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Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P42ST30

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Full HD 3D 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ 600 Hz Sub-Field Drive/ Game Mode/ DNLA/ Motion Smoother/ VIERA Link/ Up To 100,000 Hours Panel Life/ 24p Playback/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ Motion Pattern Noise Reduction/ 3D Image Viewer/ Built-In ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners/ Skype Video Calling/ Easy IPTV/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV - TCP42ST30

Step into the 3D World. The VIERA ST Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.

Key Features:

  • Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black 2 Panel
  • VIERA Connect WiFi Ready
  • VIERA Image Viewer with 3D Playback (Movie & Photo Capable)

Features:

Fast Switching Phosphor The use of fast switching phosphors has significantly reduced afterglow duration and reproduced clear 3D and 2D images. Fast switching phosphors are used in all full HD models.

Improved Pre-discharge & Filter Minimizing pre-discharge has made it possible to produce crisp blacks with minimal graying. Improving the filter shape has suppressed glare and reduced internal reflections in the front glass panel. The contrast in bright ambient light has been raised to enable rich, more robust blacks.

Improvement in Luminous Efficiency Achieves Low Power Consumption Everything - from the materials and panel structure to the drive method - has been re-engineered. These improvements are a result of the new phosphor and new electrode (fish bone) structure.

FULL HD 3D Infuses Reality into Every Image Frame Sequential Technology - Panasonic uses Full-HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking FULL HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.

Full HD 3D

Smooth Film Images 24p Cinema Smoother - Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films with familiar TV-like quality. In plasma displays, increasing the number of frames creates smoother images. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, VIERA HDTVs 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images.
*Only the VT, GT and ST Series

24p Cinema Smoother

Easily Convert 2D Images into 3D 2D-3D Conversion - Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The technology generates a detailed depth effect for each type of image, so the 3D effect is natural and realistic. Use VIERA HDTV to enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies and even ordinary TV broadcasts in 3D. The Super Resolution function allows images that were converted from 2D to 3D to be displayed in sharp, clear 3D while minimizing double image. 3D images with crisp contours are also produced from 3D broadcasts using the side-by-side method.
*When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources.

2D-3D Conversion

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures 600Hz Sub-field Drive - Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data, and each frame is virtually displayed in a shorter length of time than in previous 600Hz systems, to create crisp images.
*When using Cinema mode.

600Hz Sub-field Drive

Even Faster Images Are More Precise Full-HD Resolution Speed of 1,200 pps - Full-HD Resolution Speed, the new standard for moving picture measurement announced by the Advanced PDP Development Center Corporation (APDC), indicates the maximum moving picture speed that can be enjoyed with full-HD resolution. VIERA HDTV's achieved 1,200 pps (pixels per second) under this new standard. Even images that scroll left or right at the extremely high speed of 1,200 pps are able to be correctly displayed at the maximum resolution of 1,080 lines.

Full-HD Resolution Speed of 1,200 pps

Deep Blacks in Bright Rooms Infinite Black 2 - In the new VIERA HDTVs models, contrast in brightly lit locations has been improved. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks even when viewed in bright surroundings. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.

Infinite Black 2

VIERA Connects You to a New World VIERA Connect - The exciting world of cloud based Internet service (Internet Protocol Television, or IPTV), is available for the entire family to enjoy. Now you can use an intuitive remote control while relaxing in your living room having a variety of internet content at your fingertips.

Viera Connect

Home Network Convenience DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready - Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.

DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready

Memories Are Even More Powerful in 3D 3D Image Viewer - It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA HDTV screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA HDTV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that lifes special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D.

3D Image Viewer

Get Your Game Face On Game Mode - Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA HDTV's automatically choose settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response with virtually no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see.

Game Mode

One Remote Controls Them All Viera Link - VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of compatible AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA HDTV remote control. Setup is easy, simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables.

Viera Link

Years of Beautiful Images Years of Beautiful Images - One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.

100,000 Hours Panel Life

Environment-Friendly Panel Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel - Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

Environment-Friendly Panel

Easy Access to Helpful Functions VIERA Tools - The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.

Viera Tools

Specifications:

Video

  • Screen Size Diagonal: 41.6"
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • 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: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill
  • Louver Filter: Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • 24p Playback (2 : 3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Pro Setting: Yes
  • Super Resolution: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control:
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes

FULL HD 3D

  • 3D Panel: Yes
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother: Yes
  • 2D-3D Conversion: Yes
  • 3D Image Viewer: Yes
  • 3D Active Shutter Eyewear: Not Included

AUDIO

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

JACKS

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer: Yes (AVCHD/ MPEG2/ JPEG/ MP3 playback)
  • HDMI
    • Input: 3 (1 side)
    • Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
  • USB: 2
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Video): RCA x 1
  • Component Video Input: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1
  • LAN Port 1: 1
  • Digital Audio Output (Optical): 1

CONVENIENCE

  • VIERA Link: Yes
  • VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Yes
  • VIERA Tools: Yes
  • DLNA: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off-Timers: Yes

GENERAL

  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
  • Receiving System: ATSC/ QAM/ NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
  • Safety Standard: UL6500/ C-UL

