LG 42LA641 vs LG 47LM960

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LG 42LA641
LG 47LM960

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 42LA641 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the LG 47LM960 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

5% thinner Edit
The LG 42LA641 has a depth of 36.3mm. That's 1.6mm thinner than the LG 47LM960 (37.9mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Lighter Edit
LG 42LA641 is 12.4kg heavy, but the LG 47LM960 is a 15.3kg heavy TV (2.9kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 42LA641 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 47LM960 has a rating of "B".
4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a display diagonal of 47", but the LG 42LA641 is only a 42" TV (5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a common interface (CI), whereas the LG 42LA641 does not. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a PC in (D-Sub), whereas the LG 42LA641 does not have a PC in (D-Sub). Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 42LA641 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 42LA641 has a display diagonal of 42", but the LG 47LM960 is a 47" TV (5" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 42LA641 does not have a common interface (CI), however the LG 47LM960 has a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Does not have a PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The LG 42LA641 does not have a PC in (D-Sub), however the LG 47LM960 has a PC in (D-Sub). Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Only three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 42LA641 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 47LM960 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 47LM960 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the LG 42LA641 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Thicker Edit
The LG 47LM960 has a depth of 37.9mm. That's 1.6mm thicker than the LG 42LA641 (37.9mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
LG 47LM960 is 15.3kg heavy, but the LG 42LA641 is a 12.4kg heavy TV (2.9kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Older by over one year
The LG 47LM960 is 18 months older than the LG 42LA641.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 47LM960 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 42LA641 is "A+".

Awards

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areadvd.de: Outstanding
avforums.com: Recommended
bluray-disc.de: Very Good
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
ferra.ru: Best Product
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
homecinemachoice.com: Reference Status
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Date Released

42 months Ago 60 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

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Display

Display Diagonal
42" 47"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Full HD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD display
Supported 3D Technologies
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Auto
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 119cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
BEST
 Skype

Audio

Audio System
Dolby Digital, DTS Infinite Surround
Equalizer Bands Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Equalizer
 Equalizer
 Equalizer
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anynet (HDMI-CEC) port
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 2
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
 WLAN-ready
 WLAN-ready
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
36
BEST
32

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
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Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 MPEG
 DIVX
 MPEG
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
24p Support
 24p support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Teletext
2,000 pages 2,000 pages

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
 Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Support
 Smartphone remote support
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 166.44kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 114W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Ziggo Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ziggo certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
36.3mm
BEST
37.9mm
Weight
12.4kg
BEST
15.3kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.2kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1330 x 160 x 810
Weight With Stand
14.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
294mm
BEST
301.9mm
Height (with Stand)
652mm
BEST
683.9mm
Width (with Stand)
973mm
BEST
1,051.6mm
Height
591mm 610.9mm
Width
973mm 1,051.6mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
4 4
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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