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Samsung PS42C450B 42" Plasma TV - £399.99 @ Viking (FREE if England win the World Cup ;))
Samsung PS42C450B 42" Plasma TV - £399.99 @ Viking (FREE if England win the World Cup ;))

Samsung PS42C450B 42" Plasma TV - £399.99 @ Viking (FREE if England win the World Cup ;))

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Cinema quality, home comforts - The 2010 entry level plasma TV from Samsung.

*I've been informed thats theres a whopping 10% Quidco available - Brings the proce to around £366 with a free box of choccies :P*

DELIVERED BEFORE THE WORLD CUP - GET YOUR MONEY BACK IF ENGLAND WIN!

HAVE FAITH PEOPLE!

* WORTH STAYING IN FOR. Delivering the pin-sharp, ultra-bright picture quality you'd expect in a cutting-edge cinema, but in the relaxed surroundings of your living room. The Samsung HD Ready Plasma TV is the ideal equipment for the digital switchover.
* EASY QUALITY. With its superior contrast ratio, the Samsung HD Ready Plasma TV ensures excellent picture rendition, whether you're watching a major sports event like the World Cup, or your favourite drama. Tuning in to channels is child's play using the integrated Freeview tuner.
* SCART. Hook the Samsung up with your existing devices, using the three supplied HDMI inputs. Also included are USB and SCART connectors, plus component and composite are for your older equipment.
* Please note that this item is exempt from the Viking Direct 30-day trial unless returned un-opened. Manufacturers warranty applies.

79 Comments

Original Poster

Unfortunately, Viking don't let you link to specific pages, but if you search, you'll find this deal

So thats £399 then :-D

Original Poster

have faith :P sky sports this morning predicted spain and england for the final, and some crazy maths logarithim has said we'll win!

(that said, we all know we'll get knocked out by portugal in the quarters ;))

I have one of these sitting downstairs, waiting to be returned. The buzzing noise coming off it is very loud. Upon googling, i noticed 2 reviews on "Very" also complaining of the same problem.

Original Poster

equally though there are decent reviews, AND viking are one of the best dealers at returns

stole spec sheet from here: 1staudiovisual.co.uk/cat…tml
Series Series 4
Display Real Black Filter No
Video Screen Size 107 cm (42 ")
Resolution 1,024 x 768
1080 FHD Motion No
600Hz Motion Subfield Yes
Dynamic contrast ratio Mega Contrast
Cinema Smooth No
Picture engine DNIe +
Wide Color Enhancer Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Motion Judder Canceller No
Number of Colors Natural True Color (18 bit)
100Hz Yes
Audio Dolby Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
SRS No
dts 2.0 + Digital Out Yes
Sound Output (RMS) 10W x 2
Speaker Type Downfiring
Woofer No
Feature Samsung 3D No
Anynet + (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Automatic Channel Search Yes
Shutdown Yes
Automatic Volume Control Yes
BD Wise No
Caption (Subtitle) No
Clock & On / Off Timer Yes
Allshare home network No
EPG Yes
Game Mode Yes
Internet @ TV No
OSD Language 25 European languages
Picture-in-picture function 1 Tuner PIP
Sleep Timer Yes
USB Movie
WiFi Adapter Support No
User Interface Single Emotion
Ready Personal Video Recorder No
Still Picture No
Channel List USB Clone Yes
Digital Noise Filter Yes
Teletext (TTXT) Mega TTX (Version)
Sleep mode Yes
Burn Protection Yes
Remote Control No
System DTV reception DVB-T / C
DTV Tuner Yes
MHP / MHEG No
Input & Output L-R Audio Out No
Component In 1
In composite (AV) 1 (lateral)
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
DVI Audio In (mini jack) 1 (Conventional use for PC audio input)
Ethernet (LAN) No
Headphones 1
HDMI 3 (side: 1, Rear: 2)
PC Audio In (mini jack) 1
PC In (D-sub) 1
RF In 1
RS232C (AV CONTROL) No
USB 1 (lateral)
CI Slot 1 (lateral)
Scart 1
Design Slim design Normal
Color Black (Black Rose color gradation)
Light Effect No
Stand Square
Swivel stand (L / R) No
Eco Peak Luminance Ratio 70%
Eco Planet First
Eco-light sensor Yes
Power 100 to 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Max) 200 W
Avg. Performance in service (IEC 62,087 Edition 2) 135 W
Power consumption (sleep mode) 90 W
Power Consumption (standby) Bulk Package Size (WxHxD) 1285 x 745 x 220 mm
Net dimensions with stand (WxHxD) 1031 x 695.5 x 284.5 mm
Net Dimensions without stand (WxHxD) 1031 x 631 x 69.5 mm
Weight Package Weight (kg) 24.5 kilograms
Net Weight with stand (kg) 19.5 kilograms
Net Weight without stand (kg) 17.5 kilograms
Accessories 3D Glasses No
Antenna Cables No
Batteries Yes
Manual Yes
Power Cables Yes
Remote Control TM950
Gender Slim Cable No
Ultra Slim Wall Bracket No
VESA standard wall mount 400 x 400

