displays a 4:3 picture at its standard size with gray bars along the
magnifies the picture
uniformly (vertically and horizontally), so the top and bottom are cut off
(recommended for letter box sources)
stretches the picture horizontally to fill the screen
for anamorphic sources)
stretches a 4:3 picture to fill the screen 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
(recommended for normal TV
the 4:3 picture horizontally to fill the screen, the side edges are cut off
Inputs and Outputs Notes
29 Billion Colors: From deep blacks providing excellent shadow
detail to vibrant colors rendering brilliantly bright scenes, the TH-42PX60U
displays an incredible 29 billion colors.
3072 Shades of Gradation:
Plasma displays can suffer from an artifact called false contouring, where
transitions between different shades of the same color are too sharp. These
transitions can appear as distinct lines between the different shades of color.
Having 3072 shades of gradation helps minimize the false contouring artifact so
color transitions take on a smooth, natural appearance.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in ATSC and QAM HDTV tuners, so you don't have to purchase a
separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or
non-encrypted high definition cable
Native Resolution: The
TH-42PX60 has a display resolution of 1024 x 768. All incoming signals are
converted to this native resolution. The Digital input and component
video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, and will display them as 1024 x
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 scan doubler also provides even more image enhancement by improving the
quality of diagonal lines in a moving picture.
Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:
Zoom Adjust: You can adjust vertical size and image position using the
zoom adjust feature.
Picture Mode: You can choose
one of the following picture modes:
- Vivid: provides enhanced contrast and sharpness when viewing in a
well lit room
- Standard: recommended for
normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting
- Cinema: for watching
movies in a dark room, provides a soft, film-like picture
Picture Adjustment: Several picture
settings can be individually adjusted, including Picture (white areas),
Brightness (dark areas), Color, Tint, Sharpness, and Color Temperature.
Video NR: Video Noise Reduction removes
snow from a weaker analog TV signal.
MPEG NR: MPEG
Noise Reduction reduces noise specific to digital signals.
3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter:
This filter minimizes noise and
cross-color in the picture when the composite video input is used.
Color Matrix: When viewing
a signal input through the
component video inputs, this TV will
automatically optimize the color parameters based on the color matrix setting:
- SD: standard analog TV
- HD: high definition TV
- 480p: only 480 line
progressive signal accepted, no SDTV
Surround Function: The surround
function enhances audio response when listening to stereo programming. This
function is active only for the TV's built-in speakers.
Audio Leveler: The Audio Leveler monitors the difference in audio
levels between inputs and minimizes the change in volume when you change inputs.
Sleep Timer: This television
features a built-in sleep timer, set by remote control, that turns
the TV off automatically after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Programmable On/Off Timer: The
programmable timers allow you to program the TV set to turn itself on and
off at designated times, on designated days, tuned to designated channels. Up to
5 events can be programmed using the timers. An event can have multiple
episodes (Daily, Mon-Fri, Every Wed, etc).
Input Labels: Each input can be labeled to reflect the source connected.
The label options are Skip, VCR, DVD, Cable, DBS, PVR, Game, Aux, and (blank).
Channel Label: Each programmed
channel can be labeled. The name can be up to seven characters.
Input Skip: If an input's label is set to skip, that input isn't selected
when toggling through inputs with the TV/Video button.
Lock: The Lock function has four settings to block viewing of particular
channels or inputs. You create a 4-digit password that's required to bypass the
lock. The available settings are:
- Off: nothing is locked
- All: all channels are locked
- Game: channels 3 and 4 and the video inputs are locked
- CH: locks specific channels
SD Card Slot: The SD card slot on the front of the TH-42PX60U allows you to view JPEG photos on an SD
or miniSD card. An adapter is required to use a miniSD card. You can rotate
images and show them individually or as a slide show, with adjustable picture
Parental Control: This TV incorporates V-Chip technology, allowing you
to set a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. The limitation is
customized to specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected
by the 4-digit password.
Some new Panasonic source units which have an HDMI output also have the HDAVI
Control feature. This further integrates and simplifies the system control using
the TV's remote.
Multibrand Remote: The
supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions
on other brands of components, including VCRs, DVD players, DVD recorders, personal
video recorders, cable boxes, and DBS receivers. The
OK button and directional keys allow you to move the on-screen selector, making
menu navigation simple and efficient.
HDMI Inputs: The HDMI 1 input has
a dedicated RCA audio input, HDMI 2 uses the RCA audio input of A/V input 2 if
needed. The HDMI
terminals can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other
devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. When
using an adapter to connect a component with a DVI output, the RCA jacks are
used to carry the audio signal.Component Video Inputs: The
two component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i input.
Digital Audio Out: The
rear-panel optical digital output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit stream
to a Dolby Digital receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a Dolby
Digital soundtrack, a PCM bit stream is output.
Front Panel Input: A/V input 3 on
the front panel includes left and right RCA audio, RCA composite video, and
Wall Mounting: On the back of the TV there are four
threaded inserts to attach a wall mount bracket. The inserts require M8 bolts
and the spacing is 26.0" wide x 12.5625" tall.