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LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV - 42PN4500

Abt Model: 42PN4500 | UPC Code: 719192588653
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1024x768 Resolution/ 600Hz Max Sub Field-Driving/ Triple XD Engine/ Picture Wizard IIa/ Dolby Digital/ Clear Voice II/ 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ Protective Skin Glass/ USB 2.0/ Black Finish
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LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV, Model 42PN4500

Most video experts will tell you that the way to get the best image quality on a budget is still the plasma TV, especially if you want to go big. Well, the LG 42PN4500 Plasma HDTV delivers image quality in spades, and at a price that won't break the bank.

With the High Definition display of this 42-inch LG Plasma TV, everything you watch will be sharper and more vibrant. Your favorite movies will be brought to new life in High Definition. 600Hz Sub Field Driving keeps fast-moving images from blurring, giving you stunning, streak-free sports. Getting the most out of the LG 42PN4500 is a simple affair, with the easy on-screen self-calibration tool. And if you're worried about plasma TV energy consumption, the 42PN4500 is ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Features:

Picture Quality

  • HD 720p Resolution
  • 600Hz Max Sub Field-Driving
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Picture Wizard IIa

Audio

  • 10W x 10W
  • Dolby® Digital
  • Clear Voice II

Specifications:

Panel

  • Screen Size Class: 42” Class (41.6” diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 3,000,000:1
  • Protective Skin Glass: Yes
  • 600Hz Max Sub Field Driving: Yes

Video

  • Triple XD Engine: Yes
  • Picture Wizard II: Yes
  • Picture Mode: 8 Mode (Vivid/Standard/APS/Cinema/Game/Photo/ISF Expert 1/ISF Expert 2)
  • AV Mode II (Picture & Sound): 3 Modes (Cinema/Game/Off)
  • Aspect Ratio: 6 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Set by Program/4:3/Zoom/Cinema Zoom 1)
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching) (HDMI/Component/RF): 1080p/1080i/720p
  • Noise Reduction (3D/MPEG): Yes
  • Real Cinema 24p (3:3 pull down): Yes

Audio

  • Speaker System: 1 Way 2 Speakers
  • Audio Output (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP): Yes
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder: Yes
  • Virtual Surround: Yes
  • Clear Voice II: Yes
  • Sound Mode: 5 Mode (Standard/Music/Cinema/Sport/Game)
  • Mute: Yes

Connectivity

  • SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC): Yes

Inputs / Outputs

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1 (rear)
  • AV In: 1
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: 1
  • HDMI™/HDCP In: 2 (1 side, 1 rear)
  • USB 2.0 In: 1 (side)
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
  • LAN: 1
  • RS-232C: 1 (Control & Service)

Power

  • Power Supply (Voltage, Hz): 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Standby Mode: 0.3W

Other

  • Swivel (Left/Right): 20º/ 20º
  • VESA Standard: 400mm x 400mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • TV Without Stand (WxHxD): 38.7” x 23.5” x 2.2”
  • TV With Stand (WxHxD): 38.7” x 25.6” x 9.8”

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 40.6 lbs
  • With Stand: 43.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 52 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 TypePlasma
TypePlasma
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size42
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution720p
3DNo
Refresh Rate600Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionNo
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, USB 2.0, Ethernet
Output ConnectorsOptical Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)38.7
Height (inches)23.5
Panel Depth (inches)2.2
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Features/settings (12)
  • Performance (9)
  • Style/design (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom (3)
    • Home (3)
    • Movies (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    2nd TV ! Both superb products!

    I bought a 32 inch for the bedroom, as the bedroom is small, the TV was perfect. In fact, found myself in the bedroom watching more TV than the large front room set...Read complete review

    I bought a 32 inch for the bedroom, as the bedroom is small, the TV was perfect. In fact, found myself in the bedroom watching more TV than the large front room set ! OUTSTANDING picture and color ! Finally, for the SUPER BOWL, replaced the front room with a 42inch , and I couldnt be happier ! Both sets, color, picture, sound, all just amazing ! Could not be more satisfied !

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great tv but but can't adjust the picture.

    In the manual is says "If a fixed image displays on the TV screen for a long period of time, it will become imprinted and become a permanent disfigurement on the screen....Read complete review

    In the manual is says "If a fixed image displays on the TV screen for a long period of time, it will become imprinted and become a permanent disfigurement on the screen. This is "image burn" or "burn-in" and not covered by warranty." Well this tv has a few picture adjustment ratio settings and no matter what one you adjust it to, there is always a little black bar on the bottom of the screen. On our cable box there is a black bar, on blu ray and dvd there are black bars. Usually most tv's offer some type of adjustment on the zoom setting. This tv on the zoom ratio setting will leave a little black bar. We can't use this tv because of this reason and i'm sure this would be so easy to fix if only there was a minutes consideration given to this problem.

