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Panasonic TC-L42E30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Panasonic TC-L42E30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the color and glare.

image quality, usability, price, sound, size

glare, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TC-L42E30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic TC-L42E30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Panasonic TC-L42E30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People really like the size and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the color. The glare and durability get mixed reviews.

image quality, usability, price, sound, size

color

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E30 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (2011 Model)Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E30 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (2011 Model)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Panasonic TC-L42E30

 

If you want an HDTV but don't want to drop a lot of cash, the 42-inch LED-backlit Panasonic TC-L42E30 offers plenty of features and decent performance for its affordable price.

Inexpensive. Lots of Web apps. Energy efficient.

Colors run slightly cool. Middling black levels compared with the competition.

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May, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Panasonic Viera TC-L42E30 LED LCD HDTV

 

It's also true that most buyers would consider a 42-inch, $1,100 HDTV high end. The real world is still wrestling with the concept of paying even half that amount for a new television. But even for those of you who realize that serious HDTVs aren't...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Greg Robinson (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Panasonic Viera TC-L42E30 LED HDTVReview

 

Panasonic serves up a plainly-styled LED TV with fewer features than some of its older siblings. But how important is 3D and iPhone control when the price tag is this appealing?

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Panasonic TC-L42E30 Review – 42-inch LED LCD HDTV

 

The model was previewed by Panasonic as a part of its VIERA® E30 Series of LED HDTV. It is made with a set of advanced features like VIERA Image Viewer, Easy IPTV, and VIERA Link. But it does not come with the wireless connectivity and built in Wi-Fi...

It also allows you to access internet through VIERA Link and easy IPTV features. You can access online streaming content from a number of popular social networks and streaming services like Amazon VOD, Netflix, Skype, Twitter, You Tube and Pandora. You...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic TC-L42E30

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Overall, the Panasonic TC-L42E30 ($1099 MSRP) is a decent mid-range LED-backlit LCD TV that is more competitive in performance versus cost than other lower-end Panasonic LCD TVs. While there are some features that aren’t perfect, the simple menus and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Panasonic TC-L42E30

 

The Panasonic TC-L42E30 is a nice TV with some internet apps. You won't have a full web browser, but you do have access to Viera Connect Market, which is Panasonic's app store. The TV remote's primary function is to control the TV, so it lacks...

The Panasonic TC-L42E30 has six internet apps and access to Panasonic's app store

The TV remote is primarily for TV use, not internet activities. The number pad is the alphabet keyboard as well

This internet TV will give you internet apps and TV access, but other internet TVs provide better peripheral integration.

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Panasonic TC L42E30 Review,Technical Specification,Price in India

 

The Panasonic TC-L42E30 has a 42 inch screen size, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1080p video recording, 4 HDMI ports, 120 Hz refresh rate and a host of other features which you would find out once you continue reading this post

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Melanie Noell (reviewstream.com)

Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E30 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV

 

by Melanie Noell TRUSTWORTHY I just recently bought this TV on sale, and although it was larger and a bit more expensive than I was looking to buy, I am incredibly happy with the value.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Walt (abt.com)

Excellent TV display

 

Great display with good sound!

Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality, Good Remote Control, Great Picture Quality, LED-backlit, Energy Efficient

Glare

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: starglazer (abt.com)

panasonic 42

 

home use sharp & clear viewing

All the connections options I could ever, Great Picture Quality, LED-backlit, Good Remote Control, Energy Efficient, Best looking TV out there, Easy To Setup

Poor Sound Quality

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Certification:DLNA

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:120
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes: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):54

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

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

Networking

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

Performance

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

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (typical):54

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.61
Depth (with stand):11.3
Height:24.1
Height (with stand):25.4
Package dimensions (WxDxH):46.8 x 8.15 x 28.9
Package weight:48.5
Weight:33.1
Weight with stand:41.9
Width:39.4
Width (with stand):39.4