Panasonic TC-P42S2 Plasma HDTV Review
An average plasma TV with a few notable problems, but some real bonuses, as well.
The audio performance on the Panasonic TC-P42S2 is not great. Overall, you'll notice a tinny quality because it can't produce a decent bass response. That's no surprise; most TVs are bad at this. The menu allows for control over treble and bass, but there's no full-fledged equalizer. Of course, there's a surround sound emulator, but it only seemed to make the sound tinnier. We recommend leaving it off.
The 2010 Panasonic TVs have a clean, straightforward menu. It should be of benefit to both n00bs and those comfortable with technology. The main menu items are vertically-aligned, so it's clear where you are in the menu. The response time to remote control button pushes is snappy, and if you're ever lost in the menu, you can simply hit the 'exit' button.
The Panasonic TC-P42S2 has a great instruction manual that ships with the TV, available in English, French, and Spanish. It answers nearly all the questions you might have about the TV's features and options. You can find the Panasonic TC-P42S2's manual online here.
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