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Panasonic Viera TX-L42U2B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview

by Panasonic
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • VIERA Full HD Ready 42-inch LCD TV
  • Wide viewing angle with IPSAlpha panel screen
  • 50,000:1 contrast with Intelligent Scene Controller
  • VSmart networking with VIERA Link and VIERA Image Viewer (integrating photos and videos)
  • Game Mode, and V-Audio Surround sound

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Important Information

On-mode power consumption
141 Watts

Visible screen diagonal
42" / 107 cm

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 26 Kg
  • Item model number: TX-L42U2B
  • ASIN: B003I4FD7K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,464 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description


HDMI is a high-capacity interface that transfers High Definition pictures and surround sound in a single cable without compressing them first, ensuring no loss in quality. That means you can easily hook up a VIERA U2 LCD TV to a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Player or a LUMIX digital camera via an HDMI cable and enjoy High Definition films – with a stunning picture and sound. The Panasonic VIERA U2 LCD TVs are equipped with two HDMI ports.

IPS Alpha Full HD Panel

Based on the next generation of Panasonic IPS Alpha panels, VIERA U2 LCD TVs provide the widest viewing angle possible with the least colour washout, even when viewed from the side.

Immerse yourself in the depth of sound from Panasonic's V-Audio Surround Sound technology
Immerse yourself in the depth of sound provided from Panasonic's V-Audio Surround Sound technology

View Photos from your SD Card

It's easy to view HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into VIERA to display photos and HD videos on the large screen. An easy-to-see, easy-to-use thumbnail display has also been added. You can also enjoy special background music, slideshow frames and transition effects.

V-Audio Surround Sound

The Panasonic VIERA LCD U2 TVs are equipped with V-Audio Surround Sound providing in-depth sound-image effect by early reflection data, based on the actual room measurement which has been generated from a digital signal processor.

Game Mode

In Game Mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What's more, VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works with the anti-image retention (wobbling) function, too.

VIERA Eco Link

VIERA Link uses the control signals that are transmitted through an HDMI cable for automated functions. Just press the VIERA Link button on the VIERA TV remote to control your entire Panasonic components including Home Cinema Systems, HD camcorder and Lumix digital cameras.
In 2009 the VIERA Link concept has been further developed, providing you even more functions. For example, Eco Link which helps you to save energy by putting all connected Panasonic devices into sleep mode when they are not used.

Saving Energy with Eco Mode

As people become more aware about environmental concerns, the power consumption of their electronic products presents itself. To improve on the environmental impact of power consumption, Panasonic has introduced an Eco Mode as standard in most of its VIERA TVs. By activating the Eco Mode, a photo sensor measures the ambient light conditions of the room and the picture settings adjust automatically. As a result, the TV uses less power in darkly-lit conditions without any compromise of the picture quality.

Box Contains

  • TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Pedestal
  • Mains Lead
  • Operating Instructions

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars wow great tv 22 Sep 2010
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    i just had a knee replacement so im house bound pretty much for the next few weeks, my old crt tv went pop on thursday, friday i ordered this tv, saturday the tv arrived, so as you can imagine im really pleased with the delivery time.

    you need a crosshead screwdrive to fix the base to the tv.

    once the aerial and power supply was plugged in, the tv was switched on for the first time. every thing is automatic, you have to enter your details etc as a security thing that didnt take long.

    the picture is perfect no messing around setting up colours etc, being a bit of technofile i was expecting to have spend ages setting everything up but its perfect out the box. you can fiddle with the setting but the default setting are best ive found.

    setting up the ps3 and cable tv is a piece of cake, too. shame the tv doesnt come with hdmi cable lucky i had cables anyway.

    the picture is massive, crisp blacks, perfect imagine. blue ray discs or HD channels is like looking at a photo

    ive used the freeview a little, some stations aint that sharp, but that might be my aerial.

