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Daewoo DP42SM 42-Inch Widescreen Flat Panel Plasma EDTV-Ready TV

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  • 42-inch plasma TV with 160-degree viewing angle, crystal-clear resolution; 40.9 x 24.7 x 3.2 inches (W x H x D)
  • Progressive-scan TV, direct digital connection to DVDs and digital broadcasts enhances clarity, reduces distortion
  • Over 16 million color tones reproduced, variable aspect ratio controls, freeze-frame feature
  • Rear-panel RCA, S-video, and component inputs, computer cable input, speaker terminals
  • High-fidelity stereo sound, onscreen 5-band equalizer, sound preference modes
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Brand NameDaewoo
Item Weight83 pounds
Product Dimensions14.8 x 13.3 x 13.2 inches
Item model numberDP-42SM
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Color NameNo
  
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Additional Information
ASINB0000WO464
Best Sellers Rank #833,179 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight83 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 14, 2003
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Daewoo
  • Model: DP-42SM
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

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Jump into tomorrow with the 42-inch Daewoo DP42SM widescreen plasma EDTV. It has a tiny footprint of just over 3 inches in depth and it delivers a full, rich cinematic experience with its 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Other features include a 480p native resolution (853 x 480 pixels), a 160-degree viewing angle, a 3D digital comb filter, and built-in stereo speakers.

The DP42SM accepts inputs in all major DTV formats (1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i). It produces an astoundingly bright picture with 600 candelas per square meter. It has five selectable picture modes for excellent performance in a wide variety of lighting conditions (4:3, 16:9, Panorama, Zoom1, and Zoom2), five sound modes (standard, movie, music, news, and user selectable), and a 3D digital comb filter for enhanced color purity.

Its built-in stereo speakers produce 16 watts of power each. It has a good assortment of connectivity options on the back of the set, including a 15-pin PC input, 2 component inputs, 2 component-video inputs, 2 composite A/V inputs, and external speaker outputs.

Tech Talk
EDTV: Abbreviation for enhanced-definition television, which is a subset of the new digital TV specification. This format produces 480 lines of progressive-scan resolution (or 480p). Aspect ratio: The aspect ratio refers to the shape of the video image. Standard television has a 4:3 aspect ratio, which is almost square in appearance. Digital television will have either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, which is widescreen and appears rectangular, looking more like a movie screen and filling more of the viewer's field of vision for a more lifelike viewing experience.

Scanning method: Frames of video are made up of many lines of video that are scanned onto a television screen so closely they appear to be a solid picture. The scanning method can be either interlaced or progressive. Interlaced scanning (also used in today's analog TV), indicated by an "i" in the video format, fills in the odd number lines (1,3,5,7...) and then fills in the even number lines (2,4,6,8...) until the frame is complete. Progressive scanning, "p," fills in each line consecutively until the frame is complete, like a computer display.

What's in the Box
DP42SM 42-inch TV, remote control, 2 AAA batteries, 1 AC power cord, 1 15-pin PC cable, 1 audio cable, 1 A/V cable, and printed operating instructions.

Product Description

This advanced plasma display's exhaustive connectivity lets you connect virtually any source for brilliant performance. Incorporating advanced plasma-display technology, the Wide Screen Daewoo DP-42SM, with a wide viewing angle of 160o and only 3.2" in depth, delivers an amazingly sharp picture. Features 16:9 Wide Screen Panel; 480P Native Resolution; Accepts All DTV Form. Versatile to mount on a wall or stand as the centerpiece in a room, this 42" plasma display monitor will not only fulfill all multimedia needs but will make a fashion statement at the same time. With its extensive connectivity options, this ultra-slim monitor is the perfect complement to any home theater system.

