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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange behaviour on dark scenes, 5 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Panasonic TX-L42E5B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD - Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
We got one of these sets. Initially seemed great but then it exhibited strange characteristics in dark scenes. As the scene gets darker, the whole picture is dimmed and its hard to see whats going on. You can see this happening in quick changing scenes. Its like the whole TV backlight dims and brightens - annoying! Also the brightness control is limited - its hard to get a really bright picture in the daytime even at full setting. There is another problem though I don't know if its the set or signal - on Freeview HD the lip-sync is out - the sound lags behind the picture by a fraction of a second - noticeable when people are speaking. This is top-end TV technology - why are there problems that our old CRT 10 year old TV didn't have?
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2013 16:19:21 GMT
CRS says:
This only seems to effect models based on the IPS panel system (eg Panasonic and LG). I'd recommend trying a Sony or the well-reviewed and surprisingly cheap Samsung: Samsung UE46EH5000 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Television with Freeview (discontinued by manufacturer)

Posted on 14 Apr 2013 18:58:10 BDT
SN says:
Try Cinema Mode to switch off the auto dimming.

The lip sync issue may be fixed with a firmware update. See the Panasonic website. I imagine you download it to USB and run it.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2013 08:16:01 BDT
Mr. C. J. says:
I tried cinema mode and its just so dim. turning up the brightness seems to make little or no difference. I will try firmware update but the set is only a couple of months old

Posted on 30 Apr 2013 18:41:56 BDT
articoceanic says:
did the software update fix the problem as i am think ing of buying the 32inch version?
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