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LG 42LN5400
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LG 42LN5400

42" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
42" CLASS 1080P 120HZ LED TV (41.9" DIAGONAL).- LED BACKLIGHTING.- TRUMOTION 120HZ.- FULL HD 1080P RESOLUTION.- ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED. You won't believe your eyes. LG's LED technology delivers... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 7,001 expert and user reviews, LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Good High Def TV

One LG 42LN5400 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago expert review site Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “The LN5400 series displays at full HD resolution with a 120Hz panel for fast action playback”.

Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the 42LN5400 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 42LN5400. Televisions of this age and type have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The 42LN5400 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of this age and spec. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 51 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, lcdtvbuyingguide.com, Les Numeriques.com and reviewed.com. The TV expert review sites don't rate this television very highly.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The 42LN5400 does not have a wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LN5400 also do not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the TX-L32E30[pl_30112_price], or the TX-32ASW604[pl_2227086_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UN32H5500[plb_2589358_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LN5400, the LG 42LN5400 does not support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UN32EH5300[plb_403263_price], the LG 42LB730[plb_2233840_price], or the Salora 49LED9112[plb_2744944_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The 42LN5400 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you want a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG or the Philips 48PFK6409[plb_2201783_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LN5400 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LN5400 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly Thick

At 79 millimeters, the LG 42LN5400 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago. The average depth of TVs that are a similar age to the 42LN5400 is 61mm.

Alternative 79mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 32LN540[pl_1494646_price], or the 32LN5404[pl_1494141_price] both from LG.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN5400

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Specification

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Display Diagonal
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3D
LED Backlighting Type
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Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
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Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
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Card Reader Integrated
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Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
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Desktop Stand
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Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Expert Reviews

(6)
27 January 2014

The LG LN5400 is held back by its IPS display, which makes for low contrast and a poor response time. On the upside, colours are displayed accurately and the built-in media player does a good job....

The 47LN5400 is the best TV you'll find from LG without Smart features or 3D functionality. If you don't want anything to do with those options, stay right where you are. The LN5400 series... Read more…

14 June 2013

LG's LN5400 television line is entry-level and basic; it's also the pinnacle of the company's non-smart LCDs. Comprising five screen sizes, it's the only non-smart 2013 series that still boasts... Read more…

13 January 2014

Le LG LN5400 souffre des défauts propres à toutes les dalles IPS : faible contraste et mauvaise réactivité. Malgré tout, il dispose d'un très bon réglage des couleurs et d'un lecteur...

14 June 2013

W sklepach du?ym zainteresowaniem ciesz? si? nowe telewizory na 2013 rok , zw?aszcza od Samsunga i LG. Nic dziwnego, pierwszy przedstawi? ogromn? liczb? modeli, a drugi przede wszystkim odbiorniki... Read more…

8 February 2014

V?i nh?ng ng??i có nhu c?u s? d?ng ? m?c trung bình, không c?n nhi?u tính n?ng thông minh ho?c ph?c v? xem các ch??ng trình 3D thì chi?c Tivi LED LG 42LN5400 là m?t s? l?a ch?n... Read more…

Accurate colours (average Delta E 2.2)
Good builtin media player
Plenty of image settings available
Clouding is kept in check
Colorimtrie fidle (Delta E moyen de 2 2)
Low contrast
No proper motion interpolation mode
Disappointing responsiveness
Visible reverse ghosting effect
No 3D or Smart TV services

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ln5400
Barcodes 00719192588370, 05053973185620, 08806084181770, 08806084181824, 08806084181831, 08806084339164

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