LG 42LH90 42" Full High Definition LED Backlit LCD TV with 1080p Resolution, TruMotion 240Hz Technology and Intelligent Sensor Mode

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About LG Electronics

The LG 42LH90 42" Full HD 1080p LCD TV has an LED backlit panel with the new 240Hz effective response rate time. While not an actual response rate, the panel is produced to reduce motion lag with sports programming or gaming.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Quality (26),Easy to use (24),Performance (23),Style/design (22),Great picture quality (17),Easy to setup (13),Attractive (12),Good connection options (10),Good resolution (10),Reduces glare (10),Great sound quality (8),Good remote control (6) Energy efficient (4),Good connections (3),Outstanding picture clarity/resolution (3) View All
Cons:
Features/settings (24)
Best Uses:
Home (12),Movies (11),Home theater (9),Bedroom (6),Gaming (6),Wall mounting (6),Attached to computer (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (8),Casual user (6),Power user (4)

LG Electronics Features

  • LED Backlight with Local Dimming
  • TruMotion 240Hz
  • Intelligent Sensor Mode
  • Full HD 1080p HD Resolution
  • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 2.4ms Response Time (GTG)
  • 500 cd/m2 Brightness
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • Super IPS Panel
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • XD Engine
  • 24p Real Cinema
  • ISFccc Ready
  • Picture Wizard
  • AV Mode II (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • NTSC/ATSC Tuners with Clear QAM
  • Output Power: 10W x 2
  • Invisible Speaker System
  • Clear Voice II
  • SRS TruSurround XT
  • Smart Volume Controller
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder
  • Backlight Control
  • Video Mute
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 Compliant

LG Electronics Specifications

Screen Size (Class)
42" Class (42.0" diagonal)
LED Backlight with Local Dimming
Yes
Native Display Resolution
1920 x 1080p
Brightness
500
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2,000,000:1
Viewing Angle
178° / 178°
Response Time
2.4ms
TruMotion 240Hz
Yes
True Viewing Angle
Yes
Broadcasting system Analog
Yes
Broadcasting system ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
Yes
XD Engine
Yes
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Aspect Ratio Correction
6 Modes
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching) HDMI
1080p/1080i/720p
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching) Component
1080p/1080i/720p
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching) RF
1080i/720p
Enhanced Noise Reduction
Yes (3D & MPEG)
Color Temperature Control
3 Modes
24p Real Cinema
Yes (5:5)
3:2 Pulldown
Yes
Picture Reset
Yes
AV Mode II (Picture & Sound)
3 Modes
Picture Mode
8 Modes
ISFccc Ready
Yes
Intelligent Sensor Mode
Yes
xvYCC
Yes
DTV Signal Strength Indicator
Yes
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
Yes
Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%)
10W + 10W
Invisible Speaker System Details
2 Way 4 Speaker
Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder
Yes
Surround System Type
SRS TruSurround XT
Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
Yes
Clear Voice II
Yes
Auto Volume Leveler II
Yes
Sound Mode
5 Modes
Picture Wizard
Yes
Backlight Control
Yes
Smart Energy Saving
Yes
Mechanical Power Off
Yes
1080p Source Input HDMI
60p/30p/24p
1080p Source Input Component
60p/30p/24p
1080p Source Input RGB
60p
A/V Input Navigation
Yes
Input Labeling
Yes
Quick View (Previous Channel)
Yes
Quick Setup Guide
Yes
e-Manual
Yes
Parental Control w/V-Chip
Yes
Key Lock
Yes
Closed Caption
Yes
LG SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC)
Yes
Language
English/Spanish/French/Korean
Alvin UI
Yes
Auto Tuning/Programming
Yes
Channel Add/Delete
Yes
Channel Labeling
Yes
Favorite Channel Programming
Yes
Auto/Manual Clock
Yes
On/Off Timer
Yes
Sleep Timer
Yes
Auto Off/Auto Sleep
Yes
L/R Audio/Component Video In (Side)
1
HDMI/HDCP Input
1 (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3)
1
RF In (Antenna/Cable)
1
L/R Audio/Component Video In (Rear)
1
HD Component Video In
2 (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio
Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1
RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC
1
PC Audio Input
1
RS-232c In (Control/Service)
1
Swivel Stand (degrees)
20° / 20°
VESA Compliant (W x H)
200mm x 200mm
Remote Control Type
Unified
Voltage, Hz
100V - 240V, 50/60 Hz
Stand-by Mode
>1W
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Compliant
Yes
TV without stand (W x H x D)
42.0" x 28.2" x 3.7"
TV with stand (W x H x D)
42.0" x 30.6" x 14.2"
TV without stand weight
43.0 lbs
TV with stand weight
51.1 lbs
Warranty
LG 1 year parts & labor limited warranty
Mfr #
42LH90
SKU
LOT42LH90

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply Remarkable!

