Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U Video
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Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U Review
The good: Relatively inexpensive; produces a deep shade of black; accurate initial color temperature; solid connectivity with three HDMI inputs; handsome, understated exterior.
The bad: Color decoding accentuates red; inaccurate primary color of green; ineffective noise reduction.
The bottom line: Panasonic's TH-42PX80U 42-inch plasma sets the picture quality-to-value standard for entry-level plasma TVs.
Panasonic Viera TH-42PX80U Specs
Part number: TH-42PX80U
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