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LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV review

LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV price and specifications

LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV
LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV 
LG 42LA660S review - honestly I am getting real confused with the latest LG TV series, they released so many new models whit similar specs that sometimes it is quite hard to tell the differences. 
We reviewed the LG 42LA640S which appeared to be one very good 42-inch 3D TV. But LG just thought that was not enough and released the LG 42LA660S which is 3D LED Smart TV of the same size but with some improved features and specs like the better refresh rate and micro pixel control (local dimming).

Design 
LG 42LA660S is a very stylish looking TV, with design very similar to the cheaper LG 42LA640S. But there are few key differences between these two TV sets. The 42LA660S has thinner frame which is actually so small that you can tell there isn't a frame that surrounds the panel at all. LG decided to have the 42LA660S entirely in black just like most of their new premium TVs.
LG 42LA660S TV
LG 42LA660S

LG 3D glasses
LG 42LA660S 3D glasses

LG 42LA660S

LG 42LA660S magic remote
LG 42LA660S magic remote
Picture quality
You can't and you shouldn't be expecting anything but the best quality from the LG 42LA660S TV. It offers amazing Full HD 1080p picture and a very good 3D experience thanks to the Cinema 3D and the Triple XD Engine, Resolution Upscaler, Smart Color Gradation, Dynamic Color Enhancer technologies which significantly improves the picture quality. 

Smart TV
Plenty of Smart TV functions are available for the LG 42LA660S including open web browser, social apps and 3D World. All these are controlled quite easy with the Magic Motion remote control which offers variety of ways to control the different functions of the TV (with gesture, voice or few other ways). 
Connecting the LG 42LA660S to the Internet is very easy thanks to the built-in WiFi adapter and the WiFi Direct function.

Sound
LG 42LA660S offers very good audio quality. It is equipped with two 12W premium speakers and subwoofer (two channel system) and thanks to clever technologies like the  Clear Voice II and the Virtual Surround Plus this TV performs exceptionally well in this category. Of course I don't even have to mention that you would be much better with any external sound system of $100 and above. 

Price
LG 42LA660S is not a cheap TV but it was never meant to be cheap. It is a fully equipped high-end 42-inch   3D LED Smart TV and its price of around $750 is pretty good for what this TV has to offer.
Probably the biggest competitor of the LG 42LA660S that I can think of right now is the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 and probably the slightly smaller Samsung UE40F7000.

Verdict
LG 42LA660S is a great value for money TV and I strongly recommend it.

Best 42-inch Full HD LED TVs for 2013

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Since they're in the same price range... I'm searching the web for reviews about LG 42LA660S and Samsung UE40F6400.
In the end of your review you compare LG with Samsung UE40F7000.
Does it mean that with LG 42LA660S i'll get better picture quality than Samsung one?
(Not comparing 3D image).
Thank you

ADMIN said...

If it is picture quality that you are after than you should take a look at the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 / KDL-42W650 which is in the same price range. The Samsung you mention is a premium model and is much more expensive. I inserted a link with the Best 42-inch Full HD LED TVs for 2013 above in the article so take a look at these and you may find what you are looking for.
Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.
I'll have the Sony in consideration too.
About the prices... in my country (Portugal) the Samsung UE40F6400 it's sold for about 50 dollars cheaper than the LG 42LA660S.

Admin said...

If I had to choose between those two (the LG and Samsung) I would go with the LG 42LA660S.

Peter said...

Hi,
I'm trying to choose between the Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 and the LG 42LS660S, i've read that the Sony is great, but has pretty poor black levels. Do you think LG has better black, or should I go with the Sony?
Thanks

ADMIN said...

Honestly, you can't go wrong with either of those TVs. I myself would rather take the Sony KDL-42W805 just because I like Sony color exposure better. But the LG 42LA660S is also a great TV, actually one of the best in this class. Another difference is their approach to Smart TV functions, Sony menu looks more complicated but I prefer it this way. Both TVs are using passive 3D technology so not much of a difference here.
I would recommend you to buy the one that you can find on sale or some kind of deal, this way you will have great TV for a good price.

Anonymous said...

This seems like an excellent tv!

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