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LG 42LV3500 42-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LED-LCD HDTV (2011 Model)

by LG
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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Size: 42-Inch
  • LED Backlighting
  • Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration)
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • ISFccc Ready

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Technical Details

Size: 42-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42LV3500
  • Display Technology: led-lit
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 39.3 x 26.9 inches ; 34.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 151 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004OVEVOM
  • Item model number: 42LV3500
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,468 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 13, 2011
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Product Description

Size: 42-Inch

Product Description

There's nothing like watching your favorite entertainment on the 42LV3500 in crystal clear Full HD, with the dazzling colors of an LED display. Movies are immersive. Sports are more exciting. Your favorite shows look better than ever. It's time to kick your entertainment up a notch with LG.

From the Manufacturer

There's nothing like watching your favorite entertainment on the LV3500 in crystal clear
Full HD, with the dazzling colors of an LED display.

Movies are immersive. Sports are more exciting. Your favorite shows look better than ever. It's time to kick your entertainment up a notch with LG.

LV3500 3D 1080 LED TV
KEY TECHNOLOGIES
  • YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EYES.

    YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EYES.

    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.

  • DOUBLE THE DETAIL.

    DOUBLE THE DETAIL.

    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.

  • Save more than energy.

    SAVE MORE THAN ENERGY.

    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% less energy than standard units.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
FIND THE PERFECT PICTURE.

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.

VIEW IT IN THE RIGHT LIGHT.

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.

WISE AND NOT WASTEFUL.

With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.

ISFCCC 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 daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.


Specifications (PDF)

LG 2011 LED/LCD Feature Comparison


Series
LW6500
LW5600
LV5500
LV3700
LV3500
LV2500
LK520
LK450
LK330
Models:
High Definition Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
720p
1080p
1080p
720p
LG Smart TV
TruMotion
120Hz/240Hz
120Hz
120Hz
120Hz
Dynamic Contrast Ration
9M:1
8M:1
5M:1
4M:1
3M:1
1M:1
150k:1
100k:1
70k:1
LG Cinema 3D
2D to 3D Conversion
LED Plus w/Local Dimming
Magic Motion Remote
Y, sold sep.
Wi-Fi Ready
DLNA Certified
LED Backlighting
Intelligent Sensor
Picture Wizard II
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Smart Energy Saving
ISFccc Ready
HDMI/USB
4, 2
4, 2
4, 2
3, 2
3, 1
3, 1
3, 1
3, 1
3, 1


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
90 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best bang for your buck! June 27, 2011
By TP4217
Size Name:37-Inch|Verified Purchase
I thought I made a mistake being that this LG LED TV would be primarily for sports viewing. I completely overlooked the 60hz refresh rate because I wanted so bad to get an LED TV and I thought I made a mistake by not getting at least a 120hz refresh rate for sports viewing. Well, I can honestly say with a straight face that I definitely did not make a mistake. No motion blur and I watch a lot of baseball and have been watching Wimbledon and neither the baseball or the tennis ball has any motion blur what so ever. I know the TV salespeople that push 120hz for sports fanatics will not be happy when I say that you do not need 120hz for sports viewing for this particular LED TV. I don't know about other 60hz LED TVS but this one does not have motion blur and you know how fast a baseball travels and tennis balls go pretty fast too. Now I read somewhere that anything 40 inches or smaller that you won't notice motion blur. That may be the reason why I am not noticing motion blur but it doesn't matter to me why I can watch quick moving sports on this TV without motion blur. I'm just thrilled that I didn't make a mistake and that viewing sports on this TV really is a great experience. This really is a bang for your dollar at 500 bucks.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price June 4, 2011
Size Name:37-Inch|Verified Purchase
Great buy for the price. The Picture Quality is great. The sensor bothered me at first but I just turned it off. If not the TV dims whenever someone turned off the lights. Everything else is ok and the TV fits perfectly in a 6 x 7 small room we had in the house. If you are looking for a small, lightweight TV for around $500, look no further. 5 starts!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LG 37" gaming greatness May 20, 2011
Size Name:37-Inch|Verified Purchase
I ordered this TV to connect to a new computer I just build as well as my PS3 and Xbox 360. All I can say so far is WOW!!. This LG tv is the real deal. I am running each through HDMI connections and am am very, very satisfied. I have run every game I love on this TV and have not regretted one single second. My set arrived within 2 days of ordering and it's setup took all of 15 minutes. I am sitting about 6 feet from it and is very very clear and crisp. Talk about the ultimate monitor. This one satisfies. Don't hesitate to get your hands on one of these at the great price Amazon has. Well it's back to more Red Dead Redemption. Whoa there, Let's Go!!!!!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a fantastic television September 26, 2011
Size Name:37-Inch|Verified Purchase
I am pleasantly surprised by this LCD/LED TV. It has the fantastic and unexpected characteristic of not being in any way annoying or unpleasant.

Let me explain.

