Samsung PS42C450B1 Plasma HD Ready 42" Free 5 Year ! £385 @ John Lewis
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Samsung PS42C450B1 Plasma HD Ready 42" Free 5 Year ! £385 @ John Lewis

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Found 19th Nov 2010
Bring big screen entertainment to your living room with the great value 42-inch Samsung PS42C450B1 plasma TV. It’s packed with clever technology to bring you brilliant quality images.
100Hz processing ensures a smooth and flicker-free picture, making it a great choice for action films and sport
Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe+) ensures that the picture is free from unwanted noise or defects
3 HDMI connections allow you to hook up HD peripherals such as Blu-ray players and games consoles
The sound quality is also excellent thanks to Dolby Digital Plus and 2x 10W speakers. An integrated digital tuner allows you to view standard Freeview channels and plan your viewing with an electronic programme guide. Includes table top stand.

This television is ‘high definition ready’ which means it has the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver. HD broadcasts are at a much higher resolution than regular analogue or digital broadcasts and have greatly enhanced picture quality. The level of detail is astonishing with clearer, sharper and more vibrant images.

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any discounts vouchers for this?its on amazon and dixons website for £379.99 how good is this tv?

Looks an amazing deal!

This only has seven houndred and twenty pee's.... not great imo.

Not full 1080p, plenty of other similar tv's about just now with better spec for similar price.

Not many others about for that price that include a 5 year warranty though

Original Poster

John Lewis state that it has no usb yet other sites say it has ... any ideas anyone ?

Banned

If you only watch Sky (like me) and don't have a PS3 or watch Blueray discs then 1080P is irelevant. End of......

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copthis1

If you only watch Sky (like me) and don't have a PS3 or watch Blueray … If you only watch Sky (like me) and don't have a PS3 or watch Blueray discs then 1080P is irelevant. End of......



+1

My projector is what? 100" plus? It's only 720p and fed from a computer. Looks stunning when fed with a decent source file through a decent video card. I don't miss 1080p.

good deal

Zameen

John Lewis state that it has no usb yet other sites say it has ... any … John Lewis state that it has no usb yet other sites say it has ... any ideas anyone ?



got this from m&s for £399.00 with blu ray player + 5 year warranty a while back. Excellent set has usb and plays avi's from usb cards readers and external hard disks

Yes it has USB, will play DIVX direct from a USB pendrive

copthis1

If you only watch Sky (like me) and don't have a PS3 or watch Blueray … If you only watch Sky (like me) and don't have a PS3 or watch Blueray discs then 1080P is irelevant. End of......



Likewise, so is 720p.

For the spec junkies... unless you're sitting closer than 7ft from the screen, the difference between 720p and 1080p is completely INVISIBLE! Of course, for SD-viewing, it doesn't make a scrap of difference either. Also, there are plenty of cheap, native 1080p TVs around that offer inferior picture quality to decent 720p TVs; there's much more to picture quality than just resolution!

42" for below £400. That is crazy.

Nice TVs at a great price although I found they tended to band the colours a bit and occasionally make faces look made up (and no, I was not watching The Only Way is Essex - that would be a colour temp complaint). This of course could be down to over eager use of noise reduction but the LGs you find at a similar price fared better.

Of course, this is a plasma HDTV for buttons so the customer is a winner either way.

gunark

Nice TVs at a great price although I found they tended to band the … Nice TVs at a great price although I found they tended to band the colours a bit and occasionally make faces look made up (and no, I was not watching The Only Way is Essex - that would be a colour temp complaint). This of course could be down to over eager use of noise reduction but the LGs you find at a similar price fared better. Of course, this is a plasma HDTV for buttons so the customer is a winner either way.



Agreed. I can see 42" TVs being the norm in everyone's bedroom some day soon!
How tacky!!

ger_ryan22

Agreed. I can see 42" TVs being the norm in everyone's bedroom some day … Agreed. I can see 42" TVs being the norm in everyone's bedroom some day soon! How tacky!!



Yeah, I'm already guilty of that, to my shame. It is a bit too decadent in these lean times having two 42" TVs but I worked hard for 'em I guess.

gunark

Yeah, I'm already guilty of that, to my shame. It is a bit too decadent … Yeah, I'm already guilty of that, to my shame. It is a bit too decadent in these lean times having two 42" TVs but I worked hard for 'em I guess.



To be honest mate, I'd probably go for the largest size if it's within my budget. I'm actually after a 32" for the bedroom but after seeing this one I think it'd be crazy to not spend the £130 difference on a much bigger Tele and as you said, you worked hard for it, why shouldnt you get it?

