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

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

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
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC


TC-P42X5 is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst purchase Ever!! My Mother is 75 yr old and she purchased one of these TV. The Panasonic name as long as I can remember has been a very reliable name but not according to my mom anymore! The picture freezes you have to turn it off, Well.....BIG MISTAKE! It will be hours or days before it will come back on! She made payments on this tv for 12 months and now she is on fixed income. She is just without a tv. I really feel that Panasonic should treat these TV's as a "Recall" and refund peoples money back!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't Buy This television will cut off on you for days and will not come back on NO MATTER what you do.I've tried the troubleshooting and it does NOT work. I really hate to purchase a new television but having a television not work for days is becomimg too much.One thing for sure when I do purchase another television it will not be a panasonic!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid buying this tv This is the worst tv I have ever owned. If you lose power in your home ever it will not work for days. I was forced to go buy a new tv to replace this one since it never worked properly
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Happy for Years Let me start at the beginning. I am very pleased to have owned this TV for at least four years. Great picture and sound, as expected from a quality Panasonic product. Recently though, I had an issue with the set not coming on; as if it had died. I came online to research/ troubleshoot this issue. I read other reviews citing problems with power outages. In my case, leaving the set unplugged as I did my research worked. (about one hour) I don't know what caused this issue, but I'm so happy to have my Panasonic back! I really was dreading shopping for a replacement. PANASONIC, thank you for having this "self-help" forum.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk Haven't had it for even 2 years and it has died. No more Panasonic for me.
Date published: 2014-05-09
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Owner's Manuals
  • 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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