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alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of TC-L42E3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency and reliability, and some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the TC-L42E3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of TC-L42E3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the connectivity.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E3 42-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LED-LCD HDTV

Mar, 2015

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Panasonic TC-L32E3 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV


This model was previewed by Panasonic as part of its 32-inch class VIERA® E3 Series of LED HDTV. It was announced with other two models with identical set of features and functionalities. The manufacturer has not extended the advanced features included...

You can access a wide range of online streaming content from popular websites like Amazon VOD, Netflix, Skype, Twitter, You Tube and Pandora. But you will be required to use wires to connect to internet and access the online content. It doses not...

Jul, 2011

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Panasonic TC-L37E3 Review – 37-inch LED LCD HDTV


Panasonic previewed the model as a part of its VIERA® E3 Series LED HDTV. The model comes with a 37-inch screen and a set of features identical to the other sets previewed as part of the same series. Some of the advanced features, included in other...

You can connect to internet using the VIERA link and easy IPTV offered by the set. But it does not come with any wireless connectivity options and built in Wi-Fi. So you have to use wires to access internet in a traditional manner. The set also allows...

Jul, 2011

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Panasonic TC-L42E3 Review – 42-inch LED LCD HDTV


The model was previewed by Panasonic as a part of the VIERA® E3 Series LED HDTV. Among the three models announced as part of the series, the set comes with 42-inch screen. Panasonic has included a set of advanced features in this TV to provide better...

However, the set can be used to connect to the internet and access online content only through the traditional and wired connection. Unlike the plasma TV sets previewed the manufacturer; this set neither does nor come with built-in Wi-Fi and wireless...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Jcd35 (

Great picture and color! For the price can't be beat.


Great picture. Good sound. Easy to use. Impressive colors

Fixed power cord on tv

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: another 1 bites the dust (

great picture and a better value


finally decided to upgrade from a standard def tv to an HDTV....went with this model as it was wifi ready. the color quality is great, the smart dimming is great, sound is rich, etc.

plenty of input outlets: HDMI, USB, etc

honestly after 3 months with it haven't found any real 'con

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Wolf (

Great TV


Great bedroom TV, highly recommended. I felt like I got my money's worth.

I bought two of these. Absolutely amazing displays. I always set it to the preset GAME setting and its the best picture I have ever seen. IPS is a real winner. No input lag at all. Uses real buttons, no touch-sensitive stuff. Looks pretty classy...

Slow menus. 1 came with minimal backlight bleeding. I'm not a big fan of smart TVs and never use these features. Speakers are enough for a bedroom (which is what I'm using it for), but they are pretty quiet and somewhat muffled. Buttons are on the side...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Pookie (

Nice...Very Nice


Netflix and Pandora work without fail. Was this a price mistake??? I love Newegg!!!

Picture is excellent. Better than my Samsung 40" LED 7000 model ; Shocked at Newegg's price! What a wonderful deal ; Sound and features are again better than my Samsung ; This one didnt die after a couple of weeks like my Samsung which cost 4 times...

Not one and I am hard to please

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: WarTech (

Nice Tv


I use the VGA connector on this TV but I wish it had a DVI connector instead. The sound is average but I like it. Thin tv's are not designed for high quality sound and expecting to get a tv with Theater Quality sound at this price you are crazy. I got...

Nice looking TV ; Has a nice screen and decent clarity. I utilize this mainly as a screen for my Home Server & Security system display ; The XBOX 360 graphics looks good on this using an HDMI cable ; The light adjustment feature was a little odd at...

The remote has a long delay compared to other Tv's I own but this is a minor drawback

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Unwright (

Excellent tv, average features


Great TV, but not 700 dollars great. Wait for it to come on sale like I did and save 250 bucks.

The picture is crystal clear. The blacks are dark and the colors are vibrant. Managed to pick this one up on sale a long time ago and have never regretted it. There's a berth of inputs, including 4 HDMI and 2 USB, 1 SD, 1 set of composite, 1 set of...

The problem with these features isn't the TV's fault. It's the remote, for the most part. When you're doing anything that's not watching TV, there's a great deal of input lag, especially with Netflix. Sometimes up to 1-2 seconds ; The other con is that...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: truong (

Yup i got rammed by newegg


tried to get it replaced/ returned but nope they said no return without the box. So i paid for a damaged tv is what i did. now i have to spend more money to get it replaced or keep a cracked tv. nice options they gave me

it turned on

damaged/cracked product

Jan, 2012