LG, one of the biggest brands in the flat panel TV market has recently launched their Cinema 3D line of TVs. Close on the heels of LG 47LW6500, LG introduced their all new sleek 42LW5700 3D TV. At first, the only difference seemed that it was a much smaller version of LW6500 as this one too, not only supports 3D compatibilities, but also Smart TV functions. In this review, we wanted to see if the 42LW5700 was as good as its predecessor.
HDMI And USB Connectivity
The 42LW5700 can be wall mounted, as well as set up on the bundled stand that has a glossy black finish and a futuristic look to it. Though it weighs in at 15.7 kg it is not very sturdy and tends to wobble if not placed properly. It also does not have a full 360 degree rotation, which came as a real disappointment to us. The remote control is made of hard plastic and looks really sleek with coloured ones for different features like Power, Home and energy-saving, while the rest are grey. The buttons though, are tough and not as responsive as we’d like them to be. Apart from these features, the 42LW5700 is equipped with 3D glasses. These glasses are passive, which means there is no need for any power. The glasses are light-weight and very comfortable. Overall, the LG 42LW5700 design was really impressive like we had mentioned earlier, however like the LG LW6500, there were some backlighting issues on the left and right edges of the screen. Apart from that the TV really impresses in terms of design.
Multiple connectivity ports
The design of the LG 42LW5700 is good, but is not enough to impress us. We would've liked it to be loaded with a variety of features as well.
Lightweight and Comfortable
Sleek Black Finish
The 3D playback on the larger LG LW6500 was pretty impressive and we’re glad to say that there’s no visible flicker on this TV. Getting closer than 4ft does add a bit of shadow effect, where there’s some overlapping. But at a distance of 5ft and more and in any direction, the images appear clear. Colour saturation in the 3D mode seem higher than usual. Trying to adjust any of the settings means you need to turn off the 3D mode. This can be a little annoying. The glasses, themselves are light and therefore, extremely comfortable to wear.
Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:40 pm IST
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