It’s a great time to finally make that purchase of a new HD flat panel television. Prices have been going down, but surprisingly, at the same time quality has been going up. Everywhere you look, theres a great selection of new HD televisions at very affordable prices.
The Dynex 42in 1080p LCD is one such television. This Dynex averages around $699, but can be found for much less. Dynex may not be a name brand, but the quality doesn’t suffer on this television. It can be compared to a more expensive Samsung, Sony, or really any major brand HDTV, and still look good. You’ll be hard pressed to find another 1080p set for a similar price. Simply put, the Dynex 42in 1080p LCD is a great purchase.
Being a native 1080p television, the Dynex looks sharp and clear, especially when hooked up to a blu-ray player or computer. The color quality on this television is good, possibly not as good as some $1000 sets, but definitely better than most other HD televisions in this range. The factory default color settings are fine, but you’ll have a better experience if you make some adjustments with the menu. This HDTV has a contrast ratio of 2000:1 and a brightness of 400 cd/m² , which is about average in this range.
The Dynex DX-LCD42HD-09 has an average spread of connection options. The connectors are all located on the back of the television, facing down. It has only 2 HDMI inputs, which could be a problem for those with a lot of devices to hook up, such as blu-ray players, dvd players, etc. It also has 2 component video inputs, 1 VGA input, 1 s-video input, and 1 composite input, as well as a RF antenna input. This HDTV does not have a DVI input, so you will have to connect a computer through the VGA or use one of the HDMI connections.
Overall, the Dynex 42in 1080p LCD looks and feels solid, similar to other quality HDTVs, though if theres one complaint, it’s that the base looks cheap and bland. If superficial issues like this will bother you, you might consider mounting this HDTV on the wall.
-Good Picture Quality
-Full HD 1080p
-Not enough HDMI inputs
Really, the Dynex DX-LCD42HD-09 is a steal for $699, and at times that it is on sale for less, theres no question that this HDTV is one of the best buys out there.