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Panasonic TX-L42WT50

42" Full HD 1,600Hz May 2012
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £90.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Panasonic has good television reviews
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi
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Energy

OK Running Costs

This Panasonic TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the TX-L42WT50 is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the TX-L42WT50 is £91.


Reviews

Panasonic Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 428 user and expert reviews (including 20 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its TVs. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs compared to other brands.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was May 2012 when Panasonic released the TX-L42WT50.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years. 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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Very Fast High Frequency Rate

When compared to other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV that we have checked, the Panasonic TX-L42WT50's high frequency rate of 1,600 hertz is one of the fastest. Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

We compared all the other 1,600Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic TX-L42FT60E is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The TX-L42WT50 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

We compared all the other 42" televisions to this TV and we think the LG 42LW579 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the KDL-43W756 (£389) (43"), or the KDL-43WD752 (£419.97) (43") both from Sony.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The TX-L42WT50 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the LG 42LW579, or the Panasonic TX-47AS650 which both of have better reviews.

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Supports Bluetooth

The TX-L42WT50 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The TX-L42WT50 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Performance

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The TX-L42WT50 has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a card reader integrated.

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Does Not Have a Child Lock

The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 does not have a child lock, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago which have a child lock.

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Supports 24p

The TX-L42WT50 supports 24p. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support 24p.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The TX-L42WT50 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The TX-L42WT50 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV which do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The TX-L42WT50 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The TX-L42WT50 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The TX-L42WT50 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The TX-L42WT50 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The Panasonic TX-L42WT50 supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The TX-L42WT50 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The TX-L42WT50 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions of this age and spec the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W. The TX-L42WT50 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 16 Watts) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

Across all the TVs that have been around for more than two years the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. With a depth of only 27 millimeters, the TX-L42WT50 has a very thin depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic txl42wt50b, tx-l42wt50e
Barcodes 05025232671137, 05025232671144, 05025232671151

Panasonic TX-L42WT50 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic TX-L42WT50 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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