Enhance your viewing experience and your living room's aesthetic with the SL80 Series' edge-to-edge panel design and ultra-slim bezel. Further, LG's 47SL80 LCD panel uses TruMotion 240Hz processing to deliver more natural and lifelike motion, especially during fast-action movie and sports sequences. Enjoy film-like video on the full HD 1080p LCD panel thanks to 24p Real Cinema. Finally, four HDMI inputs and two HD component-video inputs offer optimal HD connectivity
LG 47SL80 Description:
It's time to blend the borders of reality and cinema. While most HDTV's feature 1" or 2" frames around the LCD or plasma panel, LG's SL80 series LCD HDTVs push the boundaries of television design, literally. Featuring an ultra-slim bezel, the 47SL80 LCD HDTV from LG minimizes the frame around the LCD panel (especially along the vertical edges) and creates a viewing experience that seems to defy the TV's physical limits. Further, an edge-to-edge, single-piece glass front integrates LCD display, bezel, and speakers all into a single plane for a clean, expansive aesthetic.
Twice as smooth, twice as real
While the 120Hz frame-rate conversion offered on many other LCD HDTVs does indeed reproduce video content with improved smoothness of motion, with its SL80 series, LG ups the ante. The 47SL80's TruMotion 240Hz processing doubles the frame rate delivered by 120Hz-based technologies. The result is an unprecedented level of natural, lifelike motion from all your favorite video sources, especially fast-action movies and sports. And you get to enjoy this advanced performance on a full HD 1080p LCD panel with widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, wide 178 x 178 viewing angle, and super-fast 2.2ms panel-response time. Further, a 150,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio delivers enhanced detail. Finally, a 500cd/m panel brightness is ideal even in rooms with high levels of ambient light.
The Real Cinema experience, at home
Way out west in Tinseltown, your favorite films are recorded at 24 frames per second. Unfortunately, most television content is recorded at 30fps, so most televisions are designed to display motion pictures at this speed. Until now, the solution has been to interpolate, or add, artificial scenes into 24fps content in order to "stretch" it to fit a TV's 30fps capability. Recent demands on the part of movie lovers for an authentic home-cinema experience have lead to technological advancements making a 24fps experience possible at home. High definition video like that recorded onto Blu-ray Disc contains 24p (or, progressive-scan 24fps video content) that brings true film into your home. But wait! There's still one more piece the puzzle. While true 24fps film makes it from Hollywood to your Blu-ray player, just like a movie-house feature film, it needs a screen to be enjoyed . . . i.e. your flat panel needs to be able to display 24p content. Enter the 47SL80 with 24p Real Cinema video processing. These technology makes your new SL80-Series LCD fully capable of displaying 24fps video thanks to specific video processing that reproduces film-based images as video content.
A custom fit
While it is true that LCD flat panels tend to perform better than their plasma cousins in viewing areas with ambient light, not all LCDs are created equal. The 47SL80's Intelligent Sensor employs a sophisticated algorithm that uses 4,096 sensing steps to evaluate the panel's surroundings, ultimately optimizing the panel's brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and white balance to the needs of your home viewing area.
The other half
The advanced HD video performance offered by the 47SL80's panel is only half of the story when it comes to the complete home-theater experience. "What's the other half", you might ask Audio. LG's SL80 line of HDTVs features a unique invisible speaker system that uses minute vibrations from speakers embedded into strategic areas behind the front cabinet to convert the entire front bezel into the speaker system. You get a clean, polished look coupled with an audio soundstage enhance by a wider sound field. Don't just see the kiss, hear the music swell . . . Don't just watch the car chase take a corner, hear the tires squeal.
The other other half
Now, just wait a second. LG's dedication to the audio half of your home-theater experience doesn't stop with invisible speakers. The 47SL80's Clear Voice II technology automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of the human voice's frequency range during scenes when background noise swells, assuring that you catch every last syllable of crucial dialogue.
A side of PC, please
Coming to the rescue in this multiple-component, integrated-system world, the LG 47SL80 serves up an extra helping of connectivity with a PC input. Surf the net, download online movies, play games or get a little work done, all on 47 inches of stunning HD LCD.
ENERGY STAR of approval
Seeking to meet your demand to reduce energy use and preserve the environment, LG has made sure that the 47SL80 meets the U.S. government's standard for ENERGY STAR 3.0 qualification for efficiency in Power On mode. What does the ENERGY STAR qualification mean ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. For the family or homeowner, energy efficient choices can reduce energy consumption and expenses by up to one third while resulting in similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice. When a product boasts the ENERGY STAR qualification, this means the product meets stringent government standards set by the EPA and US Department of Energy for conserving both energy and the environment. So whether you are concerned for the environment, your pocket book or both, this HDTV helps ensure both are given an easier load to bear.
