LG 42LV5500 42" 1080p HD LED LCD Television Reviews

LG 42LV5500 42" 1080p HD LED LCD Television

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Excellent addition to any living room

Aug 29, 2011 (Updated Aug 31, 2011)
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Pros:Great picture, slim, low power consumption, lots of features, great picture (I said that twice)

Cons:Needs more inputs; a keyboard option would be GREAT

The Bottom Line: Great mid-sized set and priced right. Free WiFi adapter and a second remote!


It was time to replace the aging rear-projection unit and I started looking at LCD's with LED backlighting. I wanted something in the range of 42 to 47 inches, so when a deal on this LG came along, I jumped on it.

I unboxed the new set and was very pleased to find that it came with a wireless "dongle" for WiFi and TWO (yes, two) remotes. It took me a while to find out what the second remote was for, but I got there...

The picture was outstanding from the start. And I was testing it with an off-the-air signal, using a table-top antenna! So sharp and well-defined and very little noticeable graininess. Even the SD channels looked very good (which was not the case on my old HD set).

I attached the (included) USB dongle for WiFi and was quickly able to get it set up on our network. Once that's done, you can download new code for the set, surf the web using the built-in browser, and stream video from Netflix and others.

Once you start using it for web browsing, you find that you quickly will want a keyboard. Enter the second remote! The slender remote is a "pointer" model that you can use to move the on-screen cursor and make link selections. It can also be used to select characters, although that is still a bit tedious. A keyboard would make a geat addition to this TV, but I don't know that one is available.

My one gripe is that it only has one set of each type of inputs. [Edit: I need to update this to be more specific: it has 4 HDMI, 2 composite, and 2 AV inputs. However, the 2nd set of composite and AV inputs "share" a set of mini connectors, so you can only use one of them at a time] The old TV had five or six just for composite audio/video and I found that we used most of them. I would imagine you can run all your devices through a surround sound receiver, but have not tried that yet. And I don't know if newer TV's just don't come with that many inputs any longer. Still, overall, this is a great set, especially for the price.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 699


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