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The Panasonic TC-26LX60 is a 26-inch LCD HDTV from Panasonic’s TC-LX60 series which also includes the 23-inch TC-23LX60, and the 26-inch TC-26LX60.
The TC-26LX60 and the rest of the TC-LX60 series have a resolution of 1,366×768 meaning it can display the full 720p HD resolution, feature two HDMI inputs, one component input, two s-video. unfortunately the TC-26LX60 does not include a bulit in HDTV tuner, so you would have to buy an external tuner to receive over the air HDTV signals, the large two sets from the TC-LX60 series include built in tuners.

The Panasonic TC-26LX60 has a recommended price of just $900.

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The Panasonic TX-32LXD600 is a 32-inch LCD HDTV with a nice black glossy finish with some nice specifications to boot, the 600 range is a vast improvement over the previous 60 models.
The 32LXD600’s fascia also immediately reveals a key feature plus: the addition of an SD card slot. This slot isn’t just there for playing back digital photos from SD cards either; it can also record TV shows in MPEG4 for playing back later on, say, a portable video device.

The HDMIs warrant closer attention, for they’re HDAVI compatible. Which is Panasonic’s fancy name for the fact that they permit enhanced communication with other Panasonic HDMI source equipment. So the TV could be used, say, to activate a few functions on a connected Panasonic DIGA DVD recorder.

Perhaps most remarkable of all, though, is the way the 32LXD600 handles standard definition. DVDs and even ordinary digital tuner pictures all look absolutely excellent; sharp, free of motion blur, noiseless, and wonderfully natural in colour. Shaving a single mark off the picture score is some slight, occasional jerkiness during camera pans. But otherwise the 32LXD600’s pictures are pretty much spot on.

The 32LXD600 really is a dazzling TV. It fixes pretty much all the shortcomings of the already very good 32LXD60, and does so for what in the circumstances is a surprisingly affordable price.

Panasonic already occupies the high ground in the plasma world. Now, with the 32LXD600, it’s taken up residence there in the LCD world too.

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Panasonic have announced three new LCD HDTVs, the top of the line TC-32LX700, the TC-32LX70, and the TC-26LX70.

The TC-32LX700 features Alpha IPS (In Plane Switching), and Motion Picture Pro technologies creating smoother expressions of motion, and a significant reduction in ghosting.

All of the new models boast crisp, detailed picture clarity due to Panasonic’s Intelligent Scene Controller, which includes backlight control and gamma correction. With these features, the backlight is automatically turned down in dark scenes, resulting in deeper, richer blacks, while the gamma correction in both bright and dark scenes enables detailed picture reproduction.

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Panasonic have added the the 50-inch TH-50PZ700U and the 58-inch TH-58PZ700 to it’s current plasma line of 1080p 1920×1080 resolution HDTVs. They both offer 720p and 1080p and an inproved EZ-Sync feature with a SD memory card reader and photo viewer. Also available is the huge 103-inch TH-103PZ600U.

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The Panasonic TH-65PX600 is a large 65-inch plasma from Panasonic with a slim polished black frame that shows off the size of the set without being an eyesore. The TH-65PX600 has been packed full with connections and reviewed by TrustedReviews where they say, . A D-Sub input provides analogue PC support; a component jack permits connection of analogue progressive scan and HD sources like the Xbox 360; there are three Scarts; and you even get an SD card slot for direct viewing of JPEGs from SD cameras.

Reinforcing the 65PX600’s ‘serious’ AV credentials further is its affinity for 1080p. For starters, the version of Panasonic’s Viera V-Real engine it carries has been specially modified to upscale any signals it receives into 1080p HD for showing on the screen. Potentially even more significantly, though, its HDMIs are all capable of receiving native 1080p feeds from HD DVD/Blu-ray/upscaling DVD players.

The TV’s other strengths all have a connection, it seems to us, with its native full HD pixel count. Whenever we’ve got a 1,920 x 1,080 TV there are essentially three critical elements where we expect HD material to look better than it would on a 1,366 x 768 or 1,024 x 768 plasma. First, there should be more fine detail. Second, there should be more subtlety in colour blends thanks to the extra pixel density. And third, there should be more ‘snap’ and clarity to the picture on account of there being less – or even no – rescaling of an HD source to fit the screen’s pixels. And we’re happy to say the 65PX600 clearly delivers all three of these full HD benefits in quite spectacular fashion. In fact, we’d argue that its sheer enormity helps it give the finest demonstration yet of the ‘full HD’ advantage in action.

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If you are looking for an excellent 58-inch plasma screen, then the Panasonic TH-58PX600U could be your perfect match. The TH-58PX600U is well priced and has a great style and features two HDMI ports, PC connection CableCard slot and EPG. Cnet have reviewed the 58PX600U and say the TH-58PX600U is basically a 58-inch diagonal pane of glass surrounded by a black frame that’s edged by silver. The silver strips of cabinet to the right and the left of the frame actually house ultrathin speakers, and the silver along the bottom conceals a pair of flip-up doors. One reveals an SD card slot and the other a set of control buttons and an A/V input. Panasonic’s matching silver stand comes included in the price of the set.

Panasonic bequeathed this 58-inch plasma with a native resolution of 1,366×768, which grants it the ability to resolve every detail of 720p HDTV material. With such a large screen size, a higher resolution of 1080p might make a difference at seating distances closer than eight feet or so, but the TH-58PX600U’s picture certainly doesn’t seem soft.

The Panasonic TH-58PX600U’s picture quality is among the best we’ve seen on any size plasma TV, and it certainly outperforms any of the larger-than-50-inch plasmas we’ve tested. It reproduces the deep shade of black we’ve come to expect from Panasonic plasma TVs, delivers accurate color, and even performs admirably with standard-definition sources. Our complaints, including some color-accuracy gripes and PC input issues, don’t spoil its excellent picture.

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The Panasonic TH-50PF9UK is a 50-inch plasma HDTV, which is only the second full 1080p HD 50-inch plasma to hit the market after the Pioneer’s PRO-FHD1. The TH-50PF9UK is Panasonic’s professional line, so the set does not come cheap, but does offer excellent image quality. Cnet have taken a close look at the TH-50PF9UK and say the exterior is finished in a very dark gray, and other than the Panasonic name below the center of the screen and the power light all the way to the left, there is nothing else to distinguish it. The all-screen look results in relatively tiny overall dimensions for a 50-inch plasma: 47.6×28.5×3.7 inches (WHD) for the panel itself, with a weight of 81.6 pounds.

he major selling point of the TH-50PF9UK is its 1080p native resolution, which translates to 1,920×1,080 pixels. That’s more than twice as many as most 50-inch plasmas, and it allows the Panasonic to display every detail of the highest-resolution HDTV formats, 1080i and 1080p, as well as handle very high-resolution computer signals. All other input signals, as usual, are converted to match the native resolution.

Connection options are definitely limited compared to other HDTVs on the market. The panel comes with one component-video input that is also configurable to RGB (for computers or other RGB gear); a DVI input that can also accept HDMI sources when you connect an inexpensive adapter cable.

Overall, the Panasonic TH-50PF9UK delivers excellent picture quality that’s solidly in the tradition of its lower-resolution commercial-model predecessors. Its black levels remain among the best we’ve seen for any plasma, color was mostly accurate, and details, as expected from a TV of this resolution, were superb. We did detect some false contouring in some scenes, and the primary color of green appeared yellowish, but that’s about it for complaints.

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Panasonic’s TH-65PV500B: is one of the very few truly giant flat TVs that’s been designed from first to last with your ‘Average Joe’ home user in mind. Well, Average Joes with seven grand to spare and a living room the size of the local village hall, that is…

The 65PV500B’s domesticity starts with its looks. It’s actually part of Panasonic’s popular and acclaimed Viera range, and in keeping with many other sets in this range it looks resplendent in its glossy black fascia and silvery trim. It’s worth saying, too, that considering the monstrous amounts of heavy screen glass the TV chassis has to support the screen frame is actually reasonably slinky, making sure the TV doesn’t take up any more of your precious wall space than it really has to. The speakers are detachable, too, so that you can position them away from the screen, or else ditch them entirely in favour of your own audio system.

Although its pictures aren’t quite as good as those of smaller Panasonic plasmas, they’re still in the premier league in the 55in and above market – especially when it comes to consistency with different quality sources. It’s also unusually domesticated for such a large screen, and its sound is good enough to put many separates-based home cinema systems to shame.

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Panasonic’s 32LXD60 has raised the bar yet again. It is more expensive than its rivals but design, features and performance carry fewer compromises. The future-proof specification offers high-definition compatibility, an integrated digital tuner and advanced connectivity by featuring two HDMI ports.

There’s also a pair of RGB-enabled Scarts and component inputs - but unfortinatly no PC input options. And a range of all-new picture processing technologies has been installed to improve already outstanding performance.

The 32LXD60 also enjoys some unusually deep black levels, ensuring that the rich colours have the perfect dark platform to shine out against. This additionally helps the picture look emphatically solid and three dimensional – especially as the Panny’s dark bits are natural and unforced enough to contain the sort of subtle shading details that stop them looking like mere empty black holes.
Panasonic’s 32LXD60 can claim a superior specification and unrivalled performance that more than justifies the price tag.

