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Samsung HPT4264 42-Inch Plasma HDTV

3.0 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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  • 1024 x 768 resolution
  • 15,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 18 bit color processing
  • Filter Bright 2 Anti Glare Technology
  • 3 HDMI, 2 component, 1 PC input
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model Number: HPT4264
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1
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Product Description

Product Description

42 Widescreen Plasma HDTV

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Offering a rich feature set and exceptional quality for its price, Samsung HPT4264 42-inch 720p plasma TV uses the company's 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. In addition to a standard-broadcast NTSC tuner, it also features an integrated ATSC tuner that can capture over-the-air digital broadcasts from local network affiliates (the set will still require a set-top tuner for receiving non-terrestrial HD broadcasts from channels like HBO or Discovery). Other noteworthy features include a 60,000 hour panel life, Samsung's unique auto pixel-shifting technology to prevent burn-in, a gaming mode, cinema progressive film mode, and 3 HDMI connections. This model is also compatible with an Auto wall-mount Samsung will release this year that is controllable in 3-dimensions via the HTDV's own remote control.

Samsung currently offers two 42-inch 720p plasma models; this one and the lower priced HPT4254. this model is set apart from the HPT 4254 by its cosmetic design and by the inclusion of a USB 2.0 connection for playing photo files or MP3s. Both models offer the same high level of digital image processing, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDMI connectivity. If you don't need the USB connection, you may want ot consider the the HPT4254.

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. Thanks to the new 13-bit processing capability of DNIe, the HP-S4253 can produce over 549 billion colors (compared to the one billion colors that TVs with 10-bit processing can produce.

Single-tuner Picture in Picture
This HDTV has a picture-in-picture feature, but it only has a single tuner which does not allow POP to function n the same mode. For example, you can't watch one TV channel in the main screen and another channel in the PIP screen. You can watch a tv channel in one screen and view contnet from your computer or a DVD in another. This tends to be the functional limitation of PIP in most HDTVs currently available.

Connections:

  • HDMI connections: 3 (1 side 2 rear)
  • S-Video Inputs: 3 (1 side 2 rear)
  • Component Video A/V Input: 2 (rear)
  • USB 2.0 Connection: (1 side)
  • PC (RGB) input: 1 (rear)
  • Composite video input: 1 (side)
  • Headphone Jack: 1 (side)
  • RF input: 2 (rear)

What's in the box Plasma HDTV, Remote control, 2 AAA batteries, Power cord, Owner's Instructions/Quick Setup Guide, Warranty Card, Registration Card, Safety Guide Manual, Cloth-Clean.


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Samsung
Item Weight 73.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 3.7 x 41.5 x 27.5 inches
Item model number HPT4264
Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black
Specification Met energy_star

Additional Information

ASIN B000NEDYU6
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #353,713 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#256 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > Plasma TVs
Shipping Weight 88.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available April 18, 2005

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There's a HUGE difference in the picture quality between this model and the one from last year. Don't waste your time with the small Terk antennas, they all stink for the money. The ANT301 is the best one I've found (I've tried 10 or more different ones) for OTA HD.

Be SURE to change the picture settings out of the box. The ones it ships with are terrible and might make you think the blacks aren't fantastic on this, when they ARE amazing. You need to set up EACH input.

Here's the settings for the component input (from AVSforum):

Mode: Movie

Contrast: 65 (58 for dark room/low light settings)

Brightness: 35 (36 for dark room/low light settings)

Sharpness: 0

Color: 48

Tint: G 54/46 R

Color temp: "Warm2"

Dynamic contrast: OFF

Black level: OFF

Edge enhancement: OFF

DNIE: OFF

DNR: OFF

Detailed settings:

Color space: WIDE

Gamma: 0

White balance:

R offset: 13

G offset: 15

B offset: 15

R gain: 13

G gain: 15

B gain: 15
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I received this TV from Amazon via Eagle delivery last Saturday in perfect condition. No problems with the tv tilting on the stand like some people reported in the avs forums.

So I hooked up the cable and set everything up and I was in for a treat. Before I go any further I want to add that I went TV shopping at Circuit City to see what this TV or rather the hpt4254 would look like. The demo feed at circuit city was good but it never prepared me for what I would see with my own tv. My first time watching an HD channel was truly eye opening. It was akin to a religious experience on the grandest scale. The clarity of the image and the colors gave shame to the real world. That's how good this TV is. If you're hesitating and wondering whether this TV is good, it's not. It's better than good, it is awesome. The picture quality is bewildering that anything can look this good.

What does regular TV looks like? It looks ok like regular tv. But after watching HD why would you even want to watch regular tv? Buy this tv now! I gave it a 5 star rating for its awesomeness and you'll agree with me once you have your own TV.
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This television is the best plasma I have seen in a while. While I was shopping on a budget, I did think that this set looked better than many of the ones twice it's price. I especially like it's plethora of inputs. This TV is a must have if you are looking for a sleek, amazing, not pricey TV!

The only con I have for it is that the internal speakers stink.. But I have a sound system anyway.
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Bought this TV a week ago and it is absolutely amazing. I have a HD DVD player and a blu ray player and have watched a number of different movies. The clarity and sharpness of the TV are amazing. I love this TV. One of the best purchases that I have made in a long time.
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I am very pleased with this purchase. Amazon has the best price on the net. I ordered this TV last wednesday, and I am enjoying this TV as we speak! With free white glove delivery and quick shipping, this is my "Deal of the year!" There are some picture problems out of the box, the manufacturer settings suck. but minor tweaking will fix that. The picture is really sharp, but off air channels don't look so hot. Even Off air HD channels. I am using a terk antenna that's supposed to be really sexy. But so far, I am not impressed with the off air channels. Digital Cable looks wicked! Overal its a great TV at a great price, if it wasn't for the reddish hues and sucky off air channels, I would give this TV a 5.
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I've only had the tv for 3 days, and I while the HD channels looked fantastic, I was very concerned that the basic channels looked terribly grainy. I decided to try the settings recommended by Victor Ireland and that solved the problem (thank you Victor)!
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I received my TV last week. I am anxious to plug it in and use it, I am holding off to surprise the kids Christmas morning. This review is for the Shipping Company Eagle Global Logistics.

Eagle GL (EGL) estimated my TV delivery by 13-Nov. The item was recieved at their facility 5-Nov. I was contacted on 7-Nov to set up a delivery time. I recieved the TV the next day, on time, delivered by two workers, who carefully unboxed, unpacked and plugged in the TV. They connected both a DVD player and my satellite tuner. We established picture and sound. They cleaned their stuff up and were out the door. I had a VERY good experience with them.

I will rate the TV after Christmas, when "Santa" gives it to the family.

>> UPDATE <<
Well, the TV has been running for about 1.5 weeks.

Pros
-The TV has a great picture with the HD box from Dishnetwork, but only a good picture if you have a SD box. This may be due to the component video connections (HD box) vs. the coaxial connection (SD box). The HD box seems to have a cleaner SD picture.
-On remote caption button. This is great with kids in the house so I can understand what is being said with the ruckus around me. NOTE-Closed Caption only works through Antenna connection on TV. To get CC through the component video, I had to dial it up through the HD box from dishnetwork.
-Many types and quantities of connections on back panel. (HDMI, Comp video, comp audio, S-VHS, yadda, yadda)
-Picture can be adjusted using a wide array of settings (this is also a con, see below.)

Cons
-The picture can be changed using several settings and can be frustrating.
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