LG 47LE5400 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications

LG 47LE5400 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications

  • LED Backlighting
  • NetCast Entertainment Access (Wi-Fi Ready)
  • Wireless 1080p Ready
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • Picture Wizard II

There is no better LCD display technology than LED and the LE5400 delivers that along with a whole lot more. You can tap directly into instant movies and entertainment with NetCast and cut free of your cable box and messy wires with Wireless 1080p. This HDTV is Internet-ready. To view Internet apps on this TV, you may also need:
Broadband Internet service A router Cabling A Wi-Fi adapter (if there is not one built in) A PC for subscriptions or payments To learn more about Internet-ready

List Price: $ 1,699.99

Price: $ 1,699.99

3 responses to “LG 47LE5400 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications”

  1. Marty Gillis says:
    216 of 226 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for me, but with some flashlighting, May 11, 2010
    Marty Gillis (Los Angeles, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: LG 47LE5400 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications (Electronics)

    This review is for the LG 47LE5400 47-Inch Edge Lit LED/LCD 1080p HDTV! (what a mouthful!) This is a new model and Amazons date for “first available is wrong.
    After much comparison, and much online and in-store research I decided to plunk down my hard earned cash on this bad boy. So far, I am very glad I did.

    My criteria for purchase was a screen no larger than 47 inches (to preserve the image quality of my AVI files and SD programming) and also something that had perfect geometry (unlike the Mitsubishi DLP that recently died on me) and something that would display and maintain a bright uniform picture. (unlike my Pioneer Plasma did) I also had hoped for a display that could display a 50hz PAL video signal as long as it was first upconverted to 720p or higher. (The LG will NOT display a 576 line image , but will take that image if upconverted , even while remaining 50hz so no format conversion is required for motion correctness, just upconversion to 720p / 1080i or 1080p)

    Purchased the set at a brick and mortar location (initials are BB) so in case things didn’t work out I could return or exchange it with no problems. I easily carried the box inside my house (I am pushing 60 with arthritis) and had the stand assembled and mounted on the TV in about 20 minutes total from bringing in the box. The TV is packed well, but not filled with unnecessary packaging material. There is a quick start guide included and the entire manual resides on a CD-Rom which I personally HATE but at least you can’t spill things on it right? Also included were warranty materials, a separate set of instructions and CD-ROM for the web connectivity stuff , some cable adapters, a cleaning cloth and the remote with two AAA batteries.

    The TV was in perfect condition, wrapped in that foam cloth stuff and with the prerequisite plastic film over the frame bezel. Easy to remove all of that stuff and it didn’t leave any trace of sticky residue which was nice. Jacks are group on the rear left with the USB and headphone jacks on the left side but behind the bezel. This TV is very thin and not all that secure on it’s stand. The stand is fine, but I would recommend strapping it down whenever you put it unless you use a wall mount of some kind. Just sitting on a table you are one false move away from turning your beautiful LED TV into a doorstop. And the TV itself is very nice to look at, very easy on the eyes really.

    I am not currently using the web connectivity stuff or the Netflix online feature so I can not comment on those functions in this review. If they work as well as the rest of the unit, things should be fine. While it is ‘internet ready’ it does not include a wireless dongle so you either need to physically connect it to your router with an Ethernet cable, or purchase a USB wireless dongle from LG . (Yes, they are proprietary, unfortunately)

    Connected my HDMI cables from my Fios DVR and Oppo Blu Ray and plugged in the power. This TV will power up and ask you if you want ‘home use’ or “store use’ which is of course flame thrower mode. Pick ‘home use’ and go from there. Just remember which inputs you plugged what into so you can easily get to them. The manual will tell you how to custom label your inputs if you can’t remember HDMI 1 or 2 or so forth.

    The first thing I did was set the picture to “Standard” and then lower the back light, the contrast, the brightness and color and even sharpness levels. Then I went into the advanced settings menu and turned off all the noise reduction and cut the auto contrast setting down to low. The TV will not look all that great out of the box as it is meant to attract your attention in the store, but those setting are pretty useless at home if you want your picture to look rich and natural. All in all, it took me maybe 15 minutes to get a starting point where I could watch and be more than happy with the picture.

    You can download the manual from LG’s website and get to know this unit before you purchase. That’s what I did and it saved me tons of time. LG also includes a ‘Picture Wizard’ that helps you to easily and quickly calibrate an input to your taste and achieve fairly accurate color and proper contrast and brightness. You can then assign that setting to any input or inputs you wish and save it . You can do this twice and save each one with the ‘Expert’ function and of course you can adjust the other preset picture modes and save them as well. LOTS of options in that regard!

