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Panasonic TXL-47WT50(B) ......
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I have to recommend this tv to anyone currently looking to buy a new 47inch tv. Even if you lean more towards Plasma this TV will match any plasma currently on the market for colour, motion even blacks.

It retailed at 2000pounds on release, but can now be found seriously discounted at Richer sounds.

To start its a handsome tv the tv is wafer thin with a slither of a frame around the screen, the stand is elegant and practicle. Its V shaped so the tv can be pushed to the very back of your stand, and your centre speaker/soundbar/kenect Sensor fits snuggly in the ideal spot under the screen. The stand is heavy too excellent construction and easy to assemle - this tv looks the money without even been turned on.

The picture like the design is sublime its got great colour and images are clean but its with motion that this tv excels, its very smooth, it never struggles with verticle lines, Wimbledon on BBC HD was a joy - but the French open looked stunning in HD ( was being shown when I 1st bought it home) , honestly I can't recommend this tv enough.
Standard channels are also watchable - not as good as on an old CRT but its watchable. in fact it gets better as you aclamatise to it , sublime. It also works well with DVD 576i/480i the better the video quality the better.

Sound is not too shabby etheir - stand alone its more than fine, but the screen benifits from external amplification.
There are better looking tv's out their Samsungs, Sony's for example look great turned off, but leaves you questioning yourself with their picture quality (like the kings new cloths - you know what I mean?) - you will not do that with this tv

only downside only 2pairs of 3d glasses - I have yet to really test the 3d on the set....but don'y dismiss me for that.
anyhoo, if your in the market for a new TV at least check this tv out its less than 900pounds don't miss the bargin of the year so far.

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RE: Panasonic TXL-47WT50(B) ......

Well, according to this review, blacks are average:

http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Panasonic-WT50-TX-L42WT50B-47WT50B-55WT50B-Flagship-3D-LED-LCD-TV-Review_293/Review.html

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RE: Panasonic TXL-47WT50(B) ......

Hmmm. I'm not sure how I'm not familiar enough with 46/47" televisions to know how much of a bargain this Panasonic set now is, at £1,000, half its original price. Having looked at the AVForums review, they seem less enthusiasic about it than Thompsonuxb is, in several respects. Plus, it is a 2012 model.

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RE: Panasonic TXL-47WT50(B) ......

I read that review from AVforums and no disrespect but the reviewer was talking boll......er .....rubbish

Can't help feeling the guys a Plasma snob.

At 899pounds you will stuggle to get a better tv. Don't take my word for it just pop in to Richer Sounds and look at this tv and compare it to those around it. It'll be the one with the richest colour and the best black levels, even if the content is rubbish a good look is all you need to see its potential quality once in your home.

And yes this is last years model but only crazy people would ignore a set of this quality if they want a new tv now, to buy one for an extra grand+ because its a "2013" model is madness.

Honestly I have to thank pro reviewers for marking this tv down - it really is that good and without doubt the bargin of the year I cannot recommend it enough.

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RE: Panasonic TXL-47WT50(B) ......

Thompsonuxb wrote:

I read that review from AVforums and no disrespect but the reviewer was talking boll......er .....rubbish

Can't help feeling the guys a Plasma snob.

At 899pounds you will stuggle to get a better tv. Don't take my word for it just pop in to Richer Sounds and look at this tv and compare it to those around it. It'll be the one with the richest colour and the best black levels, even if the content is rubbish a good look is all you need to see its potential quality once in your home.

And yes this is last years model but only crazy people would ignore a set of this quality if they want a new tv now, to buy one for an extra grand+ because its a "2013" model is madness.

Honestly I have to thank pro reviewers for marking this tv down - it really is that good and without doubt the bargin of the year I cannot recommend it enough.

 

I owned the 55WT until recently and when properly set up and calibrated I have to say it was amazing. Considering I have had about 7 TV's in the past 5 years it was one of the better ones.

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themovierooms wrote:

I owned the 55WT until recently and when properly set up and calibrated I have to say it was amazing.

So, why did you sell it then? :?

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RE: Panasonic TXL-47WT50(B) ......

I change my TV regularly (much to my wife's dismay). After my move from The Home Cinema Centre it seemed like an opportune moment to move it on and get something new.

 

Televisions have a lot of subtlety I find, and if you don’t have one in the house and live with it for a period of time it is difficult to formulate a proper opinion on it and therefore recommend it to customers.

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themovierooms wrote:

I change my TV regularly (much to my wife's dismay).

Perhaps you should keep the same TV and change your wife regularly!  ROFL By the way, from your complete last posting I now know who you are, and you will know me, too!

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Son_of_SJ wrote:

themovierooms wrote:

I change my TV regularly (much to my wife's dismay).

Perhaps you should keep the same TV and change your wife regularly!  ROFL By the way, from your complete last posting I now know who you are, and you will know me, too!

A bold suggestion Son Of SJ. Alas, TV's change like hot dinners in my house and I suspect my recent career move will not stop it happening again.

 

We do indeed know each other! I believe we have had plenty of discussions on the merits & demerits of Plasma & LCD going back a few years.  Wink

 

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