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The Panasonic Viera TC-P42U1 is a 42" plasma HDTV that is a part of Panasonic's 2009 U1 Series of Plasma HDTVs.

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Pros

SD upconversion is smooth, doesn't look out of place compared to HD

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no lag with gaming consoles, good reponse

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settings easy enough to adjust for an entry-level user

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Man, I still have this TV.

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Cons

common issues with internal components failing

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ships with settings that look very dim, with color settings that are way off

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brightness significantly decreased with HD signals

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no anti-glare, screen reflects light like a mirror

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The Panasonic Viera TC-P42U1 is a 42" plasma HDTV that is a part of Panasonic's 2009 U1 Series of Plasma HDTVs. For more information, please see the Panasonic U1 Series of Plasma HDTVs report.

VIDEO 
  •  Screen Size:  42" Class (41.6" diagonal) 
  • Display Resolution:  1080p 
  • Contrast Ratio Dynamic: Infinite Black/Over 2,000,000:1
  • Contrast Ratio Native: 30,000:1 
  • Aspect Ratio:  16:9 
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels):  2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080) 
  • Pixel Pitch (H x V):  0.480 x 0.480 mm 
  • Moving Picture Resolution:  900 lines or more 
  • Shades of Gradation:  5,120 equivalent 
  • Aspect Control:  Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill 
  • Panel:  G12 Progressive HD Plasma Display Panel 
  • Progressive Scan
  • 24p Playback(2:3)
  • Deep Color
  • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
 AUDIO
  • Speakers:  Full-range x 2 (L, R) 
  • Number of Speakers:  2 
  • Audio Output:  20 W ( 10% THD )(6 ohms, 150 Hz - 16 kHz) 
  • Surround Sound
INPUTS & JACKS 
  • Integrated ATSC Tuner 
  • SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible, JPEG playback) 
  • HDMI Input:  3 (1 side) 
  • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
  • Composite Video Input:  2 (1 side) 
  • S-Video Input:  1 
  • Audio Input (for Video):  2 (1 side) 
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR):  2 
  • Audio Input (for Component Video):  2 
  • Digital Audio Output:  1
CONVENIENCE 
  • VIERA Link 
  • VIERA Tools  
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) 
  • Menu Languages:  English/Spanish/French 
  • V-Chip Program Lockout 
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder  
  • Timers
  • Video Input Label  
  • Video Picture Memory   
  • Remote Control:  IR 
GENERAL
  • Power Supply:  AC 120 V, 60Hz 
  • Rated Power Consumption:  293 W 
  • Standby Power Consumption:  0.3 W 
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption:  142 W 
  • Energy Star 
  • Receiving System:  ATSC/QAM/NTSC 
  • Operating Temperature:  32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C) 
  • Safety Standard:  UL6500/C-UL 
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket:  TY-WK4P1RW 
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand:  28.0" x 40.6" x 12.9" 
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand:  26.1" x 40.6" x 4.2" 
  • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand:  59.6 lbs 
  • Weight (lbs.) without Stand:  55.2 lbs 
  • Carton Dimensions:  30.4" x 45.6" x 11.2" 
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p) 
  • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]:  72.8 lbs. (33.0 kg) 
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive
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