What the press is saying:
"While Panasonic Plasma TVs have a reputation of being great performers, their increasingly growing LCD TV lineup also deserves consideration, and the TC-L42ET5 is definitely an LCD TV to consider." ~About.com, (August 20, 2012)
The ET5 series features the IPS LED panel, a slim design, a brilliant picture and is available in three screen sizes -- TC-L42ET5 (42-inch class), the TC-L47ET5 (47-inch class), and the TC-L55ET5 (55-inch class). The ET5 series comes with 4 pairs of polarized 3D glasses.
VIERA Connect IPTV - More Fun Comes Via a Cloud Service VIERA Connect is a cloud service that provides apps in categories like video and music, social networking, games, news and lifestyle, sports, health and fitness. Learn more about the world of Smart VIERA and VIERA Connect here. Enhance your TV Experience with Popular Apps
Popular apps on VIERA Connect include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Facebook, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, and huluplus, all optimized for the best user experience. You can have an unlimited number of apps installed because those apps are stored in the cloud, rather than in the TV memory itself.
Learn more about "smart" TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at Amazon's Smart TV Center.Clicker - Video on Demand Cross Searching
Find your favorite movies and video content easily with one-step searching, which allows you to cross search from multiple VOD services. For ease-of-use, use the quick keyword input on VIERA Connect to help retrieve your desired content faster. Customize your screen by grouping commonly used apps and displaying them on the screen for easier use.VIERA Remote App Support
The VIERA remote app lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Use your smartphone as a gamepad for VIERA Connect game applications or your tablet as a touch pad to control what you do on the TV screen. Display the same web pages on both your VIERA screen and your smartphone with a simple flick. Simply "swipe" and share your favorite photos, music, and movies from your smartphone to your VIERA TV anytime. Communicate with Family and Friends
The social networking TV app allows you to access social network sites and communicate with your loved ones while watching TV. Watch live sports games while upping the excitement by chatting with your friends as the game unfolds. Record an original message and set it as your answering voice message. Callers can record messages onto an SD Card (min. 512MB required), while you are away. *Skype camera not included with TV purchase Beautiful Images from Anywhere - Wide Viewing Angle
The IPS LED Panel panel delivers a wide 178° viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images. Share Content on the Large Screen with 2D-3D Conversion
Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D in real-time. The 3D effect is natural and realistic. Enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies and even ordinary TV broadcasts in 3D. The Super Resolution function allows images that were converted from 2D to 3D to be displayed in sharp, clear 3D images. Learn more about Panasonic's true-to-life Full HD 3D technology here.
Learn more about 3D, how it works, and exactly what you'll need to enjoy 3D at home at our 3D Center. Expressive, Lifelike Colors and Beautifully Reproduced Crisp Lines
Diagonal lines and edges are detected with high precision for all types of images, and optimal correction is applied to achieve beautiful, noise-free lines. People's faces are detected and skin tones are corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions. The Perfect Smart TV Experience: A Suite of Technologies DLNA/Built-in Wi-Fi
The ET5 series has DLNA compatibility and built-in Wi-Fi which gives you even more layout flexibility.360 Backlight Scanning
By increasing the panel refresh to 120Hz with a 3-phase backlight system, crystals are more active and responsive than 120Hz standard systems to minimize image softening under motion. 360 backlight scanning allows for smooth images, without flicker, even in fast-moving scenes. Afterimages are thoroughly reduced by finer blinking. Operate Multiple Systems with Just One Remote Control through VIERA Link
The ET5 features VIERA Link, a technology that allows a consumer to operate all VIERA Link compatible AV components using only the TV’S remote control. Just point the VIERA remote at your TV, and the signal will travel over the HDMI wires to the right piece of equipment, like your Panasonic Blu-ray or DVD player or Home Cinema Surround System. Environmentally Friendly
The new and improved high efficient LED/LCD panels reduce targeted power consumption up to 25% over the 2011 models. The ET5 series is Energy Star certified and has a long-life panel.
2012 Panasonic VIERA LCD-LED HDTV Comparison Chart Series WT50 DT50 ET5 E50 E5 X5 U5
47", 55" 42", 47", 55" 42", 47", 55" 32", 37", 42", 47"
24", 32" 42" 32" HD Resolution 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p 1080p 720p/1080p
1080p 720p HDMI/USB Port
2/1 PC Input
1 SD Slot/1 PC
1 SD Slot/1 PC 1 SD Slot/1 PC 1 SD Slot/1 PC 1 SD Slot/1 PC 1 SD Slot/1 PC 1 PC
1 PC IPS LED-LCD Panel
Clear Panel Pro
Clear Panel Pro
LCD Panel 178 Degree Viewing Angle
HDMI 1.4 w/ Audio Return Channel
Media Player (SD, USB, DLNA)
DLNA Capability (via LAN)
Wi-Fi Capability Built-in Wi-Fi
Smartphone Remote Function*
Social Networking TV
3D Real Sound
w/ Face Detection
Web Contents Smoother
1920 Backlight Scanning
24p Cinematic Playback
VIERA Touch Pad Controller
360 Backlight Scanning
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