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Sony PFM-42X1/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sony PFM-42X1/B. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony PFM-42X1/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony PFM-42X1/B from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The durability and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PFM-42V1/S 42-Inch PlasmaPro Flat Panel Display, SilverSony PFM-42V1/S 42-Inch PlasmaPro Flat Panel Display, Silver

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ron Williams (

Sony PFM-42B1 42-Inch Plasma HD Monitor


Everything about flat-panel monitors is growing-from panel size to market size. A flat-panel display can utilize one of several different technologies, and Sony has chosen plasma technology for their newest flat panel, the PFM-42B1. Not too long ago,...

The monitor's side panel offers a full complement of very simple connections. Inputs 1 and 2 are D-Sub 15-pin connectors, both of which will accept UXGA, 10-bit RGB, and YUV component video signals. The PFM-42B1 accepts 1080/ 24PsF, 1080/50i, 575/50p,...

Oct, 2001

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Great Picture but complicated


This is a top quality commercial display, but you better be comfortable with building a system around it because all you're buying is the display. You will need to buy a stand, tuner, antenna, speakers (or a surround sound), and an line conditioner...

Sep, 2005

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Sony PFM42V1/S 42 in Flat Screen Plasma TV

Nov, 2005

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pretty on a blank wall

bad quality and quite annoying

Aug, 2006

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Sony PFM42V1B 42'' Plasma Display


I purchased this particular Plasma TV because it had, by far, the best picture of the other plasma screen TVs in the shop.

Picture quality.

Loud fan, short lifespan!

Jan, 2006

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Review: Sony PFM-42V1

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

Sony's PFM-42X1 display features a 42-inch XGA 1024 x 768 progressive panel that includes speaker capabilities. It also offers advanced technology for enhanced image retention protection and a 60, 000 hour panel life. The exceptional image performance includes an enhanced contrast ratio with the ability to easily connect with multiple input combinations and offers additional display control capabilities. The PFM-42X1 model also has option boards, embracing component/RGB active loop-through and 5-BNC component input.


Sound output mode:Stereo

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:Speakers not included

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):550:1 / 750:1
Display Diagonal:42
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:852 x 480
Pixel Pitch:0.0425 x 0.0425


Type: None

Energy Management

Power supply:490


Product Line:Sony PFM



Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:D-sub 15-pin\nDVI-D\nMini DIN 4-pin


Power supply:490

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver
Display:AC-type Plasma PDP AR
Viewing Angle:160


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):106cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Width:0.0407 / 40.7