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Panasonic TX-P42S30

Panasonic TX-P42S30
alaScore 88

240 reviews

Feb, 2018

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.

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.

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

Feb, 2018

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