42" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 68942N5700
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $599.99
LG's 42LN5700 is a real standout among non-3D TVs. The picture is crisp and clear, and its 120Hz refresh rate keeps motion blur out of the picture when the onscreen action goes into overdrive. This model uses a "direct-lit" backlight, which means the panel isn't quite as skinny as you find on edge-lit models, but picture contrast is just as impressive. To enhance this model's versatility, LG boosted the speed of the onboard graphics processor for a better gaming experience.
LG offers some of the web-savviest TVs available. The 42LN5700's built-in apps give you easy access to loads of entertainment — streamed video from services like Netflix® and Hulu Plus™, as well as exclusive live events like baseball with MLB.tv, music, social networking, and lots more. A dual-core processor really speeds up web browsing and app multitasking, while LG's user-friendly TV/web interface makes navigation a piece of cake. You can either use the supplied remote, or download a free app to control the TV with your smartphone via Wi-Fi.
Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.
Did a Comparison with Vizio Model# E4201-BO. I thought that the Picture was a bit clearer than the Vizio. Not many other name brand 42" TV's to compare to.
Pros: Remote is easy to use Initial set up was very easy as well
Cons: Wish it had a HDMI and/or USB port in front
Very happy with the TV and service of Crutchfield.
As the proud owner of an LG 55 LE 8500, I looked forward to this upgrade for the bedroom tv after my venerable Sony XBR 27 tube gave it up. While not in the same league as the 55 LG, this is a fine example for a second room. Not to mention much more affordable. I have not set it up for networking yet, but the improved screen interface looks to be easier to navigate.
Pros: Clear HD picture, true colors, LG's usual great blacks.
Cons: Sound without HD hookup is C- and some film programming can appear as a cheap looking video view.
Good picture but beware, there is little to no information in te Owners Manual or User guide. All you get is a description of what the features of the TV are. But, because there is little to no instruction on how to actually use them, all the "smart' stuff is rendered essentially useless. Buy a different brand and be sure you get a manual that includes the "how" and not just the "what". This is not a criticism of Crutchfield. I love Crutchfield. I'm as old as Bill himself and have been buying from him since he was manning the phones. My problem is with the woefully inadequate LG manual that comes with this TV.
Pros: Goof picture
Cons: Manual is a marketing piece and include only "what" the TV can do. Little to no instruction on "how" to use the features. For me, all of it is useless.
I bought this set to replace my Samsung LN40B750 40-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LCD HDTV that I purchased from Crutchfield back in 2009. The Samsung died in April and was past warranty...Crutchfield could not help me.
So I went to my local big box store and tried my luck with a LG. Well, a month and a week later, the bezel is pulling apart from the screen. The TV sits in a large wall unit...and the only way I noticed this was I had to pull it out of the cabinet to move other items around and get ready for a new cable box. In the better light, I could see this thin piece of plastic (resembles a plastic strip that covers the screws on a storm door) separating at the top middle part of the screen frame. Maybe I should have paid 80 dollars more and bought another Samsung...and from Crutchfield. I think they would have stood behind the product better than my local store.
Maybe it isn't too late to get my WEGA back from the dump. I'm having no luck at all. But pay the extra money and get something that looks like it won't fall apart if a fly lands on it.
Cons: Made very cheaply
bought a open box lg tv for 600(orig. price 700) and it arrived within 3days including shipping price. I tested the tv right away and unfortunately it had problems. It wont turn on.... i was very disappointed in fact that tv was broken, so i called customer service and after little time they send me a brand new tv with 2days of shipping time. I was so happy that with that. They tried to work with the customers and finally came out with perfect soultion for me. I received a brand new tv for 600 dollars. Good thing is that you dont get any tax or shipping charges, so final price will be way cheaper than other competing reatilers on the market. Overall good service! good product! looking forward to use crutchfield in the future!
Pros: great customer service! great products!
Cons: took little time with customer service but thats not the problem!
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (direct-lit)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,CinemaNow,Yo|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||4|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||None|
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||77 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$8|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||24-3/4|
|Height without Stand (inches)||22-3/4|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-3/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3-1/2|
|Stand Width (inches)||18-1/2|
|Weight with Stand||23.5 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||21.1 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Direct-Lit LED Technology: Direct-Lit LED backlight technology bridges the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD TVs and newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs. LG's Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature LEDs positioned all the way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of along the side). Unlike "Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also feature LEDs positioned along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED technology uses fewer LEDs and do not offer local dimming. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV much deeper than an edge-lit LED-LCD television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture and is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions, though it requires a much larger cabinet design than newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.
TruMotion 120Hz: TruMotion 120Hz provides clear, smoother images, even during fast action scenes crating a more crisper picture. TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games, and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur; letting the LED-LCD TV keep up with your fast- moving entertainment.
Triple XD Engine w/ 1080P Resolution: The LED-LCD TV utilizes LG's exclusive Triple XD Engine video processing system for crisp images and rich, vibrant colors. The LG LED-LCD TV has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
Video Inputs: The LG LED-LCD HDTV features HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 1080p.
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 3 input is MHL compatible and designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 3 port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the LG TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 3 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
Picture Size (Aspect Ratio): You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input).
Picture Wizard II (Picture Control): This feature lets you adjust the picture quality of the original image. The LG TV's Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration) offers self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. This feature takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments.
Picture Modes: The LG LED-LCD TV provides preset, user, and expert adjustment of the television's picture settings.
Advanced Picture Control: Advanced Picture Control allows you to adjust some of the advanced video features of the LG LED-LCD TV.
Picture Options: Additional picture options are available to enhance your viewing experience.
