Get a free Blu-ray player with this bargain 43-inch 4K TV at John Lewis

Panasonic TX-43LX800B 4K TV
(Image credit: Panasonic)

A Panasonic 43-inch 4K TV now comes with a free Blu-ray/DVD player worth £160 over at John Lewis.

We haven’t tested this particular TV (TX-43LX800B) or Blu-ray player (DP-UB154EB), though Panasonic has a great track record in both AV categories, and a few years back we gave the slightly cheaper Panasonic DP-UB150EB Blu-ray player a five-star review, praising its image, sound, and excellent value.

For just £380, this 4K TV and disc player combo could be a real steal.

Panasonic TX-43LX800B 4K Ultra-HD TV now £380 at John Lewis with a free Blu-Ray player using promo code BLURAY

Panasonic TX-43LX800B 4K Ultra-HD TV <a href="https://john-lewis-and-partners.pxf.io/c/221109/871855/12148?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnlewis.com%2Fpanasonic-tx-43lx800b-2022-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-android-tv-43-inch-with-freeview-play-dolby-atmos-black%2Fp6395869" data-link-merchant="johnlewis.com"">now £380 at John Lewis with a free Blu-Ray player using promo code BLURAY

We haven’t tested this particular TV or Blu-ray player, though Panasonic has a great track record in both AV categories, and a few years back we gave the slightly cheaper <a href="https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/panasonic-dp-ub150eb" data-link-merchant="whathifi.com"" data-link-merchant="johnlewis.com"">Panasonic DP-UB150EB Blu-ray player a five-star review, praising its image, sound, and excellent value.

The 43-inch LX800B uses the Android TV OS, which is a decent gateway to video streaming apps. The TV also supports Auto AI to analyse and adjust incoming video signals to optimise your viewing experience, while Dolby Vision IQ delivers similar processing for Dolby Vision pictures.

Speaking of picture quality, the LX800B has a 4K Ultra HD resolution with Dolby Vision HDR to help deliver sharp, punchy pictures.

In terms of connectivity, the Panasonic LX800 features three HDMI inputs, with all three supporting ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) for next-gen gaming, and one supporting the ARC connection. It also offers two USB ports, an Ethernet port, and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. 

Use promo Code ‘BLURAY’ at checkout when buying the Panasonic 43-inch LX800B TV at John Lewis to claim this offer while it lasts. 

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Ainsley Walker is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied music journalism at university before working in a variety of roles including as a freelance journalist and teacher. Growing up in a family of hi-fi enthusiasts, this naturally influenced his interest in the topic. Outside of work, Ainsley can be found producing music, tinkering with retro tech, or cheering on Luton Town.

  • keithwjones
    Panasonic TX43LX800B

    Nice picture and price but one major problem:

    It is very slow to react to the remote control. Even turning it on it is slow. Then locks you out completely. There are various reports over the internet that this is a problem.

    Perhaps What Hi Fi would like to test it.
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  • AlastairB
    I bought this bundle from John Lewis, and have had a total nightmare with it. I would never buy A/V equipment from John Lewis again.
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    Previously, I had an Amazon fire stick 4k Ultra HD, and a Sky box,
    both running to an HDMI switch (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0BLVYYTMR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1), then running through my Samsung HW-Q800B soundbar (outputting Dolby Atmos)
    to an EZCOO (https://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMI-Audio-Extractor-60Hz-embed/dp/B07TZRXKYG?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1) converter, which downscaled to just HD, for an old TV.
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    John Lewis could not install the new TV. The installers were qualified to open boxes and move objects. John Lewis support contact was clueless, and had me spend cumulative days of my time trying to get a working config. John Lewis refused to send out an engineer. I would never buy A/V equipment from John Lewis again.
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    My current belief is that the Panasonic TV is extremely intolerant of any change to the EDID and CEC properties of inputs to its HDMI connectors. It seems that to make any change, mains power needs to be physically disconnected and re-connected, after which the new config _might_ work.
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    I'm now studying how EDID works, in the hope of getting a config that I can control by remote control.
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    This is ridiculous. Consumer technology should not require deep study of electronics protocols. HDMI, as a protocol, is not fit for purpose.
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