Discussion in 'Panasonic TVs Forum' started by NeilH, Aug 20, 2002.
between the TH42PW4B and the TH42PWD4??
I think it is 2 do with the color suround of the plasmas case,grey or black.Ithink. Mine is wd4 bx= black.
I have read that the PW4B is the consumer version and the PWD4 is the commercial version, and that apart from the colour (silver, charcoal respectively), the commercial version has a slightly better picture due to not having to meet consumer emission standards, and also has some extra setup features (screen saver?). Also the commercial version may be able to take a DVI upgrade board. Hope this helps.
As a supplementary question, does anyone know whether there are any differences between the 37" and 42" versions of the PWD4 (apart from the size, of course!)?
Makes sense, no-one, including Panasonic UK had a clue!!
Pixel size is different.
Also the 'consumer' (silver) version has 'phono' type inputs for the video signals and the 'professional/commercial' (charcoal) has bnc inputs ...
As per previous posts the main difference between the Panasonic TH-42PW4B (Silver) and the TH-42PWD4BX (Charcoal) is that the D4 model is available as either a VGA only monitor or with the BNC video board or the DVI video board and these two boards can be swapped in and out as required.
Whilst the two panels do have slightly different emissions compatibility ratings I cant really see any difference in image quality and I suspect there is actually nothing different about them in this respect.
The TH-37PWD4BX differs from the 42" D4 in that it is only available as either a VGA only monitor or with the optional RCA phono video board and NO option to swap in the DVI board.
Picture quality wise there is again not much to choose between a 37" D4 and a 42" D4 - though the smaller pixels do result in a slightly sharper image when viewing the 37" panel from close range; closer than you would comfortably view mind!
"Whilst the two panels do have slightly different emissions compatibility ratings I cant really see any difference in image quality and I suspect there is actually nothing different about them in this respect."
Try posting that on the US forums and see how long before you get lynched, Joe
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