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Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 3D
  • IPS LED Panel
  • 360 Backlight Scanning
  • 2D to 3D Conversion
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • VIERA Remote App Support
  • HDMI x 4
  • 20W AV Surround Sound
  • USB x 2
  • Skype While Watching TV

Energy Guide Even before you turn it on, the Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV provides breathtaking full HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism. And the good news is that Panasonic includes four pair of 3D glasses with your TV so you can share the fun with friends and family.

Besides 3D, the IPS panel uses a high-speed drive and 360 degree backlight scanning technology to remove flicker and blur while rendering images with striking clarity. Gamers will appreciate the 1080 lines of moving-picture resolution coupled with Game Mode which optimizes contrast and sharpness and accelerates image processing. And speaking of gaming, downloading games from VIERA Connect allows you to utilize your tablet or smart phone as a game pad as well as a remote control for browsing the web. And you can do it wirelessly thanks to the TC-L42ET5's built-in Wi-Fi.

Finally, your TC-L42ET5 is loaded with energy-saving features like auto shut-off and intelligent auto standby that continue to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint long after your purchase.

Crystal Frame
The slim screen is surrounded by a delicately colored bezel and transparent, crystal-like frame to produce VIERA's unique floating appearance.
Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App
Get the best setup and viewing style for your Panasonic VIERA TV
Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link
The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage
Standby Power Save
When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices* is minimized
Intelligent Auto Standby
Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link control for interconnected devices
C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]
This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption
Power Save
This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption
No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours
This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for three hours or more
Eco Mode
This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting eco mode from VIERA Tools
3D
3D panel: Yes (Polarized)
3D 24p cinema smoother: Yes
2D-3D conversion: Yes
Dedicated 3D eyewear: 4 included
VIERA Link
VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too - simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables
Media Player
Simply insert an SD memory card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and Web movies right on your TV
Game Mode
Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play
DLNA
A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house
Built-In Wi-Fi
It is easy to connect to the Internet or a home network by using the built-in Wi-Fi function. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies
Polarized 3D Method
A polarizing film on the display surface displays the left and right images for each of the odd-numbered and even-numbered horizontal scanning lines. When viewed through polarizing eyewear, different images are shown to the left and right eyes, resulting in the perception of 3D images. This method reduces the vertical resolution to one-half, but it is an easy way to view 3D images using light, economical eyewear. Great for watching with a group of people
Vivid Color Creation
The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions
2D-3D Conversion
Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images - such as web content, Blu-ray disc media, and photos and movies saved onto SD memory cards - into 3D images with a high level of precision
3D 24p Cinema Smoother
The system analyzes the frames before and after, and generates and inserts three new frames. By displaying images with 96 frames compared to the 24-frame original source, smooth images are produced without the blurring that is typical of movies
Wide Viewing Angle
With VIERA's wide 178° viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images
VIERA Remote App Support: Smartphone Remote
VIERA Remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads
Free Point Operation
More intuitive free-point operation for Web browsing, by using the touch screen on your smartphone or tablet as a touchpad
Game Pad Operation
Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen
Browser Linkage
You can display the same web pages on VIERA and smartphone with easy operation
Media Flick
Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime
Simple Remote Control
This remote features easy-to-see characters and an easy-to-understand button layout. It lets everyone in the house operate VIERA quickly and easily
Product Support Center
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect
eHELP
No more need to search through the user's manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just press the "help" button on the remote control to display the eHELP
VIERA Connect
VIERA Connect is an Internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers. It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends
Web Browser
The browser supports HTML5 pages, so you can browse the Internet much like you do with a PC. Unlike a PC, though, the large screen allows the whole family or a group of friends to comfortably view a wide variety of content
Additional Features
Panel: IPS LED LCD
Intelligent scene controller: Yes
Vivid color creation: Yes
VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
Web browser: Yes
Skype While Watching TV: Yes
Social Networking TV (Facebook / Twitter): Yes
Support format: AVCHD 3D / Progressive, SD-Video / MotionJPEG (Lumix) / MKV / MP4 / MOV / M4v / FLV / 3GPP / VRO / VOB / TS / PS, MP3 / AAC / FLAC, JPEG / MPO
Game mode: Yes
Built-in closed caption decoder: Yes
Off-timers: Yes
Safety standard: US: UL60065 / FCC Part15, CANADA: CSA C22.2 / IC BETS-7
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 42"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Refresh Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dot Pitch Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) 178° H x 178° V
Lifespan Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video
Video System ATSC, NTSC, QAM
HDTV Compatibility 1080 i
1080 p
720 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer No
Power 20 W
Orientation Built-in
Dolby Digital No
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 4x HDMI Audio/Video In
2x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In/Out
1x RCA Composite Audio/Video In
1x RCA Component Audio/Video In
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio In
1x VGA Video In
1x Ethernet LAN In/Out
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) None
Picture Modes Aspect Control: 480i/p, Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom, Zoom 1080i/p
Digital Media Slot SDXC
Wi-Fi Built-in
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel Not Specified By Manufacturer
Wall Mounting Not Specified By Manufacturer
General
Power Requirements 110-127 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 104.0W
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Energy Star Compliant None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 39.3 x 23.8 x 1.6" / 99.8 x 60.4 x 4.1 cm Without stand
39.3 x 25.6 x 9.8" / 99.8 x 65.0 x 24.9 cm With stand
Bezel Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 30.9 lb / 14.02 kg Without stand
37.5 lb / 17.01 kg With stand
Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV
  • 4 x Pairs 3D Eyewear
  • Owner's Manual
  • Remote Control Transmitter (N2QAYB000703)
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Pedestal
  • Power Cord
  • Component / AV Adapter (K2KYYYY00199)
  • Cable Clamper
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Child Safety
  • Product Registration Card (U.S.A.)
  • 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty (TV); 90-Days Warranty (3D Glasses)
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    PanasonicTC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Great picture quality (6)
    • Energy efficient (5)
    • Led-backlit (5)
    • Good connections (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom (4)
      • Home theater (4)
      • Movies (4)
      • Gaming (3)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Great Choice

