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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black - TH-42PZ80U

Abt Model: TH42PZ80U | UPC Code: 037988241972
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1080p Display/ 1920 x 1080 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 1080p HDTV In Black, Model TH42PZ80U

NEW! 42" Class (41.6" Diagonal) Widescreen VIERA Plasma 1080p 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 1080p
Contrast Ratio Native: 20000:1
Dynamic: 1000000:1
Compatible Signal Formats 1080p/1080i/720p/480p
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Shades of Gradation4,096
Pixel Pitch (H x V) 0.480 x 0.480 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)1,024 x 768 (786,432)
Moving Picture Resolution 900 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/OffYes
Video Input LabelingYes
General
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 573 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 41.3" x 12.9"
TV Set only26.7" x 41.3" x 3.7"
Approximate Weight
UnitIncluding Pedestal: 70.6 lbs
TV Set Only: 66.1 lbs
Shipping 86.0 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
PC ConnectionNo
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsComponent (Y/Pb/Pr) 1
Width (inches)41.3
Height (inches)28.6
Panel Depth (inches)12.9
  

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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Easy to setup (8)
  • Simple controls (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (7)
    • Movies (7)
      • How long have you owned it:
      • A month or less

         

        71% 

        (5 reviews)

        One-to-three months

         

        Three-to-six months

         

        More than six months

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (5), Couch potato (3), Tech savvy (3)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    I absolutely love my Plasma TV

    By Petal

    from Chicago Area, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

      DeDe

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt and product arrived in good condition. Delivery men were professional and courteous.

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Big Guy

      from Lake County, IL.

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Picture

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

          2 other family members, and 2 good friends all own the same unit (42", 1080p), not the same year or model. It comes highly recommended, and does not disappoint. Golf and hockey in HD, two of my favorites are simply spectacular.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          i would buy again

          By granny

          from chicago illinois

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies

            Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

            i wouid buy this tv again and recommend it too a friend

            • How long have you owned it:
            • A month or less

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really big TV

            By mynicknameforbuzz

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Couch Potato

            Pros

            • Fast Setup
            • Great Picture

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use

            Best Uses

            • Movies

            Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

            very good to use.

            • How long have you owned it:
            • One-to-three months

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unbelievably Great

            By NYC TV Man

            from NYC

            About Me Couch Potato, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Movies
              • SPORTS

              Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

              Are you kidding me...once you watch this plasma you'll never watch anything else. It is bar none the best picture in the market. No reflection from light either. I live in highrise in Manhattan with lots of light and no window shades -there's no reflection in the glass.

              • How long have you owned it:
              • A month or less

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              So far so good.

              By Stir Crazy

              from Chicago

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Movies

                Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

                I have only owned the TV for three weeks but so far I am completely satisfied.

                • How long have you owned it:
                • A month or less

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Love it , Great buy for the buck!

                By TWG

                from Park City, ut

                About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Office
                  • Video

                  Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

                  Have it in a TV lift and love it . the th-42pz80u is one great tv for the price and specs.

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • One-to-three months

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT!!!, works well in my new TV lift

                  By TG

                  from Redlands, ca

                  About Me Gearhead, Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Movies
                    • Video

                    Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

                    This TV is GREAT and it sounds good and is very thin(3-3/4) _+. I have this unit in a TV Lift and it works very good. Setup was easy and Picture is great even with non HD. Can't wait for the new blu-ray DVD. I looked at the pioneer elete ( 42) but for the price differense this tv comes out ahead. Deliv. was quick ( less than a wk) and the sales person at ABT was nice, and helpfull.

                    • How long have you owned it:
                    • A month or less

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Got the new Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma!

                    By Sherry

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Couch Potato, Practical, Professional, Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

                      Very easy to set up. Very Good glare reduction since it's in a location that has a window very near - I purposefully bought it because it promised very good anti-glare and I have not been disappointed. Very good picture quality. Speakers are great.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      ABT is the greatest! This experience is my first buying a big ticket item over the Internet and ABT did not let me down. I actually placed my order with a very helpful sales person over the phone. Shipping was lighting fast. Packaging was wonderful - I was really concerned about it being damaged in shipment but ABT uses very careful shipping company. I will definitely buy from ABT again.

                      • How long have you owned it:
                      • A month or less

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      GREAT TV. Blows LCD TV's away.

                      By The Can Man

                      from Columbus, Ohio

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great deep colors
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Blu Ray is awesome
                        • HDTV

                        Comments about Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

                        This TV has the BEST picture I have seen to date on any TV (Lcd or plasma ).

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