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alaTest has collected and analyzed 897 reviews of LG DP542H. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the LG DP542H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 user reviews of LG DP542H from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG DP542H Multi Region DVD Player 1080p HD Upscaling DivX Support USB Playback - PAL & NTSC Free All Regions 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Supports CD Audio, DivX plaLG DP542H Multi Region DVD Player 1080p HD Upscaling DivX Support USB Playback - PAL & NTSC Free All Regions 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Supports CD Audio, DivX pla

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Casy (



"Really pleased with ease of use and quality. Only problem it didn't come with a connection lead to TV."

Ease to use; Good build quality; Value for money; Looks good

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Margaret Deakin (

43" Tv


"Love it. Excellent service, lovely helpful people and quick free delivery. Will definitely use again, and won't buy from anywhere else. Will definitely recommend. Thank u."

Ease to use; Good build quality; Looks good; Quiet; Value for money

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Daz (

Great DVD player good value


Excellent value for money

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Jen89 (

Does exactly what I need


Great price, looks nice, easy to use, does exactly what I need.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: bill (

No complaints.


Not used much but everything works as expected.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Skuddie (

Cheap at double the price...


This has to be the best HD DVD player I have ever purchased. Also it has to be the simplest to set up & use. Make sure your TV has the ability to use HDMI cables as this player doesn't have any scart plugs at the back.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Nathan (

Does what it should


Does what it should simple DVD player.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: lorraine (



Really good DVD player simple to set up just plug in and play good price

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Claire (

Excellent DVD player


Very pleased with this DVD player, easy to use, great picture and sound, quite small and compact, just what I wanted.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: 123gilly (

Does the job


Previous player stopped working ,needed a replacement ,his player does all I require, so far so good A good price and good service from Argos

May, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):9

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Auto power off:Y
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):9


Parental Control: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, SACD
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Recording disc types: No

Technical Details

3D compatibility: No
Device type:Player
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen saving functions: Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions