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Samsung PS42Q7HD Plasma TV £745.90 delivered.
Samsung PS42Q7HD Plasma TV £745.90 delivered.

Samsung PS42Q7HD Plasma TV £745.90 delivered.

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Features
Screen size (inches/cm's): 42
Screen Type: 16:9
Sound: Nicam
Built in digital terrestrial tuner: Yes
Pixel resolution: 1024X768
Contrast ratio: 10000:1
Brightness: 1300cd/m2
Auto set up: Yes
Digital comb filter: Yes
Speakers included: Yes
Audio power output: 10w x 2
Component video connection: Yes
AV inputs: Yes
HD Ready: Yes
Fastext: Yes
Pedestal Stand: Supplied

39 Comments

Any small saving on a plasma tv will be eaten up by the high power drain. LCD are really the way to go, plasma suffer really badly from screen burn while and LCDs cannot.

I'm sure there are as many LCD TVs on the market at around this price that would be more suitable.

davelfc

Any small saving on a plasma tv will be eaten up by the high power drain. … Any small saving on a plasma tv will be eaten up by the high power drain. LCD are really the way to go, plasma suffer really badly from screen burn while and LCDs cannot. I'm sure there are as many LCD TVs on the market at around this price that would be more suitable.




Oh dear.......................:giggle:

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Oh dear.......................:giggle:



what? :giggle:
Plasma Disadvantages

Although thin, plasma TVs are fairly heavy (professional installation recommended for on-wall use)
Very susceptible to screen burn-in
Cannot produce deep black levels accurately
Fragile
Use a lot of power

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This may be of benefit to those who feel Plasma is lacking in certain departments:

plasma-lcd-facts.co.uk/home/

Thanks for the original post. My brother was after a plasma so this could be up his street.

thom_yorke

This may be of benefit to those who feel Plasma is lacking in certain … This may be of benefit to those who feel Plasma is lacking in certain departments:http://www.plasma-lcd-facts.co.uk/home/Thanks for the original post. My brother was after a plasma so this could be up his street.


Funny how they don't even touch on the power useage or the screen burn issues :whistling:

They do! Read the Plasma and LCD Myths section

Both very valid points. Otherwise, anyone who does want a plasma. An excellent TV at an excellent price. Hot!

davelfc

Any small saving on a plasma tv will be eaten up by the high power drain. … Any small saving on a plasma tv will be eaten up by the high power drain. LCD are really the way to go, plasma suffer really badly from screen burn while and LCDs cannot. I'm sure there are as many LCD TVs on the market at around this price that would be more suitable.



Nonsense, maybe 5 years ago, not anymore with a half decent set.

davelfc

Funny how they don't even touch on the power useage or the screen burn … Funny how they don't even touch on the power useage or the screen burn issues :whistling:



Sorry not meaning to turn this thread into a LCD vs PLASMA but take a look on any AV forum and see how many enthusiasts prefer plasma to lcd. LCD is ok don't get me wrong but it just cannot handle movement/motion correctly at all. As for the comment above on BLACK this is totally the other way round, plasma have always been and still are so much better at producing true black and dark detail than LCD, its one of the main reasons people choose plasma over LCD. Screen burn is one of the storys from the past and hardly any modern plasmas suffer from this. Power consumption? I am sure I could find something to spend that £1.34 every year that I could save if I went down the lcd route :w00t: . The dead pixel situation is a negative for lcd too.

The proof is in the pudding and I know that my eyes choose plasma every time. I demo'd lots of TV's last time I bought one and I just could not find an LCD that came anywhere near the equivilent plasma. Everything on them just looked so unrealistic. This was 9 months ago and I know the LCD manufacturers are doing all they can to try and equal plasma picture quality but from what I have seen round and about they are still some way off producing this.

Great deal :thumbsup:

Looking to get one in a couple of months, too soon for me.

davelfc

what? :giggle:Plasma DisadvantagesAlthough thin, plasma TVs are fairly … what? :giggle:Plasma DisadvantagesAlthough thin, plasma TVs are fairly heavy (professional installation recommended for on-wall use) Very susceptible to screen burn-in Cannot produce deep black levels accurately Fragile Use a lot of power http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/specsformats/displays_LCD_vs_Plasma3.html



More nonsense! Again maybe a few years ago but not any more. I have owned both large LCD and Plasma and plasma wins hands down for anything under £1800 and over 40"!

Voted hot, but also consider Pioneer or Panasonic, it may be worth spending a little more. If you do look at a Panny make sure you get one with the latest Dboard fitted... (Build from the beginnng of this month onwards)...