Size (WxHxD): 791×615x301mm
Weight: 19.5kg
Screen size: 32in
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Panel: W-XGA
Resolution: 1366×768
Integrated digital tuner: Yes
Video Connections: 2x HDMI, component, 2x Scart (1 RGB), S-Video, composite.

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Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma TV, today announced U.S. pricing and availability of it’s much anticipated 103-inch diagonal High Definition Plasma TV — the world’s largest. The TH-103PZ600U with 1080p capability will have an SRP of $69,999.95 and is expected to be available for delivery in time for Christmas 2006. It will also offer a three-year in-home limited warranty*, unprecedented in the industry.

“Panasonic didn’t create the world’s largest plasma TV as a technology demo for a trade show,” said Andrew Nelkin, Panasonic’s Display Group Vice President. “We created it because, as worldwide sales of Plasma TVs continue on a meteoric rise, the market is seeking bigger displays on which people can experience the High Definition lifestyle.

“As important as it is to provide customers with the biggest and the best image, it is equally as important to Panasonic to provide extreme customer satisfaction,” said Nelkin. “With that goal in mind, we are offering customers an industry-first three-year in-home limited warranty with the 103-inch Plasma. We believe our Plasma TV customers are entitled to extra assistance to ensure they enjoy an easy transition to HDTV and get the full value of their investment.”

The TH-103PZ600U provides stunning widescreen progressive display featuring full HD pixel resolution of 1,920 horizontal x 1,080 vertical, a contrast ratio of 4,000:1, and 4,096 equivalent steps of gradation. Its effective display area is more than 89.3″ wide by over 50.2″ high. The super- size 103″ 1080p panel is equivalent in size to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma displays.

The 103-inch Plasma TV joins Panasonic’s line of industry-leading Plasma TV’s including the 37-inch, 42-inch, 50-inch, 58-inch and the recently announced 1080p 65-inch.

“With the debut of our 103-inch model, Panasonic now offers customers the most robust and diverse range of High Definition Plasma displays,” said Nelkin. “Panasonic’s 103-inch display represents the pinnacle of our achievement to date and truly redefines the level of ultimate home entertainment available for the most demanding video connoisseur.”

In addition, all owners of Panasonic Plasma TVs are covered by the Panasonic Plasma Concierge program which provides advice and answers from trained specialists to help users get on with the experience of enjoying HDTV’s benefits. Panasonic is investing more than $15 million in this unique program, including upgrading its customer call center in Chesapeake, Virginia, enhancing its website and taking measures to improve the overall customer experience.

The Panasonic TH-103PZ600U will be built to order and is expected to be available from select high-end electronics retailers in December. The 103-inch will also require professional installation due to its weight and size.

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The Panasonic PT-61DLX76 rear projection HDTV is from the PT-DLX76 series, which includes a 56-inch model PT-56DLX76, as well as the 61-inch PT-61DLX76 ($3,299 MSRP) reviewed here.

The Panasonic PT-61DLX76 has everything you’d expect from a top-of-the-line HDTV, including 1080p-capable HDMI inputs and great picture controls. Unfortinatly it lacks the kind of deep blacks we’ve become accustomed to from DLP HDTVs, and its color accuracy falls short of what we had hoped for. While the PT-61DLX76 tries to make good with a comprehensive feature set and an aggressive price, it has a hard time against the stiff 1080p competition.

While the Panasonic PT-61DLX76 does a good job resolving all of the detail of high-resolution sources, its lighter blacks and less accurate color–at least compared to other 1080p displays we’ve tested–make its overall performance just average for the category.

Relatively inexpensive for a 1080p HDTV; sharp picture with 1080 resolution sources; ample connectivity with dual 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs and a PC input; excellent feature set including numerous picture controls and CableCard.

The Panasonic PT-61DLX76 didn’t deliver the best picture quality we’ve seen among 1080p DLPs, but a solid features-to-price ratio helps increase its appeal.
Source: http://reviews.cnet.com/

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The Panasonic TH-42PX77U is part of the TH-PX77U series, and comes in at a large 42-inches and features an anti-glare plasma screen, deep black and great colors. Cnet have been lucky enough to get their hands on the TH-42PX77U for a review, where they say, with a native resolution of 1,024×768, the Panasonic TH-42PX77U matches the resolution of just about every available 42-inch plasma today. Of course, that’s not quite enough pixels to display every detail of 720p HDTV, but the image is still plenty sharp. All incoming signals, whether HDTV, DVD, or standard-def TV, are scaled to fit the pixels.

Overall, the Panasonic TH-42PX77U offers very good picture quality for a 42-inch plasma, beginning with the ability to produce a nice, deep black with plenty of detail in the shadows. Color was mostly accurate too, although we did notice a bit of false contouring and video noise in some scenes.

Detail was excellent on the TH-42PX77U for a plasma of its resolution, and we had no complaints about the sharpness of the image with either 720p or 1080i sources. The panel also can accept 1080p sources (as can the Vizio), but it would exhibit strange behavior. After we watched 1080p for about 20 minutes, the picture disappeared. Then after about 30 seconds, the picture came back on, along with a message saying “an error has been detected and recovered.” The process would repeat just about every 20 minutes, so we’d recommend avoiding 1080p sources with this set.

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The Panasonic Viera TH-37PX600, with which Panasonic hopes to prove that its unique decision to stick with plasma rather than LCD technology at the 37 inch screen size is born of a desire to give consumers the best picture quality rather than a stubborn refusal to change with the times.

The TH-37PX600 belongs to Panasonic’s latest ‘flagship’ Viera range – but you wouldn’t guess this from looking at it. Its predominantly grey bezel looks bland and feels plasticky compared with most flat TV rivals. Things do perk up a bit, though, if you pop the telly on Panasonic’s glamorous cabinet stand mounting option.

Connectivity is impressive. Starting the good news off are two HDMIs, but these receive ample backing from component video ports for connecting analogue HD devices like the Xbox 360, a D-Sub PC jack, three Scarts, and a front-mounted SD card slot.

The 37PX600 absolutely excels – and teaches LCD rivals a harsh lesson – is colours. We’ve seen more vibrant hues from some LCD TVs perhaps, but if like us you value natural tones and subtle shading over naked aggression, the 37PX600’s colour palette’s deft touch and extreme range is simply a joy to behold.

Another plus of the 37PX600 is its flexibility. Its V-Real processing and plasma technology together take the trip down from high to standard definition surprisingly in their stride, avoiding the colour tone, softness and noise issues that plague so many LCD TVs’ standard def performances.

The 37PX600’s new speaker design helps the set deliver an audio performance that’s nearly as impressive as its visuals, with stonking amounts of power, frequency range, bass rumble, vocal authenticity and treble accuracy.

Final word: Another effortlessly sublime TV from Panasonic – and one that proves without doubt that you write plasma off at your peril.

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The Panasonic TH-50PX60U is a 50-inch Plasma from Panasonics’ TH-PX60U series,which is an update to the popular TH-PX50U series. The TH-50PX60U has a native resolution of 1,366×768and has a black frame surrounding the screen, while the rest of its cabinet, as well as the tabletop stand, is finished in silver. Left and right stereo speakers are located below the screen, keeping the width of the set to a minimum, and the grilles are slickly disguised so that you’ll barely notice them.

Connectivity on the TH-50PX60U is great, given its price. The two HDMI inputs are welcome in a world where most HDTVs still provide only one. There are two component-video inputs, two S-Video inputs, two composite inputs, an RF input that will accept over-the-air analog and digital signals as well as QAM cable HDTV signals, and an A/V output with composite video only. Front-panel connections include the SD card slot as well as S-Video and composite-video inputs.

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The Panasonic TH-65PX600U is a 65-inch plasma HDTV that was launced in Japan in 2005 as the TH-65PX500. The Panasonic Viera KIT-TH-65PX600E has now been set for release in europe on the November 1st.

This 65-inch Plasma will be avaliable in the US as the Panasonic TH-65PX600U, estimated prices are around $8,000. The TH-65PX600U features the latest G9 panel with a contrast ratio of 5,000:1, three HDMI inputs, SD card slot, and SRS TruSurround XT.

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The Panasonic TX-32LX600F and TX-26LX600F are two HDTV LCD panels in 32-inch and 26-inch dimensions. Both of the LCDs have a resolution of 1366 x 768 with high detail sharpness and a viewing angle range of up to 178 degrees in all directions. The TX-32LX600F and the TX-26LX600F are high speed and have bright pictures with full color with no blurring in fast motion scenes.

The TX-LX600F range have 29 billion colors with natural realism and feature two HDMI inputs, scart, composite, s-video and VGA input for computer connection.

The TX-32LX600 and TX-26LX600 are rounded off by great loudspeakers. Together with the Smart sound system and the SRS TruSurround XT technology both flat picture televisions offer three-dimensional sound from the integrated 20 Watt loudspeakers.

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This HDTVis part of the Panasonic TH-PHD8UK series.
The good: Relatively inexpensive; reproduces deep blacks; solid video processing with 2:3 pull-down; independent memory per input; numerous picture controls; customizable inputs.

