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Second hand Plasma tv,is it worth buying

wilson1973

Novice Member
I have been offered a Panasonic tv tx-p37x1ob 1080p 38" mint condition plasma tv,the guy wants £80 for it,I don't know how old it is and can't even find it on net,would it be wise to buy this and what should I offer ? if anyone on here is in the know
 
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drdocmatt

Active Member
If it works, it's a working TV. Pretty old model though. Oh and it won't be 1080p it will be 720. There are no 1080 plasma screens smaller than 42" afaik.
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
I'd say if it's in full working order with no screen-burn artefacts £80 is a good price.
As said, it's HD Ready, not Full HD.
 

anticlaus105

Well-known Member
If it's like my outgoing 436xde that has 768 horizontal lines of pixels.
 

bash

Well-known Member
I have the same tv, it is 720p but will downscale 1080p content no problem, 1,024 x 720 is its native resolution. £80 is ok, not exactly cheap considering there are 42" and 50" models going for similar. I would offer £55 for mint condition. There was one on sale here that nearly went for £110 in 2014 so that might give you a rough indication, it is a 2009 model after all.

BTW you will want to google for 37PX10 plasma for research purposes.
 

Ossie77

Active Member
I'm on the look out for a 37" Panasonic plasma but have no idea what to expect in terms of picture quality. 720p doesn't bother me in the slightest but would hope for reasonably accurate colours and healthy contrast, brightness and black levels. Or is it better to go for cheapo LCD with VA panel? Any feedback from those in this thread who own a vintage 37" plasma much appreciated!
 

Celtish

Novice Member
Hi,I've got the Panasonic TH-37PX80B..At the time of purchase (appox 8ys ago) I was comparing it to a Sony LCD in the shop,the sales rep did his best to put me off,telling me "it's expensive to run and will wear out within a few years".Well it's still going strong, and giving a decent quality picture to boot .Also, the lights don't dim when you switch it on!

The colours on the LCD were to "garish" and the whites bleached out and not to convincing blacks either.

Another major turn off for "me" was "motion blur" on the LCD.I can even see it on my friends new LG Oled (un-calibrated).

Admittedly,the Oled has a fine picture,but I find the Plasma more natural and easier on the eye over a long period of watching.

It's a difficult thing to some up,but IMHO I would say my Plasma (720p) has got a softer presentation of the picture than LCD,which is very much "sharper" and brightly it.

Would I swap it for an Oled? Ummm, maybe?
 

coldashbin

Active Member
I am running 2x 37" Panasonic Plasmas still at home, a 37PX600 in the master bedroom and a 37PX70 in the office. Both are 10 - 11 years old and still have a fantastic picture. I have Amazon Fire HD TV boxes connected to both and would still rate the picture quality above that of LCD offerings.
 

N1ck

Active Member
That's the problem. LCD TVs still don't match Panasonic plasmas of old as far as picture quality is concerned. I watched a few new LEDs with a freeview feed, they were naff. Poor colours, blurry lines, a weird halo/ghosting around objects when they move, poor blacks.
 

atmoscinema

Active Member
That's the problem. LCD TVs still don't match Panasonic plasmas of old as far as picture quality is concerned. I watched a few new LEDs with a freeview feed, they were naff. Poor colours, blurry lines, a weird halo/ghosting around objects when they move, poor blacks.
My Panasonic 4K 50EX750 LCD does and ive come from a Panasonic Plasma 37in PX80.
 

N1ck

Active Member
Hmm, at £1000 I should be seeing it obliterate an old platform that you can pick up off eBay for £70 but nice to know that there are options.
 

spinaltap

Distinguished Member
Regardless of price/perceived value for money, in little more than 2 years time (2020) all SD transmissions will be switched-off (DVB-T). Only HD (DVB-T2) signals will be broadcast.

Then, all SD only televisions will be scrap - unless you run off an external box.
 

drdocmatt

Active Member
Which, let's face it, is fabulous news. Unfortunately I doubt it will drag the quality of the content up, only the image..
 

N1ck

Active Member
Yesterday I bought a Panasonic 42v10 for £110. This has neoplasma technology but somehow it’s not quite as bright and vibrant as my 37x10 which is simply brilliant. It’s still good though and I like the 1080p, freesat HD and larger screen so will keep it.
 

drdocmatt

Active Member
You find the higher models had more aggressive screen filters to reject incident light and hold on to the contrast ratio in brighter environments. Unfortunately it also tended to reduce absolute brightness.
 

N1ck

Active Member
Is this why (now I have had time to fettle) I am experiencing ridiculously good depth? At times I feel like this is what 3D TV should have been like?
 

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