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720p HD Resolution/ 1366 x 768 Resolution/ 12,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ AV Mode (Cinema, Sports, Game)/ Clear Voice/ LG SimpLink Connectivity/ Invisible Speaker System/ 6.2ms Response Time/ 60,000 Hours Life Span/ ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM Built-In Tuner/ HDMI v1.3/ Glossy Piano Black Finish
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LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV, Model 42LG30

Like all LG products the LG30 series are as aesthetically stylish as they are technologically advanced. Slim, sleek and sophisticated - the LG30 series will enhance your sense of style.

Key Features:

  • 720p HD Resolution
  • 12,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 2x HDMI™ V.1.3
  • AV Mode (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • Clear Voice
  • LG SimpLink™ Connectivity
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • Expert Mode
  • 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
  • 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 provide high-quality dialogue 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 and richer sound field
  • LG Simplink
    Allows for convenient control of other LG SimpLink products using the existing HDMI connection

Specifications:

General

  • Screen Size Class: 42" (42.0" Diagonal)
  • Native Display Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 12,000:1
  • Response Time (G to G): 6.2ms
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m2
  • Viewing Angle: 178º / 178º
  • Life Span (Typical): 60,000 hr
  • Built-in Tuner: (ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM )
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input: (3 v1.3)
  • Cabinet Color: Glossy Piano black

Special Features

  • SimpLink™
  • A/V Input Navigation
  • Auto Navigation
  • Input Labeling
  • Quick View (Previous Channel): (VCR, DVD, Blu ray, HD DVD, Set Top Box, Satellite, Cable Box, Game, PC)
  • Parental Control w/V-Chip
  • Key Lock
  • Closed Caption
  • Trilingual Menus (English/Spanish/French)
  • EZ Menus (High Performance Interface): 3 (English, Spanish, French)
  • Channel Add/Delete
  • Favorite Channel
  • Auto Clock
  • Manual Clock
  • On/Off Timer
  • Sleep Timer
  • Auto Off (When no video is present)

Video

  • XD Engine™
  • Pure Black Level
  • 1080P Source Input: HDMI 60p/30p/24p; Component 60p/30p/24p; RGB 60p
  • AV Mode (Picture & Sound): (Cinema / Sports / Game)
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching)
  • Digital Comb Filter: (3D)
  • Color Temperature Control (# of Modes): (Cool, Medium, Warm, User)
  • Aspect Ratio Adjustment (# of Modes): 6 Modes
  • Enhanced Noise Reduction (Video Noise Filter): (3D & MPEG)
  • Enhanced Line Doubler
  • 3:2 Pull-down Correction
  • Picture Selection Mode (# of Modes): 7 Modes
  • Picture Reset
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator
  • Black Stretcher (Black Level Enhancer)

Rear Inputs/Outputs

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): (1)
  • L/R Audio/Composite Video In: (1)
  • L/R Audio Out: (Audio Only)
  • S-Video In: (1)
  • HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: (2)
  • Coaxial Digital Audio Out: (1 Optical)
  • Optical Digital Audio Out: (1 Optical)
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input: (2 v1.3)
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC: (1)
  • PC Audio Input: (1)
  • Remote Control In (IR): (1)
  • RS-232c In (Control/Service): (1)

Side Inputs/Outputs

  • HDMI™/HDCP Input: (1 v1.3)
  • L/R Audio/Composite Video In: (1)
  • HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: (2)
  • USB 2.0: (1 Service Only)

Audio

  • Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
  • Speaker System Details: Invisible Speaker 2 Way 4 Speaker
  • SRS TruSurround XT™
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder
  • Clear Voice
  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
  • Sound Mode (# Modes): 5 Modes (Standard, Music, Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • Mute

Power

  • Consumption (Typical): 226W
  • Stand-by Consumption: 1W
  • Energy Star Compliant

