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Panasonic TX-L42FT60
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Panasonic TX-L42FT60

42" 1,600Hz Feb 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
42" Smart VIERA LED TV - Elegant design with high-performance engine (Energy Efficiency Class A+) Precise frame generation and insertion create smoothly flowing images. Fine light-emission control... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This mid-size TV received a rating of 100 out of 100 from television expert review site tweakers.net. This means that experts think this TV is one of the very best mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Good Brand

Based on 1,248 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its TVs. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Very Fast Refresh Rate

When compared to other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the TX-L42FT60's refresh rate of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest. Mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 170Hz.

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3D Compatible

The TX-L42FT60 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the TX-L42FT60 are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE46F7000[plb_1588337_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-L42FT60 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Supports One Memory Card

The TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of compatible memory cards than most comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported memory card is SD, but this memory card is not supported by this television. The memory cards SDXC are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Has Three Smart Modes

The TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema, Dynamic and Natural are also found on this Panasonic TV.

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Quite Thin

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 35 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The thicknesses of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42FT60 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

Other 35mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price], or the Sony KDL-46HX853[plb_1457850_price] which has better reviews.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 does not support smart TV features, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-L42FT60 also do not support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX-L42FT60 do not have a built-in camera. The TX-L42FT60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Panasonic TX-L42FT60 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec 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 B, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K and SECAM L are also supported by this Panasonic TV.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "FLV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42FT60.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-L42FT60 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX-L42FT60 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-L42FT60 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the TX-L42FT60 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L42FT60

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 mid-size TVs that have been on the market 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 Panasonic television has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
Bluetooth Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Memory Card
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content

Expert Reviews

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8 March 2014

Eerste indruk; de TX-L42FT60 is een zeer degelijk gebouwd toestel. De gebruikte materialen zijn vrijwel allemaal metaal, waardoor het apparaat staat als een huis. De bezel is van...

Nice design
Great smart interface and app
Natural presentation
Well judged colours
Comfortable 3D
Blacks could be deeper
Could have more dark details
Could do with more subtlety
Below par contrast performance
Online platform needs more catchup TV services

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $69.50
Electricity cost when on standby $0.94
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.44
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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 txl42ft60, txl42ft60e, roadcasescom txl42ft60, roadcasescom txl42ft60b, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00093
Barcodes 00648044632025, 05025232711277, 05025232711307
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