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LG 42LF580

42" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 90 owner reviews the average owner rating of this mid-size TV is 88 out of 100.

Good Remote Control

Several customers who reviewed the LG 42LF580 thought it had a good remote control. Adrian wrote in his LG 42LF580 review “Everything about this tv is great except the Remote, which is about as non-intuitive as it gets” . Anonimous mentioned on Amazon in November this year “Fortunately, I already have another LG TV whose remote can also be used with this one” and gave the LG 42LF580 a rating of 5 stars. Entwisi said in November “Minor - The second issue is that I use a Harmony Ultimate remote to automate the selection of viewing” .

Good Picture Quality

Eleven LG 42LF580 reviewers agreed that the product had good picture quality. Entwisi wrote on Amazon this year “Picture quality is exceptional, really realistic colours especially skin tones”. In November Lorraine Young wrote “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 LG 42LF580 review however she only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Michaeldk wrote in their review on Amazon “TV is fantastic, picture quality & sound is amazing”.

A few customers who bought the LG 42LF580 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Steve Martine said “Picture is good quality and colours are very good”.

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Easy to Use

A few LG 42LF580 owners considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the LG 42LF580 this year “Very happy with this purchase - easy to set up” . Amazon Customer also wrote “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”.

Several customers reckoned that it was easy to use. Dafodil66 mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Very easy to use and does everything”. Michael M gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Easy to use smart options”. Rob G wrote on Amazon “A solid TV - very good picture, with easy to use smart functionality”.

Two LG 42LF580 owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Rob G said in his review on Amazon “The menus are quick and responsive”. Smiley Gentleman gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “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 said in his review of the LG 42LF580 on Amazon in November this year “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 LG 42LF580 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good voice recognition. One customer thought it had a good experience. A few weeks ago Jmp mentioned on Amazon “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”.

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Good Product Quality

Several LG 42LF580 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. In November last year Adrian said “Picture quality is superb hence the four stars” in his review of this TV and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. In November this year Amelia mentioned on Amazon “The image quality is great.”. Andrew Cunnington gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned a few weeks ago “Very Pleased With TV GOOD Quality RITE PRICE”.

Good Sound Quality

A few people who bought this TV agreed that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the LG 42LF580 on Amazon in November this year “Easy set up, sound and picture is perfect”. Amazon Customer also said “Everything I wanted sound picture A1”. David wrote in his LG 42LF580 review on Amazon this year “Worth the money with good sound and picture”.

Good Smart TV

A few people wrote that the LG 42LF580 was good for watching Freeview TV. Anonimous mentioned this month “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 November Howard rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his LG 42LF580 review “The picture quality when watching HD Freeview channels is really excellent”. N2peach mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon a few weeks ago “Then the bad - the set has a Freeview and satellite tuner - good”.

One LG 42LF580 owner who purchased the LG 42LF580 concluded that it had good apps. David wrote on Amazon this month “It streams perfectly and the picture quality via these apps are perfect in my opinion” in his review of this TV. One person reckoned that it had great smart functions.

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Good Technical Features

A number of LG 42LF580 reviewers concluded that the product had good features. Howard mentioned on Amazon in November this year “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 of this TV on Amazon “Pity as it has some excellent features.”. Jmp wrote in their review of this TV “There are lots of features and items on the menus that I have no idea what they are for” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Size

A number of LG 42LF580 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 42LF580 review on Amazon “Soon to be wall mounted as it is extremely thin” and gave it a score of 5 stars. In November this year K. D. Driver mentioned “It's slim and has an excellent picture” in their review.

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

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Good Connectivity

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was wifi compatible. Mr B.white rated the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon this year “Very good picture wifi connection quick”. Smiley Gentleman mentioned “Simple WiFi/wired connectivity”. Steve Martine wrote in November this year “Linked to wi-fi easily” in his review of the LG 42LF580 and gave the LG 42LF580 an excellent rating.

Two LG 42LF580 owners thought it was able to connect to the internet. Howard gave the product an excellent rating and he said on Amazon “The voice recognition feature works well which makes internet browsing without a keyboard simple”. John Andrew Hallahan said in his review on Amazon “Good quality, easy to set up, nice to have internet access for films”.

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LG Has Good TV Reviews

LG is one of the better rated television brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and LG also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

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Robust

Three customers thought this TV was well made. Entwisi said this month “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

A number of LG 42LF580 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Jane I. she mentioned on Amazon “A stylish TV that does everything I want it to”.

Good High Def TV

Some people concluded that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Entwisi wrote in their review of this TV this year “Isn't always easy to work out which of the ITV channels is the correct region/HD for you” .

Good Stand

A number of customers who reviewed the LG 42LF580 thought it had a good stand. Jordan said in his LG 42LF580 review “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

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the LG 42LF580 had good technical guidance.

Good Standard Def TV

One person said in their reviews that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Acceptable Noise Level

One LG 42LF580 owner who reviewed the LG 42LF580 said that it was noisy.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Jmp rated the LG 42LF580 as very good and said in their review of this TV “Sharp on this TV it almost feels as if it is in 3D! The sound is good”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LF580 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LF580 do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the 40HFL5010, or the 32HFL5010 both from Philips or the Samsung DB40E ($542.99).

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42LF580 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LF580.

Other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at include the LG 43LF590 which has better reviews.

Other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the 40HFL5010, or the 32HFL5010 both from Philips.

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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 similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 42LF580 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. This LG TV is a three USB 2.0 port television compared to most of the comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LF580 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the LG 42LF580 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. Similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LF580 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

Most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LF580 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the 42LF580 which has three HDMI ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The LG 42LF580 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (300 hertz) amongst TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LF580 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LF580 the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm. At only 55.5 millimeters, the LG 42LF580 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 55.5mm thick TVs currently available including the LG 32LF580 which is cheaper; or the LG 42LF561 which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the LG 42LB5610 (56mm).

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The 42LF580 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the 43LF590, or the 42LF652 both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W805 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LF580 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LF580 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 76 kilowatt hours, the LG 42LF580 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LF580 is 66kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF580

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a similar 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
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Operating System Version
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Management Features
Performance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging 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

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