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Proscan 42" LED-LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, 1.5" ultra-slim design 42LED55SA

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The Proscan 42" LED HDTV features a 42" LED screen for excellent viewing. The 16:9 aspect ratio provides a 1920 x 1080 resolution for excellent picture. Four HDMI inputs give you a lossless HD experience. Enjoy great entertainment with this top of the line product.

Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Proscan 42" LED LCD HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade.

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The Proscan 42" LED HDTV features a 42" LED screen for excellent viewing. The 16:9 aspect ratio provides a 1920 x 1080 resolution for excellent picture. Four HDMI inputs give you a lossless HD experience. Enjoy great entertainment with this top of the line product.

Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Proscan 42" LED LCD HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade.

Proscan 42" LED HDTV:

  • 16:9 LCD panel
    With a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
  • Wide 178-degree vertical and 178-degree horizontal angles
    See a clear picture on the Proscan 42" LED HDTV from anywhere in the room
  • Built in ATSC digital/NTSC analog tuner
    Watch conventional and digital broadcasts, including HDTV programs where available
  • High brightness of 450cd/m2 with 5 ms response time
    Place your Proscan 42" LED HDTV anywhere
  • 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • HDMI Inputs: 4
    Enjoy a lossless HD experience with HDMI one cable experience
  • 42.02"screen measured diagonally from corner to corner


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Television Type: Remote control
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Backlight Type: LED backlight
Resolution: 1080p
Maximum Contrast Ratio: 1000000:1
Display Resolution: 1080p (FullHD)
Is Energy Star-Certified: Y
Brightness: 450 cd/m2
Manufacturer Part Number: 42LED55SA
Connector Type: Component, composite, HDMI ,  4 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) ? 1 x composite video input ( RCA phono ) ? 2 x audio input ( RCA phono x 2 ) ? 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) ? 1 x audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - rear ? SPDIF output ? 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) ? 1 x RF input ,  VGA (HD-15)
Dimensions: Panel without stand - 40.6 in x 1.5 in x 26.1 in ? Panel with stand - 40.6 in x 10.2 in x 28.1 in ,  Without stand
Model: 42LED55SA
Response Time: 5 ms
Brand: ProScan
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 40.59 x 40.60 x 26.10 IN
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by njsett 6/13/2010
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  • A. I have no problem with my XBOX 360 but I have Comcast with power boost!
    by Josh106211/4/2010
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  • A. with 120hz tv's they typically process process an image to provide smoother motion this can cause some lag. This feature can be turned off though for gaming and if you dont like the affect it puts on movies.
    by mmoylan6/28/2010
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  • A. I have both Xbox360 and PS3, I have no lag whatsoever! I also read some reviewers say that it does, but I have seen none! I have Call of Duty 4, World at War, and Modern Warfare 2. I have experienced no lag playing any of these games, I haven't play COD4 online on it since I have the other two games, Zombie Mode on WaW is great. Red Dead Redemption also plays smoothly online even when surrounded by a bunch of other online players. PS3 Uncharted 2 online is great no lag either. It might be due to HDMI cables but I have two cheap cables hooked up on mine and I still have no lag at all. Great TV.
    by DwFritz6/24/2010
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  • A. i have not had any lag with my PS3.
    by walleyworlddad6/22/2010
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  • A. I bought this tv for my son, since all he uses a tv for is to play games on the ps3 and xbox360. When i saw these complaints I was worried that I had bought the wrong tv ,but to our suprise it plays games very well-- we noticed very minimal lag on Call of Duty 4. Ps3 played great too. NO COMPLAINTS HERE!!
    by locknut5506/21/2010
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Great way into LCD
6/22/2010

Customer review by walleyworlddad

5.0 stars 6/22/2010 by walleyworlddad
by walleyworlddad

This TV delivers everything it promises and more. The picture is very very clear and the TV looks sleek and thin. The only bad things are the sound as I heard on other reviews is bad. almost like its coming from a cheap hand held radio. This didnt matter to me because my TV is hooked through a surrond sound system. And the only other thing is my DirectV reciever was not able to sync the remote to the TV. This was a real step up for me in picture quality and I enjoy it every day.

