Samsung plasma



has any one got info on this samsung plasma PS42S4SX my friend sugested
to buy this samsung iam new to plasma tv he said this is the best ever for the price and spec of this plasma please read this spec Plasma has revolutionised the way we watch TV. Whether you choose to hang your plasma TV on the wall, or let it take pride of place on it's stylish, space-saving stand, you'll be blown away by plasma's picture perfection. And whether you watch TV broadcasts, DVD movies, or play video or computer games, the result will always be the same: realism that transcends reality.

Large Slim Screen - Stylish and space saving
Ranging from 42" up to the Worlds largest 63" Screen with a width of only 59mm, SAMSUNG's Plasma Display Panels allow the viewer to experience the ultimate in Home Entertainment without compromising space and style.
Included Extras


Desk Top Stand


High Brightness & Contrast

Ultra Slim, Light & Thin Bezel

Progressive Scan

Wide Viewing Angle

Fanless Heat Ventilation structure for pleasant watching environment
TV Tuner
Picture in Picture


Resolution: 852(H) x 480 (V)
Brightness: 1000cd/m3
Contrast: 3000:1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Number of Colours: 16.77 Million Colours
Grey Level: 256 Levels
Pixel Pitch: 1.095 x 1.110
Viewing Angle: 160 Degrees (H/V)

Display scan: Cinema Progressive DCDi
Picture Enhancement: DNIe
Colour System: Auto/PAL/SECAM
Comb Filter: 4H Digital
Noise Reduction: Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)
Colour Tone: Cool2/Cool1/Normal/Warm1/Warm2
Picture Mode: Dynamic/Standard/Movie/Custom
Custom Adjustment: Brightness/Contrast/Sharpness/Colour/Tint
Colour Tone (PC Mode): Custom/Colour1/Colour2 /Colour3
Colour Adjustment (PC Mode): R/G/B Adjustment
Picture Mode (PC Mode): Custom/High/Middle/Low
Custom Adjustment (PC Mode): Contrast/Brightness/Sharpness
Aspect Ratio: Autowide/16:9/4:3/14:9/ Panorama/ V Zoom

ATM, Manual Store, CH Sorting, Name/Edit, Fine Tuning
Features /Sound
Virtual Surround: SRS Tru Surround XT
Audio System: Nicam
Sound Mode: Standard/Custom/Music/Movie/Speech AVL
Equalizer: Volume/Balance/100/300/1K/3K/ 10KHz
Sound Output: 15W x 2

2 Tuners PIP
Source Selection: TV, Video, S-Video, Component ½, PC, DVI
Size: Large Small Double

Clock Display
On/Off Timer
Sleep Timer (Max 180 Min)
On Time Volume/ Time Channel
Features/ PC Modes
Frequency, Phase Adjustment
Auto Adjustment

Features/ Other
TTX:2100 Pages
TTX Source Selection (Main, Sub)
Auto Pixel Shift
Melody On/Off
Plug & Play
Auto Power Off (After 15 min)
Front Function Keys: Enter, Menu, Source, Vol, Ch, Power
OSD: 18 Languages

RF: 2 Tuner
AV1 (Composite) x 2 RCA (1 Rear, 1 Front)
AV2 (S-Video) x 2 (1 Rear, 1 Front)
AV3 (Scart) x 1 Decoder (CVBS In/Out, RGB In, YC In)
AV4 (Scart x 1 VCR (CVBS In/Out, YC In/Out)
AV5 (Scart x 1 DVD (CVBS In/Out, RGB In)
Component 1 480i/480p/576i/576p/1080i/720p
Component 2 480i/480p/576i/576p/1080i/720p
Digital RGB (DVI-D) x 1 (D-Sub 21 Pin), Audio (RCA)
Analogue RGB (PC) x 1 (D-Sub 15 Pin), Audio (Phone)

Terminals/ Output
AV Monitor x 1 (1 Video/ 1 Audio)
Environmental Considerations
Operational Temperature: 0~40C
Operational Humidity: 20~80%
Storage Temperature: 5-45C
Atmospherature - Operation: 700~1,114hps
Storage: 300 ~1,114hps

Colour: Black and Silver
Remote Control: Model TM77
Power Requirement: 100~240V (50/60Hz)
Operation Power Consumption: 330W
Stand-By Power Consumption: Under 3W
Net Dimension (WxHxD): 1050 x 754.8 x 86
Gross Dimension (WxHxD): 1190 x 908 x 365
Net Weight: 36Kg
Gross Weight: 45Kg

Optional Extra
Stand: SMN 4241
Wall mount: WMN 4240
Interior Stand: FS421
Open Rack: TR4241

