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LG 42PA4500 42-Inch 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (2012 Model)

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42-Inch
  • 42-inch LCD display
  • Triple XD Engine - Resolution Upscaler; HD 720p Resolution - 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • Super Black Panel - Smart Energy Saving
  • Intelligent Sensor - Clear Voice II
  • Picture Wizard II - TruSlim Frame
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Product Information

Size: 42-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight50 pounds
Product Dimensions38.2 x 2.3 x 23.7 inches
Item model number42PA4500
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required.
Color NameBlack
Number of Component OutputsOptical
Specification Metenergy_star
  
Additional Information
ASINB006VFS3ZW
Shipping Weight53.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2012
  
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Technical Details

Size: 42-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42PA4500
  • Display Technology: PLASMA
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 42-Inch

Simply Stunning

LG's PA4500 SERIES
PLASMA HDTV FEATURING TruSlim FRAME

You know what it is you enjoy. You get into sports, fast-action and entertainment that's displayed in life like resolution. With a 600Hz refresh rate and HD picture quality, the PA4500 takes that enjoyment and boosts it to new levels.

50PA4500

KEY TECHNOLOGIES

Trim away distractions.

Peel away the old standard for ultra slim framing. Measuring at 0.59 inches wide the new TruSlim Frame trims away the distraction of a wide frame.

600Hz Max Sub Field Driving

Capture every moment.

Tired of streaky action or unclear plays during the game? See sports, fast action and video games like never before. The 600Hz refresh rate virtually eliminates motion blur.

HDTV

See and experience more.

Pictures are sharper. Colors are more vibrant. Entertainment is more real. Everything looks better on an HDTV.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Energy Star Qualified.
Save more than energy. Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.
Make it picture perfect.
Find the perfect picture. Get easy self–calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple-to-use feature. It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.
Automatic picture adjustment.
View it in the right light. Let your TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
Smart Energy Saving.
Wise and not wasteful. With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
Ready for pro calibration.
ISFccc ready. LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
Specifications (PDF)

LG 2012 Plasma Feature Comparison

Series
PM9700
PM6700
PA6500
PM4700
PA4500

Models: 50", 60" 50", 60" 42", 50" 42", 50"
High Definition Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
720p
720p

LG Smart TV
LG Smart TV
LG Smart TV

LG Smart TV

TruBlack Filter





THX 3D Certified Display




600Hz Max Sub Field Driving/600Hz Sub Field Driving
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
Contrast Ratio
5,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1

Magic Motion Remote
Ready

Ready


Wi-Fi



DLNA Certified



3D TV



2D to 3D Conversion



TruSlim Frame

ENERGY STAR Qualified
50"
50"
50"

