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42" HD 1080p LCD TV with freeview HD, NetCast™, 3 x HDMI and USB connectivity

  • 42LD490

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • HD-Ready 1080p
  • LG Netcast
  • USB 2.0
Available SIZES:
Screen size (in.) 42
Display Type LCD
Full HD (1080p) Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080p
Contrast Ratio 60,000:1
Colors Reproduction (R,G,B) Bit 10 (Dithering)
Life Span (hr) 60,000
Aspect Ratio Correction 8modes (16:9/Just scan/Original/4:3/14:9/Zoom/ Cinema Zoom/full wide)
Color Temperature Cool/Medium/Warm
Just Scan (HDMI/Component/RF)1080i / 1080p / 720p
Real Cinema 24p (24p 5:5/2:2 Pull down) Yes
Expert Mode/ ISF Ready Yes
Eye Care (Anti Dazzling) Yes
Freeview HD Built In Yes
xvyCC Yes
AV Mode Yes
Picture Wizard Yes
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP) Yes
Audio Output 10W + 10W
Speaker System 1 Way 2 Speakers
infinite Sound (LG Solution) Yes
Bass/Treble/Balance Yes
Auto Volume Yes
Clear Voice Yes (Clear Voice 2)
Special Features
XD Engine Yes
1080P Source Input HDMI 60p/50p/30p/24p Component 60p/50p
Child Lock Yes
e-Manual Yes
SimpLink (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Jack Pack (Side)
AV In 1
USB 2.0 1
Headphone Out 1
CI slot 1
Jack Pack (Rear)
RF In 1
Full Scart 1
Component in (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio 1(480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p)- 1080p : 60p/50p
Digital Audio Out (Coaxial/ Optical) 1(Optical)
RGB In (D-sub 15pin) - PC 1
PC Audio Input 1
LAN (For Modem) 1
RS-232C (Control / SVC) 1
Cabinet Description
Front Cabinet Style Glare
Cabinet Color Black
Stand style / color / Glare) Non-Glare
Swivel (angle) ANGLE(20)
NetCast Yes
Smart Energy Saving Yes
Third Party Services “Third party services may be changed, removed, or interrupted, without notice, and LG makes no representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period of time”.
Wireless AV Link Yes
USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play) Yes
Dimensions - WxHxD (mm)
SET (w/o stand) (mm) 1023 x 635 x 76.6
Including stand (mm) 1023 x 685 x 261
Weight (Kg)
SET (w/o stand kg) 13.5
Including stand (kg) 15.1
On Power Consumption (IEC62087 Edition 2) (W) 134
Stand By (W) 0.30
Luminance Ratio (%) 65
Mercury Content (mg) 72.0
Presence of Lead Yes - This television contains lead only in certain parts or components where no technology alternatives exist in accordance with existing exemption clauses under the RoHS Directive
System Upgrade Yes
File Type JPEG/MP3/DivX
Award isf Certification

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from LG 47LD690 - Hdmi Ports Fail Do not buy this model. Very disappointed. Purchased this TV 4-5 Years ago and all of a sudden all the HDMI ports have stopped working. The TV recognises the HDMI but shows no signal. Researched this and noticed many customers who purchased this model had the exact same issue. Cannot find replacement motherboard either as the TV is discontinued. Never buying LG again!!!!
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Excellent TV but poor HDMI Had the TV for 4 years with exceptional service. Then one day the HDMI ports stopped working. Looked on multiple sites and it appears to be a very common problem. Pity that such a feature-rich TV should use poor components. 4 years of excellent service is undone by what appears to be a simple failure of a common part. I'm left with a TV that still works very well for 60% of functionality but fails to do what I bought it for - displaying HDMI inputs.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LG 42LD490 Bought this as a replacement and after a year a cannot fault it for it's sound or visual experiance. As with most tv''s now this has loads of features but many go unsused, It has the HD freeview channels which was its selling point to me in the first place. My only niggle it i feel the stand for it is not quite man enough and the weight of the tv tends to make it lean back, easyily resolved by putting a couple of place mats underneaathe the rear of the stand.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High quality for a budet price. I've owned this tv for nearly a year and although prices are coming down as technolagy improves i still paid less for this back then, than what the equivalent size and specked tv would cost today. Packed full of features and apps (only available if connected to the net via dongle, which i am not# it certainly offers a lot more for your money. The picture is unquestionably bright and clear, even with the fact its facing a window, the reflections dont interupt viewing pleasure. Sound quality is very good and even though i have full cinema i often dont use it because the tv's own speakers are very loud and has good clarity. It has the hd freeview channels which produce crystal clear viewing only accreditted to full 1080p HD. Connectivity to this tv was perfect when using my slighty older Sony home cinema system but then i upgraded it all to a new LG AV setup with seperate Bluray # idea being one remote for all which i now have instead of 3 different ones..# only because of the more moddern technolagy a few more wires were required, as the tv didnt have ARC #audio return channel# thus i needed a optical cable to return the tv sound through to the av amplifier. Instead off just one hdmi for all. My only niggles with this set is one, with the epg guide, i have not found away and dont think it is possible to remove unwated channels from the guide, although channels can be locked ide rather them not be there, my old sony bravia i was able to remove any unwanted channels completely. Also the epg screen i think needs to be full screen rather than P.I.P style #picture in picture) i.e when you get the menu up its a slightly smaller frame which apperas inside the viewing picture and being slightly opaque, thus giving the idea that you can still maintain viewing the current channel!. Not for me, makes reading the epg confusing and off putting with images moving around the ouside and between the guide lines on the menu itself. My other niggle is with the way the tv sits on its stand and kind off tilt backwards, ive curred it by stacking a couple of place mats underneath the rear of the stand, but still i think a redesign may be needed, and of course if its wall mounted it wouldn't make any differance.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV, forget NetCast. TV has great picture, reasonable sound and some useful features. DLNA only supports pulling content from a DLNA enabled media server, it doesn't support the ability to "push" content from a DLNA enabled device such as a smartphone. NetCast works OK, but is a bit laggy. Also LG seem to have dropped the ball on this one. This TV hasn't had an update in over a year of me owning it so there is no new "channels" in the NetCast menu. Would be nice to have seen extras such as Netflix etc. Also YouTube "App" is horrible. Don't buy this tv if this feature is important to you. This TV is good overall and worth the money, but I would probably get the version without the NetCast and use the money saved to put towards an external media/smart tv box such as the Roku or Apple TV.
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from bargain great tv, easy to set up,.good picture quality. the freeview hd is excellent. also as tv internet built in. great tv for the price.
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relented at last I have thought for many years that televisions over 21" were a bit show-offish, but we have gradually upped the sizes through 29/32/36 to the aforementioned 42" LG and the result is brilliant!! Most of our rooms are too small to accommodate such a monster,but we have managed to find a space for it: not on the wall, as so many people have their 'home cinemas', but at normal level. Anyway,we love the picture quality,the clean design, the ease of registering the product and of course the bargain price. No doubt it has been superceded many times over but it suits our purpose very well. Wii tennis is a hoot! Superb value for money!.
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Amazing quality glad we treated ourselves to it. The HD part is excellent! Top tv and a good price!
Date published: 2011-03-18
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