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Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV

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Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV

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Product Highlights

  • Full HD 3D
  • Wireless LAN Adapter
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • VIERA Image Viewer
  • WiFi Ready
  • 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
  • Full-Time 1080 Moving Picture Resolution
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother
  • Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours
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Energy Guide Even before you turn it on, the Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV enhances your environment by simply being a beautiful object. It's when you fire it up, however, that it becomes obvious that the TC-P42ST30 is at the frontier of a flat panel breakthrough which turns traditional passive viewing into a completely interactive experience with a radically immersive element: 3D.

Panasonic uses Full HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking Full HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.

Vividness is the key word in the TC-P42ST30's design. Besides 3D, the 600Hz Subfield Motion technology ensures action with striking clarity while gamers will appreciate the 1,080 lines of moving-picture resolution coupled with Game Mode which optimizes contrast and sharpness and accelerates image processing.

The TC-P42ST30's extensive connectivity has got your media options covered with HDMI (x3), Component, Composite, USB (x2) and an SD Card slot.

Finally, Energy Star qualified ensures that your TV will save you money while it helps preserve the environment.

Frame Sequential Technology
Panasonic uses Full HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking Full HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects
Full-Time 1080 Moving Picture Resolution
VIERA plasma TVs have 1080 lines of moving-picture resolution. Newly developed phosphors with minimal afterimages and a new motion compensating technology have made it possible to render faster-moving images with greater sharpness. This far surpasses the APDC moving-picture resolution measurement standard of 5 seconds by providing a moving-picture resolution of 1,080 lines at the 1.5-second level. And it shows the inherently clear motion of VIERA TVs in both 2D and 3D images
Brilliant Luminance and Superb Blacks
By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha Panel and high-brightness backlight, Panasonic has attained both high contrast and low power consumption. Also, by detecting the contrasting parts of the scene, the backlight is adjusted to maintain a brightness that is optimal for each area. Deep blacks are reproduced with no fading. The contrast between the brilliance of diamond-like stars and the deep black of the night sky produces a sharp, crisp image
Infinite Black 2
In new VIERA models, contrast in brightly lit locations has been significantly improved. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks even when viewed in bright surroundings. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience
3D 24p Cinema Smoother
VIERA incorporates technology that analyzes picture information in both the preceding and succeeding frames, and creates a precise supplementary frame between them. This suppresses the jerky effect seen in movies, so playback is smooth and natural-looking. The distinctive tonal qualities and atmosphere of the movie are preserved, and you enjoy extremely lifelike 3D images
VIERA Connect
The exciting world of IPTV, centering on TV, is about to begin for the enjoyment of the entire family. Now you can enjoy intuitive remote control while relaxing on the living room sofa, with a wide variety of content at your fingertips. In the near future, TV will also be able to link with a tablet device to achieve completely new forms of entertainment that you've never before experienced
3D Image Viewer
It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA TV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that life's special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D
Game Mode
Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see
VIERA Link
VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy. Simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables
Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours
One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day
Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel
Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use
Additional Features
Louver Filter/Deep Color/x.v.Color/Super Resolution/Pro Setting/3D Color Management/Sub Pixel Control/Motion Pattern Noise Reduction/3D Panel/3D 24p Cinema Smoother/2D-3D Conversion/3D Image Viewer/Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)/Built-In Closed Caption Decoder/Off - Timers/3D Y/C Filter/Closed Caption/V-Chip/3D Image Viewer/Media Player/HDAVI Control 5
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 42"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9 1
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Also 4:3

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Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080 2
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Pixels: 2,073,600
Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines or more

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Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Refresh Rate 600 Hz 3
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Sub-field Drive

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Viewing Angle(H x V) 178° H x 178° V
Video
Video System ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
1080 i
720 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Stereo
Subwoofer No
Power 20 W
Orientation Full-Range x 2 L/R
Sound Bar
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 3x HDMI Audio/Video In
1x RCA Composite Video In
1x RCA Component Video In
2x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio In
1x VGA Video In
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out
2x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In
1x Ethernet LAN In 4
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HDMI Input-Support Feature-Audio Return Channel (Input x 1)

