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AOC L42H861 Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on August 7th, 2009

Envision AOC L42H861Review: 42” LCD HDTV

Up for Review: Envision AOC L42H861 LCD TV. Priced just less than 1 grand at $999.99 MSRP, this stunner from AOC is all set to break every sales record. Set on a swivel stand, the Envision AOC L42H861 can also be mounted on the walls. The swivel stand also makes it easy to sit at any angle and is also useful while playing with the inputs and controls at the rear of the TV. Although the price seems to be on the higher side, it is good enough considering the features you get along with it.

A review shows that the Envision AOC L42H861 excels in technology. You can enjoy the ultimate in high definition in this TV. Whatever may be the source, the resultant picture is just excellent. 3 HDMI connections make it possible to use Blu-ray disc players, DVD players, gaming consoles and even camcorders on the HDTV. Along with a full HD 1080p resolution, this HDTV also sports a dynamic contrast ratio of 6000:1. Although this is a good value but this specific area can be improved upon by AOC. The consequent black levels can be much better.

Envision AOC L42H861 Features and Specifications Review:

  • 42” display
  • 1080p resolution
  • 6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • PC input with audio
  • ATSC/ClearQAM tuner
  • 3D comb filter
  • Color enhancement and noise reduction feature
  • 3 HDMI
  • Horizontal input connectors

The Envision AOC L42H861 has a very good viewing angle of 176 degrees. This prevents a washed out look at the edges. No matter where you sit, you will still get the best view. The 3D comb filter also adds to the excellent picture quality. It removes all the distortions and blurring giving rise to beautiful images. Most of the technology of this HDTV is aimed at giving you as clear and crisp a picture as possible.

The emphasis is also on reducing as much power as possible. Adhering to Energy Star requirements, the Envision AOC L42H861 is just right if you want some control on your electricity bills. Besides, this HDTV is also environment friendly. If you take this home, you are sure to end up feeling happy about a great addition to the house. gives Envision AOC L42H861 8/10 stars!

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