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LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV - 42SL80

Abt Model: 42SL80 | UPC Code: 719192176003
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Full HD 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) Resolution/ TruMotion 240Hz/ Intelligent Sensor Mode/ 150,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 2.2ms Response Time/ Wide Color Gamut/ Super IPS Panel/ XD Engine/ 24p Real Cinema/ ISFccc Ready/ 60,000 Hour Panel Life/ Built-In NTSC/ATSC Tuners With Clear QAM/ Clear Voice II/ SRS TruSurround XT/ Black Finish
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LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV, Model 42SL80

Key Features:

  • 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.
  • Intelligent Sensor - Automatically adjusts the TV's light and color settings to make sure you always get the best possible picture in the event of fluctuations in light or color entering the room.

Features:

TV

  • TruMotion 240Hz
  • Intelligent Sensor Mode
  • Full HD 1080p HD Resolution
  • 150,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 2.0ms Response Time (GTG)
  • 500 cd/m2 Brightness
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Super IPS Panel
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • XD Engine®
  • 24p Real Cinema
  • ISFccc® Ready
  • Picture Wizard
  • AV Mode II (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • 60,000 Hour Panel Life (typical)
  • NTSC/ATSC Tuners with Clear QAM

Audio

  • Output Power: 10W x 2
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • Clear Voice II
  • SRS TruSurround XT™
  • Smart Volume Controller
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1 Decoder

Smart Energy Savings

  • Backlight Control
  • Video Mute
  • ENERGY STAR® 3.0 Compliant

Connectivity

  • 4 HDMI™ V.1.3 with Deep Color (3 rear/1 side)
  • SIMPLINK™ Connectivity
  • 2 HD Component Video Inputs (rear)
  • 2 Composite Input (1 rear/1 side)
  • 1 Optical Digital Audio Out (rear)
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG, MP3, Video) (side)
  • PC Connectivity (D-sub 15pin)
  • RF Antenna/Cable Input

Specifications:

LCD

  • Native Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • Brightness (cd/m2): 500
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 150,000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178º / 178º
  • Color Reproduction: 10 Bit
  • Response Time: 2.0ms
  • TruMotion 240Hz
  • True Viewing Angle
  • Life Span (Typical): 60,000 hours

Broadcasting System

  • Analog
  • ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM

Video

  • XD Engine
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Aspect Ratio Correction: 7 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
  • 24p Real Cinema: (5:5)
  • AV Mode II (Picture & Sound): 3 Modes
  • Picture Mode: 8 Modes
  • ISFccc Ready
  • Intelligent Sensor Mode
  • xvYCC

Audio

  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
  • Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
  • Invisible Speaker System Details: 1 Way 2 Speaker
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder
  • Surround System Type: SRS TruSurround XT
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
  • Clear Voice II
  • Auto Volume Leveler II
  • Sound Mode: 5 Modes

Special Features

  • Picture Wizard
  • Backlight Control
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Mechanical Power Off
  • 1080p Source Input
    • HDMI: 60p/30p/24p
    • Component: 60p/30p/24p
    • RGB: 60p (WXGA)
  • 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
  • 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/Composite Video In: 1
  • HDMI/HDCP Input: 1 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3/Video): 1

Rear Inputs / Outputs

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1
  • L/R Audio/Composite Video In: 1
  • HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: 2
  • Optical Digital Audio Out: 1
  • HDMI/HDCP Input: 3 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC: 1
  • PC Audio Input: 1
  • RS-232c In (Control/Service): 1

Power

  • Voltage, Hz: 100V ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • On Mode (Average): 210W
  • Stand-by Mode: 0.36W
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 Compliant

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 24.5"
    • Width: 39.4"
    • Depth: 1.8"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 27.1"
    • Width: 39.4"
    • Depth: 11.3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 41.2 lbs
  • With Stand: 52.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 55 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypeLCD
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20W
Number of HDMI Inputs4
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio, PC
Output ConnectorsOptical, Analog Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)39.4"
Height (inches)24.5"
Panel Depth (inches)1.8"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Quality (18)
  • Style/design (18)
  • Features/settings (17)
  • Performance (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      TruMotion Disappoints

      This TV has an excellent design and appearance. The menus are simple, easy to use, and allow expert users to customize many settings. I picked this TV because it has TruMotion 240hz and...Read complete review