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Nice tv, lousy service from Best Buy and Daewoo.
Mike H
Never had a television go out after only one year, makes me wonder what else is in store.
S. Schmidt
The picture even looks better than some of the HD models.
Future Mom

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul Bismarck on December 27, 2003
This is a great plasma tv for the price range. If you are looking for coporate boardroom quality then look in the higher price range. However, if you want plasma TV with great picture quality in the entry level price range this is the one. Movie look amazing and so does regular television as more and more show are produced in higher quality and letterbox formatt. One thing to note is that all of the documentation I read before purchasing said it did not have a cooling fan, but it does. And it is nearly silent!! Unless you have your hear pressed against the top of the unit you can't hear it. I highly recommend this TV over others in the $3,000 price range.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 2004
We purchased the TV back in February and had it for about 8 weeks. In late April we started to get red lines from top to bottom about every inch on the screen. We purchased the extended service plan from Best Buy and called them. They sent their service person out and he determined the TV could not be fixed. Best Buy wanted us to deal with Daewoo because of the manfacturers warranty. DO NOT DEAL WITH DAEWOO DIRECTLY, Daewoo will not give you a new replacement unit it is reconditioned.
When I informed Best Buy of Daewoo's replacement policy they picked up the broken TV and replaced it with a new one.
Even though we had this little problem the TV is fantastic and highly recomended. We are very happy with it and you will be too I'm sure......
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 2004
I just bought this Daewoo DP42SM and am amazed at the quality of the picture. Not something I was expecting to find in the Daewoo brand in plasmas. I was lucky enough to see this plasma right next to a Sony and the highly rated Panasonic. I couldn't see much of a difference. It has very good black levels and a wide choice of input options. Also comes with a several sets of cables for connecting components. Has a very nice metal and glass stand, also a futuristc looking remote. Overall, I am in awe of this thing. I did not buy it online, I bought it at my local Fry's. I won't tell you for how much, but I got it for much less than the $2999 list shown here and elsewhere. I can recommend this plamsa very highly. Haven't had it that long (a week), but I hope it will prove to be a good purchase in the long run. Right now, just really loving this thing, what a pleasure to watch TV (I have digital cable from Cox and the picture is excellent) and DVDs (they look great as well).
I looked for about a month trying to decide. Saw some brands I definitely would not be comfortable with, they just had an inferior picture quality in the stores which took them out of the running right off the bat.
What I was looking for was good color reproduction, good black levels, a sharp picture, a silver enclosure and a stand included, and a price around $3000. I was not interested in HDTV (this is EDTV, fine for my needs), nor did I want a built-in tuner since I have digital cable. The Daewoo suprisingly came out on top. Don't overlook this one, you'll save some big bucks by shopping around for this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Schmidt on February 2, 2005
I bought a 42" Daewoo from Best Buy a little over a year ago

and today as we were watching it there was a loud pop and the

picure just went black---nothing. Thanks God I bought the 4 year

extended service contract but right now I wish they offered more

like a 10 year contract. Never had a television go out after only one year, makes me wonder what else is in store.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DG on April 20, 2004
bought set at best buy for $1999 via their pricematch policy with comp usa...then got 18 months no interest so i pay $110 a month and will have it paid off at end without interest...by then hdtv will have more channels and the price will drop to 2k for a hdtv....the Daewoo is absolutely the "best buy " for a the picture quality is awesome!! you are a fool if you spend more than 2k and get hdtv now.... edtv is awesome. dvd are perfect quality , and i just got hd cable.. about 7 channels, the picture is even better than dvd....not sure why ....but i am extremly please and cannot pull myself away from the picture quality....if you want plasma ( i am hanging above mantel) this is the one
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 23, 2005
Dec 23, 2005

I purchased the daewoo dp42sm plasma, had a small blue line through the picture. called the mfg...they issued a pick up authorization. Then I read the horror stories that this column wrote, got scared that I would be treated the same way.

I experienced none of the problems listed in this review of comments. They replaced my unit with a new unit as they said they would. I was finished with the process just under 2.5 weeks. I don't know what made the difference, but the experience was not as bad as I was made to believe.

A happy customer --- with my plasma tv back in the great room!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike H on May 16, 2005
Although I bought this plasma because I liked the very sharp and clear picture, it has a common problem that I didn't discover until recently.

There was a "pop" sound then the picture went black. I have spent the last 30 days with Best Buy and the Daewoo trying to get a new television. I have had the plasma for one year and did purchase the extended warranty. The service tech says that it cannot be repaired but the manufacturer will not respond and Best Buy does not want to give up a new set until they hear from Daewoo. Nice tv, lousy service from Best Buy and Daewoo.
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