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LG 42LV355
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LG 42LV355

42" 100Hz 30.4mm Apr 2011
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate Thickness Release Date
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LG Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 6,328 user and expert reviews, LG has good ratings for its TVs. LG also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the TVs of this type and age the display brightnesses range from 160 cd/m² to 3,000 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the LG 42LV355 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LV355.

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Supports One Audio Format

The 42LV355 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LV355.

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Has Two Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 42LV355 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of a similar type and age to the 42LV355. The smart mode "Cinema" is also found on this TV.

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Very Thin

The 42LV355 has a fairly thin thickness (only 30.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LV355. Across all the TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LV355 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years, the 42LV355 does not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the 42LV355 does not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features which you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE40H6700.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The 42LV355 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LV355, the 42LV355 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This mid-size TV is rated B for energy efficiency, and the 42LV355 has an average running cost of £152 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs of a comparable age and spec.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 42LV355 is more than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42LV355.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LV355 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LV355 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00).

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Heavy

The 42LV355 is one of the heavier televisions of a comparable age and type to the 42LV355 (13.3 kilograms) amongst TVs of this age. The weights of mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42LV355 range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LV355 is 0.22kWh and the highest is 620kWh. The annual energy consumption of the 42LV355 of 138 kilowatt hours is one of the highest amongst similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LV355

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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 Five Years Ago

This television was released over five years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 100 hertz, the 42LV355 has a fairly standard refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LV355.

If this television refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the UN32EH5000 (120Hz and higher rated), or the UN46EH5300 (120Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Progressive Scan
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Audio
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Game Mode
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
AC (power) in Port
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Stand-By LED
Special Features

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £150.62
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £151.84
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42lv355, lg 1080, 42lv355t, 42lv355c, 42lv355h, 42lv355a, 42lv355b, lg 1080p, 42lv355u, 42lv355n, 42lv355caeu, 42lv355taek, 42lv355caek, 42lv355c.aeu, 42lv355c.aek, lglcd42lv355t
Barcodes 00719192903739, 05053354913835, 08808992186120, 08808992186939, 08808992186960, 08808992222958, 08808992289364, 08808992304432, 08808992305392

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