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LG 42LA660
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LG 42LA660

42" 400Hz Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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14 Reasons For

LG Has Good TV Reviews

LG is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and LG also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42LA660 owner said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 42LA660 owner who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review “The LA660V has good, natural colours and great 3D”.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 42LA660 which do not have a built-in camera, the 42LA660 has a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, and the UE40F7000 all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

The LG 42LA660 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA660 do not support smart TV.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UN32EH5300, or the UE48H6700 both from Samsung or the Philips 47PFH5609/88.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years which do not have a wi-Fi, the 42LA660 has a wi-Fi.

Other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the JVC LT-32C740, or the LG 42LB670.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

TVs that came out more than two years ago have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. At 400 hertz, the 42LA660 has a quite fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the UE40F6510, or the UE40ES6800 both from Samsung or the LG 47LA691 which has better reviews.

TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might also be worth looking at include the UA40H6400 (480Hz), or the UN46F6400 (480Hz) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 (600Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 42LA660 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LA660. This television is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television compared to most of the TVs of this spec and age which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The 42LA660 is a two RF ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LA660 have between one and two RF ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 24 Watts, the 42LA660 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA660 have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of this spec and age have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At 400 hertz, the 42LA660 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LA660 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched 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 mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LA660. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The LG 42LA660 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The smart modess "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG TV.

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Quite Thin

At only 35 millimeters, the 42LA660 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA660. The thinnest depth of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LA660 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.

We compared all the other 35mm thick televisions to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-46HX853, and the Samsung UE40F7000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this LG television is 60 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com. TV experts aren't convinced by this TV.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One LG 42LA660 owner mentioned that this TV was not heavy and bulky. Digitalversus.com said “It can't escape the shortcomings of IPS technology, which are greyish-looking black and heavy ghosting in images with fast motion” and scored this TV 3 stars.

Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems

The LG 42LA660 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, SECAM, SECAM B/G and SECAM D/K are also supported by this LG TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the LG 42LA660 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA660. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LA660, the LG 42LA660 does not feature OLED technology.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA660

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. 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

This television has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
3D Type
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)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Equalizer
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
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)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Voice Control
Clock Function
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
HDD Recording
Volume Control
Wireless Connection
Auto Digital Tuning
RJ-45 Input Ports

Expert Reviews

(4)
17 February 2014

The LA660V has good, natural colours and great 3D. Unfortunately, it can't escape the shortcomings of IPS technology, which are greyish-looking black and heavy ghosting in images with fast motion...

20 January 2014

Comme l'ensemble de la gamme des téléviseurs LG, le LA660S bénéficie de bons réglages d'origine et d'un rendu 3D de bonne qualité. Malheureusement, il n'échappe pas aux lacunes de l'IPS,...

Rendu 3D sans crosstalk
Couleurs fidles (Delta E 2 5)
Nombreux formats pris en charge par le lecteur multimdia
Connectivit sans fil (WiDi
Miracast)
Taux de contraste trop faible 860 1)
Qualit audio mdiocre
8 August 2013

LG 42LA660S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, który ma du?e szanse na to, by sta? si? jednym z najpopularniejszych TV tego roku. Postanowi?em mu si? przyjrze? z bliska w... Read more…

15 August 2014

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No crosstalk in 3D mode
Faithful colours (Delta E 2.5)
Media player reads a wide range of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Extremely low contrast 860 1)
Bad sound quality

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la660, 42la660v, roadcasescom 42la660, roadcasescom 42la660v, lg electronics 42la660, lg electronics 42la660s, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp00024
Barcodes 00648044631332, 08806084154378, 08806084171610, 08806084171634, 08806084171658, 08806084171689

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