televisions

LG 42LS5700 LED HDTV Review

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

$1,099.00 MSRP 42 in.
Advertisement

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.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the LG 42LS5700, take a look at these other televisions.

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

News and Features

Samsung un48j7500 hero2

Samsung Says Its Smart TVs Won't Spy on Users

But be careful what you say, and when you say it.

Samsung ubd player

Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player Hits Stores Ahead of Schedule

Early adopters, your ship has just come in.

Sharp 32le653u foxconn hero lee neikirk

iPhone-Maker Foxconn to Acquire Sharp for $5.6B

A Taiwanese upstart could soon own one of Japan's most storied brands.

Super bowl wikimedia commons

How to Watch Super Bowl 50

Cord-cutters can get in on the action, too!

M65 c1 hero

The Best Big Screen TVs for the Big Game

Picking the right TV for the Super Bowl just got a whole lot easier.

Design eg9600 hero

LG Cuts Prices on Flagship TVs for the Big Game

LG is cutting prices on its top TVs just in time for the Super Bowl.

Panasonic tv lineup hero

Here Are All the 2016 Panasonic TVs

Panasonic's 2016 lineup includes the company's first-ever OLED TV.

Samsung hs kim interview

Samsung’s TV Business Is Dominant, but Not Standing Still

The brand’s global head of TV talks OLED and the year ahead.

Dish hopper sling tv ces 2016 hero

Dish Announces Hopper 3, Hopper Go, ESPN3 for Sling TV

Big upgrades are on the way for Hopper fans.