Energy efficiency class:
On-mode power consumption:
228 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
The VIERA VT30 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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Missed an interesting TV broadcast? With VIERA Connect, you can directly access the media centres of major broadcasters and watch programmes at your convenience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We purchased a Panasonic TX-P42GT30B 42iinch 3D Plasma because of the reliability and picture quality hype, certainly the last bit was true! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mstoysav
I purchased this TV in August 2011. It worked well until about two weeks ago when, without warning, half the screen disappeared and will not work again. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr SG
bought this television originally in June from John Lewis who I have to say were absolutly outsanding with there customer service and knowledge,in the store the picture quality was... Read morePublished 18 months ago by brian
Good service. The one bought was, they said, damaged in the warehouse. They offered me a VT50, same spec and same size but later newer model, for no extra charge which I accepted,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by lhasadog
I purchased this set on Amazon marketplace in March 2013 to replace my 2007 Panny plasma 37" set. I was a little apprehensive about some of the reports concerning unwanted colours... Read morePublished on 17 May 2013 by Kev Jones
The 65inch model is a stunning TV. HD is superb, almost like having a cinema in your house. Picture seems better in a darkened room. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2013 by K. Riley
Last month my wife finally agreed to let me purchase a new HDTV. After doing an obsessive amount of research I settled on this model. Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2012 by Robert A. Baker
We've had this TV (TX-P42VT30B)for 4 weeks now. Total use has to be in the region of 130 hours. There is absolutely no sign of image retention and no sign of the green blob... Read morePublished on 12 Sept. 2012 by shan ye