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LG 42LB650

£479.09
42" Full HD Flat Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £80.35 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Good picture quality
Reasonably priced
116 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-three people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. Paul Rouse said two years ago “Great TV Great price!”. John William Clark mentioned “Great TV, decent on board sound, lots of extra features beyond that of watching straight forward TV, good price and prompt delivery (considering it shipped from Italy” and rated the LG 42LB650 8 stars. Two years ago Mr C. gave it a score of 8 stars and he mentioned “Bit of a bargain really”.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 207 owner reviews this television has an overall owner rating of 90 out of 100. 82 reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 8,960 expert and user reviews (including 911 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good High Def TV

Eleven people who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Mr. P. M. Tasker wrote on Amazon “Looks reasonable in standard definition, very good on HD channels and even better on blueray”. Skerrett mentioned three years ago “First impressions were excellent - wonderful quality HD picture” in their review of this TV. Also three years ago Rjp the Book Boy said on Amazon “Sky HD looks brilliant in every respect”.

Good Picture Quality

Seventeen owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. M Claxton mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality” in their review of the LG 42LB650. Mohamed Ahmed Salaheldin Awooda mentioned on Amazon “Excellent perfance and excellent picture quality”. Rjp the Book Boy wrote “Initial viewing impression.----------------------------------Comparing it to the older Hitachi the picture quality being full HD was amazing, very sharp”.

Three customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Ninjamofo gave it a score of 6 stars and said “The picture is sharp and colours are crisp.”. Two years ago Mr. P. M. Tasker said “When comparing to a Sony I notice the LG panned smoother and had more natural colours”. I. Mcintosh said three years ago “The depths and colours are gorgeous” in their review of this TV and rated it 7 stars.

One person wrote that this TV had a flickering image. One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Two years ago Mr. P. M. Tasker wrote “I think Samsung has better contrast and deeper blacks” in their LG 42LB650 review.

One owner who reviewed it mentioned that it had image ghosting. One owner considered that it was good for playing games on. Two years ago Artur Szarko said in their LG 42LB650 review “It's good for gaming the HD is amazing”.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Fourty owners who bought it mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Mrs. M. Maley mentioned “It has inbuilt 3d films which is great”. Mr. P. M. Tasker said in their LG 42LB650 review on Amazon “A key advantage LG has is passive 3d”. Mr. P. M. Tasker also mentioned “Samsung persists with active 3d” in their review.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42LB650 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twelve people who bought the LG 42LB650 thought it was easy to use. Liza Carr mentioned “Easy to set up and easy to use”. A Smile and a Wave said on Amazon “Quite easy to use”. J B Ford said “The remote control supplied is adequate” in their review of this TV.

Eleven owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Mr G D Hayes scored the product 8 stars and he said on Amazon “A very nice TV easy to setup and clear picture, comes with two free pairs of 3D glasses” in his review of this TV. Mr a P Grayson wrote on Amazon three years ago “The LG 3D 42 inch tv was easy to set up” in his review of this TV and rated this TV 8 stars. The Drumer mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon in the same month “Arrived promptly and was relatively easy to set up”.

Five owners thought the product was easy to use the menus. Pincho Paxton wrote three years ago “I find the simple TV settings better than the Expert settings” and gave this TV a rating of 9 stars. Pincho Paxton also said “I like the TV menus, I like the clever interface” in their review. Also three years ago Big Bertha gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote “The menu is easy to navigate”.

One customer who bought it wrote that it had a good interface. Retroandy mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon two years ago “At times the interface is simply too large”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Mr. S. Coupe said in their LG 42LB650 review on Amazon “Fantastic tv the quality is great about everything especially when”. Mr. P. M. Tasker wrote on Amazon two years ago “You can use the glasses you get from cinema and replacing is cheap, they don't flicker unlike active 3d and the 3d quality is great”. Mr. P. M. Tasker also wrote “Otherwise I'd say very good for picture quality” in their review.

Robust

Fifteen owners mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LB650 was well made. Rjp the Book Boy said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Sound quality.------------------ Sound from the built in speakers (2 channels) was quite good”. Retroandy said in their LG 42LB650 review on Amazon “Lovely steel-looking construction, doesn't have legs at the very corners so can be used with normal TV stands”. Retroandy also wrote “Satellite tuner built in along side the aerial tuner” in their review.

One owner who purchased this TV mentioned that it was reliable. Three years ago Rjp the Book Boy wrote “It took about a minute and then it was connected and gives a good reliable connection even though the router is two rooms away” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

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Nice Design

Sixteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good looking. P. Andrews mentioned “Pretty good sound I haven't explored” in their review of this TV. M. King mentioned in their LG 42LB650 review “Beautiful picture”. Two years ago A Smile and a Wave said “The screen performance is much better than I had expected on both standard and high definition broadcasts and the sound is pretty good too”.

Three owners who bought the product reckoned that it was smooth. Three years ago R.rai wrote “500Hz makes watching movies very nice and smooth” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well designed. John William Clark scored it 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Brilliant, Versatile, Classy Design”.

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Features

Good for Wall Mounting

Two customers who reviewed the LG 42LB650 considered that it was good for wall mounting.

Nice Stand

Three owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good stand. Three years ago Pincho Paxton wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “When you attach the stand make sure that you have it the right way round” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Also three years ago Big Bertha said “After unpacking I fixed to the stand which was straightforward enough” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Good Technical Features

Ten customers who bought the product reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Prester John wrote “The good features” and rated it 7 stars. Pincho Paxton gave it a score of 8 stars and said on Amazon “Memory stick features are fantastic! Videos you can play avi, MP4, mkv, everything I have tried has worked”. C. Fletcher mentioned on Amazon “This 42" 3D TV is an outstanding model, packed with great features at an affordable price” in their review of this TV.

