LG 42SL80 42" Full HD LCD TV with 1080p Resolution, TruMotion 240Hz & Intelligent Sensor, Glass/Black/Silver

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About LG Electronics

With the LG 42SL80 42" Full HD 1080p LCD TV, now there's an advanced-technology 1080p 240Hz HDTV that truly speaks to your sense of style. The SL series features a seamless, edge-to-edge panel and highlights a sleek, elegant design - making everything else seem just ordinary.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (19),Quality (18),Style/design (18),Features/settings (17),Performance (14),Good remote control (5),Great picture quality (5),Great sound quality (5),Good connections (4),Attractive (3),Easy to setup (3)
Best Uses:
Home theater (5),Gaming (4),Home (4),Movies (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (4)

LG Electronics Features

  • Single Layer Design: A seamless, edge-to-edge panel of glass over an ultra-slim bezel highlights a sleek, elegant design that will make everything else seem just ordinary
  • Intelligent Sensor: Automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting conditions in the room for a personalized and enjoyable viewing experience
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution: Enjoy twice the picture quality of standard HDTV with almost double the pixel resolution. See sharper details like never before. Just imagine a Blu-ray disc or video game seen on your new LG Full HD 1080p TV
  • Invisible Speaker System: Fine tuned by renowned audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson, LG TVs utilize a unique speaker system that delivers a clean, polished look and enhanced audio with a wider sound field
  • TruMotion 240Hz: Whether you're watching your favorite sport or action flick, or playing a hot new video game, now your TV will keep up with your fast-paced entertainment. LG's TruMotion 240Hz technology provides crystal clear motion detail even in the fastest moving sports and movie scenes
  • 150,000:1 Contrast Ratio: Experience deeper blacks and greater picture detail, especially in shadowy scenes
  • Picture Wizard: Enables easy self-calibration by providing on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements like black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Now you can take the guesswork out of picture adjustments and you won't need to purchase separate calibration tools
  • Clear Voice II: Automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of the human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells. Can also be personalized with a new 12-step adjustment level
  • Smart Energy Saving

LG Electronics Specifications

Native Display Resolution
1920 x 1080p
Brightness (cd/m2)
500
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
150,000:1
Viewing Angle
178° / 178°
Response Time
2.2ms
TruMotion 240Hz
Yes
True Viewing Angle
Yes
Life Span (Typical)
60,000 hours
Analog
Yes
ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
Yes
XD Engine
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Aspect Ratio Correction
7 Modes
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching)
HDMI: 1080p/1080i/720p
Component: 1080p/1080i/720p
RF: 1080i/720p
Enhanced Noise Reduction
Yes (3D & MPEG) (Video Noise Filter)
Color Temperature Control
3 Modes
24p Real Cinema
Yes (5:5)
AV Mode II (Picture & Sound)
3 Modes
Picture Mode
8 Modes
ISFccc Ready
Yes
Intelligent Sensor Mode
Yes
xvYCC
Yes
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
Yes
Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%)
10W + 10W
Invisible Speaker System Details
1 Way 2 Speaker
Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder
Yes
Surround System Type
SRS TruSurround XT
Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
Yes
Clear Voice II
Yes
Auto Volume Leveler II
Yes
Sound Mode
5 Modes
Picture Wizard
Yes
Backlight Control
Yes
Smart Energy Saving
Yes
Mechanical Power Off
Yes
1080p Source Input
HDMI: 60p/30p/24p
Component: 60p/30p/24p
RGB: 60p (WXGA)
A/V Input Navigation
Yes
Input Labeling
Yes
Quick View (Previous Channel)
Yes
Quick Setup Guide
Yes
e-Manual
Yes
Parental Control w/V-Chip
Yes
Key Lock
Yes
Closed Caption
Yes
LG SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC)
Yes
Language
English/Spanish/French
Auto Tuning/Programming
Yes
Channel Add/Delete
Yes
Channel Labeling
Yes
Favorite Channel Programming
Yes
Auto/Manual Clock
Yes
On/Off Timer
Yes
Sleep Timer
Yes
Auto Off/Auto Sleep
Yes (When no video is present)
L/R Audio/Composite Video In
1
HDMI/HDCP Input
1 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3/Video)
1
RF In (Antenna/Cable)
1
HD Component Video In
2 (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio
Optical Digital Audio Out
1
RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC
1
PC Audio Input
1
RS-232c In (Control/Service)
1
Swivel Stand (degrees)
20° / 20°
VESA Compliant (WxH)
200mm x 200mm
Remote Control Type
Unified
Voltage, Hz
100V ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz
On Mode (Average)
210W
Stand-by Mode
0.36W
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Compliant
Yes
TV without stand (WxHxD)
39.4" x 24.5" x 1.8"
TV with stand (WxHxD)
39.4" x 27.1" x 11.3"
TV without stand weight
41.2 lbs
TV with stand weight
52.2 lbs
Warranty
LG 1 year parts & labor limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent HD TV

