Summary: I resisted ditching my 32 inch tube Panasonic for a flat screen because I didn't see the price/performance benefit. That is until I saw this TV on display at the local electronics store. The picture was amazing and price was very affordable. I broke down and bought the LG.
Summary: This TV has really turned up the entertainment level of our home! We replaced an aging 27-inch analog television with this for "over-the-air" television broadcasts. A few months ago, we kicked our monthly Dish Network subscription to the curb by purchasing Dish Network's DTVPal DVR.
Summary: The TV looked impressive until it started freezing, restarting several times on its own, and finally stopped working altogether. Repairman told me this is common with this tv and is repairing.
LG's Web site: LG 42LH50 is discontinued & "Not Sold" any more. Really?
Robert Mahowald, Amazon
5 April 2010
Summary: I just bought this TV, so it clearly is not true that it isn't being sold. I really like it, so I would assume the reason for being discontinued is that there is a newer model, not that this one is defective in any way. Either way, it's strange, though that may be why the price is so good.
Summary: It came down to LG or Samsung. I am very glad I chose this TV because the LG is sleeker than the Samsung. Furthermore this set being a 42" was more affordable with more features. PLUS the Netflix feature which I gotta say has been Huge!
Summary: Periodically the picture goes dark although the sound remains on. This lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. Nothing seems to help except turning tv off then back on. Customer service said to reset the tv but this did not help.
Summary: I purchased this TV with the idea it may retire to my bedroom after a while with a larger replacement - thus I didn't go top of the line (250hz LED,etc). Though I was pleasantly surprised with the clean appearance, ease of set up, great picture, excellent sound (for a TV), and the broadband/netcast...
Summary: UPDATE: I've had this TV for almost 5 years now and I feel I was a little harsh in my original review. I'm adding 1 star. I stand by much of what I said, but I feel the sound on this TV is very good for a TV.