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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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Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight49.6 pounds
Product Dimensions3.6 x 40.7 x 26.1 inches
Item model number42LG50
Color NameGloss Black
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Additional Information
ASINB0016PCPNS
Best Sellers Rank #132,225 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight64 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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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

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Customer Reviews

In an attempt to save a little money and get what I thought…The picture is great, the sound is less desirable (I use my stereo for sound), but now, the remote doesn't work. Read more ›
However, based on this reviews, i assume it has to be. The HDTV channels are clear except for certain areas are blurry. Edges around graphics sometimes come in blurry. Read more ›
If you have or plan on using a surround sound, then this would not be an issue. I am still happy with my purchase as the picture quality is as good as it gets. The style… Read more ›
The HD color and picture are absolutely awesome. The sound is not very loud. Read more ›
That TV is upwards of $2000. The HD looks amazing with its 1080p, high contrast and resolution. You cannot beat the price or the LG name. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
Been almost 2 years and even though it is only 15000:1 ratio, and LCD; it does better…Sound is perfect and NO LAG with any surround sound system that i have encountered. Read more ›
The picture is sharp and clear. The sound is great. I have a small room and it still does not overpower the space. Read more ›
1. Volume was too low. I had to keep the vol level at 80-90 just to hear the TV well. Read more ›
I only have one complaint and it is with LCD TV's in general. The sound is good but it doesn't get very loud. Most of the time we have to keep the volume almost maxed out… Read more ›
I absolutely LOVE it! It has a wonderful picture and the sound is great! My parents have the same one but an older model and I would always LOVE going over to their house… Read more ›
Overall design is very attractive with hidden speakers and a simple thin chrome strip across the bottom and a light that glows red when…Sound quality is very good for a TV. Read more ›
Bought this TV and have had it just under 1 month. Set up was incredibly easy. TV was light weight and manageable as compared to other flat pannel tvs I have owned. Read more ›
Wonderful and easy to set up. It took me longer to attach the stand than to turn it on, go through the few menus and start watching TV. Read more ›
The pro's - great picture, easy to set up, easy to swivel on the base and adjust viewing angle, TV looks great in the room. Con's - bad sound as speakers are in the back. Read more ›
I'd say it weighs MAYBE 45 pounds. Made it very easy to set up, even if we did have to put the stand together first. Definitely the first time I've ever had to assemble a TV! Read more ›
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… Read more ›
There are plenty of inputs for any thing you want to use it for. The only 2 cons.1 the sound is poor,external speakers are a must.2 the remote works slowly. It is great for… Read more ›
I love the size and clarity as well as the remote choices. The controls are intuitive and it is easy to set up and start. It's also one of the nicest looking televisions… Read more ›
The picture is crisp, intelligent sensor works great, and I have no complaints at all. I love the size and clarity as well as the remote choices. The controls are intuitive… Read more ›
The menu is very intuitive and the quick menu option is a great convenience. I'm a big fan of being able to label my inputs, or rather, I should say that my WIFE is a big fan! Read more ›
Viewing angle is good for LCD, as are black levels. Well designed menu system too. Read more ›
Four and a half stars. A very well designed set: very simple and intuitive user interface, and a stunning picture. The only thing area where there is room for improvement… Read more ›
Called LG 24/7 support and they put me in touch with a local repair shop…The local shop said this was a common problem with LCDs and they would order the new motherboard. Read more ›
I've spent months researching and…And don't worry about the sound issues, all LCDs struggle in that department, but I haven't even had to turn on my surround sound yet. T… Read more ›
All in all, if this TV could miraculously display great looking SD channels, it would be the perfect display. As it stands though, it's a great television, and if you can… Read more ›
Needs some minor tweaking though, but not as much as some TV's. Viewing angle is good for LCD, as are black levels. Well designed menu system too. Read more ›
Playing split screen with four people before was a chore but now…Playing online with 42 inches to yourself will allow you to see every tiny detail in perfect clarity. I… Read more ›
I am very satisfied with the picture on this TV (for the price). The blacks looks very deep, and TimeWarner cable looks awesome, as do xbox 360 games and BluRay discs. Read more ›
This TV is about 15 feet from where I sit to watch it, and I have yet to put the sound over…It has a great picture, vibrant color, easy to assemble and get up and running. Read more ›
We bought the 47LG50 a year ago and liked it so much that we also bought the 42LG50. Both have wonderful picture and color. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
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. Read more ›
I found that out of the box the picture was very poor, tried all the preset picture modes (Vivid, Standard, Cinema etc) still crap. However, once I adjusted the individual… Read more ›
Beautiful images from all viewing angles Super convenient swivel stand Attractive housing - clean, modern lines Read more ›
As far as features, the different preset video modes are convenient when switching between movies/games/tv. The intelligent sensor works well and auto-adjusts the picture… Read more ›
Like others have commented the weakest feature is probably it's sound, given through what LG markets as "invisible speaker" technology - they just pointed them downward,… Read more ›
The menu is very intuitive and the quick menu option is a great convenience. I'm a big fan of being able to label my inputs, or rather, I should say that my WIFE is a big fan! Read more ›
News flash...these are made on an assembly line by underpaid workers most of the time,…I bought the Peerless mount on Amazon also at a great price and got it the same day. Read more ›
I think the LG brand is one of the best. It's a great tv, great picture and with a great price. The price on Amazon.com was by far the best I could find anywhere and the… Read more ›
As far as features, the different preset video modes are…The intelligent sensor works well and auto-adjusts the picture and backlight so it's not too dim or bright. The… Read more ›
I am not unhappy with my purchase. The picture is crisp, intelligent sensor works great, and I have no complaints at all. I love the size and clarity as well as the remote… Read more ›
Purchased it Election Day 2008. Easy to use/program. Picture: awesome! Read more ›
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. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 67 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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