Panasonic TX-P42V20 TV reviews and prices: 42" Full HD 1080p Plasma screen

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+ This TV scores high on image quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.4 out of 10 based on 23 reviews.
Panasonic TX-P42V20 with 42" Full HD 1080p Plasma screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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gary, Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Image
Bad points:
Sound
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Apr 2011

val, yeovil Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The colour of the surround is excellent much better than the usual black which is very reflective.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2011

Adrian, Gerrards Cross Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic depth, picture movement and sharpness.
Bad points:
Although the set up is easy, the other features are quite tricky and a false move can leave you without a channel for half and hour whilst you try and re-set!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser Sports and games fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality and easy to use. Design is very stylish and is finished in a "grey/silver metal" effect. I did a lot of research prior to this purchase and this television lives up to my expectations. Sound could be better, but that is being really critical. No problem at all if linked to a cinema sound unit.
Bad points:
Sound could be better, if you were being really critical.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2011

Paul, Beverley Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Did not want 3D as technology will change several times before standard adopted. The Panasonic TX-P42V20B has the best picture to be found on any 2D TV. Would highly recommend.
Bad points:
Sound quality better than most flat panel TVs, with three speakers, but still benefits from being connected to home cinema system.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2011

SK, Belfast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I have been very impressed with this television. The image quality is excellent and it was very easy to set-up. Highly recommended.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2011

brett, bromsgrove Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good online services. Excellent recording to HDD usb. Crystal clear picture. Wi-fi built in. Stream HD content direct from laptop. Good sound for such a slim TV
Bad points:
No iPlayer - oh well you can't have everything!!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2011

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen Plasma
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV Yes
Frequency (Hz) 400
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 2000000
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 23
Release date 2010-05-04

Also known as: Panasonic V20, Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20

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Manufacturer's Description

Full-HD NeoPDP with Freeview HD & Freesat HD built-in, Infinite Black Pro, 600Hz Sub-field Drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro and THX Mode

The V20 Series includes a DVB-S tuner for Freesat HD and a DVB-T2 tuner for Freeview HD providing you with a convenient, subscription free way of watching HD contents like sport, as well as your favourite soaps, dramas and documentaries in full HD glory wherever you are in the UK*.

A contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 enables VIERA to display extremely robust blacks. A new panel and improvements to the cell discharge area dramatically increase contrast when viewing in brightly lit locations. And reducing the electrical pre-discharge that causes greying has greatly enhanced black gradation. As a result, deep, rich blacks are displayed in virtually any viewing area, from living rooms to bedrooms. Even in dark film scenes, clothing textures and individual strands of hair are clearly reproduced.

600Hz Sub-field Drive 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-analysis technology. This technology 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. *When using Cinema mode.

THX reproduces film images exactly as the film’s creators intended them. The overall aim was to improve the experience of cinema-goers and faithfully recreate the audio and visual ambience that filmmakers intended. To receive THX certification, TVs undergo stringent tests to determine, for example, whether the exact same brightness and colour are displayed at all screen locations, and whether black levels satisfy standard criteria. VIERA meets the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program.

Enjoy Internet content right on your TV. With VIERA CAST you can enjoy online videos, photos, and more. You can also check sports, news, weather and stock information with an easy-to-use Web interface that’s built into the TV. What’s more, VIERA CAST’s assorted online content has new additions, including the remarkably popular SkypeTM and Twitter® applications. VIERA CAST not only offers unique web entertainment but also expands your forms of communication.

It’s easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into VIERA to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. An easy-to-see, easy-to-use thumbnail display has also been added. You can also enjoy special background music, slideshow frames and transition effects.

*Following a one off installation payment for Freesat services whereas for Freeview HD you will need to ensure coverage is available in your local area.


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