42" Class Viera® U25 Series 1080p LCD
42" Class Viera® U25 Series 1080p LCD
42" Class Viera® U25 Series 1080p LCD
- IPS Panel
- 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4
- VIERA Image Viewer™
- ENERGY STAR Qualified
- Model Type LCD
- Series U25
- Model Year 2010
- Screen Size 42" Class (42.0" diagonal)
- Viewing Angle 178°
- Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
- HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
- EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
480i/p: Full, Just, 4:3, Zoom
1080i/p: Full, H-Fill, Just, 4:3, Zoom
- Panel IPS 1080p (WSXGA)
- Filter Fine Black Panel
- Backlight EEFL
- Progressive Scan Yes
- 24p Playback(2:3) Yes
- Intelligent Scene Controller Yes
- Motion Focus Technology Yes
- Contrast (Dynamic) 20,000:1
- 120 Hz Yes (Motion Picture Pro 4)
- 24p Smooth Film Yes
- Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
- Number of Speakers 2
- Audio Output 20 W ( 10% THD )
- Surround Sound Yes
- INPUTS & JACKS
- Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
- VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (JPEG playback)
- HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
- Analog Audio Input (for HDMI) Yes
- Composite Video Input 2 (1 side)
- Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 side)
- PC Input 1
Component Video Inputs(Y, PB, PR) 1
- Audio Input (for Component Video) 1
- Digital Audio Output 1 (5.1 ch)
- HDMI Input-Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
VIERA Link™ Yes
- Universal Dock for iPod No
- VIERA® Tools Yes
- Game Mode Yes
- Clean Touch Bezel No
- Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
- Trilingual Menu English/Spanish/French
- Sleep Off-Timers and Programable Timer Yes (5 programs)
- Power Supply AC 110 - 127 V, 60 Hz
- On Mode Average Power Consumption 96.6 W
- Energy Star Yes
- Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
- Swivel Angle No
- Tilt Angle No
- VESA Compatible Yes
- Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK3L2RW
- Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand 26.8" x 40.2" x 12.2"
- Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand 25.1" x 40.2" x 4.2"
- Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 45.2 lbs.
- Weight (lbs.) without Stand 39.7 lbs.
- Carton Dimensions 29.3" x 52.1" x 9.1"
- Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 55.1 lbs.
TC-L42U25 is rated out of 5 by 10.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Good bang for the buck, but..... We've owned this TV for 7 months now. Here are a few things I've noticed. PROS - Price - Excellent sound quality - Great picture for DVD quality movies and 1080 broadcasts. CONS - Motion jitter when watching older film shot movies (480p). - No detailed description of broadcast TV programs. Just the title. Our other TV gives a nice description. - Can't get firmware update to work. - Only audio output is optical. Older amps don't have that.
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Had no idea This was my first attempt at purchasing a LCD TV. I had a Panasonic 25" TV when I was 13. I remember loving the sound and picture. Fast forward 24 years later I wanted the same effect. I looked all over other brands appealed but I didn'tget that HA AH Thats's It! This TV gave me that reaction as I looked around. I've had it a little under a year. I have not had any problem with it, it's user friendly and easy to learn. I reccommended this TV a good friends they are proud owners as well. You'll be as well.
Date published: 2011-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great TV What a great find and what a nice TV.It has so many features and functions and possibilties.I use this TV in in my rec room down stairs in the house and the color is so vibrant with no light or sun is shineing in,may i recomend this TV 2 u.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from sharp, crisp, clean I got this just after the 2011 superbowl. Wife objected to the purchase. Now she wants one in the bedroom. We both love the picture. Sound is better than expected (but is best with the surround sound system). Laptop interface is confusing (for Skyping), but manageable after fiddling.
Date published: 2011-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Genuine review I got this TV for very good price. I mostly use it for gaming and i am completely satisfied with it. However there are some minor drawbacks which should have been rectified. Takes lot of time to display the picture once you turn on the TV, Audio is low and in fast moving sequences there is blur on edges.
Date published: 2011-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from 120Hz ? I thought 120Hz was not suppose to have a burr effect ? Well this TV does around the edges of objects in motion.
Date published: 2011-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great TV I've had this TV since June and I love it. The picture is beautiful. Everything I watch from movies to sports to cable is simply crystal clear. I know there are a lot of choices out there and the research can be exhausting, but if you want a simple to use, great looking set with a beautiful picture than allow me to suggest this TV.
Date published: 2010-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great integration with Panasonic stereo, great picture, sports and Blu-ray look fantastic. Just wish the contrast was higher,50,000 should be minimum, think it might have made this The best TV in it's price range. Great buy
Date published: 2010-06-28
Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
- Version: 3.50
Fixes audio issues where the audio is garbled or muffled. This occurs when a device is connected via an HDMI cable. The issue is random and last approximately 3-5 minutes.
Closed Captioning stops displaying after some time when using Video 1 or Video 2 inputs.
Closed Captioning returns once the TV is powered off, then on again.
- Release Date: 8-2-2010
- Operating Systems: windows/mac
What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?Follow these troubleshooting steps:
- Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
- Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
- After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
2. Unplug all cables.
3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).
If the problem persists, consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.
Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.
What should I do if I get audio but no picture from an external device connected to my TV?
- Try unplugging the cable between the TV and the external device and reconnecting it firmly on both sides.
- Try unplugging the power cord of the external device for 30 seconds.
- Try connecting another external device to the same input using the same cable.
- If the picture returns on the second device, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the first external device you had connected for further troubleshooting.
- Try using a different cable between your device and the TV using the same input of your TV. If you get a picture and audio, you may need to replace your cable.
- Try another input of the TV to verify if there is an issue with the TV input the external device was connected to.
What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.