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LG 42LG70 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

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  • LCD HDTV features an elegant & distinctive lower edge tear drop design with swivel stand
  • 1080p Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080p Trumotion 120Hz panel for clear smooth images even for fast action scenes with 4x HDMI v 1.3 digital inputs
  • ISFccc caple of professional calibration for picture performance
  • Invisible speaker system for richer more balanced sound & a polished look
  • 40,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight42.1 pounds
Product Dimensions4.4 x 40.4 x 27.1 inches
Item model number42LG70
Color NameGloss Black
Specification Met#REF!
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #54,898 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 20, 2008
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42LG70
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Product Description

42" LCD TV HD Montior, 1080p FULL HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 120HZ TruMotion, 40,000:1 Contrast Ratio, ATSC/NTSC/Clearn QAM - 1 Tuner, XD Engine, 178 True Wide Viewing Angle, SRS TruSurroundXT, 4 HDMI, USB 2.0, includes table stand

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer The LG70 series are the ideal HDTVs for home theater enthusiasts. If they prove one thing, it’s that nobody demands more from LG products than LG itself.

Key Features

  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • 40,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • 4x HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • 24p Real Cinema
  • AV Mode (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • Clear Voice
  • LG SimpLink Connectivity
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG, MP3)
  • ISFccc

Full HD 1080p Resolution
Displays HDTV programs in full 1920 x 1080p resolution for a more detailed picture.

XD Engine

LG's proprietary XD Engine technology takes low-resolution analog signals to near high-definition levels, providing better overall picture quality and an enhanced viewing experience. XD Engine encompasses six distinct processes that help to improve brightness, enhance detail, apply more accurate color and reduce noise, among other benefits.
XD Engine

AV Mode
The AV Mode optimizes the picture into Cinema, Sports, and game Mode according to the video and audio content. The viewer has the ability to quickly choose the correct mode for the picture they are viewing.

Intelligent Sensor

Unlike other sensors which can only sense brightness of ambient light, LG’s “Intelligent Sensor” uses 4,096 sensing steps to evaluate its surroundings. Using a sophisticated algorithm, the LG processes picture quality elements including brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and white balance. The result is a picture optimized for it’s surroundings, more pleasing to watch and which can also save up to 50% in power consumption.

TruMotion 120Hz

fluid motion Advance 120Hz panel provides clearer, smoother images, even during fast action scenes creating a more stable structure for a crisper picture.

24p Real Cinema
24p Hi-def movies run at 24 frames per second, the speed that they were originally filmed in, making your home-cinema experience one step closer to a “Real Cinema” experience.

Fine-Tuned Natural Sound

audio LG’s 2008 line of TVs include a unique invisible speaker system, tuned by renowned audio expert, Mr. Mark Levinson. Speakers are embedded in strategic spots behind the front cabinet and use minute vibrations to turn the entire front bezel into the speaker system. The result is a clean, polished look, and enhanced audio by increasing the “sweet spot”, giving a wider and richer sound field.

Clear Voice Technology automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.
Clear Voice

ISFccc Calibration Ready

isf Your LG HDTV will look great right out of the box, but also contains the detailed adjustment capabiliyt necessary for professional calibration to Imaging Science Foundation specifications. The resulting ISF "day" and "night" modes will then picture performance customized to the user's specific environment.

LG SimpLink
Allows for convenient control of other LG SimpLink products using the existing HDMI connection.

HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color
HDMI 1.3 supports 30-bit, 36-bit and 48-bit (RGB or YCbCr) colour depths. Previous versions of the HDMI specification only supported 24-bit colour depth.
  • Eliminates on-screen colour banding, for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations between colours
  • Enables increased contrast ratio
  • Can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white. At 30-bit pixel depth, four times more shades of gray would be the minimum, and the typical improvement would be eight times or more.

