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LG 42LN540

An economical to run 42" Full HD television, but with inferior features
42" Full HD No No Mar 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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LG 42LN540 Review

29
Missing Some Features
30
4 Years Old
71
£86 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £86 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Quite thick

LG 42LN540 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

LG TVs Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 16,194 expert and user reviews (including 6,891 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its televisions. 93% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the 42LN540 of 42" is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 39% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LN540 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the LG 42LN540 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thick

The thickness of the 42LN540 of 79mm is in the thickest 17% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LN540 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other televisions. 59% of televisions support Wi-Fi.

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Supports 24p

The 42LN540 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42LN540's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the 42LN540 of only 10W is in the lowest 13% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The 42LN540 supports Picture-in-Picture, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 42LN540 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, although it is worth noting that 85% of TVs also do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

LG released the 42LN540 in March 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the 42LN540 is typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on passable usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LN540 is £86.

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Product Identifiers

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

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