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NEC PlasmaSync VM5 Series TV (42", 84")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of NEC PlasmaSync VM5 Series TV (42", 84"). 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. People really like the reliability and durability. The design and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the sound and remote control.

image quality, design, durability, reliability

usability, price, remote control, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the NEC PlasmaSync VM5 Series TV (42", 84") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Robert Heron (



Screen Size (Diagonal): 42 inches, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: 480i, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: ...

Exceptional image quality. Comprehensive display control options.

Remote lacks backlight. No extras bundled in. Pricey.

The NEC 42XR4 offers the best picture quality of any 42-inch plasma TV we have seen to date. But its premium price doesn't include many extras, the remote is near-useless in the dark, and to get the most out of it you'll need to have it professionally cal

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

NEC PlasmaSync 42XR4 review


Is a low price tag enough?

Good picture ; Future-proof

No Scarts ; Expensive optional extras

Not the bargain it seems at first. Leans towards high-definition material

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (



The 42 inch NEC PX-42XR4W is a feature-packed plasma television with excellent customisation controls let down by mediocre image quality. In both stan...

Attractive design, Excellent calibration options

Image noise and pixel fluctuations across all modes, Mediocre interpolation performance

The 42 inch NEC PX-42XR4W is a feature-packed plasma television with excellent customisation controls let down by mediocre image quality.

Aug, 2006


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Simply the best EPG of any Freeview HD PVR, a responsive box and neatly integrated on-demand TV

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Humax YouView DTR-T1000


Preview: The world's first YouView box is also a great Freeview PVR.

The Humax YouView will be available at the end of July, for £299.99.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

NEC PlasmSync 42XR4 42in Plasma Screen


When is an HD TV not an HD TV? When it has everything except a TV tuner inside it.

We’ll come back to that later, but for now let’s go back to basics with how this NEC screen looks. And actually, it looks reassuringly glamorous in its sturdy dark fascia and metallic trim. Perhaps the 42XR4 does have one eye on the home user after all.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Andre Rodrigues (

Xolo Play T1000 Review: A budget smartphone for the game lovers?


Cue in Death Star music. The cheap smartphone Davids are on the march against the Goliath's in a specwar. Leading the forefront is Micromax, Spice, Xolo and

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (



I dont recommend this phone at all, looks nice but basically rubbish functionally. I expected more from Oricom especially at the price I bought it for.

I actually bought the single unit T1000-1 White model.Looks stylish

The touchpad is sometimes very sensitive and at other times very unsensitive. The phone goes into sleep mode very quickly and as other reviewers have stated it's annoying especially if you are trying to use IVRs. The other very annoying thing is the...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (



This phone was quite expensive as I bought one of the first of its kind. Since my purchase I have seen the price drop substantially, however I would still not recommend this touch senistive keypad type design. Do yourself a favour and buy a tried and...

Great modern look and lights up well when in use.

This phone does not function well in everyday scenarios. Tasks such as phone banking become particularly annoying as the phone slips into a "sleep" mode after a few seconds, meaning that the keyboard first needs to be tapped to activate it, then the...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (



While this is a nice piece of electronic furniture on a benchtop, it is almost useless serving its designed purpose. Menu commands rarely work, handset can deafen when it decides to increase volume for no apparant reason and the answering machine...

Pretty to look at

Totally useless

May, 2009

Product Specifications

The countdown to the next era of multimedia presentations is now over. Introducing the PlasmaSync 42VP4A. Lighter, quieter, sharper, brighter, more vivid, with advances that expand compatibility and connectivity. High-quality image reproduction. From forward-thinking boardrooms to broadcast studios where cinema-quality motion picture is essential, the PlasmaSync 42VP4A sets a new benchmark for impressive presentations and video display with all new AccuDevice digital technology. Quiet operation and a lightweight design keep the focus on the presentation. The PlasmaSync 42VP4A is the quietest screen available as it uses no cooling fans. It delivers the quite ambiance required for presentations where every word must be heard. Several design breakthroughs - and optional speakers make the 42VP4A the first choice in professional business to home cinema viewing. The 42VP4A features an anti-reflective filter for controlled lighting situations thus providing a sharp and crisp image.


Equalizer: Yes
RMS rated power:16

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Safety:IEC60065:2001, EN60065:2002

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1
Display brightness:1000
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):285


Product Line:NEC PlasmaSync


Color:Gray anthracite

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 50
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 50

Ports & interfaces

Composite video in:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):285

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver
Viewing Angle:160
Zoom capability:100 - 900


Diagonal Size:42in/84in
Diagonal Size (cm):105.5cm/105.7cm/213cm
Digital Television Certification:EDTV monitor/HDTV monitor
Display Format:480p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
PC Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1706 x 960/853 x 480
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma panel
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions