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LG 42LF580

LG 42LF580V

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

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this TV is 88 out of 100 based on 90 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Other than that, lovely TV for the price” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Quality tv at a great price, picture quality is excellent not quite high”. Amazon Customer also said “A great tv for the money”.

One LG 42LF580 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Jmp said on Amazon “Now I am watching way too much TV! For the price I think this is a bargain!” in their review of this TV.

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Good Remote Control

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LF580 had a good remote control. Adrian said on Amazon “Everything about this tv is great except the Remote, which is about as non-intuitive as it gets”. Anonimous wrote in their review of the LG 42LF580 last year “Fortunately, I already have another LG TV whose remote can also be used with this one” . Entwisi wrote on Amazon “Minor - The second issue is that I use a Harmony Ultimate remote to automate the selection of viewing” in their LG 42LF580 review.

Good Picture Quality

Some LG 42LF580 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Entwisi wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is exceptional, really realistic colours especially skin tones”. Lorraine Young said on Amazon “It has all the great points a smart tv needs, discreet button on the remote that links to Netflix, Amazon etc Picture quality fantastic” however she only gave the LG 42LF580 a rating of 20 out of 100. Michaeldk gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “TV is fantastic, picture quality & sound is amazing” in their review of the LG 42LF580.

Some LG 42LF580 owners who reviewed this TV considered that it had good colour saturation. In January last year Steve Martine mentioned in his review of this TV “Picture is good quality and colours are very good” and scored it very highly.

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Easy to Use

A number of LG 42LF580 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the LG 42LF580 on Amazon “Very happy with this purchase - easy to set up”. Amazon Customer also said “Easy to set up and having 3 hdmi ports is bliss! Would recommend to anyone”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Very easy to set up including connecting to my wi-fi”.

A number of people reckoned that this TV was easy to use. Dafodil66 wrote “Very easy to use and does everything”. Michael M mentioned in his review of this TV “Easy to use smart options” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Roxane wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon “The main reason I bought it was, that I wanted to use it for Skype- chats with my family”.

Several people wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus. Rob G mentioned “The menus are quick and responsive” in his LG 42LF580 review. Smiley Gentleman gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “This is a wonderful Smart TV with brilliant colours and contrast, responsive menus”.

One LG 42LF580 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good interface. Howard wrote in his LG 42LF580 review on Amazon “LG has designed the user interface to work best with their so called Magic Remote (this may or may not come as standard with larger screens”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good voice recognition. One person who purchased this TV considered that it had a good experience.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers considered that it was good quality. Two years ago Adrian said on Amazon “Picture quality is superb hence the four stars”. In January last year Amelia said “The image quality is great.”. Andrew Cunnington mentioned in his LG 42LF580 review on Amazon “Very Pleased With TV GOOD Quality RITE PRICE” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

A few people who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Easy set up, sound and picture is perfect” in their LG 42LF580 review and rated it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Everything I wanted sound picture A1”. Also last year David wrote in his review on Amazon “Worth the money with good sound and picture”.

Good Smart TV

Some LG 42LF580 owners who bought this TV thought it was good for watching Freeview TV. In January last year Anonimous mentioned in their review of the LG 42LF580 “1) Wifi connectivity for Smart functions (Netflix, etc.) is a breeze and works great! 2) DNLA functionality over WIFI - 3) Freeview HD channels look great”. Howard scored this TV very highly and he wrote “The picture quality when watching HD Freeview channels is really excellent”. N2peach mentioned “Then the bad - the set has a Freeview and satellite tuner - good”.

One LG 42LF580 owner reckoned that this TV had good apps. David mentioned on Amazon in January last year “It streams perfectly and the picture quality via these apps are perfect in my opinion” in his review. One LG 42LF580 reviewer said in their reviews that the LG 42LF580 had great smart functions.

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Good Size

A few LG 42LF580 owners said in their reviews that this TV was thin. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Soon to be wall mounted as it is extremely thin” in their review of this TV and rated it as very good. In January last year K. D. Driver wrote on Amazon “It's slim and has an excellent picture”.

One person who purchased it wrote that it was lightweight. One customer thought the LG 42LF580 was a good size. Sheila Camp said in her review of this TV “A nice size and a decent price for a good product”.

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Good Technical Features

Four LG 42LF580 reviewers who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good features. Howard said “As I say the picture quality is really excellent and the Smart features work fine, - the magic remote is indeed "magic"”. J. Allen said in their review “Pity as it has some excellent features.” . Jmp said in their review on Amazon “There are lots of features and items on the menus that I have no idea what they are for”.

Good Connectivity

Some people who reviewed the product concluded that it was wifi compatible. In January last year Mr B.white rated it 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the LG 42LF580 “Very good picture wifi connection quick”. Smiley Gentleman said in their review of this TV “Simple WiFi/wired connectivity”. Steve Martine mentioned in his LG 42LF580 review “Linked to wi-fi easily”.

