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Dell W4200 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Dell W4200 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and color. The sound and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and tuner. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

image quality, price, sound, color, durability

reliability, remote control, tuner, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Dell W4200 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sean Captain (

Dell W4200 42-inch High Definition Plasma TV HDTV


A little perspective is very valuable. The Dell W4200HD took top honors when we first reviewed it in comparison with plasma TVs from two other companies (HP and ViewSonic) that are also better known for their PC products. The Dell won that match by...

The unit's audio is adequate. The twin speakers, rated at 20 watts each, sounded a bit softer than those on some competing TVs, such as the LG 42PX4D and Pioneer PDP-4350PU. And its one surround-sound option, SRS True Surround XT, was not as enveloping...

Jun, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Dave Salvator (

Dell W4200 HD Plasma TV


Screen Size (Diagonal): 42 inches, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: 720p

Solid image quality (both measured and perceived). Good on-screen display controls. Dual built-in tuners (NTSC and ATSC). Very competitive price.

Needs some color/brightness/contrast adjustments out of the box, since default settings look a bit washed out.

It's tough to beat this deal. The 42-inch Dell W4200 HD Plasma TV delivers very good image quality at a very competitive price.

Feb, 2005

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Dell 42 ich plasma


Has great picture and very good sound. Its easy to use.

Input module may be faulty

Jul, 2005

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Dell 42" HDTV


Nice Picture, plenty of inputs (you'll need them!)

Dell lied. Only ONE delivery guy showed up. TWO were promised... and required!

Sep, 2006

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very happy with my Dell tv


Owesome picture, sound, connectivity with other devices, detachable speakers.

gets very hot.

Jul, 2006

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None--Dell has replaced my TV 3 times in less than a year

Everything about this product is bad.Do your research and avoid DELL

May, 2006

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Highest Value Out There


Best Picture for the PriceSimple and sleak appearance (TV & Remote)

Must purchase speakers on the HD

Mar, 2006

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New Dell HDTV


Lots of connections for flexibility. Installed easy on the wall, Panasonic is a great compliment.

Left over stands for speakers and TV that I can not use.

Feb, 2006

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Great picture, sound, price. Bad HD tuner (bad!)


Picture color/clarity.Sound.Multiple inputs.

HD tuner is not friendly.

Jan, 2006

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So far so good


Good picture at a good price

The Buzz and its instructions were a joke...

Jan, 2006