Panasonic TH-42PX500U 42-Inch Flat Panel HD-Ready Plasma TV
The Definitive High Definition Plasma With the TH42PX500 plasma TV, Panasonic has achieved picture quality that is sure to blow you away. The TH42PX500 displays over eight billion (that's right... over 8,000,000,000!) colors and 2048 shades of gradation. The stunning 3000:1 contrast ratio ensures exceptionally rich blacks and terrific color. The result is arguably the most detailed plasma TV in the world. The TH42PX500 boasts the new Digital Access Pack: a group of features offering the essentials for digital and high-definition viewing. It includes built-in ATSC and QAM tuners to receive digital content over-the-air or via cable, so there's no need for a set-top box. And it's CableCARD ready, which makes digital cable reception as easy as inserting a card. Simply put, it's digital made easy. The Digital Access Pack goes beyond DTV reception. It includes HDMI, which enables the transfer of high-definition video and audio via a single cable. That means you can enjoy HD entertainment without the inconvenience of numerous tangled cables. A Step Ahead The PX500 series offers a few special feature that the PX50 series doesn't have. First off, you get the convenience of SD/PC card slots. These slots make it easy to view photos taken with your SD Memory Card-comaptible digital camera. You don't even have to connect a cable. There's also TV Guide. This built-in program guide provides a handy on-screen list for checking what's on the tube. It also makes it easy to set up the recording of a broadcast on your DVD recorder or VCR. A PC Input lets you connect your computer and view images on your plasma panel. Another handy feature is the Multi Window function, allowing you to watch two programs on the same screen. The sound system is also different, and you can read more about that below. Now Hear This Incredibly slim and elegant, you'd never guess that the TH42PX500 includes an integrated speaker system. But just wait unt Panasonic's 42-inch TH-42PX500U gas-plasma TV offers a 16:9 widescreen dimension to match the aspect ratio of your favorite feature films and an HDMI input for direct-digital connection with high-definition sources. Not that you necessarily need them--the 1366 x 768-pixel set's built-in ATSC (DTV) tuner pulls HD signals (480p/720p/1080i) right from the airwaves, and its QAM tuner is fully compatible with unscrambled HDTV cable reception. A standard analog NTSC tuner receives standard-definition (SD) programming. The set's authorized CableCARD port means the set will also receive digital cable television systems services directly from a compatible cable operator without requiring a bulky, external cable box. You'll enjoy plug-and-play convenience wherever you are. A plasma screen renders vivid colors like you've never seen before (as in, up to 8.85 billion in this case), extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor's slim profile--just 5.4 inches--perfect for desk or wall mounting. Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound
systems. The TH-42PX500U's contrast ratio is rated at an extraordinarily lifelike 3000:1, and its fine, 0.80 x 0.64 mm dot pitch means exceptionally smooth detail. With the 3D Y/C Filter you get minimized noise and cross color in your picture, providing you with a top quality picture, and the all-important quality you require from a large screen television set. The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) offers uncompressed digital data transmission between compatible devices, as between the TH-42PX500U and a DTV satellite receiver. JPEG images taken with a digital camera that stores images to a Secure Digital card can be viewed directly on the Panasonic with the built-in SD card slot. It also offers the following connection options: Composite AV In/Out: 3 in (1 front)/1 out S-Video In/Out: 3 in/0 out Component video (YPbPr) In/Out: 2 in/0 out HDMI In/Out: 1 in/0 out RF In/Out: 1 in/0 out Analog audio In/Out: 3 in (1 front)/2 out Digital optical audio In/Out: 0 in/1 out Headphones: xx The TV's internal stereo speakers are powered by 13 watts per channel (26 watts total). Special surround processing creates spacious 3D effects from stereo speakers and a selectable audio leveler automatically adjusts the volume level on your TV to prevent wide variations in sound between different TV stations and types of programming. You'll also be able to enjoy 5.1-channel Dolby Digital surround sound via the digital optical audio connection, which you can hook up to a compatible home theater receiver. Other features include split screen picture-in-picture (PIP), TV Guide On Screen 8-day program guide, V-Chip parental controls, on/off sleep timers, an illuminated remote control, and closed-caption decoding. What's in the Box Plasma TV, detachable tilt/swivel stand, remote control (with batteries), AC cord, two cable clampers, IR blaster, printed operating instructions Low Price - Click Now!