Original Poster

OH, and i forgot to say... This has screen burn protection (good idea for world cup viewing due to static scorecards) AND plays .mkv's out of the box

Original Poster

@Jeffers727 This tv does come with a remote control, contrary to your spec sheet, thanks for sharing it though

That's a clever marketing technique.

buy one, dont open it, if england win wc you get it free. if they don't take it back and you should get a full refund No?

Banned

possible 10% quidco

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is this 1080p as on the website it says its full HD 1080p ,but on here tagged as 720p?

I bought a tv from Currys yesterday. I'm hoping not only do they win, but they also score 61 goals in doing so! Free tv for me to!

Comes Up At £340??

teamhuw;8676329

I bought a tv from Currys yesterday. I'm hoping not only do they win, but … I bought a tv from Currys yesterday. I'm hoping not only do they win, but they also score 61 goals in doing so! Free tv for me to!



yea.................... lol

InTheKnow444;8676367

Comes Up At £340??



+VAT

I think you will find a few stores will be doing this deal with Samsungs, it's not just viking... Best Buy should be doing the same with Samsung tvs.... Currys group did the £10 thing to compete, but think it's on tvs over a certain price & probably limited to a certain number of goals, though not sure, will have to ask my friend who works there.

So it's £399 minus 10% quidco if they honour it (about £360) !

InTheKnow444;8676440

So it's £399 minus 10% quidco if they honour it (about £360) !



And Nectar Points if you register your card

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InTheKnow444;8676440

So it's £399 minus 10% quidco if they honour it (about £360) !



The quidco is the price exluding VAT so 10% of £340=£34 After Paypal fees im guessing it will be around £30 quidco.

Original Poster

United10;8676328

is this 1080p as on the website it says its full HD 1080p ,but on here … is this 1080p as on the website it says its full HD 1080p ,but on here tagged as 720p?



The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p

720p is as much as most people will need - only those who have a blu-ray player or computer would have an advantage with 1080p since sky hd AND games consoles are EFFECTIVELY only 720p

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tomwatts;8676601

The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most … The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most people will need - only those who have a blu-ray player or computer would have an advantage with 1080p since sky hd AND games consoles are EFFECTIVELY only 720p



Yeah, i agree with you.Was just wondering which one it was.

Original Poster

United10;8676613

Yeah, i agree with you.Was just wondering which one it was.



c450 is 720p, c7000 is 1080p

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gajamaflake;8676281

buy one, dont open it, if england win wc you get it free. if they don't … buy one, dont open it, if england win wc you get it free. if they don't take it back and you should get a full refund No?



That's my exact plan!

Me getting £400 for nothing will soften the blow slightly off England winning the World Cup.

gajamaflake;8676281

buy one, dont open it, if england win wc you get it free. if they don't … buy one, dont open it, if england win wc you get it free. if they don't take it back and you should get a full refund No?


The World Cup lasts a month though, not a week.

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CharlieDouglas;8676743

That's my exact plan!Me getting £400 for nothing will soften the blow … That's my exact plan!Me getting £400 for nothing will soften the blow slightly off England winning the World Cup.



Don't think that will work ,will it?

* Please note that this item is exempt from the Viking Direct 30-day trial unless returned un-opened. Manufacturers warranty applies.

I retract my previous comment then.. a thirty day trial is great.

Cal Lightman;8676411

I think you will find a few stores will be doing this deal with Samsungs, … I think you will find a few stores will be doing this deal with Samsungs, it's not just viking... Best Buy should be doing the same with Samsung tvs.... Currys group did the £10 thing to compete, but think it's on tvs over a certain price & probably limited to a certain number of goals, though not sure, will have to ask my friend who works there.



whats best buy going to achieve with that? they only have 1 store at the moment and as far as I can tell, the world cup will be over before the other ones are open.
so its only of benefit to the people who can get to thurrock store?

not worth it

Please allow 14 up to working days for delivery???? must be delivering by horse and cart.

