LG Electronics 42LB730V – First choice TV buy.


Brill image and great to use with smart command. Would be a good deal slower to use without having smart remote.

Major top quality from lg as anticipated. Sony surround seem, humax pvr and x box 360 were being before long up and operating.

Incredibly pleased now our son desires a person.

Comments from buyers

“Excellent Smart 3D TV, This TV is amazing, picture quality is 10/10 and the sound also , Full featured TV with excellent picture and sound + “air remote”, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – the LG LB730V TV range, Life is really really good., Fantastic TV – but don’t buy it if you really want freesat!”

Hundreds of tv’s over the a long time and its not uncomplicated picking a new in todays sector there is so. Had loads of tv’s more than the decades and its not uncomplicated picking a new in todays market place there is so quite a few to choose and the charges are really competitive a good deal of the finances sets are even fairly great. You can get stuck in a loop with them as very well this kinds picture is better than this a person and so on when really a very good calibration of the options can get a rather first rate image that will match most demands. However what keeps me coming back to lg sets for my demands is they in essence can play any file without the use of an application from my internet function connected travel. This set plays them effortlessly with no judder or dropping of frames. The world wide web os distant is great and does the position having said that i prefer the typical remote, aged school me it does the career, pleasant to have the possibility of both of those remote controls although out of the box. The app shops okay this is have been lg could boost over its competitors as its a little bit fiddly to set up an account having said that it has the basic applications for my demands, netflix, amazon. The scrolling smart part is pretty fantastic and gives swift access to your just lately utilized smart capabilities. As i have independent established best box i dont use the designed in freeview, having said that picture top quality is very good, has all the functions you would be expecting from a tv guide etcetera, i wouldnt say its the most effective i have witnessed but does the occupation. If you are searching for a new tv and are likely be using the built in freeview features only.

Wonderful tv – but really don’t purchase it if you definitely want freesat. I am exceptionally delighted with this tv. The impression high-quality is amazing and the tv is very flexible, with iplayer and the selection to perform online video data files off a memory stick/tricky travel as properly as the normal inputs for bluray gamers and so forth. Just what you would want from a smart tv. It also seems to be extremely wonderful as well – i was not sure about the funky stand from the pictures but i truly like it. The a person thing that i would level out is a lack of compatibility with freesat. My house has each satellite and common antennas and i bought this tv mostly mainly because it has a constructed-in satellite connecter. The freesat channels themselves do the job fine, but the channel purchase is wrong and tv manual does not generally populate. Upon calling lg purchaser products and services, they educated me that the uk variation of this tv does not formally assistance freesat so i might have to order a freesat box if i preferred the tv tutorial to do the job and channels to be in order. You can re-get the channels with the tv but i observed no way to get the tv information to do the job so switched to freeview as a substitute.

Not guaranteed i like this new smart website interface. Not sure i like this new smart web interface. I also have an more mature lg model which i feel i favor. It could just be me acquiring utilised to the new interface.


One thought on “LG Electronics 42LB730V – First choice TV buy.

