Not too long ago, my parents decided that they needed to purchase a new TV for the front room. Our previous flat screen had decided to burn holes throughout the screen in random places, so we needed to get rid and get a new one in.
My dad is a bit of a techie (unlike me) and tends to search for ages to make sure he purchases the best TV for the best price etc, its annoying he takes so long, but it's usually worth it in the end, despite having to wait ages and continue watching TV on a tiny 19" monitor.
In the end he decided in this LG TV, however it does vary slightly in that he ordered the 50" not the 42", but they are the same apart from this little detail.
He ordered it from Comet online and I really do NOT recommend this company. We had to pay for the delivery and when it arrived, the screen was completely shattered, not once, not twice, but 3 times that it arrived! I do not know what the hell they did with it, as I would have thought the workers would know to be careful, but my god, what a state they were in. Luckily, they didn't blame us for it and offered a full refund, which we took and bought from elsewhere. I can not remember the online site, but it arrived in one piece anyway.
So was it easy to set up?
Relatively yes, I mean, we have a lot of extras such as surround sound, amps, scalers etc to attach and they were a bit of a pain to sort out as was getting used to all the varied settings available, such as the components etc, I am a girl, I don't need to know what these mean :P As long as it switches on hehe.
The quality of the screen is really good, you are able to watch from both really close and far away and it doesn't affect your sight unlike some tv's. The sound quality is also very good.
The only real problem that we have with it is the on/off switch. For some reason, if we ever turn it off standby (which we want to do, to save money) then it wont come back on again, we believe it is to do with a lose connection maybe? So now we have to leave it on standby all the time so we don't have to deal with the hassle of trying to figure it out all the time.
What does it look like?
The TV is totally black which makes it look really stylish and would go with any decor in any room which is good. It can be wall mounted or put on a stand like ours is.
For all those wanting to know, yes it is HD, so if you want to use HD digital boxes, you can.
The price has also been reduced a lot now, it was over £1000 when we bought it and now you can find it reduced to at least half of that now, always frustrating, but can't be helped.
I know I am not the most tech savvy person to write this review, so I hope it makes sense, and thanks for reading.