I purchased this TV over two years ago and can highly recommend it in terms of performance and appearance. Initial set up was very easy and straightforward - I declined the offer of the store to set up the television for a fee and elected to complete the set up myself. This was the right decision as the complete set up and installation, including the assembly of the stand, took less than two hours. The picture quality is absolutely excellent; extremely clear and highly focussed both in normal and High Definition resolution. The television and stand together make a very attractive focal point in the room. The stand and glass shelves easily accomodate a DVD Player and a digital satellite receiver with ease. The Remote Control is neat and compact and is extremely easy to use. The sound quality is perfectly acceptable and more than sufficient for the average living room.
This Plasma screen is the only one of its kind that i have ever had. However from seeing friends and families purchases on this matter, i thouroghly recommend this product.
The picture quality is remarkably good and although the speakers are not very powerful they seem to give good enough volume and quailty for most viewings.
The modern colour scheme and stylish looks make this the highlight of any room, as well as complimenting many existing furniture and wall coverings due to its neutral and clean cut appearence.
I operate a panasonic home cinema system in conjunction with the plasma television set and it gives full surround sound for DVDs and Box Office movies; making you feel like you are really there. This whole combination is a certain recommendation and i have not yet experienced a better system overall than this.
The instructions are simplistic and easily to follow, the TV is very user friendly with a very good controller and good on screen menu's to follow.
If you are a console game person then you are in for a delight here as nothing makes gaming seem more realistic than a 42 inch screen and full surround sound. I have played Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas and MX Rider on this set resently and it is so awesome really feeling you are in the game that i started the whole game again and am enjoying it with renewed vigour!
The build quality of the TV set is excellent and we have no problems whatsoever with either the TV or the home cinema system. The quaility of finish is really great to, from the upmarket silver fasica's to the bling crome effect trimming!
Here are the specifications that i look from an official website:
Category: Plasma Television
Screen size: 42''
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Brightness: 930 cd/m²
Resolution: 852 x 480
Frequency: 60 Hertz
Number of tuners: 1
Tuner type: NTSC , PAL , SECAM
Audio type: Dolby Digital
Number of speakers: 2
Total speaker power: 16 Watts
Text services: Fastext , Videotext
Picture function: Picture in picture (PiP)
AV Input/Output: SCART x 3
With Auto tuner
With Sleep timer
With Parental control
Product colour: Black , Silver
Width 106.8cm Height 70cm
Depth 9.7cm Weight 33kg
Service & support 1 year guarantee
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