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Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV - TC-L42E50

Abt Model: TCL42E50 | UPC Code: 885170076488
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Panasonic 42" SMART VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCL42E50

Features:

  • Vivid Color Creation
    The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions
    • * Only for the VT, GT Series of Plasma TVs and WT Series of LCD TVs
  • 24p Cinema Smoother
    The system analyzes the frames before and after, and generates and inserts three new frames. By displaying images with 96 frames compared to the 24-frame original source, smooth images are produced without the blurring that is typical of movies
    • * These images are for a 60Hz input signal
  • Wide Viewing Angle
    With VIERA's wide 178°* viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images
    • * The range at which the contrast ratio is 10:1 or higher
  • Easy Operation
    • VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote
      VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads
    • Free Point Operation
      More intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad
    • Game Pad Operation
      Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen
      • * Gamepad operations can be used only for games downloaded from the VIERA Connect Market to SD Card
    • Browser Linkage
      You can display the same web pages on VIERA and smartphone with easy operation
    • Media Flick
      Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime
    • Product Support Center
      Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect
      • * Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market
    • eHELP
      No more need to search through the User's Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just select and display the eHELP from VIERA Tools
  • Networking
    • VIERA Connect
      VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers
      It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends
    • WiFi Ready
      It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the Wireless LAN Adapter. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies
      • * A wireless LAN environment is required to use the Wireless LAN Adaptor
      • * The Wireless LAN Adaptor is sold separately
    • DLNA
      A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house
      • * Wireless LAN Adaptor is required for home networking
    • Game Mode
      Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play
    • Media Player
      Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV
      • * Applicable formats vary depending on the model
    • VIERA Link™
      VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables
  • Eco
    • Eco Mode
      This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools
      • No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours
        This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for 3 hours or more
      • Power Save
        This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption
    • C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]
      This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption
    • Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™
      The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage
    • Standby Power Save
      When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices* is minimized
      • * VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start
      • ** The power consumption value differs depending on the discs used in connected devices and the usage conditions
    • Intelligent Auto Standby
      Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link™ control for interconnected devices
      • * VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.
  • Notice for VIERA Connect
    • * The services through VIERA Connect are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the service
    • * Not all features of websites or content of the service may be available
    • * Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers
    • * Some content may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages
    • * The MLB, FOX Sports, YouTube™, hulu Plus, Netflix, Cinemanow, Amazon Instant Video™, VUDU, iFit, Withings, AP, AccuWeather, BodyMedia, SHOUTcast, Pandora®, Facebook and Twitter® names and logos are trademarks of their respective companies in the United States and other countries
    • * The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited
    • * Each service is scheduled to begin in Spring 2012, but the actual start will vary for each of the service partners
    • * Attention: it is not possible to make emergency calls with Skype™
    • * USB Keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor are not included
    • * Communication Camera for VIERA is not included

Specifications:

Display

  • Screen Size Diagonal: 42"
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Panel: IPS LED LCD
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • Aspect Control
    • 480i/p: FULL, JUST, 4:3, ZOOM
    • 1080i/p: FULL, H-FILL, JUST, 4:3, ZOOM

Picture

  • Viewing Angle: 178 degrees
  • Filter: Clear Panel
  • Panel Drive: 360 backlight scanning
  • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth: Yes/Yes
  • Intelligent Scene Controller: Yes
  • Vivid Color Creation: Yes

Audio

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

Jacks

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • HDMI Input: 4 (Side)
  • Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
  • SD Card: Yes (SDXC)
  • USB 2.0: 2
  • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input shared with Component: RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Audio Input (for Composite Video): RCA x 1 (lower)
  • PC Input D-sub: 15-pin x 1 (lower)
  • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite: RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Ethernet: 1 (lower)
  • Digital Audio Output: 1 (lower)

General

  • VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
  • Skype on TV: Yes
  • Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter): Yes
  • VIERA Remote App Support: Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: WiFi Ready
  • DLNA: Yes
  • Media Player: Yes (SD Card/USB)
  • VIERA Link: Yes
  • VIERA Tools: Yes
  • Eco Mode: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes
  • E-Help: Yes

Other

  • Power Supply: AC 110 - 127 V, 60 Hz
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F - 95°F (0°C - 35°C)
  • Safety Standard
    • US: UL60065/FCC Part15
    • CANADA: CSA C22.2/IC BETS-7
  • VESA Compatible: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand (H x W x D): 23.8" x 39.3" x 1.6"
  • With Stand (H x W x D): 25.6" x 39.3" x 9.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 30.9 lbs
  • With Stand: 37.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 46 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypeLED
TypeLED
LED TechnologyYes
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DNo
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiAdapter Required
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, PC
Output ConnectorsComposite, Analog Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)39.3"
Height (inches)23.8"
Panel Depth (inches)1.6"
  

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Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Great picture quality (13)
  • Good connections (9)
  • Great sound quality (9)
  • Energy efficient (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (10)
    • Movies (8)
    • Attached to computer (5)
    • Gaming (3)
    • Home theater (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (7), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    I love my new Panasonic TV.

