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Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42GT30B 42-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD (Installation Recommended)

by Panasonic
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)



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Important Information

Energy efficiency class
C

On-mode power consumption
130 Watts

Energy consumption
190 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: 5.8 x 99.3 x 61.5 cm ; 23 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 28 Kg
  • Item model number: TX-P42GT30B
  • ASIN: B004QWYOBY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,287 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Product Description

Energy efficiency class:

C

On-mode power consumption:

130 Watts

Energy consumption:

190 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

Manufacturer's Description

freeview HD
Enjoy subscription free HD programmes with Freeview HD or Freesat, the choice is yours.

Freeview HD

The VIERA GT30 Plasma TV 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 (Following a one off installation payment for Freesat HD services whereas for Freeview HD you will need to ensure coverage is available in your local area).

Enter the World of 3D

Be Captivated By NeoPlasma

Panasonic is taking television to the next level with the new VIERA NeoPlasma TV line-up, which delivers brilliant picture quality in Full HD 2D and 3D. Never miss a detail when watching movies, sports or playing the latest games. With NeoPlasma, you can always be sure to get the best picture quality.

600Hz Sub-field Drive
Enjoy crisp &Clear moving pictures thanks to the 600Hz sub-field drive.
Brilliant Motion Clarity with 600Hz Sub-field Drive

The 600Hz sub-field drive in combination with the newly developed Fast Switching Phosphors offers crisp &Clear moving pictures. This unique image-analysis technology converts the motion in each scene into data for faster display of frame images compared to previous 600Hz systems.

The UK broadcast system is sent at the rate of 50 frames per second (50Hz), so every second of watching, 50 pictures are sent to the TV. Each of the 50 frames consists of sub-field images based on the brightness &Tonal characteristics of a picture in a frame.

With VIERA Plasma TV with 600Hz sub-field drive, up to 12 sub-field images per frame are displayed. It is said that the higher the number of subfields the greater the colour is &The smoother the picture is. This is why our 600Hz system delivers rich colour and smooth motion pictures.

*When the Cinema mode is selected.

active shutter glasses
Active shutter glasses help to create stunning FULL HD 3D (glasses not included).
Active Shutter Glasses

When you watch 3D on a TV, even a slight blur can negatively affect the level of immersion. To get the best 3D picture quality possible, Panasonic employs Active Shutter Glasses (not included) which are synchronised to the frame sequential driving of the TV. With this technology the viewer enjoys a cinema-like resolution of 1920 x 1080 for each eye. Viewers can then enjoy a gripping 3D experience without resolution and viewing angle deterioration.

Highly precise timing control for the opening &Closing of the shutters minimises unwanted light leakage (minimising shading ratio of over 1/1000) to enable clear 3D viewing. Both shutters on the 3D Eyewear close completely during the short gap between the right &Left plasma signal emission to match the luminescence characteristics of the plasma display.

600Hz Sub-field Drive
Latest screen technology minimises mutual interference from left and right frames. .
Clear 3D Images

New phosphor technology prevents crosstalk in 3D - The use of new fast switching phosphors has significantly reduced the afterglow time. The emission time and process have also been improved to minimise mutual interference of the frames for the left and right-eye images to greatly reduce crosstalk. The resulting 3D images are extremely high in quality.

Deeper Blacks &Higher Contrast

In new VIERA models, contrast and black levels have been significantly improved especially in bright surroundings. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.

Internet on Your TV

VIERA TVs are made for so much more than just watching TV. VIERA Connect brings Internet-based
content straight to your living room, on the big screen, and enables you to enjoy the whole world of
content in all its different forms and shapes. Stay connected with your friends on Facebook™, rent
movies or play games - all from the comfort of your sofa without the need for a PC.

Internet TV
Bring the internet to your living room, from catch-up TV and renting movies to Facebook.
Catch-up TV

Missed an interesting TV broadcast? With VIERA Connect, you can directly access the media centres of major broadcasters and watch programmes at your convenience.

Music

Like music? Turn your VIERA into a juke box. Access internet radio stations, watch music videos and enjoy the great sound quality of your VIERA TV.

Games

Do you like an occasional game but do not want to use your computer or console? Just try the gaming area in VIERA Connect to bridge the next advertising break. Optional Gamepads can be used for even more fun.

Social Networking

Now you no longer need to be tied to your computer to stay up to date on the happenings within your personal network. Make a Skype™Video chat* with your family or get a quick Facebook™Update in your living room!

*Optional camera required.

600Hz Sub-field Drive
Call your friends and family from via Skype (requires Panasonic HD Communication Camera).
Connecting Friends &Families with Skype

Today, millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls. As with our VIERA Cast service, free Skype-to-Skype calls from their large screen TV* are available on the new VIERA Connect, which means they can see family and friends on a large screen from the comfort of their living as they talk to them.

*Requires Panasonic HD Communication Camera, TY-CC10Wn, sold separately.

Video

Whether you feel like watching your favourite film again, the latest blockbuster release, or simply catching up on your favourite TV series, Video on Demand makes it possible. Your movie or programme will start at the touch of a button.

News &Lifestyle

You don't have to wait for the next news broadcast to get an update on what's important in the world –Just check the news and lifestyle section via VIERA Connect any time you like.

Sports

Getting the latest information and up-to-date videos on your favourite sport has never been easier thanks to the leading sports coverage from partners such as EurosportTM.

Use your iPhone as a remote
Use the Panasonic App to turn your iPhone into your remote control.

iPhone, iPod touch & iPad Remote Control

Panasonic has made watching and browsing your VIERA TV even easier with the new VIERA Remote app for Apple mobile devices. The app instantly turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a remote control touch screen so you can quickly and intuitively navigate all the tools and features on your VIERA TV including the 3D settings, SD card access and VIERA Connect.

