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Samsung 42" PS42A416 HD Ready Digital Plasma at CDiscount £400 from Boxing Day
Samsung 42" PS42A416 HD Ready Digital Plasma at CDiscount £400 from Boxing Day

Samsung 42" PS42A416 HD Ready Digital Plasma at CDiscount £400 from Boxing Day

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Samsung 42" PS42A416 HD Ready Digital Plasma at CDiscount £400 from Boxing Day

Display
Screen type Plasma
Screen diagonal (approx. dimensions) 107 cm / 42 inches
Resolution 1024x768
HDTV ready HD ready
Brightness 1500cd/m2
Contrast ratio 20000:1
Sound Output consumption (watt) 10W x 2
Connections Input connections
2xHDMI
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
2xScart
PC

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Original Poster

Place this Samsung 42” Digital Plasma TV at the centre of your home entertainment system and enjoy cinematic quality images at home.

A contrast ratio of 20,000:1 guarantees to deliver lifelike images in absolute clarity, while a resolution of 1024 x 768 produces bright and vivid colours.

With outstanding connectivity options the Samsung PS42A416 Plasma TV can easily be connected to numerous devices. HDMI ports enable you to attach Blu-Ray players and other HD devices such as games consoles, and SCART sockets are perfect for hooking up DVD and video machines. USB and PC inputs are also handy for displaying your PC applications on a large 42” plasma screen or viewing photos and videos direct from a digital camera.

An inbuilt digital tuner gives this Samsung Plasma TV access to over 25 Freeview channels so you’ll have a wider choice of programme viewing, and thanks to all its great connectivity options, the Samsung PS42A416 HD Ready Digital Plasma Screen is much more than just a TV.

that picture shows the wrong model. its the model people were buying from littlewoods for £375

wingz;3861169

that picture shows the wrong model. its the model people were buying from … that picture shows the wrong model. its the model people were buying from littlewoods for £375



correction: £350 after QUIDCO YES! but i knowhatyamean really..

cold as i got it cheaper, earlier

WHOOP £350 from littlewoods, soo good

voted hot

i had a samsumg 42in plasma before, panel failed within 2 years and was quoted £800 for panel replacement and £280 labour, so not a happy bunny, i would buy this if it came with a 5 year guarantee. good price though

rayman;3861117

while a resolution of 1024 x 768 produces bright and vivid colours.



Mmm, two things wrong with that statement...

thecresta;3868165

Mmm, two things wrong with that statement...



What? 1024x768?

1024x768 ain't HD ready

Condieboy;3874470

1024x768 ain't HD ready




is hd ready but not full hd, there is a difference

Nope, HD ready is widescreen.

1024x768 is NOT widescreen.

Should be 1366x768 for it to be HD ready.

Condieboy;3874470

1024x768 ain't HD ready



Yes it is, as long as it's got 720 or more, it's HD.

Condieboy;3874536

Nope, HD ready is widescreen.1024x768 is NOT widescreen.Should be … Nope, HD ready is widescreen.1024x768 is NOT widescreen.Should be 1366x768 for it to be HD ready.



NO 1280x720:thumbsup:

Condieboy;3874536

Nope, HD ready is widescreen.1024x768 is NOT widescreen.Should be … Nope, HD ready is widescreen.1024x768 is NOT widescreen.Should be 1366x768 for it to be HD ready.



wide screen is hd hahahaha thats funny well done

Condieboy;3874536

Nope, HD ready is widescreen.1024x768 is NOT widescreen.Should be … Nope, HD ready is widescreen.1024x768 is NOT widescreen.Should be 1366x768 for it to be HD ready.


Depends whether the pixels are square. In this case, they are not. The pixels themselves have an aspect ratio of 16:9, hence why the panel has what appears to be a 4:3 resolution. It certainly is HD Ready.

The 2 hd resolutions are a complete marketing ploy like the amount of megapixels in a digital camera, they choose one thing out of lots of (more important) specs to market the product. Frustrating.

