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LG 42LA690

42" Edge-LED Sep 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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Best smart TV?  LG 42LA690V Review
Unboxing LG 42LA690S 2013 Smart TV
2013 LG Smart tv user review in 3 mins (42la690s)

22 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including T3.com, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.co.uk this TV has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers concluded that the product had good colour saturation. Digital Versus wrote “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1” . Digital Versus also said “Rich, engaging colours”. One person reckoned that it had a sharp image. Digital Versus mentioned “Good sharpness levels”.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 7,001 user and expert reviews, LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed the LG 42LA690 considered that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com said in their review “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.”. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote in their review of the LG 42LA690 “Good sound quality”.

Nice Design

One LG 42LA690 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Digital Versus wrote “Stylish design”. One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was a good design. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Great design for the cash” yet they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the LG 42LA690 on CNET.co.uk “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”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who purchased the LG 42LA690 considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Great 3D image with no crosstalk” in their review but they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Good Remote Control

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good remote control. Digital Versus mentioned in their LG 42LA690 review “Cumbersome magic remote” but in spite of that they only rated this TV 60 out of 100.

Good Smart TV

One LG 42LA690 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Robust

One LG 42LA690 owner who bought the product thought it was well made. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review four years ago “Throw impressive build quality into the mix” .

Reasonably Priced

One LG 42LA690 reviewer reckoned that the LG 42LA690 was good value for money. Expert website T3.com said “It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

One LG 42LA690 owner said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality.

Supports Smart TV

The 42LA690 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LA690 do not support smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE40H6590[pl_2256427_price], and the UE40H6470[pl_2233881_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 42LA690 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the TX-L32E30[pl_30112_price], or the TX-42ASW654[pl_2252496_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 42LA690 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The 42LA690 is a two RF ports quantity television.

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Three Number of Loudspeakerss

Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA690 have between one and four number of loudspeakerss, including the 42LA690 which has three number of loudspeakerss.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of televisions that were released more than two years ago range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. With an RMS rated power of 34 Watts, the 42LA690 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 400 hertz, the LG 42LA690 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42LA690. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 260Hz.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LA690 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA690. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The LG 42LA690 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA690. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG television.

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Quite Thin

At only 34.5 millimeters, the LG 42LA690 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LA690. The average depth of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA690 is 61mm.

Other 34.5mm thick televisions currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the LG 42LE8500[plb_879724_price].

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Standard Def TV

One LG 42LA690 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It's a shame, however, its standard definition pictures aren't better” nonetheless they still rated the product 70 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LA690, the 42LA690 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the LG 42LA690 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LA690, the LG 42LA690 does not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA690

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the 42LA690 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 televisions of a comparable spec and age.

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 type. 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

LG released the 42LA690 over three years ago.

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
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
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)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
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 Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Expert Reviews

(8)
2 December 2013

IPS is as IPS does. The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality, but it has such low contrast and response times that how we could we possibly give it more than three stars?

Great 3D image with no crosstalk
Natural colours (Delta E 2.1)
Media player reads lots of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Very low contrast 610 1)
Poor sound quality
No motion interpolation
Could do with more catchup TV services
Standarddefinition performance is below par
11 July 2013

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. It's a shame, however, its standard...

5 July 2013

Proof that that you no longer have to dig deep to own the latest TV tech, the 42-inch LG 42LA690V offers internet TV, 3D and seamless smartphone integration, for just £899. See all digital home... Read more…

1 July 2013

It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled LED thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V. This slick LED LCD TV ticks all the right boxes and... Read more…

18 November 2013

Le LG 55LA690S est un téléviseur dans la lignée des autres technologies IPS. Même s'il affiche une bonne colorimétrie et un rendu 3D excellent, les lacunes de l'IPS en contraste (640:1) et en...

4 May 2013

Verhuisd en de oude Sony projectie TV met een doorsnee van 1,55m paste niet meer. Een nieuwe TV moest een LCD worden, maar welke. Veel reviews gelezen en dacht voor een 6000 serie van...

26 April 2013

LG 47LA690S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, który robi furor? w zwi?zku z now? promocj? LG, w której przy jego zakupie otrzymamy za darmo konsol? Xbox . Postanowi?em mu si?... Read more…

30 April 2013

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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).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la690, lg 1080, 42la690s, lg 1080p, lg 42la690, 42la690szb, lg 42la690v, 42la690saeu
Barcodes 08806084154514, 08806084181367, 08806084181381, 08806084181398, 08806084181411, 08806084181442, 08806084240118

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