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Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P42S1

Abt Model: TCP42S1 | UPC Code: 037988242382
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1080p Full-HD Resolution/ 40,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ 600Hz Sub-Field Drive/ VIERA Image Viewer/ VIERA Link/ Anti-Reflective Filter/ 3 HDMI Inputs/ 100,000 Hour Panel Life/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCP42S1

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Key Features:

  • Full-Time 1080 TV Lines Moving Picture Resolution
    Did you know that some HDTVs deliver considerably less than 1080 lines of resolution, when processing fast motion on screen? VIERA S1 Series Plasma HDTVs ensure full-time 1080 TV lines of resolution, even during fast moving scenes in sports and movies
  • Share Your Digital Photos on the Big Screen
    VIERA Image Viewer™ provides a better way to share your digital photos. Just pop your SD memory card into the handy slot, and instantly display your digital photos for friends and family to enjoy
  • Network Your AV Devices, Quickly and Easily
    With VIERA Link™, you can control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc™ player, home theater sound system and HD camcorder, all with a single remote and helpful on-screen menus

Features:

  • 1080p Full-HD Resolution
  • Neo PDP
    • Full-Time 1080 TV Lines Moving Picture Resolution
    • Contrast Ratio: 40,000:1 Native; Infinite Black Panel
    • Brighter Panel
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
  • VIERA Image Viewer
  • VIERA Link
  • AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter
  • Game Mode
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • 100,000 Hour Panel Life

Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 42" Class (41.6" diagonal)
  • Display Resolution: 1080p
  • Contrast Ratio
    • Dynamic: Infinite Black/Over 2,000,000:1
    • Native: 40,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels): 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Pixel Pitch (H x V): 0.480 x 0.480 mm
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • Aspect Control: Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
  • Panel: G12 Progressive 1080p HD NeoPDP (Plasma Display Panel)
  • Screen Coating (Filter): New AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter
  • Progressive Scan: Yes
  • 24p Playback(2:3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Speakers: Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 20 W (10% THD) (6 ohms, 150 Hz - 16 kHz)
  • Surround Sound: Yes
  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer: Y (JPEG playback)
  • HDMI Input: 3 (1 side)
  • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input: 2 (1 side)
  • S-Video Input: 1
  • Audio Input (for Video): 2 (1 side)
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR): 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): 2
  • Digital Audio Output: 1
  • VIERA Link™: Yes
  • VIERA® Tools: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • V-Chip Program Lockout: Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Video Input Label: Yes
  • Video Picture Memory: Yes
  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Rated Power Consumption: 485 W
  • Standby Power Consumption: 0.3 W
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption: 173 W
  • Energy Star: Yes
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket: TY-WK4P1RW
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Y (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p): Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • With Stand
    • Height: 28"
    • Width: 40.6"
    • Depth: 12.9"
  • Without Stand
    • Height: 26.1"
    • Width: 40.6"
    • Depth: 4.2"

Approximate Weight:

  • With Stand: 59.6 lbs
  • Without Stand: 57.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 73 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size (inches)42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
Number of Speakers2
Number of HDMI Inputs3
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component
Width (inches)40.6"
Height (inches)28 in.
Panel Depth (inches)12.9"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Inexpensive (14)
  • Exceeded expectations (10)
  • Convenient (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (4)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (3)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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4.0

Great Value but Leaves me Wanting More

By 

from Springville, UT, USA

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations
  • weird shifting of light and dark in dark scenes.

Best Uses

    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

    This TV was a great price when I bought it 4 years ago and it really seems to have held its value. My biggest problem is the same thing another reviewer noted. Whether CATS is on or off, sometimes dark areas of the picture will suddenly lighten and then it will go back to dark. It does this quite often and it's very annoying as it takes you out of the movie experience. It is a nice size and easy to use but I wish it was a bit more clear. I've tweaked tons of settings but I'm never quite happy with the picture. It's good but I wish it was great.

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    4.0

    Good TV

    By 

    from Clearwater, Fl

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Poor sound quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      This TV has great picture quality and I love that it has 3 HDMI outputs. The one thing that I hate about this TV is the sound quality. It sucks bad.. You will need to connect external speakers to get a decent sound from this TV. Other than that it's a good buy.

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      4.0

      Great Value!

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Easy to use
      • Game Mode
      • Inexpensive
      • Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Reflective screen
      • slight lack of inputs
      • Sound quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

        This TV is a great package for the price. However, this TV is made for dark light rooms because it is highly reflective. The room I have it in now does get a bit of sunlight that is slightly noticeable and can get annoying. If the TV isnt customly formated for picture when watching Cable it may be blury so make sure to format properly. Also I would advise that you should get a seperate speaker system because the built in sound is not the best quality. Finally there are only 3 HDMI, 2 HD Component cables and one AV cable input so there is a lack of inputs. Despite these drawbacks the TV has a great size, picture quality (made for gaming and Blu-Ray), very easy to set up and adjust settings, and is a must buy for the price.

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        4.0

        Contrast Flickering

        By 

        from Auburn, CA

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Poor Documentation

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

          I dont know if I am the only one but i need to look at other plasma TVs BUT I am experiencing what looks like a flicker in the contrast while viewing any kind of media. You can see the screen lighten then darken, my CATS is currently shut off and its doing it in every mode. Bang for the buck is great but I feel this should be looked into.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great deal

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • no anti-glare finish on the screen

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

            Great deal. only problem is it does not have a anti-glare finish on the screen so in my sunny room it reflects images. Get the TC-P50S2 if you are concerned about glare. Little fuzzy when you are with in 2-4 ft of the screen

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            POOR SPEAKER POSITION

            By 

            from HOUSTON

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • speaker position

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

              SPEAKERS FACE THE REAR THEREFORE MAKES IT HARD TO HEAR WHEN IN A ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE HOOK IT TO A HOME THEATRE

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              4.0

              Goodtimes... GOODTIMES

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Convenient
              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Exceeded expectations
              • Inexpensive

              Cons

              • customer service fails
              • Shipping

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                PROS: Everything you in a HDTV Amazing Prices Cons: Shipping takes 2-3 weeks

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                5.0

                Amazed

                By 

                from Anchorage

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Exceeded expectations
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    This tv is amazing in blue ray movies and video games, being 600htz 1080P. James Cameron teamed up with Panasonic to make the first 3d camera for the movie Avatar.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    What a deal!!

                    By 

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Exceeded expectations
                    • Inexpensive
                    • new features eradicate the former plasma drawbacks

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        I researched for over 6 months in anticipation of buying an hdtv. I was sold on the panasonic plasma because of the depth and sophistication of color as well as it runs on 600Hz as opposed to 120-240Hz of the lcd and led. Though the lcd's and led's tend to be brighter (if brightness is what you're after, just adjust the brightness in the picture menu), their color quality and picture progression cannot compare to the plasma. Panasonic is the king of plasmas and with the Viera Link feature, using other Panasonic home theater components in conjunction with the TC-P42S1 is a breeze. Best purchase I've ever made.

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                        5.0

                        great buy

                        By 

                        from Granite City, IL

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Exceeded expectations
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • No analog audio out

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                          I recently bought this TV and was worned about the glare of a plasma. I have a large bay window in my living room and got a bad glare on my old CRT, but with the AR on this model i can have the curtain pulled and my front door open and still nothing! The picture quality is unreal. Both my brothers have LCD and they don't come close to having the rich colors and deep blacks of my plasma. With the S2 coming out you can pick this TV up for next to nothing, and it well worth it!

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