Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80

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Panasonic VIERA Plasma 1080p series feature a new panel with increased contrast ratio and an improved anti-reflective screen, a Game Mode, VIERA Linkt...

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Review of "Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80"

published 07/01/2010 | jonevans82
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Excellent
Pro great picture, excellent blacks, 24p and no motion blur
Cons 42" doesnt seem big enough, 1 more HDMI would be nice
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"Panasonic TH 42PZ80E Plasma TV"

The most renowned TV manufacturer (in plasma) terms in the world!

The Panasonic TH-42PZ80E offers:

Great picture quality. The built in freeview tuner is more than up to par and puts most other LCD sets to shame
Sound quality is very good for a flat screen bearing in mind that they all have tiny speakers
3 x HDMI connectors, 1 set of component connections, sx scart connections, and a headphone slot! Followed by a SDHC card sclot and a top up tv slot !(that no one uses that I know)

The HDMI's are all 1.3compliant so you can choose deep colour as standard and the set is full 1080p!
There is no motion blur as this is a plasma! Motion is handled wonderfully and it supports 24P for the ultimate BLU-RAY playback!
The TV also sports something called intelligent frame creation which is supposed to smooth out any judder and reduce and motion blur - however as I did not notice any on the TV anyways I did not put it on, and when I did the picture seems a little unreal. The motion becomes noticably forced and untrue.


Conclusion:

Great TV, superb picture - now very cheap

Cons: Not big enough!

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 29/11/2010
    More information needed I'm afraid. Let me know if you add anything and I will re-rate.
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Product Information : Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80

Manufacturer's product description

Panasonic VIERA Plasma 1080p series feature a new panel with increased contrast ratio and an improved anti-reflective screen, a Game Mode, VIERA Linktm, increased luminous efficiency, lead free panels and100,000 hours to half brightness.

Product Details

Screen Size in Inches: 42

Screen Size in cm: 107, 105, 106

Contrast Ratio (X:1): 20000, 30000, 1000000

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Long Name: Viera TH-42PZ80, Viera TH-42PZ80Q

MPN: TH-42PZ80, TH-42PZ80Q, TH-42PZ80EA

Screen type: Plasma

2D to 3D Conversion: No

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz: 50

Web Content Access: No

Ethernet: Yes

Secure Digital Card: No

Memory Stick: No

HbbTV: No

USB Recording: No

WiFi Connectivity: No

DVB-T2: No

Web Browser: No

Application Store (IPTV): non-Smart TV

DVD Player / Recorder: No

Type: Plasma

Screen Format: 16:9

EAN: 5025232486533, 5025232461080, 5025232486588, 4783007399341

DVB-C: No

HDMI: Yes

DVB-S: DVB-S2 (HD), No

DVB-T: DVB-T (MPEG2)

USB: No

Number of Scart Interfaces: 2

Full HD: with Full HD (1080p)

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): GUIDE Plus+, Yes

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 1080

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 1920

HD ready: HD Ready

On-Mode Power Consumption in Watts: 477, 324

DLNA certified: No

Depth in cm: 9.5, 10

Height in cm: 67.9

Width in cm: 102, 104.8

Standby Power Consumption in Watts: 0.1, 0.4

DVI Interface: No

Number of HDMI Inputs: 3

LED Backlight: without LED Backlighting

3D: without 3D Technology

CI Plus: No

YUV Interface: Yes

VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes

S-Video: Yes

Weight in kg: 30

RMS Wattage: 20

Number of Common Interface (CI) Slots: 1

Headphone Output: Yes

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