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LG 42LN540

42" Full HD 79mm Mar 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Depth Release Date £85.15 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Reviews

Good Brand

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


Energy

OK Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 42LN540 is £86, which is typical compared to the other 622 medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when LG released the 42LN540.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to 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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Not 3D

The LG 42LN540 is not 3D. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579 which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on televisions of this age and spec.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 320Hz. The 42LN540 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the KDL-43W756 (43"), or the KDL-43WD752 (43") both from Sony.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG 42LN540 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years which support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a Wi-Fi and we think the 42LW579, or the 47LB730 both from LG are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 42LN540 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The LG 42LN540 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television which have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Supports 24p

The 42LN540 supports 24p, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Has a Game Mode

The LG 42LN540 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 42LN540 has a common interface (CI) slot, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV which do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The 42LN540 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 42LN540 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The LG 42LN540 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

At 79 millimeters, the LG 42LN540 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV. TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 59mm.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the LG 42LN570V (79mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ln540v
Barcodes 05053785366514, 08806084159687, 08806084181930, 08806084181961

LG 42LN540 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LN540 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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Toshiba 48L5453 vs LG 42LN540

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One More USB 2.0 Port
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Samsung UE48H8000 vs LG 42LN540

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Two More USB 2.0 Ports
Four HDMI Ports
Lower Energy Efficiency Rating
£32.05 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LN540

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One Year Newer
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Five Loudspeakers
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
32% Smaller Screen Size
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