Our new 42″ LG plasma TV from COMEX

Yup, we didn’t just buy a washing machine. We also bought a TV (and a colour all-in-one printer). We bought the LG 42PG20R plasma TV during one of the hourly offers. It was a tough decision. I was busy manning one of the exhibits at the RSAF Open House, while PG has been spending the whole afternoon at COMEX waiting for a good deal.

When we bought the washing machine, there was a 40″ (or is it 42″?) Samsung Series 5 LCD TV going for $1299… but we did not grab the offer… so we were waiting for something as good to come along.

The initial plan (before COMEX) we had was to go for a 32″ for less than $1,000. After comparing and looking around, we decided that a 37″ or 40″ would be nice and not too big for our living room too. Not sure about PG, but the price I was prepared to pay stretched a little towards $1,500. (Palladine 37″ at $799 remains a very attractive offer.) We also considered getting a projector ($800), but with the cost of installation ($500), tuner ($100), screen ($200), and sound system ($200), the price would be close to $1,800.

How much did we pay in the end? $1,699 with $300 NTUC voucher. Features and Specifications are below… It was a bit impulsive as there were only 5 sets on offer… Did we really have to spend so much? Oh well… too late for that now…


Resolution 1024 * 768p
Brightness 1,500cd
Contrast Ratio 25,000:1
Life span (hr) 100,000
Filter Type Glass

Broadcasting System



Enhanced Noise Reduction 3D Noise Reduction
Digital Comb Filter 3D Comb Filter
Color Temperature Control Yes
Black Stretcher Yes
Cinema 3:2 / 2:2 Pull Down Mode Yes
Aspect Ratio Correction 7 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Auto/4:3/14:9/Zoom1/Zoom
Dual XD Engine Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Just Scan (0% overscan) Component/HDMI
Enhanced Line Doubler Yes
Picture Mode 7 modes (Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Sports, Game, User1, User 2)


Audio Output 10W + 10W
Auto Volume Yes
Mono/Stereo/Dual/(MTS/SAP) Yes/Yes/Yes
Speaker System 1 Way 2 Speakers
Surround System SRS Trusurround XT

Picture In Picture

PIP 1 Tuner
Split Screen (Double Window) Yes (DW1/DW2)
Main Input Component/RGB/HDMI
Sub Input TV / AV


Clear Voice Yes
AV Mode Yes
1080P Source Input HDMI / component
Simplink (HDMI CEC) Yes

Jack Pack Side

AV In 1
S-Video In 1
USB 2.0 No

Jack Pack Rear

RF In 1
AV In 1
AV Out 1
Component in (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio 2
Variable Audio Out 1
HDMI/ HDCP Input 2 x HDMI 1.3
RGB In (D-sub 15pin) – PC 1
PC Audio Input 1
RS-232C (Control/SVC) 1 Control


Voltage, Hz 100~240V, 50/60Hz
Consumption 310W
Stand-by 1W ↓

Dimension (mm) (WxHxD)

Without Stand 1040x677x86
With stand 1040×729.5×308

Weight (Kg)

Without Stand 24.4
With Stand 27.2

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2 Responses

  1. mei says:

    we too were at comex and we bot the palladine ’37’ full HD for $939 + free installation!! ai ya should have looked for you guys!

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