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Panasonic TH-42PZ80

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    9.2 9.2 from 201 reviewers
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    7.8 7.8 from 4 reviewers
  • Value for money (3)
    7.1 7.1 from 3 reviewers
  • Features (3)
    6.0 6.0 from 3 reviewers
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    7.5 7.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Performance (3)
    5.8 5.8 from 3 reviewers
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    7.7 7.7 from 4 reviewers
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    6.4 6.4 from 4 reviewers
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    6.9 6.9 from 3 reviewers
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    7.5 7.5 from 3 reviewers
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    6.7 6.7 from 3 reviewers
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Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80U-Plasma TV

The Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80U is a 42 inch plasma TV. It is manufactured by Panasonic.Other than that it is also a version or a serious of the Panasonic VIERA.Its a plasma HDTV.It includes five total series each with multiple screen sizes but identical features within the series itself.

Features

The Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80U is a 42 inch plasma tv type product .The digital television certification is HDTV.The tv tuner of this product is 1xanalog/digital comb…

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Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80U-Plasma TV

The Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80U is a 42 inch plasma TV. It is manufactured by Panasonic.Other than that it is also a version or a serious of the Panasonic VIERA.Its a plasma HDTV.It includes five total series each with multiple screen sizes but identical features within the series itself.

Features

The Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80U is a 42 inch plasma tv type product .The digital television certification is HDTV.The tv tuner of this product is 1xanalog/digital combo.The video interface of the product is HDMI.It also consist of S-video, component and composite. The dimensions of the product are such that the width is 41.3 inches,depth of 12.9 inches,height of 28.6 inches and weight of 70.5 pounds.The display features of the product is such that it uses a Plasma(PDP) type technology to function.It has a resolution of 1920x1080.It has a display format of 1080p(FULLHD).Also,it has an image ratio of 16.9,an image aspect ration of 20000:1 and a dynamic contrast ration of 1000000:1.It also has a progressive scanning. Not only that, it also features a few widescreen modes such as full mode,just mode, zoom mode and a conventional 4:3 mode.The display menus feature in a couple of languages such as English,French and Spanish.The plasma TV has color temperature control.Its additional features are game mode,X.v color,deep color,channel labeling,3D color management,Video noise reduction and a anti-reflective filter.The tuner of this tv comes in analog and digital.The product also has a memory card reader.The remote control of this product works via infrared.Moreover,the sound output mode is stereo and the product has two speakers.The video system has features of its own such as HDTV ready,analog video input signals,input video formats and close caption capabilities.

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  • will plasma burn in? lifespan? for gaming lcd or plasma?

    It seems to that after researching a lot this TV offers some of the greatest features for the buck. so I'm almost certain that I will be going for this one, but I still do have a question that stuck up and was not clearly answered will I get burn in with plasma? and if yes, how long will be the tv's lifespan before it becomes unbearable? which one is better for gaming LCD or Plasma?

    Answered by Bobby 2009-09-08:

    Newer plasma TVs have addressed burn-in and reduced the issues of older models. Typical plasma TVs have a life span of 25,000 to 30,000 hours, which equates to about 3 years of 24/7 usage before the TV fades to half the original brightness. I would say LCD is better for

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