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The RCA L42FHD37 model is a high-end 42" LCD HDTV that is the second largest size in the RCA L 37 series right next to the 46".

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not many input ports available for video sources, tend to run out quick

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The RCA L42FHD37 model is a high-end 42" LCD HDTV that is the second largest size in the RCA L 37 series right next to the 46". It features full 1080p HD quality support with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080; it also supports 1080i, 720p, 480i, and 480p formats. With a built in Digital HDTV and standard TV tuner combined into one; RCA has ensured the television will work indecisively with all broadcasting formats old and new. The RCA L42FHD37 body is encompassed in a high gloss matte black finish; and comes pre-mounted on a fixed stand with adjustable swivel support. The entire weight of the television, including the stand, is 57.3 lbs; it has a much lighter weight than more traditional projection television models making it much easier to position and move; the flat panel design also allows wall mount support without the stand. The RCA L42FHD37 model television also features an aspect ratio of 16:9, with a panel contrast ratio of 1300:1 and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. A combined 5ms response time 10 bit, bit depth and ARC2 video processing technology ensures a high quality video display at all times even with a standard coaxial input.

The RCA L42FHD37 television includes additional video features such as adjustable color temperatures, a fully adjustable picture control with various settings, format control, a dynamic backlight with a light sensor, a 3D/YC comb filter, full HD deinterlacing for HD upscaling of standard formats, a reverse 3:2 aspect ratio pull down (film mode), and full 3D noise reduction support. The RCA L42FHD37 model also features specially equipped audio support that is output through two 10 channel front speakers. The audio is fully processed with full SRS Wow premium sound support and includes Dolby processing, MTS stereo broadcast support, an equalizer, and treble, bass, balance, volume, and mute controls all included on the remote. Additional RCA L42FHD37 convenience options include a program guide, a one touch auto tune feature, english french and spanish multi-lingual on screen display options, closed caption support, V-chip parental control support, a sleep timer, and onboard JPEG picture viewing and MP3 playback support which can be accessed through the USB 2.0 port.

  • Full 1080p HD support with additional support for 1080i, 720p, 480i, and 480p formats
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 1300: 1 contrast ratio
  • Brightness of 500 cd/m2
  • 5ms response time with bit depth of 10 bit
  • high gloss matte black body finish
  • Weight: 57.3 lbs


Television Inputs
  • Rear
    • RF/ Coaxial (ATSC/NTSC)
    • Composite video x 1; composite audio (L/R) x 1
    • RGB x 1; RGB audio (L/R) x 1
    • Component (YCrCb/YPrPb) x 2; Component audio (L/R) x 2
    • HDMI (1080p) x 2 (V 1.3)
    • DVI audio (L/R) x 1
    • Audio (L/R) x 1
    • SPDIF Digital audio x 1 (optical)
  • Side
    • Composite video x 1; composite audio (L/R) x 1
    • HDMI (1080p) x 1 (V 1.3)
    • USB 2.0
    • Headphone Jack (output)

USB 2.0 Port- The USB port on the side of the television will allow present and future SW upgrades for the individual model which can be downloaded from the official RCA website. It also enables the built in media player which supports JPEG format images and MP3 format audio files.


Features Common to the RCA L 37 Series Televisions
  • Energy Star Compliance: Protects the environment by conserving total energy
  • USB 2.0 input with SW upgrade support and built-in media playback features
  • SRS Wow audio enhancement
  • ARC2 video processing technology
  • HD deinterlacing
  • 3D Noise reduction support

ARC2 Technology- (Amplified Resolution Contrast and Color system) uses spatial and temperal noise reduction technology to "clean" or enhance the LCD signal the television is receieving. It also modifies an smooths the edges of video transitions to provide optimum performance.


The naming convention for the L 37 series models: RCA LXXFHD37. Where the "xx" is replaced by the size of the set.

  • RCA L42FHD37 | 42"- October, 2008
  • RCA L46FHD37 | 46"- October, 2008
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