Summary: I'm going to start this review by saying I have never had a newer flat screen/HD TV so I can't really compare it to other newer TVs. We are still using the old style TVs in my house that are 10+ years old. The 42in Panasonic VIERA TC-L42ET5 was purchased by my household to replace a 25 year old TV. So we started shopping around to see what our options were.
Summary: This tv was a little better than the seven inch. It came with a second antenna which is why a managed to get one clear channel on it. I only use it every now and then when I'm waiting in my car for an appointment or something.
Summary: Over the last 3 months I bought 2 HD TV's: The Samsung PN51E550 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black) by Samsung (Feb 20, 2012) that came with 2 pairs of 3D glasses from HHGREGG and this one the Panasonic VIERA TC-L42ET5 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Full HD IPS LED-LCD TV with 4 Pairs of Polarized 3D Glasses from Amazon. I bought this TV to replace my 2009 Panasonic (Plasma) TV that broke only after 3 years.
Great as a TV; the computer aspects are a little off
Ryan C. Reich, Amazon
13 January 2013
Summary: This TV looks great and sounds great, and its functions are easy to use. I appreciate greatly that it has built-in wireless and interfaces well with Netflix, Amazon, etc. It also *seems* to accept things like USB flash drives; however, what it does not accept are USB DVD players, at least, not in the obvious way. If you want to play a DVD you have to buy one that spits out an HDMI signal (perhaps through a converter?).
Summary: Have this TV now for about a month now. Here is what I have to say about it, Pro * When playing 3D video (such as Bluray 3D), the 3D effect is very good * Passive 3D means no need for battery and/or recharging on 3D glasses * Has SD card slot and supports up to SDXC * Rich color and smooth video * IPS panel means very wide viewing angle * Has built in Wireless with Ethernet port * Supports HDMI ARC * Supports smartphone control (smartphone acts as a remote) * Excellent...
Summary: First of all, I am very happy this TV, and thank you Amazon for a safely packed package. I have seen Samsung, Sony TV, and this pany is comparable to these brands. This display is beautiful, I have not experience any back-light problem. View angles works, 3D feature is pleasant. I have seen the Samsung Active 3D, this passive 3D is comparable to Samsung, and more easy to view. You don't need to change your 3D eye-wears, lighter weight...
Summary: When looking to buy a TV, I was not specific to any brand or model. My preferences were : 1. LED TV 2. 1080p 3. Screen Size 32"-42" 4. Screen refresh rate - 60Hz (as per many articles online and discussion with many sales representatives in various stores : a normal eye in most cases cannot make out differences with higher screen refresh rates) But I was also open to go for 3D/Smart TV in case that comes as a value addition to the offer.
Summary: This Viera TC-L42ET5 replaced a 2007 40" Samsung that was plagued with faulty capacitors (was reimbursed by Samsung) and a burned out panel (not covered by Samsung). This set is LED and 120 refresh which makes it a world apart from the old Samsung. I won't use the 3D due to lack of programming and extra cost by Time Warner. Pros: Great picture; smart TV so I don't need my Roku for this set; easy setup; great Amazon price at $600 (must have been trying to unload 3D sets).