LG 42″ 42LS5700 Smart HDTV Review

Posted on Nov 5 2012 - 8:00pm by Susan Bewley

Do you love to watch television? How about play video games? If so, you probably view your TV as the key centerpiece of your entertainment center. While we don't watch a great deal of TV, we do play on video games and watch Netflix on our TV – making it important to us that we have a high-quality TV. Knowing that some people are hoping to get a TV for Christmas, we thought it would be great to work with other bloggers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win their own LG 42" 42LS5700 Smart HDTV!


LG 42" 42LS5700 Smart HDTV: Internet TV

So, what is the big deal with this tv? Well, for one, the LG 42" Smart HDTV is an ultra slim, HDTV that is internet ready. This means that through Wi-FI or an ethernet cable, you can browse the internet, get on Facebook, and watch your favorite shows on Netflix. Along with Netflix, you can also watch HD movies at the best quality around – a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (commonly known as 1080P). With smooth images and a variety of fun features, this TV can be everything you need for your own home entertainment system!

LG 42" 42LS5700 Smart HDTV: Features

Below, are some of the awesome technologies and features included in the LG 42" Smart HDTV. To see more detail, feel free to check out Amazon's page for this HDTV television.

  • Smart TV (internet ready)
  • Edge Lit (your whole screen is brightly lit)
  • Magic Remote with a scroll wheel for easy browsing
  • TruMotion Technology – 120 hz (high refresh rate prevents blurry pictures in fast-moving video)
  • Picture Wizard II & Clear Voice II Technology (automatic picture adjustment & voice clarity)
  • Intelligent Sensor (automatically adjust for clear & dark rooms)
  • Ultra light (29.7 lbs without stand)
  • Ultra slim (27.9"L x 1.3"W x 23.3 H)
  • Energy Star Qualified

LG 42" 42LS5700 Smart HDTV: Energy Star

As someone who tries living an earth friendly lifestyle, I try saving energy in my home. One of the ways I do this is buying electronics that are Energy Star certified.  While the LG 42" Smart HDTV wasn't the TV we eventually chose (we ended up going with a 3D TV that was super cheap on Amazon) it was one that we seriously considered since it had amazing energy savings on top of a great picture. For example, the LG 42" Smart HDTV only uses 81 kWh a year. In dollar value, this means that it only costs you $9 a year to power! Compared to most other television in the 40" – 44" category, this is amazing!  

LG 42" 42LS5700 Smart HDTV: Reviews

If you would like to learn more about the LG 42" 42LS5700 Smart HDTV, we highly recommend checking out Amazon's page for this TV. It currently has a 4.1 out of 5 star rating, making it one of the more popular smart televisions sold on Amazon. As well, there are over 60 reviews of people who have already purchased and been using this TV for awhile, letting you know if this is really the right television for you! To learn more, feel free to click on the picture below!

Disclosure: As a reminder, none of the writers at Budget Earth received compensation for any of the contests listed on this blog or information listed in this article. All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tricia Igo November 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    probably Once Upon a Time or Grimm!

  2. Denise Holben Collier November 6, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

    It will depend on what is on at the time.

  3. Sandy Slade November 6, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    probably some kids program. 

  4. shawna altaffer November 6, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    gilmore girls

  5. Margi November 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    We would watch our favorite sitcoms!

  6. faith November 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Probably watch the news first…but Bones, House, Big Bang Theory or some such next:)

  7. Tabitha French November 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Probably Nickelodeon or Sprout!!

  8. Nosgoth1979 November 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    That’s an awesome giveaway! I’d have to say The Walking Dead. This 42 incher looks like it would look great in my den. One of my coworkers at DISH, who knows a ton more about TVs than I do, has been telling me LGs are some of the best TVs around too. And I want the best now that I’m getting one of DISH’s Hopper whole-home DVRs, and it’ll send all my HD channels to every room, I’m anxious to upgrade the last 2 SD sets we have. Ever since we upgraded the first half of our rooms to high-definition, the family always seems to end up fighting over the TVs in those two rooms. Once I have new televisions and the Hopper in my house, that won’t be an issue anymore.

  9. Rebecca November 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    NBC News with Brian Williams

  10. Anita Leibert November 7, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I can not honestly say what I'd watch first, but whatever it may be, I am sure it would look most awesome on this HDTV 🙂

  11. Toni Moore November 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Hi!  My little guys always take over the TV, so we'd probably end up watching our favorite family movie, Despicable Me!  Thanks so much for the chance & Happy Holidays to you! 😀

  12. Lametria Brooks (Mimi) November 12, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Depends on what day I get it. Sunday might be Revenge- Monday its up in the air- Tues NCIS- Wed Its up in the air- Thursday Greys – friday Up in the air- sat Up in the air.

  13. Vena Silverstein November 17, 2012 at 3:01 am - Reply

    This would be a great holiday  combined birthday present for my daughter whose tv broke two years ago. So, we would watch whatever show she likes.

  14. Cynthia Palmatier November 17, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

    The Real Housewives shows on Bravo

  15. Sue InVegas December 18, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Would love a TV like this! Great review!

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