• Inexpensive
  • Easy to set up and use


  • Can’t handle 1080p signals
  • Average-quality picture

At A Glance

Samsung's plasma TV combines a low price and some nice features, but it doesn't accept 1080p input.

Manufacturer’s Description

Samsung electronics unveiled its new 42-inch (HPT4264) plasma HDTV which provide improved picture technology and advanced features for users to enjoy the ultimate home theater centerpiece for broadcast and cinema viewing. The HPT4264 model feature a contrast ratio (of 10,000:1) for deep black reproduction that results in clearer, crisp and more finely detailed images even in bright viewing environments. With 16 bit color processing, improvements in contrast result in a wide array of color expressions. The company has also applied silhouette editor, which helps eliminate false contours and dither noise in the fast moving scenes, resulting in a refined face tone and shape. These features help produce rich color tones and create a more realistic picture for users to see.

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The Specs

Broadcast Format Supported
  • 1080i
  • 720p
Brightness 1500.0 lumens
Display size 42.0 inches
Contrast ratio 15000:1
Display type LCD
Horizontal viewing angle 178.0 ∞
Vertical viewing angle 178.0 ∞
General Information
UPC Code 036725242647
Ports and Connections
  • S-Video (Input)
  • S-Video (Input) (x2)
Audio Input RCA Audio (Input x4)
  • HDMI (Input x3)
  • HDMI (Input) Input
Audio Digital Optical Digital Optical Audio (Output)
Component Video Component (Input x2)
Audio Output RCA Audio (Output)