LG 42PT350 42" Plasma HDTV 720P - 42PT350

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on 11/8/2011

I decided to try plasma after being dissatisfied with the black level, color accuracy, and blur reduction capabilities (using 120 Hz gave a very unnatural look) of the Samsung LN40D630, a well rated LCD set. My studio apartment faces north (room not too bright) and I watch the majority of TV in the evening. I used the picture wizard setup, and am very pleased with the results. Clearly brightness is not on par with LCD/LED sets; however, I am more concerned about color accuracy, black level, uniformity, and motion smoothness. The LG delivers on all these fronts. As well documented, the glass screen used in plasma TVs will reflect light noticeably, so I'd recommended not placing in front of window or strong light source. All in all, an excellent option for those seeking an affordable 42-inch set.

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on 2/25/2012

Of the many hundreds if not thousands of HDTV units, both big brand name and 'generic', this LG 42PT350 was 1 of only 8 models tested by Consumer's Reports out of all sizes, all prices and all formats which the magazine chose not just to praise but to actually recommend for purchase. I ordered this unit largely on the strength of that review and this set did not disappoint. The fit and finish are outstanding as are the "thin frame" edging, which really are so thin they virtually disappear. Don't worry about the 720 aspect of this set as it presents beautifully. I went against the majority and purchased a plasma set to assure that the near 180 degree seating around the set would be visible to all and I am so glad I did. A 'beginner's set' in price only as the features it provides for self-tuning the image staging compare favorably to professional screen staging if you are methodical. Go buy it!

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The LG 42PT350 42" Plasma HDTV

Now experience a mesmerizing picture quality with 42-inch 42PT350 Plasma HDTV from LG. This Plasma HDTV features the powerful 720p resolution which delivers a clear and captivating picture with a contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1. See sports, fast action and video games like never before with the 600Hz Sub Field Driving technology which virtually eliminates motion blur. Additionally, get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. The Intelligent Sensor feature automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. Moreover, HDTV is ISFccc ready, it 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. Plus the 42PT350 HDTV has 3 HDMI ports for better connectivity. With all these features and more, the less than 1-inch wide TruSlim Frame trims away distraction of wide frame.


Manufacturer LG Electronics
Mfg Part# 42PT350
SKU 219901660
UPC 719192579507
UPC 14 00719192579507
TruSlim Frame
600Hz Sub Field Driving
High Definition Resolution
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Picture Wizard II
Intelligent Sensor
Smart Energy Saving
ISFccc® Ready
Tech Specs
Screen Size: 42" Class (41.6" Diagonal)
Native Resolution: 1024 x 768p
Brightness: 1,500 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (DCR): 3,000,000:1
Protective Skin Glass
ISM (Image Sticking Minimization): White Wash/Orbiter/Color Wash
600Hz Sub Field Driving
Analog: NTSC
Digital: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM (1 Tuner)
Dual XD Engine
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Aspect Ratio Correction: 5 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Set by Program/4:3/Cinema Zoom)
Just Scan(1:1 Pixel Matching)0% OverScan
HDMI: 1080p/1080i/720p
Component: 1080p/1080i/720p
RF: 1080i/720p
Color Temperature: 3 Modes (Warm/Medium/Cool)
24p Real Cinema (3:3 Pull Down): HDMI 1080 24p
Cinema 3:2/2:2 Pull Down Mode
HD Up-converting
AV Mode: Cinema/Game/Sport
Picture Mode: 8 Modes
XD Color (Active Color Management)
ISFccc Ready
Intelligent Sensor Mode
DTV Signal Strength
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
Audio Output (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
Speaker System: 2 Speakers, 1 Way
Dolby Digital Decoder
Surround System: Infinite Surround
Clear Voice II
Auto Volume Leveler II
Sound Mode: 5 Modes
Picture Wizard II
Smart Energy Saving
1080p Source Input
HDMI: 60p/30p/24p
Component: 60p/30p/24p
RGB: 60p (WXGA)
AV Input Navigation
Input Labeling
Screen Adjust
Quick View (Flashback)
Picture Freeze
Parental Control w/V-Chip
Closed Caption
Language: English/Spanish/French
Auto Tuning/Programming
Channel Add/Delete
Favorite Channel Programming
Auto/Manual Clock
On/Off Timer
Sleep Timer
Auto Off/Auto Sleep
RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1 (Rear)
AV In: 2 (1 Side/1 Rear)
Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: 2 (Rear)
Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1 (Rear)
HDMI™/HDCP Input: 3 (1 Side/ 2 Rear)
RGB In (D-Sub 15 Pin) - PC: 1 (Rear)
PC Audio Input: 1 (Rear)
USB 2.0 (Music/Photo/Movie): 2 (Side)
RS-232C (Control/Service): 1 (Rear)
Remote Control In: 1 (Rear)
Swivel: 20º/20º
UL Standard
VESA Compatible: 400mm x 400mm
Remote Control: Standard
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Voltage. Hz: 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 103W
On Mode: TBD
Standby Mode: 0.2W
TV without Stand (WxHxD): 39.0" x 24.2" x 2.0"
TV with Stand (WxHxD): 39.0" x 26.3" x 9.0"
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD): 42.7" x 29.5" x 9.0"
TV without Stand Weight: 44.1 lbs
TV with Stand Weight: 47.4 lbs
Shipping Weight: 51.8 lbs
Limited Warranty: 2 Year Panel, 1 Year Parts & Labor
Product Attributes
Display Technology Plasma
TV Refresh Rate (Hz) 60
TV Resolution 720p
TV Screen Size (inches) 42
TV Screen Size Range 40
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