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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - 42PG20

Abt Model: 42PG20 | UPC Code: 719192172845
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1024 x 768p HD Resolution/ Dual XD Engine/ 20,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ Fluid Motion 180Hz Effect/ 3x HDMI V.1.3 With Deep Color/ Clear Voice Technology/ LG SimpLink Connectivity/ 100,000 Hours To Half Brightness Lamp Life/ PC Input/ ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM Tuner/ Black Finish
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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV, Model 42PG20

PG20 Series
PG20 HDTVs complement virtually any decor. They are uncommonly slim and built with a unique single-layer design that virtually eliminates unsightly speaker grills. The result is a sleek plasma HDTV that sits comfortably in any room.

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Key Features:

  • 720p HD Resolution
  • Dual XD Engine™
  • 20,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Fluid Motion
  • 3x HDMI™ V.1.3 with Deep Color
  • AV Mode (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • Clear Voice
  • LG SimpLink™ Connectivity
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • 100,000 Hours to Half Brightness (Typical)
  • PC Input

Features:

  • HD Resolution
    High definition television is the highest performance segment of the DTV system used in the US. It’s a wide screen, high-resolution video image, coupled with multi-channel, compact-disc quality sound
  • Fluid Motion (180 Hz Effect)
    Enjoy smoother, clearer motion with all types of programming such as sports and action movies. The moving picture resolution give the impression of performance of up to 3x the panels actual refresh rate
  • AV Mode
    LG HDTVs include 3 AV Modes, preset to optimize picture and sound settings based on “Cinema”, “Sports” or “Game” content. AV Modes can be easily set with a convenient button on the remote control
  • Clear Voice Technology
    Automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells
  • Invisible Speaker System
    LG’s 2008 line of TVs include a unique invisible speaker system, tuned by renowned audio expert, Mr. Mark Levinson. Speakers are embedded in strategic spots behind the front cabinet and use minute vibrations to turn the entire front bezel into the speaker system. The result is a clean, polished look, and enhanced audio by increasing the “sweet spot”, giving a wider sound field

Specifications:

LCD Panel

  • Native Display Resolution: 1024 x 768p
  • Brightness (cd/m2): 1,500
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1
  • ISM (Image Sticking Minimization): 3 Modes
  • Non-Reflective Black Matrix Structure
  • Fluid Motion 180Hz Effect
  • Pure Black Level
  • Altitude: 2,000 m / 6,561 ft
  • Life Span (Typical): 100,000 hours

Broadcasting System

  • Analog
  • ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM

Video

  • Dual XD Engine™
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Aspect Ratio Correction: 6 Modes
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching)
    • HDMI: 1080p/1080i/720p
    • Component: 1080p/1080i/720p
    • RF: 1080i/720p
  • Enhanced Line Doubler
  • Enhanced Noise Reduction (Video Noise Filter): (3D & MPEG)
  • Color Temperature Control: 4 Modes
  • Black Stretcher (Black Level Enhancer)
  • 3:2 Pulldown
  • Picture Reset
  • AV Mode (Picture & Sound): 3 Modes
  • Picture Selection Mode: 7 Modes
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator

Audio

  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
  • Audio Outout Power (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
  • Speaker System Details: 1 Way 2 System (Invisible Speaker)
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder
  • Surround System Type: SRS TruSurround XT™
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
  • Auto Volume Leveler
  • Sound Mode: 5 Modes
  • Mute

Special Features

  • 1080P Source Input
    • HDMI: 60p/30p/24p
    • Component: 60p/30p/24p
    • RGB: 60p
  • A/V Input Navigation
  • Auto Navigation
  • Input Labeling
  • Quick View (Previous Channel)
  • Clear Voice (On/Off)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Parental Control w/V-Chip
  • Key Lock
  • Closed Caption
  • LG SimpLink™ (HDMI CEC)
  • Trilingual Menus: English/French/Spanish
  • EZ Menus (High Performance Interface)
  • Channel Add/Delete
  • Favorite Channel
  • Auto Clock
  • Manual Clock
  • On/Off Timer
  • Sleep Timer
  • Auto Off (When no video is present)

Side Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs

  • L/R Audio/Composite Video In: 1
  • HDMI/HDCP In: 1
  • USB 2.0: 1 (Service Only)

Rear Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1
  • L/R Audio/Component Video In: 1
  • L/R Audio Out: 1
  • S-Video In: 1
  • HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: 2
  • Digital Audio Out: 1(Optical)
  • HDMI/HDCP Input: 2 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC: 1
  • PC Audio Input: 1
  • RS-232c In (Control/Service): 1
  • Remote Control In (IR): 1

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Width: 40.9"
    • Height: 26.7"
    • Depth: 3.4"
  • With Stand
    • Width: 40.9"
    • Height: 28.8"
    • Depth: 12.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 53.7 lbs
  • With Stand: 60.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 71 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    1 Year Parts & Labor / 2 Years Panel

