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LG Infinia 42LV5400 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV

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  • 42-inch HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution, LED backlighting with local dimming, LG Smart TV Internet features
  • Connect wirelessly to LG Smart TV service for thousands of movies, customizable apps, videos, and more
  • TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games, and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur
  • Enjoy media from connected USB devices and networked DLNA-certified devices such as cameras, smartphones, tablets, and PCs
  • LED backlighting provides better contrast, clarity and color detail, and greater energy efficiency
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Technical Details

Size: 42-inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42LV5400
  • Display Technology: led-lit
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Details

Size: 42-inch
  • Product Dimensions: 39.8 x 10 x 26.9 inches ; 34.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 53 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: 42LV5400
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,045 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 12, 2011
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Product Description

Size: 42-inch

From the Manufacturer

Dazzling LED picture quality? Check. Nearly unlimited entertainment and apps straight from the Internet to your TV with Smart TV? Affirmative. Perfect for fast action and sports with TruMotion 120Hz? Oh yeah. If you're looking for an outstanding TV that's going to take your entertainment to the next level, you've found it with the LV5400.

LG LV5400
Nearly unlimited entertainment options.

LG Smart TV: So Smart, It's Simple

The LV5400 features LG's Smart TV, a revolutionary, easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, videos, and web browsing all organized into an intuitive interface. And, when you can just point and choose selections with LG's unique motion-controlled Magic Remote, it's even simpler. (Included: Magic Remote)

LG Magic Motion
Add LG's innovative Magic Motion remote for an even smarter experience.
Customizable Dashboard

It's easy to customize the LG Smart TV Home Dashboard, so it has the live TV, streaming video and custom apps you want. It makes finding your favorites a snap--just point the remote at what you want, and click. It's that easy.

The TV, Movies, and Videos You Love

With LG Smart TV, you're instantly connected to hours of entertainment. In addition to your cable TV, you're just a click away from streaming video from services like Netflix, Vudu and more. Watch exclusive live events like baseball with MLB.tv or enjoy millions of YouTube videos.

Just the Apps You Need

Enjoy LG Apps designed for LG Smart TV, and made exclusively for you. Want to check the weather in your neighborhood? Check your horoscope? Play awesome games right on your TV? From education to news and entertainment, LG Smart TV has apps the whole family can enjoy.

Magic Motion Remote Compatible

Make your Smart TV experience even smarter with the innovative, motion-sensing Magic Motion remote control. The Magic Motion remote is easy to use, with intuitive point-and-click control and just five buttons.

LG LV5400 Smart TV providers

You Won't Believe Your Eyes

Get a crisp, detailed picture and enhanced energy efficiency with LED backlighting.
Prepare to be Dazzled

Want deeper blacks and richer colors? LG's LED Plus technology provides even greater control of brightness through local dimming technology, to deliver better contrast, amazing clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD TVs.

Less Blur, More Action

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.

Connect Wirelessly

Getting your LG TV connected to online content is even easier when you are Wi-Fi Ready. If you have existing wireless broadband, setting it up is simple, and you don't need to worry about messy wires. Just connect the included adapter and go through the setup process, and you're all set. If you'd prefer a wired connection, you can go with Ethernet.

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 offers far superior picture quality over standard HDTV. Enjoy details and colors like never before, and get the most out of your Blu-ray player and other Full HD sources.

LG LV5400 120Hz
TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games, and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur.
USB Media Playback

The LV5400 allows you to connect USB storage devices, such as flash thumb drives or external hard drives, and enjoy your digital media. Supported formats:

  • Video: MPG, MPEG, DAT, TS, TRP, TP, VOD, MP4, MOV, MKV, DivX, AVI, Motion JPEG (AVI, MP4, MKV), ASF, WMV, FLV
  • Photo: JPG/JPEG
  • Music: MP3
DLNA Certified

To build a digital network, you need digital devices. That's obvious. But unless those devices are compatible, it won't be much of a network. DLNA Certified devices work together, so you can enjoy media from any number of devices over your home network.


