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42" Class Viera X1 Series Plasma HDTV

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TC-P42X1
Features

42" Class Viera X1 Series Plasma (41.6" Diagonal)

  • 720p HDTV
  • 600Hz Sub-Field Drive: Creates crisp, focused images.
  • Viera Image Viewer™: Makes photo sharing easy.
  • Viera Link™: Control compatible devices with a single remote.

Features

The new X1 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for sports, movies and gaming, with crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.


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.


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.
You can also choose from among 3 types of background music and 4 display effects. 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.


High Contrast (Native 30,000:1)

New VIERA models incorporate an improved panel production process and the new Real Black Drive system. A pre-discharge control system, the Real Black Drive system combines with NeoPDP technology to achieve next-generation black reproduction. When you're watching movies, VIERA renders images just the way the director intended, even in scenes where it's difficult to achieve a proper balance of light and dark.


Wide Color Viewing Angle

View breathtaking images with rich, vivid colors from anywhere in the room. Because plasma TVs are self-illuminating, images look beautiful from any angle. Black areas do not fade, and colors look virtually the same no matter where you sit.

* Measured using an index for evaluating color viewing angle developed by the Advanced PDP Development Center Corporation (APDC). This ensures that you will enjoy exceptional viewing quality even in the largest living rooms.


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 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.


Game Mode

In Game mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What's more VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works anti-image retention (wobbling) too.


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    • Contrast Ratio
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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
    • 24p Playback(2:3)
    • Deep Color
    • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • 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)
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • 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
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Standby Power Consumption
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • 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
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Reviews

TC-P42X1 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19745.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dead tv i owned panasonic 42"viero, dead in under 2 yrs
Date published: 2010-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT TV We purchased this TV in August 2009. Set up was easy. The picture is great. As for plasma versus LCD. My grandson has started working and of course touches everything. We have no problems removing his finger prints. screen is easy to clean and maintain. The only con I have is that the volume is not consistent. I find myself adjusting the volume during commercials
Date published: 2010-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV...Great price We've had our set for 4 months now with no problems. Still amazed with the picture quality, especially with distant outdoor scenes. Football looks better then ever and I am looking forward to watching my World Champion N.Y. Yankees defend their title. Can't go wrong with this TV.
Date published: 2010-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I got this model in july, plasma is way to go!!!
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsomwe
Date published: 2010-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Satisfied We purchased this unit on Christmas Eve; but, waited until Christmas Day to open. What a present!! The picture is clear and crisp; and WOW, how awesome when viewing sports (even in standard Def). DVD's in standard Def are incredible. Even my Wii looks good on it (Just be sure to use the "game mode" setting to help avoid ghost/burn in images; some recommend not using game console for first 100-150 hrs.). Panasonic, you have done it again!! Congrats on a great product!!
Date published: 2010-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Early Christmas Present Just purchased last week, and love it! We don't use any games, so it's perfect for regular viewing, and the HD is great. I was reluctant to go plasma because of newer technologies, but it's awesome. Felt good gettting a Panasonic at a great price. Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2009-12-11
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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.


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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.
  • 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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