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Panasonic VIERA TC-L42D30 42-Inch 1080p LED HDTV


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  • Flush Design
  • IPS Alpha LED Panel
  • 120Hz with Motion Picture Pro 4
  • VIERA Connect
  • DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePanasonic
Item Weight41.9 pounds
Product Dimensions25 x 11.4 x 38.9 inches
Item model numberTC-L42D30
Color Nameblack
Specification Metenergy_star
Special FeaturesIntegrated Card Reader, Sleep Timer
Frequency Response Curve60
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB004M8SBDE
Best Sellers Rank #96,157 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight21 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableFebruary 3, 2011
  
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Technical Details

  • Integrated Card Reader
  • Sleep Timer
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Product Description

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(March 2011)
TC-L42D30

Original Panasonic Features



VIERA Image Viewer

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.

VIERA Link

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.

VIERA Tools

The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.

Dynamic Contrast
IPS
IPS Alpha LED LCD Technology

The IPS Alpha panel, which is known for its wide viewing angle and excellent light transmittance, is now further enhanced with a bright, energy-saving LED backlight. Images do not fade when viewed from an angle, and contrast is higher than in previous IPS Alpha models in spite of using less power. The IPS Alpha LED LCD TV offers superb color rendering and also contributes to the display's slim design.

LED Backlight

This system places LED backlights on the top and bottom of the panel, and sends the light toward the center of the screen. Using light guides and diffusers, it distributes the light over the entire panel to provide backlighting. There is no need to cover the entire rear surface with LEDs, so the panel module is thinner and a great deal of energy is saved.

120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4

Even fast-moving scenes are displayed sharply and clearly. With a 60Hz video signal input, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 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 afterimages.

Dynamic Contrast

By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha Panel and high-brightness LED backlight, Panasonic have attained both high contrast and low power consumption. Also, by detecting the contrasting parts of the scene, the backlight is adjusted to maintain a brightness that is optimal for each area. Deep blacks are reproduced with no fading. The contrast between the brilliance of diamond-like stars and the deep black of the night sky produces a sharp, crisp image.

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.

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.



TC-P42D30

VIERA Connect

The exciting world of IPTV, centering on TV, is about to begin for the enjoyment of the entire family. Now you can enjoy intuitive remote control while relaxing on the living room sofa, with a wide variety of content at your fingertips. In the near future, TV will also be able to link with a tablet device to achieve completely new forms of entertainment that you've never before experienced.

DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready

Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility. *Must have wireless USB adapter for Wi-Fi, such as DY-WL10

VIERA Remote

VIERA remote is a TV remote controller app for select Panasonic VIERA HDTVs that uses your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (of iOS 4.2 or later) to control TV channel selection, input selection, and volume control. Included features are gesture control, a keyboard user Interface, and a power off button. Learn more about Panasonic’s VIERA remote app.


Key Specifications

  • Series: D30
  • Screen type: LCD
  • Screen size: 42 inches
  • Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Panel:IPS-Alpha LED LCD 1080p (WSXGA)
  • Filter: Clear Panel
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power,V-Audio Surround
  • Image viewer:Yes (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • Aspect control: 480i/p: Full, Just, 4:3, Zoom 1080i/p: Full, H-Fill, Just, 4:3, Zoom
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK3L2RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes

Connections

  • HDMI: 4 (1 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1
  • Composite A/V: RCA x 1
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1
  • Digital audio output: 1 (5.1 ch)

Dimensions

  • TV with stand: 25.0" x 38.9" x 11.4" (H x W x D) 41.9 pounds
  • TV without stand: 23.6" X 38.9" X 1.3" (H x W x D) 35.3 pounds
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Panasonic 2011 LCD HDTV Comparison

Series:
DT30
D30
E30
E3
U30
U3
X30
C3
C30
Models:
Panel Type
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS LCD
IPS Alpha LCD
IPS LCD
LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
HD 720p
--
--
--
--
--
--
Full HD 1080p
--
--
--
3D Ready
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Filter
Clear Panel
Clear Panel
Clear Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Moving Picture Resolution
1080 Lines
900 Lines
900 Lines
300 Lines
900 Lines
300 Lines
300 Lines
300 Lines
300 Lines
VIERA Connect
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Easy IPTV
--
--
--
--
--
--
DLNA
--
--
--
--
Wireless LAN
Ready
Ready
Ready
Ready
--
--
Ready
--
--
Ethernet
--
--
--
--
HDMI
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
1
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Composite A/V
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
Digital Audio Output
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
PC (DSub)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
USB 2.0 Port
3
3
2
2
--
--
1
--
--
JPEG Playback
MP3 Playback
--
--
--
--
MPEG Video Playback
--
--
--
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What's in the Box

Panasonic D30 series LED LCD HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions, quick start guide

Product Description

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Didn't know what I had until I traded it in.
Heath
Dead pixels on the screen, bleeding and full clouding, return the tv and a second also had dead pixels!
Max M.
It is good enough for me, and i am very picky about picture quality.
Kyle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By chmod on November 2, 2011
Sorry to report, but as the saying goes, "facts are friendly".

You need to hope, make that pray, your set doesn't develop a nasty black line from the top like ours did. The line is maybe 5 inches long and very visible on all inputs. It was confirmed by the repair guy Panasonic sent out. The set needs a new panel. Ok, it sucks but these are complex devices.

