Polaroid P50LED14 50 Inch 1080p LED TV £286 in store and online @ Asda
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Polaroid P50LED14 50 Inch 1080p LED TV £286 in store and online @ Asda

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Found 17th Feb 2015
It's back! Checked instore in Boldon and was told it's also online.

Cheap 50" Full HD TV!

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Original Poster

Forgot to say - Asda.

I'd rather wait until Black Friday so I can wrestle someone for it.

"We still offer TVs, large electricals and sporting goods, just in our stores only.
Find your nearest superstore or ASDA living". So not online then......

The last one I picked up in the sales came with a cracked screen.
http://i1.cdnds.net/14/48/618x410/black-friday-6.jpg

Original Poster

Shows how well informed the electrical staff are.. Can someone edit the title please.

Lol the lady on floor has nice bottom

If you want to connect a decent sound bar to it don't bother. Claims it has an optical out which it doesn't. Told Asda this and its still listed as having one and they didn't give a monkeys.

tonge77

If you want to connect a decent sound bar to it don't bother. Claims it … If you want to connect a decent sound bar to it don't bother. Claims it has an optical out which it doesn't.


The coax out seems to be feeding my AV amp nicely on mine. Could probably also use the SCART for sound out - haven't tried.

Edited by: "anonymoose1" 17th Feb 2015

Really good deal this. When I checked it used a Sony panel.
Needs a soundbar or 5.1 system as built in speakers are bot good.
Use the headphone out socket or direct from SKY/Virgin box/DVD etc...
Edited by: "ICTHUS" 17th Feb 2015

ICTHUS

Really good deal this. When I checked it used a Sony panel...


you sure about that and do Sony even make their own panels?

This TV is assembled by Vestel in Turkey

ICTHUS

Really good deal this. When I checked it used a Sony panel.


Not the deal it was, prices have dropped, £286 is about what it's worth now not a bargain. Voting neutral this time.

If it's a Sony screen it's a pretty disappointing one, too much back light bleed and very poor black levels. Not a bad screen but you can see where they cut costs.

Where does it say online it's a Sony panel ??

paulj48

you sure about that and do Sony even make their own panels? This TV is … you sure about that and do Sony even make their own panels? This TV is assembled by Vestel in Turkey


The hitachis are also assembled by vestel in turkey.

gareds

The hitachis are also assembled by vestel in turkey.


What Hitachis? this deal is for a Polaroid branded TV.

anonymoose1

The coax out seems to be feeding my AV amp nicely on mine. Could probably … The coax out seems to be feeding my AV amp nicely on mine. Could probably also use the SCART for sound out - haven't tried.



Coaxial worked for me too. Used a spare sub-woofer cable.

For £368.99 you could've had this Samsung UE48H6240. Absolute steal if you don't use Freeview. Has dropped to this price twice in recent weeks so may do again.

50 inch Panasonic at currys with freeview hd just £349 great reviews and will last a lot longer than this Polaroid

Got this for the same price over a year ago. Still going strong. Haven't bought separate speakers for it yet.

It doesn't make any difference if it has a sony, lg, samsung panel. At the end of the day it is NOT a branded tv. I bought a Pentus once from Currys. It had a Samsung panel. The tv lasted just under 2 years and failed. Sony panel does not = Sony tv. Flat panels screens are only made by a small number of companies. It is the other components also that make a good tv not just the panel. The large companies sell off their old technology and products to people like Vestel who produce this brand, hitachi, some tv's for Toshiba in their smaller range. Not sure about the larger tv's. Who knows who makes Sharp and Phillips tv's these days. They used to be good. Whatever happened to Sanyo.......For me £286.00 for a Poloroid is £286.00 you can put towards a proper make. Panasonic are having some good deals at the minute on 50" tv's. I just sold an 8 year old LG still working. I have a Samsung flat panel tv that was brought out before they went glossy black and digital. It still works. Buy cheap buy it twice by which time you could have had that Samsung, LG, Panasonic but maybe not quite a Sony.

If it's for a bedroom or kitchen then maybe ok but for the living room it's not for me.

Totally agree with above

Smartguy1

Whatever happened to Sanyo....



Bought by Panasonic, but the brand is pretty much retired now.

All the Japanese TV manufacturers apart from Sony, Panasonic, Sharp and Tosh have pulled out of the market now as there's no money in it (Panasonic and Sony are rumoured to be leaving as well in the next year). A few Tosh and Sharp high-end sets are still around but at the lower end, I have a feeling that LG and Samsung are going to be the best options soon.

At least if a cheap TV is a UMC or a Vestel, the parts are readily available when it fails. The Chinese imports (and this includes Philips) don't support their products and the parts are like rocking-horse sh*t. If you actually want a cheap 50" set, this is as good as any, although I would agree that old-generation plasmas for around £300 are a lot better value.

blueybarnes

I'd rather wait until Black Friday so I can wrestle someone for it.

haha

LOUGHBORO GUY

50 inch Panasonic at currys with freeview hd just £349 great reviews and … 50 inch Panasonic at currys with freeview hd just £349 great reviews and will last a lot longer than this Polaroid



Not necessarily it won't....the £349 Panasonic at Currys is also manufactured by Vestel in Turkey...it was a pre christmas ruse to get shoppers in thinking they were getting a bargain...the TX50A300B.

