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LG Electronics 42LN5400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 814 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the remote control and sound. The image quality and value for money are also appreciated, but many are negative about the glare.

usability, value for money, image quality, sound, remote control


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG Electronics 42LN5400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of LG Electronics 42LN5400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: LG Electronics 42LN5400 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV

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LG 42LN5400


This entry-level LG is simple and straightforward, but its picture quality is not getting any praise.

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Take it from a gamer...


Good TV for the price - you're paying for the hardware specs and not the erroneous features.

Comes with all of the features you'd expect in a top of the line TV but without the bells and whistles. 120hz refresh rate is awesome for watching movies but you won't notice it while gaming unless you have a video card that can render that many...

Not a deal breaker: only two HDMI inputs... This is fine for me because I am only using a single input: My computer


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Great picture, but...


Great picture, great price

Weak, weak sound. You can tweak it a bit in options, but still very weak compared to the Toshiba it is replacing

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Good quality for price


Good quality for the price. Wish it would have a headphone jack, but otherwise, enjoy the TV.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value and features for the priceAbout me... Casual viewer

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Nice picture, reasonably priced


I am very pleased with my new LG TV to date. It has a good picture, and I felt like I paid a very fair price for it.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right number of connections, Easy to use remote controlAbout...

Nice picture, reasonably priced


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Excellent 42 inch LED


Great TV for the price. Sound is OK but may need a sound bar for better quality.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Easy to use remote controlAbout me... Casual viewer

Great picture

Only 2 HDMI connections

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Great picture and sound for the price. Love it!


A very good price and a quality television. I was looking at another brand when I saw this one. Compared the picture in the store and decided to buy this one. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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Perfect for my college son


Broke his aquos in a move. Bought this for him as a replacement. He loves it.

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great tv


This tv has been a great addition to the house. It has all the features that I need.

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Bought on sale, great price for the quality!!!


I found it on open box sale and got it home and it was still in manufacturing wrapping. $350!!!!

42" for a $350

haven't had a problem to write about

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
Media Player:Audio/Video / No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:120
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+ / Unknown

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9