The bad: Doesn’t include stand, speakers, or tuner; few included inputs; digital video input not standard; no aspect-ratio control with digital inputs; floating blacks.

The bottom line: The 42-inch Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK is a great deal for the money, but only if you’re comfortable adding inputs, you don’t need a tuner, and you remember to buy a stand.

Leading up to Christmas 2005, pedestal stands for Panasonic’s 42- and 50-inch professional plasmas, including the TH-42PHD8UK ($3,000 list) reviewed here, were back-ordered at almost all reputable retailers. That might be a testament to our positive reviews of the older 42-inch TH-42PHD7UY or the glowing review we gave the 50-inch TH-50PHD8UK around that time, but we’re more inclined to believe it shows how popular flat-panel plasmas are in general–and no-frills picture-first models in particular. After subjecting the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK to our tests, it’s no wonder. This plasma’s excellent black-level performance, clean video processing, and customizable inputs make it a great choice for anyone who isn’t scared off by none-too-fancy menus and no-extras-included packaging. By no extras, we mean that this professional-series plasma doesn’t include speakers, a stand, or very many inputs. If you want to add an HDMI input and a stand, for example, it will cost around $300 extra. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of paying for and installing your own input boards or speakers, you may want to check out Panasonic’s more expensive and more consumer-friendly TH-42PX50U, which also scored well in our tests.


Design of Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK
While certainly not as fancy as some of Sony’s early “floating glass” plasmas or as beautiful as Hitachi’s 42HDT52, the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK exudes simple class. Once we pulled off the blue Energy Star sticker, its understated matte-black plastic bezel was adorned by only a small Panasonic logo centered on the bottom and an unobtrusive green/red LED power indicator in the bottom-left corner. Below the indicator on the bottom edge of the display are the input, menu, volume up/down, and enter buttons. The TH-42PHD8UK measures about 40 by 24 by 3.5 inches (WHD) and weighs 69 pounds without the stand or the speakers.

Although this plasma is suitable for wall-mounting, our review sample came with the rounded pedestal base, model TY-ST08K (pictured), which perfectly complements its simple style. If that’s not your style, you can opt for the H-style base, model TY-ST07K; both bases cost about $175, and unfortunately, neither lets you tilt or swivel the panel. You can also choose to add a pair of TY-SP42P8WK speakers for around $250 online.

The included remote isn’t backlit, but it does include individual input-selection buttons, as well as separate on and off codes. Both of these additions ease the task of programming automated control systems, such as whole-house entertainment packages or macro functions in universal remote controls.

Features of Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK
The Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK has a native resolution of 1,024×768. Technically, that’s not enough to fully resolve 720p HDTV, but it’s as high a native resolution as you’ll see on most non-EDTV 42-inch plasmas. The Panasonic can handle just about any source, and all incoming signals, including standard TV, DVD, HDTV, and computers, are scaled to fit the available pixels.

As a professional model, this plasma doesn’t come with any built-in tuner, so if you want to use it to watch TV, you’ll have to hook up an external tuner, such as a cable or satellite box. The same is true of audio–since the monitor doesn’t include built-in speakers, you’ll have to add Panasonic’s matching speakers or use a separate stereo or surround-sound system.

Convenience features include a rather versatile picture-in-picture mode, which can display any two inputs simultaneously. The inputs can be shown inset, like most PIP, or side by side equally, as well as in a picture-outside-picture configuration. Unfortunately, aspect-ratio control isn’t available when viewing high-definition sources. When using other sources, options include Full, which stretches the picture evenly to fill the screen; Just, which stretches the sides of the picture to fill the screen; Normal, which properly displays a 4:3 picture; and Zoom, which crops the top and bottom of the picture to fill the screen.

Independent input memories make it easier to calibrate the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK for various sources. Color-temperature controls include Normal, Cool, and Warm; Warm proved to be the closest to the 6,500K standard. There’s also a user-menu color temperature fine-tuning control, which allowed us to calibrate the grayscale to even closer to the standard (see Performance). Other notable extras include adjustable gamma, horizontal, and vertical positioning and size, as well as numerous screensaver and power-saving options.

Connectivity is what you make of it with the TH-42PHD8UK, but the total of four possible inputs is significantly fewer than most competing consumer plasmas. To compensate, most users with lots of video sources will need to utilize some sort of external switching device, such as the dedicated A/V switch of an A/V receiver. The Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK comes standard with one nonremovable PC VGA input, one removable S-Video or composite input (only one can be used at a time), and one removable BNC-style component input that can also accept an RGBHV source. If you want to use the component or composite input with a standard DVD player or other source–that is, one with RCA outputs–you’ll need inexpensive BNC-to-RCA adapters.

Except for the fixed VGA input, all of the inputs are built into removable boards that fit into three slots on the back of the monitor, so you can add or remove inputs at will. The Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK comes with two of the three removable slots filled and one empty. So, since the panel doesn’t come with one, you’ll have to add a board if you want a digital video input. Thankfully, Panasonic sells both DVI and HDMI boards, models TY-42TM6D and TY-FB7HM respectively, for about $125 apiece.

Performance of Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK
The Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK is among the best-performing plasmas we’ve seen. Deep, convincing blacks, tons of detail in dark portions of the picture, and an extremely accurate color temperature contribute to a highly satisfying picture.

One of our favorite torture tests from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is chapter four, “The Breach of Deeping Wall.” The Uruk Hai’s assault of Helm’s Deep comes to a head when one rather large Uruk Hai warrior runs, torch in hand, to detonate a bomb. Illuminated only by torchlight in the dark tunnel, every ghoulish feature of his face is visible, as well as the dark brickwork on the sides of the tunnel. Plasmas with less impressive black-level performance often obscure the warrior’s face and can obliterate all detail from the brick walls.

With the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK in Cinema mode, its gamma set to 2.5, and the color temperature set to Normal, this Panasonic’s color temperature was very accurate right out of the box. Darker material measured very close to the 6,500K standard, while brighter material showed a slight blue cast. After calibration, the color temperature got even better, measuring within 100K of the standard throughout the grayscale.

Color decoding was just as impressive; the panel showed no noticeable red or green error. On the other hand, the actual primary colors could have come closer to the HDTV standard. Blues were very close to the mark, whereas red was a tad too orange and green was significantly off.

As with most plasmas, this Panasonic also evinced some false contouring. In the beginning of the same scene from The Two Towers, as the camera pans across the troops standing on the wall, the mist that hangs in the sky broke down into stepped bands of dark gray. Thankfully, there wasn’t much other noise. In dark areas of the picture, there were the usual colored specks inherent to all current plasmas, but from a viewing distance of about six feet, they weren’t noticeable.

HD sources looked great on the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK. Watching NBA basketball on ABC-HD, the players’ uniforms were vibrant and rich in color. And despite the panel’s not-quite-HD pixel count, we could still easily see minute details, such as the thin lines of stitching in the uniforms and the fine texture in the fuzzy headbands worn by some of the players.

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The TH-PX500U series is the step up from the Panasonic TH-PX50U series. While we haven’t reviewed the PX500U series, we have reviewed the TH-42PX50U, which should deliver very similar performance to both of these models. In addition to slightly different cosmetics, the PX500U series offers some distinguishing refinements not found in the baseline models, including picture-in-picture, a VGA-style PC input, a front-panel A/V input, a built-in TV Guide On-Screen EPG, and an SD memory card slot. The 42-inch TH-42PX500U ($3,500) and the 50-inch TH-50PX500U ($4,500) are currently available.

General

* Product type
* - Color
* Technology
* Plasma (PDP)
* Diagonal size
* 42 in
* Image aspect ratio
* 16:9
* HDTV compatible
* Yes
* Digital TV Type
* High Definition TV
* Width
* 44.8 in
* Depth
* 5.4 in
* Height
* 28.7 in
* Weight
* 88.2 lbs
* Service & support
* Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year

Specifications:

Video System

* Resolution
* 1024 x 768
* Comb filter
* 3D-Y/C digital
* Image contrast ratio
* 3000:1
* Supported DTV Resolutions
* 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

Audio System

* Sound output mode
* Stereo
* Surround sound effects
* BBE ViVA HD3D, Virtual Surround Mode
* Audio controls
* Bass, Treble, Balance, Sound mode
* Total output power
* 26 Watt
* Additional features
* Auto volume adjustment

Television Features

* Widescreen modes
* Full, Just, Zoom, Conventional 4:3
* Closed captioning
* Yes
* Display menu language
* French, English, Spanish
* Color temperature control
* Yes
* Additional features
* On-screen menu, JPEG photo playback, Video noise reduction

Tuner / Channel Details

* TV tuner multi-channel preview
* Split screen, Picture-in-picture (PIP)
* TV tuner reception system
* NTSC
* TV tuner channel coverage
* VHF:2-13, UHF:14-69
* Secondary audio program (SAP)
* Yes
* Channel labeling
* Yes
* Electronic program guide
* TV Guide On Screen
* Parental channel lock
* Yes
* V-chip control
* Yes

Remote Control

* Remote control type
* Universal remote control (Infrared)
* Supported devices
* TV, VCR, Cable box, DVD player, AV receiver, Audio system
* Remote control features
* Multi-brand compatibility

Connections / Cables / Slots

* Input/Output connections
* 1 x RF input (F connector) - Rear, 1 x G-Link Interface (Mini-phone 3.5 mm) - Rear, 1 x SPDIF output (TOS Link) - Rear, 1 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear, 1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear, 1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear, 1 x S-Video input (4 pin mini-DIN) - Front, 1 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3) - Front, 2 x Composite video/audio output (RCA phono x 3) - Rear, 2 x S-Video input (4 pin mini-DIN) - Rear, 2 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear, 3 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear, Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear

* Slot(s) provided
* CableCARD, SD Memory Card, PC Card

Power

* Power device
* Power supply - Internal
* Voltage required
* 50/60 Hz
* Operational power consumption
* 410 Watt
* Operational power consumption (standby)
* 0.6 Watt

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The good: Deep blacks; clean video processing with 2:3 pull-down; independent memory per input when using different picture modes.