Honestly, this TV with its next generation LED local dimming and 100% COMPLETELY customizable picture settings is possibly the best, bar none, LED TV in its class. For Adorama's great price, it cannot be beaten. HDTV is superb with 720p/1080i broadcast signal, and BluRay is honestly so crystal clear that in many CGI movies, it's fun to actually SEE the green screen. No kidding, it's that delicate. When pushing true 1080p, you can walk directly up to the screen and not see one tiny bit of pixe...

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Honestly, this TV with its next generation LED local dimming and 100% COMPLETELY customizable picture settings is possibly the best, bar none, LED TV in its class. For Adorama's great price, it cannot be beaten. HDTV is superb with 720p/1080i broadcast signal, and BluRay is honestly so crystal clear that in many CGI movies, it's fun to actually SEE the green screen. No kidding, it's that delicate. When pushing true 1080p, you can walk directly up to the screen and not see one tiny bit of pixelation. LG's remote is super easy to use, the TV comes with many standard presets, and the availability to tweak any and everything regarding the picture. This is extremely helpful for non-HD programming, so that even standard definition material is excellent. The sound from the internal speakers is far better than any other in its class that I have tested. Tons of HDMI, Component, Composite, USB and PC hookups make for an almost endless amount of configurable home theater components. Another really nice thing to show off to your friends is the ability to pop in a USB stick to show off pictures, music AND videos... yep, comes with abilities to natively support Divx/Xvid and x264/h264 encoded videos in mpg, avi, divx, mov AND MKV file containers. Although the average user might not have a lot of use for this, power downloaders understand this means A HUGE reduction in video prep time, so you can indeed "Plug and Play" nearly anything you want. Firmware is upgradable via a factory USB stick, if you should ever need it. Superb LED TV!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good picture, poor software

This TV has one of the best pictures out there for a LED TV, however, the intelligent sensor mode is rendered useless due to its poor color settings (unless you like everyone's skin to have a purplish hue). Also, the remote contol along with the on screen menu structure is far from being the best out there. I've seen remotes that are worse, but not many.

Reviewed by 47 customers

 
5.0

Excellent TV

By

from Syracuse, NY

We waited for many years to purchase a flat screen & glad we did . We love our 42"led . Ease of use and great pictures. LG truly stands by their products ! Tks !

 
5.0

We Love Our LG

By

from Atlanta

We've had our LG for about a year. The picture is still bright and crystal clear. Cable programming looks great, but the over-the-air reception using rabbit ears is outstanding.

 
4.0

Great HDTV

By

from USA  -  Casual User

TV has great picture quality. LED back light helps with good, deep blacks. I was disappointed when the TV showed up with non functioning HDMI ports. But I contacted LG and they had them repaired at my house, no questions asked. I've had no other issues since then (a little over 1 year of ownership). The TV has no apps or widgets, but they can also be had from game consoles, blu-ray player, media computer, etc.

 
5.0

Fantastic TV -- Love the LED!!!!

By

from Ohio

I bought this TV based on my experience with the 32LH30 model. This turned out to be a great purchase and I love this TV.

 
5.0

Great value. Excellent LCD

By

from Midwest

My wife and I were looking to purchase a plasma TV until I saw the LG 42LH90 right next to the plasma I was going to purchase. Although the LG cost a few hundred dollars more, it has such an outstanding picture we had to have it. Before I purchased it I read reviews at CNET and Consummer Reports. Both of this reviews listed it as a "recommended". I have 2 other LG pieces of equipment: VCR/DVR and Entertainment Center. Way to go LG!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great set

By

from Undisclosed

The picture quality is outstanding, especially movies never looked better even if they are not high res. I also like the ability to switch aspect ratios and then to adjust the zoom feature.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good... but missing some

By

from Undisclosed

I don't understand that a TV like this is not able to make software update by customer. there are files which the tv don't understand...

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Even my wife likes it

By

from Undisclosed

My wife hates technology. She thinks watching television is a huge waste of time. She doesn't understand why one replaces a perfectly good TV (or any still-working product) with another one. But when I turned on my new LG for the first time, she stopped dead in her tracks. "Wow," she said. Great color. Great resolution. A pleasure to watch.

 
4.0

Almost perfect

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Enthusiast

As my first HD TV, I think this is a pretty good buy. I thought the TV would be lighter/slimmer based on the LED claim in the product title. Remote menu is a little confusing, but perhaps it takes some time to get use to. Overall, happy with this purchase.

 
4.0

Great TV ..some deficiencies

By

from Fullerton, CA

This is our second LG LCD (first one being 47LG50, purchased in 2008). It's a great display with good styling, vivid pics, great contrast and better audio. My only issue is that there is no ethernet to connect to web direct. Will have to use a network enabled bluray player or PS3.

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