Offering an incredible feature set and exceptional quality for its price, Samsung's fifth-generation 42-inch SP-P4231 gas-plasma TV uses the company's proprietary electronic chassis and the latest DNIe enhancement circuitry to deliver outstanding brightness, contrast, and image clarity. Use it for home theater and use it for your PC--it's perfect for both. It comes with a pedestal stand and detachable speakers.
It's ready for high-definition telecasts right out of the box, with a built-in HDTV tuner that lets you receive and decode free, over-the-air high-def broadcasts where available (optional antenna required). You can also receive HD broadcasts from a separately available, HD-compatible set-top receiver or cable/satellite TV box via the component video or lossless HDMI connections. The set's CableCARD port means you can also receive digital cable television systems services directly from a compatible cable system without requiring a bulky, external cable box.
This set features an 852 x 480-pixel resolution, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, 175-degree viewing angle, brightness rating of 1500 cd/m2 (candela per square meter), and an amazing 10000:1 contrast ratio. (The higher the contrast ratio, the greater a TV's ability to display subtle color details and not get washed out by ambient room light.)
The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) Video Enhancer refines all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. DNIe improves contrast, white level, picture detail and incorporates digital noise reduction to improve lower quality video inputs. Samsung's patented My Color Control technology allows you to control specific colors without affecting the whole screen, providing a mix of primary and secondary color-control selections: white, red, pink, yellow, green and blue. Brightness and contrast levels are enhanced for deeper, richer blacks with greater detail, and more natural whites.
Thanks to the new 12-bit processing capability of DNIe, Samsung TVs can produce over 68 billion colors and over 4,000 shades of gray. Compare that to most competitorsÕ 10-bit processing systems that produce just one billion colors. From the faint sunlight of dawn to the extreme spotlights of a fashion show, Samsung Plasma TVs provide vivid, life-like images that rival reality.
The 3D Y/C digital comb filter constantly analyzes the three dimensions of picture height, picture width, and picture changes-over-time, to reduce dramatically edge image artifacts while improving transition detail. Other video enhancements include picture-in-picture (PIP) for watching two different video sources at once (such as TV and your PC), selectable aspect ratio, and color temperature controls.
High-quality virtual surround sound can be experienced with just the speakers built into the TV. SRS TruSurround XT technology delivers an amazing, simulated 3D effect with clear dialog and powerful bass. It produces 10 watts of power per channel (for 20 watts total). It offers the following connection options
- Composite AV: 1
- S-Video: 1
- Component video (YPbPr): 2
- RF: 2
- HDMI: 1
- PC VGA: 1
- Digital optical audio: 1 out
- Digital coaxial audio: 1 out
- Headphones: 1
HDMI allows for the transmission of both video and audio digital signals through a single connection for higher quality and fewer wires. It's fully backward compatible with DVI interface-equipped products using an adapter (not included).
What's in the Box
Plasma TV, remote control (with batteries), power cable, RF cable, printed operating instructions