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LG 42LW579
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LG 42LW579

42" 600Hz Dec 2011
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including hifitest.de and prad.de.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Mid-size TVs built by LG have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. 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.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years which are not 3D compatible, the 42LW579 is 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TC-L47ET5[plb_403365_price], or the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price].

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

Comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LW579 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz. With a refresh rate of 600 hertz, the 42LW579 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 42LW579.

If this LG TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the UE40ES8000[pl_1308765_price] (800Hz), or the UE46ES7000[pl_1316216_price] (800Hz) both from Samsung or the LG 47LM760[plb_1308761_price] (800Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LW579 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which has better reviews.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The LG 42LW579 is a four HDMI port television.

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Two RF Ports

The LG 42LW579 is a two RF port television. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age have between one and two RF ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The 42LW579 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec 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 TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LW579. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The 42LW579 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 42LW579. The analog signal format systems "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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Very Thin

The thicknesses of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LW579 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of only 30.9 millimeters, the 42LW579 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE46C6200[plb_164321_price] (30mm).

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LW579 that we have checked, the LG 42LW579's response time of only 2.4 milliseconds is one of the fastest. The response times of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LW579 range from 2ms to 400ms, and the average response time is 9.2ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LW579, the LG 42LW579 does not support smart TV features.

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Very High Running Costs

This television has an efficiency rating of B, and the 42LW579 is in the most expensive 16% of all 714 TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 42LW579 will cost £144 over 5 years to run.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LW579 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LW579 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 42LW579 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. This LG television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LW579 do not feature OLED technology. The LG 42LW579 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

TVs of this age and type have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. The 42LW579 is one of the heavier TVs of this age and type (13.4 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The LG 42LW579 has a very high annual energy consumption (130 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LW579. The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LW579 is 76kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LW579

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age. 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

It was over five years ago when LG released the 42LW579.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Response Time
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Display Diagonal
Progressive Scan
Graphics Resolution
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Stored Teletext Page
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
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
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Backlight
HDMI Connection

Expert Reviews

(5)
21 July 2014

Telewizor o rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli i przek?tnej 42 cali. Z??cza: 4 x HDMIOpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz pe?ny ranking:Telewizory LCD 40-42 caleOpis produktu w...

21 May 2014

Mit einer Bildschirmdiagonalen von 119 Zentimetern 47? bieten sowohl LG als als auch Xoro Flachbildschirme mit Edge-LED-Hintergrundbeleuchtung an, die neben der 2D-Betrachtung von herkömmlich... Read more…

20 April 2012

Mit dem 47LW579S konnten wir erneut ein LCD-TV aus dem aktuellen Produktportfolio von LG testen. Die Ähnlichkeiten mit dem von uns bereits auf Herz und Nieren überprüften 47LW650S sind dabei... Read more…

27 February 2012

Was macht einen guten Fernseher zum Heimkino- Fernseher? In erster Linie ist es die Bildqualität, die möglichst dicht an das filmische Original herankommen sollte. In dieser Ausgabe haben wir... Read more…

3 January 2012

Noch nie gab es Fernseher mit so vielen Extras für so wenig Geld. Der LG42LW579S ist ein Fernsehgerät mit Internetfunktionen, 3D-Entertainment und mehr. Im Test von AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD zeigte... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £142.61
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.83
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Energy Rating
0.71T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 42lw579, certified 42lw579s
Barcodes 08808992383314

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