Panasonic TX-P42V20B review

If you want top plasma pictures but aren't fussed about 3D, the P42V20 is the telly for you

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The P42V20 is impressively easy to use for such a well-specified set. The onscreen menus make up for a rather old-fashioned appearance by being generally simple to follow.

The remote control is both comfortable to hold and, with one or two exceptions, thoughtfully laid out.

The only criticisms concern the way some key picture adjustments are tucked away in a rather obscure sub-menu, and the way the main Menu button on the remote control is relegated to a tiny button tucked away at its upper extremity, making it harder to find than it should be.


Tech Specs

Product TypePlasma TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-S2, DVB-T (MPEG4)
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyViera
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size106.7 cm (42")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Operating Power Consumption350 W
Standby Power Consumption400 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1
RMS Output Power30 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand695 mm
Width with Stand1035 mm
Depth with Stand308 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Teletext Memory1500
USB RecordingYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height656 mm
Width1035 mm
Depth85 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesMedia Player, PC Streaming, Picture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Picture and Text (PAT), Child Lock, Web Content Access, Teletext
Product ModelTX-P42V20
Product NameViera TX-P42V20 Plasma TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXP42V20B
Manufacturer Website Address