Samsung PS42Q96 TV reviews and prices: 42" HD Ready Plasma screen

256 customer reviews
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This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 256 reviews.
Samsung PS42Q96 with 42" HD Ready Plasma screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy set up
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2008

Paul, Halkirk

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great Price, Good image quality
Bad points:
Poor inbuilt speakers
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good value for money
Bad points:
Sound okay for normal use but best to put via home cinema system if you want to crank the sound up
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2008

John, Reading I am a perfectionist

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice looking set with generally good image quality. Sound is perfectly acceptable. Good range of inputs.
Bad points:
Does not handle motion terribly well (50Hz). Quite slow on Source selection.
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The TV and stand are very well designed. Picture and sound quality are perfectly acceptable,
Bad points:
Picture can be not so good with certain high contrast or fast moving images.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser Gadget Mad

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cheap, Good Image quality
Bad points:
No PIP
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
brilliant picture-good looking television-great value for the price.
Bad points:
slight ghosting at times though nothing to bother about.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Apr 2008

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 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 15000
Reflection angle 175
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 102.4
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 1500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 30.6
Release date 2007-11-15

Also known as: SAMSUNG PS42Q96HD, SAMSUNG PS42Q96HL, Samsung PS-42Q96HD

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Manufacturer's Description

SAMSUNG introduces the Q96 plasma which replaces the award winning Q6 range of 2006. The Q96 has improved design and technology with the new Ultra Filter Bright ensuring the Q96 has the blackest blacks and the richest colour possible.


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