TH-42PWD4UY 42 inch
16:9 Widescreen Plasma Display
Industry-leading 3000:1 contrast ratio
• Incredible 650 cd/m2 brightness level
• Compatible with 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i
• Displays SVGA, XGA, SXGA and UXGA
• 1024 shades of gray • 65 pounds
• Ultra-thin 3.5" footprint • 160° viewing
• 280W low power consumption
TH-42PWD4U 42 inch Plasma shown with optional table stand
TH-42PWD4UY 42inch Plasma Display Flat Panel TV
The Panasonic TH-42PWD4UY Plasma TV sports the highest brightness level and contrast ratio
available in a plasma display.
The 42 inch TH-42PWD4UY flat panel plasma tv incorporates advanced digital processing technology
including a newly developed Real Black Drive System, Adaptive Brightness
Intensifier, False-Edge Predictor circuit, and UXGA/HDTV compatibility.
It features an industry-leading contrast ratio and peak panel brightness
of 780 cd/m2 to produce realistic images in vibrant, natural colors
with a wide 16:9 aspect ratio, 160-degree viewing angle. The
Panasonic Plasma TH42PWD4U flat panel TV
features an ultra-thin yet ultra-sturdy 3.5" deep body. It weighs
only 65 lbs and offers a thinner surround area, effectively increasing
the overall screen area.
Responding to plasma flat panel display needs in the computer monitoring arena,
the TH-42PWD4U offers expanded computer signal compatibility to display
VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, and UXGA resolutions and an expanded range of
horizontal and vertical scanning rates (fH: 15:6 - 110 kHz; fV: 48-120
Hz). This wider range allows the TH-42PWD4U to display dynamic, updateable
dynamic signage applications when driven from a computer.
Equipped with component video (YPbPr) inputs, it enables viewing of
DTV broadcasts in either scaled 1080i, or 480i. In addition, a 3-Dimensional
Progressive Scan function elegantly converts interlace signals (1080i
and 480i) into progressive signals for optimal viewing. 720p and 480p
progressive signals remain in their native scan format and are fed
via the 15-pin sub-D connector.
A 'Real Black Drive System' dramatically lowers black levels, resulting
in an extraordinary 3000:1 contrast ratio, four times higher than
prior Panasonic plasmas. The 16:9 unit produces virtually distortion-free
images with up to 16.77 million colors and produces 1,024 shades of
gray - twice that of previous models - for cleaner details, especially
in low-light images.
The unique 'Advanced Plasma Adaptive Brightness Intensifier' (AI)
increases the discharge cycle for dark scenes , in turn doubling brightness
precision over prior models. The result is a smoother blend of graduating
brightness levels, both in luminance and chrominance.
The TH42PWD4U 42 inch Flat Screen TV features an unprecedented brightness specification of
780 cd/m2 - a 70% increase in peak brightness compared with non-AI
equipped plasma sets. Additionally, its unique 'Asymmetrical Cell
Structure' panel serves to achieve both high brightness and high color
temperature, resulting in a significantly improved light-emitting
balance of the three primary colors (red, green, blue).
To reduce noise in fast-moving images, the display features a more
precise False-Edge Predictor circuit. Essentially this is an adaptive
motion sensing circuit that senses movement and applies a specific
filter that removes noise from picture elements while maintaining
resolution. Consuming only 295 Watts of power, it offers the lowest
power consumption of any available 42" plasma. This means less
heat and no fans.
For system installation and display, a range of optional accessories
are available and include detachable speakers; wall-hanging and ceiling-hanging
brackets; and fixed floor, mobile floor and pedestal stands.
The Panasonic Plasma TH-42PWD4U Flat Panel Monitor accepts most international video signals, including
NTSC, PAL, SECAM and PAL-60. The on-screen menu offers a selection
of seven languages with an improved menu structure. Composite and
component video inputs appear on BNC connections while PC inputs on
a standard 15-pin connector. An S-video input is available on a standard
4-pin din connector.