Intelligent Sensor

Picture Wizard II

Smart Energy Saving

ISFccc Ready

HDMI/USB
4/2
4/2
3/1
3/2
2/1


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The family loooovvvee this tv! Picture is great and the tv itself looks great! Gonna purchase another similar to this for my bedroom! Read more ›
I had to return it. The picture quality was terrible. Looked hazy and unfocused. Read more ›
awesome tv for the money. picture looks great. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable plasma screen Read more ›
However, picture quality is great and the hang ups with plasma would not stop me from buying again. The price cant be beat. Read more ›
Took the plunge anyway. The LG plasma picture is great, vivid and sharp. Easy set-up. Read more ›
Really enjoying this plasma. The picture is fantastic from where I sit about 12 feet away. I generally use it for FIOS or gaming and 720p is what is broadcasted, so I'm not… Read more ›
Bought this from Costco for a great price. The USB works for some files, but when I connect my new 3T WD external drive, it won't accept it. Read more ›
This TV is great value for the money... I did not purchase from Amazon but a retail store that had a special of $449. Love the picture quality and the ease of use. Read more ›
I purchased an LG 50" 720p plasma two years ago for a great price and have been 100% satisfied. LG makes great tvs and the picture quality for being a 720p is outstanding. Read more ›
I ended up calling back and just asking if I could come pick the TV up…Other than that it was all in all a great deal and would def recommend this TV at the low price. Read more ›
Bought this LG 50" TV at a great price for my new home. Had to wait to install it since my move in got delayed a few weeks. Read more ›
I am very impressed with everything about the tv except it only has 2 hdmi…Its easily worth $4-$500 but if you can get the Fry's deal this is an exceptional value. Read more ›
Then you will need 1080. Easy to set up. I did almost send it back because I did not have a H.D. signal. but after I got my H.D. reciever the picture is great. Read more ›
We got it for $399.00 with free shipping and were able to schedule the date…It arrived on time, was easy to set up and works very well as a second TV in my wife's bedroom. Read more ›
I find it is just as wide as my big screen ...although not as deep but it…It was easy to set up and with just my son to help me lift it up onto the table I was ready to go. Read more ›
I've lived with it for about 2 weeks now and…Easy to set up, all the functionality I need, picture is more than adequate and fully customizable to suit the indivdual user. Read more ›
Instead, I bought it from them at cost and now it's mine, all mine. This TV has a fantastic picture, and was very easy to set up. There is a small bit of assembly to attach… Read more ›
Good picture. Nice delivery and setup. Would recommend for friends or family. Read more ›
As usual Amazon's delivery and set up of the T.V. was superb. The picture and sound are excellent. Read more ›
Highly recommended! Sound is so amazing and the picture is even better! It's very quite and thin for a plasma but weights a lot. Read more ›
My only complaints are: 1- The speakers are not brilliant... This is a not an issue though because most people use a sound system. The speakers are not too bad though. Read more ›
Love this t.v! Awesome picture, great sound, very easy to assemble can't best the price!I recommend anyone interested in a new t.v , to buy this one! Read more ›
Excellent 720p Plasma for the money! Picture is bright and sharp and sound is great. For 500 shipped its a steal. Read more ›
-Great picture -Very good sound. Her old Philips was very bad, this one is loud and has Clear Voice to boost dialogue, which does make a difference. Read more ›
At any rate, I installed the TV in my room myself with minor difficulty (the display itself is light enough for one person to lift so long as they're careful and have a… Read more ›
At first the screen color was way to green, but the crispness and LARGE screen made it worth figuring out. Tried messing with tint, color, image, settings, ect. Read more ›
Nearly unwatchable…480i material, even 720p and 1080i programing is not very good, picture is soft and during camera panning picture breaks up almost like LCD motion blur. Read more ›
It's very well constructed and feels high quality. It does not feel cheap like some LCD's in the same price range and has a very nice stand. Picture quality is just amazing! Read more ›
There is no screen door effect, and there is no real need for a break in period, although I am limiting my first 100 hours of viewing to HD channels without black bars and… Read more ›
Some say you can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080, but I definitely can see the individual pixels when I'm within a few feet of the screen, and there is a slight… Read more ›
Colors are beautiful and blacks are deep. The difference between this and my older LCD is significant. Read more ›
That being said, I think the picture on this tv is beautiful. The blacks are black and the colors really pop. Some have complained of the reflective glare and if you have… Read more ›
Hooked up easy, great colors and blacks. No problems since I bought it! Read more ›
Television was shipped and delivered to me expeditiously. The picture is clear and colors are vibrant. I do not notice the lower pixilation from a distance of 5-10 feet,… Read more ›
The Tv comes with a base, swivel stand, a few screw and some other miscellaneous accessories. The base is a nice glossy black. The swivel stand is a hard plastic, not metal. Read more ›
I think you may can get used to it, but its more than made up by the brilliant…I mean simply amazing colors and I measured and it seems to be a 51 and 1/2 inch screen. I… Read more ›
Color reproduction…This feature is awesome for people like me with an great quality but older receiver that can't accept HDMI inputs, only composite, component and optical. Read more ›
I'm glad I did because this one was better. Clearer picture, more vibrant, great preset settings. Would definitely recommend it for the price! Read more ›
You can see the picture from halfway across the room very clearly. The picture is extremely bright and I actually set it to a lower setting because it is so bright. Read more ›
Another great feature though is the usb. You can upload pictures, music or video. Read more ›
Broadcast TV is at its best 720, so you get nothing from the 1080, Select the VIVID picture setting (which is sort of like a showroom setting for home use and adjust… Read more ›
The bezel is also fairly small giving this TV a much more expensive look. I like this model because it is not a smart TV, which I advise avoiding. Smart TVs are nice, but a… Read more ›
Using this unit outside in a bar. TV is very bright and good enough for this use. Better quality than some of our other tv's for a good price. Read more ›
All her family and friends all agree, this was the right choice for Mom! The clarity of picture and sound is perfect, and easy to use. Thanks again to LG, a great product! Read more ›
is amazing! Sound is GREAT and the TV is real easy to set up, and easy to use and adjust to your needs. Meanwhile, the 3rd party supplier offered to exchange it for the one… Read more ›
Great picture and OK sound. Controls are clear and easy to understand. Not a smart TV, but what do you want for $400? Read more ›
The screen is very…The remote is great because you can change between widescreen & other sizes based on what you are watching, easily adjust the color, etc., & the sound. Read more ›
The fact that it plays all "downloaded" movies with ease, except for a few MKV files that have no audio, and the level of picture quality, along with the user-friendliness… Read more ›
If you get most of your TV from over the air (antenna) then run don't walk away from this piece of junk. Nearly unwatchable on Stand Def. 480i material, even 720p and 1080i… Read more ›
It's very well constructed and feels high quality. It does not feel cheap like some LCD's in the same price range and has a very nice stand. Picture quality is just amazing! Read more ›
I would recommend this TV to…I also think that the 50 inch size is perfect, there is a noticeable difference from a 42 inch, and it seems just right for most viewing. I… Read more ›
Everyone who walks into the living room comments on what a clear picture it has, so don't let the 720p scare you away. The picture quality is excellent & we love the size. T… Read more ›
I like this model because it is not a smart TV, which I advise avoiding. Smart TVs are nice, but a problem with the Smart feature is also a problem with the TV. If you… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

126 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Slowfoot on April 21, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
Owning a SONY Bravia LCD and a Panasonic Viera plasma I knew I preferred the plasma and decided on this LG 50-inch for its hard to beat price. I considered it a secondary TV to my larger 1080p Panasonic so didn't mind this one's 720p resolution. After living with it for a few weeks, I'm happy with that decision and I would rate the picture very highly, with a couple minor reservations.

