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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?