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TCP42UT50 Panasonic 42

Panasonic TCP42UT50

Features

  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • 2500 FFD
  • VIERA Remote App support
  • VIERA Connect

Quick Specs

  • Type: Television
  • Style: Plasma
  • Width: 39.8"
  • Height: 26.1"
  • Depth: 12.6"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Screen Size: 42"
  • Max Resolution: 1080P

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Picture Quality

Enjoy the Ultimate 3D Experience
Active Shutter Progressive 3D Method


The display alternately shows images for the left and right eyes. The left and right lenses of the eyewear open and close in sync with this display timing to show separate images to the left and right eyes. By repeating this action at high speed, the brain perceives 3D images. And because this method displays FULL HD 3D images just as they are, both eyes receive 3D images in high, full-HD quality.

* 3D Eyewear is required for viewing 3D images.

Panasonic 'FULL HD 3D' is defined as follows:

  • Compatible with 1,080p 3D signal
  • Panel has native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080p display
Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures
2,500 Focused Field Drive


This original Panasonic technology detects image movements like the human eye, and optimizes the drive accordingly. By achieving instantaneously powerful light emission rather than finely divided emission, it reduces the afterimages that cause blurring. As a result, fast movement is reproduced with excellent clarity.

Expressive, Lifelike Colors
Vivid Color Creation


The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions*.

* Only for the VT, GT Series of Plasma TVs and WT Series of LCD TVs.


Smooth Reproduction of Web Movies
Web Smoother

The blurring that often happens in web images is eliminated to produce naturally smooth motion.

Easily Convert 2D Images into 3D
2D-3D Conversion


Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images - such as web content, Blu-ray Disc™ media, and photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards - into 3D images with a high level of precision.

* When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources.

Movie Content with Smooth Playback
3D 24p Cinema Smoother


Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films and familiar TV-like quality. In plasma displays, increasing the number of frames creates smoother images. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, VIERA's 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images.



Easy Operation Change the Way You Operate
VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote


VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads.

More Comfortable Operation

Free Point Operation

More intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad.

Game Pad Operation

Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen.

* Gamepad operations can be used only for games downloaded from the VIERA Connect Market to SD Card.

Media Flick

Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime.

Instant Support When You Need It
Product Support Center


Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect.

* Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market.


Inside the User's Manual
eHELP


No more need to search through the User's Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just select and display the eHELP from VIERA Tools.



Takes You to a New World VIERA Connect

VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers.
It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends.

Find your favorite apps:

Neat and Comfortable Wireless Internet Connection
WiFi Ready


It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the Wireless LAN Adapter. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies.

* A wireless LAN environment is required to use the Wireless LAN Adaptor.

* The Wireless LAN Adaptor is sold separately.

A Home Network Linking the Entire House
DLNA


A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house.

* Wireless LAN Adaptor is required for home networking.

Get More Excitement Out of Gaming
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. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play.


Play Various Types of Formats Easily
Media Player


Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.

* Applicable formats vary depending on the model.


One Remote Controls Them All
VIERA Link™


VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too - simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables.



Eco Environment-Friendly Panel

Mercury and Lead Free

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 the impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.


Years of Beautiful Images
Long Panel Life


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.

* This measurement is based on the time taken for the brightness of the panel to reduce to half of its maximum level. The time taken to reach this level may vary depending on the image content and the environment where the TV is used. Image retention and malfunctions are not taken into account.


Searching for Waste and Automatically Saving Power
Eco Mode


This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools.

No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours


This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for 3 hours or more.

Power Save

This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.

Adjusts Screen Brightness to Suit the Room
C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]


This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption.

Ecological and Easy
Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™


The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage.

Standby Power Save

When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices* is minimized.

* VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.

** The power consumption value differs depending on the discs used in connected devices and the usage conditions.

Intelligent Auto Standby

Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link™ control for interconnected devices.

* VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.

Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App

Get the best Setup and viewing style for your Panasonic Viera TV

Notice for VIERA Connect

* The services through VIERA Connect are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the service.

* Not all features of websites or content of the service may be available.

* Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers.

* Some content may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages.

* The MLB, FOX Sports, YouTube™, hulu Plus, Netflix, Cinemanow, Amazon Instant Video™, VUDU, iFit, Withings, AP, AccuWeather, BodyMedia, SHOUTcast, Pandora ® , Facebook and Twitter ® names and logos are trademarks of their respective companies in the United States and other countries.

* The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited.

* Each service is scheduled to begin in Spring 2012, but the actual start will vary for each of the service partners.

* Attention: it is not possible to make emergency calls with Skype™.

* USB Keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor are not included.

* Communication Camera for VIERA is not included.


Features

  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • 2500 FFD
  • VIERA Remote App support
  • VIERA Connect
  • 2D to 3D Conversion
DISPLAY
Screen Size Diagonal (inches) 41.9
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Number of Pixels 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
Panel G15 Progressive Full-HD Plasma
HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) yes
Aspect Control 4:3, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
PICTURE
Shades of Gradation 6,144 equivalent
Fast Swichig Phosphor yes
Panel Drive 2,500 Focused Field Drive
24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film yes/ yes
24p Cinematic Playback 48 Hz
Smart VIERA Engine Pro
Vivid Color Creation yes
Web Smoother yes
Full HD 3D
3D Panel yes (Active)
3D 24p Cinema Smoother yes
2D-3D Conversion yes
AUDIO
3D Real Sound yes
Number of Speakers 2
Audio Output 20 W
Surround Sound AV Surround
JACKS
Integrated ATSC Tuner yes
HDMI Input null / 2 (2 rear)
Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
SD Card yes (SDXC)
USB2.0 2
Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI) yes
Composite Video Input shared with Component RCA x 1
Audio Input (for Composite Video) RCA x 1
Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite RCA x 1
Audio Input (for Component Video) RCA x 1
Ethernet 1
Digital Audio Output (Optical) 1
FEATURES
VIERA Connect (IPTV) yes
Skype while watching TV yes
Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter) yes
VIERA Remote App Support yes
Wireless LAN Adaptor WiFi Ready
DLNA yes
Media Player null / yes (SD Card/USB)
Support Format AVCHD 3D/Progressive, SD-VIDEO/MotionJPEG (Lumix)/MKV/MP4/MOV/M4v/FLV/3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS, MP3/AAC/FLAC, JPEG/MPO
VIERA Link yes
VIERA Tools yes
Eco Mode yes
Game Mode yes
Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) yes
Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French) yes
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder yes
Off - Timers yes
E-Help yes
GENERAL
Power Supply 1 AC 120 V, 60Hz
On Mode Average Power Consumption 79 W
Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Dimensions with stand
Height [inches (mm)] 26.1" (663 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 39.8" (1,009 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 12.6" (320 mm)
Dimensions W/O stand
Height [inches (mm)] 24.3" (616 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 39.8" (1,009 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] Max.: 3.4" (84 mm); General: 2.6" (64 mm)
Weight with stand [lbs (kg)] 45.2 lbs. (20.5 kg)
Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)] 38.6 lbs. (17.5 kg)
Carton Dimensions
Height [inches (mm)] 28.7" (728 mm)
Width [inches (mm)] 47.7" (1,210 mm)
Depth [inches (mm)] 10.0" (252 mm)
Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 57.4 lbs. (26 kg)
Operating Temperature 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
Safety Standard US: UL60065/FCC Part15, CANADA: CSA C22.2/IC BETS-7
Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers TY-WK4P1RW
Further Specifications
NOTE * with Special Adapter cable (dedicated)

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Television
  • Style: Plasma

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 39.8"
  • Height: 26.1"
  • Depth: 12.6"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

  • Size

  • Screen Size: 42"

  • Panel

  • Max Resolution: 1080P

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