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By displaying full 1080p picture resolution, the 42LK530 lets you see every bit of detail in your high-definition TV shows, Blu-ray movies, and video games. And sports fans will love the way LG's TruMotion 120Hz processing tackles motion blur without losing the sizzle of high-speed action.

LG's latest TVs give you more web access
The 42LK530 is an Internet-ready TV, and LG's NetCast™ feature brings some of the best online video sources directly to your television. You can watch movies from your Netflix® Instant Queue, or choose from over 3,000 high-def on-demand titles from Vudu®, all from the comfort of your sofa. If you have a wireless network in your home, just add LG's Wi-Fi® USB adapter to enjoy all that online entertainment without running a network cable to your TV.

Plenty of high-def connections
Several high-def inputs are distributed on the back and side panels, including three HDMI inputs and two component video inputs. Connect a Blu-ray player, an HD satellite or cable box, and a high-def video game console.

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  • 42" screen (measured diagonally)
  • high-gloss black finish
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • TruMotion 120Hz blur reduction for clear video motion
  • 150,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Picture Wizard II screen calibration system
  • Internet-ready — plays Netflix® video and more (broadband service required; subscription required for Netflix)
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC (wireless streaming requires LG's Wi-Fi® USB dongle)
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • SIMPLINK™ simplifies control of compatible LG components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video
    • 2 component video
    • 3 HDMI v1.3
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • stereo minijack output for connecting headphones or a sound bar
  • Ethernet port for a high-speed connection to a home network
  • 2 USB ports for connecting a camera or thumb drive, and for use with LG's Wi-Fi® USB adapter)
  • detachable swivel stand
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 40-3/8"W x 24-1/2"H x 3"D (27"H x 10-3/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 34.2 lbs. with stand; 30.6 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Advantages of LCD TVs?

Super-popular LCD TVs offer bright, detailed images and thin, lightweight panels. Many LCDs have anti-glare screens that cut down on reflections, so they're a great choice for brighter rooms. Unlike plasmas, LCDs come in smaller screen sizes to fit in a kitchen, office, bedroom or den. For the clearest picture with fast-moving sports and action movies, look for LCDs with 120Hz or 240Hz blur reduction.

LG 42LK530 Reviews

Preliminary info from the manufacturer

Features and Specs

Screen Size 42"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Backlighting Type Fluorescent
3D Ready No
Instant Internet Movie Streaming Yes
Wi-Fi Optional
Picture In Picture No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Type of Warranty Service In-home
Total Video Inputs 8
HDMI Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs 2
Composite Video Inputs 2
RF Inputs 1
PC Input Yes
Ethernet Port Yes
USB Port Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output 1 Rear
Coaxial Digital Audio Output None
Analog Audio Output None
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide) Not Given
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide) Not Given
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches) 40-3/8
Height with Stand (inches) 27-3/8
Height without Stand (inches) 24-1/2
Depth with Stand (inches) 10-1/4
Depth without Stand (inches) 3-1/2
Stand Width (inches) 19-1/8
Weight with Stand 33.9 lbs
Weight without Stand Not available
Wall Mountable Yes
Wall Bracket Included No
Pedestal Stand Assembly required