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Akai PDP4273M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Akai PDP4273M. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and sound. The design and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the remote control, and the durability and reliability get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Akai PDP4273M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Akai PDP4273M from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the design and sound. The remote control and image quality also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

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56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Akai PDP4273M 42" Plasma HDTVAkai PDP4273M 42" Plasma HDTV

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: silvajd (



Ok... My co-worker and I each bought one these units in April of 2007... In September I noticed that the sound would cut out for no apparant reason and then come back on later.. After this went on for a week I decided to call AKAI (Which by the way ...



Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: dbt1 (

great picture


Great picture and good price

quality appears to be lacking

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: rayluvsmar02 (

Great After Xmas Price for an Akai Plasma


This monitor (not a TV as there is no internal tuner) is an EXCELLENT value for the $900 I paid on 12/26/06.

Easy to set up and use.

Sensitive screen and scratches easily.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: kingofrain (

pdp4273m plasma


ths akai is very good tv for the price, very nice looking and the buttons layout is concealed.

look good, nice design, very good picture

kind a heavy, cheap remote control

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: tadietz (

New Model - 1024 x 768 with 10000:1 Contrast


Saw an ad for this monitor in a local Fry's insert - for $999! After a quick check of (mostly) favorable reviews, I went to the store before work and saw the floor model.

Amazing SD TV via Dish receiver S-Video connection ; Remote seems to have been improved ; Black levels appear quite good. Absolutely incredible price/performance - paid $999.00

Lingering ghosts of bright areas when scenes go black - noticable only in very dark scenes in dark viewing conditions) ; Remote codes unknown to my Dish universal remote ; Less than 1024x1024 resolution

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: jzclarke (

Bargain HDTV, weak remote


I'm glad I purchased this Plasma.

Great picture resolution, clear & bright

Meciocre black reproduction, Terrible remote

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: akainogood (

Poor quality


Reasonable price.


Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: akveri (

Inexpensive but poor quality


Inexpensive, good sound, big screen size.

Unreliable, slow service.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: mlk14612 (

Word of Caution


Inexpensive, VGA connection, good picture quality

Poor remote control hand set, durability questionable

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: brade2 (

Great set, great price at Sam's Club


Great priceGreat pictureEasy to set upGood looking

None that I can see so far.

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

42" High Definition, High Luminance, Plasma Display monitor

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Akai

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:1080i
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 1024
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
TV Tuner Presence: Yes