Panasonic Viera E60 Series 42" Full HD LED TV, 1080p, 16:9 Aspect Ratio

Panasonic
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About Panasonic TC-L42E60

The Panasonic 42" Viera E60 Series Full HD LED TV supports Full HD 1080p resolution and wide 176deg. viewing angle. It's equipped with 120/240Hz BLB Backlight Blinking Technology that provides optimum picture detail with virtually no blur - even when watching fast moving sports or action movies. It has built-in Wi-Fi and dual 10W full-range speakers. It also features V-Audio for simulated surround sound. The TV can be wall mounted or used with an included stand for flexible placement in your entertainment center.

This model also features VIERA Connect cloud-based Internet content access and a convenient My Home Screen menu that provides instant access to your favorite Smart TV content. Plus, with the free downloadable Panasonic VIERA Remote 2 app, you can use your iOS or Android mobile device as a second screen for privately viewing content. The app also lets you control the TV and adjust TV settings. The built-in Wi-Fi feature allows extensive access to various kinds of media through the Internet. You can instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including Netflix, YouTube and more.

For connectivity, the E60 features three HDMI inputs, one of which supports Audio Channel Return (ARC). It also provides a USB 2.0 port, which enables you to share your home videos and photos on the big screen. Plus, you can listen to your favorite music files as well. All you have to do is connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player or USB storage device through the USB port. Other connectivity options include an optical audio output for surround sound through your AV receiver, a shared component/composite AV input and an Ethernet jack for making a wired network connection if you don't have a Wi-Fi home network.

The Panasonic TC-L42E60 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic TC-L42E60: Easy to use and Exceeded expectations

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (4),Exceeded expectations (4),Convenient (3)

Panasonic TC-L42E60 Features

  • My Home Screen provides instant access to your favorite Smart TV contents. The My Home Screen menu leads you to a wide variety of content in addition to TV, including smart apps, an Internet web browser, videos and photos. It provides complete access to everything as soon as you turn on the TV.
  • Selectable apps available from the My Home Screen menu include: Clock, Calendar, Weather, Reminder, RSS, Memo, YouTube, Skype, Facebook and more.
  • Voice Guidance: SMART VIERA Voice Guidance uses text to speech functions to verbalize text contents on TV. It works well for verbally reading out program information, SNS messages and web page contents.
  • VIERA Connect Cloud-Based Internet Content Access: It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content and more - all through a wide range of apps. It affords virtually limitless content consumption from the comfort of your living room.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with Easy-to-Understand Wireless LAN Settings: With this No additional equipment is needed to connect with an existing wireless router in your home network. Your Panasonic TV will automatically detect available networks and take you through an easy Wi-Fi setup process.
  • VIERA Remote 2 App: It lets you use a smartphone or tablet as a second screen for watching private content or controlling the TV and adjusting TV settings. It provides intuitive tap and flick-based commands. Plus, it supports easy functions like Swipe & Share 2.0, which make the TV easier to use.
  • Swipe & Share 2.0: You can use a one finger swipe to share and transfer video, photos, music contents and web pages between the TV and your smart devices by linking a smartphone or tablet. With a two finger swipe, you can easily save video, photos, music contents and web pages
  • 120/240Hz Back Light Blinking Technology: Panasonic's 120/240Hz Back Light Blinking Technology delivers optimal sharpness, clarity and contrast with virtually no image blur. This ensures a sharp picture experience even when you are watching fast-moving images like sports or action movies
  • USB Media Player: You can enjoy previously saved music, photos and video clips using the TV. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, as well as create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported
  • DLNA Certified: This DLNA-compatible TV makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom or any room in the house
  • Energy Star 6.0 Compliant: This Panasonic TV model meets and exceeds Energy Star 6.0 compliance. This means you'll enjoy more energy savings and lower utility bills. Plus, you'll be leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the environment. The TV also supports Eco Navigation and C.A.T.S
  • C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System): Automatically adjusts screen brightness according to ambient light. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality, resulting in both easier viewing and power conservation
  • Dot Noise Reduction Pro automatically reduces dot noise around objects on the screen
  • Supports 24p Smooth Film playback and 24p playback (3:2)
  • Dual built-in 10W speakers (20W total) with V-Audio surround mode
  • Supports V-Audio for simulated surround sound
  • Supports Skype on TV with optional camera integration
  • Access to eHelp and Product Support Center
  • HDMI with Audio Return Channel (ARC) support
  • Web browser and VIERA Link
  • Super narrow bezel design concept

