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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black - TH-42PZ85U

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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/ PC Input/ 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 TH42PZ85U

NEW! 42" Class (41.6" Diagonal) Widescreen VIERA Plasma 1080p HDTV with Increased Native Contrast Ratio, PC Input, 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: 30000:1
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 for TV/AV modes
Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)1,920 x 1,080 (2,073,600)
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) (6 ohms, 70 Hz - 17 kHz)
Surround SoundYes
Inputs / Outputs
TunersIntegrated ATSC
Photo Viewer Yes
SD Card SlotYes
HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)2
Composite Video Input2 (1 side)
S-Video Input2 (1 side)
Audio Input (for Video)2 (1 side)
PC Input (RGB-VGA) Mini D-sub 15-pin (rear)
Audio Input (for PC) 1 (M3 Stereo Plug)
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 573 W
Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Operating Temperature32°F - 104°F
Pedestal StandIncluded (TBLX0033)
Remote Control Included
Approximate Dimensions (H x W x D)
Including Pedestal Stand28.3" x 41.9" x 12.9"
TV Set only26.4" x 41.9" x 3.6"
Approximate Weight
UnitIncluding Pedestal: 70.5 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.

Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Number of Speakers2
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsComponent (Y/Pb/Pr) 1
Width (inches)41.9
Height (inches)28.3
Panel Depth (inches)12.9
  

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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Great picture quality (9)
  • Easy to setup (8)
  • Simple controls (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (10)
    • Movies (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (5)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    this tv is great

    By john

    from elk grove village ,IL

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Wall Mounting

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

      the picture on this set is almost perfect.

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      5.0

      Better than a LCD TV

      By Ray

      from Smithtown, NY

      About Me Enthusiast

      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:

        Great TV. [...]

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        5.0

        Great product. Exactly as advertised

        By Artful Dodger

        from Baltimore, MD

        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:

          Watch TV and DVD. Easy to use remote. Easy TV and remote set-up. Picture formats are easy to set.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt delivery when promised. Driver was helpful and courteous.

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          5.0

          [...]

          By Jeff

          from Pennsville, NJ

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fast Setup
          • Great Picture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

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

            This TV is great. Amazing picture [...].

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            We are happy campers.

            By Garloch

            from Naperville, IL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Picture
            • Minimal glare

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

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

              We were fearful that the screen would reflect glare from windows and lights. We're relived to find that any such glare is minimal. The Hi Definition TV provides a depth and level of detail not previously experienced with other TVs. So far, we have fund nothing negative to comment about.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt and efficient. The previous TV had been set-up with surround sound, DVD, VCR and cable box. The wiring behind the entertainment center looked like spaghetti gone wild. The service personnel simplified the wiring and removed about half of the wires. Now everything looks and functions great!

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              5.0

              I would buy this tv again

              By boss

              from Illionis

              About Me Power User

              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:

                This TV has a great picture. The colors are sharp.The blacks look black not gray like the LCD TV do.I first purchased the 50" for the family room and liked so much that a then Purchased the 42" for our bedroom.The only thing that is bad are the old shows that are being board casted in annlog they look blurry.Everything else looks great and blu-ray movies on this TV look even better.

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                5.0

                Stunning Pictures

                By mhc

                from lincoln park chicago

                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 1080p HDTV In Black:

                  [...]

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                  5.0

                  [...]

                  By Simas T.

                  from Oak Lawn, IL

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                  • Regular TV without HDTV

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

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

                  [...]

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This product exceeds all my expectations

                  By Flip

                  from Moline, Il

                  About Me Retired

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Deep contrast with vivid
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Great Picture
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies

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

                  100% OK with [...]quality

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Edr22

                  By Edr22

                  from Tolland, CT

                  About Me Practical, Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Connectivity
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Great Picture

                  Cons

                  • Default Picture Settings

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Professional
                  • Video

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

                  Although default settings are not accurate as far as good picture. They are easily fixed to be the most accurate and best picture I have ever seen.
                  Fast motion is perfect, screen filter keeps glare off the screen and the color is amazing.
                  I would not recommend this for a very bright room with lots of windows since it is still a plasma but for most living rooms it if perfect.

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

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

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

                  UPC Code: 037988241835
                  Discontinued


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