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Panasonic TX-P42U30

Panasonic TX-P42U30
alaScore 85

166 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews from magazines and websites.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-P42U30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 166 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: review summary for Panasonic TX-P42U30


alaTest has collected and analysed 67 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P42U30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TX-P50U30B 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HDPanasonic TX-P42U30B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HD Panasonic TX-P50U30B 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview HD

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Best value for money.....


I bought mine a week before Christmas for £399.00, as it was then!

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Great value


Had this TV for about a month, replacement for old Panasonic. Great picture quality, sound A bit off some times but generally good. Overall great value for money.


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Excellent set


Comet replaced my old set with this one through my service plan and I couldn't be happier. It was less expensive due to the amount of time that's passed but the features are way more high-spec. The picture quality and sound are perfect and I managed to...

stylish, excellent picture quality, hd channels are amazing, easy connections (not fiddly), quick setup

only a few hd channels (come on freeview!)

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Panasonic Viera TX-P42U30B


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picture quality not as good as my panasonic Tx432, inHD itdoes not seem any different to ordinary TV

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Best 2d TV for the money


The best tv I have ever owned!

best picture ever, handles dark scenes in movies well

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Superb picture quality, especially like the abilty to change the picture settings from normal to cinema, true cinema, game. Perfect for gaming no problems with xbox 360, excellent refresh rate for more fast paced games. Sound quality isn't too bad...

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Panasonic 42" dream for two months


A great value tv, with great picture quality and reasonable sound - you can't go wrong as long as it lasts longer than mine! It stopped working after just two months! I will contact Comet tomorrow to test out their customer services - fingers crossed I...

great for sport & movies, quick & easy to install, great value

need hd feed, ok sound, didn't last long

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio / Audio/Video
PC Streaming: No
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
Web Content Access: No


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


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 of Monitor:Plasma