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Panasonic TX-L42DT65

Panasonic TX-L42DT65

42" 1,600Hz Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Precise frame generation and insertion create smoothly flowing images. Fine light-emission control also minimises flicker to ensure smooth images. By combining the IPS Panel, with its great... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic TV received a score of 70% from expert review site Trusted Reviews.

Nice Design

Several people who purchased this TV agreed that it was good looking. Trustedreviews.com wrote “Sure, its pictures often look good - very good even; its design is gorgeous and futuristic;” in their review of the Panasonic TX-L42DT65. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-L42DT65 two years ago “Gorgeous spacesaving design”. Trusted Reviews also wrote “Elegant design, twin tuners”.

One Panasonic TX-L42DT65 owner said that the product was aesthetic. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Aesthetically a winner” in their Panasonic TX-L42DT65 review and rated the product 4 stars. One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was smooth. Trusted Reviews scored it 70 out of 100 and said “24p Smooth Film” in their review of the Panasonic TX-L42DT65.

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Easy to Use

Some Panasonic TX-L42DT65 reviewers wrote that the product had a good interface. Trusted Reviews said “The My Home Screen interface is excellent”. Trusted Reviews also said “Panasonic's new personalised My Home Screen user interface is good, twin tuners are a gamechanger”.

Several people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. Trustedreviews.com said on Trusted Reviews “Its headline features are 1600Hz BLS motion handling, local dimming over six separate LED blocks, passive 3D playback” in their Panasonic TX-L42DT65 review. Trusted Reviews said “Even the application of a local dimming engine can't stop the set's handling of dark scenes feeling clumsy”.

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Good High Def TV

One Panasonic TX-L42DT65 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “What is the Panasonic TX-L47DT65? The Panasonic L47DT65 is a 47-inch TV from the second rung of Panasonic's full HD LCD range”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic TVs and also specifically for Panasonic mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

Very Fast Refresh Rate

The refresh rates of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-L42DT65 range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. When compared to other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the TX-L42DT65 that we have checked the refresh rate of, the TX-L42DT65's refresh rate of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest.

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3D Compatible

The TX-L42DT65 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-L42DT65 which are not 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42DT65 which do not have a WiFi connection, the Panasonic TX-L42DT65 has a WiFi connection.

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Supports One Memory Card

The number of compatible memory cards supported by the TX-L42DT65 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to 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 television.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

The Panasonic TX-L42DT65 is a three HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the TX-L42DT65 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-L42DT65 is more than most televisions of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to the TX-L42DT65. The audio formats "3GPP", "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Three Smart Modes

The TX-L42DT65 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of this type and age. The smart modes "Cinema" and "Dynamic" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42DT65 is 62mm. The TX-L42DT65 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 35 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One Panasonic TX-L42DT65 owner who reviewed this TV wrote that it was not good for watching TV catchup services.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-L42DT65 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-L42DT65 also do not support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the Panasonic TX-L42DT65 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the TX-L42DT65 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems PAL I are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Only Supports Ten Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Panasonic TX-L42DT65 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the TX-L42DT65 is more than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-L42DT65. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-L42DT65 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L42DT65

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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 Three Years Ago

This mid-size TV has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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24 January 2014

While the L47DT65 admittedly has its moments, it's hard to come up with any irresistible reasons for owning one. Sure, its pictures often look good - very good even; its design is gorgeous and...

Gorgeous spacesaving design
Sharp, clean pictures
The My Home Screen interface is excellent
Elegant design, twin tuners
My Home Screen UI, app integration
It's a bit expensive
Native contrast performance is below par
Local dimming system lacks finesse
Backlight inconsistencies, patchy media file playback, can be prone to motion artefact
There aren't enough video streaming services, and even the application of a local dimming engine can't stop the set's handling of dark scenes feeling clumsy

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Electricity cost when switched on $69.64
Electricity cost when on standby $0.95
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.59
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Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers txl42dt65, txl42dt65b, roadcasescom txl42dt65, roadcasescom txl42dt65b, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00092
Barcodes 00648044632018
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