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I'm looking for a TV to place in our living room. The maximum physical width is 39.5" (so most/all 42" TVs would fit). I would like the picture quality / black levels of a plasma later at night but am concerned about the reflection off the screen. Question: Is there a 42" plasma with a screen with minimal reflection? Sunlight will be in the room during daytime viewing. Thanks!

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I just got a 42in plasma(the top of set is roughly 5ft above eye level) and was worried about reflection too.the walls are light yellow and have 3 different lights with shades with 1thatS brightest let's light through shade And onto wall 100-150 watt and it isn't too bad.I think the key is to have multiple lights in different locations so the light is Not all bright in one spot.the light does take way the black details a little if your really looking for it.
Real high watt lights could be a different story.
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Have you thought of looking for a P42ST30 second hand?
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I'm looking for a TV to place in our living room. The maximum physical width is 39.5" (so most/all 42" TVs would fit). I would like the picture quality / black levels of a plasma later at night but am concerned about the reflection off the screen. Question: Is there a 42" plasma with a screen with minimal reflection? Sunlight will be in the room during daytime viewing. Thanks!
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There are only a few 42" Plasmas being made this year and none of them have any sort of Anti-Reflective Filter. Last year's ST30 series was the last 42 incher with an AR Filter.

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I think you will find turning side to side or a slight tilting of the display can make a big difference.
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Have you thought of looking for a P42ST30 second hand?
The retailers I checked did not have this one in stock.

This TV is in a cabinet (hence the size restriction) with side doors. I think I could slide it back (cabinet depth was built for a CRT) and eliminate a lot of light reflection issues....
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