The bad: Less than ideal color decoding; no PC input; lacks picture-in-picture; can’t change aspect ratio with HD sources.

The bottom line: The only bang-for-the-buck competition facing the Panasonic TH-42PX50U plasma comes from the same company’s industrial model.

Panasonic has proven itself to be the hardest-punching heavyweight among plasma-TV makers, and this year it fights its title bout against itself. In one corner there’s the industrial lineup, typified by the TH-PD7UY series and our favorite 42-inch model, the TH-42PHD7UY. In the other corner there’s the consumer lineup, represented in 2005 by the TH-PX50U series and the model under review here, the TH-42PX50U ($3,000 MSRP). In a nutshell, the industrial models are all picture, and the consumer models make you pay a few hundred extra bucks for features such as, say, speakers, a tuner, and all the inputs you need. After evaluating the TH-42PX50U, we still recommend the industrial models if you’re just looking for the best picture you can get for the least amount of money, but the bout does go down to the wire. The TH-42PX50U is a solid performer in just about every performance aspect, and while it lacks some of the features and the connections found on more expensive models such as the TH-42PX500U and Pioneer’s PDP-4350HD, it’s a great bargain if you want speakers to go with your picture.

Design
The look of the Panasonic TH-42PX50U is reasonably attractive and unobtrusive. With the speakers mounted below the screen rather than on the left and right sides, this panel’s footprint is smaller than most. A black bezel surrounds the screen–something we’re happy to see a lot more of, since black around the screen adds to the perceived contrast ratio of the picture and aids in improving real-world performance. The legs and the speaker grille below the screen are finished in silver.

Measuring roughly 42 by 28 by 4 inches without the included 12.5-inch-deep stand, the Panasonic TH-42PX50U is ideal for wall mounting if you want to install it on an optional bracket. It weighs 76 pounds, however, so we recommend you consult a professional installer for help.

Panasonic’s remote is a little different from last year’s models. It’s fully backlit in glowing red, which makes it much easier to use in a darkened home-theater environment. Unfortunately, it lacks direct-access keys for input selection. We found the internal menu system well implemented and fairly intuitive to navigate.

Features
The 42-inch-diagonal screen of the Panasonic TH-42PX50U offers a native resolution of 1,024×768, which qualifies it as a high-resolution model by comparison with EDTV models such as the TH-42PD50U. That means you’ll see more detail with high-def sources, although you still won’t see all the detail inherent in 1080i and 720p HDTV broadcasts (more info). The TH-42PX50U scales all incoming material, including 1080i and 720p HDTV, DVD, and standard-def, to fit the available pixels. Note that unlike 2004’s TH-42PX25U, this year’s model can accept 720p sources.


The TH-42PX50U lacks a few features found on the 2004 TH-42PX25U and the 2005 step-up 42-inch TH-42PX500U. It doesn’t have picture-in-picture, so you can’t watch two programs at once. It’s also missing a PC-style VGA input, which makes connecting a computer more difficult. We were also disappointed to find that although it offers four aspect-ratio choices with standard-def, this panel can’t change aspect at all with high-definition sources.

Otherwise, the TH-42PX50U answers just about every complaint we had with the features of the TH-42PX25U. This model includes 2:3 pull-down in the video processing to help combat motion artifacts in standard-def sources (more in Performance) and offers a working approximation of independent input memories. The three picture presets, Vivid, Standard, and Cinema, can each be customized for contrast, brightness, and the like. They remain associated with the last-used input, so you can customize three inputs independently. The set also has selectable color temperature settings: Warm, Normal, and Cool. We used the Warm color temperature, as it was closer than the rest to the broadcast-standard color temperature of 6,500K.

The TH-42PX50U includes a QAM tuner for cable, a built-in ATSC tuner for receiving off-air HDTV broadcasts, and an NTSC tuner for regular antenna reception. The ubiquitous Digital Cable Ready CableCard feature is included as well, although you won’t get the TV Guide EPG found on the TH-42PX500U (not a big loss, in our opinion, since TV Guide is fraught with problems).

The connectivity suite on the rear panel is adequate, though not overly generous. The set lacks front or side-panel A/V inputs for convenient camcorder or video game hookup. One HDMI input, two component-video inputs, and a single RF antenna/cable input handle high-def sources. For standard-def there are two A/V inputs with S-Video or composite video, and a set of A/V monitor outputs with composite video only. Many competing plasmas, such as Pioneer’s PDP-4350HD, offer a second HDMI input, and as we mentioned there’s no PC-style VGA port.

Performance
Overall we were impressed with the Panasonic TH-42PX50U’s image quality. Its strongest suit, as we’ve come to expect from all Panasonic plasmas over the last few years, was the ability to produce a deeper level of black than other brands of plasma. The opening scenes from our black-level torture-test DVD Alien revealed those deep, inky blacks; they looked quite clean, with only a hint of low-level noise and artifacts. We saw some minor false-contouring artifacts in very dim scenes, but they were not nearly as bad as on most other plasmas. Good black levels are extremely important for home-theater viewing in dim light because they lead to better color saturation and a picture with more impact.

In terms of color accuracy, the grayscale in the Warm setting came fairly close to the NTSC color-temperature standard. Unfortunately, Panasonic has yet again changed its access to the service menu of its plasmas; as a result, we were unable to correct the grayscale through calibration. Color decoding, while not perfect, was better than on most of the plasma panels we have tested, with the exception of Panasonic’s own industrial models, which are dead-on accurate; however, you should set the color-management feature to Off, as it negatively affects the color decoding. The set’s video processing is clean and incorporates the all-important 2:3 pull-down processing for film-based video from standard-definition cable, satellite, and antenna sources.

After setting up the plasma with user-menu controls, we watched a variety of scenes from the Superbit version of the Vertical Limit DVD and came away highly impressed with the image’s color saturation and detail. The crispness and snap (the perceived contrast ratio) of the TH-42PX50U was far superior to that of the Philips 42PF9630A we had on hand, which has the same resolution but inferior black levels and video processing.

HDTV from our DirecTV HD satellite feed looked equally superb. Again, there was plenty of detail, and the picture did not appear soft, the way it does on some EDTV panels. Dark material in HD also looked clean, with plenty of shadow detail and a minimum of low-level noise and artifacts. With the notable exception of the industrial TH-42PHD7UY, the TH-42PX50U offers the best home-theater image of any 42-inch plasma in its class.

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The Sony Bravia KDL-46X2000 is the biggest set to date from Sony’s so-far exceptional new Bravia range. Second, it’s the first set to emerge from Sony’s new flagship Bravia ‘X’ Series and so comes packing a notably fuller feature set. Finally and most significantly, it’s the first TV from Sony to sport a ‘full HD’ resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
Few mainstream brands do classy looks better than Sony, and the 46X2000 is no exception, looking just peachy in its pitted inner and transparent outer frames.

There are two HDMI inputs, this doubles the HDMI quotient of Sony’s current S and V Bravia series, and even better, it turns out the HDMIs are both capable of taking in the new ultra high quality 1080p HD format set to become such a hot potato with the launch of Blu-ray and HD DVD, the set also has two HD-capable component video jacks. Four HD connections in total.

The 46X2000’s prohibitive cost and occasional problems with standard definition pictures arguably don’t make it the sort of ‘all rounder’ that might suit casual TV viewers. But if you take TV and home cinema seriously and intend to embrace every facet of the current high definition revolution, it’s hard to think of a TV better equipped to make your HD dreams come true.

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The KDL-20S2020 is from a big name, Sony, but it’s for sure not a big HDTV. The Sony KDL-20S2020 measures just 20-inches, it’s compact size is probably aimed for use as a second TV or for the kids room or study, or just if you don’t like those big sets taking up your living room space.
TrustedReviews have taken a look at the 20-inch KDL-20S2020 and say, Inevitably given the set’s HD Ready status there are single HDMI and component options for digital and analogue HD sources respectively. There’s also a D-Sub PC jack - far from a given at this screen size - and even a CAM (CableCard) slot for adding subscription TV services that reveals the presence of a built-in digital tuner.

A native resolution of 1,366 x 768 rounds out the TV’s HD Ready status, for starters. But we’re also impressed by a claimed contrast ratio of 1200:1 (a figure that shames many TVs twice the size) and a claimed response time of 8ms, which will hopefully mean this Sony handles motion much more ably than most of its small-screen counterparts.

