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LG 42LS345

42" Edge-LED 76.5mm May 2013
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LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Mid-size TVs produced by LG have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that LG also has good reviews across its entire range.

1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LS345, the 42LS345 does not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 42LS345 does not support smart TV features, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LS345 also do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The 42LS345 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LS345, the LG 42LS345 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung.

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Only Supports Six Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 42LS345 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems PAL, PAL I, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G and SECAM K are also supported by this television.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the 42LS345 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LS345. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and spec is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LS345 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LS345 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the 42LS345 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LS345 is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The 42LS345 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LS345 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.7 kilograms, the 42LS345 is one of the heavier mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LS345 amongst televisions of this age. Televisions that were launched around the same time as the 42LS345 have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LS345 is 76kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 99 kilowatt hours, the 42LS345 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LS345

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar type and 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when LG released the 42LS345.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 76.5 millimeters, the 42LS345 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LS345.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the KDL-32R423 (£365.81) (76mm), or the KDL-32R400 (£279.71) (76.5mm) both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
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
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Power LED
HDMI Connection
Wireless Connection

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42ls345, lg 1080, 42ls345s, lg 1080p, 42ls345t, lg 42ls345, lg 42ls345t
Barcodes 08806084037046, 08806084064837

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