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LG 42LB730

42" Full HD 200Hz Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £75.54 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent owner reviews
Good picture quality
Good sound quality
32 Reviews

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Price

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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Design

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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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.

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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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

42LB730 owners on average rated this TV 90%. Over 71% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 9,080 owner and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good reviews. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the average running cost of the 42LB730 is only £76 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 622 TVs that came out more than two years ago.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

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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Features

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 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 Technical Features

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

Inferior Webcam

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


Smart TV

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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Supports Timeshift

The 42LB730 supports timeshift, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Internet TV

The 42LB730 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 42LB730 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Display

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 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 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”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago. 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 200 hertz, the 42LB730 has a fairly average high frequency rate compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the UE40H6200 (£422.79), or the UE40C8000XWXXC both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W705 which all of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the Samsung UE40H6410 (£379) (400Hz).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42LB730 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The LG 42LB730 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (800 hertz) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. Across all the TVs that are a similar age to this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 320Hz.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

Alternative 42" televisions currently available which you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Panasonic TX-L42FT60E.

If this television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43W807 (43") which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers said in their reviews that it was thin.

Average Depth

With a depth of 55.1 millimeters, the LG 42LB730 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 55.1mm thick televisions currently available including the LG 47LB730 which has better reviews.

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Audio

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”.

Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The 42LB730 supports aptX audio decoding. Most of the other similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as this television also support aptX audio decoding.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 42LB730 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs of a similar spec and age to this television range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At 24 Watts, the 42LB730 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Has an ECO Mode

The 42LB730 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 42LB730 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2014.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 42LB730 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE40H6470 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Miracast

The 42LB730 supports Miracast, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 42LB730 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LB730 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The LG 42LB730 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Features Voice Control

The 42LB730 features voice control. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also feature voice control.

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Supports 24p

The 42LB730 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also support 24p.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The LG 42LB730 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 42LB730 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LB730 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 42LB730 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 42LB730 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LG 42LB730 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lb730v
Barcodes 08806084699336, 08806084699343, 08806084699374, 08806084699398, 08806084720535

LG 42LB730 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LB730 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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