      By AJ

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Best looking TV out there
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality
      • LED-backlit
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

        This is a terrific TV. The picture is excellent.
        The only glitch was setting up the WIFI for the TV and my new Panasonic Blu-ray player. Because both were set up just far enough away from the router, the TV and player encryption wouldn't finalize. So I moved both about 10 feet closer to the router and everything encrypted like a charm. Then I moved both back to their location and haven't had any problems with the WIFI service. Yes, sound from the TV's speakers could be better, but I have the TV connected via optic cable to a receiver. Very pleased with the result,indeed.
        Finally, I have purchased numerous items from B&H, mostly photo, and I have never been disappointed with their service.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome Products

        By Paolo

        from Ellington, CT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Great Picture Quality
        • LED-backlit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Video Games
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

          Great product fast delivery i order this at 1:00 am wednesday got it 1:00 pm thursday the next day

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          This TV is the bomb!

          By Smart Shopper

          from Royal Oak, MI

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

              I had my eye on another brand of TV for quite a while waiting for a sale, and then I found this one by accident. I am so glad I did. This has every feature you could want. Set-up was super easy, and I love the built-in WiFi, the Netflix access, the fact that you can use an iPad for a remote, the number and type of connections, the gorgeous picture, the ability to show slideshows wirelessly from your iPad...and I haven't even tried everything else this TV is capable of yet. As with most LCD/LED TVs, the sound could use a boost, but I wouldn't consider it bad enough to be a detriment. Some reviews have mentioned light bleed in the corners but I haven't noticed that on my set. The soap opera effect is easily adjusted and the picture is still sharp and bright. One review mentioned that Consumer Reports rated this TV highly and I can see why. This is way more than just a TV - it's a whole entertainment system. And of course you get the fantastic B&H service and great price (and no, I'm not a shill). You won't be sorry.

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              5.0

              Buy this HDTV

              By Big Jim

              from CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Best looking TV out there
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Picture Quality
              • LED-backlit
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Attached to Computer
                • Bedroom
                • Business
                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Movies
                • Video Games
                • Wall Mounting

                Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

                I use this TV to stream videos and music, GamingXBOX360, Bluray3D, and as a Monitor for my laptop. Here are some of my favorite features:Lots of HDMIs(4)Wireless works great, and all the best apps, PC input works awesome,400mmx400mm mount makes it easy to shop for a wall mount,Internet setup was a breeze,3D looks great(with just the push of a button) though i preffer watching 2DBest picture of any tv I've seen in its classThe only thing this TV does not have (my opinion) is a 3.5mm headphone jack and the speakers aim straight down, so they are not impressive

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                4.0

                its an okay tv

                By beige bird

                from durham, nc

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient

                Cons

                • Have To Figure Out Game

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

                  the supersmooth settings are confusing to the eye at first - if you use the GAME setting, it looks more like the HD you see everywhere else

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  excellent picture and high quality .

                  By capt jon

                  from central florida

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All the connections options I could ever need
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • LED-backlit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

                    bedroom tv perfect size many quality features.love the internet capacity. only sort of con is the manufacturers stand a little shaky need better stabilization.but its a small issue.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic TV

                    By Panasonic Fan

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • All the connections options I could ever need
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • LED-backlit

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Attached to Computer
                      • Bedroom
                      • Movies
                      • Video Games
                      • Wall Mounting

                      Comments about Panasonic TC-L42ET5 42" VIERA 3D LED HDTV:

                      I bought this TV having already owned 2 Panasonic 3D plasma TVs and one Panasonic HD LED. The built-in WiFi enables Viera Connect to be controlled through a WiFi home network using an app. All my Panasonic TVs can be controlled via my app. The image quality and built-in apps are fantastic. I would highly recommend this TV and any other Panasonic TV.

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                      • No

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