LG 42LA641 vs LG 47LM960

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LG 42LA641
LG 47LM960

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 42LA641 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 47LM960 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

5% thinner Edit
The LG 42LA641 has a thickness of 36.3mm. That's 1.6mm thinner than the LG 47LM960 (37.9mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Lighter Edit
LG 42LA641 is 12.4kg heavy, but the LG 47LM960 is a 15.3kg heavy TV (2.9kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 42LA641 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 47LM960 has a rating of "B".
4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a screen size of 47", but the LG 42LA641 is only a 42" TV (5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Common interface connection Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a common interface connection, whereas the LG 42LA641 does not. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

PC in port Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a PC in port, whereas the LG 42LA641 does not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 42LA641 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The LG 42LA641 has a screen size of 42", but the LG 47LM960 is a 47" TV (5" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The LG 42LA641 does not have a common interface connection, however the LG 47LM960 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The LG 42LA641 does not have a PC in port, however the LG 47LM960 has a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Only three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 42LA641 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 47LM960 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the LG 42LA641 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Thicker Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a thickness of 37.9mm. That's 1.6mm thicker than the LG 42LA641 (37.9mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
LG 47LM960 is 15.3kg heavy, but the LG 42LA641 is a 12.4kg heavy TV (2.9kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Older by over one year
The LG 47LM960 is 13 months older than the LG 42LA641.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 47LM960 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 42LA641 is "A+".

Awards

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areadvd.de: Outstanding
avforums.com: Recommended
bluray-disc.de: Very Good
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
ferra.ru: Best Product
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
homecinemachoice.com: Reference Status
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
zoom.cnews.ru: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

45 months Ago 58 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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Display

Screen Size
42" 47"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
Full HD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD display
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 119cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
BEST
 Skype

Audio

Audio System
Dolby Digital, DTS Infinite Surround
Equaliser Band
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Equaliser
 Equaliser
 Equaliser
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 2
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
 PC Audio in port
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
BEST
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
 WLAN-ready connection
 WLAN-ready connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
36
BEST
32

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 DIVX
 MPEG
 DIVX
 MPEG
Audio Format
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Skype Function
 Skype function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages 2,000 pages

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling Stand
 Swivelling stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 166.44kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 114W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Ziggo Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ziggo certified

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
36.3mm
BEST
37.9mm
Weight
12.4kg
BEST
15.3kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.2kg
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 1330 x 160 x 810
Weight (with Stand)
14.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
294mm
BEST
301.9mm
Height (with Stand)
652mm
BEST
683.9mm
Width (with Stand)
973mm
BEST
1,051.6mm
Height
591mm
BEST
610.9mm
Width
973mm
BEST
1,051.6mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
4 4
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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