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42" Class Viera® D2 Series 1080p LED

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TC-L42D2
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42" Class Viera® D2 Series 1080p LED
(42.0" Diagonal)

  • IPS - LED
  • 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4
  • iPod® Dock
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified

Features

Saving energy never looked better. VIERA® D2 Series LED HDTVs offer an IPS - LED LCD panel, which include new technology that achieves the highest levels of brightness and energy-saving efficiency ever in a VIERA® LCD HDTV.

IPS LED LCD Technology

The IPS panel, which is known for its wide viewing angle and excellent light transmittance, is now further enhanced with a bright, energy-saving LED backlight. Images do not fade when viewed from an angle, and contrast is higher than in previous IPS models in spite of using less power. The IPS LED LCD TV offers superb color rendering and also contributes to the display's slim design.


LED Backlight

This system places LED backlights on the top and bottom of the panel, and sends the light toward the center of the screen. Using light guides and diffusers, it distributes the light over the entire panel to provide backlighting. There is no need to cover the entire rear surface with LEDs, so the panel module is thinner and a great deal of energy is saved.



Dynamic Contrast 2,000,000:1 with IPS LED LCD Technology
Brilliant Luminance and Superb Blacks

Both high contrast and energy-saving efficiency have been achieved in the IPS LED LCD TV by combining the IPS panel, which is known for its wide viewing angle, with a bright, energy-efficient LED backlight. Even dark scenes like night skies are naturally rendered with delicate shades of black. The Intelligent Scene Controller further boosts the image quality.

*Only the D Series


120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4
Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures

Even fast-moving scenes are displayed sharply and clearly. With a 60Hz video signal input, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 makes 120 frames/second from 60 frames/second. This increases the frame count to allow natural frame-to-frame transitions, for smooth motion images with high resolution. Motion Focus Technology also reduces flicker and effectively suppresses blurring and afterimages.



Universal Dock for iPod®

The iPod Entertainment Kit lets you control and playback your iPod music and video directly through your VIERA HD TV.

* iPod is a trademark of Apple inc. registered in the US and other countries.



24p Smooth Film
Smooth Film Images

Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films and familiar TV-like quality. This mode optimizes the number of frames of 24p images recorded from film media such as a Blu-ray Disc. Advanced source analysis and frame generation produce smooth images that are faithful to the original.



Wide Viewing Angle
Beautiful Images from Any Angle

The wide 178°* viewing angle ensures clear images even when viewed from an angle. The backlight's wide transmission aperture enhances the contrast between light and dark, and improves motion-image response.
*Measured at an angle where the contrast ratio is 10:1 or higher.


VIERA Image Viewer
Easy viewing of full-HD photos

It's easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into your VIERA HDTV to display photos a on the large screen. It's much more fun when you can view them on a large screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920x1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio.

1. Shoot Shoot photos.

2. InsertInsert the SD Memory Card.


3. View Enjoy your full-HD photos on the big screen.




VIERA Link
Operation with a single remote

VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting compatible devices to each other by an HDMI cable.

*VIERA Link is a new name for EZ Sync. Not all VIERA Link features are usable with other VIERA Link and EZ Sync compatible products.









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    • Model Type
    • Series
    • Model Year
    • VIDEO
    • Screen Size
    • Viewing Angle
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Filter
    • Backlight
    • Progressive Scan
    • 24p Playback(2:3)
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
    • Motion Focus Technology
    • Contrast (Dynamic)
    • 120 Hz
    • 24p Smooth Film
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Composite Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output
    • HDMI Input-Support Feature
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • Universal Dock for iPod
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Clean Touch Bezel
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Trilingual Menu
    • Sleep Off-Timers and Programable Timer
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • Receiving System
    • Swivel Angle
    • Tilt Angle
    • VESA Compatible
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) without Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
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Reviews

TC-L42D2 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy Excellent value, pic, hookups etc.
Date published: 2011-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value This is the best picture i have ever seen, great purchase for the money.
Date published: 2011-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TC-L42D2 I just picked this tv up the other day and have to say an amazing picture!!! Both HD Direct Tv and Blue Ray look amazing the picture looks like it is popping out of the screen! As for sound it is quite poor you have to have the volume up quite a bit to me not a deal breaker as i only use the onboard speakers for regular tv.
Date published: 2011-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic TV I bought this product at Costco, and it was the last one they had-was a shelf item and in perfect condition - none of the Costco stores in my area (5 of them to be precise) had any in stock - they sold all of them in about 3 weeks. I was totally sold by the 2 million to 1 contrast ratio and quality of the product - the 200.00 $ instant rebate by the manufacturer was a big help. I am very satisfied with my purchase
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!!! Very easy to use, however renaming the inputs can be difficult. The picture quality is amazing as well as the sound quality. Well worth the money, would recommend to others. Wish it had horizontal tilt on the included stand. PC connectivity is exceptional. Could however use one or two more RCA Inputs. Would also like it if WiFi came on the LED TV's as well!!!!!!!
Date published: 2010-11-06
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