Samsung PS43F4500 43-inch Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview £299.99 @ AMAZON
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Samsung PS43F4500 43-inch Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview £299.99 @ AMAZON

£299.99Amazon Deals
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Found 1st Jul 2013
Currys has it for £329 and Amazon has it £30 cheaper!

bought 1 great little find

24 Comments

Oh dear, my bank manager's gonna kill me ...

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inb4720p

If this was 1080p I'd buy one for sure !!! I know on a 43inch, it doesnt make a HUGE difference but it is really nice when you notice the extra clarity

Would this make a good gaming TV?

Samsung = heat

Gravitastrophe

Would this make a good gaming TV?



Yes for current Xbox 360 and PS3 as the majority of games run at 720p. You won't get the best out of next gen consoles though

Quadrille

Oh dear, my bank manager's gonna kill me ...



That's already good that you have a bank manager LOL

Heat added

Has been posted at this price-ish a few times now but I think this may be the cheapest by a few pennies. I bought this from Tesco when it was £310 but had one of those £20 off vouchers so was £290 Good screen so far and although some of the reviews online slate the sound (what do you expect form a panel this thin?) I think it is ok.

great price!!!

Plasma TV? Really? ...

lordjoesnow

Plasma TV? Really? ...



Yes, it really is a plasma TV

300 quid is about right for a 720p electricity guzzling telly.

Nice tv imo if its like the old model

Do people still buy 720p?

I'm not trolling, but seriously come on

I had the D (2011) model of this and it looked lovely, not great for Xbox though only being 1024x768, but fantastic for stand def telly. The E model looked a bit carp (the actaul telly not the screen), glad they've gone back to a quality looking set for this year's F model.

COGMAN

Do people still buy 720p?I'm not trolling, but seriously come on



I'm surprised they're still making 720p displays.

Not sharp enough for this screen size, not low res enough for standard def material.

Obviously these massively successful multinational companies will be glad to hear that pearl of wisdom from you.

Freedom90

I'm surprised they're still making 720p displays.Not sharp enough for … I'm surprised they're still making 720p displays.Not sharp enough for this screen size, not low res enough for standard def material.

As said, I had one, it was lovely, sold it to a mate a few months ago, he thinks it's lovely. You really have to see them.

MIDURIX

As said, I had one, it was lovely, sold it to a mate a few months ago, he … As said, I had one, it was lovely, sold it to a mate a few months ago, he thinks it's lovely. You really have to see them.



I'm still using my 32 inch 720p TV, I have no complaints with it but for 40 inches plus, 720p starts to look pixelated.
But then again it also depends on how far you sit away from it.

Banned

I'm watching this TV right now. Had it for a few years. Excellent TV and the HD looks perfect on it.

ebuyer has these also at 299.99

Freedom90

I'm still using my 32 inch 720p TV, I have no complaints with it but for … I'm still using my 32 inch 720p TV, I have no complaints with it but for 40 inches plus, 720p starts to look pixelated.But then again it also depends on how far you sit away from it.

I did have a 1080p 32" screen and you could only tell the difference when using the xbox 360 very close up. 40" it is slightly noticeable when watching a blu-ray at a normal distance, 43" it is still barely an improvement at a normal viewing distance.

I've compared this model in electronics section of a supermarket next to the Panasonic P50X60B and the Samsung picture quality is excellent, very impressive. The Panasonic not so much. The Samsung I was pleasantly surprised by, and I have to say it looked better than "all" of the LCD's at 1080p including the Samsungs which are meant to be among the best. This puts a question against anyone who thinks Plasma is old school and outdated.

720p and "HD Ready" i.e. below 1080p are certainly not obsolete, in fact anything but. At these smaller screen sizes they are perfect. Picture quality I agree can suffer if you have a bigger screen without enough resolution like I apparently witnessed with the Panasonic P50X60b, but by the same token, if you have a smaller screen and try to cram in too many pixels the same principle applies.

It is something not confined to the latest television screens either, neither plasma nor LED or any future tech like OLED, SED, FED etc. We also see this in Digital Cameras were for a long time Camera manufacturers have concentrated on marketing the Megapixels to the uninformed masses which fooled them into thinking they were getting a better product. In reality the new model of digital camera with the same tiny sensor cramming in all the extra megapixels only resulted in reduced image quality in the end.

On my observations 720p is a great resolution to have in a 42/43 inch telly and perfect for this size screen. There are advantages to Plasma screen for sports and fast action films especially in 720p as opposed to 1080p. Sky Television has broadcast in 720p for some time. 3D seems dead in the water now and was just a passing fad. The numbers game in televisions is all about marketing. You need to think about it logically and don't fall for the marketing hype and gimmicks. The bells and whistles. The latest fad... now seemingly "Smart TV". Just let your eyes do the judging. 1080p may be ideal on screen sizes 50 and 60 inches in size, but lower than that there's little to no difference. The 720p Samsung 43" kicks ass for me.
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