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Panasonic TH-42BT300U 42" HD Professional Plasma Display

B&H # PATH42BT300U Mfr # TH42BT300U
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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Contrast Ratio of 5,000,000:1
  • Full HD 3D Ready
  • HDMI x 1
  • Digital Cinema Color
  • Anti-Reflection Glass Type
  • RJ-45 x 1
  • Designed for Broadcast & Post Production
  • Anti-Reflection Glass Type
  • Noise Reduction

The Panasonic TH-42BT300U 42" HD Professional Plasma Display is primarily designed for broadcast and post production use, and with those types of environments, the plasma display is designed to be a workhorse. The 100,000 hour rated panel will satisfy the busiest of users while reducing image retention when running program material for long periods of time.

The TH-42BT300U boasts HDMI, component, DVI, PC and RS-232C inputs/outputs but also allows the addition of more mounting boards like SLOT 2.0, which is developed to defeat obsolescence and promote expandability.

The 1920 x 1080 panel features a wide color gamut backed by an unheard of 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio which recreates crisp detail in any installation regardless of viewing angle. Speaking of color gamut, the TH-42BT300U includes the ability for users to customize their color gamut response to their needs as well as many other studio grade features never found before on a plasma display monitor.

The TH-42BT300U treats viewers to steady, blur-free, fast moving images and is the perfect fit for any environment that needs 24/7 operation.

Designed primarily for broadcast and post production use, the TH-42BT300U includes the ability for users to customize the color gamut response to their needs as well as many other studio grade features never found before on a plasma display monitor
The TH-42BT300U offers superb images with stunning colors for displaying materials in all their natural beauty. Six modes are provided, including the color gamut modes for broadcasting and post production use including SMPTE-C/EBU/BT.709 and Digital Cinema Color and Native. Custom mode allows you to set the hue for each RGB color while viewing a simplified chroma diagram
In addition, a variety of markers can be used when editing images and when used as a broadcast monitor; the standardized gamma characteristics can be reproduced when γ1.0, γ2.2, γ2.35, γ2.4, or γ2.6 is selected
It also provides a motion-image performance that is 1.5 times that of conventional models. The full HD moving picture resolution speed index is 1200 pps (1080 lines of moving picture resolution). This treats viewers to steady, blur-free, fast moving images such as sports scenes and action films
Digital zoom: Yes
ID select: Yes
Power on delay: Yes
HV Delay: H delay/V delay/HV delay/off
Over scan: Yes
Under scan: Yes
Auto setup: Yes
Picture menu: standard/dynamic/cinema/monitor
Gamma: 1.0/2.0(→2.4?)/2.2/2.35/2.6
Studio gain: Yes
Color temperature: normal-warm-warm2-warm3-cool-studio
Color space adjustment (color gamut): digital cinema color/custom/native/BT.709/EBU/SMPTE-C
Noise reduction: Yes
External scaler: Yes
Frame creation: off/min/mid/max
Picture adjustment moving picture resolution: on/off
3D 24p film display: Yes
HDMI range: Yes
Picture profile (memory save): Yes
Waveform monitor: On (full scan, single line scan)/off
Marker settings: aspect marker/safe area marker/center marker/crossharsh marker
RGB/MONO settings: blue only//RGB/MONO
Screen saver: negative image, scrolling bar only, white screen, overlay scrolling bar
Nano drift saver: Yes (low/mid/high)
Side bar adjust: Yes
Peak limit: Yes
Setup of screensaver time: Yes
Power save: Yes
Stand-by-save: Yes
PC power management: Yes
DVI power management: Yes
No signal power off: Yes
No active power off: Yes
3D input format: auto/side-by-side/top and bottom/native/simultaneous
3D viewing mode: 3D/comparison (side-by-side/top and bottom)/left/right
Function button (remote controller): Yes
Network function: Yes
Test patterns: color bars/red/green/black/1%window/frame/blue
Audio input select: Yes
Screen Size 42" (1057mm)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Effective Viewing Field 36.3 x 20.4" (921 x 518mm)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Full HD moving picture resolution speed: 1200 pixel per second
Display moving picture resolution: 1080 lines
Pixel Pitch (HxV) 0.48 x 0.48mm
Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
Panel Life 100,000 hours
3D Full HD 3D-ready
Input and Output Connectors Video in/Audio in (L/R): BNC x 1/RCA pin jack x 1 set
Component/RGB in/Audio in (L/R): BNC x 3/RCA pin jack x 1 set
HDMI in: HDMI Type A x 1
DVI-D in/Audio in (L/R): DVI-D x 1 / M3 jack x 1 (common terminal with PC)
PC in/Audio in (L/R): D-sub 15-pin x 1/M3 jack x 1 (common terminal with DVI)
LAN: RJ-45 10Base-T/100Base-TX, compatible with PJ Link
Serial: D-sub 9-pin x 1, RS-232C compatible
3D shutter out: M3 jack x 1
DC 8V out for 3D IR transmitter: center plus for EIAJ 4mm plug
SLOT 2.0: Yes
Audio Output 6Ω, 16W [8W + 8W] (10% THD)
Remote Control Remote Control Power Requirements: DC 3V (2 x AA Size batteries)
Remote Control Operation Distance: approx. 23.0' (7.0 m) in front of plasma display
Remote Control Weight: approx. 3.5 oz (100 g) including batteries
Power Requirements 110 127 V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Power consumption: 330W
On mode average power consumption: approx. 170W
Power off condition: 0.2W
Standby condition: Save off 0.7W, Save on 0.4W
Environmental Conditions Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity: 20-80%
Altitude: 0-9100' (0-2800 m)
Certifications Energy Star 5.1
Regulations Safety: UL60065, CAN/CSA-22.2No60065:03
Radiation: FCC Part 15 Class-B, ICES-003
Color Black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 40.2 x 24.1 x 3.5" (1020 x 610 x 89mm)
Weight 57.4 lb. (26kg)
Panasonic TH-42BT300U 42" HD Professional Plasma Display
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    Flickers with 23.98 PsF, needed firmware