This has really thrown me now. What to do what to do??

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ramtec

got this from m&s for £399.00 with blu ray player + 5 year warranty a … got this from m&s for £399.00 with blu ray player + 5 year warranty a while back. Excellent set has usb and plays avi's from usb cards readers and external hard disks



wow with 5 years as well ? that was a good deal. What does sky hd run at 720 or 1080 ?
Edited by: "Zameen" 19th Nov 2010

Zameen

wow with 5 years as well ? that was a good deal. What does sky hd run at … wow with 5 years as well ? that was a good deal. What does sky hd run at 720 or 1080 ?



1080i, which is actually worse than 720p, not that it matters.

cheaper on dixons website and amazon

Original Poster

ok got the answer

The highest format of high definition TV broadcast in the UK is 1080i, with Sky+HD supporting both this and the 720p HD format. Each HD channel chooses which format is best for their programmes.

Wouldnt the 720p 1080i not really matter unless you were really close up to the tele?

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kr00t0n

1080i, which is actually worse than 720p, not that it matters.



is that true 720p is better than 1080i ? so does that mean this tv would display 1080i ?
Edited by: "Zameen" 19th Nov 2010

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avfc1874

cheaper on dixons website and amazon



so what your saying is to save £5 you'd give up 5 year ?

mah just saying if it sells out looks a great tv

too many good tele deals around.. think im gonna settle for THE OTHER DEAL here for the lg 42"-internet tv- picture inii picture- full hd, albeit lcd- though im not fussed between plasm/lcd, as long as the picture is good

link: hotukdeals.com/dea…26/

Edited by: "samwants2save" 19th Nov 2010

This looks like a really good deal.

gunark

Yeah, I'm already guilty of that, to my shame. It is a bit too decadent … Yeah, I'm already guilty of that, to my shame. It is a bit too decadent in these lean times having two 42" TVs but I worked hard for 'em I guess.



I must be real bad then. 50 in Living room. 42 in sons room 40 in daughters room and 37 in ours ;-)

hearts

I must be real bad then. 50 in Living room. 42 in sons room 40 in … I must be real bad then. 50 in Living room. 42 in sons room 40 in daughters room and 37 in ours ;-)



haha I like your style Sir

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shawty1984

Likewise, so is 720p.



Do what?

Bought mine, fantastic deal with the 5 year warranty.
I have claimed twice on this warranty with John lewis after four years use and it was without a quibble. With 4 kids the Original Plasma had about 10 years of normal use within that four years and replaced it with a far better TV. Bought an LG 42" for £1750, claimed under warranty and received £1450 to spend on a new TV.
Thought there would be some boffins explaining the dofference between (1080i (interlaced) and 1080p (progressive)

the reviews look gud 4 this tv

samwants2save

too many good tele deals around.. think im gonna settle for THE OTHER … too many good tele deals around.. think im gonna settle for THE OTHER DEAL here for the lg 42"-internet tv- picture inii picture- full hd, albeit lcd- though im not fussed between plasm/lcd, as long as the picture is good link:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-42ld490-42-full-hd-lcd-with-free/803926/#post9873042

Yeah, cheers for plugging my deal, mine is definately a better TV, personally I have just dropped my 50" 720p Sammy Plasma for the 42" 1080p LG I have listed as I think the Sammy's are awful - The screen burn is so bad, some of my Xbox games had slow pixel reaction from one screen to the next and I had to have the screen replaced on it after a year. Add that to my Samsung Monitor that burnt out after 2 years so had that replaced on warranty and my Blu-ray player which the control doesn't work - I AM SICK of Samsung now... My brand loyalty has diminished!
Edited by: "imnufc2k" 19th Nov 2010

deal expired for imnufc2k now

kr00t0n

1080i, which is actually worse than 720p, not that it matters.



No it's not. The resolution of 720p is 1280 x 720, the resolution of 1080i is 1920 x 1080. You either have bad eye sight or are viewing ir wrong. 1080i is much better than 720p. Don't be fooled into HD Ready sets that have 720p/1080i as the 1080i is just dowmscaled to 720p anyway. To take advantage of 1080i, you need a 1920 x 1080 TV.

Zameen

is that true 720p is better than 1080i ? so does that mean this tv would … is that true 720p is better than 1080i ? so does that mean this tv would display 1080i ?



No it's not true and no this TV will not display 1080i as it does not have enough pixels.
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