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LG 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV

B&H # LG42PA4500 Mfr # 42PA4500
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Product Highlights
  • TruSlim Frame
  • HD 720p Resolution
  • 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • Super Black Panel
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Resolution Upscaler
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • Clear Voice II
  • Picture Wizard II

Energy GuideThe LG 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV packs a huge amount of great high-end specs and convenience features into a beautiful design that will stand out in any room.

The combination of dynamic contrast which delivers a ratio of 3,000,000:1, with 720p HD and the Triple XD color engine makes the 42PA4500 a remarkable plasma TV by any standard. But that's just the beginning.

Since every room is different, the 42PA4500 employs an intelligent sensor to automatically calibrate the optimal settings to match the color and light level of your specific space. If you want to go a step further, Picture Wizard II allows easy do-it-yourself calibrations to suit your needs. The 600Hz subfield drive flashes the plasma sub-pixels 10 times per second, rendering crystal-clear, judderless action which will definitely make gamers and sports fans happy. Additionally, the AV mode (cinema / game / off) customizes your TV's output to fit the content. The 42PA4500's wide connectivity includes two HDMI connections to accommodate current components and future purchases. A USB drive allows you to share slide shows and videos with your friends.

In addition to all of the above, the 42PA4500 is loaded with convenience features like a sleep timer, parental control, closed captioning A/V input labeling and favorite channel programming. Lastly, Energy Star compliance means that you'll be saving money while helping to save the environment.

TruSlim Frame
Peel away the old standard for ultra slim framing. Measuring at 0.6" (15.2mm) wide the new TruSlim Frame trims away the distraction of a wide frame
600Hz Sub Field Driving
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
See and Experience More
Pictures are sharper. Colors are more vibrant. Entertainment is more real. Everything looks better on an HDTV
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
Intelligent Sensor
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
Wise and Not Wasteful
With the Smart Energy saving features, you can conserve money and energy
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 day and night time viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote
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
Convenience Features
Auto tuning and programming / Channel add and delete / Favorite channel programming / Auto and manual clock / On and off timer / Sleep timer Auto off and auto sleep
Special Features
AV input navigation / Input labeling / Screen adjust / Quick view (flashback) / Parental control with V-chip / Rating (DTV) / Key lock / Closed caption / SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC)
Audio Features
Virtual surround / On screen equalizer / Auto volume leveler II / Clear Voice II / Dolby Digital Decoder / 5 modes (Standard/Music/Cinema/Games/Sports) / Mute
Video Features
Triple XD Engine / Aspect ratio correction / Color temperature control / Picture mode / Just scan (1:1 pixel matching) / Resolution upscaler / AV mode (Picture and sound) / Expert m mode / ISFccc Ready / xvYCC / 24p real cinema (3:3 pulldown) / Cinema 3:2/2:2 pull down mode / DTV signal strength / 5 modes (16:9/Just scan/Original/4:3/Cinema zoom) / 3 modes (Warm/Medium/Cool) / 7 modes (Vivid/Standard/APS/Cinema/Game/ISF expert 1/ISF expert 2) / HDMI (1080p/1080i/720p) / Component(1080p/1080i/720p) / RF (1080i/720p) / 3 modes (Cinema/Game/Off) / HDMI (1080/24p) / ISM (Orbiter/Color wash)
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 42"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Pixel Resolution 1024 x 768
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3000000 : 1
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Refresh Rate 600 Hz
Dot Pitch Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Lifespan Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video
Video System ATSC, NTSC, QAM
HDTV Compatibility 720 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 720
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer No
Power 20 W
Orientation 1-Way 2 Speakers
Dolby Digital Yes
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 1x RF Antenna In (Rear)
1x AV Audio/Video In (Rear)
2x RCA Component Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x Digital Coaxial Audio Out (Rear)
1x HDMI Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
1x VGA Video In (Rear)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio In (Rear)
1x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In (Side)
1x RS-232C Control/Service In/Out (Rear)
1x RF Control In (Rear)
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) No
Picture Modes Full
Digital Media Slot None
Wi-Fi None
Menu Language English, Spanish, French, Korean
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel Tilt: No
Swivel: Yes, +20 / -20
Wall Mounting 400 x 400 mm
General
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Standby: 0.2W
Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Energy Star Compliant FCC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 38.2 x 23.7 x 2.3" / 970.3 x 602.0 x 58.4 mm Without Stand
38.2 x 25.8 x 9.7" / 970.3 x 655.3 x 246.4 mm With Stand
Bezel 0.6 mm
Weight 41.9 lb / 19.01 kg Without Stand
45.4 lb / 20.59 kg With Stand
LG 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV
  • Universal Remote Control
  • 2 Year Panel /1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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    LG Electronics42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (8)
    • Attractive (7)
    • Easy to setup (7)
    • Good resolution (7)
    • Great sound quality (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Worth the Wait