There’s no doubt that upwards of £450 is a fairly steep price to pay for a 20in LCD TV when you can get one or two 26in models for around the same money these days. But whereas those cheapo 26in models tend to sacrifice performance quality for price, Sony has defiantly chosen to go for broke in performance terms, producing in the process quite possibly the finest 20in LCD picture performance yet.

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The budgetend Bravia S-Series LCD TV range will include the 40-inch KLV-40S200A, the 32-inch KLV-32S200A, the 26-inch KLV-26S200A and the 23-inch KLV-23S200A.

These models feature a 1366 X 768 pixels screen resolution and are equipped with bottom speakers a single HDMI input, personal computer input along with two component, two S-Video and three composite inputs.

The Bravia KLV-40S200A, KLV-32S200A, KLV-26S200A and KLV-23S200A models will be available in September at suggested selling prices of $2,999.99, $1,899.99, $1,499.99 and $1,299.99 respectively

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Bravia V2500 Series

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Next up in the Bravia line is the Bravia V2500 Series which includes the 40-inch KDL-40V2500 and the 46-inch KDL-46V2500.

These 1920 X 1080 native HD resolution models are equipped with dual HDMI inputs with 1080p capability and the Bravia Engine and Live Color Creation technologies.

The black bezel, V2500 models feature a space-saving bottom speaker design that helps the sets fit easily into existing AV cabinets. Other features include a digital amplifier with SRS-TruSurround XT and BBE Digital Audio Enhancement technologies, a PC input, two HD components, two S-video and three composite inputs.

The Bravia V2500 KDL-46V2500 and KDL-40V2500 models will ship in late September. No pricing was announced by the company.

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Sony Bravia XBR Series

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The new Bravia XBR models feature 1920 X 1080 screen resolution, Bravia Engine Pro and three HDMI inputs with 1080p capability. The 46-inch KDL-46XBR2 and 40-inch KDL-40XBR2 feature a silver bezel with an elegant floating glass design.

These models also feature a built-in ATSC tuner, personal computer input, two HD component, one S-video and three composite inputs.

The Bravia KDL-46XBR2 and KDL-40XBR2 models will be available later this month for suggested selling prices of $5,499.99 and $4,499.99, respectively.

Rounding out the Bravia XBR line is the 32-inch KDL-V32XBR2 model featuring a 1366 X 768 screen resolution. It is equipped with Sony’s Bravia Engine and Live Color Creation. The set’s narrow, two-tone, black and silver bezel incorporates invisible bottom speakers with SRS-TruSurroundXT and BBE Digital Enhancement technology.

Other features include a built-in ATSC tuner, single HDMI and PC inputs, as well as two HD components, two S-video and three composite inputs.

The Bravia XBR KDL-V32XBR2 set ships in September and is expected to retail for $2,399.99.

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The Sony KDS-60A2000 has tighter dimensions than earlier Sony SXRD rear-projection televisions, thanks to Sony’s wise decision to move the speakers from the sides to the bottom. Its big 60-inch screen is surrounded by a thin, black frame that’s set forward from the mostly silver cabinet. A subtle strip of translucent blue-green runs the width of the cabinet’s front, sitting above the perforated silver speaker panels and a flip-down door that hides a few principal controls as well as a set of inputs.

The Sony KDS-60A2000 delivered excellent picture quality, with deep black levels, plenty of detail in shadows, exemplary grayscale tracking, and excellent overall detail. Its color reproduction isn’t as accurate as we’d like, and it has some issues with standard-def processing, but overall, it’s still one of the best 1080p HDTVs we’ve tested.

The KDS-60A2000 exhibited excellent white- and gray-field uniformity for a three-chip display, varying very little in color across the screen, although its middle was brighter in relation to the corners of the screen when compared to the single-chip Panasonic DLP.

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The KDS-R70XBR2 is part of Sony’s second generation lineup of XBR-class SXRD displays. Although it’s not exactly cheap at $7800, this is a far cry from the $13K required to take home the original 70″ SXRD RPTV, the Qualia 006. And this set has a newer, smaller SXRD chip (for better fill factor), and a dynamic iris. The flagship XBR series’ separate themselves from the A2000 series with the addition of a front panel HDMI input, detachable speakers, and a CableCARD HD tuner. This set also includes 1080p input capability. And since SXRD is a three-chip technology, there’s no color wheel, just smooth, continuous color with no rainbows.

This set was on display at HE 2006, and even under show conditions it looked, big, bright and righteous. A pre-production Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc player was the source, with a continuous loop of clips from Sony Pictures movies. While other details aren’t known, we were allegedly seeing 1080p from the player to the display. Although this is certainly a short exposure under less than ideal conditions, the images I saw definitely reminded me of the Qualia 006, which I was fortunate to have reviewed over a year ago. I looked at this set at HE 2006 with a discerning colleague and fellow ISF calibrator and video reviewer.

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The Sony KDS-R60XBR2 is the successor of the highly-acclaimed Sony XBR-Series, Sonys flagship Grand WEGAâ„¢ XBR-Series projection televisions carry on the legacy of its predecessor.

The KDS-R60XBR2 has the same SXRD technoloy, the XBR®2-Series picture captures movement with unprecedented accuracy, and the Advanced Iris function provides superior contrast (up to 10,000:1).

The XBR® Series has WEGA Engine HDâ„¢ video processing technology for refined high definition picture quality. Available in more sizes than the previous series and includes three HDMI inputs (1080p) for uncompressed audio/video interface between TV and compatible external components. Bigger, brighter and better than ever, Sony’s KDS-R60XBR2 provides the Full HD 1080p experience with stunning detail, film-like images, and crisp, smooth motion.

KDS-R60XBR2 Features:
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Screen Size: 60\”1
Auto SAP: Yes
Channel Fix: Yes
ID1 Detection: Yes
Video Label: Yes

Video
High Definition: Yes (Full HD 1080)
Native Resolution: 1080p
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Response Time: 2.5ms (rise and fall)
Vertical Size: Yes
Vertical Center: Yes
Horizontal Center: Yes

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The Sony KDF-55E2000 Grand WEGA 55″ 3LCD Rear Projection HDTV is surrounded by a compact, two color exterior with subtly located twin speakers. The KDF-55E2000 is the larger 55-inch version of the Grand WEGAâ„¢ 3LCD rear projection range from Sony.
The 3LCD technology gives the KDF-55E2000 natural color reproduction, high-detail picture quality at impressive brightness levels. The KDF-55E2000 has great connectivity through two HDMI inputs, PC input, component and S-Video inputs, and can provide exceptional image quality though almost any connected device.

The Sony KDF-55E2000 55″ Grand WEGA is available now for $2,299.99

KDF-55E2000 Specifications:
Viewing Angle: 130° Horizontal / 60° Vertical (Recommended Viewing Angle)
Panel Type: LCD Chip Size = 0.73″
Native Resolution: 1280 x 720
Noise Reduction: Yes
Speed Surfâ„¢ Channel Selection: Yes

Video Features
Screen or Display Technology: 3LCD
Video Processing: WEGA Engineâ„¢ System
Video Processing: DRC-MF V1 (Digital Reality Creation MultiFunction V1) technology
Tuner: ATSC (8VSB terrestrial) with QAM on Cable
Color System: NTSC
DRC® Mode: Yes
DRC® Palette Presets: Yes
Advanced Iris control

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Sony Bravia KDL46XBR2

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The Sony Bravia KDL46XBR2 is a Full HD 1080p 46-inch widescreen LCD from Sony. The KDL46XBR2 has a very high resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is the best form of HD for an amazing image quality. The Bravia is powered by Sony’s BRAVIA Engine Pro video proccessor which optimizes the video signal and produced a crisp, detailed and sharp colored images for both HD content and standard content.

The KDL46XBR2 has an impressive number of three HDMI inputs for great connectivity of perfect image quality, along with two component inputs, s-video and PC connection so the KDL46XBR2 can be used as a computer monitor. There is a built in HD (ATSC) tuner, so you don’t need to purchase an additional receiver.

HDMIâ„¢ and PC connectivity: The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI technology supports enhanced or high-definition video, together with multi-channel digital audio to provide matchless image and sound reproduction. BRAVIA XBR Series TVs include three HDMI 1080/60p inputs. The PC input allows you to use your high resolution BRAVIA XBR-Series digital TV as a computer monitor.

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The TAV-L1 all-in-one home theater system features a motorized audio unit that with a push of a button automatically slides down, revealing a 32-inch LCD flat-panel HDTV.

The combination LCD TV/home theater system incorporates a slot-loading DVD/CD/SACD player, two powerful vibration canceling subwoofers, Sony’s S-Master® digital amplifier, and Sony’s S-Force® Pro virtual surround sound processing for realistic surround sound without rear speakers.In an industry first, Sony will be integrating a high-definition 32-inch LCD television into a cutting-edge home theater system. It features an audio unit with a single-disc DVD/CD/SA-CD player and a digital amplifier. Additionally, it slides up or down to conceal or reveal the LCD.

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The Sony KDL-46X2000U is a 46-incher with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and, importantly, can handle and display a 1080p high-def signal.

