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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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Series Name TC-PxxS2
General Type Plasma
Screen Size 42 in.
Format 1080p
S-Video 0
SPDIF (Digital audio output) 1
Bluetooth No
CF Card No
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Surround Mode Unknown
Wall Mount Included No
Width (in) 40.6
Standby Consumption 1.0
Display Technology Plasma
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Composite Video 2
3.5mm Headphone Jack 1
Zigbee Unknown
MMC No
Equalizer Unknown
Depth (in) 12.1
HDMI In 4
VGA 0
DLNA No
MemoryStick No
Brightness (cd/m2) 1.0
Number of Speakers 1
Remote Included Yes
Weight (lbs) 55.1
DVI 0
xD No
OTA Analog Antenna Yes
USB No
Is 3D No
OTA Digital Antenna Yes
DVD Unknown
Analog Cable Tuner Yes
Blu-Ray Unknown
Digital Cable Tuner Yes
Firewire Unknown
Cablecard Unknown
Photo Playback Ability Yes
Analog Audio In 4
Music Playback Ability No
3.5mm Audio Input Jack 0
Video Playback Ability No
USB Number 0
Media Card List SD/SDHC
MSRP 849
Speaker Wattage 1.0
Brand Name Viera
Manufacturer Name Panasonic
Manual Url http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/TCP42S2.PDF
Manual Text Panasonic TC-P42S2 Manual
Manufacturer Url http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/shop/Televisions/All-VIERA-Flat-Panel-HDTVs/model.TC-P42S2_11002_7000000000000005702
Series Name TC-PxxS2
Component Video In 2
Analog Audio Out 0
Wi-Fi No
SD Card Yes
OLD Resolution 1920 x 1080
Stand Included Yes
Height (in) 27.8
Peak Consumption 1.0

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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