LG 42" and 39" TV
Below is a current list of LG TV models available in the 42" size. This list of models contains LCD, LED and 3D televisions, some models contain a full review by one or more of our editors that grades the TV on picture quality, features and value. Models that don't have a full review will have commentary about the features such as hertz rate, internet connectivity, energy saving features, connections and more. Specifications and pricing are also available.
Generally, the following LG model number series start with the most premium products and go down to the least expensive - the lower the model number the less features and price.
2013 42" Models
2013 39" Models
2012 LG Models
LG 42" 42LM6200
The 42LM6200 differs from the LM6700 series in one respect, it doesn't have the new, ultra-thin bezel design. It is a 1080p, 120Hz LED edge lit LCD panel with Cinema 3D passive 3D and all the Smart TV features of the step up model. If the features interest you but you would like to sacrifice some aesthetics for a lower price then the 42LM6200 will definitely be of interest to you.
LG 42" 42LM5800
The LM5800 series is similar to the LM6200 series above it. It is available in fewer sizes and it does not include the Magic Wand remote control or Smart TV online functionality. It is LED edge lit and includes LG's passive Cinema 3D. This is the lowest line of LG's LED back lit LCD televisions that does have 3D compatibility.
LG 42" 42LS5700
The 42LS5700 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.
LG 42" 42CS570
Though they have moved out of offering large sizes with top tier features in fluorescent backlit LCD televisions, LG is still making some true LCD HDTVs like the 42CS570. This CCFL back lit LCD television has a 1080p, 60Hz LCD panel but it is not 3D nor does it have Smart TV onlie features.
LG 42" 42CS560
LG has mostly moved to LED back lighting in their LCD televisions but there are still a few lines of CCFL (fluorescent) back lit LCD models like the CS560 series. The 42" 42CS560 has a 1080p, 60Hz LCD panel with flurescent back lighting but few other features.
2011 LG Models
LG 42" 42LV5500
When we reviewed the 42" 42LV5500 this year we found it to be a television with a good quality picture and a strong feature set. Color performance was excellent and we enjoyed using the expansive online options with the motion sensitive "Magic Wand" remote.
LG 42" 42LV3700
The 42" 42LV3700 inlcudes most of the features of the LV5500 above but it is a 60Hz panel instead of 120Hz and though it has the Smart TV online feature it does not include the Magic Wand remote. In our review we didn't find the lack of 120Hz to be a large setback for this television.
LG 42" 42LK530
The 42" 42LK530 is what happens when LG takes the features of their higher end LED back lit models and puts them in a television with CCFL back lighting. Expect the same smooth picture with a little less brightness and more contrast falloff when viewed from angles. The full Smart TV internet suite is included.
LG 42" 42LK520
LG's 42" 42LK520 is the LK530 without the Smart TV online entertainment feature. It is the same panel, has the same look and the same picture features but entirely drops connectivity. If online features do not interest you the LK520 shoould be on your list of televisions to look at.
LG 42" 42LK450
Everyone is on the the latest and greatest 3D TVs and LED TVs, but dont underestimate some of these excellent little LCD TVs like the 42" 42LK450 for delivering the best value in the marketplace.
2010 LG Models
LG 42" 42LE7500
For 2010 LG brings us the local dimming LED backlit 42" 42LE7500. LG's TruLED local dimming technology will improve contrast and color performance when compared to traditionally backlit LCDs or edge lit LED televisions.
LG 42" 42LE5500
The new 42" 42LE5500 from LG brings local dimming LED backlighting to smaller sized TVs. The TruLED technology will enhance the performance of the 1080p LCD panel and LG's Picture Wizard will walk you through setting it up for optimum performance.