The Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY 42-inch plasma dislplay incorporates advanced digital processing technology, including a newly developed MACH Panel, Real Black Drive System, 3D Color Management System, and the New Super Real Gamma System. A host of Panasonic imaging technologies combine to achieve both the industry's highest gradation and outstanding 4,000:1 contrast. Dual Picture, Digital Zoom, multi-screen capability and other advanced functions enhance the usability of this display. The Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY provides pictures with the kind of breathtaking beauty that stirs emotion.
Viewable Image Size: 42"
Interface: 15-pin Mini D-Sub (Analog), Component Video, Composite Video, and S-Video
Resolution: 852 x 480 (Native)
Available Color(s): Black
Environments: PC and Mac Compatible
Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY 42" Plasma Display: Supplies and Accessories Options
Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY 42" Plasma Display Specifications
Part # TH-42PWD7UY
Manufacturer Part #
AR (Anti-Reflection) Coating
Horizontal: 36.2" Vertical: 20.4" Diagonal: 42"
852 x 480 (Native)
16 : 9 Wide
Number of Colors (Gray Levels)
3,620 million colors
Input Video Signal
RGB Component Video Composite Video S-Video
Horizontal: 15 - 110kHz Vertical: 48 - 120Hz
1 x Mini D-sub 15-pin (RGB) 1 x S terminal (S-Video) 1 x BNC coaxial (Composite Video) 3 x BNC coaxial (Component Video)
AC 120 V, 50/60Hz
On: 290W Stand-by: 0.5W
32°F - 104°F
20% - 80% (Non condensation)
FCC Part 15 Class A Digital Equipment
Dimensions (W x H x D)
40.2" x 24.0" x 3.5"
1 year limited warranty on parts, labor and backlight.
Includes in the Box
Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY Remote Control and Batteries
Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY 42" Plasma Display Features
Technologies for Increasing Contrast and Gradation
Stunning 4000:1 Dark-Area Contrast-New Real Black Drive System
By reducing the pre-discharge emission when reproducing black, the New Real Black Drive System provides deeper, richer blacks and a stunning 4000:1 contrast. The result is dramatically enhanced image clarity and realism.
Even Higher Bright-Area Contrast - Deep Black Filter The front protective glass of the plasma display panel incorporates a Deep Black Filter that suppresses light transmittance and slashes the amount of external light reflected. This helps our displays achieve the industry's highest level of contrast when viewed in bright surroundings.
2,048 Shades of Gradation in Dark Scenes - New Super Real Gamma System In scenes with low brightness levels, the New Super Real Gamma System reproduces gradation in steps equivalent to 2,048 shades. In other words, this original, non-linear signal processing system provides superior performance at brightness levels where the human eye sees best. As a result, it adds subtle nuances to darker scenes and gives images greater depth.
High-Contrast Images with a High S/N Ratio - Adaptive AGC Our previous automatic gain control (AGC) detected the brightness level of the entire image, then boosted it as necessary. This had a drawback, in that it tended to increase noise and black-out parts of the image where the video signal did not require boosting. Adaptive AGC raises contrast while suppressing noise by detecting and boosting only the image edges. Technologies for Increasing Brightness
10% Brighter Images - New MACH Panel with Bounded Cell Structure
The New MACH (Multifacet Asymmetrical Configuration Hyper-pixel) Panel features a bounded cell structure in which wall-like ribs are used to wrap each individual cell. By increasing the area in which the phosphor can be applied, this dramatically improves both light-emitting efficiency and intensity. Furthermore, improvements to the drive circuit and plasma gas inside the panel have enabled Panasonic to boost peak brightness while actually lowering power consumption compared with our previous models. As a result, peak brightness is boosted by 10% compared with a previous Panasonic model. The new panel structure boasts a long service life of 60,000 hours. A newly developed phosphor also raises the plasma displays' resistance to static-image screen burning to the same level as CRT displays. Technologies for Improving Picture Clarity and Colors
This newly developed technology dramatically reduces MPD (Motion Picture Disturbance) noise to deliver crisp, clean moving images. Using a Panasonic original algorithm, it detects motion patterns that tend to generate noise and makes the necessary adjustments to maximize image quality. And it does this without diminishing the quality of stationary objects, such as those in the background.
Vibrant Colors and Natural Skin Tones - 3D Color Management System 3D Color Management System is a new correction process that works in a three-dimensional color matrix (hue, saturation, and brightness) rather than the conventional two-dimensional color difference plane. By correcting hue and brightness independently and providing finer control, this process delivers vibrant colors and natural skin tones. Technologies for Enhancing Resolution and Sharpness
Better Vertical Resolution - Active I/P Conversion
The Active I/P (Interlace/Progressive) Conversion system detects slow movements more precisely by increasing the range for detecting moving-picture and still-picture pixels. This reduces I/P conversion noise that often occurs when reproducing tiny movements, thereby producing crisper images while raising the vertical resolution in interlaced images. Functions that Improve Usability
Two Different Images on One Screen - Dual Picture Mode
You can simultaneously display images from any two different kinds of AV sources connected. Or, adding one of the optional terminal boards lets you display images from two of the same type of image source, such as two PCs or two DVD players. This function allows you to take full advantage of the plasma display's large screen.
Up to 4x Enlargement of Image Zones - Digital Zoom This function lets you enlarge a portion of an image by up to four times normal size and display it on the full screen. Use this function to give your presentations greater impact.
Huge Display Equivalent to 260-inches - Multi-Screen Applications The built-in image-enlarging function makes it easier to set up multiscreen displays featuring four (2 x 2), nine (3 x 3), or sixteen (4 x 4) units. For example, with sixteen 65-inch displays you can configure a huge display equivalent to 260 inches by simply connecting ordinary cables. That's the kind of display that catches eyes at shopping malls and event sites. This function works with component video signals, so you can use enlarged images from DVD and other high-quality sources in your display.
Enhanced Screen Saver Functions A variety of screen saver functions help minimize the risk of uneven phosphor aging. You can also use the timer to set the screen saver operating cycles, operating time, and start and stop times. This lets you make settings that match your application.
White Bar Scroll: White bars move across the screen from left to right at regular intervals. Good for ordinary still-image displays.
Screen Reversal: Displays images with the black and white reversed. Good for text displays.
Side Panel Adjustment: Brightens the black bands on the sides of the screen when displaying images in the 4:3 format.
Wobbling: Shifts the image's position by several pixels at fixed time intervals.
Peak Limit Mode: Lowers the peak brightness level (image contrast) by 30%.
Energy-Saving Functions A broad range of environment-friendly functions help minimize energy consumption.
DPMS (Display Power Management Signaling) Power is automatically turned on or off in response to a sync signalfrom the PC connected to the built-in PC input terminal.
Auto Power Off When you're using a device connected to the multi-function slots, the display panel goes into standby mode after about 10 minutes if no sync signal is received.
Power Save Mode Reduces the display's brightness.
Standby Power Save Mode Reduces power consumption when on standby. (Start-up may take a few moments once the display is in this mode.)
Front Button Control The five buttons on the front bezel give you instant access to all major functions via an easy-to-read on-screen menu display.
Panasonic TH-42PWD7UY 42" Plasma Display Warranty Information
Warranty Length: One year limited warranty.
Coverage: Covers Parts and Labor.
Provider: Panasonic Solutions (America), Inc.
Contact: Panasonic Technical Support at 1-800-222-0741