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Panasonic TC-P42S1
6.2* out of 10

Panasonic TC-P42S1

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Panasonic TC-P42S1 Review

Plasma TV Buying Guide
23 September 2013
  • Conclusion: A solid quality LCD TV from a major manufacturer runs around $1250 so the 42" Panasonics have most of LCD TVs beaten in a price/quality standoff.
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Panasonic TC-P42S1 Review

The Best Plasma TV
3 September 2012
  • Summary: Panasonic TC-P42S1 may not be the best 42 inch plasma TV on the market. But it does deliver great quality picture, very close to that displayed by more expensive products, and that at a price that cannot be beaten by said products.
  • Pros: Very good overall picture quality, Deep black levels and shadow detail, Good colors, More energy efficient than older plasma TV generations, Very good overall picture quality, Deep black levels and shadow detail, Good colors, More energy efficient than older plasma TV generations
  • Cons: Very good overall picture quality, Deep black levels and shadow detail, Good colors, More energy efficient than older plasma TV generations, No THX certification, Anti-glare performance could be better, Colors are not perfectly accurate
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic TC-P42S1

PC Magazine
25 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Panasonic's affordable TC-P42S1 42-inch plasma features improved energy efficiency, but it struggles with upconversion.
  • Pros: Good value. Bright, detailed picture. Energy-efficient, especially for a plasma set.
  • Cons: Mediocre upconversion. Poorly optimized cinema picture preset.
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Overall 9
8.7

Expert Review

reviewed
25 August 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Viera TC-P42S1 Review

Digitaltrends
29 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Although we have some minor issues with the TC-P42S1, they are just that: minor. You’ll really like this one for movies and HDTV sports. Black levels are very good, colors have that realism LCDs can never really match, power consumption is down, and the anti-reflective filter is a marked improvement...
  • Pros: Excellent black levels; picture quality tops 1080p LCDs; anti-reflection filter works very well; decent stereo sound
  • Cons: Could use another HDMI input; saves power but still not as efficient at LCD displays; simulated surround is terrible; non-swiveling stand
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