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Enjoy the amazing detail of Full HD with the Hisense F42K20E class LED-LCD 42" 1080p 60Hz HDTV. This is a 42" ultra-slim HDTV with true 16:9 aspect ratio. This 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV with a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution provides high dynamic contrast ratio, fast response time and wide viewing angles to ensure an amazing entertainment experience. Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Hisense F42K20E class LED-LCD HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade.
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Questions & Answers for HISENSE Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E

Question

LED or LCD, which is it and why does it say LED/LCD

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Twid
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Led and because if you buy it off line u can deside witch one ud like it to be niether led or lcd. so the yput. LED/LCD
answered 2 years ago
By
Alexander2539
 - Blackwell, MO
answer 2
LED TVs are LCD TVs. The term LED TV only means it uses LEDs to backlight the LCD panel insted of CCFL (cold-cathode fluorescent lamps).

LEDs last longer and generally provide better image contrast. They do not dim or turn brown over time like a CCFL lamp can.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
MrResourceful
 - Illinois
answer 3
LCD which is LED backlit, (instead of CFL).
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
planecaptain
 - Telford, Pa.
answer 4
lcd means liquid crystal display. lcds are either backlit by (a)flourescent lights or (b) leds(light emitting diodes)

the benifit of led backlighting is lower electricity consumtion, longer life, and generally a slimmer profile.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
thatguywhoknows
 - USA
answer 5
The Hisense TV model number F42K20E is both LCD and LED. The LCD panel contains almost 3 million thin film transistors, which provide exceptionally sharp video quality. The LED is used because of the indicator lamps in the TV. It adds a back lighting that enhances the Liquid crystal display on the panel.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SHTVHELP
 - Georgia
answer 6
It's a LED back edge-lit LCD TV. Previous LCDs use traditional CFL.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EMSurfer
 - Carlsbad, CA
answer 7
LED back-lighting for an LCD screen.
This means the light source is LED, not fluorescent. It results in a cooler, more energy efficient and much thinner TV.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Graygoat
 - Decatur, AL
answer 8
Hello Twid,

It is actually both LED and LCD. Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) do not emit light. They simply filter the light coming through them so that it appears to be a specific color. LCDs still need something to illuminate them. Today's LCD TVs have two types of light. They can utilize either fluorescent lamps or LED lamps. This particular TV uses the LED lamps. There are several discussions already online about which is better and why. You can further details just by searching on your favorite search engine.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AlexPBelos
 - Belmont, CA
answer 9
There are two types of illumination currently used for LCD HDTVs--CFL (fluorescent) and LED (light-emitting diode). LED-LCD TVs such as this one typically have a brighter picture and better color rendition, and other benefits depending upon the refresh rate. On the other hand, I also have a CFL-lit Samsung HDTV that delivers a fabulous, clear picture. But all other things being equal, LED-LCD is better.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Critick
 - PA
answer 10
The answer is LED is the back light and LCD is the actual screen. older style lcd tvs use CCFL bulbs
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Smith93
answer 11
LED is the industries way to try to mislead you since you may have read about future screens that will be OLED versus LCD or Plasma. All screens today are LCD or Plasma. The backlight behind the LCD panel on notebook computers and tv's has been fluorescent back lighting.
Then high end LCD's came out with LED backlighting for LCD panels. This allowed for local dimming, and deeper blacks. Next came LED edge lighting for LCD tv's. Slimmer but not really any better than fluorescent in many reviews. And maybe a problem in the center part of the picture on a large screen. And they may not be as trouble free as the old style fluorescent. I believe that notebook computer have stuck with fluorescent backlights.
It is all about the backlighting of the LCD panel and not the screen itself.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JohnW99
 - Cherokee Village, Arkansas
Question

Does this tv have composite connections? (for older vcr).

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mythmanlegend
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K20_User_Manual.pdf

http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K20_Quick_Setup_Guide.pdf
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Neil123
 - marlton, NJ
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
HisenseGuy
 - Atlanta
answer 3
Yes, this TV does have composite. On the side of the TV the composite connection is displayed as AV IN. This connection requires red, white, and yellow cables.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SHTVHELP
 - Georgia
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Graygoat
 - Decatur, AL
answer 5
According to the user manual yes it does.

User manual found here.

http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K26_User_Manual.pdf
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AlexPBelos
 - Belmont, CA
answer 6
by composite, you mean the red-white-yellow connector, yes it does.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Hammerandnailsdept
 - Laguna Niguel, CA
answer 7
its has the old style RCA red yellow white, and newer RCA style as well. also hdmi, and coax
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mierze
 - middletown ct
answer 8
Yes, this TV has composite (and HDMI) connections.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Critick
 - PA
answer 9
Yes, it has 1 set of composite and one set of component connections
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
soulssong
 - CO
Question

what is the power of the Hisense 42 class ledg 1080p 60h2 hdtv? Is it 110-240 volts? Thanks

