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LG 42LB730

42" 200Hz Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
LG Smart TVs with webOS revolutionise the way you watch and experience entertainment on your TV.Free from the complexities and complications of advanced technology, you can now enjoy Smart TV the... More
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27 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, 42LB730 owners rated this television 90 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few LG 42LB730 owners said that the LG 42LB730 was good looking. Alien937 mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The silver metal bar that acts as a stand is simple yet elegant”. C. Shepherd gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Overall pretty pleased with the set so far” in their review. Zippy wrote on Amazon “Stylish, superb picture, excellant 3D (although the 2x free glasses are cheap” in their review of this TV.

A number of LG 42LB730 owners who purchased the product thought it was a good design. Max Uk rated the product 5 stars and he wrote two years ago “Very good TV, with a nice design”. R. Kennedy mentioned in their review “Great design, great picture quality.”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people agreed that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Alien937 mentioned “The 3D picture is great; in my opinion LG continues to be the brand to beat when it comes to 3D”. Happyfamily mentioned in their review of the LG 42LB730 on Amazon two years ago “Excellent Smart 3D TV”.

Good Remote Control

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LB730 had a good remote control. Alien937 rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A Magic Remote and two pairs of 3D glasses” in their LG 42LB730 review. C. Shepherd wrote “The web os remote is good and does the job” in their LG 42LB730 review. Hibou said “Would be much more expensive.3) The Magic remote is the best I've ever used - simple yet powerful” in their review of this TV and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Seven customers who reviewed this TV thought it had good picture quality. Max Uk said “The picture quality is good, while the sound is just right, as it comes from 2 tiny speakers placed in the back of the panel”. Mr Sn Procopiou mentioned on Amazon “The image quality is fantastic and the TV is very versatile, with iplayer”.

Good Smart TV Features

Some people said in their reviews that this TV was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Max Uk he wrote “Lots of apps to get your preferred catch-up, on demand, music services”. Last year Mr Baz wrote “Netflix, facebook, twitter, amazon instant video iPlayer” in his review and scored this TV 80 out of 100. In December last year Mr Sn Procopiou mentioned “The TV is very versatile, with iplayer and the option to play video files off a memory stick/hard drive as well as the usual inputs for bluray players etc”.

Two LG 42LB730 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had good apps. Eric Portsmouth wrote “The only negative is the time it takes to load the apps & access the internet, which I find a little slow”.

Some customers wrote that the LG 42LB730 was good for watching Freeview TV. Mr Sn Procopiou mentioned “This is not an issue for me because the reception I get with freeview is excellent and I was not after a particular freesat channel”.

A few LG 42LB730 owners said in their reviews that the LG 42LB730 was good for watching YouTube on. Dicko mentioned on Amazon “Video of my faults are on youtube”. Zippy mentioned on Amazon “Son loves Youtube on the big screen” in their review of this TV.

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Good Connectivity

Several people reckoned that the product was wifi compatible. Alien937 gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Inside the frame are 2.1 speakers and built-in Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz”. Hibou wrote on Amazon “With the classic remote, click "OK" to confirm channel input.4) Web-OS with ethernet or WiFi gives easy access to web-based services such as NetFlix” in their review. Hibou also wrote “I like to use wireless headphones while my wife is happy with the speakers; we would like to be able to use both together”.

One person said that this TV was good in terms of HDMI connections. Alien937 wrote in their review two years ago “On the back pointing sideways are three HDMI ports and three USB ports” and rated the product as excellent. One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good signal strength. Last year Dicko mentioned “After sending very good signal strength figures from the set they had it back again” in their LG 42LB730 review.

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Reasonably Priced

Several LG 42LB730 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money. Eric Portsmouth wrote “Excellent price from Amazon compared to other high street outlets” in his LG 42LB730 review. G Force 7 scored this TV 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “If you like quality LCD at a great price” in their review. Zippy mentioned “Great price (2/3rds that of Currys” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One LG 42LB730 reviewer considered that it was cheap. Hibou said in their LG 42LB730 review “Rapid refresh means that fast action is smooth.2) 3D is astonishing due to the "passive" system using inexpensive polarising glasses as in the cinema”.

One person said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price.

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Easy to Use

Eight LG 42LB730 owners concluded that it was easy to use. Alien937 said “An advanced remote control, built-in Wi-Fi, online features”. C M Pelissier gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned last year “Brill picture and nice to use with smart control” in their review of this TV. G Force 7 said on Amazon “You need a tv that combines quality display with ease of use plus additions like functional passive 3D, web links” in their review of the LG 42LB730.

One customer thought the LG 42LB730 was easy to use the menus. One customer concluded that it was easy to setup. Happyfamily wrote on Amazon “It was very easy to set up on initial installation” in their review of the LG 42LB730 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Thirteen LG 42LB730 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Adcjen said “This TV is amazing, picture quality is 10/10” in their LG 42LB730 review. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “Excellent quality 3D and HD” in their LG 42LB730 review. Eric Portsmouth mentioned in his LG 42LB730 review on Amazon “Superb picture quality from LG, with excellent sound” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Fourteen LG 42LB730 owners who reviewed it thought it had good sound quality. Mr Baz gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review on Amazon last year “Full featured TV with excellent picture and sound + "air remote”. Mr Baz also mentioned “The priority being a good picture and sound with smart functions”. Mr Baz also wrote “+ Very good picture clean crisp and clear+ Sound is excellent 2.1 speaker that have a good bass output”.

