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LG 42LH50 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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It will be easy for the 42LH20 to get lost in the shuffle amongst LG's powerhouse 2009 lineup of HDTVs.

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Tour & Design

**Front**

The 42LH50 looks like most of LG's 2009 LCD televisions—a glossy, black frame surrounding a 42-inch screen. The black color thins out towards the edges of the frame to give the TV a clear outline on the sides. The bottom right of the frame has a small bubble that points downward, giving a rounded shape to the lower right portion of the frame.

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The front of the 42LH50

**Back**

Most of the ports and inputs are located on the back of the TV in a cluster near the left side. Other than ports, nothing much is going on back here and it's a perfect place for dust to settle.

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The back of the 42LH50 houses most of the ports.

**Sides**

The left side of the 42LH50 has a diminutive collection of ports that are tucked just behind the screen—just like LG does on the 55LH90. On the right side of the television, arranged in a column, are the on-TV controls.

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The left side features a set of ports. The on-TV controls live on the right.

Stand/Mount

The 42LH90 has a similar stand to the 55LH90. It's arched in the front, angled in the back, and coated with smooth, black gloss. The 42LH90 can be mounted to a wall, but the one at LG's booth at CES utilized a stand.

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The stand on the 42LH50 is similar to the one on LG's 55LH90.

**Aesthetics**

The LG 42LH50 is a good looking television and it has a similar appearance to the 55LH90 (LG's entire 2009 HDTV lineup has a rather similar appearance). The 42LH50 does not have control labels located on the front of the TV, which is something present on many other LG LCD models this year. This gives the 42LH50 a more uniform appearance from the front, which definitely has a strong appeal.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion
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