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Thomson PB220S Series TV (37", 42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Thomson PB220S Series TV (37", 42"). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the size and sound, whereas many are less positive about the usability and price.

durability, sound, size

image quality, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Thomson PB220S Series TV (37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Thomson 37PB220S4


Plasma screens are always 42in and above, right? Wrong! Admittedly, aside from a novel 32in effort from Hitachi last year, we've not come across many below that giant size - but this 37in offering from French manufacturer Thomson seems like a great...

The same goes for high-definition footage, which, as expected, showed more clarity and detail. Sadly however, there is a big, unpleasant price to pay for this: picture noise. Close-ups in particular - something that really should be high-definition's...

Jul, 2005

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Thomson 42PB220S4U 42 inch HD-Ready Plasma TV with Hi-Pix


Sky made Thomson the initial manufacturer of its set-top boxes when it launched its high-definition TV service, so it's good to see that the prolific TV maker is now producing screens that are high-def compatible. The latest will receive HD via its DVI...

Good sound

Excessive picture noise

If wouldn't be fair of us to leave you with a completely negative impression of the 42PB220S4U, however. For instance, its contrast range is actually very healthy. Scenes with a strong mixture of lights and darks showed this best - such as those set...

Jun, 2005

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
Secure Digital Card: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No


4K Upscaling: No
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:Plasma