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Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P42U2

Abt Model: TCP42U2 | UPC Code: 885170003125
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1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) Resolution/ 600Hz Sub-field Drive/ VIERA Image Viewer/ VIERA Link/ 2,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ 24p Playback/ 3D Color Management/ Motion Pattern Noise Reduction/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ Game Mode/ Built-In ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCP42U2

Features:

  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects
    • *When using cinema mode
  • VIERA Image Viewer™
    It's easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into your VIERA HDTV to display photos on the large screen. It's much more fun when you can view them on a large screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920x1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio
  • VIERA Link™
    VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting compatible devices to each other by an HDMI cable
    • *VIERA Link™ is a new name for EZ Sync™. Not all VIERA Link™ features are usable with other VIERA Link™ and EZ Sync™ compatible products

Specifications:

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: 900 lines or more
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p): Yes
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • 24p Playback(2:3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes

Audio

  • Speakers: Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 20 W ( 10% THD )
  • Surround Sound: Yes

Inputs / Outputs

  • 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)
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR): 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): 2
  • Digital Audio Output: 1
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes

Convenience

  • VIERA Link™: Yes
  • VIERA® Tools: Yes
  • Game Mode: 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
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket: TY-WK4P1RW

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 26.1"
    • Width: 40.6"
    • Depth: 3.7"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 27.8"
    • Width: 40.6"
    • Depth: 12.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 49.6 lbs
  • With Stand: 54 lbs
  • Shipping: 66 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size (inches)42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
3DNo
Refresh Rate600
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20W
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs3
USB PortNo
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio,
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio
Wall-MountableYes
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 U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Convenient (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to setup (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
  • Movies (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Would buy this product again

Excellent T.V. a little less glare would be nice,but
Plasma is always like this and I was aware in advance of purchase

Excellent T.V. a little less glare would be nice,but
Plasma is always like this and I was aware in advance of purchase

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Panasonic TC-P42U2 Plasma TV

Thought I was buying top of the line 1080P, but this one is clearly inferior to our 3 other Panasonic 50 inch Plasmas. So many model numbers it is confusing. This one looks...Read complete review

Thought I was buying top of the line 1080P, but this one is clearly inferior to our 3 other Panasonic 50 inch Plasmas. So many model numbers it is confusing. This one looks like a 720P. Not very clear. Returning it.

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4.0

Very good for money.

By 

from Muncie, IN

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      Picture great, sound very good. Only wish it had a place for my PC to hook up. Great TV for price easy to use.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Swanky TV

      By 

      from Fort Smith, AR

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • overall picture
      • Setup

      Cons

      • unable to get technical service on the weekend

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

        My wife bought me this tv for my birthday and it arrived yesterday. Setup was very easy. I connected our AT&T cable box via coax, and a Playstation 3 with the Move bundle via HDMI. I played a game on the PS3 and was extremely satisfied with the picture. Ok, so the sound is not amazing, but it's not as bad as many people say, especially for stock flat panel speakers. Didn't have the opportunity to check out HD broadcasts because we don't get HD channels with our U-Verse package. However, we watched a blu ray movie and the picture is beautiful. Very nice blacks, vivid colors, little if any bleeding, and very little visible pixelation. I am very satisfied with this tv. It is my first HD flat panel and I would recommend it to anyone.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cannot beat it......

        By 

        from Louisville, KY

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Great Customer Service
        • Great picture
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

            I love this tv. It was inexpensive, has great quality, very easy to use & set up. It was a choice between this and another brand, and Im very satisfied with my choice. i also purchased the extended warranty from Panasonic & I am extremley satisfied with the service they have provided me.

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            (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Panasonic TC-P42U2 Plasma TV

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

              Cons

              • Did not meet expectations
              • Poor quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                Thought I was buying top of the line 1080P, but this one is clearly inferior to our 3 other Panasonic 50 inch Plasmas. So many model numbers it is confusing. This one looks like a 720P. Not very clear. Returning it.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great TV, great purchase!

                By 

                from Fort Worth, TX

                Pros

                • Convenient
                • Easy to use
                • Exceeded expectations
                • Great Features
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    We have had this TV for several months now and we love it! It has a great picture, bright colors, and attractive outer case. The menu is super easy to use and it was extremely easy to set up right out of the box! I'm sold on Panasonic and I would recommend this TV to family/friends in a heartbeat. Plus: the price is amazing for the value!

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                    4.0

                    Great TV for the price

                    By 

                    from boston, ma

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Fast Setup
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Avarage Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Movies
                    • Wall Mounting

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    Great living room TV. HD broadcast Quality with Directv is just amazing!! Very crisp, detail picture, natural colors, fun TV set to watch. Great product for the price. Sound is average, but not worse then most of the plasma Tvs I've seen around.
                    Easy set up and enough features for regular user.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Product arrived as described within the time specified in the receipt. The Pilot company has very limited options for delivery times, had to take time off from work to fit into 4hrs window for TV to be delivered.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great tv, amazing price

                    By 

                    from Davenport, FL.

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Energy Efficient
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Home
                    • Movies
                    • Video Games
                    • Wall Mounting

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV is a great hdtv

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    depentable quality product

                    By 

                    from dupage cty. ill.

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Fast Setup
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Set Up
                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Attached to Computer
                    • Home
                    • Video Games

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    [...]

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Would buy this product again

                    By 

                    from Florida Keys

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Fast Setup
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Glare

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    Excellent T.V. a little less glare would be nice,but
                    Plasma is always like this and I was aware in advance of purchase

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                    5.0

                    Great TV for the price

                    By 

                    from St. Louis

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Table top stand is not ad

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA U2 Series Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    Great picture, does well even in standard def. channels.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    TV was deliverd right on time.

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