Product Specifications

Native Display Resolution 1920 x 1080p
Brightness (cd/m2) 500
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 40,000:1
Viewing Angle 178º x 178º
Response Time (Grey to Grey) 2.7ms
Wide Color Control
TruMotion 120Hz
Life Span (Typical) 60,000 hours


XD Engine
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Aspect Ratio Correction 6 Modes
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching)
- HDMI 1080p/1080i/720p
- Component 1080p/1080i/720p
- RF 1080i/720p
Enhanced Line Doubler
Enhanced Noise Reduction (Video Noise Filter; 3D & MPEG)
Color Temperature Control 4 Modes
Black Stretcher (Black Level Enhancer)
24p Cinema (Film Mode) 5:5/3:2
Picture Reset
AV Mode (Picture & Sound) 3 Modes
Picture Selection Mode 8 Modes
Intelligent Sensor Mode
DTV Signal Strength Indicator

Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
Audio Outout Power (Watts - THD 10%) 10W + 10W
Speaker System Details 2 Way 4 System (Invisible Speaker)
Dolby Digital Decoder
Surround System Type SRS TruSurround XT
Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
Auto Volume Leveler
Sound Mode 4 Modes

Intelligent Sensor
1080P Source Input
- HDMI 60p/30p/24p
- Component 60p/30p/24p
- RGB 60p
A/V Input Navigation
Auto Navigation
Input Labeling
Quick View (Previous Channel)
TruMotion 120Hz Demo On/Off
Picture Still / Freeze
Clear Voice (On/Off)
Quick Setup Guide
Parental Control w/V-Chip
Key Lock
Closed Caption
LG SimpLink (HDMI CEC)
Trilingual Menus English/French/Spanish
EZ Menus (High Performance Interface)
Channel Add/Delete
Favorite Channel
Auto Clock
Manual Clock
On/Off Timer
Sleep Timer
Auto Off (When no video is present)

L/R Audio/Composite Video In 1
USB 2.0 (Music and Photos only) 1 (JPEG/MP3)
RF In (Antenna/Cable) 1
L/R Audio/Component Video In 1

L/R Audio Out 1
S-Video In 1
HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio 2
Digital Audio Out 2 (1 Coaxial/1 Optical)
HDMI/HDCP Input 3 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC 1
PC Audio Input 1
RS-232c In (Control/Service) 1
Remote Control In (IR) 1

Cabinet Style Table Top
Cabinet Color Glossy Piano-black
Remote Control Type Universal
Stand Swivel (degrees) 20º / 20º
VESA Compatible (W x H) 800mm x 400mm

Consumption (Typical) n/a
Stand-by Consumption >1W
Energy Star Compliant

Dimensions w/out stand (W x H x D) 40.4” x 27.1” x 4.4”
Weight w/out stand 42.1 lbs
Dimensions w/stand (W x H x D) 40.4” x 28.9” x 11.6”
Weight w/stand 47.8 lbs
Dimensions w/packaging (W x H x D) 52.4” x 30.4” x 10.1”
Weight in package 58.4 lbs

Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts/Labor

Customer Reviews

The picture is very crisp and clear.
E. Russell
The truemotion 120Hz feature is good for Games and Sports,Keep off if you watch regular shows.
I highly recommend this LCD to anyone in the market for a quality television!
B. C. Florczak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By B. C. Florczak on June 14, 2008
After reading reviews, I recently purchased the 40" Sony XBR4 as it's considered one of the best LCD's on the market. But after 10 days of continuing to adjust and tinker with the settings on the Sony, I concluded the color was just too garish and sensitive. I even had a technician come out to look at the set, and he agreed the color quality on the Sony was inconsistent at best.

Enter the new LG 42LG70 which I purchased after returning the overrated Sony XBR4.

The LG42LG70 has a great picture...very natural colors. The set reproduces vibrant colors, but not in the garish, you need sunglasses to view it, way that the Sony did. In addition, the LG 42LG70 has some terrific settings such as "Fresh Color" which accentuates the green of playing fields when watching sports such as baseball (it does so without oversaturating other colors at the same time).

