Panasonic TC-L42E60 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV

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Panasonic TC-L42E60 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV

Panasonic E60 Series LED HDTV (42, 50, 58, 65-Inch Class)

A fully connected, network enabled TV in a super slim design

VIERA TVs offer the best possible picture quality — achieving rich and robust blacks, high moving-picture resolution, smooth and velvety gradation, and vibrant colors. With stunning images and state-of-the-art design, VIERA TVs bring a special ambience to your living room. 

2013 Panasonic TVs are focused on sleek, minimalist designs, where unncessary elements are stripped away to highlight the awe-inspiring images on screen. The E60 features a sleek and slim LED panel that will add an elegant touch to your living room.    

E60

Crisp, Moving Pictures

This TV features 240 backlight scanning technology which minimizes flicker and ensures smooth images. This function is great for dynamic sports scenes and fast-action movie shots.

Crisp Moving Pictures

Wide Viewing Angle

The TV features an LED Panel with excellent viewing angle characteristics so that images are reproduced with spectacular brightness, color, and contrast, even when viewed from the side.

Advanced Viewing Angle

VIERA Link

This TV features VIERA Link, a technology that allows a consumer to operate all Panasonic VIERA Link compatible AV components using only one remote control.

VIERA Link

Super Clear Resolution

With 1080p HD resolution and a fast image processor, Panasonic TVs reproduce video with stunning quality, bringing you high-res images with life-like colors.
 

Super Clear 1080p Resolution

Smart TV Made Easy

More fun comes via a cloud service. VIERA Internet-ready TVs feature VIERA Connect, a cloud service that provides access to apps for video, music, social networking, games, news, lifestyle, sports, and health/fitness. Popular apps include Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and huluplus. Panasonic’s Smart VIERA platform makes TV entertainment more intuitive, more comfortable, and lots more fun.

my Home Screen

Make your TV personal. VIERA allows you to instantly access your favorite content on a personalized TV screen. It’s a whole new user experience that is all about….you.

my Home Screen

Skype Communication & Social Networking TV

Use the social networking TV app to access social network sites and communicate with your loved ones while simultaneously watching TV. Watch live sports while upping the excitement by chatting with your friends as the game unfolds. *Skype camera not included. 

Skype

Swipe and Share 2.0

Easily share special moments with your family and friends. Link your smart device to the TV and freely share content by swiping forward with one finger. Save by swiping back with two fingers.

Share

Media Player

Simply insert an SD memory card or USB stick and enjoy photos, videos, and music on this TV.* A wealth of customization functions let you add background music and effects. *JPEG/MP3 playback

Media Player

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     Technical Details

    Video: 42, 50, 58, 65-Inch class (measured diagonally), Full HD 1080p, 120Hz refresh rate, 240 back light scanning technology
    Key Features: Smart TV, Built-in wireless LAN, Media Player, Game Mode, VIERA Link, Voice Guidance feature
    Input and Output Connections: 3 HDMI, 2 USB
    Eco-Friendly Features: Energy Star certified, high efficient backlight & wide aperture panel for low power consumption, Eco-Navigation tool
    What’s in the Box: E60 HDTV, TV remote, user manual

 

2013 Panasonic VIERA LED/LCD HDTV Comparison Chart

Series WT60
DT60
ET60
E60
EM60 XM6 B6
Models:
47″, 55″
55″, 60″ 50″, 55″
42″, 50″, 58″, 65″
39″, 50″ 32″ 32″
Display Resolution 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 720p HD 720p HD
Panel
IPS LED
IPS LED
IPS LED
LED-LCD
LED-LCD LED-LCD IPS LED (32″, 50″)
Viewing Angle
178 degree

178 degree

178 degree
176 degree
176 degree 176 degree 178 (39″  is 176)
Refresh Rate
240Hz

120Hz

120Hz

120Hz 120Hz 60Hz 60Hz
Back Light Technology
4200 BLS

1200 BLS (60″), 1920 BLS (55″)
720 BLS
240 BLB
240 BLB
Filter Clear Panel Pro Clear Panel Pro Clear Panel Pro Clear Panel Pro
Internet Ready
Built-in Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth

