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The wait is over; the ultimate in television viewing is here. Sampo's ultra thin, only 5 inches thick, PME-42V3 gives you the picture quality and flexibility that you deserve. With one of the best contrast ratios for plasma TVs and 16.7 million colors the PME-42V3 delivers brilliant color and bright and vivid images like never before. The PME-42V3 also gives you the freedom and flexibility that you demand. With its wide viewing angel sit and watch TV from almost any seat in the room. Place the TV wherever you desire whether it be on the wall or on a stand. To learn more about the PME-42V3 click on the link

Put it Anywhere - The PME-42V3 is much lighter and significantly thinner than today's standard CRTs. The 5" deep PME-42V3 gives you the luxury of choosing between hanging your TV on the wall or placing it on a stand.

Bright and Vivid Picture - The Sampo PME-42V3 offers unrivaled picture quality for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to plasma technology you can view images with amazing clarity, brightness, and contrast. The PME-42V3 can display up to 16.7 million colors and is one of the brightest displays with a contrast ratio of 580:1. All this leads to a much more vivid television experience.

16:9 Wide Screen - You no longer have to deal with cropped off images while watching some of your favorite movies. With its wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio you can now watch movies in their original format. In fact, the 16:9 aspect ratio is one of the most important aspects of the PME-42V3 since all future HDTV signals will be broadcast in this format.

Wide Viewing Angle - The PME-42V3 offers a completely flat viewing surface with a 160 degree viewing angle. The expansive viewing angle means that you can watch your favorite programs from nearly anywhere in your living room without distortions common to rear-projection TV's or TFT monitors.

Cure for Sore Eyes - Traditionally, video signals are transmitted using an interlacing format where two separate frames are transposed to create one single frame. This results in flicker that can lead to eye fatique and soreness. This flicker problem is eliminated with the progressive scanning process where video images are transmitted in one single complete frame. The PME-42V3 is compatible with all progressive scanning signals from high quality DVD players and HDTV decoders, and other high-end video equipment to produce brilliant flicker-free images.

PC Ready - The PME-42V3 is PC ready. You now have the ability to use your plasma TV with any SXGA, XGA, SVGA, or VGA computer video signals*. With Sampo's PME-42V3 you not only have a TV, but your computer monitor as well.

Digital Television for Today and Tomorrow - The Sampo PME-42V3 allows you to enjoy your favorite TV programming today while being prepared for the future. The PME-42V3 is an HDTV monitor and can support both HDTV (1080i and 720p) and EDTV/SDTV (480p and 480i) input signals**. This allows you to enjoy the shows of today, with much better picture quality, and be prepared for the future of HDTV offerings.

* SXGA, XGA, and SVGA signals are automatically converted to match the display capabilities of the plasma monitor at 852 x 480 pixels.

** An external digital TV decoder is required to view digital television broadcasts where available.



Screen Size

42" Diagonal (920 mm x 518 mm)

Aspect Ratio


Number of Pixels

852 (H) x 480 (V)

Dot Pitch

1.08 mm

Contrast Ratio (Normal Mode/High Brightness Mode)


Brightness (Normal Mode/High Brightness Mode)

260/350 cd/m²

Displayable Colors

16.77 Million Colors

Viewing Angle

160 (Degrees)


Synchronization Range

Horizontal Frequency

15 kHz ~ 68 kHz

Vertical Frequency

50 Hz ~ 85 Hz

Video System

480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i SDTV/EDTV/HDTV*, NTSC/PAL

RGB Resolution

SXGA (1280 x 1024)
XGA (1024 x 768)
SVGA (800 x 600)
VGA (640 x 480)


Composite Input

BNC Connector x 1

S-Video Input

Mini DIN 4-pin x 1

Component/RGB Input (Auto Detect)

BNC Connector x 5


1. Component Video Signal

Y + Cb/Pb + Cr/Pr


2. RGB Signal

H + V + R + G + B

RGB Input

D-Sub 15-pin x 1

RGB Output

D-Sub 15-pin x 1

DVI Input

DVI 24-pin x 1

Audio Input


For Composite, S-Video, Y/Cb/Cr

RCA-pin Type (L/R) x 1


For RGB, Y/Pb/Pr, DVI

RCA-pin Type (L/R) x 1

Built-in Speakers

5 Watts x 2 (L/R)



D-Sub 9-pin x 1


USB B Type x 1


Power Supply

AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

350 W

Dimensions (W x H x D)


Without Stand

41.3" x 26.0" x 5.0" (1050 mm x 661 mm x 127.5 mm)


With Tabletop Stand

41.3" x 28.2" x 10.8" (1050 mm x 717 mm x 275 mm)



Without Stand

79.4 lbs.(36 kg)


With Tabletop Stand



Pedestal Table-Top Stand (Standard)

Wall-Mount Bracket (Optional)


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