Samsung PS42A456 TV reviews and prices: 42" HD Ready Plasma screen

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+ This TV has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 663 reviews.
Samsung PS42A456 with 42" HD Ready Plasma screen, 3 HDMI ports and . See full product description

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Alan, Merseyside Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great TV for the price. Blueray movies look fantastic via PS3, picture quality of games look perfect on the 42inch screen.
SD TV on a 42inch screen is never going to match a 32 inch CRT TV as SDTV was never meant to be blown up to large screen proportions.
Get yourself a HD subscription to go with your HDTV and away you go. Enjoy!!
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good design and very good picture. easy to set up. The home cinema special offer purchased with the TV was easy to connect and the sound quality after purchasing an optical cable to connect TV sound out to home cinema was much improved.
Bad points:
Poor quality sound from the TV speaker, very tinny and lacks bass and midrange. As the TV and Samsung home cinema were purchased as a package it should have included an optical audio cable.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2009

Mark, Burntwood Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic value for a great product.
Bad points:
No bad points found.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2009

Pat, Kent

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fairly easy to set up. Good picture and sound (but better with home cinema). V. good value for money.
Bad points:
Onscreen text (such as on news or sports channels) can appear fuzzy. Have to dust every day to keep looking good!
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have found this produch VERY GOOD
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2009

mike, wirral Other

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
great tv. i'd buy it again if i need another tv.
Bad points:
none that i can think of
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2009

susan, Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
looks amazing and very stylish. price is brilliant for great quality!
Bad points:
Sound has to be adapted a little, but then it is perfect!!!
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Nov 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen Plasma
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 2
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 100
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 30000
Reflection angle 175
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 85.2
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 480
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 1500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 26.8
Release date 2008-04-08

Also known as: SAMSUNG PS42A456P, PS42A456, Samsung PS42A456P2D

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Manufacturer's Description

42" HD Ready plasma TV

SAMSUNG Series 4 Plasma TV incorporates beautiful design with cutting edge technology on giant size screens for the ultimate flat panel experience. Plasma TV is the perfect choice for sports lovers espcically now with SAMSUNG’s new Sports Mode the TV is optimised for the colourful fast moving images typical of sporting action. Filterbright is a patented, two-way daylight filter that absorbs external light as it approaches the plasma screen and transmits internal light clearly increasing the contrast levels and preventing unwanted reflection. The Series 4 Plasma comes equipped with 3 HDMI connections ensuring you can link all your HD devices to your Plasma TV.

HD Ready
Redefine your viewing experience with HD Ready TV. Experience colour and detail like never before as movies, sports and gaming burst to life on your screen.

30,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
With a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 30,000:1 images are presented with power, precision and lifelike detail. The Digital Dynamic Contrast is controlled by a variable backlight behind the panel. The internal dimming or brightening of the backlight creates incredibly dark and bright images making for a clearer natural image.

DNIe +
Indulge you eyes with the clearest, most natural images imaginable. DNIe + produces an incredible depth of detail that captures your eyes and unlocks your senses. Its’ advanced Colour and Motion Optimisers deliver incredibly lifelike images, and Contrast and Detail Enhancers combine to provide you with deeper depth of colour.

entertainment mode
Entertainment mode provides 3 preset hot-keys which allow you to access an optimised viewing environment for movies, games and sports. With dynamic fast motion imaging, detail enhancement and colours that burst with life, entertainment mode will engage your attention and put you right in the picture.

Real 100Hz
Conventional TVs display visuals at a 50Hz frame rate, which means it shows 50 still images per second. In this case, however, we can sometimes notice image blurring in fast moving scenes.With SAMSUNG’s Real 100Hz, the technology enables display motions in a more fluid way without any blurring by:
-Frame doubling from 50 to 100 frames per second,
-Not repeating the same image to make more frames, but intelligently calculating the ‘middle’ image between frame A and frame B and inserting another frame ‘A+’ in between.

3 HDMI
100% pure digital connection synchronises audio and video signals, ensuring no data loss and pure viewing perfection. Equipped with 3HDMI inputs, the SAMSUNG LCD TV Series 4 is more than a sensational TV; it has the ability to be the centrepiece of your digital world. The addition of Anynet+ (HDMI CEC) allows you to control all connected AV devices from one remote control, giving you a more integrated entertainment experience.


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