Inputs and Outputs Notes
XD Engine: LG's XD Engine takes
the low resolution of analog signals to near HD levels by improving brightness,
contrast, detail, and enhancing color, as well as reducing signal noise. Auto XD
is automatically selected when you use a preset picture mode. If you select User
Mode 1 or 2, you can select auto or manual XD. Manual XD lets you adjust XD
Contrast, XD Color, and XD Noise.
Super IPS Technology: The
television's Super IPS
technology reduces common distortion and blurring caused by fast motion video
and also provides one of the industry's widest viewing angles of 178-degrees
with consistent contrast and color. The TV features a Dynamic contrast ratio of
Advanced Cinema 3:2 Pull Down:
This function provides an optimized
display by automatically detecting film content and applying a reverse 3/2
pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear clearer and more natural-looking.
This feature operates only in Analog, AV1, AV2 and Component 480i mode.
Native Resolution: The TV has a
display resolution of 1366 x 768. The 2 HDMI inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p signals, and will display them as 1366 x 768. The 2 component video
inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. All other input
signals will also be displayed as 1366 x 768.
Analog/Digital Tuners: In
addition to the 181-channel NTSC analog tuner, this TV has built-in 8VSB ATSC
and QAM digital tuners, eliminating the need for a separate DTV digital set-top
EZ Scan: The EZ Scan feature finds all channels available through
antenna or cable inputs and store them in memory on the than television's
DTV Signal Meter: This feature display the DTV signal
level being received and indicates whether you need to adjust your antenna or
digital cable input. The higher the signal strength, the less likely you are to
experience picture degradation.
Input Label: The Input Label features sets
a preset label for each input source. You can select from Cable Box, VCR, DVD,
Set Top Box, PC, Game or Satellite.
SimpLink: The SimpLink function
operates through the TV remote other LG branded, SimpLink-compatible components
that are connected via the HDMI cable. SimpLink allows you to directly control
and play media without additional settings, select connected A/V devices, power
on and off all connected devices, and switch audio outputs.
Picture Size: This feature allows an analog picture
with a 4:3 aspect ratio to displayed on the television is various formats. You
can choose from the following.
- Set By Program: the television automatically
selects the proper picture proportion to match the source's image
- 4:3: choose 4:3 when you want to view a picture
with an original 4:3 aspect ratio
- 16:9: adjusts the picture horizontally, in a
linear proportion to fill the entire screen
- Horizon: the screen size is more enlarge at both sides to
create a spectacular view
- Zoom 1: choose when you want to view the picture
without any alteration but the top a bottom portion of the picture will
- Zoom 2: choose when you want the picture to be
altered both vertically extended and cropped, taking a halfway trade off
between alteration and screen coverage
EZ Picture: EZ Picture adjusts the TV for the best
picture appearance through preset value settings. You can choose from the
following preset picture settings - Daylight, Normal, Night Time.
Color Tone Presets: You can choose from one of three
automatic color adjustments - Warm (enhances hotter colors such as red) or cool
(less intense color with more blue).
Manual Picture Adjustment: In addition to
the preset picture settings, the TV features two custom User modes. The User
mode allows you to manual adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Color, Sharpness and
Tint of the picture from 0 to 100. It also allows you to adjust Red, Green and
Blue color tones individually from -20 to +20.
Advanced Black Level: This feature allows you to adjust
the contrast and the brightness of the picture using the black level of the
EZ Sound: EZ Sound lets you enjoy the best sound
without any special adjustment because the TV sets the appropriate sound options
based on the program content using the following preset soundfields - Normal,
Stadium, News, Music, and Theater.
User Sound: The User Sound mode lets you adjusts the
bass and treble manually and allows you to turn On or Off the SRS TruSurround XT
effect which provides virtual surround from the television's two speakers. SRS
TureSurround XT technology takes advantage of any multi-channel format without
needing to add extra speakers or equipment. Dialog clarity, bass enrichment, and
the addition of stereo audio enhancement produces and immersive sound experience
from standard stereo material.
Analog and Digital Closed Captioning:
The television features both analog and digital closed captioning. Analog
Caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the
program's dialog. Analog Text displays information, usually at the bottom
position and is used for a data service, generally not program related.
