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The Panasonic VIERA TC-L42D2 is one of two LED-backlit, 1080p HDTVs (TC-L37D2, TC-L42D2) released in April 2010.

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Pros

colors are vibrant and clearly defined

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speakers suitable for every day use

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excellent picture quality after adjustment

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handles upconversion of SD and DVD video streams gracefully

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very little glare even in a bright room

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Cons

no analog audio output, digital only

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at high levels speakers sound a bit hollow

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settings need to be adjusted in most cases

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The Panasonic VIERA TC-L42D2 is one of two LED-backlit, 1080p HDTVs (TC-L37D2, TC-L42D2) released in April 2010. Both units feature an integrated iPod dock, VIERA Image Viewer for viewing digital JPEG images stored on an SD card, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 technology, and 24p Smooth film. The larger TC-L42D2 hosts a wide-angle IPS panel that’s been enhanced with an energy-saving LED backlight. According to Panasonic, the technology keeps images from fading when viewed from an angle. Like its predecessor, the HDTV set full 1080p resolution with a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio that, along with the backlit technology, allows the unit to produce “brilliant luminance and superb blacks.” Added to that, the 24p technology ensures Blu-ray disc media content is presented in its more original format. Included also is VIERA Link, whereby compatible A/V components can be controlled via a single remote.

Features
  • D2 Series
  • Backlit-LED HDTV
  • 1080p Resolution
  • 120Hz Technology
  • 24p Playback
  • Progressive Scan
  • Intelligent Scene Controller
  • Motion Focus Technology
  • Universal iPod Dock
  • VIERA Image Viewer
  • VIERA Link
  • Component/Composite
  • HDMI/PC
  • SD Card Slot
Specifications
  • Series: D2
  • Type: LED HTV
  • Size: 42"
  • Viewing Angle: 178
  • Resolution: 1080p (16:9)
  • Backlight: L ED
  • Dynamic Contrast: 2,000,000:1
  • Audio: Full Range x2; 20W
I/O
  • Integrated ATSC Tuner
  • VIERA Image Viewer (JPEG)
  • HDMI Input (3)
  • Composite Input (2)
  • Audio Input (2)
  • PC Input (1)
  • Component Video Input (1)
  • Component Audio Input (1)
  • Digital Audio Output (1); 5.1 Ch
  • Audio Return Channel (1)
  • Analog Audio Input (1)
  • SD Card Slot (1)
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