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LG 42LV355
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LG 42LV355

42" 100Hz Edge-LED Nov 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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LG Has Good TV Reviews

LG mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions LG is one of the superior brands.

Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 360 candellas per square meter, the 42LV355 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years. The display brightnesss of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LV355 range from 160 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m².

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the LG 42LV355 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This LG TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the 42LV355.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The LG 42LV355 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modess "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 6 milliseconds, the 42LV355 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the response times range from 2ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 8.3ms.

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Very Thin

The thinnest depth of TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LV355 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. The 42LV355 has a fairly thin depth (only 30.48 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LV355.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The 42LV355 does not have a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, or the LG 42LB670 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not support smart TV. The LG 42LV355 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to look at include the LG 42LB670.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LV355, the 42LV355 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the 42LW579, or the 47LB670 both from LG.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LV355 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LV355 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the 42LV355 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This LG television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 42LV355.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LV355 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 42LV355 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only 1.3 HDMI Version

The 42LV355 has a 1.3 HDMI version which is newer than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. Most TVs of a comparable type and age to it have a 1.4 HDMI version.

A 1.3 HDMI version is actually the worst HDMI version amongst all mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

A 1.4a HDMI version is the best HDMI version across comparable types of TV.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 10kg, and the weights range from 1.4kg to 36kg. With a weight of 13 kilograms, the 42LV355 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LV355.

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Quite High Power Consumption (average)

TVs of this age and spec have power consumption (average)s of between 25W and 140W, and the average power consumption (average) is 59W. At 87 Watts, the 42LV355 has a fairly high power consumption (average) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LV355.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 111 kilowatt hours, the LG 42LV355 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 0.22kWh, the highest is 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of TVs of this type and age range from 0.01W to 90W. When compared to other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LV355 that we have checked the power consumption (PowerSave) of, the 42LV355's power consumption (PowerSave) of 64 Watts is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LV355

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 mid-size TVs that were launched 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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Released Over Five Years Ago

LG released the 42LV355 over five years ago.

Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 100 hertz, the 42LV355 has a pretty standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

If this mid-size TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the UN40EH5000 (120Hz), or the UN32EH5000 (120Hz) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Response Time
Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Progressive Scan
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Audio Formats Supported
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Game Mode
24p Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
AC (power) in
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (average)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Stand-By LED
Backlight Type
Power LED
Backlight
HDMI

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42lv355, lg 1080, 42lv355t, 42lv355c, 42lv355h, 42lv355a, 42lv355b, lg 1080p, 42lv355u, 42lv355n, 42lv355caeu, 42lv355taek, 42lv355caek, 42lv355c.aeu, 42lv355c.aek, lglcd42lv355t
Barcodes 00719192903739, 05053354913835, 08808992186120, 08808992186939, 08808992186960, 08808992222958, 08808992289364, 08808992304432, 08808992305392

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