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post #1 of 4 Old 10-08-2012, 07:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Any info and comparison on this model? It appears to be a commercial model. What consumer model would you compare it to? Would it be usable for normal viewing?

It is used and seems to good to be true. How can I test it and confirm the low hours advised?

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I remember D-nice saying that these suffer from Image Retention a bit more than the consumer displays but then again that environment may have more static images. These should have a few more color controls available. Should have better parts inside. You will need a tuner to display video on a pro unit, it should come with an HDMI input. There's a consumer hours post here somewhere but I don't have a link. Over at high def junkies in the plasma section there's a sticky thread on checking hours and may work on this unit. I have no experience with these but hope this helps. personally I think it would be cool to try one of these out and you should be able to recoup your cost if you decide to sell it.

http://www.panasonic.com/business/plasma/th-42bt300u.asp
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More Info about this unit:

http://www.hdtvexpert.com/?p=1487

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I picked one of these up almost a year ago. I use it for video production work, and it produces a very clean image. Image retention does happen quicker than with a consumer plasma display, but it's not permanent. This display produces some of the best shadow detail i've seen in a panel. It only has one HDMI port, and no tuner or built in speakers. This really is a production grade monitor. It isn't terribly bright, but color accuracy seems pretty decent. I should also note that it doesn't come with a base, and must be mounted to the wall with an optional wall mount. Any mount designed for a 42' panel will work.
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