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Panasonic TX-P42S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Panasonic TX-P42S30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the energy efficiency, while views are divided on the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-P42S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P42S30 from 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 Reviewers really like the durability and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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

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

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (

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

It's fair to say that Panasonic has had a pretty good year, thanks predominantly to the critical and commercial success of its latest 3D plasma models.

Sep, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

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.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Guy (

Panasonic TX-P50S30B / TC-P50S30


Good Product the Veira link worked automatically as i excpected with my blu ray player (also panasonic). Works well with Sky STB and downloadable content is in HD. A great value TV

Full internet access. and possibly shoudl have a built in web cam for SKYPE

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Nicky (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


good overall tv easy to set up very pleased

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Kelly (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


Excellent picture quality, usb / hdmi and internet connection. Excellent quality tv for the money

Sound can be rather tinny unless the bass is turned up but its ok

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Grant (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


Superb value, amazing picture, decent feature set

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Sarah (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


If I can set this up on my own, then it's got to be simple, looks great and really cheap too

Struggled to get the base out of the box - more clear instructions on the clip holding it in place please

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: raymond (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


Great TV have always purchase panasonic equipment because ; its reliable and good value for money

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


picture, internet access, build quality

external module for internet access, but at current price not a problem

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: ros (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B


Picture quality, sound

It looks huge when not on (but you don't notice this when your watching something interesting)

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / No / Yes
HbbTV: No
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
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser:No / Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface: No
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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

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

General Features

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