Future Proof your Options with 2 High Definition Tuners
With many new LED HDTVs you will be required to choose between either an integrated Freesat HD or Freeview HD Tuner; with the Panasonic TXL42D25B you get both.
You will therefore be able to access tons of free to air channels without having to sign up with one of the digital providers and pay monthly for the privilege of accessing high definition content.
This kind of future-proof functionality is well worth the investment, because in the next couple of years far more HD channels will be coming to the consumer market and so it would be wise to prepare yourself now if you are considering an upgrade.
Note: The model reviewed here is also displayed as the Panasonic TX-L42D26B in Comet.
Great Picture even on Standard Definition Sources
The 42 inch display of the Panasonic TXL42D25B has an excellent viewing angle of 178 degrees, which means you could be sitting virtually parallel to the screen and still see the picture precisely as it was intended.
The display uses Panasonic’s IPS technology, which has a number of benefits, including the ability to automatically generate frames when the video source does not match up to the high native refresh rate of the television.
This means everything will look smooth and beautiful as the image processor works hard to iron out any bumps. You can watch standard definition channels and content upscaled to full 1080p HD on the Panasonic TXL42D25B and the television performs a fine job with any sub-HD films and programmes.
More than enough connectors for even the most demanding households
The Panasonic TX-L42D25B has four HDMI inputs, which should be more than enough for most people, as you will be able to plug in a Blu Ray player, set top box, games console and portable device without running out of space.
There are also two USB ports, into which you can insert portable hard drives for media playback not from optical discs, or a Wi-Fi receiver that allows you to access the VIERA CAST functions without the need for an Ethernet cable.
There is a connection for a PC output and you also get composite and component video inputs for older audiovisual sources.
Get connected to the internet with this Web Ready TV
The previously mentioned VIERA CAST features of the Panasonic TXL42D25B are becoming more familiar to high end TV owners, but have yet to become a mainstream attraction.
These are essentially online-only services which require a broadband connection to be hooked up to your television. This may seem a little unnecessary to anyone who is a regular home PC user, but when you appreciate the convenience of having a web-ready TV that you can control with your remote, it will begin to make sense.
You can check up on the latest news, weather and sports information, as well as getting access to popular social networking sites all from the comfort of your sofa.
You can also use the Skype application to make calls to fellow Skype users anywhere in the world whilst you are watching TV.
Final Thoughts on the TX-L42D25B
The Panasonic TX-L42D25B 42 inch HDTV is for serious home entertainment enthusiasts who do not want to compromise on size or picture quality and so its LED backlighting and full HD support mark it out as a competitive choice in an overpopulated area of the market.
It is a new addition to Panasonic’s LCD LED TV range and as such it has all of the modern goodies that you would expect, as well as some that you may not have anticipated.
TXL42D25B Best Price
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We have also included the Panasonic TX-L42D26B model from Comet which is the same telly in our review.
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