The Panasonic TH-42PX50U plasma HDTV features a CableCARD slot that will accept a small card that allows you to receive standard definition and high definition digital broadcasts. No bulky set-top cable box-perfect for a wall-mounted plasma TV. Contact your cable company to find out if they offer this service in your area.
Many local broadcasters offer sports, movies, and original network programming in high definition. Receive and view local over-the-air broadcasts on this plasma in stunning HDTV clarity using the built-in HDTV tuner. If your cable company passes through HDTV broadcasts from local broadcasters, you can decode and tune those as well.
The so often talked about "contrast ratio" is strongly linked to the realism of the picture. The Panasonic TH-42PX50U features upto a 3000:1 contrast ratio. Such a wide range from black to white means great depth and dimensionality with vibrant colors-and this plasma can display an incredible 8.58 billion colors for a superior picture. Deep blacks provide excellent shadow detail during dark scenes, while brilliant whites allow plasmas to render bright scenes with vivid realism.
Imagine replacing that pile of tangled cables behind your TV with a single cable that carries both digital video and audio at the same time. With the new HDMI standard, that's exactly what you get. The HDMI connector on this TV accepts high-quality digital video and audio via the same thin cable, allowing you to run one cable from the source to the TV.
HDTV broadcasts and DVDs offer more detail and better color than analog broadcasts, and it takes a high-resolution display to deliver all that picture information. The high pixel count of this plasma display provides fine detail for outstanding HDTV reproduction. More pixels also translate into less stair-stepping artifacts; curved and diagonal edges look smooth and natural.
|Features & Specifications|
Screen Size: 42" Diagonal
Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 Pixels
Displayable Colors: 8.58 Billion
Panel Type: 8th Generation Plasma Panel
Shades of Gradation: 2,048
Contrast Ratio: up to 3000:1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
CableCARD Ready: Yes
Built-in Tuners: Tuners NTSC (Standard analog broadcasts)ATSC/QAM (SDTV and HDTV broadcasts)
Display Type: HDTV 480p/720p/1080i
Aspect Control for TV/AV Modes: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just
Mach Band Effect Enhancer: Yes
Pixel Pitch: (H x V) 1.08 x 1.08 mm
HDMI-HDCP Interface: Yes
Audio Input (for Video): x 2 rear
S-Video Input: x 2 rear
Component Video Inputs: x 2 rear inputs
Composite Video Output: x 1 rear output
Audio Input (for Component Video): 2
Speakers: x 2 (16W, 6 ohms, 105Hz - 20kHz, 10% THD)
Surround Sound: Yes
V-Chip Program Lockout: Yes
Pixel Pitch: (H x V) 0.90 x 0.67 mm
Timers - Sleep/On/Off: Yes
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
Remote Control: included
Pedestal Stand: Included
On-Screen Display Languages: English/Spanish/French
Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 399 W
Dimensions: 27 39/64'' (H) x 42 3/64'' (W) x 3 51/64'' (D)
Weight: 76.06 lbs
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor