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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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Connectivity

Connectivity Summary
{{article.attachments['Panasonic-TC-P42X1-vanity.jpg']}} • Standard amount of input ports. • Output ports for S-Video and digital audio. • SD card slot. • Good port placement.
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Input Ports*(6.5)*


The left side of the TC-P42X1 features an HDMI input, a set of analog audio inputs, and a composite video input. This is also where you'll find the TV's SD card slot.

 

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  • The left side has room for a few more ports, but even this handful is a convenience. *

Around the back, towards the right edge are two more HDMI slots, three more analog audio inputs, a second composite video input, and two component inputs. This is also where you'll find teh cable input port.

 

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  • These ports are all very easy to reach. *

Output Ports*(2.0)*


The TC-P42X1 has a digital audio output and an S-Video port. These two comprise the most commonly-seen duo of output ports on HDTVs. Typically these are the only two ports an HDTV will have.

 

Other Connections*(0.0)*


The TC-P42X1 doesn't have any other ports. 

Media*(1.0)*


The left side of the TC-P42X1 has an SD card slot. 

Placement*(7.0)*


All the TC-P42X1's ports are placed in very easy-to-reach locations. There are a bunch on the left side of the TV, and the rest are on the back of the TV within easy reach.

 

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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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