    By Mic Jay

    from West Chicago, IL

    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

      • Home

      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

      Use in evening to watch TV.
      I really like the picture & sound.

      I could not fine a headphone jack.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Sharpie

      from Western MA

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer
      Site Member

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attached to Computer
        • Movies
        • Video Games

        Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

        I'm using it as a computer monitor and everything looks great. I would and have recommended this TV to my friends and family.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great HDTV

        By Florida User

        from Ft. Lauderdale

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

          Very pleased with this model. I had a Samsung before and encountered problems after only 3 years.

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          • No

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          5.0

          glad i purchased this tv

          By Harry

          from Marion, Iowa

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

            very good service from Abt

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Panasonic 42

            By Kirstin

            from Des Moines, IA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • No built-in wifi

            Best Uses

            • Attached to Computer
            • Home
            • Movies
            • Video Games

            Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

            This is a really great TV. The picture is great from almost any angle and it is very clear. It has plenty of ports to hook in multiple gaming systems.

            The Viera store does not have many apps, but it is new so more should be added. It does not have a web browser. Netflix is very easy to access, there is a button for it right on the remote.

            The TV is WiFi ready, which means an adaptor must be bought to use WiFi because WiFi is not built-in. The internet works well from just the ethernet port or routing through a computer. The WiFi not being built-in is the only thing I do not like about this TV after having it for about a month.

            Service and delivery comments:

            ABT was great! They had the lowest price for the TV and they did not charge tax and the shipping was free. It was expected to take a week to deliver, but it arrived two days after ordering with standard shipping. The TV had no damage and I was very impressed with the speed of delivery.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Pansonic E50 42" LCD TV

            By Jim

            from Atlanta

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • All the connections options I could ever need
            • Best looking TV out there
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Picture Quality
            • LED-backlit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Wall Mounting

              Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

              Great set. Easy to setup with great picture. Add in the wifi adapter and you can access Netflix or any other movie site as well as social media accounts.

              Service and delivery comments:

              The TV arrived early.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Perfect tv for the price

              By MUKKA

              from CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Best looking TV out there
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Movies

                Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

                Perfect TV with affordable price range.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Awesome TV

                By mhbmorgan

                from Omaha, NE

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

                    Easy set-up, great picture.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Fast delivery.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Terrific picture

                    By Giddy

                    from Medford, MA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Great price, quick shipping, I'm on the second floor and the delivery person brought it upstairs!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Fulfills our needs, good value

                      By u54mk0a

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
                      Site Member

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                      • Poor Connection Options
                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Attached to Computer
                      • Home
                      • Home Theater
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Excellent picture.
                      42" size just fits my console.
                      Obviously a rugged piece of gear (see service/delivery comments).
                      I had to check "poor" on some the options above, but "poor" is really too strong a word; it just was not as good as I had hoped.
                      Sound comes from small, down-firing speakers and is a bit weak, since there is no wall to bounce off of. I am thinking about some 45-degree reflectors and may have to invent them.
                      It does not have 3D; not a big deal to me.
                      No wi-fi, but it does have an ethernet connection, and running the cable was no problem for me. (I prefer the cable.)
                      We are Netflix subscribers, and it comes right in via a dedicated button on the remote.
                      I love the DLNA; I can pipe music, pictures and videos from my PC through the network to the TV. With the digital optical connection, music is high-quality. Documentation says you must have Windows 7, but I have XP with Media Player 11, and it WORKS!
                      If you have media on a jump drive, there are 2 USB ports. PC with VGA? Hook it up.
                      I do not like the fact that there is no analog audio out, only the digital optical. I had to buy another receiver to use it.
                      There is only one analog audio/video input, which could present a problem for some. Our old VCR is connected there.
                      Quality and ease-of-use of the remote is fair-to-middlin'.
                      There is not a big book with documentation, but there is a help menu baked in to the TV, and it is fine, so far.
                      This TV is a good value.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was on-time, via UPS.
                      The TV must be a hardy piece of gear, since the box it came in was almost completely destroyed by UPS, ripped open in several places with all the styrofoam broken into small pieces. It was so bad, I almost rejected the shipment, but I decided to try it out.
                      It did have some cosmetic damage from the UPS shipment, which I saw during the mounting process.
                      I have only the highest praise for the Abt customer service team. They are A Number One in my book -- on this purchase, and on prior purchases. Because of them, I will buy from this company again.
                      My advice to all is, if you have a problem like I did, don't call them up yelling. Just tell them what happened. They WILL work with you to make you happy.

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