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SAMSUNG PS43D490 43 inch 3D Plasma TV HD Ready Freeview With 2 pairs of SSG3050 3D glasses, FREE - £379.95 @ Richer Sounds
SAMSUNG PS43D490 43 inch 3D Plasma TV HD Ready Freeview With 2 pairs of SSG3050 3D glasses, FREE - £379.95 @ Richer Sounds

SAMSUNG PS43D490 43 inch 3D Plasma TV HD Ready Freeview With 2 pairs of SSG3050 3D glasses, FREE - £379.95 @ Richer Sounds

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For thrills per pound, the 3D, 43 inch plasma screened Samsung PS43D490 takes some beating!

PLASMA 3D THRILLS FOR LESS

For many, a plasma TV still takes some beating. Certainly, in terms of screen response, a plasma TV is still faster to respond than LCD/LED technology. If you're going to be using the TV for gaming then it's this extra fast response that can make all the difference. Then there's the 3D aspect to consider. Using active shutter technology, 3D images are stable, bold and, with a screen of this size, come right out into the room for an immersive viewing experience! You'll also find amazing depth of image that ordinary 2D TV can't hope to compete with.

With its 43 inch screen, the Samsung is 3 - 6 inches larger than many of its similarly priced LCD competitors. Because it's a plasma screen you'll also enjoy an intensely realistic picture quality. With its HD Ready screen, the PS43D490 makes the perfect match for SKY 3D and other HD TV tuner boxes, too. This high level of detail is matched by smooth motion. Thanks to 600Hz Subfield Motion, fast moving images are smoothly scanned for reduced blur. This not only works well with action movies but is a blessing for watching fast moving sports events, too. Samsung's Wide Colour Enhancer Plus engine is also included. This unique Samsung system is driven by Samsung's HyperReal picture Engine and offers far more natural and convincing colours by strengthening the red, green and blues.

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Original Poster

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good for the price tho
Edited by: "davver99" 1st Dec 2011

Ive always gone for full HD

My sister is on a budget and i told her id keep an eye out, will there be all that much difference, there not big into movies but do watch a lot of sport, instinct is telling me to tell them to get this ordered, but i dont want them to be disapointed when im doing the recomending

tbh its kinda silly to buy at tv thats not 1920x1080 at this size.

Dont think plasma's are in the same league as the latest LED screens, at this price it would make a great screen for a console or for someone on a budget but I would rather spend more to get a better viewing experience, that said seems a fantastic price considering your getting 2 sets of glasses chucked in aswell, Richer Sounds are always very helpful and knowledgeable, good deal for the right person voted hot

Pr1ncess

Ive always gone for full HDMy sister is on a budget and i told her id … Ive always gone for full HDMy sister is on a budget and i told her id keep an eye out, will there be all that much difference, there not big into movies but do watch a lot of sport, instinct is telling me to tell them to get this ordered, but i dont want them to be disapointed when im doing the recomending



I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about a year ago, is that unless you are viewing on a tv over 37", there is very little to no difference between a film in 720 or 1080. I'm not sure what difference the extra screen size would make in this case.

It seems to get quite a positive reaction on AVForums and a recent update looks like it improves the 3D side of things too.

avforums.com/for…tml

I own this tv (paid £469) and haven't been disappointed. It's got a bit of a loud humming noise (as all plasmas do) which becomes noticeable when i'm trying to keep quiet late at night but during the day it's completely fine. the price is no reflection of the quality of 3d either. I own several 3d blu-rays now and the effects are outstanding, probably more noticeable than some 3d movies in the cinema.

Brodel

I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about … I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about a year ago, is that unless you are viewing on a tv over 37", there is very little to no difference between a film in 720 or 1080. I'm not sure what difference the extra screen size would make in this case.It seems to get quite a positive reaction on AVForums and a recent update looks like it improves the 3D side of things too.http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1431919-samsung-ps43d490.html



Thats not entirely true. I have a 1080p TV and when I watch Sky+HD (720p) compared to a Bluray (1080p) the difference is very very noticeable, to me at least.

Brodel

I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about … I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about a year ago, is that unless you are viewing on a tv over 37", there is very little to no difference between a film in 720 or 1080. I'm not sure what difference the extra screen size would make in this case.It seems to get quite a positive reaction on AVForums and a recent update looks like it improves the 3D side of things too.http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1431919-samsung-ps43d490.html




This is a 43 inch though - so you're saying go for 1080 basically at this size??

Banned

Yeah but the bit rate of Sky can be pretty crap at times.

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tomtom79

This is a 43 inch though - so you're saying go for 1080 basically at this … This is a 43 inch though - so you're saying go for 1080 basically at this size??

Yip. Anything over 37" i would def recommend 1080. Difference to me anyway is alot.

TheKaledan

tbh its kinda silly to buy at tv thats not 1920x1080 at this size.



The fact that you don't even mention viewing distance shows you don't know a lot on this subject

Brodel

I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about … I think the general consensus, at least when I was looking at tv's about a year ago, is that unless you are viewing on a tv over 37", there is very little to no difference between a film in 720 or 1080. I'm not sure what difference the extra screen size would make in this case.



