Amazing price for the replacement of the probably the most popular 42" plasma. Now all in black (its the new black you know) and accepts 1080P via processing (not native 1080p display). Not that 1080P is important at 42" but nice to know the TV can accept this resolution when things finally get broadcast/released in it.
This is only £50 or so more than the superb outgoing model (42-PX60)
Overview: * 1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set * 1080p Digital Re-Mastering Processor * 3,072 Equivalent Steps of Graduation * Max. 10,000 : 1 Contrast * Digital Optimizer * Advanced 3D Colour Management * Motion Pattern Noise Reduction * Sub-Pixel Controller
TV Tuner: * Tuner Integrated: Yes * DVB Digital Tuner: Yes * Tuning System: PLL synthesizer 100-position auto-search tuner: * Broadcast Stereo Reception: NICAM (FM) * Fastext: 1500P Level 2.5, FASTEXT/LIST/TOP * Receiving System: PAL -I, DVB * AV-NTSC: PAL-525/60, NTSC, M-NTSC
Display: * Screen Size / Screen Aspect: 42 inch (106 cm) diagonal * Panel: G10 Progressive HD Plasma Display Panel * Number of Pixels: 786,432 (1,024 x 768) pixels * Applicable PC Signals: XGA (SXGA compressed) * Displayable Colours: Max 29 billion equavalent colours for darker part * Contrast Ratio: Max. 10,000:1
Sound: * Speakers: Full-Range x 2 * Audio Output: 20 W (10 W x 2), 10 percent * Ambience: Yes
Terminals: * HDMI: 2 * PC Input: Mini D-sub 15-pin x 1 (rear) * Audio Input (for PC): RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set, rear) * Component Video Input: RCA phono type x 3 (Y , PB, PR) (rear) * Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set, rear) * Audio Output: RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set rear), Headphone jack (1 front: with Audio Description)
Features: * Screen Saver: Wobbling * Multi Window: PAT * Aspect Controls: Panasonic Auto/16:9/14:9/4:3/Zoom1/Zoom2/Zoom3
Power And Dimensions: * Power Supply: AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60Hz * Dimensions (W x H x D): 1020 x 680 x 97
This year is seeing the real price drop of flat screens and this can only be good for us, the consumers. The 50" version of this and the others from the new range are coming in at price points so much lower than expected, especially the 1080P models that are going to be £1900ish for the 42" and £2500ish for the 50" (makes the current pioneer 50" 1080p look a little expensive at £6000.