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Samsung 50" PS50A457 HD Ready Digital Plasma - £599 @ CDiscount plus 4% quidco
Samsung 50" PS50A457 HD Ready Digital Plasma - £599 @ CDiscount plus 4% quidco

Samsung 50" PS50A457 HD Ready Digital Plasma - £599 @ CDiscount plus 4% quidco

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Offer ends 12PM 30th December 2008 50" (127cm) Visible Screen Size, Intergrated Digital Tuner, Resolution 1365 x 768 Pixels, Brightness 1500 cd/m2, Contrast Ratio 30000:1, 3 x HDMI

The site also offers £50 'cashback' - essentially a credit of £50 to be spent on their site.

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Further £50 cashback to spend on the site and possible 4% Quidco makes this a very HOT deal.

super hot deal

Hardly cash back if it has to be spent on the same site:whistling: Hasn’t this been listed already Not voted

Please excuse my bad manners welcome mancdaz to Hotdeals:thumbsup:

Original Poster

OK I've removed the cashback part. Even at £599 this is a great deal

Only 1365 x 768 resolution on a 50" TV? hmm.

Nice price though for the size.

mancdaz;3891866

OK I've removed the cashback part. Even at £599 this is a great deal



Tis true:thumbsup:

not full hd!!!!

ll Deano ll;3891896

Only 1365 x 768 resolution on a 50" TV? hmm.Nice price though for the … Only 1365 x 768 resolution on a 50" TV? hmm.Nice price though for the size.



If you sit more than 8ft away from this set you will NOT see any difference from a full 1080p version of this tv:thumbsup:

doober;3891914

not full hd!!!!



That’s helpful

Geemac;3891923

If you sit more than 8ft away from this set you will NOT see any … If you sit more than 8ft away from this set you will NOT see any difference from a full 1080p version of this tv:thumbsup:



I know that.

Common sense that a picture looks better the further you get away from it but it still will be poor in comparison to a Full HD when viewed close.

Compared resolutions before and a TV produces a lot better picture if it is Full HD than one which is just 720p but then I just stated the obvious lol

As I said, good price

ll Deano ll;3891960

I know that.Common sense that a picture looks better the further you get … I know that.Common sense that a picture looks better the further you get away from it but it still will be poor in comparsion to a Full HD when viewed close.Compared resolutions before and a TV produces a lot better picture if it is Full HD than one which is just 720p but then I just stated the obvious lolAs I said, good price



Sorry just playing with you;-) How close would you want to get to a 50” screen:-D

Geemac;3892027

Sorry just playing with you;-) How close would you want to get to a 50” s … Sorry just playing with you;-) How close would you want to get to a 50” screen:-D



2 inches. I want full benefit of my TVs picture haha

I want it strapped on my head so I can walk around whilst playing games.

i want it for my desk :-D

if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Great deal BTW.....scorchio !!!

Diekund;3892344

if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 … if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?



'Cos the best costs considerably more :P

still looking for a nice 32" that can handle sports myself!

Jetpac;3892448

'Cos the best costs considerably more :Pstill looking for a nice 32" that … 'Cos the best costs considerably more :Pstill looking for a nice 32" that can handle sports myself!



it sure does. but i meant 1080p over 720p :P

dont get a samsung id say. I have a samsung and an LG. i know many people with both brands and the LG seems to be the better. My samsung often flashes a line of pixels like its on its way out. I was worried until i saw the same thing on my sisters and also another girls.

I wont say any more as im not the man to ask, but i would just say, imo, samsungs are not the best

I think this model number has 20000:1 contrast ratio - not certain though.

A lot of telly for the money and looks to be the cheapest price around at the moment... but like others, I want 1080p/24 at this size.

I think if I was to go for this screen, I would price match with John Lewis and get their 5 year Warranty for the same price. I know about the quidco and the £50 cashback voucher, but I'd prefer to have peace of mind for 5 years than trying to get a 50" screen fixed in 2 years time!!:thumbsup:

stefor;3892701

I think if I was to go for this screen, I would price match with John … I think if I was to go for this screen, I would price match with John Lewis and get their 5 year Warranty for the same price. I know about the quidco and the £50 cashback voucher, but I'd prefer to have peace of mind for 5 years than trying to get a 50" screen fixed in 2 years time!!:thumbsup:



John Lewis won't price match online retailers only high street stores :thumbsup:

Diekund;3892344

if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 … if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?




If you're happy enough sitting close, then fine, pay more and you'll benefit. However, for a 50" that's around 7 feet - not too convenient if you have lots of people trying to watch at once. Personally I like to do viewings for 5 or 6 people fairly often, so it's a pretty major consideration. Takeaway, some nice wine and a quality film with a group of friends. Nice combo.

Probably my next TV will be 60" as a result, which allows good 1080p viewing at around 9 feet, a nice distance to squeeze lots of people in. Problem is, 1080p 60" are still around 2k, which I can afford but can't justify to myself :-)

i am awaiting delivery of my 1080p samsung from dixons, it is coming tomorrow and i paid 629.

