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JVC JLC42BC3000 42-Inch 1080p LCD TV

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  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • XinemaSound System and SRS StudioSound HD
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • CrystalColor Enhancement
  • USB Multimedia Support
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameJVC
Item Weight33.2 pounds
Product Dimensions9.9 x 40 x 27.5 inches
Item model numberJLC42BC3000
Color NameAmbient light sensor
Specification MetEnergy Star
Special FeaturesNoise Reducing, Built-in Subwoofer, Sleep Timer, Parental Control
Frequency Response Curve50/60
  
Additional Information
ASINB0056VO18A
Best Sellers Rank #99,390 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight41 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 20, 2011
  
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  • Noise Reducing
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Sleep Timer
  • Parental Control
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Product Description

CrystalMotion 120Hz refresh rate delivers smooth, clear fast motion images in superb clarity. CrystalColor technology produces brilliant colors, sharp & vibrant images, and lifelike pictures for an unbelievable viewing experience. Auto Power Off saves energy and environment by powering off the TV when there is no signal.

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Customer Reviews

Great picture and sound.
Pat
This JVC was rated a Best Buy in Consumer Reports, and I couldn't find ONE bad review anywhere on the Internet.
sheltercat
I did NOT expect the SRS audio features to sound this GREAT.
BumpHead

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 24, 2011
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I'd recently been looking for a 37" - 42" TV for my basement to be used occasionally, mostly for sports. It's using HDMI with my cable box.

My 42" JVC JLC42BC3000 arrived today from Amazon ($509) and my initial impressions are happy ones. I'd seen a video review on youtube but not much other info. The Amtran build is solid and the sound is great.

I wasn't sure if 60Kh or 120Kh would matter but preferred it if possible. I had considered the LG 42LK520 which seems like a great TV but over $80 more. The 42" and 47" JVCs are 120Kh.

My other TVs are a 47" VIZIO XVT3D474SV and a 32" LG 32LD350.

Bottom line, I really like this TV. The build quality of the case is excellent (seems stronger than my Vizio), no flex at all when plugging it in, no flashlighting and the picture quality is terrific. I can't see any problem pixels. There is a bit of lag when using the cable guide and a bit of lag when changing inputs. No ethernet or apps but lots of input options. Audio is really great. If SRS TruVolume is turned off, the overall volume drops significantly but it sounds great with both StudioSurround HD and TruVolume on. Very happy with this TV so far!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By R. Wilson on December 29, 2011
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Consumer Reports magazine recommended this tv.(Dec.2011 issue)I retired from the quality control field,so i do my homework prior to purchases.
Most of all,is the built in sound bar across the bottom.Very easy to hook up,and the sound is great.You dont need to turn the Vol.button up high to hear,like other customer reviews have noted with frustration on other tvs.(wonderful for us older folks)
We were so happy with this 42 inch tv,that we also purchased the 37 inch for another room.JVC has done a great job with this product line!Just in time for the Bowl games,and NFL playoffs!OH YEAH!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By mustang 5371 on November 20, 2011
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JVC JLC42BC3000 42-Inches 1080p LCD TVoutstanding, simple to use, wonderful sound, very clear picture. Everything the mfg promised. Installation was fast and simple. I would highly reccomend
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Paul C on January 26, 2012
This tv has many good reviews across the internet, and for good reason. No matter how picky you are, this tv performs.

1) The picture quality is outstanding. May not be the absolute best, but it performs as well as, or better in some cases, than most high-end Sony HDTVs (generally, what I've found to be the best tv line for picture quality) in the 40"-42" range. The picture controls are vast, so you can make your picture look however you want. Great contrast abilities combined with numerous brightness options. Above average color controls. Good amount of environmental controls...though the ambient lighting sensor doesn't impress me much, but I don't really care if my tv adjusts its display based on the amount of light in the room.

2) This has the best audio quality out of the 3 tvs I actually brought home to test. I chose the 3 tvs because reviews indicated they had good audio performance along with good picture quality. I'm personally convinced that front-firing speakers cannot be outdone, as this tv has...and it sounds great at high volumes. Plus, the "audio" mode in this tv actually let's me play Pandora through my TiVo while shutting off the display portion so that I can use the tv as speakers. Don't believe the hype for a tv that has rear-firing or down-firing speakers. Some down-firing sets sound decent, but they always sound like you're in a metal box...while rear-firing sets are virtually useless if you care about good quality audio.

Whether this set costs 600 or 700, it's worth it. I've always been a huge fan of Sony tvs (generally), but this JVC puts them to shame in terms of picture/audio quality for the money. If you're looking for bells and whistles, this set is probably not for you...it doesn't have internet, or feed you soup when you're sick. And I only rate this tv based on using it as tv, not as a monitor/display for computer or games. I think anyone could be happy with this set.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John on December 8, 2011
ANOTHER UPDATE: After 2 years of owning this TV, everything works as it should. Couldn't be happier.

UPDATE: After six months owning this TV it is still working perfectly and I haven't found any other flaws in its function or design.

Initial Review:
I'm very happy with this TV and before going into the normal attributes of the TV I thought I should put out a quick word of advice: If you use it for an external computer monitor OR gaming you must turn "Game Mode" ON. If you don't there will be a lag when you type, move the mouse, or play games (in my case, XBox 360). I can see people setting it up, noticing this lag and immediately giving it a 1 star review, which it does not deserve. This is my first HDTV, so maybe this is obvious to experienced users, but it wasn't to me.

The picture looks wonderful and everything is really easy to set-up. I have watched Netflix (through Xbox), played Xbox games, and used it as an external monitor for my computer. Using it as an external monitor you might have to change the display settings to a lower resolution in order to make the text bigger on the screen. I didn't, but I sit fairly close. Picture: 5 stars.

Menu on the TV is simple to use, as is the remote. The remote isn't backlit but what can you expect from the remote that comes with the TV. Ease of use: 5 stars.

The sound is good due to the dedicated sound bar at the bottom; you don't need to use an external system with this for normal use. Sound: 4 stars (Better than most)

Overall I am very happy and recommend this TV to other buyers. I should mention I have only owned the TV for a day so as far as reliability goes, especially after the 1 year manufacturer warranty expires, only time will tell.
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