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LG 42LF5600

41.9" 60Hz Flat Dec 2015
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REVIEW LG Electronics 42LF5600 42 Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV 2015
Preview LG Electronics 42LF5600 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV

18 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this LG TV is 90% based on 96 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who purchased the product wrote that it was good for playing games on. Jeff said on Amazon “Awesome for gaming”. A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

Several LG 42LF5600 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the LG 42LF5600 was easy to use the menus. Last year Bengus81 gave it a very good review and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Of course when using this or probably any TV with a computer it takes tweaking of the settings, LCD TV's would never be set up like that from the factory”. Bengus81 also said “I like the menu and the settings, very similar to my other LG”. Bengus81 also wrote “It also has the Expert settings where you can tweak them even more”.

Good Brand

LG mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions LG is one of the better rated brands.

Good High Def TV

A few LG 42LF5600 owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “The LG 42LF5600 (MSRP $499) is a midsize Full HD (1080p) option from LG” in their review of the LG 42LF5600.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the LG 42LF5600 agreed that it was good quality. Lloyd Dobler gave it an excellent review score and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon last year “Picture quality surprisingly good”. Mikeb said in their review of the LG 42LF5600 in October “Once I got it to my liking the picture color and quality is great”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer mentioned that this TV had good sound quality.

Good for Wall Mounting

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good for wall mounting. Mikeb mentioned “You have to use the spacers that are included with the TV, as well as the spacers that are included with the wall mount” in their review of this TV and scored this TV very highly.

Good Remote Control

One LG 42LF5600 owner reckoned that this TV had a good remote control. In October last year Lloyd Dobler said on Amazon “Remote is nothing special.”.

Good Size

One person concluded that the product was easy to carry around. Afdhadfhadsfg scored it 5 stars and said in their LG 42LF5600 review on Amazon “The TV is very light and easy to handle”.

Nice Stand

One person who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good stand. Timbermountain Trader said in their review of the LG 42LF5600 on Amazon “30-60" Brushed Aluminum Universal Table Top TV Stand, -/+20º Rotation, +10º Tilt, Safety Lock/Lock Release, Anodized Finish, Limited Edition Gold (TT-01 Gold”.

Nice Design

One LG 42LF5600 owner who bought the product concluded that it was good looking. Afdhadfhadsfg said in October last year “It is sure easier to power beautiful graphics (ultra settings) at 1080 than at 4k” .

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the 42LF5600 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year the RMS rated power range from 5W to 40W.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on latest mid-size TVs.

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Supports One Image Format

The LG 42LF5600 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this LG TV.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the LG 42LF5600 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that were launched in the last year.

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Quite Thin

At only 55.88 millimeters, the 42LF5600 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released in the last year. The thinnest thickness of recently released TVs is 7.1mm and the thickest is 99mm.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32J5600 (66.6mm).

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 42LF5600 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out in the last 12 months which have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 42LF5600 does not support smart TV features, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for the last year also do not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions that were launched in the last 12 months, the 42LF5600 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE40F6100.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LF5600 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LF5600 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LF5600 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung HG49EE690 is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF5600

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when LG released the 42LF5600.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as 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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Average Refresh Rate

The LG 42LF5600 has a pretty average refresh rate (60 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LF5600.

Alternative 60Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung UN48J5500 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Weight
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Weight (with Stand)
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Technical Details

Expert Reviews

22 May 2015

Not a bad TV for the price if you've got a bright living room. The LG 42LF5600 is a great performer in many areas?the IPS panel type delivers wide viewing angles, good color production, clean...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 May 2015 by LG4life
LG4life would recommend the LG 42LF5600

I bought this TV after returning a 43" Vizio that I had for about 2 hrs. which I would never buy again. This TV meets all my expectations except one, only has 2 HDMI ports but it's not a deal... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by TeeTee
TeeTee would recommend the LG 42LF5600

This the very first flat screen tv I've ever bought (yeh Im late, lol) but I am very pleased with my LG LED Tv!!...The picture is wonderful, nice and clear. For me, the sound is great. I have my... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2015 by GadgetGirl90
GadgetGirl90 would recommend the LG 42LF5600

I've been using this TV daily without issue since purchasing it five months ago from my local Walmart. The thin gray frame (and reasonable sale price for a 42-inch) really stood out in-store. I... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Spbgolfs
Spbgolfs would recommend the LG 42LF5600

The price was reasonable and the picture is great. I'm not an expert on color, pixels, refresh rates, etc., so I'm sure an expert could find flaws, but I don't see any. This is the first TV that I... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Madscoots
Madscoots would recommend the LG 42LF5600

Had this tv a little over a week and I'm loving it. Great picture and great sound. LG definitely is a top brand. I bought it to replace a 42" Vizio that had the LED's going out after only 4 years... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lf5600, lg electronics 42lf5600
Barcodes 00719192596887, 719192596887R1
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