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LG 42LA7408
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LG 42LA7408

42" Passive Mar 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
A+
£85.76 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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8 Reasons For

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

On average LG mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by LG.

3D Compatible

The 42LA7408 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LA7408 which are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 42LA7408 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA7408 do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE40H6700 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LA7408 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LA7408 do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 42LA7408 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of this age and type. Most of the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The LG 42LA7408 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LA7408. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA7408 is 62mm. With a thickness of only 34.5 millimeters, the LG 42LA7408 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 34.5mm thick televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 47LA740.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LA7408 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LA7408 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 42LA7408 is more than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the LG 42LA7408 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Energy saving are also found on this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the 42LA7408 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA7408

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average running cost of the 42LA7408 is £86 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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 has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Video Mode
3D Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
App
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Digital Video Recorder
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
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 Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Manual

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.76
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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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la7408, lg electronics 42la7408
Barcodes 08806084265203

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