JVC LT-42X579: 42″ 1080p LCD TV for $829.99

JVC LT-42X579 Specifications

Display: 42″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 13,000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time: 5ms
Viewing Angles: 176/176
Tuner: ATSC, NTSC, QAM
Connectivity: USB, Component (2), HDMI (3), S-Video, Composite (2), RF
Other: 3-2 Pulldown
Dimensions:
40.0 x 26.75 x 4.75″ (w/o stand)
40.0 x 29.0 x 11.75″ (w/stand)
Weight: 51.7lbs (w/o stand), 56.1lbs (w/stand)
Pricing: MSRP $1499

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JVC‘s LT-42X579 is a 42″ 1080p LCD TV and Buy.com has it for just $829.99 and that’s with free shipping. (Update: I did find a better price on the set at CostCo for just $799.99 but shipping is additional and it is $49.99, making it more expensive than buying it from Buy.com.) The 42″ LCD sports a 1920 x 1080 pixel format, a fairly fast 5ms response time and very wide viewing angles of 176/176. The LT-42X579 includes both ATSC and NTSC tuners, though the NTSC tuner will become obsolete come June. There are three HDMI ports. The dynamic contrast ratio of 13,000:1 sounds impressive but don’t put too much importance on dynamic contrast ratio unless the TV also has local dimming capabilities via a LED backlight. This model doesn’t. It also doesn’t have a 120Hz frequency. If you’re a sports buff you’ll definitely want a TV with that feature. But it does have a superb price. With a MSRP of $1499 you can get it for just $829.99 at Buy.com.

Source: Buy.com, CostCo

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