Welcome to the forums dov

jethro

More nonsense! Again maybe a few years ago but not any more. I have … More nonsense! Again maybe a few years ago but not any more. I have owned both large LCD and Plasma and plasma wins hands down for anything under £1800 and over 40"!


Agree completely that the facts that have been stated here are not strictly true although they probably were a few years ago.

Plasmas offer much better picture quality/depth/sharpness than LCDs and are not as power hungry as a lot of people might think that they are. Check out your local Currys/Comet and do a comparison and you'll probably find the significant difference with a Plasma particularly on screens that are let's say 37"/42"/50". The LG one's in particular are breathtaking imho. Think that this particular offering from Samsung has similar technology (what Samsung call DNIe).

jethro

Voted hot, but also consider Pioneer or Panasonic, it may be worth … Voted hot, but also consider Pioneer or Panasonic, it may be worth spending a little more. If you do look at a Panny make sure you get one with the latest Dboard fitted... (Build from the beginnng of this month onwards)...



Hi Jethro, Can you advise what a Dboard is please?. Guess this has something to do with the DVB-T decoder but thought it best to ask.

Thank you.

These screens don't suffer from burn in, they use pixel shift technology that prevent burn in.
I think you will also find that large LCDs use as much power as a plasma.

oddypsx

These screens don't suffer from burn in, they use pixel shift technology … These screens don't suffer from burn in, they use pixel shift technology that prevent burn in.I think you will also find that large LCDs use as much power as a plasma.



There's no doubt that plasma manufacturers have had to improve the screens in many ways. However LCDs too are improving. For those that like to be 'ever so picky' about some of the dark colouring on their tvs then I guess they will always stick with plasma. However LCDs are a lot better in many other ways.

The burn in will always be an issue even although they try to lessen the effects. A statement like 'don't suffer burn in' is crazy. I think you should say, they don't suffer burn in as easily as older sets, or some current models. As for power useage, well newer sets might have improvements as I mentioned earlier and likewise so have LCDs in that respect. My own LCD uses far less electricity than my friends new plasma (we've tested this using suitable equipment) and my LCD detects the light in the room and adjusts the brightness of the back light to suit, if required.

In the end it's up to the consumer, this one prefers LCD, you pick what you want. Just avoid a plasma :thumbsup:

Plasma :thumbsup:

http://www.johnlewis.com/jl_assets/gallery/230307100.jpg

Product Information

The Samsung PS42Q7HD is packed with new technology to bring you amazing picture quality. It’s HD ready and has a digital tuner for access to Freeview channels.

FilterBright minimizes reflection for the best possible picture in any lighting condition while the Smooth Motion Driver eliminates blurring from fast moving scenes. Its Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) ensures that the picture is free from unwanted noise or defects and that all the details are well expressed, making the picture clean, sharp, and closer to reality.

Its high 1300cd/m2 brightness maintains clarity, and the 10,000:1 contrast ratio adds every last detail. It sounds great too with SRS TruSurround. This virtual surround sound system replicates a 3D sound system and converts non-surround sound sources to stunning effect. A clever picture-in-picture feature also allows you to view 2 channels on the same screen. Includes a 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.
Key Features
Audio quality Dolby A3 stereo, SRS TruSurround

Auto setup Yes

AV inputs Side

Brand Samsung

Brightness 1300cd/m2

Contrast ratio 10,000:1

Digital tuner Yes

Dimensions H71 x W105 x D10cm

Fastext Yes

HD Ready Yes

HDMI inputs 1

Headphone socket Yes

Model name / number PS42Q7HD

On-screen menus Yes

Remote control Yes

S-Video socket 1

SCART sockets 2

Screen format Widescreen

Screen resolution 1024 x 768

Screen size 42"

Speaker output (RMS) 20W

Stand Included

Visible screen size (measured diagonally) 106.7cm

MacNewbieInTraining

Hi Jethro, Can you advise what a Dboard is please?. Guess this has … Hi Jethro, Can you advise what a Dboard is please?. Guess this has something to do with the DVB-T decoder but thought it best to ask.Thank you.



There is a problem at the moment with some Panasonic PX60/600 Plasma sets with unwanted purple artifacts in the background (mine included) under certain conditions (low light+grey backgrounds+poor quality DVD etc). Some units are unaffected and some worse than others, mine isn't particularly bad but I'm having the new DBoard (digital processor) replaced next week anyway. I've only noticed this problem once in 500 hrs viewing so it really isn't worth worrying about, Panasonic haven't admitted it as a fault but have released a new board with updated firmware and called it an enhancement! It is fitted free of charge by a Panasonic authorised engineer in your home in under an hour.

