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VIERA® 42" Class U30 Series
LCD HDTV  (42.0" Diag.)

Details
TC-L42U30
Features
  • IPS Panel
  • 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4
  • VIERA Image Viewer
  • Fine Black Panel

Features

Always ready for action. With 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4, VIERA® U30 Series LCD HDTVs are great for viewing your favorite sports teams or action movies. You can also share your favorite digital photos on the big screen.

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.

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.

Easy Viewing of Photos

VIERA Image Viewer™

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.


One Remote Controls Them All

VIERA Link™

VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables

Get Your Game Face On

Game Mode

Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see.

Wide Viewing Angle

Beautiful Images from Any Angle

With VIERA's wide 178°* viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images.
*Range at which the contrast ratio is 10:1 or higher

Easy Access to Helpful Functions

VIERA Tools

The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.

*The VIERA Tools screen design is subject to change without notice.
**The screen display varies depending on the model.

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Model Type
    • Series
    • Model Year
    • VIDEO
    • Screen Size
    • Viewing Angle
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Filter
    • Progressive Scan
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • Super Resolution
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
    • Motion Focus Technology
    • 24p Smooth Film
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
    • 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
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • Trilingual Menu
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • VESA Compatible
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • 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
    • Panel Drive
    • UPC
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Reviews

TC-L42U30 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! BOUGHT THIS TV ON 9-1-12, TODAY I AM SITTING HERE WITH A BLACK SCREEN. NOT REAL IMPRESSED!!!!! I BOUGHT A SERVICE CONTRACT WHEN I PURCHASED THIS AT SEARS - THEY ARE GOING TO SERVICE THIS ITEM, THANK GOODNESS. SORRY PANASONIC NO MORE PANASONIC ITEMS FOR ME. ALSO WHERE IS THE CLOSED CAPTION OPTION?
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT TV I PURCHASED THIS TV ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND SO FAR I AM VERY PLEASED WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TV INCLUDING THE PRICE...IT IS PANASONIC AT IT'S BEST! IF YOU WANT A LOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK JUST GO BUY ONE...YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN...
Date published: 2012-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great LCD TV. After shopping around for a month, both online and in-store, I decided to go with this TV over the other brands. Delivery of the TV couldn't have been more easier, with a courtesy call to arrange the appointment for delivery. Easy set up with no problems. I didn't like the factory picture settings so I customized it to my liking. Needless to say, HD picture quality is superb. I love the shiny black bezel as well. Overall, not a bad TV for the price. If you're thinking about purchasing one, I'd say go for it. You won't be dissappointed.
Date published: 2011-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great TV The picture quality is outstanding, and the sound is quite good for built in speakers. I am very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2011-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best tv for the money i bought this tv 4 days ago and am astonished at how good it is. it has features i did not know about, a very good picture, good sound and overall is the best tv i have ever had, and i have had almost all the brands in my time, i just hope it lasts more than 6 years like my last SVA plasma tv keep making good products like this.
Date published: 2011-03-10
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