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Panasonic-tc-l42u5.33416623
8.8 out of 10

Panasonic TC-L42U5

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Overall 6
6.0

Good TV - severely limited output connectors

Amazon
5 November 2012
  • Summary: So far the TV has been fine. Good picture, simple to configure. My biggest gripe is there is only ONE output from the TV - digital audio output. No HDMI ARC. No optical. Not even RCA! So, if you are going to hook this up to an external sound system you better make sure it takes digital audio or buy some sort of converter. I find it ridiculous that a TV currently still in production does not have HDMI ARC or optical!
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre TV, step down from 2011 models

Amazon
9 October 2012
  • Summary: Given positive experiences with the 2011 Panasonic models, I chose this budget 42" model. I'm not that impressed with it to be honest. 2011 models had IPS panel screens which offer deep blacks, uniform image quality, and excellent viewing angles. This TV however doesn't have these advantages. Black looks gray or even green tinged at times, and the problem is worse as you move to the sides.
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