Inputs and Outputs Notes
Adaptive Brightness Intensifier
(ABI): Plasma display panels control brightness by regulating the discharge
cycles (time). Conventional plasma displays suffer from insufficient peak
brightness in dark scenes, resulting in images that are less dynamic than those
of direct-view CRTs. Panasonic's unique plasma ABI automatically increases the
number of discharge cycles (time) to achieve a dramatic improvement in peak
brightness. It expands the dynamic range of all images-from black-to-white
peak-to deliver pictures with naturally high levels of contrast.
Asymmetrical Cell Structure Panel:
The Asymmetrical Cell Structure Panel dramatically improves the light-emitting
balance of reds, blues and greens. The use of florescent materials with superior
light-emission characteristics, along with the improvements in the cell wall
structure, serves to enhance brightness and contrast. Together, these
technologies achieve a high level of plasma display performance with deep
blacks, brilliant whites and dramatic color reproduction.
Real Black Drive System:
Conventional plasma displays tend to illuminate blacks, which lowers the
contrast. In Panasonic plasma displays, however, the pre-discharge emission
intensity is greatly reduced, and the number of emissions per field is cut from
the usual 12 to 1. This dramatically reduces black levels and provides deep,
rich blacks. It also achieves a high contrast ratio of 4000:1.
Native Resolution: The
TH-42PA20 has a display resolution of 852 x 480. The Digital input and component
video inputs will accept 1080i, 480p, and 480i, and will display them as 852 x
480. All other input signals will also be displayed as 852 x 480.
Enhanced Progressive Scan Doubler: The
progressive scan doubler displays a full frame of video in 1/60th of a second by
de-interlacing the incoming video signal and progressively scanning the image.
This new scan doubler also provides even more image enhancement by improving the
quality of diagonal lines in a moving picture.
3:2 Pulldown Processing: The
3:2 pulldown processing corrects inherent flaws in frame transfer rates from
film, making a smoother picture with less distortion.
3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter: This
filter is designed to eliminate hanging dots and work on diagonal patterns to
eliminate the color rainbow effect in closely spaced patterns by compensating
for the motion that occurs between fields. As a result, bright colors and fast
action scenes are displayed with incredible clarity.
Color Matrix: When viewing
digital television programming from a DTV receiver/decoder, this TV will
automatically adjust the color parameters for 480p transmissions. Manual
adjustments are also possible for non-standard DTV formats.
This feature allows you to watch two programs at once using the television's
internal tuners. You can select PIP or Split operation. During Split operation,
the main picture and split picture are side-by-side. During PIP operation, a
small PIP frame is superimposed on the main picture. The PIP frame can be moved
to any corner on the screen and the frame's size can be adjusted.
Freeze: This feature is used to
freeze the main picture and display it in a PIP or Split frame.
Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:
displays a 4:3 picture at its standard size
magnifies the central section of the picture
displays the picture at its maximum size but with slight elongation
displays a 4:3 picture at its maximum size but with aspect correction
applied to the sides of the screen so that elongation is only apparent at
the left and right edges of the screen
Picture Mode: You can choose
one of the following picture modes:
BBE High-Definition Sound: BBE
High-Definition Sound provides true linear phase correction and dynamic
amplitude compensation. With BBE, speech intelligibility is improved and the
dynamic range of musical passages is restored to provide outstandingly natural
- Standard: recommended for
normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting
- Dynamic: provides enhanced
brightness for viewing in a well-lit room
- Cinema: for watching movies
in a dark room; this mode provides a soft, film-like picture
- Auto: automatically selects
the mode that best suits the brightness of the environment
BBE/VIVA 3D High Definition Sound
System: BBE/VIVA provides a musically accurate natural 3D image with hi-fi
sound. The clarity of the sound is improved by BBE while the width, depth and
height of the sound image are expanded by BBE's proprietary 3D sound processing.
Surround Function: The surround
function lets you enjoy a concert hall effect.
Sleep Timer: This television
features a built-in electronic sleep timer, set by remote control, that turns
the TV off automatically after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Programmable On/Off Timers: The
two programmable timers allow you to program the TV set to turn itself on and
off at designated times every day, while being tuned in to a selected channel.
Multibrand Remote: The
supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions
on other brands of components, including VCRs, personal video recorders, DVD
players, CD players, cassette decks, receivers, cable boxes, and DBS receivers.
The Action and directional keys allow you to move the on-screen selector, making
menu navigation simple and efficient. A glow-in-the-dark "Light"
button allows you to illuminate all the buttons for three seconds, making for
easy operation in the dark.
and Outputs Notes
Digital Input: This input
consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and a DVI-D terminal. The DVI-D
terminal can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other
devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The
DVI-D terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard and is not intended for
use with personal computers.
Note: The DVI-D input will
accept 1080i, 480p, and 480i.
Component Video Inputs: The
component video inputs will accept 1080i, 480p and 480i.
PC Input: The TV has a
front-panel analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) input, allowing you to connect a PC.
- TV without Stand:
W=46", H=25.9375", D=4"
- TV with Stand: W=46",