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Panasonic TH-42PX60 - 42" Widescreen Viera HD Ready Plasma - With Freeview


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  • 106cmV Widescreen Panel
  • Viera V-Real Technology
  • HD Ready
  • 3D Colour Management
  • Freeview

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 39 Kg
  • Item model number: TH-42PX60B
  • ASIN: B000IHFH1C
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Oct 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 564,805 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

HD ready plasma television incorporating Freeview , Panasonic's revolutionary V-Real technology and highly convenient, unique HDAVI control.

Manufacturer's Description

Introducing the finest HD plasma range from a manufacturer committed to creating plasma perfection - Panasonic has developed the truly exceptional PX600 series, presenting a level of picture quality and sound that only the very best Viera technology can offer.

The new PX600 range, with in-built Freeview, incorporates the ingenious V-Real technology, demonstration of Panasonic's commitment to excellence. From processor to driver to panel, Panasonic ensures perfect picture performance by developing these key devices in-house. The result is a phenomenal display of images with the deepest blacks, the brightest colours and a simply unforgettable viewing experience.

The new PX600 range includes a new digital processing chip-set which processes 720p or 1080i HD video signal in their original condition. The Digital Re-Mastering Processor, meanwhile, up-converts standard definition video signals to provide detailed, expressive images, allowing consumers to enjoy standard definition material at near HD quality.

An outstanding 29 billion colours can be displayed on the PX600 models, offering V-Real Gamma Control. A maximum 11.5 bit video processing makes it possible to reproduce images with 3,072 equivalent steps of gradation, thus suppressing the picture noise and black blocking that occur with insufficient gradation.

The Viera PX600 series has achieved a level of sound quality worthy of Viera's superlative images, through the development of an entirely new speaker unit, only 16mm wide and 10mm thick. The new Advanced Smart Sound Speaker system, incorporating the Advanced Ultra-Slim Speaker Unit and Twin Passive Radiator Woofers, produces superior bass performance and clear, natural sounds.

Incorporating an SD card slot on the Viera front panel makes it easy to view photos taken with camera or camcorder. Simply take your photos, remove the SD card from your Lumix camera or e.cam camcorder, for example, and insert into the Viera's SD card slot to view your pictures on the big screen. Alternatively, record your favourite films directly from the PX600 onto the SD card in MPEG4 and enjoy playback on Panasonic's portable DVD-LX97 player, during your journey on a train or plane, for example.

The regal PX600 range, offering a long life time of approximately 60,000 hours , is supreme in all respects, be it image quality, sound performance, networking capabilities or design. Such great technological advantages are packed into a breathtakingly elegant form and, Panasonic is proud to affirm, is kind to the environment. The panel glass is now approximately 35 percent thinner than Panasonic's previous panel, whilst light transmission has been increased to create a brighter picture with less power requirement.


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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Bridle on 28 Dec 2006
The first TV i own'ed was a Panasonic and since that purchase i have felt little need to change brand. I had been saving some money a-side for a long time for a Panasonic TH-42PV500. Then Panasonic released the PX60 range (Successor of PV500 Range) at a very attractive price. If you are thinking of getting this TV i have some advice, go for this model (TH-42PX60, And try and get one with the floorstand) as it is the best value for money in the range. The TH-37PX60 is normally only hundred pounds cheaper and when your spending this amount of money on a TV a hundred quid for the 42" upgrade is a bit of a no brainer. Then there's the TH-42PX600 its the same TV but with a SD card slot and SRS Trusurround XT with advanced surround speaker system and a higher price tag. And the TH-50PX60 upward range is on exspensive side.

As you may know it's got built in Digital Freeview. At the back of the TV you will find, x3 scarts(x2 are RGB),x2 HDMI,x1 Component(with audio input),x1 PC Monitor,x1 audio (L and R output).At the front, x1 S-Video,x1 Video,x1 audio (L and R inputs),1x Headphone jaxx and all the normal basic operating buttons(STR,-VOL,+VOL,TV/AV).

Two of the three scarts has Panasonics Q-link system that connects VCR,DVD,HDD Recorders for easy recording playback (HDMI supports this too). Push the guide button on the remote controller and you have a very usefull 7 day DVB TV guide that you can set what you want to record with the Q-link's system, very cool if you have a HDD recorder (works like Sky plus but for free).

You can buy this TV without the floor stand but its only half the TV without it. When watching freeview the picture is impressive but if you have a HD signal the picture is nothing short of amazing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phil Clark on 9 April 2013
I bought my Panasonic Plasma when it first came out in the shops in 2006. It was to update my aging Panasonic CRT TV and chosen to be as future proof as possible at that time.

I am a retired TV and Computer Technician and was as much concerned with the electronics and capability as I was with the visual appearance and name. For this reason I again chose Panasonic.

I have bought and recommended Panasonic products for many years as an engineer and can truly say that not one I have personally bought and used has been in need of repair despite many years of use, apart from a microwave and that was through someone putting a metalic object in it, so that doesn't count.

I have a Humax HD satelite box, a Panesonic HD PVR and a Panasonic DVD Recorder all connected to the Panasonic Plasma TV. My wife doesnt want wires everywhere otherwise I would have a Panasonic Home Cinema set up too. When I win the lottery maybe a wireless one will be on the cards.

The Plasma switches between all of them seemlessly and even the standard (non HD) transmissions can be viewed in enhanced resolution.

The only draw back for me with this model is that it doesnt have sockets for external extension speakers. I have a good quality pair of speakers which would enhance the sound even more but alas no sockets to fit them but I am about to rectify that by fitting some.

A sound bar could be used but one of suitable quality by Panasonic is quite expensive.

In 2006 Plasma screens had an expected life of 5 years. Now in 2013 my Plasma is as good as the day it was first switched on. Am I happy with it - you bet I am!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Jenkins on 3 April 2012
I have owned this tv for about 7 years now and it is still performing well with outstanding picture and sound quality and have yet to see a new tv that would beat it still as good as the first day i switched it on
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