Panasonic TC-P42X3 Review

42" 720p Plasma TV

The X3 line replaces 2010's X2 line of affordably priced 720p plasma televisions.

Picture and Viewing Feaures

The X3 features a 720p panel with Panasonic's 600Hz sub field drive but it is not the Infinite Black or Infinite Black Pro panel found in the higher end televisions. This is a line of plasmas aimed at a low price point for budget conscious consumers.


The X3 series has a very basic look with a wide black bezel and the same two prong stand Panasonic has been including for years. The X3 lie did not get the same updated appearance as the higher end models.

Internet Applications and Connectivity

The X3 does not have Internet Connectivity

See the TC-P42X3 Value Rating Review


  • 42" screen class (41.6" diagonal screen size)
  • 16:9 native aspect ratio
  • 600Hz sub-field drive (in Cinema mode)
  • 2 HDMI inputs
  • 1 composite video input and 1 component video input (shared audio); 2 USB ports
  • Analog audio input for HDMI
  • Two 20W full-range speakers (L/R)
  • Includes tabletop stand; Wall-mount sold separately
  • Includes remote control
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel support (1 input)
  • 1024 x 768 native resolution
  • 6144 equivalent shades of gradation
  • 5 aspect control modes
  • 24p playback (2:3)
  • Deep Color and x.v.Color
  • Super Resolution (artificial resolution upscaling)
  • Motion pattern noise reduction
  • AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback with VIERA Image Viewer SD slot
  • VIERA Link
  • VIERA Tools
  • Game Mode
  • Pixel Orbiter (anti-image retention)
  • Easy IPTV
  • DLNA compliant
  • Wi-Fi ready (with separate adapter)
  • Trilingual menu
  • Off timers
  • Closed Caption decoder
  • Dimensions (with/without included stand): 40.3"/40.3" W x 26.8"/25.1" H x 12.1"/3.7" D
  • Weight (with/without stand): 51.8 lbs/49.6 lbs


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Last Update:
September 2015
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