LG 42LF5800 FHD Smart LED TV via Amazon
LG 42LF5800 is the new 2015 model 42 inch LF5800 series Full HD LED TV with a native 1920 x 1080 resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate. Being a Smart TV with a dual core processor and LG webOS NetCast 4.5 Smart TV interface there is a functional built-in web browser and app store and for connectivity it has the integrated Ethernet and wireless connection, 3 x HDMI inputs, 3 x USB ports that support sound, photos and videos, 1 x Component Video (also a Composite Video to hook up low res resources) and a Digital Optical Output to connect to sound systems. It is good both as a living room or bedroom TV with its nice and modern design and ideal size.
LG LF5800 series TV is 41.9 inches diagonally, weighs 20.3 pounds and measures 37.8 x 22.1 x 2.2 inches without stand (20.9 lbs and 37.8 x 24 x 8.6 with stand) so it is quite lightweight and slim with thin rounded bezels and the four legged base is removable and is wall mountable (VESA 400×400)- one person can lift it and hang it on the wall easily. Image quality is really good- crisp and sharp without any loss of pixels, vivid colors and high dynamic contrast even when you are very close to the screen (the reason may be because if you use it both as a computer monitor and a TV) thanks to 1080p Full HD resolution with double the resolution of regular HD, Trumotion 120 Hz to decrease motion blur and Triple XD Video Processing Engine that helps optimize the image quality even though this is not a high end TV.
Sound is loud and clear enough for a LED TV through the two integrated speakers of 20 watts, Dolby Digital and DTS Decoders and Virtual surround Plus but perhaps weak for those that are used to sound from home theater system or sound bar. You can make different adjustments on both the picture (sharpness, color, contrast etc.) and audio (Clear Voice II). You can browse the net comfortably on its built-in web browser or share photos and videos wirelessly with the LG Screen Share and Content Share with your tablets or smart phones. You won’t even need to connect your satellite or cable to the TV, you have access to come great content through online Netflix, Hulu Plus and others. With 60 Hz refresh rate (TruMotion 120Hz) picture does not become distorted during fast moving stuff like sports or action flicks.
LG magic remote control is offered as optional and offers you the universal control and LG’s Natural voice recognition function. It is easy to set-up, in just under ten minutes and easy to use, works very well as a computer monitor too and is a good option if you don’t want to purchase TV and monitor separately. As an Energy Star qualified unit (ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation in 2015) the annual energy cost is 7 dollars assuming it will use 58 kilowatts per hour. As a con TV may respond a little slowly to the standard remote if you don’t hold it pointing directly to the TV and the design of remote could be a little better. LG is a South Korean company and one of the top TV brands in the world with awesome innovative design and superior technology and you are not getting anything less on this LG 42LF5800 Smart LED TV with great design, performance, quality and features.