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LG 42LA740

74

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LG 42LA740

LG 42LA740
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A classic and thin thickness 42" Full HD television, with good features and very low running costs
42" Full HD No 34.5mm Mar 2013 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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LG 42LA740 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the LG 42LA740 as follows:
88
Reviews
30 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
62
Age
4 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£69 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has excellent user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 30 reviews. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
This LG TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £69 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is fairly priced.
The 42LA740 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
3D
Thinner than average
Lg smart TV
Smart controlicon
Smart entertainmenticon
LG cloud
MHL (mobile HD link)
Tag on
Miracast
CINEMA SCREEN designicon
Comfortable 3d glassesicon
Dual play
3D world
Game world
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

50
Watching Films
Average
37
Watching Sport
Mediocre
54
Playing Games
Average

LG 42LA740 Video Reviews

LG 42LA740 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, whathifi.com, lemondenumerique.com and Les Numeriques.com this TV has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this television is stunningly good based on 26 user reviews. 15 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the TVs are ranked by average user review score then this TV is in the top 17%.

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LG TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 29,044 expert and owner reviews (including 12,245 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A+. The 42LA740 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LA740 is £69.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This television was released in March 2013.

Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The 42LA740's display diagonal of 42" is pretty standard compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 59% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the 42LA740 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The 42LA740 is 3D. 75% of televisions are not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The thinnest thickness of televisions is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The 42LA740's thickness of only 34.5mm is in the thinnest 9% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 42LA740 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 42LA740 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Swivelling

The LG 42LA740 supports swivelling, which is unusual. 96% of TVs do not support swivelling.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 42LA740 has a built-in subwoofer. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the 42LA740 of 34W is higher than 89% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 42LA740 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 92% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The 42LA740 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 42LA740 supports smartphones being used as a remote, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42LA740 has a 2D-3D converter. 87% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Features Local Dimming

The LG 42LA740 features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 42LA740 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Timeshift

The 42LA740 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The 42LA740's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is in the fastest 25% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Miracast

The 42LA740 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not support Miracast.

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Supports Parental Controls

The 42LA740 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The 42LA740 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Skype

Skype

The 42LA740 supports Skype. 97% of TVs do not support Skype.

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Three Loudspeakers

The 42LA740 is a three loudspeaker TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

certified 42la740s, lg 42la740v, lg 42la740s

Barcodes:

08806084181480, 08806084181541, 08806084181558, 08806084181596

Frequently Asked Questions About the LG 42LA740

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