The LG 42LGX is an ultra slim and stylish LCD HDTV that falls under the 42 inch class. It features advanced Trumotion 120Hz technology for clear fast-action scenes and Intelligent Sensor which automatically adjusts the picture based on surroundings. Not only that, the LG 42LGX also sports an ultra-thin 1.8 inch thick LGX design with red colour accents that make a statement in any room.
The LG 42LGX features Intelligent Sensor, an invisible speaker system, and Full HD 1080p resolution. Not only that, it also has AV mode, 24p real cinema and four HDMI inputs v.1.3 with Deep colour. The LG 42LGX also incorporates clear voice technology, TruMotion 120 Hz and LG SimpLink connectivity. The LG 42LGX has a screen that measures 42 inches when measured diagonally. It has a native display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and features full HD. Not only that, it also has a brightness level of 500 cd/ m², a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000: 1, as well as a viewing angle of 178 degrees right/ left and 178 degrees up/ down. Besides that, the LG 42LGX also incorporates Smooth Motion technology and has a response time of 2.7 ms as well as 240 Hz frame rate TruMotion. The typical life span for its screen would be 60,000 hours. Not only that, the LG 42LGX also has a built-in tuner that is compatible with ATSC, NTSC and clear QAM-1 tuner. There are also four HDMI/ HDCP inputs. Additional features include A/V input navigation, intelligent sensor (room light adjustment), wide colour Gamut, USB media host (for JPEG, mp3, and S/W upgrade), auto tuning programming, input labelling (for VCR, DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD, Set-Top Box, Satellite, Cable Box, Game, and PC), Quick View (previous channel), key lock, closed caption, channel add/ delete, favourite channel and auto clock. Not only that, it also has a menu for languages, high performance/ EZ in English, Spanish and French. In terms of video features, the LG 42LGX is capable of pure black level and ISFccc. It also has AV modes for cinema, sports and game as well as a 3D digital comb filter. 1080p source inputs consist of HDMI 60p/ 30p/ 24p, component 60p/ 30p/ 24p as well as RGB 60p while just scan consist of HDMI (1080p/ 1080i/ 720p), component (1080p/ 1080i/ 720p), and RF (1080i, 720p). There is also a colour temperature control for cool, medium, warm and user customizable. In addition to that, there are also 6 aspect ratio adjustments including 16:9, just scan, 4:3, set by program, zoom 1 and zoom 2. There is also enhanced noise reduction for 3D and MPEG as well as enhanced line doubler. Not only that, the LG 42LGX also has other features including picture reset, DTV signal strength indicator and black stretcher. There are also eight picture selection modes including intelligent sensor, vivid, standard, cinema, game, sports, expert 1 and expert 2. As for inputs and outputs that are located on the rear and the sides, there is one R/F In antenna cable, one L/R audio out (audio only), two digital audio out consisting of one coax and one optical, one PC audio input, and one USB port for JPEG and mp3 files. In terms of audio features, the LG 42LGX has invisible speaker system consisting of four two-way speakers. It also has a clear voice feature. The LG 42LGX is Energy Star compliant. It comes together with a swivel stand that can swing twenty degrees to the left and twenty degrees to the right from the centre.
“As we can see, so much depends on what features we are using. Our recommendation is to become very familiar with how to turn Off and On the True Motion 120Hz processing feature. In fact LG and others may consider placing a control for it right there on the remote control. Turn it Off for film content and On for sports playback. Processing quality is certainly excellent in this “art deco” LCD television. Black levels, contrast, and viewing angles are all negatively impacted by the anti glare screen technology. But if your viewing room has lots of background light, this could be the TV for you.” (LCDTVBuyingGuide, 2009)
“Despite the X-treme model name, LG’s new LGX series of HDTVs is basically identical to the company’s current LG60 line, marketed under the “Scarlet” name and including the 47-inch 47LG60 we reviewed in May. The only major difference comes in the form of thinner cabinet depth: the new 42LGX panel measures 1.8-inches deep, compared with 2.4-inches for the current 42LG60. ” (CNET, 2009)
“The LG 42LGX delivers exemplary HD color and picture detail in a stylish frame design that is among the thinnest currently available. Also, the 42LGX’s panel technology (S-IPS) produces a more colorful and consistent picture at wide viewing angles than comparable LCDs like the LC-52SB55U, or Sony LCDs like the Bravia KDL-46Z4100. The 42LGX’s default 120-Hz setting does introduce an occasional visual glitch, but it’s not a deal breaker, and I believe most people won’t find this quirk distracting enough to induce them to disable the feature. Samsung’s latest 120-Hz LCDs are the current gold standard for 120-Hz tech, but LG televisions like the 42LGX are leading the way in terms of accurate color reproduction, picture controls, and unique styling.”(PCMag, 2009)