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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.

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    • Screen Size
    • Display Resolution
    • Contrast Ratio
    • Aspect Ratio
    • 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
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • UPC
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Reviews

TC-P42X1 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23.
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 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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