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LG 42LN5700
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LG 42LN5700 Editor's Choice
42" Jul 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type Smart TV Wi-Fi Release Date
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This mid-size TV received an "Editor's Choice" from who decided that this LG television was terrific.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including, and the average expert rating of this television is 73%.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

LG is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and LG also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good remote control. Three years ago expert review site wrote “The Magic Remote from LG which we like a lot is an optional accessory with the 55LN5700”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 42LN5700 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LN5700 do not support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LN5700 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42LN5700 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The 42LN5700 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the televisions of this type and age. Most of the TVs that are a similar age to the 42LN5700 only have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable age and type to the 42LN5700 is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. The LG 42LN5700 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the LG 42LN5700 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG television.

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Has Two Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 42LN5700 is more than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on televisions of this type and age. The smart mode "Cinema" is also found on this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor User Reviews

On average, people who bought this mid-size TV rated it as 55 out of 100. This means that users really don't rate this television very highly.


Poor 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42LN5700 owner reckoned that this TV did not have a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago expert website wrote “The 55LN5700 is really similar to the LA6200 series from LG in most respects except that it does not have 3D compatibility” in their review of this TV.

Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The LG 42LN5700 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LN5700 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LN5700 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the 42LN5700 does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly Thick

Across all the mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. At 78.9 millimeters, the 42LN5700 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LN5700.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN5700

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released over three years ago.


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1 Award Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews


The 55LN5700 is really similar to the LA6200 series from LG in most respects except that it does not have 3D compatibility. This is the primary difference that and that it will cost less as a... Read more…

La resolucin es buena, los puertos de conexin permiten crear todo un centro de entretenimiento, cuenta con acceso a LG Smsrt TV y el control remoto facilita la navegacin
No est lista para 3D y la actualizacin de imagen es de tan slo 120 Hz
3 June 2013

LG's LN5700 series is a low-tier entry into the company's 2013 lineup of LCD televisions. The LN5700 series is smart, but not 3D, offers 1080p resolution, and comes in six different screen sizes:... Read more…

19 May 2013

Si estás buscando una televisión de tamaño mediano para poder disfrutar de películas en alta definición y navegar por internet fácilmente, esta televisión LG de 42 pulgadas es muy buena...

User Reviews

Reviewed 26 December 2014 by David C.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my daughter-in-law to replace an old home built system that had the MB die. Basically uses some non-demanding apps and plays W.O.W. mostly. At the time there were only a few... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by Christopher P.

I used this card for a few months before I upgraded to a gtx 970, played a lot of great games with it...

Reliable video card
HDMI and dvi ports
Quiet, low profile, decent performance, reasonable price
The case is very pleasing to look at and the small form factor is nice to fit it into small spaces
The computer's specific features are nice as well and the computer itself is very quiet during use and does not release any heat, it is very cool
Only 1gb
Keeps blue screening, requires frequent windows restores
Too much extra bundled junkware
The computer i have has had many issues such as crashing twice, freezing, and frame rate issues, such as the frame rate is never constant each time I play it
Like i said you can buy or build a computer for the same price but better
Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Andrew Z.
(Verified Purchase)

If i could figure out a way to stop thhe frequent BSOD issues it'd be great. The nvidia hardware doesn't cooperate well with windows 8...

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Anonymous

I feel that the cons outweigh the pros since its about the experience and my experience is a buggy computer with okay specs and having second thoughts on this computer...

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Electricity cost when switched on $50.08
Electricity cost when on standby $1.38
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Total running cost over 5 years $51.46
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 42LN5700uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ln5700
Barcodes 00719192588318