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42" LED TV with Freeview HD, NetCast™ and 100Hz

  • 42LE7900

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • NetCast
  • DLNA
  • LED
Available SIZES:
Screen size (in.) 42
Display Type LED
Full HD (1080p) Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080p
Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
TruMotion™ Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Freeview HD Built In Yes
Picture Wizard Yes
Audio Output 10W + 10W
Clear Voice Yes (Clear Voice 2)
Special Features
Intelligent Sensor Yes
Energy Saving recommended Yes
NetCast Yes
Smart Energy Saving Plus Yes
ECO Flower 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
Bluetooth Yes
USB 2.0 (DivX HD, MP3, Jpeg play) Yes
Dimensions - WxHxD (mm)
SET (w/o stand) (mm) 1018.2 x 630.7 x 34.4
Including stand (mm) 1018.2 x 692.5 x 269.8
VESA Dimensions (mm) 200 x 200
Weight (Kg)
SET (w/o stand kg) 19.1
Including stand (kg) 23.2
On Power Consumption (IEC62087 Edition 2) (W) 96.8
Stand By (W) 0.20
Luminance Ratio (%) 84
Mercury Content (mg) 0.0
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
Award isf Certification
Ultra Slim Depth & Narrow frame Yes

What People Are Saying


  • Reviewed by : What Plasma & LCD TV Jun 24. 2010
    Solid performance and decent features continue the manufacturer's purple patch

    What's big, purple and super skinny?
    No, this isn't the start to a filthy joke, it's the new addition to LG's gorgeous LED range. But this being the Korean manufacturer, those stunning good looks are partnered with some seriously impressive spec.
    Top of the pile is the inclusion of a built-in Freeview HD tuner, providing free hi-def broadcasts once the switchover has been completed in your region. For those that want the convenience of the internet in their living room, there's NetCast web-browsing widgets, while connectivity encompasses four HDMIs and Bluetooth headphones (not included) for wireless listening. Powering the full HD panel area series of side-mounted LEDs, which, aside from enabling that miraculously slender chassis, provide much more efficient illumination than standard (CCFL) units.
    Completing the list of talents is 100Hz digital scanning for keeping motion blur under control and a brace of USB ports for enjoying digital video or photos from external sources.
    When it comes to operation, LG towers over its rivals, thanks to its awesome tile- based on screen system, boasting effortlessly intuitive architecture to make setup and tweaking quick and pain-free.
    The picture settings wizard is perfect for beginners daunted by techno jargon, while those more au fait with such things and who have more enthusiasm for playing with image settings will find plenty to keep them busy. Though the remote control fails to match the screen's design prowess, its buttons are sensibly arranged and it sits comfortably in the hand.

    Depth and scope

    Starting on a positive note, the 42LE7900 is capable of some of the best colours on any LCD TV currently available, exacting detail from hi-def sources with an impressive sense of depth and scope alongside some decent scaling. Whether your source material is the lower reaches of digital TV or more demanding Blu-ray, pictures are rendered with a degree of naturalism and accuracy that is utterly immersive. This tonal authenticity is supported by a degree of detail that often appears too good to be true.
    Even Freeview broadcasts are scaled neatly; they might not look anything likeHD, but the images are stretched out to 42in without much artefacting. Disappointingly, this good work is quickly undone by an unsightly cocktail of average black levels and clumsy motion handling. Starting with the former, the edge-mounted LEDs are all too visible in scenes of near or total darkness and undermine whatever contrast or profundity might otherwise have been achieved. Motion, meanwhile, suffers from unacceptable levels of noise around anything that moves, particularly during camera pans.
    Sound is marginally better than you'd expect, considering the super-slim chassis. Keep the volume low and it's not too bad, but crank it up a touch and all of the usual the usual flatscreen flaws namely lack of bass, shouty dialogue and flat overall soundstage start to become alarmingly apparent. Anything over £1,000 is considered big money for a 42inscreenthesedays, but you'll struggle to find such a rock-solid future proof screen that's as well equipped and good looking as this one for less.
    While this certainly isn't a screen for true videophiles, it's an enticing option for well-heeled gadget fans willing to overlook a flaw or two in favour of fancy design.

  • Reviewed by : What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision Jun 02. 2010
    LG continues its impressive TV form

    FOR COMBINING SLIM good looks with full-fat specification, LG’s new Infinia range takes a bit of beating. This42-inch, LED-backlit LCD squeezes Freeview HD reception and wireless streaming from multiple sources into a frame just 34mm deep. It's as ergonomically competent as all recent LG offerings, too.

    " The LG is particularly adept with skintones and skin-textures "

    The 42LE7900 does solidly professional work - bar with sound. 1080p Blu-ray images are colourful and detailed, with motion smoothly delivered, once the 100Hz TruMotion' processing is turned off. Edges are crisply defined, and even complex patterns remain solid and stable. Any of the three high-definition channels the tuner can receive are enjoyable, and standard-def reception is on a par with our favourite sets of this size.

    The LG's a fine upscaler of DVDs, too – details levels are impressive, and it's particularly adept with skintones and textures. Whites stay clean and bright, and the colour palette is natural and extensive. There's not quite the depth to black tones we'd like, though and so not the extremes of contrast. The edge-lit LED backlighting is culpable, boil-washing blacks when it's disabled and rather spotlighting bright areas in otherwise-dark scenes when it's on. And sound is textbook slim TV: diaphanous and toppy. But overall there's plenty to enjoy here, and the price is only heading one way...

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