasma for that.

The only downside is when you visit relatives houses and they have LED.. it strains my eyes trying to watch it on a crappy tv.. I've grown accustomed to good viewing.

Word of warning look on AVF for the VBI problem.. it can affect some Panny models. It affects mine but is hardly noticeable to be honest.

720p...... crappy?

Are plasma tvs really that much better to watch? I thought the bulbs on these need replacing after so many years

I'd sooner have a great 720p than a crap 1080p.

Resolution isn't everything.

fix

Are plasma tvs really that much better to watch? I thought the bulbs on … Are plasma tvs really that much better to watch? I thought the bulbs on these need replacing after so many years



No mate, you'll need an engineer to refill every pixel with gas.

fix

I would still be worried on a stud wall, it weighs about 21kg it's a fair … I would still be worried on a stud wall, it weighs about 21kg it's a fair bit even when spread out, a comparable led is less than 15kg maybe even 13kg



Well my PX60 is 40kg and its not coming off... I peppered the wall with cavity fixings and where there are studs, i used decent sized screws and believe me, its not coming off.. I could hang off of it (i am 120kg) and it would take both my and the TVs weight! But if you are paranoid about this, This isnt the set for you.. But really.. Do you honestly think that 6-8kgs would make that much difference?
Edited by: "jweaver" 1st Sep 2013


dennis123123

and whats more, this is crappy 720p!!!


fair point, for once.
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It's a fair point, only if he sits between 2.0m to 2.9m from the screen, past 2.9m he is wasting his money buying a HD 50" anything be it LCD/LED or Plasma

Television size to distance relationship




roymunsen

I'd sooner have a great 720p than a crap 1080p.Resolution isn't … I'd sooner have a great 720p than a crap 1080p.Resolution isn't everything.



You clearly don't know what you're talking about. At 50" the difference between 720p/1080p is noticable.

El1te

You clearly don't know what you're talking about. At 50" the difference … You clearly don't know what you're talking about. At 50" the difference between 720p/1080p is noticable.



So resolution trumps:

Contrast ratio
Black levels
White levels
Colour reproduction
Motion
Viewing angles
Video processing artefacts

??

Like I said before, resolution is not the be all and end all of video quality.

El1te

You clearly don't know what you're talking about. At 50" the difference … You clearly don't know what you're talking about. At 50" the difference between 720p/1080p is noticable.



You clearly don't understand what he said

I had a Sony 28" Triniton Wega 100hz, then I bought a Toshiba 37" Full High Definition LCD 50hz. The Sony trumped the 1080p Tosh for watching football. I've had this 50" Panasonic 720, 600hz for five days...................roll on the World Cup.

Besides as I sit 4.0m from the screen, a 1080 would make no differance [ I refer you to my early posted link]

Got to say, out of the box I was not impressed, thought I had made a big mistake. But after following setting it up as discribed on the 3 Step Picture Perfect webste it's perfect. Found the THX TV set up screens needed on a Star Wars DVD
Edited by: "ayeup" 1st Sep 2013

The plasma owners shouldn't get so upset. Most people want LED because its NEWer, when OLED becomes popular LEDs will have their own angry supporters.

720p in 2013! You can buy 4k sets now and they look AMAZING in full HD 3D

My eyesights pretty bad (good enough to drive, but not much better past that) So i'd imagine 720p would be fine for me

I watch one from about 8ft and it looks fantastic. As mentioned earlier, dont get caught up in the 720 vs 1080 hype. Just look at the picture then decide. As for wattage, they say the average is 132w but ive tested mine on normal viewing and its just under 100w average. This really is a fantastic tv at a bargain price.

ayeup

[quote=DoctorJamesWright] The plasma owners shouldn't get so upset. Most … [quote=DoctorJamesWright] The plasma owners shouldn't get so upset. Most people want LED because its NEWer, when OLED becomes popular LEDs will have their own angry supporters. 720p in 2013! You can buy 4k sets now and they look AMAZING in full HD 3D



Why do you equate the clearing up of misinformation, as an expression of anger?

Son in Law has a cracking 51" Samsung LED 3D Smart TV, ball park price £1,750 in the kitchen. He also has a theatre room projecting onto a perminent wall screen. It all depends how much money an indvidual wants to spend on TV technology.

