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Samsung PS42Q97 - 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma Television - With Freeview (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Brightness in Candela/m²: 1500
  • Common Interface Slot: No
  • Contrast Ratio (X:1): 15000
  • DVB-C: No
  • DVB-S: No
  • DVB-T: Yes
  • DVD Player / Recorder: No
  • DVI Interface: No
  • Depth in cm: 31.6
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
  • Energy Savings Trust Feature: No
  • Frequency: 50 Hertz
  • Front AV Interface: No
  • Full HD: No
  • HD Tuner: No
  • HD ready: Yes
  • HDMI Interface: Yes
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Height in cm: 75.9
  • Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 1024
  • Loudspeakers: Yes
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Number of HDMI Inputs: 3
  • Number of Scart Interfaces: 2
  • PC Interface: Yes
  • PCMCIA Interface: No
  • Picture and Picture (PAP): No
  • Picture and Text (PAT): No
  • Picture in Picture (PIP): 1 Tuner AV PIP
  • Power Consumption Standby in Watts: 0.9
  • Power Consumption in Watts: 380
  • RMS Wattage: 20
  • Rear Projection Technology: Not Applicable
  • Reflection Angle: 175
  • S-Video Interface: Yes
  • Screen Format: 16:9
  • Screen Size in Inches: 42
  • Screen Size in cm: 105
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Type of Monitor: Plasma
  • USB: No
  • VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
  • Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 768
  • Weight in kg: 33
  • Width in cm: 105.5
  • YUV Interface: Yes
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 105.5 x 70 cm ; 34 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 41 Kg
  • Item model number: PS42Q97HDX/XEU
  • ASIN: B000O12ECW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,900 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Samsung 42in HD Ready Plasma TV PS42Q97

Manufacturer's Description

Ultra FilterBright

In bright environments the display quality of conventional plasma TVs can be compromised by external light. Samsung’s premium plasma TVs boast a combination of FilterBright, Super Black Panel and Optimal Light Filter to bring you sharp contrast, unbelievable detail and pure clarity in any lighting conditions.

Natural True Colour

Samsung’s advanced technology offers you truly natural onscreen colour representation. By keeping the colours balanced, even during fast moving or action scenes, your viewing enjoyment is never compromised. With Natural True Colour you can always enjoy vivid, realistic colours as nature intended.

Real Detail

A combination of enhanced features means that you will never have to compromise on Real Detail again. Silhouette Editor refines the face tone and shape of an image. Smart Frame Plus eliminates flickering and Movie Mode provides smoother motion during the fast moving scenes.

Real Motion Studio

Real Motion Studio combines three patented features including Movie Mode and Silhouette Editor so that you can make the most out of your TV. This advanced technology means that you can enjoy fast moving, action scenes without the worry of motion blur, juddering or image distortion. Why compromise when you don’t have to?

Movie Mode

Movie Mode eliminates the unwanted effect of motion judder by intelligently estimating the position of a moving object and creating additional frames based on that estimate. These frames are then interpolated in order to create smooth motion during fast moving or action scenes.

Silhouette Editor

Silhouette Editor ensures that the tone and shape of an image remain sharp. During fast moving scenes, noises or contour lines can become distorted due to the delayed time reaction between the bright and dark areas. Silhouette Editor estimates the movement, detects the contour and adjusts the tone accordingly.


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent picture quality (with slight adjustments to the colour), there are more than enough connection points for my DVD, xbox, Sky and then anything else I want and it's so easy to set-up how you want.

Excellent Price!
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The picture quality is amazing, hooked up to an xBox 360 set to 1080i is a huge difference to my old 32" LCD. Viewing angle is incredible and the unit looks very sexy mounted on the wall.

The only let down for me - and this is something I hate and can notice easily - is the sound quality. Compared to a Toshiba 32WLT66s unit I am constantly having to change the preset equaliser settings to remove the horrible tinny or -ve feedback from the speakers. Feature wise this unit lacks against the Toshiba and could do with more settings/better quality.

Picture in picture only works with analogue and component/AV1/AV2 inputs - so if you thought about watching digital TV with sky at the same time, forget it.

Setup was easy - plugged it in, switched on and within 5 minutes, 4 clicks of the remote the unit was up and running.

I wish that the unit sounded better - I'm going to invest in a top end home cinema unit now that will compensate for the overall excellent unit.
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You will not be disappointed. If you are looking for a TV with a stunning picture and you are not sure whether this is for you as it has no feedback do not worry you will not be disappointed. buy it and grab yourself a bargain before they are all gone!

The picture is superb, even if you are close or are looking from the side.
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Just bought this TV. I don't have any HD equipment, just regular kit and some old fashioned scart leads. This TV is excellent, the size is huge, Lord of the Rings was great, so much detail. Awesome!!
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I LOOKED AT 12 DIFFERENT LOCD/PLASMA TV'S IN CURRYS AND COMET, THIS STOOD OUT LIKE PAMMY WITH HER NORKS OUT!! THE COLOUR DETAIL, CONNECTIONS, MOVIE PLUS MODE WHICH IS JUST TURNS A MOVIE INTO SOMETHING ELSE! GAME MODE, BRILL WITH MY PS3! GOT THE SAMSUNG HD870 HDMI UPSCALER DVD (WOW).
SOUNDS NOT TO BAD, HAVNT REALY HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK IT OUT COZ OF SURROUND KIT
I REJECTED A 1080P TOSHIBA LCD FOR THE SAME MONEY AND GOT THIS INSTEAD!!

EXCELLENT ALL ROUNDER
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If you have a 360, ps3, wii, this is the Tv for you.
Superb picture, better than a Friend's Panasonic 1080p (which cost 2k more). Good sound (for a flat panel tv). I cannot recommend this highly enough.

One warning though, Plasmas may be very good but they also run very hot (and use a lot of electricity). You could think of it as a Stonking TV with an electric heater thrown in.
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