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Panasonic Viera TC-L42U25 LCD HDTV Review

42 in.

Okay for a novice, but those demanding more than minimal performance might want to explore other options.

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Introduction

The Panasonic TC-L42U25 ($899 MSRP) is a 42-inch LCD that falls short of the competition for its price range. Though it performed well in color and motion, it may not be the best choice for a high-end home theater system. The TC-L42U25 also struggles with power consumption, contrast, and multimedia options. Though it may be an okay fit for a novice user, anybody with aspirations beyond a very basic TV might want to explore other options.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Vs Samsung LN40C630
  13. Vs Sony KDL-40EX400
  14. Vs Sharp LC-42SB48UT
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
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