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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - 42PQ30

Abt Model: 42PQ30 | UPC Code: 719192175211
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LG - 42PQ30 - Plasma TV
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720p (1024 x 768) HD Resolution/ 600Hz Sub Field Driving/ 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ Image Sticking Minimization/ Dual XD Engine/ ISFccc Ready/ Built-In NTSC/ATSC/Clear QAM Tuners/ 10-Bit Color Reproduction/ Black Finish
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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV, Model 42PQ30

Features:

  • 720p HD Resolution
  • 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 1,500 cd/m2 Brightness
  • Image Sticking Minimization
  • Dual XD® Engine
  • ISFccc® Ready
  • AV Mode - One button on the remote that can make your picture look great no matter what you're watching!
  • Clear Voice - Enables adjustment to voice frequency ensuring clear sound despite loud background noise.
  • Picture Wizard
  • LG SimpLink™ Connectivity
  • 100,000 Hour Panel Life (typ.)
  • NTSC/ATSC Tuners with Clear QAM

Specifications:

General

  • Screen Size: 42" Class (41.6" diagonal)
  • Native Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Brightness (cd/m2): 1,500
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1
  • Color Reproduction: 10 Bit
  • Image Sticking Minimization (ISM): 3 Modes
  • 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • Altitude: 2,900m/9,514ft

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 Noise Reduction (Video Noise Filter): (3D & MPEG)
  • Color Temperature Control: 3 Modes
  • 3:2 Pulldown
  • Picture Reset
  • AV Mode II (Picture & Sound): 3 Modes
  • Picture Mode: 7 Modes
  • ISFccc Ready
  • Intelligent Sensor Mode
  • XD Color
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator

Audio

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

Special Features

  • Freeze Frame
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Mechanical Power Off
  • 1080p Source Input
    • HDMI: 60p/30p/24p
    • Component: 60p/30p/24p
    • RGB: 60p
  • A/V Input Navigation
  • Input Labeling
  • Quick View (Previous Channel)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • e-Manual
  • Parental Control w/V-Chip
  • Key Lock
  • Closed Caption
  • LG SimpLink (HDMI CEC)

Convenience

  • Language: English/Spanish/French/Korean
  • Alvin UI
  • Auto Tuning/Programming
  • Channel Add/Delete
  • Channel Labeling
  • Favorite Channel Programming
  • Auto/Manual Clock
  • On/Off Timer
  • Sleep Timer
  • Auto Off/Auto Sleep (When no video is present)

Side Inputs/Outputs

  • L/R Audio/Component Video In: 1
  • HDMI/HDCP Input: 1 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3): 1

Rear Inputs/Outputs

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1
  • L/R Audio/Component Video In: 1
  • S-Video In: 1
  • HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: 2
  • Digital Audio Out: 1 (digital)
  • 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 Port: 1

Power

  • Voltage, Hz: 100V - 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • On Mode (Average): 181W
  • Stand-by Mode: 0.13W
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 Compliant

Approximate Dimensions:

  • With Stand
    • Height: 28.4"
    • Width: 40.6"
    • Depth: 12.1"
  • Without Stand
    • Height: 25.9"
    • Width: 40.6"
    • Depth: 3.2"

Approximate Weight:

  • With Stand: 54.7 lbs
  • Without Stand: 50 lbs
  • Shipping: 66 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts & Labor / 2 Years Panel
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1024x768
3DNo
Number of Speakers2
Number of HDMI Inputs3
USB PortYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, USB, S-Video, PC
Output ConnectorsOptical
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)40.6"
Height (inches)28.4"
Panel Depth (inches)12.1"
  

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LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.9

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality (42)
  • Easy to use (40)
  • Performance (39)
  • Style/design (37)
  • Features/settings (31)

Cons

  • Features/settings (3)

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5.0

Great TV at a Great Price!!!

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from Shepherd

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      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      I am very happy with this television. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars on features is because it does not mute the sound when you turn the TV on before the cable is turned on. So if you aren't on a tuned channel you get the loud NOISE! Awesome picture and the TV itself looks great in the room. I am looking in to purchasing another one for my son.

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      5.0

      Great Buy!

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      from Lehi, UT

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          Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

          I was just looking for an upgrade from the old CRT tv i had, and this was it! This TV performs amazing for the price and picture looks great!

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          5.0

          Best purchase

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          from Reidsville,Ga.

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              Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

              I have owned a Lcd tv and a Projection tv but I bought this as my first Plasma and the picture and sound quality are out of this world! I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend purchasing an LG plasma to all my family and friends!

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              5.0

              MONEY WELL SPENT!

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              from DALTON, GA

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                  Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                  WE PURCHASED THIS RIGHT AS IT MADE ITS SCENE IN STORES. I HAVE TO SAY TIME HAS PASSED AND TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED A LITTLE ALONG THE WAY, BUT MY THOUGHTS REMAIN THE SAME. THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST, AND MOST SHEEK I HAVE SEEN THUS FAR. I LOVE THIS TV AND EVERYTHING ABOUT! I'D RECOMMEND IT AS A FIRST PICK TO ANYONE PURCHASING A NEW TV. MAKE A DECISION YOU WON'T REGRET LATER BY PURCHASING THIS TV.... I PROMISE IT WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS YOU'LL EVER MAKE.

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                  5.0

                  Plasma is great

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                  from Undisclosed

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                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                      I don't get why people buy lcd instead of plasma innless you get a led lcd. Plasma is cheaper and higher quality and this particular is also energy efficient. Plasmas don't burn images anymore. LG has done a great a job with this tv. I might not have a bunch of fancy features but most people have a game console or computer hooked up to their tvs which give you all the features you need. It does have a usb port which is nice for viewing pictures or just playing music.

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                      5.0

                      Great Plasma

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                      from BC, Canada

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                          Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                          Our first plasma and so far, so good. Very inexpensive and user friendly, exactly what I needed. Great value!!

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                          5.0

                          Best Value for Money

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                              Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                              This is my first plasma TV and it works great and perfect value for your money. I have always purchased LCD Tvs before and I think plasma is better for movies and games especialy if its LG. I purchased this TV cause I plan to buy an LG Blu ray player soon

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                              5.0

                              LG Plasma 42

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                              from Undisclosed

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                                  Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                                  This is an amazing TV. I finally decided to get a plasma flat screen after reading Consumer Reports about them for several years. The highly rated LG has certainly not been a disapointment. The resolution and depth of color are very good, and the fact that it takes up so little space is a big plus. I can't imagine why this product would be discontinued, when it is such a winner! Those of us who don't want absolutely-enormous should be able to find products of this quality.

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                                  5.0

                                  Outstanding HG TV

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                                  from Ames, IA

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                                      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                                      This was my first HD TV purchase and my first LG purchase. I can't begin to tell you how happy I have been with this purchase. The picture quality, color, sound and ease of use, is wonderful. The HD channels are so clear, it is like a whole new TV experience. It was very simple and easy to set-up and install. I highly recommend this TV and LG.

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                                      5.0

                                      A Great First Flat Screen TV

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                                      from Westfield, NJ

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                                        Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

                                        Set up was simple, for a non electronic type the set had more than enough inputs. Wished the set had a way to identify the inputs attached if any, would be most helpful for my wife instead of AV1 or HEMI1

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