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LG 42LS5700 LED HDTV Review

It's not perfect, but the 42LS5700 offers some high-end features for less.

$1,099.00 42 in.
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Introduction

We've said many good things about LG's excellent motion-controlled Magic Remote and smart platform. One of the drawbacks about some of the TVs that include those features is how expensive they are. The 42LS5700 (MSRP $1,099) bucks that pricey trend and offers those great features for less.

With its good color consistency, great contrast, and low operating cost, there is a lot to like about the LS5700. Its motion performance, while decent, didn't blow us away, nor did its lackluster screen uniformity. Still, LG delivers a very good TV that overcomes these drawbacks with its user-friendly interface and robust smart platform.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Apps & Internet Features
  13. Software & Interface
  14. Conclusion
  15. Series Comparison
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Ratings & Specs

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