LG 42CS560 Review

42" 1080p LCD HDTV

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LG CS560 SeriesLG has mostly moved to LED back lighting in their LCD televisions but there are still a few lines of CCFL (fluorescent) back lit LCD models like the CS560 series. The 42" 42CS560 has a 1080p, 60Hz LCD panel with flurescent back lighting but few other features.

Picture Quality

LG's LCD televisions have had good picture quality for the last few years and it gets better with the 2012 models. The CS560 has good contrast and black levels and color quality is realistic and rich. You probably wouldn't expect a picture this good in a value priced model.

Side Angle Viewing

Side angle viewing isn't a strong point in most LCD televisions but LG has outperformed the competition in this regard. The area in front of the screen where the picture retains it's full contrast and color is wider in the CS560 than in most of its competitiors.

Product Specifications

  • Resolution
    • 1920 x 1080p
  • Dimensions
    • 42" Class (42.0" diagonal)
    • Without Stand: 40.1" x 24.8" x 3.0"
    • With Stand: 40.1" x 27.5" x 10.4"
  • Key Features
    • Slim and Narrow Design
    • Full HD 1080p Resolution
    • Triple XD Engine
    • 60Hz
    • Smart Energy Saving
    • Intelligent Sensor
    • Clear Voice II
    • Picture Wizard II
  • Inputs
    • RF In (Antenna/Cable) 1(Rear)
    • AV In 1 (Rear)
    • Component Video In 1 (Rear)
    • (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio
    • HDMI/HDCP Input 2 (2 Rear)
    • USB 2.0 1 (Side)

Jack Burden Jack Burden has been reviewing and writing reviews in the consumer electronics category for 7 years with CEAG. He considers grayscale gradation, film patterned retarders, and focus field drives to be fun topics. Read more about Jack


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