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Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P42S2

Abt Model: TCP42S2 | UPC Code: 885170003118
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1080p Full-HD Resolution/ 2,000,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio/ 600Hz Sub-Field Drive/ VIERA Image Viewer/ VIERA Link/ Anti-Reflective Filter/ 3 HDMI Inputs/ Energy Star 4.0 Compliant/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TCP42S2

S2 Series Plasma For the love of the game. VIERA® S2 Series Plasma HDTVs are great for sports and cinema-quality movies. Our Neo PDP technology delivers sharp, detailed image and remarkable brightness.

Features:

  • 1080 TV Lines Moving Picture Resolution Crisp images even in fast-moving scenes
  • VIERA Image Viewer with new slideshow transition and background music See your photos on the big screen
  • Clean Touch Bezel Design Helps maintain a clean surface
  • 2,000,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio
  • Neo PDP
  • 1080p Full HD Resolution
  • Anti-Reflective Filter
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
  • VIERA Link
  • Mercury and Lead free panel
  • VIERA Tools
  • Energy Star 4.0 compliant

Specifications:

TV

  • Model Type Plasma
  • Series S2
  • Model Year 2010

VIDEO

  • Screen Size 42" Class (41.6" diagonal)
  • Contrast Ratio Native: 2,000,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines
  • Shades of Gradation 6,144 equivalent
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
  • Aspect Control Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
  • AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter Yes
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
  • LAN Port No
  • 24p Cinematic Playback No
  • 24p Playback(2:3) Yes
  • Deep Color Yes
  • x.v.Color Yes
  • Studio Ref Mode No
  • Pro Setting No
  • THX Mode No
  • 3D Color Management Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control No
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes

AUDIO

  • Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers 2
  • Audio Output 20 W ( 10% THD )
  • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound No
  • Surround Sound

INPUTS & JACKS

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (JPEG playback)
  • HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
  • Composite Video Input 2 (1 side)
  • Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 side)
  • PC Input No
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR) 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video) 2
  • RS232C No
  • Digital Audio Output 1
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI) Yes
  • USB No

CONVENIENCE

  • VIERA Link™ Yes
  • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) No
  • VIERA® Tools Yes
  • Game Mode Yes
  • Clean Touch Bezel Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
  • Off - Timers Yes
  • Trilingual Menu English/Spanish/French

GENERAL

  • Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • Rated Power Consumption 298 W
  • Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W
  • Energy Star Yes
  • Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
  • Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
  • Swivel Angle No
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK4P1RW

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand: 27.8" x 40.6" x 12.1"
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand: 26.1" x 40.6" x 3.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand: 55.1 lbs.
  • Weight (lbs.) without Stand: 50.7 lbs.
  • Shipping: 70.5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Television TypePlasma
4KPlasma
Screen Size41.6" diagonal
Screen Size (inches)41.6" diagonal
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1080p
Maximum Resolution1080p
Static Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1 Native
3DNo
TV TunerYes
Refresh Rate600
DVI InputYes
HDMI InputYes
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20 W
Energy Star QualifiedYes
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Depth (inches)3.7"
Number of HDMI Inputs3
Weight (pounds)50.7 lbs
USB PortNo
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Built-in-TunerYes
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Width (inches)40.6"
Height (inches)26.1"
Panel Depth (inches)3.7"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Exceeded expectations (5)
  • Inexpensive (5)
  • Convenient (4)
  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible Picture, Sound Not So Good

The picture quality it incredible, the blacks are deep black and the whites are bright and clean. Contrast is impressive even without making adjustments. The only thing that is a big miss, is...Read complete review

The picture quality it incredible, the blacks are deep black and the whites are bright and clean. Contrast is impressive even without making adjustments. The only thing that is a big miss, is the sound quality, the TV sounds like it is in a tin can using the factory settings, you can adjust to improve but it leaves a lot to be desired.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

AFTER 1 YEAR IT STOPPED WORKING

My husband and I bought this TV brand new, and have owned it for barely a year. It now doesn't work! It shut off by itself and now will not power back on....Read complete review

My husband and I bought this TV brand new, and have owned it for barely a year. It now doesn't work! It shut off by itself and now will not power back on. It only displays a black screen and the power light just blinks repeatedly. Research this issue on the Internet and you'll read what I'm speaking of. Of course it did this after the warranty was expired by FIVE DAYS. BUYER BEWARE, WE SPENT WAY TOO MUCH MONEY ON A TV THAT WILL COST US AS MUCH TO REPAIR AS WE PAID FOR IT! Very dissapointed.