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walleyworlddad
RTP,NC
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
FANTASTIC TV
7/16/2010

Customer review by loveToGameAndBluray

5.0 stars 7/16/2010 by loveToGameAndBluray
by loveToGameAndBluray

This tv is worth more then they charge for it for sure. 1080p 4 hdmi inputs great color and contrast and all for over a hundred dollars less then any competeing tv with the same options from other brands. The only thing i dock this tv for is that its speakers are junk (all tv speakers are junk though in my opinion and i readily fix this fact by having a nice 5.1 surround hd audio system to partner with my tv) and the tv has no optical cable out port, i was going to use this to get sound from my wii from the tv to the surround system since the tv doesnt have an hdmi out. But getting a 800 dollar+ tv for 598+tax makes me not mind the lack of the optical or hdmi output option, i just need to use one of the other audio output options instead. To summerize, you cant go wrong with this tv at the sub 600 dollar price, its worth more and the led screen will give it a great lifespan compared to the regular lcds in this size that sell with fewer colors and contrast ratio for the same money.

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loveToGameAndBluray
North Dakota
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
default settings are HORRIBLE
5/5/2010

Customer review by thestuntman

4.0 stars 5/5/2010 by thestuntman
by thestuntman

when i hooked this up and popped in the avatar blu-ray disc i was in absolute shock and horror. seriously. everything looked like a "behind the scenes" footage. it looked so... real -- in a bad way. very bad, like documentary style. so here were these very real, down-to-earth people, and then very strange effects around them. it made even one of the best actors (sigourney weaver) seem like one of the worst. i was trying every adjustment to contrast/brightness/saturation/sharpness... nothing worked. i was majorly distraught, trying to figure out how to go about shipping this back and the whole process and ordeal. i even tried some old regular dvds. same thing. bad acting, cheap looking documentary camera. finally, in "advanced picture" options, i went in and turned EVERYTHING off. all of the little extra picture "enhancing" settings -- 3 menus deep! seriously, EVERYTHING off. and voila. an awesome, truly CINEMATIC picture. thank goodness. great tv... some of the worst default settings in the history of default settings. be prepared for this, or you will return it unnecessarily. you're welcome, wal-mart, i just saved you a ton in shipping costs if anyone reads this review.

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thestuntman
Los Angeles, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
6/29/2010

Customer review by Emrolds

4.0 stars 6/29/2010 by Emrolds
by Emrolds

I have never written a review but since they were a key factor in my decision in buying this T.V. I thought I would return the favor. If you have read any other reviews you already heard about the SOUND issue and the FACTORY VIDEO settings. You will definitely need a surround sound system to compliment this great picture and you will have to tweak the settings in the video menu to get the best picture, you will need a good HD source because the picture tends to look grainy in SD 480i. Now with that said, the picture quality is right up there with SONY,LG, or SAMSUNG LED TV’s and there is a cool tool in the video settings (MFC) it ads a cool depth affect to the image, witch is not really necessary in regular T.V. but looks cool with BLU-RAY. This T.V. was made for a movie lover who enjoys a great picture. Hope this helps someone out there, thanks for reading.

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Emrolds
Van Nuys, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Worth the price tag...
6/19/2010

Customer review by andy1ua

4.0 stars 6/19/2010 by andy1ua
by andy1ua

After reading a few of the lower rated reviews on this TV, I have to say I am pleasantly surprised with my purchase. For an LED TV over 42 inches less than $800, this TV is a good deal. _ The video quality is great. Those that say the video quality is poor must be expecting an HD quality picture out of standard definition television. Standard TV looks fine on this TV and, as a matter of fact, will look the same on any higher end TV on the market (I have a 37" Vizio and it is exactly the same). Now, the HD quality is AWESOME. I hooked my Playstation 3 up to one of the HDMI ports and was blown away by the clarity of my Bluray movies and even my regular DVD's. The picture is so crisp it looks like you're looking through a window, not a TV screen. _ The only downside with the video is the lag I experienced with games on my Xbox 360 and Wii. Any shooter seems to be slightly sluggish when turning, aiming and locking on to targets and it came make for a frustrating experience at times. The Wii remote seemed to be slightly behind my hand movements, too. That being said, playing ModNation Racers and MLB 10: The Show on my PS3 yielded better results. _ The sound quality of the actual TV isn't anything to brag about; it does fine with regular TV but isn't impressive with movies. It does have an audio out port to hook up any stereo or home theater system with red/white stereo ports. _ As far as the features go on this TV, don't expect any fancy bells and whistles. It has the normal color, sharpness picture adjustments as well as a sound equalizer, sleep time and parental controls. The one feature I was very disappointed it did not have was a fixed or variable audio output option (meaning you can adjust the volume of your attached home theater system/stereo through your TV without having to alternate remotes). _ Overall, I am pleased with my purchase of this TV. I feel like this TV isn't a GREAT investment for someone that is willing to spend the extra money on a higher model TV, but for someone on a tighter budget you can't do much better than this.

