PANASONIC VIERA TX55CX680B 55 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Freeview Play £599.00 @ Richer sounds 6 yrs Warranty
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PANASONIC VIERA TX55CX680B 55 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV Freeview Play £599.00 @ Richer sounds 6 yrs Warranty

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Found 6th Jun 2016
With full 4K compatibility and a more powerful operating system, the Panasonic TX55CX680B has significantly raised its game.

4K Ultra HD TV
Boasting an UHD (Ultra High Definition) 4K screen resolution, the Panasonic TX55CX680B demonstrates astonishing levels of detail. This resolution is four times greater than the more conventional 1920 x 1080 Full HD TVs and it's a difference you'll really notice. This CX680 model is also compatible with the format required for streaming Netflix 4K, for 4K entertainment straight away.

Local dimming for superb realism
In addition to 4K, the Panasonic TX55CX680B offers local dimming for even greater picture precision. This works with all sources and screen resolutions, ensuring you get the most natural picture possible. Local Dimming reduces backlighting behind dark areas of the image, giving inky blacks contrasting strongly with brighter areas, for outstanding realism.

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A better deal perhaps than the Currys LG because of the warranty

Original Poster

"Ultra HD Premium" seems to be a standard which has to be followed by TVs that claim HDR ? This TV jus most of 4K tvs does say Ultra HD but not have "Ultra HD Premium" logo ... not sure how much important this is ..any thoughts folks ?

"Ultra HD Premium" seems to be a standard which has to be followed by TVs … "Ultra HD Premium" seems to be a standard which has to be followed by TVs that claim HDR ? This TV jus most of 4K tvs does say Ultra HD but not have "Ultra HD Premium" logo ... not sure how much important this is ..any thoughts folks ?



The CX680 does not support HDR, that feature is far more common on this year's models.

Is this a young vestel ?

Is this a young vestel ?



As far as I know this one's a true Panasonic.

As far as I know this one's a true Panasonic.


That's good news

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Is this a young vestel ?


Definitely not! Bought one recently from Richer Sounds for £699 - great TV. Shame I paid £100 more for it though!

Heat for not being vestel

Thank God had enough vegetables

Excellent TV, I know of 3 people with them. If you look at the AVForums review not only does it get a glowing review but tells you the preset information to get as close to calibrated as possible.

Heat.

Banned

Great find - have heat !

needs to be 75" at this price....kidding. heat!

Shame it's only available in stores. Limited stocks. Be quick but check before you travel.

55ms input lag? Ouch

Original Poster

thinking of getting one myself , is this 55ms input lag and Energy rating -"B" are of any concern ?
Edited by: "RajUK" 7th Jun 2016

Panasonic makes the worse 4k tv's

Original Poster

Panasonic makes the worse 4k tv's


very helpful , ta

Could anybody please help me make the decision between this TV or
ebay.co.uk/itm…430 ?

Heat for the price, but from what I've read you should only be buying tvs with HDR.

I bought this TV from Very a little while ago for £640 and it is a great TV.
I have my amp plugged into HDMI2 and then my PC, HDTV, sat box, wii etc plugged into the amp.
The TV then switches Gaming mode automatically switches on for PS4 via HDMI and off when watching a movie etc.

The apps via smart menu are good, mainly 4k amazon prime (be warned, you need around 20mb connection to get the decent resolution or amazon lower you to 1048p or HD.... etc.)

It is a great size and I'd recommend to anyone.

I certainly recommend the settings here for it:
avforums.com/thr…e-2

Enter them for 1 source and then copy to all sources. Then you can tweak each source later without having to enter the whole lot on each source.

Cracking TV for the price! Don't let the others put you off, it's a lot of TV for not a lot of money. Who cares about energy consumption anyways? And unless you are an MLG pro, 55ms lag should not bother you(measured as 39 by av forums dudes).

Panasonic makes the worse 4k tv's


Do you mean worse or worst.
or wurst?

Great price. Costco Tottenham have this model going for £830 with a 5 year warranty.

I've got it. probably becoming an old model now. superb operating system and picture. sound OK. hot !

As far as I know this one's a true Panasonic.


All Vestel Models are Numbered 300 and 400 e.g. CX400 and CR430 (You have been Warned!)
Any Models Above i.e. 500, 600, 650 (CX680), 700, 750, 802, 902 are Genuine Panasonic.
From what I hear Panasonic have abandoned All Vestel product for their 2016 DX Range.... Hurrah!!

