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LG 42LN540

LG 42LN540V

42" 79mm Mar 2013
Screen Size HD Type Thickness Release Date
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LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 42LN540 does not have a WiFi connection, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Sony KDL-42W829[plb_2167799_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LN540 do not support smart TV features. The 42LN540 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Sony KDL-42W829[plb_2167799_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LN540 are not 3D compatible. The 42LN540 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-42W829[plb_2167799_price]; or the Toshiba 48L5453[plb_2220582_price], or the LG 42LB6200[plb_2473921_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LN540 do not have a built-in camera. The LG 42LN540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The 42LN540 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and type is 18W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LN540 do not feature OLED technology. The 42LN540 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The LG 42LN540 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most televisions of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 42LN540 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Fairly Thick

The 42LN540 has one of the thicker thicknesses (79 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LN540 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the 42LN575[pl_1495937_price] (79mm), or the 42LN570[pl_1496434_price] (79mm) both from LG.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN540

Running Costs Are Average

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The 42LN540 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Game Mode
24p Playback
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control

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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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ln540, lg 42ln540v
Barcodes 05053785366514, 08806084159687, 08806084181930, 08806084181961

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Toshiba 48L5453 vs LG 42LN540

Toshiba 48L5453 vs LG 42LN540
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£ 399.00 £419.82
2x Thinner
300Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Newer by One Year
One More USB 2.0 Port
A Lot Heavier

Samsung UE48H8000 vs LG 42LN540

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£ 699.00 £419.82
900Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Newer by One Year
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
Four HDMI Ports
Lower Energy Efficiency Rating
£32.05 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LN540

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LN540
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£ 699.00 £419.82
Hugely Higher RMS Rated Power
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
Five Loudspeakers
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
32% Smaller Screen Size
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