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LG 42LA660

42" 400Hz Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 6,328 owner and expert reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42LA660 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the LG 42LA660 on expert website Digital Versus “The LA660V has good, natural colours and great 3D”.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 42LA660 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

Has a Built-In Camera

The 42LA660 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LA660 which do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions with a built-in camera to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, and the UE40F7000 all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years which are not 3D compatible, the 42LA660 is 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN40ES6500, or the Panasonic TX-47AS802 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42LA660 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago which do not support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the UN32EH5300, or the UE48H6470 both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LA660 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LA660 which do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, and the Philips 47PFH5609 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

At 400 hertz, the LG 42LA660 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. The refresh rates of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 47LA691, or the Samsung UE40F6510.

If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the UN46F6400 (480Hz and higher rated), or the UA40H6400 (480Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 (£689.96) (600Hz and higher rated).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 42LA660 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of this spec and age. Most of the TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LA660 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

Most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two RF ports, including the LG 42LA660 which has two RF ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 24 Watts, the LG 42LA660's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42LA660. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA660 is 18W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of televisions of a similar spec and age to the 42LA660 is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The LG 42LA660 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (400 hertz) amongst televisions of this age.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LA660 is more than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The LG 42LA660 has a greater number of smart modes than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG television.

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Quite Thin

Televisions that are a similar age to the 42LA660 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm. With a thickness of only 35 millimeters, the LG 42LA660 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 35mm thick televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-46HX853, or the Samsung UE40F7000.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com this mid-size TV has an average expert rating of 60%. That puts this TV in the bottom 15% of all the mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One LG 42LA660 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review of this TV “It can't escape the shortcomings of IPS technology, which are greyish-looking black and heavy ghosting in images with fast motion” and gave the LG 42LA660 a rating of 60 out of 100.

Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 42LA660 is more than most televisions of this age and type. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G and SECAM D/K are also supported by this LG TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 42LA660 is more than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that were released more than two years ago. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA660, the 42LA660 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00).

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA660

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicator
Colour
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
HDD Recording
Volume Control
Wireless Connection
Auto Digital Tuning Function
RJ-45 Input Port

Expert Reviews

(4)
17 February 2014

The LA660V has good, natural colours and great 3D. Unfortunately, it can't escape the shortcomings of IPS technology, which are greyish-looking black and heavy ghosting in images with fast motion...

20 January 2014

Comme l'ensemble de la gamme des téléviseurs LG, le LA660S bénéficie de bons réglages d'origine et d'un rendu 3D de bonne qualité. Malheureusement, il n'échappe pas aux lacunes de l'IPS,...

Rendu 3D sans crosstalk
Couleurs fidles (Delta E 2 5)
Nombreux formats pris en charge par le lecteur multimdia
Connectivit sans fil (WiDi
Miracast)
Taux de contraste trop faible 860 1)
Qualit audio mdiocre
8 August 2013

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15 August 2014

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No crosstalk in 3D mode
Faithful colours (Delta E 2.5)
Media player reads a wide range of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Extremely low contrast 860 1)
Bad sound quality

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la660, 42la660v, roadcasescom 42la660, roadcasescom 42la660v, lg electronics 42la660, lg electronics 42la660s, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00024
Barcodes 00648044631332, 08806084154378, 08806084171610, 08806084171634, 08806084171658, 08806084171689

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