This particular Panasonic is actually meant to replace a television in the older G10 line of flat-panel plasma televisions. In this regard, it succeeds quite well. In addition, it displays everything in real high definition and at a 1920x1080 pixels. Older TVs displayed 720 pixels, which was nice, but not as nice as true high-definition, which is what this television works well at doing.
In addition to 1080p (pixels), the TV also makes use of Panasonic's "Intelligent Frame Creation Pro" suite and a 600Hz motion engine to sharpen and focus (and keep track of) the picture display to great effect. It also comes with a built-in Freeview-HD tuning filter that eliminates the need for external equipment to pick up certain UK-specific satellite channels. It's fairly new to the UK, though more people than ever are seeking it out.
Panasonic advertises that the contrast ratio offered by the TV comes in at 5,000,000 to 1, meaning that anybody watching the display will be very impressed by the deep richness of the blacks and the extreme whiteness of the whites. As well, colors will be faithfully and vibrantly reproduced. Combine that with a nice pixel rate and most would say that the Panasonic is delivering an outstanding display.
Connectivity with this particular Panasonic is also quite easy to pull off, considering that a wide variety of components can be hooked to the television with little trouble. That's because this TV includes four HDMI input ports and two different USB 2.0 ports. There are also digital audio outs, and a VGA capability that allows one to use the TV as a giant computer monitor, even.
Sound coming from the TV is uniformly excellent, and it's Dolby THX-certified as well. This means that the quality of the sound being put forth will be excellent across the board. Still, it's always recommended that a nice external surround sound system be hooked up to any flat-panel TV to boost the power of its own sound reproduction effort.
This new Panasonic slots into the company's classic Viera line up of televisions and it also comes ready to be hooked up to WiFi and Skype when the optional WiFi dongle and a USB adapter is joined to the television. It only takes a couple of minutes to get it up and running and receiving WiFi signals, truthfully, and this TV is UK-specific, as well, meaning it has a three-pin-plug common to the UK.
The Panasonic TX-P42G20 plasma TV is a 42-inch flat-panel television of greater accomplishment. It's a replacement for the G10 lineup and is new to the public for the 2010 model year and is designed to sit attractively in a room of most any size. It can, in fact, make for a primary or even a secondary (in a bedroom, for example) TV. As well, its price (1,100 British pounds, including VAT) is attractive enough to draw in many looking for a new TV.
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