Framing is a great option for someone looking to add a little art with their TV. Panasonic has eight frames to choose from on their Web site. Framing adds $400-500 to the overall price.
- 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio: This is huge. According to Panasonic the monitor is capable of displaying over 29-billion colors.
- HDTV-compatible: It is capable of displaying 480p, 720p and 1080i with the addition of an external digital tuner. The TH-EBP42F9 does not have a built-in digital tuner.
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio: The TH-EBP42F9 is a 9th generation widescreen panel.
- Weight: 59.5 lbs
- Dimensions: 24" x 40.2" x 3.5"
- Other: Picture in picture with two sources, progressive scan and HDMI/DVI-HDCP
What did Panasonic leave out? The tuners...but this isn't a big deal if you subscribe to cable or satellite. It is if you don't. No tuners means there isn't a CableCARD slot and possibility of receiving broadcast signals without an external tuner.
- Executive Walnut
- Burnished Pewter
- Cottage White
- Classic Black
- Classic Gold Leaf
- Antique Gold
- Baroque Gold
- Bombay Mahogany
I don't like the lack of built-in ATSC tuner, but something had to give. Panasonic chose price and quality. Not a bad combination.