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Panasonic TC-L42U30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Panasonic TC-L42U30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency, and comments are divided on the glare.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic TC-L42U30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Panasonic TC-L42U30 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The sound and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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energy

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

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Panasonic TC-L42U30

 

The 42-inch Panasonic TC-L42U30 ($799 list) offers a video resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 through an LED-backlit IPS panel, Panasonic's Viera suite of connectivity options and more.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (televisioninfo.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Consumer review by: Eileen RN (abt.com)

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

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Joe the golfer (abt.com)

satisfactory

 

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

Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient

Glare

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: El (abt.com)

Very happy with TV, [...]

 

no complaints

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

Poor Connection Options

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Certification:1,021 mm) x 24.9" (632 mm) x 4.3" (107 mm)
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 720p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):210

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Viewing Angle:178
Weight:37.5

Performance

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Common interface (CI): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):210

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.21
Depth (with stand):11.3
Height:24.9
Height (with stand):26.2
Weight:37.5
Weight with stand:41.9
Width:40.2
Width (with stand):40.2