Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Panasonic 42" Plasma HDTV Rated Best by CNet

Here's the television that rated best in the 33-42 inch class, the
Panasonic TH-42PZ700U 42" Plasma HDTV.

Best HDTV between 33- and 42-inches
For those who can spare no expense, the Panasonic TH-42PZ700U plasma offers the best picture quality in its size class.

Panasonic TH-42PZ700U 42" 1080p Plasma HDTV

Technical Details

* 1920 x 1080 Resolution
* 4096 Shades of gradation
* 2 HDMI Inputs
* Built-in SD Card Memory Slot
* GalleryPlayer Capable

The Panasonic TH-42PZ700U 1080p Plasma HDTV sports a 42-inch plasma screen with 1080p resolution for a crystal clear viewing experience. It will feel right at home as the centerpiece of a home theater setup.

An Understated Beauty
The TH-42PZ700U does not look like it's trying too hard. Instead, it lets the big screen speak for itself. The glass is surrounded by a thick glossy black bezel on all sides, with a door on the bottom to keep controls out of sight. Another hatch hides a slot for SD memory cards. Speakers--matching in color and barely noticeable--are set on both sides of the display. The understated look would be an elegant addition to any decor.

Outstanding Performance
The TH-42PZ700U is 1080p, meaning it has a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, the highest HD resolution available for the clearest and sharpest picture. Because of its plasma display, the black levels are deep and the uniformity of brightness is superb. The unit has 4096 shades of gradation and has up to a 5000:1 contrast ratio. Video noise reduction circuitry and a digital comb filter make sure the picture on screen is always optimal. The TH-42PZ700U will upconvert any signal you feed it and display it at 1080p.

Connections
On the back, the TH-42PZ700U features two HDMI inputs, two component inputs, two composite inputs, and two S-Video inputs. Hidden beneath panels in front is another composite and S-Video input, a component video input, and a slot for SD cards. Insert an SD card filled with photos and you can watch a slide show with the built-in Photo Viewer software.

TV as an Art Gallery
The TH-42PZ700U includes GalleryPlayer software you can use to display high-definition art and photography on your TV. A free collection of images is included so your television can display art even when it's not on.

One-Touch Convenience
When you use the Panasonic EZ-Sync technology to connect to other compatible EZ-Sync devices via the HDMI connector, you get one-touch control over all your home theater components. For example, with one touch of a button, you can turn on the DVD player, turn on the receiver, and set the DVD player as the source while also adjusting the sound level, turn on the TV--which will accept the input signal--and play the DVD. Instead of fumbling to find all the right buttons, you can watch your movies without wondering how to set everything up.

The TH-42PZ700U is backed by a 1-year limited warranty for parts and labor.

What's in the Box
TH-42PZ700U plasma HDTV, remote control (with batteries), AC cord, pedestal, two cable clamper, and antenna adapter.


Product Description
Panasonic, the leader in high definition and Plasma TV, shows an exciting new direction with its first Full High Definition 1080p 42" plasma television, further demonstrating its leadership in big screen Plasma entertainment. Today, the sports and high-definition movies that drive the demand for high-definition viewing, require blacker blacks, faster response time, and the millions of colors that Panasonic Plasma screens deliver. The TH-42PZ700U features an SD Memory Card slot with Photo Viewer that transforms the plasma into a digital photo gallery. By utilizing high definition images available for purchase from GalleryPlayer that are embedded on SD cards, the consumer has access to thousands of images ranging from art masterpieces to dazzling photographs. GalleryPlayer's content partners include National Geographic, MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Times and Time-Life. Resolution - Full HD - 1920x1080 Colors - 29 Million Colors Aspect Ratio - 16 - 9 Features - Full HD 1080p Native Resolution Built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuners for Analog and Digital Broadcasts (Requires Antenna for over-the-air broadcasts) EZ-Sync HDAI Control /2 HDMI Inputs / Contrast-Ratio - 5000 - 1 1 Year Warranty

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