Summary: For a very basic LCD 1080p television, this one really performs well. Using only HDMI sources and connecting through my receiver, I had no issue with the lack of VGA input. The picture quality is solid, and this puppy has lasted me 5 years with no problems whatsoever.
Summary: Magnavox 42MF439B/F7 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV Bought this TV from Target on January 31, 2010. Replacing the TV on November 5, 2012. TV is now merging it's HDMI ports. There were no warning signs or anything. TV worked fine on Sunday, but screwed up on Monday. Originally had cable connected to HDMI 2 and blu-ray player connected to HDMI 3. Moved cable to HDMI 1, but now I can view cable on all HDMI settings.
Summary: I, like another reviewer, have an issue with the HDMI inputs on this TV - they don't work. I did get this TV at a bargain, and after 9 months, would not buy again at the bargain price. There are 3 HDMI and 2 RCA ports on this television. Now that I'm unable to use HDMI, I can only connect 2 devices to my TV. I also purchased this because it is a 1080 model, but I am unable to obtain the better quality picture using HDMI cables.
Ten months on and we probably wouldn't buy this again.
27 November 2010
Summary: Overall it's been an ok TV and as such I won't give this TV two stars. Here is the list of our issues (cons): - Video quality of the over the air tuner is sub-par compared to our older zinwell non-HD converter box. Basically, the TV doesn't to a great job smoothing the edges of video. - Poor upscaling. Our old TV was a 36" Sony SD TV and our Nintendo Wii looked great on it. On the Magnavox, the video from the Wii is not sharp at all and frankly looks like of crappy.
Summary: Great picture-sound ok-plenty of connections(no digital audio out though). But if you google this model and problems, it's not a pretty picture. Alot have failed, including mine, with the same problem. Although it can be repaired, Can't say I'd recommend buying a tv that has a known issue.
Summary: Bought for $499.00 plus tax at Target on Superbowl weekend. Had a $100 giftcard and sold my standard definition 34" for $150....so it only cost me $325.00 tax included. Bargain. I bought a blu ray player w/wifi and netflix ready. Been watching great movies for a month and a half.....no problems. Use with Tivo. Nice sound. Use headphones for loud movies.
Summary: I purchased via a different online vendor (sale plus another discount paid for the shipping) - the TV's box was well-packed with Styrofoam and the box took a beating (ala UPS) - but no damage to the unit. I've had the unit about 3 weeks and thus far, I have no complaints - nor do I expect any (fingers crossed, of course). As another reviewer noted, the remote is basic - very basic, but functional.