Yes this has come up numerous times before. TVs res is measured by the horizontal pixels, so 720p can be ????x720 and 1080 ????x1080. It does not have to be a specific vertical amount, just widescreen over all. Many plasmas have rectangular pixels and use fairy dust and magic beans to get it all to work in nice HD widescreen glory. Blame the Consumer Electronics Association, they set up the definition of the er, definition.

Oh and don't worry, the image won't look funny, it'll still look damn good.

1024x768 is not a standard ''HD' TV resolution. I'd be really disappointed if my 42" Plasma turned up with a 4:3 ratio screen and the same max res as a 15" PC monitor, lol!

Also, the resolution has nothing to do with 'bright and vivid colours'. God only knows where they've got this information from!

Just thought I'd clear that up... ;-)

thecresta;3875380

1024x768 is not a standard ''HD' TV resolution. I'd be really … 1024x768 is not a standard ''HD' TV resolution. I'd be really disappointed if my 42" Plasma turned up with a 4:3 ratio screen and the same max res as a 15" PC monitor, lol!Also, the resolution has nothing to do with 'bright and vivid colours'. God only knows where they've got this information from!Just thought I'd clear that up... ;-)



Yes it is HD res, see above. And most 720p plasmas are 1024x768 - Panasonics are, Sammys are, and so on. Some are 1366x768 but not many. I was a bit concerned when I looked into them but it is the norm and to the human eye looks the same as 1280x720.

the picture quality looks great when playing HD videos through my xbox using this TV.

Comes up as £449.99 + delivery for me. Are you using any codes?

robovski;3875873

Comes up as £449.99 + delivery for me. Are you using any codes?



from the website

Get £50 Cashback on certain purchases!

To say thank you for shopping with us we are offering £50 cashback on certain purchases.

Simply purchase your items as normal, and in early January 2009 your Cdiscount account will be credited with £50

You can spend this on any products on cdiscount.co.uk, without restriction, and in any way that suits you, whether it is in one go, as part of a larger order or in stages.

gunark;3875457

Yes it is HD res, see above. And most 720p plasmas are 1024x768 - … Yes it is HD res, see above. And most 720p plasmas are 1024x768 - Panasonics are, Sammys are, and so on. Some are 1366x768 but not many. I was a bit concerned when I looked into them but it is the norm and to the human eye looks the same as 1280x720.



I stand corrected ;-) You learn something new every day, lol.

thecresta;3875380

1024x768 is not a standard ''HD' TV resolution. I'd be really … 1024x768 is not a standard ''HD' TV resolution. I'd be really disappointed if my 42" Plasma turned up with a 4:3 ratio screen and the same max res as a 15" PC monitor, lol!



actually the pixels from the left to the right on plasma tvs with that resolution are rectangular thus still keeping the AR

and as for that resolution being low, some of the best rated 42" tvs (namely pioneer and panasonic) use that resolution, its not just about resolution, theres far more to it than that like contrast ratio, picture enhancements, refresh rate etc. ive got a pioneer 427 which has got the same resolution as this tv and it blows the socks off nearly any lcd panel you put next to it, 1080p or not

as for the tv itself i'd pay the extra and get the panasonic 42px80

Surely 1:1 pixel ratio is better than the stretched image that these displays would produce?

I accept that contrast/colour etc make a huge difference, but you don't make the switch to an HD TV primarily for those reasons, you get it for the higher res.

I've compared a 1360x720 37" LCD to a 1920x1080 (same brand, same size) and the improvement is immediately noticable, so I cant imagine 1024x768 will look any better than either of those.

Still, I'm happy to be proven wrong, so next time I'm in Currys I'll have to do a comparison...if it's still open by then...:roll:

mustsportsbar;3875998

from the websiteGet £50 Cashback on certain purchases!To say thank you … from the websiteGet £50 Cashback on certain purchases!To say thank you for shopping with us we are offering £50 cashback on certain purchases.Simply purchase your items as normal, and in early January 2009 your Cdiscount account will be credited with £50You can spend this on any products on cdiscount.co.uk, without restriction, and in any way that suits you, whether it is in one go, as part of a larger order or in stages.


