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Panasonic TC-P42S2 Plasma HDTV Review

42 in.

An average plasma TV with a few notable problems, but some real bonuses, as well.

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Connectivity

Input Ports (6.0)

The Panasonic TC-P42S2 has a decent number of ports, but it's far from the best we've seen. You'll be able to get started on a home entertainment system, but hardcore techies may be disappointed. Notable inclusions: 3 HDMIs, 2 component AVs, 2 composite AVs, and an SD/SDHC memory card. Notably missing: a VGA input and an analog audio output.

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Output Ports (1.0)

The Panasonic TC-P42S2 has just one output port, a digital audio out. There is no analog audio out, which means you may have trouble connecting the TV to older sound systems.

Other Connections (0.0)

The Panasonic TC-P42S2 has no network connections like LAN and ethernet. The TV does not support DLNA.

Media (2.0)

The Panasonic TC-P42S2 has a media card slot that supports SD and SDHC cards. The TV is capable of only playing back JPEGs. Video and audio clips are not supported.

Placement

The Panasonic TC-P42S2's ports are clearly labeled, and the ports on the side are easy to access. But the TV panel does not swivel on its base, which makes accessing the rear ports more difficult.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Panasonic Viera TC-P42U2 Comparison
  14. Samsung LN40C630 Comparison
  15. Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700UN Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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