Panasonic TH-42PWD8UK Plasma Display

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-29
Panasonic TH-42PWD8UK Plasma Display

The TH-42PWD8UK comes standard with PC Input, Audio Input (for PC), Serial Control (RS-232C) Input, BNC Component Video/RGB Input and Audio Input, BNC Composite Video Input, BNC Composite Video Output, S-Video Input, and Audio Input (for Video). There is an available slot for an optional terminal board. Or, you can remove the standard boards and mount up to three optional boards.

•  Up to 4,000:1 contrast ratio - Real Black Drive System and Deep Black Filter provide deeper, richer blacks and enhances image clarity and realism
•  Up to 2,048 shades of gradation (4,096 shades via HDMI or DVI connection) - New Advanced Real Gamma System and up to 14-bit signal processing provide superior performance at brightness levels where the human eye sees best
•  Full time 3.62 billion (maximum 8.52 billion) displayable colors
•  Up to 15% brighter images - Multi-Facet Asymmetrical Configuration Hyper-Pixel (MACH) Panel features bounded cell structure, new phosphor material, and optimized gas composition ratio to improve light-emitting efficiency and intensity
•  Up to 60,000-hour panel life - MACH Panel boasts a long service life of 60,000 hours
•  852 x 480 resolution
•  1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24sf, 1080/25p, 1080/30p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 480/60p, 480/60i signal compatibility
•  VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA (compressed) PC signal compatibility
•  16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
•  Over 160 degree viewing angle
•  Flexible A/V and IT system configurations - composite, component, RCA, BNC, PC, RGB, SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI-D w/HDCP, Twisted-Pair Cable, and IEEE 802.11b terminal boards available
•  Adaptive Gain Control - raises contrast while suppressing noise by detecting and boosting only the image edges, resulting in high contrast and high signal/noise ratio
•  Motion Picture Noise Disturbance Reduction - detects motion patterns that tend to generate noise and makes adjustments to maximize image quality without diminishing the quality of stationary background objects
•  3D Color Management System - reproduces vibrant colors and natural skin tones
•  Active Interlace/Progressive Conversion System - reduces interlace to progressive conversion noise that often occurs when reproducing tiny movements, resulting in better vertical resolution
•  New Advanced Dual Picture Mode - simultaneously display images from two different sources in Picture And Picture, Picture Out Picture, Picture In Picture, and Video Over PC modes
•  4x Digital Zoom - divide the screen into zones and enlarge images up to 400%
•  Built-In Video Wall Processor - set up 2x2, 3x3, or even 4x4 multi-screen plasma walls
•  New Remote System Monitoring Command - displays status via RS-232C
•  Enhanced Screen Saver Functions - White Bar Scroll, Screen Reversal, Side Panel Adjustment, Wobbling, Peak Limit Mode
•  Newly developed phosphor boosts resistance to static-image burning to the same level as CRT displays
•  Energy-Saving Functions - Display Power Management Signaling, Auto Power Off, Power Save Mode, Standby Power Save Mode
•  New IR Remote Control features direct input select buttons, a Power Off button, and ID control of multi-screen systems
•  New bottom-mounted button controls
•  Fanless quiet operation
•  Host of stands and mounting options available
•  Networked MPEG-2 player available
•  Plug-in computers available

Screen Size   42
Aspect Ratio   16:9
Native Resolution   852 x 480
Displayable Colors (billions)   3.62 (full time), 8.58 (maximum)
Contrast Ratio   Up to 4000:1
Viewing Angle (degrees)   More than 160
Real MACH System   Yes
Real Black Drive System   Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D)   24.0'' x 40.2'' x 3.5''
Weight   65.0 lbs