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Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi - TC-L42ET5

Abt Model: TCL42ET5 | UPC Code: 885170076433
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Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ 2D-3D Conversion/ 3D 24p Cinema Smoother/ VIERA Connect/ Web Browser/ Built-In WiFi/ DLNA/ Game Mode/ Crystal Frame/ 360 Backlight Scanning/ 24p Playback/ Eco Mode/ Intelligent Scene Controller/ Includes 4 Pairs Of Polarized 3D Glasses/ Built-In ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM Tuner/ Black Finish.
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Panasonic 42" VIERA Class ET5 3D LED Black Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCL42ET5

Features:

  • Polarized 3D Method
    A polarizing film on the display surface displays the left and right images for each of the odd-numbered and even-numbered horizontal scanning lines. When viewed through polarizing eyewear, different images are shown to the left and right eYes, resulting in the perception of 3D images. This method reduces the vertical resolution to one-half, but it is an easy way to view 3D images using light, economical eyewear. Great for watching with a group of people
  • Vivid Color Creation
    The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions
    • Only for the VT, GT Series of Plasma TVs and WT Series of LCD TVs
  • 2D-3D Conversion
    Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images — such as web content, Blu-ray Disc™ media, and photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards — into 3D images with a high level of precision
    • When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother
    The system analyzes the frames before and after, and generates and inserts three new frames. By displaying images with 96 frames compared to the 24-frame original source, smooth images are produced without the blurring that is typical of movies
    • These images are for a 60Hz input signal
  • Wide Viewing Angle
    With VIERA's wide 178° viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images
    • The range at which the contrast ratio is 10:1 or higher
  • VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote
    VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads
  • Free Point Operation
    More intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad
  • Game Pad Operation
    Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen
    • Gamepad operations can be used only for games downloaded from the VIERA Connect Market to SD Card
  • Browser Linkage
    You can display the same web pages on VIERA and smartphone with easy operation
  • Media Flick
    Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime
  • Simple Remote Control
    This remote features easy-to-see characters and an easy-to-understand button layout. It lets everyone in the house operate VIERA quickly and easily
  • Product Support Center
    Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect
    • Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market
  • eHELP
    No more need to search through the User's Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just press the HELP button on the remote control to display the eHELP
  • VIERA Connect
    VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers. It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends
  • Web Browser
    The browser supports HTML5 pages, so you can browse the Internet much like you do with a PC. Unlike a PC, though, the large screen allows the whole family or a group of friends to comfortably view a wide variety of content
  • WiFi Built-In
    It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the WiFi Built-In function. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies
    • A wireless LAN environment is required to use the WiFi Built-In function
  • DLNA
    A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house
  • Game Mode
    Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play
  • Media Player
    Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV
    • Applicable formats vary depending on the model
  • VIERA Link™
    VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables
  • Eco Mode
    This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools
    • No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours
      This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for 3 hours or more
    • Power Save
      This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption
    • C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]
      This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption
    • Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™
      The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage
    • Standby Power Save
      When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices is minimized
      • VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start
      • The power consumption value differs depending on the discs used in connected devices and the usage conditions
    • Intelligent Auto Standby
      Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link™ control for interconnected devices
      • VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.
  • Crystal Frame
    The slim screen is surrounded by a delicately colored bezel and transparent, crystal-like frame to produce VIERA's unique floating appearance

Specifications:

Panel

  • Screen Size Diagonal: 42"
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Panel: IPS LED LCD
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • Aspect Control
    • 480i/p: FULL, JUST, 4:3, ZOOM
    • 1080i/p: FULL, H-FILL, JUST, 4:3, ZOOM
  • Viewing Angle: 178 degrees
  • Filter: Clear Panel
  • Panel Drive: 360 backlight scanning
  • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth: Yes
  • Intelligent Scene Controller: Yes
  • Smart VIERA Engine Pro
    • Vivid Color Creation: Yes

