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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Panasonic has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.
Very Fast Refresh Rate
Mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the TX-L42WT50 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago, the TX-L42WT50's refresh rate of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest.
We compared all the other 1,600Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think the TX-L47DT65[pl_1987681_price], and the TX-L42FT60[pl_1654311_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.
The TX-L42WT50 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-L42WT50 which are not 3D compatible.
We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], and the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] is also worth considering.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not support smart TV features.
We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV features to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the TX-L42WT50 do not have a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which has better reviews.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The TX-L42WT50 is a three USB 2.0 port television.
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Four HDMI Ports
Most televisions of a similar spec and age to the TX-L42WT50 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the TX-L42WT50 which has four HDMI ports.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Switched Off
The TX-L42WT50 has one of the lower power consumptions when switched off (only 0.18 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest power consumption when switched off of similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the TX-L42WT50 is 0.01W and the highest is 0.5W.
Supports One Memory Card
The TX-L42WT50 has a greater number of compatible memory cards than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 Panasonic TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that came out more than two years ago.
Supports Four Audio Formats
The TX-L42WT50 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the TX-L42WT50. The audio formats "AAC", "FLAC" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the Panasonic TX-L42WT50 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema,Dynamic are also found on this Panasonic TV.
Fairly Large Visible Diagonal Screen Size
The TX-L42WT50 has a fairly large visible diagonal screen size (107 centimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The smallest visible diagonal screen size of TVs of this spec and age is 80cm and the largest is 940cm.
With a thickness of only 27 millimeters, the TX-L42WT50 has one of the thinnest thicknesses amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. Across all the TVs of a comparable age and type to the TX-L42WT50 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE46C6200[plb_164321_price] (30mm).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the TX-L42WT50 do not have a built-in camera. The TX-L42WT50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.
Only Supports Ten Analog Signal Format Systems
The TX-L42WT50 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 DK, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL L, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K and SECAM L are also supported by this television.
Only Supports Eight Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the TX-L42WT50 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Panasonic TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "DIVX", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The TX-L42WT50 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 frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Panasonic TV.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the TX-L42WT50 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the TX-L42WT50 is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.
Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.
It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.
Only 2D Comb Filter
The TX-L42WT50 has a 2D comb filter which is better than most similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it have a 3D comb filter.
This TV's comb filter (2D) is in fact the worst comb filter across all TVs of a similar age and type to the TX-L42WT50.
A 3D comb filter is the best comb filter across comparable types of TV.
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Average Running Costs
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the TX-L42WT50 is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of a comparable age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the TX-L42WT50 will cost £91 over 5 years to run.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that came out 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.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this Panasonic television was released.
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