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Panasonic TX-L42ET5B

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Based on 17 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    3

Expert reviews and ratings

By IT Pro Portal on 80

The TX-L32ET5 is an impressive 32in TV. Its passive 3D pictures are suitably immersive, with the smaller screen lessening some of passive 3D's inherent flaws. 2D movies boast terrific depth and solidity, coupled with blur-free motion, razor-sharp detail...

By DigitalVersus on 60

Passive 3D TVs have a lot going for them: well balanced images, excellent 3D rendering, and more. But the IPS panel's demons inevitably catch up with the Viera TX-L42ET5B, making for a less responsive TV with contrast low enough to earn only three stars...

By Good Gear Guide on 65

Panasonic’s ET5A is a reasonably cheap TV, with solid but unspectacular picture quality. It’s got Panasonic’s VIERA Connect Smart TV service, which is OK but not great, although it is sometimes slow to...

By CNET Australia on 85

The Panasonic Viera TH-L47ET5A offers strong performance on all fronts, especially with 3DTV — at a very respectable...

By CNET UK on 70

The TX-L55ET5B is a decent 55-incher from Panasonic, with good passive 3D support and bright, punchy pictures. It's let down by less than inspiring sound quality, a dated menu system and problems with light pooling in the corners when viewed in a...

By T3 Magazine on 60

It's good to see a 42-inch Freeview HD 3D TV that's unapologetically populist. Embracing a Primark aesthetic (affordable but on trend) and keeping a lid on advanced panel tech, it's priced to appeal to everyone looking for a big brand thinscreen with...

By Expert Reviews on 80

You need to tweak settings to get the best out of its panel, but the TX-L47ET5B has excellent 3D and media streaming...

By Whathifi.com on 80

The ET5 line-up is ’s first passive 3D range. The company has sourced its 3D LCD panels from LG, but this doesn’t mean picture quality will be identical to a same-sized LG.The ET5 line-up is Panasonic’s first passive 3D range. It has sourced its 3D...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Acceptable all-round performance with the bonus of Smart TV and hassle-free...

By avforums.com on 70

The model under testing here is the Panasonic TX-L42ET5B 42 inch 3D LED LCD TV with a Freeview HD tuner and full UK specifications. Also available is the Panasonic TX-L32ET5B 32 inch 3D LED LCD TV, the Panasonic TX-L37ET5B 37 inch 3D LED LCD TV, the...

By TechRadar on 80

The L42ET5 is perhaps a rather strange choice as Panasonic's debut TV of 2012. But while it might not be very representative of where Panasonic's TV heart lies, it does establish that the brand is willing to think out of its comfort zone if commercial...

By TechRadar AU on 80

As the first TV from Panasonic's 2012 range, the L42ET5 is nothing if not unexpected. As little as a year ago a passive 3D model from the brand would have been unthinkable, and the fact that the L42ET5 is an LED rather than plasma model is perhaps...

By Computeractive on

The 32in Panasonic L32ET5 is one of the smaller smart TVs available, but it does look stylish – it has a fairly wide bezel which is see-through at the edges. It's well equipped with four HDMI ports and three USB sockets, including one for recording...

By evogadget.com on

In the end, the £749 Panasonic Viera TX-L42ET5B is a TV whose best attributes are great deliverance of content in HD and exceptional sound...

By IT Pro Portal on

Overall, if you're after an immersive home cinema experience but not necessarily the ultimate picture quality, then the TX-L37ET5B is a terrific way to get into 3D on a budget. Its use of passive technology means you get all the glasses you need in...

By Trusted Reviews on

The mix of Panasonic and LG tech in the Panasonic TX-L42ET5B feels a little unsettling at times, but overall the L42ET5 is a worthwhile, well-featured and surprisingly good looking way for Panasonic to kick off its 2012...

International Review By Les Numériques on 60

Définitivement, les téléviseurs 3D passifs offrent de bonnes prestations : image bien réglée, excellent rendu 3D... Mais le gros défaut des dalles IPS les rattrape. Nous leur reprochons principalement de manquer de réactivité et d'afficher un...

International Review By T3 DK on 100

Med TX-L47ET5Y vil Panasonic have sin del af markedet for store LCD/LED-skærme. Det lysstærke billede passer til de fleste familiers hjem og sikrer virkelig gode filmoplevelser i både 2D og 3D. Bortset fra SmartTV-tjenester er udstyrslisten lang, og...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 80

Il Panasonic VIERA TX-L32ET5 è uno degli ultimi TV VIERA Full HD 3D con funzionalità Smart evolute tra cui browser web, VIERA Remote App, Social Network, DLNA e tutto ciò che riguarda il web. Il device è perfetto per chiunque cerchi un televisore di...

International Review By e15.cz on 80

To, co loni nikdo nepředpokládal, se stalo. Letos Panasonic nabízí LCD televizory i v úhlopříčkách 47 a 55 palců a dokonce jsme se dočkali 3D televizoru, který nabízí Panasonicem loni „opovrhované“ pasivní 3D. Právě modelová řada ET5 představuje jediného...