Ye so it's not really £50 back just a credit of £50 to spend in their store, may not matter to all but it is a big difference for me

720p = 1280 *720
"HD ready" = industry standard that means >720 pixels vertical. This is HD ready.


The distinction is largely irrelevant in thie case, as pretty much nothing uses 720p stuff anyway, it's all 1080 line. Thus, your source is getting downscaled whether you have this, 1366*768, or 1280*720.

With 20/20 eyesight you'd need to sit around 6 feet away to see the benefit of 1080i/p at this size of set. At 8 feet+, no difference. Better eyesight than 20/20 increases these distances, worse lessens it. For almost all of the population, this set has enough resolution (ie no benefit from any more). Figure out your own eyesight and sitting distance to see if you'd benefit from more.

A newer version of this TV gets just 47% on the Which? website.

The information below is based on the Samsung PS42A456

Pros: Good-looking glossy black chassis, audio description

Cons: Disappointing standard and high-definition picture quality, below-par sound

i got this tv from littlewoods, kinda wish i never, watched top gear tonight and the picture was awful. like watching through a set of blinds. Looks absolutely fine playing on the ps3 though.

shanecr;3882720

i got this tv from littlewoods, kinda wish i never, watched top gear … i got this tv from littlewoods, kinda wish i never, watched top gear tonight and the picture was awful. like watching through a set of blinds. Looks absolutely fine playing on the ps3 though.



I do hope your not using the onboard tuner as its rubbish.
I couldn't get a picture that I was happy with at first. When the football looked ok other things looked rubbish and every time I adjusted the settings it kept auto adjusting the contrast. So I turned off all the dynamic contrast and all the 'help' features and ran the THX setup on my starwars DVD. Now the picture is much better. All I have on is the edge definition setting and +2 on skin tone, the rest of the extra settings I left turned off.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;3883643

I do hope your not using the onboard tuner as its rubbish. I couldn't get … I do hope your not using the onboard tuner as its rubbish. I couldn't get a picture that I was happy with at first. When the football looked ok other things looked rubbish and every time I adjusted the settings it kept auto adjusting the contrast. So I turned off all the dynamic contrast and all the 'help' features and ran the THX setup on my starwars DVD. Now the picture is much better. All I have on is the edge definition setting and +2 on skin tone, the rest of the extra settings I left turned off.



we use sky+. we have no need for any analogue tuners where i live now. its been switched off.
And a lot of stuff is fine and watchable, but some stuff isnt...and Top Gear really showed the tv picture to be less than acceptable to me. Hopefully it wont be too long before my LG is repaired or even replaced and then the samsung will be going
I dont have a THX set up, and have fiddled with settings a lot, i feel i have improved it a bit but im still a bit unhappy.

Make sure you're in when they say they're going to deliver, cdiscount use HDN couriers and they are absolutly rubbish. we ordered a sony vaio on the 17th of december, on the 22rd it still hadn't turned up so we called cdiscount, they told us it had been left with a neighbour on the 20th of december but no card had been left so no way for us to know which neighbour, they said it had been signed for aswel

we asked the man 1 door down from us and he said they asked him to take it but he wouldnt be around and that a little while later he saw it left on the floor outside our door (which every tom dick and harry walks past)

we phoned cdis again that evening and they said they would email HDN (who have no contact phone number whatsoever, the only way of contacting them is through the company who can only contact them via email)

HDN emailed back saying they would interview the driver to find out which neighbour he left it with on the 23rd,
they still havent found out where he left it (now the 29th, how long does a 2 minute phone call take to make??)

all in all cdiscount is a great site with excellent customer service, using HDN lets them down big time though, make sure you use next day delivery and that you are in otherwise you might have to share our misery
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