42" Class Viera® U1 Series Plasma
42" Class Viera® U1 Series Plasma
42" Class Viera® U1 Series Plasma
- 1080p HDTV
- 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
- Viera Image Viewer™
- Viera Link™
- Model Type Plasma
- Series U1
- Model Year 2009
- VIDEO .
- 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 900 lines or more
- Shades of Gradation 5,120 equivalent
- HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
- EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
- Aspect Control Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
- Panel G12 Progressive HD Plasma Display Panel
- Screen Coating (Filter) No
- Progressive Scan 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
- AUDIO .
- 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
- CONVENIENCE .
VIERA Link™ Yes
VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) No
- VIERA® Tools Yes
- Game Mode No
- 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
- GENERAL .
- Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
- Rated Power Consumption 293 W
- Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W
- On Mode Average Power Consumption 142 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
- SPECIFICATIONS .
- 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 55.2 lbs
- Carton Dimensions 30.4" x 45.6" x 11.2"
- Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 72.8 lbs. (33.0 kg)
- UPC 037988242436
TC-P42U1 is rated out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from First review I have ever written I at first bought a 50" Viera for the "entertainment" room. I was so impressed with the TV I went back to the store and bought 4 more sets. Three 42" plasma 1080P's, and a 37" 1080. These are undoubtedly the best priced and finest quality TV's on the market at this time. Three of these sets are at a lake home (for rainy days, and grandchildren). I am very pleased with the ease of setup and the support from the web site. And of course I am still learning all of the functions of the sets. The 50" is hooked to a gaming device that allows web access and is incredible. We love them. Sharp pictures, good sound from the onboard speakers and the timers are great for shut off time and also alarm time.
Date published: 2010-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from hmmmm.. I love the t.v. and the camera reader, I just would have liked it if Best Buy had told us they had the 52" (0r 50").. It's so nice, I don't even need to hook it up to HDTV although I probably will just to see how much better it can be.
Date published: 2010-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from panasonic viera i wanted to buy a lcd tv so i did one day with that tv set went right back to the store. i saw this plasma and gave it a shot,it was the best idea i ever had the picture is clear and gaming is the best part about it. fat past and perfect for watching shows,movies and again gaming
Date published: 2010-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Viera Plasma #1 I have reviewed several and owned 3 LCD TV's and I have to say the quality of picture and sound of this TV is by far the best I have evr experienceds first hand. Set up was a bit of a pain as the owners manual wasn't well written or compiled to be easily read, but once one gets past that the wait of setting up is worth it. I definately recommend this TV to anyone looking to buy their first flat screen TV or upgrade their LCD to plasma. Can't go wrong for the money spent.
Date published: 2009-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Blew Me Away Just picked up this beauty and can't believe the quality of the picture. I had a LCD and thought it was pretty good but after seeing the picture on this one it blew me away. For the price you just can't beat this TV.
Date published: 2009-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from
Date published: 2009-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Very good for the money! This is a very solid HDTV that gives an outstanding image (beautiful colors, even in 720 dpi), much better than the LCDs flat screens I've seen so far. The menu is very simple, though. For this price, this is a very high quality set. I recommend it!
Date published: 2009-06-05
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.