All I'm saying is, you don't need to spend the earth to get a cracking picture quality TV. But ignorant utterances form people who gobble up the advertising "what you need" hype spewed out by sales people. Does not help forum users, who are possibly interested in purchasing a plasma TV for the first time, making an informed decision.

It's my first plasma, and I'm well suited with it, and at £379 + 5 year warranty, it was a steal.
Edited by: "ayeup" 2nd Sep 2013

this is 399 everywhere this isnt really a deal tesco,b&m,sainsburys and others are all charging this price
plasma's have a shorter life than lcd as well and if you want it for gaming ps3/ps4/xbox/xb1 then
720p isnt really good enough either it is a good size for the price and panasonic are one of the
better manufacturers so would suit some people but clearly not for alot of people either

jweaver

Well my PX60 is 40kg and its not coming off... I peppered the wall with … Well my PX60 is 40kg and its not coming off... I peppered the wall with cavity fixings and where there are studs, i used decent sized screws and believe me, its not coming off.. I could hang off of it (i am 120kg) and it would take both my and the TVs weight! But if you are paranoid about this, This isnt the set for you.. But really.. Do you honestly think that 6-8kgs would make that much difference?



Ok fair enough thanks for the advice

shel64

this is 399 everywhere this isnt really a deal tesco,b&m,sainsburys and … this is 399 everywhere this isnt really a deal tesco,b&m,sainsburys and others are all charging this priceplasma's have a shorter life than lcd as well and if you want it for gaming ps3/ps4/xbox/xb1 then720p isnt really good enough either it is a good size for the price and panasonic are one of thebetter manufacturers so would suit some people but clearly not for alot of people either



Well.. As someone who owns a mixture of LCD and Plasma.. And has had chance to compare the 768 Panasonic with a 1080 in a 'real world' environment, I would disagree with much of what you said.

First of all.. Plasma = shorter life than LCD? Where did oyu get that from? You are just plucking a random 'fact' out of the air.. This TV could be watched many hours a day for 10s of years.. There is no reason to scaremonger by implying that Plasmas won't last very long.

A Plasma TV is typically rated as having a MTBF of 30,000 hours (But its believed it could be more like 60K).. But lets take 30K.. If you watched it for 5 hours EVERY day.. Thats 16 years.. For £379.. This is stunning value!

But on the subject of 1080 vs 768.. Read this if you are interested

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1134608-anyone-want-me-do-some-comparison-tests-between-g10-x10.html

When the PS4/XB1 comes alone, it might be a different story.. But consisdering my tests were done with a 1080 Blueray, and I couldn't see ANY difference between the 2, I don't see is as being as big as a problem as you fear.

At the end of the day, I am planning on getting a PS4 and have NO intentions of upgrading my X10 to a full HD.. I can't stress how delighted I am with my non-Full HD TV!

Edited by: "jweaver" 2nd Sep 2013

I know people are saying you need full HD etc but I think this TV will fit the bill for me. Our front room is long front to back rather than wide so the TV is over 4m away from where I'm sat, hence 50" will be a big Benefit over 32/40" and because of the distance from what I've heard HD or full HD won't make a difference.

Also nice to have at this low price is a HD tuner so that's a bonus.

I notice you can play back video/photos from USB, does anybody know if you can also record to a USB drive?

Had pretty much ruled out plasma before reading this thread but for our needs and to small difference in electricity consumption this set seems ideal.

Hoping its still this price or less in a couple of weeks when I get my £50 currys voucher after making a £100+ purchase last week.

Relievo

Plasma oO



Not 100% sure if serious.

ayeup

It's a fair point, only if he sits between 2.0m to 2.9m from the screen, … It's a fair point, only if he sits between 2.0m to 2.9m from the screen, past 2.9m he is wasting his money buying a HD 50" anything be it LCD/LED or PlasmaTelevision size to distance relationship



Just be aware these things are based on 20/20 vision etc. For normal watching my family sit between 8 and 10ft from screen.. but for film night we are around 6 ft, same as for gaming. If you go with 1080p you get that bit of extra flexibility.. if you are just a sit on the couch watcher then, based on the distance, 720p might be the best you can get, resolution wise.
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