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Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black - TH-46PZ85U

Abt Model: TH46PZ85U | UPC Code: 037988241828
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Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black, Model TH46PZ85U

NEW SIZE! 46" Class (46.0 " 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 Size46" 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) 0.531 x 0.531 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 rear
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 628 W
Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Operating Temperature32°F - 104°F
Pedestal StandIncluded (TBLX0034)
Remote Control Included
Approximate Dimensions (H x W x D)
Including Pedestal Stand31.0" x 46.0" x 15.2"
TV Set only28.9" x 46.0" x 3.7"
Approximate Weight
UnitIncluding Pedestal: 81.6 lbs
TV Set Only: 77.2 lbs
Shipping 99.2 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 Size46"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Number of Speakers2
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsComponent (Y/Pb/Pr) 1
Width (inches)46
Height (inches)31
Panel Depth (inches)15.2
  

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Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Simple controls (6)
  • Easy to setup (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
    • Movies (4)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Still in Amazement!!

    By N I U MOM

    from Naperville, IL

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Movies

    Comments about Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

    I am still in amazement every time I watch this tv. It does not get any better. So glad we chose the plasma. We were worried because we do alot of gaming also. Nothing to worry about!!! Picture is just terrific. Sound is great!! Everything is wonderful.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Love Abt!!! Delivery was prompt!! Tv was in terrific condition!! The delivery men were very professional!! Do not bother shopping around just go to Abt. You get the best service all around!!!

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    5.0

    No regrets, Very Satisfied.

    By DGKHaplo

    from Joliet, IL

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Wall Mounting

      Comments about Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

      Excellent product. Great picture in all lighting environments and viewing angles. I love watching Blu-ray movies on the picture is so clear. My favorite option is the Format button that has several settings to jump between so no matter what format the video was produced with you can get the exact picture you want. In other words the picture doesn't look stretched.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I ordered on line with no glitches. They came on my requested date they called ahead and even arrived a little early. Wonderful experience.

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      4.0

      Very solid - great picture

      By Jole

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Its really heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

      Fantastic TV / Movie display. Definitely a heavy monster so plan having a couple people around if you decide to set it up yourself - definitely not a one person job. Its pretty typical but worth commenting - no HDMI cables are included so make sure you have one or more if you are going to connect a HDMI video source.

      Still can't get over how great the picture is - especially stunning at night watching movies. Very happy.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was a bit late but delivery people were quick and very professional.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Magz

      from Chicago

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Picture
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

        love watching movies at home now

        Service and delivery comments:

        wish there's no additonal charge for just placing the TV on the media stand.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Highly recommended.

        By J.F.

        from Chicago, IL

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

          I highly recommend the pz85. It offers the best picture I’ve ever seen on a flat panel display, and with the right source material (a blu-ray or HD television) you’ll be blown away. Some people go overboard and make it seem like a HDTV can offer a religious experience. It’s not like that. But it does give a beautiful picture. Greens, blues, reds all seem so rich and vibrant (see “Rescue Dawn” blu-ray). Black colors (which are hardest for flat panel TV’s to display accurately) look perfectly black due to the sets high contrast ratio.

          I also bought this set for some other reasons besides the picture quality:
          - It’s conservative appearance - unlike Samsungs “touch of red” frame or Sony’s floating glass bezel, the Panasonic appears to be the only normal looking TV out there. The Panasonic logo doesn’t light up or blink when the set is on. There are no blinking power lights or channel indicators on the frame. There is one power button on the front and the frame is a glossy black.
          - The remote control is easy to use - again, some other flat panel TV’s remote controls are just too modernistic for me. No surprises with the Panasonic remote.
          - Simple pedestal - I didn’t wall-mount the TV. I have it atop a normal TV stand where my old tube tv sat. The pedestal is sturdy and square, so it fits perfectly on most TV stands.

          Cons:
          - SD card slot - I don’t think I’ll ever use this feature, but it’s hardly noticeable. The SD slot is concealed behind a tiny door on the right side of the set (where all the channel and volume buttons are).
          - Can give off heat - all flat panels give off heat, so I guess it’s a con of the technology. It’s not terrible but is noticeable after a long movie if you sit near the tv.

          There are two things that might scare you away from plasmas: image retention/burn in and the break in period. Let me explain why they shouldn’t scare you:
          1.) Image Retention - This happens when you watch something with a logo or news ticker that stays on the screen for a *very* long time. There is a chance that you will get the faint outline of the logo or ticker on the screen even when you change the channel. This may sound like a terrible flaw but remember: it occurs after extended viewings and it goes away eventually! Unlike LCD flaws like clouding or dead pixels, this is an issue that you the consumer can fix. This is only an issue for gamers who play 8 hour Halo sessions or people who leave their TV on the weather channel while they go out and sunbathe for the day or something. For most people this isn’t an issue because we watch programming with commercials that changes the picture and we play video games for only a few hours at a time.

          2.) Break in period – I don’t know the science of it, but it’s recommended to break plasma televisions in when you first get them. You don’t have to do this, but it is suggested by the manufacturer. For the first 100 hours of viewing try to watch stuff that fills the whole screen. Some old programming was made in 4 by 3 format so you’ll get black bars on the sides. Press the format button to “zoom” so the picture fills the whole screen. You may also watch movies that have black bars on the top and bottom. Also, try to change the settings on the TV to 50% brightness, contrast, and picture (basically, put the TV on cinema mode and turn all the settings down to the middle of the bar). Even at these settings, this still offers a great picture. In fact, I ended up keeping these settings for my TV since it looks best for dark room viewing.

          Buying a TV nowadays is tough. The pz85 is a great set and I highly recommend it. I would suggest getting a blu-ray player so you can watch high definition movies, too.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great picture with HD channels...

          By Christine

          from Hinsdale

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Panasonic VIERA 46" Plasma Flat Panel 1080p HDTV In Black:

            Pristine picture with HD channels.

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

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