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LG 42LN5400

LG 42LN5400
alaScore 89

853 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 853 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the remote control and sound are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the glare.

usability, price, image quality, sound, remote control


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 42LN5400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of LG 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

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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

Expert review by:

LG 42LN5400


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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

greattv for thr price


for the price is a good buy and also good price in best buy,I use it for watch cnbc all day and enjoy the picture very much the sound is great too and I dont even need home sound system great tv great buy best buy is the bestThis product has... Easy to...

good picture and good sound and good features

the picture not sharp enoughth

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Works Well but sound can cut out sometimes


Works Well but sound can cut out sometimes. I have to turn the tv off and then back on again for sound to work.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right number of connections, Easy to use remote controlAbout...

Picture Quality


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Very good TV for the price


Better picture than others in the same class. I see some thought the sound quality wasn't very good but it has outputs for external system, but seemed fine to us.

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nice tv


overall good. only 2 hdmi ports and no vga or dvi inputs

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Bad internet features


LG will not allow anything that requires a adobe flash player to play on the TV!!! and that is about all the TV networks use is the adobe flash player. Rant over. the picture is great and the sound is good, remote takes some getting use to, kind of...


can't watch missed tv shows on the internet with it

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Great buy.


I am amazed at how thin and lightweight the television actually is. It replaced a 25 year old Sony that was a chore to move around. This product is easy to move around if the need arises. We often rearrange the furniture in our house and the size of...

Picture, sound and size is perfect for what we need

Nothing bad to report at this time

Consumer review by:

nice size for living room


I am overall satisfied with this Tv with the price and the Tv it self.The setup and ease of use is very nice and the picture is nice and clear I only have cable and no box and pictures is great.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value and...

price.picture and ease of setup

slow changing channels

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
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): 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