LG 42LN578V TV reviews and prices: 42" HD TV LED screen

173 customer reviews

This television is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 173 reviews.
LG 42LN578V with 42" HD TV LED screen, 3 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Sheila, Basildon Film and documentary lover

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Bad points:
We bought a smart tv that has never worked
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 5.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2013

Charlotte, Wootton Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very neat in appearance and easy to use picture very clear
Bad points:
Havent found any yet
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2014

Tauhid, West Byfleet Sports and games fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Love the Magic remote
Picture quality very sharp
Audio quality is also very good
Bad points:
The ordinary remote is too small
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2014

Gyula, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Bad workmanship. The black plastic rim above the LG logo was not glued to the glass screen by the manufacturer. It is loose.
The head phone socket connection is not working. I tried to use a Sony headphones working perfectly with other TV sets.
The plastic TV stand is very weak and it is wobbly. LG is a brand like Amstrad. I will never buy an LG product again. I will only buy premium quality Sony, Samsung or Panasonic products.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Mar 2014

paul , weston super mare Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great value
good picture quality
Bad points:
Sound not brilliant but the others available are just the same need sound bar .
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2014

Rachael, Portsmouth Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Just a great tv with a fantastic Internet page.
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2014

Neil, hull Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great picture and smart features
Bad points:
soud could be better
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Mar 2014

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED
3D No
Built-in disc player No
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections Scart
Connections HDMI
Connections Component
Connections USB 2.0
Connections Composite
Smart TV Yes
Type of LED screen LED direct lit
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A
Weight (kg) 9.3

Also known as: 42LN578V

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Manufacturer's Description

Proving that intelligence and beauty go hand in hand, the LG 42LN578V Smart 42" LED TV combines immersive viewing with some intelligent WiFi features, accessible via an inventive magic remote control.

A very Smart TV
With built in WiFi, the LG 42LN578V boasts an impressive selection of internet-based functions – enjoy full web browsing, catch up on missed TV on BBC iPlayer, treat yourself to the latest blockbuster with Knowhow movies or tweet with friends, all from your LG TV.

With dual-core processing power, the TV exhibits zippy performance with fast access to all your favourite websites, so there’s no need to wait for your computer to load.

Switch on and gain instantaneous access to a range of apps including videos on demand, social networking, live weather and games, all accessible from a customisable homepage. Even more apps can be downloaded using the LG App Store.

Inspiring screen technology
The LG 42LN578V delivers bold, bright and beautiful viewing on its wide-angle LED directlit screen. A Full 1080p HD resolution and LG Triple XD Engine technology work in harmony to create a picture with outstanding clarity and intense colour.

Virtual surround sound delivers dynamic, room-filling sound boosted from two in-build speakers, offering you a viewing experience that sounds as good as it looks.

The LG exhibits minimalist, edge to edge viewing on an ultra-thin bezel that’s finished with a sleek, stainless steel coating, ready to offer a cinematic viewing experience.

Gesture and voice control
The ergonomically designed LG Magic Remote revolutionises control of your LG 42LN578V, designed to offer a range of futuristic and straightforward actions.

Point, move and flick the remote to control the on screen cursor and access a range of functions such as navigating the TV, browsing through channels or viewing a list of previously watched content.

Use the scrolling wheel, just like the one you’re used to on a mouse, to quickly browse through channels or operate the zoom function, there’s also voice activated control for use when you’re surfing the web.

Make it the entertainment hub
With HDMI and USB connections as well as DLNa compatibility, the 32LN578V allows you connect your Soundar, Home Cinema System, Games console and much more, you can stream and share your content with other DLNA devices with ease.

With an A+ energy rating and a Freeview HD tuner, the LG 42LN578V Smart 42" LED TV is a great choice for anyone looking for a TV that has it all.

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