Full HD 3D

  • 3D Panel: Yes (Polarized)
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother: Yes
  • 2D-3D Conversion: Yes
  • Dedicated 3D Eyewear: 4 Included

Audio

  • Sound System: Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 20 W
  • Surround Sound: AV Surround

Inputs / Outputs

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • HDMI Input: 4 (4 side)
    • Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
  • SD Card: Yes (SDHC)
  • USB 2.0: 1
  • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input shared with Component: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Composite Video): RCA x 1
  • PC Input: D-sub 15-pin x 1
  • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Digital Audio Output: 1

General

  • VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
  • Web Browser: Yes
  • Skype while watching TV: Yes
  • Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter): Yes
  • VIERA Remote App Support: Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Yes (built-in)
  • DLNA: Yes
  • Media Player: null / Yes (SD Card/USB)
    • Support Format: AVCHD 3D/Progressive, SD-VIDEO/MotionJPEG (Lumix)/MKV/MP4/MOV/M4v/FLV/3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS, MP3/AAC/FLAC, JPEG/MPO
  • VIERA Link: Yes
  • VIERA Tools: Yes
  • Eco Mode: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes
  • E-Help: Yes

Power

  • Power Supply: AC 110 - 127 V, 60 Hz
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption: 60.1 W
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F - 95°F (0°C - 35°C)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand (H x W x D): 23.8" x 39.3" x 1.6"
  • With Stand (H x W x D: 25.6" x 39.3" x 9.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 30.9 lbs
  • With Stand: 37.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 49 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DYes
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, PC
Output ConnectorsComposite, Analog Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)39.3"
Height (inches)23.8"
Panel Depth (inches)1.6"
  

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Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Convenient (5)
  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
    • Movies (4)
    • Bedroom (3)
    • Home theater (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    coolest tv ever

    So i got the tv and it was easy to set up. once i got the cable going the picture was perfect, little change here and 100% happy. the built in wireless is...Read complete review

    So i got the tv and it was easy to set up. once i got the cable going the picture was perfect, little change here and 100% happy. the built in wireless is easy to use. Lets not forget all the COOL apps that are in the tv but also the smart phone app that is VERY COOL. i will tell my friends about this tv.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Panasonic Apps Need Improvement

    I have owned this TV since December 2012 (7 months). When an App doesn't work you can't delete it and reinstall. You must reset the entire TV, including favorites, etc, and...Read complete review

    I have owned this TV since December 2012 (7 months). When an App doesn't work you can't delete it and reinstall. You must reset the entire TV, including favorites, etc, and use clumsy tools to login to everything again. Several hours each time Netflix App crashes. Netflix says to delete the App and reinstall. However Panasonic won't allow you to delete the offending app, you can only delete everything and start over again. Very frustrating experience. I've never encountered this user unfriendly in over 20 years. Its like having a computer and if anything goes wrong, format the PC and reinstall the Operating System (Windows/MAC) from scratch. Help from Panasonic? Doesn't exist if the manual or FAQ don't answer your question/problem. This will be my last Smart Panasonic TV purchase unless Panasonic fixes the problem. Otherwise I like the TV. Great picture, controls, remote etc. Sound is weak, but all very thin TV's have weak sound. They simply aren't big enough for good speakers. I have hooked up a good soundbar and the sound is great. Except for this issue with the Apps (Netflix) I think its a great TV. But having to reset the entire TV to delete an App is engineering incompetence at its best. And more than once for this problem becomes a nuisance for me, the purchaser.

