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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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Ergonomics & Durability

The remote that ships with the Panasonic TC-P42S2 (model number N2QAYB 000485) is not beautiful, but it works just fine. The ridge that runs along the bottom digs into your fingers more than most remotes, but it's so lightweight that it probably won't bother you.

Button Layout & Use

The buttons on the remote control are plainly labeled and easy to use. Those that control the menu are located near the top. The most frequently used buttons – the volume and channel up/down – are conveniently located in the center.

Programming & Flexibility

The remote control can be used to operate certain other Panasonic AV devices, but it's not programmable as a 'universal' remote.

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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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