Panasonic TX-L42ET5B

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76

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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...