Samsung 42" PS42C450 HD ready Plasma TV £388.79 DELIVERED @ PRCdirect

Samsung 42" PS42C450 HD ready Plasma TV £388.79 DELIVERED @ PRCdirect

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Found 3rd Aug 2010
Very good deal in my eyes for a 42" plasma. will be getting one of these for sure as its the cheapest i can find it for.

Currys Price -£499.99

42" HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview, 600Hz Subfield Motion, USB & 3 x HDMI Connections

Screen Size (Inches) -42"
Sound System -Nicam
Tuner Type - Analogue with Freeview
Teletext - Smartext with EPG
600hz Scan - Yes
24fps Compatible -Yes
Picture Resolution - 1024 x 768
HD Connection - x3
RGB Connection: Component RGB
Scart Sockets - 1
USB 2.0 Connectivity - Yes
Dimensions (Wxhxd)Mm - 1031 x 695.5 x 284.5
Weight - 19.5kg
Vesa Size: - 400 x 400


great price!!

Original Poster Banned

thank you, just need to get myself a cheap bracket so i can mount it on the wall... has anyone got any suggestions??


Original Poster Banned

yes but for 2 Years Extended Warranty it only £59.00

on is £99. Warranty Prices
2 years warranty +£99.00
3 years warranty +£99.00
5 years warranty +£159.00 Warranty Prices
2 Years Extended Warranty - £59.00
3 Years Extended Warranty - £79.00
4 Years Extended Warranty - £99.00
5 Years Extended Warranty - £139.00


yes but for 2 Years Extended Warranty it only £59.00on … yes but for 2 Years Extended Warranty it only £59.00on is £ Warranty Prices2 years warranty +£99.003 years warranty +£99.005 years warranty +£ Warranty Prices2 Years Extended Warranty - £59.003 Years Extended Warranty - £79.004 Years Extended Warranty - £99.005 Years Extended Warranty - £139.00

Wouldn't touch any extended warranty with a barge pole. Complete waste of money IMO


Second that

Which? review of the TV

You can expect to find this entry-level TV - a 42-inch HD-ready plasma … You can expect to find this entry-level TV - a 42-inch HD-ready plasma from Samsung - at a competitive price. It's easy to use and fairly energy efficient for a plasma TV, but if you're after the best picture and sound quality for your money, then look elsewhere.The picture is no better than average, and certainly not comparable with the best LCD and LED sets we've seen from Samsung. The screen is very reflective (not that unusual for a plasma TV) and standard-definition pictures are spoilt by some awful colour bleed (colours appeared misaligned and sometimes appeared slightly to the left of the image). There's a lack of fine detail and we spotted jerky motion on our panning test sequence, though Freeview pictures actually fared a little better. The soft finish gives Freeview a warm, natural feel and the viewing angle is fine, which means the picture doesn't fade when viewed from the side.However, if you're after a big screen for watching high definition, forget about this Samsung. The HD picture is simply not up to standard. It looks too soft for HD and our Blu-ray test disc revealed some jittery motion. Fine detail is too coarse and the screen far too reflective to make for a rewarding watch.The built-in speakers delivered a satisfactory performance in our tests. The sound is surprisingly dynamic and clear, though the bass feels too thumpy and higher frequencies sound slightly unnatural. Our experts' only serious quibble was the irritating background buzz.This TV is generally easy to use, mainly thanks to some practical design touches, though it isn't without it's fair share of niggles. The EPG and remote control are well laid out, but we found it hard to tell whether the touch-senstitive controls on the TV had been pressed properly or not and the remote is a bit too long.This Samsung doesn't have all the latest features (internet access, media streaming, Freeview HD tuner) and is missing some of the basics we'd expect to find as standard. For instance, it has only one Scart for connecting to standard-definition kit (such as a DVD player or VCR) and, though it has three HDMI inputs for HD equipement, we uncovered a glitch with the widescreen switching.There's a digital optical output for connecting to surround-sound systems, but it has no dedicated analogue stereo output for connecting to a hi-fi. You can connect to a PC and turn the TV into a computer monitor, though the only supported resolution is a 4:3 (non-widescreen) format. It has a USB port for connecting a camera, camcorder or MP3 player (so you can view photos, video or listen to music), but we found it stretched 4:3 images to fill the screen.On the plus side, the TV supports audio description (AD), an additional narrative for visually impaired people. Helpfully, Samsung has included an AD button on the remote, avoiding the need to delve into a menu system.This is one of the most energy-efficient plasma TVs we've tested, though it still uses around 50 watts more than an equivalent-sized LCD set. Nevertheless, hats off to Samsung for getting power use down to around 145 watts when switched on, 104 watts with energy-saving mode selected and just 92 watts with the ambient light sensor switched on in a dimly lit room. Screen blanking is impressive too, cutting power to below 20 watts when the TV's tuned in to digital radio. We also liked how you can adjust the volume without the picture reappearing (as it does on most sets).Despite the HD TV logo, this set doesn't actually have a Freeview HD tuner built in.Pros: Competitive price, energy-efficientCons: Messy, overly sharp picture, no Freeview HD tuner, background buzz, lots of feature glitches

1024*768 resolution... Doesn't even qualify as HD ready.

It is XGA!

Does it buzz/hiss? I have never met a plasma that doesn't make a continuous annoying discharge noise, which is very distracting when on mute or quiet.


1024*768 resolution... Doesn't even qualify as HD ready.

report them to trading standards then. Heck, even Watchdog
infact report LG, Samsung and Panasonic, as they all do HD ready sets with this resolution.
its a world wide SCAM!

However, Samsung plasma sets have gone right downhill in the last 2 years. my had has an older PQ97 range 42" and it looks ace on V+HD.
the new ones in the range just look as over processed and flat as the worst LCDs

1024x768 is HD ready

4. Requirements for the label “HD ready”
A display device has to cover the following requirements to be awarded the label “HD ready”:
1. Display, display engine
· The minimum native resolution of the display (e.g. LCD, PDP) or display
engine (e.g. DLP) is 720 physical lines in wide aspect ratio.
2. Video Interfaces
· The display device accepts HD input via:
o Analogue YPbPr1, and
· HD capable inputs accept the following HD video formats:
o 1280x720 @ 50 and 60Hz progressive (“720p”), and
o 1920x1080 @ 50 and 60Hz interlaced (“1080i”)
· The DVI or HDMI input supports content protection (HDCP)

The 1024x768 comes from the pixels themselves being 16:9 ratio. It's still perfectly acceptable as HD Ready, which states a television must have a minimum of 720 lines horizontal resolution.

It is probably the minimum requirement to show the HD ready logo and going by the Which? review, it shows. For a panel released this year, it is poor HD wise.
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