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Panasonic VIERA TXP42X10B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV + Free Delivery & Quidco - a STEAL at £499 @ Dixons or £549 + 5yr Warranty @Richersounds
Panasonic VIERA TXP42X10B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV + Free Delivery & Quidco - a STEAL at £499 @ Dixons or £549 + 5yr Warranty @Richersounds

Panasonic VIERA TXP42X10B 42" HD Ready Plasma TV + Free Delivery & Quidco - a STEAL at £499 @ Dixons or £549 + 5yr Warranty @Richersounds

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A brillian panny for only £499 or £549 with 5yr guarantee - what a steal!!

Replacing the popular PX80 series of Viera Plasma, the X10 model is HD Ready with 100Hz Double Scan, Superb Image Quality and Advanced Networking Capabilities 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
100hz
Built-in digital TV tuner
3x HDMI, 2x SCART, 1x Component, 1x PC
V Real Pro 4 Image technology

5 Star Review from WhatHiFI: whathifi.com/Rev…0B/

Also £499.95 @ Richersounds with 12month warranty or £549.90 with 5 year warranty (http://www.richersounds.com/product/plasma-tv/panasonic/viera-txp42x10/pana-txp42x10)

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Found some comments at whathifi if anyone interested. Are we allowed to place a direct link to them ?

Original Poster

Also £499.95 @ Richersounds with 12month warranty or £549.90 with 5 year warranty (richersounds.com/pro…x10)

do richer sounds and john lewis warranties cover the same things?

Original Poster

not sure but JL should pricematch richer sounds I think.

am always dubious about the free warranties given away by JL.
I've looked at the T&C online and it doesnt say how long it takes them to call out, doesnt specify how long they'll have your TV repaired in
so in theory you could wait say a week for them to come out, and then 2 or 3 weeks while they repair your TV.

do you get a loan TV while yours is away?

when do they decide to make a judgement call and give you a new TV and not continue to repair the current one?

plus theres a bit that says they may charge you for the repairs and let you claim it back from JL head office.
Sorry but for me thats unacceptable, you shouldnt have to pay for repairs when something is under warranty, considering it takes them 3-5 days to do a price match, how long does it take to claim your money back
its all very vague.

it states that they'll repair your TV up to the original price paid, or replace it for an equal spec one if it cant be repaired or uneconomical to repair.
or they may come to another decision with you.

whats that mean? if you've had the tv 4-5 years they might just say you've had 4-5 years use out of it and offer you £50 of a new one?

too vague.

I'd go with richer sounds.

slackrat77;7587246

am always dubious about the free warranties given away by JL.I've looked … am always dubious about the free warranties given away by JL.I've looked at the T&C online and it doesnt say how long it takes them to call out, doesnt specify how long they'll have your TV repaired inso in theory you could wait say a week for them to come out, and then 2 or 3 weeks while they repair your TV.do you get a loan TV while yours is away?when do they decide to make a judgement call and give you a new TV and not continue to repair the current one?plus theres a bit that says they may charge you for the repairs and let you claim it back from JL head office.Sorry but for me thats unacceptable, you shouldnt have to pay for repairs when something is under warranty, considering it takes them 3-5 days to do a price match, how long does it take to claim your money backits all very vague.it states that they'll repair your TV up to the original price paid, or replace it for an equal spec one if it cant be repaired or uneconomical to repair.or they may come to another decision with you.whats that mean? if you've had the tv 4-5 years they might just say you've had 4-5 years use out of it and offer you £50 of a new one?too vague.I'd go with richer sounds.


So you would go with a one year warranty because the (free) five year one does not spell every possible scenario out for you?

I swear the members on here are getting loopier by the day.

The John Lewis warranty has been well documented as being a superb warranty.

dazco;7587955

So you would go with a one year warranty because the (free) five year … So you would go with a one year warranty because the (free) five year one does not spell every possible scenario out for you?I swear the members on here are getting loopier by the day.The John Lewis warranty has been well documented as being a superb warranty.



no i'd go for the paid one with richer sounds.

No sign of the 1080p retards?

Fantastic picture with this TV - have kept this as my main TV as still watch mostly SD stuff and put the 46" 1080p in the other room for the xbox and PS3.

