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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black - TH-42PX80U

Abt Model: TH42PX80U | UPC Code: 037988241804
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720p Display/ 1024 x 768 Native Resolution/ Color Purity Optimizer/ Surround Sound/ Anti-Reflective Filter/ VIERA Link HDAVI Control/ Built-In NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuners/ 3 HDMI Inputs/ Built-In GalleryPlayer Capable/ SD Card Memory Slot/ Pedestal Stand Included/ Black Finish
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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black, Model TH42PX80U

42" Class (41.6" Diagonal) Widescreen VIERA Plasma 720p HDTV with New Anti-Reflective Filter, Deep Color Technology, Game Mode, Built-In SD Card Slot/GalleryPlayer® Ready to View, 3 HDMI Inputs and VIERA Link® HDAVI Control

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Specifications
Diagonal Screen Size42" Class (41.6" diagonal)
Display Resolution 720p
Contrast Ratio Native: 15000:1
Dynamic: 1000000:1
Compatible Signal Formats 1080p/1080i/720p/480p
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Shades of Gradation4,096
Pixel Pitch (H x V) 0.90 x 0.675 mm
Panel Type G11 Progressive 1080p HD Plasma Display Panel
Aspect Control for TV/AV Modes 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)786,432 (1,024 x 768)
Moving Picture Resolution 720 lines or more
Progressive ScanYes
Video Noise ReductionYes
Digital Comb FilterMotion Adaptive 3D-Y/C
Color Purity Optimizer (3D Color Management) Yes
Sub-Pixel Controller Yes
Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes
Digital Cinema Reality Yes
480 Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
24p Playback(2:3) Yes
Deep Color Yes
x.v.Color Yes
Audio
SpeakersFull-range x 2 (L,R)
Number of Speakers 2
Audio Ouput 20W (10% THD) (8 ohms, 70Hz-17kHz)
Surround SoundYes
Inputs / Outputs
TunersIntegrated ATSC
Photo Viewer Yes
SD Card SlotYes
HDMI Input 3 (1 front)
Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)2
Composite Video Input2 (1 front)
S-Video Input2 (1 front)
Audio Input (for Video)2 (1 front)
Component Video Input [Y, PB(CB), PR(CR)]2
Audio Input (for Component Video)2
Composite Video Output1
Audio Output1
Digital Audio Out1
Convenience
VIERA Link Yes
Game Mode Yes
Pixel Shifter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
Video Picture Memory Yes
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish/Spanish/French
V-Chip Program LockoutYes
Built-In Closed Caption DecoderYes
Timers - Sleep/On/OffSleep (Off only)
Video Input LabelingYes
General
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 385 W
Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Operating Temperature32°F - 104°F
Pedestal StandIncluded (TBLX0036)
Remote Control Included
Approximate Dimensions (H x W x D)
Including Pedestal Stand28.6" x 40.2" x 15.2"
TV Set only26.7" x 40.2" x 3.7"
Approximate Weight
UnitIncluding Pedestal: 61.8 lbs
TV Set Only: 56.7 lbs
Shipping 79.4 lbs
Warranty Information
Manufacturer Warranty
(authorized online retailer):
1 Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes:

  1. Allows display of JPEG still images that are compliant with DCF specifications.
  2. For models with built-in ATSC/QAM/CableCARD: Optional external over-the-air antenna may be required for ATSC reception. Contact your local cable company for information regarding the availability and costs of CableCARD-related services.

    For models without built-in HDTV tuners: Optional HDTV set-top receiver required to view DTV programming. Optional external over-the-air antenna may be required for ATSC reception. If your cable company passes through a network DTV signal unchanged, an optional HDTV set-top receiver can decode and tune the program. However, FCC must-carry regulations for cable DTV pass-through have not been finalized.

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Number of Speakers2
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsComponent (Y/Pb/Pr) 1
Width (inches)40.2
Height (inches)28.6
Panel Depth (inches)15.2
  

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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (17)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Exceeded expectations (14)
  • Convenient (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Movies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding Picture and TV Value

This Panasonic Plasma Television set provides outstanding value for the money!! Just got HD from Comcast and picture is outstanding. No motion blurring noted, with excellent contrast, color and clarity. Even on...Read complete review

