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Magnavox 42MF437B Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on August 6th, 2009

Magnavox 42MF437B Review: 42” LCD HDTV

Up for Review: Magnavox 42MF437B LCD TV. This HDTV is all geared up to provide a full HD resolution of 1080p. You can now watch all the movies on the DVD with crystal clear images. Some of the other models of Magnavox had only 720p resolution which left a lot wanting when watching movies. 1080p resolution is the best in the HDTV world. The images have breath taking clarity and beautiful colors. With a huge gamut of colors, the images are crisp and each of the shades is highlighted beautifully.

However the contrast ratio of 1200:1 leaves a lot to be desired. When contrast ratios of 2,000,000:1 from other brands have come into the market, the consumers will never prefer an HDTV with such low contrast ratio. This low value is responsible for bad black levels. The black levels in the Magnavox 42MF437B are not very bad though. The 176 degree viewing angle also helps to see the pictures from just about any angle. You don’t have to get a seat right in front of the TV to get a good view.

Magnavox 42MF437B Features and Specifications Review:

  • 42” widescreen display
  • 1080p resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 1200:1 contrast ratio
  • Progressive scan
  • 176 degree viewing angle
  • 3D digital comb filter
  • ATSC/QAM tuner
  • Color temperature control
  • 2 speakers

A review of the Magnavox 42MF437B shows that it has an integrated ATSC/QAM tuner. This feature will allow the HDTV to grasp free-to-air signals and get it ready for telecast. In this way, you can watch television channels without a set-top box. However, you might not be able to view your favorite channels this way. Additionally, this HDTV also boasts of a VGA input which can convert your HDTV into a computer monitor. It will surely be fun to surf the net on a large display.

Together with the VGA input, there are quite a few connectivity features in the Magnavox 42MF437B. The most important of these options is the HDMI connections. There are 2 HDMI connections to help you watch movies on the DVD player or view images from a camcorder. Again, there are 2 component and 2 S-video inputs too. You can connect quite a few gadgets to your Magnavox 42MF437B. The price is also quite decent and this set will be a good one to purchase.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Magnavox 42MF437B 8/10 stars!

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