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LG 42LB674

42" Passive Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
A+
£75.54 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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11 Reasons For

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

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

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other televisions of this spec and age which are not 3D compatible, the 42LB674 is 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-40CS630[plb_2793793_price], and the Samsung UE40ES6300[plb_3258346_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42LB674 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LB674.

Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Philips 48PFH5500[plb_2861476_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LB674 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a WiFi connection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 42LB674 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LB674. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LB674 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Two RF Ports

The 42LB674 is a two RF port television. Most of the other televisions of this age and type only have one RF port.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42LB674 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (700 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LB674 is 250Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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2 MHL Version

The 42LB674 supports a newer MHL version than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This LG television supports a 2 MHL version, whereas most mid-size TVs that were released one year ago support a 1.3 MHL version.

This TV's MHL version (2) is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs of this age and type.

A 1 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version across similar types of TV.

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Quite Thin

Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have thicknesses of between 7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 66mm. At only 55.1 millimeters, the 42LB674 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LB674.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-42AS600[plb_2197504_price] (53mm).

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that were released more than a year ago do not have a built-in camera. The 42LB674 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 42LB674 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LB674. The analog signal format systems "NTSC" and "SECAM" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LB674 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LB674 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price].

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LB674 range from 5W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. At only 12 Watts, the LG 42LB674 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LB674.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB674

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the 42LB674 is £76 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 344 televisions of a similar age and spec.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that are a similar age 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Operating System
Audio
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
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Local Dimming
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
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
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
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cleaning Cloth
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.54
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lb674, lg 42lb674v
Barcodes 08806087175677

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