Dynex™ - 42" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV - Multi
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- Product Name42" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV
- Model NumberDX-LCD42HD-09
- Color CategoryMulti
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
- Product Weight83.6 pounds
Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews(156 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Mmmm ....42" :DPosted .
This HDTV is awesome. Great size and 1080p equals a great center piece for your home theater. I got this to upgrade from a 20", 720p, 700:1 contrast LG HDTV and obviously this TV blows it away. I got this obviously cause my old TV wasn't cutting it for me. The price of this TV is unbeatable. I was gonna get the LG Scarlet of the same size as this but that's double the price of this and I'm trying to save up for a few upgrades for my PC ( 2 GTX 280s) so I went with this little gem. Hooked up my 5.1 HDMI sound system and my Playstation 3 ( all with HDMI) and movies and games look great. I tested this TV with Terminator 2 [DVD], Neon Genesis Evangelion [DVD], Iron Man [Blu-ray] and played Grand Theft Auto 4 and Assassin's Creed on it and and it's just grand. Also watching cable TV is nice but the sound through this TV depending on the channel may be low. But I usual blame the channel I'm watching as some channels have better sound then others so it can't just be the TV itself. When I get the GTX 280s I'll then hook up my PC to this TV but seeing how great it looks with my PS3 and cable TV I'm very satisfied. Get this TV, you won't regret it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
great lcd tvPosted .
well to start, i did my homework on lcd and plasma tv's and people get confused when shopping for these type of tv's. When your in the store the picture quility is awsome! but remember your watching a bluray dvd not regular tv brodcast! so don't be fooled by the high priced top named tv's out there 720p, 1080p, full hdtv, hdmi and 60 and 120 hz they are all the same when you put a hd signal and or bluray dvd in.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Amazing picturePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
First of all, it looks great ! It takes a little time getting your preferred setting established but it is worth playing around with. The HDTV pictures from my HD cable box are really good, especially on live sports and music events. Opening the box and placing it on your TV stand takes no more than 2 minutes, very easy and well packaged. If you plan to use this for television via over-the-air HD stations, you then connect your TV antenna, go to the SETUP area in the Dynex, choose AIR as your signal source and do a channel scan. The Dynex will find and store any HDTV and DTV signals your antenna is picking up. If you plan on using this for TV watching via cable or satellite, you have a little more set-up work to do. The Dynex TV has to be connected to your cable box or satellite receiver, you will need to make sure your satellite or cable box is a HD box. Assuming you have an HD box, you then need to determine which method you are going to use to connect the box with the Dynex. Usually, for video quality, most people choose the HDMi or COMPONENT methods. Both will require a cables that do not come with the TV. My cable company supplied the COMPONENT cables but not the HDMI. HDMI is regarded as the best quality for HDTV. The inexpensive cables ($30.00 range) perform as good as the $150 HDMI cables. Now, here comes my main concern with this TV. "lag"... the audio and video can be slightly out of sync, you may feel like you are watching a movie that has been dubbed! I did some research on this "lag", it is mostly noticed when using HDMI (Xbox and Wii users really notice the lag problem to a point that some games cannot be used ) Many major brands like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung also have similar lag problems especially for gamers, . Reportedly some TVs do better than others with HDMI lag, , I have read elsewhere of several people returning their Dynex because of this issue. I like the picture quality so much that I am not likely to return this but it would be a PERFECT TV if I could get rid of the lag. On live TV shows like The Today Show in HD, it is hardly noticeable but on some movies it is very noticeable . Sometimes on the same channel it is quite noticeable on one movie and not on another. The causes of this lag are , according to my research, are many. However, some suggest it is related to the source of the signal (your HD cable box, satellite receiver, game console, or DVD player) and what the HDTV has to do to "handshake" for copyright protection and also re-scale the video to the setting for your TV. I am going to play around some more and see if there are ways to "re-sync" when it gets too objectionable. Using COMPONENT cables and connectors reportedly eliminates lag issues, I have not tried that yet. I have read that the picture quality is not as good with component, but others say there is not much difference between the video quality of HDMI and Component, I will test this weekend. Overall, for the $597 I paid i, it is a great deal. The video quality , to my eyes, is as good as the high end TVs. The audio-video sync issue under HDMi is a concern though.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
