JVC JLC42BC3000 Review
42" Black Crystal LED TV
BlackCrystal is the name JVC is using for their flagship line of LED back lit LCD televisions. With "CrystalMotion" 120Hz processing and many of the features the JLC42BC3000 has lots of bells and whistles yet still comes in at a value price.
Picture and Viewing Features
The BlackCrystal series televisions have LED back lighting and 120Hz processing that JVC is calling CrystalMotion. It also features a color boosting technology named CrystalColor that will probably appeal to viewer who like a more saturated look. It has an auto diming mode for energy savings and a game mode that bypasses the picture processing to virtually eliminate input lag when playing games.
The JLC42BC3000 has a glossy black bezel surrounding the screen and a lighter colored strip along the bottom, it is just over 3 inchs deep. That's a little deeper than we are used to seeing on LED back lit televisions these days but the BlackCrystal LED is not an unattractive television.
Internet Applications and Connectivity
The JLC42BC3000 does not feature internet connectivity.
1080p, 120Hz BlackCrystal Panel
CrystalMotion and CrystalColor Processing
The JLC42BC3000 has 4 HDMI inputs and a full suite of analog connections for all your video sources.
- Size Class (Diagonal): 42"
- Resolution/Aspect: FHD 1920x1080 / 16:9
- Backlit: CCFL
- Refresh Rate: 120Hz CrystalMotion™
- Brightness (nits): 500
- Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1 (Dynamic)
- Viewing Angle: 178/178 degree
- Panel Response Time: 5ms
- Display Color: 16.7M
- Gamma, Gamma Correction: Yes
- 3D Comb Filter: Auto
- 2D De-interlacer: Auto
- Motion Adaptive De-interlacer: Yes
- Independent Gain & Offset, Color Temperature Adjustment: Yes
- Color Enlancement: Yes, CrystalColor™
- Noise Reduction: Yes
- Ambient Sensor: Yes
- Interactive Setup Guide: Yes
- Input Port Naming: All inputs
- Audio Only Mode: Yes
- Gaming Mode: Yes
- HDMI - CEC: Yes
- USB Multimedia: Pictures, Music & Videos
- Wall Mount Pattern: VESA 200 (200x200mm)
- Without Stand (approx.): 40.2"W x 25.6"H x 3.3"D; 29.92 lbs
- With Stand (approx.): 40.2"W x 27.5"H x 9.9"D; 33.22 lbs
- Carton (approx.): 44.4"W x 31.5"H x 6.4"D; 39.6 lbs