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Convenience
Picture Modes Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom
Digital Media Slot SD
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Ready
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel Tilt: Yes
Swivel: Yes, +10 / -10
Control Console
Remote
Dock
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 295.0W
Standby: 0.2W
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 40.2 x 26.6 x 12.6" / 102.1 x 67.6 x 32.0 cm With stand
40.2 x 25.2 x 2.2" / 102.1 x 64.0 x 5.6 cm Without stand 5
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For dimensions without stand:
Speaker depth: 2.8" (7.2 cm)
Panel depth: 2.2" (5.6 cm)

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Weight 51.8 lb / 23.50 kg With stand
44.1 lb / 20.00 kg Without stand
Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • AC Cord
  • Wireless LAN Adapter
  • Pedestal
  • Owner's Manual
  • Child Safety
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Registration Card (U.S.A.)
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicTC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV
     
    4.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (5)
    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Attractive (4)
    • Good resolution (4)
    • Good remote control (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom (4)
      • Home (4)
      • Home theater (3)
      • Movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      4.0

      happy with the buy

      By zydkiewka

      from nj

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

      Great picture quality
      Easy WiFi/net connection

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent choice

      By Mr. P.

      from NY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy settings
      • Excellent picture
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Looks solid

      Cons

      • Didn't find till now

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

      I spent a week to find the best tv for my needs and pocket. Finally my choice fall on panasonic viera st30 42 inches, don't mess with s30 - they are two different tv. In brief, I choose it because it is : (1) plasma tv (600Hz), (2) 1080, (3) direct internet plus wi fi, (4) easy way to change setting (very clear picture), (5) 3 HDMI + other necessary connections, (6) 3-D, (7) very loud and clear sound (I use 5.1, but I checked tv speakers before I connected my 5.1 to tv, I tried 21 % and it was already loud, I believe that noone would use more than 25% of its capacity), (8) there is a possibility to screw it to tv standing for additional stability, I didn't do it, but if someone's kids like wrestling – it's your option, (9) and the most important it's price - I strongly believe that I didn't pay for brand that much as if I would buy ... - I paid for high quality tv itself.

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      5.0

      Great TV for playroom or bedroom

      By JClev1

      from Western Massachusetts

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home

        Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

        B&H Photo delivered to Massachusetts on the second day after ordering. Setup was very easy.
        Right now this set is in our living room being used as our main set. It will go in the master bedroom when we purchase a Panasonic 55vt30.
        We are in the process of replacing two old 27" analog CRT tv's. The picture improvement is remarkable with cable and DVD. Haven't watched a Blu-ray or 3d movie yet.
        Sound is a bit anemic for the larger living room but I think it will suffice in the bedroom. Otherwise plan on a sound system to go with it.

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        • No

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        4.0

        True clear picture

        By Packston

        from Woodstock . On. Canada

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Energy Efficient
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Remote should light up

        Best Uses

        • 100 inches from you
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

        Picture is really nice and clear and action is no problem for this tv. Light can reflect on bright days mostly from the edge of the screen.Most all the reviews I read on this tv said it was ugly I don't see it Its by far the nicest tv I've owned and not the most expensive. It lost one star for internet options,though its easy to set up some options are US only and internet in hd can get expensive in Canada

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        1.0

        Customer can not green balance

        By Patricio

        from Seattle

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

        I still try to figure out how to make green balance wiht this tv..

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great TV for the price

        By bbwells

        from North Bay, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom

          Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

          We use it in our bedroom. It has a great picture. Everything we expected. We do wish it had analog audio input & output.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Another Panasonic "Beauty"

          By Hockey Nut

          from Saskatchewan, Canada

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Energy Efficient
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Movies
            • Wall Mounting

            Comments about Panasonic TC-P42ST30 42" Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV:

            This t.v. has cemented why I stick with Panasonic products!! Picture quality is amazing and the setup was very easy right out of the box. Haven't tried the 3D (don't have 3D blue ray player or glasses yet), this t.v. has 2D-3D conversion as well, which is a plus++++++. The online content (viera connect) is fun and easy to use, facebook and youtube are available here in Canada. Some reviews I've read say that youtube doesn't work fully in Canada but I have used it and have had no problems. Most of the other apps are available, though you do have to purchase them.

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