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Best Rated 42-inch Plasma TV Reviews and Comparison

January 10, 2013 by  
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Best Rated 42-inch Plasma TVs – This page contains a roundup of the best top-rated 42-inch and 43-inch Plasma TVs, presented here for a comparison of price, features, and reviews. This size is good for smaller sized living rooms. You can check what size you need by consulting our HDTV Sizing Guide. For 2012-2013, we are seeing more 1080p models and less 720p models as the industry gears toward higher resolution. Also new for 2012-2013 are 3D Plasma TVs. New for 2012-2013 is the introduction of 42 and 43-inch 3D Plasma TVs, the smallest available for Plasma. Samsung for 2012-2013 has increased its 42-inch models one inch to 43-inch models. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison.

Best Rated 42-inch and 43-inch Plasma TVs

LG 42PM4700 LG 42PA4500

Samsung PN43E450

Panasonic VIERA TC-P42S60
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720p Plasma TV
42-inch TV
3,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.3)
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2012 Model
720p Plasma 3D TV
42-inch TV
3,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
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Energy Star
2 HDMI (v1.3)
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2012 Model
720p Plasma TV
43-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
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Energy Star®
2 HDMI (v1.3)
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2012 Model
1080p Plasma TV
42-inch TV
–not published–
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
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Energy Star®
2 HDMI
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2013 Model



Plasma TV Glossary of Terms
600Hz Subfield = Plasma TVs utilize a 600Hz refresh rate which can virtually eliminate motion blur for viewing action sports, movies, and video games.
1080p = (1920×1080) with about 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality). This is the most popular type of TV.
720p = (1366×768) with about 1 million pixels resolution. This is lower resolution than 1080p (about half the pixels). Usually seen on smaller HDTVs.
Energy Star® 4.0 = Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they’re on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30 percent less energy than standard units. Energy Star 4 is the latest guidline.
Contrast = refers to dynamic contrast. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture.
Internet Ready = This means that this TV can give you content from the internet. Content varies with the manufacturer. This TV will provide an ethernet port to connect an ethernet cable. Or you can buy an optional Wifi USB plugin device to send the internet wirelessly to your TV. Popular content includes Netflix, Youtube, Skype, News, Weather, and more…
3D and 3D Ready = This means that this TV is capable of displaying 3D content from broadcast and 3D capable Blu-ray players. This TV has a built in emitter can communicate with 3D glasses to synchronize with the picture displayed on the TV.
DLNA = DLNA lets you remotely access your PC’s personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your TV is. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and is a collaboration of the leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together – no matter what the brand.
SD Card Slot = This TV has an SD/SDHC card slot to put in memory cards from your camera or camcorder to view pictures and video on your TV.
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles.
THX Certified Display = This certification demonstrates that this HDTV can recreate the cinema experience at home, making the picture resemble movie theatre quality.


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