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43" 300Hz Flat Mar 2015
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26 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, 43LF540 owners rated this television 80 out of 100.

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A few LG 43LF540 owners who purchased the LG 43LF540 concluded that it was well made. This month Amazon Customer said in their review “Excellent panel with wonderful form factor and build”. Ryanemm scored the product 4 stars and wrote “Picture is crisp and clear, colours pop and the built in speakers are more than adequate on their own - although I will be buying a soundbar in future” in their review. Ryanemm also mentioned “The remote is also fairly well made.”.

One LG 43LF540 owner who reviewed the product thought it was reliable. This year Natalie said in her LG 43LF540 review “Have always found them to be reliable”.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Anthony wrote in his review of this TV in November this year “Great TV, picture is a good quality, only downside was the packaging, when came I opened it to make sure it worked and wasn't damaged during transit, worked fine” .

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Good Picture Quality

A number of LG 43LF540 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. J. Bell mentioned in their review of the LG 43LF540 a few weeks ago “Great TV for the price, picture quality is good, sound is adequate”. Kevin Yun gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is great in all aspects - colour accuracy, refresh rate, contrast ratio, etc” in his LG 43LF540 review. M1lkman gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I'm amazed at the picture quality” in their review of the LG 43LF540.

Several customers who reviewed the LG 43LF540 agreed that it had good colour saturation. One LG 43LF540 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the LG 43LF540 was good for watching standard definition TV.

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Easy to Use

Five LG 43LF540 owners who bought the product said that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon in November “It's a good easy to set up TV”. This month Owen H. mentioned on Amazon “The pictures perfect the sounds great and it's super easy to set up” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Seawalker 2010 said in November “Easy to set up straight out of the box” in their review of the LG 43LF540.

Two customers concluded that the LG 43LF540 was easy to use the menus. Mr. T. Morris said in their review in November this year “The menu screen and built-in software is neither the best nor worst that I have seen” . Ryanemm said in their review on Amazon “Menus are easy to navigate after you have had a bit of a fiddle with them”.

Several LG 43LF540 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. One person thought it performed as expected.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people agreed that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Excellent quality, does what it says on the tin”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Ace quality HD TV”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Its working perfectly! Good product for the price! Nice colours, good quality of image”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of LG 43LF540 owners reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Im very pleased with purchase / value”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Can't ask for much more at this price, excellent panel with wonderful form factor”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Good value for money”.

Several customers agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said “I bought it for the ridiculously cheap price of £209 from Amazon” . Amazon Customer also wrote “A real bargain”. Clockjon mentioned in their LG 43LF540 review on Amazon in November this year “No issues other than the silly plastic 2 part stand, cheap looking and its sit far too wide so if you are going to use as free standing” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said this month “Picture and sounds quite good its not amazing, after all u get wat u pay for” in their review of this TV and scored the product very highly. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Brilliant picture and sound options”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Very good image and sound”.

Good Size

Some customers concluded that it was thin. Breye71 mentioned on Amazon “Great picture, great sound slim and attractive” and scored it very highly. A few weeks ago Kevin Yun mentioned “The sound quality is more than adequate given the extremely thin profile (if you're serious about your audio you won't rely on built-in speakers anyway” and rated it 5 stars. Owen Towner said “Very slim and easy to set up with my sound bar”.

Nice Design

Some LG 43LF540 owners who bought the LG 43LF540 considered that it was good looking. Natalie wrote “Gives it a beautiful finish”. Ryanemm gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The bexel around the screen is negligible for the most part, with only a slim and stylish silver sliver of plastic around the outside” in their review of this TV. Ryanemm also wrote “The £300-£350 price range is a pretty tricky market for TV manufacturers”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was luxurious. Amazon Customer mentioned in their LG 43LF540 review “It looks really posh with the slim silver surround”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “That is all I would fault then with! The picture quality, ease of use and sleek design are all 5star!” in their review of the LG 43LF540.

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Good Connectivity

Six people reckoned that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The only negative point is that this TV has just two HDMI ports.”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Only letdown is 2 hdmi ports and lack of digital audio output”. Cupcake wrote in their LG 43LF540 review last year “Has two hdmi slots, which is surprisingly difficult to find for some reason” .

One LG 43LF540 reviewer who bought it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. James M. Lewis wrote “Would be a five star review if connectivity wasn't so VERY sub-standard - forget audio out at all” in his review of the LG 43LF540.

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Good High Def TV

Several people considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In November this year Mrs S D Willson wrote on Amazon “LG 43 inch widescreen Full HD”.

Good Brand

Mid-size TVs manufactured by LG have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that LG also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Nice Stand

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good stand. Natalie mentioned in her LG 43LF540 review a few weeks ago “The tv itself looks stunning, from the stand at the bottom, to the silver edging around the screen which blends in well” .

