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42" Class Viera® X14 Series Plasma

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TC-42PX14
Features

42" Class Viera® X14 Series Plasma
(41.6" Diagonal)

  • 720p HDTV
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
  • VIERA Image Viewer™
  • VIERA Link™

Features

The new X14 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for sports movies and gaming, with crisp, focused images for fast-moving scenes.

Watch Fast-Moving Scenes with Clear, Vivid Resolution The 600Hz Sub-field Drive produces crisp, focused images for sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Your full-HD movies and games never looked sharper.

Share Your Digital Photos on the Big Screen VIERA Image Viewer provides a better way to share your digital photos. Just pop your SD memory card into the handy slot, and instantly display your digital photos for friends and family.

Network Your AV Devices, Quickly and Easily With VIERA Link, you can control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc


600Hz Sub-field Drive*

600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution**. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.

* when using cinema mode
** Based on APDC measurement method.


24p Cinematic Playback

VIERA recreates the unique atmosphere of movie images. Enjoy cinema quality in your own home. The images that are recorded onto movie film at 24 frames per second (fps) are reproduced at four times that speed by 24p Cinematic Playback. This achieves film like reproduction than 2:3 pull down method.


AR Filter

This advanced filter keeps images sharp, with minimal glare. While dramatically reducing reflections from external light, it helps to produce clear images. This filter creates pure, crisp images in a wide range of colors.


VIERA Image Viewer

It's easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos right after you take them. Simply insert an SD card into VIERA to display photos on the large screen.
It's much more fun when you can view them on a large-screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920 x 1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio.


VIERA Link

VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting the devices to each other by an HDMI cable.

*VIERA Link is a Panasonic Distinctive name for the function of HDAVI control. Not all VIERA Link features are useable with earlier VIERA Link compatible products.


Viera Tools

With the new VIERA Tools user interface, simply press a button on the remote control and icons such as the photos or movies from the menu screen. Now you can just select the one you want. This kind of easy operation means you have more fun and less hassle.

* VIERA Tools screen design image is subject to change without notice.
** The screen display varies depending on the model.


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    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Pixel Pitch (H x V)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • Shades of Gradation
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Screen Coating (Filter)
    • Progressive Scan
    • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    • Digital Cinema Color
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
    • Studio Ref Mode
    • Pro Setting
    • THX Mode
    • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound
    • Surround Sound
    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
    • Composite Video Input
    • S-Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Audio Input (for PC)
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • RS232C
    • Analog Audio Output
    • Digital Audio Output
    • Headphone Jack
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV)
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Menu Languages
    • V-Chip Program Lockout
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Timers
    • Video Input Label
    • Video Picture Memory
    • Remote Control
    • Trilingual Menu
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    • Rated Power Consumption
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    • Carton Dimensions
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    • Swivel
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Reviews

TC-42PX14 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Plasma Having owned four LCD HDTV's and never thought about buying a plasma due to cost, burn-in, etc.; I saw this a model at a shopping club and had to do more research. A top consumer magazine rated six Panasonic's as best (even though this exact model wasn't listed probably due to the Contract Ratio) and many specification sites eased my mind about no burn-in, reflections, etc. Before I bought, I did an on-line chat with a Panasonic tech person about possible reflection or wash-out with an over head light and he indicated it would not be a problem. So I bought this unit and it is terrific. The 15000:1 Contrast Ratio may not be the highest, but I do not find this an issue. The angle of view is crystal clear no matter where I am in the room. Even with Standard Def, the clarity from 14' up to 6" from the front of the screen is the same. The heat given off from this unit is almost nil, compared to the heat generated from an LCD HDTV.
Date published: 2010-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV, no major issues at all. Picked this unit up at a great price, my LCD that I had prior had serious issues that I haven't seen at all (no dead pixels, yay!). I misjudged the amount of glare it would get, but even so it's not much to whine about. I wish it had more HDMI inputs, and some stronger built-in speakers. Be careful when hooking up a pc or laptop to this. the best pc resolution i was able to get was difficult to achieve. and i had to fiddle around with the brightness/contrast since the tv was darker than my laptop screen. but that was through the PC vga input. and the speakers are weak. big time. i didn't realize that my laptop speakers pumped out clearer, louder sound than this tv. and i have a budget laptop. you get what you pay for. and in this case, more than what you pay for with visual quality.
Date published: 2009-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy!!!! I just picked this up yesterday, when I exchanged a Vizio XVT unit for this one. It's our first Plasma TV and I'm surprised at the picture out of the box and after a little adjustment it got even better. Picture is better than an LCD to me. I don't know if mine is a fuke or not, but it does do 1080p. Hooked up my Xbox 360 (through HDMI) and set it to 1080p and it worked great. Just make sure you have an HD source like Blu-Ray, HDTV, HD-DVD, Xbox 360 etc. Sound is not great like the Vizio but is still very good.
Date published: 2009-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good set, good price, not PC friendly Bought to use as a monitor. This set either shrinks the picture down to a 37" (which I could have gotten for a lot cheaper) or crops it so bad you can't see a large portion of the screen. I've been through every aspect combination and display resolution. Very disappointing. May return.
Date published: 2009-05-18
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  • What support content is available for my product?