    thumbs up great tv i love it.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars recommended TV 28 Sep 2010
    We chose this as we wanted 42", a decent brand, a good image and a reliable firm in case of returns. returns not needed, happy with everything else. very nice TV, arrived promptly and well packed, easy to set up and excellent HD picture, looks very nice mounted on the wall, would recommend.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic Viera TX-L42U2B 30 Aug 2010
    A great TV which is very easy to use. Tunes itself upon opening in new location. Switches easily between DVB, analogue and satellite TV. Very good sharp picture with life like colours. The TV is lightweight compared to the last one we had despite the size being larger.Menu easy to use as is the remote control. On the down side although sound is very pleasant, we constantly find we have to turn up the sound to hear better. Would recommend use of surround sound.Despite problems with speakers, would recommend highly. Have not tried the Viera add-ons such as viewing memory cards on the large screen.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic TV 19 Oct 2010
    The Panasonic is probably one of the best TVs we have purchased. Easy to set up, clear picture and looks good on the oval TV Stand we purchased from Amazon. Would certainly recommend.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars very Impressed!! 14 Nov 2010
    By Graham
    Had a Toshiba Regaza 42", prior to getting the Panasonic. I would have to say the Panasonic is a much better TV. Picture quality, Sound and ease of use make this an excellent TV for the price i paid. Would highly recomend this!!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Panasonic Viera TX-L42U2B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview
    When I finally decided to go for the larger screen TV I didn't know anything about them.So I did my research and without a doubt this TV fitted my requirement exactly. The size for my living room was correct. It fitted where I wanted it to go, which was most important.
    When I received it, (three days earlier than expected) it came in very good packaging with no signs of poor handling. When I opened it the paperwork was readily available so I could read all assembly instructions before removing it from its packaging. The assembly was straight forward just needed a screwdriver and a flat surface and a sheet of some sort, I used a bath towel did the job nicely. I place it where I wanted it switched it on and watched it self tune... It took about six minutes but I didn't have to a thing which this was a first for me. Then my viewing experience began. I always thought that earlier HD TV's where a bit slow meaning on action or quick moving sports etc the pixels where not getting there quick enough. But with my very critical eye this seems to be almost eliminated completely. So in conclusion I would have to give it 9.9 out of 10 I recommend this telly highly
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great TV 6 Sep 2010
    By J. Muir
    Verified Purchase
    TV arrived on time had it unpacked and up and running in less than half an hour ,great picture and works great with sky HD box and my DVD recorder ( brilliant)
    would use seller again and will recommend to anyone about to upgrade to full HD
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    9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great vewing 22 July 2010
    By tezza
    great tele, easy set up,everything is so easy with this product.
    delivery 1st class had this within a week to the isle of man.
    5 star recommended;
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars TV is great....BUT!
    the TV was in fine condition and works perfectly. In that respect I am fully satisfied with the product, including its delivery. Read more
    Published on 21 Feb 2012 by SB
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic TV
    I gave this TV 5 stars, purely based on price and picture quality. To judge a LCD TV on its' sound quality is not right considering the size of the speakers used in these boxes... Read more
    Published on 20 Aug 2011 by Peter Cunliffe
    5.0 out of 5 stars malcolmchapman
    tv was what i expected being panasonic very good, easy to set up,picture @sound quality great .great service from amazon
    Published on 19 Dec 2010 by Mr. Malcolm S. Chapman
    5.0 out of 5 stars although it got lost its great
    allthough this did not arrive on date stated when i stayed in all day the help i got when i phoned you was great and i was informed it had been sent to wrong depot. Read more
    Published on 17 Dec 2010 by G. Boulton
    5.0 out of 5 stars viera*: 1 class
    The thing that grabbed me the most about this set by Panasonic* was the price,
    Seemed amazing value for money. The picture quality when watching HD is outstanding! Read more
    Published on 9 Dec 2010 by devileyes
    3.0 out of 5 stars Pricing could be better!!!
    Just purchased this tv from panasonic for 499, ok its just under 50 cheaper but it doesn't have the 5 year warranty that panasonic offer, so in my opinion the extra 50 was well... Read more
    Published on 6 Oct 2010 by Hurricane Higgins
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great value TV
    Great value TV. Bought one for home and then a second for the church coffee lounge.
    Published on 27 Sep 2010 by Neale Hayard-shott
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good but ...
    The picture on this TV is great. But the instruction booklet leaves a lot to be desired. Take a weekend to work through it. Read more
    Published on 22 Sep 2010 by Nickynoobs
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