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Panasonic TC-L42E3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Panasonic TC-L42E3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity, and comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TC-L42E3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic TC-L42E3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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No major complaints - great upgrade from our tube TV


This is our first high definition TV - we waited out the whole HD frenzy until the prices came down and there was enough content for us to care. So, compared to our 32" tube TV, this TV is way awesome. For all of you that paid the price of a used car...

Got a really good deal on the TV the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a brand name, feature rich TV. Lots of HDMI inputs. Netflix app works as well as any other Netflix app I have used on any other device. The sound is average for what comes built...

The screen was pretty dim out of the box. If you set it to Cinema or Video Game mode, this improves the picture significantly. However, the TV should have been configured this way out of the box

Dec, 2011

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Panasonic Viera 42" 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV TC-L42E3


Very happy with this TV. Looks great at any angle. Fantastic upgrade for my old projection TV. Very low power usage

Couldn't find a cheap internet dongle that would work ; Just happened to need a new DVD player got one with an wifi addapter that works

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:V-Audio Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20




Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:31.5 / 37 / 42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:60
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (typical):38 / 39


VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:33.1 / 46.3


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (typical):38 / 39

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:ATSC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.61 / 1.7
Depth (with stand):10.3 / 11.3 / 9.06
Height:18.9 / 21.6 / 25.4
Height (with stand):20.2 / 23 / 24.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):38 x 8.23 x 23.8 / 42.2 x 8.2 x 26.5 / 46.8 x 8.15 x 28.9
Package weight:33.1 / 46.3
Weight:20.9 / 26.5 / 30.9
Weight with stand:26.5 / 32 / 39.7
Width:30.3 / 35 / 39.4
Width (with stand):30.3 / 35 / 39.4