If you are after a large screen display from a top brand on a budget, check out this Samsung PS43E450 Plasma TV which costs around £300 from The Co-operative Electrical. This is a new model with one year warranty and comes with free delivery (with a 60-minute time slot).
The product comes with a thinner-than-average bezel, a 43in screen diagonal (rather than a 42in one), a 1,024 x 768 resolution, two 10W speakers plus Freeview. The television set weighs in at 14Kg and has an on-mode power consumption of 118W.
As for the host of Samsung technologies included in this product, they are 600Hz Subfield Motion technology, Wide Colour Enhancer, Clear Image Panel, a “Mega” Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 10,000,000:1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, 24P True Cinema Playback, HyperReal Engine, Games Mode, SRS TheatreSound and finally ConnectShare Movie (which is essentially being able to play movies from your plugged-in connected storage devices).
Connectivity options consist of two HDMI ports, USB, CI slot, PC Audio In, SCART and SDPIF in/out.
Lately, there has been a slew of large screen televisions available for under £300 from well known (and lesser-known) brands. These include the Panasonic Viera TX-L412U5B, the LG 42CS460, the LG 42PA4500 or the Furion FEFS42L1D.