Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review

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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-
Seller
Panasonic
TC-L42D2

LED HDTV
42″ $1199 $29 3.4 7

 

Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this LED TV is $29 per inch of screen size. This is priced about average.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual electricity use is 3.4 kWh per inch of screen size. This is more energy efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 7 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has an average number of key features.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review
Resolution Designed with 1080p resolution, the highest definition available. Provides nearly twice the resolution of 720p, and allows you to fully utilize 1080p videos or programming.
Side Inputs Includes side inputs that allow you to conveniently plug-in some devices without having to reach behind the TV.
LED Designed with edge-lit LED backlighting instead of standard LCD fluorescent bulbs. LED is more energy efficient and allows for significantly thinner TV designs.
Local Dim This LED television does not have local dimming capability. On / Off dimming of LED zones can significantly enhance the quality of your picture.
Frame Rate Employs blur reduction technology that increases the frame rate to 120 Hz (120 frames per second). The picture should be crisp and clear for sports and action movies.
THX Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX certification generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review
DLNA Not DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance). DLNA promotes interoperability between electronic devices, which makes sharing digital content easier and more convenient.
3D This Panasonic television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
Wi-Fi This Panasonic HDTV is not Wi-Fi capable. You cannot wirelessly connect to your home-based internet network.
Internet Internet access is not available with this TV. You cannot view streaming internet videos, widgets, or applications that are available with many brands.
DVD Player Like most televisions, this Panasonic TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This Panasonic HDTV is ultra-thin with a depth of only 1.5″. Provides a sleek look, especially if you can wall mount-it. – Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review
Frame Standard, multiple-level design with some space between the screen and the bezel. Single-level designs can provide a seamless look that is preferred by some consumers.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review
HDMI Provides 3 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and two other devices such as a DVD player and video game console. Do you need to connect a PC as well?

 

Panasonic TC-L42D2 Review » Features & Specs

OVERVIEW

  • Model Type LED
  • Series D2
  • Model Year 2010


VIDEO

  • Screen Size 42″ Class (42.0″ diagonal)
  • Viewing Angle 178°
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
  • Aspect Control 480i/p: Full, Just, 4:3, Zoom
  • 1080i/p: Full, H-Fill, Just, 4:3, Zoom
  • Panel IPS 1080p (WSXGA)
  • Filter Clear Panel
  • Backlight LED
  • Progressive Scan Yes
  • 24p Playback(2:3) Yes
  • Intelligent Scene Controller Yes
  • Motion Focus Technology Yes
  • Contrast (Dynamic) 2,000,000:1
  • 120 Hz Yes (Motion Picture Pro 4)
  • 24p Smooth Film Yes


AUDIO . 

  • Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers 2
  • Audio Output 20 W ( 10% THD )
  • Surround Sound Yes


INPUTS & JACKS

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (JPEG playback)
  • HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
  • Composite Video Input 2 (1 side)
  • Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 side)
  • PC Input 1
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR) 1
  • Audio Input (for Component Video) 1
  • Digital Audio Output 1 (5.1 ch)
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI) Yes


CONVENIENCE

  • VIERA Link™ Yes
  • Universal Dock for iPod Yes
  • VIERA® Tools Yes
  • Game Mode Yes
  • Clean Touch Bezel No
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
  • Trilingual Menu English/Spanish/French
  • Sleep Off-Timers and Programable Timer Yes (5 programs)


GENERAL

  • Power Supply AC 110 – 127 V, 60 Hz
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption 78.0 W
  • Energy Star Yes
  • Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Swivel Angle +15°
  • Tilt Angle No
  • VESA Compatible Yes
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK3L2RW


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand 27.5″ x 40.7″ x 13.0″
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand 25.8″ x 40.7″ x 1.5″ (Panel depth)
  • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 47.4 lbs.
  • Weight (lbs.) without Stand 40.8 lbs.
  • Carton Dimensions 31.2″ x 53.5″ x 8.3″
  • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 59.5 lbs.