Saturday, November 19, 2005

Panasonic TH-42PD50U 42 in. EDTV Plasma Television

By Katie Ong

Price: Around $2,000

Pros: Great sound, gets very loud and remains clear. Picture is amazing for great price.

Cons: None yet.

If you are looking for a quality plasma television at a great price, then look no more. Panasonic is an industry leader in manufacturing plasma TVs and this particular model is no exception. I purchased my TV about a month ago for around $2,000.

When deciding which set to purchase, I looked at two factors... price and picture quality. The price is great for the size of the screen and the picture quality is second to none. I couldn't find a better picture on any other set... even the more expensive models. The picture quality is top-rate! A standard hook-up from my digital cable box is all I am using at the present and the picture is magnificent. I'll have the quality cables shortly but can't imagine the picture being better. The sound is ok, but through a sound system it is incredible.

Short notes:

The Panasonic Plasma TH-42PD50U features a high contrast ratio of 4000:1, making for a super bright, razor-sharp picture. With 853 x 480 native resolution, the Panasonic TH42PD50U is an Enhanced Definition Television (EDTV) unit. It includes an integrated ATSC/QAM tuner for receiving DTV broadcasts. The new Panasonic-pioneered CableCARD feature allows you to receive digital cable television without a bulky, separate set-top box, and HDMI input allows for fully-digital signal tranfer.