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Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the resolution and sound. The design and value for money are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic TH-42 PZ 70 E

 

This plasma flat-panel television from Panasonic delivers full contrast with a natural and true-to-life picture; The finest of HDTV details are displayed on the set's 1920 x 1080 pixel display; Its built-in SD card reader enables photos to be precisely...

Although the Panasonic accepts 24 Hz film material, the ensuing picture has more judder associated with it when compared with other TVs; The Panasonic presents a rather flat and insipid image in brightly lit environments

The reduced brightness levels and slightly higher power consumption of a full HD plasma compared with LCD technology are easy to get over at this low price of just 1,800 GBP; especially with all the superior contrast trimmings. But then wait, on top of...

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Panasonic Viera Plasma

 

With technology ever improving, it's senseless to spend your hard-earned entertainment budget on a 3D television that is already trumped by a more advanced option. Invest in a top-of-the-line 3D machine. The Panasonic TC-P55VT50 is simply the best 3D...

A brilliant picture and a 600Hz refresh rate make this TV a solid competitor, even by 2D standards

There are no active 3D glasses included with this television, and purchasing several pairs of glasses is very expensive

Even if you are skeptical of 3D TV, you will not be disappointed by the Panasonic TC-P55VT50.

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Panasonic TH-42PZ70

 

Unlike many in Panasonic's range, it comes supplied with a pedestal stand

Strong colours and black levels ; Good quality High-def ; Little motion blur

Reds can sometimes appear orangey ; Only two HDMI sockets

HDMI connectivity is limited to two; this could pose a problem to HD fans

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Panasonic TH-42PZ70 review

 

Panasonic's first 'Full HD' 42-inch plasma TV, the Panasonic TH-42PZ70, is one of the top two or three 42-inch plasmas we've seen in performance terms. This will doubtless be enough in itself to win it many fans. But we should add that it's ultimately...

Pictures rock ; First 42-inch plasma TV we've seen with a 'Full HD' resolution ; Feature count is strong

Picture improvement over lower resolution Panasonic plasmas arguably not quite enough to justify price hike ; Not the prettiest TV

Conclusion The 42PZ70 is Panasonic's most accomplished 42-inch TV yet -- which is saying something when you consider how good its previous efforts have been. You just have to ask yourself whether the relatively small step-up in picture quality the...

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Stuff magazine

 

Panasonic's latest is the first Full HD 42in plasma we've tested. Its mission? To offer the perfect blend of LCD sharpness and plasma black depth

Aims to take it to the ‘Full HD' LCD brigade – and succeeds. A triumph, and proof that plasma is far from dead

Recommended!

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Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ70 42in plasma TV

 

Panasonic has managed to balance price with picture quality extremely well with this full HD plasma TV - definitely worth considering.

We mentioned Pioneer's KURO sets a couple of times in this review and it's impossible to conclude without pointing out that the first full HD KUROs are now hitting shops. And based on our experience of the standard HD Ready KUROs, we see no reason to...

highly-recommended

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Panasonic TH42PZ70B Review: 42" Viera HD 1080p Plasma TV

 

And that's not the end of the doom-and-gloom. LG Electronics, the world's second largest seller of plasma displays on a unit basis, plans to close down its plasma factory in Korea amid operating losses. I'm not sure if Panasonic – the plasma market...

Superb motion handling (maintains resolution in motion better than most flat panels I've tested to date) ; Excellent black level and shadow detail ; Highly detailed image with [Overscan] "Off" to achieve 1:1 pixel mapping (1080 source) ; Remarkably...

Lacking in film mode deinterlacing ; Green primary colour inaccurate

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Panasonic TH42PZ70

 

The 'cut down' edition of Panasonic's Full HD plasma range loses little in all round performance while offering better value ..

As a 'cut down' version of the TH42PZ700, the TH42PZ70 looses little in overall performance. With a price tag which places it firmly in the mid range price category, this panel comes highly recommended - in fact, it is quite possibly the best 42in buy...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TH42PZ70B Viera 42" 1080p HD Plasma TVPanasonic TH42PZ70B Viera 42" 1080p HD Plasma TV

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Panasonic Viera TH42PZ70

 

superb picture, including normal def tele

xbox 360 picture not quite as good as LCD

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: 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: Yes

Display

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

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

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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