42 Inch TV’s have been dropping in price over the last six months which means there’s now very little difference in price between 40 inch and 42 inch TVs. We’ve spent some time visiting the major retailers and have picked out several of the best 42 inch TV deals that are available in February 2012.
What we like – Full 1080p HD, Freeview HD, Smart Functionality, 3D Support
Best deal – View Deal at DirectTvs.co.uk
Details – The Panasonic TX-P42ST30B perfectly bridges the gap between functionality and value for money. At the best price we could find of just under £500 the TX-P42ST30B offers a comprehensive feature set that surpasses many more expensive TV’s.
Key features include:-
Full HD 1080P – It still amazes us just how many new TV’s are still being sold with 720P screens. No such issue here, the TX-P42ST30B features a full HD 1920 x 1080 panel.
3D TV Enabled – Whilst 3D enabled TV’s like the TX-P42ST30B represent such good value for money it’s hard to recommend TV’s that don’t support 3D. With an increasing number of 3d broadcasts planned for the coming year it’s a feature worth having even if you have no immediate intention of using it.
Freeview HD – In our opinion Freeview HD should now be a standard feature in all but the very cheapest TV’s. Once you’ve watched Freeview HD content you’ll realise just how poor standard Freeview broadcasts are by comparison.
Smart Functionality – The TX-P42ST30B features Panasonics excellent Vierra Connect service which provides access to online content directly on your TV.
Built Quality – As with all Panasonics, the TX-P42ST30B is a solid piece of equipment. There’s absolutely no play or flex in the chassis, it’s built to last.
Great Reviews – The TX-P42ST30B has received great reviews. With many stating that the picture quality produced is not far of the quality achieved on much more expensive flagship models.
To conclude, the TX-P42ST30B is a fully featured 3d enabled TV that produces excellent 2D and 3D images, is beautifully made and represents fantastic value.
It is possible to buy a 42 inch TV for less than the £500 asking price for the TX-P42ST30B but as soon as you drop below this price point you start to very quickly sacrifice features. Paying a little bit extra for a TV like the TX-P42ST30B will not only increase your immediate viewing pleasure but will also ensure that you are buying a TV with a long service life.