      By TV Steve

      from Prescott, AZ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies

      Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

      This is our first flat screen TV...because I'm slow to adapt new technology, preferring to let others test and rate them for my benefit, and because I'm fiscally conservative (cheep). New technology becomes better and far less expensive over time.
      The LG has enriched our viewing experience to the point we have been re watching favorite movies, with more enjoyment. We stopped watching all broadcast TV many years ago so my comments relate only to the use of DVDs. I am a visual image maker and so have high expectations concerning image quality. This LG has not let me down. The only unexpected downside is when I watch it, there is an occasional reflection in the screen of some older man in an easy chair wearing slippers.

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      5.0

      Buy One

      By Mackie

      from Lakeville MA.

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • None yet

      Best Uses

        Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

        I bought this TV based on the 56 reviews (4.8 rating) and they were correct. Also a check on local stores showed they were on backorder. Brilliant picture and sound is far better than any other flat screen I've seen. Love how picture brightness adjusts to how much light is in the room.

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        4.0

        Good buy - especially the price

        By Quizzical

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies

        Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

        I'm not an advanced user (no gaming devices, cable, or internet connected).

        Picture quality is wonderful, both with broadcast TV and DVD's. Sound is just OK (although Consumer Reports singled out this model for its sound quality). I find the TV menus are easy to use.

        Purchased online with merchant linked from Consumer Reports. Great online experience.

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        4.0

        Great TV

        By carcar

        from Nixa, MO

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Energy Efficient
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Reduced Glare

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

          Great picture & sound especially with a rooftop antennae!!!

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          5.0

          great buy for the price

          By moe

          from nyc

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Energy Efficient
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

              clean quality of picture

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              5.0

              Nice Job B&H

              By Ria

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Energy Efficient
              • Fast Setup
              • Good Resolution
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

                  I finally gave in to the whims of my teenagers and purchased this 42" plasma HDTV by LG Electronics! It was highly rated on ConsumerReports.org, and B&H had the best price in the nation! I was a bit nervous having a TV shipped from the east to the west coast, but B&H took excellent care in preparing the TV for shipment! Thank you B&H! Great Job! The set up, picture quality, sound, etc., on this TV are excellent thus far! No complaints. Still getting use to the features! We are now considering adding a Bose theater audio system to the TV!

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                  4.0

                  Decent Buy

                  By kev

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom

                    Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

                    Great for the price. If you're looking for a television with decent quality picture at a great price, this is recommended! Resolution could be better.

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                    5.0

                    Replacement TV

                    By TN Engineer

                    from Kingston, TN

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Energy Efficient
                    • Fast Setup
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Good Resolution
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Reduced Glare

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LG Electronics 42PA4500 42" Class Plasma HDTV:

                        I used this TV to replace an old, old Sanyo model that finally gave up the ghost.

                        My son who is more savvy on these things than myself helped me research the appropriate product and source for the purchase. This TV was the largest that I could get that would fit in my existing entertainment system case (solid oak) which we really wanted to keep. It had all the features, and more, that we deemed necessary. The entire family, especially my wife, is enjoying it. It was easy to order, price was right, and the delivery time was fantastic.

                        I hav e no negatives regarding the purchase of this product.

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