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LG 42LB580V

42" Flat May 2014
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15 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 18 owner reviews the average owner rating of this television is fantastic. That puts this mid-size TV in the top 20% of all the TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Reasonably Priced

Two LG 42LB580 owners said in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price.

A number of LG 42LB580 owners agreed that it was good value for money. Christopher Day mentioned in his review of the LG 42LB580 two years ago “Looked for a reasonably priced LG 42inch smart TV” and gave the product an excellent review score. Demaris wrote in their review “I bought this because the price was excellent and the chrome finish matches my wallpaper” and scored the product very highly.

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Easy to Use

A number of LG 42LB580 owners considered that the LG 42LB580 was easy to setup. David mentioned on Amazon “Good picture easy to set up I have a sound”. Two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use.

Good Brand

LG is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and LG also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Product Quality

A few LG 42LB580 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Anouk mentioned “Great quality and easy to use/setup” in their review of this TV. Christopher Day mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Sound quality is great, picture brilliant” and rated the product as excellent.

Robust

One customer who purchased it said that it was well made. Kindle Customer mentioned “Packaging was a bit battered and no fragile stickers on” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One LG 42LB580 reviewer who reviewed the LG 42LB580 concluded that it was wifi compatible. Kindle Customer wrote on Amazon “Connected to wifi no problem, im still exploring its features”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Christopher Day wrote on Amazon “As it turns out i got a real bargain £356! This TV has plenty of features and i would recommend it to anyone” in his review and scored the product very highly.

Good Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LB580 which do not support smart TV features, the 42LB580 supports smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV features which you might also want to consider including the Philips 32PHT4509[plb_2227289_price], or the Samsung UE32H5570[plb_2281924_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LB580 which do not have a WiFi connection, the LG 42LB580 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the Philips 32PHT4509[plb_2227289_price], or the Samsung UE32H5570[plb_2281924_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 42LB580 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LB580. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LB580 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Supports Two Video Formats

The LG 42LB580 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and spec. The most frequently supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats DIVX HD and H.264 are also supported by this TV.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LB580 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LB580. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HAAC" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £57.00

The price of the 42LB580 increased by £57.00 in the last couple of weeks.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the LG 42LB580 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Toshiba 40L5453[plb_2274525_price]; or the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price], or the UE32H6200[pl_2234257_price] both from Samsung.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42LB580 do not have a built-in camera. The 42LB580 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 42LB580 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LB580. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 42LB580, the 42LB580 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LB580 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. The 42LB580 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB580

Running Costs Are OK

This LG TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 42LB580 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of this spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 42LB580 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 55.5 millimeters, the 42LB580 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LB580.

We compared this TV to all the other 55.5mm thick televisions and we think the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Philips 32PFK5109[plb_2220062_price] (55mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Smart TV
Smart TV Features
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
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Desktop Stand
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Other Features
Special Features

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 2 May 2015 by Laurence R.
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with it.

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this because the price was excellent and the chrome finish matches my wallpaper. The picture could not be better.

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this because the price was excellent and the chrome finish matches my wallpaper. The picture could not be better.

Reviewed 18 March 2015 by Lightninglynne
(Verified Purchase)

The tv arrived on within the estimated time . Packaging was a bit battered and no fragile stickers on . Luckily the inner packaging protected it . The tv was easiy to set up . Connected to wifi no... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2015 by Kindle Customer
(Verified Purchase)

The tv arrived on within the estimated time . Packaging was a bit battered and no fragile stickers on . Luckily the inner packaging protected it . The tv was easiy to set up . Connected to wifi no... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by David
(Verified Purchase)

Good picture easy to set up I have a sound bar which it gives a big lift so all in all very pleased.

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Mrs. P. I. R. Wilson
(Verified Purchase)

Bargain.

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Anouk
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality and easy to use/setup.

Reviewed 29 December 2014 by Gary Dobie
(Verified Purchase)

Great tv.

Reviewed 24 December 2014 by Dave Biggs
(Verified Purchase)

Best tv i have ever had.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.15
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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42lb580, 42lb580v, lg 42lb580, lg 42lb580v, certified 42lb580, certified 42lb580n, lg electronics 42lb580, lg electronics 42lb580v
Barcodes 05054230929568, 08806084574299, 08806084574305, 08806084574312, 08806084581440, 08806084639769

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