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.
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 LCD HDTV is also great for watching sports and movies with fast action thanks to its 2.6ms (millisecond) response time. The latest in HDTV technology, LED delivers deep blacks, bright colors and crisp images to rival any display category, and are the slimmest, most energy efficient televisions available. Improved motion capture allows smooth, natural pictures, even with fast paced action.
With LG's NetCast, you get access to TV shows, movies and more, streamed directly from the Internet to your television screen. And the LE5400 series also provides compatibility with Wireless 1080p Connectivity (wireless media kit required and sold separately).
Other features include an incredible 4,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for more stunning colors and deeper blacks, two USB ports for connecting external drives for playing back MP3 audio, JPEG photo and DivX HD video files, stereo speakers with 20 watts of power and Dolby Digital decoding, and four HDMI inputs.
NetCast Entertainment Access
NetCast Entertainment Access brings the best Internet services direct to your TV--no computer required. Instantly access movies and TV shows, news and weather and the world's largest library of HD movies in 1080p. (Note: Internet connection & subscriptions required and sold separately.)
|LCD Panel with LED Backlighting |
Tired of dark scenes or dull colors? LG's LED technology provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD TVs.
|Energy Star 4.0 |
Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30 percent less energy than standard units.
Smart Energy Saving
With LG's Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
|Full HD 1080p resolution |
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.
|TruMotion 120Hz |
TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur. Now your TV can keep up with your fast-moving entertainment.
|4,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio |
No more worrying about dark scenes or dull colors. The dynamic contrast ratio of 4,000,000:1 delivers more stunning colors and deeper blacks than you can imagine.
|Intelligent Sensor |
Don't strain your eyes. Let your TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
|Wireless 1080p Ready |
The best place for your TV isn't always near the cable. Wireless 1080p Connectivity lets you cut loose from messy wires, hang your TV where you want and still get a stunning Full HD picture. All those cords and cables are completely out of sight. And the only thing attached to your TV is you. (Note: Wireless media kit required and sold separately.)
|AV Mode |
Sports, movies and video games are best enjoyed with customized settings. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema", Sports" or "Games" to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
|Picture Wizard |
Get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple-to-use feature. It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.
|24P Real Cinema |
Stay in for the theater. Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG's Real Cinema technology precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen. If you love movies, you'll love Real Cinema.
|ISFccc Calibration Ready |
LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
|Clear Voice II |
Get audio the way it was meant to be heard. Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.
What's a great picture without great sounds to match? Infinite Sound delivers an amazing listening experience with deep, rich bass to make the most of your entertainment.
|Dolby Digital |
Dolby Digital lets you experience compelling 5.1-channel surround sound. And you can trust that you'll get the same great Dolby Digital audio quality no matter what you're watching--a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc, TV programming or downloaded content. Best of all, you can be confident that you'll hear the audio exactly as it was intended, because Dolby Digital is also used to create the soundtracks for movies and games.
|USB 2.0 |
Now reliving that fantastic family vacation can happen in the comfort of your living room. Easily connect your external USB devices to enjoy JPEG photos or listen to MP3 files. This HDTV is also compatible with playing back DivX HD video files from a USB drive.
|HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color |
Make installation of any enabled device a snap. Get 10.2Gbps of bandwidth for deeper colors and more to take advantage of the best Full HD experience. HDMI V.1.3 connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow's technology today.
- Screen size: 42-inch class (42 inches diagonal)
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p Full HD)
- Dynamic contrast ratio: 4,000,000:1
- Viewing angle: 178 degrees horizontal/vertical
- Response time: 2.6ms
- Built-in tuner: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
- Audio output: 20 watts (10W x 2)
- Speaker system: 2-way, 4 speakers
- Dolby Digital decoder: Yes
- Surround system: Infinite Sound
- Input labeling: Yes
- Swivel stand: ±20 degrees
- VESA compliance: 200mm x 200mm
- Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
- HDMI (version 1.3, HDCP): 3 rear, 1 side
- Component: 2 rear, 1 side
- Composite A/V: 1 rear, 1 side
- RF: 1 rear
- PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 rear
- PC audio input: 1 rear
- Digital audio output: 1 optical, rear
- USB: 2 side
- Ethernet LAN: 1 rear
- Headphone out: 1 side
- RS-232c input: 1 rear
- TV without stand: 40 x 24.8 x 1.2 inches (WxHxD); 36.8 pounds
- TV with stand: 40 x 27.2 x 10.6 inches (WxHxD); 43 pounds
- What size TV should you get?
LG 2010 HDTV Comparison
|Series: ||LD350 ||LD450 ||LD520 ||LD550 ||LD650 ||LE5300 ||LE5400 ||LE8500 ||LX6500 ||PJ350 ||PK550 ||PK750 |
|Models: || 22-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 47-inch |
| 22-inch |
| 32-inch |
| 47-inch |
| 47-inch |
| 42-inch |
| 50-inch |
| 50-inch |
|Panel type ||LCD ||LCD ||LCD ||LCD ||LCD ||LED LCD ||LED LCD ||LED LCD ||3D LED ||Plasma ||Plasma ||Plasma |
|LED Local Dimming ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- || || ||-- ||-- ||-- |
|3D Ready ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- || ||-- ||-- ||-- |
|Resolution ||720p ||1080p ||1080p ||1080p ||1080p ||1080p ||1080p ||1080p ||1080p ||720p ||1080p ||1080p |
|Contrast ratio ||50k:1 |
|Refresh rate ||60Hz ||60Hz ||120Hz ||120Hz ||240Hz ||60Hz ||120Hz ||120Hz ||240Hz ||600Hz ||600Hz ||600Hz |
|Response time ||5ms ||4ms ||2.4 ||2.4 ||2 ||2.4ms ||2.6ms ||1ms ||2ms ||-- ||-- ||-- |
|Netcast Entertainment ||-- ||-- ||-- || || ||-- || || || ||-- ||-- || |
|HDMI input ||2 ||2 ||3 ||4 ||4 ||4 ||4 ||4 ||4 ||3 ||3 ||4 |
|Component input |
(Y, PB, PR)
|1 ||1 ||1 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||3 ||3 ||3 ||2 ||2 ||2 |
|Composite input ||1 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||2 |
|PC input || || || || || || || || || || || || |
|USB port ||1 ||1 ||1 ||2 ||2 ||1 ||2 ||2 ||2 ||1 ||1 ||2 |
|MP3 and JPEG |
|-- || || || || || || || || || || || |
|DivX video |
|-- ||-- ||-- || || || || || || ||-- ||-- || |
|Ethernet ||-- ||-- ||-- || || ||-- || || || ||-- ||-- || |
|Wireless 1080p Ready ||-- ||-- ||-- || || ||-- || || || ||-- ||-- || |
|Energy Star ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- ||-- || || || || ||-- ||-- ||-- |
|Series: ||LD350 LCD ||LD450 LCD ||LD520 LCD ||LD550 LCD ||LD650 LCD ||LE5300 LED ||LE5400 LED ||LE8500 LED ||LX6500 |
|PJ350 Plasma ||PK550 Plasma ||PK750 Plasma |
| ||With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. |
If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
- Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
- Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5