  1. Verified Purchase
    I could not get a wifi signal to set where it is presently placed. I tried setting it up to my sky box in another room via aerial cable and this took some time to work out as the instructions provided with the tv is less than useless. I must live in a wifi low spot as i struggle to get a signal on a laptop too. Tv picture is excellent, shame you cannot adjust the bass or treble as i have been able to do on previous lg tv’s. I sometimes get a neighbour thumping on his wall because he says it’s too loud and it is not my side. Neighbour says the bass is too high, problem is i cannot adjust it. Sometimes i am listening and watching with the sound turned down, i wish i lived in a bungalow.
    1. Anonymous
      Life is really really good. . After spending about three months deciding what tv to get, i settled for this one and so glad that i did. I was going back and forth between samsung and lg for weeks, but at the end of the day, the extra 2 inches and 3d swung it for me. I watched every youtube video and read every review, most of which were positive… however some reviews mentioned that the blacks weren’t good on this tv… to be honest. I don’t know what their talking about, as to my eyes it looks fantastic. I’m sure if you’re a so called expert that you could pick holes in it all day long, but for a movie lover like me, this tv is outstanding. I also feel a little smug, because i waited until the shops got their 2015 lg and samsung models in, and swooped into curry’s and picked the last one up for £449. Since this tv was £700 at the beginning of 2014, i felt very lucky to get it for that price. There are so many reviews for this tv on amazon, so i won’t go into what other already had, however… watching prometheus and avatar in 3d was just mind bending, i never thought that i’d have cinema quality films in my lounge. The magic remote is great, and know, using old style remotes seems so outdated.
  2. Verified Purchase
    Not sure i like this new smart web interface. Not sure i like this new smart web interface. I also have an older lg model which i think i prefer. It might just be me getting used to the new interface.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Bit slow to load the apps for the smart tv stuff but if you remember dial-up days a few seconds isn’t going to end the world. Need to understand why the bbc iplayer app doesn’t utilise the magic remote gesturing. The bbc are too busy washing their dirty top gear linen in public to be doing technical stuff. I bought this after being advised not to bother with a 4k tv yet and this tvs refresh rate was more important. No point in 4k at this screen size (42″)if you want a new tv buy this one.
  3. Anonymous

    This review is from : LG 42LB730V 42-inch Widescreen Full HD LED 3D Smart TV with webOS and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Full featured tv with excellent picture and sound + “air remote”. This tv was purchased for a front room, the priority being a good picture and sound with smart functions. I helped set up the tv and will give an overview of the set, compared to a few other tv’s i have used this one is excellent particularly in terms of the sound output with a good picture, though there are weaker points such as the interface. The model i used is the 42″ onethe lg has an ultra slim bezel at the base is a metal stand, possibly the most interesting feature though is the included 2 remotes, one very much a traditional tv remote, but the second is a smaller rounder “air/fly remote” this allows you to select functions and control the tv by holding the remote and moving it around like an air mouse, you also have a build in microphone allowing you to use the tv for browsing via “voice search”a quick list of the main features and stronger points of the tvgood areas:+ very good picture clean crisp and clear+ sound is excellent 2. 1 speaker that have a good bass output and clean across the spectrum from lows to high frequencies+ 2 sets of “passive” 3d glasses included (ie non powered)+ option to convert picture to “3d”+ extensive connection options including 3 hmdi inputs, 3 usb, 1 standard scart socket, 3 rca (composite), lan port probably enough for most though an additional hdmi would be useful (if you are device heavy)+ optical s/pdif, headphone jack+ voice control via the supplied super remote (air remote)+ nicely made case metal back, stand and low profile++ wi-fi worked well though it’s not a huge distance from the boxnot so good:- “webos”menu system isn’t the best rather less obvious than i would like (panel appears at the bottom of the picture it doesn’t invade the image some might find the “cute animations” annoying during set up- browser isn’t as good as expected does the job but it’s not as refined as some- no dvi input- usb recording functions limitednotes:a mention about unboxing this the tv isn’t light about 10kg the supplied base is in 3 parts you have push them together and attach to the back case, make sure you support the tv properly (really a 2 person job to do safely) the stand is robust and strong but it is a bit fiddly to attach. The back panel has a black painted metal, so make sure you don’t “miss” with the screwdriver it will scratch the paint off. The tv supports freeview and freeview hdyou have an number of “apps” pre installed and skype though there is no build in camera it is possible to add one later on. Netflix, facebook, twitter, amazon instant video iplayer. It has dlna, miracast, and wi-fi directfile support from usb playback (stick or hdd) is mostly complete with mp3, ogg, m4a, wav, wma audio and mp4, avi, divx, mkv, mov and wmv video formats. For me overall i like the tv though despite the claims of the super friendly menus and os it did take a while to get used to it, control via the super revote is more intuitive though.
  4. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : LG 42LB730V 42-inch Widescreen Full HD LED 3D Smart TV with webOS and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Excellent choice, this is the second one of these. Excellent choice, this is the second one of these we have bought in the last three years, they just get better functionality wise.
  5. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : LG 42LB730V 42-inch Widescreen Full HD LED 3D Smart TV with webOS and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Fantastic tv – but don’t buy it if you really want freesat. I am extremely pleased with this tv. The image quality is fantastic and the tv is very versatile, with iplayer and the option to play video files off a memory stick/hard drive as well as the usual inputs for bluray players etc. Just what you would want from a smart tv. It also looks very nice too – i wasn’t sure about the funky stand from the pictures but i really like it. The one thing that i would point out is a lack of compatibility with freesat. My property has both satellite and standard antennas and i bought this tv largely because it has a built-in satellite connecter. The freesat channels themselves work fine, but the channel order is wrong and tv guide does not usually populate. Upon contacting lg customer services, they informed me that the uk version of this tv does not officially support freesat so i’d have to purchase a freesat box if i wanted the tv guide to work and channels to be in order. You can re-order the channels with the tv but i found no way to get the tv guide to work so switched to freeview instead.
  6. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : LG 42LB730V 42-inch Widescreen Full HD LED 3D Smart TV with webOS and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Brill picture and nice to use with smart control. Would be a lot slower to use without smart remote.
    1. Verified Purchase
      Excellent quality 3d and hd. Excellent quality 3d and hd. It has been turning itself off – this appears to be the remote control. But as usual with stuff bought through amazon it is too much hassle to send it back as they would want the whole lot back rather than just the faulty remote control.
  7. Anonymous

