Summary: Bought this TV in late November. Delivery/Wt : On time and in good shape. Different vendor though. Light weight. Price : Very attractive($699) Video : Everything seemed alright, the SD pictures were just OK (I have comcast with a cable box, so I'm assuming it is decent quality feed). HD reception over the air was excellent. Connected to a PS3, played games and watched Blu-Ray/DVD, no complaints. With the hdmi cables the pictures were just perfect.
Summary: We bought this TV about a month ago for $749. We have only owned Sony or Toshiba so we weren't sure what to expect from LG. Well, we didn't need to worry! The TV is great. It is very user friendly - switching between TV and DVD player is very simple. The picture itself is great! We have not had to make any changes to the factory settings. We have no problems seeing the picture even from extreme side angles.
Great picture, sound, hi-def from broadcast channels
Mike Harman, Amazon
20 September 2012
Summary: I bought the LG-42LG30 about one month before Christmas last year, as the price dropped below $750. I use a Radio Shack antenna on the roof (80 inch VHF/UHF model) and the antenna signal goes through a splitter so I get FM radio signal for the receiver, a converter box for an old VCR, and the TV.
Summary: Pros: great picture quality colors are great and picture settings are good out the box, got it for $698.99 cant beat that. The picture is excellent with the component and hdmi cables. Shows blue ray, games, and hddvd in 1080p. Cons: none really. I do wish i could play movies off the usb port it can only play music and pictures.
Summary: Very impressed. My roommate recently moved out and took his 50" Samsung DLP with him. Fortunately, this TV was not only cheaper, but also MUCH higher quality than the Samsung. The entire Southern wall of our apartment is a sliding glass window, and this TV shows absolutely no glare. The viewing angle is amazing! The contrast is beautiful - I have never seen a TV that looks this sexy. I would STRONGLY recommend this TV to anyone looking for a 42".
Summary: This is the 2nd LG monitor/TV I own and see absolutely no reason not to buy LG again. Picture is excellent, even with non HD programming. Of course the quality of your non-HD programming depends on the feed... so thats really negligible. If you're looking for an excellent mid-range priced HDTV then this is the one to get.
Summary: We have had this TV for a week now and for the price I'd have a hard time believing you can find a better entry-level LCD. Picture is fantastic, sound is above average, multiple hdmi inputs and the video settings are easy to configure.
Summary: Upon further review,I really like this LCD.Plenty of inputs and 3HDMI'S,so don't be confused.There's not a lot of feedback as of yet on the 42lg30.I've used calibration settings for the 42lg50(AVS FORUM)with great results,and a little personal tweaking.Not to upset 6500kelvin. As with most LCD's there is some backlight bleeding on darker scenes and off angle veiwing is a bit washed out on my set.Prompting me to return the first set.Both sets were about the same PQ-wise...
Summary: The picture is fantastic couldn't be happier. I was concerned about buying a TV in this price range but it is as good as the much more expensive TV's I've seen. Directions in the booklet aren't that good, however the cd is much more detailed and has shown me everything I need to know. My sister has already purchased one based on what she saw with ours. I would recommend it to everyone.
Summary: The picture quality on this TV is great but the UI (user interface) is bad. No PiP. What year was this manufactured in again? 198...? In 2008 (when this was manufactured), wasn't this feature, you know, about as standard as the ability to change the volume level? The various aspect ratio options (4:3 / 16:9) cannot be handled on the fly. If you want to change them you must go into the menu system in order to change the setting.