Built-in Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth
Built-in Wireless LAN
Surround Speaker Mode VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1 VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1 VR-Audio Surround 2.1 VR-Audio Surround 2.1 V-Audio V-Audio V-Audio
3D Eyewear Included 4 included 4 included 2 included
2D-3D Conversion
With Face Detection

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year 1 year 1 year
Media Player (SD, USB, DLNA via LAN)

Game Mode

HDMI
3

3

3

3

2

2

2

Support Feature
ARC (input 2)

ARC (input 2)

ARC (input 2)

ARC (input 2)

ARC (input 2) ARC (input 2) ARC (input 2)
Component Video Input
1 RCA phono type (lower)

1 RCA phono type (lower)

1 RCA phono type (lower)

1 RCA phono type (rear)

1 RCA phono type (rear) 1 RCA phono type (rear) 1 RCA phono type (rear)
USB Port
3

3 2 2 1 1 1
Digital Audio Output (Optical)
 1 (side)

 1 (side)

 1 (side) 1 (rear) 1 (rear) 1 (rear) 1 (rear)
Ethernet
1 (lower)

1 (lower)

1 (lower)

1 (rear)

SD Card Slot

VIERA Link & VIERA Connect

E-Help

my Home Screen/Swipe & Share 2.0

VIERA Remote 2 (App Compat.)*

Social Networking TV & Skype**

Voice Guidance

Voice Interaction

Intelligent Local Dimming

Dual Core with Hexa Processing

VIERA Touch Pad Controller Included

ISFCC Certification

Built-In Camera


*Does not include smartphone
**Optional communication camera required

Product Features


Comments

ac2011 says:

This TV has pop-up ads enabled by default – how to disable them First off, I do like this TV. The display is crisp and clear, the blacks are deep and sharp and the sound is decent.However, I was on the verge of returning this TV due to the constant pop-up ads that are displayed every time you power on the TV (large ad that floats up from the bottom of the screen and takes up 1/2 the TV’s screen real estate and doesn’t disappear for several seconds) and the small ad that pops up every time you adjust the volume.Panasonic has, of course, buried the option to turn off these ads deep with-in the TV’s menu tree. Here are the steps to turn off the ads.1. Press ‘Menu’ on the TV’s remote2. Choose Setup3. Choose Display customization4. Choose Viera Connect Banner5. Choose OffIf it weren’t for these ads and the frustration of having to navigate through every menu item to locate the option to disable them, I would have given the TV 5 stars.

plyopowerd "Arrow Dynamic Mom" says:

Love it, especially with the ipod app Since the Vine program now requires a review within 30 days, I assume they want a “first impressions” review rather than a long-term impression, so here goes:Delivery: CEVA Logistics handled the delivery, and it’s easy to track your package on their site – they even have an iOS tracking app. When the TV arrived in our area (BWI Airport) a very nice lady called to set up an appointment for delivery, either 10-3 or 1-5. I chose the 10-3 window, and at about 2:30, the truck driver, George, called to say he was on his way. George carried the TV box around the back of our house and into the door of our walk-out basement. He offered to unbox and set it up, but I said no thanks, my husband and I will take care of it. Thanks CEVA and George for a smooth, easy delivery experience.Unboxing: Very easy, as long as you have a helper to help lift out the TV. Unboxing instructions are printed right on the box. You’ll need a phillips screwdriver to bolt the included stand together and mount the TV; all bolts are included. The TV weighs about 90 pounds, in case you have to buy furniture or a wall mount for it.Setup: Still smooth and simple! Once your TV is plugged in and whatever boxes you have are plugged into the TV (we have an HD cable box, Xbox 360 and Wii), insert included batteries into the remote, switch it on and the TV walks you right through the setup. After connecting to your Wifi, a brief tutorial shows off the different “home screens” and how you can customize them.If you have an iOS device (I have an ipod touch) or Android device, go download the Viera remote app that lets you use your device as a keyboard (really beats pointing and clicking!), remote, or best of all, Swipe and Share. And if you have kids, go to Parental Controls in the settings menu and set up a PIN before they do it for you :)What I like and LOVE:- Picture looks terrific, either with our lights on or off. My husband watches a lot of sports and the graphics and scores look very sharp.- Streaming video streams very well. I’ve watched YouTube and Dailymotion videos with no problems.- Remote is easy to use with big buttons and well-marked numbers.- The Viera apps are fun to use. You can preview them online (do a search for Viera apps) although you have to download them through the TV. They have YouTube, Hulu Plus, Dailymotion, Ustream, various weather and news apps, and add new ones all the time. With the YouTube app, you can even search for videos on your handheld device and then “send” them to the TV.- LOVE Swipe and Share! Now I can take family videos and photos with my ipod and easily show them on the TV with just a flick. The same can be done with web pages, using a browser within the Viera app.- The TV itself looks very classy, with a narrow black bezel and clear lower bezel with “Panasonic” in small type (not an enormous logo).What I don’t like so much (all very minor):- There’s only one r/g/b input, so we had to choose between the Wii or the DVD player (Wii won out) and only 3 HDMI inputs. There are a couple of USB inputs on the side, but harder to access and not as well marked as on our LG TV.- You can only register a Viera account and buy/download apps through the TV itself, not through their web page which would be much more convenient.- Password or PIN protection for customized home screens would be nice; kids like to play around with that sort of thing!- The browser is pretty useless; it doesn’t support Flash and keeps crashing.I’ll probably update this review, but in our first month, we love this TV and it bridges TV and internet very well.