A number of LG 42LF580 reviewers wrote that it was able to connect to the internet. Last year Howard wrote on Amazon “The voice recognition feature works well which makes internet browsing without a keyboard simple”. John Andrew Hallahan scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “Good quality, easy to set up, nice to have internet access for films”.

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Mid-size TVs manufactured by LG have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that LG also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Some LG 42LF580 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Last year Entwisi said in their LG 42LF580 review on Amazon “As others have mentioned it does have a Satellite tuner built in although this isn't technically Freesat as it just finds channels” and rated it 80 out of 100. Rob G said “A solid TV - very good picture, with easy to use smart functionality” in his review of this TV.

Nice Design

Some people considered that it was good looking. Jane I. said on Amazon “A stylish TV that does everything I want it to” in her review.

Good High Def TV

A number of people who bought the product concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Entwisi gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Isn't always easy to work out which of the ITV channels is the correct region/HD for you” in their LG 42LF580 review.

Nice Stand

A few LG 42LF580 owners agreed that the LG 42LF580 had a good stand. Last year Jordan rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Brilliant picture and sound 3 hdmi and USB ports doesn't have a headphone jack I use it on its stock stand looks amazing”.

Good Support

Two people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

Good Standard Def TV

One LG 42LF580 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Acceptable Noise Level

One LG 42LF580 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was noisy. Jmp mentioned in their review “If you are a big movie buff that wants the full experience of the loud bangs etc you will probably need to add a sound bar”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42LF580 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Jmp wrote in their review “Sharp on this TV it almost feels as if it is in 3D! The sound is good”.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The LG 42LF580 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LF580 do not have a wi-Fi.

Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at include the Philips 32HFL5010[plb_2954275_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the LG 49LF590[plb_3026448_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LF580, the LG 42LF580 supports smart TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 32HFL5010[plb_2954275_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV to this television and we think the LG 49LF590[plb_3026448_price] is also worth considering.

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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 of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 42LF580 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 42LF580 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 42LF580 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (20 Watts) amongst televisions of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago is 5W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42LF580 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (300 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LF580. The motion interpolation frequencys of comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LF580 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 230Hz.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of this age and type the depths range from 7mm to 98mm, and the average depth is 66mm. The 42LF580 has one of the thinner depths (only 55.5 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

We compared this TV to all the other 55.5mm thick televisions and we think the 42LB580[pl_2230631_price], and the 42LF561[pl_2822607_price] both from LG which has better reviews; or the LG 32LF580[plb_2822606_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The 42LF580 is not 3D. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LF580 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might also want to look at the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LF580, the 42LF580 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The LG 42LF580 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 76 kilowatt hours, the LG 42LF580 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LF580. Across all the televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LF580 the annual energy consumptions range from 32kWh to 160kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF580

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this LG TV is A+. The average 5 year running cost of the 42LF580 is £84 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 366 TVs of this type and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Operating System Version
Operating System Installed
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Teletext Function
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width

User Reviews

(83)
Reviewed 30 July 2016 by MichaelDK
(Verified Purchase)

TV is fantastic, picture quality & sound is amazing. Definitely the right choice. Great price for such a high quality item. Customer service is excellent, received before estimated delivery date.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Television did not work.

Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Geoff
(Verified Purchase)

Really nice Tv. Good picture and sound. Packaged well. Arrived quickly.

Reviewed 13 June 2016 by Erika Nightingale
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent tv for a good price...

Reviewed 11 June 2016 by Petranici Bogdan Alexandru | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

He sees good at it, but when you want to go on the internet moves very slowly, I updated, but no difference ..

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by INDRANIL GUPTA
(Verified Purchase)

Nice...

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by K. D. Driver
(Verified Purchase)

Just bought it a few weeks ago but it's slim and has an excellent picture. An excellent buy for a bedroom TV and at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This was purchased whilst being bed bound. Easy set up, sound and picture is perfect. Soon to be wall mounted as it is extremely thin.

Reviewed 28 May 2016 by Anil Dial
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely brilliant purchase...

Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Bradie
(Verified Purchase)

It was very easy to set up and very nice to watch...

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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 lf580, lg lf580v, lg 42lf580, lg 42lf580v, cello 42lf580, cello 42lf580v, cello 42lf580vt, cello 42lf580vtv, 42lf580v 42lf580, 42lf580v 42lf580v, refurbished 42lf580, refurbished 42lf580v, lg electronics 42lf580, lg electronics 42lf580v, lg electronics ltd 42lf580, lg electronics ltd 42lf580v
Barcodes 05054629707838, 08806087137415, 08806087137699, 08806087137729, 08806087137743, 08806087137828

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