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.

Specifications (PDF)

LV5400 Select Specifications

Display Size (Diagonal): 42-Inch
Backlight Type: LED With Local Dimming
Resolution: 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Channels/Speaker Output: 2 x 10W
Broadcasting System: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM (One Tuner)
HDMI with HDCP: 4
Component Video (YCrCB): 2
Composite Video: 2
RGB (D-Sub 15pin): 1
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1
RS-232c In (Control/Service): 1
USB 2.0: 2
Ethernet: 1
Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): 1
Analog Audio Input: 1
Headphone Output: 1
With Stand: 34.2 lbs.
Without Stand: 29.1 lbs.
With Stand: 39.8 x 26.9 x 10.0 (W x H x D)
Without Stand: 39.8 x 24.3 x 1.2 Inches (W x H x D)

What's in the Box

LG Electronics 42LV5400 42-Inch HDTV, Remote Control With Batteries, Polishing Cloth, Printed Owner's Manual, CD Owner's Manual

Product Description

Dazzling LED picture quality? Check. Nearly unlimited entertainment and apps straight from the Internet to your TV with LG Smart TV? Affirmative. Perfect for fast action and sports with TruMotion 120Hz? Oh yeah. If you're looking for an outstanding TV that's going to take your entertainment to the next level, you've found it with the LV5400.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Probably the best purchase I've ever made. I travel for work, stay in hotels often and every time I'd think the picture quality was really great, it would be an LG TV. So… Read more ›
The 42LV5400 is an outstanding set. The picture is crystal clear. It's so good I find myself paying more attention. Read more ›
We purchased it in November and it hasn't had a problem yet. The picture quality is excellent, and the sound is average. There are some solid apps like Netflix and Amazon… Read more ›
This TV has worked flawlessly and done everything I've asked it to since I bought it a couple months ago. Setting up the picture is easy with LG's smart picture program. The… Read more ›
We got this TV for our Dad and set it up quickly except for the internet (needed a internet cable) and the picture quality was awesome. My Dad was impressed with the ease… Read more ›
No tv comes with great sound because of this. The quality is really clear but it's no where near surround sound quality. The LG my roommate owns in the living room has… Read more ›
Great picture quality, really nice to have 4 HDMI inputs plus an optical audio port. The Smart TV functions are nice. There are only two negative things I would add: Read more ›
I think it was originally ~1100 and I got it for like…It may not compete with the top of the line LED/LCD televisions, but the cost for the quality and features is amazing. Read more ›
I moved the Infinia to the…I'm sure that Panasonic and Samsung models are great too but the LG's seemed to offer even more and have more enthusiastic reviews from owners. Read more ›
Second, the picture quality no matter how much I try to adjust has a dark picture. Finally, the Smart TV feature is somewhat lacking. This is the first (and maybe last LG)… Read more ›
I did a lot of research before this purchase and…The Smart TV features work well enough, but I recommend updating the firmware as soon as you connect with your network. T… Read more ›
The TV is thin, light, and it has a great picture. The wifi connection is great and I had no problems setting up or operating the TV. We could not have been happier with… Read more ›
Audio has never been top notch, which is fine if you intend on running it through an AV receiver for your sound. If you don't however, the speakers are weak at best. Volume… Read more ›
The picture is excellent and clear. The sound is very good, but I did invest in a $250 sound bar because sound was inferior while streaming movies. My HUGE complaint is… Read more ›
My final solution was a Vizio SB200…The sound quality (and volume) is amazing - I even prefer to listen to my cds thru the sound bar/sub woofer than thru my stereo system. Read more ›
Their some issues like no "flash" based browser. The sound quality is poor. Read more ›
I have to turn the TV off and back on, wait for Netflix to reload, find the movie again, and then…The worst problem is that now, after only 4 months, the sound is awful. Read more ›
