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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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TV Tuner
Integrated Tuners*: PAL-I; DVB-T, DVB-T/T2 (MPEG4-AVC [H.264]), DVB-S/S2 (MPEG4-AVC [H.264])
Teletext Reception: 1000P
Display
Contrast: Infinite Black Pro (5,000,000:1 Native)
Motion Technology: 600 Hz Sub Field Drive Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
Screen Size: 42" (106 cm) diagonal
Panel: G14 Progressive Full-HD NeoPlasma
Filter: High Contrast Filter (AR Filter)
Viewing Angle: Viewing Angle Free
Response Speed: 0.001 msec. (Time of discharge after the drive pulse signal of the panel is sent.)
Resolution: Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 (16:9)
Applicable Scanning Format
FULL-HD: 1080p (HDMI only), 1080i
HD: 720p
SD: 576i/p, 480i/p
Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
24p Smooth Film/Playback: 24p Smooth Film/Playback
Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent steps of gradation
Deep Colour (10/12-bit): yes
x.v. Colour: yes
THX Mode: yes (3D/2D)
isf Mode: yes
Super Resolution: yes
3D Colour Management: yes
Picture Mode: Dynamic/Normal/THX/Cinema/Game/Photo/Pro1/Pro2/ISFccc
Vreal: Vreal 3D
Full HD 3D
3D Panel: yes
3D 24p Film Display/Smooth Film: yes
2D/3D Conversion: yes
3D Image Viewer: yes
Dedicated 3D Eyewear: NOT included
Sound
Speakers: 2 x 10 watt 2 Speakers
Sound Mode: Music/Speech/User
Virtual Surround: V-Audio Surround
Dolby Digital/dts/CoNEQ: Dolby Digital Plus/DolbyPulse/dts2.0/dts Digital Out/CoNEQ
Input/Output
CI (Common Interface): yes
VIERA Image Viewer: yes (AVCHD/SD-VIDEO/Motion JPEG [Lumix]/MP4 [Xacti]/DivXPlusHD/WMV/JPEG/MPO/MP3/AAC/WMA playback)
USB: 3 (1 side, 2 top); Mass Storage/Keyboard/WiFi/SK Camera/USB-HDD Recording
USB HDD / SD Card Recording: yes (USB HDD)
HDMI Input/ Support Feature: 4 (side)/ Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
Composite Video Input: AV2: CVBS w/Cable adaptor (bottom)
Component Video Input: RCA phono type w/Cable adaptor (bottom)
Audio Input (for HDMI, Composite, Component): RCA phono type w/Cable adaptor (bottom)
21-Pin Input/Output: AV1: AV In/Out, RGB In, Q-Link w/Cable adaptor (bottom)
LAN Port: yes
Analogue Audio Out: RCA phono type w/Cable adaptor (bottom)
Digital Audio Output (Optical): yes (w/Cable adaptor, shared with analogue audio out) (bottom)
Headphone Jack: 1 (bottom)
Features
Wireless LAN Adaptor**: WiFi Ready
Eco Navigation: yes
EPG (Now and Next): yes
EPG for DVB-T (7days): Gemstar EPG: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain
VIERA CAST: yes
VIERA Tools: yes
DLNA: yes
VIERA Link: yes (HDAVI Control 5)
Multi Window: PAT
Game Mode: yes
Q-Link: yes
Off Timer: yes
Child Lock: yes
General
On mode Average Power Consumption***: TBD
Power Save Mode: yes
Power Supply: AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60Hz
Rated Power Consumption: TBD
Standby Power Consumption: TBD
Dimensions (W x H x D) (w/o stand): 993 x 615 x 58 mm (Panel depth: 37 mm)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (with stand): 993 x 649 x 320 mm
Weight (w/o stand): 19.5 kg
Weight (with stand): 23.0 kg
Swivel Angle: 15
Wall Bracket: TY-WK4P1RW

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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: 99.3 x 5.8 x 61.5 cm ; 19 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: 32,281 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Box Contains

  • TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Pedestal
  • Clamper
  • Ferrite Core (small) Ferrite Core (large)
  • Satellite Adaptor
  • RF Adaptor
  • Scart Adaptor
  • Component Adaptor
  • Composite Adapter
  • Audio Adaptor
  • Optical Digital Audio Adaptor


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    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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    18 of 18 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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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Purchased June 2011 Failed in July 2013!
    Not impressed as it was a Wedding gift and the guarantee ran out had to be sent for repairs. Would not recommend this sort of kit from Amazon, best to get from J lewis who offer... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by CSMedia
    1.0 out of 5 stars No NetFlix on this TV
    I bought this TV a couple of years ago expecting it to move with the times

    1. There is no NetFlix and it looks like it will never appear
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    Published 10 months ago by Alan Benson
    1.0 out of 5 stars Screen yellow/blue stripe
    After 3 months working fine the screen developed a yellow/blue stripe. To get this rectified by seller KM Essentials was a nightmare. Read more
    Published 11 months ago by P A Holton
    5.0 out of 5 stars panasonic
    fantastic tv unsurpassed with picture quility and sound.dont need my sound bar any more.amazing value for money and great delivary
    Published 15 months ago by trevor brown
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant TV
    Although the packaging was smashed to smitherines the tv appears to have servived undamaged. The damage I beleive was due to the carrier insisting it's driver handled this heavy TV... Read more
    Published 18 months ago by TB
    1.0 out of 5 stars Fan Noise Spoils Good TV
    You are probably reading this because you are interested in a great TV. And most aspects of this TV are great - but I have to draw attention to one that really lets it down... Read more
    Published 22 months ago by D. Evans
    5.0 out of 5 stars Honestly get this tv...just get it
    I bought this TV after sending back a LG LED tv(LM660T) which i wasnt happy with.

    This had a TV OF THE YEAR award and I heard plasma's where the best for motion and I... Read more
    Published 23 months ago by James Fleming
    3.0 out of 5 stars Horrendous flicker
    I very much wanted to like this tv. The picture quality was good and had very good black levels.
    Unfortunately on any bright scene there was a very annoying flicker. Read more
    Published on 23 July 2012 by G. Claxton
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    We are pleased with the performance of the two Viera Televisions we purchased last month and I would be happy to recommend them to anyone thinking of purchasing a Plasma TV with... Read more
    Published on 17 July 2012 by George Webster
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing Panasonic Plasma!!
    Title says it all!

    I have had a number of Panasonic Plasma's over the years and they keep getting better. Read more
    Published on 11 July 2012 by P. Hardy
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