Panasonic TC-L42ET5 Review – 42-inch LED LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on March 26th, 2012
Panasonic TC-L42ET5 Review: 42” LED LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Panasonic TC-L42ET5 LED LCD HDTV. It is one of the HD TV models launched by Panasonic with passive 3D technology support. The low price-tag and smaller size of the model also make the model usable in a flexible manner. But the model still offers the video quality and resolution offered by the higher end LED TV sets launched by the manufacturer. Also, it allows users to access a wide variety of movies, videos, photos, music, apps and games from various online and offline sources.
The model is also designed with video related features to entertain the members of a modern family. You can consider the TV set to suit the need of the youngsters and kids. They can use the passive glasses with polarized lenses offered by the manufacturer to watch the 3D movie and play their favorite video games. At the same time, the 1080p resolution will allow the older members to watch their favorite television programs and shows in HD resolution.
The improved resolution is also backed with 120 Hz refresh rate, strong black levels and better contrast ratio. In comparison to the subfield motion rate supported by the higher end models available in the market, the refresh rate offered by the model looks normal. But the feature is high enough to eliminate motion blur, when you are watching the faster moving scenes involving sports and action. The overall video quality offered by the model will allow your family members to access a wide variety of television programs and shows aired across multiple TV channels.
Panasonic TC-L42ET5 Features and Specifications Review:
1080p HD Resolution
Passive 3D Compatible
2D to 3D Conversion
120 Hz Refresh Rate
16:09 Image Aspect Ratio
4 HDMI, 2 USB, SD Card Slot
VIERA Connect with built in Wi-Fi and Web Browser
Panasonic has further included a set of networking and connectivity options to make the TV set usable just like a desktop computer. The HDMI and USB ports can be used by a viewer to access his offline collection of movies, music, game, videos and photos. You can directly connect the TV set with camcorder, digital camera and gaming consoles through the input options included in the HDTV design. Similarly, you can connect a Blu-ray or DVD player to the model and access the digital content stored on various types of digital discs.
The model also allows users to access internet by using the wireless networking options. Further, it comes with a web browser compatible with Flash and HTML 5. A user can use the web browser to browse through his favorite websites on a 42-inche screen. You can even stay connected with your friends on Facebook and Twitter by using the Social Networking TV integrated with its features. Panasonic has further integrated the VIERA Connect feature that enables you to stream online digital content from popular content networks like YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and Netflix. Also, you can download and install compatible apps on the TV set to enhance its overall functionalities and use it similar to a desktop computer.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Panasonic TC-L42ET5 4/5 stars!