Smartguy1

It doesn't make any difference if it has a sony, lg, samsung panel. At … It doesn't make any difference if it has a sony, lg, samsung panel. At the end of the day it is NOT a branded tv. I bought a Pentus once from Currys. It had a Samsung panel. The tv lasted just under 2 years and failed. Sony panel does not = Sony tv. Flat panels screens are only made by a small number of companies. It is the other components also that make a good tv not just the panel. The large companies sell off their old technology and products to people like Vestel who produce this brand, hitachi, some tv's for Toshiba in their smaller range. Not sure about the larger tv's. Who knows who makes Sharp and Phillips tv's these days. They used to be good. Whatever happened to Sanyo.......For me £286.00 for a Poloroid is £286.00 you can put towards a proper make. Panasonic are having some good deals at the minute on 50" tv's. I just sold an 8 year old LG still working. I have a Samsung flat panel tv that was brought out before they went glossy black and digital. It still works. Buy cheap buy it twice by which time you could have had that Samsung, LG, Panasonic but maybe not quite a Sony. If it's for a bedroom or kitchen then maybe ok but for the living room it's not for me.



Exactly, a lot of consumers fall for tvs by cheap manufacturers spouting they have Samsung panels etc....however that is not the be all, end all of tvs.

No cheap tv has decent video processing boards and that along with the quality of the panel is key to a good picture.

cicobuff

Not necessarily it won't....the £349 Panasonic at Currys is also … Not necessarily it won't....the £349 Panasonic at Currys is also manufactured by Vestel in Turkey...it was a pre christmas ruse to get shoppers in thinking they were getting a bargain...the TX50A300B.


Omg I didn't know that certainly won't buy that now cheers

What's cheapest 50 inch with freeview hd not made by vestel in Turkey ??

LOUGHBORO GUY

Omg I didn't know that certainly won't buy that now cheers



Yeah, it definitely is.....confirmed on here in a few threads...and I looked on the back of one myself 'assembled in turkey'

If you are after a 50 inch tv then best bets right now (and I know because I have been in the market for one) are the LG 49LB5500 (good reviews from Which?) you can get for £345 from applianceelectronics.co.uk (although not freeview HD, just standard freeview) or if you are interested in plasma and additional smart tv features the best bang for buck is the LG 50PB660V for just £399 from ebuyer or powerdirect...and if you are lucky John Lewis will price match with 5 yrs warranty (that's what I have just ordered).
Edited by: "cicobuff" 18th Feb 2015

Cheers

gareds

http://m.ebuyer.com/638922Good buy



That's what I ordered, on a price match with JL.

cicobuff

That's what I ordered, on a price match with JL.


what price did they match its back up to £399 now from £334.
And whats the best way to get price match please?

cicobuff

Not necessarily it won't....the £349 Panasonic at Currys is also … Not necessarily it won't....the £349 Panasonic at Currys is also manufactured by Vestel in Turkey...it was a pre christmas ruse to get shoppers in thinking they were getting a bargain...the TX50A300B.



Oh yes, I forgot about the previous posts regarding Vestel with Panasonic name on it. That's not morally right is it thinking you are getting a branded product that isn't. A good reason to be wary of Panasonic tv's in the future. I also see that the smaller toshiba tv's and Logik tv's in Currys have an identical remote control which suggest that these are also made by Vestel as tv manufacturers usually design their own remote. I should have had a look at the cheap panny to see if it had a generic panasonic remote or one that was different.

Smartguy1

Oh yes, I forgot about the previous posts regarding Vestel with Panasonic … Oh yes, I forgot about the previous posts regarding Vestel with Panasonic name on it. That's not morally right is it thinking you are getting a branded product that isn't. A good reason to be wary of Panasonic tv's in the future. I also see that the smaller toshiba tv's and Logik tv's in Currys have an identical remote control which suggest that these are also made by Vestel as tv manufacturers usually design their own remote. I should have had a look at the cheap panny to see if it had a generic panasonic remote or one that was different.




I agree it is morally wrong if you ask me....it's not just Panasonic either...Sharp, Toshiba (as you mentioned), JVC amongst others are at it.

To the average layman that does not look into these things, and really have not a clue even how to get the most out of a tv picture (i.e the sort of person that uses default picture settings) they would be none the wiser, and think they have a 'great' branded tv....and supermarkets and electronics retailers are laughing with their so called christmas special offers.

Sadly though, unless the 'layman' is educated otherwise there never will be a detrimental effect on the trust in a manufacturer licensing out their brand name on a generic television....I think something should be done about the practice, its clever but totally immoral marketing.

cicobuff

I agree it is morally wrong if you ask me....it's not just Panasonic … I agree it is morally wrong if you ask me....it's not just Panasonic either...Sharp, Toshiba (as you mentioned), JVC amongst others are at it.To the average layman that does not look into these things, and really have not a clue even how to get the most out of a tv picture (i.e the sort of person that uses default picture settings) they would be none the wiser, and think they have a 'great' branded tv....and supermarkets and electronics retailers are laughing with their so called christmas special offers.Sadly though, unless the 'layman' is educated otherwise there never will be a detrimental effect on the trust in a manufacturer licensing out their brand name on a generic television....I think something should be done about the practice, its clever but totally immoral marketing.




