Panasonic TC-L42U25 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV Review

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Product Details

* Product Dimensions: 40.2 x 12.2 x 26.8 inches ; 45.2 pounds
* Shipping Weight: 58 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
* Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
* ASIN: B00391XGDA
* Item model number: TC-L42U25

Product Description
Offering advanced LCD technology for high picture quality, Panasonic's 42-inch VIERA TC-L42U25 LCD HDTV features an improved panel with In Plane Switching (IPS) for an ultra-wide viewing angle and higher moving picture resolution that results in clear, bright images. This U25 series model provides 1080p resolution, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 for crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes, and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio.

This and other models in the U25 line offer Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer feature, which enables you to play slideshows of JPEG images stored on SD memory cards, as well as the VIERA Link feature for controlling a variety of compatible components--from Blu-ray Disc players to digital cameras--through a single remote.

Adhering to Panasonic's commitment to the environment, this VIERA model--as well as all 2010 models--features improved power consumption and meets the new, more stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements.

Key Specifications

* Series: U25
* Screen type: LCD (EEFL backlight)
* Screen size: 42 inches
* Filter: Fine Black Panel
* Native resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
* Contrast ratio: 20,000:1
* Viewing angle: 178 degrees
* Receiving system: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
* HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
* EDTV display capability: 480p
* Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power; surround sound capabilities
* Image viewer: JPEG compatibility
* Aspect control: 480i/p -- Full, Just, 4:3, Zoom; 1080ip -- Full, H-Fill, Just, 4:3, Zoom
* Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK3L2RW
* Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
* Energy Star qualified: Yes

The hitachi had backlighting issues where the top corners had the flashlight effect and it was very annoying during dark scenes. The hitachi did have a beautiful picture other than this one issue.

This Panny does not suffer from such problems. It has a great picture, same features and very nice sound for built in speakers.
The remote is very solid (compared to the Hitachi's that felt very cheap). I am very pleased with this purchase. While it's not an LED I was unable to see a difference at the stores when it was side by side, in fact, I was forcing myself to see a difference in the LED models but was unable too.

You can not go wrong with this TV. I am very picky about my electronics, especially video and this TV has a nice picture, no flaws, no bad pixels, no backlight bleeding etc. I was debating between this and the plasma's but personally I do not like the picture quality on a plasma. I know they are supposed to be superior but I find the quality to be softer than LCD. Also, on the plasma's, if you look closely you do see the screen door effect on the screen whereas the LCD's have a smooth, clear screen. This is jut my opinion and personally prefer LCD vs Plasma but Plasma has it's share of fans.

 Panasonic TC-L42U25 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV


Sportsman CISS20 20-Inch Giant Cast Iron Outdoor Skillet

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sportsman CISS20 20-Inch Giant Cast Iron Outdoor SkilletIf you want a great meal in the great outdoors, this giant 20in. steel skillet will get you fired up. The large cooking area is big enough to whip up monster-sized portions of your favorites. The steel construction skillet features deep-dish sides and durable steel handles for ease of use, along with a detachable handle that makes storage easier. It even comes preseasoned so you can get cooking right away. Item is factory shipped.

Price: $64.99

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