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  • What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).

    If the problem persists, consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.

    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.


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    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps:

    • Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    • Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    • After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, please consider having the unit serviced.
    Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.


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  • I can access other Apps on my TV, but cannot access Netflix. How can I fix this?
    Symptoms:
    • When the Netflix app is selected, the Netflix splash screen appears, then Netflix closes and returns to the VIERA Cast home screen, Network Services screen, or HOME screen.
    • When the Netflix app is selected, "Unable to Connect to Netflix. Please Try Again Later" is displayed
    • Netflix can be accessed, but when a title is selected, "Unable to Play This Title Right Now. Please Try Again Later" is displayed.
    • Netflix can be accessed, a title can be selected, but during playback the picture blanks out, buffers, or freezes frequently.

    Additional Information:
    • Network applications on Panasonic products are only accessible on networks with high speed internet access.

    Suggested Solution:
    • Power the Netflix ready device on and allow at least 90 seconds for it to connect to the network before performing a Connection Test.
    • Once the Connection Test has passed, attempt to open the Netflix application. If the Netflix application fails to open, manually change the Primary DNS settings to 8.8.8.8 and the Secondary DNS to 8.8.4.4. If there is only one DNS setting available, change it to 8.8.8.8 (click here for a TV network troubleshooting tutorial.)
    • Once the DNS has been changed, perform another Connection Test.
    • Once the Connection Test has passed, attempt to open the Netflix application.
    • If none of your applications can be accessed, unplug the power cord of your modem or router for at least 10 seconds.This will reboot your modem or router.
    • If the Netflix application still fails to open, try another network application. If other applications function properly but Netflix does not click here for Netflix Help Center or call Netflix customer support at 1-866-716-0414.



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  • Where can I buy parts and accessories for my Panasonic television?
    Television Parts and Accessories may be located by clicking here for the Shop Panasonic site TV Accesories or clicking here for the Encompass site.


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  • The power light on the TV is on steady, but I do not have a picture, sound or both?
    This could be caused by a few factors:

    First check to ensure your TV is selected to the correct input (Source). If you are watching cable or satellite, following the cable from that device to the back of your TV.
    If it is connected to antenna, HDMI 1/2/3, component or video you must also have the TV input select to match that connection. On the remote push the input button to check what source is selected on your TV.
    Very important, you must ensure your cable box or satellite unit is turned on.
    On some cable and satellite boxes, you may get audio with no picture if the box is turned off. If this does not resolve your issue, you may require service.
    Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.


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  • How do I label my TV inputs?
    If you wish to label your television inputs such as TV, Cable, DVD, Satellite, etc please consult your operating instructions for exact mapping. Generally, these setting are located in the menu, under submenu “Setup”. Most TVs come with a preprogrammed list of options that can be selected.


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  • Some of my TV inputs or the Label are greyed out or missing, how do I activate them?
    If you are missing a input selection or it is greyed out, most likely it has been selected to “Not Used” in the Menu, under the submenu “Setup” under “ Edit Labels. Consult your operating instructions for the exact mapping for your television.


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    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • How can I tell if my Plasma TV is able to connect to the internet or is a smart TV?
    Many of our Plasma TVs are equipped with the ability to access internet apps. A quick way to check to see if your television has internet capability is to check the menu and look for a submenu label “Network” If you do not have this menu selection, unfortunately your model is not a smart TV.


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  • Who should I contact if I smell a burning smell or see sparking around my TV?
    Unplug your TV and do not use. Please email Panasonic at: consumerproducts23@us.panasonic.com.


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