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Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E3 42-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LED-LCD HDTV

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42-Inch
  • IPS LED Panel
  • Intelligent Scene Controller
  • VIERA Image Viewer (Photo & Movie)
  • Easy IPTV
  • DLNA (Wi-Fi Ready)
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Technical Details

Size: 42-Inch
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Product Details

Size: 42-Inch
Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 39.5 x 11.4 x 25.5 inches ; 41.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 46.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004M8SB0W
  • Item model number: TC-L42E3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,852 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 3, 2011

Product Description

Size: 42-Inch

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Internet-Ready Television (US Only)

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.

Note: Panasonic's EASY IPTV™ television applications are embedded and no new apps can be added. Currently available services in Canada are CinemaNow, SHOUTcast Internet Radio, and Facebook.




Saving energy never looked better. VIERA E3 Series LED HDTVs offer an IPS LED LCD panel, which include new technology that offers amazingly high levels of brightness and energy saving efficiency in a VIERA LCD HDTV.

TC-L42E3

Panasonic Features

VIERA Image Viewer
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.

VIERA Link
VIERA Link™

VIERA Link simplifies 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 devices to each other via HDMI cables.

New IPS Alpha Panel Design
New IPS Alpha Panel Design

Superb motion-image response has been achieved by narrowing the gaps between the liquid crystal cells and modifying the liquid crystal materials in the IPS Alpha Panel. This new design offers inherently better high-speed response. An original Panasonic drive system also minimizes the mutual interference between left and right-eye images. As a result, crosstalk is greatly reduced, and 3D images are incredibly clear.

EASY IPTV
Napster/Netflix/Pandora/Amazon Instant Video available in US only.


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.

Note: In Canada only Facebook™, CinemaNow™, and ShoutCast™ are available.

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.s

Intelligent Scene Controller
Intelligent scene controller

Enjoy realistic starlit skies right in your living room. Improvements in panel contrast and scene-adaptive contrast gamma correction have achieved a high contrast. The backlight tuning area is also expanded to achieve deeper blacks.

 
DLNA
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.

*Optional wireless LAN adaptor required

Key Specifications

  • Series: E3
  • Screen type: LCD
  • Screen size: 42 inches
  • Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Panel:IPS LED LCD 1080p (WSXGA)
  • Filter: Fine Black Panel
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power,V-Audio Surround
  • Image viewer:Yes (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • Aspect control: 480i/p: Full, Just, 4:3, Zoo1080i/p: Full, H-Fill, Just, 4:3, Zoom
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK3L2RW (US only)
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes

Connections

  • HDMI: 4 (1 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
  • Composite A/V: RCA x 1 (common with Component)
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1
  • Digital audio output: 1 (5.1 ch)

Dimensions

  • TV with stand: 25." x 39.5" x 11.4" (H x W x D) (646 mm x 1,002 mm x 288 mm; 18 kg)
  • TV without stand: 24.1" x 39.5" x 1.7" (H x W x D) (611 mm x 1,002 mm x 41 mm; 14 kg)

Panasonic 2011 LCD HDTV Comparison

Series:
DT30
D30
E30
E3
U30
U3
X30
C3
C30
Models:
Panel Type
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
IPS LED LCD
IPS LCD
IPS Alpha LCD
IPS Alpha LCD
IPS Alpha LCD
IPS Alpha LED LCD
HD 720p
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--
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Full HD 1080p
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3D Ready
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--
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--
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--
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Filter
Clear Panel
Clear Panel
Clear Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Fine Black Panel
Moving Picture Resolution
1080 Lines
900 Lines
900 Lines
300 Lines
900 Lines
300 Lines
300 Lines
300 Lines
300 Lines
VIERA Connect
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--
--
--
--
--
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Easy IPTV
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--
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DLNA
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--
--
--
Wireless LAN
Ready
Ready
Ready
Ready
--
--
Ready
--
--
Ethernet
--
--
--
--
HDMI
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
1
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Composite A/V
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
Digital Audio Output
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
PC (DSub)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
USB 2.0 Port
3
3
2
2
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--
1
--
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JPEG Playback
MP3 Playback
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MPEG Video Playback
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What's in the Box

Panasonic E3 series LED LCD HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions, quick start guide

Product Description

Panasonic Viera TC-L42E3 42" LCD TV TC-L42E3 LCD Flat Panel TVs

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101 of 104 people found the following review helpful By CMM on March 31, 2011
Size Name: 37-Inch Verified Purchase
I have bought more than 20 flat screen tvs, from plasma to lcd to led over the past ten years. Every brand included. Just got this one because it fit perfectly into a 35 1/2" wide cabinet. I understand the frustration of the others with the misinformation about the wireless. So beware if you intend to stream wirelessly. However, this tv produces a beautiful picture. The preset calibrations (vivid, standard, etc.) are not of much use. Go with vivid, reduce all settings 10-15% except for hue, which you will want to increase into the green range (Apologies to the videofiles out there). Might want to change setting from cool to normal, but not big difference Picture excellent and as good as my LG 5500 led, Sony w4100 lcd, Samsung 630 lcd (model numbers not exact, recalling from memory). The reviewer reporting terrible picture likely either has it miscalibrated or has a bad input signal. I have LAN hard wired to my router, works great. Very happy with this purchase. Arrived in 3 days even with free budget shipping.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Finch on October 14, 2011
Size Name: 32-Inch Verified Purchase
Outstanding HDTV for the money! Before getting this one, I tried a top-of-the-line 37" HDTV that cost over a grand but this one is just as good for my uses (TV, BR, Xbox/Wii, Netflix streaming) and cost about half.

