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LG 42LF580V

£299.00
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
Owner reviews are good
Good picture quality
Reasonably priced
87 Reviews
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Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-seven owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Mr D J Thomas wrote “Good value” . Mr David Collins said on expert website Amazon “Brilliant tv for the price”. Two years ago Mrs N E Rogers wrote in her review of this TV “Great price, fast delivery and lovely TV”.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this TV on average 88%. Over 71% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

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


Design

Easy to Use

Twelve people said in their reviews that the LG 42LF580 was easy to setup. Mpitap wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Easy to setup”.

Seven customers concluded that it was easy to use. Michael M wrote on expert website Amazon “Easy to use smart options” in his review of this TV and rated this TV 4 stars out of 5. Smiley Gentleman gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “If you are planning to use a standard VESA bracket ( 400 x 400 ) to hold the TV against a wall instead of the included stand, you will face a daunting challenge though”. Roxane mentioned in her review of this TV on expert review site Amazon also two years ago “The main reason I bought it was, that I wanted to use it for Skype- chats with my family”.

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Smiley Gentleman said “This is a wonderful Smart TV with brilliant colours and contrast, responsive menus” . Rob G mentioned on expert website Amazon “The menus are quick and responsive” in his review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-two people said in their reviews that the LG 42LF580 was good quality. Miss D S Knott rated it 5 stars out of 5 and she said in her review of this TV “Good quality picture and sound”. Michaeldk wrote in April last year “Great price for such a high quality item”. Lorraine Young mentioned “It has all the great points a smart tv needs, discreet button on the remote that links to Netflix, Amazon etc Picture quality fantastic” in her review of this TV.

Robust

Three owners concluded that it was well made. Two years ago Rob G mentioned on expert review site Amazon “A solid TV - very good picture, with easy to use smart functionality” and rated the LG 42LF580 5 stars out of 5. Entwisi rated it 80 out of 100 and said on expert website Amazon “As others have mentioned it does have a Satellite tuner built in although this isn't technically Freesat as it just finds channels” in their review of this TV.

Nice Design

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Jane I. mentioned two years ago “A stylish TV that does everything I want it to, especially the WiDi link up with my laptop which was why I chose this TV in the first place” .


Energy

OK Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 42LF580 has an average running cost of £84 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Fourteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality. In April last year Michael mentioned in his review of this TV “I will say that the picture quality is excellent” although he gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Michaeldk scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “TV is fantastic, picture quality & sound is amazing” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Tony Robinson wrote on expert website Amazon “Fantastic picture quality, speedy delivery” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people thought it had good colour saturation. Steve Martine scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV last year “Picture is good quality and colours are very good”.

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Good High Def TV

Two owners who bought the LG 42LF580 reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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

The 42LF580 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40C7000WWXXC or the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99).

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

We compared all the other 42" TVs to this television and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99), and the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99) are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LT-50C550 (£269) (50" and cheaper), or the LT-50C750 (50" and cheaper) both from JVC.

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Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Three people who bought the product concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. N2peach wrote in their review of this TV “Then the bad - the set has a Freeview and satellite tuner - good”. An anonymous author said on expert website Amazon “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” in her review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Howard mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The picture quality when watching HD Freeview channels is really excellent”.

Supports Smart TV

The 42LF580 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support Smart TV.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good features. Smiley Gentleman said in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Good Smart TV features The quality of the image is as good or better than similar offerings in the price bracket from other leading manufctureres”. Howard wrote “As I say the picture quality is really excellent and the Smart features work fine, - the magic remote is indeed "magic"” in his LG 42LF580 review and gave this TV a score of 5 stars out of 5. J. Allen mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Pity as it has some excellent features.” nonetheless they only scored it 1 stars out of 5.

Nice Stand

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Twelve owners reckoned that the product had a good remote control. Stu mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Frustrated as the lg website state this TV is "ready" for the magic TV remote”. They also wrote “Is it really magic remote "ready"?” in their review. Silent Owl said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “The remote control works well”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that this TV was thin. K. D. Driver mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It's slim and has an excellent picture”. Last year Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their LG 42LF580 review “Soon to be wall mounted as it is extremely thin”.

Average Depth

With a depth of 55.5 millimeters, the 42LF580 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

We compared all the other 55.5mm thick televisions to this television and we think because of its better review score, the LG 42LB580 (£309) is also worth considering.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the LG 49LB5500 (£289) (56.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since March 2015.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Thirteen owners reckoned that this TV had good sound quality. Jordan wrote “Brilliant picture and sound 3 hdmi and USB ports doesn't have a headphone jack I use it on its stock stand looks amazing”. Michael M mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Great value, good sound and picture” and scored it 80 out of 100. Jmp said “The picture is so clear and sharp on this TV it almost feels as if it is in 3D! The sound is good” in their review of this TV.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 42LF580 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the Toshiba 40L5453 (£299), or the Panasonic TX-50AS520 (£299.99).

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Supports Miracast

The LG 42LF580 supports Miracast. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also support Miracast.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LF580 has an ethernet port. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LF580 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this television.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 42LF580 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 42LF580 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics ltd 42lf580v, 42lf580v 42lf580v, lg 42lf580v
Barcodes 05054629707838, 08806087137415, 08806087137699, 08806087137729, 08806087137743, 08806087137828

LG 42LF580 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LF580 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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