When we bought this TV, we didn't realize exactly what a smart TV was, but now that I have one I…The TV itself looks great, beautiful picture and the sound is very good. Read more ›
Once you start watching your video, you can keep watching it without interruption, but if you want to navigate through the app…2) The youtube app is a huge disappointment. Read more ›
We have been enjoying our new LED TV with Wifi (fyi-it is not built in, there is a…I just joined the free trial offer for a free month via Netflix, which is pretty cool. Read more ›
It's an amazing television and very cheap for all it does. The app are awesome and the picture quality is top notch. As a gamer I need a lot of HDMI ports for my consoles… Read more ›
Every thing worked as described out of the literture. WiFi to update the software is great. Read more ›
The sound is decent and can get loud. The Apps are also great. Read more ›
It has some limitations though. Web browser responds slowly and all types of video can't be played. Because it has flash player version 8. Read more ›
Facebook and Twitter setup was quick and easy, but I must admit it is a challenge typing with a standard remote. We streamed a 720p video from Vudu and have setup Netflix,… Read more ›
Picture quality is great. Installation was easy. I can't wait to mount on the wall. Read more ›
It has good picture. Installation is easy. Very nice looking. Read more ›
Installation was easy, I also received a free Magic Motion Remote (deal at the time on amazon) so this is virtually the same at the Lv5500 but for less. Read more ›
I was upgrding from a smaller 32 inch Sony and I read great things about this LG and all were true. Good sound quality and very easy to set up and view. Read more ›
All I had to do was click to purchase and wait for delivery. It was delivered in a very timely manner and very easy to set up. Thanks Amazon!!! Read more ›
The TV is great, the price was great.....the available apps and services with the smart TV part are very limited. I love that I can get HULU and Netflix. Read more ›
I really like the light sensing device to dim the TV automatically. The price was unmatched anywhere. Great job with the shipment Amazon. Read more ›
Came as promised and the quality to price is outstanding. The process on Amazon was easy and painless. Read more ›
Easy to setup, no cables needed for the internet and the picture quality is out of this world. For the price, it is the best TV out there. Would definitely recommend!! Read more ›
i have had this t.v. for a little while now and we iove it was a great value. The picture is very sharp and clear Read more ›
If you are looking for a decently priced TV that already has a lot of software pre-installed, you will enjoy this TV. The picture quality is above average although not… Read more ›
The TV remote is easy to use and Netflix and Amazon movies were incredibly easy to set up (I already had a wireless network set up). The sound is greatly enhanced with the… Read more ›
It came with a free magic motion remote. This remote is very useful. The USB port works with for video contents, the wireless access to your laptop is good. Read more ›
Viewing angles are good though that may vary depending on whether you get a TV with a VA or IPS panel. The menu is decent with a fair amount of picture options. As other… Read more ›
Crisp-as-hell screen, I found…I'm not a TV fanatic or anything, so I can't give a real tech-saavy review, but it was very easy to setup and the menu is easy to navigate. Read more ›
Got the free Magic Remote with it. Still have issues controlling that. If you don't have problems with a Wii remote,you won't with this. Read more ›
This tv has great quality the apps run well I do wish it had pandora and that the browser had flash other than that it's a great product with a great user interface. Read more ›
The screen was bad on this one, the controls I thought were clunky. I ended up with Sony, which really is the best. Read more ›
I was never sold on the LCDs because of the motion blur that they all seemed to have. This TV with the 120 refresh rate is awesome. Just watched the Superbowl last night… Read more ›
If you have a fully black screen with a little white area on it (this is extremely noticable during the end credits of movies or tv shows) the screen will feature an… Read more ›