Nonsense. The difference is the same be it at 24" than it is at 100" if both are viewed from the correct distance. 1080p doesn't get better just because the screen gets bigger.

shawty1984

Nonsense. The difference is the same be it at 24" than it is at 100" if … Nonsense. The difference is the same be it at 24" than it is at 100" if both are viewed from the correct distance. 1080p doesn't get better just because the screen gets bigger.


If both are viewed from, let's say 3m, do you really think you would notice the difference on 24'' between HD ready and full HD? On 100'' you would straight away.

xfish

If both are viewed from, let's say 3m, do you really think you would … If both are viewed from, let's say 3m, do you really think you would notice the difference on 24'' between HD ready and full HD? On 100'' you would straight away.



I never said that did I, you're just making things up to fit your argument.

I said "if both are viewed from the correct distance" not if both are viewed at 3 metres.

msharif911

Thats not entirely true. I have a 1080p TV and when I watch Sky+HD (720p) … Thats not entirely true. I have a 1080p TV and when I watch Sky+HD (720p) compared to a Bluray (1080p) the difference is very very noticeable, to me at least.



Blu-ray will always be superior to sky. There's a lot more to picture quality than resolution

I thought sky hd is 1080p am I wrong ?

I'm not sure about the 3D yet, and what benefit it would be to me as I normally only watch tv.
looking for a reasonably priced 40 to 43" tv with a budget of £340 , what do you recommend??

I had this tv and it blew it's turnip after 5 months, blacks are excellent on it, sadly though it does need 1080p and 100hz, the 600hz subfield motion is about as much use as a chocolate sock.

Wow,the marketing hype over 1080p still has people falling for it. 1080p is no different to 720p to the human eye at 8ft approx viewing distances unless you are watching tv's in excess of 47' inch.

Someone even said this tv would be good for console use if nothing else! Thats about the only reason you wouldn't buy it. Better full HD and LCD/LED for console use.

Sky HD is 1080i


Edited by: "scoob65" 2nd Dec 2011

The resolution sky broadcast their HD services in varies by programme- sport events tend to be 720p as a progressive picture is smoother when viewing fast moving images. They use 1080i for normal programmes etc for the added pixels but as they are interlaced they are not always as smooth.

If you set your box to Automatic under Options you will get the best picture for the type of event your are watching.

scoob65

Wow,the marketing hype over 1080p still has people falling for it. 1080p … Wow,the marketing hype over 1080p still has people falling for it. 1080p is no different to 720p to the human eye at 8ft approx viewing distances unless you are watching tv's in excess of 47' inch. Someone even said this tv would be good for console use if nothing else! Thats about the only reason you wouldn't buy it. Better full HD and LCD/LED for console use.Sky HD is 1080i


That me be the case but why bother buying old tech ?

Is this TV colour or black and white? (_;)

darrenjdoc

Yeah but the bit rate of Sky can be pretty crap at times.



Yeah but Sky is crap at all times

scoob65

Wow,the marketing hype over 1080p still has people falling for it. 1080p … Wow,the marketing hype over 1080p still has people falling for it. 1080p is no different to 720p to the human eye at 8ft approx viewing distances unless you are watching tv's in excess of 47' inch. Someone even said this tv would be good for console use if nothing else! Thats about the only reason you wouldn't buy it. Better full HD and LCD/LED for console use.Sky HD is 1080i



People get far to caught up on resolution. There are so many other factors to consider when buying a t.v that have a bigger influence over the picture quality then 720p or 1080p. I recently installed a 720p projector for a home cinema room ( not mine but would be nice ). I was a bit worried about the resolution on a around 90" image but it is outstanding. On a side note i was impressed with how well upscaled DVD's held up against blu-ray too. Don't get me wrong the blu-ray was clearly sharper and with a deeper colour but i thought the gap in quality on that size screen would be much wider.

Edited by: "niceblokedave" 2nd Dec 2011

CHEAPASCHIPS

Dont think plasma's are in the same league as the latest LED screens, )



Sadly you are wrong....(Unless poor motion handling, oversaturated colours and poor black levels are your thing...)

Thats completely retarded.

1080p 'FOR A FACT' has more resolution that 720p, this results in a significantly larger and overall better image quality.

There is a huge difference between 720p and 1080p in every scenario, the only way you could possibly believe there's no difference or its pointless because you don't have the right tech to notice.

For the record, this TV isn't even "true" 720p.
720p resolution is 1280x720 pixels.
This TV is only 1024x768, This TV basically "emulates" HD ready signals, all that does is allow the TV to receive the signal and display it to the screen, your not actually going to see a proper 720p image.

This happens on many TVs and even output devices btw. Example on the Xbox/Ps3 there are games which actually run at 600p, even though the box says 720p. It just emulates a 720p signal so that the TV can display the image, but the game itself is only running at 600p.