I'd highly recommend these Panasonic TV's the picture quality, even with the purple 'snake' issue, is mind blowing, even on a good quality SD source.

Every large screen TV seems to have an issue in one area or another, whether it be a noisy power supply buzz or picture problems under certain circumstances so have a search on avforums.com to see if there are any problems with this Samsung set before purchasing...

Just to point out that I had an e-mail from John Lewis earlier today which said this Samsung TV was back in stock with them. It's £995 delivered including the 5 year warranty, so if you want the warranty this is a very good price. Try getting a decent 5 year warranty on a 42" plasma TV for £235, the difference between the JL price and the £760 quoted.

jethro

There is a problem at the moment with some Panasonic PX60/600 Plasma sets … There is a problem at the moment with some Panasonic PX60/600 Plasma sets with unwanted purple artifacts in the background (mine included) under certain conditions (low light+grey backgrounds+poor quality DVD etc). Some units are unaffected and some worse than others, mine isn't particularly bad but I'm having the new DBoard (digital processor) replaced next week anyway. I've only noticed this problem once in 500 hrs viewing so it really isn't worth worrying about, Panasonic haven't admitted it as a fault but have released a new board with updated firmware and called it an enhancement! It is fitted free of charge by a Panasonic authorised engineer in your home in under an hour. I'd highly recommend these Panasonic TV's the picture quality, even with the purple 'snake' issue, is mind blowing, even on a good quality SD source.Every large screen TV seems to have an issue in one area or another, whether it be a noisy power supply buzz or picture problems under certain circumstances so have a search on avforums.com to see if there are any problems with this Samsung set before purchasing...




Thanks for this info :thumbsup:

Who would I call in first instance if I have a problem (delivery on Tuesday) John Lewis or Panny?

Thanks

Nice TV & price, I am considering buying this 42' or the 50' model

hotukdeals.com/for…319

Turbotrance

Nice TV & price, I am considering buying this 42' or the 50' … Nice TV & price, I am considering buying this 42' or the 50' modelhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44319



Iam going for the 50" model once they sort the buzzing fault. From what i have been reading in the avforums the Jan 07 models seem to be ok.

Mr Twister

Iam going for the 50" model once they sort the buzzing fault. From what i … Iam going for the 50" model once they sort the buzzing fault. From what i have been reading in the avforums the Jan 07 models seem to be ok.



Thanks for the tip, how long are you going to wait to purchase to avoid any pre Jan 07 models that have potential to buzz as I heard not all of them have that problem?

I will probably order in the next week or so. I have spoken to 2 retailers who will check the manufacture date when i place my order.

Mr Twister

I will probably order in the next week or so. I have spoken to 2 … I will probably order in the next week or so. I have spoken to 2 retailers who will check the manufacture date when i place my order.



Cheers, which retailers will check and whats the best price delivered you are getting?

Turbotrance

Cheers, which retailers will check and whats the best price delivered you … Cheers, which retailers will check and whats the best price delivered you are getting?



Beyond Television (Katie) £1108 delivered

A J Electronics (Nizar) £1108 delivered

Fingers crossed they have a Jan 07 model instock when i order one.

col

Thanks for this info :thumbsup: Who would I call in first instance if I … Thanks for this info :thumbsup: Who would I call in first instance if I have a problem (delivery on Tuesday) John Lewis or Panny?Thanks



Just give Panasonic CS a call and mention purple snakes, they will then give you the number of a local authorised installer, may or may not be JL. I bought from Currys and have an indepenent local engineer coming to do mine....

Whats the cheapest instore price for this? Will try and get JL to match it. My mum and dad are looking and wanted the px60 but no-one has stock.

Mr Twister

Beyond Television (Katie) £1108 deliveredA J Electronics (Nizar) £1108 d … Beyond Television (Katie) £1108 deliveredA J Electronics (Nizar) £1108 deliveredFingers crossed they have a Jan 07 model instock when i order one.



