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Panasonic PT LC12 Series TV (40", 45")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the resolution and usability. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic PT LC12 Series TV (40", 45") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PT LC12 Series TV (40", 45")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Panasonic PT LC12 Series TV (40", 45") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PT40LC12 40" 16:9 Widescreen Projection LCD DisplayPanasonic PT-45LC12 45'' Widescreen Rear-Projection HDTV

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GREAT TV 1.5 YEARS AND GOING STRONG

 

overall this has been a really great tv and I buy alot of them dtodo_brokers@yahoo.com picture quality is superb!

I have yet to have any problems at all

at turn on it asks if you have cleaned the air filter

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All in all, a good set if you treat it well

 

I've had the set for 2.5 years and have replaced the bulb only once. It did reach the replacement point per the hr meter, and the new bulb was noticeably brighter. Fan noise is noticeable during very quiet passages. Love the pc input. Combination of...

Sharp picture, all HD choices, PC input

5000 Hr lamp, lamp price, no HDMI input

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I purchased this TV in 2003 and within 1 year it was broke. The lamp had blown out and ballast.

 

Panasonic does not support this TV properly and they have had a problem with it because it is no longer manufactured after only one year. The lamps blow out too soon and the expense is too high for replacement. When my lamp blew I had an extended...

Great picture and application ports

Lamp life too short and too expensive

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Expensive Lemon

 

Into the second bulb at $300.00 and then came nothing. Into a 500.00 rebuild of ballast and still not fixed. Now we are told by tech center must order a repair kit from Panasonic and it will be a min. of 400.00 to repair. Think I will grab our bulb...

Had a Great Picture

Two Years and Ballast and Boards Fried

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happy after 2-3 years

 

great picture, no problems after 2+ years

speakers make it hard to install in bookcase

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All in all, a good set if you treat it well

 

I've had the set for 2.5 years and have replaced the bulb only once. It did reach the replacement point per the hr meter, and the new bulb was noticeably brighter. Fan noise is noticeable during very quiet passages. Love the pc input. Combination of...

Sharp picture, all HD choices, PC input

5000 Hr lamp, lamp price, no HDMI input

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Good TV when it works

 

I would not recommend this TV to anyone. I will not even sell it to anyone because I know the bulbs will not last. Each bulb lasts only six to eight months. When the bulb burns out, there is a bright flash from the left side below the screen. A puff of...

Tremendous picture, especially in HD; great sound

I am on my fourth bulb since I bought it in November 2003

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If I have to make the decision again, I will not buy this TV

 

This is not a reliable system. Worst still, when it breaks it is very difficult to find parts for it. The system boards went out on me. My pictures became black/white and eventually no picture at all.

Picture looks good and adds a kool look to your living room

Parts are hard to find. Even SEARS was having a hard time getting the parts

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I purchased this TV in 2003 and within 1 year it was broke. The lamp had blown out and ballast.

 

Panasonic does not support this TV properly and they have had a problem with it because it is no longer manufactured after only one year. The lamps blow out too soon and the expense is too high for replacement. When my lamp blew I had an extended...

Great picture and application ports

Lamp life too short and too expensive

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lamp life is under 10 Mo $300+ to replace

 

Average lamp life is 10 months. Expect to spend 300/year to own this unit. Keep extra lamps for spare.

good picture when working

costs $300/year to own

Product Specifications

PT-40LC12 is a 40" rear-projection LCD television. It combines a nifty design and a high functionality with the comfort you need. Motion-adaptive 3D Y/C comb filter improves 1-line dot interference storing each entire field in digital memory and performing addition/subtraction processing with adjacent lines in the next field. The 3D-Y/C filter not only eliminates hanging dots but also works on diagonal patterns to eliminate the color rainbow effect in closely spaced patterns. Enhanced progressive scan doubler improves interlaced/progressive conversion quality and the quality of diagonal lines in a moving picture. Video picture memory allows you to set and retain separate picture parameters (Standard, Cinema, Vivid) video input. For instance, you may set the DVD input for movie viewing by selecting Cinema.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.7in
Height:38.5in
Weight:97lbs
Width:42.5in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:45LC12
Product Line:Panasonic PT

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:650cd/m2
Diagonal Size:45in
Diagonal Size (cm):114cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:LCD
Resolution:1280 x 720
Technology:Projection
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes