Samsung HD Plasma 51 inch TV £329 instore @ Asda
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Samsung HD Plasma 51 inch TV £329 instore @ Asda

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Found 30th Oct 2014
Asda selling this TV for £329 suppose to be over £500

Argos have same TV on offer for £419 on offer

Aintree store and walton store

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Model number?

Is it this one? http://direct.asda.com/Samsung-PE51H4500---51-in.-plasma-TV/000528196,default,pd.html&cmpid=ppc-_-ad-pla-_-ggle-pla-_-Electronics-_-000528196&cm_mmc=ad-ppc-_-ggle-pla-_-Electronics-_-000528196&istCompanyId=71f4ae42-94c5-4821-aa58-05eff6da2486&istItemId=wrtimrxir&istBid=tztx

If so the resolution is a bit rubbish for a 51 inch TV "Resolution 1024 x 768"

Edited by: "cdm22" 30th Oct 2014

Saw these in asda, spondon, derby aswell.

Resolution is pants

Yupp, unfortunately not even full HD. At this size screen you want to be looking into 4k territory. Also no freeview HD, just SD. Great if you want a big cheap tele, but not so good if you want a good quality picture.

wow so cool..............

http://gustakhimaaf.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/worlds-largest-tv.jpg

Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still 720p.

Only worth it if you use it to play 4k files, use next gen consoles or watch 1080p bluray etc, which would rule out a decent chunk of TV users

Rattic

Yupp, unfortunately not even full HD. At this size screen you want to be … Yupp, unfortunately not even full HD. At this size screen you want to be looking into 4k territory. Also no freeview HD, just SD. Great if you want a big cheap tele, but not so good if you want a good quality picture.



4K for 51" 1080p is fine upto 65" even, 4K is pointless nothing is broadcast in 4K, and very little 4K content anywhere else.

Ross81

Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still … Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still 720p.Only worth it if you use it to play 4k files, use next gen consoles or watch 1080p bluray etc, which would rule out a decent chunk of TV users



Yeah but if youre interested in a 51 inch TV, the chances are that you are also interested in full HD content.

Ross81

Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still … Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still 720p.Only worth it if you use it to play 4k files, use next gen consoles or watch 1080p bluray etc, which would rule out a decent chunk of TV users



BBC HD on Freeview is 1080 and has been for a couple of years now.

I'm not usually one to put someones deals down, but I've seen the smaller model of this side by side to an LED showing BBC one HD and the difference is HUGE. Even putting the LED into SD left a big noticable difference. Go for the bigger model and I'm pretty certain the difference will be even bigger.

Personally if buying a big TV now, I'd definately consider 4K to future proof myself, but then I know there's a huge difference in price (there's certainly content about, though admittedly no broadcast (though Sony did test it during the worldcup). Movies can be bought from Samsung and Sony and I'm confident that 4K is defo where it's heading). However, I couldn't justify over £300 on a TV that I know I'd be disappointed with. Based on personal experience, even a decent LED is better than this model.

See if you can find somewhere that has this TV on display and you'll see what I mean.

Ross81

Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still … Full HD and 4k telly is pointless for UK broadcasts as max is still 720p.Only worth it if you use it to play 4k files, use next gen consoles or watch 1080p bluray etc, which would rule out a decent chunk of TV users



Pretty sure most of Sky's HD content is 1080i

Flingoo

Pretty sure most of Sky's HD content is 1080i


Which is no better than 720p by my reckoning?

res on it is 720p and it seems national as I've seen it in every big asda around durham and sunderland area. still won't beat polaroid 50" tv asda had on deal for £289 I would hang on until closer to Christmas. they might put some decent smart or even 3d polaroid for the price of that Samsung

quakerphil

Which is no better than 720p by my reckoning?




1080i is better
simple

I've also seen the smaller tv and the picture was poor compared to lcd so bought the lcd one instead. still a good deal if u not fussedabout picture quailty

i32999guy

1080i is better simple


I thought 1080i was interlaced so is really 540 lines, whereas 720p is progressive with 720 lines?

Someone posted this about a week ago.. Went in to store to pick one up, and as soon as I saw the picture quality, I walked.. Truly awful.

I think a lot of people commenting on the picture quality in store are seeing it straight out of the box with no adjustments made. I have an older version of this set and it took me a few days of tweaking and fine tuning the picture settings to get it looking spot on. Watching decent quality AVI and MKV files via the USB port, the picture is actually pretty good.
For a LARGE, CHEAP, well made TV with good connectivity from a brand everyone has heard of you can't go wrong with it in my opinion.

High Energy Usage. You wont need to turn the radiator on when this tv is on in the room.

720p is 1,280 pixels across a screen horizontally and 720 pixels down the screen vertically. This arrangement yields 720 horizontal lines or pixel rows that are sent to a TV or other display device progressively, or each line sent following another (that is where the "p" comes from). In other words, the entire image (720 lines or pixel rows) is sent every 60th of a second (or twice every 30th of a second).

1080i represents 1,920 pixels arranged horizontally and 1,080 pixels arranged vertically. This yields 1,080 horizontal lines (pixel rows), sent to a TV alternately (referred to as an interlaced signal). In other words, all the odd lines or pixel rows are sent to the TV, followed by all the even lines or pixel rows.

This means that 1080i, since it is interlaced, only sends 540 lines (or half the detail) every 60th of a second, with all the detail sent every 30th of a second. On the surface, 1080i produces more detail than 720p, but since the increased detail is only sent every 1/30th of a second, rather than 1/60 of a second, fast moving objects, will exhibit slight interlacing artifacts - which can appear to look like jagged edges or a very slight blurred effect.

In addition, since LCD, Plasma, and DLP TVs can only display progressively scanned images, they cannot display a native 1080i signal. If a 1080i signal is detected the TV has to scale the 1080i image to either 720p or 768p (if it is a 720p or 768p TV) or 1080p (if it is a 1080p TV). As a result, the quality of the image you see on the screen depends on the how well the TV's video processor works - some TVs do better than others. If the TV's processor does a good job, the image will display smooth edges and have no noticeable artifacts for both 720p and 1080i input sources.

Edited by: "andrewmp" 31st Oct 2014

I can assure you that my 720P Panasonic Plasma looks miles better than my Dad's 1080P Samsung LED Smart TV, even after they've both been calibrated. Sure, I occasionally notice some pixels on Freeview content but the overall picture quality, colour, black levels, etc is no comparison and with HD content is so good it almost seems 3D at times as you can see depth in the picture. I find it hard to watch anything on the Samsung as it looks like there's a layer of vaseline smeared over it!

Can't say anything about the TV in this deal but don't let 720P put you off. A 50-55" 4K's a total waste of money unless you're going to sit no more than 5-6 ft away from it, in fact 3.6ft to be able to fully appreciate it (or 5.5ft for a 84") carltonbale.com/doe…er/

Original Poster

Well I like it and it does me and a bargain !! Ideal to watch Mickey Mouse all day long

this is now reduced again to £269 (or £239 I cannot remember) in the Huddersfield branch in the foyer as you walk in.

the one reduced to 269 is a 41 inch samsung

End of the day it's just over £300 for 51", ok picture might not be brilliant but would be fine for every day use, unless your one of the people who keep spouting on about pixels, (95% of comments above probably don't even understand what the difference is), and as for 4k, unless everyone got £1000+ for a tv and can wait a couple of years for everything to catch up to appreciate it, what the point of getting one other than bragging about it

About to say 3 in stock in Warrington (Westbrook) but two people took them in the 10 mins I was there lol!
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