Don't know much about TV's and hope I don't get labelled as a retard but is this TV 1080p ?

adam787_1;7589020

Don't know much about TV's and hope I don't get labelled as a retard but … Don't know much about TV's and hope I don't get labelled as a retard but is this TV 1080p ?



720p i believe

adam787_1;7589020

Don't know much about TV's and hope I don't get labelled as a retard but … Don't know much about TV's and hope I don't get labelled as a retard but is this TV 1080p ?



No, it is not. However, like the PX80, it can accept a 1080p signal, and then downscales it. So your PS3/Blu-Ray can be left at maximum settings if you wanted really.

This is not a full HD (1080p) set but the picture is stunning. After a lot of thinking, inlcuding power consumption of plasma, I decided to take the risk and it's been a week since the TV was delivered from John Lewis, PM'd with Richer Sounds for £499 and comes with 5 year warranrty included. The picture is stunning and I am absolutely loving it.
@slackrat77 - Ok, fair points with JL's warranty terms but have you checked Richer Sounds terms? I would go with JL anyday over Richer Sounds, simply for their reputation.

Absolutely superb TV. Had one since October, great SD performance and Blu-Rays look superb on it. A class piece of equipment.

Only 3 things wrong with this, so I wont be buying;

1. Only HD 'ready'
2. 720 and not 1080
3. Plasma (never buying one again)

alanino64;7589131

Only 3 things wrong with this, so I wont be buying;1. Only HD 'ready'2. … Only 3 things wrong with this, so I wont be buying;1. Only HD 'ready'2. 720 and not 10803. Plasma (never buying one again)



Well, if you want to buy into marketing hype and miss out on a stunning product, that's your call I guess.

alanino64;7589131

Only 3 things wrong with this, so I wont be buying;1. Only HD 'ready'2. … Only 3 things wrong with this, so I wont be buying;1. Only HD 'ready'2. 720 and not 10803. Plasma (never buying one again)



1 and 2 are pretty much the same thing
and OH NO, its only 720p. so how much stuff is broadcast in 1080p?

and plasma TVs give you space AIDS when they leak gas and need refilling cos they've burnt an image of satan onto the screen

slackrat77;7586844

do richer sounds and john lewis warranties cover the same things?



more or less, yes. they both cover themselves every way which but loose. so you've really got to decide who you feel more comfortable to go with.

we've had recent experience of both. richer sounds were reluctant to even give us a refund code within the intiial 28 day period - for a sony that had bad clouding. it wasn't very pleasant going thru the phone number to get the code, to be able to return it instore-we were doubted and they tried to dig their heals in over the fact there was an issue. and then instore itself, the salesaman who had been ever so friendly selling us the tv was now not ever so friendly but rude arrogant and belittling. he couldn't be bothered with the hassle of a return........

john lewis had to change the same model too - we went there after the great experience at RS, not wanting to risk an exchange. here we had the complete opposite - nothing but helpful and courteous.

unless it's a bargain, i know where i'd prefer my warranty to come from and where i'll buy next time.

great price by the way. hot. great tv.

nokmond;7588986

No sign of the 1080p retards?



You know, I have a Panasonic 42" PX80 plasma sitting at home and it's 720p. I paid £800 for it at the time (down from £1000). Back then I only had a DVD player and was watching Freeview broadcasts so 720p was actually going to give me a better picture.

The picture is great and I'm very happy with it. Now though I watch a hell of a lot of Blu-rays and if I was buying again I'd be going for a 1080p TV! Even if it meant paying a bit more for a good one.

In a set this size the "not 1080p" argument is completely valid, if that matters to the individual i.e. they don't watch crappy TV feeds all day. I almost only watch BRs and play games. It's even more important if the screen will be used for a PC or media centre.

Still hot though as it offers a great picture at a good price for the size.

slackrat77;7589174

1 and 2 are pretty much the same thingand OH NO, its only 720p. so how … 1 and 2 are pretty much the same thingand OH NO, its only 720p. so how much stuff is broadcast in 1080p?and plasma TVs give you space AIDS when they leak gas and need refilling cos they've burnt an image of satan onto the screen




Well actually, further to aprevious post, my previous plasma - after a couple of years, did have the words "FX" and Sky sports" 'burned' onto the glass.

Whoops, repost.

