LG 42LF561
LG 42LF561
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LG 42LF561

A critically acclaimed 42" Full HD television with low running costs but poor features
42" Full HD No Direct-LED Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date

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LG 42LF561 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the LG 42LF561 as follows for Summary.
40 Reviews
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£84 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 40 reviews. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £84 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is fairly priced, excellent product quality and good picture quality.
The 42LF561 is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi
Does not support internet TV

LG 42LF561 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received a score of 82 out of 100 from TV expert review site

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, 42LF561 owners rated this TV as outstanding. 28 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LF561 was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine customers who purchased the LG 42LF561 reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Superior Picture Quality

Three owners reckoned that the LG 42LF561 had good colour saturation and three people reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Four owners who bought this TV thought it was good looking.

Very Good Brand

Based on 16,194 expert and owner reviews (including 6,891 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its TVs. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Three customers who bought it considered that it had good sound quality.

Customers Report a Good Remote Control

Three owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good remote control.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to setup and two customers agreed that this TV was easy to use.


Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the 42LF561 of 42" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 38% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

The LG 42LF561 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the 42LF561 of 55.5mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 41% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LF561 does not support Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions do support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The 42LF561 does not support internet TV. 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LF561 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other televisions. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in March 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 42LF561 has an average running cost of £84 over 5 years based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 42lf561v
Barcodes 08806087274547, 08806087274561, 08806087274592, 08806087274646, 08806087274745
Larger display diagonal
User review Rating is considerably Worse