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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™

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    • 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
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    • 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
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • Receiving System
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
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    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
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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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FAQs
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What should I do if I get audio but no picture from an external device connected to my TV?
    • Try unplugging the cable between the TV and the external device and reconnecting it firmly on both sides.
    • Try unplugging the power cord of the external device for 30 seconds.
    • Try connecting another external device to the same input using the same cable.
    • If the picture returns on the second device, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the first external device you had connected for further troubleshooting.
    • Try using a different cable between your device and the TV using the same input of your TV. If you get a picture and audio, you may need to replace your cable.
    • Try another input of the TV to verify if there is an issue with the TV input the external device was connected to.
  • What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?
    Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
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