Samsung PS42B430 TV reviews and prices: 42" HD Ready Plasma screen

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This TV is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 130 reviews.
Samsung PS42B430 with 42" HD Ready Plasma screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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ted, workington Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Apr 2010

Sue, Northwich Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use with very good picture quality
Bad points:
Sound is sometimes distorted when the volume is too high
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2010

clive, lincs Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
big screen,clear,great sound very easy to set up ,also it has a swivel stand which makes things a little easier!! ok,it doesnt have all the top specs that the more expensive tvs have but for the majority of tv watchers it does everything you'd want it to! (although the 3d tv's are pretty sweet!)
Bad points:
not for me but for my wife,its a bigger area to dust now! ;-)
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality. Easy to set up and use. Would recommend to anyone.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2010

Line, Salisbury Occasional TV watcher

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, fair price for this size. Image quality as good expected (especially after learning how to use the various different settings correctly).
Bad points:
Sound is not excellent, but better than we expected after reading the other reviews.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Mar 2010

Andrea, Stockport, Cheshire Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
TV looks good, sound good, picture quality good. Easy to set up and use. I was very pleased with the TV for what I paid for it however if you are a gaming family or Wii user I was told by the TV Engineer who came to set the TV up with the ariel/wall mount etc that heavy use can leave an imprint on the screen - I've not experienced this and use my Wii quite regularly but do turn it off when not in use rather than leave it with an on-screen picture.
Bad points:
The remote is tempermental and you have to hold it at a certain angle to get it to work. The wall bracket needs to be a certain length to fit to the fittings so don't just look at the TV size and weight if thinking of wall mounting the TV.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2010

Wayne, Birmingham Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice quality picture, it appears quickly after turning it on. The TV rotates on its base, so no heavy lifting required after its put in place.
Bad points:
No headphone socket
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen Plasma
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 1
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 100
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 2000000
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 102.4
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 1500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket No
Weight (kg) 37
Release date 2009-05-18

Also known as: SAMSUNG PS42B430P2, SAMSUNG PS42B430P, PS42B430, Samsung PS-42B430

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Manufacturer's Description

The Samsung PS42B430 has everything you’ll need for crisp and bright cinema-quality images. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 and a total sound output of 20 watts, the PS42B430 lets you enjoy HD Freeview TV to the max. The PS42B430 includes a number of image improvement technologies, such as the 24p Cinema Mode for clearer, sharper results, and the Colour III enhancer, which produces a wide range of subtle, natural colours.HD ReadyBe prepared for a unique High Definition experience with this TV, enjoy the new realms of HD gaming and TV reception to a whole new level.

mega dynamic contrast ratio
The Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio provides better clarity than you ever thought possible. It provides you deeper, richer dark colours and bright, more vibrant light colours.

600Hz subfields
600Hz subfields manages to show 10 subfields per frame which eliminates flicker in 24p mode.

2 HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) enables simple and easy connection of digital devices with a single cable that transfers uncompressed audio and visual contents without data loss.

wide color enhancer 2
Samsung’s Wide Colour Enhancer extended to display the natural green and blue. Additionally, Wide Colour Enhancer 2 technology is upgraded to reproduce the red area also.

18bit (262,144 gradation)
Samsung PDP TV’s 18-bit processing capacity broadens the colour palette to deliver unbelievably natural & true colours.


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