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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - 42PG20

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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.

Television Typeplasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1024x768
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
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
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Performance (4)
  • Quality (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 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.

    VS

    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 10 customers

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    5.0

    Great TV!

    By JNB

    from Houston, TX

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • style/design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Model 42PG20

        By Bluesman

        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 jeanettev

            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.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect TV!

              By shovelheadshelly

              from PA

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Features/Settings
              • Performance
              • Quality
              • style/design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  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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                  5.0

                  love my tv!

                  By chamster3

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Features/Settings
                  • Performance
                  • Quality
                  • style/design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      this was a great buy at a great price! I love it only thing I don't like is that it only has an optical audio out so now i have to buy a newer receiver to use my tv with my extra speakers! otherwise very nice!

                      Comment on this review

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      plasma vs lcd

                      By benevuy

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      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.

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Well worth the wait.

                      By AL

                      from Sahuarita,Az.

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Bright Image
                      • Fast Setup
                      • Good Connection Options
                      • Good Resolution
                      • Simple Controls

                      Cons

                      • Excsessive glare

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Movies

                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Excellent all around product.Have used for approx 1 month and only negative I have encountered is somewhat excessive glare.TV runs hotter than others I have owned which some may find objectionable.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Initial delivery arrived with a broken screen.
                      Turnaround for a replacement was prompt and arrived in good condition.

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                      5.0

                      Very pleased with the product.

                      By renies53

                      from Denver CO

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Fast Setup
                      • Good Resolution

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      The quality of the picture far exceeded my expectations.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      I was pleasantly surprised at the quick delivery of the TV. Product arrived in superb shape.

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                      5.0

                      very satisfied

                      By kermit eng

                      from redmond, washington

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Fast Setup
                      • Great Picture
                      • Simple Controls

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Movies

                        Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        glad we bought it.

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        3.0

                        Fuzzy sound

                        By Simon from Canada

                        from Vancouver Canada

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Setup
                        • Great Picture

                        Cons

                        • Poor sound

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Movies

                        Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                        Speakers have vibrational distortion on lower voices.
                        Poor warranty service

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                        LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV

                        LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV

                        UPC Code: 719192172845
                        Discontinued


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