The olderKDL-46V2000 (note the V & not the X), which has the same size screen but with a 1366×768 resolution, reveals an enhanced “BRAVIA Engine EX”. Not only does this engine assist in displaying all high-def resolutions, but it also claims to vastly improve standard-definition pictures by upscaling them up to 4 times.

“The X Series embodies exactly what the new wave of Sony TVs are all about,” said Jonathan White, General Manager, TV Marketing. “Technology-driven, certainly, but completely focused on only one thing: the best possible HD experience for the viewer. That’s really all that matters.”

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Sony A2000

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Sony has posted ship dates and new lower prices for its A2000 line of HDTVs, (no word on the XBR models yet, only the SXRD). They seem to feature two HDMI ports, include both NTSC & ATSC tuners and feature true 1080p input support.

50″ SXRD KDS-50A2000 - $2,799.99
55″ SXRD KDS-55A2000 - $3,299.99
60″ SXRD KDS-60A2000 - $3,699.99

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The Sony Bravia KDL-V32XBR1 offers some interesting high-end features that help explain its high price. However, its image quality, though generally good, falls short of what you see on some less expensive LCD TVs.

The big attraction of the Sony Bravia KDL-V32XBR1 is its well-conceived physical design. Details like the CableCard slot and the neatly secured remote battery compartment make this a TV that would be easy to live with. And, if you have use for the more unusual features, such as the Memory Stick input, the Sony Bravia KDL-V32XBR1 may be well worth your money. However, other recently tested TVs, such as the Samsung LN-S3251D and the Vizio L32HDTV mentioned above, delivered better image quality for a lower financial outlay.

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-32V2000, it’s all very well having great picture processing technology going on behind the scenes - but the panel itself is of course equally important. The 8ms panel is excellent and if you’re watching films, I think it’s safe to say that you won’t see any motion-blurred images whatsoever - blur on the new BRAVIA is reduced to a trace. If you play a fast 60fps video game, you might notice some very slight blurring in very dark areas of the picture, but that’s neither unbearable nor unexpected. In this regard it’s much better than the 2004 LCD WEGA I’ve been used to - a huge improvement in a short space of time. Perhaps in another 2 years we’ll have 100% ghost-free panels?

It took them enough time, but Sony of Europe eventually gave us a European version of a BRAVIA LCD that’s worth cheering about. It’s not perfect connectivity wise, but everything that’s important is here (even if I will need to spend even more money on a switch box). Yes, it’s ridiculous that on a TV this expensive, I still need to make use of a Component video switch, but the picture quality and black levels make up for it, so I’m very happy.


Although it can be tempting to go for a TV that costs £100-200 less - and there are some very good alternatives out there that DO include 2 HDMI inputs, such as the new JVC LCDs - I do recommend that people go for a BRAVIA instead. With developing technology, you do of course get what you pay for, and since Sony operate a number of fairly tempting cashback schemes - effective when buying other selected Sony electronics or a SKY HD subscription - the extra expense could soon be forgotten.

* Excellent picture quality
* Surprisingly good Digital TV performance once tweaked
* Deep reds and greens
* Very good image scaling
* Per-input settings
* Adjustable backlight that can drop to VERY low levels - excellent black levels
* Incredible Comb filtering (for Composite video material)
* Clean OSD
* 1:1 input over VGA

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Sony’s entry-level 50-inch 2005 Grand WEGA, the KDF-E50A10 ($2,499 list). Grand WEGA is Sony’s name for its LCD-based rear-projection HDTVs, and 3LCD is likewise nothing new. It just means that the television’s picture originates from a set of three LCD chips as opposed to the single-chip design used in competing DLP (digital light processing) HDTVs. LCD and DLP both have their pros and cons, and while we generally prefer DLP, LCD has made some strides over the last couple years. The Sony KDF-E50A10 exhibits a few of these improvements as well as a solid feature set, a reasonable price tag, a refreshingly compact frame, and the company nameplate–a combination sure to place it high on the big-screen popularity list.

After setup, we were left with an impressive picture. The Sony KDF-E50A10’s black-level performance is its strongest suit, although it’s still not as good as that of last year’s 720p DLP RPTVs, such as Samsung’s HLP-5085W and Mitsubishi’s WD-52525. The opening scenes of the Alien DVD revealed clean blacks with very little low-level noise, which not long ago was a major issue with LCD-based
displays. The Superbit version of the Vertical Limit DVD looked good, with strong color saturation and plenty of detail. With the CineMotion setting engaged, the television did a good job of eliminating artifacts in film-based material.

The Sony KDF-E50A10 did a solid job of displaying most of the resolution of a 720p resolution test pattern from our Sencore VP403 signal generator into the HDMI input, which is something many RPTVs have had trouble with. HD material from our DirecTV HD satellite feed looked good. Colors were deeply saturated, skin tones were rendered naturally, and detail was also commendable.

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Sony’s KDE-W50A12U

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Sony’s KDE-W50A12U Let’s face it, plasma costs a lot of money, and for the general buying public the price differential between similar sized LCD HDTVs is hardly enough to justify the increasingly marginal benefits the more expensive set offers. Still, we know we can count on Sony to drop a good 50-inch HDTV like their KDE-W50A12U, which TrustedReviews took a look at and for whatever reason declared Sony’s last plasma (which we thought was a misreported rumor refuted years ago). Still, the TV has as a native 1,366 x 768 pixel count with HDMI, component, and three SCART inputs, and a digital tuner to boot. But while TR seemed to think it was a great display, a 50-inch Sony TV that could run you as much as £4,500 (about $8,400 US) is becoming increasingly difficult to justify in the world of affordable home theater rigs that in their entirety wouldn’t cost as much as this display alone.

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Sony’s KDL-V40XBR1 BRAVIA XBR With Integrated HDTV capabilities, the user can enjoy digital programming with enhanced audio and video reproduction. Watch your living room come to life with Sony’s 40 KDL-V40XBR1 BRAVIA XBR® LCD Flat Panel HDTV.

LCD TVs offer more pixels per given screen size than any other consumer display technology, and the 40-inch Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1. LCD TV will generate admiring gazes when displaying high-definition material. When it came to the standard-definition viewing experience in the lab, however, the V40XBR1 required a few adjustments from its default settings before it could match the performance of less-expensive (albeit slightly smaller) alternatives.

The V40XBR1’s black bezel is nearly two inches wide and matte-finished to reduce ambient light reflections. The silver trim that encircles the V40XBR1 provides a subtle and pleasing contrast to the bezel and screen. Permanently attached speakers are concealed beneath a cloth-covered grille that runs the length of the lower edge of the display.The TV’s remote control is slender and comfortable to hold and operate with one hand. The remote’s construction and tactile feedback felt solid, but the lack of full backlighting made its use in dimly lit environments difficult.

A USB port on the side of the V40XBR1 allows for easy on-screen access to pictures, music, and video files stored on flash media. The TV integrates a CableCard slot as well as analog and digital broadcast tuners. The assortment of A/V inputs include three component video connections (one conveniently located on the left side of the TV), a VGA input, and one HDMI input. The lone HDMI input is disappointing. An increasing number of HD cable and satellite set-top boxes offer HDMI output, and almost every upscaling DVD player delivers the resulting HD video signal over a digital connection. It’s difficult to recommend a modern TV at any price that fails to provide at least two digital video inputs.

Regardless of the video signal’s format (480i/p, 720p, 1080i) or menu settings on the TV, the V40XBR1’s ability to reduce noise in scenes with dark detail couldn’t match the prowess of less-expensive options such as the ViewSonic N3760w or the HP Pavilion LC3700N. Granted, the ViewSonic and HP TVs are three inches smaller (measured diagonally), but they also list for about $1,500 less than the V40XBR1. In terms of features, the LC3700N is nearly identical to the V40XBR1, and it provides a second digital video input.

Out of the box, the Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 delivered some of the most disappointing standard-definition imagery I’ve seen on any TV to date. Sure, the V40XBR1 looked admirably good when displaying high-definition video, but high-quality source material is a best-case scenario for any HDTV. I doubt most V40XBR1 owners will go to the trouble of digging through the TV’s menus in search of settings that may dramatically improve image quality with standard-definition sources such as DVD players and regular TV. Unfortunately, they really need to.

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JVC have announced their LH805 Series which consists of the 37-inch LT-37LH805, the 42-inch LT-42LH805, and the 47-inch LT-47LH805. All make use of the Clear Motion Drive 120Hz technology for the Full HD 1080p displays, and also 10-bit panels for improved color reproduction. All the JVC LH805 series will have three HDMI 1.3 inputs, component, and D4 inputs and a 32-bit Genessa image processor and DLNA compatibility for networking.
The LCD panels have a resolution of 1920 x1080 pixels, a brightness of 500cm/m2 with a viewing angle of 178 degrees. The largest LT-47LH805 will be available in June, and the LT42LH805 and LT-37LH805 in August, estimated price range of $2,800 to $3,800.

