SMART VIERA® 42" Class E50 Series Full HD LED HDTV (42.0" Diag.)

  • IPS Full HD LED Panel
  • 360 Back Light Scan
  • VIERA Remote App Support
  • VIERA CONNECT, Wi-Fi Ready

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Number of Pixels
    • Panel
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Viewing Angle
    • Filter
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
    • Smart VIERA Engine Pro
    • Vivid Color Creation
    • 3D Real Sound
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • HDMI Input
    • Support Feature
    • SD Card
    • USB2.0
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI/DVI)
    • Composite Video Input shared with Component
    • Audio Input (for Composite Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Ethernet
    • Digital Audio Output
    • VIERA Connect (IPTV)
    • Skype while watching TV
    • Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter)
    • VIERA Remote App Support
    • Wireless LAN Adaptor
    • DLNA
    • Media Player
    • Support Format
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Tools
    • Eco Mode
    • Game Mode
    • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • E-Help
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • Dimensions with stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Dimensions W/O stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • VESA Compatible
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC


TC-L42E50 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible TV and Service Bought this TV primarily to watch netflix. Panasonic did not update the netflix app to work properly as netflix continues to enhance their service. While watching netflix programs the show continues to rebuffer and then eventually will not reload. Netflix indicated that software version 4.0.6 or better is required. Panasonic only has version 3.1.6. Called support, cost me $9.95 and 1 hour of my time. Got nowhere. Will never purchase another Panasonic product and will never recommend as much to anyone.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth the money 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.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing picture!! 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 a Panasonic surround theater system that is incredible, model XCSH170...and at a very good price...
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE! 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.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2013-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good--Unless you Want Use AudioOut 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.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C.A.T.S. Standard mode has default as C.A.T.S. on The picture was so bad I thought the TV was defective. Other brands allow scanned channels to be disabled for channel surf. This models does not. You have to enable them in favorites - and favorites only allows for 30 channels. antenna/cable-in connector is pointed down and very close to the screen body. Need very small fingers to thread the cable onto the cable-in
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-08-24
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Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps:
    • Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    • Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    • After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, please consider having the unit serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.
  • What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).

    If the problem persists, please consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.

    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.
  • What should I do if I can access all of the TV apps except Netflix?
    1. Change the DNS setting of your TV to
    2. If you are able to access the Netflix splash screen, use the TV remote to deactivate your account by pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. After this process, try loggin back into the Netflix TV app.

    If the procedure is successful a screen will come up with the option to deactivate your device from your account. If not try the process again. Once you have successfully deactivated your device, you will need to activate it by opening Netflix and at the main screen selecting Member Sign In, then following the on screen prompts until activation is complete.

    If the Netflix app still fails to open, but all of the other TV apps work, visit for more support.

  • What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?
    Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
Energy Rating
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  • ENERGY STAR Smart Too

    The Panasonic E50 Series TV not only meets ENERGY STAR requirements, it exceeds them. For you, it means:

    • More energy savings
    • Lower utility bills
    • Leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.
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