Espectacular and beauty smart tv, great HD screen, very slim presentation easy mount unit. I recommended use the magic control to quickly access at the contents. Read more ›
Frankly, I was annoyed with it at first but then with it in Game mode I think I prefer local dimming on as it really makes the blacks look blacker with a full screen of… Read more ›
Fantastic picture clarity. My friends are jealous of this TV after seeing the quality. Read more ›
Awesome picture, good sound. Remote is simple, easy to use. Smart TV feature is great, I am able to stream netflix, hulu, Vudu, and Amazon instant videos. Read more ›
This TV is absolutely amazing! The picture is beautiful, and the Smart TV aspect is so easy to use. I would recommend this for anyone, and I would absolutely bet another one:) Read more ›
When I bought this the…If you are planning on getting on the internet I recommend using the Magic remote because the one that came with the television is difficult to use. Read more ›
The price, compared to local big box stores, was good, and the delivery was soooooo fast. It is easy to operate, too. Read more ›
The smart remote is wonderful for web browsing. The main remote is also easy to use with many featured options that enhance television viewing. We have only had it about a… Read more ›
The menu is easy to navigate and I really like the weather app. Having Netflix right there without having to turn on the PS3 is pretty handy too. Read more ›
In terms of picture quality, the TV is outstanding. No blurring whatsoever and colors are clear in light and dark conditions. Read more ›
Works very well. Picture is Crystal Clear, Colors are very vivid and crisp. It lets you know when something new is connected to it automatically, and if something is not… Read more ›
Out of the box TV worked and the picture was stunning clear and sharp. The colors are superb with clarity. We very really pleased that we bought this TV compare to Samsung… Read more ›
The picture is brilliant and clear. The colors are good as well. the apps., work nicely. Getting online is a breeze although the tv is not as fast a computer. Read more ›
No issues found. The cable channels looks awesome, watched NFL and the colors was very crisp.. Like the local dimming feature.. Read more ›
I didn't see figure any of those issues through my naked eye. The colors are great on this LG TV. I truly recommend this product to people who are looking for a great… Read more ›
This is my first large screen and I love it! The size is perfect, not too small and not too big and heavy. It is at the right price point of size versus cost. Read more ›
Have had the 42LV5400 for 2 1/2 months now. Arrived in great shape, in a timely matter. First off, for a perspective, I wanted a TV - not another computer; so I couldn't… Read more ›
As another reviewer noted, we have the best TV of anyone we know! At 42" it is the perfect size for our smaller living room. Read more ›
Our TV arrived on time and in great shape. It works as advertised and has superior picture quality. Read more ›
I love my new t.v. so much it is amazing and just the perfect size for my room! Everything was perfect when it came to my door step and assembly was a piece of cake Read more ›
The picture is crystal clear, the size just fits my needs and gives me all the big-screen effect that I was wanting with this purchase - I am really glad I went to a 42 inch. Read more ›
Great for watching movies but when it comes to your sports tv - not so good. My 3 year old samsung lcd is better! Read more ›
Good picture quality. So easy to watch movies and change between applications. Read more ›
The colors, the background, etc., all look amazing. It is truly fun to watch programs on this TV! Read more ›
The 60hz 1080p picture is much easier on the eyes than my old plasma. I feel like the font is crisper and computer applications are much easier to view. 2) Decent viewing… Read more ›
Google Maps is great to look at on this machine. Satellite view looks the best for watching closeups of places I have been to in the states and abroad. Screen refresh is… Read more ›
The display, which is the…It also conveniently includes a wireless internet antenna, which is great for watching videos on the included Amazon Instant Video application. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

