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26 July 2013
Summary: This TV has an excellent picture and sound quality. For HD content the picture is quality is stunning and the colours are very vivid. The built-in HD freeview tuner works just fine. The guide is very functional an easy to use, as are the menu systems. It is very thin, well built and of a nice design (very minimal frame around screen).
Summary: Baught this tv to replace a Toshiba smart tv that went wrong after only a few weeks. I can't fault this TV. Good picture, sound is fine, lot's of inputs. Internet works well with IPlayer, netflix etc Only issue is that there is no Lovefilm as Netflix films are a bit limited. Panasonic and all smart tv's should really make all popular film player services available as and when they appear using updates.
Summary: We purchased this item (the 42 inch variant) from Amazon a couple of weeks ago and generally speaking we are VERY pleased with it. We purchased the Skype camera kit and 'dongle' at the same time which, subject to the physical placement of the 'dongle', works well, and the facility to be able to watch (say) BBC I-Player through the television rather than using a laptop computer is greatly appreciated.
Summary: This is a full-HD TV with HD Freeview and Smart TV facilities. Pros: 1. The picture is spectacular and is evenly lit from side to side top to bottom. 2. The optical digital audio output works fine with my DigiTheatre 5.1 system and sounds superb. Cons: 1. The sound through the in-built speakers is thin and disappointing - much worse than my previous Viera TV - so I only use it with my DigiTheatre system. 2. There is no copper digital audio output (only optical).
Summary: Black border screen with transparent (plastic ?)edging surrounding black border. Probably looks real nice next to late 1990's ceiling mount GU50 ceiling fittings with similar clear glass or plastic surrounds. Picture a little blurred and had to max out sharpness thingy setting for better picture. Connections and cables on rear suited to wall mounting. Poor access to CI slot when wall mounted.
Summary: I have had this TV for a month, replacing a 20 " CRT TV. It was easy to unpack and start, tuned in well and has been easy to use. It has a good set of built in screen, sound and other settings which give you a reasonable set of setup choices. I have not yet explored the detailed setting changes you can make beyond these. We have watched the Olympics and it has preformed well with picture quality.
Summary: UPDATED 6th September 2012. Regarding direct record to USB hard drive or SDHC stick mentioned in the review below. I contacted Panasonic over this and got the following reply today: ISSUE RESOLUTION: I am sorry for the lenght of time it has taken us to respond, However I am affraid that it is not possible to record to either USB-HDD or SD card on this model, the USB's are for a USB Keboard and the USB skpe Camera and the SD card slot is for displaying Video and JPegs.
Excerpt: Oggi voglio parlarvi del televisore Panasonic TX-L42E5E che ha acquistato recentemente il mio amico per il suo salotto. Ogni tanto ci riuniamo per vederci le partite domenicali, e devo dirvi che si vedono davvero molto bene. Infatti il televisore è un F ...
Summary: Etant l'heureux possesseur depuis peu de ce téléviseur, je tenais à faire l'éloge de ce téléviseur hors norme pour la qualité de son image quel que soit l'angle ou l'on se place, la richesse des couleurs présentées, ainsi que la qualité sonore bien présente pour une tv de ce type et de ce prix. Le contraste de ce téléviseur est excellent lui aussi et je n'ai pas constaté de ralentissement lors de la mise en route de DVD ou de Blu-Ray.