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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
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DNo
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiAdapter Required
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

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)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice

    I love everything about this TV except for the lack of input and output options.. the component in, and RCA in, are bundled together into one odd adapter so you can use only...Read complete review

    I love everything about this TV except for the lack of input and output options.. the component in, and RCA in, are bundled together into one odd adapter so you can use only one either or. And the only audio out is via optical. So if the rest of your equipment is not HDMI and or optical, you're going to have some trouble.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    BIRTHDAY CARD SOUND

    I am not a audio snob, but the speakers are very poor. I work all week and do not have time to contact customer support, as they are not "open" on...Read complete review

    I am not a audio snob, but the speakers are very poor. I work all week and do not have time to contact customer support, as they are not "open" on weekends. I am having a hard time selecting a sound bar as I am using the stand and do not want the bar to block the IR signal. The web site only offers the "newest", and thus more expensive options. If you can purchase the sound bar at the same time, please test both in the store. I got this to go with my Viera vcr/dvdr, but this new TV has limited sound quality and poor lip-sync

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    4.0

    Great Value & Screen

    By 

    from Walled Lake, MI, USA

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Screen quality
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • can't show some of the channel names

    Best Uses

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

      I actually have 2 of this tv. The 1st one I received as a gift. I like it so much that I decided to get the 2nd one for my basement. I have been using another brand 32" LCD TV for quite some time but after receiving my first Panasonic TV, I was amazed about the screen quality. It is so clear that the people in the TV look so real. But there are 3 things that I don't like: 1. It doesn't come with WiFi connection, so I needed to buy a adaptor. Not a big deal. 2. It doesn't show some of the channels info like 31 ION where my other TV does. 3. When I turn on my LED bulbs in my dinning area, channel 2 Fox2 gets interrupted with noise and I cannot watch that channel. After all it is a good product and I would still buy Panasonic TV in the future.

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      3.0

      Not worth the money

      By 

      from Georgia

      Pros

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • Expensive
        • Poor Documentation
        • Poor quality

        Best Uses

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

          I bought this set due to it "being the best" as per store employee. Out of the box the sound quality is very poor and lacks any volume, just to hear anything it must be almosted maxed out. I then wanted to hook up external sound and found out that the only sound output was OPTICAL OUT which must be connected to a newer surround sound system. I am now having to buy a new surround system so to achieve some quality sound at a hearable volume. If I had known that the higher cost of this set, as compared to other sets, would cost me even more later then I would have ran the other way.

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          5.0

          Amazing picture!!

          By 

          from Las Vegas, NV

          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Easy to use
          • Exceeded expectations

          Cons

          • Sound quality

          Best Uses

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

            What an amazing picture, subtleties in textures and colors is awesome...picture has a remarkable depth and quality that crackles with sharpness. Only slight drawback is the sound quality, this great TV deserves better quality speakers....hardly any bass...got a Panasonic surround theater system that is incredible, model XCSH170...and at a very good price...

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NICE!

            By 

            from Undisclosed

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

            I returned my 3 week old Samsung 40 inch LED for this one. No regrets and I love the tv. Easy to set up, great value. What I love, plenty of HDMI. Picture is very nice with lots of adjustment options. Better than my 3yr old 40 inch LCD Sony. The other cool feature is the ability to sit at side angles and not loose picture viewing quality. What I don't love is the sound and I have to choose either componet or composite not one of each as should be. Also am disappointed to discover that internet is restricted to Panasonic apps only. You'd think that they could develope an app that would allow you to go to web sites of your chooseing.

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            5.0

            I love my new Panasonic TV.

            By 

            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

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Convenient
              • Inexpensive

              Cons

              • Difficult to use

              Best Uses

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

                I love everything about this TV except for the lack of input and output options.. the component in, and RCA in, are bundled together into one odd adapter so you can use only one either or. And the only audio out is via optical. So if the rest of your equipment is not HDMI and or optical, you're going to have some trouble.

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good--Unless you Want Use AudioOut

                By 

                from North Texas

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • no analog audio out jack

                  Best Uses

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

                    Good TV. Good Picture. My only true complaint if that is has a ton of jacks, but the Audio Out is Optial Audio--no RCA jacks for analog audio. This would not be bad, but there is no converter to add. As a result, all audio devices (in my case headphones) that are analog are useless with this TV. Picture quality is great though. Lots of HDMI jacks for easy connection. Streaming internet apps is easy. Using Netflix mostly. Pandora is easy too, but you can't use your analog speakers to get sound out.

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By 

                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great HDTV

                      By 

                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        glad i purchased this tv

                        By 

                        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

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