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Panasonic TC-L42E60

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Im in the market for a 40-47 inch TV. I have looked at a few different models and so far this is the one I like the best.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-L42E60

I cant find any reviews on it, I think it has just now become available in stores. Any thoughts? any alternative TVs in the same price range that might be better?
post #2 of 49
The 50 inch model is available at Bestbuy and Abt for 999.

I had the 2012 model (42E50) and liked it a lot. I am considering 58E60 once it becomes available.
post #3 of 49
Thread Starter 
I stopped by best buy and sears to look for one, they both had the 50 inch verison. I was impressed by what I saw in the store. That is what promted me to come here and ask about them. sears.com has them for $699 right now, im itching real bad to buy one...
post #4 of 49
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Originally Posted by jat240 View Post

I stopped by best buy and sears to look for one, they both had the 50 inch verison. I was impressed by what I saw in the store. That is what promted me to come here and ask about them. sears.com has them for $699 right now, im itching real bad to buy one...

How did you get 699? I tried checking out and it showed 999.
post #5 of 49
Thread Starter 
I was referring to the 42 inch version, sorry if I didnt make that clear. I pulled the trigger, I paid $699 for the 42. so far I am in love with it. I had a 2010 or 2011 model 55 in edge lit led sanyo, which was alright. sold it used a 2009 model 22" vizio 720p tv. This thing is amazing by comparison.
post #6 of 49
Yeah I am looking for the 50 or 58 inch version. The 50 inch version has appeared in a few stores and Amazon should have it in stock soon. Please post some actual pictures of your 42E60 if you have time. Thanks a lot.
post #7 of 49
jat240, I am also looking at this model. Can you please go into the advanced picture menu and tell us f this TV has White balance and gamma correction? Also, do you see any clouding or flashlighting when you're watching the TV in the dark on a black screen? Lastly can you comment on the quality of the sound? Is it loud enough for a room? Thanks in advance and I hope u enjoy your new TV.
post #8 of 49
Thread Starter 
what kind of pictures do you want?

in the "pro settings" menu it has
Panel brightness
AGC
Black extension
Cool white effect
W/B detail adjustment
Color detail adjustment
Gamma detail adjustment

Havent watched any tv in the dark on it yet. Im not a very good judge of things like that. it sounds okay I guess and I havent felt the need to turn the volume up past the 20s yet.

Like I said Im not really picture quality guru, but I am quite impressed so far. all I have done to it was use some basic color brightness and contrast adjustments with some calibration images.
post #9 of 49
Just saw the 50" at BB for $999. Looked pretty good. Do you game? And if yes how the input lag?
For $999 I just added it to the TV's I'm considering.

Thanks.
post #10 of 49
Thread Starter 
I play call of duty on it, havent noticed any problems with input lag. I put it on game mode and switched off all video processing. I am far from an expert but it I have had no issue with it.
post #11 of 49
If you play COD you would of noticed if the lag was bad. It must be good.
post #12 of 49
One more question do you know if the built in browser works with flash?
post #13 of 49
Thread Starter 
I tried to watch a video it said "requires flash" .
post #14 of 49
Then it does not have flash.
Thanks for the response.
post #15 of 49
Im considering the L50E60 myself. Anybody pick one up yet?
post #16 of 49
Thread Starter 
I would like to comment on the quality of the netflix app. my last "smart" tv had a clunky, slow, almost unusable netflix app, I expected this tv to be a little better at it, and I was wrong. This TV has a much much much better app for netflix, its quick, easy to use and has excellent picture quality. while its not as polished good as the one on my xbox, I was still impressed with it.

After owning this TV about a week and a half my only complaints are there is bright spot in the top right corner when the screen is displaying a solid color on full screen. Im assuming its backlight bleeding through. my other complaint is with the remote control, the home button is really easy to accidentally press when you are trying to navigate menus or type with the directional buttons. its quite annoying when you are typing a fairly long word inside an application and you hit home instead of up and it exits the app and puts you back to the home screen and have to start back over.

