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on 27 February 2015
I am an audio visual engineer... I source TV's at trade normally, however it would be hard to beat the price I paid on Amazon this TV... This is teh 'V' version (Full HD) and I honestly wondered if they got it mixed with the 'U' (HD ready) version as the price went up the day after I had purchased! OK, if you want loads of HDMI's and USB's & smart capability this is not the TV for you as you would need an LB580V or orLB650V for all that + 3D.... however for basic connectivity with 2 x HDMI, 1 x USB, Component/Composite & Scart this set will work great for you. Again because of the different type of stand, if you want to twizle your TV, this is not the set for you, but if on a slim shelf or regular TV type console/unit I actually quite like this design (massive high end 70" Samsungs use this foot design - albeit metal not plastic). On to the main event - what is the picture like... I would say an 8/10... I have seen several that are better but a whole lot that are far worse. the main thing is that the colours are reasonably natural for a modern LED (you can tweek them if you wish but often it is not worth the time as they come set up pretty well)... I have connected an smart Blu-ray (i-player/Netflix etc...) & Humax PVR to this set in my sitting room and I have to say when reproducing images at 1080p (1920 x 1080) the picture is near faultless... the brights are bright & the blacks are black! The Freeview HD tuner definitely makes a difference ... watch BBC1 on Ch 1 (576i) and then compare it with CH 101 (1080i/p... see below) and there is a remarkable difference in clarity. Geeky bit.... Freeview HD encoders to change automatically between 1080i at 50 frames per second to 1080p at 25 frames per second depending on the program's group of pictures structure... Unfortunately some receivers did not handle the transitions between these modes well, resulting in sound and picture disruption however this budget LG TV handles it well in the background without you knowing. More geek... the screen uses IPS technology, which is relatively rare in modern TVs. Most manufacturers use PVA or PA panels. IPS screen have the benefit of wide viewing angles, so the picture retains its colour saturation when viewed from an angle. The criticism of IPS isthat the blacks can be a little grey... I have not found this the case here... Lastly re: the picture, it boasts a 'Triple XD Engine (the thinng that keeps the picture moving fast enough when watching sport etc... I think the movement is smooth to a point and acceptable for faily viewing... probably not fast enough for a hard-core gamer with an £800 graphics card in their PC!!! OK how picky do you want to be for £219.99! Lastly, the sound on these flat sets is always a bit like the width of the TV - a bit thin on the ground - actually dreadful compared with your old fashioned 'wooden-box' TV..... but £50 on a sound bar and connect it to the 'optical out' of the TV and 'hey-presto'... real sound! All in all I like it alot for the dollars spent!
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on 19 September 2014
Great picture, great value but poor stand. Whilst this won't affect most people, having a stand that isn't in the centre has created a few complications with fitting the screen on the TV unit. That said, this is still a great screen for the price and highly recommended.
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on 11 June 2014
I purchased this TV to upgrade from last years Samsung F5000 due to horrendous motion blur and numerous glitches. The LG's picture quality is very crisp with much smoother motion and far better viewing angles. The sound quality leaves a lot to be desired but just pair it with a decent sound bar and you're good to go. I would recommend this TV for gaming too, Forza 5 looks great with nice punchy colours. If you want a good performing TV without any Smart or 3D gimmicks, opt for this.
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on 25 October 2014
Bought this TV after narrowing it down to 3 Televisions ( A Panasonic and a Samsung were also in contention). Cannot complain with the purchase. The main use for the TV is gaming and it is great. Graphics are Crisp and movement is smooth (Playing Fifa 15). Great Picture for Netflix also once you get the settings all modified. Would definitely reccommend this TV if you're looking in the 300 price range
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on 3 August 2014
Slim, stylish TV that is competitively priced. Nothing to complain about with the picture or sound quality. There are no Smart Wi-Fi features or 3D compatibility, but it does have Freeview HD.
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on 6 November 2014
Great TV, the picture is superb, the sound is good, and there's plenty of inputs. However the stand is pretty awkward, it's right at the edge of the TV so you need a stand atleast as wide as the TV (43") which can be a pain for a smaller flat. Would still highly reccomend.
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on 22 September 2014
This TV is a fantastically priced Tv for what it is. It isn`t 3d or smart, hence the price. I bought this as a replacement for my Samsung which is still working however the sound quality has always been alot be be desired. I am happy with all elements of the TV and i am very surprised to hear people comment about the sound. If you are on HD you do not need the volume any higher than 12 to hear crystal clear. The feet on the TV can make it tricky to find a suitable stand as they differ from most which have the central stand, this added £80 to the price of purchase as we had to purchase a new stand, lesson learnt do your home work first. Saying that i still give 5 stars.
The TV is slimline and has a very small bezel around the outside so the 42 inch screen is almost the whole front of the TV.
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on 8 November 2014
I got this to replace my third and final expensive Samsung tv where the screens kept failing. Now I have this I'm kicking myself for not considering this product before for the money its a fantastic tv and really light weight so great if your looking at installing on an internal plasterboard wall with a bracket. Personally I prefer it to my previous Samsung tv and will be ecstatic if it outlives the 2.5 years the more expensive tv did.
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on 20 October 2014
I chose this TV as an upgrade to last years model which was only 32" as I was unsure if I could fit a 42" TV in my room and I can, only just, this TV is mainly used for watching movies and TV shows on netflix as well as normal freeview TV and also PC and Xbox One gaming.

Since I don't want to bore you with a long review I will write down what I liked and what I didn't like.

Liked -
Slim design & thin bezels

Freeview HD with record functionality

LED 1080p display / Image quality

Variety of settings available for you to change

Sound Quality

Metallic bezels

Disliked -
Stand, instead of a traditional stand, LG included 2 legs, making it impossible to put on a small surface, there is a place for a traditional stand on the back of the TV however LG doesn't sell a normal stand for this TV.

No software updates, I looked everywhere and there just isn't a way to check for an update to newer software, but considering this TV comes from LG I wouldn't expect any updates, my older LG had software bugs, LG never updated it, it was a 2013 model.

You have to unplug and plug back in your HDD if you want to view content from it or record TV every time you turn this TV on, this is a software bug as last years model didn't have this issue, LG hasn't fixed this issue, nor has any plans to fix it, and even if they did they have no way of sending it to you as there's no way to update the firmware.

Auto Volume is buggy and doesn't really work well, something last years model did just fine.

So there you go, I use this TV to watch TV shows and Movies and play games on, it's perfect for that, stand is awful, HDD issue i mentioned above is annoying, but overall it's an incredibly good TV for £299.
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on 31 July 2015
This TV is great. It's energy efficiant and actually turns itself off after a while (you can stop it if you press a button on the remote). The picture quality is great and so is the sound. The size is just perfect and it's actually really easy for one person to carry because it's lightweight so it's perfect to move if you need to. The legs are actually sturdy and hold the TV extremely well.
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