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Panasonic TC-L42U30 Review

42" 1080p LCD TV

Picture and Viewing Features

In the U30 Panaosnic is using the same panel they are using on their LED backlit TVs but with CCFL. They call the technology their IPS Alpha Panel. Panasonic says, "The IPS Alpha technology delivers a wide viewing angle with almost no picture degradation at off angle viewing, a higher moving picture resolution during fast action scenes, and a clear, bright image. Due to the structure and high transmittance of the panel, an IPS Panel consumes less energy and produces a brighter, clearer picture."

Standout Features

1080p IPS Aplha Panel

Viera Image Viewer lets you use your TV to view photos on a memory card.

120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4

See the TC-L42U30 Value Rating Review


  • Screen size: 42" class (42" diagonal size) with Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 native aspect ratio; support for 4:3 content
  • Viewing angle: 178° viewing angle
  • Progressive features: Progressive scan / 120 Hz Motion Picture Pro 4
  • Video inputs: 3 HDMI inputs (1 side) + audio return / 1 Composite / 1 Component + audio / PC input
  • Audio inputs: Yes
  • Audio output: 1 5.1-channel digital audio output
  • Built-in speakers: Dual full-range 20 W speakers (10% THD)
  • Mounting options: Includes stand / VESA-compliant
  • Remote contol: Includes remote control
  • Tuners: ATSC / QAM / NTSC
  • Aspect control: Full / H-Fill / Just / 4:3 / Zoom
  • Video processing compatibility: 24p Smooth Film / 24p playback
  • Auto contrast: Intelligent Scene Controller / Motion Focus
  • IPS LCD 1080p panel (WSXGA)
  • Convenience: VIERA Tools / VIERA Link / VIERA Image Viewer / Game mode
  • Closed Caption decoder: Yes
  • Languages: Trilingual menu
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Dimensions: 40.2" W x 26.3" H x 11.4" D w/ stand; 40.2" W x 24.9" H x 4.3" D w/o stand
  • Weight: 41.9 lbs. w/stand; 37.5 lbs. w/o stand


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