Panasonic TC-L42U5 42" VIERA LCD HDTV

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Panasonic TC-L42U5 42" VIERA LCD HDTV


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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 16W Audio Speakers
  • AV Surround Sound
  • USB 2.0 x 1
  • Game Mode
  • Power Save Features
  • Contrast Automatic Tracking System
  • 24p Playback (3:2)
  • Intelligent Scene Controller
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
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If you're looking for a TV for your den, bedroom or home the Panasonic TC-L42U5 42" VIERA LCD HDTV may be exactly what you're looking for. Its 42" diagonally measured screen straddles the line between mid-size and large sets. If you'll be viewing it from about five to ten feet away you'll find you're close enough to enjoy a good-sized picture but far enough away that you can enjoy the image without noticing the individual pixels that create it.

With its HD (1080p) resolution and 60Hz backlight scanning, the TC-L42U5 provides scenes with super fast movement that can be viewed with smooth images and no flicker. Its intelligent scene controller uses scene adaptive backlight control and scene adaptive contrast / gamma correction to optimize brightness and contrast levels rich for detailed blacks and crisp, creamy whites.

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.

The full-HD VIERA features a full-HD LCD panel with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Panasonic's image stabilization and high-speed drive technology make it possible to reproduce HDTV broadcasts in their full, original resolution and produce fine image detail from other high-resolution sources
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
USB Playback
Simply insert a USB flash memory into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos and music on VIERA's large screen. The customize function for background music and effect processing gives you even more ways to view and enjoy content
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
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
Power Save
This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption
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
Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App
Get the best setup and viewing style for your Panasonic VIERA TV
Additional Features
Media player: Yes (USB)
Support format: JPEG / MP3
Eco mode: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Trilingual menu: English / Spanish / French
Built-in closed caption decoder: Yes
Off timers: Yes
24p playback (3:2): Yes
Intelligent scene controller: Yes
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 60 Hz
Dot Pitch Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) 176° H x 176° V
Lifespan Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video System ATSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, QAM
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
1080 i
720 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer No
Power 16 W
Orientation 1-Way 2 Speakers
Dolby Digital Yes
Inputs/Outputs 1x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In/Out
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio In
1x RCA Component Audio/Video In
1x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio In
1x RCA Composite Audio/Video In
1x VGA Video Out
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out
Picture in Picture (PIP) None
Picture Modes Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom, Zoom 1080i/p
Digital Media Slot None
Wi-Fi None
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel None
Wall Mounting 400 x 200
Power Requirements 110-127 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 172.0 W
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Humidity: 20 - 80%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 40.2 x 26.7 x 10.7" / 102.1 x 67.8 x 27.2 cm With stand
Bezel Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 32 lb / 14.51 kg
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.5 x 8.0 x 29.2"
Panasonic TC-L42U5 42" VIERA LCD HDTV
  • Remote Control (TZZ00000008A)
  • Pedestal
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Operating Instructions
  • 4 x Assembly Screws
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    Great TV

    By mganchev

    from Ocean City,MD

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer


    • Best looking TV out there
    • Energy Efficient
    • Great Picture Quality


      Best Uses

      • Attached to Computer
      • Bedroom
      • Home

      Comments about Panasonic TC-L42U5 42" VIERA LCD HDTV:

      Great tv,its not heavy for carrying,fits best on my bedroom and gives amazing picture quality.I would definitely recommend it.

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