Rated 5 out of 5áby DouglasM Outstanding value and picture quality.
Had to return a Samsung LED 40" Smart TV due to poor definition on SD and lack of apparent depth even on HD (also too bright). Oh what a difference the Plasma screen made, blacks were much deeper and peoples faces had solidity and character again - very plastic faces in SD on the Samsung LED. Frankly, it's not just a Samsung problem, the punchy looking displays on LED's in the showroom mask the very two dimensional presentation you get when viewed critically at home. Get a TXP42X60B (albeit with only 720p HD) before they're all gone, I'm sure the reason Plasma is being dropped and LED screens are being promoted is to meet new EU power consumption limits!
18 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Tone For the price its excellent.
SD to HD quality is not that noticeable but I couldn't care less about that, and SD is good enough anyway. Great telly for the price I paid and its 20 quid cheaper now so even better value. I wished i'd gone for the 50in now. I don't use the tvs tuner as I have a freeview recorder so can't comment much on the EPG. The media player is pretty good too.
20 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ELLpolo At this price, a solid choice. Performance over frills.
I considered LED/LCD options and found re-occurring issues with the picture, throughout brands.
Whilst the Panasonic is 720, not 1080, the smooth, natural picture more than makes up for this. And frankly, at about 7/8ft from the screen, I can't tell the difference; images are vivid, detailed and seemingly natural. The colour has plenty of warmth and once I got it set-up, showed real depth.
Motion is the trump card here though. No fuzziness, edge blurs, ghosting; nothing! I've tested it with everything going in HD, from sport to animated films, all of which are handled without issue, maintaining a very 'true' image. SD source also looks good, with nothing dodgy to note.
Minor criticisms to make: Smooth areas of graduated colour (a sunset or a glow from a fire) don't blend seamlessly, with some minor 'stepping' in colour. 'Noise' or 'grain' can be seen on older films. Both v minor and might be a setup issue.
At this price, I can't complain.
02 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Excellent quality & value, limited input options.
I picked this up a couple of months ago after seeing the reviews. Great service as usual from the shop who put one on backorder for me, rang when it arrived, and helped load it into the car. The 5 year warranty is a nice bonus.
The screen colors come life once you change the picture settings from the default to cinema mode.
The USB input is handy to use as a video juke-box, all memory sticks are recognised but some external hard drives do not load.
The only remaining problem is that there is no VGA input so it won't connect to older pc/Apple/Laptops. My fault for not checking the specs but I thought most tvs/plasmas came with VGA input.
Overall it's very good but with limited connection options..
01 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Colin Outstanding picture for the price.
Looking at this TV in stores it was hard to equate the seemingly subdued picture quality with the excellent reviews the set was getting. LCD TVs looked so punchy next to it. Took the risk though and I'm glad I did.
Once settled in at home I am delighted with the Panasonic. The picture is great. Very natural colours, smooth motion and good contrast. It's a lovely TV to watch and a real bargain. The bezel and stand look cheap but if you value picture quality over cosmetics you'll love this TV. Makes you kinda sad they're stopping making Plasma TVs.
29 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby TriumphSteve Nothing better around this price
I looked at loads of TV sets around ú300 and this is not just the best I found, it is FAR better than any other at this price.
Go out and buy one you won't be disappointed.
22 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Skimmer Plasma bargain
If you want a no frills simple to use tv with excellent picture this is for you. Ok it's only hd ready but even with blueray it's great. We have a sony 55 w9 which cost ú2000 picture quality between them is pretty close which say a lot about the panasonic
06 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby banginon bargain city
this tv and table combo are the bargain of the century every body knows that for picture quality you cant beat a plasma and this is a good one had trouble getting started bad signal in my area but once up and running its brilliant go out and get one now highly recommended if all you want is a basic good tv this is it
12 October 2013