    By Naught1

    from Vancouver BC

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Large Panel Size

    Cons

    • 2398 Psf Flcker
    • Fw Not User Installable
    • Hdsdi Not Configurable
    • Motion Artifacts On Psf
    • Not Bt1886-ready

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      Comments about Panasonic TH-42BT300U 42" HD Professional Plasma Display:

      We purchased along with Dual Link input card as a client monitor for a post production color grading suite, but it had some serious deficiencies in our scenario. Unlike other pro displays (or cheap converters), Dual-Link HDSDI is not menu-configurable, so if the signal doesn't match SMPTE specs exactly, the input card will fail to detect the the B signal, giving only the content of the A channel. Display of HDSDI signal at 23.98 PsF flickers badly, especially on bright areas of high contrast scenes. The originally installed (Nov.2011), older firmware didn't allow for rec709/BT1886- matching calibration. For target gamma of 2.4, peak luminance was just over 80 (not 100) nits with very loose RGB tracking at low IRE that gave an effective gamma of about 2.2 up to 60IRE. The "Monitor" setting suggested for post/broadcast use simply knocked down peak luminance, instead of seemingly disabling ABL. Perhaps this is improved somewhat with the new firmware with 16-point adjustments. But even with new firmware (thanks to on site visit from Panasonic tech), with PsF signal, ghosting motion artifacts on leading/trailing edges were intolerable. If using for post, flicker and motion artifacts may be minimal if signal is converted to progressive, but getting full BT1886 performance may be tricky. Since the firmware upgrade failed to fix the flicker and motion artifacts, we didn't bother to calibrate a 3rd time. B&H, who referred me to Panasonic for tech support, provided great service, no complaints.

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