    This review is from : LG 42LB730V 42-inch Widescreen Full HD LED 3D Smart TV with webOS and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    The good, the bad and the ugly – the lg lb730v tv range. The good:1) the picture is excellent due to full led lighting with local dimming and rapid refresh. Full led means uniform lighting (except for slight dimming in the extreme corners) and local dimming gives deep blacks by switching off local leds in real time. Rapid refresh means that fast action is smooth. 2) 3d is astonishing due to the “passive” system using inexpensive polarising glasses as in the cinema. This is a far superior technique to “active” shutter glasses. No, you don’t notice the even-odd lines, at least on smaller screens. Passive 3d would look even more astonishing on a big uhd screen, but would be much more expensive. 3) the magic remote is the best i’ve ever used – simple yet powerful, it can even learn to control some set-top boxes. To change channels, just spin the wheel and click it to confirm.
  8. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : LG 42LB730V 42-inch Widescreen Full HD LED 3D Smart TV with webOS and Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Sound quality seems to be a negative. Item received in a few days of ordering to jersey, well packaged. Superb picture quality from lg, with excellent sound. Sound quality seems to be a negative with most flat screen televisions, this tele is the exception, it also has an inbuilt subwoofer. Which adds to the sound quality. No extra sound bar required. The only negative is the time it takes to load the apps & access the internet, which i find a little slow. ) but i did not buy the tele to solely access the internet.
    1. Anonymous
      Loads of tv’s over the years and its not easy selecting a new in todays market there is so. Had loads of tv’s over the years and its not easy selecting a new in todays market there is so many to choose and the prices are very competitive a lot of the budget sets are even pretty good. You can get stuck in a loop with them as well this ones picture is better than this one etc when really a good calibration of the settings can get a pretty decent picture that will suit most needs. However what keeps me coming back to lg sets for my needs is they basically can play any file without the use of an app from my net work attached drive. This set plays them smoothly with no judder or dropping of frames. The web os remote is good and does the job however i prefer the normal remote, old school me it does the job, nice to have the option of both remotes though out of the box. The app stores ok this is were lg could improve over its competitors as its a bit fiddly to setup an account however it has the basic apps for my needs, netflix, amazon. The scrolling smart aspect is very good and gives quick access to your recently used smart features. As i have separate set top box i dont use the built in freeview, however picture quality is good, has all the functions you would expect from a tv guide etc, i wouldnt say its the best i have seen but does the job. If you are looking for a new tv and are going be using the built in freeview functions only.
      1. Verified Purchase
        Superb tv, and delivery was very good, and well packed, thoroughly enjoying watching the programs on the new tv.
  9. Verified Purchase
    Top quality from lg as expected. Sony surround sound, humax pvr and x box 360 were soon up and running.

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