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Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV

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Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV

This Emerson 42" Plasma HDTV features a built-in ATSC tuner to receive over-the air digital broadcasts, including HDTV programming where it is available. Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Emerson 42" Plasma HDTV. Otherwise, the picture quality of an HDTV without an HD source may not be much better than that of a standard-definition TV. Please contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade to HD programming.
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Questions & Answers for Samsung Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV

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Just heard these tvs are no good? Anyone know?

Bought one at black friday but haven't hooked it up because it was a present for my husband & haven't had time to hooking it up to see. Hope its not the case...
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
tammyccccc
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
3 answers
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answer 1
This has the Emerson brand name but is actually a Samsung model - shine a flashlight inside the back left speaker grille to see this. Except for the lack of inputs (switchboxes can take care of this issue), the TV has given me no trouble and has a great picture. I suppose if you have HD cable or Blu-Ray, and can really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, you might be disappointed, but otherwise it has turned out to be a steal.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
starkat
answer 2
I purchased the Emerson 42" plasma TV about 10 days ago to use for TV viewing only. I have no complaints to report. I have been using Emerson products trouble free for over 35 years.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
bebop3
 - hazleton, Pa
answer 3
I don't know where you heard it is no good from but this TV has an excellent picture for the price. It looks fantastic when watching HD content such as Blu-ray and HD DVD. The biggest drawback is the lack of inputs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
Question

How many HDMI inputs does it have?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
pinball06
 - Spokane, WA
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
3 answers
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answer 1
Two HDMI inputs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
answer 2
2
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
elektrica
 - chicago, il
answer 3
2
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
tmharris
Question

what tv has a dvd player built in? does this one?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
This TV does not have a built in DVD player. Unless you are specifically in need of such for space constraints, you'd be better off purchasing a seperate DVD player or even a Blu-Ray player as standalone ones typically perform better, have more features and are more reliable.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
answer 2
no, there is no built in dvd player.
Padraighc
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
padraighc
 - Fountain Inn, jSC
Question

is this emerson plazma tv have a piano finish

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
jjason
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does a very nice black glossy finish.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
MARKU
 - Rockford, IL
answer 2
Yes, it has a shiny black finish. The bezel is rounded enough so that it does't pose annoying reflections of your light is spaced wider (mine are lamps on either sides of a queen bed on the other side of the room) or higher than the TV, it would be worse if it was a flat bezel or your light was spaced closer together.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
Question

Can we get more detailed Speciications & a Model Number?

The specifications provided are on the light side. i.e. actual number of ports HDMI, Composite, w/ Photo, etc. Typically when you go to the manufactures website w/ model # you get much more details. Thanks in advance.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
AceOfCups
 - NY
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
hes a link for people who bought this Tv from walmart http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=17617593

everyone likes this TV
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
IknowIknowright
answer 2
It has two HDMIs. The composite/component is a shared set of inputs. It has an optical output for sound.

Stuff like response time and contrast ratio are debateable. It has a Samsung panel, I'd guess the 30,000:1 is with dynamic contrast off, but who knows how those figures are really achieved. It technically isn't 60hz either as plasmas are usually spec for 600hz (which isn't entirely true either but just to show they're faster responding than the fasted LCDs).

This set is not on Emerson's website, it is very similar to the Samsung PN42B400.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
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Does this tv come with a cable cord?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
littlepage
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
If you mean the actual coaxial cable it does not come with one you'd have to purchase one seperately. If you mean the RF input for the cable, it does and the TV features a digital QAM tuner as well(which might allow you to get some music channels or HD channels if your cable company has unscrambled ones even without a cable box). It also does typical over the air reception with an antenna.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
answer 2
no cable cord.

when you say cable cord do you mean coaxle( black cord that screws in)?

Remember...the best quality picture from your hd tv should not come from a cable cord but from hdmi cords or av component cords. Also, you will need to have a HD cable box /1080 dvd / satelite box if you want that hd quality. You wont fully utilize that tv unless you give it the proper feed!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
silvrocket
 - davenport
Question

I just purchased this tv. How can you hook it up to an older stereo that only has audio jacks(red & white) on the back?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
darealog1
 - Louisville,Ky
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
The TV itself does not have audo outputs, you would have to take whatever source (cable box, DVD, Blu-ray etc) and hook the sound from that to the stereo, than the video cable to the TV.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
answer 2
There are only inputs to this tv, so with that said you will need to have a cable box or vcr/dvd player with output abilities.

plug your vcr/dvd outputs into the tv and the other avi output (red, white) into the stereo. I am assuming you are trying to acheive stereo sound?

Just think of it like this... the tv does not have any output ability, so you will need something to give you that output...in this case the dvd player or cable box/satellite box. The stereo will not be plugged into the tv, but into the dvd/cable box.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
silvrocket
 - davenport
Question

is this product energy star qualified

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
fabfem
 - nwk,nj
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
yes it is
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ajrmmbr
answer 2
I don't know what the energy star specification for a plasma TV of this size is but the rated power draw is 250W on the back of the TV.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
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does this tv have a warranty if not can i purchase one for it?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
One year warranty is included. You can purchase an extended one from Wal-Mart when you purchase the set, or here on Wal-Mart's website.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
answer 2
yes, it comes with a 1 year warranty, and Wal-Mart 2 year extended warranty is 79.99. Hope this helps.
Padraighc
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
padraighc
 - Fountain Inn, jSC
Question

Does this TV not have a S-Video Input?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Emerson 42" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
This TV does not have SVHS inputs, only composite/component shared, and two HDMIs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
man114
 - Buffalo NY
answer 2
no s-video on this unit
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
raytheoldguy1
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