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.