Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review

Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review » Ratings Guide
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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-

Plasma HDTV
42″ $1449 $35 4.4 8


Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this Plasma TV is $35 per inch of screen size. This is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 26% of new TVs.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 4.4 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 8 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has more key features than average and ranks in the top 35% of new TV designs.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review
Resolution Designed with 1080p resolution, the highest definition available. Provides nearly twice the resolution of 720p, and allows you to fully utilize 1080p videos or programming.
Side Inputs Includes side inputs that allow you to conveniently plug-in some devices without having to reach behind the TV.
LED LED technology is only available on LCD televisions. It is not designed for use on Plasma TVs.
Local Dim Local dimming technology is only available on LCD televisions with LED backlighting.
Frame Rate This TV has a 600 Hz sub-field drive. Plasma TVs have near instantaneous pixel response times and excellent viewing of fast moving video.
THX THX certified. This Panasonic television closely reproduces the HD Color Standard used by filmmakers and ensures smooth motion for action-oriented content. – Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review
DLNA Not DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance). DLNA promotes interoperability between electronic devices, which makes sharing digital content easier and more convenient.
3D 3D television. You can view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and even some 3D programming that is available. Does not include 3D glasses (about $150).
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi capable, but does not include a built-in receiver or external adaptor. Purchase an external adaptor and you can access your home wireless internet service.
Internet You can access internet videos and streaming content via widgets and applications. A wide variety of internet content is available, but you don’t have browser search capability.
DVD Player Like most televisions, this Panasonic TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This Panasonic television has a thin profile with a depth of only 3.5″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review
Frame Standard, multiple-level design with some space between the screen and the bezel. Single-level designs can provide a seamless look that is preferred by some consumers.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review
HDMI Provides 3 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and two other devices such as a DVD player and video game console. Do you need to connect a PC as well?



Panasonic TC-P42GT25 Review » Features & Specs


  • Model Type Plasma
  • Series GT25
  • Model Year 2010


  • Screen Size Diagonal (inches) 41.6
  • Contrast Ratio Infinite Black/5,000,000:1 Native
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines
  • Shades of Gradation 6,144 equivalent
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
  • Aspect Control Normal, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes
  • 4:3, Full for PC mode
  • Full HD 3D Yes
  • AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter Yes
  • 24p Playback(2:3) Yes
  • Deep Color Yes
  • x.v.Color Yes
  • Pro Setting Yes
  • THX Mode Yes
  • 3D Color Management Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive Yes


  • Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers 2
  • Audio Output 20 W ( 10% THD )
  • Surround Sound Yes


  • Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
  • Composite Video Input 2 (1 side)
  • Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 side)
  • PC Input D-sub 15-pin x 1
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR) 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video) 2
  • Digital Audio Output (Optical) 1
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 1) / 3D Input (All)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI) Yes
  • USB 2
  • LAN Port 1


  • VIERA Link™ Y (with Network Camera)
  • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) Yes
  • Skype Ready Yes
  • VIERA® Tools Yes
  • Game Mode Yes
  • 3D Active Shutter Eyewear Not included (Option: Battery Type TY-EW3D10/Rechargeable Type TY-EW3D2S/2M/2L)
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
  • Off – Timers Yes
  • Trilingual Menu Yes


  • Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption 99 W
  • Energy Star Yes
  • Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature 32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
  • Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
  • Swivel Angle +15°
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK4P1RW
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand 31.9″ x 48.2″ x 13.2″
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand 30.4″ x 48.2″ x 3.6″
  • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 67.2 lbs.
  • Weight (lbs.) without Stand 60.6 lbs.
  • Carton Dimensions 34.4″ x 53.0″ x 11.2″
  • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 81.6 lbs.
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