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Samsung 50" HD Ready tv only £399!! @ PRC Direct
Samsung 50" HD Ready tv only £399!! @ PRC Direct

Samsung 50" HD Ready tv only £399!! @ PRC Direct

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Its basic but not bad for 399 for a 50 inch
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Plasma screen.
- markbloke

56 Comments

if only i had the room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

il have a look later on.

Fine lookin' baby if you're local. It's an instore only deal.

can't find it listed! cheapest 50" samsung is £489.. hmmmm

again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy this.

Banned

instore only... shame

SmittyBear

can't find it listed! cheapest 50" samsung is £489.. hmmmm

Seems pretty prominent on the link to me - you need to be looking for deals for SpecSavers

Sid Harper

Seems pretty prominent on the link to me - you need to be looking for … Seems pretty prominent on the link to me - you need to be looking for deals for SpecSavers



lol

thanks for the post, heat added,

I live 5 mins away from the showroom....sooo tempting!!!

JoeUK

again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy … again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy this.


It does have 1080i which is the same as 1080p just shown differently.....

dandoc2

It does have 1080i which is the same as 1080p just shown differently.....



like a mini is the same as a Ferrari, just shown differently......??

Robcampo

like a mini is the same as a Ferrari, just shown differently......??

have you actually seen the picture on one of these tvs?I HAVE and it's a good tv for the money......

dandoc2

It does have 1080i which is the same as 1080p just shown differently.....



nope
720p is the same as 1080i just shown differently (progressive v interlaced)
1080p is a whole different ball game

Sid Harper

Seems pretty prominent on the link to me - you need to be looking for … Seems pretty prominent on the link to me - you need to be looking for deals for SpecSavers



Find it listed then. Not pictured!

Good price for the size, just added that this is a plasma screen in case that's a consideration for some people.

SmittyBear

Find it listed then. Not pictured!



Good point. There it is prominently featured on the front page. Try to buy it and you can't!
Listed all 50 inch plasmas in price order - not there. Can anybody supply a link to this?

EDIT: Says "Sale starts 10AM Boxing Day". Instore Only. Ahhhhh.......

Edited by: "markbloke" 25th Dec 2010

I have this tv and have seen other cheaper brand 1080p's and this one is a really great picture and the 1080i it delivers is better than many 1080p efforts. Ignore the silly inexperienced snipes.:D

kpmatthews

nope720p is the same as 1080i just shown differently (progressive v … nope720p is the same as 1080i just shown differently (progressive v interlaced)1080p is a whole different ball game



WHAT!!! How is 720p the same as 1080i its a lot more pixels
Unless you are stop starting programs the regular joe cant tell the difference between 1080i and p.

ffs.. instead of saying 720p/1080i/1080p etc
Why don't you just look at the resolution of the panel?

HD 'ready' (720p/1080i) - is 1024x768/1280x720/1366x768 - the 720p panel can not show 1080i/p but it can take it as a input and output at the panels resolution.
Full HD (1080p) - is 1920x1080

1080p panels are far superior than 720p/1080i panels, fact. However..okay, its not 1080p but for £399 what do you expect.. seriously? It will still be a good picture for most viewing however, when you are watching a blu-ray film or using the tv with pc/laptop you will be losing out on some of the definition/detail that people with a 1080p set would be getting. (very few games are even in 1080p, however if you can afford to spend £200~ more then you can get a 1080p 50"
Edited by: "sohail92" 25th Dec 2010

dandoc2

WHAT!!! How is 720p the same as 1080i its a lot more pixelsUnless you are … WHAT!!! How is 720p the same as 1080i its a lot more pixelsUnless you are stop starting programs the regular joe cant tell the difference between 1080i and p.



I can understand what your saying, 720p panels can show 1080i because its just 540x2. Whereas true 1080p is 1080x1

In 1080i each frame of video is sent or displayed in alternative fields. The fields in 1080i are composed of 540 rows of pixels or lines of pixels running from the top to the bottom of the screen, with the odd fields displayed first and the even fields displayed second. Together, both fields create a full frame, making it 1080i. So even 720p panels can display this as.. it is simply 2x '540'

In 1080p, each frame of video is sent or displayed progressively. This means that both the odd and even fields (all 1,080 pixel rows or pixel lines) that make up the full frame are displayed together. This results in a smoother looking image, with less motion artifacts and jagged edges. Only true full hd 1080p panels can do this.

sohail92

ffs.. instead of saying 720p/1080i/1080p etcWhy don't you just look at … ffs.. instead of saying 720p/1080i/1080p etcWhy don't you just look at the resolution of the panel?HD 'ready' (720p/1080i) - is 1024x768/1280x720/1366x768Full HD (1080p) - is 1920x10801080p panels are far superior than 720p/1080i panels, fact. However..okay, its not 1080p but for £399 what do you expect.. seriously? It will still be a good picture for most viewing however, when you are watching a blu-ray film or using the tv with pc/laptop you will be losing out on some of the definition/detail that people with a 1080p set would be getting. (very few games are even in 1080p, however if you can afford to spend £200~ more then you can get a 1080p 50"


At last.....some common sense...thank you

JoeUK

again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy … again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy this.



