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Panasonic TX-L42ET5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 reviews of Panasonic TX-L42ET5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and durability, while there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-L42ET5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TX-L42ET5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic TX-L42ET5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TX-L47ET50B 47-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Smart VIERA LED TV with Freeview HD - SilverPanasonic TX-L47ET50B 47-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Smart VIERA LED TV with Freeview HD - Silver

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic TX-L42ET5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Panasonic TX-L42ET5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions about the energy efficiency and durability are different.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VIERA TC-L42ET5 42-Inch 1080p 60HZPanasonic VIERA TC-L42ET5 42-Inch 1080p 60HZ

May, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Panasonic TC-L42ET5

 

The Panasonic ET5 series offers integrated Wi-Fi and passive 3D with included glasses in an affordable LED HDTV, but its picture isn't quite up to snuff unless you look at the screen straight on.

Inexpensive. Built-in Wi-Fi. Bright picture. Comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses.

Weak off-angle viewing including heavy crosstalk. Disappointing shadow detail.

The Panasonic TC-L42ET5 is an inexpensive 3D HDTV with a good picture if you look at it straight on. While its passive 3D technology is convenient and economical with the included glasses, it suffers from distinct crosstalk and poor viewing angles....

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Panasonic TC-L42ET5 Smart Viera 3D LED/LCD TV - Review

 

The Panasonic TC-L42ET5 was in my setup for over a month and I found it to be very easy to setup and use (especially the remote control), and enjoyed watching a wide variety of both 2D and 3D content on the set. Panasonic TC-L42ET5 provides a very good...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (techreviewsource.com)

Panasonic TC-L42ET5

 

At $1,099 for the 42-inch Panasonic TC-L42ET5, it's an affordable HDTV. But its picture quality doesn't measure up to Vizio's or LG's passive 3D screens, and doesn't come close to matching active 3D HDTVs. Still, the set's price and feature set helps...

Inexpensive. Built-in Wi-Fi. Bright picture. Comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses ; Cons: Weak off-angle viewing including heavy crosstalk. Disappointing shadow detail. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Will Greenwald

Weak off-angle viewing including heavy crosstalk. Disappointing shadow detail. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Will Greenwald

The Panasonic ET5 series offers integrated Wi-Fi and passive 3D with included glasses in an affordable LED HDTV, but its picture isn't quite up to snuff unless you look at the screen straight on. Pros: Inexpensive. Built-in Wi-Fi. Bright picture. Comes...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (hdtvuniverse.com)

Panasonic TC-L42ET5 Review – 42-inch LED LCD HDTV

 

It is one of the HD TV models launched by Panasonic with passive 3D technology support. The low price-tag and smaller size of the model also make the model usable in a flexible manner. But the model still offers the video quality and resolution offered...

The model also allows users to access internet by using the wireless networking options. Further, it comes with a web browser compatible with Flash and HTML 5. A user can use the web browser to browse through his favorite websites on a 42-inche screen....

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Panasonic TX-L47ET5 review

 

The Panasonic TX-L47ET5 3D smart TV takes a sensible shoes approach

Smart VIERA online portal ; Punchy image quality ; Wi-Fi and SD card slot

Black levels could be better ; Motion resolution is limited ; Not as slim as some rivals

Expert review by (t3.com)

Panasonic TX-L42ET5 review

 

The affordable Panasonic TX-L42ET5 is one of the brand's first passive 3D TVs

Content rich VIERA Connect ; Good media playback via USB ; Clean 3D performance

Limited motion resolution ; Black levels could be better ; File support falters on LAN

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Viera TX-L42ET5B

 

The first TV from Panasonic's 2012 range is here. And it's neither a plasma model nor even all Panasonic's own work. Go figure.

Nice looks, Convenient, affordable and relatively untiring 3D, Some good online features

3D images can look ‘stripey’, Standard def images could be better, Input lag could trouble gamers

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Panasonic Viera TC-L42ET5 42" 3D LED HDTV 1080p 60Hz

 

Its a new TV with a one year manufacturer warranty. If you want longer, you can purchase a SquareTrade warranty. It is a decent entry level 3DTV. The refresh rate is only 120 rather than 240, but for the price it is not bad at all. It isn't the best...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus/DolbyPulse/DTS 2.0
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey / White

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:2D/3D
Display Diagonal:42 / 47
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1 / 46.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:300
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 720p / 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178
Visible diagonal screen size:46.9

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:77 / 94
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (average):60.1 / 68
Power consumption (max):131
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.18 / 0.28
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):131 / 136 / 55 / 68

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture:No / Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Dynamic, Game / Cinema, Dynamic, Game, Standard / Game

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal

Packaging Content

Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.14
Package height:28.4
Package weight:48.5
Package width:47.6

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA / AAC, FLAC, WAV, WMA
Card reader integrated: Yes
Child lock: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDXC / SDXC
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MPO
Local dimming: No
Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, DIVX, H.261, H.264, MKV, MOV, MPEG4 / AVI, DIVX, H.264, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, DIVX, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,DIVX,H.261,H.264,MKV,MOV,MPEG4 / AVI,DIVX,H.264,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / AVI,DIVX,H.264,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:77 / 94
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (average):60.1 / 68
Power consumption (max):131
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.18 / 0.28
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):131 / 136 / 55 / 68

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC / PAL I / PAL, PAL B, PAL DK, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42 / 2.05
Depth (with stand):10.1 / 10.6 / 28 / 9.72
Height:23.8 / 25.8 / 26.2
Height (with stand):10.6 / 25.6 / 27.7 / 28
Package depth:6.14
Package height:28.4
Package weight:48.5
Package width:47.6
Weight:30.9 / 32 / 33.1 / 37.5
Weight with stand:37.5 / 38.6 / 41.9 / 45.2
Width:39.3 / 43.2 / 43.6
Width (with stand):39.3 / 43.2 / 43.6