• Well priced for a 46-inch plasma HDTV
  • Lots of customization options


  • Disappointing image quality
  • Skimpy on inputs (and no PC support)

At A Glance

The Panasonic TC-P46S1 would be a bargain 46-inch plasma if its image quality wasn't so disappointing.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Panasonic VIERA S1 Series Plasma HDTVs are perfect for sports and cinema-quality movies. The Neo PDP technology delivers sharp, detailed images, deep blacks and remarkable brightness, and all with lower power consumption.

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The Specs

Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Display size 46.0 inches
Display type Plasma
Resolution 1080p pixels
General Information
UPC Code 037988242375
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Digital Optical
  • HDMI
  • RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
  • S-Video
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met Energy Star


Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.0
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 2.7
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 2.8
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 2.5
Power Usage
Green Rating Fair
Green score 60.0
Power off 0.1   watts
Power on 182.4   watts