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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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Product Details

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®

by PowerReviews
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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.

    Comment on this review

    (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!

      Comment on this review

      (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

              Comment on this review

              (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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                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Four years old and picture is still great!

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to use
                    • Exceeded expectations

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Awesome television! I've had this plasma screen for four years and I haven't noticed any change in picture quality. I'd recommend Panasonic Plasma Screens to anyone :-)

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                        4.0

                        A definite best purchase

                        By 

                        from Chicago, Il.

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
                        • Glare

                        Best Uses

                        • Attached to Computer
                        • Home
                        • Movies

                        I really like the plasm imaging!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        I would buy again!

                        By 

                        from Bremerton, WA

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Glare

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom
                        • Wall Mounting

                        was easy to install.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivery was going to take a week only 60 miles away so decided to pick it up myself. delivery service not that great.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent TV - Superior Service from Abt

                        By 

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Power User

                        Site Member

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          TV is a great buy. However, I had special circumstances at time of purchase, due to a problem I had with another store. This TV was out-of-stock at all the local stores in my area, but their websites didn't show it. However, Abt actually had it in stock. Abt Customer Service and Delivery teams solved my dilemma and now I am enjoying my great new plasma TV!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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