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Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV - TC-P42X5

Abt Model: TCP42X5 | UPC Code: 885170076020
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720p (1024x768) Resolution/ 600Hz Sub-Field Drive/ Viewing Angle Free/ Game Mode/ 24p Playback/ 3D Real Sound/ SD Card Slot/ USB 2.0/ Media Player (Movie And Photo-Capable)/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV - TCP42X5

Features:

  • 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, to create crisp images
    • * When using Cinema mode
  • Viewing Angle Free
    Self-illuminating plasma displays can be viewed from anywhere in the living room without any color fading, so images are always clear and beautiful. Each pixel appears exactly the same, so there is no difference in colors even when viewed from an angle
    • * Measured using an index for evaluating color viewing angles developed by the Advanced PDP Development Center Corporation (APDC). This ensures that you will enjoy exceptional viewing quality even in the largest living rooms
  • Game Mode
    Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play
  • Media Player
    Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV
    • * Applicable formats vary depending on the mode
  • Mercury and Lead Free
    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 the impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use
  • Long Panel Life
    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

Specifications:

Display

  • Screen Size Diagonal: 41.9"
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Pixels: 786,432 (1,024 x 768)
  • Panel: G15 Progressive HD Plasma
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • Aspect Control: 4:3, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill

Picture

  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • Panel Drive: 600 Hz Sub-Field Drive
  • 24p Playback (3:2): Yes

Audio

  • 3D Real Sound: Yes
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 20 W
  • Surround Sound: AV Surround

Jacks

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • HDMI Input: Null / 2
  • Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
  • SD Card: Yes (SDHC)
  • USB2.0: 1
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input shared with Component: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Composite Video): RCA x 1
  • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1
  • Digital Audio Output (Optical): 1

General

  • Media Player: Null / Yes (SD Card/USB)
  • Support Format: AVCHD/SD-VIDEO/MP4/MKV, MP3/AAC, JPEG
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes

Electrical

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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 24.3"
    • Width: 39.7"
    • Depth
      • Max: 3.2"
      • General: 2.5"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 25.9"
    • Width: 39.7"
    • Depth: 9.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 35.3 lbs
  • With Stand: 38.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 49 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size (inches)42"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution720p
3DNo
Refresh Rate600Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
Number of USB PortsYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, PC, USB
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Optical
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)39.7"
Height (inches)24.3"
Panel Depth (inches)3.2"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV
 
3.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (17)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Exceeded expectations (12)
  • Convenient (5)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Did not meet expectations (6)

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great deal / great TV

I bought this TV after looking at many LED and LCD sets. Based on price and screen quality, this TV is wonderful. I am a fan of plasma due to the fast screen...Read complete review

I bought this TV after looking at many LED and LCD sets. Based on price and screen quality, this TV is wonderful. I am a fan of plasma due to the fast screen response, display thickness, and price Plasma is a mature technology, and the price of most plasma sets reflects such. The store salesmen will point you at LED, but I can't say the screen quality is better on LED, just they are brighter. This set is not extremely bright, and if you watch TV in a room with lots of sunlight it may not be for you. But for evening or darker room viewing, it is really good. It's not as if you can't see the screen in a sunny room, it just doesn't pop like an LED would. And plasma screens have a glossy screen which will reflect light in a bright room. You will find that the video presets (standard / cinema / game / vivid) are not very good. With a little tweaking, the screen looks great. The TV does get warm, which is a traditional plasma trait, so don't mount it right against the wall, leave a small gap. I am very pleased with my purchase and would buy a similar Panasonic model again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst Purchase

So I purchased a TC-P42X5 approximately 6 months ago. Was working fine until I came home one night and tried to put the tv on. Of course nothing no power at all was being...Read complete review

So I purchased a TC-P42X5 approximately 6 months ago. Was working fine until I came home one night and tried to put the tv on. Of course nothing no power at all was being supplied to the tv. The internal power fuse must have blown. Now I have no TV and have to wait for support or a repairman. I mean the TV is a year old. Cross off panasonic as a name brand that I would ever buy again.

