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Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV - TC-L42E3

Abt Model: TCL42E3 | UPC Code: 885170042599
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Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Black Flat Panel HDTV - TCL42E3

Key Features:

  • 1080p Full HD Resolution
  • 60 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Fine Black Panel
  • Game Mode
  • VIERA Link™
  • 4 HDMI
  • 2 USB
  • PC Input

Features:

  • IPS Alpha LED LCD Technology
    The IPS Alpha panel, which is known for its wide viewing angle and excellent light transmittance, is now further enhanced with a bright, energy-saving LED backlight. Images do not fade when viewed from an angle, and contrast is higher than in previous IPS Alpha models in spite of using less power. The IPS Alpha LED LCD TV offers superb color rendering and also contributes to the display's slim design
  • LED Backlight
    This system places LED backlights on the top and bottom of the panel, and sends the light toward the center of the screen. Using light guides and diffusers, it distributes the light over the entire panel to provide backlighting. There is no need to cover the entire rear surface with LEDs, so the panel module is thinner and a great deal of energy is saved
  • Dynamic Contrast
    By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha Panel and high-brightness LED backlight, Panasonic have attained both high contrast and low power consumption. Also, by detecting the contrasting parts of the scene, the backlight is adjusted to maintain a brightness that is optimal for each area. Deep blacks are reproduced with no fading. The contrast between the brilliance of diamond-like stars and the deep black of the night sky produces a sharp, crisp image
  • Wide Viewing Angle
    The wide 178° viewing angle ensures clear images even when viewed from an angle. The backlight's wide transmission aperture enhances the contrast between light and dark, and improves motion-image response
  • VIERA Image Viewer
    Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories
  • EASY IPTV
    Simply press the VIERA Tools button on the remote control to directly access a variety of Internet services. Enjoy online music and movies with ease
  • DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready
    Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility
  • VIERA Link
    VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables
  • VIERA Tools
    The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately

Specifications:

Video

  • Screen Size: 42" Class
  • Viewing Angle: 178°
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels): 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 300 lines
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p): Yes
  • Aspect Control
    • 480i/p: Full, Just, 4:3, Zoom
    • 1080i/p: Full, H-Fill, Just, 4:3, Zoom
  • Panel: IPS-Alpha LED LCD 1080p (WSXGA)
  • Filter: Fine Black Panel
  • Progressive Scan: Yes
  • 24p Cinematic Playback: Yes
  • Intelligent Scene Controller: Yes

Audio

  • Speakers: Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 20 W
  • Surround Sound: V-Audio Surround

Inputs

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™: Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • HDMI Input: 4 (1 side)
  • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input: RCA x 1 (common with Component)
  • Audio Input (for Video): RCA x 1 (common with Component)
  • PC Input: D-sub 15-pin x 1
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
  • Digital Audio Output: 1 (5.1 ch)
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
  • USB: 2
  • LAN Port: 1

Convenience

  • VIERA Link™: Yes
  • VIERA® Tools: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes
  • Trilingual Menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Easy IPTV: Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: WiFi Ready
  • DLNA: Yes

General

  • Power Supply: AC 110 - 127 V, 60 Hz
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption: 64W
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • VESA Compatible: Yes
  • Panel Drive: 60Hz
  • Super Resolution: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 24.1"
    • Width: 39.5"
    • Depth: 1.7"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 25.5"
    • Width: 39.5"
    • Depth: 11.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 46 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size (inches)42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
3DNo
Refresh Rate60Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20W
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input Connectors4 HDMI, 1 Composite Video+Audio, 1 Component Video+Audio, 1 PC, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet
Output Connectors1 Digital Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)39.5"
Height (inches)24.1"
Panel Depth (inches)1.7"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (8)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Good remote control (5)
  • Led-backlit (5)
  • Reduces glare (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Bedroom (3)
  • Movies (3)
  • Wall mounting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GOOD MODEL

The TV is a great model and has a good amount to offer for the prize. I've spent may years installing home theater and this TV has one of the best pictures I've seen,...Read complete review

The TV is a great model and has a good amount to offer for the prize. I've spent may years installing home theater and this TV has one of the best pictures I've seen, even watching it none HD. I recommend this TV for anyone even gaming.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

First Plasma TV that I owned.

Doesnt reflect glare like my Old TV

Doesnt reflect glare like my Old TV

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4.0

Good Vallue

By 

from Crosby, TX

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Excellent picture quality

Cons

  • Sound could be better

Best Uses

    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

    I'm not too tech savvy, but this TV seems to have everything you need for a great viewing experience. Sometimes the speakers aren't loud enough, but I'm getting a soundbar for that. I wish the audio out cables were something more standard. Picture quality is excellent and has a high view angle for guests to watch comfortably. I like its versatility and features.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thumbs UP

    By 

    from Puebla

    Pros

    • Compact
    • conectivity
    • Convenient
    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Exceeded expectations
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • without built in wifi

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

      With this TV you can keep conect all your HD players, such: Blue Ray, PS3, Cable or Satellite Box and X-Box. Because has 4 HDMI inputs, rca video inputs, composite video input, and also vga input, also includes an SD card reader and 2 usb ports, you can use une for the wireless adaptor and one for a USB flash memory, if you don't buy the wifi adaptor, dom't worry, has ethernet jack. Low power consuption and excellent view angle.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product,great service

      By 

      from Birmingham,Al

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Best looking TV out there
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Picture Quality
      • LED-backlit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

        Service and delivery were great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Big TV

        By 

        from Twin Lakes, WI

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All the connections options I could ever need
        • Best looking TV out there
        • Energy Efficient
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

        Flat screen TVs are great. Beautiful picture with minor adjustments. Sound is fine, although not home theatre quality.
        Manual hard to follow, so set up is complicated. Some steps seem unnecessary.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent TV. Fantastic Customer Service

        By 

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best looking TV out there
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality
        • LED-backlit
        • Reduced Glare

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Attached to Computer
          • Bedroom
          • Business
          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • Video Games
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

          Fantastic customer service and the tv is wonderful. Absolutely love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (25 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GOOD MODEL

          By 

          from Saugerties, NY

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Convenient
          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Exceeded expectations
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • could be a bit faster when using internet features

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

            The TV is a great model and has a good amount to offer for the prize. I've spent may years installing home theater and this TV has one of the best pictures I've seen, even watching it none HD. I recommend this TV for anyone even gaming.

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            First Plasma TV that I owned.

            By 

            from Park Ridge, Il

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Remote Control
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Reduced Glare

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

              Doesnt reflect glare like my Old TV

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent TV! Beautiful screen.

              By 

              from chicago, IL

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All the connections options I could ever need
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality
              • LED-backlit
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Movies
                • Wall Mounting

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

                This is the first LED screen I have owned and absolutely love it. Such a big difference between the new LED and my other 5-year old TV.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                as advertised

                By 

                from batavia, ny

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All the connections options I could ever need
                • Best looking TV out there
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality
                • LED-backlit
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Attached to Computer
                  • Home
                  • Wall Mounting

                  Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

                  fast delivery,wonderful product

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Exceeds expectations

                  By 

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • LED-backlit
                  • Reduced Glare

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA E3 Series LED Flat Panel HDTV:

                    The best thing about this product was my interaction with Abt staff. They simply are the best. The TV exceeds my expectations, however, the instructions for installing the foot to the base could have been clearer. Otherwise, we are pleased with it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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