JVC JLE42BC3001 E-LED Review

42" Black Crystal LED TV

BlackCrystal is the name JVC is using for their flagship line of LED back lit LCD televisions, the BlackCrystal E-LED line has the same features as the normal BlackCrystal televisions but uses LED edge lighting for a slimmer depth. With "CrystalMotion" 120Hz processing and many of the features the JLE42BC3001 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 JLE42BC3001 has a glossy black bezel surrounding the screen and a lighter colored strip along the bottom. The E in E-LED means the TV is LED edge lit instead of LED back lit, this cuts over an inch off the overall depth of the television.

Internet Applications and Connectivity

The JLE42BC3001 does not feature internet connectivity.

Standout Features

1080p, 120Hz BlackCrystal Panel

LED Edge Lighting for Slim Depth

CrystalMotion and CrystalColor Processing


Game Mode

SRS TruSurround

Value Pricing


The JLE42BC3001 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 400 (400x200mm)
  • Without Stand (approx.): 39.4"W x 25"H x 2.2"D; 28.6 lbs
  • With Stand (approx.): 39.4"W x 27.3"H x 9.4"D; 31.9 lbs
  • Carton (approx.): 46.5"W x 29.5"H x 5.5"D; 39.16 lbs


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