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LG 42LF580

LG 42LF580

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

On average, based on 90 user reviews the average user rating of this mid-size TV is 88%.

Good Remote Control

A few LG 42LF580 owners who purchased the LG 42LF580 agreed that it had a good remote control. Adrian mentioned “Everything about this tv is great except the Remote, which is about as non-intuitive as it gets” in his review of this TV. Anonimous said on Amazon this month “Fortunately, I already have another LG TV whose remote can also be used with this one”. Entwisi said “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

A few LG 42LF580 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality. This year Entwisi wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is exceptional, really realistic colours especially skin tones”. In December Lorraine Young said “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. Michaeldk mentioned “TV is fantastic, picture quality & sound is amazing” in their review of the LG 42LF580.

Several LG 42LF580 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Steve Martine said in his LG 42LF580 review this month “Picture is good quality and colours are very good” and scored it 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said this year “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”.

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Dafodil66 wrote in their review on Amazon “Very easy to use and does everything”. Michael M wrote on Amazon “Easy to use smart options” in his review and scored this TV 80 out of 100. Rob G said “A solid TV - very good picture, with easy to use smart functionality” in his review of the LG 42LF580.

Some LG 42LF580 reviewers concluded that the LG 42LF580 was easy to use the menus. Rob G he mentioned “The menus are quick and responsive”. Smiley Gentleman mentioned in December last year “This is a wonderful Smart TV with brilliant colours and contrast, responsive menus” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Howard mentioned in his review of this TV “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” and gave this TV a very good review.

One LG 42LF580 owner who reviewed the LG 42LF580 reckoned that it had good voice recognition.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Adrian said in his review of this TV in December last year “Picture quality is superb hence the four stars” and rated the product 4 stars. Amelia mentioned in her LG 42LF580 review “The image quality is great.”. Andrew Cunnington said on Amazon “Very Pleased With TV GOOD Quality RITE PRICE” in his LG 42LF580 review and rated the LG 42LF580 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Twelve people who purchased this TV reckoned that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said “Easy set up, sound and picture is perfect” in their review of the LG 42LF580 and scored this TV 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Everything I wanted sound picture A1”. David mentioned this month “Worth the money with good sound and picture”.

Good Smart TV Features

Three LG 42LF580 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. A few weeks ago Anonimous said on 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 their review. Howard he said in his review of this TV “The picture quality when watching HD Freeview channels is really excellent”. N2peach wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon in December “Then the bad - the set has a Freeview and satellite tuner - good”.

One LG 42LF580 reviewer who reviewed this TV considered that it had good apps. David scored this TV very highly and he said in his review this year “It streams perfectly and the picture quality via these apps are perfect in my opinion”.

One person who reviewed the LG 42LF580 mentioned that it had great smart functions.

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Good Size

Two LG 42LF580 owners who reviewed the LG 42LF580 thought it was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV “Soon to be wall mounted as it is extremely thin”. K. D. Driver mentioned in their LG 42LF580 review in December this year “It's slim and has an excellent picture” .

One LG 42LF580 owner mentioned that it was lightweight. One customer who reviewed this TV thought it was a good size. Sheila Camp said on Amazon last year “A nice size and a decent price for a good product” in her review.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good features. Howard mentioned on Amazon “As I say the picture quality is really excellent and the Smart features work fine, - the magic remote is indeed "magic"”. J. Allen said on Amazon in December this year “Pity as it has some excellent features.” in their LG 42LF580 review. This month Jmp said in their LG 42LF580 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 LG 42LF580 reviewers who purchased this TV concluded that it was wifi compatible. A few weeks ago Mr B.white he said “Very good picture wifi connection quick” in his review of this TV. Smiley Gentleman mentioned “Simple WiFi/wired connectivity” in their review of this TV. Steve Martine said in his review of the LG 42LF580 in December this year “Linked to wi-fi easily” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. Howard rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon in December “The voice recognition feature works well which makes internet browsing without a keyboard simple” in his review of the LG 42LF580. In December last year John Andrew Hallahan said 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 mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions LG is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Robust

Several LG 42LF580 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was well made. Entwisi mentioned in their 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”.

Nice Design

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Jane I. mentioned in December last year “A stylish TV that does everything I want it to” in her review.

Good High Def TV

Some people mentioned that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. This year Entwisi mentioned on Amazon “Isn't always easy to work out which of the ITV channels is the correct region/HD for you” in their review and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Good Stand

A number of customers who purchased this TV concluded that it had a good stand. In December Jordan wrote in his review of the LG 42LF580 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” and gave the LG 42LF580 an excellent review score.

Good Support

A number of customers agreed that it had good technical guidance.

Good Standard Def TV

One LG 42LF580 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was noisy.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42LF580 owner thought it had a good 3D picture quality. In December Jmp mentioned on Amazon “Sharp on this TV it almost feels as if it is in 3D! The sound is good” in their review of this TV.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LF580 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LF580 do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung HG32ED590[plb_2950537_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LF580, the LG 42LF580 supports smart TV features.

Other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price], or the Philips 32HFL3010[plb_2940075_price].

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung HG32ED590[plb_2950537_price].

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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 mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 42LF580 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The LG 42LF580 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that are a similar age to the 42LF580 is 5W, the highest is 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

Most similar spec televisions 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 average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been on the market for more than a year is 250Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 300 hertz, the 42LF580 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LF580 is 66mm. With a thickness of only 55.5 millimeters, the 42LF580 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LF580.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 55.5mm thick TVs currently available including the LG 42LF561[plb_2822607_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 32LF580[plb_2822606_price] which is cheaper.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The LG 42LF580 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 42LF580 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price], or the 32LF650[pl_2898998_price] both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LF580 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LF580 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

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

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of this age and spec is 26kWh and the highest is 160kWh. At 76 kilowatt hours, the 42LF580 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF580

Released Over a Year Ago

This mid-size TV was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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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Electricity cost when switched on $63.10
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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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