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LG 42LF561

42" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £83.32 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
39 Reviews

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Fifteen customers considered that this TV was good value for money. Shai rated the product 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “Good TV considering the price”. Noel Danso said two years ago “Awesome Quality Awesome Value” in his review of this TV and rated it 9 stars. Tania L mentioned “Very good TV for the price” in her review of the LG 42LF561 and gave this TV a rating of 7 stars.

One LG 42LF561 owner reckoned that this TV was expensive. Donald R. wrote in his review of the LG 42LF561 “Sound is good too much better than our more expensive 55'' panasonic” . One LG 42LF561 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was cheap. Geoffcramp scored it 9 stars and wrote on Amazon “Superb budget TV, very good picture quality” in their LG 42LF561 review.

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received an expert rating of 82% from Chip.de.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this TV is terrific based on 39 owner reviews. Over 75% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Ten customers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Richard said on Amazon “Sound is fine for me though I tend to have it set low”. Fionn mentioned “Good picture and sound quality”. Babs rated it 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Picture very clear and also sound” in their LG 42LF561 review.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One LG 42LF561 owner considered that the product was noisy. Tania L wrote “The sound is loud enough, all in all it's a really good product for the price!”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Fifteen LG 42LF561 owners who purchased it thought it was good quality. Richard he wrote two years ago “Simple to use and the remote is a good quality one too”. Stevie mentioned in his review of this TV “Great picture and apparent good build quality” . Stupormundi said “Superb quality for the price” .

Nice Design

Five customers who purchased the LG 42LF561 concluded that it was good looking. Shai mentioned in their LG 42LF561 review “All that aside, its a good looking TV and very good value in Amazon sale” . Emma Louise she mentioned on Amazon “Very high quality and stylish”. Emma Louise also mentioned “Looks very stylish In my room” in her review.

Three LG 42LF561 reviewers mentioned that the product was well designed. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the LG 42LF561 “Our sitting room is not very big so the size of the tv is perfect the golden legs and design look modern, good choice”. Two years ago Lorraine D. said “It's design is very sleek” in her LG 42LF561 review and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

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Robust

Two LG 42LF561 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Che Dixon mentioned in their LG 42LF561 review on Amazon “Cracking value TV, nice picture and build quality”.

Easy to Use

Five people who reviewed the LG 42LF561 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Alan Fenwick mentioned in his LG 42LF561 review on Amazon two years ago “Was very easy to set up/tune and” and gave the LG 42LF561 a score of 8 stars. Clive mentioned in their review of this TV “Easy to set up, only took a couple of minutes” . Jonathan Yull mentioned “Great value product with lovely styling easy to set up and use”.

Four LG 42LF561 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Geoffcramp mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Simple remote control with easy to use menu systems, after a quick play i had an even better picture” in their review of the LG 42LF561. Jonathan Yull said in his review of this TV “Picture quality is brilliant and having the facility to record onto a memory stick or external hard drive is very handy”.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the 42LF561 is £84 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 661 medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years.


Features

Good Remote Control

Five LG 42LF561 reviewers agreed that the product had a good remote control. Shai scored it 6 stars and said in their review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “I like that the remote is much smaller now.”. Stevie mentioned on Amazon “If using this set, be sure to keep the remote close to hand” in his review of the LG 42LF561.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that the LG 42LF561 had good features. Stevie mentioned “The optical outlet is very useful and has all the features expected of a modern TV without the SMART facilities” in his review of the LG 42LF561.

Nice Stand

Two LG 42LF561 owners who bought it concluded that it had a good stand. David Sawyer said in his review of this TV on Amazon “Great picture easy set up only downside is legs/ stand are actually 1/2mm inside a TV stand Designed for TV up to 42”. Jim scored this TV 6 stars and he said in his review of this TV “Assembling the stand was quite simple.”.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One LG 42LF561 owner who bought it mentioned that it was good in terms of power usage. Stevie he wrote on Amazon “It does switch itself off to save energy, with only a 5 second warning”.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Five LG 42LF561 owners who purchased it thought it had good picture quality. Noel Danso mentioned “This TV has excellent picture depth and clarity” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars. Clive gave the LG 42LF561 a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “Very pleased with the picture quality”.

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good colour saturation. Noel Danso gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said “The cinema mode really has vivid colours”. George R. mentioned “The colours great” in his review of this TV and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One LG 42LF561 reviewer considered that the product was good for playing games on. Richard said “Mainly use it for gaming and it looks awesome” . One person who reviewed the LG 42LF561 reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Noel Danso said “Blu-ray movies look superb”.

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Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years, the 42LF561 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LM670S, the Sony KDL-50W828, or the Samsung UE40ES6300.

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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 TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 42" TVs and we think the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LG 50LF652 (£499) (50").

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Shai wrote on Amazon “One less star because of usablility of the menus and the manual could have been better - it covers the simple things”. Mr Jon Haynes said “Would of preferred a friendlier remote and on screen menus” in his review of the LG 42LF561.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in March 2015.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One LG 42LF561 owner who bought this TV concluded that it was thin. Shai mentioned in their review of this TV “The frame is very thin”.

Average Depth

At 55.5 millimeters, the 42LF561 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

One LG 42LF561 owner said in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Noel Danso rated this TV 8 stars and he mentioned in his review of this TV “Games look superb and Freeview HD looks good too, despite transmitting at 1080i”.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG 42LF561 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The LG 42LF561 does not support internet TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television do support internet TV.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG 42LF561 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the LG 42LM670S, the Panasonic TX-47ASW654, or the Samsung UE40H6700 are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LF561 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 42LF561 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 42LF561 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

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

LG 42LF561 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LF561 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 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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