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LG 42LA740
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LG 42LA740

42" Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Smart TV Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this LG TV as outstanding on average.

LG Has Good Television Reviews

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

Good Picture Quality

One LG 42LA740 owner who purchased the product considered that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “We really like the LG LA740V's faithful colours and passive 3D.” in their review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42LA740 reviewer reckoned that this TV had a good 3D picture quality.

Supports Smart TV

The LG 42LA740 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LA740 which do not support smart TV.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE40H6203[plb_2531642_price], or the Philips 32PHT4509/60[plb_2227289_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 42LA740 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6870[plb_2554101_price], or the Philips 32PHT4509/60[plb_2227289_price] which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The LG 42LA740 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the televisions that are a similar age to the 42LA740. This television is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV compared to most of the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42LA740 have between one and two RF ports quantitys, including the 42LA740 which has two RF ports quantitys.

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Three Number of Loudspeakerss

The LG 42LA740 is a three number of loudspeakers television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

TVs that are a similar age to the 42LA740 have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At 34 Watts, the LG 42LA740 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions that are a comparable age to the 42LA740 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. The LG 42LA740 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys (800 hertz) amongst televisions of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The 42LA740 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LA740. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The LG 42LA740 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this spec and age. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LA740. The smart modess "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

The depths of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LA740 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a depth of only 34.5 millimeters, the 42LA740 has one of the thinner depths amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 34.5mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LE8500[plb_879724_price].

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and lemondenumerique.com this LG TV has an overall expert rating of 67 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LA740 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the LG 42LA740 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LA740. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this 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 similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42LA740 do not feature OLED technology. The 42LA740 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA740

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 42LA740 is £86, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this spec and age.

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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 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.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
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
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
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
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
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
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Expert Reviews

(3)
17 June 2013

We really like the LG LA740V's faithful colours and passive 3D, but its IPS panel has some inherent faults: low response times and very low contrast...

11 September 2013

La série LA740S profite d'une très large connectivité qui devrait ravir les possesseurs de smartphones, tablettes, ordinateurs portables et autres NAS. C'est l'un de ces points forts. Les...

Trs large connectivit (Miracast
WiFi Direct
WiDi)
Rendu 3D
Traitement d'image compensation de mouvements
Taux de contraste
Faible taux de contraste 1130 1), noir dlav
Son de mauvaise qualit, qui sature, et manque de basses

Même si nous apprécions sa belle colorimétrie et son rendu 3D agréable grâce à la technologie passive, nous reprochons à ce TV les lacunes de sa dalle IPS : faible réactivité et taux de...

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 4 August 2014 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value budget tv. It looks great and the picture quality is superb...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Chezann
(Verified Purchase)

Legs make it impossible to put on a small stand, needs wall mounting really...

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Lulu
(Verified Purchase)

Had to do quite a bit of customising with the picture to get the colour right at first, but very happy especially for the price. The sound is quite good as well...

Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Mr M C Gosbee
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture at a good price no regrets from me...

Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Catherine rockey
(Verified Purchase)

Haven't had any complaints from my son about it...

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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 lg 42la740, lg 42la740s, certified 42la740, certified 42la740s
Barcodes 08806084181480, 08806084181541, 08806084181558, 08806084181596

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