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LG 42LF561

LG 42LF561V

42" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

TV expert review website Chip.de scored this TV 82 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 39 user reviews this TV has an excellent overall user rating.

Good Product Quality

Fifteen customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Alan Fenwick he said in his review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “So far has provided excellent reception and viewing quality”. In October last year Che Dixon mentioned on Amazon “Cracking value TV, nice picture and build quality” and scored the product very highly. Clive wrote on Amazon “Very pleased with the picture quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. George R. said in his review of the LG 42LF561 “The colours great” . Noel Danso wrote on Amazon “The cinema mode really has vivid colours”.

One person reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Richard mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Mainly use it for gaming and it looks awesome”. One LG 42LF561 owner mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LF561 was good for watching blu-ray discs. Last year Noel Danso wrote on Amazon “Blu-ray movies look superb” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Easy to Use

A few people concluded that it was easy to setup. Alan Fenwick rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Was very easy to set up/tune and”. This year Clive said “Easy to set up, only took a couple of minutes” and scored the LG 42LF561 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Geoffcramp wrote on Amazon “Simple remote control with easy to use menu systems, after a quick play i had an even better picture” in their review. Jonathan Yull rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon last year “Having the facility to record onto a memory stick or external hard drive is very handy” in his review of the LG 42LF561. Richard said “Simple to use and the remote is a good quality one too”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some LG 42LF561 owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Alistair M. scored this TV 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great value with good picture” in their review of the LG 42LF561. In October last year Che Dixon mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Great value TV”. Darren Easton wrote in his review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “Perfect for the price”.

One LG 42LF561 reviewer who bought it considered that it was cheap. Geoffcramp said on Amazon “Superb budget TV, very good picture quality”.

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Nice Design

Five customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Emma Louise scored the LG 42LF561 very highly and she said “Very high quality and stylish”. Emma Louise also wrote “Looks very stylish In my room”. Also in October last year Jonathan Yull said in his review of this TV “Great value product with lovely styling easy to set up”.

Several people who purchased the LG 42LF561 thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV “Our sitting room is not very big so the size of the tv is perfect the golden legs and design look modern, good choice” and scored the product 5 stars. Lorraine D. mentioned in her review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “It's design is very sleek and modern”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few LG 42LF561 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Babs gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Picture very clear and also sound” in their review of this TV. In October last year Donald R. wrote on Amazon “Sound is good too much better than our more expensive 55'' panasonic” in his review of this TV. Fionn wrote in their review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “Good picture and sound quality”.

Good Remote Control

Several customers reckoned that it had a good remote control. Shai mentioned on Amazon “I like that the remote is much smaller now.” in their review of the LG 42LF561. Stevie said a few weeks ago “If using this set, be sure to keep the remote close to hand” in his LG 42LF561 review.

Good Connectivity

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Che Dixon mentioned on Amazon “Its not a smart TV and has limited HDMI outputs”. Noel Danso mentioned “It has two HDMI ports and one for a SCART connection” in his review.

One LG 42LF561 owner concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Shai gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Using a media PC means that you have the full power of the Internet available”.

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

LG has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

A number of LG 42LF561 owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. This year Stevie said “Great picture and apparent good build quality”.

Good Size

One person thought it was thin. Shai wrote on Amazon “The frame is very thin” in their review. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. In October last year Noel Danso rated this TV as excellent and he said on Amazon “This TV has excellent picture depth and clarity”.

Good Stand

Some LG 42LF561 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good stand. In October last year David Sawyer mentioned “Great picture easy set up only downside is legs/ stand are actually 1/2mm inside a TV stand Designed for TV up to 42” and rated this TV 4 stars. Jim rated this TV 4 stars and he mentioned in his review a few weeks ago “Assembling the stand was quite simple.”.

Good Support

Several LG 42LF561 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had good technical guidance. Mr Jon Haynes wrote on Amazon this month “Would of preferred a friendlier remote and on screen menus” in his LG 42LF561 review. Shai gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “One less star because of usablility of the menus and the manual could have been better - it covers the simple things” in their LG 42LF561 review.

Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed it said that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person said in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of power usage. Stevie wrote in his review of the LG 42LF561 this month “It does switch itself off to save energy, with only a 5 second warning” and scored it very highly.

Good Technical Features

One LG 42LF561 owner thought it had good features. Stevie mentioned on Amazon this month “The optical outlet is very useful and has all the features expected of a modern TV without the SMART facilities” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the LG 42LF561 thought it was noisy. A few weeks ago Tania L mentioned in her review of this TV on Amazon “The sound is loud enough, all in all it's a really good product for the price!”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. In October last year Noel Danso mentioned in his LG 42LF561 review “Games look superb and Freeview HD looks good too, despite transmitting at 1080i”.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than a year the RMS rated power range from 5W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. The 42LF561 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This television has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of TVs of a similar type and age to the 42LF561 is 66mm. With a thickness of only 55.5 millimeters, the 42LF561 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42LF561.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the KDL-43W755[pl_2803094_price] (59mm), or the KDL-40W705[pl_2796116_price] (57mm) both from Sony.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £59.95

The 42LF561 has increased in price by £59.95 in the last 11 days.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 42LF561 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LF561.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price] or the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price].

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 42LF561 do not have a WiFi connection. The 42LF561 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price]; or the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42LF561, the 42LF561 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LF561 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LF561 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of this type and age is 26kWh, the highest is 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. The LG 42LF561 has a quite high annual energy consumption (76 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LF561.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF561

Running Costs Are Average

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 42LF561 has an average 5 year running cost of £84 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 344 comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than a year.

Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market for over a year.

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 are a comparable 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 April 2016

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Very cheap
Solid construction
Ok for less demanding games
6port Gigabit Ethernet switch
Seamless failover with multiple internet connections
The GTX 940M is barely acceptable
No SSD
Average wireless transfer speeds
Outdated and unintuitive admin interface
Expensive
25 April 2016

Der 42LF561V von LG konnte im Test mit seiner Bildqualität punkten. Vor allem die Blickwinkelstabilität ist aufgrund des verbauten IPS-Panels durchweg gut. Die Ausstattung hingegen ist sehr...

User Reviews

(37)
Reviewed 9 July 2016 by Alistair M.
(Verified Purchase)

Great value with good picture.

Reviewed 27 June 2016 by Dobrin Andreea
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV!

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Calum Begg
(Verified Purchase)

Crystal Clear magic TV...

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by Fionn

Prompt delivery and excellent price. Good picture and sound quality...

Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Doris carrascosa
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect...

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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg lf561, lg lf561v, lg 42lf561, lg 42lf561v, 1 year 42lf561, 1 year 42lf561v, refurbished 42lf561, refurbished 42lf561v, lg electronics 42lf561, lg electronics 42lf561v
Barcodes 08806087274547, 08806087274561, 08806087274592, 08806087274646, 08806087274745

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