Good Remote Control

A number of LG 43LF540 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good remote control.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who bought the LG 43LF540 thought it was good in terms of power usage.

Good for Wall Mounting

One customer mentioned that this TV was good for wall mounting.

Good Smart TV

One LG 43LF540 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Ryanemm said on Amazon in November last year “The autofind feature picked up all of the Freeview channels quite quickly once the aerial was plugged in” in their review of the LG 43LF540.

Good Standard Def TV

One LG 43LF540 reviewer who purchased this TV concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Ryanemm said in their review on Amazon “Plugging my laptop in via HDMI yielded a crisp picture, even with standard definition content such as TV shows” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One LG 43LF540 reviewer said in their reviews that this TV had good features. In November last year Ryanemm mentioned on Amazon “Some very minor issues aside, this is a well made 43" TV, with an excellent energy rating and some nice features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was noisy. Natalie said on Amazon this year “When the sound is up louder when playing games for example”.

Quite Fast Refresh Rate

Comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 43LF540 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 800Hz. At 300 hertz, the 43LF540 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 43LF540.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 43LF540 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (300 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 43LF540 is 250Hz.

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Quite Thin

TVs of this spec and age have thicknesses of between 7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 66mm. The 43LF540 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 39.9 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

We compared all the other 39.9mm thick TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 49LF540[plb_2822610_price] is also worth considering.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Mr. T. Morris mentioned on Amazon in November “The manual is poorly organised, disjointed”.

£55.00 Price Increase

The 43LF540 has increased in price by £55.00 in the last fortnight.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 43LF540 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do support smart TV features.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE43J5500[plb_2850658_price]; or the Sharp LC-43CFE6131[plb_3021350_price].

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LG 43LF540 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 43LF540 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Sharp LC-43CFE6131[plb_3021350_price] or the Samsung UE43J5500[plb_2850658_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 43LF540 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price], or the 32LF650[pl_2898998_price] both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The LG 43LF540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 43LF540 do not feature OLED technology. The 43LF540 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The 43LF540 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 43LF540. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 43LF540 is 5W, the highest is 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 43LF540

Running Costs Are Average

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++, and the average 5 year running cost of the 43LF540 is £60 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 344 televisions that have been available for more than a year.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age. 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

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HD Type
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Display Resolution
Video Mode
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Screen Format Adjustment
TV Tuner
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Smart TV
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Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
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Common Interface Plus
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
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Weight
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent tv and great value for money...

Reviewed 4 November 2016 by J. Bell
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV for the price, picture quality is good, sound is adequate. Lost a star for the fact it only has 2 HDMI ports, and one of those cannot be used at all if the television is wall-mounted - we... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2016 by Gareth Cooke
(Verified Purchase)

Terrible TV massively regret getting it, the picture is not up to the standard that you should expect from a to in 2016...

Reviewed 21 October 2016 by Lawrence
(Verified Purchase)

Can't find any fault in this TV..LG TV's are to notch on my opinion...

Reviewed 7 October 2016 by Owen H.
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this TV, the pictures perfect the sounds great and it's super easy to set up...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Finally after 2 attempts to get the tv without a broken screen it arrives in one piece and its working perfectly! Good product for the price! Nice colours, good quality of image.

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by SEAWALKER 2010
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product,arrived promptly and well packaged. Easy to set up straight out of the box and with the expected LG quality. Very pleased so far. Many thanks , Jim.

Reviewed 20 September 2016 by M1lkman
(Verified Purchase)

I'm amazed at the picture quality. I've been plating xbox and PS4 on a 26 inch Phillips flastscreen from 2005 for the past 11 years. Upgrading to the LG is incredible! I only wish I had got one... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

With so little 4K and 3D content available and the progress being so slow, it's silly to spend hundreds and hundreds of pounds on a "future-proof" TV that will become outdated in a few years time... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2016 by Gerald m.
(Verified Purchase)

Rubbish waste of money...

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lg lf540, lg lf540v, lg 43lf540, lg 43lf540v, cello 43lf540, cello 43lf540v, cello 43lf540vt, cello 43lf540vtv, certified 43lf540, certified 43lf540v, refurbished 43lf540, hpdellapple 43lf540, hpdellapple 43lf540v, refurbished 43lf540v, lg electronics 43lf540, lg electronics 43lf540v, lg electronics ltd 43lf540, lg electronics ltd 43lf540v, lg electronics ltd 43lf540v0
Barcodes 00013088325941, 02724304539445, 05054138008495, 08806087138214, 08806087138252, 08806087138283, 08806087138306, 08806087138337

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