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Panasonic TC-L47ET5

Panasonic TC-L47ET5

47" Feb 2012
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible WiFi Connection Release Date
Polarized 3D MethodA 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... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This mid-size TV received a rating of 85% from expert review website hardwarezone.com.sg. This puts this Panasonic TV in the top 14% of all the similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Nice Design

One Panasonic TC-L47ET5 owner who bought it considered that it was good looking. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their Panasonic TC-L47ET5 review “Stylish design” .

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was wifi compatible. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this TV four years ago “Built-in Wi-Fi”.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic TC-L47ET5 reviewer who purchased the Panasonic TC-L47ET5 thought it was good quality. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of the Panasonic TC-L47ET5 “Decent picture quality” and gave the Panasonic TC-L47ET5 a rating of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One Panasonic TC-L47ET5 reviewer reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 445 expert and owner reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago which are not 3D compatible, the TC-L47ET5 is 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 47LM960, the Samsung UE32H6470, or the Panasonic TX-L42FT60 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the TC-L47ET5 which do not have a WiFi connection, the TC-L47ET5 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the TX-40AS640, and the TX-L42FT60 both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The TC-L47ET5 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TC-L47ET5 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Supports One Memory Card

The number of compatible memory cards supported by the Panasonic TC-L47ET5 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported memory card is SD, but this memory card is not supported by this TV. The memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the TC-L47ET5 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TC-L47ET5.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Panasonic TC-L47ET5 reviewer considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote four years ago “Weak off-angle viewing including heavy crosstalk” in their review of the Panasonic TC-L47ET5 but they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TC-L47ET5 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years also do not support smart TV features.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at include the LG 47LM960, or the Panasonic TX-40AS640 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TC-L47ET5 do not have a built-in camera. The TC-L47ET5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 both from Samsung.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the TC-L47ET5 do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TC-L47ET5 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE46H7000.

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Only 2D Comb Filter

The TC-L47ET5 has a 2D comb filter which is better than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. Most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have a 3D comb filter.

This television's comb filter (2D) is in fact the worst comb filter across all mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

The best comb filter across similar types of television is 3D.

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Fairly High Average Power Consumption

The lowest average power consumption of comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the TC-L47ET5 is 25W and the highest is 140W. At 70.4 Watts, the TC-L47ET5 has a quite high average power consumption compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The TC-L47ET5 is one of the heavier televisions of this age and spec (17 kilograms) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TC-L47ET5 have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TC-L47ET5

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the TC-L47ET5 over four years ago.

Average Thickness

At 52 millimeters, the TC-L47ET5 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TC-L47ET5.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Comb Filter
24p Support
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Progressive Scan
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
PC Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Performance
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Game Mode
24p Playback
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
AC (power) in Port
Average Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Backlight
Placement Option
HDMI Connection
Weight
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
7 August 2012

Unlike Samsung's resolute pursuit of active-shutter 3D glasses technology, more 'neutral' TV makers like Panasonic have the luxury of embracing both passive and active 3D technologies if they... Read more…

Stylish design
Decent picture quality
Commendable HD 3D performance
Inexpensive
Built-in Wi-Fi
Inaccurate color balance under Normal setting
Ineffective noise filters
Weak off-angle viewing including heavy crosstalk
Disappointing shadow detail

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 May 2015 by Anonymous

Would recommend buying from Always innovating!

Bought from Always Innovating and it came quickly and was on point
This TV has exceeded my expectations in many ways I wanted smart functionality for streaming services and a range video format support. Amaz on Prime, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Youtube, are all present out
This a passive 3D TV, the glasses are not powered. The lens are polarized so each eye sees 540 1920 px per frame. That might not sound to good, but your brain puts the image back together in fine form
I have had no issues so far
Only con I can come up with is that the smart feature user interface is a bit dated. You are presented with a grid of nine boxes. Each box is an app of your choosing. Its really not that bad, but I ha

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tcl47et5, panasonic p181801, panasonic p181801p, panasonic txl47et5, panasonic txl47et5b
Barcodes 00211131818833, 00885170076426, 08851700764264
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