This Panasonic 42 inch plasma TV is an entrance-level HDTV from Panasonic which has only the fundamental technology, and is offered with no 3D and Viera Cast features.

The prominent features of this TV turn out to be the 2,000,000:1 native contrast ratio, multiple connectivity options and 100,000 hour panel life. Panasonic also maintains the Viera Image Viewer and Viera Link technology in this plasma TV.

The former can make it easier for you to watch all the photos from your digital camera and the last lets you control all the connected devices through a single remote. The high panel life makes it possible for the TV to keep its original brightness for a pretty long time.

720p display resolution embedded in the Plasma TV model makes it not to be very costly. Since most of the source programs telecast on TV are in 720p too, you won't feel much of a difference. But you will be disappointed when you watch movies on the Blu-ray disc player which need 1080p resolution.

There are also other superior features like progressive scan and 24p cinematic playback. The 600 Hz sub-field drive is capable of creating sharp images during action sequences which can easily put any LCD TV to disgrace.

This Panasonic TC-P42C2 plasma TV model also has NeoPDP panel which helps in removing glares on the panel. This is really helpful in letting you watch TV without the light source in the room interfering with the display.

The audio system of this plasma TV model is very attractive with 2 speakers giving 20W output. There are 2 HDMI which will give you the opportunity to connect HD devices like the Blu-ray disc player and a gaming console. All these devices can be controlled through one remote.

The SD card slot facilitates you to use the SD card from your digital camera to view photos on the TV screen. Connectivity options also include the USB port and the PC input. There is an option to switch your HDTV to a computer with the PC input.

The energy use of this TV is pretty at a low level. It complies with the Energy Star 4.0 specifications which is quite stringent. Besides the NeoPDP panel also helps in providing optimum brightness while conserving energy.

With all the fundamental features and a sleek black finish, you will love to take this TV home, especially since it fits into your budget. Panasonic though fails to focus on making the depth close to 1″ which is one of the key highlights of most of the TVs. It won't appear very fine on the walls. But it will provide to make a great second option in the home.

Source by Anyanwu Udochukwu