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VIERA® 42" Class S30 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV  (42.0" Diag.)

Details
TC-P42S30
Features
  • Fast Switching Phosphors
  • Easy IPTV
  • VIERA® Image Viewer (Photo & Movie)
  • DLNA

Features

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures

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 than in previous 600Hz systems, to create crisp images.
*When using Cinema mode.

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Transmitting Rich Color Gradation Data

Deep Color

VIERA HDTVs faithfully reproduce the colors inherent in today's most advanced image sources, such as Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. Use an HDMI cable to connect your VIERA HDTV to the playback device, and you'll enjoy the kind of rich, vibrant colors that make viewing such a pleasurable experience.

Transmitting Rich Color Gradation Date

Ultimate Color Expression

x.v.Color

VIERA HDTV models with x.v.Color compatibility reproduce vibrant colors in images recorded with wide x.v.Color gamut compatible camcorders. These rich, vivid images are a feast for the eyes.

Ultimate Color Expression

Enjoy Web Entertainment Instantly

EASY IPTV

Simply press the VIERA Tools button on the remote control to directly access a variety of Internet services. Enjoy online music and movies with ease.

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Home Network Convenience

DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready

Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA HDTV and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA HDTV's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.
*Except for the U and C Series

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Easy Viewing of Photos and Videos

VIERA Image Viewer 8482;

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.

Get Your Game Face On

Game Mode

Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA HDTV's automatically choose settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response with virtually no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see.

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One Remote Controls Them All

VIERA Link

VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of compatible AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA HDTV remote control. Setup is easy, simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables.

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Years of Beautiful Images

Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours

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 new panel technology, 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.

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Environment-Friendly Panel

Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel

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 impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

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Easy Access to Helpful Functions

VIERA Tools

The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.

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

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • VIDEO
    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • Shades of Gradation
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    • 24p Playback (2 : 3)
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
    • Super Resolution
    • 3D Color Management
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Composite Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
    • HDMI Input-Support Feature
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • USB
    • LAN Port
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • Trilingual Menu
    • Easy IPTV
    • Wireless LAN Adaptor
    • DLNA
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Receiving System
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) without Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • UPC
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Reviews

TC-P42S30 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent display, few frills, blissful vistas! I have had this TV for four years now. Over this time I have noticed a subtle reduction in its ability to generate the blackest blacks, but the picture quality and color reproduction is impeccable. I purchased direct from Panasonic, and grateful I did. The price was right, and it's a perfect monitor to my small home theater. Wish the menus could be faster in the IPTV and the system setup, but I've stopped using that lately.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from happy as a clam Excellent picture quality. The plasma is not as bright as a LCD but that has never been an issue in my home. Anti glare screen works great. Good sound quality. Not the best but it get the job done. Ample features Amazon and Netflex streaming works great. And the TV plays movies from my external HD (.m4v file format) like a pro.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well, hello there, gorgeous! I've had this TV for almost two years now, and it still impresses me. I just have two HDMI inputs from a DMP-BD75 and a Motorola Cable Box, and some content on here just soars. Recently, I watched Hugo. The colors and textures were nearly immaculate--blacks were like staring into a void. I do take issue with some of the Easy IPTV apps. Namely, the Netflix app is cumbersome and very slow. Because I use it often for content, it does cause a damper to my experience. I have the latest firmware...so, I'd like to see another update that improves the IPTV experience!
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I never go wrong with a Panasonic Product I love my new Viera 42" LCD TV. It was easy to set up, the remote has large lettering, with simple-to-understand functions. This is my 1st Plasma TV. Panasonic is still my go-to product, and I feel confident in its quality.
Date published: 2012-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got the best Talked to a Pansonic rep at Best Buy. Moved up to the 1080P for the glare reduction screen. Money well spent on that.
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This is my first flat panel tv.I did a lot of research and found this to be the best fit for what I needed. I didn't need 3D for my bedroom so I got this one. Only have standard def going to it for now and but cant wait to get hidef to really get the most out of this panel. The blacks are great and the colors are unbeleivable. After the 100 hour break in i ran the Avia II setup disc and made the standard def the best I could but i know when I finally get the hi def box it going to be awesome. Just wish I didn't need to buy the WLAN Adapter. It should be included or have built in wifi. It's the 21st century.
Date published: 2012-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Picture Bought this for an early Christmas present for my son and family. He loves it and it has a beautiful picture. Started with the TV and now we are working towards getting the Blu-Ray DVD player and the Glasses. The glasses have be the hardest to find so far. He is looking forward to having the full effect.
Date published: 2011-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have alway's had a good relationship overall with Panasonic.Panasonic is "Slightly Ahead of Our Time."
Date published: 2011-12-10
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Support

Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

    Click on a link below that interests you the most:

    • Panasonic Community - Join our Community and participate in Discussions where you can learn more about our Products. You will also be able to get advice from other members and Product Experts, as well as documents, FAQ’s, tutorials, and updates.

    • Live Chat - Chat with a representative from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 10am-7pm Saturday/Sunday EST.

    • Email Contact - For email inquiries, send them to panasonicwebcasesf@us.panasonic.com, you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.

    • Parts/Accessories - Order parts and/or accessories from our supply chain, Encompass.

    • Service Locator - Locate the closest Authorized repair center to you for TVs, Microwaves, Vacuums, or Massage Chairs.

    • Service Request - If you need a product repaired and is NOT a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair, you can use our Online Repair Request. There, you will be able to get a repair estimate, pay online, and track the repair status.
  • 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.


    Require further assistance?

    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.


    Require further assistance?

    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.
  • 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.



    Require further assistance?

    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.
  • 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.


    Require further assistance?

    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.
  • 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.


    Require further assistance?

    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 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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    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.
  • 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.


    Require further assistance?

    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.


    Require further assistance?

    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.
  • 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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    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.
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