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Sony PFM-42X1/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and design, whereas there are some critical reviews about the value for money.

image quality, design, build quality

value for money

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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Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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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,...

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Sony PFM42V1/S 42 in Flat Screen Plasma TV

 

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Amazon review summary for Sony PFM-42X1/B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony PFM-42X1/B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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/B 42-Inch Plasma Monitor, BlackSony CPFM-42X1/B 42IN XGA 1024X768 BLACK PLASMA

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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...

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horrible

 

pretty on a blank wall

bad quality and quite annoying

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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!

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Review: Sony PFM-42V1

 

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.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:Speakers not included

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in
Height:24.9in
Weight:65.9lbs
Width:40.7in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:42X1/B
Product Line:Sony PFM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Television

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
Series:PlasmaPro
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Composite / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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