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Panasonic TX-L42FT60
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Panasonic TX-L42FT60

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 without afterimages. By combining the IPS Panel,... More
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10 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Panasonic television received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from tweakers.net. This means that TV experts think this TV is one of the very best televisions of this type and age.

Panasonic Has Good TV Reviews

On average Panasonic mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all televisions produced by Panasonic.

Very Fast Refresh Rate

The refresh rates of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the TX-L42FT60 range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. When compared to other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the TX-L42FT60, the refresh rate of the TX-L42FT60 of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest.

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3D Compatible

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 is 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-L42FT60 are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE46F7000[plb_1588337_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a WiFi connection.

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Supports One Memory Card

The number of compatible memory cards supported by the Panasonic TX-L42FT60 is more than most televisions that have been available for more than two years. 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-L42FT60 is a three HDMI port TV.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-L42FT60. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Three Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the TX-L42FT60 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Panasonic TV. The smart modes Cinema, Dynamic and Natural are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the TX-L42FT60 is 62mm. The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 has a quite thin thickness (only 35 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 35mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price], or the Sony KDL-46HX853[plb_1457850_price] which has better reviews.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the TX-L42FT60 do not support smart TV features. The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The TX-L42FT60 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-L42FT60 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price].

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Only Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems

The TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. 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 G, PAL H, PAL I, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K and SECAM L are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the TX-L42FT60. 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 TVs of this age and spec. This TV 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 television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-L42FT60 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the TX-L42FT60 also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L42FT60

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The TX-L42FT60 has an average 5 year running cost of £91 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of a similar age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and type 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

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

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 Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
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
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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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 £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £89.35
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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 txl42ft60, txl42ft60b, txl42ft60e, roadcasescom txl42ft60, roadcasescom txl42ft60b, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00093
Barcodes 00648044632025, 05025232711277, 05025232711307

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