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    Advice needed - Panasonic Plasma tv - is it any good?

    Hi ,

    I need a bit of expert advice here, I have seen the following TV advertised at my local Currys, reduced by 10%, therefore knocking £64 off the price.

    currys.co.uk/mar…jsp[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cceeadeelidmdhecflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&category_oid=-34810&sku=073053&page=Product&fm=12&sm=0&tm=1

    Can anyone tell me if this looks a good deal?

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    Rather get a LCD telly, had nothing but problems with my plasma

    Seems not to bad especially for £615
    in general the higher the contrast the better 15K is not sup[erb but ok, its 100HZ but not 1080p
    so all in all i would say by it, as you dont sound like your the sort of person that would be botherd with all the extra high end feautures ect

    You can't go wrong with that TV. Been after an upgrade for months and I went for that one in the end, arrived on Tuesday and I'm delighted with it! Check out AVForums where it seems to be one of the most popular around atm! Can't reccomend it highly enough :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    ok and the general price for a tv with the added extras would be?

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    RickyBobby;2746006

    You can't go wrong with that TV. Been after an upgrade for months and I … You can't go wrong with that TV. Been after an upgrade for months and I went for that one in the end, arrived on Tuesday and I'm delighted with it! Check out AVForums where it seems to be one of the most popular around atm! Can't reccomend it highly enough :thumbsup:



    Sounds promising. Cheers.

    i have the th50px70b and it is fantastic.the picture quality on these panasonics is amazing

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    panasonic plasma tv's are the very best as they invented them i have a 42" full hd and its amazing if the one you looking at is 37" or above you should buy plasma anyway and not lcd

    I would go for this one.

    dixons.co.uk/pro…amp

    I bought the Panasonic TH42PZ70B last year. Picture quality is fantastic.

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    VTB;2746047

    I would go for this … I would go for this one.http://www.dixons.co.uk/product.php?sku=172727&camp_id=ppc_tvcampI bought the Panasonic TH42PZ70B last year. Picture quality is fantastic.



    thats the same one is have

    Noel;2746013

    ok and the general price for a tv with the added extras would be?



    The only thing you could consider that it lacks is 1080p of fullHD, which many argue is unneccessary on a TV this size. 15,000:1 contrast isn't the best about, but is only beaten by the more expensive Pioneer or Panasonic models. It is far higher than any "dynamic" figure quoted on LCD's. For the full HD Panasonic model you can expect to pay about £799.

    EDIT: I stand corrected on the price ^^^^^

    Depends if you need full HD? Do you have any HD sources e.g. Xbox or PS3 because if not, the SD picture quality is better on the PX80

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    VTB;2746047

    I would go for this … I would go for this one.http://www.dixons.co.uk/product.php?sku=172727&camp_id=ppc_tvcampI bought the Panasonic TH42PZ70B last year. Picture quality is fantastic.



    Hmm yes, £200 more though.

    Reckon ill take the plunge on the currys offer.

    I've had a Panasonic th37" plasma for 6 years now , bought from Richer Sounds for £1200 . Fantastic picture quality and I've had absolutly no problems . Despite all the comments you hear about Plasma's , you get screen burn , they only last 30.000 hours and others . Utter rubbish ,mines on about 8 hours a day ,every day and is good now as it was when I bought it . I recently read a PC World publication and even they say Plasma's are better . That's if you take there word for anything .Go on ...buy it !

    I would personally go for a 1080p model only!! you will end up upgrading it again otehrwise!! panasonic plasmas are tops!! brilliant and you can buy them without thinking twice.

    Like mentioned before, stick it out for a 1080p deal. Also look at quidco because you get 3.5% @currys and 5% at Dixons. If you do go to currys, look at the customer offers tab at the till to see if the price can be reduced further!!

    Otherwise best place to buy is John Lewis. they will price match and give you a 5yr warranty.. well worth it!! But again 1080p.. try and go for 1080p.. .

    Its not as simple as 1080p vs. 720p. You have to take into account viewing distance and what equipment OP has. If he doesn't have any HD sources then thers is no point getting 1080p. As for future proofing, by the time standard video signals are 1080p for most channels there will be a new form of tech out anyway i.e. OLED or something else.

    This ]link may help you decide Noel. I personally wasn't willing to pay the extra for something I consider would only make a marginal difference. All down to personal oppinion though :thumbsup:

    RickyBobby;2746559

    Its not as simple as 1080p vs. 720p. You have to take into account … Its not as simple as 1080p vs. 720p. You have to take into account viewing distance and what equipment OP has. If he doesn't have any HD sources then thers is no point getting 1080p. As for future proofing, by the time standard video signals are 1080p for most channels there will be a new form of tech out anyway i.e. OLED or something else.This ]link may help you decide Noel. I personally wasn't willing to pay the extra for something I consider would only make a marginal difference. All down to personal oppinion though :thumbsup:



    Well the viewing distance should not make that much of difference if you keep the size constant!! Regarding HD source, yes.. I must admit I have to say having a HD source is important if you wanna enjoy HD. But having said that, good upscalers will take SD content and give you a great viewing expereince. I know panasonic are great at delivering SD content, on HD panels!! Having said that by the time OLED comes to the consumers, it will be atleast 2 yrs for it to become affordable!! Plus there is always new technology..on the horizon, even with OLED !!

    But everything now, consoles, Sky, Cameras etc are moving toward HD. Like I said personallyi'd go 1080P, but its down to the OP!! There is no clear answer.. Having said that.. difference between 720p and 1080 p is anything but marginal!!! if you have the right inputs!!

    choc1969;2745967

    Rather get a LCD telly, had nothing but problems with my plasma



    sorry, but thats like saying don't buy a diesel car go for a petrol instead cos you've had problems with your diesel.
    im sure people have had problems with lcd sets. it just depends on the brands and quality

    Hi hope this is of some help but Panasonic have the free 5 year warranty on till the end of August if bought from recommended retailers (I don't think Currys are).
    have a look on Panasonic website for details panasonic.co.uk/htm…tml
    I have been looking at a few Panasonics lately and I found the Tec7 electrical in the House of Frazer had a price to match currys and have the Panasonic warranty included.
    hgv

    If you haven't bought it yet, it is down to £639 in John Lewis now and you'll get free delivery and a 5 year guarantee thrown it! :thumbsup:

    ]John Lewis link

    Or look at TH-42PZ80B
    Dixons has it for £726 plus 5% quidco
    Pixmanai have it for £708 plus 3% quidco.. its a 1080p option!!

    Great TV, although not 1080P.

    Should conside paying a little extra for the 1080P option
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