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    4.0

    Great tv. Even better price.

    By Jp

    from Wash dc

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Resolution
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Video Games

      Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

      Great picture quality. The tv stand sits back About 6 inches on its stand. This can be problematic if it sits on a shallow table.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Just a great television for the price I paid

      By onejimmyfan

      from Canastota, NY 13032, USA

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Features/Settings
      • Performance
      • Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

          This LG plasma is my first HD TV and I couldn't be more delighted with the fantastic picture, great sound and ease of setting it up and selecting the choices of pictures and sound. It is a tremendous value and am so glad I made this purchase. Instead of just watching movies and games I feel like I'm right there. AWESOME.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This TV is GREAT!!!

          By Will26

          from Baltimore, MD, USA

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

              I got this TV for my bedroom only because I had bought a larger one for my living room first, also an LG. The LG was really easy to set up and their support was easier to deal with then some of the other manufacturers.

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              5.0

              Very nice

              By S.S.C.

              from Northfield NJ

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Color saturation
              • Deep Blacks
              • Good Resolution
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Mult Picture Modes
              • Sharpness

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Home
                • Movies
                • Video Games

                Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                I already own an LG 60" Plasma tv- that one being a 1080p model, so I had no hesitation about plasma, or LG. This 42" is a 720p, but I cannot tell. I have read reviews of others stating you really can't tell the difference, and thought maybe they were being nice, but I honestly can't say this picture is in any way inferior to my 1080p. By the way, my LG Plasma 1080p is probably the best picture I have ever seen, and it's little brother here keeps up. There are many different preset color or picture modes to choose from. They were all so good we had a difficult time choosing the best one. My stepson liked "Game" mode, tho I think there may have been a little subliminal prejudice there, with half of his spare time spent with Xbox controller in hand. Anyway, his tv, his choice. He was originally against getting a new tv- knowing it was his full birthday present (AND dipping into C-mas), but once he saw the picture (Rise of the Guardians was the first picture we viewed on it) and the COLORS and the sharpness and black areas that looked like you could fall into them....well, he was EXCITED. So, so very happy with this tv. Am thinking of purchasing another to store in a closet, just in case. The only minor gripe would be the location of the 2 HDMI inputs. They are on the side, and your HDMI cables might well be sticking out the side a bit. This is easily and cheaply remedied with angled HDMI cables, or swivel HDMI cable adapters. I recommend just getting the swivels- eliminating any guesswork about 90 degree or 270 degree angled HDMI cables. Awesome tv and I hope LG keeps making plasmas.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The gentleman delivering was actually quite helpful, and nice.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Perfect Size for bedroom

                By Consumer who cares

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Energy Efficient
                • Fast Setup
                • Good Remote Control
                • Good Resolution
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom

                  Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                  Perfect for bedroom armoire, fit space perfectly . Was surprised how glare from windows was virtually eliminated. Great sound from built in speakers is much better than other flat screens I own. Very easy to set up with the picture wizard.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Excellent picture quality.Very satisfied

                  By Brewmaster Mike

                  from Silver lake,WI

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Light weight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Movies

                    Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                    Turns on immediately with no delay. Picture is high quality.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great product for the price we paid for it.

                    By keekee

                    from Addis, LA, USA

                    Pros

                    • Quality
                    • style/design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                        this product is excellent for the master bedroom. The picture shows very well in a nice cozy environment.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Superb design and features

                        By Willi_B

                        from Detroit, MI, USA

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                            Could not be more pleased, love the screen size, my first 42inch plasma TV. The clarity and color out of sight, I actually went into the dealers store for a specific LG 42inch in mind, but, they were out of stock in that model. I was then offered this model at the same price and made an instant decision to buy...really excited to get home and found how easy the set up was, excellent instructions. I absolutely LOVE my LG, and also have a 32inch LG, which I use as monitor for my computer. I'm one HAPPY old senior, relaxed and enjoying both !! Yay.....

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                            5.0

                            Superfine Picture

                            By Rudeez

                            from san gabriel

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                                I started with a 32" LED and now have the 42" plasma. this TV is so easy to set up and the results are perfect. I'm glad I stuck with LG.

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                                4.0

                                good buy

                                By knsh

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about LG 42" Black Plasma 720P HDTV:

                                only problems i have had, is remembering how it all works and where to find it

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