Released Mid-Late 2014, this 42 Inch LG Smart/Satellite TV (Model-42LB580V-TA) is one of the coolest LG products of that year. Featuring an inbuilt decoder, this TV would want to make you dump your cable TV decoder as it can get Free To Air Signals. The TV comes equipped with pre-built smart TV. The amazing picture quality brings any movie especially HD movies to life, thanks to the IPS panel.
This TV is very slim with an impressive trimmed metallic silver edge finishing lining the rectangular sides which also slightly advances towards the expressive white back. Don’t really know what LG was thinking when they decided for a white back, but it looked totally cool. The slim edges provide a wider screen aspect radio exposing a larger screen area.
The rectangular frames sits on 2 beautiful but simplified “Y” shaped stands on either side of the TV giving it an impressive overall look.
There are no button on the sides of the TV but only one button underneath just under the LG logo on the bottom part of the TV which is a multifunction button for power on and other functions.
On power on, the smart TV interface is simple with easy to use features that would basically not need explanations. Features that would more often be used are brought to the forefront.
External: 3 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, Cable TV Port, Antenna Port, Audio Headphone Jack, and other standard/regular Audio/Video (AV) ports.
Internal: Smart TV features including a browser for internet browsing, apps for news, games, online radio, video streaming etc such as Al Jazeera, YouTube, Hulu Plus (For US market), Viewster (For Nigerian and other markets), Skype, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Another internal feature is the IPS panel for greater colour and video quality than regular panels.
Additionally, there are features and facilities for wireless network connectivity, video streaming from PC to TV, remote control from smartphones or tablets (requiring app download from App or Play store), hotspot, multitasking features such as Mini TV ( which gives a mini version of TV program while browsing). An inbuilt TV recorder makes it possible to record TV programs for later viewing.
The video quality is fabulous. The best thing about this TV goes is the video quality. The rendering is amazing at 1920 x 1080p native resolution.
There used to be this general thinking that when it comes to picture quality that Samsung TVs were leading but i can authoritatively and arguably say that is not the case with this TV