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LG 42LD450 42-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV (2010 Model)
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- ISFccc Ready with 24P Real Cinema
- Smart Energy Savings
- 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- Full HD 1080p Resolution
- Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration)
- Picture Wizard II
- ISFccc Ready
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|Full HD 1080p resolution |
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.
|100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio |
No more worrying about dark scenes or dull colors. The dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1 delivers more stunning colors and deeper blacks than you can imagine.
|AV Mode |
Sports, movies and video games are best enjoyed with customized settings. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema", Sports" or "Games" to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
|Picture Wizard |
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.
|24P Real Cinema |
Stay in for the theater. Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG's Real Cinema technology precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen. If you love movies, you'll love Real Cinema.
|ISFccc Calibration 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 day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
|Clear Voice II |
Get audio the way it was meant to be heard. Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.
|Dolby Digital |
Dolby Digital lets you experience compelling 5.1-channel surround sound. And you can trust that you'll get the same great Dolby Digital audio quality no matter what you're watching--a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc, TV programming or downloaded content. Best of all, you can be confident that you'll hear the audio exactly as it was intended, because Dolby Digital is also used to create the soundtracks for movies and games.
|USB 2.0 |
Now reliving that fantastic family vacation can happen in the comfort of your living room. Easily connect your external USB devices to enjoy JPEG photos or listen to MP3 files.
|HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color |
Make installation of any enabled device a snap. Get 10.2Gbps of bandwidth for deeper colors and more to take advantage of the best Full HD experience. HDMI V.1.3 connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow's technology today.
Having a hard time keeping track of your remotes? With SimpLink, all your LG devices can be controlled with just one remote.
|Smart Energy Saving |
With LG's Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
LG 2010 HDTV Comparison
|Models:|| 22-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 47-inch |
| 22-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 47-inch |
| 47-inch |
| 42-inch |
| 50-inch |
| 50-inch |
|Panel type||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD||LED LCD||LED LCD||LED LCD||3D LED||Plasma||Plasma||Plasma|
|LED Local Dimming||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Contrast ratio||50k:1 |
|Component input |
(Y, PB, PR)
|MP3 and JPEG |
|DivX video |
|Wireless 1080p Ready||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Series:||LD350 LCD||LD450 LCD||LD520 LCD||LD550 LCD||LD650 LCD||LE5300 LED||LE5400 LED||LE8500 LED||LX6500 |
|PJ350 Plasma||PK550 Plasma||PK750 Plasma|
|With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. |
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Top Customer Reviews
This TV is simply lovely so far. The setup was a bit confusing at first and the stand is not the best I've ever seen but the instructions for setting up the stand were adequate and I was able to get the TV up and running in about ten minutes (the first five of which I sat confused).
Really, the negatives on this purchase stopped after the setup and the stand. Besides the stand, this TV is just pretty. One of the first things that stood out to me was the fact that the screen is so sleek and does not reflect any glares at all. Also, I had read about a terrible viewing angle and I honestly watched this TV from the side with no difference in the picture at all. It's so big that it's practically impossible to have a bad seat in the room that you watch this TV.
If you plan on playing video games on this TV, you will not be disappointed in the least. The only issues I've had with the TV is getting my colors juuuust right, although the "Game" picture setting has sufficed very nicely.
The sound on the TV is great. It is centered and doesn't feel empty in the least. It is a very full and rich sound that will work just fine if you don't have an expensive surround sound system.
After paying [...] and receiving free two day shipping, I am literally ecstatic that I was able to nab such a nice TV. After spending the last three years with a 24" Insignia LCD that was 720p, I am ready to lock myself in my room.
If you are like me and can't shell out more than 500 dollars for an HD TV, this is the TV you want to pick up right away.Read more ›
My husband and I purchased this back in April, it was either this or the Phillips that they had set right beside it, it was really a hard choice as the Phillips was marked down to just a few hundred dollars, whilst this was just under six fifty. We are so very glad that we went with this model(42LD450). The video quality is quite good, blacks are black, and whites are white, back light is very bright, and video quality is amazing.
We almost took this back however: When we first plugged it in and turned it on, the only picture was a white screen with the Firmware version bouncing around, no menu would come up and it would not acknowledge anything had been connected. Well, we unplugged it again, and turned it back on, and this time, it acknowledged the DVR (input 1) and starting spewing forth video and audio We have had no problems since that.
My only gripe is that we will have to go out and purchase a new unit for our surround system, as the TV only has a Optical Audio Output. And on that note, the built in speakers are not awesome, yes, they are very usable, but like almost all TV speakers, they are not going to satisfy your need for spectacular surround.
This is definitely worth the buy, I really think you will be happy with your purchase. Thank You For Reading.
I put this one on the wall where my old one was and my first night watching it I was quite disappointed! Although the picture is sharp and vibratant, it's only that way if you are directly in front of it. The viewing angel is terrible with this set, especially vertically below, which is my problem since I'm using this on a wall in my bedroom and viewing it from the bed, which puts me slighly below the screen (the TV is just above my dresser, maybe 3 feet above the floor). In this position, the screen washes out terribly, much like some of the older laptop displays did. Blacks become gray and colors very washed out. My Samsungs don't have this problem, neither my old 32" or my 52" in the living room. The construction itself is also very flimsy compared to the Samsung models I've owned. It's strange though, that I installed a 42" LG for a friend that's over 2 years older than this one and it was much more solid and has a better picture and viewing angle than this one.Read more ›
The picture was sharp and clear. Multiple preset modes (cinema, game, normal) make setup easy, but there are also custom, fine-tuning adjustments available. It does not appear to have network/internet capability, but I will purchase a Blue-ray DVD player with that feature separately. The unit has an optical audio out so I can use my older receiver for 5.1 sound.
The remote feels cheap, but gets the job done. I imagine one rarely uses the manufacturer's TV remote so LG (and other makers) probably do not spend much on them. I did not notice any backlight seeping out of case which I understand is a problem on some TVs.
For an entry-level buyer, this was a solid purchase. I paid $658 - I thought that was reasonable for a 1080p set in 42". I rated it 4 stars on because I do not have much product knowledge (yet).
01/11/2014 UPDATE: TV still has a sharp picture and vivid color. I am very impressed with both of my LG tv's. Highly recommend for budget-conscious individuals. My next TV purchase (hopefully more that 5 years down the road) will be an LG.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yes, the TV does turn off from time to time, but that is a minor annoyance. I have no complaints about the picture quality, especially after owning it for almost 6 years. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sean Solitro
It powers off ALL THE TIME!!
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Five years later, and still looking as great as the first day i turned it on.Published 8 months ago by bianca
I was very happy with this TV -- until it died after about 4 years. Had a nice picture with a pretty good black background for an LCD and I was always pleased with the sound. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jeff Scott