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Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42G30B 42-inch HD Ready 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD Tuner

by Panasonic
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Important Information

Energy efficiency class

On-mode power consumption
122 Watts

Energy consumption
178 Kilowatt Hours per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal
42" / 107 cm

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 102 x 64 cm ; 24 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 29 Kg
  • Item model number: TX-P42G30B
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,148 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Energy efficiency class:


On-mode power consumption:

122 Watts

Energy consumption:

178 kWh per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal:

42 " / 106.68 cm

Box Contains

  • TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Pedestal
  • Mains Lead
  • Ferrite Core
  • Operation Instructions

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    81 of 82 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly superb 20 Jun 2011
    Size Name:50 - inch
    This is a great TV. True to life tones unlike the over saturated LCD/LED tvs from other manufacturers. Even with SD transmissions the quality is upscaled effortlessly. An excellent array of features too, Viera cast is really handy for iPlayer and the tv also see's networked hard drives to easily play your saved movies.

    I have no desire for 3D, it is awful to watch sports in 3D and also expensive to provide £100 each pair of glasses if you are to have guests round. So this being the best 2D TV around has the exact same quality as the 3D GT30 range which is also superb.

    In response to previous reviews, the TV does have a slight buzz when it's cold but you have to be about a foot away from it to notice, then it goes after a few minutes.

    I looked into which tv to buy for over a year, almost buying an LED samsung which are great TVs but are not true to showing tonal graduation, anything dark simply appears black. Whereas the Panasonic shows the detail and tonal variations perfectly.

    I'm a very fussy customer who is very picky about what I buy. I use high end Hi-fi and expect my TV to match.
    This TV does.
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    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended plasma tv 15 May 2011
    Size Name:42 - inch|Verified Purchase
    I've had the Panasonic TX-P42G30 for one week. This tv was purchased to replace a 28" CRT with built-in freeview tuner. The picture quality of the Panasonic is outstanding. In shops, like Comet and Currys, it's difficult to see how the picture from this set is as good as the punchier images from the LCD tvs. The panasonic looks bland by comparison. However, if you examine the LCD screens carefully you can see that the white parts of the image regularly 'burn out' losing detail in the process. When you get the Panasonic home, you realise that it retains lots of detail in the whites and blacks giving a picture with a much wider latitude (somethings photographers constantly strive for) giving a much better range of tones with a realistic look. Freeview HD is handled extremely well with superb colours and smooth gradients. Sound is better than expected for a flatscreen tv but external speakers would improve it greatly. Internet connection via the tv is a little limited (no Google for instance) but you can received BBC iPlayer HD, You Tube and Facebook etc. One excellent improvement is the ability to search for a particular programme in the programme guide so if you miss a programme it's easy to locate a repeat in the coming week. One other good feature is the ability to record to a USB hard drive. I bought a 2 TB HDD which can store a lot of HD films, however, be warned that the tv has to be switched on during the recording (no good for recording when out for the night or when you're on holiday!). The tv also features a SD card slot so I can watch home movies from my HD camcorder with ease.

    On the downside I would say that this tv has 2 issues, one temporary, one permanent. Initially, there were sound problems on freeview HD.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb T.V. 21 Sep 2011
    Size Name:42 - inch
    After a good few weeks research I narrowed my tv search down to this one and the very similar spec TX-L42E30B. It basically comes down to personal choice between LED/LCD and PLASMA. I was still undecided when comparing the two models side by side in my local Panasonic dealer. I was tempted by the LED/LCD as it was the cheaper of the two models but after a bit of haggling the dealer dropped the price of the Plasma to match the LCD/LED just to add to my dilemma. Sorry Amazon but with the price dropped the tv was cheaper at the dealers with a five year guarantee and free same day delivery. Anyway back to the tv it is simply stunning both standard def and high def images are the best images I have seen on a tv, it looks much better at home than in the shop. The picture was near perfect straight out of the box but can be improved/tweeked to suit your preference in the menus. I was a little dissapointed in the sound quality however five minutes in the sound menu had it sorted by adjusting the graphic equalizer to get a decent output for a flat screen tv. One word of warning make sure you purchase the G30 model not the S30 as the S30 is the older model with last years plasma panel not the new NEO Plasma. It also has a thick screen surround which makes it look a bit old fashioned. So you pays your money and makes your choice both sets are great and I doubt you will be dissapointed in either. Hope this review helps a bit.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding HD pictures 15 Sep 2011
    Size Name:42 - inch|Verified Purchase
    With the rugby world cup on TV and next year's London Olympics on the horizon - it was time to replace our main ageing Sony CRT TV with a larger flat screen TV. I spend some time looking at the reviews of various makes, comparing features and deciding whether to go for LCD or Plasma. In the end I decided on plasma based on technical reviews describing the more natural colours and better blacks. Whilst 3D can be great at the cinema - I am yet to be convinced that it makes sense at home so I opted for this high end 2D version from Panasonic. I wanted top quality image processing along with an internet connection - specifically to be able to use the BBC's iPlayer.
    So far I am bowled over by the quality of the images. Having spent a lot of years working at the technical end of broadcasting I have a good idea of what a decent quality picture looks like - and this is it. On SD the pictures are very very good - and are even better when I select the channels through a Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB Freeview+ twin tuner Hard Disk recorder as it up-converts the SD channels to something approaching HD.
    In straight HD the pictures on this TV are sensational, the visible detail is amazing and the quality is sustained even on fast paced sports programmes. The colours are vibrant yet natural and the TV handles blacks and whites beautifully.
    Using the Vieracast internet connection to view the BBC's iPlayer is really straightforward and again (considering it's streaming over my broadband connection and my home WLAN) the image quality and especially the HD version is stunning. It would be even better if Vieracast could also access ITV and Channel 4's version of iPlayer as well - or the TV allowed unrestricted internet access. Hopefully this may come as part of a later update.
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    Published 13 months ago by Thiago
    1.0 out of 5 stars Intolerable to listen
    This would be a fantastic TV if not was not for the loud 'white' buzzing which makes it almost intolerable to watch. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it is awful. Read more
    Published 15 months ago by Dcsf M. Arrowsmith
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    I love my new TV, setting are easy to follow and the picture is fab. The only fault I have is the remote control needs a little shake for the battery to hit the thingymajiggy. Read more
    Published 15 months ago by P. Dillon
    4.0 out of 5 stars Sad to send it back
    This smart viera TX-P42G30B 42" HD ready was a great TV untill it started to buzz after about 9 months. Read more
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    Published 21 months ago by allyghee
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate TV surprise.
    I was ready to be disappointed and frustrated. I had been following TV technology while unemployed for two years and using an interim CRT TV. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by TeaJam52
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic TV
    Purchased this tv after reading many reviews across a whole range of products, cannot be happier as picture quality is absolutely superb. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Mr. A. J. Morris
    5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Happy
    I loved my 32" Sony Bravia and wondered how this could be better. With standard def and TV broadcasts it looks excellent but where this TV really shines is with Blu-Ray. Read more
    Published 22 months ago by S. Turner
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    Bought on 07/03/2012 from Amazon and delivery as always excellent.
    The TV is an excellent model as the reports from Panasonic cofirmed. Read more
    Published 24 months ago by W. F. S. Boyd
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