Close
Share on
LG 42LA660
LG 42LA660
2 Images

Loading image...

LG 42LA660

42" Full HD 400Hz Aug 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £178.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in camera
Full HD
Expert reviews are poor

Available from international sellers only

Tell Me When It Becomes Available See International Prices
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this television is 60 out of 100. That puts this LG TV in the bottom 9% of all the TVs of this age and type.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 9,694 expert and user reviews (including 939 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good reviews. 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.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when LG released the 42LA660.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 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.

What does "HD type" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The average high frequency rate of televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV is 220Hz, and the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. At 400 hertz, the 42LA660 has a quite fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

Alternative 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the UE40ES6800S, or the UE40F6510SB both from Samsung or the LG 47LA691 which all of have better reviews.

If this LG TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the UA40H6400 (480Hz and higher rated), or the UN46F6400 (480Hz and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E (600Hz and higher rated).

What does "high frequency rate" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to it.

What does "display resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42LA660 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

What is a 2D-3D converter? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the 42LA660 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average motion interpolation frequency of medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago is 310Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

What does "motion interpolation frequency" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 42" TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the 42LH2000, the 42LE4900 (£249.99), or the 42LM670S all from LG.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the KDL-43W805 (£399) (43" and higher rated), or the KDL-43WD754 (43" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Upstar P43EWX (42.5" and higher rated).

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Design

Has a Built-In Camera

The 42LA660 has a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available which you might want to look at including the UN46ES8000F, or the UE40F7000AT both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-47ASW804 which all of have better reviews.

What is a built-in camera? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Microphone

The LG 42LA660 has a built-in microphone, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV do not have a built-in microphone.

What is a built-in microphone? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Energy

High Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this medium display diagonal TV is A+, however the 42LA660 is in the most expensive 8% of all 661 televisions of this age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 42LA660 will cost £179 over 5 years to run.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 42LA660 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the 42LW579, or the 42LB730 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-47AS800.

What is Wi-Fi? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 42LA660 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Miracast

The 42LA660 supports Miracast. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Miracast.

What is Miracast? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Wi-Fi

The LG 42LA660 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

What is Wi-Fi? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 42LA660 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

What is Wi-Fi Direct? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an Ethernet Port

The 42LA660 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

What is an ethernet port? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The 42LA660 supports HDD recording. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support HDD recording.

What is HDD recording? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The LG 42LA660 supports Skype. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also support Skype.

What is Skype? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Performance

Features Voice Control

The 42LA660 features voice control. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also feature voice control.

What is voice control? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Parental Controls

The 42LA660 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support parental controls.

What is parental controls? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports 24p

The 42LA660 supports 24p. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support 24p.

What is 24p? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Local Dimming

The 42LA660 features local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television which do not feature local dimming.

What is local dimming? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Game Mode

The 42LA660 has a game mode, as do most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV.

What is a game mode? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 42LA660 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

What is Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 42LA660 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

What is a common interface (CI) slot? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 42LA660 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

What is smartphones being used as a remote? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Audio

Has an Equalizer

The 42LA660 has an equalizer. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also have an equalizer.

What is an equalizer? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 42LA660 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

What is a built-in subwoofer? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite High RMS Rated Power

Televisions of this age and type have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of 24 Watts, the 42LA660 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

What does "RMS rated power" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The LG 42LA660 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

What is a pair of 3D glasses included? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The LG 42LA660 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

What is a desktop stand included? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LG 42LA660 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

What does "Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The 42LA660 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also support Picture-in-Picture.

What is Picture-in-Picture? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 42LA660 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

What is an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The 42LA660 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

What is internet TV? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Smart TV

The 42LA660 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television also support Smart TV.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to this television the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm. With a depth of only 35 millimeters, the 42LA660 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

What does "depth" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 42la660s, lg 42la660v
Barcodes 08806084154378, 08806084171610, 08806084171634, 08806084171658, 08806084171689

LG 42LA660 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LA660 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 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 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.

Other TVs to Consider

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LA660

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LA660
LOEWE Art 32 LG 42LA660
£ 1,590.00 £0.00
Cheaper to Run by £110.95
Three More Loudspeakers
Higher RMS Rated Power
Newer by Seven Months
Slower Refresh Rate
Only One RF Port

Samsung UE48H8000 vs LG 42LA660

Samsung UE48H8000 vs LG 42LA660
Samsung UE48H8000 LG 42LA660
£ 429.99 £0.00
Expert Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
34% Cheaper to Run
Eight Months Newer
Hugely Thicker
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower

Samsung HG46EC890 vs LG 42LA660

Samsung HG46EC890 vs LG 42LA660
Samsung HG46EC890 LG 42LA660
£ 699.99 £0.00
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
Lighter
9% Larger Display Diagonal
1.8mm Thinner
200Hz Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Feedback