For some reason, nearly 100% of the flat panel televisions I've owned over the last 3 years have been in some way annoying or just a pain to use. The first was a Sharp 32", and it was okay except for being slow at channel and input switching, which got on my nerves after a while. It also had a weird auto-dimming feature that you *could not shut off.* Dumb. The second, a Sharp 37" was simply bigger, but shared most of the problems and annoyances, but I had already learned to deal with them. Finally, a huge upgrade to a Samsung 46" ultra-flat wall mount LED-backlit panel that we thought would be perfect and the godsend of TV's--turns out, no, it's also annoying. The input switch dialog doesn't go away after selecting inputs, meaning that you *must* keep the samsung remote around so you can press the OK button. Also, the panel itself was slow! Impossible to use as a monitor since the mouse took about a second to catch up with your movements, and it had too high a lag for gaming (but was better in "Game" mode) Anyway, I digress...

This TV has no annoyances I can find yet. Honestly, nothing is wrong with it. Every turn of the corner, every new feature, every time I go to use it I'm simply *delighted* at how nice it is to use and operate, as well as how great the picture is, and how there's literally zero delay or lag in the picture. Absolutely fantastic on all counts. My favorite part is how fast the menus and input switching are, and how intuitive they are to use.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Television July 1, 2011
Size Name:42-Inch|Verified Purchase
I am very pleased with my new LG 42LV3500 1080p LED TV, out of the box thus unit was turn key, this unit is replacing my LG 37 in LCD television, my 37 inch was working perfectly but decided to up grade to full HD and the LED model, I have to say the picture color and clarity is stunning to me, minor adjustments were to make the auto picture dimming set to medium, and the usual detailing of the picture but I have all my components linked up via HDMI and I am really impressed, one feature I like is the live scan, with this turned on you can operate the television or the blue ray and the TV knows how and what to change to and back to automatically, pretty cool feature In my estimation you can not go wrong with LG its kind of a thing of either you like there products or not, I have several appliances that are LG and have never had an issue with anything, I am expecting many years of fine television viewing.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaming glory November 28, 2011
Size Name:42-Inch|Verified Purchase
I chose this tv because after a lot of research i knew i didn't want a 120hz tv because i hate the way it makes the picture look. Like a soap opera. Good movies feel like you're watching the movie being made instead of a cinematic experience. So i knew i wanted a 60hz tv because 120 is a joke and marketing scam. Read any avs forum.
So what makes a good picture. The response time. That is the amount of time it takes a black to turn to a white. The largest color change in the spectrum. The longer this process takes, the more blur. Blur is B A D. Plasma's have such a good picture quality because the response time is .001ms. Most LED tv's are 8 to 5 ms. This tv is 4ms. This is also very crucial for gaming because it can actually make your eyes hurt after a while and the blur will also make you think you saw something that you didn't actually see. 4ms is very fast for a 60hz tv and especially on a bigger tv. Some computer gaming monitors reach down to 1 or 2 ms but most 5ms. I've gone with the gaming monitors before and only brands like Samsung and Lg do a good job of making a good picture.
One last thing about the picture. This tv does have some edge bleeding. It's not that bad but it's there. I've seen a lot worse. In fact it is minimal on this tv so i was happy. You only notice it when the screen is black though.
As for looks. My friends comment on how thin it is everytime.
All in all i am very happy with the picture quality, the looks of the tv itself and one thing that i forgot to mention is that this tv does an awesome job at reducing glare. My plasma is horrible lol.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great TV looks great
Published 2 months ago by Franklin Manrique
5.0 out of 5 stars ... this set - so far it is probably the best TV I've ever had
I have nothing negative to say about this set - so far it is probably the best TV I've ever had. This replaced an RCA F33810 38" tube-type HDTV and this has just as good a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Bowser
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice TV
Published 4 months ago by Alan R. Bullock
3.0 out of 5 stars Sound problems
Picture is nice, clear and bright when watching from straight in front. It looks much darker or grayer when sitting to the side. The sound is terrible. Read more
Published 6 months ago by chatte
2.0 out of 5 stars HDMI outputs all went bad
After owning this TV for 2 years, I felt like I should review it following the issues I've had. Picture is still great, but at a little over a year, I suddenly received a "No... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Westbayou
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
On time delivery and still working . The colors and sound quality is excellent and the TV is so slim and excellent price point.
Published 15 months ago by varsha luthra
2.0 out of 5 stars backlighting bleeds through
Backlighting bleeds through, wipes out lower left quadrant of screen when sceen is dark. Renders the screen effectively unwatchable when dark colors are on screen. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Conner C. Mullally
3.0 out of 5 stars Picture is nice, but lost sound after warranty expired
Picture is nice, but lost sound after warranty expired. Had to buy a set of computer speakers now to actually hear tv.
Published 19 months ago by Brent R. Blackburn
5.0 out of 5 stars LG is great.
I'm an LG fan boy I guess. I've had quite a few products that were LG already, from monitors to T.V.s and phones. I've NEVER been disappointed. This beauty is no exception! Read more
Published 21 months ago by David Burch
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loved it
Than you for this my son loved it for Christmas. I was hoping for better shape but that's ok, the small flaws weren't that big. he was happy even with those.
Published 21 months ago by Roxanne
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