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Panasonic TX-L42E6
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Panasonic TX-L42E6

42" 100Hz Edge-LED Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date
Fast movement is reproduced with clarity. Experience crisp, focused images. The portal screen menu leads you to a wide variety of content in addition to TV, including internet videos and photos.... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

TV expert review site stuff.tv scored this TV 100%. If all the televisions of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic TV is in the top 1%.

Easy to Use

Two Panasonic TX-L42E6 owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Stuff.tv wrote “Great Android and iOS control app” in their review. Stuff.tv also mentioned “Customisable and easy to use smart TV homescreen”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Stuff.tv wrote in their Panasonic TX-L42E6 review “Superb new interface” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Stuff.tv also mentioned “My Home Screen interface works brilliantly”.

One customer reckoned that it was easy to handle. Stuff.tv mentioned in their Panasonic TX-L42E6 review “Good motion handling”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Panasonic TX-L42E6 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality. One Panasonic TX-L42E6 reviewer said in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-L42E6 had good colour saturation. Stuff.tv rated the product as very good and mentioned “Deep black levels and rich colours” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Some people thought it was good quality. Stuff.tv mentioned three years ago “Strong sound quality for an LED model” in their Panasonic TX-L42E6 review. Stuff.tv also said “Impressive picture quality”. Stuff.tv also said “Excellent picture quality for the money”.

Nice Design

Several people concluded that the product was a good design. Three years ago Stuff.tv wrote “Lovely design” in their review of this TV. Stuff.tv also mentioned “Lovely, spacesaving design”. One customer who bought it thought it was good looking. Expert review site Stuff.tv rated it as excellent and wrote three years ago “It's stylish, has full HD” in their review.

Good High Def TV

A few people who purchased the Panasonic TX-L42E6 thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Stuff.tv gave this TV a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent Full HD picture” in their review of this TV. Stuff.tv also wrote “Sharp HD pictures”.

Good Technical Features

Several Panasonic TX-L42E6 owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic TX-L42E6 had good features. Stuff.tv mentioned “The Panasonic TX-L32E6B has all the features and styling touches you'd expect from a giant flagship of a telly, not to mention the picture quality to match.” in their Panasonic TX-L42E6 review. Stuff.tv also said “Good multimedia features”.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it had good apps. Stuff.tv wrote “Panny's My Home Screen smart platform offers simple yet effective customisation for different users – you can display your favourite apps and widgets around a live TV” .

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic TX-L42E6 owner considered that it was wifi compatible.

Good Sound Quality

One Panasonic TX-L42E6 owner who reviewed it thought it had good sound quality.

Panasonic TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 445 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its televisions. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The TX-L42E6 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-L42E6 which do not have a WiFi connection.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The TX-L42E6 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42E6 range from 2W to 80W.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

Most televisions that have been available for around the same time as the TX-L42E6 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the TX-L42E6 which has three HDMI ports.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The Panasonic TX-L42E6 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the TX-L42E6. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The TX-L42E6 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema, Dynamic, Personal and Standard are also found on this TV.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Panasonic TX-L42E6 owner who bought this TV reckoned that it was not strong and durable. Stuff.tv wrote in their review of the Panasonic TX-L42E6 “This isn't a giant flagship - this is a compact telly that will go anywhere and that costs un” however they gave it a very good review.

One Panasonic TX-L42E6 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was not well made. Stuff.tv mentioned “Plasticky build”.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not compact.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42E6 do not support smart TV features. The Panasonic TX-L42E6 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The TX-L42E6 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago, the TX-L42E6 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The TX-L42E6 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs 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 television. The analog signal format systems PAL B, PAL DK, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, SECAM B/G and SECAM D/K are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The TX-L42E6 has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42E6. The video formats "3GP", "AVI", "FLV", "M4V", "MP4", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Panasonic TX-L42E6 is more than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-L42E6.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Panasonic TX-L42E6 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-L42E6 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At only 100 hertz, the Panasonic TX-L42E6 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Heavy

The weights of televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-L42E6 range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. The Panasonic TX-L42E6 is fairly heavy (13.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L42E6

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many 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 mid-size TV was released over three years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 100 hertz, the TX-L42E6 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42E6.

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Average Thickness

At 49 millimeters, the Panasonic TX-L42E6 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42E6.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Hotel Mode
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

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1 November 2013

The Panasonic TX-L32E6B has all the features and styling touches you'd expect from a giant flagship of a telly, not to mention the picture quality to match. But this isn't a giant flagship - this...

WiFi and lots of smart TV
Excellent Full HD picture
Great Android and iOS control app
Excellent 2D picture
Great black levels
Somewhat weedy sound
Poor sound
No 3D
Smart TV app selection could be better
Only three HDMI ports
1 January 2014

TV: 7 modeller i test 2014 Att på alldeles egen hand leta rätt på den bästa teven för just sina behov upplever många som svårare än någonsin och den största utmaningen när de ska köpa... Read more…

Rglage de l'image parfait en mode Cinma
Taux de contraste lev (mesur 4670 1)
Lecteur multimdia compatible avec une grande majorit de formats
Risque de clouding lev li l'unique barre de LED place sur la droite de l'cran
Compensation de mouvements absente
Ractivit de la dalle en dessous de la moyenne 14 5 ms)

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $53.26
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Total running cost over 5 years $53.26
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Energy Rating
0.35T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers txl42e6, txl42e6e, txl42e6b, txl42e6k, tx-l42e6e, txl42e6bw, TX-L42E6B, txl42e6ek, tx-l42e6k, txl42e6ew, txl42e6bk, TX-L42E6BK, TX-L42E6BW, TX-L42E6EW, panasonic txl42e6, panasonic txl42e6b, panasonic txl42e6e, panasonic txl42e6bk, panasonic txl42e6bw
Barcodes 05025232709274, 05025232709311, 05025232709380, 05025232729463, 05025232729517, 05025232732487
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