Furthermore, the LG 42LG70 is a good looking set! Thin, impressive black bezel, etc... I have a 42" Sharp Aquos in my den, but have to admit I like the picture quality better on the brand new LG 42LG70.

I highly recommend this LCD to anyone in the market for a quality television! (Plus, it costs less than the disappointing Sony XBR4!).
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Camaron Tufts on September 10, 2008
I spent hours looking at just about every 12Ohz TV in the store. I had the decision down to the Samsung "Touch of Red," LG Scarlett (LG60) and this 42LG70. The Samsung seemed nice, but I felt it was overpriced. It had half the features the LGs have. The only thing "special" about the Samsung was that it had a hard drive. Personally I don't need a hard drive on my TV. I like the Scarlet (42LG60), but I wasn't a fan of the big circle in the middle. It's style and design seemed a little odd and old fashioned to me. Then there it was, the 42LG70! Same exact features as the Scarlet, but the design is much more modern (and $450 cheaper)! The finish is very sleek and shiny. You can see your face in it (it comes with a super cool, high speed micro fiber cloth to wipe off finger prints and smudges and it works really well)! I got it home and hooked it up and the picture was unreal. I watched an episode of Prison Break in HD and was blown away. My wife made the comment that the picture was so good, you could see the actors pores and imperfections lol. The funny thing is, she usually can't tell the difference between HD and SD. This TV has opened her eyes (we had a 32LG40 from three years ago)!

Like someone already mentioned, the TruMotion is an excellent feature while watching most programming, but for certain HD programming and every movie I have tried to watch, its better to turn the TruMotion off. The problem I noticed is that it seems you are watching everything in a x2 FF mode. Turned the TruMotion off and the speed went back to normal without any loss of picture quality.

This TV is absolutely amazing and you cannot beat the price! Sony is overrated and expensive and Samsung is starting to get that way too. Bottom line: you can't go wrong purchasing this LCD TV!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By WDH on August 26, 2008
This is an amazing HDTV and the 120 Hz keeps fast moving images clean and smooth. It's mind blowing how bright and clear blu-ray is on this set. Watching BBC's Planet Earth felt like we were standing right there. The only thing you need to do when watching films, however, is to turn OFF the TrueMotion feature. It makes Sports, News, and Documentaries look excellent, but it will make your films look like they were shot on video!

Turning off TrueMotion while watching movies results in high-def perfection.

More than enough HDMI inputs, fast screen refresh rate, deep blacks, easy picture customization, and overall great value for all these features. Very satisfied with this purchase.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vish on December 15, 2008
This was my first LCD TV that I purchased on my own, but I have many friends with other LCD TVs and my parents own their own. I have compared them all, and w/o spending 3k or 4k on a super high end TV, this is an excellent purchase. This is by no means at the low end of the spectrum, and it's color intensity and smoothness is unparalleled in its class. The TruMotion 120Hz is definitely amazing, but personally I don't think it should be used for live-action movies such as batman, spiderman, pirates, etc. For all digital movies, animated movies (wall-E, etc), TV and sports, I think the TruMotion is ideal.
Either way, you can turn it on/off, so it's no big issue. I haven't found any dead pixels, and amazon sent it straight to my house earlier than expected. However, when watching blu ray movies, the sound must be cranked up way high, unless you have a sound system. (small issue)

Long story short, if you are in the market for a mid-economy LCD purchase, this is w/o a doubt, the ideal solution. Latest in technology, excellent picture performance.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Burke on October 17, 2008
I bought this TV through Fry's when they had it for $999. I was hesitant to put down a $1000 on a TV just to have the features be outdated, but this TV has all the new technology and for a reasonable price. I compared this TV to my parents Sharp Aquos, and some other ones at the store and this one is just as good as the Sony's, Sammys and Sharps and for a more reasonable price. I would highly recommend this TV.
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