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The best 42" LG LCD TVs are Full HD TVs with pretty good picture quality through good contrast ratios and quick response time. Being LCD TVs, many of them do not have great picture clarity off-axis which means the brightness and vibrancy of the picture fades when viewed from an angle. However, our list below gives you the best among LG's LCD TVs with around 42" displays.

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LG CS560

LG 42CS560 42" HDTV LCD TV


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LG CS560
LG CS570
LG LS5700
LG LM6200
LG Electronics LH50
LG 42CS560 42" HDTV LCD TV
LG 42CS570 42" HDTV LCD TV
LG 42LS5700 42" 3D LCD TV
LG 42LM6200 42" 3D HDTV LCD TV
LG Electronics 42LH50 42  LCD TV  Widescreen  1920x1080  HDTV
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Release Date
Mar 2012
Apr 2012
Feb 2012
Jan 2012
May 2009
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
LCD TV
LCD TV
LCD TV
LCD TV
LCD TV
Screen Size
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
42.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready

  • The LG CS560 series is a relatively cheap LCD TV, but its poor image quality means that it cannot compete against other budget TVs.


  • You'll make some compromises, but LG's CS560 series of CCFL-backlt LCD HDTVs offer solid overall picture quality with excellent colors at very reasonable prices.


  • The LG 42CS560 is a great model for what you pay for. It is cheap, and also has a good picture with a 1080p resolution. There isn't much special beyond that. The screen size at 42 inches makes this a very versatile TV, which can be used in many places as a main family TV, or as a secondary bedroom TV. Many people who bought it felt that it also made a great gift for someone looking to upgrade from an old CRT TV.

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    The 55LS5700 is the top tier, non 3D LED television from LG. It is a 1080p, 120Hz LCD panel with LED edge lighting. It has the full Smart TV online suite and the Magic Wand remote control.


  • We enjoyed our time spent with the LG 42LS5700 (MSRP $1,099). This mid-range LG turned out to be a very good smart TV, complete with a great contrast, respectable color consistency, and a low power consumption. Surely this TV is worth your hard-earned $1,099, right?

    Don't let the MSRP fool you: the LG 42LS5700 can be found for as little as $700 online. We think a TV that produces a good picture and has LG's robust smart platform is worth the MSRP. For $700, though, this is a deal.


  • With so many features done well on this TV, it is hard to not recommend the 32LM6200 (MSRP $650). There is a robust Smart TV platform, industry-leading 3D, and yes, a good quality picture. LG has done a fantastic job at creating a mid-range TV that is feature-heavy and a solid performer.

    The design of this TV will catch the eye of many consumers: it is bold and futuristic, and those adjectives apply to the motion controlled remote, too.


  • - LG's remote is relatively disappointing.
    - The menu system is quite extensive, so the easy-access quick menu for aspect ratio, picture and sound modes, the timer, and other oft-used functions is welcome.
    - Solid connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input.


  • - Inputs are easily accessible, and the first-time wizard guides you through language, home versus retail mode, time setting, and network setup before beginning its automatic scan for channels.
    - Both the overall audio quality and the surround-sound simulation were quite good, but not the best in our test group.

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    - This was possible largely because the 42LH50 has a tremendous array of "Expert Control" picture adjustments, which resulted in an exceptionally accurate color palette and consistent grayscale tracking.
    - LG's supplied remote control is quite good.
    - My wife and I watched an HDX stream of The Brothers Bloom and the picture quality was absolutely superb, nearly rivaling that of Blu-ray.