J. Newman says:

ALMOST 5 stars, but . . . . I had a space exactly 48″ wide where I could install a TV in our family room at our second home, so I spent a lot of time looking at sets in the 49″-52″ (diagonal) screens size range before selecting this one. At first I was leaning toward a 3D set, but after reading a lot of reviews and realizing how infrequently we would probably actually use the 3D features, I decided against it. That actually made the search harder, since it seems most TVs in this size (and larger) are pretty much ONLY available in 3D.Free 2-day delivery with Prime was a plus, and to my amazement it was actually at my door less than 24 hours after ordering. Unfortunately, the wall mount was shipped separately and so I had to wait another day to actually put it up, but I could play with it on the stand in the meantime.I was mainly interested in Amazon Prime Instant Videos and Netflix. Both are among the built-in apps and both work well, though the on-screen “keyboard” is a nuisance to use. (I may get an inexpensive wireless keyboard if I can find one; also, I just downloaded the Viera app for my Android phone, which is supposed to let me use it as a keyboard for the TV.) We’re just under 30 miles from broadcast towers, so I picked up an amplified antenna at Ace Hardware and gave that a go, too. My expectations weren’t high, as the TV is in a walk-out basement (thus the antenna was basically at ground level) but it worked just fine on most of the over-the-air channels in the area. I suspect the that’s going to depend on atmospheric conditions – besides, that’s an antenna issue, not a TV issue.So, why *almost* 5 stars? Well, if you want to use the built-in browser for streaming video, it may be hit-or-miss. I tried nbcsports.com, and it uses Adobe Flash, which the browser doesn’t have. Searching Panasonic’s online help, I found a couple statements that it only supports video in HTML-5 standard, which isn’t widespread yet. With HDMI inputs on the TV, and an HDMI port on my laptop PC, I can always use my laptop to receive the feed and then direct it to the TV via HDMI. That’s a bit of a nuisance, though. I’m not sure it’s ultimately going to make a lot of difference to me, because I really don’t spend LOTS of time watching TV, and will probably use this mostly for Prime and Netflix videos, plus an occasional sporting event. (GO HAWKS!)There’s nothing to say about setup – it’s a no-brainer. I’ve only tried a couple of the built-in apps besides Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos. Accuweather is really lame. Gave the built-in games app a try (GameJam? I forget the name.) and it was pretty worthless, but again, I didn’t really get it for playing games either. Haven’t tried any of the downloadable apps from Viera Connect yet.So, overall, it gets about 4-3/4 stars from me. And the absence of Flash is balanced by disappointment at how much video providers are dragging their feet in getting to the HTML-5 standard, so I can’t completely blame Panasonic for coming up 1/4 star short.UPDATE: July 1, 2013Watch out if you want to use Skype on this TV. There are only two or three cameras that it supports, and they’re all around $100. I have a high-end webcam and was shocked to find out that I couldn’t use it. Make sure you check the PDF for the Accessory Compatibility Chart. The technician on Support Chat said that the TALK-7181 works, but it’s not on that chart, so I’d be cautious there. Hard to believe that in 2013 manufacturers are still locking you into proprietary hardware . . . well, besides Apple, that is, for whom it’s a way of life.


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