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I am starting to look for an inexpensive PLASMA TV and came across one at WALMART. IT is the ILO 42" HD 1024x768 PLASMA Model #P42HSMR-UA2. Here are the specs:

Screen Size: 42 inch
Brightness: 1100cd/m2
Contrast: 10000:1
Dimensions with Stand: 40.8" (W) x 29.4 (H) x 11.8 (D)
HD-Ready: Yes
DVI: Yes
Widescreen: Yes
Model No.: P42HSMR-UA2
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 95.0
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA and/or Imported
Origin of Components: USA and/or Imported
Wal-Mart No.: 000522864

is there anything wrong ith buying a 1024x768 TV? Im currently using a TUBE HD 16:9 TV which is 1024x768 I think. Is the contract and brightness OK for a plasma? does this TV have both HDMI and Component input? I need both inputs..

Thanks for all of your help...
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walmart tv's..are .... bleh.


i was there a few days ago..their selection sucks. Go to Best Buy or Circuit City.

Trust me, their large selection of tv's is worth the drive.
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That really didnt answer my question.. I need to know about this TV specifically.. Best buy doesnt have anything in this price range...
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This is not a bad TV, my budy got one after christmas for [EDIT] canadian. There is 2 hdmi ports and 1 component, pretty good for this price. And 1024 x 768 is just the same than true 720p exept that the pixels are rectangular instead of square. It give you better 2.35:1 reproduction but it's not as good as 1280 x 720 with 4:3.

Picture quality is perfect with hdtv source (expressvu and ps3) but average with 480i on the s-vhs input. But i never saw any HDTV capable of producing a good 480i image. Contrast is way better than my Samsung 40inch LCD. Picture does have a little bit more jagged edge on action scenes, but it's really better than the others cheap set at walmart (digistar and sanyo).

At first, i was joking at him, who would seriously consider buying a no-name HDTV from walmart... turn out that if i knew before, i would have save 2000$ and skip the samsung LCD... This ILO is impresive for the price.

The only thing missing on the set is a VGA input for PC, but you can have a 720p vga converter on ebay for less than 100$.

This TV is the same chineese Panasonic-based panel that others stores sell with their name on it (insigna, proton, maxent etc...) but walmart is 300$ less. Everyday low prices rules!!!

If i was to buy an 42inch plasma set right now, this would be the one. Far cheaper than brand names, with exelent picture quality!!
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I am starting to look for an inexpensive PLASMA TV and came across one at WALMART. IT is the ILO 42" HD 1024x768 PLASMA Model #P42HSMR-UA2. Here are the specs:

Screen Size: 42 inch
Brightness: 1100cd/m2
Contrast: 10000:1
Dimensions with Stand: 40.8" (W) x 29.4 (H) x 11.8 (D)
HD-Ready: Yes
DVI: Yes
Widescreen: Yes
Model No.: P42HSMR-UA2
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 95.0
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA and/or Imported
Origin of Components: USA and/or Imported
Wal-Mart No.: 000522864

is there anything wrong ith buying a 1024x768 TV? Im currently using a TUBE HD 16:9 TV which is 1024x768 I think. Is the contract and brightness OK for a plasma? does this TV have both HDMI and Component input? I need both inputs..

Thanks for all of your help...


This unit is made by Tatung in Thailand. The PDP module is Samsung., this TV is basically the same nightmare as the first 42" Hewlett-Packard PL4245N from 2004 and the Silver bezel Tatung-branded sold at Wal-mart in 2005/2006 That kept forgetting the settings and returned to defaults every time the users turn them off, same heat and buzz problems minus the glossy Black bezel. The only differences are the speakers, which are now set internally, instead of side removable ones and the designs of the stands. In overall they are all the same TV with the same features and same problems.
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I just wanted to point out that I came across this thread from 2006 and it was quite useful to me. I am currently buying the 4th mounting kit for my ILO 42" Plasma that I bought on clearance from Walmart back in 2005. I needed the weight specs since most tvs nowadays are so light compared to back then.
Just thought I'd drop a line and say, my 42" Plasma from 2005 is still kicking along 12 years later.
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I just wanted to point out that I came across this thread from 2006 and it was quite useful to me. I am currently buying the 4th mounting kit for my ILO 42" Plasma that I bought on clearance from Walmart back in 2005. I needed the weight specs since most tvs nowadays are so light compared to back then.
Just thought I'd drop a line and say, my 42" Plasma from 2005 is still kicking along 12 years later.
Nice! Why 4 mounting kits? See if you can check hours somehow.
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