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JVC LT-46DZ7 Review

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The JVC LT-46DZ7 from JVC’s DZ/Z series is a 46-inch LCD HDTV which supports 720p, 1080i all the way up to 1080p offering a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Interestingly enough, the HD inputs on this set do not support 1080p, but rather take the 1080i signal and convert the signal to 1080p, this will be fine for 90% of people, but for HD enthusiasts it might not be. Inputs include 2x HDMI, component, VGA PC input, 2x Scart, also featured is an internal digital tuner with a CI slot for adding subscription channels.
TrustedReviews have taken a look at the JVC LT-46DZ7 and say, DIST works supremely well, standard definition looks much sharper than it does normally on a full HD TV, and crucially the extra detailing is added without seemingly adding significant amounts of noise or other yucky side effects. The noise reduction routines do their work well too, provided you don’t set them too high.

JVC’s 46DZ7 full HD debut gets so many things right that we have no doubt the brand will one day – probably fairly soon – turn in a truly outstanding full HD TV. But for now there are just enough concerns about a couple of common LCD flaws to leave the 46DZ7 as a good TV rather than a great one.

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JVC LT-32DG8 Review

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The market for 32-inch HDTVs is very competitive as the 32-inch screen size is in high demand. The JVC LT-32DG8 is a relatively cheap 32-inch LCD screen (at £600, $1,200) with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 1,200:1 contrast ratio, and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. The LT-32DG8 has an integrated digital TV tuner, and a decent enough selection of inputs including, 2x HDMI, 1x component, 2x scart, but unfortunately there is no VGA PC input.
Cnet UK have reviewed the JVC LT-32DG8 and say, digital programmes are solid and stable, with reasonable detail and rich colours. The LT-32DG8 has a bright picture that suits the harsh studio lighting used in daytime TV programmes — but the backlight needs toning down to deepen black levels if you’re watching anything else.

High-definition performance is impressive for the price, without being exceptional enough to trouble the best models from the likes of Sony and Panasonic. JVC’s LT-32DG8 is an affordable entry-level LCD with a pretty standard specification for the money.

Performance is reasonably impressive, especially if you’re using high-definition sources. Since this is such a competitive market, however, you can get slighly better performance for around the same cost with models such as Sharp’s Aquos LC32GD8E or Panasonic’s Viera TX-32LMD70.

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JVC 688, 788 Series.

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JVC have added four new 1080p “Full HD” LCD HDTV to their line up under their 688 Series and 788 Series. The slightly lower end the 688 series includes a 37-inch LT-37X688 and 42-inch LT-42X688 models with an all black gloss finish. Then the higher 788 series has a 42-inch LT-42X788 and larger 47-inch LT-47X788 models, also black with an added silver trim and ultra thin bezel.

Although these four HDTVs come from two different series, they are piratically identical, with exception to the outer design finish. All four boast the top of the line 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for 1080p Full HD formats along with JVC’s D.I.S.T. upcoverting engine technology which upconverts all lower quality image signals to full 1080p to make use all all the available pixels these monsters have.

To ensure the best possible picture, the new sets feature JVC’s Genessa chip, a 32-bit CPU processor that combines all image processing, noise reduction and color management technologies together onto a single chip for more efficient communication, and thus better performance. Genessa includes JVC’s Motion Adaptive Dynamic Gamma control, an algorithm that preserves tonal details and gradations in dark areas so that the image doesn’t appear muddy.

All four sets offer a full complement of inputs – two HDMI v1.3 inputs, two component inputs, three composite inputs, three AV inputs, an S-Video input, and optical digital audio out, and a fixed audio out.
For HD program reception, all four sets include a built-in ATSC tuner for receiving over-the-air digital terrestrial broadcasts and a Clear QAM tuner for receiving unscrambled digital cable signals.

Look out for the 688 series in June, where the LT-37X688 will sell for $1,599, and the LT-42X688 for $1,999.
The 788 series will be available a month later in July, the LT-42X788 will cost $2,099, and the LT-47X788 $2,699

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JVC LT-26DA8BJ Review

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JVC are not best known for their more budget HDTV prices, with some of the most expensive models on the market, so it’s a nice surprise to see the JVC LT-26DA8BJ 26-inch LCD HDTV at a nice price. 26-inch is probably on the smaller end of a lounge TV but a great size for other places. The LT-26DA8BJ costs roughly £425 which is a decent price for a HDTV this size, offering a good look and build. The 26-inch LCD offers a 1366×768 pixel resolution for 720p and 1080i HD formats with a contrast ratio of 1200:1, and features two HDMI inputs, component, 2x scart and various outputs.
TrustedReviews have reviewed the JVC LT-26DA8BJ and say, the set’s fine detailing talents are simply superb, reproducing every last pixel of HD sources with confidence, accuracy and an almost complete absence of such accompanying noise as dot crawl or grain.
Second, during bright, colourful scenes where the set doesn’t have to struggle through its black level problems, it’s noticeable how spectacularly vibrant and well saturated its colours can be. Another point worth mentioning given that we’re still far from living in a fully HD age is the LT26DA8BJ’s impressive handling of standard definition.

You’ve got to applaud JVC for making both its LCD technology and its DynaPix processing system as affordable as it has in the JVC LT-26DA8BJ.

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JVC LT-42DA8BJ Review

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The JVC LT-42DA8BJ is a 42-inch LCD at a budget price mark for it’s size. Giving you a few extra inches at the cost of a typical 32 or 37-inch LCD HDTV. The LT-42DA8BJ can be found for around £800 ($1600) which is a very nice price for a screen of this size, offering a resolution of 1366 x 720 pixels for 720p and 1080i HD formats, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 500cd/m2 brightness.
Connection wise the LT-42DA8BJ’s inputs are good, offering two HDMI inputs, 2x RBG scart, component and composite, unfortunately there is no VGA PC input, but if you have DVI on your computer or media center you can use a DVI-HDMI adapter.
The JVC LT-42DA8BJ features an internal analog tuner and digital freeview tuner which includes a 8-day programme guide. Cnet UK have reviewed the LT-42DA8BJ and say they pleased to see 42-inch TVs on the market for such a sensible price. If you want a big screen, but don’t have the inclination (or wallet) to spend a lot of money, the JVC LT-42DA8BJ may very well suit you.

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JVC have announced their new P Series range of LCD HDTVs which all feature an iPod dock. The iPod dock on the JVC P Series is called the iPod TeleDock, which flips downs at the base of the set, which provides a direct connection allowing playback of both video and audio through the HDTV. It will also change the iPod while the set is off and playback can be controlled by the clickwheel type TV remote and menu screens.

Available as a 720p resolution 32-inch JVC LT-32P679, or a as a full HD 1080p panel on the JVC LT-42P789 (42-inch), JVC LT-47P789 (47-inch) or as the very large 52-inch JVC LT-52P789.

If the iPod playback is not your thing, the P-Series also offers some other great features, including a ATSC/QAM tuner, side mounted USB photo viewer port, and a healthy selection of three HDMI inputs, 2x component, s-video SPDI and analog audio out.

JVC P Series Models
LT-32P679 (32-Inch) March 2008 | 720p
LT-42P789 (42-Inch) March 2008 | 1080p
LT-47P789 (47-Inch) April 2008 | 1080p
LT-52P789 (52-Inch) Summer 2008| 1080p

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JVC have announced their “Super-Slim” LCD HDTV, which they are claiming to the the worlds thinest (with an internal tuner, Hitachi 1.5 LCD is only 1.5-Inches max) at just 1.5 inches deep with a maximum depth of just 2.9-inches (74mm) at the center.

The new super-slim design will be available in two sizes in the US. As the 42-inch JVC LT-42SL89, or the 46-inch JVC LT-46SL89, both offering a full 1080p HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The slim design was possible through a 40% smaller backlight than conventional models, cutting the weight of the sets to just 26.4 lbs (12kg), and also consume less power.

Unfortunately JVC have not released any other specifications or features, and will announce the price nearer than release date in the summer.
JVC LT-42SL89, 42-Inch, 1080p, Summer 08, Price: tba
JVC LT-46SL89, 46-Inch, 1080p, Summer 08, Price: tba

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JVC have announced their new Procision Series range of LCD HDTVs which feature JVCs ext-generation high definition engine, Clear Motion Drive III technology.

Behind the JVC Procision models is the new JVC HD Engine, the Genessa 32-bit processor with higher processing capacity to bring accurate, vivid and superb motion image quality. The JVC Procision LCD HDTV series consist of thee 1080p HD models, the JVC LT-42X899 (42-inch), the JVC LT-47X899 (47-inch) and the 52-inch JVC LT-52X899.

As well as featuring Clear Motion Drive III technology, they also include 120 frames per second frame rate(120Hz), 24p / 30p, ATSC/QAM tuner along with 3x HDMI inputs, with CEC-support, 2x component, 2x s-video, VGA PC input and SPDIF input, along with USB photoViewer.

The new JVC Procision on LCD HDTVs will be available in early summer. Pricing will be announced at that time.

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To round off JVC’s final range of LCD HDTVs we have the JVC X Series, which is comprised of thee models all offering 1080p full HD resolution. Featuring a newly designed cabinet and thin glossy bezel with bottom mounted speakers. Available as the 42-inch JVC LT-42X579, 47-inch LT-47X579 and the 52-inch LT-52X579.

All sets feature nine different aspect models, and four picture modes, detailed graphics menu, USB photo viewer, and three HDMI, 2x component inputs, 2x composite and s-video input. For the very best image quality a 32bit 250Mhz processor with 64MB memory powers a series of advanced picture enhancing technology to deliver the very best, sharp clean images with accurate colors, and 10 bit processing.