Consider this article and top image for info.
en.wikipedia.org/wik…ion

I agree with Uridium. If you have a look at the awards What Hi-fi have dished out this year, the winners for all the various TV catagories are Panasonic plasma's (with one exception - I think). I thought it was well known that plasma's give the best picture, but I do think they are also more prone to 'ghosting', where if you watch the same channel alot, say a news channel, with a logo or clock etc in the same place all the time, the image can 'burn on' and you see it permanently, what ever channel you are watching. Although that problem may have been fixed with the latest models, happry to stand corrected.

..viewing angle, or lack of, is my main beef with LEDs - even the best ones tend to get a bit washed out > 30 degrees from centre. My 'old' TH42PV500 Panny still knocks all but the best current Plasma's for six when it comes to PQ and nothing touches it for sound. Sadly it's getting a bit whiny in white scenes so replacement won't be far off :-(

Greyze

Thats completely retarded.1080p 'FOR A FACT' has more resolution that … Thats completely retarded.1080p 'FOR A FACT' has more resolution that 720p,


true
Greyze

this results in a significantly larger and overall better image quality.


Not true

Look at the screen quality of an advent vega (1024x600) vs iphone 4 (960x640) or galaxy s 2 (800x480)

The vega had terrible viewing angles washed out colours and is the reason why it isn't a total bargin. The iphone and galaxy s 2 have a lower resolution but are given high recommendations for their brilliant picture quality.

The fact of the matter is that picture quality will always be decided by a mixture of all factors and resolution to a point is far less important that brightness contrast and colour reproduction (and movement)

1080p is nice but for this price you are much much better going for a tv like this (good picture quality - lower resolution) vs an older or worse brand (bad picture quality higher resolution)

Also anyone getting this should really consider the 5 year warranty for 10% extra, this is the only company I buy extended warranties from

Edited by: "badasschris" 2nd Dec 2011

720p=921,600 pixels

1080p=1,966,080 pixels

Quite a big difference.

icehawk

720p=921,600 pixels1080p=1,966,080 pixelsQuite a big difference.



but not such a big difference if your sitting more than 6-8 metres away from a <42" set.

I upgraded from a 42" 720p to a 50" 1080p set...(both top end plasma's) and the difference is barely noticeable on all but the best quality source material as sadly my viewing distance is quite big.

Also worth noting is that lower res HD Ready sets are generally much more flattering on SD material due to the lesser scaling that is required..so a HD Ready set like this is ideal for people who want a large screen TV but will rarely if ever view HD material...

Edited by: "Uridium" 2nd Dec 2011

Uridium

but not such a big difference if your sitting more than 6-8 metres away … but not such a big difference if your sitting more than 6-8 metres away from a <42" set.I upgraded from a 42" 720p to a 50" 1080p set...(both top end plasma's) and the difference is barely noticeable on all but the best quality source material as sadly my viewing distance is quite big.Also worth noting is that lower res HD Ready sets are generally much more flattering on SD material due to the lesser scaling that is required..so a HD Ready set like this is ideal for people who want a large screen TV but will rarely if ever view HD material...


Presuambly you mean 6-8 feet, not metres? Either that or you have a massive lounge.

2nd that 720 is in far better for watching normal SD material than 1080 and plasmas have next to no motion blur like LCDs - great for sport and fast action movies and dont get me started on black levels

For the record all Sky and BBC Sports Outside Broadcasts are 1080i.
The most popular camera used by companies such as Telegenics and SiS Live are Sony HDC-1500's and these can work in most formats up to 1080i. I work as a vision engineer on these events and have never worked with these camera's in 720p format.
Hope that helps any confusion.

SFJnet

Presuambly you mean 6-8 feet, not metres? Either that or you have a … Presuambly you mean 6-8 feet, not metres? Either that or you have a massive lounge.



Yes sorry i meant Ft.

My viewing distance is 15ft from TV so in my case way over the recommended ideal distance for my 50" TV so i see barely any difference between 720/1080

When I had my 32" tv on 1080p playing games with texts, the picture was perfect but the written text (i.e oblivion) seems a little too small and I prefered to downscale 720p. Movies were always through 1080p via blu ray, BUT on the 32" the difference in picture was slight, with I reckon the contrast of the tv needing to be higher rather than needing to be Full HD. I now have a 40" 1080p Sony Viera and you can tell the difference between 720 and 1080 WHEN watching blu ray and playing games, but if its just tv then it doesn't really matter, unless its sports in which case you would want a higher 100Hz to avoid bleeding espcially on 3D!!

Wait I just read the thread again and Jesus I may buy it just for the 3D!! 600Hz+3D+1080i+sky HD football= no need for girlfriend or life!!

Just been to RS to enquire about the TV and i was told there are no free glasses.



Tempted for a cheap foray into 3d but i'll ring them to check that it does include the free glasses like the op says or if they're trying to pull a fast one. Can't see any mention of them on the website. Nope when you click on the specs it says glasses included 0
Edited by: "dalecheesy" 7th Dec 2011
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