As part of a new policy of TV pragmatism, Panasonic this year ‘went to the dark side’ by launching its first passive (as opposed to active) 3D TVs. And it makes a pretty good job of it with the 42in L42ET5 too, combining a strikingly glamorous design with some really colour-rich, clean and punchy pictures. Plus it gives you all the practical 3D advantages of the passive 3D format, along with Panasonic’s increasingly likable Viera Connect online service - all for £750. Gamers should note, though, that the set suffers with much more input lag than other Panasonic TVs.
Read the full Panasonic Viera TX-L42ET5B review