Panasonic TC-P46S2 Review

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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-
Seller
Panasonic
TC-P46S2

Plasma HDTV
46″ $799 $17 4.8 4

 

Panasonic TC-P46S2 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this Plasma TV is $17 per inch of screen size. This is less expensive than average and is priced in the bottom 30% of new TVs.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 4.8 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 4 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has an average number of key features.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Panasonic TC-P46S2 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 Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX certification generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – Panasonic TC-P46S2 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 This Panasonic television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
Wi-Fi This Panasonic HDTV is not Wi-Fi capable. You cannot wirelessly connect to your home-based internet network.
Internet Internet access is not available with this TV. You cannot view streaming internet videos, widgets, or applications that are available with many brands.
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 TV is thicker than average with a depth of 3.7″. If you plan to mount it on the wall, you may consider a thinner model. – Panasonic TC-P46S2 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-P46S2 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-P46S2 Review » Features & Specs

OVERVIEW

  • Model Type Plasma
  • Series S2
  • Model Year 2010


VIDEO

  • Screen Size 46″ Class (46.0″ diagonal)
  • Contrast Ratio Native: 2,000,000:1
  • 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, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
  • Full HD 3D No
  • AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter Yes
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
  • 24p Cinematic Playback No
  • 24p Playback(2:3) Yes
  • Deep Color Yes
  • x.v.Color Yes
  • Studio Ref Mode No
  • Pro Setting No
  • THX Mode No
  • ISFccc No
  • 3D Color Management Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control No
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive Yes


AUDIO

  • Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers 2
  • Audio Output 20 W ( 10% THD )
  • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound No
  • Surround Sound Yes


INPUTS & JACKS

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (JPEG playback)
  • HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
  • Composite Video Input 2 (1 side)
  • Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 side)
  • PC Input No
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR) 2
  • Audio Input (for Component Video) 2
  • RS232C No
  • Digital Audio Output 1
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI) Yes
  • USB No
  • LAN Port No


CONVENIENCE

  • VIERA Link™ Yes
  • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) No
  • Skype Ready No
  • VIERA® Tools Yes
  • Game Mode Yes
  • 3D Active Shutter Eyewear No
  • Clean Touch Bezel Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
  • Menu Languages English/Spanish/French
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
  • Off – Timers Yes


GENERAL

  • Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • Rated Power Consumption 331 W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand 30.4″ x 44.6″ x 14.1″
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand 28.5″ x 44.6″ x 3.7″
  • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 63.9 lbs.
  • Weight (lbs.) without Stand 59.5 lbs.
  • Carton Dimensions 32.6″ x 49.6″ x 11.2″
  • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 77.2 lbs.