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LG 55LE5400 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications

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  • Picture Wizard II
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • NetCast Entertainment Access (Wi-Fi Ready)
  • LED Backlighting
  • Wireless 1080p Ready
  • LED Backlighting
  • NetCast Entertainment Access (Wi-Fi Ready)
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Technical Details

  • Child Lock
  • Sleep Timer
  • Parental Control

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 51.4 x 31.4 inches ; 63.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 86 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0039JBXVY
  • Item model number: 55LE5400
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,017 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 12, 2010
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Product Description

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.

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This HDTV is Internet-ready. To view Internet apps on this TV, you may also need:

  • Broadband Internet service
  • A router
  • Cabling
  • A Wi-Fi adapter (if there is not one built in)
  • A PC for subscriptions or payments

To learn more about Internet-ready HDTVs, visit Internet-Ready TV 101.


Offering energy-saving LED backlighting, 1080p Full HD resolution for crystal-clear detail, and TruMotion 120Hz technology for virtually no motion blur, the 55-inch LG 55LE5400 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.)

Get your HD film fix
If you like movies and want major studio releases in Full HD 1080p and Dolby Digital Plus sound, you'll love Vudu, the on-demand movie service with more hi-def titles than anyone else. Over 3,000 and counting. Plus, there's no subscription. So you only pay for what you watch.

Access your queue from the couch
Make the most of the extensive offerings on Netflix. Now you can watch your favorite movies and shows--from new releases to classics to everything in between--without your PC. Sit back and enjoy unlimited instant access to thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed directly to your TV set.

It's YouTube on your tube
No more crowding around your PC to watch web videos. NetCast instantly streams videos and TV shows from YouTube for unlimited, direct access to the millions of Web videos whenever you want them. All you need is an active Internet connection. Watch that one fellow making a fool of himself over and over again.

Stay up to speed
Sometimes you want to see what's going on in the world, but without changing the channel. Yahoo! TV Widgets delivers everything you need including news, scores, stocks and even photos from Flickr.

Your pictures on the big screen
Re-live all your family vacation memories with your Picasa photos on the big screen for everyone to enjoy, create galleries and slideshows for easy organization.

Key Features

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.

Infinite Sound
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.

Key Specifications

  • Screen size: 55-inch class (54.6 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: 400mm x 400mm
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor

Connections

  • 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

Dimensions

  • TV without stand: 51.4 x 31.4 x 1.2 inches (WxHxD); 63.5 pounds
  • TV with stand: 51.4 x 34.1 x 13.6 inches (WxHxD); 76.1 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
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LED Local Dimming -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 1080p 1080p
Contrast ratio 50k:1
dynamic
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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
playback
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DivX video
playback
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Ethernet -- -- -- -- -- --
Wireless 1080p Ready -- -- -- -- -- --
Energy Star -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Series: LD350 LCD LD450 LCD LD520 LCD LD550 LCD LD650 LCD LE5300 LED LE5400 LED LE8500 LED LX6500
3D LED
PJ350 Plasma PK550 Plasma PK750 Plasma

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Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
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

Customer Reviews

Picture Quality: 91% positive
"The picture quality is amazing and unit is very thin. "
Don SteketeeRead full review
Functions: 80% positive
"4. the internet features work great but its obvious that you could get Google is they would simply write it into the firmware.. "
Michael B. GarciaRead full review
Sound: 80% positive
"Sound is pretty good for such a thin TV, though I normally use my stereo system. "
Amazon CustomerRead full review
Value: 94% positive
"I was a bit skeptical ordering a TV from Amazon, but I gotta tell you- after this experience- I will never go back to the big box stores; the price was amazing and free delivery right to my door! "
P. M. HawkinsRead full review
Screen: 71% positive
"The colors and detail are vivid and motion is smooth. "
Amazon CustomerRead full review
Color: 78% positive
"It's slim and sleek, picture quality is top notch (there are all these neat settings for it that you can change very quickly - the colors are GORGEOUS and the definition is wonderful), the TV…"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By J. Davis on June 11, 2010
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This is written from the perspective of a first-timer in the world of HD and large screens. I held off until I was satisfied with the picture quality, thickness, and price of LCDs. After more than a year of research online and in person, LG won out over all others, for the above reasons and the matte screen. Our TV faces a wall of windows.

