Excerpt: Ask any AV enthusiast to recommend a plasma TV and they’ll invariably mention Panasonic. The same isn’t always true of LED TVs, though – something the PDP giant will hope to change with its new 2011 range of LED sets. Reviewed here is the TX-L42E30B, a standard (by that I mean non-3D) 42in LED model packed with features. These include USB HDD recording, Freeview HD tuner, DLNA certification and Panasonic’s Viera Connect internet portal.
Summary: For those not interested in 3D, the Panasonic Viera TX-L42E30B is one of the better 2D-only LED sets around, offering excellent picture and sound quality. Its Internet features only serve to sweeten the deal.
Pros: Great standard- and high-definition performance, Rich colours, Sharp detail, Good Internet features