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LG 42UB820V

42" 900Hz Flat Aug 2014
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23 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this 4K and 8K TV rated this TV as exceptional on average.

Good Product Quality

Nineteen LG 42UB820 owners who bought the LG 42UB820 agreed that it was good quality. In November last year Bob mentioned on Amazon “The stands themselves were high quality”. Bob also wrote “I also liked the way the power input plug is designed with a decent quality angled plug to ensure it fits snug at the back”. Bob also said “It feels well made with strong materials”.

Good High Def TV

Seven customers who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Alex Clarke rated the product as excellent and he mentioned “Ultra HD at 42 inches”. Bob rated it 5 stars and he said “LG 42UB820V Ultra HD TV” in his review. Bob also mentioned “If you give this TV a good HD source with decent cabling then it is amazing”.

Good Smart TV

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had good apps. Two years ago Paul Swinfield said in his LG 42UB820 review on Amazon “Its quicker booting up the apps with a direct wired connection” and scored it very highly. One customer wrote that it was good for recording TV.

One LG 42UB820 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. In November last year Mr David Corbett wrote on Amazon “A great little 4K TV, upscaling from standard TV and HD is good and Netflix seem to be adding more 4K content”.

One LG 42UB820 owner who bought it considered that it was good for watching YouTube on. Tony Paylor said “Watch my favourite channel like Youtube on this TV” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Remote Control

Several customers reckoned that the product had a good remote control. Mr. P. C. Mcgurty wrote “Smart tv with apps and magic remote great price so glad i bought this lg never let me down” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Paul Swinfield scored the product 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV two years ago “The Magic Remote is great and its only when I lost it the other day”. R. Collins said “The TV comes with two remotes - a standard one and a 'magic remote”.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers considered that this TV had good picture quality. Two years ago Chris Dunseath said “The best thing about it is the picture quality as you”. Clare C wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon in the same month “Great sound and vision” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jesper gave it a score of 5 stars and said last year “Excellent picture quality across UHD, HD”.

One LG 42UB820 owner considered that it had good colour saturation. R. Collins scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review in November last year “IPS (nice colours on a wide viewing angle), Plex client (it costs”.

One LG 42UB820 owner who bought it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. S. Young wrote on Amazon “Even a you-tube 4k video about Peru played as though it was on a blu-ray disk”.

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Easy to Use

A number of LG 42UB820 reviewers who purchased this TV reckoned that it was easy to use. P. D. Green scored the product very highly and said in their review of this TV on Amazon “It's easy to use onscreen keyboard using this”. Paul Swinfield mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Quickly LG updated the app and the box control is fine now” in his review of this TV. R. Collins said on Amazon “It is so intuitive and helpful!2” in their review of this TV.

A number of LG 42UB820 reviewers who bought the product said that it was easy to setup. Carol Chapman mentioned in his review of this TV “Easy to set up, recognised by my wi-fi” . One customer who reviewed the LG 42UB820 wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Bob mentioned in his review in November last year “With what felt like an age of tweaking through tons of advanced picture settings” .

One LG 42UB820 owner thought it had a good interface. Mr David Corbett wrote “Great picture quality, user interface could be better!”.

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Nice Design

A number of LG 42UB820 owners concluded that it was good looking. Mr M Bull wrote in his review on Amazon last year “Beautiful tv & simple to set up”. P. D. Green mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Magic control is pretty good” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Rob wrote in his LG 42UB820 review “Wow! Great tv the sound quality is bit poor other than that it's beautiful”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat.

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV was aesthetic. Jeremy gave the LG 42UB820 an excellent review and he said in November last year “The set looks a lot more aesthetically pleasing than our old set with the thin bezel” in his review of this TV.

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Robust

A number of LG 42UB820 reviewers wrote that the product was well made. Bob said in his review of this TV on Amazon last year “My overall impression is that the LG is built to a high standard”. G. Johnson said “Other niggles with the LG are the build quality”. Hayley mentioned “Love the fact it has the Internet built in and the apps it has on” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

A few LG 42UB820 reviewers who bought it wrote that it had good sound quality. Jesper said on Amazon in November last year “Decent speakers” in their review. Lampwicke said on Amazon “The sound is very acceptable as well” and rated it 5 stars. Paul Swinfield mentioned in his LG 42UB820 review on Amazon two years ago “Sound quality is great for this pricepoint”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers considered that it was good value for money. Bayliss mentioned “A great price for a 4K television if you aren't interested in 3D”. Hayley wrote on Amazon “Amazing price = Amazing television”. Hayley also said “Absolutely amazing brilliant television for the price it does so much”.

