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LG 42LH2000

42" Mar 2009
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Advanced Technology, Beautifully Hidden.42" HD Ready LCD TV with built in Digital Freeview and 3 x HDMI. More
£342.59 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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2 Reasons For

Two SCART Ports

The LG 42LH2000 is a two SCART port LED television.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the 42LH2000 which has four loudspeakers.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Smart TV

Most of the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LH2000, including the 42LH2000, are not Smart TV.

If you are looking for an LED TV that is Smart TV then you might want to consider the 47LA660, or the 47LA641 both from LG.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LH2000 do not have a WiFi connection, including the 42LH2000.

Alternative LED screens with a WiFi connection that you might want to also look at include the LG 32LA6208, or the Samsung UE32F5700 (£532.92).

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Not 3D Compatible

Most of the LED televisions of a similar spec and age to the 42LH2000, including the LG 42LH2000, are not 3D compatible.

If you want an LED television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE46ES6307.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most of the LED screens of this type and age, including the LG 42LH2000, do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other LED televisions with a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE46ES8000.

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High Running Costs

The 42LH2000 is in the most expensive 7% of all 1,480 mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LH2000 is £375.


Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that are older than two years the RMS rated power range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. At only 10 Watts, the 42LH2000 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LH2000.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the 42LH2000 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display resolution of all mid-size TVs that are older than two years ranges from 1280 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LH2000

Average Screen Size

The 42LH2000 has a fairly average screen size (42 inches) compared to most of the other LED displays of this age and spec.

If this LED display screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to also look at the PS43F4900 (£451.54) (43" and higher rated), or the UN46EH5000 (45.9" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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OK Brand

We checked 9,353 expert and user reviews for LG LED TVs and found that on average LG has ok reviews compared to other brands. We also found that LG has ok reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

HD-Ready HD Type

The 42LH2000 has a HD-Ready HD type which is better than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. Most TVs of this type and age have a Full HD HD type. HD-ready TVs have a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Other HD-Ready TVs which you might want to also look at include a higher Kagoo Rating™ TV such as the LG 32LT640.

If you are looking for an LED television with a better display resolution then you might want to consider the Samsung UN50EH5300 (Full HD and higher rated).

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Over Six Years Old

It was over six years ago when this LG TV was released.


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TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Analog Signal Format System
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Picture Viewer
Teletext Function
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Standby Power Consumption
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Other Features
Integrated Clock
AV Connection
Network Controllable

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Electricity cost when switched on £336.50
Electricity cost when on standby £6.09
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Total running cost over 5 years £342.59
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 42LH2000uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 44 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lh2000
Barcodes 08808992479116, 08808992479123, 08808992517771

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