Guess what? It's been in the shop for a month and the latest date, without any promise, is another four weeks for the part. Two months?

Ever try to reach Panasonic for such an issue? It is brutal. Nothing to offer, no consideration whatsoever. Just "please call the repair shop as it is their job to keep you apprised." Yeah, the repair shop calls every week to express exasperation that Panasonic cannot get them the part.

We all know things can break, but folks, the real test is when things go bad - how does a manufacturer perform? In this case, as badly as you can imagine.

One call: transferred to parts. Parts looks up the case, reports the part is back ordered, and it will be at least another month. That makes two months. I ask him who I should speak with? He says the Consumer people. I say, OK, can you transfer me. He transfers me to a general operator. She says she'll transfer me. She does - to "family court". Seriously. Family court.

Another call: nice man listens to my tale. Advises me that the service company, and this is not a formal Panasonic outfit, just an authorized repair place - he insists the repair shop is who I must deal with. The poor guys running that shop are flipping out that Panasonic is putting them in the hot seat when it is the part delay which is the issue.

Caveat emptor to you all. I sincerely hope you have units that last forever. But speaking for us, we'll never consider anything Panasonic again, ever.

regards,
patrick
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Rich14au on June 19, 2011
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Let me preface by saying that I am no videophile but I am a software developer, and hence, a tech-nerd. I've been suffering with a 36" CRT 480p TV for the past decade, so it was time for an upgrade. In this case, "upgrade" is an understatement. The VIERA blows my old TV out of the water. I know I'm not comparing apples to apples here but the VIERA is just plain awesome. The frame bezel is super thin and flush with the screen. The 1080p screen is just beautiful. Blu-ray discs just shine on this TV. The new VIERA Connect apps and interface work well and the streaming quality of Netflix, MLB.tv, Hulu Plus and Amazon is great.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on July 29, 2011
One of the great things about Panasonic's new LED HDTV high end line (D30 & DT30) is the low input lag. This is something that gets ignored in a majority of LCD & LED HDTV reviews because quite honestly most LCD/LED HDTV's have bad input lag. The average joe may not notice but it's there. However with the D30 & DT30 models input lag is extremely good. (Around 30 MS and lower depending on your set which is amazing for a HDTV that isn't a plasma)

Picture quality is fantastic and the design has finally caught up with the times. (panasonic is notorious for having great displays but crappy aesthetics)

Most importantly if you Game ALOT like me this and the DT30 line is the best HDTV's you will find that won't gimp your play.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M. Trandafir on September 24, 2011
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* Panel:
- This is advertised as an IPS alpha panel, which is supposed to be one of the best panels to date. Indeed, the colors do not seem to fade when viewed at wide angles, although the screen still turns gray at a fairly small angle (45 degrees I'd say) in very dark areas. IPS or not, it seems LCD panels still can't match plasma in viewing angle and black levels, and this is more important in dim rooms. Yes, IPS panels are best, but having seen one, I'm not so sure not having one is a deal breaker anymore.
To get into more details, I looked at the pixels with a magnifier and they all appear rectangular and solid to me. No chevron pixels or any other strange shape. My computer monitor also has an IPS panel and that one looks the same. Apparently, looking at the panel can't tell you the type.
- I think I spotted a dead pixel; not sure if there are more since I haven't specifically looked for them, but they don't seem to intrude very much anyway.

* Image quality:
- While watching a TV channel, I noticed that this model has the chroma bug (aka chroma upsampling error, or CUE). There's a good explanation of this at [...] I created a small MPEG2 video containing fully saturated blue and red discs of various sizes on a dark gray background and I played it on the TV through DLNA. Sure enough, it exhibited the bug, regardless of whether the video was interlaced or progressive. The problem is not there if you connect a DVD/BluRay player or a cable box to the TV through an analog or HDMI connection since these don't have any vertical chroma subsampling: the former is either a composite or a YPbPr signal, while the latter is either RGB (always 4:4:4) or a 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 YCbCr signal - depending on how the player/cable box is set up.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Squid729 on December 5, 2011
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Have owned for 6 months now and very happy with this television! This is our first big screen HDTV. 42" is a nice size without overwhelming the room. The aesthetics of this unit are excellent, thin bezel, classy and looks expensive, so many look plastic-y and cheap. TV speaker sound is great, lots of HDMI inputs, awesome picture, low power usage, and the IPS panel provides a clear view from all corners of our room. Glad we waited to get the great web apps that Panasonic pulled together for 2011. We use Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, and Skype daily. No Vimeo yet, meh. DLNA works well for playing music from a centralized Windows Media Center computer. My only complaint is the Panasonic accessory WiFi dongle is way overpriced, so i am using a wireless bridge wired to the tv to access my wireless network. Have the Atheros-based TP-Link TL-WN722N TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter on order and hope that lets me go wireless for less moolah. Best accessory by far is the Logitech TV Cam for Skype: Logitech TV Cam for Skype, HD Video Calling on Compatible Skype-Enabled TVs. Simply awesome to Skype from living room using our Panasonic tv, a real game-changer. BTW the Amazon 14 day price match policy saved me $50 when they lowered the price, kudos Amazon for the great customer service.
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