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Haier L42C1180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Haier L42C1180. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and usability. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Haier L42C1180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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great buy


I absolutley have loved this tv since i received it.Fast shipping and couldn't be happier

i wish i could get another one

Nov, 2012

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Great TV for price


Ive had this for almost a year now and its holding strong.

Great price (200 on sale) ; Decent picture ; 42 ; Easy to set up

Not enough ports in the back ; Picture could be better but awesome for price and 42

Aug, 2012

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Great TV


People are really complaining about the speakers? What are you expecting with this sort of TV??? Do yourself a favor and get a cheap surround set. I did throw a keg cup at it during the superbowl (not the Tv's fault, the Patriots) and did not realize...

I'm not a TV snob, but you probably shouldn't be either if you're looking at this. I replaced my old 32 inch 1080i Sanyo with this. The difference is absolutely amazing. The picture is so much better than what I was used to. I love that it...

As others mentioned the presets are garbage and don't do the TV justice. I found a post with a really good one though and it looks great

Feb, 2012

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It's okay


You tend to get what you pay for in the TV market.. I never heard of Haier before I bought this TV.. It will be a good tv till I want to spend some real cash on a Samsung.

It was dang cheap ; Overall brightness is good ; Easy to use menu

2 dead pixels already ; Doesn't go full screen on HDMI from a PC, has a border around the edges of about 3/4 an inch ; Viewing angle could be better ; Pixel density isn't wondrous

Jan, 2012

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a good starter hdtv


This is a good starter HDTV. Good for TV shows, sports and as a PC monitor (like right now.) An avid movie buff should avoid this because of the uneven backlighting. The lighting hot spots are obvious in dark scenes. If you watch movies and don't use...

easy assembly, light weight for its size, plenty of inputs, compact remote, nice color and brightness, everything works

uneven backlighting, VGA connection has ghost image, 1080p isn't as sharp as expected, dead pixel

Jan, 2012

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Haier 42" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV L42C1180


Good picture quality ; Sound quality is ok (not nearly as bad as other people are complaining about.) ; Plenty of inputs

First T.V i ordered came completely shattered, and would not be programmed at all. Good thing I was able to ship it back and get another shipped back completely free. Took extra weeks

Jan, 2012

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Beautiful & affordable! Wow! Love it!


This TV was priced too good to pass up on. Bought it without a 2nd thought & so happy I did. It's a 2nd tv, just for gaming & the picture is perfection. I just play xbox360 games on it right now & wow, i just love it! It's a great size, too. So happy I...

Bought this during the Cyber Monday promo - $299 I believe it was. How can you go wrong? Excellent picture. Excellent sound. Granted, i'm not some home theater snob, like some people, but it's perfect for me for gaming on the xbox360

Have found absolutely no cons as of yet

Jan, 2012

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Not HDCP compliant!!!!


Newegg stepped up once again though - this is why I always Newegg. Great TV, love it except for the lack of HDCP compliance. Too bad this makes it worthless to me as I cannot watch HD cable on it.

Great color ; Great dimensions ; Great price ; Official HDTV of the NBA ; Plenty of inputs

Not HDCP compliant ; Worse, there is no way to tell the TV is not HDCP compliant until you hook it to the cable box ; Great as a PC monitor, for xBox, PS3, etc...does not work with devices that have HDCP protection

Dec, 2011

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1 Dead pixel. (no big deal honestly) -This is the first time I felt compelled to get a warranty on an electronics purchase. Used square trade. Overall I am happy with my purchase. Good deal for $300, Bad if you pay more.

Good picture.Much better than the your local store brands at this cost ; No Ghosting on the PS3. Have not tried PC games

Speakers are pathetic. This TV is thick... why doesn't it have nice speakers ; Just to clarify... I don't just mean just bad.. I truly mean PATHETIC ; Easy Fix (Use your computer speakers) ; Part of the black gloss finish on the front of the bezel came...

Dec, 2011

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Not a bad tv


300, I cannot complain too much about the picture quality or anything for that matter.

Excellent price! Got it on cyber Monday for $300 ; Numerous hookups ; Sturdy stand ; Excellent construction

Picture quality is poor especially scenes in the dark. Stated TV is TFT but viewing from side angles is terrible ; Built in power cord instead of detachable cord like most monitors/tvs in the market ; Speakers can be better

Dec, 2011