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Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P42U1

Abt Model: TCP42U1 | UPC Code: 037988242436
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1080p Full-HD Resolution/ 30,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ 600Hz Sub-Field Drive/ VIERA Image Viewer/ VIERA Link/ 3 HDMI Inputs/ 100,000 Hour Panel Life/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCP42U1

Key Features:

  • Watch Fast-Moving Scenes with Clear, Vivid Resolution
    The 600Hz Sub-field Drive produces crisp, focused images for sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Your full-HD movies and games never looked sharper
  • 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
  • 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
  • Contrast Ratio: 30,000:1 Native; Infinite Black Panel
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
  • VIERA Image Viewer
  • VIERA Link
  • 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: 30,000:1
  • 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: 900 lines or more
  • Shades of Gradation: 5,120 equivalent
  • Aspect Control: Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
  • Panel: G12 Progressive HD Plasma Display Panel
  • 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
  • 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: 293 W
  • Standby Power Consumption: 0.3 W
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption: 142 W
  • Energy Star: Yes
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • 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: 55.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 73 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
Number of Speakers2
Number of HDMI Inputs3
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component
Width (inches)40.6"
Height (inches)28"
Panel Depth (inches)12.9"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Exceeded expectations (4)
  • Inexpensive (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (3)

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5.0

First review I have ever written

By 

from Undisclosed

Pros

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

Cons

  • no cons

Best Uses

    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

    I at first bought a 50" Viera for the "entertainment" room. I was so impressed with the TV I went back to the store and bought 4 more sets. Three 42" plasma 1080P's, and a 37" 1080. These are undoubtedly the best priced and finest quality TV's on the market at this time. Three of these sets are at a lake home (for rainy days, and grandchildren). I am very pleased with the ease of setup and the support from the web site. And of course I am still learning all of the functions of the sets. The 50" is hooked to a gaming device that allows web access and is incredible. We love them. Sharp pictures, good sound from the onboard speakers and the timers are great for shut off time and also alarm time.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    panasonic viera

    By 

    from santa rosa ca

    Pros

    • Exceeded expectations

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

        i wanted to buy a lcd tv so i did one day with that tv set went right back to the store. i saw this plasma and gave it a shot,it was the best idea i ever had the picture is clear and gaming is the best part about it. fat past and perfect for watching shows,movies and again gaming

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Viera Plasma #1

        By 

        from Plattsburgh, NY

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • initial set-up instructions
        • Poor Documentation

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

          I have reviewed several and owned 3 LCD TV's and I have to say the quality of picture and sound of this TV is by far the best I have evr experienceds first hand. Set up was a bit of a pain as the owners manual wasn't well written or compiled to be easily read, but once one gets past that the wait of setting up is worth it. I definately recommend this TV to anyone looking to buy their first flat screen TV or upgrade their LCD to plasma. Can't go wrong for the money spent.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Blew Me Away

          By 

          from Vancouver BC

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to use
          • Exceeded expectations
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

              Just picked up this beauty and can't believe the quality of the picture. I had a LCD and thought it was pretty good but after seeing the picture on this one it blew me away. For the price you just can't beat this TV.

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              4.0

              good value

              By 

              from indian head park il.

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Picture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Movies

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                great picture with hd. love watching golf on this unit

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow

                By 

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Power User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Fast Setup
                • Great Picture
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                  This Plasma is Great...more than I ever expected. The Picture is outstanding. Definitly glad I bought the plasma havent seen anything else like it.

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                  (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good for the money!

                  By 

                  from New Orleans, LA

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Poor Documentation

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    This is a very solid HDTV that gives an outstanding image (beautiful colors, even in 720 dpi), much better than the LCDs flat screens I've seen so far. The menu is very simple, though. For this price, this is a very high quality set. I recommend it!

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Looks good

                    By 

                    from chicago

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Great Picture
                    • Simple Controls

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      This new machine has all the new features we are looking for at a great price.

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                      Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV

                      Panasonic 42" VIERA U1 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV

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