The Panasonic TX-P42G20B is a 42 inch full Hi Def Plasma Television. It comes equipped with built in Digital Freeview HD Tuner and Free-sat. Freeview gives you more channels as well as getting you ready for the digital switch; Free-sat offers those who currently have a sky dish to gain up to a further 140 digital channels, radio stations and services like HD and BBC iplayer, with no more payments or subscriptions necessary.
Most new 42″ plasma televisions look great, and this one is certainly no different – with a contemporary sleek design and glossy black finish, the TX-P42 will look wonderful anywhere.
There are four HDMI ports (three rear, one side), two USB connections, an ethernet connection, PC input, 1 component video connection and one composite video connection.
The Panasonic TX-P42G20B has 600Hz Sub-field Drive with Intelligent Frame Creation Pro. This is a one off image-analysis processor that eradicates smearing to ensure that the picture is sharp, smooth and clear. VIERA NeoPDP achieves a contrast ratio of over 5,000,000:1, therefore delivering deeper blacks and brighter whites. There is also a brand new feature setting called ‘Game mode’ which has an anti-image retention setting, and quicker image response time to increase enjoyment for keen gamers .
With VIERA CAST you can now get internet content on your TV. News and sports are easy to access as well as online videos and photos etc. Skype and Twitter are the latest additions to VIERA CASTS unbelievable online content, and will be available this summer.
The set up is quick and easy and provides all of the relevant features. THX mode automatically adjusts color, contrast and black levels, and reproduces cinema-like quality images. The clarity of the picture is incredible and makes you want to re-watch your entire DVD collection.
The speakers are slim-line and well-hidden, but the THX Sound quality and V-Audio surround make sure that the sound is crisp, clear and loud.
Panasonic has taken an environmentally friendly approach to the most recent VIERA TV’s, adopting an ‘eco mode’ to conserve energy. When you are not using the TV, eco mode puts the TV into sleep mode for you. It also adjusts according to the environment; so will use less power if the room is darkly lit. Panasonic has also stopped using lead and mercury, which used to be common in most flat screens.
The TX-P42G20B is a brilliant television and represents a brilliant value for the money.