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LG 42LN5200

LG 42LN5200

42" 60Hz Direct-LED Oct 2013
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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£85.15 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this mid-size TV is terrific based on 6 user reviews.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

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

Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the LG 42LN5200 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LN5200. The audio formats "AC3", "EAC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 42LN5200 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the 42LN5200 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 42LN5200 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 42LN5200 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TC-L47ET5[plb_403365_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LN5200 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the 42LN5200 also do not have a built-in camera.

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

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

At only 60 hertz, the 42LN5200 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LN5200. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

There are a number of alternative 60Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] which has better reviews.

Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-39AW404[plb_2280197_price] (100Hz).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The 42LN5200 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LN5200. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LN5200 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LN5200 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42LN5200 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. TVs of this age and type have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Only One Tuner

The LG 42LN5200 is a one tuner TV. Most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago have between one and seven tuners.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The 42LN5200 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LN5200 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The LG 42LN5200 is a one USB 2.0 port television.

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Quite Thick

Across all the televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42LN5200 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. The LG 42LN5200 has one of the thicker thicknesses (86.9 millimeters) amongst televisions of this age.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba 32L1343[plb_1608684_price] (88mm).

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN5200

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 42LN5200 is typical compared to the other 714 mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LN5200 is £86.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as 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

LG released the 42LN5200 over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Clock Function
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
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 Width
Other Features
Auto Digital Tuning Function

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 29 October 2013 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

People that complain about not having multiple HDMI inputs can only blame themselves for not reading the product description. I knew it only had 1 HDMI input. That was all I needed for the room in... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2013 by ROBERT V.
(Verified Purchase)

I just need one HD input. I bought this to primarily use as an oversize gaming PC monitor. I'm really glad I did! The 42" screen is great for gaming from only 3 feet away. This HDTV is connected... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2013 by Pedro M.
(Verified Purchase)

Read the specs. If you need more than 1 HDMI or optical outputs or any other connections, Do not buy this TV. Connections are 1 HDMI, 1 cable in, 1 component...

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by Ffoxsox
(Verified Purchase)

Very good i like it a lot i love this tv.... no good in terms of ins and outs... not even a headphone socket?? but i love the picture..

Reviewed 2 January 2014 by Karna M.
(Verified Purchase)

You can work around the lack of ports with some inexpensive cabling. I use this with an Apple TV and DVD player; connect the Apple TV via HDMI and the DVD player via component RCA and am all set.... Read more…

Running Cost

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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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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 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

Barcodes 08806084358455, 08806084358479

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Samsung UE32H6400 vs LG 42LN5200

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300Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
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Inferior Energy Efficiency Rating

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Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
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