As of right now the only thing I wish this TV had that does is some kind of analog audio out. it only has digital.
post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by jat240 View Post

I would like to comment on the quality of the netflix app. my last "smart" tv had a clunky, slow, almost unusable netflix app, I expected this tv to be a little better at it, and I was wrong. This TV has a much much much better app for netflix, its quick, easy to use and has excellent picture quality. while its not as polished good as the one on my xbox, I was still impressed with it.

After owning this TV about a week and a half my only complaints are there is bright spot in the top right corner when the screen is displaying a solid color on full screen. Im assuming its backlight bleeding through. my other complaint is with the remote control, the home button is really easy to accidentally press when you are trying to navigate menus or type with the directional buttons. its quite annoying when you are typing a fairly long word inside an application and you hit home instead of up and it exits the app and puts you back to the home screen and have to start back over.

As of right now the only thing I wish this TV had that does is some kind of analog audio out. it only has digital.

So all in all your pretty pleased with it then?
post #18 of 49
Just bought this today at Sears for $999 i got the 50" model. So far i really like it. It's got really good uniformity and mine is flashlight free, oh and the audio is really good once you fiddle with the equalizer settings. I havn't played any PS3 or blu-ray yet, or calibrated it yet for that matter. I'm strictly just using the out of box picture settings now since it's new just to see if everything was working ok then i'll calibrate my picture.

I've only watched cable so far, but even then without any picture adjustmen it's very good PQ. This tv seems to have a lot of advanced picture settings that were absent from last years model. PQ tweakers will love this tv once they can tweak it right.
post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by SurfingMatt27 View Post

Just bought this today at Sears for $999 i got the 50" model. So far i really like it. It's got really good uniformity and mine is flashlight free, oh and the audio is really good once you fiddle with the equalizer settings. I havn't played any PS3 or blu-ray yet, or calibrated it yet for that matter. I'm strictly just using the out of box picture settings now since it's new just to see if everything was working ok then i'll calibrate my picture.

I've only watched cable so far, but even then without any picture adjustmen it's very good PQ. This tv seems to have a lot of advanced picture settings that were absent from last years model. PQ tweakers will love this tv once they can tweak it right.

I ended up getting the 50 also at Best Buy. I tinkered with it a bit and dont really notice any flashlighting either. So far im pleased with it. Ive got to put the spacers in the mount so I can tilt it down some more. Off angle viewing doesnt seem to be spectacular but just one of them things I guess.
post #20 of 49
I tried the 50 inch version from best buy and I noticed while I was inspecting for faults on an all green screen I found 4 pixels that were weird.

I'm not sure if they were dead or misaligned.

I returned it because it was also too big for my bedroom and the pixel problem.

I've owned 3 other panasonic led sets in the past and they were all 100% problem free with no dead pixels or flashlighting.

For my bedroom the limit is around 42 inches.

I would of liked to try the ET60 with the ips panel but the 42 inch size was no where in sight so I ended up getting a lower end sony.

Below are what the four pixels looked like.





Edited by CalebLevArn - 4/5/13 at 10:51pm
post #21 of 49
Someone should start an official 2013 Panasonic E60 series thread, btw what panel does this tv use anybody know? it's obviosly not IPS, hence the better black levels.
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by SurfingMatt27 View Post

Someone should start an official 2013 Panasonic E60 series thread, btw what panel does this tv use anybody know? it's obviosly not IPS, hence the better black levels.

True. Also be interesting to see what people come up with for settings when fine tuned.
post #23 of 49
Just received our new Pany TC-L42E60 (42inch, North American) on Friday and installed it with two HDMI and one AV inputs including a ShawDirect (Motorola Satellite 630 PVR and a Magnavox DVR 537)

The install set up is smooth and had us up and running in no time , the internet connection is good.

Its only after the initial set up that one realizes the customization options, unlike Samsung with multiple out of the factory screen calibration modes the Pany has only a few but its all wide open for someone to make changes to their desired settings.

basically very pleased with the TV so far. Image and sound meet our needs. No issues watching EPL Soccer in HD or NHL ice hockey, so it looks like a solid performer for TV sports.

As for the internet and smartTV capabilities, too early to tell. The available 'apps' is meagre and hopefully Panasonic will invest to get more apps in its roster.

