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Panasonic TC-L42E50

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Panasonic TC-L42E50
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to set up
  • Great picture quality
  • Poor sound quality
  • Low refresh rate
Product Details:
Screen Size: 42 inch — Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080 — LED — HDTV — Vertical Resolution: 1080p — Screen Refresh Rate: 120 Hz — Aspect Ratio: 16:9 — Smart TV — (W) 39.38 x (H) 25.63 x (D) 9.88 inch.
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It's not with me any more
Nathan Camper, 01/17/2013
Experience of using: Less than a month

Pros: Modern

Cons: Slow, Flimsy stand, Unreliable

I bought other model at first and brought it back to store. After that I tried this Panasonic, which is now also returned. There are several drawbacks which I found in this model, but which is most convincing to return it, is light bleed pattern that can be changed during cleaning the unit with textile. Then I found dent on the back panel. When you watch it you will notice vertical bars on sides that are darker than the rest of picture. Hope Panasonic to forgive me but I can't live with such TV. Viera Connect works very slowly, though other applications are quite fine. Later I found similar problems with other customers, so I think Panasonic should pay attention to these remarks.

Panasonic is cost-saving
Devonmoore, 01/02/2013
Experience of using: Less than a month

Pros: Great picture quality

Cons: Poor sound quality

I like picture representation but sound could be better. But tomorrow I'm going to return it because it came in damaged box, because Panasonic doesn't want to take care of its products.

Happy customer
Patpotter, 12/17/2012
Experience of using: About 6 months

Pros: Durable, Easy to set up, Great picture quality, Easy to use remote control

I had another Panasonic before which was old heavy and bulky model. So after three-day investigation I chose this new device. Very good color representation makes picture amazing. I used calibration disc to make proper settings. To make myself absolutely happy I purchased Panasonic Blu-Ray player. So I can enjoy 100%.

Love it
Dorothy, 11/23/2012
Experience of using: About 6 months

Pros: Numerous apps, Easy to set up, Great picture quality

I'm not interested in 3D and I can connect my Ethernet cable to TV instead of paying extra for Wi-Fi, so this Panasonic is fine with me. I appreciate Great picture quality, adjustable settings and useful applications.

Netflix problem
fastfsrm, 11/01/2012
Experience of using: 1 year or more

Pros: Great picture quality, Great sound quality, Realistic colors

I was disappointed that Panasonic doesn't fix its Netflix issue as in all models there is black screen flashing every several minutes. It's very inconvenient and I was going to substitute this TV with Sony or Samsung, but I couldn't. The rest of characteristics in Panasonic are much better and image is outstanding.

Suitable for everyone
sshumes, 10/04/2012
Experience of using: Few months

Pros: Great picture quality, Numerous apps, Realistic colors, Bright display

I'm not an ordinary customer, I'm a gamer and programmer and I understand difference in such products. I will never buy simple unit and I look for many useful applications and internet connection. This LED LCD model charmed me with sharp and vivid image, decent colors: black is black and white is white. If you're not much professional in TVs, read instructions carefully to choose suitable mode for movies or games. Till now I haven't tried all applications available in this unit, but which I switched on work well and fast. If you have sensitive eyes, this model will also be suitable for you.

  • General Features

  • Screen Size
  • Maximum Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • 3D
  • Type
  • Speaker Location
  • Energy Star
  • HDTV
  • Viewing Angle
    178 (H) / 178 (V)
  • Display

  • Screen Size (Measured Diagonally)
    42 inch.
  • Vertical Resolution
  • Screen Refresh Rate
    120 Hz
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Connections

  • Instant Content
    Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, AccuWeather, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, MLB, MLS, Fox Sports, Hulu, CinemaNow, NHL, NBA, Picasa
  • DLNA
  • HDMI Inputs
  • USB Port
  • USB Input
  • Composite Inputs
  • Composite Inputs (quantity)
  • Media Card Slot
  • RF Antenna Input
  • Ethernet Port
  • Component Video Inputs (quantity)
  • PC Inputs
  • PC Inputs (quantity)
  • Audio Outputs
  • Audio Outputs (quantity)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Control

  • Sleep Timer
  • Channel Labeling
  • Remote Control Type
  • Alarm Timer
  • Remote Control
  • Audio

  • Watts/Channel
  • Speakers
  • Speaker Output Poer
    20 W
  • Simulated Surround
  • Sound Leveler
  • Energy

  • Power Consumption (watts) Stand-by
  • Power Consumption Power On
    52.8 W
  • Energy Consumption
    97 kWh/year
  • Estimated Yearly Operating Cost
  • Other Features

  • UPC
  • Smart TV
  • V-Chip
  • Language Options
    English, French, Spanish
  • Video System Standard
  • Dimensions

  • Width
    39.38 inch.
  • Height
    25.625 inch.
  • Height (without stand)
    23.875 inch.
  • Depth
    9.875 inch.
  • Depth (without stand)
    2.125 inch.
  • Mount Bracket/VESA Pattern
    400 x 400 mm
  • Warranty

  • Warranty Terms - Parts
    1 year limited
  • Warranty Terms - Labor
    1 year limited

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