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This list of the best plasma TVs with 42" is narrowed down to the highly rated plasma televisions which have 42 to 50" displays. Plasma TVs typically start at around 42" and have 1080p resolution. Plasma sets are touted for their best dark room performance and are not recommended for brightly lit environments.

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Panasonic TC-P X5

Panasonic TC-P42X5 42" Plasma TV


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Panasonic TC-P X5
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Release Date
May 2012
Mar 2012
Mar 2012
Aug 2009
May 2009
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Screen Size
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television, EDTV Television, SDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
EDTV-Ready Television
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
DLNA Certified
Not DLNA Certified
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready

Has very poor color accuracy, with a green cast to both shadows and skin tones.

Screen is quite reflective and not suited to a bright room and picture quality is otherwise lackluster.

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Television sets with bigger screens are large enough for the whole family to enjoy and will probably be too much for most small bedrooms.

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poor performance

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