LG 42LM5700 Review – 42-inch LED LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on March 3rd, 2012
LG 42LM5700 Review: 42” LED LCD HDTV
Up for Review: LG 42LM5700 LED LCD TV. LG has designed the TV set without including passive 3D technology support. The model also does not sport the ultra-slick bezel design sported by other TV sets launched by the manufacturer. But LG has integrated the Smart TV feature with the model to allow users to access a wide variety of online applications, games, movies, music, photos and videos.
You can always consider the TV set to access the traditional and 2D digital content. The 1080p resolution offered by the model is the maximum and supports all types of non-3D content. A user gets the options to watch the television programs aired on various channels with an enhanced resolution. Along with the informative programs like news and weather, your family members can watch their favorite talk shows and family dramas with an increased 1080p HD resolution.
However, the TV set may not be popular among the youngsters and kids as it will not support their favorite 3D movies and video games. Further, the model comes with 120 Hz refresh rate that looks almost normal and basic before the subfield motion rate offered by other TV sets launched by LG. You can watch the faster moving sports and action scenes without any motion blur. But the refresh rate is not high enough to complement the quick scenes and movie clips. The refresh rate also will have an impact on the video game playing experience of the kids.
LG 42LM5700 Features and Specifications Review:
120Hz Refresh Rate
LED Edge-lit Technology
LG Smart TV
Motion Sensitive Magic Wand Remote
LG has enhanced the basic usability of the TV set by including a set on connectivity and networking options. It also comes with the motion sensitive magic wand remote to provide users with much better controls. You can use the HDMI and USB ports attached with the TV set to connect it with other digital devices. The connectivity options also allow users to access the movies, videos, photos and music stored on various types of digital discs by connecting a Blu-ray player to the TV set. Also, you can use the offline connectivity features to connect the TV set with other digital devices like camcorder, digital camera and gaming consoles.
The model also comes with LG Smart TV integration to allow users to access a variety of online applications, movies, music, videos and photos. But it does not support the Google TV features and also does not include the Flash and HTML 5 compatible web browser. You can use the internet connectivity options offered by the model to access websites directly on the TV screen in addition to staying connected with your friends on popular social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter. Further, you can stream online digital content from popular networks like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu Plus. The connectivity and networking related features also make the TV set usable just like a desktop computer.
HDTVUniverse.com gives LG 42LM5700 3/5 stars!