Excerpt: It’s good to see a 42-inch Freeview HD 3D TV that’s unapologetically populist. Embracing a Primark aesthetic (affordable but on trend) and keeping a lid on advanced panel tech, it’s priced to appeal to everyone looking for a big brand thinscreen with net-connectivity. Affordable yet edgy, the 42-inch Panasonic LX-L42ET5 is clearly looking to put the squeeze on rivals like the LG 42LM640T and the 40-inch Samsung D6510. Need more or less glass?
Pros: Content rich VIERA Connect, Good media playback via USB, Clean 3D performance
Cons: Limited motion resolution, Black levels could be better, File support falters on LAN