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Panasonic TC-L42U25

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The sound and price are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TC-L42U25 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Panasonic TC-L42U25 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the design and sound. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TC-L42U25 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTVPanasonic TC-L42U25 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

May, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (

Panasonic Viera TC-L42U25


The Panasonic TC-L42U25 ($899 MSRP) is a 42-inch LCD that falls short of the competition for its price range. Though it performed well in color and motion, it may not be the best choice for a high-end home theater system. The TC-L42U25 also struggles...

The Panasonic TC-L42U25 ($899 MSRP) falls short in performance for its price range, but that’s not to say that it is irredeemable in quality. While it underperformed in many areas, it scored well in motion and color performance. That said, its awful...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (

Panasonic TC-L42U25


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

The Panasonic TC-L42U25 ($899 MSRP) falls short in performance for its price range, but that’s not to say that it is irredeemable in quality. While it underperformed in many areas, it scored well in motion and color performance. That said, its awful...

Mar, 2011

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Panasonic TC-L42U25 Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV


This model from Panasonic misses out on the LED backlights and is a true LCD TV. But this 42-inch set has the full HD 1080p resolution which is vital for watching movies in the Blu-ray disc player. This 1080p resolution offers much better picture...

Panasonic has kept intact the Viera Image Viewer and Viera Link in most of its TVs. With the help of the Viera Image Viewer, you can add glamour to your photos by watching them on the 42-inch screen in 1080p resolution. There are 3 HDMI to connect high...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

correction for previous review


in regards to another reviewer concerning the PC output resolution: a 16:9 aspect ratio is not the same ratio as 1280:1024. however, 1366:768 is approximately the same ratio and that is why the 1280:1024 doesn't fit the screen without blank space.

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Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Red Light of Death


Read a lot online about this model and it seems to be a very common issue with panasonic tv's. Will be moving on as i know for a fact their customer service sucks and don't want to deal with them in the future

Wouldn't Know as the TV never turned on

Got all excited about new TV to take it out set everything up and try to turn it on to get The red blinking light of death

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: PG (

Great Picture


Arrived in perfect condition and very quickly. Newegg = AA++++ Highly recommended place to shop.

Great picture quality, always had a great likeness for Panasonic, very durable and in my experience great quality

No regular RCA audio out - I took one egg off for this ; It has the optical out for audio but I was using a bookshelf audio system with my previous TV, for the sound, now I have to get a receiver that accommodates the TV optical out. This is my...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: TruEastSydeBoi (

Game Lag, PS3, MW2?


Could someone post as to whether or not there is? I use Hdmi

Does this tv have any game/input lag/delay ; I saw one of the reviews said that their is very little when using a computer. How about when playing on a game console, I play MW2 on the Ps3. I Just bought a new brand tv Proscan 47in 240hz 4ms. It has...

You tell me

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: doug stanhope (

Great Set


Contrast in some super-dark scenes in movies isn't as good as some other HDTV technologies, but the overall image quality and near-total lack of input lag more than make up for it.

I bought this set to use as an over-sized TV monitor, and it works GREAT for it. It has the lowest input lag of any HDTV I've used before, and you can really tell the difference while moving the cursor around or playing a twitch FPS game. The image...

Not a Super-IPS panel

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Expect better PC input


Nice color and motion. Many adjustments available on the picture

I did expect the PC input to be full HD but the max resolution supported is 1366 x 768 (1280 x 1024 according to the manual, but it won't fit on a 16:9..). What a pity

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Awesome Picture


One of the best Pictures I have seen on a TV for the price

none so far

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Always ready for action. With 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4, VIERA U25 Series LCD HDTVs are great for viewing your favorite sports teams or action movies. You can also share your favorite digital photos on the big screen.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Panasonic TC


120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:20000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
LCD Backlight Technology:External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL)
LCD Display Technology:IPS
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes