Pros

  • Excellent photo slideshows
  • Excellent photo slideshows
  • USB and SD multimedia
  • USB and SD multimedia
  • Great sound
  • Great sound
  • Exceptionally low power consumption
  • Exceptionally low power consumption

Cons

  • Menus not always intuitive
  • Menus not always intuitive
  • No downloadable manual
  • No downloadable manual

At A Glance

The Panasonic TC-L42D30 offers impressive sound and engaging photo slideshows, but its image quality is unexceptional, and it has some rough edges.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

120Hz Motion Picture Pro4:

Even fast-moving scenes are displayed sharply and clearly. With a 60Hz video signal input, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro4 makes 120 frames/second from 60 frames/second. This increases the frame count to allow natural frame-to-frame transitions, for smooth motion images with high resolution. Motion Focus Technology also reduces flicker and effectively suppresses blurring and after images.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 42.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Direct LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
UPC Code 885170042575
Manufacturer Part Number TC-L42D30
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Viera TC-L42D30 LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

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.

120Hz Motion Picture Pro4:

Even fast-moving scenes are displayed sharply and clearly. With a 60Hz video signal input, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro4 makes 120 frames/second from 60 frames/second. This increases the frame count to allow natural frame-to-frame transitions, for smooth motion images with high resolution. Motion Focus Technology also reduces flicker and effectively suppresses blurring and after images.

Product Model TC-L42D30
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.panasonic.com
Product Line Viera
Product Series D30
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD)
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Viera TC-L42D30 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 23.6"
Width 38.9"
Depth 1.3"
Weight (Approximate) 564.8 oz
Height with Stand 25"
Width with Stand 38.90"
Depth with Stand 11.40"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 41.90 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
Scan Format 1080p
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Operating Power Consumption 45 W
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
PC Streaming Yes
Internet Access Yes
Media Player Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.9
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 2.6
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.1
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 3.3
Power Usage
Green Rating Superior
Green score 100.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 42.0   watts