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The TC-42PX14 is an entry-level plasma HDTV from Panasonic's VIERA X14 Series.

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Pros

Built-in speakers provide sufficient audio response - frequencies are clear and balanced, with a surprising amount of low-end output

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HD content quality is excellent - colors are bright and well-balanced with strong, deep black levels

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Available from many resellers at a fraction of the list price - many users report purchasing the TV for $500 or less

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Glare issues are surprisingly minimal for a plasma screen - users viewing during in an area of natural light should not encounter significant problems

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Cons

Remote is awkwardly designed and therefore difficult to use - overly complicated design will lead many users to opt for a universal remote

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Single digital audio output may severely limit sound outputting capabilities - not compatible with RCA-based speaker systems

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SD card reader is very slow - navigating, selecting and playing back files can be a painstaking procedure

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The TC-42PX14 is an entry-level plasma HDTV from Panasonic's VIERA X14 Series.  The plasma features a 42" widescreen display with a native resolution of 720p and a native contrast ratio of 15,000:1 to produce deep blacks and bright whites.  It utilizes 600Hz Sub-Field technology to view full 1080p HD motion images, making it specially suited for gaming and watching sports or action movies.  The plasma also offers 24p cinematic playback for cinema-like reproduction of movies.  The TC-42PX14 includes a built-in digital tuner as well as 10-watt stereo speakers with surround sound technology.  It features Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer to display images via the SD card slot and VIERA Link for controlling various devices with the VIERA remote.  The plasma also offers component, composite, S-Video, and two HDMI inputs.  The TC-42PX14 is Energy Star qualified and comes in a glossy black finish.

Features/Specs
  • 42" Widescreen Plasma Display
  • G12 Progressive Plasma Technology
  • 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
  • Progressive Scan
  • 24p Cinematic Playback
  • AR Filter
  • VIERA Link & VIERA Image Viewer
  • 15,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio
  • 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution, 720p
  • Built-in 10-Watt Stereo Speakers /w Surround
  • ATSC/NTSC/QAM Digital Tuner
  • Inputs/Outputs: 2 x HDMI, 2 x Composite, 1 x S-Video, 1 x PC, 2 x Audio, 2 x Component
  • Energy Star Qualified
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