Panasonic TC-L42E60 Specifications

Screen Size (Diagonal)
42"
Panel Type
LED LCD
Aspect Ratio
16: 9
Pixel Resolution
1920x1080
Viewing Angle(H x V)
176deg. H x 176deg. V
Video System
ATSC, NTSC, QAM
TV Tuner
Yes
3D
No
Sound
Stereo
Subwoofer
No
Speaker Power
20W
Speaker Orientation
V-Audio Surround
Dolby Digital
No
Inputs/Outputs
3x HDMI Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x RCA Component Video In (Rear)
1x RCA Composite Video In (Rear)
1x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio In (Rear)
1x Optical SPDIF Audio Out (Rear)
1x Ethernet LAN In (Rear)
2x USB 2.0 Audio/Video/Photo In
Picture Modes
Cinema, Custom, Game, Standard, Vivid
Media Player
3GPP
AAC
FLAC
FLV
JPEG
M4V
MKV
MP3
MP4
PS
TS
VOB
VRO
WMA Pro
WMV
Wi-Fi
Built-in
Remote Control
Yes
Wall Mountable
VESA
Power Requirements
110-127 VAC, 60 Hz
Operating Temperature
32 to 95 deg.F (0 to 35 deg.C)
Safety Standards
UL60065
FCC Parts15
CSA C22
2/IC BETS-7
Dimensions (WxHxD)
37.7x22.2x2" (95.76x56.39x5.08cm) without stand
37.7x24.4x8.6" (95.76x61.98x21.84cm) with stand
Weight
29.8lbs (13.52 kg) without stand
33.1lbs (15.01kg) with stand

Panasonic TC-L42E60 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

JUST DO IT

I wanted a smart LED TV for a while and I'm glad I went for it. I had another big name flat TV (LCD), which is in my BR now and I still love it. But my new Viera is quite amazing. First, with regard to the classic question -- plasma, LCD or LED? -- I went to stores and asked the in-store "specialists" what kind of TV was the best, I got the typical long-winded analysis every time: "Well the advantages to plasma are abc... whereas the LCD is good because xyz... then LED..." blah blah blah. The...

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I wanted a smart LED TV for a while and I'm glad I went for it. I had another big name flat TV (LCD), which is in my BR now and I still love it. But my new Viera is quite amazing. First, with regard to the classic question -- plasma, LCD or LED? -- I went to stores and asked the in-store "specialists" what kind of TV was the best, I got the typical long-winded analysis every time: "Well the advantages to plasma are abc... whereas the LCD is good because xyz... then LED..." blah blah blah. The only answer to the "which techology is best -- LCD, LED or Plasma is: LED HAS THE BEST PICTURE QUALITY, HANDS DOWN, NO QUESTION!! Just get an LED TV. The picture quality of my new Viera is unreal. It's almost like 3D without the glasses. It's practically disturbing and it's an entirely new viewing experience (was for me). This television is physically thin, lightweight, and with a 42" screen, replaced a 40" LCD TV, which is 3 years old. Physically, the TV set itself is smaller than the older 40" LCD even though the viewable screen is 2" bigger. Setup is easy and with the included apps (which are also easy to set up), after spending another $60 for a high-gain antenna, I'm eliminating cable TV. There are things I miss about cable for sure, but you gain more than saving $150/month payable to Cable Rip-Off Company USA. You get tons of content from Netflix, Hulu+Plus, and Amazon (get Prime for more unlimited content, as well as all the same on Demand movies you have on cable). I cannot overemphasize the picture quality. The speakers even do a good job (however I'd suggest connecting the audio to a more powerful sound system) but the TVs audio is very good nonetheless. The only criticism I have is that the digital audio is *not* controlled by the Volume control. So while hooked into my stereo, I need to operate volume control (on TV and stereo) separately. Plus, the TV only has digital output -- no analog cables, unfortunately. So I had to buy a digital converter. There is a slight audio lag with *some* streaming shows and movies. I am a tech kinda guy and I have been fiddling with the settings and there is no volume control for the digital audio output -- period. Not the end of the world but while watching Netflix, for every movie I need to check the audio output and set it to Stereo (as opposed to the default, Dolby 5.1). If not, the audio comes out of the TV only. Set it to stereo and the audio is routed out of the auxiliary sound system. I wish the sound would get routed through both and controlled by the Volume. I hope our friends at Panasonic hear this and put out a firmware patch! There is also an remote control app (for iPhone and Android) that could not be easier to set up. It is extremely well designed and makes input (especially app setup, which requires email and password) even easier. It works flawlessly and is extremely intuitive. It's like having a second remote with even more features. At any rate, get an LED and definitely consider this model. You'll love it more than you think and by eliminating cable, you will have paid for your beautiful new television in about 5 months!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DO NOT BE FOOLED - READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH (SPECS)

I made the biggest mistake to not fully read the specifications. This TV does not allow you to use flash player independently. They embed the flash in their youtube app. If you are browsing the net, you cannot watch live streams through the browser which I thought that was the main purpose of the internet TV. ...I cannot stream from my laptop to the TV via wireless means. It is just a simple HD TV....there is nothing extra in the internet app. I wasted my money. Who wants to write emails on a...

