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LG 42LA740

42" Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible WiFi Connection Release Date
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16 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 16 user reviews this TV has an outstanding average user rating. This mid-size TV in the top 19% of all the televisions of a comparable age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Good Brand

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

Good Picture Quality

One LG 42LA740 owner mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago Digitalversus.com said in their review “We really like the LG LA740V's faithful colours and passive 3D.” however they only rated the product 3 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality.

3D Compatible

The 42LA740 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and spec which are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], and the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LA740 which do not support smart TV features, the 42LA740 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE40H6670[pl_2247334_price], or the UE40H6700[pl_2232461_price] both from Samsung.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LA740 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], and the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA740 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 42LA740 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

The LG 42LA740 is a two RF port television.

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Three Loudspeakers

The LG 42LA740 is a three loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LA740 have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. When compared to other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LA740, the RMS rated power of the LG 42LA740 of 34 Watts is one of the highest.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the 42LA740 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42LA740. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of televisions that came out around the same time as the 42LA740 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The 42LA740 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This LG TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable age and type to the 42LA740. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The 42LA740 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This LG TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LA740. The smart modes "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of TVs of this type and age is 62mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm. At only 34.5 millimeters, the 42LA740 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Other 34.5mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 42LE8500[plb_879724_price] which has better reviews.

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5 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and lemondenumerique.com the average expert rating of this television is 67%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LA740 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 42LA740 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This LG television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LA740 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA740

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 42LA740 is £86, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a comparable age and type.

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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 TVs of a comparable age and type to 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

It was over three years ago when LG released the 42LA740.

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
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
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
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Digital Video Recorder
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
3D Glasses Included
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(3)
17 June 2013

We really like the LG LA740V's faithful colours and passive 3D, but its IPS panel has some inherent faults: low response times and very low contrast...

11 September 2013

La série LA740S profite d'une très large connectivité qui devrait ravir les possesseurs de smartphones, tablettes, ordinateurs portables et autres NAS. C'est l'un de ces points forts. Les...

Trs large connectivit (Miracast
WiFi Direct
WiDi)
Rendu 3D
Traitement d'image compensation de mouvements
Taux de contraste
Faible taux de contraste 1130 1), noir dlav
Son de mauvaise qualit, qui sature, et manque de basses

Même si nous apprécions sa belle colorimétrie et son rendu 3D agréable grâce à la technologie passive, nous reprochons à ce TV les lacunes de sa dalle IPS : faible réactivité et taux de...

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 4 August 2014 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value budget tv. It looks great and the picture quality is superb...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Chezann
(Verified Purchase)

Legs make it impossible to put on a small stand, needs wall mounting really...

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Lulu
(Verified Purchase)

Had to do quite a bit of customising with the picture to get the colour right at first, but very happy especially for the price. The sound is quite good as well...

Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Mr M C Gosbee
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture at a good price no regrets from me...

Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Catherine rockey
(Verified Purchase)

Haven't had any complaints from my son about it...

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 42la740, 42la740v, lg 42la740, lg 42la740s, certified 42la740, certified 42la740s, roadcasescom 42la740, roadcasescom 42la740v, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00036
Barcodes 00648044631455, 08806084181480, 08806084181541, 08806084181558, 08806084181596

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