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
120v 100w. Not sure if it takes 240v input. Check http://hisense-usa.com for the manual.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
MrResourceful
 - Illinois
answer 2
http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K20_User_Manual.pdf
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Neil123
 - marlton, NJ
answer 3
The Hisense TV model number F42K20E Power supply is 120v~ 60Hz, and the power consumption is 80 watts.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SHTVHELP
 - Georgia
answer 4
110
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mierze
 - middletown ct
answer 5
110 (Standard for USA)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JJRinAZ
 - Arizona
answer 6
110
Video Answer:
(click on the play button to start movie)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
hitandrepair
 - Rockfalls, IL
answer 7
It's standard 120V-60Hz US. 110V is East Asia.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
EMSurfer
 - Carlsbad, CA
answer 8
110
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Sassylady1
 - Gassville,Arkansas
Question

im a Newb - If i only have "Internet Service" and Wireless @ my house, Can i hook up my laptop somehow and watch Youtube, a DVD, Netflix, etc. ? Thx

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can add a "set top box" such as Roku, Boxee, or other to import Netflix and the whole cornucopia of programming available over the Internet via your wi-fi. You would hook one up via one of your HDMI inputs. Rokus are available at Walmart and by mail order for a hundred bucks or less. I have two of them but if I were to be starting from scratch today I would buy a Bluewray player with built in wi-fi for about $100 to $135 or so. Even if you only watch DVD's these players will all play and upscale to 1080P any and all DVD's as well as Bluewrays. Again Walmarts got them in stock and ready to go. I think you will find one of the above a more elegant solution than hooking up your laptop.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
ArtyG
answer 2
This isn't a Wifi ready TV. However, if your laptop has the "out" connection (to include another display) you can connect it to the TV.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CoffeeTweekcom
answer 3
According to page 7 of the TV User's Manual a PC can be connected with a VGA cable and a PC/DVI Audio Cable.

This TV has 3 HDMI inputs, but my PC does not have an HDMI output so I could not verify connecting a PC via HDMI.

Your internet provider can tell you if your internet connection is fast enough for streaming or downloading video content.
answered 2 years ago
By
Bill32164
 - Florida
answer 4
Yes using a vga cable.
answered 2 years ago
By
Alexander2539
 - Blackwell, MO
answer 5
If you use HDMI cables that will allow you to have picture and sound on the TV. You can increase volume with the laptop and the TV.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
peachy12
 - Duluth, GA
answer 6
Yes and the picture is GREAT! I also keep my laptop connected and watch Hulu, Netflix and others. You will also want to connect the sound from the lap top. Simple cable that plugs into the headphone jack of your laptop, also make sure that your volume on your laptop is turn all the way up after connection that way you get the full sould on this tv and adjust from the remote. Hope you enjoy this tv as much as I do.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Pa
answer 7
you bet there is a plug in on the tv to connect laptop to it and you can buy the vga/sound cable at walmart
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
LAGAGA
 - Michigan City IN
Question

Does this TV have a USB port to allow connection from an external device such as multimedia player?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Twid
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
zain786x
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 2
http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K20_User_Manual.pdf

page 14 - port called service is USB port
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Neil123
 - marlton, NJ
answer 3
It does have a USB port but it it only used for software update purposes. You cannot connect external devices.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
HisenseGuy
 - Atlanta
answer 4
This Hisense TV does have a USB port but it is for service only. For example, if the TV needs a firmware update the a service technician would use the port for that purpose.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SHTVHELP
 - Georgia
answer 5
Hello Twid,

My apologies but I think there's a little bit of confusion about your question.

If you have a media player than you will not want a USB port on the TV but rather an audio/video port such as an HDMI port. Your media player should have some type of AV output port on it whether it being HDMI, micro HDMI, or Display port.

On the other hand you can also play back multimedia on some TVs if the TV has built in media play back features. In this case all you would need to plug into the TV is a hard drive or a flash drive instead of a media player.

So to answer your question:

If you have a media player with AV output such as HDMI, yes you can plug this into your TV to play back your media.

If you only have a hard drive or flash drive that you wish to plug into this TV to play back content then the answer is no. This TV cannot play back your media from a flash or hard drive.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AlexPBelos
 - Belmont, CA
answer 6
there is a usb connection, but according to the manual, it is for software updates only. i have not tried to attach any components via usb, so im not sure if anything would work that way
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mierze
 - middletown ct
answer 7
Terminal Inputs/Outputs
• AV Input (Audio & Video): 1
• AV Output (Audio & Video): 1
• Component Input (YPbPr): 1
• Digital Audio Output (SPDIF): 1
• HDMI: 3
• Headphone (3.5 mm): 1
• RF Tuner: 1
• RS232: 1
• USB: 1 (Digital Media Port via USB)
• VGA Input: 1
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
soulssong
 - CO
Question

right speaker noise

when changing channels, right speaker makes a crackle or electrical static shound. Is right speaker the problem? Extremely irritating.
E-mailed Hisense, with NO response

