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LG 42LF5600

41.9" 60Hz Flat Dec 2015
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REVIEW LG Electronics 42LF5600 42 Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV 2015
Preview LG Electronics 42LF5600 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV

19 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

This LG television has an average user rating of 90 out of 100 based on 96 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who purchased the product wrote that it was good for playing games on. Jeff said on Amazon “Awesome for gaming”. A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Reasonably Priced

Several LG 42LF5600 owners said in their reviews that the LG 42LF5600 was good value for money. Afdhadfhadsfg rated the product as very good and wrote “Great value”. Afdhadfhadsfg also said “All things considered, I have been very happy with the overall value of this TV, so I have to give 5”. Afdhadfhadsfg also mentioned “It is a great TV for the price”.

Easy to Use

Several LG 42LF5600 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the LG 42LF5600 was easy to use the menus. Last year Bengus81 gave it a very good review and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Of course when using this or probably any TV with a computer it takes tweaking of the settings, LCD TV's would never be set up like that from the factory”. Bengus81 also said “I like the menu and the settings, very similar to my other LG”. Bengus81 also wrote “It also has the Expert settings where you can tweak them even more”.

LG Has Good Television Reviews

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

Good High Def TV

A few LG 42LF5600 owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “The LG 42LF5600 (MSRP $499) is a midsize Full HD (1080p) option from LG” in their review of the LG 42LF5600.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the LG 42LF5600 agreed that it was good quality. Lloyd Dobler gave it an excellent review score and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon last year “Picture quality surprisingly good”. Mikeb said in their review of the LG 42LF5600 in October “Once I got it to my liking the picture color and quality is great”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer mentioned that this TV had good sound quality.

Good for Wall Mounting

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good for wall mounting. Mikeb mentioned “You have to use the spacers that are included with the TV, as well as the spacers that are included with the wall mount” in their review of this TV and scored this TV very highly.

Good Remote Control

One LG 42LF5600 owner reckoned that this TV had a good remote control. In October last year Lloyd Dobler said on Amazon “Remote is nothing special.”.

Good Size

One person concluded that the product was easy to carry around. Afdhadfhadsfg scored it 5 stars and said in their LG 42LF5600 review on Amazon “The TV is very light and easy to handle”.

Good Stand

One person who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good stand. Timbermountain Trader said in their review of the LG 42LF5600 on Amazon “30-60" Brushed Aluminum Universal Table Top TV Stand, -/+20º Rotation, +10º Tilt, Safety Lock/Lock Release, Anodized Finish, Limited Edition Gold (TT-01 Gold”.

Nice Design

One LG 42LF5600 owner who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. Afdhadfhadsfg said in October last year “It is sure easier to power beautiful graphics (ultra settings) at 1080 than at 4k” .

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the 42LF5600 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months have RMS rated power of between 5W and 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Image Format

The LG 42LF5600 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this television.

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Supports One Audio Format

The 42LF5600 has a greater number of audio formats than most latest similar spec TVs. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LF5600.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 55.88 millimeters, the LG 42LF5600 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE32J5600[plb_2856713_price] (66.6mm).

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other latest mid-size TVs have a WiFi connection, however the 42LF5600 does not have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 42LF5600 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year also do not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most new similar spec TVs are not 3D compatible. The 42LF5600 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40F6100[plb_3861128_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LF5600 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other recently released mid-size TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LF5600 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other latest mid-size TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung HG49EE690[plb_3713298_price].

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF5600

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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 Refresh Rate

The LG 42LF5600 has a fairly average refresh rate (60 hertz) compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs.

If you want a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the Philips 43HFL2849T[plb_3817581_price] (85Hz).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Cable Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

22 May 2015

Not a bad TV for the price if you've got a bright living room. The LG 42LF5600 is a great performer in many areas?the IPS panel type delivers wide viewing angles, good color production, clean...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 May 2015 by LG4life
LG4life would recommend the LG 42LF5600

I bought this TV after returning a 43" Vizio that I had for about 2 hrs. which I would never buy again. This TV meets all my expectations except one, only has 2 HDMI ports but it's not a deal... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by TeeTee
TeeTee would recommend the LG 42LF5600

This the very first flat screen tv I've ever bought (yeh Im late, lol) but I am very pleased with my LG LED Tv!!...The picture is wonderful, nice and clear. For me, the sound is great. I have my... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2015 by GadgetGirl90
GadgetGirl90 would recommend the LG 42LF5600

I've been using this TV daily without issue since purchasing it five months ago from my local Walmart. The thin gray frame (and reasonable sale price for a 42-inch) really stood out in-store. I... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Spbgolfs
Spbgolfs would recommend the LG 42LF5600

The price was reasonable and the picture is great. I'm not an expert on color, pixels, refresh rates, etc., so I'm sure an expert could find flaws, but I don't see any. This is the first TV that I... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Madscoots
Madscoots would recommend the LG 42LF5600

Had this tv a little over a week and I'm loving it. Great picture and great sound. LG definitely is a top brand. I bought it to replace a 42" Vizio that had the LED's going out after only 4 years... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lf5600, lg electronics 42lf5600
Barcodes 00719192596887, 719192596887R1

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