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Panasonic TXP46G20B 46 Inch Full HD Plasma Tv Is It Good ?


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Old 11-01-2013, 22:01
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Been looking around for a bigger, new Tv for the bedroom with built in Freesat HD, and came across this one, so anyone know much about them, as always fancied trying the Panasonics.

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Old 11-01-2013, 22:18
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As always with Pana it will be good but ask yourself how much use has it had over the last 3 - 4 years and why are they selling it ? Where has it been for all this time ?

Is there a guarantee with it ?
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Old 11-01-2013, 22:20
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Good rating but the review is from 3 years ago
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/tvs/2...era-tx-p46g20b

Is it still available?

EDIT: langrad realised the age of the set too but the OP gives no clue
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Old 11-01-2013, 22:28
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Its still available at Argos (according to their website, and for only a home delivery), will be replacing a Sony 32" KDL 32v5810.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/4980755.htm

I realise its a couple of years old now, but it seems a decent set.

Thanks for that, does get a good rating, just not sure wether its worth it, considering its a few years old now.
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Old 11-01-2013, 22:45
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That's incredible that Argos are selling this , I thought you had found a 2nd hand ebay special .

Cant think Argos have had them in stock all this time , it must be "graded / repaired " product direct from Pana . That said if you want Freesat as opposed to freeview HD then this may be your last chance and it should do you well . Going to be a lot better than that Sony !
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Old 11-01-2013, 23:10
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Cant think Argos have had them in stock all this time , it must be "graded / repaired " product direct from Pana .
Which worries me a bit

Theres also the Samsungs (like the UE40ES6710 Full HD 40" LED 3D TV), but they've all got that Smart Tv/3D rubbish, which im not interested in.

I know Samsungs are ok, as just bought one of those today for the living room, the UE40EH5000, 40" with Freeview HD.
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Old 12-01-2013, 21:47
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Just a further thought on this , Generally the models with the "smart & streaming " capibilitys have much better screens and screen driver circuits as well as much better connectivity . The dummed down models can seem good value until you look a bit deeper .

Your old model Pana v modern Samsung will consume much more current but may be easier on the eye to view - you pays your money and all that !
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Old 12-01-2013, 23:26
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The TXP46G20B is pricey at 700, but you get what you pay for. I'd have that set in a instant.
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Old 13-01-2013, 07:01
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Its still available at Argos (according to their website, and for only a home delivery), will be replacing a Sony 32" KDL 32v5810.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/4980755.htm

I realise its a couple of years old now, but it seems a decent set.
It is an excellent TV but 700 is excessive for a set which was last manufactured 4 years ago. I bought a TXP42G20B three years ago for 630. That was from a dealer (retail, not online), brand new including delivery and 5 year warranty. Panasonic bring out a new range every year and I bought during the regular end of year clearance which is now on. I could have had the 46" for the same price but decided it was too big. You should study the market more before you purchase this one.
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Old 13-01-2013, 12:22
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Does seem a bit pricey for a Tv thats a good few years old when you think about it, ive also been looking at the Samsung UE40ES6710, but why do they all have to have be Smart Tv's/ 3D, as im not interested in any of that, i just want it to watch Tv, long as its got a good picture, sound
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Old 13-01-2013, 14:42
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I was looking at the G20, but it appears that Panasonic dropped support for it as it only receives BBC iplayer from freesat's on demand channels - I may be wrong, so opted for Samsung.

If its just for channels, then why not get a Humax box and a 'standard' TV. Would be a lot cheaper, but the downside would be that you would have a box for freesat rather than it being intergrated into the TV.

Sony & LG freesat TVs may be a bargin buy, as both manufacturers appear to have stopped manufacturing.
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Old 13-01-2013, 15:51
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I was thinking about just getting a Tv without the Freesat HD built in, then getting that as a seperate box, will have a good look and do some pricing.

EDIT: I do like the look of the Sammy though, and its had a decent review here :- http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-tele...3749/test.html
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:08
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It won't be a bad tv, but seems expensive for its age, later samsungs will be as good if not better.

Last year argos were selling a tv for 300 more than I'd bought one for a year earlier.
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:39
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Im leaning towards the Samsung 40" 6710 now, looks nice in white as well
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:37
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Just picked up the Samsung UE40ES6710 Full HD 40" LED 3D TV, and its an absolute beauty, HD looks stunning on it, and SD doesn't look to bad either, looks a tad better than it did on my old Sony, very pleased

Will probably have a good play about with it later on when ive got more time
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Old 14-01-2013, 21:24
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Good choice - you will enjoy it even if it has all the features you did not want LOL
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Old 15-01-2013, 12:39
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Gave the 3D a go, looks great, and works well, only thing is, you can see the frame of the glasses outise the corner of your eyes when watching, but i suppose once used to that, wont notice
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