Panasonic TCP42X3

TC-P42X3 42" Class VIERA X3 Series Plasma (41.6" Diagonal) with 600Hz Sub-field Drive, VIERA Image Viewer, DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready, Environment-Friendly Panel and VIERA Tools, Black

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Model
Brand: Panasonic
SKU: TCP42X3
UPC: 885170043602
Appearance
Color: Black
Type: Plasma
Dimensions
Width: U_40.3"
Height: U_26.8"
Depth: "
Technical Details
Screen Size: 42"
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Weight: 51.8 lbs.
Dimensions: With Stand: 26.8" H X 40.3" W X 12.1" DWithout Stand(H x W x D): 25.1" X 40.3" X Speaker depth: 3.
Series: X3






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Panasonic TCP42X3

Panasonic TC-P42X3 42" Class VIERA X3 Series Plasma (41.6" Diagonal) with 600Hz Sub-field Drive, VIERA Image Viewer, DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready, Environment-Friendly Panel and VIERA Tools, Black
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Condition: Brand New Factory Sealed With 1 Year USA Warranty
Series: X3 Series
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Make every night family night. VIERA® X3 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for watching action-packed sports, shows, and movies with the family. The 600Hz Sub-field Drive offers crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.


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Make every night family night. VIERA® X3 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for watching action-packed sports, shows, and movies with the family. The 600Hz Sub-field Drive offers crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.

Features:

    600Hz Sub-field Drive*
    Crisp, clear moving pictures
  • 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.
    *When using cinema mode.
  • Easy Viewing of Photos and Videos VIERA Image Viewer™
  • Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.

  • Enjoy Web Entertainment Instantly
    EASY IPTV™
  • Simply press the VIERA Tools button on the remote control to directly access a variety of Internet services. Enjoy online music and movies with ease.

  • Home Network Convenience
    DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready
  • Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.

  • Environment-Friendly Panel
  • Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

  • Years of Beautiful Images
    Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours
  • One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.
    *The panel of an LCD HDTV can last up to 60,000 hours.

  • Easy Access to Helpful Functions
    VIERA Tools
  • The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.
    *The VIERA Tools screen design is subject to change without notice.
    **The screen display varies depending on the model

Specifications:

Model TypePlasma
SeriesX3
Model Year2011
VIDEO.
Screen Size42" Class (41.6" diagonal)
Aspect Ratio16:9
Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)786,432 (1,024 x 768)
Moving Picture Resolution720 lines or more
Shades of Gradation6,144 equivalent
HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)Yes
EDTV Display Capability (480p)Yes
Aspect Control4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
24p Playback(2:3)Yes
Deep ColorYes
x.v.ColorYes
3D Color ManagementYes
Motion Pattern Noise ReductionYes
600 Hz Sub-field DriveYes
AUDIO.
SpeakersFull-range x 2 (L, R)
Number of Speakers2
Audio Output20 W
Surround SoundYes
INPUTS & JACKS.
Integrated ATSC TunerYes
VIERA Image Viewer™Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
HDMI Input2
Composite Video InputRCA x 1 (common with Component)
Audio Input (for Video)RCA x 1 (common with Component)
Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
Audio Input (for Component Video)RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
Digital Audio Output (Optical)1
HDMI Input-Support FeatureAudio Return Channel (Input 1)
Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)Yes
USB2
LAN Port1
CONVENIENCE.
VIERA Link™Yes
VIERA® ToolsYes
Game ModeYes
Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)Yes
Built-In Closed Caption DecoderYes
Off - TimersYes
Trilingual MenuEnglish/Spanish/French
Easy IPTVYes
Wireless LAN AdaptorWiFi Ready
DLNAYes
GENERAL.
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60Hz
Receiving SystemATSC/QAM/NTSC
Operating Temperature32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
Safety StandardUL6500/C-UL
Optional Wall-mounting BracketTY-WK4P1RW
Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand26.8" X 40.3" X 12.1"
Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand25.1" X 40.3" X Speaker depth: 3.7";Panel depth: 3.4"
Weight (lbs.) w/Stand51.8 lbs.
Weight (lbs.) without Stand49.6 lbs.
Carton Dimensions29.4" x 45.3" x 10.8"
Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]64.0 lbs.
Super ResolutionYes

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Types of Televisions:

Plasma
In Plasma technology, the display itself consists of cells. Within each cell two glass panels are separated by a narrow gap in which neon-xenon gas is injected and sealed in plasma form. The gas is electrically charged at specific intervals when the Plasma set is in use. The charged gas then strikes red, green, and blue phosphors, thus creating a television image. Each group of red, green, and blue phosphors is called a pixel.

Some Advantages of Plasma Televisions are:
  • Larger Screen Sizes Available
  • Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
  • Better Color Saturation
  • Little to no lag in Fast Moving Images


  • Some Disadvantages of Plasma Televisions are:
  • Susceptible to Burn-Ins(Image is “burnt” onto the screen when left on the screen too long)
  • Generates a lot of heat
  • Does not perform well at high altitudes


  • LCD
    LCD stands for liquid crystal display. These types of displays are made of two layers of transparent material, which are polarized, and are "glued" together. One of the layers is coated with a special polymer that holds the individual liquid crystals. Current is then passed through individual crystals, which allow the crystals to pass or block light to create images. LCD crystals do not produce their own light, so an external light source, such as florescent bulb is needed for the image created by the LCD to become visible to the viewer.

