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Cello 42-inch Full HD 3D TV at M&S: £399 With Free Delivery & 5Yr Warranty

Until tonight, Marks and Spencer is cutting down the price of its Cello 42'' C42T71DVB 3D LCD TV to an all time low of £399 making it the cheapest 3D television on the market for the next three hours or so (opens in new tab). Note that the discount will be applied at checkout.

The set is only available online and had an original suggested retail price of £499. It comes with a massive five year warranty and free delivery and installation.

The Cello 42'' C42T71DVB has two HDMI ports, one USB one, SCART, Component video, a full HD resolution but no memory slots or PC connectors.

You do however get four pairs of passive 3D glasses and the set is wall mountable. Cnet reviewed the TV (opens in new tab) set back in October and found out that it was a "mixed performer".

While it was not bad at all when it came to 3D material and value for money, the lack of Freeview HD (to be honest a bit harsh for a TV of this price), poor black levels and what it calls rough and ready picture quality when dealing with SD content played against it.

The LG42PW450T, which is a 3D plasma set with a lower resolution & one year warranty but a better design and Freeview HD, is still available at Richer Sounds for £399.95.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.