Digital CC from digital channels allows
you to customize Size, Font, Text Color, Text Opacity, Background Color,
Background Opacity, Edge Type and Edge Color for the provided captions.
Auto Clock Set: The time is set
automatically from a digital channel signal, which includes current time
information provided by the broadcasting station. The clock must be set in order
to use the On/Off timer.
Note: You can also set the clock manually if
Timer Functions: The 42LC7D has
an On Timer, an Off Timer, a Sleep Timer, and an Auto Shut-off Setting. Here is
how they function:
- On Timer: With the TV in
standby mode, you can set a time for the TV to turn on automatically, and
enter the channel and turn-on volume. If no buttons are pressed within 2
hours of the TV turning on by the On Timer, the TV will automatically revert
to standby mode.
- Off Timer: The Off Timer
automatically turns the TV off at a specific time of day.
- Sleep Timer: The Sleep
Timer turns off the TV after a preset amount of minutes has elapsed. You can
set the Sleep Timer to turn off the TV after 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180,
or 240 minutes.
- Auto Shut-off Setting: If
the Auto Shut-off is set to "on", the TV will automatically be turned off if
there is no signal on the TV or from the Input Sources, or if there are no
remote control commands for 10 minutes.
Parental Controls: Parental
Controls can be used to block specific channels, ratings, or specific inputs
from being viewed or used. The "V-Chip" is used to block programs based on the
ratings sent by the broadcasting station. Most TV programs and TV movies can be
blocked by TV ratings (TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, etc.) or content (age, dialogue,
language, sex, or violence). Movies that have been shown in theaters use the MPAA ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R, etc.). External Input Blocking enables you to
select a source to block from the external source devices you have connected.
These Parental Controls are protected by a 4-digit password.
The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, Cable Boxes, HD Set-top
boxes, Audio systems, and DVD players.
Pedestal Stand: The TV comes
supplied with a detachable pedestal stand for easy placement on top of a cabinet or TV stand.
The pedestal stand can be detached by removing 4 bolts.
Brackets are also included that can be attached to the back of the TV and to the wall
for security. It is suggested that the TV be placed close to a wall, and secured
with a rope or chain to keep the TV from tipping forward. The TV weighs 54.9
pounds with the stand.
Wall Mounting Option: For wall
mounting, optional universal wall-mount brackets can be used. There are 4 threaded inserts on the back of the TV to accommodate wall mount
brackets. The inserts have a hole spacing of 23-1/2" horizontal x 15-3/4"
vertical (equivalent to VESA 600mm x 400mm), and accept M6 screws. The TV weighs
45 pounds without the stand.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Video Inputs: The 42LC7D has
the following video inputs:
- HDMI: There are two HDMI
ports on the rear panel, that connect audio and video devices with one
cable, and produce the highest quality digital images and sound. The HDMI
ports are Version 1.2a, and supports control of other LG SimpLink products
using the existing HDMI connection. The HDMI inputs accept 1080p, 1080i,
720p, and 480p video signals.
- Note: If you have a
device that has a DVI output, you can plug it into either of the HDMI
inputs using a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable. The audio signal from the
device should be plugged into the 3.5mm mini-jack of the RGB input.
- Component Video: There are
two HD-compatible component video inputs on the rear panel, marked Y, Pb and
Pr. Analog RCA audio inputs are included for each component video input. The
component video inputs accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i video
- AV Inputs: There are two
AV inputs, one on the rear panel and one on the side panel, with composite
and S-Video inputs and RCA audio jacks.
- RGB Input: You can plug a
PC into the TV's RGB input using a D-sub 15 pin cable. The PC audio is
plugged into the 3.5mm minijack of the RGB input.
Audio Outputs: Both analog and
digital audio outputs are provided on the rear panel of the TV. The analog
output can be used to connect the TV to a home receiver for stereo or Dolby Pro
Logic surround. You can use either the optical digital or the coaxial digital
audio output to connect the TV to a receiver with Dolby Digital and/or DTS
Antenna Input: A single RF
coaxial jack is provided for connecting an external antenna or cable box.
Remote Control Input: A 3.5mm
minijack is provided for plugging in a wired remote control system, or an
infrared repeater system.
RS232C: The supplied RS-232C
port is for service, and for connecting third-party remote control systems.