An Affordable 1080P TVPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Overall this TV is one of the most affordable 1080P TVs on the market. For those reading this review hoping to get a "Sony"esque review, sorry it isnt going to happen. The TV does well with HD Television as well as HD Video Games from both PS3 and Xbox 360. The HDMI ports carry audio as well as video which is a feature simtimes not found in the more affordable 1080P units. The movement is very fluid for an LCD that is 60Hz with an average response time of 8ms. During extremely fast motion there is a slightly pixelization effect going on and when playing games there is a fraction of a second, I mean a very, very small amount of delay before the screen responds to the command you are giving it. Gran Turismo 5 looked great along with Halo 3 and the detail even in shadowy areas was good. If you are a big fan of audio/visual stuff then you may want to check this tv out closely at the store first. Upclose you can see that there are individual pixels that are green, red, blue which when combined in a small area create the correct colors on the screen, however some people may notice this so please go look at it first before purchasing. Now the TV is not meant to be a Sony replacement TV. I have a 52" XBR2 that is my primary TV and this does not compare to that, especially in bulid quality. Just looking at the matte black plastic case makes me think cheap and when you touch it the feeling doesn't get any better. It is built to be cheap and all the money was spent on the LCD Panel. The plastic flexes very easily and the stand feels as though it could be snapped in half. The sound is also a sore spot for this TV even with the setting on Dynamic which should increase the Bass response of the TV speakers it is not there. By no means is the TV unwatchable due to the sound just dont expect to get blown away and please do not turn on the SRS Simulation feature built into the TV it only makes the sound harsher. In conclusion, this TV is wonderful if you are on a budget, or if you are looking for a second TV or something for the Kids playroom. This TV will excel and exceed most expectations in those applications. Please keep in mind that the TV is $880 brand new and most 1080P tvs in this size range are almost twice that so if the TV does have problems out of the box get another one I have one that works and I will post pictures later on today of it working and looking good so just keep trying and you will get one that will accomplish what you are looking for.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Sleeper DealPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I have to admit I agonized over this purchase for an entire day this past weekend. On the left I had this Dynex tv (unadvertised special price $779) and on the right the Westinghouse and Insignia 42" 1080p's (sale and clearance priced at $949). I was very concerned about how washed out the Dynex picture looked, but I knew I was looking at an analog signal, and had a hunch that the HDMI signal would be much improved based on earlier reviews here. The Westinghouse and Insignia sets looked very good but not an extra $250 good. In the end I went with my gut and grabbed the Dynex since I am using an xbox 360 as a media extender/dvd/hddvd/gaming system via HDMI, and WOW all I can say is SLEEPER DEAL OF THE CENTURY! After a 12% off coupon I somehow managed to get away with using my final price was $685 O_o. BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY! This is a cheap set so I am counting on it breaking at some point. Warranty = new TV, so it's worth it to me. However, if you are not using HDMI, I HIGHLY recommend the Insignia or Westinghouse sets since they looked great with an analog signal. Westinghouse = smooth picture, Insignia = bright picture with better colors. If I could somehow combine the Westinghouse and Insignia pictures with the Dynex price I would buy 5 of those :-)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best bang for the buck!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
First off, don't be discouraged by my "low" picture/sound ratings, I am rating them a "3" because they are middle of the road compared with all other types I have seen. I rated the set as an overall "5" due to the tremendous value. $699 (+$99 for 3yr warranty) for a 1080p 42" display is simply unbeatable. If you look at this display in the store or set it up at home for the first time, you will NOT like what you see when compared with other displays. By default, the color, contrast, and brightness settings are all horrible. Trust me, though, once you set it up properly, it easily matches the picture quality of sets costing over $1,000. I used these settings as copied from AVSForum. What a difference! Contrast: 70 brightness: 48 color: 56 tint: 2 sharpness: 49 color mode: NORMAL XVS: ON Once installed in the bedroom, I decided to bring the brightness down even more to around 35 and it looked even better, but you'll want to pick what works best for you. Since I primarily use a surround sound system, I do not use the built-in speakers ever, but there was nothing special about them from what little I played with them. The above being said, why did I state that "you get what you pay for"? For starters, I prefer plasma, that's what I have elsewhere. I hate to say it, but this display isn't very good for videogames. The Xbox 360 Elite is connected via HDMI as is my LG BH-200 Blu-Ray player. Depending on the game being played, there can be some pretty bad scene tearing. My four year old plasma that this TV is replacing handled games MUCH better, despite its lower native resolution. About the only other negative I can come up with about this TV is the video processor. Standard cable and TV broadcasts look pretty bad, especially compared to my old plasma, but I can't entirely fault the TV for that because it IS ONLY $700! In closing, BUY THIS TV. It is an exceptional value. It has a standard set of inputs that all function very well. My laptop can also connect over VGA at 1920x1080@60Hz - very nice!