    Some Advantages of LCD Televisions are:
  • Low energy consumption
  • Reduced Glare
  • No "burn-in" effect
  • Cool running temperatures
  • No high altitude issues
  • Greater Brightness
  • Lighter in weight


  • Some Disadvantages of LCD Televisions are:

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Fast Moving Images sometimes lag
  • Individual Pixels can burn out and cannot be replaced
  • Smaller Viewing Angle (although not significant difference)


    DLP
    DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology utilizes a small Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) to tilt more than 1.3 million micromirrors-each of them less than the width of a human hair-toward (ON) or away from (OFF) the light source inside the DLP. This process creates light or dark pixels on the face of the projection screen. The light then filters to a color wheel, which rotates 120 times per second, producing the correct hue. Each mirror can turn on or off several thousands of times per second resulting in a technology that can reproduce up to 1024 shades of gray.

    Some Advantages of DLP Televisions are:
  • Little to no affection by ambient light
  • Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
  • High refresh rate
  • No lagging images or burn-ins
  • Not affected by altitudes
  • Tuner built-in in most models
  • The only thing that can burn out is the bulb, which can be replaced, so you could use this TV virtually forever
  • Many connections available - Can also be used as a monitor


  • Some Disadvantages of DLP Televisions are:
  • Must be viewed at eye level for the best picture
  • While a bulb will only cost around $200, a professional will need to install it, incurring an additional cost.
  • They are heavy and cannot easily be moved.


  • Direct View(CRT)
    Direct-view TVs, also known as the traditional tube television, consist of a single cathode ray tube (CRT) and electron beam that excites and illuminates phosphors on the inside surface of the TV screen.

    Some Advantages of CRT Televisions are:
  • Low in cost
  • Best black level, contrast, shadow detail and color performance of any video technology out there
  • Not affected by ambient light
  • Can be viewed from any angle
  • Very Long Life Expectancy


  • Some Disadvantages of CRT Televisions are:
  • Size and Weight of Television make it very heavy
  • Limited screen size - 38 inches is about the max for CRT TVs
  • Uses old technology


  • Choosing the Best TV Size:

    Where you are putting your television and what you are using it for will determine the perfect TV size for your room.

    Living (or Family) Room
    For living rooms and other spaces with high TV use, 37 inch and larger are the most popular choices. In large rooms, the largest size possible is usually best.

    Bedrooms
    For bedrooms, offices and other medium-sized spaces, a tv that is from 26 to 37 inches is your best bet.

    Kitchens & Smaller Rooms
    For kitchens and smaller rooms where you will be close to the TV, a 15 to 19 inch screen is best suited.

    Refer to the below chart for the mimimum distance you should be from the television.

    TV Viewing Distance Chart
    Diagonal Size Minimum Viewing Distance Maximum Viewing Distance
    26" 3 ft. 6 ft.
    32" 3.5 ft. 7 ft.
    37" 4 ft. 8 ft.
    42" 5 ft. 10 ft.
    47" 6 ft. 12 ft.
    50" 6.5 ft. 13 ft.
    60" 7 ft. 15 ft.


    High Definition vs. Standard Definition

    Standard definition is analog signals with resolution of 480i (480 lines drawn onscreen in an interlaced pattern, odd lines separately from even), the format in which TV content is delivered over regular analog broadcasts and basic (non-digital) cable. On the best TVs, the picture quality can be very good or even excellent, but it doesn't compare to the best that HD can offer.

    Enhanced definition falls between standard and high definition. ED signals are digital, with resolution of 480p (480 lines scanned progressively). This is equivalent to DVD quality, which is a little better than standard definition but not as good as high definition. Some ED sets can accept HD signals, but they convert them to a lower resolution that they can display, so the picture quality won't match that of true HD. On the best EDTVs, it can be quite good.

    High definition offers the best TV viewing possible. HD is a digital-TV format that contains more and finer detail than other formats, so images can have almost lifelike clarity. The picture quality can be stunning, especially on a large, wide-screen set. In technical terms, HD images have higher definition, meaning more picture elements (lines or pixels) make up each image. Most HD broadcasts today are either 1080i (1,080 lines drawn on-screen separately in an odd/even pattern, then interlaced to form one image) or 720p (720 lines scanned in one sweep, or progressively). Another HD format, 1080p, has 1,080 lines drawn in a progressive pattern, which potentially yields the finest detail. This format isn't yet being used for TV broadcasts, but some HD DVDs that support 1080p are expected to arrive this year. TVs with 1080p native resolution have already started to appear on the market.

    The below chart explains further the difference between Standard and High Definition Signals.

    Resolution and Picture Quality Table
    Picture Quality Good Quality Better Quality Best Quality
    Standard Definition TV Standard Definition DVD Enhanced Definition TV 720p High Definition TV 1080i High Definition TV 1080p High Definition TV/Blu-Ray
    Aspect Ratio Full Screen 4:3 Full Screen 4:3/Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 Widescreen 16:9
    Resolution 640 x 480 720 x 480 854 x 480 1280 x 720 1920 x 720 1920 x 720
    Scanning Interlaced Interlaced Progressive Progressive Interlaced Progressive


    Which Audio/Video Connection is the best?
    Connector Type Quality Signal Type Description
    HDMI Highest Digital HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital signal that combines both audio and video. This connection gives you the optimal 1080p signal and up to 7.1 channel sound.
    DVI Highest Digital DVI (Digital Video Interface) is a video connection that will deliver 1080p video signal, but it does not carry audio signals.
    Component Video Good Analog Component Video, or RGB, is an analog signal connection that splits the video into 3 separate signals, 2 for color and 1 for brightness. The maximum resolution on this connection type is 720p or 1080i.
    S-Video Decent Analog S-Video (S for Separate) is a type of component video signal because the color and brightness signals are transmitted on separate wires. S-Video is not used for high definition resolutions.
    Composite Video Average Analog Composite, or RCA, connections can be found on almost all video components. Color and brightness pass over the same cable. Although it is the most common connection found, it is also the least quality.