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alaTest has collected and analyzed 818 reviews of RCA LED42C45RQ. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the remote control, and many are critical about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the RCA LED42C45RQ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of RCA LED42C45RQ from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Opinions about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the durability.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RCA LED42C45RQ 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black)RCA LED42C45RQ 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black)

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (



RCA's LEDC45RQ series is a very affordable HDTV line offering full 1080p resolution and energy-efficient LED backlighting. Picture quality is above average for sets in the under-$500 price range, so it's our Editors' Choice for budget HDTVs.

Affordable. Good viewing angles. Convenient port location

Only two HDMI ports. Some motion artifacts. Reds are slightly undersaturated

Budget HDTVs are all about sacrifice, so don't expect 3D or Web connectivity, but it doesn't mean you have to live with a set that looks cheap and delivers subpar picture quality. The RCA LEDC45RQ series is an LED-backlit LCD HDTV line that delivers...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: An anonymous customer (

Grest Price. Great TV


If you looking to get a HD TV for a reasonable price, this is the tv for you!!

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Lisa (

RCA 42 inch Television


Nice size, but having trouble with remote...Technician will be out in a week to check it out...So we will see what happens.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Ginni (

Very cool!


It has a great picture and sound quality! Did not expect a whole lot, however, it exceeded my expectations!!

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Chris (

Works great no issues


Works great no issues

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: CT37 (

Great product


Great product. Shipped faster than expected.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: jackieva (

Not bad, great value.


Arrived within 3 days, nice picture, HD/Streaming very clear. Very happy for the price!

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Suzy (

RCA 42" LED tV


The price was very reasonable, good picture, and just as enjoyable to watch as our 50" TV

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: OrchidGirl (

great price on a 42" TV


The TV was shipped beautifully, really well packed so as not to damage the product, the TV itself has a great picture and the only bad remark is the stand that you need to attach is quite tricky. You will need a screwdriver with a magnetic head or else...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: chatterboxGram (

There was no color. Returned it !


No color returned to Walmart

Apr, 2016