The TX42G10 at M&S is a better deal at £620 (including VAT removed and 5% QuidCo) delivered - and installed...

marksandspencer.com/Pan…rh=

tightpants;7589185

more or less, yes. they both cover themselves every way which but loose. … more or less, yes. they both cover themselves every way which but loose. so you've really got to decide who you feel more comfortable to go with.we've had recent experience of both. richer sounds were reluctant to even give us a refund code within the intiial 28 day period - for a sony that had bad clouding. it wasn't very pleasant going thru the phone number to get the code, to be able to return it instore-we were doubted and they tried to dig their heals in over the fact there was an issue. and then instore itself, the salesaman who had been ever so friendly selling us the tv was now not ever so friendly but rude arrogant and belittling. he couldn't be bothered with the hassle of a return........john lewis had to change the same model too - we went there after the great experience at RS, not wanting to risk an exchange. here we had the complete opposite - nothing but helpful and courteous.unless it's a bargain, i know where i'd prefer my warranty to come from and where i'll buy next time.great price by the way. hot. great tv.



Absolutely right :thumbsup:

alanino64;7589245

Well actually, further to aprevious post, my previous plasma - after a … Well actually, further to aprevious post, my previous plasma - after a couple of years, did have the words "FX" and Sky sports" 'burned' onto the glass.



Plasma have/had the risk of burn-in and you need to take precautions. Moreover, Panasonic carries that very least risk of burn-in and plasma on the whole has improved a lot compared to the models 2-3 years ago. I wouldn't be worried about it at all.

Buying a 1080p doesn't guarantee you a great picture than 720p. It depends mainly on your viewing distance. For example, if you are watching the 42" TV from more than 5-6 feet as an example, you wont notice any difference between 720p or 1080p set.

Comparing G10 & X10, reviews (e.g. AVForums) says X10 is better at handling SD (720p) than G10. And given that 95% of channels are broadcasted in 720p, I didn't see a point in shelling out £150 more for a 1080p right now. May be for the next one, yes.

Purchased one of these last year for £629 from John Lewis, price matched from RicherSounds.

Everyone who sees it comments on the great quality of the picture on Freeview, some think I am using a HD source when it is just the native Freeview SD tuner. My brother tells me the picture is better than his high end 40 inch Samsung 1080p LCD.

Instore the screen was setup very badly. Having read many review I knew it was a winner. My wife even commented that the instore picture looked washed out compared to other screens. We set the screen up as per the setting recommended on the AV forums - worth a read.

Sources

Freeview SD: Very crisp even with fast action. The same channel (BBC HD) on FreeSat HD has a soft, slightly blurry image. Its a much better viewing experience using the native Freeview, although this may be down to the cheap FreeSat box (Bush)

FreeSat: Connected via HDMI, set at 720p. Images are never as good as Freeview. Never use the box anymore.

Popcornhour media player: Connected via HDMI. Outputs depending on source files, most are mkvs at 720p or 1080p, always stunning crisp.

Wii: Connected via component, used to watch BBC iplayer - very watchable compared to the previous 28 inch Sony CRT. iPlayer has noticable pixellation but the Panny renders the image very well.

The inbuilt speakers are very good, enough depth and punch to fill our lounge wihtout the need for external speakers.

The only flaw with the TV is the SD card slot which allows you to view photos - its very very slow to move through images regardless of the class of SD card.

Don't want to seem like a complete TV noob (Although I am) but would I be better off purchasing this or something like the 42" Toshiba that was advertised on here for a similar price from Amazon?

The Tosh was 1080p and I see this is 720p and to be fair the majority of use for the TV will be gaming on a Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and using my PC to watch movies via HDMI.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

leebyron;7590037

Don't want to seem like a complete TV noob (Although I am) but would I be … Don't want to seem like a complete TV noob (Although I am) but would I be better off purchasing this or something like the 42" Toshiba that was advertised on here for a similar price from Amazon?The Tosh was 1080p and I see this is 720p and to be fair the majority of use for the TV will be gaming on a Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and using my PC to watch movies via HDMI.Any help would be greatly appreciated!



For gaming, and assuming you'll be sitting quite close, get the tosh imo.

If watching TV/mainly SD sources, then this would be better.

jaydeeuk1;7590131

For gaming, and assuming you'll be sitting quite close, get the tosh … For gaming, and assuming you'll be sitting quite close, get the tosh imo.If watching TV/mainly SD sources, then this would be better.