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Panasonic Apps Need Improvement

    By 

    from SE US

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • easy to setup.
    • Great picture

    Cons

    • apps are very limited
    • can't delete a bad app once installed
    • Did not meet expectations
    • Difficult to use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

      I have owned this TV since December 2012 (7 months). When an App doesn't work you can't delete it and reinstall. You must reset the entire TV, including favorites, etc, and use clumsy tools to login to everything again. Several hours each time Netflix App crashes. Netflix says to delete the App and reinstall. However Panasonic won't allow you to delete the offending app, you can only delete everything and start over again. Very frustrating experience. I've never encountered this user unfriendly in over 20 years. Its like having a computer and if anything goes wrong, format the PC and reinstall the Operating System (Windows/MAC) from scratch. Help from Panasonic? Doesn't exist if the manual or FAQ don't answer your question/problem. This will be my last Smart Panasonic TV purchase unless Panasonic fixes the problem. Otherwise I like the TV. Great picture, controls, remote etc. Sound is weak, but all very thin TV's have weak sound. They simply aren't big enough for good speakers. I have hooked up a good soundbar and the sound is great. Except for this issue with the Apps (Netflix) I think its a great TV. But having to reset the entire TV to delete an App is engineering incompetence at its best. And more than once for this problem becomes a nuisance for me, the purchaser.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Almost perfect

      By 

      from Irvine CA

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • value

      Cons

      • Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

        Easy to set up. The only thing holding me back from 5 stars is the sound. Default setting for sound are unusable and after adjusting sound settings, sound is only just acceptable... definitely not killer like the picture.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Happy with Purchase

        By 

        from Lexington, SC

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Sound could be better

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

          Bought this as a replacement for my P42ST30. I use this in my upstairs gameroom to watch sports, play video games with my son, and movies. Impressed with the picture and features. The sound is a little weak, but I have surround sound so no worries. Overall, I am pleased with the tv.

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          5.0

          ABT IS TOP NOTCH

          By 

          from WEST SAND LAKE, NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Best looking TV out there
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • LED-backlit
          • Panny Is The Best
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

          PANASONIC IS THE BEST

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          ABT IS TOP NOTCH

          By 

          from WEST SAND LAKE, NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Best looking TV out there
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • LED-backlit
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Movies

            Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

            YOU MUST HAVE THE PICTURE BY NOW PANASONIV IS THE BEST OVERALL ON THE MARKET.

            Service and delivery comments:

            OUTSTANDING AND QUICK DELIVERY

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best T.V. I have ever had

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Exceeded expectations
            • Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

                This T.V. in my opinion has the best picture out on the market

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                5.0

                Fantastic, great product.

                By 

                from Binghamton, New York

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All the connections options I could ever need
                • Best looking TV out there
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality
                • LED-backlit
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Home Theater
                  • Movies
                  • Video Games

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

                  The clarity & sharpness is amazing! I searched the internet and compared quite a few different manufacturers. I also relied quite a bit on consumer reviews. Can't seem to find a thing wrong with this tv. Sure happy that I made the right choice.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Really Nice Smaller TV

                  By 

                  from Naperville, IL

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All the connections options I could ever need
                  • Best looking TV out there
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • LED-backlit
                  • Reduced Glare

                  Cons

                  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Home
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

                  This is our 3rd Panasonic but out 1st LED TV. Purchased this 3D version for best picture quality. 2D to 3D works but 3D is probably something I would use infrequently. This set works great in our bedroom. Very little motion blur (football). Wi-Fi pereforms extremely well. Easy to set up and great to watch. Sound is acceptable but a sound bar would be better.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  coolest tv ever

                  By 

                  from dallas,texas

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Convenient
                  • Easy to use
                  • Exceeded expectations

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

                      So i got the tv and it was easy to set up. once i got the cable going the picture was perfect, little change here and 100% happy. the built in wireless is easy to use. Lets not forget all the COOL apps that are in the tv but also the smart phone app that is VERY COOL. i will tell my friends about this tv.

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Wow Factor!

                      By 

                      from Broken Arrow, OK

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • All the connections options I could ever need
                      • Best looking TV out there
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Remote Control
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • LED-backlit
                      • Reduced Glare

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business
                        • Wall Mounting

                        Comments about Panasonic 42" 1080P 3D LED HDTV With Built In WiFi:

                        It is a great all around product.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Received product through AMEX reward program. First proudct was damaaged during shipping. We received an immediate replacement. thank you!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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