The VIERA Remote is an intelligent app that allows you to not only browse and start applications at your convenience, but also do text input when required.

One Remote, Total Control

VIERA Link allows you to have complete control over all connected Panasonic High Definition AV devices –Via the single VIERA remote control. Just hook up the devices to one another using an HDMI cable, sit back and enjoy easy control.

Damage Protection

Thanks to the Tough Panel on many VIERA Plasma TVs, you do not need to worry about serious screen damage. That is because the front sheet of glass on the TV is resistant to impacts of up to four joules, which is particularly reassuring for families with small children and gamers who use motion controllers.

Energy Efficiency

A VIERA TV uses up to 55% less power* in darkly lit conditions. This is thanks to the Eco Mode, which is standard on most models. It uses a photo sensor to measure the ambient light in the room, then adjusts the panel’s brightness accordingly. * According to the VDE measurement 2008. Based on the 42-inch VIERA Plasma TV TH-42PZ80.

VIERA Plasma TVs are designed to provide a panel life of up to 100,000 hours, giving you up to 35 years of great entertainment. A panel life time of up to 60,000 hours can be achieved by Panasonic VIERA LCD TVs.



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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
229 of 233 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent TV 31 Aug 2011
Size Name:50 - inch
I spent a long time researching TVs this year (as I do most years) - last year I had a P42G20, itself a good TV. Having read through various forums and their numerous threads as well as viewing nearly all the current 1000+ TVs in various shops (I am sure most of you know that the picture quality in retail outlets is not what you will see at home - the first question on the menu is if for home viewing or shop - make sure you press the home option!) If you can, find a shop that has a proper viewing room if you are unsure.

First impressions are the TV is visually stunning (probably a first for panasonic). The bezel having a silver inner surround I thought might be a problem with the TV on, but is not, so please don't be concerned as I initally was. I also like the way the surround fades from black to gun metal around the panasonic logo. The bezel inself is the thinnest panasonic have done (please be aware this is not like lcd/led sets which on some of the expensive Samsung TVs is only mm thick - however personally I like this look better). The thichness of the TV is very thin as well, about half last years models.

A very important note for plasma TVs is the "run in time", for this set it between 200 and 500 hours long to get to the optium picture and calibration (google avforums for information on calibration, which most people will never do, but will make your picture stunning). The picture will noticeably improve over this time (mine is not fully run in but is a huge improvement over "out of the box").
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure To Use 19 Aug 2011
By Aychtee
Size Name:42 - inch|Verified Purchase
Didn't originally intend to spend this amount on a TV but glad that I did. HD picture is great, as is SD. Viera Connect is a bit of a let-down, it really needs more apps. Got the TV connected to Freesat, Freeview and Sky HD and also found that I could connect up my old Tivo using the one scart provided. The remote is intuitive and there's plenty to play with in the menus.

Bought the Netgear N600 wireless usb adaptor from Amazon and this worked straight away without the need to set it up with the accompanying CD. Also bought compatible 3D glasses on ebay but have tried them only on the 2D to 3D application (for which you need 3D glasses) and they work ok. However there is a noticeable dimming of the picture when using the 3D glasses although you do get used to it.

There are two small cooling fans at the back of the TV and I haven't noticed any noise from them, but as this TV consumes approx 300W they are obviously necessary to dissipate the heat from the inner workings.

Very pleased with my TV, a pleasure to use it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased. Plasma is definitely not dead! 14 Jun 2011
Size Name:50 - inch
Great picture out of the box. Once calibrated even better!
3D has very little ghosting and looks so much better than the cinema.
I've experienced no image retention / burn.

Nice online features for I player, U-tube, Facebook and the like.

Connected to my PC film and music library very simply, not had a problem playing back any content yet.

HD content (TV or Blue Ray) looks stunning.

I don't use the DVB-t, DVB-S tuner or speakers, so couldn't comment on the EPG or sound quality.

Really pleased I saved myself 1000 over a LED screen.

Only dropped a star as it does'nt come with a pair of 3D glasses, which are good but very expensive!
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing TV 16 April 2011
By Awayze
Size Name:46 - inch
Well its a Panasonic Plasma so its bound to be good especially since Panasonic now own Pioneer's Kuro patent's?
Well it does not disappoint, Panasonic have blown Sony, Samsung, LG and others away with this years line up of the ST30, GT30 and VT30.

Sure there's only 3 manufacturers now making plasmas (Panasonic, Samsung and LG) but Panasonic is the only one the devotes its time to plasma more and it shows. Panasonic once again prove that plasma is superior to LED TV's, 3D is better, better black depths, better viewing angles, no motion blur and better colours.

Nice, stylish design with a metal frame giving super build quality and its thin. Sure it may not look as cool as a Samsung but the picture quality surpasses any Samsung LED TV. Until there's no true LED or OLED TV, Panasonic Plasma will always win hands down.

Pros:
- Amazing black levels, no TV this year will achieve black levels as good as this Panasonic Plasma, except maybe the VT30 but the black levels of this TV are already by far better than last years TV's.

- Super high contrast ratio giving more depth and better colours than LCD or any LED TV.

- No annoying buzzing like last years plasma.

The three fans on the back are quiet

- The TV does not get hot, mine stays cool after 8 hours of constant TV a day.

- Image retention is near to none unlike LG and Samsung Plasmas.

- No problems with 50Hz (thanks to the new IFC setting) like the VT20 last year, not that I saw and I looked closely on football where it happens the most according to people when the camera pans on the field.

- 24p, blu ray playback is super smooth! HD 1080p picture quality is absolutely brilliant.
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