      This TV has an excellent design and appearance. The menus are simple, easy to use, and allow expert users to customize many settings. I picked this TV because it has TruMotion 240hz and I wanted Blu-rays and PS3 games to look great during high action/ motion periods. Unfortunately, motion is exactly what this TV can't handle. The noise and pixelation created around the edges of moving objects on screen is so distracting you can't help but turn this feature off thereby losing the very feature you pay extra for in this TV. I called customer service and the LG tech even agreed that is was a bad picture, replaced the main I/O board and the problem persists. We've currently left it with "Engineering." Not a good answer. Hopefully, LG can fix this issue with a firmware release, but for now I would've been better off buying a 120hz TV of the same size for a lower price. The greatest disappointment here is that LG touts TruMotion so highly and markets this TV considerably on this feature. Very few expert reviews exist on this TV, but I've started to see comments on AVS forums complaining of the same problem I explain in this review. As long as 240hz is turned on, cable, HDMI, and component connections I have all experience this problem during motion. I really hope LG can fix this issue because I love the TV otherwise.

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      LG 42 made it 5 years

      Great looking panel, fantastic picture, but a year into my buy it pixelated to a blue hue and 2 years later it petered out. This 42 was supposed to make it 10 years,...Read complete review

      Great looking panel, fantastic picture, but a year into my buy it pixelated to a blue hue and 2 years later it petered out. This 42 was supposed to make it 10 years, but I guess I watched too much football.

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      5.0

      LG42SL80

      By Anonymous

      from Schuylkill County,Pa

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          Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

          Had TV for at least A year and I love It. Good picture and sound. Would buy LG again.

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          5.0

          THE BEST 42IN LCD

          By RETIREDGUY

          from WINSTON SALEM, NC

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          • Vivid Picture

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              Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

              I have had my 42SL80 for a year and a half now. Before I bought it, I looked at all the brands and the LG was just superb in picture quality and vivid picture. I had it set up and adjusted in 15 minutes right out of the box. The picture is just perfect like It was new. Since then I bought a 26in LG lcd for the kitchen. As far as I'm concerned, LG has the best tv and picture. It is the only tv I will consider to own.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Big WOW!!

              By old folks

              from Vineland,NJ

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                  Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                  My wife and I are VERY, VERY HAPPY with our purchase. We love the picture, watching sports is GREAT. We use the swivel base, and the TV has a good sound! I did the hook up myself.

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                  5.0

                  WOW

                  By littledog

                  from Pa.

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                  • Quality
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                      Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                      Picture is great and we don't have even HD cable yet.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great TV!!!

                      By MLeighH01

                      from Ocala, FL

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                          Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                          I absolutely love this TV. Have had it for a few weeks now and the picture quality is amazing. I can't believe this model was discontinued, I hope they come out with another version so I can buy a larger one for the living room.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great TV

                          By OptimizerPrime

                          from Wake Forest, NC

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                              Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                              Our first big screen and it ROCKS! I was worried about fine tuning but the LG makes it easy to optimize your picture. It sound great right out of the box so I can hold off on the surround sound. Plus we got a great deal.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great TV!

                              By Drewonian

                              from Columbus, OH

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                              • value

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                                  Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                  This is our first big screen TV and we love it! We sometimes have problems with the lips not syncing up with the audio, but we are hopefully getting a firmware update that will fix that.

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                                  5.0

                                  Happy with choice

                                  By illusion16a

                                  from Ohio

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                                      Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                      I have been very satisfied with this TV since I purchased it about a month ago. I did a lot of research before choosing this brand and model and I'm glad that I did. Great picture and sound quality, nice slim design, and plenty of HDMI and component plugins for all of my systems. Would definitely recommend.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great tv

                                      By marion835

                                      from Undisclosed

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                                          Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                          I love my new 42SL80 LG TV. The picture is phenominal and I don't have hi-def yet. I'M amazed at the picture clarity and brightness and can't wait til I start getting an HD signal. I also really like the the protective glass front, we have small grandchildren and I was worried about the lcd screen but not now. The sound is good on its own but I currently am using a 5.1 sound system, if I didn't though the tv sound would work for me. If your looking for a great tv at agreat price with excellent features try this one.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Very good TV

                                          By Mr. B

                                          from Asheboro, NC

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                                              Comments about LG 42" Black LCD Flat Panel HDTV:

                                              TV is a very good TV. I have some experience with flat panel TV's and can not understand others who have problems with certain aspects of this TV, I guess they have eagle eyes or something. Everyone that comes to our house remarks over the good picture and movement quality, so I have to assume that a small handful of people either got a lemon TV or they have eagle eyes. I have mine hooked up from VCR/DVD recorder via HDMI cable and it works very well. Every once in a while I do see lines, but you have to be 2-3 feet in front of TV, but it mainly occurs on a certain channel on DirecTV. Overall, this TV is a good buy and I recommend it to anyone, except for eagle eyed individuals.

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