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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
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution720p
3DNo
Refresh Rate600Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20 Watts
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
USB PortYes
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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3.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (16)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Exceeded expectations (11)
  • Convenient (5)
  • Great picture quality (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Did not meet expectations (5)

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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1.0

Terrible TV

By 

from San Diego, CA, USA

Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations
  • Poor quality

Best Uses

    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.

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    1.0

    Worst TV

    By 

    from Va Beach. Va

    Pros

      Cons

      • Did not meet expectations
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

        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.

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        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

          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!

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          5.0

          Unsurpassed picture quality

          By 

          from Calgary, Canada

          Pros

          • Picture Quality

          Cons

          • wireless dongel not ideal

          Best Uses

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

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            (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

              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!

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              1.0

              Piece of junk

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

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

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                  (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

                      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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                      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good TV

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          but not good enough. Black is GRAY, not even close to S60's. 720P is not future-proof.

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                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best bang for your buck

                          By 

                          from NH

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Exceeded expectations
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Panasonic plasmas are the best in the business, and it shows in this entry level tv. To get something of this quality only 2 or 3 years ago would have cost 3 - 4 times the money. 720p is plenty for this size screen, especially since most broadcast HD is still 720p or 1080i. Perfect size for an apartment or master bedroom.

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                              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Plasma, the REAL TV.

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Convenient
                              • Easy to use
                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                              • low power supply durability
                              • only 720p
                              • slightly poor quality

                              Best Uses

                                Picture is HD but 720P is for 32". 1080P should be standard. The glass screen does not touch the slightly deformed plastic frame with rough edges (in the back). There is a small gap. It should be close like CRT TVs. Please fix it ASAP.

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