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Display functions - TH-42PF30


"SLOT2.0" Function Slot Expands Display Applications

Versatile Video Inputs with Multiple Digital, Analog Connections

The PF30 Series is equipped with full range of video input terminals, so you can input both analog (Component Video, Video, PC) and digital (DVI-D, HDMI) video signals to the display.
These standard-equipped terminals handle most of the commonly used video signals.

A Function Slot Expands the Display's Applications

The "SLOT2.0" function slot lets you add display functions to match your application. By simply mounting an optional function board (sold separately), you can add TV tuner functions and connectivity with a content distribution system.

New Function Boards Support Simultaneous 3D Image Input - 3D-Compatible Dual HD-SDI Terminal Board: TY-FB30DHD3D

The HD-SDI simultaneous input system allows 3D images to be transmitted in broadcasting and image production workflows. Left-eye and right-eye image signals are sent through a single coaxial cable.

3D-Compatible Dual DVI-D Terminal Board: TY-FB30DD3D

The TY-FB30DD3D is compatible with the DVI simultaneous input system that is standard for CG applications. Left-eye and right-eye image signals output simultaneously from a PC are sent through DVI cables.

PJLink™*1 — Compatible Network Function for Remote Control

This network function lets you operate displays by remote control and monitor their status through a LAN connection. Since it supports the "PJLink™*1 Class 1" industry standard, existing infrastructure can be used for effective plasma display operation.
You can also control the display from a web browser, making it even easier to use.
The network function also uses the same protocol as Panasonic projectors, so other video devices can be combined to upgrade the system.

*1: Unified standards for a telecommunications protocol for operating and managing multiple projectors.
*When using the network function, be sure to set "Control I/F Select" in "Network Setup" to "LAN."

4x Digital Zoom

This function lets you enlarge a portion of an image up to four times its normal size and display it on the full screen. This function can help give presentations greater impact.

*Digital Zoom does not work in Multi Display or Dual Picture mode.
*Some degradation occurs when images are enlarged

Audio Input Select

The video and audio input can each be independently selected. This makes it possible to achieve flexible combinations of images and sounds.

• Monitor Mode
This mode displays images without changing the brightness within the same signal level range, even if the average picture level (APL) of the screen varies. Since this mode maintains white balance regardless of the size of bright areas in the image, it is suitable for use in broadcast stations and image production studios in which precise colour reproduction is required.

• Studio W/B Mode
Lets you set the color temperature that best matches applications in broadcast stations and studios.

• 1:1 Pixel Mode
The 1:1 Pixel mode maps the 1920 x 1080 video content to Full HD panel pixels to display 100% of the original content. By skipping the scaling process, this mode is able to produce high-definition images in their original, 1:1 pixel form.
* Compatible signal format: 1,125/50i, 60i, 24sF, 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p, 1,250/50i

• Display Size Setting
Displays video signals so that the top, bottom, right and left screen edges that are usually cut off become visible.

• Studio Gain Mode
Increases the contrast to eliminate whiteout.

Portrait Zoom Function Enlarges Horizontal Images for Vertical Display

By dividing horizontal content into three vertical segments, the Portrait Zoom function can dynamically display selected segments. Then, by grouping three 103-inch or 85-inch plasma displays together in portrait mode, a dynamic multi-screen system can be configured to display life-size people with almost the same field of view as the original content.

*Some degradation occurs when images are enlarged.

Multi-Screen System Dynamically Displays Images in Large Spaces

The Multi-Display function enlarges images up to five times their original size, both vertically and horizontally. It enlarges images by the same zoom ratio in both vertical and horizontal directions, such as 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5, or by different ratios in order to effectively use vertically or horizontally elongated spaces. Plasma display versatility can be further enhanced by freely selecting the zoom ratio to match the installation space.

*Some degradation occurs when images are enlarged.
*Provide an appropriate air-conditioned environment because the ambient temperature varies depending on the installation condition and location.

Display ID Control

To prevent remote control errors that can occur when multiple displays are installed in close proximity, each display in a multi-screen system must have a unique ID. Assigning a display ID assures reliable remote control operation.

* The optional ID Remote Control Unit (EUR7636070R) is required.

Seam Hides Video Off Mode

This mode displays a full-screen image, including edges (the entire width of the frame) of the display panel. This is especially suitable for displaying text information, since no words are hidden by the frame.

Weekly Command Timer

This function makes it easy to automate display operation so there's no need for an external scheduler. You can set a variety of operations — power on/off, image source selection, screen saver functions and more — to activate at specific times on specific days of the week.

Remote System Monitoring

Panasonic pro plasma displays feature a monitor command that lets you check the signal from a distant location. In conventional systems, you had to install a monitoring camera to check the images displayed on an advertising display panel or digital signage system. This monitor command, on the other hand, lets you monitor images by simply connecting a PC via a serial cable.

Screen Saver Functions

A variety of screen saver functions help lower the risk of uneven phosphor aging. The timer can also be used to set the screen saver operating time.

OVERLAY SCROLLING BAR The image brightness will be decreased and a white bar will scroll over it.
SCROLLING BAR ONLY A white bar will scroll from left to right. The image will not be displayed.
PEAK LIMIT MODE Lowers the peak brightness level (image contrast).
WHITE SCREEN White will be displayed on the full screen.


The new NANODRIFT SAVER reduces image retention four times*1 more effectively than previous systems. It uses smooth, fine image movement to minimize the possibility of image retention without blocking the view.

*1: Compared to our "wobbling" screen saver.
*NANODRIFT is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.

Extended Life Settings

It's easy to make settings that extend the display life because all items that prevent image retention are grouped into a single menu.

Auto Power Off

This function automatically turns off the display power when the screen saver operation ends.

Energy-Saving Functions

A broad range of environment-friendly functions help minimize energy consumption.

Power Manegement: Power is automatically turned on or off in response to a sync signal from the PC connected to the built-in PC input terminal.

Auto Power Off: When you're using a device connected to the multi-function slots, the display panel goes into standby mode after about 10 minutes if no sync signal is received.

Power Save Mode: Reduces the display's brightness.

Standby Power Save Mode: Reduces power consumption when on standby. (Start-up may take a few moments once the display is in this mode.)