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LG 42LF5800

42" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

LG has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 42LF5800 supports smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LF5800 also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 42LF5800 which do not have a WiFi connection, the LG 42LF5800 has a WiFi connection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LF5800 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the 42LF5800 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

The 42LF5800 is a three HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Supports Eight Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LF5800 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LF5800. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HE-AAC", "MP2", "PCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this LG television.

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Quite Thin

The 42LF5800 has a fairly thin thickness (only 55.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LF5800 the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 66mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the 42LF580[pl_2822608_price] (55.5mm), or the 32LF580[pl_2822606_price] (55.5mm) both from LG.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The 42LF5800 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LF5800 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LF5800 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 42LF5800 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LF5800.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the 42LF5800 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this LG TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LF5800 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the 42LF5800 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price].

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LF5800

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, and the 42LF5800 has an average running cost of £86 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 344 TVs of this type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 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
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Operating System
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
AptX Audio Decoding
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
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

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 by Prince Farquad
Prince Farquad would recommend the LG 42LF5800 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this product for a clubroom at an apartment complex and it has lived up to what I needed from it. I purchased it as a budget minded device and for the price I feel it is a very good buy... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Tinisoli
Tinisoli would recommend the LG 42LF5800 (Verified Purchase)

Got this to replace a 32" Sharp Aquos from 6-7 years ago. This LG was highly recommended by Consumer Reports Annual Buying Guide, and it has not disappointed. Easy set up, good picture,... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2015 by Kadenmc00
Kadenmc00 would recommend the LG 42LF5800 (Verified Purchase)

This is used in a church setting. Solid job. Works perfect. IT is set up and taken down every week...

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.15
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 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.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192597051, 08806087179903, 08806087179941, 08806087179996

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