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LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV - 42LG50

Abt Model: 42LG50 | UPC Code: 719192173019
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1920 x 1080p Full HD Resolution/ 15,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 3x HDMI V.1.3 With Deep Color/ Intelligent Sensor/ Clear Voice Technology/ LG SimpLink Connectivity/ USB 2.0/ 60,000 Hours Lamp Life/ ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM Tuner/ Black Finish
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LG 40" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV, Model 42LG50

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Key Features:

  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • 15,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 3x HDMI™ V.1.3 with Deep Color
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • AV Mode (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • Clear Voice
  • LG SimpLink™ Connectivity
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG, MP3)
  • ISFccc

Features:

  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
    Displays HDTV programs in full 1920 x 1080p resolution for a more detailed picture
  • Intelligent Sensor
    Unlike other sensors which can only sense brightness of ambient light, LG’s “Intelligent Sensor” uses 4,096 sensing steps to evaluate its surroundings. Using a sophisticated algorithm, the LG processes picture quality elements including brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and white balance. The result is a picture optimized for it’s surroundings, more pleasing to watch and which can also save up to 50% in power consumption
  • AV Mode
    The AV Mode optimizes the picture into Cinema, Sports, and game Mode according to the video and audio content. The viewer has the ability to quickly choose the correct mode for the picture they are viewing
  • Clear Voice Technology
    Automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells
  • ISFccc
    This TV contains the detailed calibrations necessary for professional certification by the Imaging Science Foundation. The resulting ISF “day” and “night” modes will then be accessible by the user to experience the best their LG HDTV has to offer

Specifications:

LCD Panel

  • Native Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • Brightness (cd/m2): 500
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178º x 178º
  • Response Time (Grey to Grey): 5ms
  • Wide Color Control
  • Life Span (Typical): 60,000 hours

Broadcasting System

  • Analog
  • ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM

Video

  • 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)
  • Picture Reset
  • AV Mode (Picture & Sound): 3 Modes
  • Picture Selection Mode: 8 Modes
  • ISFccc
  • Intelligent Sensor Mode
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator

Audio

  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
  • Audio Outout Power (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
  • Speaker System Details: 2 Way 4 System (Invisible Speaker)
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder
  • Surround System Type: SRS TruSurround XT™
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
  • Auto Volume Leveler
  • Sound Mode: 4 Modes
  • Mute

Special Features

  • Intelligent Sensor
  • 1080P Source Input
    • HDMI: 60p/30p/24p
    • Component: 60p/30p/24p
    • RGB: 60p
  • A/V Input Navigation
  • Auto Navigation
  • Input Labeling
  • Quick View (Previosu Channel)
  • Picture Still / Freeze
  • 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 (Music and Photos only): 1 (JPEG/MP3)

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: 2 (1 Coaxial/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: 40.7"
    • Height: 26.1"
    • Depth: 3.6"
  • With Stand
    • Width: 40.7"
    • Height: 28.9"
    • Depth: 11.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 49.6 lbs
  • With Stand: 54 lbs
  • Shipping: 65 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Years Parts and Labor
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Television TypeLCD
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
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: 2 (1 coaxial/1 optical), L/R Audio out: 1
Width (inches)40.7
Height (inches)26.1
Panel Depth (inches)3.6
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Performance (12)
  • Quality (12)
  • Features/settings (9)
  • Style/design (8)

Cons

  • Features/settings (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great LCD ......BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

    I shopped HDTV for a year and then bought the 42" LG. Picture is clear, blacks are dark. [...]. I am delighted with it.

    I shopped HDTV for a year and then bought the 42" LG. Picture is clear, blacks are dark. [...]. I am delighted with it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very poor internal sound system

    Static & buzzing at high volume. Added ext. speakers.

    Static & buzzing at high volume. Added ext. speakers.

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    5.0

    solid TV

    By nase

    from Buffalo, NY, USA

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

        I havent had one problem with the Tv. Its made well and if you take care of it and don't beat on her she works tge same as th2 first day I got her, options are limited, wi fi is decent, I like

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        5.0

        Great image quality for the price - great value.

        By Battleship

        from Toledo, OH, USA

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

            Pros: Great picture quality, even when viewing analog CATV channels. Very user-friendly menu system. Cons: After approximately 2-years, the blue power on indicator stopped functioning, however, this does not seem to have negatively impacted the TV's performance otherwise. After approximately 4 years, the remote control started acting funky, even with fresh Alkaline batteries it became necessary to stand no more than 6 feet from TV to get the remote to function properly.

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            4.0

            Great TV!

            By Jim75

            from Vegas

            Pros

            • Features/Settings
            • Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                Love the TV! Great picture, great sound, great features! However, recently, it has a squealing noise that I have contacted LG about. I am currently awaiting a response from tech service on this issue. I shall revamp this review after hearing from them.

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                5.0

                Friends Amazed with Picture

                By Mark714

                from Laguna Beach, CA

                Pros

                • Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                    Not only has this model been easy to use and joy to view...I am most impressed by my friends complimenting the crispness of the picture. You rock LG!!!!

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Joseph

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                    I love my TV. We bought it about 2 years ago. The only issue I have with it is the volume. Sometimes it seems we can't get it to turn up loud enough. But this is a fantastic unit.

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                    5.0

                    theminnow2001

                    By theminnow2001

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                    love to watch the chicago cubs in HD

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                    5.0

                    t.v

                    By robertp

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                    great tv,would look great in house

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                    5.0

                    Quality

                    By wolf

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                    This is a very good product.I like the tv very much,it has very good color,sound and picture.

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                    4.0

                    42LG50 Has Performed Well

                    By shan

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Performance

                    Cons

                    • Features/Settings

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                      The 42LG50 is my first venture into HD TV. It replaced an aging projection TV. In hindsight, I wish I had purchased the next larger size TV, but for the viewing distance and space I have, the 42 inch has been adequate. I have had this unit for about 1 year, and I have noticed some intermittent blurring of the image that last for 1 or 2 seconds when it occurs.

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                      5.0

                      For My Viewing Pleasure

                      By The Frizz

                      from Boise, Idaho

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Performance
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                      • slow menu response

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                        I love this TV, it is simple to setup and use, and even better to watch. The picture quality is great with bluerays, DVDs, and anything else you could want to watch. All edges are crisp and clear and the color is great, even in situations with a large amount of light in the room. I have packed this thing around town several times, for football parties, LAN parties, new houses, you name it, and its dealt with everything I've thrown at it like a champ. The only down side, is the response from the remote is a little slow. sometimes it takes like a quarter second or so to actually do what I ask (like change to a different menu or make some change in settings. I have watched all my other friends' TVs and they are OK, but I still like mine the best.

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