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Panasonic TC-P42X1 Plasma HDTV Review

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The Panasonic TC-P42X1 is an entry-level HDTV that doesn't come with many extras.

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
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Power Consumption*(8.72)*


The TC-P42X1, as a plasma, will have a very inconsistent rate of power consumption. While we were running this test, the amount of power being drawn would jump between about 80 Watts and about 200 Watts, depending on how much white is on the screen. On average, if the brightness and contrast is boosted, providing the maximum possible brightness (which we don't recommend doing: it'll hurt picture quality), the TV will cost users about $25.59 per year.

For people on a budget, the TC-P42X1 is certainly a good option. The average cost per year for this test is $37. Some TVs will cost less than $20 per year, and others can cost a little over $100.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Calibration
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Remote Control
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Menus & Interface
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Conclusion & Comparisons
  14. Series Comparison
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