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Panasonic TX-L42E6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Panasonic TX-L42E6. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The design and image quality also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic TX-L42E6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Panasonic TX-L42E6B


This mid-range 42-inch LCD TV packs quite a punch for its price.

Excellent picture quality for the money ; Lovely, space-saving design ; My Home Screen interface works brilliantly

No LoveFilm or Blinkbox Apps ; Minor resolution loss with motion ; Text input system is a bit tedious

If you're using one of Panasonic's high-end new LCD TVs – the WT65 or DT65 series – you can even watch a different channel on your smart device to what’s been shown on the TV, thanks to those TVs having twin tuners built in. Also new is the ‘two...

Mar, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : John Archer (

Panasonic TX-L42E6B review


A quality mid-range TV if you don't need 3D

Great picture quality ; Lovely design ; Superb new interface ; Good multimedia features

More online video needed ; No 3D ; Slightly high input lag ; Minor motion blur

It's a pity the Panasonic TX-L42E6B doesn't support 3D when some similarly priced rivals do

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No


Color of product:Black / Grey / Silver / White


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:64
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):75
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):44


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Hotel mode:Y
Smart modes:Cinema, Dynamic / Cinema, Dynamic, Personal / Cinema, Dynamic, Personal, Standard


Bluetooth: No
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, VOB, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, VOB, WMV

Ports & interfaces

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


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:64
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):75
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):44

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL B, PAL DK, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K / PAL I
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.54
Height (with stand):24.4
Weight with stand:33.1
Width (with stand):37.7