42" Class Viera S1 Series Plasma HDTV
42" Class Viera S1 Series Plasma (42" Diagonal)
- 1080p HDTV
- NEO PDP: Full Time 1080 TV Lines: Crisp images even in fast moving scenes
- Viera Image Viewer™: Makes photo sharing easy.
- Viera Link™: Control compatible devices with a single remote.
- Model Type Plasma
- Series S1
- Model Year 2009
- Screen Size 42" Class (41.6" diagonal)
Contrast RatioDynamic: Infinite Black
- Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
- Pixel Pitch (H x V) 0.480 x 0.480 mm
- Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines
- Shades of Gradation 6,144 equivalent
- HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
- EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
- Aspect Control Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
- Panel G12 Progressive 1080p HD NeoPDP (Plasma Display Panel)
- Screen Coating (Filter) New AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter
- Progressive Scan Yes
- 600Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
24p Cinematic PlaybackNo
- 24p Playback(2:3) Yes
Digital Cinema ColorNo
- Deep Color Yes
- x.v.Color No
- Studio Ref Mode No
- Pro Setting No
- Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter Yes
- 3D Color Management No
- Sub Pixel Control No
- Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes
- 600 Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
- Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
- Number of Speakers 2
20 W ( 10% THD )
(6 ohms, 150 Hz - 16 kHz)
- BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound No
- Surround Sound Yes
- INPUTS & JACKS
- Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
- SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible) Y (JPEG playback)
- HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
- Analog Audio Input (for HDMI) Yes
- Composite Video Input 2 (1 side)
- S-Video Input 1
- Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 side)
- PC Input No
Component Video Inputs(Y, PB, PR) 2
- Audio Input (for Component Video) 2
- RS232C No
- Analog Audio Output No
- Digital Audio Output 1
- LAN Port No
VIERA Link™ Yes
VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) No
- VIERA® Tools Yes
- Game Mode Yes
- Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
- Menu Languages English/Spanish/French
V-Chip Program LockoutYes
- Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
- Timers Yes
- Video Input Label Yes
- Video Picture Memory Yes
- Remote Control IR
- Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
- Rated Power Consumption 485 W
- Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W
- On Mode Average Power Consumption 173 W
- Energy Star Yes
- Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
- Operating Temperature 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
- Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
- Swivel Angle No
- Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK4P1RW
- Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand 28.0" x 40.6" x 12.9"
- Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand 26.1" x 40.6" x 4.2"
- Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 59.6 lbs
- Weight (lbs.) without Stand 57.4 lbs
- Carton Dimensions 30.4" x 45.6" x 11.2"
- Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 72.8 lbs. (33.0 kg)
- Swivel No
- UPC 037988242382
TC-P42S1 is rated out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Good TV This TV has great picture quality and I love that it has 3 HDMI outputs. The one thing that I hate about this TV is the sound quality. It sucks bad.. You will need to connect external speakers to get a decent sound from this TV. Other than that it's a good buy.
Date published: 2011-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazed This tv is amazing in blue ray movies and video games, being 600htz 1080P. James Cameron teamed up with Panasonic to make the first 3d camera for the movie Avatar.
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from What a deal!! I researched for over 6 months in anticipation of buying an hdtv. I was sold on the panasonic plasma because of the depth and sophistication of color as well as it runs on 600Hz as opposed to 120-240Hz of the lcd and led. Though the lcd's and led's tend to be brighter (if brightness is what you're after, just adjust the brightness in the picture menu), their color quality and picture progression cannot compare to the plasma. Panasonic is the king of plasmas and with the Viera Link feature, using other Panasonic home theater components in conjunction with the TC-P42S1 is a breeze. Best purchase I've ever made.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from great buy I recently bought this TV and was worned about the glare of a plasma. I have a large bay window in my living room and got a bad glare on my old CRT, but with the AR on this model i can have the curtain pulled and my front door open and still nothing! The picture quality is unreal. Both my brothers have LCD and they don't come close to having the rich colors and deep blacks of my plasma. With the S2 coming out you can pick this TV up for next to nothing, and it well worth it!
Date published: 2010-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Impressive I was confused as to what to get, plasma or lcd. I researched and watched a lot of TVs. I found plasma much better for sports. I liked the colors also (that is just a personal preference). I thought the Panasonic S1 looked great so I shopped for the best price. It took all of 5 minutes to set up to my HD cable box and XBox (including assembling the stand). Picture was great, though I played with some of the features a bit for my own tastes. I will admit I was blown away when I put on a DVD. Incredible picture. HD cable was great too. I haven't used it for games yet (I use the XBox more often for a DVD player than for games), but as a TV it is great. Better than I expected.
Date published: 2010-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from fantastic purchase I bought 2 of these TC-P42S1 tv's, in July of 2009. I use 1 in the master bed-room every day and my wife uses the other in her sewing room every day. So far so good they provide a wonderful crisp picture, beautiful color and clairty. The price was extremely low for all this quality and of course the name "panasonic" is a plus.
Date published: 2010-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Will always buy Panasonic Plasmas I was always skeptical about buying plasmas. I was always told about image burn-in and low life. I am here to state that I am completely blown away by the performance of the TCP-42S1 Plasma, It is phenomenal. The clarity is excellent the black levels are infinite, and the colors are perfectly portrayed. Out of the box, wall mounting was a breeze. I never knew that plasmas have such detail and precision, the life span is extraordinary rated at 100,000 hours or 7 hours a day for 30 years. After hooking up the plasma with my PS3, and playing a Blu-ray film, I suddenly was jaw dropped by the image quality, I stood there and asked myself if a TV panel can become any higher clarity, It didn't matter to me, because I was so impressed. This plasma exceeded the quality of $2,000 LCD, I will never buy anything other then a Panasonic Plasma, they are the king of plasma technology. I would highly recommend this television to anyone who is looking for ultimate picture quality and clarity.
Date published: 2010-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from great investment Extremely satisfied, I would recommend it. Beautiful picture and w/ the 600Hz sub drive field, the picture is seamless.
Date published: 2009-12-23
Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
- Version: 2.26
TV does not respond to the remote or front panel buttons when the TV is tuned to a specific Over-the-Air (OTA) or direct cable channel.
TV freezes or locks up using ANTENNA or CABLE during an automatic channel scan.
Improves the "Auto Power Off" "Off Timer" function according to Energy Star V2.0.
TV audio drops out intermittently when an AV device (cable box, satellite receiver, Blu-Ray Player, etc.) is connected to the TV via an HDMI cable.
The picture appears to be dark or dim.
The brightness decreases automatically while watching the television.
- Release Date: 7-1-2013
- Operating Systems: windows/mac
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.
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.