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LG Electronics 42LN5400 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV (2013 Model)

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  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motion Clarity Index: 240 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Direct LED)
  • Smart Functionality: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 38.1'' x 22.3" x 3.1'', TV with stand: 38.1'' x 24.7'' x 9.2''
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Digital Audio Out (optical)
  • Accessories Included: TV Remote
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Brand NameLG
Item Weight22.9 pounds
Product Dimensions38.1 x 9.3 x 24.7 inches
Item model number42LN5400
Specification MetEnergy Star
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Best Sellers Rank #1,887 in Electronics (See top 100)
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Date First AvailableFebruary 28, 2013
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TV Display Technology LED LED LED LED
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 120 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz
3D (Y/N) No No No No
Smart TV No No Yes No
Total HDMI Ports 2 2 3 2
Dimension 24.7 x 38.1 x 9.3 inches 24.0 x 37.8 x 8.6 inches 24.0 x 37.8 x 8.6 inches 24.7 x 38.1 x 9.3 inches
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  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42LN5400
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 4.3
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Product Description


LG's LN5400 delivers stunning picture quality. With LED backlighting you get amazing brightness, clarity and color detail. And, Full HD 1080p has almost double th pixel resolution of standard HD so you see detail like never before.

LN5400 1080p/120Hz LED TV LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV

You won't believe your eyes. LG’s LED technology delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail.

LED Backlighting
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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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Screen Size Class 22", 24", 26", 29" 32" 32", 42" 42", 47", 50", 55", 60" 32", 39", 42", 47", 50", 55" 60" "42", 47", 50", 55", 60" "42", 47", 50", 55", 60" 47" 50" 55" 47" 55" 60" 47" 55" 55" 60" 84"
Resolution HD 720p
(22" :1080P)
HD 720p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p UHD (4K)
LED Backlighting Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Edge LED Edge LED+ Edge LED+
(60" Direct LED w/ Dimming)
Edge LED+ Edge LED+ Edge LED+
Refresh Rate 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz (27, 32", 39": 60Hz) 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz 240Hz 240Hz 240Hz 240Hz
Cinema Screen Design                
LG Cinema 3D (passive 3D)            
Dual Play            
LG Smart TV        
Google TV              
Built-In Camera  

Wi-Fi® Built-In

Dual Core Processor        
Magic Remote w/Voice         Sold Seperately Sold Seperately Sold Seperately QWERTY
DLNA Certified/WiDi        
Smart Share via MHL
Smart Share via NFC      
HDMI Inputs 1 (Rear) 2 (1 Rear, 1 Side) 2 (1 Rear, 1 Side) 2 (1 Rear, 1 Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 4 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 4 (Side) 4 (Side) 4 (Side)
USB Inputs 1 (Side) 1 (Side) 1 (Side) 1 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side)