Sound Optimizer: This function optimizes the sound based on the environment in which the TV is installed (Normal, Wall-Mount, Stand).
Preset + 5-Band EQ: Sound Mode lets you enjoy the best sound without any special adjustment using factory presets. Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport, and Game are preset for optimum sound quality. You can also adjust the TV's sound manually by using the 5-band EQ (100Hz, 300Hz, 1khz, 3khz, 10kHz).
Audio Enhancements: The LG LED-LCD TV offers various audio adjustments to enhance your overall experience.
AV Sync: If the video and sound of the television are not synced, you can adjust the delay of the audio output to match the video.
Audio Outputs: The LG LED-LCD TV offers an optical digital output and 3.5mm headphone jack.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 1 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Dual Core Processor: LG's dual core processor technology delivers the speed you need for faster web browsing, instant access to internet content, and quicker application processing. The dual core processor also supports multi-tasking, so you can watch your favorite shows and check social networks at the same tim
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: This TV can be connected to your home network via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. If both options are available in your network, the wired Ethernet connection is recommended. Either network connection offers access to your PC movie/photo/music files, LG Apps, and the Internet.
Note: A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is required for connection to this TV. Use a standard LAN cable with this TV (Cat5 or better with a RJ45 connector). The included wireless network adapter operates at 2.4 GHz radio frequencies, which are also used by other household devices.
LG Smart TV Apps: LG Smart TV Apps allows you to access a variety of online services and content directly on the LG LED-LCD TV through its network connection. LG Smart TV Apps is an easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, videos, and browse the web; all organized in a simple to use interface (known as Smart TV). LG Smart TV Apps offers pay and free-of-charge instant streaming of movies, weather, videos, and photo album services. Once you have connected the LG TV to your home network and the internet, you can enjoy entertainment content, up-to-the minute news, weather updates, photo management, and more by simply using the TV's remote control and on-screen menu; all without a separate PC.
Note: Visit LG Smart TV for the latest compatible apps. Internet connection & subscriptions required. A minimum connection speed of 1.5 Mbps is required. For the best playback condition, a connection speed of 4.0 Mbps is required.
Skype Ready: The LG Skype app lets you make video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create free Skype accounts, log into existing accounts, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the LG TV (separate LG TV Skype camera required, sold separately). You cannot use input device, such as a keyboard while using Skype.
Web Browser: The LG Smart TV features a built-in web browser that lets you search the Internet for a particular website by URL or your Favorites list. The web browser supports up to Flash 11, but does not support platform-dependent technology like ActiveX. The web browser only replays the following media file formats - JPEG/PNG/GIF. Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content.
SmartShare: Whether you create a network with your compatible devices, access content stored in your LG Cloud, or use an NFC tag to connect; the LG TV makes it easy with SmartShare Technology for you to share content with friends and family.
Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's network connection. The tested TV contained software version 03.07.24 (as of 4/17/2013). Visit LG's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.
Triple USB Ports: The television features three USB type-A ports for playback of video (DivX/WMV/MOV/MKV/MPEG), still image (JPEG), and music (MP3) files stored on a connected USB memory device. The television can support USB external hard disc drives (up to 2TB) and USB mass storage class devices (up to 32GB). The USB storage devices must be formatted as FAT 32 or NTFS file system. In addition, the TV will charge USB devices that can be charged via USB (max. 5V/0.5A). The LG television lets you watch a slideshow of your photos (JPEG) while listening to background music (MP3) from an inserted USB device.
LG Smart TV: LG Smart TV is a unique, interactive, simple-to-use on-screen user-interface that allows you to watch TV while you search for premium online content, explore LG Apps, adjust picture settings, switch external inputs, and select between connected network devices; all from one menu screen on the LG LED-LCD TV. A few unique features of the Smart TV on-screen menu include:
AV Modes: AV Mode is three preset picture and audio settings. It allows the viewer to quickly switch between common audio/video settings. It includes Cinema, Game, Off (standard) Modes. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of these three picture modes to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
Input & Channel Lists: The LG TV lets you store your Favorite broadcast TV channels, as well as label your input sources.
Analog and Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.
Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block). The Parental Control Function is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible block a specific channel. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.
ENERGY STAR Certified w/ Energy Saving Feature: 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 On modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units. The Energy Saving feature helps to save electric power by adjusting the screen brightness.
Timers: The LED-LCD TV employs On, Off, and Sleep Timer functions.
Built-in Customer Support: The LG LED-LCD Smart TV offers built-in customer support to help your learn functions and diagnose problems.
IR Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control is designed to only operate the LG LED-LCD television and SIMPLINK connected components.
SIMPLINK: SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings, from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote functions.
Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully supported
LG TV Remote App: You can download the LG TV Remote app (from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store) onto your Android (2.2+) smartphone/tablet or Apple iOS (5.0+) device in order to control the television from your mobile device. In addition to controlling the functions of the TV, the LG TV Remote app lets you stream your favorite broadcast programs from the TV to your Android or Apple iOS device. You can also access the TV's online applications, SmartShare content, and Social Center apps. In addition, you can use your smartphone or tablet to enter text (making web browsing easier). You can even use your smartphone/tablet as game controller for select gaming apps on the TV. The LG TV and your Android or Apple iOS device must be connected to the same network.
Keyboard Compatible: The LG LED-LCD TV supports the use of a keyboard & mouse through its USB ports. You can enter text with the keyboard when using the Search function and the built-in Web Browser.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 23.5 lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 200mm (h) x 200mm (v). The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 21.1 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The television comes with a detachable 5' AC power cord. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.
Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington Lock (sold separately). This TV has a slot on the rear panel to accommodate a Kensington Lock device.
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