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JVC LT-42P300 LCD HDTV Review

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The JVC LT-42P300 is the 42-inch version of JVC's update lineup of TeleDock LCD televisions.

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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
{{article.attachments['JVC-LT-42P300-intro.jpg']}} • Glowing blue elements around the Teledock • No assembly required
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Front


The JVC LT-42P300 sports a glossy black bezel surrounding the 42-inch display. Below the display on the bezel is the JVC logo and below that you find a pop-open iPod dock with glowing blue light that is the signature feature of the P300 series. To the left and right of the dock are the televisions speakers with a semi-opaque white piece of plastic running along the middle as a stylistic addition.

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  • On the front you'll notice the glowing blue lights around the iPod dock. *

Back


On the back of the LT-42P300 you'll find all of the on-tv ports, sitting just to the right of the center line.

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  • All of the ports are found on the back. *

Sides


On the left side of the JVC LT-42P300 you'll find the on-tv controls and a single USB port, while the right side has no significant features.

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  • On-tv controls on the left. *

Stand/Mount


The JVC LT-42P300's stand is a simple glossy black plastic affair that is screwed into the back of the HDTV. Unfortunately it does not rotate. There are also four wall mounting points on the back of the LT-42P300.

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  • The stand does not swivel. *

Controls


The on-tv controls are found on the left side of the JVC LT-42P300. From top to bottom they are Input, Menu, Channel +/-, Volume +/- and Power.

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  • Beneath the controls is a USB port. *

Remote Control


The JVC LT-42P300 has the same large, bulky remote that we've seen on previous JVC televisions.

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  • The remote is large. *

In the Box*(7.0)*


The JVC LT-42P300 ships with user manuals and a remote with batteries. There's no cleaning cloth or HDMI cable included. Getting the television out of the box and setup is very simple, especially since the stand does not need to be connected to the HDTV, something that you do have to do on smaller JVC models.

Aesthetics*(4.0)*


The JVC LT-42P300 is not a particularly stylish televison. There are some elements around the speaker and the iPod dock that may be attractive to some, but in generaly this isn't a television that will make you salivate. In fact the 'stylish' elements are just as likely to turn some off as turn them on. Thankfully that glowing blue light can be turned off for those who don't like it.

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  • A closeup of the glowing blue elements on the front, love 'em or hate 'em. *
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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Calibration
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Remote Control
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Menus & Interface
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Conclusion & Comparisons
  14. Series Comparison
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