Looking At The Panasonic Viera TX-P42G20
Assessing and evaluating the Panasonic TX-P42G20 plasma TV will lead one to the conclusion that this newest of UK-specific Panasonic plasma televisions performs with seeming ease and aplomb. This 42 inch unit is new for 2010 and it includes and makes use of a variety of Panasonic technologies are both innovative and time-tested, including Panasonic's well working NeoPDP suite.
This new TV is meant to be the replacement for the older G10 line of flat-panel plasma TVs and as such its taken over quite capably. It's also a true high-definition TV, displaying its on-screen action at a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution. Older high-definition televisions displaying at 720p weren't technically "true" high-def, though they had a fine picture. Still, this new Panasonic's display is a qualitative step upward.
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.
With a dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000 to 1 most anybody watching the Panasonic display its imagery will be instantly impressed by the quality of the blacks (they'll look super-deep) and the whites (super-white, in fact) along with the vibrancy of the colors that will appear on the screen. Combined with pixel rate and refresh rate (made possible by the 600Hz engine), most anybody would say that the Panasonic delivers one of the best-looking displays around.
It'll be very easy to connect a number of components to the TV, mainly because there are so many different ways to do so, including through any one of its four HDMI inputs and two USB 2.0 ports. It also includes digital audio outs and VGA that allows for the television to be used as a very large computer monitor, if so desired by its owner.
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.
Like many of the new 2010 Viera-class Panasonic flat-panel televisions (this TV is a Viera), the TX-P43G20B comes ready for WiFi and Skype through use of an optional WiFi dongle and USB adapter. It takes only a minute to get everything up and running, as well. By the way; the G20B features the 3-pin-plug common to the UK. The G20 is the standard plug version familiar to many others.
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.