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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel Black HDTV - TH-42PZ800U

Abt Model: TH42PZ800U | UPC Code: 037988241941
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1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution/ One-Sheet Glass Design/ Anti-Reflective Screen/ 4096 Shades of Gradation/ 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 24p Film Mode/ THX Certified/ VIERA Link/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ Digital Comb Filter/ 3D Color Management/ Motion Pattern Noise Reduction/ Black Finish
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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel Black HDTV, Model TH42PZ800U

Features:

  • One-Sheet Glass
    The one-sheet glass design is a single pane of glass covering the entire front of the television, including the bezel. This design reduces/eliminates the "halo" effect that can occur around lettering and logos with traditional 3-pane designs
  • Anti-Reflective Screen
    Reduces the amount of ambient reflection that can appear in a brightly lit room
  • 1080p native resolution
  • 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 24p film mode
  • Game mode
  • THX certified with a THX configuration built-in
  • VIERA link

Specifications:

General

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.576 x 0.576 mm
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 900 lines or more
  • Contrast Ratio: 30,000:1
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1
  • Shades of Gradation: 5,120 equivalent
  • HDTV Display Capability: (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p): Yes
  • Aspect Control: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes; 4:3, Full for PC mode
  • Panel: G11 Progressive 1080p HD Plasma Display Panel
  • Screen Coating (Filter): New AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter
  • Progressive Scan: Yes
  • 480 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • 24p Playback: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • THX Mode: Yes
  • Video Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Motion Adaptive 3D Digital Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Digital Cinema Reality: Yes

Audio

  • Speakers: Passive radiator, Woofer x 2 (L, R) / ?? mm-slim Speaker x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 4
  • Audio Output: 31 W ( 10% THD ); ( Woofer: 8 ohms, 55Hz - 200Hz, Tweeter: 8 ohms, 200Hz - 17kHz )
  • BBE® ViVA HD3D Sound: Yes
  • Surround Sound: Yes

Connections

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible): Yes
  • HDMI Input: 4 (1 front) [ver. 1.3]
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI): 2
  • Composite Video Input: 2 (1 front)
  • S-Video Input: 2 (1 front)
  • Audio Input (for Video): 2 (1 front)
  • PC Input: Mini D-sub 15-pin x 1 (rear)
  • Audio Input (for PC): Stereo M3 ( 3.5 mm) Jack
  • Component Video Input (Yes, PB, PR): 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): 2
  • Composite Video Output: 1
  • Analog Audio Output: 1
  • Digital Audio Output: 1

Convenience

  • VIERA Link: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Shifter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
  • V-Chip Program Lock Out: Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes
  • Video Input Label: Yes
  • Video Picture Memory: Yes

Power

  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 28.9"
  • Width: 42.4"
  • Depth: 3.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 86 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic VIERA 42" Plasma Flat Panel Black HDTV
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

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

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Twice as Nice!!

I purchased a 37" Plasma about a year ago and it was without a doubt the Best TV purchase I've ever made. I decided to put the 37" in my bedroom and...Read complete review

I purchased a 37" Plasma about a year ago and it was without a doubt the Best TV purchase I've ever made. I decided to put the 37" in my bedroom and purchased another Panasonic 42" in the den about six months ago. I hooked up both with the HDMI cable and the pictures on both have to be seen to beleive. I am now looking at my first LCD purchase for our camper and YES it will be the 26" Panasonic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great TV, but be careful, no PC Input

This TV has really amazing picture quality even though it's 720p. I don't mind watching Hi-def Blu-ray on it even though it is not full 1080p. The one thing I should have paid more...Read complete review

This TV has really amazing picture quality even though it's 720p. I don't mind watching Hi-def Blu-ray on it even though it is not full 1080p. The one thing I should have paid more attention to was the fact that it does *not* have a PC input. I somehow assumed that it would, but was disappointed when I got it out of the box and found that it did not. Anyway, if this is not a necessity, it's hard to find a better value.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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 Black HDTV:

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

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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 Black HDTV:

          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 Black HDTV:

              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 Black HDTV:

                  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 Black HDTV:

                      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 Black HDTV:

                          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 Black HDTV:

                              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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                              5.0

                              Great Picture and Value

                              By 

                              from Lapeer, MI

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Exceeded expectations
                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I have been researching flat screen TV's for better than a year, and when I found this one, I was sold...

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Rock solid for the price. ...

                                  By 

                                  from Slidell, LA

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenient
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • Inexpensive

                                  Cons

                                  • Did not meet expectations
                                  • picture a little fuzzy.

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Rock solid for the price. Anti-glare filter cuts out too much of the sharpness from what is otherwise a very solid picture quality.

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                                    5.0

                                    panasonic is so so hi def

                                    By 

                                    from new york, ny

                                    Pros

                                    • Chic
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Exceeded expectations
                                    • Inexpensive

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        The picture is stunning. Run to the store and buy this tv right away. the technical talk will not do this model any justice. panasonic is making world class hdtvs. I am now a proud panasonic fiend. Thank you for being devoted to make a fantasic product.

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