Model: E421
Replaced By E422
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Take advantage of professional screen performance at an unrivaled value with the 42" NEC E421, a large-screen LCD display that boasts feature-rich affordability. Boasting an impressive 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, built-in analog/digital tuner and a broad range of inputs and display controls, this display delivers stunning visual impact for environments such as corporate lobbies and boardrooms as well as digital signage applications in retail stores, waiting rooms and health clubs.
  • Comprehensive input panel connects you to the latest peripherals, including HDMI, Analog RGB, S-Video, Composite
  • Full 1080p high-definition resolution provides stunning detail
  • Built-in NTSC/ATSC analog/digital tuner allows for high-definition broadcast capabilities
  • Built-in, low-profile 10W speakers enhance the experience with superior sound
  • Built-in closed captioning enables hearing-imparied users to display text information in various supported languages based on the ATSC tuner program
  • Multiple picture modes adjust the picture appearance for an optimal viewing experience
  • Advanced video settings ensure source material is displayed properly and accurately

Legal Disclaimer To California Residents
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene and Formaldehyde (gas), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov


Panel Technology MVA Viewable Image Size 42 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native Resolution 1920x1080
Pixel Pitch 0.48 mm Pixels Per Inch 52 @ native resolution
Backlight Type CCFL Brightness (typical) 450 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (typical) 4000:1 Viewing Angle (typical) 176° Vert., 176° Hor. (88U/88D/88L/88R) @ CR>10
Response Time (Gray to Gray) 4 ms Refresh Rate 60Hz
Active Screen Area 36.7 x 20.7 in. / 933.3 x 525.9mm Orientation Landscape
Displayable Colors More than 16.7 million  

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 31-60 kHz  

Input Signal

Video Analog RGB 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ohms Sync Separate sync: TTL Level (Positive/Negative)
Composite sync: TTL Level (Positive/Negative)
Composite sync on green: (0.3Vp-p negative 0.7Vp-p positive)

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

PC Signal Compatibility Yes Macintosh Signal Compatibility Yes
Video Analog RGB 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ohms Sync Separate sync: TTL Level (Positive/Negative)
Composite sync: TTL Level (Positive/Negative)
Composite sync on green: (0.3Vp-p negative 0.7Vp-p positive)
Input Terminals
VGA 15-pin D-sub, RCA Composite (2), RCA (Y, Cb/Pb, Cr/Pr) Component (2), S-Video (2)
HDMI (4)
RCA Audio (4), HDMI Audio, Audio Mini-Jack
Output Terminals
RCA Audio, Optical Digital Audio, Headphone Mini-Jack

Power Consumption (typical)

On 190W ECO Mode Standby <1W

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
With stand:
39.7 x 27.1 x 10.4 in. / 1009.5 x 688.1 x 264.7mm
Without stand:
39.7 x 25 x 3.9 in. / 1009.5 x 634.2 x 99.5 mm
45.5 x 31.8 x 9.8 in. / 1156 x 808 x 250mm
Net Weight (with stand):
44.3 lbs. / 20.1 kg
Net Weight (without stand):
39.9 lbs. / 18.1 kg.
51.7 lbs. / 25 kg
VESA Hole Configuration 400 x 200mm (4-hole)  

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 32-104°F / 0-40°C Operating Humidity 10-85%
Operating Altitude 9843 ft. / 3000m Storage Temperature 14-122°F / -10-50°C
Storage Humidity 5-85% Storage Altitude 40,000 ft. / 12,192m

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

2 years  

Additional Features

  • Built-in NTSC/ATSC (8-VSP, Clear QAM) analog/digital tuner
  • TileComp
  • Plug and Play (DDC/CI, DDC2B)
  • Scheduler (w/ real-time clock)
  • Sharpness/softness adjustment
  • Built-in closed captioning
  • Variable picture modes
  • Backlight adjust
  • Aspect ratio control
  • Parental control


  • External Single Board Computer (TNETPC-ION)
  • Wall Mount Kit (WMK-3257)
  • Accessory pack for Wall Mount Kit (MIS513)

V-Chip Function
Also known as parental control, allows users to block programs based on rating category.
Built-In Closed Captioning
Enables decoding and display of text information from a video.
Backlight Adjustment
Backlight layer (or lamps) determines the brightness of the display but is also a key heat component.
Variable Picture Modes
Adjusts the picture appearance for an optimal viewing experience.

Large Screen Display Misc

MultiPresenter Stick

  • Power cord
  • VGA cable (Mini 15-pin D-sub)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Batteries
  • CD-ROM (user manual)
  • Stand
  • Thumbscrews

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