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Samsung SP-P4251 42-Inch EDTV Plasma Television with Built-in Speakers

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  • 42-inch widescreen high-definition plasma display with DVI input and 16:9 aspect ratio; 41.4 x 29.7 x 3.4 inches (W x H x D) without stand
  • 852 x 480-pixel EDTV (480p) resolution; built-in image scaler accepts 720p and 1080i signals and scales them for 480p viewing
  • Extraordinary 3,000:1 contrast ratio, high 1,000 cd/m2 brightness
  • NTSC dual-tuner, split-screen PIP lets you watch 2 programs simultaneously
  • 12-watts-per-channel stereo speakers and TruSurround XT simulated surround sound
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight62 pounds
Product Dimensions50 x 33 x 21 inches
Item model numberSP-P4251
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
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Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #731,414 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight97 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableApril 28, 2004
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: SP-P4251
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Product Description

Samsung SP-P4251 42" Plasma EDTV with Built-in Speakers - This wide screen, 42" plasma television set has a resolution of 852x480; making it the perfect choice for getting the maximum value out of your current entertainment options. Satellite TV, digital cable, DVDs, console video games - they all look their best on this impressive display! 160 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter Fanless Cooling System for Quiet Operation Discrete IR Code Capability Built-in 12-Watt Speakers SRS TruSurround XT Built-in Audio Amplifier Connections - DVI with HDCP, 2 Component (Y, Pb, Pr), 2 S-Video Inputs (1 Side), 3 Composite Inputs (1 Side), A/V Monitor Out (1 Video/1 Audio), & PC (RGB) Input V-Chip System Includes a pedestal stand

Samsung's fourth-generation plasma television, the 42-inch SP-P4251, uses the company's proprietary electronic chassis and its latest DNIe picture-enhancement circuitry to deliver outstanding brightness, contrast, and overall picture clarity. Use it for home theater and use it for your PC--it's perfect for both. It comes with a pedestal stand and a pair of built-in NTSC tuners for split-screen and PIP viewing (small, large, double). Built-in analog tuners allow you to connect an analog RF signal cable or antenna directly to the set and watch standard-definition TV right out of the box.

With a plasma screen you get vivid colors like you've never seen before, extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor's slim profile--the SP-P4251 is a mere 3.4 inches deep, perfect for desk or wall mounting. Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound systems.

The set boasts an incredible contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and a brightness rating of 1,000 cd/m2. With every scene, the picture is clear and vivid, capturing and revealing every detail, even in bright light. The set's picture-frame design is finished in luxurious aluminum and acrylic with contrasting tones of sliver and black. The use of these colors and materials help eliminate glare and facilitate comfortable viewing, freeing your eyes to focus only on the picture.

The set's panel construction is calibrated for better performance and greater durability than earlier plasma models--even surpassing the longevity of prior-generation CRT sets, offering a 50,000-hour panel life (viewing time under normal conditions, after which picture deterioration may occur).

Samsung's exclusive Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) combines a Motion Optimizer, Contrast Enhancer, Detail Enhancer, and Color Optimizer to deliver a vivid, lifelike picture. With the Motion Optimizer, fast-moving images are rendered with more natural-looking motion, without blurring or noise. DNIe's Detail Enhancer analyzes video elements to produce sharper detail, clear image separation, and natural edge transition. The Color Optimizer gives colors lifelike realism while making whites more accurate and skin tones more natural. The Contrast Enhancer gives you deeper, richer blacks with greater detail and more natural whites.

In addition to component (Y, Pb, Pr) inputs for an HD set-top box, PC, and DVD player, the set also offers an DVI-HDTV (Digital Visual Interface) jack for the best possible resolution in a direct digital connection. In keeping with the slim profile of the Plasma TV, AV jacks are on the side so that, even after installation, peripherals such as video players, camcorders, and other AV equipment can be easily connected.

Built-in speakers powered by 12 watts per channel means your movies and TV programming will sound great even without a standalone multichannel surround system. Helping out in the surround-effect department, SRS TruSurround XT incorporates these features: TruSurround 6CH Surround Effect, TruBass Virtual Woofer Effect, Dialog Clarity Virtual Center Effect, and WOW Stereo Enhancement.

Wall mounting is optional using Samsung's WMN4240 wall-mount kit.

What's in the Box
TV, stand, remote control, remote batteries, an RF video cable, a user's manual, and a warranty card.

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Geezer on January 9, 2005
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Researched for months. This is the best plasma edtv for the money! A#1
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9 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2004
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This is by far the best 42" Samsung TV out there. For the money, it beats every brand!!
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10 of 36 people found the following review helpful By B. Tylutki on November 20, 2004
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