Wonder if there are free TV if u win deals in Spain, Argentina, and Brasil?

I think the big business people are telling us in a round about manner that despite the hype England aint got a snowball in hells chance of winning the WCup;-)

tomwatts;8676601

The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most … The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most people will need - only those who have a blu-ray player or computer would have an advantage with 1080p since sky hd AND games consoles are EFFECTIVELY only 720p



in my opinion a 720p plasma looks much better than any 1080p lcd anyway (contrast, viewing angle, natural skin tones etc)

Would recommend a Panasonic Plasma over a Samsung Plasma though. This one is only £50 more expensive from Currys (same price at PCWorld and Dixons):
]http//ww…tml

tomwatts;8676601

The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most … The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most people will need - only those who have a blu-ray player or computer would have an advantage with 1080p since sky hd AND games consoles are EFFECTIVELY only 720p



This is a Series 4 Plasma which is 720p regardless of size
Series 5 and above are 1080p;-)

derrycityboy;8677172

in my opinion a 720p plasma looks much better than any 1080p lcd anyway … in my opinion a 720p plasma looks much better than any 1080p lcd anyway (contrast, viewing angle, natural skin tones etc)Would recommend a Panasonic Plasma over a Samsung Plasma though. This one is only £50 more expensive from Currys (same price at PCWorld and Dixons):]http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/panasonic-viera-tx-p42c2b-42-hd-ready-plasma-tv-05047416-pdt.html



Only £22.06 dearer if you go this way:

hotukdeals.com/ite…rea

Practically every other nation going to the world cup has a better squad, so England winning the world cup would be like Exeter City winning the FA cup.

tomwatts;8676601

The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most … The 50 inch model is 1080p, but this is 720p720p is as much as most people will need - only those who have a blu-ray player or computer would have an advantage with 1080p since sky hd AND games consoles are EFFECTIVELY only 720p


What you on about? Most Xbox 360 & PS3 games are 1080p, fool

Can't speak for PS3, but from what I understand most Xbox 360 games are less than 720p, I think there is only 2-3 true 1080p games. Menu screens will be 1080, just not the majority of games.

Adamation;8677546

Can't speak for PS3, but from what I understand most Xbox 360 games are … Can't speak for PS3, but from what I understand most Xbox 360 games are less than 720p, I think there is only 2-3 true 1080p games. Menu screens will be 1080, just not the majority of games.



Actually most Xbox 360 games are at least 720p native, there is more 1080p native than you think. Very little get upscaled as it uses a patented system which hardly touches performance if its a higher resolution. Only 2 games which I know which get upscaled are FF13 and Halo 3 (ODST), I can say there will be more but there isn't many

PS3 on the other hand, nearly all games are 720p. There is a few 1080p games as there is with the Xbox 360, more games are upscaled though. GTA is one of them i believe

Anyway as for the deal, if this plays MKVs and has screen burn protection this is a fantastic buy. Doesn't matter if its not 1080p, Pioneer and Panasonic proved that with their plasmas (they have had the best 42"s on the market and probably still do) A lot of people say 1080p is a must for blu-ray but I honestly can say on my Pioneer Kuro it looks just as good as any 1080p LCD if not better

Voted hot, great buy

Original Poster

stezo2k;8677618

Actually most Xbox 360 games are at least 720p native, there is more … Actually most Xbox 360 games are at least 720p native, there is more 1080p native than you think. Very little get upscaled as it uses a patented system which hardly touches performance if its a higher resolution. Only 2 games which I know which get upscaled are FF13 and Halo 3 (ODST), I can say there will be more but there isn't manyPS3 on the other hand, nearly all games are 720p. There is a few 1080p games as there is with the Xbox 360, more games are upscaled though. GTA is one of them i believe.



Mostly correct, BUT, a lot of games, more and more these days, only have certain elements in 1080p. Take Fifa 10 for example - View it in 720p then 1080p and you'll know what i mean. With Fifa, the only difference is in the OSD (ie scoreboard and players names), and the cutscenes are rendered in roughly 960p.

But I absolutely agree with your comment about the PS3 - Most games don't even bother to upscale - They just reduce the resolution of the input
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