Best picture I've ever seen on an HD TV. The full 1080P is amazing. Depth of color and lifelike picture adds a whole new dimension to TV viewing. Easy to set up right out of the box and able to enjoy it the same day it was delivered.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

LG 42 made it 5 years

Great looking panel, fantastic picture, but a year into my buy it pixelated to a blue hue and 2 years later it petered out. This 42 was supposed to make it 10 years, but I guess I watched too much football.

Reviewed by 26 customers

 
4.0

I love this TV

By

from columbia sc  -  Enthusiast

A really fine picture. With 240 Hz...all the games look sosmooth...and no flicker. LG puts out a good looking Product. The only downside is the amount of glare on the screen......but....That can be fixed if you dont have open windows.Great sound...and great picture. Bought this for my son....he's a tech head...and he loves it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LG42SL80

By

from Schuylkill County,Pa

Had TV for at least A year and I love It. Good picture and sound. Would buy LG again.

 
5.0

THE BEST 42IN LCD

By

from WINSTON SALEM, NC

I have had my 42SL80 for a year and a half now. Before I bought it, I looked at all the brands and the LG was just superb in picture quality and vivid picture. I had it set up and adjusted in 15 minutes right out of the box. The picture is just perfect like It was new. Since then I bought a 26in LG lcd for the kitchen. As far as I'm concerned, LG has the best tv and picture. It is the only tv I will consider to own.

 
4.0

Great TV, Great Price!!

By

from Nebraska  -  Enthusiast

[...] in great shape. It was easy to set up, and the picture quality out of the box is great. The sound that comes out of this TV is good, with several variables for sound and picture. This is our first HDTV. We haven't bought a blu-ray player as of yet, but I can't wait to watch some movies on this unit. Great looking TV, and I've had no issues with the glare that others have mentioned. The only thing I don't like about it is some of the standard definition channels aren't as sharp as they could be.

 
5.0

Great product, [...]

By

from Kansas City, MO  -  Casual User

We originally purchased the 47 inch SL80 and liked it so much we purchased the 42 inch model for a bedroom. We love the styling of the TV, the picture and sound quality are wonderful! We've had the 47 inch SL 80 for about a year now and the 42 inch model for over a month and we have no complaints as of yet. I have read some comments on the increased glare from the glass front of this model, but, I haven't had any problems with glare, even in a bright living. I would definitely recommend this TV [...]

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Big WOW!!

By

from Vineland,NJ

My wife and I are VERY, VERY HAPPY with our purchase. We love the picture, watching sports is GREAT. We use the swivel base, and the TV has a good sound! I did the hook up myself.

 
5.0

WOW

By

from Pa.

Picture is great and we don't have even HD cable yet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great TV!!!

By

from Ocala, FL

I absolutely love this TV. Have had it for a few weeks now and the picture quality is amazing. I can't believe this model was discontinued, I hope they come out with another version so I can buy a larger one for the living room.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great TV

By

from Wake Forest, NC

Our first big screen and it ROCKS! I was worried about fine tuning but the LG makes it easy to optimize your picture. It sound great right out of the box so I can hold off on the surround sound. Plus we got a great deal.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By

from Cana, VA  -  Enthusiast

I bought this TV after doing months of research. My plan was to purchase another brand until I came across this set. In addition I was going to buy a 40" based on the size of my room. Since this TV isn't framed with the big shiny frame but has about a 1" "seamless" frame the measurements were very close to the 40" set. The picture is awesome and I haven't even hooked it up to HD yet. Currently I am running it off of a DVR plus, and it works fine until my HD equipment arrives. For now I am happy with the standard satelite hook up. I bought my set on sale on a day when I went to pick up the other brand. They both had the same features except my LG has 240Hz while the other set had 120Hz. Aside from that, both of them have the same features. In my opinion this TV has a LOT OF BANG for your buck!

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