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LG 42LB700V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of LG 42LB700V. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the remote control and sound. The design and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, image quality, design, sound, remote control


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the LG 42LB700V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

LG 42LB700V


The best smart TV system around at the lowest price yet

Superb smart TV system ; Bright, colourful content looks great ; Lovely design

Numerous contrast problems ; Input lag too high for gaming ; Some localised crosstalk issues with 3D

One final word on set up has to go to the Bean Bird. This new animated character has been introduced by LG to help make its TVs’ initial set up procedures more fun and welcoming, and actually it works very well in keeping you engaged throughout even...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

LG 42LB700V review


A fine screen, but the stunning WebOS interface is the real star

Rich, punchy hues Crisp, detailed picture WebOS is a delight Great smart features

Rivals have subtler detail and deeper blacks A bit pricey

The 42LB700V has some serious rivals to face in this category, with competitively priced TVs such as the Sony KDL-40W605B delivering a subtler, more enticing performance at £450. But while this LG’s lively picture has merits, it’s WebOS that’s the...

Aug, 2014

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LG 42LB700V (LB700) TV Review


The LB700 is LG's latest addition to their 2014 line-up of TVs and the Korean manufacturer continues to impress.

Accurate colours and greyscale ; Good backlight uniformity ; Effective local dimming ; Impressive video processing ; Great 3D ; webOS is superb ; Attractive design ; Excellent build quality ; Wide viewing angles ; Decent input lag

Native blacks are mediocre ; Occasional banding ; CMS still buggy

The LG 42LB700 is another solid TV from the Korean manufacturer, with a winning combination of design, picture quality, features and price. The design is minimalist but classy, meaning it won't look out-of-date in a year and the build quality is very...

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LG 42LB700V


Love the tv!!

Only bad thing is the remote buttons are really sensitive so if you slightly lean on them they change what you are doing.

May, 2015

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LG 42LB700V


Easy to set up and install, no issues.

Would be nice to have paper copy user instructions, rather than the installed digital version.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

LG 42LB700V


Good picture, nice clean design.

Sound quality could be better. I have hearing aids and the low sound levels become indistict to a level where I can't hear the dialogue at times.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

LG 42LB700V


Picture quality, magic remote control, Design.

Operating system can be slow & a bit frustrating.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

LG 42LB700V


Fantastic picture especially on blue ray discs and 3d . Brilliant sound quality when you change the settings . No need for a sound bar.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

LG 42LB700V


easy to set up clean design great picture great SMART features

Magic wand remote

May, 2015

Consumer review (

LG 42LB700V


Love the tv

Only bad thing is the remote buttons are really sensitive so if you slightly lean on them they change what you are doing

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
RMS rated power:24


Color of product:Black


2D-3D converter: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 14:9, 16:9
Display Diagonal:42
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Screen shape:Flat
Supported 3D technologies:FPR 3D, LG Cinema 3D
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:67
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (standby):0.30
Power consumption (typical):46


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC HE, EAC3, MP3, PCM
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPS, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Video compression format:DivX HD
Video formats supported:DivX HD

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:67
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (standby):0.30
Power consumption (typical):46

Smart TV

Smart TV: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.39
Height (with stand):23.9
Weight with stand:22.9
Width (with stand):37.3