I have seen this 42" HD Freeview 1080p TV on sale brand new for £649. How come ? Is it a poor TV ?
OK, the model reviewed in HT is actually the P42H401, but I suspect it's basically the same TV. Here's a quote from the conclusion:yes m8 can we have some more info on review thanks
thanks sounds good for the price if i can get one this weekend will post and let eveyone know what it's like.OK, the model reviewed in HT is actually the P42H401, but I suspect it's basically the same TV. Here's a quote from the conclusion:
"Overall, the P42H401 is a solid everyday television. Its detail, color and processing help it perform well with a wide range of sources in various viewing environments, but it lacks the high-end refinement that a discerning enthusiast would desire. That $1700 price point may up the appeal for the average consumer, but I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that you can find better-performing 42-inch 768p plasmas in the same price range. If you simply must have that 1080 spec, the P42H401 delivers."
Other notes: "Black level and bit depth are just average, which affects overall performance." "HD1080 makes it hard to precisely evaluate the detail and processing, but both appear to be solid." "We measured 0.084 foot-lamberts with an all-black test pattern; that's about twice as high as any plasma we've reviewed over the past year. Blacks . . . looked more gray, and the higher black level limits color saturation and image depth in a dark room." SD processing pronounced solid, but not outstanding. Colors were fine after calibration, suffered from some red push and a big green push out of box. [You may want to d/l the manual and see what controls there are - who's going to spend 300 quid ISF callibrating a 670 quid TV?]
Ignore the list price, in the US it is selling online for under $1200, I even saw it going for under 1K. that's 500 quid to you.
Hope this helps,