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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 Lcdtvbuyingguide.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 Lcdtvbuyingguide.com 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.
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.
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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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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This television was released over three years ago.
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
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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…
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