LG 42LF652V Smart 42 Inch TV with webOS (2015 Model) [Energy Class A+] £389.00 @ Amazon. Free Delivery (22nd-24th September)
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LG 42LF652V Smart 42 Inch TV with webOS (2015 Model) [Energy Class A+] £389.00 @ Amazon. Free Delivery (22nd-24th September)

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Found 16th Sep 2015
Here we go again folks, another pretty amazing TV bargain! The spec of this for the money = no brainer buy it!

LG's really excellent 3D picture
SMART TV WITH WebOS2 (Fast User Interface)
Full HD Resolution
Freeview HD
Magic Remote Ready (Around £22 on Amazon if you want one, or just use your Tablet or Smartphone and LGs remote app)
Multi Channel Speaker System (Does this mean the sound could actually be any good? We shall see, we at least I will because I've ordered one )
Built in Wifi
Optical Sound Output (Toslink)
Cheaper than anywhere else that I can find, it's £439 in Argos

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

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I'm hitting buy on this sucker before you kids get in there and ruin it for me

It definitely has 3D and LG are excellent at doing 3D well they are on this TV. Check the description lower down the page.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
Deal might get taken down as it's not fulfilled by Amazon
I got one ordered in to my local Hughes Electrical branch for £399 for Friday so I can pick it up. So there's one extra in stock for you people
Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
I've read the Amazon specs and there is no mention of Free view/Free sat HD - does this set have either (or both)?
Spennyk

I've read the Amazon specs and there is no mention of Free view/Free sat … I've read the Amazon specs and there is no mention of Free view/Free sat HD - does this set have either (or both)?



Freeview HD see the specs here >

lg.com/uk/…52V
And there ends my search for a smart TV, thanks.
The 3D system LG employ in this set is FPR, here's an exciting read about that technology >

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film-type_patterned_retarder

This will mean it's active 3D so Full HD resolution but possible flicker, although reviews I've seen just say the 3D is amazing, so I guess it doesn't matter, no mention of any included glasses, could be an expensive optional extra.
liferiley

And there ends my search for a smart TV, thanks.



As soon as I saw the spec and the price it instantly ended my search for a Smart TV. 3D and WebOS, I'm in tech heaven with this TV.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
I thought there were lots of complaints about sluggishness with WebOS 1 tv's? Hence the move to WebOS 2with faster CPU's

Uridium

I thought there were lots of complaints about sluggishness with WebOS 1 … I thought there were lots of complaints about sluggishness with WebOS 1 tv's? Hence the move to WebOS 2with faster CPU's



This uses webOS 2. See the comment by A.Kirk on Amazon.

Also check the other comment where it's mentioned webOS is one of the best features on this TV.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
fishmaster

This uses webOS 2. See the comment by A.Kirk on Amazon.Also check the … This uses webOS 2. See the comment by A.Kirk on Amazon.Also check the other comment where it's mentioned webOS is one of the best features on this TV.



I'm not convinced this is webos2. The lg site says its just webos - lg.com/uk/…52V.


j_o_h_n

I'm not convinced this is webos2. The lg site says its just webos - … I'm not convinced this is webos2. The lg site says its just webos - http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-42LF652V.



Yeah I agree, however there is a comment saying it's webOS 2, not sure why they'd be that specific if it didn't have it. Could of course be wrong.

Ok here's conclusive French proof that it's webOS 2.0

http://www.lg.com/pt/tv/lg-42LF652V-led-smart-tv-webos-3d/reviews

LG LED 3D SMART TV WEBOS2.0 42LF652V

I read a comment that someone couldn't get Youtube to work/install so they changed to French language, installed it then changed back. The Hungarian, Croatian, Italian and Bulgarian versions also mention WebOS 2.0. So if the UK version doesn't have it, then firmware update by changing language I'd expect.

WebOS 2.0 system review >

http://www.trustedreviews.com/lg-webos-2-0-smart-tv-system-review

It appears that of all the Smart UI's currently in use, WebOS is at the top of the pile, followed by Samsung's Tizen UI and then Sony's Android UI. TO be honest I'm not surprised Android is at the bottom, it's crap on most systems it's used on. I have a Galaxy S6 which is marginally crippled by using Android.



Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
It's not just the OS though...the Web OS2 tv's have multicore processors to speed things up...the older WebOS TV's only had single core CPU's.

If smart functionality is one of your drives behind purchase it may be worth seeking clarification
Edited by: "Uridium" 16th Sep 2015
Uridium

It's not just the OS though...the Web OS2 tv's have multicore processors … It's not just the OS though...the Web OS2 tv's have multicore processors to speed things up...the older WebOS TV's only had single core CPU's.If smart functionality is one of your drives behind purchase it may be worth seeking clarification



I have clarified it, see my comment above yours, this model definitely uses WebOS 2.0.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
fishmaster

Ok here's conclusive French proof that it's webOS 2.0 … Ok here's conclusive French proof that it's webOS 2.0 :)http://www.lg.com/pt/tv/lg-42LF652V-led-smart-tv-webos-3d/reviews



I like your optimism. Hope you're right.
j_o_h_n

I like your optimism. Hope you're right.



The evidence is in favour of it being WebOS 2.0 and if the European models only support WebOS 2.0, I think it can be easily fixed by changing language, installing firmware update and reverting back to English, which has already worked for someone with the Youtube app.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015
fishmaster

The evidence is in favour of it being WebOS 2.0 and if the European … The evidence is in favour of it being WebOS 2.0 and if the European models only support WebOS 2.0, I think it can be easily fixed by changing language, installing firmware update and reverting back to English, which has already worked for someone with the Youtube app.



You're basing that on a comment from a reviewer who didn't buy it from Amazon - they bought it elsewhere for the 5 yr warranty, but sure, it could be the same tv. Amazon says its webos and the official spec says its webos. But like I say, I hope you're right and good luck.
j_o_h_n

You're basing that on a comment from a reviewer who didn't buy it from … You're basing that on a comment from a reviewer who didn't buy it from Amazon - they bought it elsewhere for the 5 yr warranty, but sure, it could be the same tv. Amazon says its webos and the official spec says its webos. But like I say, I hope you're right and good luck.



OK I'm also going by the same model number used on European models which state it has WebOS 2.0. It's clear this model supports WebOS 2.0 but unclear if the UK model does. We'll see, I'll hopefully post an update when I get one.
I posted a deal for this model at Groupon a couple of weeks ago with the potential of quidco, it got one comment and was freeing cold...All the heat members must have been on holiday!!!
m.groupon.co.uk/dea…3_1
Which magic remote do I buy for this? There's 2 on amazon.
Fck Groupon tbh
I had to set one of these up today. They have what must be the most frustrating user interface ever designed.
It also has a load of cartoon characters "helping" with the ridiculously long initial setup process. Very odd. Pretty TV though.
colourpie

I had to set one of these up today. They have what must be the most … I had to set one of these up today. They have what must be the most frustrating user interface ever designed.It also has a load of cartoon characters "helping" with the ridiculously long initial setup process. Very odd. Pretty TV though.



Yeah I do hate the stupid setup wizards technology has. I skip them if I can.
Tempted....
Will any 3D glasses do for this?
Ogre

Tempted....Will any 3D glasses do for this?



Check this, it says it has 2x pairs of passive 3D glasses. Also says it has WebOS 2.0 for the naysayers

reviews-tvled.blogspot.com.ee/201…tml

Edited by: "fishmaster" 16th Sep 2015

Check this, it says it has 2x pairs of passive 3D glasses. Also says it … Check this, it says it has 2x pairs of passive 3D glasses. Also says it has WebOS 2.0 for the naysayers :phttp://www.reviews-tvled.blogspot.com.ee/2015/05/lg-lf650v-lf652v-best-smarttv-fullhd-3d.html


Amazon web page says:

Box Contains
1 x LG 42LF652V 42-inch Smart TV with webOS

no mention of included glasses.
Ogre

Amazon web page says:Box Contains1 x LG 42LF652V 42-inch Smart TV with … Amazon web page says:Box Contains1 x LG 42LF652V 42-inch Smart TV with webOSno mention of included glasses.



