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LG 42LA690V

42" Sep 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Smart TV Features Release Date
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Unboxing LG 42LA690S 2013 Smart TV
2013 LG Smart tv user review in 3 mins (42la690s)

22 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 72% based on six expert reviews from sites including T3.com, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.co.uk.

Good Picture Quality

A number of LG 42LA690 reviewers who bought it said that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago Digital Versus said in their LG 42LA690 review “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Digital Versus also mentioned “Rich, engaging colours”.

One LG 42LA690 reviewer who reviewed the LG 42LA690 considered that it had a sharp image. Digital Versus said “Good sharpness levels” in their review of the LG 42LA690.

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LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

LG is one of the superior TV brands according to average user and expert reviews, and LG also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Product Quality

A few LG 42LA690 owners said that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “Throw impressive build quality into the mix” in their review of the LG 42LA690. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.” in their review but even so they only rated it 3 stars. Digital Versus said “Good sound quality” in their LG 42LA690 review however despite that they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One person reckoned that the LG 42LA690 was good looking. Digital Versus mentioned “Stylish design” in their review of the LG 42LA690. One LG 42LA690 owner who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of the LG 42LA690 “Great design for the cash” .

Good High Def TV

Some LG 42LA690 owners agreed that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality” in their review of this TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Great 3D image with no crosstalk” in their review of the LG 42LA690.

Good Remote Control

One LG 42LA690 owner concluded that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus mentioned “Cumbersome magic remote” in their LG 42LA690 review yet they only rated the product 3 stars.

Good Smart TV

One LG 42LA690 owner who purchased this TV reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that the LG 42LA690 was well made.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 42LA690 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. T3.com said in their review of this TV “It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V”.

Good Sound Quality

One LG 42LA690 reviewer who bought this TV thought it had good sound quality.

3D Compatible

The LG 42LA690 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LA690 are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42LA690 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and type do not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40H6590[plb_2256427_price], and the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LA690 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA690 which do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE40H6670[plb_2247334_price], and the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 42LA690 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA690. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the televisions of this age and type which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA690 have between one and two RF ports, including the LG 42LA690 which has two RF ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The LG 42LA690 has a very high RMS rated power (34 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 42LA690. The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LA690 range from 2W to 80W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 400 hertz, the LG 42LA690 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the 42LA690. The motion interpolation frequencies of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LA690 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The LG 42LA690 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This LG TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a similar type and age to the 42LA690. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The 42LA690 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LA690. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG TV.

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Quite Thin

At only 34.5 millimeters, the LG 42LA690 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The thinnest thickness of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

Alternative 34.5mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the LG 42LE8500[plb_879724_price].

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Standard Def TV

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's a shame, however, its standard definition pictures aren't better”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LA690 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 42LA690 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and spec. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LA690 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LA690 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA690

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the 42LA690 is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 42LA690 will cost £86 over 5 years to run.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 television was released over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
TV Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
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
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(8)
2 December 2013

IPS is as IPS does. The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality, but it has such low contrast and response times that how we could we possibly give it more than three stars?

Great 3D image with no crosstalk
Natural colours (Delta E 2.1)
Media player reads lots of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Very low contrast 610 1)
Poor sound quality
No motion interpolation
Could do with more catchup TV services
Standarddefinition performance is below par
11 July 2013

LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality. It's a shame, however, its standard...

5 July 2013

Proof that that you no longer have to dig deep to own the latest TV tech, the 42-inch LG 42LA690V offers internet TV, 3D and seamless smartphone integration, for just £899. See all digital home... Read more…

1 July 2013

It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled LED thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V. This slick LED LCD TV ticks all the right boxes and... Read more…

18 November 2013

Le LG 55LA690S est un téléviseur dans la lignée des autres technologies IPS. Même s'il affiche une bonne colorimétrie et un rendu 3D excellent, les lacunes de l'IPS en contraste (640:1) et en...

4 May 2013

Verhuisd en de oude Sony projectie TV met een doorsnee van 1,55m paste niet meer. Een nieuwe TV moest een LCD worden, maar welke. Veel reviews gelezen en dacht voor een 6000 serie van...

26 April 2013

LG 47LA690S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, który robi furor? w zwi?zku z now? promocj? LG, w której przy jego zakupie otrzymamy za darmo konsol? Xbox . Postanowi?em mu si?... Read more…

30 April 2013

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Energy Rating
0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la690, lg 1080, 42la690s, 42la690v, lg 1080p, lg 42la690, 42la690szb, lg 42la690v, 42la690saeu
Barcodes 08806084154514, 08806084181367, 08806084181381, 08806084181398, 08806084181411, 08806084181442, 08806084240118

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