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NEW! VIERA® 42" Class X5 Series Plasma HDTV (41.9" Diag.)


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  • 720P HD
  • 600 HZ Sub-Field Drive
  • Media Player (Movie & Photo-Capable)
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Picture Quality

* The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.

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, to create crisp images.

* When using Cinema mode

Clear Images from Any Angle

Viewing Angle Free

Self-illuminating plasma displays can be viewed from anywhere in the living room without any color fading, so images are always clear and beautiful. Each pixel appears exactly the same, so there is no difference in colors even when viewed from an angle.

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

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* The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.

Get More Excitement Out of Gaming

Game Mode

Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play.

Play Various Types of Formats Easily

Media Player

Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.

* Applicable formats vary depending on the model.


* The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.

Environment-Friendly Panel

Mercury and Lead Free

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

Years of Beautiful Images

Long Panel Life

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 rear panel process, 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.

* This measurement is based on the time taken for the brightness of the panel to reduce to half of its maximum level. The time taken to reach this level may vary depending on the image content and the environment where the TV is used. Image retention and malfunctions are not taken into account.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Number of Pixels
    • Panel
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Shades of Gradation
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film
    • 3D Real Sound
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • HDMI Input
    • Support Feature
    • SD Card
    • USB2.0
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • Composite Video Input shared with Component
    • Audio Input (for Composite Video)
    • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
    • Media Player
    • Support Format
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • Dimensions with stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Dimensions W/O stand
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    • Width [inches (mm)]
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    • Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Carton Dimensions
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    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers
  • Further Specifications
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible TV I have had this tv for one month.......yes one month and I am not exaggerating. A fuse blew in my apartment and the tv went dead. No blinking lights, nothing. Took the back off the TV and nothing appeared to be amiss. DO NOT BUY THIS TV. From the reviews on this board, you have about a 25% chance of this tv breaking. August 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst TV When your Elect goes out the TV does too. Many Many similar complaints on Internet . Serious design flaw. Panasonic should replace all these TV's. TV will usually fix itself after being unplugged for 2 to 3 Days ,yes Days. December 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Less than two years old and has died twice Fixed it the first time with a new power supply board, at less than a year old. Happened during a thunderstorm, so I blamed the surge protector. I replaced the Surge protector with a High Quality unit to be safe. The second time, I unplugged the TV to move it during a new flooring installation. Plugged back in and nothing. No more Panasonic products for me! November 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 Piece of junk Haven't had it for even 2 years and it has died. No more Panasonic for me. May 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst Purchase So I purchased a TC-P42X5 approximately 6 months ago. Was working fine until I came home one night and tried to put the tv on. Of course nothing no power at all was being supplied to the tv. The internal power fuse must have blown. Now I have no TV and have to wait for support or a repairman. I mean the TV is a year old. Cross off panasonic as a name brand that I would ever buy again. February 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst TV Ever Not a good TV at ALL! Never buy another Panasonic product January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Editing last Review of Jan 9 Correcting my "Impressed" review from Jan 9 to Five star ratings on everything. We like everything about Panasonic Plasma that we had to correct the 1 srar rating on our review: It's Five Stars!!" January 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very impressed and Satisfied. I looked everywhere for the best for the least; and believe we found it with this Panasonic Plazma. After looking at everything else first expecting to buy a LCD, maybe LED (because reports that Plasma was too dark or glare from glass screen(though reviews showed everyone who owned one seemed to love it!). Once I saw the Panasonic plasma and salesman showed how bright it could get I bought it! This was the smallest and least cost of any Panasonic plasma but as I looked at several other sizes in the store I was impressed how great they looked and how low the price. Great quality, value for less cost than their competition. At least for what we wanted. Once home unpacking I was again impressed how everything was good solid quality: the TV itself, the stand, the remote. Excellent. You will have glare if you have light from certain angles; something we could easily control. The sound is good enough; don't expect boze sound in any modern units; thin screens dont have room for large speakers but this one is fine, and good volume; again better than most. The media card was another key I was looking for; so convenient to instantly show pics and videos from our camera, hdmi links the laptop and use it as a great computer monitor. After this purchase I would go with any Panasonic Plazma for the best quality and price. January 9, 2013
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