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LG 42LG50 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

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  • LCD HDTV features a slim profile contoured edges and a silver chrome accent with swivel stand
  • 1080p Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080p with 3x HDMI v 1.3 digital inputs and PC input
  • Invisible speaker system for richer more balanced sound & a polished look
  • ISFccc caple of professional calibration for picture performance
  • 15,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight49.6 pounds
Product Dimensions3.6 x 40.7 x 26.1 inches
Item model number42LG50
Color NameGloss Black
Specification Met#REF!
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #180,540 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight64 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 18, 2005
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42LG50
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

42" LCD TV HD Montior, 1080p FULL HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 15,000:1 Contrast Ratio, ATSC/NTSC/Clearn QAM - 1 Tuner, XD Engine, 178 True Wide Viewing Angle, SRS TruSurroundXT, 3 HDMI, USB 2.0, includes table stand

Customer Reviews

Sound quality is very good for a TV.
Sound Volume - 4*** (More than enough for daily use, but not loud enough for occasional Party blasts of music Videos.
Benjamin Kent
All in all, this television is an excellent buy.
Jacob Heyting

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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Kent on August 2, 2008
I own a Panasonic 50 inch plasma TV - just can't rave about that TV. So, when I needed a 42 inch TV to attach to a PS3 - I was wavering between a plasma (yet again) and LCD tv (the first try). I know Panasonic Plasmas rock - but then again getting PC connectivity was very important consideration, Panasonic Plasma's didn't have a PC port (s-video ports are poor substitute for pc connectivity as picture quality is very very bad). For PC connectivity - you can't beat LCDs.

Made my mind to buy Toshiba Regza 42 inch lcd TV based on Reviews- Looked TVs at Circuit City, then again looked at Best Buy with my family. This LG set seemed to beat Toshiba both in clarity, and picture details in every one's opinion. Panasonic 42 inch (and 50 inch) 1080P plasma's (picture and) sound quality will blow any thing in 42-50 inch TVs and there is no doubt about it. This LG TV looks great - picture with PS3 in 1080P are stunningly beautiful, the set looks very nice and sound quality is good (and crisp) (but volume doesn't go very high as I would have liked too and is only about half of comparable Panasonic's 42 inch plasma set.). The sound output could have been a bit better for a 1200 dollar set - not so here. Overall, this is a good set for bedrooms, basements and for playing games and watching Blueray movies. After having the set for two weeks, I can say that HDTV reception is awesome and unbelievably good, and as good as it gets on any thing. The SD TV reception (via comcast box) is quite good - but a notch below than my Panasonic plasma TV's SD picture where picture has more feel and warmth and colors are much sharper (that is more to do with LCD versus Plasma than this particular set's weekness in my opinion). If you buy this set- you won't regret it. This set looks very good and performs very well.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By J. COPPA on May 29, 2008
I've had this TV for a week. Hooked it up to a Comcast HD/DVR via HDMI. HD channels are spectacular as you would expect. Seems to do a good job with SD channels. Black levels seem perfectly fine to me. Overall design is very attractive with hidden speakers and a simple thin chrome strip across the bottom and a light that glows red when in standby and blue when on. Sound quality is very good for a TV. Picture quality was pretty good out of the box. I did reduce the backlighting and red a bit. Liked that it has both a USB and VGA input in this price range. Got it for $1215. Photo viewing is good. Can play background music and slide shows from folders on the USB drive. The remote says its universal, but I cannot get it to work with the Comcast box or my Toshiba DVD. Did get my Comcast remote to work with the TV so not really a problem. No regrets. Would buy this again.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dan in Columbus on July 23, 2008
I just purchased this TV from Circuit City on sale yesterday for $1099. Right out of the box, the picture was fantastic. I did tweak it a little--brought the brightness up a bit and the color down at bit, and it looks really good now. I have Time-Warner HD service connected via an HDMI cable--it's awesome. The black levels seem very good to me, and the clarity of the picture is excellent. The non-HD channels are very clear too, but obviously not as good as HD. I have the audio runnning via a digital optical cable to my Sony receiver. I did test the speakers on the TV itself--OK sound--not gonna rumble your living room, but that doesn't matter to me because I will never use them.
So, in conclusion, LG has a fine product here--look at this one compared to Sony or Samsung--it is just as good or maybe even better in my opinion, because you'll save yourself $300-$500 over the price of those models.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Heyting on September 20, 2008
I stepped up to this TV from a first generation RCA 720p 26". While that TV wasn't bad for it's time, this TV is simply amazing and the difference between them is night and day. I have a Comcast HD DVR hooked up by HDMI and the HD channels look amazing. A small drawback, watching standard channels on this TV you will notice the grainy picture. Lucky for me there is usually enough on the HD channels or the DVR to keep me busy.

I have my Xbox 360 also hooked up by HDMI and again the picture is simply amazing. Playing split screen with four people before was a chore but now everyone can actually see what is going on. Playing online with 42 inches to yourself will allow you to see every tiny detail in perfect clarity. I have also hooked up a PS3 to it using an HDMI cable. Blue Ray movies look jaw dropping good.

Preset picture modes are decent and I am content to stay with the standard one, looks great. One other minor negative I've noticed is I am unable to locate a sleep timer. Since when do TV's not have sleep timers? My parent's old school console TV from way back when had a sleep timer. I have not looked through all the product documentation yet so maybe the feature is available and I have just overlooked it.

The piano black finish is nice and stylish but shows dust very quickly. The TV is quite slim both depth wise and with the edges around the picture. The TV can swivel about 90 degrees, this is a very handy feature both for adjusting the viewing angle or for easy access to connections.

I haven't yet had to deal with LG customer support which is a great thing but does not allow me to share an experience with them.

All in all, this television is an excellent buy.
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