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This review is from: LG 42LS5700 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV (2012 Model) (Electronics)If you spend the necessary time to adjust the video the way YOU want it, it's very good. The instructions, via the menus or printed version, are poor for trying to understand all the manual settings, mostly because they use non-standard terms. Their web-chat was equally useless. It took days to slowly refine the picture but it paid off nicely. It's easy to understand why some get the picture right by hiring a specialist or at least buying a DVD setup disk.
The audio is plagued, like all the super-thin cabinet form-factor TVs now, simply because there's just no physical room for decent speakers. Noodling around with the sound menu helps a bit, but if you want decent audio, you'll need to feed a real audio system. No surprise.
Another small gripe is the HDMI inputs located quite far to the side of an inset on the back. Most HDMI cable aren't very cooperative about bending easily and it's easy to have the cables visible on the left side unless you force them to bend fairly sharply.
The build quality was a pleasant surprise. The table-top stand is nicely done and substantial.