LG 42LB650V LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD

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See the most dazzling Full HD with the LB650V’s advanced IPS panel technology. 3D boosts this even further with more depth. As well as more accurate colours and deeper contrast, this TV comes with built-in Wi-Fi for access to LG’s suite of apps. Enjoy services like catch-up TV, social media and games - all on the big screen in your living room.

IPS Full HD 3D
Brighter, sharper and more durable than conventional TV panels, IPS shows off what Full HD is really capable of. This type of panel also gives better viewing angles that maintain their colour when viewed from the side. Enhanced with 3D, every moment will be richer and more realistic.

500Hz digital processing
With digitally enhanced signal processing, this TV reaches a simulated 500Hz refresh rate that makes even the fastest action smoother. Great for sports and action packed movies, it really comes into its own when you’re gaming.

Smart TV
Catch up TV, streaming, apps and games are just a few button presses away. LG’s webOS system helps to streamline the experience with customisable home screens that control the flow of content so you can get to the apps you need right away.

Built-in Wi-Fi
All of these great smart features are even easier to get working thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Just connect the TV to your existing network using the simple prompts. Direct cable connection via Ethernet is also an option.

Freeview HD
No subscriptions, no set top boxes, just up to 50 digital channels - many in HD - for you to enjoy. There are dozens of digital radio stations on offer too. The clear programme guide makes it simple to keep up with what’s on next.

USB playback
Watching movies, viewing photo albums and listening to your music is as simple as plugging in a USB stick or external hard drive. This TV supports the DIVX HD codec for compact, high quality file types.

Sound Bars

With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller - choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Sound bars add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.

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3D Ready
3D Technology Type
Accessories Included
2x 3D glasses, remote, manual
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Virtual Surround
Digital tuner Information Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
Freeview HD
H56.7 x W96 x D5.45cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Energy Rating
5 years
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
External USB recording and playback
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - Wi-Fi / Ethernet
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Number of tuners
1 (Freeview HD)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
3x HDMI, 3x USB, 1x SCART
Power Consumption - Annual
55 kWh/year
Power Consumption - On Mode Information The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
Power Consumption - Stand By
Recording Capacity (hours)
Refresh Rate Information The speed at which the screen is refreshed. Please note, manufacturers tend to use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
500Hz (enhanced) / 100Hz
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Table Top Stand
Timer Facility
TV Screen Type Information LED: LED backlit LCD panel, OLED: self-lit LED panel, Plasma: self-lit gas plasma panel, LCD: CCFL backlit LCD panel.
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical) Information Higher figure will ensure more people seated around the display will be able to view it clearly
178 degree
Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

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Please note that you'll need to purchase wall brackets from John Lewis separately; we can only fit using brackets bought from us. This service includes:

  • A pre-visit phone call to check that your wall and location are suitable for wall mounting
  • Unpacking and fitting your wall bracket and removal of packaging
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Running all cables neatly along your wall inside trunking
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully

Standard Large Screen TV Installation

This service includes:

  • Unpacking your television and removal of packaging
  • Assembling the stand (if purchased)
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully on all connected devices

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 78 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by product looks good very good picture and sound tv looks great remote is sluggish 23 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panasonic replacement Bought this tv to replace my broken Panasonic, always been a Panasonic buyer but have to say the picture on this set kicks the proverbial out of my previous pana which only lasted 3 yrs.So far I'm so impressed, and £200 cheaper than my previous tv. 23 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased with this product. This is our second LG TV, we are very please with the picture, we were a little worried about the reviews on the sound, but it is fine. Perhaps a sound bar for Christmas. 20 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by style and finish great ,easy to set up Does everything it says ,better than I expected. Does not come with smart remote 16 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stunning picture quality After studying many makes of TV and reading reviews I realised it had been a complete waste of time as the clarity of picture on the LG decided the issue there and then . Superb price too ! 13 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value for money We brought the 650 v to replace a Samsung TV . The previous TV although good only lasted 5years. Unpacking and putting the stand on the 650 was easy and once switched on the tutorial took you through the setting up process including the wifi. We have now had the TV for 1week the picture and sound quality is very good and we particularly like the on demand feature. First class tv 05 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FAB!!! Fantastic telly.....fits my small living room perfectly....wonderful picture, and being able to watch Iplayer etc on it instead of the desktop is the tops 05 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by good picture just finding it hard to connect my CD player to it get the sound but no picture 31 January 2015
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