46″ widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio) Built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required) Built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required) 1920 x 1080 pixels 30,000:1 contrast ratio (1,000,000:1 dynamic) 160(H) x 160(V) viewing angle Sub Pixel Controller video processing Deep Color and x.v.Color support Built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2) Multibrand remote control VIERA Link simplifies remote control for compatible Panasonic components (HDMI-CEC) picture settings memory for each video input 2 composite video (1 rear, 1 side) 2 S-video (1 rear, 1 side) 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080i) 3 HDMI v1.3 (2 rear, 1 side) accepts signals up to 1080p (60Hz, 24Hz) PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) RF input for antenna/cable signals Optical digital audio output for Dolby Digital Side SD memory card slot for digital photo playback Energy Star compliant Detachable stand (stand “footprint” is 18″W x 12-3/4″D) Wall-mountable (bracket not included) Dimensions: (WHD) 46 x 27-3/8 x 3-1/8 In. Dimensions: (WHD on Stand) 46 x 31 x 15-1/8 In. Weight: 81.6 lbs. with stand; 77.2 lbs. without stand Extra long-life panel (100,000 hours) Warranty: 1 year parts & labor in-home serviceAmazon.com Product Description–March 10, 2008 With its 2008 Panasonic Viera Plasmas, Panasonic brings anastonishing 1,000,000:1 contrast ration to the table. advanced pixel resolution and image-processing technology with the plasma TV’s natural ability to beautifully reproduce fast moving images, so every detail is rendered with amazing clarity, and all the action is delivered with a high degree of fluidity.
What’s New This Year?
Super Contrast–native contrast ratios on the PZ85, PZ800 and PX 850 series are 30,000:1, double last year’s 15,000:1.
Dynamic contrast ratios are up to 1,000,000:1. new anti-reflective filter; lead-free “Tough Under Force” panel is resistant to impacts and scratches
Built-in SD card slot with Photo Viewer/Gallery Player software x.v. Color and Deep Color (HDMI 1.3 features) Game Mode auto-adjusts image quality suitable to games and includes anti-image retention Viera Link is now compatible with Onkyo and Yamaha home theater systems
At least 3 HDMI inputs on all models (4 on PZ800 and PZ850 series) THX Certification on PZ800 and PZ850 series
Which Viera is Right For You?
Click here to see a comparison of step up features on each Viera series.
Amazing color reproduction
The incredible black reproduction of a Panasonic High-Definition Plasma TV results in impressive contrast and beautiful, natural colors. So you’ll get warm, accurate skin tones, gorgeous greens, breathtaking blues and vivid reds. For color that’s as rich and bold as life itself, look to a Panasonic Plasma TV.
Consistent brightness from any angle
A Panasonic Plasma combines anti-glare and anti-reflection technology with the natural light-emitting properties of plasma, to give you a super-wide viewing range with a crisp, beautiful image from almost any angle.
Smooth, graceful motion
When you’re watching sports or movies with fast-motion graphics, you want a TV that can keep up with the action. With over 900 lines of moving picture, self-illuminating plasma displays eliminate afterimages in fast-action scenes. So whether you’re watching a sporting event or an action-packed movie, you’ll always get the most impressive viewing experience possible.
The Panasonic’s Real Black system (a pre-discharge suppression system) and improved panel production processes combine to reproduce outstanding blacks with superb contrast. Each image is richly expressive, from bright scense, like scorching desert landscapes, to dark cave scenes. Compare the image produced by conventional HDTV on the left to the Real Black image produced on the right
Viera HDTVs support the xvYCC color profile (Extended YCC Colorimetry for Video Applications), or “x.v. color” for short. Standard RGB color space allows the display of a portion of the colors that are viewable to the human eye. The next generation “xvYCC” color space actually offers an available range of colors that exceeds what human eyes can recognize. Next-generation “xvYCC” color space supports 1.8 times as many colors as existing HDTV signals Lets HDTVs display colors more accurately Enables displays with more natural and vivid colors
Where x.v. color expands the available range of colors your HDTV can display, Deep Color increases the number of colors your HDTV can display within that range, for smoother transitions from color to color.
Lets HDTVs and other displays go from millions of colors to billions of colors Eliminates on-screen color banding, for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations between colors Enables increased contrast ratio Can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white.
Viera flat panel HDTVs interact with an array of high-definition devices and services, making it easy for consumers to access and enjoy content as never before. As of 2008, Viera Link is compatible with Onkyo and Yamaha home theater systems.
Videos and stills recorded on SD cards can easily be viewed via the SD slots on Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc players and Viera HDTVs. Viera Link means easy connectivity via HDMI cables. Finally, consumers can easily operate their Blu-Ray Disc players, DVD recorders and home theater systems with a single remote control device.
4 HDMI inputs to connect all of your devices directly to your television. Equipped with an RGB input terminal, VIERA can connect with your PC and serve as a large-screen monitor.
Panasonic plasma panels are rated to last 100,000 hours, which is about 30 years of regular or 11 years of non-stop usage before the brightness of the display is halved.
Get Full HD with Blu-Ray Disc Players
A Panasonic 1080p plasma television is able to render 1920×1080 pixels, but standard DVDs have a resolution of just 720×480. Blu-ray discs output true 1080p High-Definition resolution and have a storage capacity ten times greater than standard DVDs, so no pixel gos to waste.
Which is the Right Viera for You?
1920 x 1080 pixels
Standard Features TH-42PX80U
480 Hz Sub-field Drive Technology Anti-Reflective Filter Viera Link HDAVI Control Built-in SD Card Slot w/Photo Viewer
Deep Color Technology x.v. Color 3D Color Mangement Sub-Pixel Controller Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Anti-Image Retention Mode Game Mode Scratch and Impact Rsistant Panel 100,000 Hours to Panel Half-Brightness (>30 years @ 8 hours/day) Lead-free Panel TH-50PX80U
42 inches 20,000:1
46 inches 20,000:1
50 inches 20,000:1
42 inches 30,000:1
46 inches 30,000:1
50 inches 30,000:1
42 inches 30,000:1 4
TH-46PZ800U 46 inches 30,000:1 4
TH-50PZ800U 50 inches 30,000:1 4
TH-58PZ800U 58 inches 30,000:1 4
TH-46PZ850U 46 inches 30,000:1 4
5,120 TH-50PZ850U 50 inches 30,000:1 4
5,120 TH-58PZ850U 58 inches 30,000:1 4
5,120 TH-65PZ850U 65 inches 30,000:1 4
- 1920 x 1080 Resolution
- 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for the Brightest whites and darkest blacks
- 4096 Shades of Gradation for spectacular Color Reproduction
- Viera LinK™ HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your home theater components by pressing a single button on your TV’s remote control
- GalleryPlayer® allows you to enjoy the world’s finest high definition art and photography on your Panasonic HD plasma TV