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LG 42LF561

LG 42LF561V

42" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This television received a rating of 82% from television expert review site Chip.de.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this LG TV rated this TV as terrific on average.

Good Product Quality

Fifteen customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Alan Fenwick he said in his review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “So far has provided excellent reception and viewing quality”. In October last year Che Dixon mentioned on Amazon “Cracking value TV, nice picture and build quality” and scored the product very highly. Clive wrote on Amazon “Very pleased with the picture quality” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. George R. said in his review of the LG 42LF561 “The colours great” . Noel Danso wrote on Amazon “The cinema mode really has vivid colours”.

One person reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Richard mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Mainly use it for gaming and it looks awesome”. One LG 42LF561 owner mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LF561 was good for watching blu-ray discs. Last year Noel Danso wrote on Amazon “Blu-ray movies look superb” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Easy to Use

A few people concluded that it was easy to setup. Alan Fenwick rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Was very easy to set up/tune and”. This year Clive said “Easy to set up, only took a couple of minutes” and scored the LG 42LF561 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Geoffcramp wrote on Amazon “Simple remote control with easy to use menu systems, after a quick play i had an even better picture” in their review. Jonathan Yull rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon last year “Having the facility to record onto a memory stick or external hard drive is very handy” in his review of the LG 42LF561. Richard said “Simple to use and the remote is a good quality one too”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some LG 42LF561 owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Alistair M. scored this TV 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great value with good picture” in their review of the LG 42LF561. In October last year Che Dixon mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Great value TV”. Darren Easton wrote in his review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “Perfect for the price”.

One LG 42LF561 reviewer who bought it considered that it was cheap. Geoffcramp said on Amazon “Superb budget TV, very good picture quality”.

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Nice Design

Five customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Emma Louise scored the LG 42LF561 very highly and she said “Very high quality and stylish”. Emma Louise also wrote “Looks very stylish In my room”. Also in October last year Jonathan Yull said in his review of this TV “Great value product with lovely styling easy to set up”.

Several people who purchased the LG 42LF561 thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV “Our sitting room is not very big so the size of the tv is perfect the golden legs and design look modern, good choice” and scored the product 5 stars. Lorraine D. mentioned in her review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “It's design is very sleek and modern”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few LG 42LF561 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Babs gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Picture very clear and also sound” in their review of this TV. In October last year Donald R. wrote on Amazon “Sound is good too much better than our more expensive 55'' panasonic” in his review of this TV. Fionn wrote in their review of the LG 42LF561 on Amazon “Good picture and sound quality”.

Good Remote Control

Several customers reckoned that it had a good remote control. Shai mentioned on Amazon “I like that the remote is much smaller now.” in their review of the LG 42LF561. Stevie said a few weeks ago “If using this set, be sure to keep the remote close to hand” in his LG 42LF561 review.

Good Connectivity

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Che Dixon mentioned on Amazon “Its not a smart TV and has limited HDMI outputs”. Noel Danso mentioned “It has two HDMI ports and one for a SCART connection” in his review.

One LG 42LF561 owner concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Shai gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Using a media PC means that you have the full power of the Internet available”.

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LG Has Good TV Reviews

LG has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

A number of LG 42LF561 owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. This year Stevie said “Great picture and apparent good build quality”.

Good Size

One person thought it was thin. Shai wrote on Amazon “The frame is very thin” in their review. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good depth. In October last year Noel Danso rated this TV as excellent and he said on Amazon “This TV has excellent picture depth and clarity”.

Good Stand

Some LG 42LF561 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good stand. In October last year David Sawyer mentioned “Great picture easy set up only downside is legs/ stand are actually 1/2mm inside a TV stand Designed for TV up to 42” and rated this TV 4 stars. Jim rated this TV 4 stars and he mentioned in his review a few weeks ago “Assembling the stand was quite simple.”.

Good Support

Several LG 42LF561 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had good technical guidance. Mr Jon Haynes wrote on Amazon this month “Would of preferred a friendlier remote and on screen menus” in his LG 42LF561 review. Shai gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “One less star because of usablility of the menus and the manual could have been better - it covers the simple things” in their LG 42LF561 review.

Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed it said that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person said in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of power usage. Stevie wrote in his review of the LG 42LF561 this month “It does switch itself off to save energy, with only a 5 second warning” and scored it very highly.

Good Technical Features

One LG 42LF561 owner thought it had good features. Stevie mentioned on Amazon this month “The optical outlet is very useful and has all the features expected of a modern TV without the SMART facilities” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the LG 42LF561 thought it was noisy. A few weeks ago Tania L mentioned in her review of this TV on Amazon “The sound is loud enough, all in all it's a really good product for the price!”.

Good Smart TV

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. In October last year Noel Danso mentioned in his LG 42LF561 review “Games look superb and Freeview HD looks good too, despite transmitting at 1080i”.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of this age and spec.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LF561 is 20W. At 20 Watts, the LG 42LF561 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the 42LF561.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This television has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of this age and type the depths range from 7mm to 98mm. With a depth of only 55.5 millimeters, the LG 42LF561 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LF561.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price] (69mm and cheaper).

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6 Reasons Against

£59.95 Price Increase

In the last 58 days the 42LF561 has increased in price by £59.95.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The 42LF561 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 42LF561 which support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE40J6300[plb_2824298_price] or the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price].

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The 42LF561 does not have a wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this television and we think the Samsung UE40J6300[plb_2824298_price]; or the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago are not 3D. The 42LF561 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LF561 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LF561 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The 42LF561 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF561

OK Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 42LF561 is typical compared to the other 366 mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LF561 is £84.

Released Over a Year Ago

This LG television has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and spec 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Teletext Function
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Package Height
Package Width

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 April 2016

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Very cheap
Solid construction
Ok for less demanding games
6port Gigabit Ethernet switch
Seamless failover with multiple internet connections
The GTX 940M is barely acceptable
No SSD
Average wireless transfer speeds
Outdated and unintuitive admin interface
Expensive
25 April 2016

Der 42LF561V von LG konnte im Test mit seiner Bildqualität punkten. Vor allem die Blickwinkelstabilität ist aufgrund des verbauten IPS-Panels durchweg gut. Die Ausstattung hingegen ist sehr...

User Reviews

(37)
Reviewed 9 July 2016 by Alistair M.
(Verified Purchase)

Great value with good picture.

Reviewed 27 June 2016 by Dobrin Andreea
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV!

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Calum Begg
(Verified Purchase)

Crystal Clear magic TV...

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by Fionn

Prompt delivery and excellent price. Good picture and sound quality...

Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Doris carrascosa
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect...

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lf561, lg 42lf561v, 1 year 42lf561, 1 year 42lf561v, refurbished 42lf561, refurbished 42lf561v, lg electronics 42lf561, lg electronics 42lf561v
Barcodes 08806087274547, 08806087274561, 08806087274592, 08806087274646, 08806087274745

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