Thanks.

Would the 1080p Panny that the guy posted above outperform them both? Although at quite a bit more on top.

jaydeeuk1;7590131

For gaming, and assuming you'll be sitting quite close, get the tosh … For gaming, and assuming you'll be sitting quite close, get the tosh imo.If watching TV/mainly SD sources, then this would be better.


I am not an expert by any means but I have spent the last three days trawling forums etc, looking and learning about tvs before I take the plunge. This is the first time I have heard someone recommend a Toshiba over ANY Panasonic.

Frankie76;7589629

The TX42G10 at M&S is a better deal at £620 (including VAT removed and 5% … The TX42G10 at M&S is a better deal at £620 (including VAT removed and 5% QuidCo) delivered - and installed...http://www.marksandspencer.com/Panasonic-TX-P42G10-Full-Plasma-freesat/dp/B002M85U0S?ie=UTF8&qid=1263896565&categoryNodeID=43992030&ref=sr_1_4&page=&node=79451031&sr=1-4&mnSBrand=core&rh=


THIS is the best deal here by a long chalk and really deserves it's own thread.
Review after review says that these tv's are amazing.

leebyron;7590187

Thanks.Would the 1080p Panny that the guy posted above outperform them … Thanks.Would the 1080p Panny that the guy posted above outperform them both? Although at quite a bit more on top.


avforums.com/rev…tml
That is a review for the marks and spencers one. I have cancelled a 50" panasonic from John Lewis in order to buy this one instead.

I have done nothing for three days except look at tv's and review sites and cost comparison sites and the G10 model from Marks is THE best deal available.

dazco;7590226

THIS is the best deal here by a long chalk and really deserves it's own … THIS is the best deal here by a long chalk and really deserves it's own thread.Review after review says that these tv's are amazing.



Already has its own thread - albeit expired because availability seems to differ on a day-by-day basis.

hotukdeals.com/ite…las

Well worth checking the M&S site every few hours if you want one of these at this price.

PS: I asked for them to email me when it came back in stock but didn't get any email so don't trust that function if it goes out of stock again.

Bought 0ne of these 6 months ago after looking at different options for ages.A couple of friends have sony w range & I can honestly say picture is better on this set watching sd. Also when I first bought it ,I spoke to 2 different techies at Panasonic ,and they both said burn in was not an issue anymore with latest Panasonic models.

If anyone wants the 50" version (P50x10B) then House of Fasier have it for £689.99 incl 5 year warranty:
houseoffraser.co.uk/Pan…tml

Once again its 720p, perfect for watching skyHD

Also you can find very reasonable panasonic stands for the 50" models here (they fit the P50x10, I've got one sat on a panasonic stand meant for a TH50PZ800B plasma and its a perfect fit)

totaldigital.biz/ind…cfd

As of last week House of Fraser (TEC7) were selling this 42" model for £549.99 and the 50" version for £649.99 in store (£689.99 online) both of which included a free 5 year Panasonic Warranty. Delivery is £35 though unless you can pick up yourself. Reading store said this offer would be on for about 7-10 days. We ordered the 50" X10 from House of Fraser a few weeks back when it was £629.99. All now set up and the SD picture is stunning.

For anyone deliberating over whether to go for the G10 or X10 there is an interesting (long) thread over on Avforums where someone compared the two (50" versions). There was no contest for us, we went for the X10, but see what you think. The thread is here avforums.com/for…tml

Pug77;7589941

My brother tells me the picture is better than his high end 40 inch … My brother tells me the picture is better than his high end 40 inch Samsung 1080p LCD..



Thats because LCD suck for tv and movies

I have the 37" version of this and the picture from SD sources is indeed amazing

Depends what you want the TV for and as already mentioned the viewing distance as well.

surcha;7589807

Plasma have/had the risk of burn-in and you need to take precautions. … Plasma have/had the risk of burn-in and you need to take precautions. Moreover, Panasonic carries that very least risk of burn-in and plasma on the whole has improved a lot compared to the models 2-3 years ago. I wouldn't be worried about it at all.

Even with 2-3 year old models, so-called screen burn is simply not an issue if you don't use them as computer monitors 24/7:

avforums.com/for…tml
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