Good Stand

A few customers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good stand. Mr Sn Procopiou scored the product 80 out of 100 and he said “It also looks very nice too - I wasn't sure about the funky stand from the pictures”.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 42LB730 owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Alien937 mentioned in their review of the LG 42LB730 “In operation the HD picture is fantastic”. Alien937 also wrote “Excellent HD/3D picture, decent audio”.

Robust

Three LG 42LB730 reviewers wrote that it was well made. Adcjen mentioned “Also the in built sub-woofer is great to, was relay worried about having a LED TV as all the comments about sound levels” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago C. Shepherd said on Amazon “If you are looking for a new tv and are going be using the built in freeview functions only”. Also two years ago Happyfamily mentioned on Amazon “The built in media player is excellent”.

One LG 42LB730 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “Attach to the back case, make sure you support the TV properly (really a 2 person job to do safely) the stand is robust and strong” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Good Brand

Based on 7,001 owner and expert reviews, LG has good ratings for its televisions. LG also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

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Good Size

Two customers said in their reviews that it was thin.

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that the LG 42LB730 had good features.

Supports Smart TV

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LB730 which do not support smart TV, the 42LB730 supports smart TV.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 42LB730 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 200 hertz, the LG 42LB730 has one of the faster high frequency rates amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LB730 the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz.

We compared this TV to all the other 200Hz refresh rate televisions and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] is also worth considering.

If this TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price] (400Hz).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The LG 42LB730 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of this age and type only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 24 Watts, the 42LB730 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LB730 is 18W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the LG 42LB730 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LB730. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs of this age and spec.

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Has Five Sound Modess

The 42LB730 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LB730. The sound modess "Game", "Movie", "News" and "Sports" are also found on this LG TV.

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Supports Three Video Formats Supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the 42LB730 is more than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this LG TV.

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Supports Seven Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LB730 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LB730. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AAC HE", "AC3", "DTS", "EAC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Some LG 42LB730 owners who reviewed it considered that it did not have good customer support. Dicko said on Amazon “Flakey Smart TV functions plus Spy TV and Appalling Customer Support”. Dicko also said “It has always worked from day one without a hitch.Poor quality set exacerbated by appalling customer support”.

One LG 42LB730 reviewer who reviewed it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Mr Sn Procopiou wrote in his review on Amazon “The channel order is wrong and TV guide does not usually populate”.

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Inferior Webcam

One LG 42LB730 owner who bought this TV reckoned that it was not good for making skype calls.

Inferior Standard Def TV

One LG 42LB730 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the LG 42LB730 was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago Alien937 wrote in their review of the LG 42LB730 “The SD upscaling isn't the best I've ever seen, though it's more than acceptable” although they still rated it as very good.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LB730 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do 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 is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The 42LB730 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this type and age. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LB730. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LB730 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LB730 also do not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB730

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the 42LB730 is £76 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 Two Years Ago

This LG TV was released over two years ago.

Average Depth

The 42LB730 has a relatively typical depth (55.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LB730.

There are a number of other 55.1mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Operating System Installed
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
AptX Audio Decoding
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
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
Management Features
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
24p Support
Voice Control
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 29 June 2015 by Mr. R. S. Mclean
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Ben R Mason
(Verified Purchase)

Great Product.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Linzi Ashwood
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased now our son wants one.

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by PMunkus "The Better You Look The More You See"

After spending about three months deciding what TV to get, I settled for this one and so glad that I did. I was going back and forth between Samsung and LG for weeks, but at the end of the day,... Read more…

Reviewed 20 April 2015 by Panny
(Verified Purchase)

Not sure I like this new smart WEB interface. I also have an older LG model which I think I prefer. It might just be me getting used to the new interface.

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by Big Blue
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent TV. Bit slow to load the apps for the Smart TV stuff but if you remember dial-up days a few seconds isn't going to end the world. Need to understand why the BBC iPlayer app doesn't... Read more…

This TV was purchased for a front room, the priority being a good picture and sound with smart functions. I helped set up the TV and will give an overview of the set, compared to a few other TV's... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2015 by Abida

Good.

(Verified Purchase)

Excellent choice, this is the second one of these we have bought in the last three years, they just get better functionality wise. SuperbTV.

Reviewed 5 March 2015 by Dicko "gordon_geko_2000" | 9 Comments

Being a Smart TV you want to connect this to the Internet. All the while the TV is on it is then reporting back to LG what you are watching, including the file names of any USB or DLNA content.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.54
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0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lb730, lg 42lb730v, lg 42lb730v42smart3, lg 42lb730v42smart3d, lg 42lb730v42smart3dl, lg 42lb730v42smart3dle, lg 42lb730v42smart3dled, lg 42lb730v42smart3dledt, lg 42lb730v42smart3dledtv
Barcodes 08806084699336, 08806084699343, 08806084699374, 08806084699398, 08806084720535

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