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LG 42LY331

LG 42LY331

42" Direct-LED 1200:1 Nov 2014
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LG TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 6,328 owner and expert reviews, LG has good ratings for its TVs. LG also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most televisions of this spec and age do not have a WiFi connection. The 42LY331 is no exception to this as it too 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 also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LY331, the LG 42LY331 does not support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE40H6700 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 42LY331 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs 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 LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LY331 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 42LY331 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this LG television. The analog signal format systems PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 42LY331 is more than most TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this age and type.

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Only Has One Smart Mode

The LG 42LY331 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Energy saving are also found on this LG television.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the 42LY331 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this LG television. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LY331, the 42LY331 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) is also worth considering.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions of a similar age and type to the 42LY331 is 0.22kWh, the highest is 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 96 kilowatt hours, the LG 42LY331 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst TVs of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of TVs of a similar type and age to the 42LY331 range from 2ms to 400ms. At 9 milliseconds, the LG 42LY331 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LY331.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LY331

Released Over Two Years Ago

This mid-size TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type. 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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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 55.5 millimeters, the 42LY331 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 55.5mm thick televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 32LB580 (£259.00).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
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
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Remote Output Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Image Format
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ly331, lg 42ly331c
Barcodes 08806084923684

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