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not bad for the price.Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was aprehensive about buying this brand as I've had issues with other Dynex products in the past (power supplies, CD-R). But, for the price, I couldn't pass it up. Plus, Best Buy has a great extended warranty program. So, What's great? Price - This was the cheapest 1080p TV on the market, excluding the Black Friday sales, which I missed due to out of stock issues. Picture - Picture quality is great in HD and on the Xbox360, only average in standard def. Playing Gears of War 2 in 1080p is just awesome. The TV can keep up with the fast paced action just fine, with no ghosting or blurring. There are also plenty of options to change in the various menus to get the optimal picture quality. Not so great? Bezel - Feels a bit cheap. When placing the TV on my stand, the bezel bowed out a little exposing the edge of the LCD screen. Once placed, you couldn't see it, but still, it just made the overall set seem a bit flimsy. Sound - The sound is OK, but not as good as the 10 year old 32" Sony that it replaced. Only regular TV and Xbox (for now) go through the speakers; movies go through my receiver. Off axis viewing isn't the best, but that's true with all LCD screens. Remote - Although, it's not a bad remote, it's not universal. So, I can't control my DVR from it. And, since Dynex isn't listed in the code book, I can't control the TV from my current universal remote. Makes it a bit inconvienient when I want to turn up the sound or turn off the TV. Also, for a TV this size, I would expect more I/O options. Another HDMI and component input would be great, but, I understand that could raise the price point of this set which would defeat the purpose of buying this brand. So, I guess I can live with it. Overall, you get a pretty good deal for the price. If you could afford about a hundred dollars more, then that would give you more options. With a few improvements, however, this could be a great (5 star) entry level contender.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
GREAT PRODUCTPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was in the hunt for a new tv. I seen the sunday add for the tv and I had to check it out. I compared the tv to an LG, PHILLIPS, INSIGNIA, SONY of the same size and 1080p. When comparing the tv's there is a slight difference when they are next to each other. The tv is a lower end tv so its not going to have the best picture but i couldnt see spending an extra 300.00 for something so minor. The difference is so minor you have to really know what your looking for to tell a difference ( IF RUNNING HDMI THE PICTURE IS ABSOLUTELY THE SAME, BESTBUY ASSOCIATE FILLED ME IN ON THAT AND THEY WERE CORRECT ) . The sound is only 12w compared to the other ones that had 20w, but if you have a surround sound setup that doesnt even matter. Even running the tv without surround sound its not that bad. The sound will not fill up a huge room with sound but a medium size room will have ample sound. The tv has plenty of features for average user and possibly advanced user. Very easy setup. XBOX 360 LOOKS AMAZING ON THIS USING HDMI OR THE RGB CONNECTION. I was a little weary about buying it because I had never heard of dynex. The bestbuy associate told me that LG makes the Insigina, and the dynex brands. I wasnt sure if thats correct but researched it at home and it was true. I also have an lg 32 1080p lcd and the remotes work for for both tv's. All in all for the price I paid 899.99 plus got a 25.00 giftcard you cant beat it. The tv for the price really stands out from the others.
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Q: QuestionHumming noiseMy 42'' tv is making a humming noise.Of course the tv is discontinued which probably means there were other complaints for the same reason. Iv eliminated possibilities by removing input wires and turning volume off or all the way down. I can only imagine the problem is the power supply or cord.Can anyone help please
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Q: QuestionDoes this TV have ATSC tuner?Does this model have an ATSC tuner for digital broadcast channels?
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