Again, someone else who doesn't know what they are talking about. Do people like you never factor in viewing distance.

dandoc2

It does have 1080i which is the same as 1080p just shown differently.....



No it doesn't. It will accept 1080i, that is different from having it.

mamboboy

Not really. I'd understand if everything was in 1080p, but in reality … Not really. I'd understand if everything was in 1080p, but in reality it's just Blu-Rays. Sky HD, 360, PS3... all 720p...£399.99 for 50" plasma is not epic fail in the slightest. Shame it's only in one store and they probably only have a couple in stock any way!



Sky HD is 1080i which takes advantage of 1080p resolution and Xbox 360 and PS3 can both be 1080p (all though most games are 720p)

kpmatthews

nope720p is the same as 1080i just shown differently (progressive v … nope720p is the same as 1080i just shown differently (progressive v interlaced)1080p is a whole different ball game



Wrong. 720p is 1280 x 720 and 1080i/1080p is 1920 x 1080. 720p looks nothing like 1080i.

steamuk

I have this tv and have seen other cheaper brand 1080p's and this one is … I have this tv and have seen other cheaper brand 1080p's and this one is a really great picture and the 1080i it delivers is better than many 1080p efforts. Ignore the silly inexperienced snipes.:D



Sigh, it doesn't deliever 1080i as it does not have enough pixels.It will accept 1080i input but output at it's native resolution.

sohail92

ffs.. instead of saying 720p/1080i/1080p etcWhy don't you just look at … ffs.. instead of saying 720p/1080i/1080p etcWhy don't you just look at the resolution of the panel?HD 'ready' (720p/1080i) - is 1024x768/1280x720/1366x768Full HD (1080p) - is 1920x10801080p panels are far superior than 720p/1080i panels, fact. However..okay, its not 1080p but for £399 what do you expect.. seriously? It will still be a good picture for most viewing however, when you are watching a blu-ray film or using the tv with pc/laptop you will be losing out on some of the definition/detail that people with a 1080p set would be getting. (very few games are even in 1080p, however if you can afford to spend £200~ more then you can get a 1080p 50"



FFS back to you to. HD Ready is not 1080i. This TV can not do 1080i. 1080i has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 the same as 1080p. I wish people would understand this.

sohail92

I can understand what your saying, 720p panels can show 1080i because its … I can understand what your saying, 720p panels can show 1080i because its just 540x2. Whereas true 1080p is 1080x1In 1080i each frame of video is sent or displayed in alternative fields. The fields in 1080i are composed of 540 rows of pixels or lines of pixels running from the top to the bottom of the screen, with the odd fields displayed first and the even fields displayed second. Together, both fields create a full frame, making it 1080i. So even 720p panels can display this as.. it is simply 2x '540'In 1080p, each frame of video is sent or displayed progressively. This means that both the odd and even fields (all 1,080 pixel rows or pixel lines) that make up the full frame are displayed together. This results in a smoother looking image, with less motion artifacts and jagged edges. Only true full hd 1080p panels can do this.



720p panels CAN NOT show 1080i, they do not have enough pixels to show 1080i, clearly, you do not understand how it works.

shawty1984

720p panels CAN NOT show 1080i, they do not have enough pixels to show … 720p panels CAN NOT show 1080i, they do not have enough pixels to show 1080i, clearly, you do not understand how it works.



I was merely stating that they can take a 1080i input. Never once said a 'hd ready only' panel will display 1080i. I thought most would have automatically assumed that, ...obviously not!

sohail92

I was merely stating that they can take a 1080i input. Never once said a … I was merely stating that they can take a 1080i input. Never once said a 'hd ready only' panel will display 1080i. I thought most would have automatically assumed that, ...obviously not!



You said 720p panels can show 1080i, they can't. If you didn't mean that then simply don't state it.

shawty1984

720p panels CAN NOT show 1080i, they do not have enough pixels to show … 720p panels CAN NOT show 1080i, they do not have enough pixels to show 1080i, clearly, you do not understand how it works.



