Panasonic TX-P42S30B review

If you can live with its limitations, this plasma is still a decent budget TV

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Product Type
Plasma TV
Scan Format
1080p
Standard Refresh Rate
50 Hz
Digital Tuner
DVB-T (MPEG4)
Analog Tuner
PAL
Video Signal Standard
HDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports
3
Number of SCART Interfaces
1
Product Family
Viera S30
Brand Name
Panasonic
Screen Size
106.7 cm (42")
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH
Memory Card Reader
Yes
Ethernet
Yes
Ethernet Technology
Ethernet
USB
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)
23 kg
Operating Power Consumption
255 W
Standby Power Consumption
300 mW
RMS Output Power
20 W
Electronic Program Guide
Yes
VGA
Yes
Headphone
Yes
Digital Audio Output
Yes
Height with Stand
671 mm
Width with Stand
1023 mm
Depth with Stand
288 mm
CI+
Yes
Composite Video
Yes
Component Video
Yes
SCART
Yes
Teletext Memory
1000
Motion Interpolation Technology
Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
Enhanced Refresh Rate
600 Hz
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD)
Height
637 mm
Width
1023 mm
Depth
93 mm
Sound System
Virtual Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, DTS
Product Series
S30
Maximum Resolution
1920 x 1080
Colour Depth
68.7 Billion Colors (12-bit)
Features
Picture and Text (PAT), Child Lock, Media Player, PC Streaming, Web Content Access, Teletext
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
TX-P42S30B
Product Name
Viera TX-P42S30B Plasma TV
Product Line
Viera
Manufacturer Part Number
TXP42S30B
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The 600Hz Sub-field Drive in VIERA plasma TVs teams up with Intelligent Frame Creation Pro technology to deliver smooth, fluid, on-screen motion. By using an intelligent algorithm within the picture processing based on motion detection, the best combination of frames is created to deliver ultra crisp sports, film and game action.

VIERA incorporates an improved panel production process and the new Real Black Drive system. A pre-discharge control system, the Real Black Drive system achieves next-generation black reproduction. When you're watching movies, VIERA renders images just the way the director intended, even in scenes where it's difficult to achieve a proper balance of light and dark.

Speakers
Yes
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
20 kg
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