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2.0

Don't Buy

By 

from Raleigh, NC

Pros

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

      This television will cut off on you for days and will not come back on NO MATTER what you do.I've tried the troubleshooting and it does NOT work. I really hate to purchase a new television but having a television not work for days is becomimg too much.One thing for sure when I do purchase another television it will not be a panasonic!

       
      1.0

      Avoid buying this tv

      By 

      from Morris Il

      Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

      This is the worst tv I have ever owned. If you lose power in your home ever it will not work for days. I was forced to go buy a new tv to replace this one since it never worked properly

       
      4.0

      Very Happy for Years

      By 

      from Clinton, UT 84015, USA

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

          Let me start at the beginning. I am very pleased to have owned this TV for at least four years. Great picture and sound, as expected from a quality Panasonic product. Recently though, I had an issue with the set not coming on; as if it had died. I came online to research/ troubleshoot this issue. I read other reviews citing problems with power outages. In my case, leaving the set unplugged as I did my research worked. (about one hour) I don't know what caused this issue, but I'm so happy to have my Panasonic back! I really was dreading shopping for a replacement. PANASONIC, thank you for having this "self-help" forum.

           
          1.0

          Terrible TV

          By 

          from San Diego, CA, USA

          Pros

          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • Did not meet expectations
          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

            I have had this tv for one month.......yes one month and I am not exaggerating. A fuse blew in my apartment and the tv went dead. No blinking lights, nothing. Took the back off the TV and nothing appeared to be amiss. DO NOT BUY THIS TV. From the reviews on this board, you have about a 25% chance of this tv breaking.

             
            1.0

            Worst TV

            By 

            from Va Beach. Va

            Pros

              Cons

              • Did not meet expectations
              • Poor quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

                When your Elect goes out the TV does too. Many Many similar complaints on Internet . Serious design flaw. Panasonic should replace all these TV's. TV will usually fix itself after being unplugged for 2 to 3 Days ,yes Days.

                 
                1.0

                Less than two years old and has died twice

                By 

                from Hamilton, Ohio

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Did not meet expectations
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

                  Fixed it the first time with a new power supply board, at less than a year old. Happened during a thunderstorm, so I blamed the surge protector. I replaced the Surge protector with a High Quality unit to be safe. The second time, I unplugged the TV to move it during a new flooring installation. Plugged back in and nothing. No more Panasonic products for me!

                   
                  5.0

                  Unsurpassed picture quality

                  By 

                  from Calgary, Canada

                  Pros

                  • Picture Quality

                  Cons

                  • wireless dongel not ideal

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

                    This TV is awesome whether HD or non HD. Best TV I've seen for non-HD channels.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best TV I've ever purchased

                    By 

                    from Anderson, SC

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Exceeded expectations
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

                      Simple to set up, crystal clear picture and flawless motion anytime I'm watching it. It looks incredible when I'm using it for gaming. Love the bright colors and the cool features. Also had more than enough inputs for everything I needed, and was at a price point I couldn't beat. I've owned it for about a year and a half now and had no problems whatsoever! If I had the choice, I'd go back and do it again. Been an awesome TV!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Piece of junk

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

                          Haven't had it for even 2 years and it has died. No more Panasonic for me.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          not 2 bad

                          By 

                          from Buffalo, N.Y.

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic 42" Black 720P Plasma HDTV:

                              I had trouble getting my t.v. to turn back on. Just becoming unpluged fried out the mother board, this took over 2 month's to get it fixed ! Just a few month's later it happened again ! And all this time my t.v. is pluged into a powersurge strip. Now this time it only took a few week's to fix. The t.v. repairman told me that Panasonic was having trouble with the motherboard's in the 42" plasma t.v.'s, but that they had found what was wrong and redone all the board's, and now I will not have any more trouble with my t.v.. It's been almost a year now and I haven't had any trouble at all ! They came out to my house to repair my set both time's, even after the hard time I gave them over the phone ! I am disabled, so both time's they had the repairman come to my house to fix my t.v.. They usally have you bring it to the shop to get it fixed. Now I couldn't be any happier with my set. Thank you Panasonic, Dennis D. McCallum, Buffalo,N.Y.

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