The Panasonic TX-L42E5 continues a tradition of affordable, high performance, LED backlit, Full HD LCD slim line design where superior picture quality is a priority and thanks to unique Panasonic flat screen, backlight technology, extremely wide viewing angles can be accommodated.
Picture quality is never compromised at Panasonic and this entry level, 42 inch LED HD TV includes a Brilliant Contrast, full 1080P (1920 x 1080) resolution screen, driven by a 150 Hz panel scanner to ensure fast motion is faithfully tracked whilst its Smart VIERA Engine Pro features a colour transient control process (Vivid Colour Creation) which ensures the clearest definition between colours.
The TXL42E5B picture performance is further enhanced by the Clear panel filter which reduces the effect of excess room light to preserve black levels and the 24p (24 frame per second) processor makes sure DVD and Blu ray films are conveyed with acute realism.
Unlike many LED LCD designs, the TX-L42E5B benefits from Panasonic’s proprietary IPS (in plane switching) Alpha panel which allows clear viewing from angles as wide as 178 degrees by boosting contrast levels between lighter and darker scenes and sound quality – often an LCD or LED TV weak spot – is well supported thanks to the Panasonic V Audio (pseudo) Surround circuit which beefs up the audio performance and a digital output for both Dolby Digital and DTS cinema sound formats.
As well as an in-built Freeview HD tuner for completely free, high definition television programmes, this 42 inch E5 series, Smart VIERA LED TV, utilises the Panasonic VIERA Connect system of integral Apps to bring the user a comprehensive range of video services (You Tube,) social media (Facebook and Twitter,) communication (Skype which requires an additional camera, model no TY-CC20W) and a new remote support function which allows smart devices such as a tablet or i-Phone, to be used as the TV remote control.
Many homes now run wireless networks and the TX-L42E5B can oblige thanks to its DNLA compliance (the Digital Network Living Alliance is the international body and standard for domestic networking) which when accessed via optional dongle (or wireless LAN) connector (Panasonic model no TY-WL20E) ensures all WiFi equipped sources – blu ray player, recorders and systems, as well as digital cameras and of course, the various laptop, smart phone and PC or tablet type devices – can stream audio and video content data straight into the TV without extraneous cables and trailing wires.
With 4 HDMI inputs, 2 USB inputs and an SD card reader, connectivity is unlikely to be a concern whilst the 42E5B LED TV’s modest, super thin (5.2cm) construction is reflected by an Eco Navigation facility designed to trim power consumption based on a series of operational criteria.
As with many televisions, prices have been dropping rapidly in recent years but as the TX-L42E5 LED HDTV proves, even at the budget end of the range, you are in uncompromisingly safe hands with Panasonic: through our site, we hope you will appreciate the insight and then close the deal in the security of buying at the very cheapest price in the UK today.