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LG Electronics 42LB5800 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

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4.5 out of 5 stars 369 customer reviews
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  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Motion Clarity Index: 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Direct LED)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 37.8'' x 22.3" x 2.2'', TV with stand: 37.8'' x 24'' x 8.6''
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI 1.4, 3 USB 2.0, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Digital Audio Out (optical), 1 PC Audio, 1 LAN. Accessories Included: TV Remote
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Motion Clarity Index: 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Direct LED)
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Technical Details

Style: TV | Size: 42-inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: 42LB5800
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 41.9 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Style: TV | Size: 42-inch

PICTURE QUALITY Full HD 1080p Resolution MCI 120 Triple XD Engine LG SMART TV Premium VOD Services Netflix, Hulu Plus, Youtube and more

Product Information

Style:TV  |  Size:42-inch

Technical Details

Brand Name LG
Item Weight 20.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 37.8 x 8.6 x 24 inches
Item model number 42LB5800
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Specification Met Energy Star

Technical Specification

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]

Additional Information

ASIN B00IGXEBEY
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 369 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #35,106 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#394 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 27.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available March 16, 2014

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]

From the Manufacturer

LB5600 Series LB5800 Series LB5900 Series LB6300 Series
Available Screen Sizes 32", 39", 42" 32", 39", 42", 47" 47", 50", 55", 60" 42", 47", 50", 55", 60", 65"
Backlight Technology LED, Direct-lit LED, Direct-lit LED, Direct-lit LED, Direct-lit
Resolution Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p
Refresh Rate (Native, Effective) 60Hz, Motion Clarity Index 120 60Hz, Motion Clarity Index 120 120Hz, Motion Clarity Index 240 120Hz, Motion Clarity Index 240
Smart No Yes No Yes, WebOS
IPS Panel No No No Yes
Magic Remote No No No Yes
Cinema 3D No No No No
TruBlack No No No No

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Style Name: TVSize: 39-inch Verified Purchase
I saw this tv at my local Brandsmart and was impressed; it had perhaps the best picture among standard LED tvs. An LG rep said the LB5800 series use an IPS panel with full array LED backlighting. With help from another Amazon member, we were able to determine the 39" uses an MVA panel, while the 32" uses an IPS panel (see comments). On LG's claim of full array LED backlighting, I assume it's valid, perhaps without local dimming as found on the LB6300 series.

I wanted a large screen gaming monitor to sit on my desk. This tv is pretty much all screen so no wasted space. Legs are sturdy, metal with plastic finish. Powered off, the screen is dark and not quite glossy but not quite matte. Colors are bright and vibrant, blacks are deep, screen is bright and uniform.

As a monitor, the 60hz panel works because input via HDMI from seems limited to 60hz anyway, meaning I could not overclock the 60hz refresh rate using several methods. I suggest not getting hung up on advertised refresh rates though, screen is fast and blurring is minimal even during gaming. TV does have a gaming mode which turns off video processing. While I can't assign a value to input lag, I can say this tv feels more responsive than my old Samsung with no gaming mode. Desktop text is fairly sharp, but doesn't compare to an IPS 1900x1200 monitor.

I find these settings optimal for monitor/gaming:

backlight = 80
contrast = 80
brightness = 50
color = 50
sharpness = 10
picture mode = game
energy saving = off

On general TV functions, menus are easy to navigate, Netflix streaming tuned in at HD with no buffering. Sound is okay, it's bottom firing, with some voice clarity lost behind the screen. Sound bar recommended for best experience.
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Style Name: TVSize: 47-inch
i did not buy this from amazon, but i got it from Dell. I love amazon, but dell's deal was better at the time i got it.
I can post picture of my invoice to prove i do own it, if anyone questions the validity of my review.
I'm writing this review just to warns other of what i found out.

As for the tv, it's good and a decent price for the features; looks nice and has all the basic functions. smart apps is great, netflix and hulu. All is well. Those things are pretty standard now so nothing big.

on to the MAJOR FLAW.
Started watching some movies, and i notice something strange. During scene transition from brightly lit to dark scene, the tv DIMS and BRIGHTEN; globally (the entire screen). It does this every time. It dims to the point where you can barely make out any details in the dark scenes. As you know with movies, details is everything in darken scenes. It's purposely done so for you to focus on the details.
so first, i thought it was Energy-saving features. I go and it off, no energy-saving. IT still does it! No matter which input i'm using, irregardless of the source.
I thought that was strange. So i googled LG TV Dimming, lo and behold… i'm not the only one. what the heck is going on.

It turns out you CAN'T TURN IT OFF!!
visit this forum/link avforums.com it's a large and highly respected forum for all things audio and video
[...]

This "feature" is hardwired into the firmware. It's been there for all LG tv's since 2010 (from the date of user complaint)
It's seem LG done this to either be able to "claim" higher contrast ratio or better energy-efficiency. Either way, it completely ruins picture details in dark scenes.

WORK-AROUND
1. rename your HDMI input on the tv to PC.
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Style Name: TVSize: 39-inch Verified Purchase
I thought about giving it 5 stars,but i had to be honest with myself.The TV is a very good buy.Price wise and picture with many nice features.
It picked up internet WI-FI No problem.Has two great EASY BUTTONS foR Quick menu ans settings on remote controller.It even has an
My Apps. easy button .
So what is the problem?
Well it does not come with an Easy set up manual .I figured it all out but because i have heavy background in electronics.
With this said it has easy HDMI (3) CONNECTIONS,USB PORTS (2) CAN PLAY EVERY FORMAT I HAD (MP4.AVI. AND OTHERS)
I like the control remote picture is awesome and parental control features.Easy to set picture settings.I don't recommend you use the
Energy saving picture mode unless its in bright area.(Dims light according to ambient light)
I'm over 60 my eyesight did not like it.
All in all im very happy,just right size for bedroom (The bigger the screen the further away to view for best performance and optimal eye care}
I recommend minimum 6 ft for this one.
1080pi is great no fuzzy corners.
Netflix and others work great.
I say buy it.
From leg to leg its 34 inches and width off each leg is only 9 inches so if you have a drawer or cabinet thats more than
35x12 you're fine
recommend you get the 2 yr trade insurance,very affordable ,i did.

cons.
if you're looking for a gamer tv,be real no 60hz will satisfy you.this is a good tv/netflix etc. tv just that,no more no less.
no easy instruction set up manual for remote control and over all setting.
you can get pdf on web sight.
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