The advanced connectivity of HDMI
Bringing you the absolute best in connectivity, LG's 47SL80 features four HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the only interface in consumer electronics that can carry both uncompressed high-definition (HD) video and uncompressed multi-channel audio in all HD formats including 720p, 1080i and even 1080p. Your incoming media content comes in a variety of sizes, resolutions and formats, and with that in mind, HDMI systems automatically configure to display that content in the most effective format. Since HDMI carries all channels on video and audio, there is only one cable to plug into any HDMI-enabled source and display device. No more complicated cable set-up when installing your home theater system, and no more ugly cable mess behind your components. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on this single cable. Also, HDMI is fully backward-compatible with DVI. (Please note that a physical adapter, sold separately, is needed to make the conversion from HDMI to DVI.)
|Screen size:47" class (47.0", diagonal) / Super IPS LCD display / 1920 x 1080p resolution|
|Viewing angle:178 x 178|
|Progressive features:TruMotion 240Hz / 24p Real Cinema / XD Engine|
|Best video inputs:4 HDMI/HDCP 1.3 inputs with Deep Color support, 1 output (3 rear, 1 side)|
|Other inputs (media box):2 HD component video +L/R audio / 2 composite video+L/R audio / 1 USB 2.0 / 1 PC (RGB, 5-pin D-Sub) / 1 PC audio / 1 RF / 1 side AV in|
|Audio enhancements:SRS TruSurround XT / Clear Voice II / Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder / 5 sound modes|
|Built-in speakers:10W x 2 / invisible speaker|
|Mounting options:Swivel stand included / VESA 200mm x 200mm compatible for wall mounting|
|Remote control:Unified remote control included|
|Edge-to-edge panel design|
|Dynamic contrast ratio:150,000:1|
|Tuners:ATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM|
|Panel life:60,000 hours|
|Output (media box):1 digital optical audio out|
|LG SimpLink connectivity (HDMI-CEC)|
|ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant|
|Video features:7-mode aspect-ratio correction, Just Scan 1:1 pixel matching, 3D and MPEG noise reduction, ISFccc ready, xvYCC|
|Video features:Intelligent Sensor mode, 3-mode AV Mode II, 8 picture modes, 3-mode color-temperature control, DTV signal-strength indicator|
|Special features:Picture Wizard, backlight control, smart energy saving, A/V input navigation, input labeling|
|Special features:Quick view, quick setup guide, e-manual, V-Chip parental control, key lock, closed caption|
|Language:English, Spanish, French, Korean|
|Convenience features:Alvin UI, auto tuning/programming, channel Add/Delete, channel labeling, favorite channel programming|
|Convenience features:Auto/manual clock, sleep timer, auto Off/auto Sleep|
|NOTE:LG Design and Life's Good are trademarks of LG Electronics, Inc.|
|Dimensions:43.7" W x 27.0" H x 1.8" D, without stand / 43.7" W x 29.6" H x 11.3" D, with stand|
|Weight (approx):51.8 lbs, without stand / 62.8 lbs, with stand|
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Types of Televisions:
In Plasma technology, the display itself consists of cells. Within each cell two glass panels are separated by a narrow gap in which neon-xenon gas is injected and sealed in plasma form. The gas is electrically charged at specific intervals when the Plasma set is in use. The charged gas then strikes red, green, and blue phosphors, thus creating a television image. Each group of red, green, and blue phosphors is called a pixel.
Some Advantages of Plasma Televisions are:
Larger Screen Sizes Available
Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
Better Color Saturation
Little to no lag in Fast Moving Images
Some Disadvantages of Plasma Televisions are:
Susceptible to Burn-Ins(Image is “burnt” onto the screen when left on the screen too long)
Generates a lot of heat
Does not perform well at high altitudes
LCD stands for liquid crystal display. These types of displays are made of two layers of transparent material, which are polarized, and are "glued" together. One of the layers is coated with a special polymer that holds the individual liquid crystals. Current is then passed through individual crystals, which allow the crystals to pass or block light to create images. LCD crystals do not produce their own light, so an external light source, such as florescent bulb is needed for the image created by the LCD to become visible to the viewer.
Some Advantages of LCD Televisions are:
Low energy consumption
No "burn-in" effect
Cool running temperatures
No high altitude issues
Lighter in weight
Some Disadvantages of LCD Televisions are:
Low contrast ratio
Fast Moving Images sometimes lag
Individual Pixels can burn out and cannot be replaced
Smaller Viewing Angle (although not significant difference)
DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology utilizes a small Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) to tilt more than 1.3 million micromirrors-each of them less than the width of a human hair-toward (ON) or away from (OFF) the light source inside the DLP. This process creates light or dark pixels on the face of the projection screen. The light then filters to a color wheel, which rotates 120 times per second, producing the correct hue. Each mirror can turn on or off several thousands of times per second resulting in a technology that can reproduce up to 1024 shades of gray.
