With the TC-L42E3 VIERA 42" Class 1080p LED TV, Panasonic joins the growing number of manufacturers touting LED as tomorrow's technology available today. The vivid contrast, low operating cost, slim design and environmentally friendly attributes of LEDs are well known but recent strides in backlighting technology backed by decreasing cost have made these TVs increasingly popular.
The magic starts with the IPS (In Plane Switching) Panel which provides optimal quality even when viewed off axis. Videophiles will be able to have all the benefits of the movie theater at home with 24p Cinematic Playback, which recreates the look of movies, shot for the theater screen at 24 frames-per-second.
Convenience features include two USB ports for viewing media directly from a memory card, and VIERA Link which allows you to control all of your compatible devices from a single remote instead of a basket full of them.
Lastly, 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. Let's not forget VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.
- IPS Alpha LED LCD Technology
- The IPS Alpha 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 Alpha models in spite of using less power. The IPS Alpha 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
- By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha panel and high-brightness LED backlight, Panasonic has 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
- 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
- Easy Viewing of Photos and Videos
- 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
- 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
- Home Network Convenience
- 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
- VIERA Link
- 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
- VIERA Tools
- 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
- Additional Features
- 3D Y/C Filter / Closed Caption / V-Chip / Media Player / HDAVI Control 5