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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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from Schuylkill County,Pa
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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THE BEST 42IN LCD
from WINSTON SALEM, NC
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.
A Big WOW!!
By old folks
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.
Picture is great and we don't have even HD cable yet.
from Ocala, FL
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.
from Wake Forest, NC
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.
from Columbus, OH
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.
Happy with choice
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.
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.
Very good TV
By Mr. B
from Asheboro, NC
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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