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LG Infinia 42LV5500 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV (2011 Model)

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42-inch
  • TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur
  • LG's LED technology provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency
  • Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV You'll see details and colors like never before
  • A contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 delivers incredibly vibrant colors and deeper and darker blacks
  • And the best of the web all organized in a simple to use interface
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Technical Details

Size: 42-inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 42LV5500
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

Size: 42-inch
  • Product Dimensions: 39.8 x 1.2 x 24.3 inches ; 42 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 42.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004OOVIEU
  • Item model number: 42LV5500
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,828 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

The 42LV5500 delivers LED picture quality that along with a whole lot more. You can tap directly into instant entertainment with Smart TV and with TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate sports and faction movies never looked better. Service & support details:Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year.Fully recharged battery can last about 2 hours.Power source: DC 9-12V,Power consumption: 10 W.

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(March 2011)

Internet-Ready Devices

Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.




LV5500 1080P LED TV

The LV5500 delivers LED picture quality along with a whole lot more. You can tap directly into instant entertainment with LG Smart TV*, and with TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate, sports and action movies never looked better.

LG Smart TV
THE EASIEST ACCESS TO LIMITLESS CONTENT.

LG Smart TV lets you access a limitless world of entertainment in a way that's easier and more fun than ever before. It's smart made simple.

LV5500 3D 1080 LED TV
CUSTOMIZABLE DASHBOARD

CUSTOMIZABLE DASHBOARD

We put all your LG Smart TV entertainment—from apps to streaming video to live TV—all in one place, and just how you want it.

INNOVATIVE MOTION-SENSING REMOTE

INNOVATIVE
MOTION-SENSING REMOTE

Our LG Smart TV has a smart way to control it. The Magic Motion remote is easy to use, with intuitive point-and-click control and just five buttons.

5 BUTTONS LG MAGIC MOTION

ACCESS UNLIMITED CONTENT FROM:
CinemaNow, vudu, DivxTv, facebook, NETFLIX, twitter, Picasa, Google, amazonVideo, vTuner, MLB.TV, AP, PANDORA, Accu Weather.com, napster, YouTube LEANBACK
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.

  • LESS BLUR. MORE ACTION.

    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.

  • Cut loose when you're WiFi ready.

    CUT LOOSE WHEN YOU'RE
    WIFI READY.

    Getting your LG broadband–enabled TV connected to online contest is easy when you are WiFi Ready. If you have existing wireless broadband, setting it up is simple and you don't need to worry about messy wires.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
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.

MAKE DIGITAL DEVICES COMPATIBLE.

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.

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.

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.

* Wireless Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. The Magic Motion Remote does not come equipped wtih all LG Smart TV enabled TVs and a separate purchase may be required. The Hulu Plus service is available via a firmware update. The LG web browser does not support Flash 10 or HTML 5, therefore, access to certain web content may be limited or unavailable.



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
The wi-fi adapter is included with this item.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Remote is easy to use, controls are intuitive.
Eric T
So far, I haven't configured the TV to connect to my wifi network or played with the Smart TV, Apps, streaming, etc. features.
Keith Helms
Only time will tell how much I like this TV or hate it. :)
Ferocious Frankie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

112 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Eric T TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 27, 2011
Size Name: 47-inch
Update 7/6/11: Firmware update 4.0.11 adds hulu plus. This will be of interest to some users.

Pros:
Nice large crisp picture
Huge number of picture adjustments
Low Power consumption
Includes Wireless Network Adapter that can act as a router
Viewing angle

Cons:
Not many apps
Had to configure for best image quality for movies
Auto back light becomes annoying (disable it)
Some light bleeding is noticeable on black backgrounds with white text.

Bottom Line:
Nice TV. Remote is easy to use, controls are intuitive. It offers a huge number of picture adjustments for calibration purposes. Lots of inputs, and nice slim design.

The image is nice and sharp (and not overly sharp). Browse the internet review sites to find some values for setting image parameters up for best image quality (or at least a starting point). The "Cinema" mode isn't bad if you turn off the auto back light (this feature turns the back light off for dark scenes, but it is noticeable on this TV model as it is a global back light. The more expensive models have a localized back lights that might be less noticeable.

Power consumption with the back light at max is about 115 watts (nominal) and about 30 watts with the back light off (measured with my Kill-A-Watt). So even though this is a 46.9" TV, the power consumption is less than my older 32" LCD TV that used a fluorescent back light instead of an LED light. Plus it is a lot slimmer because of it.

Wireless network was really easy to setup. I plugged it in, entered my network settings, and was connected immediately. The software/apps are a little slow running, but the Internet stream seems fine (I only have a slow 1.5 mbps connection).
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271 of 293 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Reynolds on April 23, 2011
Size Name: 42-inch Verified Purchase
See my uploaded pictures. I selected this TV based on size and the good picture I saw on this model at Sears. Purchased from Amazon after price shopping. UPS delivered a slightly scuffed up shipping box. The shipping box said it had the AUSYLJR panel. I compared the LG web site contrast ratio to the two different Amazon stated contrast ratio and none agree. Installing the base with eight screws was easy. After my DW assisted me in carefully lifting the TV to the top of my dresser I was ready for the smoke test. But first I noticed a small factory nick on the frame under the protective sticky tape. One star deduction for this blemish. On power up the set went into a simple set up mode but I was stopped cold when it first wanted to scan OTA channels. I hooked up some powered rabbit ears and let it automatically do it's thing. Once that was done I switched the input to an HDMI cable from my cable box and all looked good. It was quite easy getting a WiFi connection. All I had to do was enter my Linky password. Then I clicked on Netflix and got an authorization message. Meanwhile the TV started updating its software which took maybe 10 minutes. After it rebooted I discovered that it erased my Linky password so I entered that again. Now for the Netflix test.

I selected the documentary Restrepo, hooked in my headphones and began the Netflix test. Immediately I was blown away by the video and audio quality I was watching. Trust me. It was outstanding ! !

Second day impression:

The few free LG apps are a joke.
The Facebook app is not very good compared to the Facebook PC web site.
The TV broadcast image seemed a lot darker than I liked so I turned off the energy saving mode which solved the problem.
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148 of 161 people found the following review helpful By dingbat on May 5, 2011
Size Name: 42-inch
Picture quality is great. This is a matt screen and that's a big plus for me. Speakers/audio is acceptable. That's where it stops. The Smart TV and other features which were the main draw for me, are unsatisfactory and poorly executed.

The "Intelligent Sensor" to adjust pic brightness is a bit of a joke - it merely reduces it to the lowest level possible; nothing intelligent about that.

The Netflix streaming app works fine, and is pretty much the only one that works as expected; although it would be nice if LG had streamlined and standardized the menu choices for adjusting picture aspect ratio and video brightness presets (not available from within the app).

The YouTube app is complete garbage.

Hulu: I saw "Hulu" in a lot of the advertising materials but there is no app for it. You can access it via the Plex media server app, (which requires you to have the server running on your connected computer), but the menu steps you have to go thru to get to the show you want are so tedious I gave up, and continue to watch Hulu shows on my laptop. Much simpler. Which brings me to:

The BIG negative! The built in browser is useless without Flash. The LG brochure clearly indicates it does not support Flash Player 10 which is fine. That suggests it comes with an older version of Flash. It appears to come with Flash 9.x according to multiple version-check sites, but I haven't been able to get it to work, Even on LG or Adobe's site.

The menus for setting favorite channels are also tedious and not intuitive at all. There is an Add/Delete button on the Quick Menu - I haven't been able to figure out what it is supposed to do.
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