Good Remote Control

Ten owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good remote control. Mr. Cyril Turner wrote on Amazon “One small irritation is the remote control which often connectsto"live television" when selecting the down button”. Mr M Jackson wrote “It works a treat!The LG magic remote is a must to make the most out of the tv's features” in his review of this TV. A Peck mentioned on Amazon “Getting the hang of the remote was easy enough too” in their LG 42LB650 review and rated it 7 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers said in their reviews that the LG 42LB650 had a good battery life. Big Bertha wrote on Amazon “Just goes to show - what do I know? It was actually really impressive and the glasses being battery free are much lighter to wear” and rated it 6 stars.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Six owners who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Rjp the Book Boy gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their LG 42LB650 review on Amazon “There is plenty of connectivity”. Rjp the Book Boy also wrote “Great viewing and connectivity” in their review. A Smile and a Wave gave this TV a score of 6 stars and wrote in their review of this TV two years ago “Connectivity is pretty good although I a little disappointed not to find the USB”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

Five people concluded that this TV was good for watching on demand TV. Rjp the Book Boy mentioned on Amazon three years ago “This version comes with a free trial of Amazon Prime with unlimited streaming of TV's”. J J Hockaday wrote “Delivery was with under 24hrs and was faster that amazon prime!”. Gnl wrote on Amazon “The navigation through pre-set internet services (YouTube, iPlayer, Amazon Prime etc.) is very easy” in their review of the LG 42LB650.

Four owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching YouTube on. Pincho Paxton wrote on Amazon “It looked way better than the Youtube expert”. Two years ago Ket wrote “BUT! LG store has got a very poor amount of apps, all you can watch is youtube and catch-ups” in their LG 42LB650 review. Three years ago Rjp the Book Boy said in their review of this TV “Using the internet to find shows, music and YouTube stuff is easy”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that this TV had good apps. Two years ago Stevie Ellis mentioned on Amazon “Using a hard drive connected to the USB was faultless and switching between apps is a TV buffs dream” in his LG 42LB650 review. J. Watkinson said on Amazon “Hence why you'd want to find out how to move your apps around almost immediately!”.

Two customers reckoned that it had great smart functions. J B Ford mentioned in their review of this TV “It is well worth purchasing the Magic remote controller as it is much better when using the Smart features of the tv” and scored it 7 stars. Gnl mentioned in their LG 42LB650 review “The image quality is great and the 'smart' features are impressive”.

One owner who bought this TV concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Rjp the Book Boy said “LG 42LA620V 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Cinema 3D Smart LED TV with Freeview HD/Built-In Wi-Fi” in their review of this TV.

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Features Timeshift

The 42LB650 features timeshift. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also feature timeshift.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The LG 42LB650 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 42LB650 supports smart TV features. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support smart TV features.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers who reviewed the LG 42LB650 agreed that it was thin. Two years ago Paula Marriott mentioned on Amazon “Good tv easy to set up, nice narrow frame around tv so does not look to big”. Richard Portsmouth rated it 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Other than that it's a great looking, slim”. Big Bertha said on Amazon “This LG 42LB650V is a nice sleek looking set with a slim chrome bezel” in their LG 42LB650 review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. B. Cox wrote “The glasses were heavy and awkward”. I. Mcintosh scored this TV 7 stars and mentioned “At first I was looking for some bulky manual or quick set up guide.” in their review of this TV.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good structurally.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it was great for watching films. C. Fletcher said in their review of this TV on Amazon “The 2D to 3D conversion isn't just a gimmick - it simulates 3D almost as well as proper 3D movie discs” and scored it 9 stars. Big Bertha said in their LG 42LB650 review three years ago “Connections are pretty much what I'd expect; LAN, Headphones, Optical, AV in/out, YPB PR, Red/white audio, LNB sat, Antenna, 3 HDMI, 3 USB (which can be used for movie” .

One person who reviewed the product thought it was great for watching Netflix.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Eighteen owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Mr. P. M. Tasker gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “Sound is OK” in their review of the LG 42LB650. Pdb wrote on Amazon “It's a really good television, screen is great, sound better than average in my opinion, though it does benefit from the LG Home Theatre System I've connected it to”. Mr. Cyril Turner wrote on Amazon three years ago “Delivery was a day later than offered which is unusual for AmazonSetting the TV up was guite easy and direct internet connectionWent smoothlyPicture quality is super and the sound much”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 42LB650 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99), and the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the Samsung UE40H5500 (£452.59).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LB650 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV which have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has a Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

The LG 42LB650 has a digital Video Recorder (DVR). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television also have a digital Video Recorder (DVR).

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Used As a Remote

The 42LB650 supports smartphones used as a remote. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support smartphones used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The 42LB650 features 3D glasses included, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Support

Poor Support

Six people who reviewed it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Pdb said in their review of this TV “Switching between apps (like viewing TV and viewing the guide, for example) is slow - can take a few seconds.” . B. Cox said “Cons; The TV Guide is appalling, just useless” in their review of the LG 42LB650. A Smile and a Wave said “The supplied instructions aren't very good to be honest, particularly for assembling the stand - the booklet covers various models of television” .


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 42LB650 is typical compared to the other 616 televisions that were launched more than two years ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LB650 is £81.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lgelectronics 42lb650v, lg f3y021bf2m, lg 42lb650v
Barcodes 02001001628772, 08806084575746, 08806084575753, 08806084575760, 08806084575777, 08806084575784, 08806084584991, 08806084588289, 08806084634528

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