149 of 155 people found the following review helpful By Jason S on November 4, 2011
Size Name: 42-inch
I was initially skeptical about purchasing this TV from Sam's Club because they were only selling 9 of them - and not removing any from the boxes to display. In other words, I bought this TV on blind faith and the strong recommendation from the store associate. And I'm extremely glad I took his advice.

The picture on this TV is brilliant in High Def. It's very bright, crystal clear, and truly beautiful. It literally has the best picture of any TV I shopped for, including the Sony's and Samsung's. My grandfather watched the NCAA basketball tournament with me last year and during every commercial he would remark, "LG: Life's Good" because we were enjoying ourselves so much watching the games on the TV (with a Bose 321 home theater system attached). Even several months later, I still love watching HD football and NASCAR races on it. It just doesn't get any better with the superb LED-LCD picture quality.

Lately I have been getting a lot of use out of the USB input slots, too. I've started recording a lot of HD videos with new Flip Mino and Kodak Zi10 HD cameras over the past month and both of those cameras have a USB output on them. Well, all I have to do is plug them directly into the side of this TV and my newly recorded videos automatically start playing in HD. No more burning DVDs or complicated transferring of media from one device to the other. This TV is simply plug and play.

Switching between inputs is easy, even with the universal cable remote that I use with the TV. I have 2 HDMI cables, standard coax, standard video, and fiber optic audio cables all plugged in and had no problems with setup or use.

The TV is surprising flat and lightweight too.

The bottom line is that this is the best TV of any of my friends and family.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful By jake on November 5, 2011
Size Name: 42-inch Verified Purchase
I couldn't be more satisfied with the features of this TV alongside with its price tag. First off, I am truly surprised how few reviews there are on this model in comparison to the LG42LV5500. I did my homework before buying a new set, and both of these models are exactly the same. The only difference is the lv5500 has a magic remote. But this tv comes with the magic remote "feature", meaning you can always buy the remote in the future at around $70.

I consider this LG unbeatable with all that it offers. The picture is flawless, brilliant in colors, contrast and detail. I feel no motion lag as with some 60hz models. And am truly grateful to have the 120hz. It has a decent amount of user manual settings including colors and pic modes, but not overwhelming and simple enough for the ordinary ind.. The Trumotion feature is not to my liking, as it makes the picture look like some soap opera, taking away from that "cinema feel". So that is up to ones personal liking, but I simply turn it off. The amount of inputs in the back is staggering, and that is one thing I researched before buying. I needed to hook up anything and everything I would ever need in the future, and this model does not dissappoint. 4 hdmi's, 2 usb's, ethernet and wireless, 2 rgbs, components, optical,comp monitor, etc. I have my playstation, internet and hd antenna hooked up and all work with true precision and quality. The home menu is friendly and appealing. More than average apps online. The streaming does not work "great" but it is "good" I would say it would be more fun to use the internet and streaming apps with the magic remote, that is the only place where it can really play a positive effect. But the browser on this thing is lagging in speed. So don't expect to be surfing at lightning speed.
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78 of 85 people found the following review helpful By DJA on November 13, 2011
Size Name: 42-inch Verified Purchase
I hate to be the first person to give this TV a less than perfect score, but the local dimming effect on a mostly black screen is dramatically distracting; I'm surprised that it hasn't been mentioned in other reviews. (It has been on the LV5500 as "backlight bleed") FWIW, this unit has an IPS panel.

When white text is shown against a black screen, the backlighting goes wild in a horizontal band across the screen. I also have the magic motion remote and the cursor causes the same effect: as the cursor moves, there is a bright halo that surrounds it everywhere is goes. It's distracting to the point that I'm considering returning this unit. And that's too bad because the picture quality is really outstanding otherwise. The colors are natural and lifelike.

I was aware of the potential drawbacks of local dimming, but I didn't expect it to be so noticeable.

Also, the web browser has frozen twice in less than a week. The only fix is to shut off the TV.

Here's what televisioninfo.com says about the identical LV5500:

"Note that the LG 42LV5500 has an LED backlighting that allows for local dimming. In essence, the LEDs are arranged in zones and the brightness of each zone can be controlled according to the content on the screen. Ideally, this means that the mouth of a black cave will remain deep black, while the surrounding snowy hills of the Arctic will be as bright as the screen can produce.

Unfortunately, there do not appear to be enough zones on the LG 42LV5500 to create the proper effect. On a dark screen, the smallest bit of white content (text, for instance) sends the backlight in that zone skyrocketing. It's distracting and there's no way to disable it."

UPDATE 11/26/11:
I'm keeping this TV and upgrading my rating.
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