I was merely stating that they can take a 1080i input. Never once said a 'hd ready only' panel will display 1080i. I thought most would have automatically assumed that, ...obviously not! And the 720 panel cant show 1080 but they can show 540x2.. this is what the interlaced scan is all about. Although when available it is always better to view progressive scan rather than interlaced, especially in fast motion scenes.

To try and make this *really* simple for you. I never said a 720p tv can do 1920x1080 p or i. However a 720p panel can take a 1080 signal which is interlaced and display it as 540 x 2 (this makes it look like 1080 in some cases) this is great for static content, however the interlacing isnt so good for motion.
Edited by: "sohail92" 25th Dec 2010

Oh Shut Up and Merry Christmas, don't you all have something better to do than be petty over HD resolutions? lol.

fishmaster

Oh Shut Up and Merry Christmas, don't you all have something better to do … Oh Shut Up and Merry Christmas, don't you all have something better to do than be petty over HD resolutions? lol.



haha, actually I do have a few more important things to do, thanks for reminding me
Merry christmas to you too!

sohail92

I was merely stating that they can take a 1080i input. Never once said a … I was merely stating that they can take a 1080i input. Never once said a 'hd ready only' panel will display 1080i. I thought most would have automatically assumed that, ...obviously not! And the 720 panel cant show 1080 but they can show 540x2.. this is what the interlaced scan is all about. Although when available it is always better to view progressive scan rather than interlaced, especially in fast motion scenes.To try and make this *really* simple for you. I never said a 720p tv can do 1920x1080 p or i. However a 720p panel can take a 1080 signal which is interlaced and display it as 540 x 2 (this makes it look like 1080 in some cases) this is great for static content, however the interlacing isnt so good for motion.



No, you stated 720p TV's can do 1080i, it is clearly there for people to see. If you meant something different, then state what you meant, not something that is wrong.

A 720p panel will show 720p and 720p only. All TV's these days are fixed panel displays and have to show their native resolution.

Also 720p TV's can not show 540x2. This is not how it works. To show 1080i, you need a 1080p TV and 1080p only as the only resolution with enough pixels to be able to show 1080i is 1920 x 1080. A 720p TV can not show 1080i as there is not enough pixels to do two seperate 540's.

Simply put, 1080i is impossible to view on 720p. 720p can't do 540x2, that is also impossible. All 720p can do is show 720p. You clearly do not understand how it works.

And from 14 feet away i dont really care

I've had two, PSU's buzz, IR is shocking, scaling is crap on SD, EU based customer services will argue they don't make plasma's, attempted to fix a physical fault with the voltage regulation boards on both sets over the phone, authorised repair agent couldn't line up the replacement screen and 6 weeks later the retailer refunded me. 2nd set went the same way, both in 12 months. Honestly please pay more for something better, the 45x series are shocking.

JoeUK

again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy … again...... 720p blown up to 50 inches for £400 - epic fail if you buy this.



dude, resolution is irrespective of size. epic fail @you, ROFL.

Max output from Sky is 720p for 2D at the moment AFAIK, the only real improvement you'll get with 1080p comes from Blu-ray.

Remember other (visual) quality factors that make-up the viewing experience (though please be aware they are also very important).

Viewing experience is a personal thing, go and take a look at one IRL.

Not voting hot or cold as I haven't seen it (or don't recall it anyway).

Ike

dude, resolution is irrespective of size. epic fail @you, ROFL. Max … dude, resolution is irrespective of size. epic fail @you, ROFL. Max output from Sky is 720p for 2D at the moment AFAIK, the only real improvement you'll get with 1080p comes from Blu-ray. Remember other (visual) quality factors that make-up the viewing experience (though please be aware they are also very important). Viewing experience is a personal thing, go and take a look at one IRL. Not voting hot or cold as I haven't seen it (or don't recall it anyway).




Sky HD And Virgin HD are both 1080i, which looks better on 1080p TV's than what they do on 720p TV's.

shawty1984

Sky HD And Virgin HD are both 1080i, which looks better on 1080p TV's … Sky HD And Virgin HD are both 1080i, which looks better on 1080p TV's than what they do on 720p TV's.



fair point, i should have checked first.

quite surprised TBH, I suppose it lets them use '1080' rather than '720' in their blurb which is all a lot of people look at.

IMO interlacing is horrible, think upscaling, more info here for anyone interested... en.wikipedia.org/wik…deo
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