LG 42LE5400 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED LCD HDTV

  • LED Backlighting
  • NetCast Entertainment Access (Wi-Fi Ready)
  • Wireless 1080p Ready
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • Picture Wizard II
Product Description
There’s no better LCD display technology than LED and the LE5400 delivers that along with a whole lot more. You can tap directly into instant movies and entertainment with NetCast and cut free of your cable box and messy wires with Wireless 1080p.Amazon.com Product Description
Offering energy-saving LED backlighting, 1080p Full HD resolution for crystal-clear detail, and TruMotion 120Hz technology for virtually no motion blur, the 42-inch LG 42LE5400 LED L… More >>

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5 Responses to “LG 42LE5400 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED LCD HDTV”

  1. A. Wayne says:

    The LG 42LE5400 is my first flat-screen television, and I’ve only had it for a couple weeks now. So there are the caveats.

    But to my eye, it’s a beautiful machine — with the power on or off. I’m the kind of person who wants the giant TV in my living room to look nice even when it’s off; only Samsung sets can match this LG in the looks department. It’s almost impossibly thin, and when powered off it’s just a cool-looking black panel sitting on my entertainment center.

    Turned on, it’s amazing. I haven’t noticed any blurring while watching sports or action, the colors are great, flesh tones look like flesh, and the blacks look more than adequate. I did have to fiddle with the settings some out of the box — turned the backlighting way down, for example. But to me, the television’s self-calibration system seems to work great.

    The Internet apps are pretty good, if a little spare. The TV connects to Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and other Internet video using an Ethernet cable plugged into my wireless router. LG sells a separate wireless receiver that you can plug into the television to ditch the 10baseT. There are also a bunch of Yahoo! “widgets” that do things like tell you the weather and check stock prices. They seem relatively useless.

    So: Five stars, for now. That could change depending on the television’s durability; it’s a new model, so it doesn’t really have a track record.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. What a marvelous TV! I love it! The High Definition is unbelievable. The colors just pop out and are so vivid. You see colors that you never noticed before on a conventional TV. The internet and netcast are awesome and easy to set up. The sound is fine and more than adequate for TV speakers with lots of volume, it goes to a scale of 100 and I usually set mine around 10. I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone. My only complaint and it really isn’t a problem, is that everywhere I look, including LG’s website, states that the contrast is 4,000,000:1 but the box mine came in states 3,000,000:1. Could someone even tell the difference between 3 or 4,000,000???? I don’t know, I would just like to be told what the specs actually are.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This is a great TV: awesome picture and features.

    - picture brightness is great: I’m using it in a bright living room (with windows on either side of TV), and the LED screen is bright enough to watch w/o problem.

    - overall features great: Assume I’ve gushed on about the picture quality, the number of inputs (including several on the side for easy access), the neat ‘video mute’ feature (under energy saver) so I can play a music CD on my DVD player and not have to see the DVD’s stupid music screen, and so on. (Hmm, I guess I could play mp3s on a thumb drive directly from the tv itself; I haven’t tried that yet.)

    - Audio sync problem fixed via firmware: As others have mentioned, after 45min-1hr, the audio became noticeably out of sync from the picture; this seemed to be equally true for all inputs. It wouldn’t get *worse* after more time, but it was bad enough that it looked dubbed. My initial hack was to switch to a different input then switch back to the program, and it would re-sync. However, after upgrading the firmware via the internet this problem disappeared. A few notes:

    ~ getting the internet connected took me a bit; even though DHCP should have happened at plug-in, I had to turn my wireless hub off/on in order to get the TV to get its IP address;

    ~ In order to trigger the firmware update, I had to press ‘netcast’ or ‘widgets’ on the remote; I think it was at that point that the TV automatically sought out the update.

    ~ it took two firmware updates in a row to reach the most recent version (6.0.something, I think).

    - Noticeable delay lag for video games: about a tenth of a second or even a bit more (after some measurements and calculating). This is acceptable for many games, but for Wii Music every note I play is off beat, and for Dance Dance Revolution a perfect step scores between “great” and “good”. (This is a lag between when the signal is received and when it actually gets displayed — it doesn’t matter for normal TV since you’d never notice if your entire movie is shifted back 0.1s. N.B. “Delay lag” is *not* related to “pixel response time”.)

    ~ [Delay lag on other models: I dragged my Wii Music down to Best Buy and tried it on several similar models I was considering. The Samsung LEDs I tried also had ~0.10s lag; Sony Bravia LEDs had ~0.06s lag (still noticeable); no noticeable lag on LCD Viera or Sharp Aquos *LCD*, but (weirdest part) the Sharp Aquos *LED* did have lag (~0.10s). All the models I tried were 40-46"; most were 120Hz. I hope all the time I spent measuring helps out somebody else!]

    This is for a 42″ LG5400; 2010.Jul.15.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I don’t know anything about consumer electronics but bought this model television here. I could not be more pleased. The picture is crystal clear.

    I thought long and hard before I bought anything this large and expensive from a website, but I had absolutely NO problem!

    I should have paid more attention to my shipping options when it came to free shipping. I thought it took a few days longer to arrive than it should have, but chalk that up to my not having read all the details.

    I did try to do my homework about brands and features, etc. I must have done alright because I don’t see how this television could be any better. I’m going to eventually investigate how I can do the wireless hookup to my computer so that I can do the Netflix instant download thing.

    You can buy a cheaper tv this size but you might get what you pay for.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. J. Riggleman says:

    Wonderful TV…a big improvement for us. Excellent packing and delivery. Feels like the people are going to jump off the screen and join you in the living room. No problems with set up.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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