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Panasonic TX-P42S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The price and usability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency. Reviews 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TX-P42S30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P42S30 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. Reviewers really like the durability and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

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

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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: Nicky (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B

 

good overall tv easy to set up very pleased

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Kelly (reevoo.com)

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.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Guy (reevoo.com)

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: Guy (reevoo.com)

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: Grant (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B

 

Superb value, amazing picture, decent feature set.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

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.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Kelly (reevoo.com)

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: raymond (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-P42S30B

 

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

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus/DolbyPulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Display

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:12
Contrast ratio (dynamic):5000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):2000000:1
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Response Time:0.001
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average):121
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.25
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.30
Power consumption (typical):255

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:N

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV

Indication

LED Indicators:LAN, WLAN, Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, GRE, ITA
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Playback mode:Normal
Playback Modes:Normal
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Game, Photo

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio (L,R) out:1
AV output: Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average):121
Power consumption (sleep):0.25
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.30
Power consumption (typical):255

Security

Child lock: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No

Technical Details

AV input: Yes
Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60Hz

Teletext

Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes
Teletext level:2.5

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K / PAL I
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-T, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:2
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.66
Depth (with stand):11.3
Height:21.1 / 25.1
Height (with stand):26.4
Weight:44.1
Weight with stand:50.7
Width:40.3
Width (with stand):40.3