Panasonic VIERA TC-L42U25
LCD TV Buying Guide Commentary
While they had traditionally only made TV's larger than 37" in plasma for 2010 Panasonic is releasing several 42" LCD televisions. The 1080p TC-L42U25 features Panasonic's 120 Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 to deal with motion blur and judder. In the LCD televisions we've reviewed we found that while 120Hz will indeed lessen motion blur and judder the detrimental effect it has on film based content wasn't worth the trade off. Some TVs handled this better than others so when we see Panasonic's 120Hz offerings in our lab we'll be offer more insight into how well it performs.
The TC-L42U25 features the Viera Image Viewer that will create an instant slideshow on your TV from JPEG images stored on an SD memory card. Viera Link allows integration of similarly equipped devices and the u25 series PC input lets it double as a PC monitor. 3 HDMI inputs offer a good number of connection options for your home entertainment devices.