This Panasonic Plasma Television set provides outstanding value for the money!! Just got HD from Comcast and picture is outstanding. No motion blurring noted, with excellent contrast, color and clarity. Even on SD picture quality is very good. Was concerned about plasma burn in, etc,but no problems as yet. I had focused alot of research and time on Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba LCD's but after reading numerous consumer reviews, I was impressed by what they said about this Panasonic model: TH-42PX80U. Even though it's a 720P set, I don't regret not upgrading to a 1080P Panny Plasma. I don't have "Blue Ray" but also did buy a Panasonic DVD S54 Upconverting DVD which also is excellent. [...] I would encourage all to research and view this set before purchasing any LCD or Plasma TV. It looks like a quality TV set, and performs like one. Hope this review helps.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Panasonic 42" VIERA 720

Picture quality is good from antenae; almost as good as my 1080 set of same make & size

I should of held out for a 50"; makes...Read complete review

Picture quality is good from antenae; almost as good as my 1080 set of same make & size

I should of held out for a 50"; makes me want a 72" for the home movie theatre.

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5.0

Great TV

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

Pros

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

      Looks better than some of my friends 1080p TVs. The colors and contrast are outstanding. Great price!

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      3.0

      Panasonic 42" VIERA 720

      By 

      from Chicago

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup

      Cons

      • Poor packaging

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

      Picture quality is good from antenae; almost as good as my 1080 set of same make & size

      I should of held out for a 50"; makes me want a 72" for the home movie theatre.

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        4.0

        Great starter level HDTV

        By 

        from Glenview

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Great Picture
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Slow to turn ON

        Best Uses

        • External sources
        • Home
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

        Watch Comcast, movies from iPhone.
        Easy to set-up, great picture quality and deepness.
        Looks much better than LCD HDTV (even 1080p).
        Works great with non-HDTV external video sources like iPhone (3:4 zoom mode works great and smooth).
        A little slow to turn ON (which is probably OK for any plasma).

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great buy

        By 

        from Lima Ohio

        Pros

        • compatible with all decor.
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Features
        • how it hugs the wall with the mount
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

            This is a great tv for the price. With all the features it has you dont need anything else. It is awsome haveing family over and show them you digital photos on the tv where they can see them. very user freindly. not to sophisticated for any one to use. iI recomend getting the wall bracket for the tv it is great haveing the floor space back that a entertainment center took up in my living room. Every thing about this tv is awsome. Please dont hesitate to buy. You wont be sorry. The best thing about the panasonic brand tv is the screen sweeper so if something burns into the screen it will wipe it away just like the etch-a-sketch.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It picks up 1080p to

            By 

            from Minneapolis,mn

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Convenient
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Inexpensive
            • it picks up 1080p to

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

                After you twick the color down to 45 or 40 its a good tv and plus it picks 1080p its only like 200 or 300 lines short of full 1080 but u cant really tell a different overall a good tv.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                LOVE IT!

                By 

                from los angeles,ca

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Exceeded expectations
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

                    I just got it today ,and we love it good quality, best of all innexpensive,thanks panasonic.........muchas gracias....

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Value Television

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Convenient
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to use
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

                        This is the best television for for this price range. The colors are vivid, the blacks are deep, and the contrast is outstanding for the price. This television does a excellent job of processing both high definition and standard definition materials making all materials look crisp and detail. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this tv especially for the price.

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                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Disappointed

                        By 

                        from Granger, IN

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Aspect ratio
                          • Did not meet expectations
                          • Poor quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

                            Basically Aspect Ratio does not allow you to see the full picture. It chops the picture which is disappointing when what letter box tv shows and movies.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Can't stop watching this thing!

                            By 

                            from New York, NY

                            Pros

                            • Convenient
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to use
                            • Exceeded expectations
                            • Inexpensive
                            • wow!

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

                                This TV is truly amazing. It was actually a post Christmas impulse buy, but after a quick call to a friend who really knows TV's, I realized it was a deal I couldn't pass up. After the initial 100 hour break in period (without tweaking the settings much), I looked up picture calibration settings for this TV online and must say it is stunning. I simply watch too much TV now!

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                                4.0

                                Very good plasma TV, great price!

                                By 

                                from Naperville

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Fast Setup
                                • Great Picture
                                • Simple Controls

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel HDTV In Black:

                                  Wonderful image, the blacks are deep and colors are rich, decent audio, plenty of convenient inputs for sources.

                                  The only cons are minor: the stand is designed so the unit sits about eight inches behind the front of the stand. I have it in a armoire so it sits a little too far back due to this. Also when viewing in 4:3 ratio the sides are gray, i would prefer black.

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