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Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50")

Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50")
alaScore 89

1551 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1551 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The sound and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TH-37PX80B - 37" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV - With Freeview and Pedestal StandPanasonic TH-37PX80B - 37" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV - With Freeview and Pedestal StandPanasonic TH-42PX80B - 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV - With Freeview and Pedestal Stand

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 554 user reviews of Panasonic TH-PX80 Series Plasma HDTV (37", 42", 50") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTVPanasonic Viera TH-42PX80U 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2008 Model)Panasonic Viera TH-50PX80U 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV

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Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U

 

Editor's note : The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Relatively inexpensive; produces a deep shade of black; accurate initial color temperature; solid connectivity with three HDMI inputs; handsome, understated exterior.

Color decoding accentuates red; inaccurate primary color of green; ineffective noise reduction.

Panasonic's TH-42PX80U 42-inch plasma sets the picture quality-to-value standard for entry-level plasma TVs.

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Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U

 

The Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U keeps it simple for those needing a good TV without all the bells and whistles. The design is pretty straight forward. It is mostly black with nothing to really gawk over. A panel below the screen opens to reveal some...

Panasonic has been known to make some of the best plasma TVs, and the TH-42PX80U shows us why.

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Panasonic TH-37PX80 television review

 

With the number of brands abandoning plasma altogether growing by the month, you'd be forgiven for thinking that LCD technology is now the undisputed choice for flatscreen TVs. The last man standing - in Japan, at least - is Panasonic, whose TH-37PX80...

Low price, inky blacks, pin-sharp detail, kind to Freeview and DVDs, unique size for a plasma

Slight judder on fast camera pans

Panasonic's 37-inch plasma beats its LCD TV rivals hands-down with both Freeview and high-def. And its price tag makes it impossibly attractive

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Panasonic TH-42PX80 review

 

A superb 42 inch talent from Panasonic

Outstanding pictures ; Good connectivity ; Price

HDMIs not v1.3 ; Colours could be more vibrant ; Occasional orange tone to rich reds

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Panasonic VIERA TH-42PX80A

 

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Panasonic TH-37PX80 review

 

Quite dull on the outside, but this plasma has a lot to offer within

Terrific picture quality ; good connectivity

HDMIs not v1.3 ; non-vibrant colours

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Panasonic TH-37PX80B

 

The 37PX80 impresses with its much improved natural and vibrant colours

On the down side, some deep reds can end up looking slightly orange, and HD images don't look quite as pristine as they do on a good full HD TV

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Panasonic TH-42PX80B

 

Panasonic claims a contrast ratio of 15,000:1 but, judging by the deep, grey-free blacks it produces, this figure looks decidedly pessimistic

Outstanding pictures ; Good connectivity ; Price

HDMIs not v1.3 ; Colours could be more vibrant ; Occasional orange tone to rich reds

But the positives far outweigh the negatives

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Panasonic Viera TH-37PX80B review

 

Plasma TVs tend to be bigger and more expensive than LCD TVs, but this one's price and size put it in direct competition with the LCD TVs here.

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Stuff magazine

 

This is the kind of TV people will move house to accommodate – available at a bargain price

An excellent big screen with big-name cachet for under a grand. What else do you want?

Product Specifications

Model Brand Panasonic Series VIERA Model TH-42PX80U Convenience Features Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1000000:1 Shades of Gradation: 4,096 Aspect Control for TV/AV Modes: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill Progressive Scan Video Noise Reduction Digital Comb Filter: Motion Adaptive 3D-Y/C Color Purity Optimizer (3D Color Management) Sub-Pixel Controller Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Digital Cinema Reality 480 Hz Sub-field Drive 24p Playback(2:3) Deep Color x.v.Color Surround Sound VIERA Link Game Mode Pixel Shifter (Anti-Image Retention) Video Picture Memory On-Screen Display Languages: English/Spanish/French V-Chip Program Lockout Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Timers - Sleep/On/Off: Sleep (Off only) Video Input Labeling Model Type Consumer Cabinet Color Black Display Screen Size 42" Panel G11 Progressive HD Plasma Display Panel Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native Resolution 1024 x 768 Contrast Ratio 15000:1 Pixel Pitch 0.90mm x 0.675mm Connectivity Input Video Compatibility NTSC / ATSC / QAM Tuner 720p, 480i/p HDTV Capability HDTV Tuner Inside Connectors SD Card Slot HDMI Input: 3 (1 front) Analog Audio Input (for HDMI): 2 Composite Video Input: 2 (1 front) S-Video Input: 2 (1 front) Audio Input (for Video): 2 (1 front) Component Video Input [Y, PB(CB), PR(CR)]: 2 Audio Input (for Component Video): 2 Composite Video Output: 1 Audio Output: 1 Digital Audio Out: 1 HDMI 3 Power Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power Consumption 385 W Convenience Regulatory Approvals UL6500/C-UL Built in Speakers 2 x 10W Dimensions Dimensions (WÃHÃD) 26.7" x 40.2" x 3.7" 28.6" x 40.2" x 15.2" w/Stand Weight 56.7 lbs. 61.8 lbs. w/Stand Temperature Range 32°F - 104°F

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / DVB-T (MPEG4) / No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface:No / Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output:No / Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
USB: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface:No / Yes

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 50
Frequency:100 Hertz / 50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Plasma
Type of Monitor:Plasma
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