LG has an uncanny knack of delivering TVs of outstanding value. And happily the new 42PX5D appears to be a chip off the old block. For starters, your puny outlay of 1,700 notes gets you one of the plasma world’s more striking-looking TVs, complete with high-gloss black screen surround, slenderness-emphasising shape, and splendidly metallic outer silver trim.
Our beloved Xbox 360 and Sky HD receiver, reveal the LG capable of eking out plenty of HD fine detail, which it additionally presents with precious little video noise. Couple this HD clarity with the black levels and vibrant colours we’ve already covered, and you’ve got HD pictures that are almost outrageously good.
While the 42PX5D doesn’t challenge the plasma world’s top dogs for picture quality, it has got more than enough in its favour to make its £1700 price tag look like a steal.
Published in: Displays on 2006-06-08