I have heard they are stopping making screens from September this year so from then on your Panasonic TV will have a Chinese or Sharp screen / panel in it ! Worth a thought.

I have heard they are stopping making screens from September this year so … I have heard they are stopping making screens from September this year so from then on your Panasonic TV will have a Chinese or Sharp screen / panel in it ! Worth a thought.


Panasonic Remain the Only Brand to Produce THX Certified and Backlit Screens, rather than vastly inferior "Bottom-Edge Lit" screens touted by another leading brand
Of course, the Panel is only part of the whole story. It's a bit like suggesting the Citroen C1, Peugot 108 and Toyota Aygo are the same? Indeed they are Not, 2 of them have Different Engines and therefore the Economy and Performance may vary.... Curiously it's the Japanese Variant which appears to be the Most Reliable... Happy Coincidence ..!?
Edited by: "bondvillain20" 7th Jun 2016

Bit to in depth for me pal to be honest. Basically when this one packs up in 10 years time. I'll remember it being on the news that Panasonic stopped making all panels in September 2016 because they were making a loss. The 680 is a great TV for the money thou. Future Panasonic ?? will the panel last ??

Bit to in depth for me pal to be honest. Basically when this one packs up … Bit to in depth for me pal to be honest. Basically when this one packs up in 10 years time. I'll remember it being on the news that Panasonic stopped making all panels in September 2016 because they were making a loss. The 680 is a great TV for the money thou. Future Panasonic ?? will the panel last ??


Agreed, the 55CX680 is a Great TV for the Money and it's one of only a Few Actual "Back-Lit" Panels in the UK/Europe. When 'Back-Light' specification is quoted in respect to other Brands it's almost misleading because 90% of TV's are "Edge-Lit" or "Side-Lit" ...Any Anorak worthy of His Blu Ray Collection will tell You a "Back-Lit" is Far Superior to an "Edge-Lit".
A TV's Reliability and Performance extends much further than where the Panel is sourced from; That is to suggest/question that any number of Laptops or Tablets with the same Grade of 1920 x 1080 IPS Panel will All have the same Build-Quality, life-span and Performance Characteristics...
Of Course they do Not, The Variables include; RAM, Processor, Power Supply, OS, Graphic Card etc etc. There are probably as Many Laptops as TV's in the European Market similarly priced from £300 to £2000.
It's a well known fact that Apple Products are Manufactured/Assembled in a Well known Country's Battalion of Sweat Shops, does it make an iPhone 6s any less desirable or reliable than a popular Korean Android Smartphone??
I'm sure whichever Smart-Device You, I or any one of us bought most recently, the Source of the Panel was Not the Primary Concern/Top of the list. I imagine whether it was "Super AMOLED", "Retina Display", "4K Video/20 Mega-Pixel Camera", "Internal Storage/Memory Size", "Fingerprint Reader", "Quad-Core Processor" would almost certainly be the Factors which swayed Your Final Decision... rather than who made the panel.
Why Not ask 10 Random people why they chose their Smart-Phone, do you really imagine someone will state "Country of Origin/Panel Manufacturer"..??

Do you get out much ?

Do you get out much ?



No but he has a volcano lair (with a good TV)! Oh and sharks with lasers....

Do you get out much ?


No, I'm a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge

Life's Good i'm glad to hear it Scaramaga ! Bet you know your V I R triangle don't ya ?

Life's Good i'm glad to hear it Scaramaga ! Bet you know your V I R … Life's Good i'm glad to hear it Scaramaga ! Bet you know your V I R triangle don't ya ?


Yes, one of the rudimentary concepts of engineering I learned at the age of 5, ...resistance is futile
Edited by: "bondvillain20" 9th Jun 2016

Do you prefer to use the Lagrange method or Newtons second law of motion to solve vibration problems ?

darrendaker

Do you prefer to use the Lagrange method or Newtons second law of motion … Do you prefer to use the Lagrange method or Newtons second law of motion to solve vibration problems ?


...Search Engines are such a wonderful resource Tool

No I have an engineering degree . Vibration was taught to me by professor Peter Ogrodnick. Stress in pressure vessels by Dr Peter Wardle. Control theory, finite element analysis etc.

Senior lecturer at a university but doesn't understand how to use capital letters.
I'm a bit sceptical.

unrealeck

Senior lecturer at a university but doesn't understand how to use capital … Senior lecturer at a university but doesn't understand how to use capital letters.I'm a bit sceptical.


How would you use those capitals, then?
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