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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


  • 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



  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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
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Key Features
Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ Vivid Color Creation/ 24p Cinema Smoother/ Wide Viewing Angle/ WiFi Ready/ DLNA/ Game Mode/ C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System)/ USB 2.0/ SD Card Slot/ Eco Mode/ Media Player/ VIERA Link/ Built-In ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM Tuner/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Panasonic TC-L42E50 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic TC-L42E50 is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic TC-L42E50 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Television TypeLED
Screen Size (inches)42"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
Built-In WiFiAdapter Required
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
Number of USB PortsYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, PC
Output ConnectorsComposite, Analog Audio
Width (inches)39.3"
Height (inches)23.8"
Panel Depth (inches)1.6"


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