LG 42LK450 42 LCD TV

LG 42LK450 review and specifications

LG 42LK450 TV review
LG 42LK450 42" LCD TV

The LG 42LK450 is a forty two inch 1080p LCD television that offers Intelligent Sensor systems to automatically adjust your settings according to the ambient lighting levels in the room, Picture Wizard II to give you a bit more control over making those very same adjustments, SIMPLINK connectivity that lets you control all your HDMI-enabled devices via the television’s remote, two ten watt speakers, two component video inputs, one USB ports and three HDMI inputs.

Product overview
LG 1080p (Full HD) provides 1920 x 1080p picture resolution delivering incredible picture clarity and vibrant colours. You'll see up to 5 times the picture clarity and detail in comparison to standard definition and double the detail compared to HD Ready 720p. 1080p television is the only way to fully experience the true potential of high definition gaming and blu-ray which takes you even closer to the action.

All LG TVs come with built-in Digital Freeview making sure you're ready for the digital switch-over. With LG TVs you'll have access to over 40 Freeview TV and radio channels, 8 day on-screen guide and access to digital interactive services

AV Mode
Quickly and easily select from one of three preset AV modes for Cinema, Sports, or Games to enjoy optimised HDTV picture and audio.

Div X HD Playback
Connect your digital camera, M-P-3 player or flash memory through the U-S-B port to show off your latest holiday snaps, music collection or High Definition DivX movies for a true multimedia experience.

LG LCD TVs are perfect for general viewing and are available in a wide range of screen sizes so whatever size you want in your room, they can fit the bill.

Intelligent Sensor
Intelligent Sensor automatically controls the brightness and colour of your TV picture, responding to the lighting in your room to reduce energy wastage.

Connect your games console, blu-ray player or home cinema system through the 3 H-D-M-I ports for a true High Definition multimedia experience.

Screen size (in.)42 Display
Type LCD Full HD (1080p)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness (cd/m2) 400
Contrast Ratio 100,000:1
Motion Clarity Index 50Hz
WCC (Wide Color Control)

XD Engine
Aspect Ratio
Correction 8 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Original/Full Wide/4:3/14:9/Zoom/Cinema Zoom1 )
Colour Temperature Cool/Medium/Warm
Picture Mode 8 Modes (Intelligent sensor, Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Sport, Game, isf Expert1, isf Expert2)
Just Scan (HDMI/Component/RF)1080i / 1080p / 720p HDMI 3 Real Cinema 24p (24p 5:5/2:2 Pull down)
Expert Mode/ ISF Ready Eye Care (Anti Dazzling) Fresh White xvyCC AV Mode Cinema / Sport / Game
Picture Wizard Picture Wizard II (Customised Easy Self Callibration) Enhanced Noise Reduction 3D & MPEG Audio
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP) Audio Output 10W + 10W Speaker System 1 Way 2 Speakers Dolby Digital Decoder Surround System Infinite Surround Sound Status Mode 5 modes (Standard/Music/Cinema/Game/Sport) Bass/Treble/Balance Auto Volume Clear Voice (Clear Voice 2)

Special Features
Auto Demo
1080P Source Input HDMI 60p/50p/30p/24p Component 60p/50p
A/V Input Navigation / EZ Input Toggle
Input Labeling
Key Lock
SimpLink (HDMI-CEC)

Connections (Side)
HDMI/HDCP Input 1 USB 2.0 1 (JPEG, mp3, MPEG-4/DivX, Service) Headphone Out 1 CI slot 1
Connections (Rear)
RF In 1 AV In 1 Full Scart 1 Component in (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio 1 Digital Audio Out (Coaxial/ Optical) 1(Optical) HDMI/HDCP Input 2 RGB In (D-sub 15pin) - PC 1 PC Audio Input 1 RS-232C (Control / SVC) 1

Cabinet Description
Cabinet Color Black
Stand style Black Glossy
Deco Bar Colour DP - Brown wood
VESA Compatible

Consumption (Typical W) 184

Dimensions (WxHxD) mm
SET (w/o stand) (mm) 1019.0 x 631.0 x 76.5 Including stand (mm) 1019.0 x 698.0 x 265.0

Weight (kg)
SET (w/o stand kg) 14.5 Including stand (kg) 16.2

LG 42LK450 specifications

  • Supported Video Formats: MPEG-4, DivX, DivX HD
  • Supported Audio Formats: MP3
  • Supported Pictures Formats: JPG
  • USB Port: Yes , 1 port(s)
  • Stand: Included
  • Stand Design: Tabletop
  • Flat Panel Mount Interface: Yes
  • Digital TV Service: FREEVIEW
  • Dimensions & Weight Details: Panel without stand - 102 cm x 7.7 cm x 63.1 cm x 14.5 kg Panel with stand - 102 cm x 26.5 cm x 69.8 cm x 16.2 kg
  • Functionality: Digital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback
  • Conditional Access: Common Interface (CI) slot
  • Stereo Reception System: MTS
  • Secondary Audio Programme (SAP): Yes
  • HDTV Ready: Yes
  • Type: Remote control - infrared
  • Sound Output Mode: Stereo
  • Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output
  • Built-in Decoders: Dolby Digital
  • Surround Mode: Yes
  • Sound Effects: Infinite Surround
  • Audio Controls: Sound mode, balance, bass, treble
  • Speaker System: 2 speakers
  • Output Power / Total: 20 Watt
  • Features: Auto volume adjustment, Clear Voice II technology
  • Speaker(s): 2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt
  • Connector Type: 1 x VGA input ( 15 PIN HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - side 1 x audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - rear 1 x digital audio output (optical) ( TOS Link ) - rear 1 x USB 2.0 ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) - side 1 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear 1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear 1 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 2 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear 1 x serial ( 9 PIN D-Sub ) - rear 1 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - side
  • Slot Provided: 1 x Common Interface slot
  • Diagonal Size: 42" widescreen
  • Technology: TFT active matrix
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Display Format: 1080p (FullHD)
  • 24p Technology: 24p Real Cinema
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100000:1
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m2
  • Progressive Scan: Progressive scanning (line doubling)
  • Widescreen Modes: Zoom 14:9, Conventional 4:3, Zoom, 16:9, Full Wide, Just Scan, Original, Cinema Zoom
  • Colour Temperature Control: Yes (Warm/Medium/Cool)
  • Picture Adjustment: Intelligent Sensor/Vivid/Standard/Cinema/Sports/Game/Expert 1/Expert 2
  • Features: On-screen menu, 2:2 pull down compensation, Intelligent Sensor, XD Engine technology, Eye Care, Wide Color Control, Expert Mode, ISF Calibration Ready, 5:5 pull down compensation, Simplink, Picture Wizard II, xvYCC, Fresh White, Enhanced Noise Reduction, Motion Clarity Index 50Hz
  • Power Device: Power supply
  • Power Consumption Operational: 184 Watt
  • Compliant Standards: UL, RoHS
  • Product Type: 42" LCD TV
  • Digital Television Certification: HD ready 1080p
  • Video Interface: Component, composite, HDMI, SCART
  • HDMI Ports Qty: 3 port(s)
  • PC Interface: VGA (HD-15)
  • HDCP Compatible: Yes
  • Dimensions: Without stand
  • Width: 102 cm
  • Depth: 7.7 cm
  • Height: 63.1 cm
  • Weight: 14.5 kg
  • Enclosure Colour: Black
  • LG 42LK450 price - around £400

LG 42LK450 is not the best 42" LCD TV out there but at the price of around 500$ it is definitely one of the cheapest.

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