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LG 42LE8500

42" Full HD 200Hz 34.5mm Mar 2010
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Depth Release Date £256.99 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Full HD
Good size
25 Reviews + 3 Awards
flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended avguide.com Recommended insidehw.com Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of a similar age and spec, this television is one of the most highly awarded.

The expert at website Avguide.com conluded that they would recommend this medium display diagonal TV and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a Flatpanelshd.com "Highly Recommended" award. Furthermore, the editor of review website Insidehw.com gave this television an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was outstanding.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, toptenreviews.com, plasmatvbuyingguide.com and erenumerique.fr the average expert rating of this TV is 76 out of 100.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 9,080 expert and user reviews (including 939 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Smart TV

Abundant Connectivity Options

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of connectivity. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Abundant connectivity options” although they only rated it 19.46 out of 100.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

One person who bought it considered that it had good sound quality.


Features

Good Stand

One customer thought it had a good stand.

Backlit Remote, Comprehensive Tweaking Options

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good remote control. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Backlit remote, comprehensive tweaking options” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 19.46 out of 100.

Many Nice Features, Calibrating Options

Six people who reviewed this TV thought it had good features. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in their review of the LG 42LE8500 six years ago “Many nice features, calibrating options” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 19.46 out of 100. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also wrote “Plenty of streaming and interactive features” in their review. Macworld.com wrote “With its skinny profile and strong lineup of features” in their review of this TV.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four owners who purchased this TV thought it was thin. Flatpanelshd.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “LE8500 is just as slim as most Edge LED models which is quite impressive” in their review of the LG 42LE8500. Flatpanelshd.com also wrote “LG LE8500 features a new and quite unique LED conduction from LG that allows the TV to be very slim and at the same time utilize local dimming” in their review. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com wrote “In addition to a great set of features and a stylishly slim form”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV seven years ago “Backlit LED usually means a bulky TV”.

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Quite Thin

Medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. With a depth of only 34.5 millimeters, the 42LE8500 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed this TV considered that it was expensive. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “This HDTV is expensive” in their review of this TV. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Before you ask, no, 3D is not available on the LG LE8500 series reviewed here--that perk is reserved for the more expensive --but an LED backlight is”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Expert website Televisioninfo.com mentioned seven years ago “The problem is its price point” in their review of the LG 42LE8500.

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Design

WiFi HD Ready (stream Full HD Movies), Sleek Design, Good Build

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in their LG 42LE8500 review “WiFi HD ready (stream Full HD movies), sleek design, good build” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Handsome Set With Good Image Quality and Audio

Three customers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review of the LG 42LE8500 “The thin display, loads of features and amazing picture quality make this TV stand out” however they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Six years ago Mac World he mentioned in his review of this TV “Handsome set with good image quality and audio”. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com seven years ago “With the excellent picture quality of the local-dimming LE8500, LG challenges other LCD makers for videophile appeal”.

Stylish and Sleek Design

Five people wrote in their reviews that the LG 42LE8500 was well designed. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Design trs joli et trs fin 3 5 cm” in their review of the LG 42LE8500 but they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also mentioned “Stylish and sleek design” in their review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also wrote “Starke Bildqualitt, reichhaltige Ausstattung, schickes Design, geringer Energieverbrauch, viele Einstellmglichkeiten” in their review.

Two customers concluded that it was good looking. Macworld.com said “The LG Infinia LE8500 series TVs certainly qualify as chic, connected HDTVs” in their review of this TV. One person said in their reviews that this TV was smooth. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of this TV “Entire greyscale is smooth and neutral”.

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Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was March 2010 when LG released the 42LE8500.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of this age and spec. 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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Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who purchased it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The LG 42LE8500 has a quite fast high frequency rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago. The high frequency rates of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 200Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including the Samsung UE40B8000 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the UE40ES6800S (400Hz and higher rated), or the UE40F6800 (£668.39) (400Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the LG 42LM670S (400Hz and higher rated).

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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 medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full HD Display

The LG 42LE8500 has a Full HD display. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a Full HD display.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UN46F8000BF (45.9" and higher rated).

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Belle Image HD

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said in their review of this TV six years ago “Belle image HD” . Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also wrote “La minceur, le niveau de noirs correct pour un LCD, le service Netcast amusant, la connectique, la compatibilit multimdia, la qualit de rendu en HD, les options de calibrage” in their review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also mentioned “DivX HD support (play 1080p MKV” in their review.

Superb Shadow Detail

Six people reckoned that this TV had good picture quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Superb shadow detail” in their review of the LG 42LE8500. Expert review site Avguide.com said seven years ago “The LG raises the bar in terms of picture quality and features for LCD-based flat panel HDTVs” in their review of this TV. Also seven years ago expert website Televisioninfo.com mentioned in their LG 42LE8500 review “It didn't get the best results on our picture quality tests— especially its black level, which was significantly brighter than it should have been—” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “Accurate colors”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also said “Great looking colors due to monster contrast” in their review. Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their review of the LG 42LE8500 seven years ago “The LG Infinia 55LE8500 delivers very deep blacks, natural colors and film-like visuals.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Two customers thought the product had a good contrast ratio. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said six years ago “Deep blacks and revealing shadows” . Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also said “Local Dimming LEDs improve black levels, vibrant pictures” in their review.

One owner who purchased it wrote that it had a good refresh rate. Mac World said six years ago “240Hz refresh rate” in his review of this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 42LE8500 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The 42LE8500 is in the most expensive 2% of all 622 medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 42LE8500 will cost £257 over 5 years to run.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 42le8500
Barcodes 08808992753797, 08808992846284

LG 42LE8500 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LE8500 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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