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I made the biggest mistake to not fully read the specifications. This TV does not allow you to use flash player independently. They embed the flash in their youtube app. If you are browsing the net, you cannot watch live streams through the browser which I thought that was the main purpose of the internet TV. ...I cannot stream from my laptop to the TV via wireless means. It is just a simple HD TV....there is nothing extra in the internet app. I wasted my money. Who wants to write emails on a TV remote keyboard???

Reviewed by 5 customers

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent choice

By

from CA

This TV was so easy to set up. The Smart programming found my wifi right away and the instructions to follow came right from the TV. The picture is excellent, it looks close to 3D, seems as if the actors are in the room with me. Very easy to use, sound is great, the stand is easy to set up. Low profile TV, beautiful. Has all the wifi apps I like, Amazon, VUDU, Netflix and more.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning

By

from San Jose, CA, USA

Disclaimer: I don't use the "smart" features at all, I'm just reviewing the tv performance as a display. This purchase replaced a tube HDTV and, wow, what a difference! Great colors, minimal motion blur, and a good viewing angle. A huge plus for us is the matte finish on the screen cuts down the glare from lights and windows to point that we really don't even see it. Regular tv broadcasts look great as does our blu-ray. Hard to be happier with a tv.

(44 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

DO NOT BE FOOLED - READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH (SPECS)

By

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

I made the biggest mistake to not fully read the specifications. This TV does not allow you to use flash player independently. They embed the flash in their youtube app. If you are browsing the net, you cannot watch live streams through the browser which I thought that was the main purpose of the internet TV. ...I cannot stream from my laptop to the TV via wireless means. It is just a simple HD TV....there is nothing extra in the internet app. I wasted my money. Who wants to write emails on a TV remote keyboard???

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great purchase

By

from Connecticut, USA

The TV is simply AWESOME, I love all the features built in, i wish I coudl surf the web with it and freely watch other sites besides YouTube.

(52 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JUST DO IT

By

from Boston

I wanted a smart LED TV for a while and I'm glad I went for it. I had another big name flat TV (LCD), which is in my BR now and I still love it. But my new Viera is quite amazing. First, with regard to the classic question -- plasma, LCD or LED? -- I went to stores and asked the in-store "specialists" what kind of TV was the best, I got the typical long-winded analysis every time: "Well the advantages to plasma are abc... whereas the LCD is good because xyz... then LED..." blah blah blah. The only answer to the "which techology is best -- LCD, LED or Plasma is: LED HAS THE BEST PICTURE QUALITY, HANDS DOWN, NO QUESTION!! Just get an LED TV. The picture quality of my new Viera is unreal. It's almost like 3D without the glasses. It's practically disturbing and it's an entirely new viewing experience (was for me). This television is physically thin, lightweight, and with a 42" screen, replaced a 40" LCD TV, which is 3 years old. Physically, the TV set itself is smaller than the older 40" LCD even though the viewable screen is 2" bigger. Setup is easy and with the included apps (which are also easy to set up), after spending another $60 for a high-gain antenna, I'm eliminating cable TV. There are things I miss about cable for sure, but you gain more than saving $150/month payable to Cable Rip-Off Company USA. You get tons of content from Netflix, Hulu+Plus, and Amazon (get Prime for more unlimited content, as well as all the same on Demand movies you have on cable). I cannot overemphasize the picture quality. The speakers even do a good job (however I'd suggest connecting the audio to a more powerful sound system) but the TVs audio is very good nonetheless. The only criticism I have is that the digital audio is *not* controlled by the Volume control. So while hooked into my stereo, I need to operate volume control (on TV and stereo) separately. Plus, the TV only has digital output -- no analog cables, unfortunately. So I had to buy a digital converter. There is a slight audio lag with *some* streaming shows and movies. I am a tech kinda guy and I have been fiddling with the settings and there is no volume control for the digital audio output -- period. Not the end of the world but while watching Netflix, for every movie I need to check the audio output and set it to Stereo (as opposed to the default, Dolby 5.1). If not, the audio comes out of the TV only. Set it to stereo and the audio is routed out of the auxiliary sound system. I wish the sound would get routed through both and controlled by the Volume. I hope our friends at Panasonic hear this and put out a firmware patch! There is also an remote control app (for iPhone and Android) that could not be easier to set up. It is extremely well designed and makes input (especially app setup, which requires email and password) even easier. It works flawlessly and is extremely intuitive. It's like having a second remote with even more features. At any rate, get an LED and definitely consider this model. You'll love it more than you think and by eliminating cable, you will have paid for your beautiful new television in about 5 months!

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