12 Months Warranty

Remote Control Yes
Power Source (AC) 100~240V Free Voltage (50/60Hz)
Warranty 12 Months
Type Plasma TV
Dimensions WxHxD 1050x754.8x86
Screen Size 42 Inch
Screen Type Plasma Display Panel
Resolution 852x480
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Brightness 1000cd/m2
Extra Features DNIe Picture Compensation, 2 Tuners built In
Weight (Kg) 36kg
Colours 1,677 Million Colours (256 grey levels)
Pixel Pitch 1.095x1.110
Digital Comb Filter 4H IC
Colour Temp Adjust Normal/Cool1/Cool2/Warm1/Warm2
Noise Reduction Digital Noise Reduction
Picture Mode Custom,Dynamic,Standard,Movie (PC:Custom,high,middle,low)
Sound Output (Watts) (RMS)15W + 15W
Sound Mode Yes (Custome,Standard,Music,Movie,Speech)
3D FX System SRS tru Surround XT
Graphic Equalizer Yes
Picture in Picture Yes
Cooling System TBC
Picture Compensation DNIe
Auto Pixel Shift Yes
Auto Power off Yes (about 15min)
Screen Mode Autowide,Wide,Panorama,Zoom1,Zoom2,16:9,14:9,Normal
ON/OFF timer Yes
Sleep Timer Yes (Max 180 min)
PC Signal input TBC
Picture Freeze TBC
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Contrast Adjustment Yes
Scart 3X
Tuner 2 Tuner Built in
Video In/Out Yes
Terminals Video (RCA) x 2, S-Video (S-VHS) x 2, Scart x 3, Component x 2, DVI-D x 1, 15 Pin D Sub
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Stereo/Mono Nicam/A2 Stereo
Power Consumption 330W
Stand Desk Top (Included)
Teletext Yes TTX 2100 Pages
Plug and Play setup Yes
Viewing angle(H:V) 160:160
Colour System Auto/PAL/SECAM
Scan System Cinema Progressive
Standby Consumption


It's ok, not that great. You could do much better with a Panasonic, NEC, Pioneer or even LG.


Standard Member
Actually I ordered one PS-42S4S :

I'm supposed to get it tomorrow or friday maybe, after much tries I couldn't find any LG 42PX11 not on display-demo and some shops didn't even want to order one ?!?! so I chose something else.

It has :
3 scarts 2 being RGB which is almost never the case...
2 components never seen that in this price range (and I need 1 for xbox and 1 for ps2)
1 audio out..always good not often found
it has a 2 real tuners for PIP not like the LG

for this price all the others have less connectivity , the big brands like Panasonic,Sony being the worst by far ! there's a Sony in the same size and price range near me and if you buy it you'll get 1 scart and 1 component that's it !!! lol I can't even connect my SONY DV camera with it's s-video output ?!

I wanted a HDTV plasma but I think they are seriously over-priced compared to 852x480 plasmas..I rather buy a new exhaust for my car with the price difference :laugh:

it will mainly be used to play PS2 gran turismo 4 when it's out
racing games and DVDs (soon with a denon 1910 DVI)
I only watch the news and some tv-series never movies and anyway the cable quality is cr*p where I live bulding is way too old I can't even get cable-modem internet because of LQ signals.

I'll tell you if it's good or NOT very soon ;)
I hope it is :rolleyes: otherwise :suicide:

edit :
online flash manual of it..the rear panel is something other brands could learn of...
and I don't know what the X is...I didn't see a S4SX on samsung website ?!?!

(hope my english is not too bad I'm Swiss)


Standard Member
I had a Samsung 42v4sx and it has all the features you could want.But the picture quality was so c**p that I had to send it back.And I am not the only one who did the same.
Do a search on this forum to find out before it's too late.


I bought the Samsung PS42V4S and the picture looks a bit clayish at times on skin tones, but apart from that, the picture is pretty good, not excellent, but for £1500, it's a good buy


what is the diffrent between this samsung PS42V4S and this samsung PS42V4SX can any one explain please


I definitely wouldn't buy a Samsung without seeing it first.

I'm a big fan of the picture produced by some plasma TV's based on Samsung panels (Philips 42PF9946, Tiny)...the Tiny's picture - using the latest Samsung panel - is the best overall 42" SD picture I've ever seen

However, Currys/Dixons sell a 'special' Samsung model, but it is dreadful. I frankly do not believe it can be using the same panel, as it bears not even the slightest resemblance.

i don't know what's going on - Samsung's specs and claims cant be trusted, theyre doing something odd and/or devious. I want to see their models somewhere, as their is every chance one is a great TV, but I sure wouldn't buy blind on ANY thing for that amount of money, and especially not the Samsungs...

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