See also post number 22 from jasejames. It will be interesting to see if Sony and Panasonic pull the plug on their own panels. Looks like Panasonic have gone the other way and just got someone else to make their tv for them. Word will soon get around though and hit their sales. Who knows one day Vestel may become the world's top electronics manufacturer and I will eat my words. LG have managed to do it. Out of all my friends and family I don't know anyone who has got anything else other than LG, Samsung or Sony as their main tv. It's a shame really Sharp, Phillips and Toshiba used to be really good brands. I saw a documentary quite a few years ago about flat screen tv's and believe it was LG who started the ball rolling with either Samsung or Sony following close behind. Looks like everything will go full circle with just LG and Samsung making the panels for everyone else. At least if Sony use an LG or Samsung panel you will still be guaranteed a good tv unless of course it's made under licence in someone's small garage in a far eastern isle.

From a longevity point I just sold a working LG 42LT75 that was 8 years old. I just replaced my 4 year old LG47D450 living room tv which is going in the spare bedroom as a gamin tv. I have a 3 year old LCD 22" Samsung in my kitchen. All tv's have worked well and proved to last a long time with daily use. The only tv that didn't last was the 32" Pentus which cost me a whopping £450 about 10 years ago. If companies like Vestel wish to bombard us with their cheap tv's then they need to look at the performance of the branded tv's and give us a decent warranty not a measly 12 months. I see that John Lewis are still giving a 5 year warranty on their tv's. There are not too many budget manufacturers on there. They are all mainly LG, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic in their higher value range with their own brand which I understand is LG. They are selling a few Linsar tv's which claim to be british made.

Smartguy1

See also post number 22 from jasejames. It will be interesting to see if … See also post number 22 from jasejames. It will be interesting to see if Sony and Panasonic pull the plug on their own panels. Looks like Panasonic have gone the other way and just got someone else to make their tv for them. Word will soon get around though and hit their sales. Who knows one day Vestel may become the world's top electronics manufacturer and I will eat my words. LG have managed to do it. Out of all my friends and family I don't know anyone who has got anything else other than LG, Samsung or Sony as their main tv. It's a shame really Sharp, Phillips and Toshiba used to be really good brands. I saw a documentary quite a few years ago about flat screen tv's and believe it was LG who started the ball rolling with either Samsung or Sony following close behind. Looks like everything will go full circle with just LG and Samsung making the panels for everyone else. At least if Sony use an LG or Samsung panel you will still be guaranteed a good tv unless of course it's made under licence in someone's small garage in a far eastern isle. From a longevity point I just sold a working LG 42LT75 that was 8 years old. I just replaced my 4 year old LG47D450 living room tv which is going in the spare bedroom as a gamin tv. I have a 3 year old LCD 22" Samsung in my kitchen. All tv's have worked well and proved to last a long time with daily use. The only tv that didn't last was the 32" Pentus which cost me a whopping £450 about 10 years ago. If companies like Vestel wish to bombard us with their cheap tv's then they need to look at the performance of the branded tv's and give us a decent warranty not a measly 12 months. I see that John Lewis are still giving a 5 year warranty on their tv's. There are not too many budget manufacturers on there. They are all mainly LG, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic in their higher value range with their own brand which I understand is LG. They are selling a few Linsar tv's which claim to be british made.



Yep, it is a sad state of affairs currently, especially as the consumer is just wanting cheaper and cheaper LED backlit LCD (although that has made for some excellent plasma deals).

Just one thing to bear in mind though, a panel alone is not the be all end all of a tv, its also the video processor as I commented earlier..so you would not necessarily be guaranteed a good tv dependant on that.

Richer Sounds and John Lewis offer the peace of mind of 5 year warranties on their TVs as standard, although out of all the tvs I have owned over the years only one a Philips 42" LCD actually failed on me...and all that was a dodgy LVDS cable from the video board to the display which I replaced....it since has been sold to a friend some 3 years ago now and still going strong (8 years old now)

The few remaining 'true' manufacturers right now with the pending death of plasma (now has never been a better time to snap one up) will be concentrating on 4K and OLED...currently the expense of OLED is keeping the budget manufacturers away. Give it 5 years and I am sure OLED will be down to practical cost level, then we will start seeing the flood again of cheap tvs like we are currently getting right now with the downright dreadful supermarket LED edge lit LCDs, only this time without the problems associated with poor back/sidelighting. Once again costs will undoubtedly be cut by having cheaply built fascias, budget video processing and no doubt we will be seeing various gradings of OLEDs

Yep, just put these out in my Local ASDA in Warrington. I bought one at this price 6 months ago and it is brilliant.
Just use a sound bar or surround sound system as the sound is flat and tinny.
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