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Set Your HD Free

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


  • HD-Ready 1080p
  • LG Netcast
  • USB 2.0


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


SHOW  HIDE Display
  • Screen size (in.)
  • Display Type
  • Full HD (1080p)
  • Resolution
  • Contrast Ratio
  • Colors Reproduction (R,G,B) Bit
  • Life Span (hr)
  • 42
  • LCD
  • Yes
  • 1920 x 1080p
  • 60,000:1
  • 10 (Dithering)
  • 60,000
  • Aspect Ratio Correction
  • Color Temperature
  • Just Scan
  • HDMI
  • Real Cinema 24p (24p 5:5/2:2 Pull down)
  • Expert Mode/ ISF Ready
  • Eye Care (Anti Dazzling)
  • Freeview HD Built In
  • xvyCC
  • AV Mode
  • Picture Wizard
  • 8modes (16:9/Just scan/Original/4:3/14:9/Zoom/ Cinema Zoom/full wide)
  • Cool/Medium/Warm
  • (HDMI/Component/RF)1080i / 1080p / 720p
  • 3
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
  • Audio Output
  • Speaker System
  • infinite Sound (LG Solution)
  • Bass/Treble/Balance
  • Auto Volume
  • Clear Voice
  • Yes
  • 10W + 10W
  • 1 Way 2 Speakers
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes (Clear Voice 2)
  • System Upgrade
  • File Type
  • Yes
  • JPEG/MP3/DivX
SHOW  HIDE Special Features
  • XD Engine
  • 1080P Source Input
  • Child Lock
  • e-Manual
  • SimpLink (HDMI-CEC)
  • Yes
  • HDMI 60p/50p/30p/24p Component 60p/50p
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE Jack Pack (Side)
  • AV In
  • HDMI/HDCP Input
  • USB 2.0
  • Headphone Out
  • CI slot
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
SHOW  HIDE Jack Pack (Rear)
  • RF In
  • Full Scart
  • Component in (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio
  • Digital Audio Out (Coaxial/ Optical)
  • HDMI/HDCP Input
  • RGB In (D-sub 15pin) - PC
  • PC Audio Input
  • LAN (For Modem)
  • RS-232C (Control / SVC)
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1(480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p)- 1080p : 60p/50p
  • 1(Optical)
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
SHOW  HIDE Cabinet Description
  • Front Cabinet Style
  • Cabinet Color
  • Stand style / color / Glare)
  • Swivel (angle)
  • ROHS
  • Glare
  • Black
  • Non-Glare
  • ANGLE(20)
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE Convenience
  • NetCast
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Third Party Services
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • “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”.
SHOW  HIDE Connectivity
  • Wireless AV Link
  • USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Award
  • isf Certification
SHOW  HIDE Dimensions - WxHxD (mm)
  • SET (w/o stand) (mm)
  • Including stand (mm)
  • 1023 x 635 x 76.6
  • 1023 x 685 x 261
SHOW  HIDE Weight (Kg)
  • SET (w/o stand kg)
  • Including stand (kg)
  • 13.5
  • 15.1
  • On Power Consumption (IEC62087 Edition 2) (W)
  • Stand By (W)
  • Luminance Ratio (%)
  • Mercury Content (mg)
  • Presence of Lead
  • 134
  • 0.30
  • 65
  • 72.0
  • 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
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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. 26 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. 18 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. 16 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. 26 November 2012
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The LG LD490 LCD TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality and built in freeview HD to provide 5 times the picture quality of standard definition freeview. Also built in is LG NetCast™ technology for access to your favourite internet content such as YouTube

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