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VIERA® 42" Class U5 Series LCD HDTV (42.0" Diag.)

Details
TC-L42U5
Features
  • Full HD LCD
  • USB Player

Features

Picture Quality


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Clear, Vivid Images Every Time

Full-HD

The full-HD VIERA features a Full-HD LCD panel with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Panasonic's image stabilization and high-speed drive technology make it possible to reproduce HDTV broadcasts in their full, original resolution and produce fine image detail from other high-resolution sources.

Networking


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Get More Excitement Out of Gaming

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. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play.

Play Various Types of Formats Easily

USB Playback

Simply insert a USB flash memory into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos and music on VIERA's large screen. The customize function for background music and effect processing gives you even more ways to view and enjoy content.

Eco


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Searching for Waste and Automatically Saving Power

Eco Mode

This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools.

No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours

This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for 3 hours or more.

Power Save

This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.

Adjusts Screen Brightness to Suit the Room

C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]

This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption.

Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App

Get the best Setup and viewing style for your Panasonic Viera TV

Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App

SpecificationsExpand All

  • DISPLAY
    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Number of Pixels
    • Panel
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • Aspect Control
  • PICTURE
    • Viewing Angle
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
  • AUDIO
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
  • JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • USB2.0
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI/DVI)
    • Composite Video Input shared with Component
    • Audio Input (for Composite Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output
  • FEATURES
    • Media Player
    • Support Format
    • Eco Mode
    • Game Mode
    • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
  • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • Dimensions with stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Dimensions W/O stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • VESA Compatible
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Reviews

TC-L42U5 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19573.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Investment Good investment for home entertainment
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gtreat value Consider the price point for this TV and you will not find a better value with good quality. Compared to other TV's with similar specs and cost, Panasonic outshines the competition. Anyone expecting top of the line quality for value pricing will be disappointed. Purchased this TV for my parents and it definitely meets all expectations. Time will tell the longevity of the product.
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissappointed I purchased this television 2 years and 3 months ago it has stopped working. A flashing red light and no longer turns on. It seems as though it will not be worth the money to keep it. I will be purshasing a NEW TV which will NOT be Panasonic. After spending so much on a TV I would expect it to last longer than 2 years expecially since it had not been used excessively.
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-10-21
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Support

FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

    Click on a link below that interests you the most:

    • Panasonic Community - Join our Community and participate in Discussions where you can learn more about our Products. You will also be able to get advice from other members and Product Experts, as well as documents, FAQ’s, tutorials, and updates.

    • Live Chat - Chat with a representative from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 10am-7pm Saturday/Sunday EST.

    • Email Contact - For email inquiries, send them to panasonicwebcasesf@us.panasonic.com, you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.

    • Parts/Accessories - Order parts and/or accessories from our supply chain, Encompass.

    • Service Locator - Locate the closest Authorized repair center to you for TVs, Microwaves, Vacuums, or Massage Chairs.

    • Service Request - If you need a product repaired and is NOT a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair, you can use our Online Repair Request. There, you will be able to get a repair estimate, pay online, and track the repair status.
Energy Rating
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  • ENERGY STAR Smart Too

    The Panasonic X5 Series TV not only meets ENERGY STAR requirements, it exceeds them. For you, it means:

    • More energy savings
    • Lower utility bills
    • Leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Consumer Product Support and Technical Assistance
Operating hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm EST
Sat-Sun 10am-7pm EST
Panasonic USA