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LG 42LA620

hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation
42" Direct-LED Mar 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site decided that this TV was good. Hdtvtest.co.uk gave this LG TV a "Qualified Recommendation" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV has an average expert rating of 70% based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com, lemondenumerique.com and digitalmediaandit.com.

LG Has Good Television Reviews

Mid-size TVs manufactured by LG have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that LG also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their LG 42LA620 review in October last year “Good 3D mode with no crosstalk” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 42LA620 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One LG 42LA620 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “The LA620V delivers good, accurate picture quality”.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 42LA620 owner mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LA620 was good value for money. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of this TV three years ago “The company's core television sales are still made up of LED LCD TVs especially of the more affordable kind”.

Supports Smart TV

The LG 42LA620 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LA620 which do not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The LG 42LA620 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], and the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 42LA620 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the TVs of this spec and age. Most of the TVs of this age and spec only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this LG TV has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The 42LA620 is a two RF ports quantity TV.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LA620 is more than most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats supporteds "AAC" and "AC3" are also supported by this television.

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Has Two Smart Modess

The 42LA620 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA620. The smart modes "Cinema" is also found on this TV.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One LG 42LA620 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review “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”.

Difficult to Use

One LG 42LA620 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LA620 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the 42LA620 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the LG 42LA620 is more than most TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This LG TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42LA620. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LA620 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LA620 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very High Power Consumption (off)

Across all the comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago the power consumption (off)s range from 0.01W to 0.5W. At 0.4 Watts, the 42LA620 has a very high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 42LA620.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA620

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this LG TV is A+. The 42LA620 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this age and spec.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when LG released the 42LA620.

Average Depth

The LG 42LA620 has a relatively typical depth (78 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LA620.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (off)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

1 Award

hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation

Expert Reviews

(6)

After the initial setup (which is very easy to do) I was a little underwhelmed by the picture quality.However previous experience has taught me that out of the box settings are usually terrible so... Read more…

Good 3D mode with no crosstalk
Accurate colours (Delta E 2)
Builtin media player supports loads of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Contrast is too low
Poorquality audio
No motion compensation motion interpolation mode
Taux de contraste
Pas de Bluetooth
19 August 2013

Like other LG 2013 TVs, the LA620V delivers good, accurate picture quality. Contrast, however, is too low (750:1), making the black look more like grey. This TV is therefore restricted to a score...

2 August 2013

As a technical publication which ply our trade in scientific measurements, we absolutely loved the comprehensive suite of calibrations offered on the LG LA620V, as well as the accurate greyscale...

Hdtvtest.co.uk

14 October 2013

Les réglages d'usines étant convenables, dès le déballage de l'engin, on profite d'une belle image. Le taux de contraste est cependant un peu faiblard à notre goût et les séquences avec de...

5 August 2013

Comme les autres modèles de LG, le LA620S affiche une image bien réglée. Seul problème, le taux de contraste est vraiment trop faible (750:1). Le noir parait donc gris. Avec un tel résultat,...

10 May 2013

LG 42LA620S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, z podstawowej serii. Postanowi?em mu si? przyjrze? z bliska w aspekcie najwa?niejszych kryteriów. Recenzja skupia si? na takich... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.76
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Energy Rating
0.43T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la620, 42la620s, lg 42la620, lg p158316, lg 42la620v, lg p158316p
Barcodes 05055760735582, 08806084153715, 08806084181237, 08806084181268, 08806084181275, 08806084181282, 08806084181329

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