Tesco in store: Panasonic TX-P42X20B 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready £299 @ Tesco
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Tesco in store: Panasonic TX-P42X20B 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready £299 @ Tesco

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Found 7th Jun 2011Made hot 7th Jun 2011
Was in my local Tesco earlier (Wick, Caithness) and they had this Panasonic on offer. Seems a really good price for a big screen, brand name TV. Might be an older model, not sure but it does get good reviews.

Product Features

* VIERA HD ready 42-inch plasma TV
* 100Hz double scan for ultra-smooth picture quality
* Dynamic contrast 2,000,000:1
* Smart networking with VIERA link and VIERA image viewer (integrating photo and video)
* Game mode, V-Audio surround

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what a shame no freeview hd built in but great price and amazing picture anyone know cheapest place for a panasonic 40 inch or 37inch with freeview hd ?? cheers

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Cracking deal!! Heat added!!

LOUGHBORO GUY

what a shame no freeview hd built in but great price and amazing picture … what a shame no freeview hd built in but great price and amazing picture anyone know cheapest place for a panasonic 40 inch or 37inch with freeview hd ?? cheers


panasonic only 37 42 46 ,,,, no 40 inch TV

Ive just bought one of these from my local Tesco and it does have Freeview HD

Perfect upgrade from crt for old people :D.

this is not FULL HD, its 1024 x 768.

i personally bought a second hand panasonic 1080p tv from a forum for about £300 about a year ago. which was worth £1200 brand new 2 years before that.

so your better off looking at the second hand market at this price range and getting a much better tv

when screen changes to new scene it shows as piux boxes for 0.2 Sec
e.g. with older Pace Sky box
DONT BUY THIS TV

We have the 37" version of this, its nice but not amazing. I prefer my Bravia.

Good deal anyway, normally you'd only be getting a no-name basic 40" LCD for this kind of money, or a good spec 32".
Edited by: "J400uk" 7th Jun 2011

PsychoSonny

this is not FULL HD, its 1024 x 768.i personally bought a second hand … this is not FULL HD, its 1024 x 768.i personally bought a second hand panasonic 1080p tv from a forum for about £300 about a year ago. which was worth £1200 brand new 2 years before that.so your better off looking at the second hand market at this price range and getting a much better tv



i dont think that is particularly great advice considering you will end up with an older set with no warranty..

Unless you are sitting closer than 6 feet it doesnt need to be full hd

PsychoSonny

this is not FULL HD, its 1024 x 768.



Your point? I don't see anyone or anything claiming this to be a Full HD set.

ashmilnes

Ive just bought one of these from my local Tesco and it does have … Ive just bought one of these from my local Tesco and it does have Freeview HD



You sure? I've got one and am pretty sure it's just DVB-T.

not FULL HD, its 1024 x 768.

ashmilnes

Ive just bought one of these from my local Tesco and it does have … Ive just bought one of these from my local Tesco and it does have Freeview HD



You're going to be disappointed to find that this is an HD ready telly with Freeview but it's not a FreeviewHD telly.:(

peggy79

not FULL HD, its 1024 x 768.



As I pointed out earlier, no one has said it's Full HD...

Great price i don't suppose anyone knows how many HD slots this has?

I still have the px80B from a couple of years ago and it's excellent! No difference between it and a mates 1080p Sony. Great deal!

And as has been said numerous times before, unless you sit on top of it the built in standard def Freeview is perfectly adequate for normal viewing, especially given how blind most people are.

You wouldn't want to sit too close to a plasma anyway unless you like a warm glow in the summer.

Was this a one-off, ex-display, been running 24x7 for a year & no remote type thing or did they have boxed new stock?

LOL at the "It's not full HD" brigade. The marketing men have sure done a number there...

RickyBobby

I still have the px80B from a couple of years ago and it's excellent! No … I still have the px80B from a couple of years ago and it's excellent! No difference between it and a mates 1080p Sony. Great deal!



Well said, we've got a 50px70b and it still looks great. It is fed with SkyHD but no visitors have noticed it's 'only' 720p however snooty they are about their electronics.

Lazycouple

Great price i don't suppose anyone knows how many HD slots this has?



3x HDMI, two on the back and one at the side. There is also component in too.

Surprised this has not been mentioned before but this set is not full HD.......

Full specs are here:

panasonic.co.uk/htm…rue

I have the previous X10 & it's very good.

RickyBobby

I still have the px80B from a couple of years ago and it's excellent! No … I still have the px80B from a couple of years ago and it's excellent! No difference between it and a mates 1080p Sony. Great deal!



snap, great TV which hasn't missed a beat in the 3 years I have owned it (and it has notched up a fair few hours)

I have a Panny that I am really happy with........1 downside is a glossy screen on my model (sounds close to this although mine is 1080p and can't check I am at work), it was soooooo annoying until I moved house late last year as I could not watch my TV at my old house if it was bright outside.

