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LG 42PC1D - 42" plasma TV - widescreen - 720p - HD ready

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      27.12.2011 18:28

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      Still A Great TV After All These Years

      I've had this TV for about 6 years now, and it is still nearly as good as new. The picture quality has always been very good and the sound is amazing. It has 2 HDMI ports, 2 AV ports, 3 scart sockets, an Aerial output, and an aerial input. It is very easy to use and looks quite good. The remote is very simple and the TV responds very well to it. It is also very thin considering its age.

      It has never broken and has always worked perfectly. However, recently, it has developed some dead pixels that seem to only show up on black or other very dark colours. This isn't a major issue because you don't often see particularly dark colours on television; however, I am a bit disappointed because it does decrease the HD experience slightly. In its defence, High Definition televisions were quite new when I bought this, and there were bound to be some problems. But with normal viewing, it is still great.

      Overall, I would definitely recommend this television due to how good it performs and the entertainment it provides. They do not sell this exact model anymore, but I bet you can get a similar television for a cheap price which, hopefully, is just as good as this!

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      22.10.2008 10:58
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      Worth the money, but I only owned it for 6 months

      I purchased this TV back in november 2006. It was my first Plasma / HD ready TV, and I loved it (after going from a 42" Rear projection TV)
      My first impressions were 'wow!'. It makes me giddy now thinking just how great this TV was for it's price. I paid around £1,200 for the set, plus another £300 for a stand and surround sound kit.
      At the time of purchase I didn't have a HD source, but an xbox 360 was quickly aquired to test out the HDMI connectivity.

      Standard definition (SD) was great using the in built freeview, and the High definition (HD) was just amazing, which had an maximum output of 720p.

      The speakers on the set weren't great for watching films or playing loud for music as they distorted quite easily, hence the reason I purchased the surround sound kit (I'll write a review on that later) The speakers themselves are located across the footer of the TV, within the silver trim.

      The TV has loads of connections on the rear such as HDMI, component, composite, scart and s-video, enough to connect your VCR, DVD, Freeview, Xbox 360 etc.

      The TV weighs around 25kg, which isn't heavy for a TV this size.

      Problems:

      In March 2007, we had a fault occur on the TV. There were little red sparkles (also reffered to as red mist, red snow, red sparklies). What this ment was, on any dark area there were these little red dots covering the screen. This wasn't a huge problem at first, but over the space of a few weeks it began to annoy me, resulting in me calling LG.
      They sent 2 engineers out, and had the TV taken away once.
      Eventually the TV was collected and returned to my local store and we were provided with a credit note for £1,200.
      The new TV I purchased was a Samsung PS50C7HDX - I will write this review next.

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    • Product Details

      LG applies its unique built-in DVR technology to a new line of sleek, stylish plasma displays that add edgy design to leading edge function. Record and play back in High Definition, with 4.4 trillion colors.

      PRODUCT FEATURES:

      42-bit (4.4 Trillion) color display;

      XD Engine;

      Thin Film Filter;

      Dual HDMI interface;

      White Wash Mode;

      10 000: 1 contrast ratio;

      60 000 hour Panel Lifespan;

      1024 x 768p resolution;

      EnergyStar compliant.