Much appreciated m8, rep given, Cheers

davelfc

There's no doubt that plasma manufacturers have had to improve the … There's no doubt that plasma manufacturers have had to improve the screens in many ways. However LCDs too are improving. For those that like to be 'ever so picky' about some of the dark colouring on their tvs then I guess they will always stick with plasma. However LCDs are a lot better in many other ways.The burn in will always be an issue even although they try to lessen the effects. A statement like 'don't suffer burn in' is crazy. I think you should say, they don't suffer burn in as easily as older sets, or some current models. As for power useage, well newer sets might have improvements as I mentioned earlier and likewise so have LCDs in that respect. My own LCD uses far less electricity than my friends new plasma (we've tested this using suitable equipment) and my LCD detects the light in the room and adjusts the brightness of the back light to suit, if required.In the end it's up to the consumer, this one prefers LCD, you pick what you want. Just avoid a plasma :thumbsup:


Wow! You went to such lengths to find that out.
You don't own a prius by any chance?

davelfc

There's no doubt that plasma manufacturers have had to improve the … There's no doubt that plasma manufacturers have had to improve the screens in many ways. However LCDs too are improving. For those that like to be 'ever so picky' about some of the dark colouring on their tvs then I guess they will always stick with plasma. However LCDs are a lot better in many other ways.The burn in will always be an issue even although they try to lessen the effects. A statement like 'don't suffer burn in' is crazy. I think you should say, they don't suffer burn in as easily as older sets, or some current models. As for power useage, well newer sets might have improvements as I mentioned earlier and likewise so have LCDs in that respect. My own LCD uses far less electricity than my friends new plasma ([COLOR="Red"]we've tested this using suitable equipment[/COLOR]) and my LCD detects the light in the room and adjusts the brightness of the back light to suit, if required.In the end it's up to the consumer, this one prefers LCD, you pick what you want. Just avoid a plasma :thumbsup:



Of course you have :giggle:

Original Poster

davelfc

what? :giggle:Plasma DisadvantagesAlthough thin, plasma TVs are fairly … what? :giggle:Plasma DisadvantagesAlthough thin, plasma TVs are fairly heavy (professional installation recommended for on-wall use) Very susceptible to screen burn-in Cannot produce deep black levels accurately Fragile Use a lot of power http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/specsformats/displays_LCD_vs_Plasma3.html



Another conclusion from same site audioholics.com/tec…php

Conclusion The commonly held beliefs about the viability and performance … Conclusion The commonly held beliefs about the viability and performance quality of plasma TVs turn out to be merely myths when held up to the discerning eye of quantifiable testing. In particular, concerns about plasma lifetimes and image retention ("burn in") are half- truths that may have been legitimate concerns for early generations of plasma displays, but are non-issues with today's current generation products. Yes, plasmas may show signs of retention if still images are left on the display for very long periods of time (such as 24 hours or more), but even in this extreme example, the result is only temporary. Today's plasma TVs essentially heal themselves with subsequent viewing of regular TV material. As a result, more common scenarios of 5 to 10 minute (or even several hour) image pauses will not cause permanent damage. When it comes to image quality and accuracy across wide viewing angles, plasmas perform very well, enabling a consistent viewing experience anywhere within a room. Color accuracy and black levels, both of which are critical to create an accurate, rich image, are also very strong on plasma TVs. In fact, the plasmas that were tested actually outperformed the reference CRT on black level and nearly matched it on color accuracy. Videophiles and other consumers who value a high-quality image should really appreciate these results. The contrast ratios on plasma TVs may not reach the high levels touted by some other TV technologies, but as explained earlier, the value of a contrast ratio without an accompanying black level is questionable. It's also worth noting that the testing did not cover response time (because of the controversies surrounding how to accurately, fairly, and consistently measure it), which is generally perceived as an advantage that plasma displays have over TVs using other technologies. The challenge for vendors is to adequately convey accurate information on the real- world capabilities of today's generation plasma TVs and to overcome many of the objections potential buyers may still have based on lingering and pervasive myths and inaccurate "prejudices" against the technology. Certainly plasma TVs cannot and will not be the ultimate choice for all TV buyers, but for those who want a very high- quality image and can afford the purchase costs, they represent a very compelling option.



Notice the date.

Both articles are out of date by todays rapidly changing TV standards!

still out of stock and its the 13th Feb now for this deal unless it sold out v quickly, think I will go for the 50' Samsung Plasma though

Original Poster

Turbotrance

still out of stock and its the 13th Feb now for this deal unless it sold … still out of stock and its the 13th Feb now for this deal unless it sold out v quickly, think I will go for the 50' Samsung Plasma though



Lucky you £752.90 here prcdirect.co.uk/sho…HDX

Original Poster

Now £745.90 delivered @ Tribal.
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