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alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of SVA HD4208TIII-PDP. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the design and durability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the remote control and usability. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

image quality, price, durability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the SVA HD4208TIII-PDP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of SVA HD4208TIII-PDP from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the design and durability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the remote control and usability. There are some negative views about the reliability.

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SVA HD4208TIII-PDP 42-Inch Flat-Panel Plasma EDTV

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Jay (

Not a good deal in the long run


It has been a good TV while it worked

I can not find repair information and SVA is not helpfull

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: rjy (

Don't waste your money.


Excellent picture

Impossible to repair.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Not a good brand poor customer service go for the extra doll



Cheap Knock off...extremely bad customer service

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: hutzel (



We bought 2 of these televisions and now after 2 years they both dont work and I cannot get anyone to fix or replace them.

Good while they last

when not working

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

There are only two words to describe the SVA Plasma: "High-End". The 42-inch (HD4208TIII-PDP) HD Plasma TV combines stylish design with the excitement of HDTV compatibility (1080i), integrated Home Theater audio, with a built-in TV tuner, a futuristic developed panel, widescreen viewing, high brightness, wall mountable compatibility and a superior contrast ratio (700: 1). Additionally, this plasma television has true native 852 x 480 resolution with a 16: 9 aspect ratio, Progressive scan, and 160 degree viewing angles. The elegant design of the HD4208TIII-PDP enhances the decor of living rooms, network control rooms and will be the envy of all high-tech home theaters. The products' distinguished separate AVC (Audio, Video and Computer) system - holds all inputs and outputs, and a PC connection - reducing the cables around the panel itself. At just about three inches deep, this Plasma TV can be wall-mounted or placed on a table utilizing the included sleek custom designed stand. The SVA HD4208TIII-PDP model is compatible with existing optional wall mount brackets, providing seamless wall-mount installation and making it the obvious choice for High-Tech Home Theater systems, Network Control Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Executive Offices, Corporate Lobbies, Updateable Signage and Video Conferencing.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:SVA


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:EDTV monitor
Display Format:480p
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:700:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:852 x 480
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:160 degrees

TV Tuner

TV Tuner Presence: Yes