Very Low Running Costs

This 4K and 8K TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the 42UB820 is only £95 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 116 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Connectivity

One LG 42UB820 owner who purchased it considered that it was able to connect to the internet.

One LG 42UB820 owner reckoned that this TV was wifi compatible. Lampwicke said on Amazon “Anyone any idea's? I assumed that because it is Wi Fi everything on my iPad would be picked up by the tv” in their review of the LG 42UB820.

One LG 42UB820 owner who bought the LG 42UB820 thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. P. C. Mcgurty wrote on Amazon “Love this tv lg 4k picture so crisp 3 usb 3 hdmi freeview hd”.

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LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

LG is one of the superior television brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and LG also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good Size

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was lightweight. Bob said in his LG 42UB820 review on Amazon “The remote is a bit lightweight” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Lampwicke wrote “The tv is quite light and easy to lift” in their review of this TV.

One customer who reviewed the LG 42UB820 reckoned that it was thin. Tinku G. wrote two years ago “The TV is definitely sharp in terms of picture quality, very light and slim and fitted perfectly for where we wanted it”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the LG 42UB820 thought it was noisy. Carol Chapman wrote in his review of this TV “Sound quality good and very loud”.

Good Technical Features

One LG 42UB820 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. A. L. Simpson gave the LG 42UB820 a very good review and mentioned in their LG 42UB820 review on Amazon “It has all the bells and whistles you could want”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the LG 42UB820 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42UB820 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 42UB820 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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2160p Video Mode

The 42UB820 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 42UB820.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode amongst comparable types of TV.

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Very Light

Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42UB820 the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg. At only 11.5 kilograms, the 42UB820 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 42UB820.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The LG 42UB820 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 85 kilowatt hours) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42UB820 is 66kWh, the highest is 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few people who reviewed it wrote that it did not have good customer support. Dicko said in November last year “Flakey Smart TV functions plus Spy TV and Appalling Customer Support” in their review of the LG 42UB820 and gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Dicko also wrote “Poor quality set exacerbated by appalling customer support”.

Inferior Standard Def TV

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Meadsmat mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “My last one; patchy uneven panel display, poor resolution on SD Freeview and terrible audio, sounded like an echo from someones MP3 player coming from next door” however they gave it a score of 5 stars.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42UB820 reviewer thought this TV did not have a good 3D picture quality.

Not 3D Compatible

The 42UB820 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42UB820 which are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 42UB820, the 42UB820 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42UB820 do not feature OLED technology. The 42UB820 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Three HDMI Ports

The 42UB820 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 42UB820 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42UB820 range from 8W to 120W. The 42UB820 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 20 Watts) amongst TVs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the LG 42UB820

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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£8.71 Price Increase

In the last 51 days the 42UB820 has increased in price by £8.71.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LG television was released over two years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 900 hertz, the LG 42UB820 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42UB820.

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Average Thickness

The 42UB820 has a pretty typical thickness (51.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as the 42UB820.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price] (38mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Video Format
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Presence of Lead

User Reviews

(50)
(Verified Purchase)

Wow! Great tv the sound quality is bit poor other than that it's beautiful.

Reviewed 7 June 2015 by A. L. Simpson "porky"

Tv is awesome,it has all the bells and whistles you could want, it bring out old dvds and films almost alive, Casablanca, 80 years old looks brand new, watching an old movie like the classic... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2015 by Electronics Engineer

When viewing media at its native resolution of 4K the picture looks amazing and I'm very happy with it.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Geraldine Donaghy
(Verified Purchase)

Son loves it.

This TV is sublime, it's very clear, I bought it from Argos instead of Amazon because it was cheaper. I only bought it to play ps4 on. Only problem is even though it's 4k, my ps4 still doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by P S Halpin
(Verified Purchase)

Looks like a nice TV.

Reviewed 18 May 2015 by MR DAVID CORBETT
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture quality and fantastic value for the price. Let down a little by the clunky interface. It took me a long time to work out how to put Netflix and other premium services on the... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by P. D. Green
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent picture. Makes a good attempt at upscaling standard picture signals (from terrestrial and sky box HD). Easy set up. Magic control is pretty good, and it's easy to use onscreen keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Mr M Bull
(Verified Purchase)

Love this. Arrived 2 days earlier than was expected & very impressed. Beautiful tv & simple to set up. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Steve & Rachael
(Verified Purchase)

Banging set.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.77
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42ub820, 42ub820v, lg 42ub820, lg 42ub820v, lg f3y021bf2, lg f3y021bf2m, refurbished 42ub820, refurbished 42ub820v
Barcodes 05052184937295, 05054531315633, 08806084849472, 08806084849489, 08806084849502, 08806084849519, 08806084849533

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