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PANASONIC VIERA TXP42G20 42 inch Plasma TV Freeview, Free Sat, Fully HD- FREE Panasonic DMPBD45 Blu-ray player CHEAPEST TO DATE £729 @ RicherSounds
PANASONIC VIERA TXP42G20 42 inch Plasma TV Freeview, Free Sat, Fully HD- FREE Panasonic DMPBD45 Blu-ray player CHEAPEST TO DATE £729 @ RicherSounds

PANASONIC VIERA TXP42G20 42 inch Plasma TV Freeview, Free Sat, Fully HD- FREE Panasonic DMPBD45 Blu-ray player CHEAPEST TO DATE £729 @ RicherSounds

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IN store price with trade in..Still a very good deal who live close to a store...DVD Player itself costs £100 and that brings TV price to £629. Fantastic price for a very good tv. You can also have 5 year peace of mind for 10% the price. It is still £849 at John Lewis and £822 at Costco who do 5 year guarantee. £749 on Amazon...

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Original Poster

Panasonic DMPBD45 Blu-ray player FREE when you purchase this TV instore.

Price includes £150 trade in allowance for your old TV. Price without trade in, £879.95.

The P42G20's plasma picture quality is superb..." What Video & Hi-Def TV

The Panasonic TXP42G20 has already greatly impressed us, so it comes as no surprise to find it winning What Video & Hi-Fi's TV group test.

Earning five out of five for both picture quality and features it's fair to say What Video were bowled over by Panasonic's multimedia capability and quality. Offering both freesat HD and the new Freeview HD, the TXP42G20 is all you need for HD TV. Simply connect a satellite dish for a wide range of freesat HD channels and/or connect a digital TV compatible aerial for Freeview and Freeview HD (coverage dependant). Yet the Panasonic TXP42G20 isn't just about being one of the most flexible TVs to date, it's also about viewing pleasure. Panasonic have combined 600Hz Sub-field Drive technology with their own image-analysis technology to create super-smooth images, whatever the format. With an amazing contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and a new filter system, the VIERA TXP42G20 gives inky deep blacks and truer realism than ever before at this level. As What Video said, "dark scenes enjoy black colours that are deep and rich, but also detailed and natural, while neither contrast nor colour are affected by wide-angle viewing." If you need further assurance that the TXP42G20 has one of the very best video performances in its class you need look no further than the THX certification. THX are a separate body, connected to Lucas films, who test and monitor video and audio performance. Simply put, in order for a TV to be THX certified, the performance has to be exceptionally good in a whole raft of areas. The Panasonic TX-P42G20 is just such a TV.

A Great Price, hoping it may still have a little further to fall before my Sainsburys 0% for 12 months on purchases credit card arrives.Heat added

Paid £2400 for my Pana 4 years ago. I should have waited.

Hi good TV no doubt, and sorry to be the first to post a negative, but there are some people (im one) who see flicker in the high end Panasonic plasma TV (S and G's...) my advice would be to view before you buy. Look at the TV from your peripheral vision as well... if you don't notice it great.

Heat added.

ohitsaidwalker

Hi good TV no doubt, and sorry to be the first to post a negative, but … Hi good TV no doubt, and sorry to be the first to post a negative, but there are some people (im one) who see flicker in the high end Panasonic plasma TV (S and G's...) my advice would be to view before you buy. Look at the TV from your peripheral vision as well... if you don't notice it great.



And you think the deal is less hot because you won't be buying it?
You really ought to give the people at What Video & Hi Def a call because they seem to be under the mistaken impression that this panel is a rather good one.
Incidentally, the flicker only occurs if you have the intelligent frame creation on and even then it's not anything like as bad as is made out.

ohitsaidwalker is right actually, some are sensitive to flicker. I unfortunately found this out on Fri when I bought this set on a cracking deal (see below) only to find I cant watch it! For those affected Light areas flicker, movement is juddery and I got sore eyes/head.
The TV is one of the best for the money no doubt but please go and get a demo before committing to buying one! Apparently 14% of people have this problem.

not posting deal as not sure if it's still on, was Panasonic Livingston £767 WITH 5 year Warranty. I actually found it at top of google screen, was different price on their site...weird

Cost-Co was cheapest to date btw.
Edited by: "StellaDave" 14th Sep 2010

found it, will post up

Original Poster

@matedodgy...If you waited you would probably end up like me..without a tv for 4 months now...checking panny price everyday and posting deals on hukd!

StellaDave

ohitsaidwalker is right actually, some are sensitive to flicker. I … ohitsaidwalker is right actually, some are sensitive to flicker. I unfortunately found this out on Fri when I bought this set on a cracking deal (see below) only to find I cant watch it! For those affected Light areas flicker, movement is juddery and I got sore eyes/head.The TV is one of the best for the money no doubt but please go and get a demo before committing to buying one! Apparently 14% of people have this problem.not posting deal as not sure if it's still on, was Panasonic Livingston £767 WITH 5 year Warranty. I actually found it at top of google screen, was different price on their site...weirdCost-Co was cheapest to date btw.



Does it come with Blu-ray player?

Amazon price for just the TV is £724 without needing a trade-in:

amazon.co.uk/Pan…1-2

- Simon.

Paid £840 for this TV 5 months ago. It's great. Pile in.

Only criticism is the really high pitched whine ("buzzing" is too strong a term) that occurs when viewing scenes with lots of white, particular on FreeSat. Don't let this put you off!

