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The 42LY340 is in the cheapest 12% of all 423 TVs of this age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LY340 is only £56.
Mid-size TVs produced by LG have good reviews on average compared to other brands. 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 TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The 42LY340 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LY340.
10 Reasons Against
Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The 42LY340 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a WiFi connection.
Not Smart TV
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LY340, the 42LY340 is not Smart TV.
Not 3D Compatible
The LG 42LY340 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LY340 are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 42LY340 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
Only 1200:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the 42LY340 is 1200:1. That's 76% less typical contrast ratio than the most common typical contrast ratio of 5000:1. The best typical contrast ratio of all TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LY340 is 5000:1 and the worst is 1100:1.
Only Has Two Screen Format Adjustments
The number of screen format adjustments found on the 42LY340 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. This LG television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The screen format adjustment "4:3" is also found on this LG TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 42LY340 do not feature OLED technology. The 42LY340 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of this age and type.
Only Two HDMI Ports
The 42LY340 is a two HDMI port television.
3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LY340
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this TV was released.
Average Refresh Rate
At 60 hertz, the LG 42LY340 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.
With a thickness of 55.88 millimeters, the 42LY340 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LY340.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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