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Samsung SP-S4243

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Samsung SP-S4243. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and connectivity. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

image quality, design, usability, connectivity, price

On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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good price and picture


Great clear picture, crisp sound, and good price. Lots of different options on the menu

A little on the heavy side but can substitute for what it offers

Nov, 2006

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Skewed reviews


I really am considering buying this, and would appreciate any reviews from LEGITIMATE owners of this TV. Newegg rocks - woot!

I'll just skew the review data a little more in favor of Samsung - attempting to cancel out these 2 morons who felt the need to use this feedback mechanism, as a forum to discuss features

Dumb people

Nov, 2006

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look at the vga connector and then look at the two connectors above that those are you two hdmi connectors



Nov, 2006

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At the Movies!!! In your living room!


Beautiful Tv, I always do a lot of research before I buy anything over $50-$100, so this being roughly $1300 was definitely one to research. I finally picked the Samsung SPS4243 42" Plasma EDTV because of overall product quality/features. It's got ...

Amazing picture quality with all you need

Very minimal wash out in dark scenes

Jun, 2007

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EDTV panasonic vs. samsung


design connectivity

heavy panasonic has better picture Lousy PIP

Sep, 2006

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Very Satisfied buyer


Ive done my research on just about every site imaginable.

The brightness is awesome


Sep, 2006

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Great TV


(Edited September 04th by hrathod) Bought this TV 2 weeks back for $1300.

Connectivity options Great picture

None so far

Sep, 2006

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Works for me


During my months of consideration I went from LCD HD to DLP HD to Plasma HD, back to LCD HD, back to DLP HD, & then ended up at EDTV Plasma.

Stylish, $$$$, inputs galore (not that I need them), $$$$, HD channels look fantastic (un-noticable difference side-by-side w/ HD at 8+ feet), $$$$.

Sound is nothing special, although w/ the $$$$ you save you can put down $500 on a decent 5.1 system & still have $500 saving in your pocket by not going HD

Aug, 2006

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Samsung 42 in. Plasma EDTV


I bought this model after first checking out a 46 in.

Excellent picture, PC input, PIP, front inputs, good alternative to HDTV, shiny black frame

PIP can only be used with two different sources

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

No matter how you look at it, Samsung's full-featured SP-S4243 makes any room look better. This 42" TrueWide Plasma EDTV offers unparalleled 13-bit processing for 549 billion colors that capture every nuance, even in freeze-frame. Its palette is further defined by the 10, 000 : 1 contrast ratio and 1, 500 cd/m

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Product Line:Samsung


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:EDTV
Display Format:480p
HDMI Ports Qty:2
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:852 x 480
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:175 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes