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LG SL8000 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 55")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of LG SL8000 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 55"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and price. The design and usability also get good opinions, but the black level and glare get less positive opinions.

image quality, usability, design, price, sound

size, glare, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG SL8000 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 55") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for LG SL8000 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 55")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of LG SL8000 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 42", 47", 55") from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Comments about the tuner and design are overall positive. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the glare.

usability, image quality, sound, design, tuner


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG 42SL8000 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready 1080p Seamless Series - BlackLG 42SL8000 42-inch Widescreen HD Ready 1080p Seamless Series - Black

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : John Archer (

LG 42SL8000 42in LCD TV


Find out why we think the LG 42SL8000 is a truly outstanding 42in LCD TV.

A round-up of all the breaking news and hands-on previews of the latest tech from IFA 2011 in Berlin.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

LG 42SL8000 review


The LG 42SL8000 delivers punchy, high-contrast images from all sources

Colourful, high-contrast images ; good spec for the money ; good-looking and nicely finished ; great menus

Never entirely comfortable with motion ; images could conceivably be more detailed ; thinks it’s frameless

The unpredictability of past LG TV ranges has been replaced by products either ‘very good’ or ‘extremely good’ – this is one of the former

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

LG 32SL8000 television


Do TVs need Bluetooth? LG thinks so, and has packed its latest LCD TV with this aging wireless tech. Activate Bluetooth via the onscreen menus and it's then possible to pair the TV with either a set of wireless headphones, or a mobile phone. The latter...

USB plays DivX and DivX HD, cinematic Blu-ray pics, clean Freeview pics, Bluetooth

HD could be sharper, slight lack of contrast

If it lacks ultimate Full HD sharpness - and that's about all it does lack - there's nothing wrong with the 32SL8000's interpretation of Freeview, which is classy and clean. Sound quality is nothing to shout about, but the onboard underslung speakers...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

LG 32SL8000 LCD TV review


A media-savvy 32" LCD TV with few weaknesses

Gorgeous menus ; Easy calibration ; Simple to use ; Clean and smooth pictures from all sources

Slight lack of sharpness and contrast ; Some flicker on 100Hz

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

LG 42SL8000 review


This HDTV is ultra thin, it's packed with features, and all in all it's really rather good

Attractive ; Slim design ; Excellent picture quality ; Good feature count ; Quite good value

Issues with 200Hz system ; Limited viewing angle ; Some artefacting

A good performer with an innovative design, but it's far too dear, given what's on offer for less

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Rasmus Larsen (

LG SL8000 (SL80)


LG has launched a new line with the SL ranges. The SL8000 (SL80 in USA) is one the SL models and the smaller brother to SL9000 that we will review in a few days as well. SL8000 has a new Borderless design, a 200 Hz system and was awarded an EISA Award...

Picture quality; Very fast response time due to scanning backlights; Price; Refreshing design; Functionality and USB port

Requires some calibration; Black levels; No DLNA

LG SL8000 (SL80 in USA) is a beautiful TV and the new design direction that LG has taken with the Borderless design is interesting. I didn’t agree at all with the EISA committee when they awarded Philips 9704H the best LCD-TV out there but I must say...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : avforums (

LG 42SL8000 1920x1080p LCD HDTV


Here comes LG with a slimmed down 42" LCD display: the LG 42SL8000. This is a Full HD 1920x1080p LCD display, the standout feature of which is arguably its thin, sleek design. This is one display I briefly glimpsed at the IFA Show earlier this month,...

Calibrated Greyscale is of Reference quality, with no unwanted colour impurities in the image, Calibrated Colour is absolutely excellent, SD video processing is great, Excellent design, Works brilliantly as a large computer monitor or for gaming,...

Black level is slightly lacking, leaving dark scenes looking grey in dark environments, Limited viewing angle causes picture to appear greyish from the sides, On-board Digital TV tuner video has slightly processed appearance

Above Average

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

LG 42SL8000


Crystal Clear picture

none so far

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

LG 42SL8000


All good, Would recommend to anybody.

None at all

Jun, 2010

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LG 37SL8000



Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:SRS Trussurond XT / SRS Trusurround / SRS TruSurround XT
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):150000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:32 / 37 / 42 / 47 / 55
Display Diagonal (metric):32 / 37 / 42.1 / 46.9 / 55.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Response Time:2 / 2.3
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):190

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Picture compression format:JPEG
Power Requirements:230 V
Speakers:2 / 4
Stand-by LED: Yes

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):190

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.77 / 1.79 / 1.96
Depth (with stand):11.3 / 12.6 / 9.06
Height:19.3 / 22 / 24.5 / 27 / 30.7
Height (with stand):21.6 / 24.3 / 27.1 / 29.6 / 33.6
Weight:24.7 / 32.6 / 41.2 / 51.8 / 70.5
Weight with stand:30.9 / 38.8 / 52.2 / 62.8 / 82
Width:30.1 / 35 / 39.4 / 43.7 / 50.4
Width (with stand):30.1 / 35 / 39.4 / 43.7 / 50.4