Pros

  • Wide viewing angle
  • Low price
  • Wide viewing angle

Cons

  • Only 720p resolution
  • Only 720p resolution
  • Underpowered sound
  • Underpowered sound

At A Glance

A 720p plasma set, the low-cost Panasonic TC-P42X1 provides problematic images and underpowered sound.

Manufacturer’s Description

Produces crisp, focused images for sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Provides a better way to share your digital photos with friends and family. Lets you control all compatible audio and video devices via a single remote and helpful on-screen menus.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
S-Video Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 42.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number TC-P42X1
UPC Code 037988242283
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Viera TC-P42X1 42" Plasma TV
Marketing Information

Produces crisp, focused images for sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Provides a better way to share your digital photos with friends and family. Lets you control all compatible audio and video devices via a single remote and helpful on-screen menus.

Product Model TC-P42X1
Product Type Plasma TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.panasonic.com
Product Line Viera
Product Series X1
Miscellaneous
Features Closed Caption, Channel Labeling
Physical Characteristics
Height 26.1"
Width 40.6"
Depth 4.2"
Weight (Approximate) 918.4 oz
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV
Maximum Resolution 1024 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 30,000:1
Comb Filter 3D Y/C
Scan Format 720p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.3
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.2
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 2.8
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 2.0
Power Usage
Green Rating Good
Green score 71.0
Power off 0.1   watts
Power on 144.0   watts