Panasonic Viera TC-L42D30 LED Television Review-Pricey For What You Get

Today we’ve got the Panasonic Viera TC-L42D30 on tap, and it’s going to do a pretty nice job of handling your viewing needs, the only problem is that it’s not going to represent a really good value for what you get.

The Panasonic Viera TC-L42D30 is a forty two inch 1080p LED television that offers the Viera Image Viewer for using your SD cards with (as well as an SD card slot), Viera Link to automatically just settings for the best image, Viera Tools to help you work your way through the various functions, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 system to let it operate at 120Hz, about twice as fast as normal, to reduce blurring, a game mode to further drop blurring, Viera Connect to give you access to streaming, two ten watt speakers with V-Audio surround, four HDMI inputs, one component input, one composite input, a PC input and a digital audio output.

First, credit where credit is due. The sound is pretty nice, the video is sharp (admittedly, not as sharp as some but sharp nonetheless), I love that it can handle streaming and there are plenty of ports.

Still though, solid video, decent sound, and good expandability should not come for the kind of price they’re talking here–the folks out at Amazon want $1026.34 for this, and that strikes me as a bit much. You might find better deals if you look around, but this strikes me as a bit overpriced.

There’s nothing really wrong with the Panasonic Viera TC-L42D30, but you’ll likely do better elsewhere, especially for the kind of money they’re asking for this thing.