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Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P42S30

Abt Model: TCP42S30 | UPC Code: 885170043572
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Up To 100,000 Hours Panel Life/ VIERA Image Viewer/ Wi-Fi Ready/ 600 Hz Sub-field Drive/ Motion Pattern Noise Reduction/ Game Mode/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ Built-In ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners/ VIERA Link/ Easy IPTV/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TCP42S30

Key Features:

  • Fast Switching Phosphors
  • Easy IPTV
  • VIERA Image Viewer (Photo & Movie)
  • DLNA

Features:

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures 600Hz Sub-field Drive - 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images. 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.

600Hz Sub-field Drive

Transmitting Rich Color Gradation Data Deep Color - VIERA HDTVs faithfully reproduce the colors inherent in today's most advanced image sources, such as Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. Use an HDMI cable to connect your VIERA HDTV to the playback device, and you'll enjoy the kind of rich, vibrant colors that make viewing such a pleasurable experience.

Deep Color

Ultimate Color Expression x.v.Color - VIERA HDTV models with x.v.Color compatibility reproduce vibrant colors in images recorded with wide x.v.Color gamut compatible camcorders. These rich, vivid images are a feast for the eyes.

x.v.Color

Enjoy Web Entertainment Instantly EASY IPTV - Simply press the VIERA Tools button on the remote control to directly access a variety of Internet services. Enjoy online music and movies with ease.

EASY IPTV

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

Easy Viewing of Photos and Videos VIERA Image Viewer - Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.

VIERA 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 - 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.

Viera Link

Years of Beautiful Images Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours - 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: 900 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
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • 24p Playback (2 : 3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Super Resolution: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes

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
  • Easy IPTV: Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Wi-Fi Ready
  • 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: 5.0"
  • With Stand
    • Width: 26.6"
    • Height: 40.2"
    • Depth: 11.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand
    • 41.9 lbs
  • With Stand
    • 49.6 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
3DNo
Refresh Rate60Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20W
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs3
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionNo
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)25.2"
Panel Depth (inches)5.0"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (14)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Easy to setup (10)
  • Good resolution (8)
  • Great sound quality (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (9)
    • Movies (8)
    • Home theater (5)
    • Bedroom (3)
    • Gaming (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (7), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Great product

    By The Spirit giver

    from Smyrna, Tennessee

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      This becomes our family TV. It's great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Excellent HDTV

      By Happy Hannah

      from Salem, SC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Energy Efficient
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

        CONS:
        It took 3 deliveries to receive an undamaged TV. Recommend inspection of product for damage prior to shipping.

        PROS: ABT Electronics' service department responded quickly and professionally on each ocassion sending me a replacement TV without any hesitation. Would highly recommend this company for any electronics purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Outstanding TV at a great price

        By Dan the Man

        from Granbury, TX

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Smaller room size
          • Video Games

          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

          I would advise anyone looking for a great quality Plazma TV, you can't go wrong with Panasonic. The picture quality is great.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and arrived in great condition

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great TV

          By Grandma

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Best price I found
          • Energy Efficient
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

            Just what I wanted. Very easy to set up. Great picture.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The delivery was amazingly prompt. Someone called to make an appointment, and the delivery man brought the tv up to my apartment. Super easy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            No RCA audio out.

            By Elle

            from New York

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Energy Efficient
            • Fast Setup
            • Good Remote Control
            • Good Resolution
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Reduced Glare

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Wall Mounting

              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

              Could of used audio RCA outputs but there aren't any. Only inputs.Ok though because the TV speakers are not so bad. Have this TV in the bedroom.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding

              By Rick the Ruler

              from Montgomery, Alabama

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Energy Efficient
              • Fast Setup
              • Good Remote Control
              • Good Resolution
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Movies
                • Video Games

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                Picture quality of this set in my bedroom is so much better that the Samsung LCD set that I moved to the guest bedroom. Set up was very easy and the set came in in absolute perfect condition. No scratches, dents, broken corners. Panasonic gets A1 for this set.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice tv, but wifi ready doesn't mean...

                By Andygutie

                from pittsburgh

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Energy Efficient
                • Fast Setup
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Home Theater
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                  Great tv and great service from ABT. however, you need to buy a an expensive wifi adapter to get online via wireless; otherwise, this tv is awesome!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would recommend this TV to my friends

                  By Slim Grim

                  from Lake Villa, IL.

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                    We use this TV for cable, DVDs and other basics.
                    It has a great picture and remote. The Viera link is perfect for streaming movies from NetFlix and playing music from Pandora. The only problem is, I like my music and movies run through my stereo and there isn't a RCA output. Overall, its a great TV.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    ABT is one of the best customer service experiences I've ever had.
                    Delivery was almost to the minute of when they said it would be there & came in perfect condition.
                    If they have something we need, we'll be ordering from them again.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    [...]

                    By Espo

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Good value for the price. Can't go wrong. Go ahead and order.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Customer service is top notch. They forgot to schedule the shipment so without my asking shipped it air to meet promised delivery date. Can't beat that.

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Easy to set up and great picture

                      By John from Jersey

                      from Westfield, NJ

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Fast Setup
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater
                        • Movies
                        • Video Games

                        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA 1080P Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        My teenage son and nephew took it out of the box and set it up very quickly, including all the connections with DVD player, etc. Works perfectly and very nice picture.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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