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LG 42LA690V

42" Full HD Edge-LED Sep 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date £85.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Good high def TV
Stylish design
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 72% based on six expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, T3.com, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.co.uk.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The 42LA690 has an average running cost of £86 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of this spec and age.


Design

Stylish Design

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well designed. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Great design for the cash”. They also said “Stylish design” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

Three customers who reviewed this TV considered that it was good quality. Digital Versus wrote four years ago “Good sound quality”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “Throw impressive build quality into the mix” in their review of this TV.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when LG released the 42LA690.


Display

Good High Def TV

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website T3.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality” in their review of this TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42LA690 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Rich, Engaging Colours

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of the LG 42LA690 “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1”. They also wrote “Rich, engaging colours” in their review.

42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the UE46F6800 (£827.99) (46" and higher rated), the HG46EC890 (£699.99) (46" and higher rated), or the UE46H7000 (£929.99) (46" and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 42LA690 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

Other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Panasonic TX-50AS650 (£751.39), the LG 47LY760 (£743.61), or the Sharp LC-50LE761 (£799.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 42LA690 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Miracast

The 42LA690 supports Miracast. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 42LA690 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 42LA690 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LA690 has an ethernet port. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The 42LA690 supports Skype, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The 42LA690 supports swivelling, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 42LA690 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 42LA690 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LA690 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The LG 42LA690 supports parental controls, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this television.

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Supports 24p

The 42LA690 supports 24p, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Features Local Dimming

The 42LA690 features local dimming, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The 42LA690 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have a game mode.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 42LA690 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and spec which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Three Loudspeakers

Most TVs that came out more than two years ago have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers, including the LG 42LA690 which has three loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs of this type and age is 21W. With an RMS rated power of 34 Watts, the 42LA690's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst TVs of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 42LA690 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The LG 42LA690 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 42LA690 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The 42LA690 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 42LA690 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 42LA690 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The average depth of TVs of this age and type is 59mm. At only 34.5 millimeters, the LG 42LA690 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42la690v, 42la690saeu, 42la690szb, lg 1080p
Barcodes 08806084154514, 08806084181367, 08806084181381, 08806084181398, 08806084181411, 08806084181442, 08806084240118

LG 42LA690 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LA690 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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