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Customer Reviews

Now that I have this, I'd take a 42' LG over a 50+ inch Element…The TV is extremely thin and lightweight, setup took no time at all and the picture clarity is just perfect. Read more ›
Don't understand peoples' problems…Picture is great, best part is each input can be set up different so you don't have to reset picture when changing input you're watching. Read more ›
We have had this TV over three months now and have put a lot of hours on…The picture is great, the set- up is easy and the sound is better than the Panasonic this replaced. Read more ›
This new LG tv replaced our old 27 inch tube tv. The picture is amazing and the sound is very good. We have the tv connected to our cable service and just love watching our… Read more ›
And one of the best parts about it was I didn't even have to go out and get it. Picture quality is perfect and it processing is flawless. I'd recommend this TV/Deal to… Read more ›
Based on my experience to date (about three weeks), I'm very pleased with this TV. Picture quality is excellent. There are enough input sockets to meet the average viewer's… Read more ›
Overall this TV…Great picture quality (after some tuning in the settings), sound quality isn't to fantastic but I am planning on getting a soundbar at some point in time. Read more ›
It has great picture quality and pretty true colors etc. Added a sound bar on since many TV speakers are el cheapo so no comment on the TV's audio quality. Read more ›
The color is distinct and apparently real. Sound is pretty good, but the compatibility with my existing component system makes it quite superior. If you are dissatisfied… Read more ›
The picture quality is fantastic, better than our 50" Panasonic HDTV! Sound quality is good too. Minimal assembly with very easy instructions. Read more ›
I love the TV. The picture quality and the sound are great. It is just kind of short and was too low in the space pre cut for a TV. Read more ›
But this system proved me wrong. Sound is loud, clear and there was no need for external sound system to be installed. The remote provides easy access to picture and sound… Read more ›
I got this as a warehouse special as the original packaging was damaged. Price was too good to resist. I guess most would consider this a budget TV, and I won't counter… Read more ›
Overall, I've had this TV for about 10 months and it's been great for the price! My wife has had no complaints about it either. Read more ›
Great picture for a great price Read more ›
Other than that, I am really happy with my purchase. It was on sale for a really good price. Read more ›
The picture is clear and bright and I have no complaints. If you're looking for a nice, clear, crisp TV for a good price I would recommend this one. Read more ›
Color is beautiful and we had no problems getting it set up. It arrived in perfect condition and on the day promised. Read more ›
Been in service for almost two months and so far so good. Great picture ith vivid colors. Audio quality is lacking - very flat. Read more ›
Easy to hook up, and program. It has an outstanding clear, great color picture. I would recommend this TV to anyone. Read more ›
The set-up was easy and the picture quality is great. I am not a great conniseur of picture quality, but to my untrained eye the picture is sharp, the colors true. P Read more ›
The TV has a very basic controller, with a good number of color options, with a very neat wizard allowing you to customize the different color levels on the television's… Read more ›
Great picture, great color. The remote isn't too responsive when it comes to turning on the tv, but that's my only complaint, and it's a pretty petty one. Read more ›
Easy to set up. Picture and sound are very nice. Read more ›
Great picture. Easy to set up and use. Read more ›
It's only been 3 days but so far I'm very happy with this set. Really great picture and easy to set up. I would recommend this TV. Read more ›
Seeing as there are already over 100 reviews I won't go over what everyone else has already said. The TV arrived in good condition and was easy to set up. The picture… Read more ›
TV was exactly as described, fit the space i needed, was delivered promptly and was very easy to set up. Read more ›
Could not be more pleased with the picture and various modes. It was super simple to setup and auto-program the channels. The picture is beautiful, and I'm very pleased… Read more ›
Excellent t.v. FOR THE MONEY! The Clarity is excellent and the color is perfect along with the sound! It is/was lighter than my previous VIZIO of the same size that cost… Read more ›
Seems like everything is plastic including the screen. Box itself did not appear damaged, but the screen was badly cracked. Read more ›
clear display. I love it. Read more ›
Upon setup, I immediately turned off the power saving settings, because the display was too dim. Since then, I have enjoyed the brightness and clarity of the picture. Read more ›
Love our new LG LED-LCD HDTV! Sharp picture, vibrant color and bright screen. Sleek design appears to float in its stand. Read more ›
The quality through the PS3 with the HDMI is superior. Even Netflix played through the PS3 has a great screen resolution. The only thing that could be better is the cable… Read more ›
I settled on LG because it had all the features that I wanted and is simple to operated. It just took me a few minutes to adjust the picture and I was watching TV in my… Read more ›
I was interested in a basic HDTV without any other bells and whistles (as in "Smart" HDTV or WiFi ready). This HDTV has an excellent picture and is easy to use. The… Read more ›
We were so happy with this set we bought a second, smaller TV with the smart…If you use internet and streaming services a lot, a "smart" TV will be easier to use. Read more ›
The Blu-ray player "app" doesn't remember log ins or passwords and the entry method is cumbersome but the smart TV app does remember the info and therefor is much… Read more ›
i love this tv beautiful picture easy to use i a, so very happy with this set looking at as i write it is beautiful Read more ›
The TV is very easy to use and looks great. The border around the TV is thin so it looks sleek. Read more ›
Sound…The size is perfect for my living room (it fit in my entertainment center with just millimeters to spare) and the viewing angles and color representation are superb. Read more ›
Picture quality is great. Size is perfect. I did not need a smart TV so this was perfect for me! Read more ›
My hubby told me again last night just how happy he is with it. It's a great size and phenomenal price! Read more ›
We purchased this tv as a combined Christmas present and couldn't be happier. It is the perfect size for our needs and the picture is awesome. We liked it so much that a… Read more ›
I did not have to mess with the settings like you do with most TV's. For me the TV is the perfect size. I would highly recommend this TV for sports, gaming (I have an Xbox… Read more ›
This is a perfect size television for our apartment living room. It is of great quality and has a great HD picture. Read more ›
Which is a lie. There is NO option for TruMotion on this TV. There is no Trumotion on this set, so no "Soap Opera" effect on the TV. Read more ›
The color is excellent. I am not a electronic geek and I didn't have any problem setting this up, everything went very smooth!! Read more ›
I did extensive research, and this was the best option for the price, quality and the overall buyers comfort has all been there so far. Good picture, try to avoid putting… Read more ›
It has more than one HDMI output which is necessary if you have, say, a cable box and an…Overall it is nothing too fancy but it is really a very good moderately-priced TV. Read more ›
They're very clear n the t.v. adapts to the sunlight from the window. I haven't explore the full features yet, because it's my new born baby. Read more ›
First of all I love it. It has a terrific picture, great sound, and the instruction to assemble on the stand were very easy to understand. I have this hooked to a XBOXONE… Read more ›
Got the LG LED 5400 from Bestbuy, local here in Westland, MI. Easy to put stand together, and attach to tv. But there part of the base is loose and moving side to side and… Read more ›
I had to take it apart again and re-do the screws...again…Again I took it apart and I guess 3rd time was a charm because it seems to be perfectly standing up straight now. Read more ›
Overall I am very happy with this product, I am glad I made…This TV fits perfectly on this stand that I purchased on Amazon for only $49.99...... http://amzn.com/B002HWR598 Read more ›
It's not plasma-quality,but the spot where I put it is too bright for a plasma anyway. The controls/remote is fairly straightforward and easy to navigate the on-screen menu. Read more ›
Picture and controls are great - very easy to set up. Using exclusively for over the air reception -digital tuner works fine. Read more ›
Wish it had a program guide. The remote sensor is low - would be better if it was near the top. Read more ›
It is easy to set up and assemble. The remote is very easy to control and it doesn't use a lot of energy at all. This is a very good buy. Read more ›
Not one shred of buyers remorse with this one. No lag and i mean incredible for live tv, hd sports but extra stunning for gaming or blu-ray, dvds, movies etc. Read more ›
Awesome picture. Refresh rate is great for gaming Read more ›
There is a review that states this is TV is poor in bright rooms. Great for gaming - There is a review stating this panel is poor for gaming. Actually this TV has very low… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