We had a tough time deciding on a 47" or 55". Our viewing distance is only 10', and we didn't want to overwhelm the room with an obnoxiously sized TV. In my exhaustive research on TV viewing distance, several points kept repeating, namely that 1) few people regret getting a TV that is too large, but many regret getting a TV that is too small; and 2) if a TV seems too large at first, it will rapidly become "just right". Ours didn't seem too large at first, and I'm VERY glad we didn't get anything smaller, and we could even go a bit larger for HD material and more of an immersive feel. The only possible problem as I see it is there is more work involved in watching movies on a larger screen - your eyes have to move more. This is especially obvious when a scene cuts back and forth between two people talking, with one of them on one side of the screen, the other on the opposite side. It's something to get used to.

Non-HD material: as expected, it doesn't look as good as it did on a CRT TV. With some material, such as cartoons, it's not just a TV size/resolution issue - there are compression artifacts everywhere that look awful up close. This is a function of the digital source, though, not the TV. The TV just makes it more obvious. Regular DVDs look better once you adjust the picture - the "Standard" setting is vivid but unrealistic.

HD material looks spectacular.
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108 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Chris H. on March 16, 2010
I've had this TV for just over 24 hours and so far I'm pleased. I chose the LG 5400 after visiting the local blue and yellow store as they were changing over their 2009 models to the 2010s. I was initially impressed by the Samsung LED LCDs and was getting close to buying the Samsung 7100 (7000 everywhere else with a red ToC vs. Grey at this store) when on my third trip to the store, they had just put the LG up on the wall. The picture stood out right away from the Samsungs and the Panasonic Plasma above it. The other decidng factor over the Samsung was the matte screen on the LG. The Samsungs have a high gloss screen just like a Plasma which is a problem for the room that I planned to put the TV in. It has multiple windows and lots of light so a high gloss screen would reflect way too much. As for the Pro's and Cons, here's what I have noticed so far:

Pro's: Picture quality with deep blacks and sharp contrast, picture adjustment wizard and ability to tweak it to the Nth degree including judder, sleek case appearance, internet widgets (haven't played with these too much yet so they might just be toys to brag about but, not too useful), Solid build
Cons: missing some features that others in the price range have like local dimming LEDs, PIP/POP, room light sensing, and a universal remote, 120hz instead of 240hz (not that I've noticed a problem yet).

Lastly, a note about mounting this TV on a wall; all of the permanent hook-ups are on the back surface (i.e not recessed into the case) so if you plan to use a low profile mount, you'll need right angle adapters for everything (HDMI, Component Video, VGA, etc). You'll need at least 1.75" of clearance from the back of the TV to the wall to get all your connections made. You'll also need to use a recessed outlet.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Sathya Srinivasan on July 6, 2010
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Bought the TV a few weeks back from Amazon and have been impressed with the quality so far. I did reasonable research before buying this TV to replace an old 27" TV that I had for almost 11 years and wanted something that had good features.

I compared the LG with Samsung 6500 series TV at a local store and did not notice any significant difference between the two. Compared to a bunch of TVs next to this one, the brightness seemed a bit high (relatively less dark), but nothing concerning.

I ordered the TV through Amazon for a decent price and the service was good (Ceva). They delivered to the second floor but I had to setup the TV myself (no installation and check-up like a full-fledged white-glove service). It was not difficult but needs 2 people at least.

The picture quality is sharp and clear and the sports action (football) was quite good. The audio lacks punch, as can be expected from a 10w speaker. However, I wish they included better speakers by default. Also had to purchase a wi-fi adapter separately. Again, would've been nice if it were included with the system (hence 1 star less). That said, it is no different from its competitors.

The biggest reason I went for the LG compared to Samsung was the price (around $500 less for the same features) and the matte finish. The matte finish makes a huge difference if you are going to keep the TV in a well-lit room. In the store, I could see all the lights in the back reflected off the Samsung, while it was hardly noticeable in the LG. Same at home with large windows.

So far, I have not noticed any weird issues as mentioned in the other posts. The picture quality is good and the brightness, contrast, and colors are more than adequate for an average TV user.
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