The 42SL9000 is one of the most imaginatively featured sets around at the moment.
It's a state-of-the-art panel spec, has class-leading processing and an impressively effective LED backlighting system, plus all sorts of genuinely useful touches such as Bluetooth connectivity and one of the best operating systems ever.
Detail and colours are superb, black levels are good and the whole is wrapped up in a super stylish cabinet.
Blacks are still a little short of the effortless profundity achieved by plasma and there are motion glitching issues with which to contend.
Audio is a little weedy, with little sense of depth. It is also rather expensive, but this criticism only applies if budget is your main concern.
A lovely looking, extravagantly specified and immensely capable set that should appeal to discerning casual viewers and demanding videophiles alike.
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