243 of 265 people found the following review helpful By J. Berry on September 14, 2013

120Hz (This can be a con as well, see below) - There is a review stating this is not a 120Hz panel, it is.
IPS Pannel - This is the type of LCD it is and IPS delivers better, truer color.
Excellent viewing angel - Someone stated it has a poor viewing angle. I don't know what that person was looking at but this is not true for this LCD.
Inexpensive - This is a very good bang for the buck TV.
Great for bright room. There is a review that states this is TV is poor in bright rooms.
Great for gaming - There is a review stating this panel is poor for gaming. Actually this TV has very low latency and as such there is little lag in the TV responding to movement in games.


120Hz can't be turned off. This can make movies seem too real, what is known as the soap opera effect. It bothers most people and with most 120Hz TVs this can be turned off. With this TV it can not. LG could release a firmware that has the option to turn this off, but don't bet on it. This effect is not negative in most TV shows (except dramas), sports and games.
Poor for dark rooms. I think this is due to the 120Hz and strong contrast. Again I think this is just for things that are affected by the soap opera effect. It becomes worse in the dark.


Only 2 HDMI ports - If you need more than 2 you may want to think about getting yourself a receiver or Home Theater in a Box
Sound - If you need better sound you may want to think about getting a receiver or Home Theater in a Box
Not a Smart TV - If this is important to you look elsewhere.

Overall most will be happy with this TV. If you are sensitive to the soap opera effect then look elsewhere.

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74 of 89 people found the following review helpful By gamer_mike on November 11, 2013
LG Electronics 42LN5400 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV

Design - Plastic stand and cabinet material. Nothing special compared to most models but does the job. The thin bezels helps the look of the TV.

Sound - TV provides plenty of volume and the software features help overall sound quality. On the downside, it sounds like mono rather than stereo. I recommend getting a sound system for it.

Backlighting - The direct LED backlighting makes this TV very bright and looks pretty good in well lit rooms. However, the deep blacks are not dark enough for low lit rooms. Also, the backlight is slightly uneven but but that's normal for LED TV's. If this is a concern, I recommend buying a plasma display.

Viewing angles - It has wide viewing angles. After 40 degrees, picture gets dimmer. That's pretty good for a LED TV.

Refresh rate - This is a tough one. Despite what other reviewers said, this TV is 120hz. However, the motion interpolation (TruMotion) is set to low at the factory and the menu will not give you an option to turn it off or make the settings go higher. This is a good thing because it minimizes the "soap opera effect" when watching film base movies and drama shows. There's still some motion blurring on content that run below 30FPS but any video or games running 48FPS or faster look really good.

Connections - 2 HDMI 1.4 inputs will get you by. The 1 USB port is a plus but it's only good for photos and music, not video or software updates. Good internal digital antenna too.

Input lag - This TV is one of the best TV's for gaming due to its low input lag. I read somewhere that it measures at 8.3 ms.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David T. on April 12, 2014
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I did extensive research, and this was the best option for the price, quality and the overall buyers comfort has all been there so far. Good picture, try to avoid putting it in front of sunlight (obviously?) because its non-matte but i prefer its screen gloss anyways for sure, No doubt about it. Not one shred of buyers remorse with this one. No lag and i mean incredible for live tv, hd sports but extra stunning for gaming or blu-ray, dvds, movies etc.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David S. on March 7, 2014
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I bought this TV for a gaming rig to got with my new PS4. I have not been wholly satisfied.

The price speaks for itself. The TV itself is attractive. The colors are vibrant and realistic on this TV, especially after you tool around with the picture options, of which there are many. Also important, this input lag is very low on this TV, around 30ms, which is half the battle when finding a good gaming TV.

This TV is not 120Hz. No where on the actual packaging does it say 120Hz, and in the product specs section of the manual it explicitly states the refresh rate of 60Hz. Motion blur is quite bad. It is glaringly noticeable when playing fast paced games and in panning scenes in movies, in which the entire background smears. The screen is also very reflective, even with the back light turned all the way up.

I bought this because I wanted a 120Hz non-smart TV. It's okay if all you want is a cheap TV for casual viewing. But beware this is not the TV for you if you want the most from your PS4/X1 or Blu-Rays. Falsely advertised, would not buy again.
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