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The Panasonic TH-42PZ77U 1080p 42" plasma TV ($1799.95) was announced on September 6th, 2007 along with the 50" version

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Excellent anti-glare coating on screen

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High 10,000:1 contrast ratio

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$200 cheaper than previous model

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No PC input

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Only 2 HDMI inputs compared to 3 on the PZ700U

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The Panasonic TH-42PZ77U 1080p 42" plasma TV ($1799.95) was announced on September 6th, 2007 along with the 50" version, TH-50PZ77U ($2799.95), expanding their lineup of Full HD plasmas to 8. These models were released relatively soon after the release of their predecessors, the TH-42PZ700U and TH-50PZ700U. The most notable differences are an increase in contrast ratio to 10,000:1 because of an effective anti-glare coating on the screen and a price drop of $200.

  • 42" 1080p plasma; 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 10,000:1 contrast ratio (up from 5000:1 in TH-42PZ700U)
  • 2 x HDMI, 2 x component, 3 x S-Video (1 on the sie)
  • Anti-glare screen for removing glare from in-room light sources
  • EZ-Sync HDAVI control of all home theater devices over HDMI interface
  • SD memory card slot
  • weight: 92.6 lbs
  • $1799.95 ($200 cheaper than TH-42PZ700U)

The TH-42PZ77U features what Panasonic calls "EZ-Sync" HDAVI control allowing you to control other home theater components from single remote by leveraging the new HDMI standard with control signals sent over the HDMI cable.

The TH-42PZ77U is now available in stores begining mid-September and retails for $1799.95. There is a cheaper model, the Panasonic TH-42PX77U ($1499.95), that features similar specifications and features except, that although it support 1080p, its native resolution is only 1024 x 768.

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02/03/2013 04:55

When the TV blows up, and power light flashes 10 times, it's the thermal fuse on the bottom of the center transformer on the power supply. Look online for the solution to make a jumper to fix it. I fixed one of these TVs yesterday I bought for $25... $1.28 fix.

12/05/2007 08:00

Just got my new panny! Got an unbelievable deat at Sears. Only problem was that I had to wait 2.5 weeks for the product to actually be available for pick up. So glad that it is finally here though. This is my first HD tv. Does anybody have any good tips on caliberating this set? Have you found any specific caliberating settings that work best to your liking? Any guideance would be greatly appreciated.

11/26/2007 05:57

I got a Great deal on this TV at Best Buy. I had to wait a week for Direct TV to come set up my new HD receiver, but once they did, OH MY! Football on this TV looks better then being there! Sports Look Awsome! The HD channels are intense! The picture is so clear it looks like your there! I'm a big Sony guy,(thats an Understatement) and was going to get the 46" LCD. It took alot of selling on there part for me not to get a Sony, But im glad i went with this unit! Not only did i save $800, but it looks beter then my friends Sony. He came over and was amazed. I have been looking at HD TV's for over a year and for the cost, This is by far the best deal i have found. I am not dissapointed in my purchase!

10/27/2007 11:24

That's great to hear. And might I say that I'm supremely jealous

10/27/2007 11:08

By the way, I love my TV. The picture is great. Very clear and sharp. Once you get used to the menu it is easy to use. Not perfect, but certainly do-able.

10/18/2007 05:15

I found what I needed at

10/08/2007 05:49

No need to be snide now :P is also another great site to find detailed information, or you could just ask it here!

10/08/2007 01:45

The internet may be able to help you out there... there are code sites that can usually help you, if you search well enough.... would be my recommendation

10/07/2007 07:44

Manual is not fully populated with auxillary product codes. I was unable to program the remote to operate my Pioneer receiver (that operates my Bose surround system). No code available.

09/25/2007 02:50

It's tough to wrap your mind around all of the Panasonic plasma offerings because of their ridiculous numbering conventions. TH-42PX77U looks a lot like the TH-42PZ77U looks a lot like the TH-42PZ700U. Gizmodo has an interesting post about confusing product spam.

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