LG 42PJ350 Review: 42 Inch Razor Frame HD Ready 600Hz Plasma Television

LG has been a strong player in terms of creating functional and state of the art appliances in the past few years. Its series of plasma TVs have also proven to be some of the most ideal and convenient for most users, offering a variety of features and easy to use options for avid viewers and beginners. The LG 42PJ350 is a very enjoyable model that boasts of a very sleek and modern design and other aspects. This is one of the slimmest plasma TVs today.

About the Product

The 42PJ350 features Dolby Digital sound, providing you 5.1-channel surround sound for the ultimate home theatre experience. This can come in very handy when you’re watching Blu-Ray or DVD. The audio you get will be just as the movie or material planned, considering that Dolby Digital is one of the official names when it comes to creating game and movie soundtracks. The Intelligent Sensor instantly boosts the images according to the colour conditions and lighting of the environment, so you get the best viewing experience. This TV also includes AV modes for playing games or watching sports and movies. You get customized settings so you get the best sound and picture regardless of what you’re watching.

Plasma Power

The LG 42PJ350 has a USB input where you can instantly link your MP3 player, flash memory or digital camera to view photos and documents. The 600Hz plasma technology gives you zero motion blur, plus you get the sharpest response time when watching high action movies and high speed sports. There are also a couple of HDMI inputs where you can link other HD devices, like a Blu-ray player or DVD player. As for the picture quality, the plasma TV is HD ready, there’s Freeview digital tuner, 42 full inches of widescreen TV and 41 inches of visible screen.

Extra Features

The LG 42PJ350 is digitally interactive, giving you digital text, DVB or digital video broadcasting and DAB or digital audio broadcasting. You also get auto scanning for new channels and a recent and next programme guide. There’s an EPG or electronic programme guide, UHF/VHF tuner, child lock, sleep timer, remote control that runs on 2 ‘triple A’ batteries and a tabletop stand. The TV measures 68.8 cms tall, 98.8 cms wide and 5.5 cms deep. With the box, everything weighs around 20 kgs.

Pros and Cons

Overall, most users rate the LG 42PJ350 8 or 9 out of 10. With a price tag of only around £350, this is one great buy. Some of the main strengths of the plasma TV include the stylish appearance, the menu and remote functionality, picture depth, great presentation even in dark rooms and the built-in speaker quality. Some of the drawbacks reported by viewers include the contrast, picture glare and subdued colours when set at 480i. Some people find it unsuited for bright rooms and the intelligent sensor may not be very helpful at times. It is a good TV if you’re looking for an excellent setup for your game console or USB devices. You can also expect ultimate image quality and no problems when watching very fast movies and sports with the available modes and zero motion blur feature.