The set up and downloading of apps is pretty straightforward,

One issue so far was with the two HDMI inputs that drove us crazy. On day one everything worked fine. On day two suddenly no HDMI input sources worked. After a long and frustrating debugging session where we had no issue with the TV cable channels or the AV input
but the HDMI just did not display anything. Using the source devices analog outputs to confirm they were not the culprit and the TV settings still saying it identified the inputs just left us more frustrated. Suddenly a HCDP (?) error which meant nothing except the false trail of indicating a possible copy protection setting?

In the end the only way forward was to 'rest' the TV to factory settings and do the set up again, which worked, maybe that was not as painful since there are not that many Apps available to install wink.gif

We have elected to just use the Home theatre settings out of the box for now, but will be very appreciative for custom setting suggestions from the real pros who request this discussion board!

PS: for those with interest in the German language two apps are available to install those from the ARD 'tagesschau' news service and also from the BILD.DE populist newsservice.
post #24 of 49
Hi, I'm new and I want to buy this TV, but I read the review on HDTVTest and I have some doubts about this part:

Like most LED TVs these days, the TXL42E6B partakes in some auto-dimming across all its picture presets when fed with full-screen video black signal. Instead of switching the LEDs off completely, Panasonic’s engineers have chosen to dim the backlight down to near-black (measured luminance level was 0.008 cd/m2), presumably to minimise any jarring effect that viewers may experience. Asking the TV to display even the smallest amount of non-black content (for example a pause icon) will defeat the auto-dimming, at which point blacks will return to its native level of 0.0268 cd/m2

Anyone notices this problem?? Is it fastidious the changing of brightness??

THX
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by OurKid16 View Post

Hi, I'm new and I want to buy this TV, but I read the review on HDTVTest and I have some doubts about this part:

Like most LED TVs these days, the TXL42E6B partakes in some auto-dimming across all its picture presets when fed with full-screen video black signal. Instead of switching the LEDs off completely, Panasonic’s engineers have chosen to dim the backlight down to near-black (measured luminance level was 0.008 cd/m2), presumably to minimise any jarring effect that viewers may experience. Asking the TV to display even the smallest amount of non-black content (for example a pause icon) will defeat the auto-dimming, at which point blacks will return to its native level of 0.0268 cd/m2

Anyone notices this problem?? Is it fastidious the changing of brightness??

THX

From what I can tell your referring to a different TV.
post #26 of 49
E6 = E60 I think is all the same and is different for the country..

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-l42e6b-201303102720.htm?page=Performance

The third paragraph..when the dimming go off.

Another doubt: I read that is possibile to turn off the dimming from the options..adaptive blacklight..is it true??

Thanks for your answer!
Edited by OurKid16 - 4/17/13 at 4:08pm
post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by OurKid16 View Post

E6 = E60 I think is all the same and is different for the country..

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-l42e6b-201303102720.htm?page=Performance

The third paragraph..when the dimming go off.

Another doubt: I read that is possibile to turn off the dimming from the options..adaptive blacklight..is it true??

Thanks for your answer!

I got ya. Im still overly pleased with mine. Dont notice anythhing that would me be regret the purchase like I did with the LG 47 I had beforehand.
post #28 of 49
..ok, and what do you think about the angle of vision?
Someone says: I can notice color shift on redish faces of white people, i.e. when you move right-left you see faces start to pale. I measured angles and got 20 degrees left-right, or 70cm left/right at 2m viewing distance. That's bad. If you take into account that TV is 90cm width and you want to see the picture without shift you need to sit ~+/-30cm from the center (if you sit 30cm left from the center that means you sit 75cm=30+90/2 from right corner of the TV) at 2m viewing distance.

It's really bad, you notice this?
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post #30 of 49
I'm looking at the TC-L42E60 but would be fine with the smaller, non smart and less expensive TC-L39EM60. I'm guessing it is the same electronics and quality of panel by the specs. The only thing I see different using the Panasonic "compare" feature is that it doesn't have the Home Theater picture mode. Is this a necessary feature?
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