VIERA® 42" Class E3 Series
LED HDTV  (42.0" Diag.)

  • IPS LED Panel
  • Easy IPTV
  • VIERA Image Viewer (Photo & Movie)
  • DLNA


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

IPS LED LCD Technology

The IPS 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 models in spite of using less power. The IPS 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.

Brilliant Luminance and Superb Blacks

Dynamic Contrast

By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS 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

Beautiful Images from Any 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.
*Measured at an angle where the contrast ratio is 10:1 or higher.

Easy Viewing of Photos

VIERA Image Viewer ™

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos 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.

Enjoy Web Entertainment Instantly


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.

Home Network Convenience

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.

One Remote Controls Them All


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

Easy Access to Helpful Functions


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.

*The VIERA Tools screen design is subject to change without notice.
**The screen display varies depending on the model.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Model Type
    • Series
    • Model Year
    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Viewing Angle
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Filter
    • Progressive Scan
    • Super Resolution
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Composite Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output
    • HDMI Input-Support Feature
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • USB
    • LAN Port
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Trilingual Menu
    • Sleep Off-Timers and Programable Timer
    • Easy IPTV
    • Wireless LAN Adaptor
    • DLNA
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • VESA Compatible
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) without Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback
    • Weight
    • UPC


Rated 1.6 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Vallue 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. December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thumbs UP 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. July 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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, even watching it none HD. I recommend this TV for anyone even gaming. November 27, 2011
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