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 26.4"
    • Width: 40.7"
    • Depth: 3.6"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 29.2"
    • Width: 40.7"
    • Depth: 11.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 46.3 lbs
  • With Stand: 52 lbs
  • Shipping: 63 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
Television TypeLCD
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size42"
Resolution1366x768
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHD Component Video In (Y/ Pb/ Pr) + L/R Audio: (2), HDMI/HDCP Input: (1 v1.3), HDMI/hdcp input: (2 v1.3), L/R Audio/Composite Video In: (1), LG SimpLink Connectivity, 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 ConnectorsCoaxial digital audio out: (1 optical), L/R Audio out (audio only), Optical Digital Audio out: 1
Width (inches)40.7
Height (inches)26.4
Panel Depth (inches)3.6
  

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LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.7

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  • Performance (9)
  • Style/design (9)
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      4.0

      Pretty good for the price

      By caligurl83

      from Turlock, Ca

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          Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

          I have owned this tv for about 3 years now, and it has definitely been used! It still works great and the picture is good, no burn ins. I have had a few issues with hdmi audio not working, but other than that it was a great buy.

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          5.0

          Very Happy Purchase

          By Jack

          from Greenville, OH

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              Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

              I purchased my LG 42" at our hometown electronics store, when I moved into new home. I have been very happy with it ever since. It has been 3 years now, and has been used many hours, with no problems and still has a great picture. I'm glad some companies still make good, solid products.

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              5.0

              great tv

              By Anonymous

              from ashland Ky

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                  Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                  I"ve had this tv for over one year and it is the best purchase that I"ve ever made. plenty of hookup options for just about anything you could want.

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                  5.0

                  Super value

                  By rocinnyc

                  from Yonkers, NY

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                      Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                      This TV has performed without problem and with a great picture for a 720p resolution. I would recommend LG televisions to anyone who is looking for quality and performance at a great price.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome Entertainment

                      By jktomlinson

                      from Columbia, TN

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                          Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                          Thank you LG, I couldn't imagine owning anything but an LG Television. I believe if the house ever caught fire, thats one thing I grab going out the door. Beautiful resolution, easy to use and looks great too. Thanks again, keep up the great products you offer.

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                          5.0

                          GREATEST VALUE EVER!

                          By Dutch

                          from Orange City, IA

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                              Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                              I have owned this TV for 14 months. It is the best purchase I have ever made. Sports are a real pleasure to watch. Better than a box seat. Our family enjoys playing Wii games and the controls are easy enough for our 4-year old granddaughter to use. I would recommend LG to anyone who wants quality at an affordable price.

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                              5.0

                              Awsome Televison

                              By Shoman84

                              from Crystal Lake, Il

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                                  Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                  This tv has alot of great features. Picture Quality is Amazing. Sound Quality is awsome, and just am amazed on how it sounds. The only thing that I have to say that is a negative, which is not a big deal is that this tv's Native Resolution is 720p but it is Great that it will do 1080p Through HDMI. Wish it would have had a Native of 1080p

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                                  5.0

                                  good tv!

                                  By ryan

                                  from fort worth, tx

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                                      Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                      This is my first flat screen tv, and the difference between standard tv and high def is amazing! The tv didn't cost that much either and its very slim so it looks good in the living room and doesn't take too much space. No problems yet and I've had it about 1 year

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Value TV

                                      By STF1029

                                      from Demorest, GA

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                                          Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                          I couldn't ask for more from this TV, we looked at several other manufacturers; most with 1080p and decided on this TV. The Price difference was minimal, but we loved the way this TV looked. When we got it home, we weren't dissappointed. My next HDTV will be LG.

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                                          5.0

                                          Very Nice TV

                                          By Coco

                                          from PA

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                                              Comments about LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                              We bought this TV Christmas 08, It has worked great. I see it's now discontinued and you can't get it anymore, I guess technology went beyond this TV.

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                                              LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV

                                              LG 42" Glossy Piano Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV

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