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42" VIERA Plasma 720p HDTV

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TH-42PX80U
Features

42" Class (41.6" Diagonal) Widescreen VIERA Plasma 720p HDTV with New Anti-Reflective Filter, Deep Color Technology, Game Mode, Built-In SD Card Slot, 3 HDMI Inputs and VIERA Link® HDAVI Control

Features

With stunning picture quality, outstanding service, and effortless connectivity, Panasonic makes HDTV ownership a truly entertaining and satisfying experience.

Enjoy Deep Black Levels with Outstanding Contrast
The 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio creates deep, robust blacks and faithfully reproduces scenes with a delicate balance of light and shadow.

Watch Fast-Moving Scenes with Clear, Vivid Resolution
The 480hz Sub-Field Drive self-illuminating plasma display features high moving picture resolution, so you enjoy smooth, clear motion in sporting events and action movies.

Network Your AV Devices, Quickly and Easily
With VIERA Link 153;, you can control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc 174; player, home theater sound system and HD camcorder all with a single remote. HDMI cables make set-up quick and easy; VIERA Link even automatically sets your DVD recorder via an Auto Preset Download function.

Share HD Videos on the Big Screen
The built-in SD memory card slot allows you to instantly display your digital photos, either in random order or as a slide show.

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    • Contrast Ratio
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    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Pixel Pitch (H x V)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • Shades of Gradation
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Screen Coating (Filter)
    • Progressive Scan
    • 480Hz Sub-field Drive
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • 24p Playback(2:3)
    • Digital Cinema Color
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
    • Studio Ref Mode
    • Pro Setting
    • THX Mode
    • Video Noise Reduction
    • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • Digital Cinema Reality
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound
    • Surround Sound
    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible)
    • HDMI Input
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
    • Composite Video Input
    • S-Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Audio Input (for PC)
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • RS232C
    • Composite Video Output
    • Analog Audio Output
    • Digital Audio Output
    • Headphone Jack
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV)
    • 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
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Swivel Angle
    • Optional Floor Stand
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
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Reviews

TH-42PX80U is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20591.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great TV Looks better than some of my friends 1080p TVs. The colors and contrast are outstanding. Great price!
Date published: 2009-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy This is a great tv for the price. With all the features it has you dont need anything else. It is awsome haveing family over and show them you digital photos on the tv where they can see them. very user freindly. not to sophisticated for any one to use. iI recomend getting the wall bracket for the tv it is great haveing the floor space back that a entertainment center took up in my living room. Every thing about this tv is awsome. Please dont hesitate to buy. You wont be sorry. The best thing about the panasonic brand tv is the screen sweeper so if something burns into the screen it will wipe it away just like the etch-a-sketch.
Date published: 2009-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It picks up 1080p to After you twick the color down to 45 or 40 its a good tv and plus it picks 1080p its only like 200 or 300 lines short of full 1080 but u cant really tell a different overall a good tv.
Date published: 2009-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I just got it today ,and we love it good quality, best of all innexpensive,thanks panasonic.........muchas gracias....
Date published: 2009-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value Television This is the best television for for this price range. The colors are vivid, the blacks are deep, and the contrast is outstanding for the price. This television does a excellent job of processing both high definition and standard definition materials making all materials look crisp and detail. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this tv especially for the price.
Date published: 2009-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't stop watching this thing! This TV is truly amazing. It was actually a post Christmas impulse buy, but after a quick call to a friend who really knows TV's, I realized it was a deal I couldn't pass up. After the initial 100 hour break in period (without tweaking the settings much), I looked up picture calibration settings for this TV online and must say it is stunning. I simply watch too much TV now!
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Basically Aspect Ratio does not allow you to see the full picture. It chops the picture which is disappointing when what letter box tv shows and movies.
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Picture and Value I have been researching flat screen TV's for better than a year, and when I found this one, I was sold...
Date published: 2009-01-10
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Support

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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.


    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.
  • 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.


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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.
  • 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.


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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.
  • 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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    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.
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