Included are an internal ATSC and Clear QAM tuners for receiving over the air digital and digital cable signals, and twin 10 watt per channel speakers.
JVC LT-42X579 - 42-Inch, April 2008
JVC LT-47X579 - 47-Inch, April 2008
JVC LT-52X579 - 52-Inch, Summer 2008

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It didn’t seem all that long ago that JVC was announcing their new LH805 series to the world. Now they have their brand new LH905 series of full HD 1080p LCD HDTVs. The JVC LH905 HDTV will be avaliable in three sizes, as the 37-inch LT-37LH905, 42-inch LT-42LH905 or as the largest 47-inch LT-47LH905.

The high point of these HDTVs seem to be JVC’s new Genessa Premium 36-bit video engine, which along with the 10-bit LCD IPS panel can respond to the DeepColor HDMI (HDMI 1.3) input signals, and it’s powerful processing engine helps to vastly improve image handling and quality. Clear Motion NR reduces noise and cleans up image quality.

All three screens in the JVC LH905 Series have a 1920×1080 pixel resolution for the highest HD format, along with 500 cd/m2 brightness, 10-bit LCD IPS panel, internal analog / digital tuner and DLNA support. Connections are good with three HDMI 1.3 inputs, SD slot, and an Ethernet port.



No words on pricing as of yet, but we expect to see the LH905’s in February 2008.
• JVC LT-47LH905 (LT-47LH905)
• JVC LT-42LH905 (LT-42LH905)
• JVC LT-37LH905 (LT-37LH905)

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LG 60PF95 Review

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If you are looking for the very best in HDTVs, then the LG 60PF95 could be the answer, and your best friend. If you want the very best, you will want a big screen, and of course the very best HD format, 1080p aka, Full HD. The LG 60PF95 provides you with both, with a massive 60-inch plasma screen supporting 1080p at a resolution of 1920×1080. At screen sizes this size, the full hd format definitely helps. The 60PF95 looks great with it’s black gloss finish and touch screen controls, and also has the specifications to back up the look, 1080p, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 1 cd/m2 brightness, 2x HDMI, component, s-video, PC VGA, 2x scart and integrated digital tuner.
The LG 60PF95 has already received a great review from Cnet UK where they say, the LG 60PF95 can accept a 1080p signal via its HDMI ports (at 60, 50 and 24Hz) and its component video input, and will also take a 1,920×1,080-pixel signal through the VGA socket, so you can theoretically connect four 1080p devices simultaneously. It will also do 1:1 pixel mapping if you’re using the HDMI or VGA connections, so if you’re watching 1080i or 1080p material, every pixel from the source will correspond to a pixel on the screen.
Hook it up to an HD DVD or Blu-ray player and the 60PF95 provides some of the finest high-definition pictures we’ve ever seen. The 60PF95’s colour reproduction, is highly accurate and gives the image a very natural feel.

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LG 47LB5D Review

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The sleek and stylish black gloss finish gives the 47-inch LG 47LB5D a great look, which stands out from the sea of other black gloss HDTVs of recent times. The 47LB5D is the second largest from the LG LB5D series and offers full HD 1080p resolution, a vast three HDMI inputs, VGA PC input (1920×1080 max resolution), component, s-video and the usual connections. LG proudly present their Full HD 1080p sticker on the front of the 47LB5D to attract buyers, although this does not interfere with the look of the set. Cnet have reviewed the LG 47LB5D and say, LG decided to add a third HDMI port, a move we applaud. The rest of its rear-panel connectivity is pretty standard, including a pair of component-video inputs, a VGA-style PC input (1920×1080 maximum resolution), one standard AV input with a choice of composite or S-video, and a single RF input for antenna or cable. In an unusual move, LG included both types of digital audio output–optical and the rare coaxial–for the built-in ATSC tuner.

The picture quality of the LG 47LB5D is about on par with some of the inexpensive models we’ve tested, but not up to the standards of the better name-brand LCDs. Its biggest failing, as usual for an LCD, is black-level performance.

Also avaliable from the LG LB5D series are the: LG 37LB5D, LG 42LB5D, LG 47LB5D, LG 53LB5D.

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LG 32LX2R Review

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LG’s 32LXR2 sleek design featuring a heavily glossed black frame, invisibly integrated speakers and attractive neon lighting isn’t embarrassed in the company of more expensive screens.

The screen is high-definition compatible with both commonly used 720p and 1080i formats used by Sky’s HDTV services or upscaling DVD players. And images are supported by LG’s XD Engine picture processing together with an impressive range of advanced picture and sound adjustments - including colour tone correction, an ambient light sensor and surround sound effects.

LG’s 32LXR2 is attractively designed and affordable but the specification is slighted by the omission of a digital tuner and performance is acceptable rather than exceptional.

Size (WxHxD): 922×546x127mm
Weight: 21.4kg
Screen size: 32in
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Panel: W-XGA
Resolution: 1366×768

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LG 42PC1DA HDTV Review

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You could very nearly buy two identically sized bargain plasmas for the price of one LG 42PC1DA plasma HDTV. Its price of $3000 (as of 6/6/06) is nearly twice that of some 42-inchers we’ve seen in the PC World Test Center. But plasma enthusiasts would do well at least test-drive the LG. Hands-down, it had the best-looking screen of any plasma we’ve tested recently, according to our test jury. For the average popcorn-munching TV watcher, it may not be worth the steep price–but if you demand a top-notch picture, you’ll want to check this one out personally.

The LG 42PC1DA is a luxury TV in every respect. From its sleek, glossy black case to the smooth curves of its base, this HDTV commands attention even when it’s turned off. But power it up and you’ll find your eyes dazzled by the display itself. The LG outpaced every other TV we tested, in almost every category. The set received its highest marks for color quality, particularly showing off the vibrant reds and greens in a scene from theSeabiscuitDVD that we use for testing. Brightness and contrast were also exceptional: The set is rated as being 25 percent brighter than most other TVs right out of the box, and a little tweaking boosts this differential even more. Bottom line: Whether viewing DVD video, high-definition, or standard-definition content, the LG was our go-to model for crisp detail and spot-on color.

Screen Size 42 In.
HDTV Integrated Tuner
HDMI Interface 2/0
Aspect Ratio 16:9 widescreen
Comb Filter 3D Y/C
Dimensions (HWD) 29.5 x 44.5 x 13.1
# PIP (Picture-in-Picture)
Weight 69.5 lbs.
Resolution 1366 x 768
S-Video In/Out 1/0
# CableCard Slot
# PC (VGA/SVGA) Interface
Composite RCA (In/Out) 2/1
Component Video 2/0
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1

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LG 37LC2D Review

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The LG 37LC2D 37-inch LCD has great looks necessary to catch your eye at the store.

HD connections are some what of a disappointment , though, as we discover just one HDMI socket. Admittedly this socket, in conjunction with a single component video input, ensures the TV satisfies the connectivity portion of the key ‘HD Ready’ specification. But we’re really starting to expect to see two HDMIs these days.

As you’d expect these days, the 37LC2D also backs up the digital tuner with full compatibility with the 7-day electronic programme guide – and in fact presents its listings information unusually well.

This LG’s attractive price, lovely looks, healthy feature count and aggressive approach to pictures will doubtless help it stand out from the LCD hordes down at your local high street electrical store. But if you make the effort to see past all the surface pizzazz, you’ll find the truth in the old adage that all that glisters isn’t gold.

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The LG Flatron M4200D is the official name for the 3D / 2D HDTV that we mentioned a while back. The M4200D 3D LCD can act as a regular HDTV and also as a 3D HDTV by simply flicking a switch (or a button on the remote).
The beauty of this 3D set is the fact that no glasses need to be worn to view the 3D pictures, it can do this by use of a lenticular 3D filter providing auto-stereoscopic images.
Even with out the 3D features this HDTV is very nice, offering “Full HD” 1080p resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, 8ms response time, 500 cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 1600:1.

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LG 37LB1DB Review

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The LG 37LB1DB is a great looking and well priced 37-inch LCD from LG with a sleek black gloss finish with good conectivity with two HDMI ports and numerous connections. TrustedReviews take a look at the LG 37LB1DB and say, for starters, colours are presented with plenty of the lovable vibrancy that LCD has made its trademark, being driven off the screen with almost visceral intensity at times. But unlike some fellow LCD wannabes, this level of colour aggression is not achieved at the expense of a consistently natural and believable colour tone. Even notoriously tricky to show skin tones like those in the Mines of Moria in The Fellowship of the Ring are reproduced with aplomb.

Overall, the 37LB1DB’s HD antics all strike me as being well beyond the call of duty for a 37in flat TV selling for south of a grand. If it were up to us, every last TV programme broadcast would be in high definition, and every home would have a Blu-ray/HD DVD player and/or an Xbox 360. But sadly it’s not up to us, and the world’s got a long way to go yet before standard definition is a thing of the past. So while we admire the LG 37LB1DB’s ultra-affordable high definition talents (and stunning design) immensely, its troubles with standard definition currently make it impossible for us to give it an unreserved recommendation.

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