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Width: 40.2"
    • Height: 25.2"
    • Depth: 2.2"
  • With Stand
    • Width: 40.2"
    • Height: 26.6"
    • Depth: 12.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand
    • 44.1 lbs
  • With Stand
    • 51.8 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for detail
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
3DYes
Refresh Rate60Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20W
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs3
USB PortYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input Connectors3 HDMI, 1 Composite VIdeo+Audio, 1 Component Video+Audio, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet
Output Connectors1 Digital Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)40.2"
Height (inches)27.4"
Panel Depth (inches)5.0"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Exceeded expectations (4)
  • Good remote control (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Happier than expected...and that was a lot

      Am extremely happy with this purchase--in spite of being in a room with lots of windows, there's not as much reflection from the glossy screen as was the case on my older HD...Read complete review

      Am extremely happy with this purchase--in spite of being in a room with lots of windows, there's not as much reflection from the glossy screen as was the case on my older HD TV. The color is terrific, adjustments easy to make, and ease of use dead-on. My only complaint is the Viera ad that appears every time the TV is turned on. Not a big deal, goes away in a few seconds, but still feels a bit like overreaching marketing to me. Would definitely but the same model again if I needed another TV.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Picture out after 6 months

      Great picture - great features. Wonderfull to connect to internet for Netflix, etc. Major problem with picture going out after 6 months and service taking 7 - 10 days to repair.

      Great picture - great features. Wonderfull to connect to internet for Netflix, etc. Major problem with picture going out after 6 months and service taking 7 - 10 days to repair.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very solid purchase

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

      • Exceeded expectations
      • Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

          I did months of research before buying the TV. I was already settled on a Plasma and I couldn't be happier. The picture quality is excellent, I LOVE watching sports on it. There is no motion blur you can get with LCD's. The apps are fun to use and the connection to my wireless network is usually very smooth. I listen to Pandora all the time. I will definitely look at Panasonic again when it is time to buy for other rooms in y house

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Picture out after 6 months

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Easy to use

          Cons

          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

            Great picture - great features. Wonderfull to connect to internet for Netflix, etc. Major problem with picture going out after 6 months and service taking 7 - 10 days to repair.

            Comment on this review

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Happier than expected...and that was a lot

            By 

            from Twin Cities, MN

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Exceeded expectations

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                Am extremely happy with this purchase--in spite of being in a room with lots of windows, there's not as much reflection from the glossy screen as was the case on my older HD TV. The color is terrific, adjustments easy to make, and ease of use dead-on. My only complaint is the Viera ad that appears every time the TV is turned on. Not a big deal, goes away in a few seconds, but still feels a bit like overreaching marketing to me. Would definitely but the same model again if I needed another TV.

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Very pleased with the tv and service!

                By 

                from Maryland

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                  We're very happy with the tv...have not yet tried to connect to the Internet. 3D was really neat.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Wonderful service! Wonderful delivery people. I never dealt with your company before but I will purchase from you again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lots of capabilities at a low price

                  By 

                  from Aurora, Colorado

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Good Resolution
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Easy to get online, but I haven't figured out how to get rid of the Paris, LA, and NY weather details before seeing the weather where I care. Lots of Viera reviews that I read before purchasing also mentioned changing the default picture mode to "vivid," a point well made. The great picture mounted on a stock swivel base make it easy to see from virtually anywhere in the room

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Lack of detail thinking in the apps

                      By 

                      from San Diego, CA

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                          Just got this TV and overall it seems to work as well as expected with the exception that a bit more detail oriented thought should have gone into the Viera apps. Netflix does not have a search feature. Very frustrating when you are looking for a specific show/film. Have to go to the computer and add it to the instant play list, just what I bought this TV to avoid. DNLA brings down my music library from the server, but in a haphazard order. One more programing step to sort the lists would have made all the difference.

                          Comment on this review

                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Simply Stunning

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Exceeded expectations

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                              Bought this for my bedroom.. Great for low light conditionswhile watching movies on blueray...

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By 

                              from Rolling Meadows, IL

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                              Regular TV Watching
                              Outstanding Picture Resolution
                              nothing

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Comment on this review

                              (10 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              It's and "OK" TV

                              By 

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Convenient
                              • Easy to use

                              Cons

                              • Did not meet expectations

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                                Overall for a small room or bedroom it's a good tv, but to be honest I expected much more. Viera Cast is choppy and slowish. Haven't tested Skype yet but as far as I see with the rest of the apps, might not be the best. I am satisfied in general, and as a 2nd TV this probably is good choice, but for me, as my TV Theater setup, I should have got a full array LED display.

                                Comment on this review

                                (17 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent Choice

                                By 

                                from Lafayette, LA

                                Pros

                                • Exceeded expectations
                                • Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Plasma 3D Flat Panel HDTV:

                                    I spent several months looking at all the options for HDTV's and finally decided on the Panasonic 42" Plasma 3D. Right from the box it exceeded my expectations. The 600hz refresh rate makes for stunning clarity in action sequences. This is definitely an excellent choice.

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