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Panasonic TX-P V20 Series Plasma HDTV (42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Panasonic TX-P V20 Series Plasma HDTV (42", 50"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the color and design. The usability and sound also get good comments, but many are less positive about the tuner and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-P V20 Series Plasma HDTV (42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P V20 Series Plasma HDTV (42", 50") from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the price.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080P NeoPDP TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080P NeoPDP TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD Panasonic Viera TX-P50V20B 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Neopdp TV With Freeview HD and Freesat HD (Installation Recommended)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (

Panasonic TX-P50V20B review


I recently stumbled across a 30-year-old article from a trade magazine, which predicted that the domestic TV would become a ‘home-entertainment' hub. Looking at TVs like Panasonic's TX-P50V20B, you have to admit they were right.

Plenty of advanced features; stupendous HD pics

Only one tuner at a time; disappointing SD pics and sound

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (

Panasonic TX-P50V20B review


Panasonic's flagship 2D plasma is a 21st century marvel

Plenty of advanced features ; Stupendous HD pics

Only one tuner at a time ; Disappointing SD pics and sound

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (

Panasonic TX-P42V20B review


If you want top plasma pictures but aren't fussed about 3D, the P42V20 is the telly for you

Superb picture quality ; Good feature count ; Straightforward operation ; Good multimedia tools

limited USB HDD recording compatibility ; Images not quite as bright as similarly priced LCD sets ; Occasional slight bias towards green

But the P42V20 really does offer a performance boost over its G20 equivalent, and so more than justifies its existence to anyone willing to pay a little more to get the best quality they can.

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Panasonic Viera V20 (TX-P42V20B) review


The 42-inch Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20B is simply one of the best TVs you can buy right now thanks to its cavernously deep black levels and cinematic colours.

Superb black levels ; Amazing HD and SD picture quality ; Great range of features

Slightly dull styling ; Fussy about which USB drives its recording feature will work with

With the Viera TX-P42V20B, Panasonic has created a superb TV that produces some of the most cinematic images you'll find outside your local movie theatre. The excellent Internet features and presence of Freeview HD and freesat HD tuners only sweeten...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Panasonic Viera V20 (TX-L37V20B) review


The 37-inch Panasonic Viera TX-L37V20B LCD TV with LED edge lights is expensive, but it offers a great range of features and delivers gorgeous pictures.

Packs both Freeview HD and freesat HD tuners ; Gorgeous standard- and hi-def pictures ; Impressive range of Internet features ; Good sound quality

Expensive ; IPlayer only available if you use the freesat tuner ; Very slight haloing visible in dark scenes

The Viera TX-L37V20B is one of Panasonic's best LCD TVs so far. It looks gorgeous, delivers fantastic high- and standard-definition pictures, and offers good sound quality too. We also like its solid line-up of Internet features, although it's a shame...

Aug, 2010


Expert review by: John Archer (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20


If you want the picture quality of Panasonic's latest 3D models but don't need 3D, then this 42in plasma television is the answer to your prayers.

If you want the vast majority of the picture quality of Panasonic’s latest 3D models but don’t need 3D, then the P42V20 is the answer to your prayers. It’s an outstanding 42in TV in almost every way, and as such manages to make its £1,160 price look...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: David Ludlow (

Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20B review


It's an absolutely stunning TV, but Pansonic's own G20 series televisions have nearly identical image quality and are a fair bit cheaper.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (

Panasonic TX-P50V20


Not cheap, but its considerable achievements make the V20 one of the most desirable TVs around ..

Black level ability, colour

SD pictures a 'soft' for some

The TX-P50V20 slugs it out with the flagship VT20 toe to toe, matching it in every respect. With stunning High Definition and Standard definition picture performance, the TX-P50V20 is one of the best all round TV we have come across.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Rogermarksmen (

Panasonic Viera V20 (TX-L37V20B)


Provided you take great care calibrating this TV - I used a THX disc and the advanced picture settings - it gives one of the very best pictures I have seen. For once on an LCD set, night scenes are really dark, no greying over, and blacks are detailed...

Just about everything! Great blacks and night scenes, superb needle sharp HD (and SD) pictures, brilliant and vibrant colour

Nothing really, except it is a bit on the expensive side (I paid £799) - but you get a lot

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Saman Amiri (

Panasonic Viera V20 (TX-P42V20B)


i think this television is the best T.V I have ever seen !!

speed ! infinity black ! internet ! beauty


Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
Power Switch: Yes
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready
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):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No
Power Switch: Yes

General Features

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