Zenith's big-screen, 42-inch, gas-plasma P42W46X features abundant inputs and a widescreen, picture-flat display with an incredible 5,000:1 contrast ratio and daylight-rivaling 1,000 cd/m2 brightness--perfect for doing double duty as both a PC monitor and a centerpiece for your home-theater. The P42W46X uses an EDTV (enhanced-definition TV) screen, which means it's a step closer to high-definition (HDTV) than regular TVs. When used with a progressive-scan DVD player (or 480p-output DTV set-top box) you'll get seamless, razor-sharp images from your favorite movies and concert videos.
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 P42W46X is less than 4 inches deep, perfect for desk placement (on the supplied stand) or wall mounting (with Zenith's PWMT200, sold separately).
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. You do, however, need to be wary of image burn-in (wherein long-held stationary images leave a permanent impression in the screen), but the P42W46X offers built-in picture orbiter and whitewash functions to prevent this occurrence.
The P42W46X's screen offers 852 x 480p resolution for an extremely detailed image. RS-232 controls as well as high-definition DVI (with HDCP copy protection), NTSC (composite-video, S-video, and high-definition component-video), and RGB (15-pin type-D connector for VGA, SVGA, XGA, or SXGA) inputs ensure the P42W46X's compatibility with DTV set-top boxes, DVD players, VCRs, computers, and other video sources.
Additional features include aspect-ratio correction (intelligent resizing of video and computer images to 16:9 widescreen or conventional 4:3 aspect ratio) and Faroudja DCDi deinterlacing and line doubling to seamlessly translate interlaced TV video for enhanced-definition viewing. The unit offers an onboard 10-watts-per-channel stereo amplifier and 2 speakers, and its fan-free, noise-free operation positions you to appreciate your audio all the more.
What's in the Box
Plasma TV, remote control, remote batteries, a 15-pin RGB cable (15 feet), a DVI cable (6 feet), a user's manual, a power cord (6 feet), and warranty information.