VIERA® 42" Class E30
LED HDTV  (42.0" Diag.)

  • IPS Alpha LED Panel
  • 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4
  • Easy IPTV
  • VIERA Image Viewer (Photo & Movie)


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

Brilliant Images from Every Seat

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.
*Range at which the contrast ratio is

120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures

Even fast-moving scenes are displayed sharply and clearly. With a 60Hz video signal input, 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 makes 120 frames/second from 60 frames/second. This increases the frame count to allow natural frame-to-frame transitions, for smooth motion images with high resolution. Motion Focus Technology also reduces flicker and effectively suppresses blurring and afterimages.

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.

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.

Easy Viewing of Photos and Videos

VIERA Image Viewer 8482;

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.

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.

Get Your Game Face On

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.

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

    • 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
    • 24p Playback (2 : 3)
    • Super Resolution
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
    • Motion Focus Technology
    • 24p Smooth Film
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • 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
    • 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
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • 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
    • Support Feature
    • UPC


Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great TV...specially the smart functionality It is a great LED TV. Havent had any issues at all and it does what it says on the cover. January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good buy The only cons I've had: Expensive and very difficult to find accessories (specifically Wireless WiFi adapter and camera for Skype) (Wish it also included Google Earth like some other TVs.) January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Briliiant investment A brilliant TV with stunning picture quality added with sleekness and less maintenance. I will recommend this TV to every person I know. And the best part is, it is well within the budget :-) The only thing I didn't like is that I am unable to connect external HDDs and play movies. If Panasonic can do this, then it can beat the rivals out of the market. November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Purchase Ever OMG!!! I Just purchase the TC-L42E30..,The picture is so CLEAR it's unbelievable. This is the first TV I have Own that I did not have to adJusts anything...It's like watching blue-ray TV with 3-D (WOW). April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent TV, excellent price Purchased the TV to replace a smaller bedroom TV that was being relocated to another room. The price was excellent so I thought it was worth a try, as it was also well-rated by the leading independent consumer magazine. it was not difficult to set up, and the multiple HDMI connections really helped. I was extremely pleased by the sharpness of the picture; my wife correctly stated that it almost looks 3-D. The price around a month ago was a bit lower, but the current price is still in the lower end of the range quoted by the consumer mag. Get one! January 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product Purchased this LED TV to place in a living room with lots of sunshine emitting through uncovered windows. The picture quality is stunning during both the day and night. This LED replaced a Panasonic Plasma which gave a beautiful picture at night and a poorer quality picture during the day when the ambient sunshine was bright. Wish Panasonic made a 50 inch or larger LED TV with the IPS Alpha Panel and the high-brightness LED backlight. Suggest selecting VIVID as the desired Picture Mode. Minor adjustments with contrast, color, etc. are required to amplify your desired picture quality. The adjustments can be made in dark light or bright light. Once you have established your desired settings, the IPS Alpha Panel will automatically provide a beautiful picture in both bright or dim background light environments. Because the power consumption is low (54 watts), minimal to no heat is generated from the screen. The 2-20 watt speakers are more than adequate for our living room. Adjusting the Base and Treble is easy and can amplify the quality of the sound. October 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by best purchase February 25, 2011
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