Be warned it is not an easy problem to fix and renders the TV useless if there is a window behind you.

mozzer

I have a Panny that I am really happy with........1 downside is a glossy … I have a Panny that I am really happy with........1 downside is a glossy screen on my model (sounds close to this although mine is 1080p and can't check I am at work), it was soooooo annoying until I moved house late last year as I could not watch my TV at my old house if it was bright outside.Be warned it is not an easy problem to fix and renders the TV useless if there is a window behind you.



I've two Panasonic plasmas at home, this and the PZ80. This set has nowhere near as good an anti-reflective filter and it makes a big difference.

I have the 37" version of this telly and well impressed with it watching SkyHd and with sd too.
Tempted to put 37" in bedroom and get 42" for downstairs.

I wouldn't get a plasma telly if you have problem with refections or bright sunlight on it.

HDTV broadcasts,whatever the source are all 720P.1080P can only be obtained from Bluraydiscs/players.Having said that ,they all look good on a Panasonic screen,full HD or HD ready

Superb panel, and very good at displaying an Standard Def image if you are waiting to move to HD sources. Heat

VictorV

HDTV broadcasts,whatever the source are all 720P.1080P can only be … HDTV broadcasts,whatever the source are all 720P.1080P can only be obtained from Bluraydiscs/players.Having said that ,they all look good on a Panasonic screen,full HD or HD ready



Just to be a pedant they're actually all broadcast in 1080i, not 720p.

if you can't tell the difference between freeview sd and hd i think you need your eyes testing

VictorV

HDTV broadcasts,whatever the source are all 720P.1080P can only be … HDTV broadcasts,whatever the source are all 720P.1080P can only be obtained from Bluraydiscs/players.Having said that ,they all look good on a Panasonic screen,full HD or HD ready



They are 1080i, not 720p.

You get 1080p from, Blu-ray, PS3, Xbox 360, HD-DVD, camcorders, phones and Laptops/Computers.

If you are going to give 'advice' at least get it right.

So many tv "experts" in one small thread. Wow.

Good tv for the price. And a few clubcard points to boot.Heat added.
Edited by: "karaokecolin" 7th Jun 2011

The difference between 720p and 1080p really isn't that significant until the screen reaches around 50 inches; but then again it's still noticeable and nice to have a TV capable of "full" HD. While this is still a great offer, you can easily get a new 720p projector which can be anywhere between 40-110 inches for half the price of this TV elsewhere if you're not too worried about brand names. Voted hot though

greenblob

The difference between 720p and 1080p really isn't that significant until … The difference between 720p and 1080p really isn't that significant until the screen reaches around 50 inches)



You have either just made this up or what I suspect, just copying what you see on the internet. This is wrong/false.

The difference is the same at 20" as it is at 100". The difference does not get better just because the screen gets larger. A small TV still has the same amount of pixels as a larger TV, you just need to sit closer to be able to see the difference.

If you don't know what you are talking about, please refrain from copying what you think is right. I'm sick of seeing people saying things they clearly have no knowledge on.

Brilliant price, paid nearly £400 for the 37" well over a year ago and picture is superb with Sky HD.

The BBC started transmitting some content in 1080p a few months ago on Freeview, I guess nobody has noticed the difference?.

shawty1984

You have either just made this up or what I suspect, just copying what … You have either just made this up or what I suspect, just copying what you see on the internet. This is wrong/false.The difference is the same at 20" as it is at 100". The difference does not get better just because the screen gets larger. A small TV still has the same amount of pixels as a larger TV, you just need to sit closer to be able to see the difference.If you don't know what you are talking about, please refrain from copying what you think is right. I'm sick of seeing people saying things they clearly have no knowledge on.



I think what he means is that at normal/average viewing distance, the difference between the 2 isn't really noticeable until the screen is above 42" in size.

I certainly cannot tell the difference between 720p and 1080p films on my 42" S20 sat 3 metres away from it.

Shawty, lost count of the number of people on here who haven't a clue. Read someone say the other day full hd is pointless on a screen under 40"!!!
We'd all be using SVGA 19" monitors still if he was head of Sony lol.

Its a decent screen, just don't go comparing blu ray quality to a decent full HD set. SD quality on this is pretty good still, as there isn't as many pixels to shift around. Spend your benefit cash elsewhere if you have blu ray, xbox 360, skyHD and all the channels imo, chances are your flat is that small you'll be 2 foot from the screen.
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