Diekund;3892344

if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 … if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?



And if you mainly watch Freeview/Sky+ you’d be better off with this HD ready TV a full HD TV would be wasted :thumbsup:

Geemac;3892806

And if you mainly watch Freeview/Sky+ you’d be better off with this HD r … And if you mainly watch Freeview/Sky+ you’d be better off with this HD ready TV a full HD TV would be wasted :thumbsup:



Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just painful :-) Good quality DVDs are manageable, but TV is terrible - especially live TV.

arfster;3892827

Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just … Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just painful :-) Good quality DVDs are manageable, but TV is terrible - especially live TV.



i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you get your opinion from.

arfster;3892827

Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just … Nobody should be watching broadcast SD on a TV this size, it's just painful :-) Good quality DVDs are manageable, but TV is terrible - especially live TV.



doober;3892833

i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you … i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you get your opinion from.



He should try using a proper aerial instead of a wet piece of string:p I actually have this TV and it’s fine with SD TV:-D

that is huge

vinnie_nine;3892888

that is huge



That’s a bit personnel:whistling: but thank you:thumbsup::-D

doober;3892833

i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you … i watch sd tv on my 42 panasonic and it looks fine, dont know where you get your opinion from.



From owning 8 HDTVs over the years, every conceivable source. Bluray, HDDVD, Sky HD and foreign HD channels via a motorised 2nd dish (premiere and canal+). Everything is sent through a HTPC which makes a better job of deinterlacing and upscaling than any set.

A 50" is a heck of a lot bigger than a 42" btw, more than 40% more.

Good price but old technology, if you cant afford a true HD TV, you can say you have a 50" TV.

I wouldnt buy one if it was £399.

Pay a bit more and get a true HD TV.

Voted Cold for poor resolution.

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A 50" is a heck of a lot bigger than a 42" btw, more than 40% more.[/QUOTE]

dont think so my friend, mathematically impossible. maybe 25% if you are lucky.

If someone wants the 1080p version of the Samsung, I've found the best price is at Dixons:

dixons.co.uk/pro…898

At an extra £100, it's worth the extra. Also, you may find a voucher to use against this price too!!

well it depends how you consider the increase

If you say 42" is your base line or 100%

then a 50" is a 42" or so increase

Maths below

42" 16:9 is 377 Square inchs

50" 16:9 is 535" square inchs

32" is 219 square inchs

so id 42" is ya base line
535-377 is 158
158/377 is 41.9% increase

I've just bought the 1080P version that was hot on here a couple of days ago and well worth the extra £100
for full HD.

comet.co.uk/sho…XXU

Had it since boxing day playing sky HD and HD DVD's through it and awesome for the money.

Just my opinion £100 is a £100 and this site is all about saving money but don't skip quality on a tv this size especially if you intend to put Blu Ray through it.

Diekund;3892344

if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 … if you are going this big, i wouldnt do it without the 1080p. blah blah 8 feet etc etc. when it comes to watching a bluray, i love nothinbg more than getting close to the tv and examining the detail and thinking "damn, that was money well spent". Even on a 32" where the difference is minimal, i will always choose to view in 1080p rather than 720p just so i can say i am. why settle for less when you can have the best?




for this price its got to be a 1080p, especially for the price you can get a 42" with 1080p at this price in Currys/Dixons.

callius;3893026

well it depends how you consider the increaseIf you say 42" is your base … well it depends how you consider the increaseIf you say 42" is your base line or 100%then a 50" is a 42" or so increaseMaths below42" 16:9 is 377 Square inchs50" 16:9 is 535" square inchs32" is 219 square inchsso id 42" is ya base line535-377 is 158158/377 is 41.9% increase




Easier way: divide larger set by smaller, then square the result, ie 50/42 * 50/42 = 1.4172

Near enough as makes no difference.

what do you guys think is better a 42" LG 1080p set @ £549.99(same website) or this one,It's for my bedroom and it'll be used for sky occasionaly and xbox 360 a lot.i dont understand all this contrast ratio stuff
the lg: cdiscount.co.uk/Sou…tml

It might be cheap and a good buy but it does have a high consumption level of 450 watts.

if people give so much of a hoot about power consumption then turn off your pcs, dont watch telly and go live back in the cave!

al1985;3893377

what do you guys think is better a 42" LG 1080p set @ £549.99(same … what do you guys think is better a 42" LG 1080p set @ £549.99(same website) or this one,It's for my bedroom and it'll be used for sky occasionaly and xbox 360 a lot.i dont understand all this contrast ratio stuff :(the lg: http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/SoundVisionandSatNav/TV/Plasma/LG/lg-42pg6000-42--hd-1080p-digital-plasma-tv/f-672-178844.html



can u stretch the budget and get a a panasonic?
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