Indeed, although it would appear they're the cheaper passive ones, so if you need to buy some shouldn't be expensive. It's amazing how they don't give out all the information.
Let me tell you a bit about WEBOS1. I have an LGLB650V and LGLB585v (not webos). Firstly once in the webos system and apps launched it goes pretty quick. It takes about 8 or 9 seconds to load the app if you have previously selected and updated it and about 30 seconds if you haven't. I just pressed now tv on mine = 8 seconds, then youtube = 22 seconds. Then 11 seconds to load a video. I don't think that's bad at all but then it only took about 1 second to load on my laptop. Also on the tv it kept buffering and plays perfect on my laptop. Not very good really when laptop and tv are about 8' apart. I just done this test as typing this post. Perfect playback on laptop. Crap on tv.

The piano keys at the bottom of the screen may grow on you or they may not. LG have taken something which is the norm to see on tv, tablets, phones etc and decided to change it. So from having a screen full of nicely sized square / rectangle apps across the screen we now have some smaller icons at the bottom of the screen. They are bigger at first and then the more you scroll right they go smaller. Personally I don't like it and will definitely not be buying another webos tv for the smart services.

What LG have done though is really spoil the user interface. The webos apps you will get used to like any other system. They have taken what is the normal use on any tv remote and changed it and not for the good. Every tv remote you will pick up will be the same but not on the new range of LG's, they spoilt it and here's how.

Firstly for all of you who think the LG has a satellite tuner in it. It hasn't. It has a satellite connection on the back which will receive satellite signals and decode them in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. This means the satellite channels are all over the place and if you do a search again you will get all the channels twice and all over the place again as it stores them in the order it finds the signal. It's a mess. Don't get rid of your HUMAX, Skybox or other satellite tuner / decoder thinking this tv will solve your problems. It won't. I bought this particular tv as it had a satellite connection and thought great, a box under the tv I can remove.

Also you can only select the satellite tuner after pressing the tv guide button and then it takes a little finding. There is no feature to select satellite tuner under inputs like you can with the old LG's which is where it should be. Also no option to select it from the webos options either when you press the smart button yet other inputs are there. Big big mistake.

To access the tv guide takes between 3 and 5 seconds losing the picture in the process. To find the satellite tuner option you have to look for a small display in the top right hand corner that says programme mode. To access it you have to use the shift keys so a letter P is highlighted in purple. Press that and you can select satellite. The guy at LG who came up with this was seriously seriously having a laugh.

Ignore satellite input for now and scroll down. BBC 1 gets highlighted. Keep scrolling down to the bottom which is channel 5. Now on a normal tv you scroll again and you get itv 2. Oh no not with LG. You have now hit a little arrow at the bottom of the screen and the down button no longer works and now you have to press ok to go to the next screen. Like what is going on here. This is ridiculous. The same happens in the menus as well when changing the picture options etc. You end up pressing ok when you would normally just left or right. It is really bad. Note that if you use sky or virgin or a similar box you won't have an issue with this because most of the time you won't be using the guide for the LG but if like me you don't have sky anymore and will be using the tv's guide, be warned it's rubbish how scrolling through the menus used to be so easy, LG have ruined it. The tv also takes a long time to turn on before you can operate anything. Windows pc's boot up quicker, well nearly. It takes a while to change channels. You end up picking the channel you want and then press ok as its quicker.

I have had this tv for 8 months now. It's a good tv on HD programmes and dvd's but on some standard definition programmes the LG doesn't cope well at all. It has bad dirty screen effect and it judders really bad on some programmes. Not all but something my old 720 tv didn't do. The LG does not upscale them well at all in my opinion, in fact I think it makes it worse. The TV tuner on my youview box is much better.

Would I buy this LGLB650v again. Definitely not. First smart tv and in my opinion it's not very smart at all. Looks nice on the outside but doesn't cope with not much going on on the inside. For the record my last tv was LG also and didn't have any complaints. This tv is maybe a 2 star television for watching SD programmes. 4 star for HD and dvd's. Surprising as it has good reviews on REVOO and technical reviews were also good which is the reason I bought it. Now though am wishing I hadn't and it will be sold in January following Christmas sales and will be exchanged for a Sony or Samsung.
Did not read.
Smartguy1

Let me tell you a bit about WEBOS1....


Many thanks Smartguy1 for for your thorough & comprehensive review
http://www.tnooz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/review-geek.jpg


Edited by: "peters123" 17th Sep 2015
Smartguy1

Let me tell you a bit about WEBOS1.