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andy1ua
Illinois
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
4/26/2010

Customer review by nadershah01

5.0 stars 4/26/2010 by nadershah01
by nadershah01

I compared LCD and LED screen and LED produces an excellent viewing experience over LCD. This T.V. has 4 HDMI inputs that are enough for all my components. Its speakers are powerful and undistorted on high volume. Overall a great product.

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nadershah01
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great Picture! Worth it for the Price
7/9/2010

Customer review by oscar10181988

5.0 stars 7/9/2010 by oscar10181988
by oscar10181988

The picture quality is amazing. The 120hz speed is a huge difference from the 60hz. The only negative thing about this TV is the sound, but a sound bar should be sufficient or else just use a surround sound. Also, there's no set RCA plug (yellow, red, white), it says you can but it doesn't come out right on TV.

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oscar10181988
Rosemead, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
great tv - but use its vga connection for gaming
7/1/2010

Customer review by alexnyc

5.0 stars 7/1/2010 by alexnyc
by alexnyc

tv has great picture, very vivid colors and good brightness. to get most out of it, i find it best to turn off most of the picture filters. as for gaming, it does not have a "game mode" like some other brands which turns off most picture processing and as such even with all available filters options off, there is quite a bit of input delay when playing games. Most affected are fps (cod mw2 and such) , however I find that using the vga in to connect my console dramatically reduces the delay to the point that i can say is almost non existent, So get a vga cable for your console and its a great gaming TV as well , vga in seems to bypass most processing filters in the Tv that cannot be turned off otherwise. avoid component or hdmi for gaming, use those connections for everything else. Again use a vga cable for your console! it makes an amazing difference, no lag and still a great vivid picture. As for watching tv the lag does effect some channels where the voices do not sync with the video, (only noticeable if you look for it!). This only occurs when running audio from the cable box directly to an av receiver, to avoid this run the audio to the tv first and use the tv's audio out, either rca or coaxial, to the av receiver. or if you use the built in speakers everything will be in sync. some receivers have an audio delay feature which can also help get everything perfectly in sync. So, other than the manageable video lag issues, (of which almost all new fancy lcd tv's suffer) the tv is great bargain for an 42 inch LED tv with good connectivity options and great picture, Frame is glossy and does reflect a bit but screen is matte and has little reflection making it great to watch during the day in a bright sunny room where most glass coated screens are almost unwatchable, built in speakers are not great, but still usable, other minor issue was on my set there was noticeable light bleed in one corner, (where the screen is not perfectly flush with the frame letting the back lighting through) this is easily corrected, just search online for a how to, again this was just my tv and probably occurred during shipping. OK that's all there is to it enjoy watching and gaming on your new TV!

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alexnyc
New York, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great Value
8/16/2010

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4.0 stars 8/16/2010 by An anonymous customer
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Picture: Great quality, great vibrant colors, very white whites, very black blacks. No problems here. Sound: TV is only 1.5 inches deep, so it limits the capabilities of the sound system, and it shows, does not get very loud or have good depth in music, but i instantly plugged in my existing sound system and it works great. If you don't listen to music, or listen to TV or Movies loud, no need for an external sound system. Gaming: As said in previous reviews, i would reccomend using a VGA connection with advanced gaming systems such as the PS3 or XBOX 360. With HDMI connection, My COD MW2 game had screen lag, but VGA corrected this. Overall: Its an LED TV for the price of an LCD. Great quality in all areas other than sound, easily fixable and a good excuse to buy a sound system if you don't already have one. I would definately reccomend this to anyone who is looking for a GREAT price on a GOOD T.V.

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An anonymous customer
Idaho
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
inexpensive tv that works...like a tv
8/1/2010

Customer review by shashinator

4.0 stars 8/1/2010 by shashinator
by shashinator

I had moved from an apartment to a house and was looking for a larger tv, but wanted to be sure I got a great deal. I was initially skeptical about proscan, but after reading so many positive reviews, and realizing that you are buying from Walmart (which means you can ALWAYS return it if it doesn't work), I decided to take the plunge. I didn't expect to get a LED LCD tv. I am not sure, but i'm guessing it is perimeter LED for the price. There is some light bleed in the bottom corners but it's only noticeable if the screen is black down there. The sound is absolutely fine, and comparable to my old CRT set, when you turn on the surround sound. Colors aren't popping, but I haven't fiddled with the controls at all, so I'm assuming i could improve that if I chose. Haven't watched sports on it yet, so not sure if the 120hz was worth it...but hey, football season is just around the corner :) Definitely a great bargain, almost wish I had spent the extra 200 and gotten the 47"!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
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Usage:Every day
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