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LG 42LA620

42" Full HD Direct-LED Jan 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date £85.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Does not have good sound quality
Difficult to use
6 Reviews + 1 Award
hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this TV was good. This LG TV received a "Qualified Recommendation" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, lemondenumerique.com, Les Numeriques.com and digitalmediaandit.com the average expert rating of this LG TV is 70%.

LG Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 97% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 42LA620 is £86, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of this age and spec.


Design

Difficult to Use

One person reckoned that it was not easy to use the menus.

Robust

One LG 42LA620 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Digitalmediaandit.com said two years ago “However previous experience has taught me that out of the box settings are usually terrible so I broke out my AVS HD 709 calibration videos” .

Good Product Quality

One LG 42LA620 owner said in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The LA620V delivers good, accurate picture quality” in their LG 42LA620 review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Hdtvtest.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “The company's core television sales are still made up of LED LCD TVs especially of the more affordable kind”.


Audio

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their LG 42LA620 review “Poorquality audio”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Qualit audio mdiocre” in their review.

Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 42LA620 has a fairly high RMS rated power (24 Watts) compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG TV was released in January 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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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Good At Displaying High Definition TV

One customer who reviewed this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of the LG 42LA620 two years ago “Image HD” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

Good Colour Saturation

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote two years ago “Accurate colours (Delta E 2” in their LG 42LA620 review. One LG 42LA620 reviewer thought the LG 42LA620 had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three people considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Rendu 3D et fonction Dual Play” in their LG 42LA620 review. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Rendu 3D sans crosstalk” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Good 3D mode with no crosstalk” in their review.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 42LA620 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a 2D-3D converter.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

We compared this television to all the other 42" TVs and we think because of its better review score, the LG 42LE8500 is also worth considering.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

One LG 42LA620 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalmediaandit.com said two years ago “Wireless connectivity (WiDi” in their review of this TV however they scored the LG 42LA620 1 stars.

Supports Internet TV

The LG 42LA620 supports internet TV, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Supports Smart TV

The 42LA620 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 42LA620 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the LG 42LW579, and the Panasonic TX-47AS650 are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The LG 42LA620 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LA620 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The 42LA620 supports parental controls, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports 24p

The 42LA620 supports 24p. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support 24p.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 42LA620 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LA620 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 42LA620 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The 42LA620 has a mounting kit. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 42LA620 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 42LA620 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The LG 42LA620 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television also have an Energy Star certified.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LG 42LA620 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 42LA620 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The depths of TVs of this age and type range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The 42LA620 has one of the thicker depths (78 millimeters) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the LG 42LM3400 (£499) (76.5mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 42la620v, lg lg42la620v
Barcodes 05055760735582, 08806084153715, 08806084181237, 08806084181268, 08806084181275, 08806084181282, 08806084181329

LG 42LA620 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LA620 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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