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5.0

Premium TV

By 

from Undisclosed

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      Clarity is perfect. Plasma has a view that shows the black parts of a movie much better than non-plasma sets. Very impressed after owning it for over a year. Only small complaint is the sound quality is not as good as I'd like although very acceptable. The guy who said it had excellent sound quality in his review and said to not listen to our complaints has a home theater system installed so of course his sound quality would be much better. Duh

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      1.0

      AFTER 1 YEAR IT STOPPED WORKING

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      Pros

      • Compact
      • did have a great picture
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • Expensive
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

        My husband and I bought this TV brand new, and have owned it for barely a year. It now doesn't work! It shut off by itself and now will not power back on. It only displays a black screen and the power light just blinks repeatedly. Research this issue on the Internet and you'll read what I'm speaking of. Of course it did this after the warranty was expired by FIVE DAYS. BUYER BEWARE, WE SPENT WAY TOO MUCH MONEY ON A TV THAT WILL COST US AS MUCH TO REPAIR AS WE PAID FOR IT! Very dissapointed.

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        5.0

        Very Good TV

        By 

        from Bloomingdale ,IL

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

            Like it,so far no problem.

            Service and delivery comments:

            On time,perfect.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works Great

            By 

            from Los Angeles, Calif.

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • sound speakers fair

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

              Wanted to wait a little bit before I wrote a review of my Panasonic TC-P42S2 Plasma 42 inch TV. I word rate this TV at 4.5 out of 5 STARS. Pros: Picture, inputs, and price Cons: The sound speakers could be better. I have found that watching a HD TV program they are very good but watching a non HD recoded movie (DVD or VHS) they range from Average to Fair. With all the HD TV selections out in the market I am very glad to have brought model.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Better than my expectations- A+

              By 

              from Rochester, NY

              Pros

              • Convenient
              • Durable
              • easy switch (xboxbrcable)
              • Easy to use
              • Exceeded expectations
              • Inexpensive
              • lets you add descriptors to video input
              • picture size/color easy to do
              • standby mode is usefull .3 watts

              Cons

              • sound not a+ but good enough

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                This television has amazing picture quality, smooth motion decoding and a bright screen that rivals all but the best LCD and LED displays. Though there could be more sound quality hooking up surround speakers adds that extra kick to an awesome experience. I have to say, the clear picture and amazing color distribution is phenom. Love it, would buy again- Value is def. there.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Picture.....

                By 

                from Michigan

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Great picture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    The Quality of this product is great. The picture is so clear and detailed I can see the lines on the ice from ice skates. The only thing I wish is the remote could also control the cable box and the sound system instead of having to switch between remotes.......

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Panasonic TC-P42S2 Review

                    By 

                    from Canton, MI

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Nothing

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Awesome Plasma HDTV. Picture quality is awesome, sound is great (don't believe negative reviews on sound). I use it with XBOX360 (w/Kinect), DVD player, Home theater surround sound system, I even hooked up my Desktop computer to this TV (using DVI to HDTV cable). This TV picked up more channels and has better reception than the Digital TV box I was using on my old CRT TV. Awesome value. The settings allow various picture modes from as bright as a LED LCD to power saving standard display.

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                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great TV and Great Value

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Exceeded expectations

                      Cons

                      • Sound quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        I bought this model about 3 months ago and have been very pleased overall. The color is phenomenal and the TV rocks hooked up to a blu-ray player. Only complaint is the sound quality is a little weak. However, this doesn't bother me becasue if you are looking to purchase a TV for home theatre use you are not going to be using the TV's speakers anyhow. For normal cable viewing the sound is just fine.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Best value, Not grainy, No motion blur

                        By 

                        from Someset, NJ

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Setup
                        • Good conectivity
                        • Good Remote Control
                        • Good Resolution
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Movies
                        • Video Games
                        • Wall Mounting

                        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        We've been researching flat panel TVs for around 3 years... waiting for lower prices to drop, we noticed grainy images using normal 480i/p signals in most LCDs and ontop of that we found the picture always had motion blurring. In the chain stores the grainy picture is usual not noticeable due to the higher resolution feed to the TVs. While it LCDs have improved recently (>$$$), it's still there. Plasma TVs always seem to soften the picture and rarely have we noticed motion blur.
                        With that, the Panasonic S2 meet our expectations. It has enough connections to eliminate a reciever. The settings are easy to navigate. Remote is good. The picture quality is great from HDTV antenna, DVD and blu ray!! And it's good from our basic cable box. One con, speakers stink.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Incredible Picture, Sound Not So Good

                        By 

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Best looking TV out there
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Outstanding picture clarity/resolution

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Movies
                        • Video Games
                        • Wall Mounting

                        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA S2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        The picture quality it incredible, the blacks are deep black and the whites are bright and clean. Contrast is impressive even without making adjustments. The only thing that is a big miss, is the sound quality, the TV sounds like it is in a tin can using the factory settings, you can adjust to improve but it leaves a lot to be desired.

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