I wanted a backlit remote control with my new TV. So I did some research and found that you can buy replacement parts for Panasonic TV's very easily. You can even get them directly from Panasonic! Google panasonic parts and accessories to see the details. Anyways, a backlit remote that works great for this TV is part number N2QAYB000486. Cost me about 20 bucks.

A few of my favorite features that may not be easy to find:
Physical power/input/channel/volume buttons on side of TV (Not those stupid touch buttons that you can't see or feel where they are)
Netflix works great! I'm not sure the actual resolution but it looks like 720p

Pros:
EXCELLENT viewing angles from both sides and top
Not the fanciest design but it's the most functional. Solid, well balanced, no annoying lights
Great picture (I'm not an expert but it looks just as good as my plasma and better than almost all LCD tv's I've seen)
HDMI USB and SD card inputs on left side (in addition to the ports on the back)
Generates almost no heat

Cons: (I'm stretching to really find very many of them)
Power cord is permanently attached
It's relatively heavy, especially with the base (which is pretty heavy compared to other TV's)
No backlit remote out of the box
It doesn't brew beer!

If you value functionality over marketing gimmicks, this TV is the best bang for the buck!
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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Steve in Seattle on March 24, 2011
Size Name: 37-Inch Verified Purchase
I researched all the flatscreen TVs in the 37-40" size category due to cabinet space requirements. Bought a Sony 40" and had to return it because my wife wouldn't let me take the doors of the furniture... Looked at Vizio due to price, performance, cabinet size, and having owned one. Did not find a model that met all the criteria. Found the outgoing Panasonic 37" model that came before this new model but it was getting hard to find at the firesale prices. I saw that the new TC-L37E3 was being release soon and put it in my basket and waited for release.

I liked that it had an ISP (In-Plane Switching panel) and the reviews of the previous model were favorable. The cabinet width was perfect at 35.1 inches. The fact that it was wi-fi ready did not matter to me since I already had an Apple Airport Express for the entertainment system and could feed a CAT5 cable directly to the TV. Have watched Netflix, Amazon VOD, listened to Pandora, all works great. The picture colors, sharpness, contrast, blacks, and viewing angle are fantastic and my wife and college age daughters have given positive comments. I only had to tweak a couple settings to get it matched to the room lighting with windows/blinds to the rear. Since it was a new model the first week out in release, my Logitech Harmony One remote did not have the canned codes available. A little training and the fact that the channels and volume are usually changed through the Cable/DVR and the A/V receiver result in no impact. I also like the optical digital out for playing internet music out to the stereo.

I am getting used the the small delays in the HDMI handshaking going on between the Motorola DVR, NAD T747 Receiver, and the TC-L37E3. Bottom line is that now that they are all hooked and set-up, they are working fine together.

Very Happy with the purchase!
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Titohov on June 25, 2011
Size Name: 37-Inch Verified Purchase
Things I like:
The picture/color are good. Like the 1080p for bluray. Menu screens are decent. Physical appearance is attractive. Seems fairly well made.

Meh things:
My unit has some serious light leaks around the top and bottom. I do notice it while watching the TV in dark scenes sometimes. It's annoying, but I'm living with it.

Sound on this TV is typical of any flatscreen. Sound comes out of the bottom of the unit so it's a little muffled and not great. I've gotten used to this over time though.

The specs on this TV say it's 1.7" without the stand. This simply isn't true! I'm not sure how they get away with this. They don't show you a profile picture of the TV, but the bottom actually protrudes at the bottom and it actually 2.75" at its widest point. I have my unit mounted on an articulated arm so it doesn't matter for me, but this should be noted if someone else thinks this thing will sit 1.7" from their wall because it won't. Very misleading IMO.

Power cord is permanently mounted to back of TV so you can't attach a longer one directly. This was bad for me because I have mine wall-mounted with the cord fed down inside the wall. I had to use an extension cord which is attached halfway down the wall. This isn't ideal. I would have preferred to buy a 10' power cable from monoprice to run the whole distance.

Overall it's a fine TV. I found it hard to find decent 37" TVs out there. It seems like it's a weird size that there aren't a ton of models of. If you get this one, hopefully yours doesn't have light leaking as bad as mine. Good luck!
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