Panasonic TC-P42C2 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV

August 14, 2013 - Comment

Panasonic Consumer TC-P42C2 42″ 1080P Plasma HD TVMake every night family night. VIERA C2 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for watching action-packed sports, shows, andmovies with the family. The 600Hz Sub-field Driveoffers crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even

Panasonic Consumer TC-P42C2 42″ 1080P Plasma HD TVMake every night family night. VIERA C2 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for watching action-packed sports, shows, andmovies with the family. The 600Hz Sub-field Driveoffers crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysistechnology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than inprevious systems, to reduce aftereffects.Features:* 42″ Class Viera C2 Series Plasma (41.6″ Diagonal)* 600Hz Sub-field Drive: Experience fast-moving scenes in crisp, vivid resolution* VIERA Image Viewer (Photo): Enjoy your photos on the big screen* VIERA Link: Control multiple compatible devices with one remoteSpecifications:Screen Size: 42″ Class (41.6″ diagonal)Contrast Ratio: Dynamic: 2,000,000:1Aspect Ratio: 16:9Native Resolution (Number of Pixels): 786,432 (1,024 x 768)Moving Picture Resolution: 720 lines or moreShades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalentHDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)EDTV Display Capability (480p)Aspect Control: Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill600Hz Sub-field Drive24p Playback(2:3)Deep Colorx.v.Color3D Color ManagementMotion Pattern Noise ReductionSpeakers: Full-range x 2 (L, R)Number of Speakers: 2Audio Output: 20 W ( 10% THD )Surround SoundIntegrated ATSC TunerVIERA Image Viewer (JPEG playback)HDMI Input: 2Composite Video Input: 2 (1 side)Audio Input (for Video): 2 (1 side)Component Video Inputs (Y, PB,PR): 2Audio Input (for Component Video): 2Digital Audio Output 1HDMI Input-Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 1)Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)VIERA LinkVIERA ToolsPixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)Built-In Closed Caption DecoderOff – TimersTrilingual Menu: English/Spanish/FrOffering excellent picture performance, Panasonic’s 42-inch VIERA TC-P42C2 Plasma HDTV features a 720p high-definition resolution and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity. This and other models in the C2 line offer Panasonic’s VIERA Image Viewer feature, which enables you to play slideshows of JPEG images stored on SD memory cards, as well as the VIERA Link feature for controlling a variety of compatible components–from Blu-ray Disc players to digital cameras–through a single remote.

Adhering to Panasonic’s commitment to the environment, this VIERA model–as well as all 2010 models–features improved power consumption and meets the new, more stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements. And you’ll get a long Plasma panel life of up to 100,000 hours–more than 30 years of viewing when watched 8 hours a day–before the brightness of the panel decreases to half.

Key Features

600Hz Sub-field Drive: 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology, which converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects (see an illustration of 600Hz technology).

 

VIERA Image Viewer: View full-HD images with the integrated SD card slot, enabling you to view JPEG photos captured from your digital camera or camcorder on the big screen. Navigate your images via an easy-to-use thumbnail display.

 

VIERA Link: Allows the interlinked operation of various AV devices–from DVD and Blu-ray Disc players to home theater sound systems to digital cameras and camcorders–using only the VIERA remote control by simply connecting the devices to each other by an HDMI cable (see pop-up illustration).

 

Panasonic’s VIERA C2 series Plasma HDTV.

Key Specifications

  • Series: C2
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 42 inches
  • Native resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Contrast ratio: Native: 2,000,000:1
  • Shades of gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • Receiving system: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • HDTV display capability: 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power; surround sound capabilities
  • Image viewer: JPEG compatibility
  • Aspect control: Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK4P1RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes

Connections

  • HDMI: 2
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): 2; each with audio input
  • Composite A/V: 2 (1 side); each with audio input
  • Digital audio output: 1

Dimensions

  • TV with stand: 40.6 x 27.8 x 12.1 inches (WxHxD); 57.3 pounds
  • TV without stand: 40.6 x 26.1 x 3.7 inches (WxHxD); 52.9 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

What’s in the Box

Panasonic C2 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions

Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD
Models: TC-P54VT25 54″
TC-P50VT25 50″
TC-P50GT25 50″
TC-P42GT25 42″
TC-P54G25 54″
TC-P50G25 50″
TC-P46G25 46″
TC-P42G25 42″
TC-P65S2 65″
TC-P58S2 58″
TC-P54S2 54″
TC-P50S2 50″
TC-P46S2 46″
TC-P42S2 42″
TC-P50U2 50″
TC-P42U2 42″
TC-P50C2 50″
TC-P46C2 46″
TC-P42C2 42″
TC-L42U22 42″
TC-L37U22 37″
TC-L32U22 32″
TC-L37X2 37″
TC-L32X2 32″
TC-L22X2 22″
TC-L37C22 37″
TC-L32C22 32″
VIERA Cast
VIERA Image Viewer
(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)

(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)
VIERA Link
webcam capable

webcam capable

webcam capable
NeoPDP Panel
THX Display
Contrast Ratio Infinite Black Pro / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1
22″: 15,000:1
Dynamic: 18,000:1
Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 900 lines 720 lines
Anti-Reflective Filter
Display Capabilities 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
720p, 480p 720p, 480p
600Hz Sub-field Drive
Game Mode
Speakers 3; 30W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total
22″: 6W
2; 20W total
Surround Sound
HDMI input 4 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 2 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side)
22″: 1
2
Component input (Y, PB, PR) 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Composite input 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side)
22″: 1
2
PC input 1 (side) 1 (side) 1 (side) 1 1 1
USB 2 2 2
Ethernet LAN input 1 1 1
Digital Audio output 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
iPod Universal Dock
Energy Star
Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Features

  • 42-inch Plasma HDTV with 720p HD resolution; 720 lines of moving picture resolution
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive technology for superb full-HD motion; 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • VIERA Image Viewer for JPEG image slideshows directly from an SD memory card
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 40.6 x 27.8 x 12.1 inches with stand

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