Pros

  • Lots of picture settings
  • Lots of picture settings
  • Very light and comfortable remote
  • Very light and comfortable remote

Cons

  • Only five Web apps
  • Only five web apps
  • Menus are unattractive and hard to navigate
  • Menus are unattractive and hard to navigate

At A Glance

The 42LE5500 provides few Internet applications and delivers unexceptional image quality for a moderate price.

Manufacturer’s Description

LED is the latest in display technologies and the LE5500 delivers that and a whole lot more. It lets you tap into the future of entertainment with broadband TV, cut free of your cable box and messy wires with Wireless HD and enjoy a host of other features that will bring your experience to the next level.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 3
HDMI Version HDMI 1.3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Headphone Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 42.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Direct LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer LG Electronics
UPC Code 719192176904
Manufacturer Part Number 42LE5500
Brand Name LG
Product Name 42LE5500 42" LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

LED is the latest in display technologies and the LE5500 delivers that and a whole lot more. It lets you tap into the future of entertainment with broadband TV, cut free of your cable box and messy wires with Wireless HD and enjoy a host of other features that will bring your experience to the next level.

Product Model 42LE5500
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lg.com/us
Product Series LE5500
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • 42LE5500 LED-LCD TV
  • Swivel Stand
  • Remote Control
Features Closed Caption, Child Lock, Flashback, Sleep Timer, Auto Program, Favorite Channel Selection, Auto-off
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 24.8"
Width 40"
Depth 1.2"
Weight (Approximate) 588.8 oz
Color Glossy Black, Evening Purple
VESA Mount Standard 200 x 200
Height with Stand 27.20"
Width with Stand 40"
Depth with Stand 10.60"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 43 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound, Dolby Digital
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption 100 mW
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
Response Time 2.40 ms
PC Streaming Yes
Internet Access Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.6
Color Quality Rating Very Good
Color Quality Score 3.7
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.3
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 3.3
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 92.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 72.0   watts