Summary: This TV has a better picture with less jutter and more inputs than the newer model has. Only downside was the 24-hour mode clock, but there is a firmware update on LG's website that fixes the 24 hr clock issue. You need a USB thumb drive to update. The USB drive is nice to watch video downloaded from the internet. After owning this television for a year now, my only problem is sound.
Summary: I bought a new LG 42 inches TV, 42LK450, and pretty happy about its video quality initially. However, the remote broken within 5 months. Worst thing to find out is remote has no warranty; even you could purchase a new remote still no guarantee it will not broken in few months. A TV without an useful remote is not user friendly. I am not sure any customer will buy a TV without remote capability. If that is the case, why the remote has such an incompatible quality vs. TV ?
Summary: I recently tested this TV. I probably would have kept it if it had arrived intact, but it had been significantly damaged in shipping, and I went with a Sony Bravia 40" on my second chance. I was still able to watch the LG TV and assess its picture quality. (I'll keep my comment about shipping short, but beware that Amazon's Warehouse packing of TVs can be scary-silly, with no foam between the outside of a flimsy cardboard box and the screen. So--Amazon: use more foam!).
Summary: In short, this is a great TV for the price, but I should have read more reviews before purchasing. I have a Samsung 1080p LCD and a Panasonic Viera 1080p LCD in my home and those TVs are also entry level LCD's like this LG one, but the main difference is the viewing area. The image quality is great, but this LG Model's image quality suffers almost immediately when you venture away from sitting directly in front of it.
If I ever receive a TV like this, I will send you a summary...
2 November 2011
Summary: I had hoped to purchase the HDTV LCD TV, but the deal did not go through. Better luck next time. If I ever purchase a TV like this one, I would probably give a better rating. For the record; The seller is not at fault in any way, shape, or form. I give the seller the highest rating possible, and would definately purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise when given the opportuniy...
Summary: Great deal on a good TV for the money. The picture was good, easy menus, and all in all you get a solid TV for low cost. The only problem was that there were weird flashes of red, white, green streaks that would shoot across the screen, always from the right side, on an intermittent basis (like every few minutes). LG said the TV was defective but that they hadn't heard of this being common. Obviously a deal breaker.
Summary: I purchased LG 42LK450 for $525 from Amazon. It is the first HDTV I purchased, but I have spent very much (too much) time in front of HDTVs thanks to family and roommates. I try to research products thoroughly before making a purchase, and after reading reviews everywhere I could find them I decided to purchase this television.
Summary: After about a year the sound occasionally became distorted. It's still under warranty, but I plan to leave it and fit separate speakers. Apart from that, a good value-for-money set with an excellent picture.
Summary: Good product for the price paid. Easy to set up. Would have liked the plugs at the back of the Tele to be nearer the side. I wanted to put this tele on the wall, but the plug is right in the middle and would mean the tele would have to be away from the wall.