Interesting. I was looking at getting a 55" LG with webos 2 but might try to have a bit more of a play with one before deciding. Cheers.
Smartguy1

Let me tell you a bit about WEBOS1. I have an LGLB650V and LGLB585v (not … Let me tell you a bit about WEBOS1. I have an LGLB650V and LGLB585v (not webos). Firstly once in the webos system and apps launched it goes pretty quick. It takes about 8 or 9 seconds to load the app if you have previously selected and updated it and about 30 seconds if you haven't. I just pressed now tv on mine = 8 seconds, then youtube = 22 seconds. Then 11 seconds to load a video. I don't think that's bad at all but then it only took about 1 second to load on my laptop. Also on the tv it kept buffering and plays perfect on my laptop. Not very good really when laptop and tv are about 8' apart. I just done this test as typing this post. Perfect playback on laptop. Crap on tv.The piano keys at the bottom of the screen may grow on you or they may not. LG have taken something which is the norm to see on tv, tablets, phones etc and decided to change it. So from having a screen full of nicely sized square / rectangle apps across the screen we now have some smaller icons at the bottom of the screen. They are bigger at first and then the more you scroll right they go smaller. Personally I don't like it and will definitely not be buying another webos tv for the smart services.What LG have done though is really spoil the user interface. The webos apps you will get used to like any other system. They have taken what is the normal use on any tv remote and changed it and not for the good. Every tv remote you will pick up will be the same but not on the new range of LG's, they spoilt it and here's how.Firstly for all of you who think the LG has a satellite tuner in it. It hasn't. It has a satellite connection on the back which will receive satellite signals and decode them in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. This means the satellite channels are all over the place and if you do a search again you will get all the channels twice and all over the place again as it stores them in the order it finds the signal. It's a mess. Don't get rid of your HUMAX, Skybox or other satellite tuner / decoder thinking this tv will solve your problems. It won't. I bought this particular tv as it had a satellite connection and thought great, a box under the tv I can remove. Also you can only select the satellite tuner after pressing the tv guide button and then it takes a little finding. There is no feature to select satellite tuner under inputs like you can with the old LG's which is where it should be. Also no option to select it from the webos options either when you press the smart button yet other inputs are there. Big big mistake.To access the tv guide takes between 3 and 5 seconds losing the picture in the process. To find the satellite tuner option you have to look for a small display in the top right hand corner that says programme mode. To access it you have to use the shift keys so a letter P is highlighted in purple. Press that and you can select satellite. The guy at LG who came up with this was seriously seriously having a laugh.Ignore satellite input for now and scroll down. BBC 1 gets highlighted. Keep scrolling down to the bottom which is channel 5. Now on a normal tv you scroll again and you get itv 2. Oh no not with LG. You have now hit a little arrow at the bottom of the screen and the down button no longer works and now you have to press ok to go to the next screen. Like what is going on here. This is ridiculous. The same happens in the menus as well when changing the picture options etc. You end up pressing ok when you would normally just left or right. It is really bad. Note that if you use sky or virgin or a similar box you won't have an issue with this because most of the time you won't be using the guide for the LG but if like me you don't have sky anymore and will be using the tv's guide, be warned it's rubbish how scrolling through the menus used to be so easy, LG have ruined it. The tv also takes a long time to turn on before you can operate anything. Windows pc's boot up quicker, well nearly. It takes a while to change channels. You end up picking the channel you want and then press ok as its quicker.I have had this tv for 8 months now. It's a good tv on HD programmes and dvd's but on some standard definition programmes the LG doesn't cope well at all. It has bad dirty screen effect and it judders really bad on some programmes. Not all but something my old 720 tv didn't do. The LG does not upscale them well at all in my opinion, in fact I think it makes it worse. The TV tuner on my youview box is much better.Would I buy this LGLB650v again. Definitely not. First smart tv and in my opinion it's not very smart at all. Looks nice on the outside but doesn't cope with not much going on on the inside. For the record my last tv was LG also and didn't have any complaints. This tv is maybe a 2 star television for watching SD programmes. 4 star for HD and dvd's. Surprising as it has good reviews on REVOO and technical reviews were also good which is the reason I bought it. Now though am wishing I hadn't and it will be sold in January following Christmas sales and will be exchanged for a Sony or Samsung.