Some say you can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080, but I definitely can see the individual pixels when I'm within a few feet of the screen, and there is a slight difference on small, sharply edged images, like the ESPN screen crawl for example. If it's your habit to sit five or six feet from the TV you might want to spend extra for a 1080; but the farther you get from the screen the less difference between the two. At 10-12 feet this is an excellent picture, very close to my 1080 Panasonic.

The other niggle is that the screen is highly reflective, which can be annoying in brightly lit rooms. The picture itself is not to blame -- it is as bright and vibrant as my SONY Bravia.

There is a handy setup menu for adjusting the picture, Picture Wizard II, which will get you very close to ideal and there are plenty of adjustments to tinker with to get it how you like it from there.

I've read that LGs can't compete with Panasonics in black levels, but I don't notice a difference on my sets, and other than the subtle differences mentioned above, the two are extremely similar.
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82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Tim on April 29, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch
The big scare anyone looking for a TV will have is the 720p. Won't your TV experience be ruined? The answer is maybe.
First thing to consider is the TVs distance. If you are doing to be watching a TV of this size at lets say 8'or less 1080vs 720 would be noticeable. >8ft you probably couldn't tell unless you are some sort of TV guru.
Second thing to consider is the content you intend to view the most. Except for your home blu-rays/game consoles or some Nexflix, your TV never gets a 1080p input. Your HD cable/dish is 480-720. Hulu is also 720p as is much of Netflix. All that being said, your intended use of the screen will determine if the 720 would affect you. All that being said, unless you intend to use the TV for a game room or a home theater, you probably are fine with 720 as most your content is less than 720.
As far as this TV goes, like all plasmas the picture is great and you can't go wrong. The screen, for this price is also fairly thin. The bezel is also fairly small giving this TV a much more expensive look. I like this model because it is not a smart TV, which I advise avoiding. Smart TVs are nice, but a problem with the Smart feature is also a problem with the TV. If you instead use a Roku or similar device with your TV a problem with the Roku is isolated to the Roku.
The only real negatives I have against this TV is the connections. I would like more side connections and more HDMIs. Overall this is a great buy though and don't pay extra for the 1080p that you probably don't need.
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Richard Lowenthal on May 17, 2012
Size Name: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
First of all, for those people that are not familiar with LG and think it is an "off-brand", think again. LG Electronics is a Korean company that began as two different companies: Lucky brand appliances and GoldStar electronics. When the two companies merged, they became Lucky-Goldstar or LG. LG is the second largest manufacturer of televisions in the world, second only to Samsung. Together, they dominate half of the world's display manufacturing. Screens manufactured by LG Display are used in monitors sold by Dell, NEC, ASUS, and even Apple for their Macs and iPhones. To call the 42PA4500 an entry level plasma would be like calling the Nissan Maxima an entry level car. Sure, compared to the Infiniti M-Class it is an entry level car but on its own it is more than adequate. It has all the bells and whistles that one would expect from a top-of-the-line television, such as variable picture and sound modes, a thin bezel, swivel stand, ambient light sensor, and pixel orbiter to prevent burn-in. There were no issues on arrival, such as defective pixels or loose connections. The price, of course, was right. At $497 all in for a 42 inch plasma there really is no going wrong. Yes, the 720p resolution can be an issue for some. But like they say, at this size you really can't tell the difference. I find that the difference, compared with the LG LCD in another room, is that standard definition channels look slightly fuzzier. When watching HD there really is no difference. This is a 2012 model if I'm not mistaken, so many of the issues with plasmas have been resolved.Read more ›
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Christie A on March 6, 2012
Size Name: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
This was my first flat screen tv. I have looked at them in stores for years, and knew the "quality" of the image I wanted. I totally took a chance because this one looked good, and the price was right.

Delivery took about a week, but that was OK with me, they really made sure it was kept in perfect condition.

It was really easy to set up... instructions are a little vague about putting the TV onto the stand you just assembled. So look at a picture on here if you can't get it on, the majority of the base needs to stick out the front of the tv.... a tad hard to line up, but we got it.

At first the screen color was way to green, but the crispness and LARGE screen made it worth figuring out. Tried messing with tint, color, image, settings, ect. Nothing helped... but got a few settings that would be great for during a party!

Anyway, turned out to be the XBox that we were playing a DVD through. When we took it off and finally got the DirecTV hooked up... WOW!!!!!!!!!

Moved in a regular DVD player and it is awesome!!!! Time may tell another story, but for now, I'm like a kid at Christmas. I hear that there could be bad reflections on the screen, but in our room nothing hits it... any lights at night that interfer are just turned off for a great show.
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