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Panasonic TX-L42FT60E
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Panasonic TX-L42FT60E

42" 1,600Hz Feb 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency 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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8 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This mid-size TV received a rating of 100% from television expert review website tweakers.net. This puts this TV in the top 3% of all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Panasonic Has Good Television Reviews

Panasonic has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

Very Fast High Frequency Rate

When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX-L42FT60E that we have checked, the Panasonic TX-L42FT60E's high frequency rate of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest. Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42FT60E have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The TX-L42FT60E has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the TX-L42FT60E do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this television and we think the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

supports eight video formats supporteds

The TX-L42FT60E has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This Panasonic TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by televisions of this age and spec. The video formats supporteds "AVCHD", "AVI", "FLV", "MP4", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Panasonic television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60E has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "FLAC", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Three Smart Modess

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60E has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this type and age. The most commonly found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this Panasonic television. The smart modess Cinema, Dynamic and Natural are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest depth of TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-L42FT60E is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. At only 35 millimeters, the TX-L42FT60E has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42FT60E.

We compared all the other 35mm thick TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-46HX853[plb_1457850_price], and the Samsung UE40F7000[plb_1494094_price] is also worth considering.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The TX-L42FT60E does not support smart TV, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the TX-L42FT60E also do not support smart TV.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Panasonic TX-L42FT60E does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the TX-L42FT60E also do not have a built-in camera.

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

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Only Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems

The TX-L42FT60E has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time 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 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 One Image Formats Supported

The TX-L42FT60E has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42FT60E.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The TX-L42FT60E does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the TX-L42FT60E also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

Across all the comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 1.4kg to 36kg. At 12.5 kilograms, the TX-L42FT60E is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TX-L42FT60E

Running Costs Are Average

This Panasonic television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the TX-L42FT60E is £91 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of a comparable age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable age and spec 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
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
Audio System
Subwoofer RMS Power
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
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Hotel Mode
Performance
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
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
3D Glasses Included

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 £89.73
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.95
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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, txl42ft60b, txl42ft60e, roadcasescom txl42ft60, roadcasescom txl42ft60b, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00093
Barcodes 00648044632025, 05025232711277, 05025232711307

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