A Review Of The Panasonic TXL42D25

Published: 07th September 2010
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When purchasing a flat panel television, consider the 42 inch Panasonic TXL42D25B for numerous consumer desired features. The picture is reported to have a "better-than-average" picture quality when viewed at any angle, especially the sides. With this television, viewers will receive excellent resolution and internet capabilities for online viewing. When reviewing the specifications of this model, most consumers comment on the ultra thin profile and the upgrades that accompany the television. The viewing experience is significantly improved by the enhancements of this model of television.

Key Features

The Panasonic TX-L42D25 offers customers 200 HZ Intelligent Frame Creation Pro, which produces 100 frames per second from 50 frames per second. This feature is responsible for the incredible resolution that customers covet. Enhanced motion resolution is provided by "Backlight Blinking," which is another feature of the technology. The VIERA Cast internet content allows customers to view online video, online television programming, online movies, online photographs, YouTube, as well as, access to Skype, a video VOIP service. In-Plane Switching (IPS) allows customers to view pictures at nearly a 180 degree angle with minimal distortion.

The Panasonic TXL-42D25B HDTV features four HDMI inputs. Freesat HD is provided via the satellite tuner that accompanies the television. A terrestrial aerial input allows the television access to Freeview HD broadcasts. Two USB ports are provided to connect devices, such as cameras and computers, to the television. The Panasonic Viera TX-L42D25 also has an Ethernet connection that allows the customer to access online programming, as well as, VIERA Cast. Viewers enjoy on-demand internet television programming through VIERA Cast.

Colour properties are maintained when viewed at 178 degree angles through IPS Pro Panel. When viewing images at wide angles, brighter scenes appear somewhat darker at obtuse angles. When viewing images in dark rooms, some black scenes appear lighter at these angles.

An excellent rating is given to the High Definition capability of the Panasonic TXL42D25. Reduction of jitters is accomplished through 1080i technology. Blu-ray Discs also perform well on this particular model of television.


The televisions overall performance approaches excellence. Experts rate the screen uniformity and dynamic contrast of 2,000,000:1 as excellent. The scaling and deinterlacing in video mode is excellent. Black viewing levels are retained and calibrated well with this television. In professional mode, the television only consumes 80 watts of power and 1 watt in standby mode. Consequently, experts deem the television friendly to the environment. Full Luma and Chroma detail provide the sharpness in images viewed. Experts rate the television as 1080i; however, 1080p video signals are accepted.

Video games are not illustrated with full glory through the Panasonic TX-L42D25B. Users experienced 35 ms of video lag time in each picture mode. Most LCD televisions have comparable lag rates; however, this is not the most desirable lag time when compared to other television types. Low horizontal resolution and image filtering hold the television back from receiving the best Blu-ray disc rating based upon performance.


The Panasonic Viera TX-L42D25B televisions are available in dark silver, rather than the original glossy black. Styling is marked by a "groove" or ridge that gives the television depth. The Panasonic TXL46D25B televisions thin profile is maintained despite the additional depth feature. Wall mounting is difficult since most of the connections are located on the back of the Panasonic TX-L42D25B television. Many consumers cannot mount the Panasonic TX-L42D25 television as close to the wall as they would like. Therefore, most should consider options for this slight challenge before making their purchase.

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