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Panasonic TX-L42ET60
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Panasonic TXL42ET60B

42" 600Hz Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received a score of 70% from TV expert review site tu.no.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

Mid-size TVs produced by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-L42ET60 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42ET60 which do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-47AS740[plb_2232470_price].

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3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-L42ET60 is 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

We compared this television to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price], and the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-42AS740[plb_2232478_price].

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

The refresh rates of TVs of this age and spec range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. With a refresh rate of 600 hertz, the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 has one of the faster refresh rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] (800Hz), or the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price] (1,200Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42ET60 which do not have a WiFi connection, the TX-L42ET60 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price], or the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price].

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-42AS740[plb_2232478_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Two Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory cards supported by the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-L42ET60. The memory card "SDXC" is also supported by this TV.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this type and age is 260Hz. At 600 hertz, the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the TX-L42ET60 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42ET60. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Three Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema, Dynamic and Personal are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

The TX-L42ET60 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 35 millimeters) amongst televisions of this age. TVs of a similar spec and age to the TX-L42ET60 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the Toshiba 40RL953[plb_1400160_price] (57mm and cheaper).

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Panasonic TX-L42ET60 does not support smart TV features, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the TX-L42ET60 also do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price], or the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price] which is also higher rated.

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Pricey

We think this television looks expensive compared to other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. We checked 195 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years and they range in price from £73 to £4,406.

Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the TX-L42ET60 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly 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 Ten Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the TX-L42ET60 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-L42ET60. 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-L42ET60 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this type and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Panasonic television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The Panasonic TX-L42ET60 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to look at including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The TX-L42ET60 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L42ET60

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the TX-L42ET60 is £88 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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 TVs of a similar spec and 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 Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
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 Plus
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
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
2 February 2014

ET60 er blant de rimeligste modellene fra Panasonic, men har til tross for dette et stramt og lekkert design, og en gjennomgående god bildekvalitet. I denne runden går seieren likevel til...

Exceptionally natural picture performance
Userfriendly interface
Good value
Slim, stylish
Great new home screen options
Native contrast could be better
Some key video streaming services are missing
Remote control a bit old school
Black levels lack depth and solidity
Backlight not perfect

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.75
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Energy Rating
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 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 txl42et60, txl42et60e, TX-L42ET60E, TX-L42ET60B, panasonic txl42et60, panasonic txl42et60e, panasonic txl42et60b, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3d, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3dl, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3dle, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3dled, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3dledt, panasonic txl42et60b42smart3dledtv
Barcodes 05025232709045, 05025232709083

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