Some Advantages of DLP Televisions are:
Little to no affection by ambient light
Better Contrast Ratio, so Blacks are deeper
High refresh rate
No lagging images or burn-ins
Not affected by altitudes
Tuner built-in in most models
The only thing that can burn out is the bulb, which can be replaced, so you could use this TV virtually forever
Many connections available - Can also be used as a monitor
Some Disadvantages of DLP Televisions are:
Must be viewed at eye level for the best picture
While a bulb will only cost around $200, a professional will need to install it, incurring an additional cost.
They are heavy and cannot easily be moved.
Direct-view TVs, also known as the traditional tube television, consist of a single cathode ray tube (CRT) and electron beam that excites and illuminates phosphors on the inside surface of the TV screen.
Some Advantages of CRT Televisions are:
Low in cost
Best black level, contrast, shadow detail and color performance of any video technology out there
Not affected by ambient light
Can be viewed from any angle
Very Long Life Expectancy
Some Disadvantages of CRT Televisions are:
Size and Weight of Television make it very heavy
Limited screen size - 38 inches is about the max for CRT TVs
Uses old technology
Choosing the Best TV Size
Where you are putting your television and what you are using it for will determine the perfect TV size for your room.
Living (or Family) Room
For living rooms and other spaces with high TV use, 37 inch and larger are the most popular choices. In large rooms, the largest size possible is usually best.
For bedrooms, offices and other medium-sized spaces, a tv that is from 26 to 37 inches is your best bet.
Kitchens & Smaller Rooms
For kitchens and smaller rooms where you will be close to the TV, a 15 to 19 inch screen is best suited.
Refer to the below chart for the mimimum distance you should be from the television.
High Definition vs. Standard Definition
|TV Viewing Distance Chart
||Minimum Viewing Distance
||Maximum Viewing Distance
Standard definition is analog signals with resolution of 480i (480 lines drawn onscreen in an interlaced pattern, odd lines separately from even), the format in which TV content is delivered over regular analog broadcasts and basic (non-digital) cable. On the best TVs, the picture quality can be very good or even excellent, but it doesn't compare to the best that HD can offer.
Enhanced definition falls between standard and high definition. ED signals are digital, with resolution of 480p (480 lines scanned progressively). This is equivalent to DVD quality, which is a little better than standard definition but not as good as high definition. Some ED sets can accept HD signals, but they convert them to a lower resolution that they can display, so the picture quality won't match that of true HD. On the best EDTVs, it can be quite good.
High definition offers the best TV viewing possible. HD is a digital-TV format that contains more and finer detail than other formats, so images can have almost lifelike clarity. The picture quality can be stunning, especially on a large, wide-screen set. In technical terms, HD images have higher definition, meaning more picture elements (lines or pixels) make up each image. Most HD broadcasts today are either 1080i (1,080 lines drawn on-screen separately in an odd/even pattern, then interlaced to form one image) or 720p (720 lines scanned in one sweep, or progressively). Another HD format, 1080p, has 1,080 lines drawn in a progressive pattern, which potentially yields the finest detail. This format isn't yet being used for TV broadcasts, but some HD DVDs that support 1080p are expected to arrive this year. TVs with 1080p native resolution have already started to appear on the market.
The below chart explains further the difference between Standard and High Definition Signals.
|Resolution and Picture Quality Table
|Standard Definition TV
||Standard Definition DVD
||Enhanced Definition TV
||720p High Definition TV
||1080i High Definition TV
||1080p High Definition TV/Blu-Ray
||Full Screen 4:3
||Full Screen 4:3/Widescreen 16:9
||640 x 480
||720 x 480
||854 x 480
||1280 x 720
||1920 x 720
||1920 x 720
|Which Audio/Video Connection is the best?
||HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital signal that combines both audio and video. This connection gives you the optimal 1080p signal and up to 7.1 channel sound.
||DVI (Digital Video Interface) is a video connection that will deliver 1080p video signal, but it does not carry audio signals.
||Component Video, or RGB, is an analog signal connection that splits the video into 3 separate signals, 2 for color and 1 for brightness. The maximum resolution on this connection type is 720p or 1080i.
||S-Video (S for Separate) is a type of component video signal because the color and brightness signals are transmitted on separate wires. S-Video is not used for high definition resolutions.
||Composite, or RCA, connections can be found on almost all video components. Color and brightness pass over the same cable. Although it is the most common connection found, it is also the least quality.