This TV uses WebOS 2.0 which I've provided evidence for. WebOS 2.0 has vastly improved performance.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 17th Sep 2015
It's £439 with 6 year guarantee from Richer Sounds. On Amazon it doesn't tell anything about the warranty period. Thing you have buy as option - Square Trade 5 year for £75.99.
zorrro23

It's £439 with 6 year guarantee from Richer Sounds. On Amazon it doesn't … It's £439 with 6 year guarantee from Richer Sounds. On Amazon it doesn't tell anything about the warranty period. Thing you have buy as option - Square Trade 5 year for £75.99.



When you go to buy the TV you get offered a 3 year warranty for £75.

Also we can be confident this TV has WebOS 2.0 as all 2014 and 2015 models have been updated to WebOS 2.0.

techradar.com/new…5/4
Edited by: "fishmaster" 17th Sep 2015
I found something suggesting that this TV is essentially the 42lb650 with twice as much 2nd tier RAM to deal with running WebOS 2.0 properly. It should be available to demo in Curry's/PCWorld if anyone was concerned about the menu system performance.
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This TV uses WebOS 2.0 which I've provided evidence for. WebOS 2.0 has vastly improved performance.[/quote]

Yes you did but my points were not just about how quick or slow it is. It is about the actual interface and how it appears on screen, not to mention the awful user control with the remote around the normal tv functions. It is obvious that webos2.0 will be faster and better than 1.0 but my review isn't just about that function.

I would suggest anyone buying an lg smart tv to go and try one first. Play around with the tv setting for sound, picture, tv guide. The tv guide is the most annoying feature on the tv. Comparing it with our LB585v it is awful and designed badly. Have a look at the way webos works in comparison with other tv's. As I said before if you use a sky, virgin or other set top box this will not bother you. In summing up I am pointing out that what should have been a great tv in reality is not.

Smartguy1

This TV uses WebOS 2.0 which I've provided evidence for. WebOS 2.0 has … This TV uses WebOS 2.0 which I've provided evidence for. WebOS 2.0 has vastly improved performance.Yes you did but my points were not just about how quick or slow it is. It is about the actual interface and how it appears on screen, not to mention the awful user control with the remote around the normal tv functions. It is obvious that webos2.0 will be faster and better than 1.0 but my review isn't just about that function. I would suggest anyone buying an lg smart tv to go and try one first. Play around with the tv setting for sound, picture, tv guide. The tv guide is the most annoying feature on the tv. Comparing it with our LB585v it is awful and designed badly. Have a look at the way webos works in comparison with other tv's. As I said before if you use a sky, virgin or other set top box this will not bother you. In summing up I am pointing out that what should have been a great tv in reality is not.



I agree it should be tested, although it comes out very favourably in smart UI reviews >

http://www.trustedreviews.com/lg-webos-2-0-smart-tv-system-review

There is an obvious contradiction in the Pros and Cons though:

Pros: Exceptionally user friendly

Cons: Setup menus are clumsily implemented

So the setup UI is clumsy but the main interface is user friendly.



Edited by: "fishmaster" 17th Sep 2015
Yes, a bit of contradiction. I am being picky but only very disappointed as my last two tv's were also LG and prefer the more natural look of the screen on LG in comparison with Samsung which always appear too bright. My particular tv had excellent professional reviews and reviews by owners on REVOO are also good. Luckily I didn't buy the tv for it's smart abilities although LG's are well know for having wifi issues. I will move my router to the back of the tv to see if there is any improvement but my main issue of the tv is dirty screen effect and the quality of standard definition programmes. I just watched Stargate Atlantis on Pick using the tv's freeview tuner. DSE was very noticeable on dark scenes. Just watching the same programme using my talk talk Youview box and it is so so much better so looks like LG need to make some improvement on the tuner. I noticed this on my last LG also that using the tuner of the Youview box was so much better. I bought the tv because it seemed to have a lot to offer for the price I paid. After owning it though I am disappointed.

On the trusted review it was interesting to note they had tried two of the top end LG's. That's a shame because that is the opposite end of where most of us buy.
you've just reviewed a different model. Doh!
Could anyone recommend which magic eye remote I should get for this, there is two. Only difference I can see is the numeric pad on the more expensive one, is it worth it.. Thanks in advance.
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