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Panasonic VIERA TC-P42S30 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

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  • 1080p Full-HD Resolution
  • VIERA Image Viewer (Photo and Video)
  • Energy Star
  • Fast Switching Phosphor
  • Easy IPTV with DLNA
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Panasonic's Plasma HDTVs deliver all the bold contrast and vivid colors plasma can deliver, with the advanced features and design that Panasonic is known for. Compared to other types of displays, Plasma offers high contrast ratios, gorgeously saturated colors, and allows for wide viewing angles, so every seat in the house is a great one.


USB Connection - Use the USB terminal to watch PC-stored photos and videos, or listen to music, on your large-screen VIERA HDTV. Similar to VIERA Image Viewer, you can enjoy a variety of easy-to-use functions, such as slideshows and thumbnail displays. 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. Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours - 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.Specifications Screen Size Diagonal - 41.6-inches Aspect Ratio - 16 - 9 Number of Pixels - 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080) Moving Picture Resolution - 900 lines Shades of Gradation - 6,144 equivalent HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) - Yes EDTV Display Capability (480p) - Yes Aspect Control - 4 - 3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill Advanced Features - 24p Playback (2 - 3), 3D Color Management, Sub Pixel Control, Motion Pattern Noise Reduction, 600 Hz Sub-field Drive Audio - Dual Speakers 20W Total Wireless LAN Adaptor - WiFi Ready Receiving System - ATSC/QAM/NTSC Jacks - 3 x HDMI (1 ARC), 1 x RCA Composite, 1 x RCA Component Video & Audio, 1 x Optical Output, 2 x USB, 1 LAN Power - AC 120V, 60Hz Dimensions (WxHxD) - 40.2 x 26.6 x 11.4 in. with stand Weight - 49.6 lbs.

Internet-Ready Television (US Only)

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.

Note: Panasonic's EASY IPTV™ television applications are embedded and no new apps can be added. Currently available services in Canada are CinemaNow, SHOUTcast Internet Radio, and Facebook.

Napster/Netflix/Pandora/Amazon Instant Video available in US only.

(March 2011)


Simply press the VIERA Tools button on the remote control to directly access a variety of Internet services. Enjoy online music and movies with ease.

Note: In Canada only Facebook™, CinemaNow™, and ShoutCast™ are available.

VIERA Image Viewer

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.


VIERA Link simplifies 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 devices to each other via HDMI cables.

600 Hz Sub-field Drive

Panasonic's 600Hz Sub-Field Drive technology optimizes the input signal at the sub-field level to achieve a remarkable increase in motion-image rendering performance. The addition of Panasonic's new phosphor and redesigned panel structure further improve clarity in moving images.

Deep Colour
Deep Colour

VIERA faithfully reproduces all the colours inherent in today's most advanced image sources, such as Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. Use an HDMI cable to connect VIERA to the playback device, and you'll enjoy the kind of rich, vibrant colours that make viewing such a pleasurable experience.

Years of Beautiful Images
Years of Beautiful Images—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 and panel, 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 Panel
Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Panel

Panasonic is committed to making our products friendlier 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.

x.v. Colour
x.v. Colour

VIERA models with x.v.Colour compatibility reproduce all of the vibrant colour in images recorded by wide x.v.Colour gamut compatible camcorders. These rich, vivid images are a feast for the eyes.

DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready

Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.

Key Specifications

  • Series: S30
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 41.6 inches
  • Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Shades of Gradation:6,144 equivalent (WSXGA)
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 900 lines
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power,Surround Sound
  • Image viewer:Yes (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • Aspect control: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK4P1RW (US only)
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes


  • HDMI: 3 (1 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1
  • Composite A/V: RCA x 1
  • USB: 2
  • LAN Port: 1


  • TV with stand: 26.6" x 40.2" x 12.6" (H x W x D); 49.6 pounds (675 mm x 1,020 mm x 288; 22.5 kg)
  • TV without stand: 25.2" x 40.2" x 2.8" (H x W x D); 41.9 pounds (640 mm x 1,020 mm x 54 mm; 19 kg)

Panasonic 2011 Plasma HDTV Comparison

Full HD 1080p
HD 720p
3D Ready
Motion Picture Resolution
1080 Lines
1080 Lines
900 Lines
720 Lines
THX Mode
VIERA Connect
Wireless LAN
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite A/V
Digital Audio Output
PC (DSub)
USB 2.0 Port
MP3 Playback
JPEG Playback
MPEG Video Playback

What's in the Box

Panasonic S30 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions, quick start guide

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