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5.0 out of 5 stars Is now the right time for 3D?, 7 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42G30B 42-inch HD Ready 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD Tuner (Electronics)
I decided to upgrade a 3 year old phillips 32" and my Girlfriend was at first concerned that the screen size would take over the living room, this fear was managed by Panasonics Viera AR App for iPhone which places a virtual TV in your room, wall mounted or pedestal ([...])

There are enough reviews on the pedigree of the Tv's Tech so will discuss my buying dilemmas!

I was torn between this and the 3D model TX-P42GT30B but have decided now is not the right time for 3D for the following reasons:
1) The upcoming 4k 'no glasses' 3D TV's which are just coming to market and no doubt will be 'affordable in a couple of years time. Therefore who needs glasses at an additional cost, and the hassle factor of wearing them when the technology is already here where you don't need them.
2) The seeming lack of 3D content to support the TV's, why pay a 1/3 more for a feature you may not use that often.
3) I was also put off having heard that the brightness levels experienced through the glasses is reduced, therefore what is gained by 3D content is taken away with picture quality.

With Virgin Tivo the 1080i pictures are sharp and vivid, the SD Tv is extremely detailed for a screen this size and the HD freeview looks awesome. I have yet to try out bluray as i have been too busy with all the content available on the Smart TV aspect Viera Connect, a great addition which will improve with time, addition of more 3rd party Apps and firmware upgrades. No Doubt there will be more 'wishlist' technology showcased at CES 2012 but all at inflated early adopter prices! This model does everything you could possibly wish for and more to boot (HDD recording, SD card slot for viewing photos and videos which produces stunning quality family slideshows) At £499 this is an AMAZING price!! a great interim TV until 3D tech evolves.

Don't get drawn in by 3D yet this is a Top of the Range Set at a Bargain Basement Price!!!
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2012, 15:02:55 GMT
Karen Poole says:
how did you manage to get this for £499? with the HDD recording can you pause live tv?

thanks......

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012, 18:17:04 GMT
River__s says:
Hi Managed to grab a deal over christmas on Amazon (CamelCamelCamel is a great site to track costs on amazon to see if you are getting a good deal) Yes when HD recording you can pause and rewind live tv up to 90 minutes if you enable rewind live TV. Hope this helps
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