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Sony PFM-42B2 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television

Sony PFM-42B2 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television
alaAverage 3.4

5 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony PFM-42B2 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 68/100.

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Consumer review by: Kristo (

This is not a TV -- it is a stand for holding your plasma TV



Not as described

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: jkloepping (

Doesn't hold up well over time


It worked, more or less.

Too expensive for mid-range performance. Sony won't stand behind this product.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: colorsphere (

Been happy with the PFM-42B2 for 3 years


great HD picture, good with ratio distortions

might need software update, blacks are a little lossy

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: darboleda (

WOW!! I love this plasma!!


Picture quality, price, great looking silver plasma.

Limited connections, no tv tuner/speakers. Don't buy this plasma if you want a plug-and-watch television.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: hwz1 (

Sony PFM-42B2 Flat Panel TV: Do Not Think of Purchasing Unless....


Great picture and sound, easy to use, flexible,

Still expensive, will a better technology come along

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

PFM-42B2 is a 42" PlasmaPro flat-panel plasma monitor with 1024 x 1024-pixel resolution for exacting detail and brilliant color. This stylish monitor is just 3 3/8 inches thick and weighs 62.9 pounds. It features "layout-free" design for horizontal or vertical viewing flexibility. At a depth of just 83mm, you can arrange this monitor in any way you desire - in a stand, on a wall or hung from the ceiling, either horizontally or vertically - for striking visuals with outstanding viewer impact. Achieving excellent brightness and contrast, PFM-42B2's high-resolution flat panel produces sharp, detailed images with rich and natural colors. With the Sony original I/P (Interlace/Progressive) conversion technology you will see precise and smooth images throughout the screen, and the anti-reflection coating on the glass panel reduces light reflection for clear, high-contrast pictures. With input connectors for composite, S-video (Y/C), RGB/component signals, you can display your visuals from a wide variety of signal sources, ranging from standard video to HDTV, DTV and computer signals up to UXGA. A built-in high-performance scan converter ensures optimum image quality with exact pixel sampling from the original input source, providing high-quality pixel-by-pixel image reproduction. Any PC within a network can communicate with the 42-inch display via a web browser. Operating presentations, organizing files and controlling both the display's functions and its setup parameters can all be done with a simple operation.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:Speakers not included

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Sony


Color:Charcoal gray/Silver

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):105cm/106cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:1080i
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 1024
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma panel
Video Interface:Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

TV Tuner Presence: No