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Panasonic TX-P42S30E

Panasonic TX-P42S30E
alaScore 89

176 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-P42S30E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 176 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TX-P42S30E

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 105 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P42S30E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VIERA TX-P42S30B 42-inch Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HD

Expert review by:

Panasonic TX-P42S30B review

 

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

Good contrast ; Fair value ; Very natural pictures with no motion blur

Currently underwhelming online service ; Pictures lack brightness ; Chunky design

Unlike most of Panasonic's more high end plasma TVs this year, we can't quite bring ourselves to give the P42S30 an unqualified recommendation.

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Panasonic TX-P42S30 review

 

The Panasonic TX-P42S30 may have a plain Jane design, but as soon as its pictures flicker into life, it's clear that this really is a star budget performer, thanks to its smooth motion handling, excellent contrast performance and stunning colour...

Strong contrast and black levels ; Decent Internet features ; Impressive sound quality ; Low asking price ; Excellent motion handling

Glossy screen reflects ambient light ; Brightness levels could be higher

The design might not exactly be beautiful and its menus can look a little old-fashioned, but where it counts -- picture quality -- you really will struggle to find another TV at this price that delivers such rich and engaging pictures.

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Panasonic TX-P42S30

 

Although the P42S30 doesn't have 3D or use Panasonic's top-level plasma technology, it's still a great value TV.

Brilliantly affordable ; Good all-round picture quality ; No motion blur and wide viewing angle support

Not the latest Panasonic panel technology ; Currently limited online features ; Uninspiring design

While the P42S30 isn’t as stand-out brilliant as so many other TVs in Panasonic’s 2011 range, if you can run it in a reasonably low-light environment it’s still better than you've a right to expect for its money.

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Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B

 

even my wife could use it

none i can think of its exactly what i wanted

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser:No / Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output:No / Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready / Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Plasma
Type of Monitor:Plasma
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