    A word about the 120Hz True Motion. Like hot sauce, a little goes a long way. LG offers you your choice of ON, OFF, LOW, HIGH and USER. In the user mode you can adjust both judder AND motion blur separately which is a big improvement in software for this model I think. To me, the True Motion gives you almost the same effect as watching a video tape rather than a film. It does lend itself to some program…

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  2. MonkTheKing "MonkTheKing" says:
    32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent TV – Very satisfied, May 12, 2010

    This review is from: LG 47LE5400 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications (Electronics)

    I’ve had the LG LE475400 set up in my living room for about a week now. I have a PS3, Xbox 360, surround sound receiver, and my HD cable box attached. With 4 HDMI slots, I was able to connect all of them with HDMI wires. Out of the box, the picture is pretty lame. Be prepared to spend roughly 10 – 15 minutes per input slot setting up your preferred options. Please note that for some reason the “Real Cinema” option is only available to me on certain HDMI slots – i wonder if it has anything to do with the connected equipment or not. Another interesting setting is the “Tru Motion” option – turn this to high if you like to have that “soap opera” feel to your video. I have to say, it looks very natural but i prefer to keep this option off as a matter of taste. I’m sure some people will love it. Besides those two options, you have the standard “Contrast”, “Sharpness”, etc,etc options as well. You could even control specific color settings – ie – Blue brightness, Red brightness, etc etc. Loads of tweaking options here. You could literally spend hours on each input if you’re obsessive enough.

    After I completed all my tweaks for each input i have to say i’m very impressed with this TV. I probably sit a little too close to the TV than I should (I bought this TV for my next apt which will be bigger) and even with that being the case it looks great. As with all LCD’s you will see some motion distortion but I think LG has a done a great job limiting this (especially if you turn off Tru Motion).
    Now granted the only movies I’ve watched on it so far are HD cable programs (like HD HBO) so I can’t comment on how Blu Ray movies would play (getting Avatar Blu Ray this coming Saturday to test it!!)

    Where I see a huge improvement in this TV over my now defunct Samsung 40″ LCD (720p)is in video game graphics and visuals. I mean, this TV is perfect for gaming. It’s almost as if this TV has given some of my games a new lease on life. I can’t stress enough how amazing my games look and play on this TV. Again, I had to spend a bit of time tweaking the settings to my liking but I’m sure any die hard gamer or videophile would find settings that suit their taste. Just a phenomenal gaming TV.

    From a physical design perspective you could probably find something more attractive. The bezel is as plain as it gets with a very “no frills” design. Also, before I wall mounted this TV I noticed it to be a bit wobbly on the stand. This could have been due to me not attaching the stand securely enough but I thought I did a solid job.
    The best part of the design is how thin it is – I’m talking Kate Moss thin. I really love how thin it is. It’s just such a nice look.
    Oh, and the power cord for some reason feels exceptionally short compared to other LCDs I’ve owned.

    Compared to what I’ve paid in the past for LCDs, this TV is wonderful. If you’re in the market for a 47″ LCD definitely give this one a look.

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  3. CT says:
    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing TV, great price~!, September 3, 2010

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    This review is from: LG 47LE5400 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV with Internet Applications (Electronics)

    Prior to this TV we had a 40′ Sony XBR2 LED which I love and was moved to the bedroom with this purchase. After reading reviews and taking stock of the features of this TV I decided to take the plunge and get the LG. I had purchased an LG monitor last year and loved it, and this TV lives up to that purchase. The picture is incredible first off. I went in to Best Buy and compared it to all the high-end models, and this one held it’s own against Samsung’s and Sony’s, for half the price. It looks like the price has gone up a bit here since I purchased it, but that’s because they sold out thru amazon and are being sold by another vendor here.

    I loved the connectivity features of this TV. It had netflix streaming, vuduo and widgets. It has plenty of HDMI ports. One thing I did NOT like was that it only has an optical out. I fixed this problem by purchasing a Gefen Gtv-digaud-2aaud Digital-to-analog Audio Adapterwhich works perfectly. I simply connected the optical to this from TV, then stereo cables to my surround system. Problem solved. I also didn’t like that it didn’t have an S-video cable. I solved this by getting Pyle Home PCVHDM49 Composite Video and S-Video to HDMI Converter which works great when I connect my old videogame systems to it. I got mine in an Amazon promotion that included LG AN-WL100W Wireless Media Kit, which I was skeptical about. It actually works great, with one caveat: you cannot have a 5ghz router nearby, as it seems to interfere with the signal. Also, If you have a Logitech Harmony one remote this Tv has all kinds of problems switching inputs. It’s a long story but suffice to say myself and logitech tech support couldn’t get it to work.

    I love the video quality with blu-ray, and the 24hz with blu ray works great. All in all I would def recommend this, especially for those who are looking for a good value.

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