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Television Typeplasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1024x768
USB PortYes
Input ConnectorsHD component video in (Y/ Pb/ Pr) + l/r audio: 2, HDMI/HDCP in: 1, HDMI/hdcp input: 2 (v.1.3 with deep color), l/r audio/component video in: 1, l/r audio/composite video in: 1, PC Audio Input: 1, RF in (antenna/cable): 1, RGB in (d-sub 15pin) - PC: 1, RS-232C In x 1, S-Video: 1
Output ConnectorsDigital Audio Out:1 (optical), L/R Audio out: 1
Width (inches)40.9
Height (inches)26.7
Panel Depth (inches)3.4
  

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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Quality (7)
  • Performance (6)
  • Features/settings (5)
  • Style/design (5)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Home (4)
  • Movies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

plasma vs lcd

Love my plasma, if your into sporting events you'll want the plasma, it has a sharper pic on motion due to the fact that plasma reacts faster than liquid cystal. You won't get...Read complete review

Love my plasma, if your into sporting events you'll want the plasma, it has a sharper pic on motion due to the fact that plasma reacts faster than liquid cystal. You won't get that blur that the LCD leaves between frames. the hidden speakers also enhance the look of this sleek unit. I can't review reliability because I only had it about a month, but I think they have improved the Plasma TV's but you might want to invest in a extended warrantee? I chose not too but might not be a bad investment for at least an additonal year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fuzzy sound

Speakers have vibrational distortion on lower voices.
Poor warranty service

Speakers have vibrational distortion on lower voices.
Poor warranty service

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

Great set.

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      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      I have had my plasma for awhile now but just getting around to reviewing it. Can't go wrong with this product. I love mine. My son bought one and he loves his too.

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      2.0

      Problem turning TV on

      By 

      from Roseburg, OR

      Pros

      • style/design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

          Not only does it have a couple lines in through the screen but the worst is it takes me about 20 tries to turn TV on. It goes on and off fast about 20 times then finally comes on. Would not recommend Other people have the same problem. I've looked on UTube.

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          1.0

          It died no good

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          from Undisclosed

          Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

          It had a beautiful picture. Loved it but after 4 years it died. I had no picture.theprice for repair was too much. I will never buy LG. I'm not rich that I can buy a new TV every 4 years. Clarice Bader

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          4.0

          This product has been great features

          By 

          from Hoopa, CA, USA

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              Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

              I love it however, one problem is forget a password for TV Rating General by lock system. All blocked. Unless password to unlock but don't know. How can I get reset a password because somebody changed and never know what is a password. Where did I get another or new password. I need unlock systems to hooked up with dish system and enjoy watch some programs but blocked. I went options and lock password. Four digest. I need yojr help to get it off. What suppose I do?

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              5.0

              Delightful

              By 

              from Ontario, Canada

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Quality

              Cons

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                  Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                  Great picture with crisp images and vivid colour. Sound quality is super good. Easy to use, too.

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                  5.0

                  Great 42 inch LG plasma

                  By 

                  from Central City, NE

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
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                  • Quality
                  • style/design

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                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      I currently have 4 LG televisions in my house and they are great products. Easy set up, lots of features and quality products. I love the picture wizard tool for picture settings. It makes it so easy to set up for everyone from novice tv users to tweakers like me. LG makes great tv's, and this 42 PJ350 is another awsome addition to my household! Beautiful picture, lots of connection options, and a great buy! I use it in our workout room and it is a great all around plasma tv.

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                      5.0

                      Great TV!

                      By 

                      from Houston, TX

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                      • Easy to use
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                      • style/design

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                          Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                          I bought my TV a few years ago after a long time searching. I have been very happy with this TV and have become a big time LG fan. I would highly recommend this TV to anyone! Easy to set up, has great features and looks great.

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                          1.0

                          Model 42PG20

                          By 

                          from Oshkosh, WI

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                              Picture is great but the sound is bad will not play above 60db then destorts..sound board was replaced but did not help

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                              5.0

                              Recommended

                              By 

                              from South Florida

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Performance
                              • Quality

                              Cons

                              • Sound

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                                Very happy with this purchase! Excellent video quality, easy to install and use. Suffers from some glare as with any other plasma tv but that would be the only trade off. Advantages over LCD are video quality, great darks and motion, etc. Great for video games, sports and movies with lots of effects. Sound quality could be improve, a little more punch, but if you own a home theater you can bypass this issue. Overall, excellent product! Would buy again from LG.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Perfect TV!

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                                from PA

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                                    Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                                    I highley recommend this plasma television. It hase the sharpess picture on it. My son owns a 42" sony and he thinks that my picture has better quality picture than his. I absolutely love it. I think I did very well when I was looking to by a plasma and decided to got with this LG. I'm very happy and pleased with my purchase.

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