should I return to store, had 2 weeks
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - mount airy, north carolins
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Change Cable setting to PCM ONLY!!!!!! Not PCM/Dobly DIGITAL!!!
answered 2 years ago
By
Gamejerk
answer 2
Wait and try this before taking it back. As learned here from other reviewers this can be easily fixed. Go into the audio settings for your Dish, DirectTV or Cable receiver and change from Dolby/PCM to PCM only, then make sure the audio settings on the television itself are set only to PCM. It worked for me, didn't want to have to take the television back either, good luck!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Moenique
 - Kansas City
answer 3
I haven't had this problem, but I'd definitely take it back to the store for replacement.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Graygoat
 - Decatur, AL
answer 4
ive heard enabling the auto sound control feature eliminates that noise. but i didnt have that issue so im not sure.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mierze
 - middletown ct
answer 5
Your set seems to be defective. Mine has no such problem. I would return it for another one.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Critick
 - PA
answer 6
I was able to get rid of the crackle / static sound on mine by changing the audio from Dolby Digital to PCM. I also have to change the audio on my Dish receiver to PCM Only.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 7
Have you tried switching cables? If so and it still makes that noise, I would take it back.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
soulssong
 - CO
Question

Does this TV have audio out for Turtle Beach headsets or surround sound?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
fuzzybicycle
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years ago
By
Alexander2539
 - Blackwell, MO
answer 2
if your hooking up Your X-Box 360, or PS3.. Wii..?? Then Not a Problem.. Go through your system. but yes it does. ;)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
farfrompucking
 - Mexico, Maine
answer 3
only digital out
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
planecaptain
 - Telford, Pa.
answer 4
http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K20_Quick_Setup_Guide.pdf
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Neil123
 - marlton, NJ
answer 5
it has a 3.5mm headphone out and a coax digital out
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
thatguywhoknows
 - USA
answer 6
only one digital audio out jack, no regular audio out
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - sonora,ca
answer 7
This Hisense TV supports devices using digital audio out.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SHTVHELP
 - Georgia
Question

What is the refresh rate of the Hisense Model F42K20E? 120 or 240?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
LDEY
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
60Hz or 6.5mS. 60Hz DTVs refresh at 60Hz, 120Hz DTVs reset at 120Hz and 240Hz 240Hz. That rate is usually stated in the model description. The faster the rate the less blurring or ghosting. However this TV for having a 60Hz rate shows no noticeable blurring or ghosting artifacts.
answered 2 years ago
By
Bill32164
 - Florida
answer 2
http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/manuals/K20_User_Manual.pdf

60Hz
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Neil123
 - marlton, NJ
answer 3
The panel refresh rate is 60 hz
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
HisenseGuy
 - Atlanta
answer 4
The refresh rate for Hisense TV model number F42K20E is 60hz.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SHTVHELP
 - Georgia
answer 5
Neither. It's 60. But at 42 inch this is negligible even for hockey or basketball. If you get a 46" LED I would consider 120 refresh rate. Beyond that, I doubt your eyes would notice a difference even if you are a US Naval Aviator.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EMSurfer
 - Carlsbad, CA
answer 6
60 Hz.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Critick
 - PA
answer 7
It is neither. The refresh rate is as listed, 60Hz
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JJRinAZ
 - Arizona
Question

smart volume?

does this have smart volume or a volume leveler that turns the voulume down when a commercial come on that loud and back up when its over?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ljrjess69
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe no smart volume
answered 2 years ago
By
chocko
answer 2
The audio settings can be set to your preference. I left mine set as factory default and the commercial audio is quite a bit below program audio. For example if program audio is about normal speaking level; commercial audio is about a whisper. After the commercial the program audio instantly returns to its level as it was before the commercial.
answered 2 years ago
By
Bill32164
 - Florida
answer 3
Yes
answered 2 years ago
By
Alexander2539
 - Blackwell, MO
answer 4
I show setting called 'fixed' which ultimately kept the volume at same level regardless of audio signal recieved.
But you can download manual hisense-usa.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Neil123
 - marlton, NJ
answer 5
Yes, Auto Volume Control.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
HisenseGuy
 - Atlanta
answer 6
yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
thatguywhoknows
 - USA
Question

Does this tv require a converter box and/or antenna if there's no cable available?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
BS9928
on Hisense 42" Class LED-LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV,(1.5" ultra-slim) F42K20E
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has a built-in channel tuner, so no converter box is needed. If you don't have cable service, you'll need an antenna to bring in Over The Air digital stations that broadcast in your area. Another option could be to use a Roku, or a Blu-ray player with streaming ability to get more channels.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CoffeeTweekcom
answer 2
yes it does
answered 2 years ago
By
chocko
answer 3
No
answered 2 years ago
By
Alexander2539
 - Blackwell, MO
answer 4
No. You shouldn't need one. Antenna like rabbit ears..?? lol J.k. you should be ok..for whatever you use it for.. Dvd player, Vcr, Blue Ray, X-Box 360, PS3, Wii, Etc... Good Luck and Enjoy. ;)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
farfrompucking
 - Mexico, Maine
answer 5
Without cable, you will need an antenna, no need for a converter.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
HisenseGuy
 - Atlanta
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