Original Poster

brookheather

Amazon price for just the TV is £724 without needing a … Amazon price for just the TV is £724 without needing a trade-in:[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-TX-P42G20B-42-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B0039SLYE6/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1284499132&sr=1-2]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-TX-P42G20B-42-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B0039SLYE6/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1284499132&sr=1-2[/url]- Simon.


hanks Simon. But it does not come with a free dvd player or option for 5 year warranty at 10% price.

My parents have this and paid a lot more some time ago. as said, view before you buy. it has distracting discharge noise that is noticeable on mute (like most plasmas). and I just can't like the picture in any mode or after any time spent adjusting.

im thinking of purchasing the same tv.

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Instore Deals: Trade In & Save up to £50 + Free 5 Year Warranty + Blu-ray Packages

£694 with 5yr warranty. Snag is you need to trade in an old tv and aso buy from the store

Waiting for a good deal on the V20

Simplexity

Does it come with Blu-ray player?


Apologies, no...wasn't meant to sound arsey either lol

not sure why but I posted up deal I got but it's not appeared?!?

I got mine from Panasonic Store Livingston WITH 5 YR WARRANTY!. £769.99 special offer and they delivered it to Glasgow!
But as above unfortunately going back.

Pork

And you think the deal is less hot because you won't be buying it?You … And you think the deal is less hot because you won't be buying it?You really ought to give the people at What Video & Hi Def a call because they seem to be under the mistaken impression that this panel is a rather good one.Incidentally, the flicker only occurs if you have the intelligent frame creation on and even then it's not anything like as bad as is made out.



I voted hot actually... as I said its a good TV..but some(me being one) are sensitive to flicker...and so I thought I would use my perogative in a friendly way to advise those on this forum of the sensible way to proceed... why the aggression? Incidentally your
advice re frame creation whilst welcome is factually incorrect .
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Edited by: "ohitsaidwalker" 15th Sep 2010

StellaDave

ohitsaidwalker is right actually, some are sensitive to flicker. I … ohitsaidwalker is right actually, some are sensitive to flicker. I unfortunately found this out on Fri when I bought this set on a cracking deal (see below) only to find I cant watch it! For those affected Light areas flicker, movement is juddery and I got sore eyes/head.The TV is one of the best for the money no doubt but please go and get a demo before committing to buying one! Apparently 14% of people have this problem.not posting deal as not sure if it's still on, was Panasonic Livingston £767 WITH 5 year Warranty. I actually found it at top of google screen, was different price on their site...weirdCost-Co was cheapest to date btw.



Thanks.

Good price for a great tv

If however you don't have this much to spend, keep an eye on Amazon Warehouse, I managed to pick up the older G10, for £396 delivered, it was open box, but was in 100% perfect condition

I imagine they get a few of these returned under distance selling regs, as a small number of people are affected by flicker, as mentioned above

The picture quality is very close to my 3 year old Kuros, which was one of the best panels available at the time, and makes these an absolute bargin considering what a Kuros used to cost

StellaDave

Apologies, no...wasn't meant to sound arsey either lol



No worries mate.. got excited for abit.

Desparately looking for this tv with 5 year warranty and blu-ray for under £800... if i dont find it, i might end up buying from RS; best deal so far i reckon.

Right, just been to Richer Sounds and reserved the last one. They're going to put it on display for me to have a look at when i go back in the evening. I'll see how bad the flicker problems are before i buy it.

Anything else i should look out for?

cheers.

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Bang for buck popular consensus seems to suggest that this is the best TV you can buy... if I didnt see flicker I'd buy one.......probably!!!!

ohitsaidwalker

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1305146-panasonic-g20-owners-thread-part-6-a.htmlall the information you'll ever need and more besideshttp://www.avforums.com/review/Panasonic-TX-P42G20-Plasma-HDTV-Review.htmlBang for buck popular consensus seems to suggest that this is the best TV you can buy... if I didnt see flicker I'd buy one.......probably!!!!



thanks for that.
Just bought it today for £802.90 ( inc. 5 year warranty).
When they showed me the TV in the store, i did notice the flicker but it's very subtle... i'd have to concentrate hard to spot it. The flicker is more noticeable when i open the menu and look in the gray area of the menu. They said only a few people could/would notice the flicker. The staff couldn't notice it, nor could my parents.
There is also slight buzz/frizz sound but wouldnt really notice it when it's muted. I didn't notice this till i brought it home under total silence.

I had to decide between this and PK590/PK350/PK770. I went ahead and got this one anyway as i liked everything else about the tv.
The staff who was serving me said i could bring it back within a week if i've had enough of the flicker (1 week trial). But to be honest, it hasn't been too bad. But then again it's only been few hours of testing!

I'll see how it goes... if i can't tolerate it i might end up getting the LG PK590.
Edited by: "Simplexity" 16th Sep 2010

Simplexity

thanks for that.Just bought it today for £802.90 ( inc. 5 year … thanks for that.Just bought it today for £802.90 ( inc. 5 year warranty).When they showed me the TV in the store, i did notice the flicker but it's very subtle... i'd have to concentrate hard to spot it. The flicker is more noticeable when i open the menu and look in the gray area of the menu. They said only a few people could/would notice the flicker. The staff couldn't notice it, nor could my parents. There is also slight buzz/frizz sound but wouldnt really notice it when it's muted. I didn't notice this till i brought it home under total silence.I had to decide between this and PK590/PK350/PK770. I went ahead and got this one anyway as i liked everything else about the tv. The staff who was serving me said i could bring it back within a week if i've had enough of the flicker (1 week trial). But to be honest, it hasn't been too bad. But then again it's only been few hours of testing!I'll see how it goes... if i can't tolerate it i might end up getting the LG PK590.



No worries, hope its ok for you.
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