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Hannspree ST42DMSB Review – HDTV with portrait mirror design.

February 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Hannspree ST42DMSB 42” TFT display is designed elegantly to stand out from the crowd. The widescreen display with a little bit long bottom panel creates a sense of perfection in design. The bottom panel also hides the speakers. The silver stripe present on edges creates mirror like finishing and it is exactly blended with the contour curves at corners. The LED at bottom turns red when your TV is in standby mode and changes to green while the display is on. ‘Xcelerate overdrive’ can enhance the picture quality with digital optimization.

Hannspree ST42DMSB HDTV gives double the base screen refresh rate (i.e.120Hz) and has full 1080p HD output. The response time is close to 4.5ms. Wide viewing angle of 176 gives high quality image even on off axis viewing. Dynamic contrast ratio of 15,000:1 and native ratio of 1500:1 is sufficient to complement the screen refresh rate. High brightness level of 470cd/m2 touches the extreme boundaries of normal HDTV brightness values. Peak performance is assured with a long error free functioning. Average power consumption is around 115W and fulfills energy star guidelines. Hannspree provides 1 year warranty including parts & labor for this product.

Inbuilt digital tuner is available in Hannspree ST42DMSB for ATSC & QAM signal along with analog tunic option for NTSC. Two 15W speakers can produce big audio output of 30W. External optical and analog audio ports are available on side and rear areas. Out of 4 HDMI ports three are located on rear area and one at the side. The fast USB port can easily plug & play images, MP3 files etc… from a thumb drive. 15 pin VGA connector and RCA video interfaces are also available. While hooking up with a PC everyone will appreciate the amazing performance of this display. It can give 100% value for the money spending and reaches you with an awesome price tag of Hannspree ST42DMSB can give 100% value for the money spending and reaches you with an awesome price tag of 460$ approx. on Wal-Mart.



Hannspree ST42DMSB Pros

– 120 Hz resolution
– Full HD resolution – 1080p
– competitive price

Hannspree ST42DMSB Cons
– No network connectivity
– Somewhat lack of trust in the Hannspree brand

About Hannspree Brand

Hannspree is a brand name owned by the Taiwanese company HannStar. HannStar was recently established in the year of 1998. The company acquired TFT LCD manufacturing technology using the technology transfer from Hitachi and Toshiba.

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