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Panasonic TC-P-X1 Series LCD TV (42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 502 reviews of Panasonic TC-P-X1 Series LCD TV (42", 50"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the glare.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TC-P-X1 Series LCD TV (42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Panasonic TC-P-X1 Series LCD TV (42", 50") from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the size and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed reviews on the glare and reliability.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-P42X1 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2009 Model)Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-P42X1 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2009 Model)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Panasonic Viera TC-P42X1


The Panasonic TC-P42X1 costs only $700 (estimated street price as of 9/24/09). But while this plasma HDTV set can accept a 1080p input, it downscales the image to its native 720p resolution. This was the likely cause of the set's biggest problem in our...

Low price ; Wide viewing angle

Only 720p resolution ; Underpowered sound

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

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (

Panasonic TC-P42X1 Plasma HDTV Review - Intro


The Panasonic TC-P42X1 is a 42-inch, entry-level plasma TV that can be found for somewhere around $750 if you shop around, making it a very inexpensive option. With only a 720p resolution and lacking any fancy advanced features like internet access...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (

Panasonic Viera TC-L37X1 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro


The TC-L37X1 is a 37-inch LCD and sits near the bottom of Panasonic's HDTV lineup. Sporting a lower 720p resolution than most of Panasonic's line the TC-L37X1 does have iPod integration. As a 720p set we expect the TC-L37X1 to be priced more...

Though there wasn't any pricing information available, the TC-L37X1's press release seemed to paint the series as a more affordable option. It looks as though a low price will be the main selling point of this TV. The iPod connectivity is nice, but the...

Jan, 2009

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Panasonic TC-42PX14


If you're in the market for a reasonably priced large screen HDTV, the TC42PX14 makes a good choice. It's combination of features, performance and quality make it an ideal choice as the centerpiece for that new home theater system. And with a stated...

42 inch Plasma HDTV30,000:1 contrast ratioVIERA-Link3 HDMI inputs

Lacks network support

Features include progressive scan and 600HZ sub-field drive, which...

Nov, 2009

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Panasonic TC-L32X1


If you're in the market for a reasonably priced LCD HDTV, the TC-L32X1 makes a very good choice. It has most of the features you need, even for a home theater setup, and image quality and response time are very good. The 3 HDMI inputs provide for...

32 inch 720p LCD HDTVVIERA LinkBuilt-in image viewer with SD slotIncluded iPod dock

Lacks network support

The TV features the VIERA Tools menu, which has convenient icons for...

Nov, 2009

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Panasonic TC-P50X1


Panasonic TC-P50X1 is a VIERA X1 Series 50” Plasma HDTV that brings high-quality viewing enjoyment to your home. With vivid colors from 6,144 steps of gradation and x.v. Colour, this plasma HDTV once again puts Panasonic ahead of the pack. Add the...

G12 Progressive 720p HD Plasma Display PanelVIERA Image ViewerMercury and lead free panelEnergy-star ratingLong life panel (up to 100,000 hours)

This Plasma HDTV delivers high-quality crisp images for sports, movies...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Adam (

Panasonic TC-P50X1


The Panasonic Plasma P50X1 uses a 600Hz Sub-field drive technology to remove motion judder. With a great native contrast of 40,000:1 and a dynamic contrast of 2,000,000:1 it's making a clear stand that the Plasma technology is very much alive …

Jul, 2009

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Panasonic TC-L19X1 Review – 19-inch LCD HDTV


The X1 series from Panasonic features the iPod entertainment kit as a special treat for music enthusiasts. This kit will provide music, videos and photos on the HDTV screen. Although the Panasonic TC-L19X1 is not very large and is made to be used as a...

720p resolution 12,000:1 contrast ratio iPod® Entertainment kit Intelligent Scene Controller VIERA Image Viewer™ VIERA Link™ PC Input Game mode 1 HDMI input The Panasonic TC-L19X1 has 720p resolution. This feature is alright on the small HDTV. The...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (

Panasonic TC-P42X1


The Panasonic TC-P42X1 is a 42-inch LCD HDTV available for a suggested retail price of $900, but bargain-hunters can find it for $750 or less, making it an inexpensive option for its size. There are compromises involved in that price, however,...

The Panasonic TC-P42X1 had some interesting test results. It was capable of a very low black level, but we noticed that it had trouble displaying details in dark areas. Most plasmas have trouble with brightness, but in the case of the TC-P42X1 this was...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (

Panasonic Viera TC-P42X1


The Panasonic TC-P42X1 is an entry-level HDTV that doesn't come with many extras.

May, 2009

Product Specifications

The 600Hz sub-field drive of Panasonic TC-50PX14 produces crisp, focused images for sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Your full-HD movies and games never looked sharper. VIERA Image Viewer provides a better way to share your digital photos. Just pop your SD memory card into the handy slot, and instantly display your digital photos for friends and family. In game mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What's more VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works anti-image retention (wobbling) too.


RMS rated power:20

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes


Electromagnetic emissions:FCC Part 15 ClAA-b ices-003
Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):2000000:1
Display Diagonal:42 / 50
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1366 x 768
Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 110
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:15 - 110
Noise reduction: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0319 x 0.0319 / 0.0354 x 0.0266
Progressive Scan: Yes
Vertical scan range:48 - 120


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):286 / 399

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Panasonic TC/Panasonic TH

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):286 / 399


Child lock: Yes
Security Features:V-Chip Program Lockout

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Technical Details

Audio Output:1
Color of product:Black
Display:G12 Progressive 1080p HD PDP / G12 Progressive HD PDP
Display viewable area (HxV):36.3 x 20.4 / 43.5 x 24.5
Display viewable area HxV:36.3 x 20.4 / 43.5 x 24.5
Game mode: Yes
Playback formats:2:3


Diagonal Size:41.6in/42in/46in/49.9in/50in/54.1in
Diagonal Size (cm):106cm/107cm/117cm/127cm/137cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV/Not certified
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)/720p
Enhanced Refresh Rate:600 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2/3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:15000:1/2000000:1/30000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL)
LCD Display Technology:IPS
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Plasma Panel Technology:Panasonic 12th Generation Plasma Panel
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768/1366 x 398/1366 x 768/1920 x 1080
Technology:Plasma (NeoPDP)/Plasma (PDP)
Type:LCD TV/Plasma panel/Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence:No/Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):12.9 / 15.3
Depth (without stand):4.21
Dimensions (W x D x H):40.6 x 4.2 x 26.1 / 48 x 4.2 x 30.3
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):40.6 x 4.2 x 26.1 / 48 x 4.2 x 30.3
Height:26.1 / 30.3
Height (with stand):28 / 32.4
Height (without stand):26.1 / 30.3
Product weight:57.4 / 75
Product weight (lb):57.4 / 75
Set depth (inch):15.3 / 327.6
Set height (inch):32.4 / 711.2
Set width (inch):1031.2 / 48
Width:40.6 / 48
Width (with stand):40.6 / 48
Width (without stand):40.6 / 48