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Panasonic TC-L42U30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Panasonic TC-L42U30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and usability are generally positive. The price and sound also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the glare. The connectivity and energy efficiency get negative reviews.

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energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TC-L42U30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic TC-L42U30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Panasonic TC-L42U30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The price and sound also get good feedback.

image quality, sound, price, usability, design

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VIERA TC-L42U30 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (2011 Model)

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Panasonic Viera TC-L42U30

 

The Panasonic TC-L42U30 (MSRP $799) is an entry-level 2011 model-year LED-backlit LCD TV with a very good viewing angle for an LCD screen. The 2011 model-year TVs are starting to do away with legacy analog ports, so this generation of LCD TVs will have...

The Panasonic TC-L42U30 ($799 MSRP) isn’t a completely terrible entry-level LED backlit LCD TV, but it certainly has its drawbacks. While it performed better in many areas that previous Panasonic LCD TVs fell short in, it still did not test very well...

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Panasonic TC-L42U30

 

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

The Panasonic TC-L42U30 ($799 MSRP) isn’t a completely terrible entry-level LED backlit LCD TV, but it certainly has its drawbacks. While it performed better in many areas that previous Panasonic LCD TVs fell short in, it still did not test very well...

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Panasonic TC-L42U30

 

This Panasonic TC-L42U30 isn't the worst LCD TV out there. The Viera Link feature is useful; reducing your entertainment center to just one remote is certainly an attractive possibility. It is lightweight and consumes far less energy than the next best...

This television only consumes $16 worth of electricity per year

This LCD TV has a low contrast ratio and it is not available with a 55-inch screen

The TC-L42U30 looks great and sports a multimedia card reader, but the picture quality is not perfect.

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This is a bare-bones LCD that can operate at 120hz.

 

This is a solid, name-brand LCD that is at least average for a budget ($600). The old saying, "You get what you pay for" applies to this and other HDTVs.

Though difficult to judge the picture quality when the signal is so compressed with Uverse, I would say it's about average. I found that 1080i works much better than 720p. If you add in 120hz, I would give the picture an above average rating

As with nearly all built-in speakers, I would have liked to hear more bass. Only three HDMI connections and only one component connection

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I love it!

 

The color is great. The resolution reminds me of watching a movie in a theater. Would recommend this TV for any uses a buyer has in mind. I would not hesitate to buy this one again.

Easy To Setup, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound Quality, Best looking TV out there, Good Remote Control

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satisfactory

 

Delivered ontime. worked out of the box. Easy set-up.

Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient

Glare

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Very happy with TV, [...]

 

no complaints

Great Sound Quality, Great Picture Quality, Reduced Glare, LED-backlit

Poor Connection Options

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