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.

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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